Awake to Freedom Ministries held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Wednesday. Local officials, Chamber of Commerce members, family and friends were on hand to welcome Sidney and Denise Gauthier, ministers of the church located at 605 Main St. in Franklin. Non-denominational church services are held two Fridays a month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a women’s prayer group is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The church also holds monthly seminars and has a “Treasure Chest” to provide clothing, toys and more to the needy. For more information or if you are in need of help, call 924-7965.