March 25-31, 2018
"Don't be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn't here!
He is risen from the dead! Look, this is where they laid his body. Now go and tell
his disciples, including Peter, that Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there,
just as he told you before he died."  
The women fled from the tomb, trembling and bewildered,
and they said nothing to anyone because they were too frightened."   
-- Mark 16.5b-8

Church Office Hours / Meetings 
Office Hours This Week:

The church office is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We're closed Wednesday.


Wednesday: Verse 33 Sr High Youth meets at 6:30 PM at The Factory.  Our Lenten Bible Study, Shaped by God's Heart, continues at 7 PM at the church.

See information below on our Holy Week and Easter Sunday breakfast and service schedule.


Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 3/27: Marilyn Davis
  • 3/29: Patty and Mike McDonald
  • 3/30: Joan and Bill Gordon
  • 3/30: Wess Murphy
  • 3/30: Zona Waymire
  • 4/1: Lisa Ellison Kinjo
  • 4/1: Carolyn Miller
April 1st Service Ushers: 
Karen and Rick Autrey
Jeannie and Bob Mills
Cathy Kelich

1st Service Greeters for April: 
Michale and Kent Clark

NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss

Need an address? We are updating our directory. Please send changes to the church email address: or call 765-754-7996.
Holy Week Schedule

Lenten Bible Study Continues on Wednesdays
Join us for our Lenten Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. It is based on the book  Shaped by God's Heart, the Passion and Practices of Missional Churches,  by Milfred Minatrea.

We will have bible study this Wednesday, but not on April 4 (it is Frankton schools' spring break).

FFUMC Women Invited to Victorian Tea Party April 10
Women at Frankton First United Methodist Church are invited to enjoy a vintage experience at a Victorian Tea Party.

The party will be hosted by the ladies of the Frankton Christian Church Bible Study Group. It will be held at their Family Life Center on Tuesday evening, April 10, at 6 PM. 

Make your reservation by contacting Joyce Barrett at 754-7426.

Verse 33 Youth Activities: Potato Bar Coming in April!
Frankton First UMC's Verse 33 Jr. and Sr. High Youth are busy with many activities already planned this year. Put these dates on your calendar. You are invited to participate and support our youth in their spiritual growth.

Senior High:  April 22: Potato Bar and Baked Goods Auction
Junior High:  April 21-22: Retreat at Shiloh Park

If you have any questions about how to assist in youth projects, contact Nick Smith, youth ministry directory.  As a reminder: Jr. High Youth meets on Sunday evenings at 6:30 PM and the Sr. High Youth meet at 6:30 PM on Wednesday evenings at The Factory.

FFUMC Drama Group to Present One Act Play May 5-6
Plan to join the FFUMC drama group for a dessert theater featuring a one act play  Any Body for Tea along with a delicious dessert. 

The dates are  May 5 at 6:30 PM  or  May 6 at 4:30 PM.  Performances will be at The Factory. 

Tickets are $8 per person. Call the church office for reservations at 765-754-7996 or email us at and include the number of tickets and the date you prefer. 

Don't wait, tickets will sell quickly!
Women's Fellowship Event in Madison County is April 21
What IF we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? At IF: Gathering 2018, we will look at one of Paul's letters to Timothy as he reminded him of the power and responsibility of sharing the gospel. We want to give God away in the very places He's put us, so we're going to gather for the purpose of remembering why following God and making disciples matters. We all get tired, we all wonder if what we're doing matters, so IF: Gathering 2018 will be the reminder--it will be the celebration. The work we're doing to share the gospel on the earth is worth it and God DOES move through the little things that nobody sees. Join us!

IF: Madison County is a women's ministry event that can "gather, equip and unleash women to live out their calling." It will be held on April 21 at the Bethany Christian Church 1920 N. Rangeline Road, Anderson.

Registration is $25 (suggested) and is online >> click here. If you have any questions, contact the Bethany Christian Church at 756-643-5713.
Prayers for Our Soldiers
We ask that you continue to keep our church family soldiers in your prayers for safety, strength and comfort. They include:
  • Brad Compton, Indiana National Guard, Stout Field, Indianapolis (son of Janine and Rod Compton)
  • Chris Compton, Fort Sill Oklahoma (son of Janine and Rod Compton)
  • Joshua Moore, Middle East (husband of Lillie Knotts Moore)
  • Drew Rogers, (grandson of Susie and Tim Rogers), U.S. Coast Guard, Boston
  • Brandon Wood, (nephew of Mark Sigler), U.S. Marines, San Diego

If you have a loved one serving in the armed forces and would like to add them to our list, please contact the church office at or 754-7996. 


Brad Compton
Chris Compton
Drew Rogers
Joshua Moore

Prayers for Our Church Family
We lift the following people in prayer: 

Christy Abbott, Julie Abbott, Rex Abbott, Don Bailey, Carroll Benson, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, John Clark, Martha Clayborn, C.H. Dabney, Naomi Davis, Kelly Doyle, Jonah Ellis, George Eltzroth, Myron Garland, Amber Tuttle Goodman, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Arthur Haynes, Mike Kinnamon, Darlene Knotts, Gary Kreigh, Nancy Marlow, Monty Millspaugh, Betty Mock, Jane Morehead, Susan Myrick, Harrison Nichols, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal, George Paschal, Derek Phelps, Donna Pierce, Aaron Ray, Matthew Sailor, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Sam Taylor, Tiffany Thompson, the  Bill Waymire, Zona Waymire, and Ralph Yarling.
If you have someone you would like to add to the prayer list, email the church office or call 754-7996.  If you have a confidential prayer request, contact Pastor Nathan Whybrew at his email address: . The church also has a private prayer wall on Facebook. If you are a Facebook user, do a search using the link:

Do You Have Information for the Weekly E-news?
The Weekly News from our church is published every Monday morning. If you have information to include in next week's edition, the deadline is 10 a.m. on Fridays. Call the office, 765-754-7996 or email it to .