Weekly eNews from Frankton First United Methodist Church
May 20-26 , 2018

"On the day of Pentecost[a] all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting." 
-- Acts 2.1-2

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.

Please note: the church office will be closed for Memorial Day, May 28, and closed May 30 through June 6.

  • May 21:
    The Education Team meets at 6:30 PM at the church.
  • May 23: Verse 33 Sr. High Youth, 6:30 PM 
  • May 23: Bible Study at 7 PM at church
  • May 27: Verse 33 Jr. High Youth, 6:30 PM
  • May 28: Memorial Day: office closed
Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 5/23: Joe Powless
  • 5/24: Jeannie Mills
  • 5/24: Kay and Dick Bott
  • 5/25: Mary Margaret and George Sprague
  • 5/28: Greg Werline
May's First Service Ushers: 
Janine and Rod Compton
Teresa and Dan Yates

Susan Shuter
1st Service Greeters for May: 
Kathleen Mock and Bobbie Welker

NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss

Need an address? We have copies of our new directory in the church office. If you need a copy, let us know. If you have changes to your information, send the updated information to:  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com or call 765-754-7996.
Reception for Rev. Michelle Cobb June 10
You are invited to attend a reception for our Rev. Michelle Cobb. She is moving from the Indiana UMC North Central District Superintendent's position to a new ministry within the conference. 

The reception will be held Sunday, June 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Luke's UMC, 700 E. Southway Blvd., Kokomo. All are welcome to attend!
VBS Volunteer Kickoff Meeting and Lunch on June 24
We will kickoff our 2018 Vacation Bible School with a meeting and lunch for all who are interested in volunteering. It will be Sunday, June 24, at 12 PM (after the 2nd service) at The Factory.

A light lunch will be served and you will learn all about the theme, opportunities to serve, etc. This is our annual vacation bible school hosted with the Madison Christian Church. It will be held July 9-13 at The Factory.

If you have any questions, contact Kily Gaskill.
Elwood Summer Concerts in the Park 
Entertainment in Callaway Park, Elwood, is back this summer.  Concerts in the Park will begin on Sunday, June 10 at 4 PM. All concerts will be held at the Jim Knoop Band Shell located in Callaway Park (North 19th Street). The rain location is the cafeteria of the Elwood Community Jr/Sr High School located one block north of the park.
  • June 10: The Bulldogs (oldies)
  • June 24: Austin City Band (country/dance)
  • July 4: Quincy's Brass party before the fireworks
  • July 8: Reminisce Band (oldies)
  • July 22: Marlin's Salute to Veterans (variety & patriotic)
  • Aug. 5: Bigger is Better Band (dance/variety)
  • Aug. 26: 87 South Bound (country/dance)
  • Sept. 2: The Junk-yard Band (oldies/rock)


Church Directory is Online
Our church directory is now online . It is the "directory" link (or under the menu on your mobile device). You will need passwords to access it. If you do not have them yet, contact the church office or  765-754-7996. If you have changes to your specific listing, or need to be added, email information to the church office at  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com

Later this summer, we will update the directory to include any families who did not have photos taken last August, or any new families / individuals attending our church since then. Watch for more information coming soon. We want the directory to be as up-to-date as possible.
Put VBS on Your Calendar for July 9-13!
Put July 9-13, 2018, on your calendar for our Vacation Bible School, Rolling River Rampage, at The Factory, located across the street from the church at 110 S. 8th St., Frankton. 

Our annual VBS is hosted with the Madison Christian Church. It will be held from 6 to 8:30 PM Monday through Friday at our community center, The Factory, 110 S. 8th St., Frankton.

Classes will be held for children ages 3 (Pre-K) through 6th grade. If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering, contact Kily Gaskill, director of children ministries for FFUMC.

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 franktonfirstumc@gmail.com or 754-7996. 


Brad Compton
Chris Compton
Drew Rogers
Joshua Moore

Prayers for Our Church Family
We hope you will take a few minutes to lift the following people up in prayer. Don't forget to include "unspoken prayers" as well. Thank you!  

Julie Abbott, Rex Abbott, Don Bailey, Carroll Benson, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, Steve Cain, John Clark, Martha Clayborn, Mike Collins, C.H. Dabney, Naomi Davis, Kelly Doyle, George Eltzroth, Amber Tuttle Goodman, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Arthur Haynes, Mike Kinnamon, Darlene Knotts, Nancy Marlow, Monty Millspaugh, Betty Mock, Susan Myrick, Harrison Nichols, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal,  George Paschal, Derek Phelps, Donna Pierce, Shelley Potter, Aaron Ray, Matthew Sailor, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Tiffany Thompson, Bill Waymire, Zona Waymire, and Ralph Yarling. Also pray for traveling mercies for all those on the road, in the air, etc.
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:  franktonfirstumcpastor@gmail.com . The church also has a private prayer wall on Facebook

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  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com .