Weekly eNews from Frankton First United Methodist Church

April 15-21, 2018
"As soon as they were freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading priests and elders had said. When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: "O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying, 
'Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans? 
The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.'

"In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed.  But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will.  And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word.  30 Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus."

After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
" -- Acts 4.23-31

Church Office Hours / Meetings 
Office Hours This Week:

The church office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday; and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We're closed Wednesday.


April 18:  Our Verse 33 Sr. High Youth (6:30 PM) and our Lenten Bible Study, Shaped by God's Heart , (7 PM) continues this week.
April 21: FHS Prom at The Factory
April 22: Youth-sponsored Potato Bar and Baked Goods Auction after the 2nd service at The Factory. Verse 33 Jr. High Youth meet at 6:30 PM
Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 4/15: Kara Hoss
  • 4/15: Morgan Taylor
  • 4/21: Janice Hicks
  • 4/22: Bill Evans
  • 4/23: Eli Knotts
  • 4/24: Bill Waymire
April's First 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 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.
Potato Bar and Baked Goods Auction is Sunday, April 22
Make lunch plans for this coming Sunday, April 22, at The Factory after second service. The Verse 33 Youth will offer all "the fixins" for a delicious potato bar. 

You can purchase dessert from one of the many great offerings at the Baked Goods Auction that will take place at the same time. 

Donate baked good items for the auction, plan to have lunch with us, and bring your checkbook to purchase auction items. You'll be helping our youth raise money for summer camp!

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 franktonfirstumc@gmail.com and include the number of tickets and the date you prefer. 

Don't wait, tickets will sell quickly!
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 lift the following people in prayer: 

Julie Abbott, Rex Abbott, Don Bailey, Carroll Benson, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, John Clark, Martha Clayborn, C.H. Dabney, Naomi Davis, Kelly Doyle, George Eltzroth, the family of 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, Tiffany Thompson, 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:  franktonfirstumcpastor@gmail.com . The church also has a private prayer wall on Facebook. If you are a Facebook user, do a search using the link:

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