Weekly eNews from Frankton First United Methodist Church

April 8-14, 2018
 
 
"All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.

A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders.  And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need.  They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord's Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved." -- Acts 2.42-47

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.

Meetings/Events  

April 11:  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 12: Women's Fellowship meets at the church at 6:30 PM.
April 14: Men's Small Group meets at the home of Rod Compton at 7:30 AM.
April 15: Verse 33 Jr. High Youth meet at 6:30 PM
 
Upcoming Birthdays and 
Anniversaries:  
  • 4/10: Bob Knotts
  • 4/13: Drew Long
  • 4/15: Kara Hoss
  • 4/15: Morgan Taylor
April's First Service Ushers: 
Karen and Rick Autrey
Jeannie and Bob Mills

Liturgist/Prayer:
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.
First Service Start Time is 9 AM 
The FFUMC Ad Council voted last week to change the start time of the first service to 9 AM permanently. 

Please note the change and enjoy your coffee and breakfast for a few extra minutes on Sunday mornings. Join us for the traditional service at 9 AM at the church or the contemporary service at 11 AM at The Factory (or both)!
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 franktonfirstumc@gmail.com 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 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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