Weekly eNews from Frankton First United Methodist Church
June 17-23, 2018

"And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.  
For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened."
-- Luke 11.9-10
Church Office Hours / Meetings 
Office Hours This Week:

The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM. We are closed on Wednesday.

  • June 19:
    Faith & Fitness at The Factory, 6 PM
  • June 20: 
  • June 20: The Factory Music Praise Team Practice @6:30 PM
Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 6/21: Matt Thresher
  • 6/23: Hailey Hamby
  • 6/23: Kathy Small
  • 6/24: Jack Knotts
  • 6/25: Davis Blockson
  • 6/25: Lydia Blockson
  • 6/25: Jericca McDonald
  • 6/25: Julie and Rex Abbott
June's First Service Ushers: 
Karen and Rick Autrey
Penny and Jay Jarrett

Naomi Davis

1st Service Greeters for June:
Cathy and Richard Rose

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.
Summer Meeting Changes at FFUMC
Verse 33 Youth
Verse 33 Jr. and Sr. High Youth will resume meeting this summer starting Thursday, July 5. Jr. High (6 to 8th grade) meets from 5 to 6 PM. Both groups have dinner from 6 to 6:30 PM; and the Sr. High meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Contact Nick Smith with any questions at nicholasstanfordsmith@gmail.com

1st Service Praise Team Practice
The First Service Praise Team will practice on the first Wednesday of the month during the summer. 

2nd Service Praise Team Practice
The 2nd Service Factory Praise Team will practice on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.

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.
Doug Anderson to Sing and Speak at 1st Service June 24 and Sing at The Factory Service
The Frankton First UMC will welcome Doug Anderson to the first service on Sunday, June 24, at 9 AM. Anderson is a founding member and baritone for the gospel quartet, Ernie Haase & SIgnature Sound. He will sing and present his personal testimony at the first service. Doug also will sing at the 11 AM Factory service.

Anderson was nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year in 2011 by the Gospel Music Association. Anderson released his first solo CD, Dreamin' Wide Awake, on Stow Town Records on May 3, 2011. The album has garnered three additional Dove Award nominations for 2012: Country Recorded Song of the Year for "Dreaming Wide Awake," Inspirational Song of the Year for "I'll Take What's Left," as well as Country Album of the Year.
24/7 Pantry Available in Frankton
We have another source of food available for those in need in the Frankton area. It is located on the high school grounds off of Clyde Street. Pass the word. If you need food, please take something. If you want to donate items, put them in there.

The other community food pantry is operated out of the Frankton Christian Church's Family Life Center. It is open on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 12 PM.

Help us spread the word about these two options that are available.

Eagle Packs Summer Feed School Program #nohungerfrankton
Eagle Packs has expanded their program! They have introduced a Summer Feed School Program  at Frankton High School. 

Every Monday and Thursday through through July 17th, they will offer a free lunch to children ages K-12. Adults accompanying a child may eat for $3. Students will be served first. Doors open at 11:30 AM and food is served until 12:30 PM. First Come First Serve! 

If you are interested in helping, contact Jenny Hoss at  jennyhoss71@gmail.com.

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. Registration is online (and now open). 

If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering, contact Kily Gaskill, director of children ministries for FFUMC.

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 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)


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, 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

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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 .