Jan. 7 through 13, 2018

  " And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters,[a] that everything that 
has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News." -- Philippians 1.12

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 This Week  
  • Tonight: the Worship Team meets at 6:30 p.m. and the Trustee Team meets at 7 p.m. Both meetings are at the church. 
  • Wednesday: Verse 33 Sr High Youth meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory. 
  • Thursday: The Women's Fellowship meets at 6:30 p.m. at the church. 
  • Saturday: The Men's Small Group meets at the home of Rod Compton at 7:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 14: Verse 33 Jr. High meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory.

Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 1/16: Shawna Harrison
  • 1/16: Ed LeCount
  • 1/16: Ann and C.H. Dabney
  • 1/17: Randy Brown
  • 1/17: Hannah Knotts
  • 1/18: Allie Knotts
  • 1/18: Joe Leisure
  • 1/19: Ben Knotts
  • 1/20: Jay Jarrett
  • 1/20: Tim Rogers
January 1st Service Ushers: 
Michale and Kenton Clark
Sherri and Wayne Ousley
1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Cathy Kelich

1st Service Greeters for January: 
Ginny Evans and Zona Waymire

NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss

Need an address? We are updating our directory. Please send changes to the church email address:  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com or call 765-754-7996.
North Central District Training February 3 in Anderson
The North Central District will be having a training event on Sat., Feb. 3 at New Horizons UMC,  611 E. 53rd St., Anderson. The workshops that will be offered are:
  • Trustees
  • Staff-Parish Relations Committee - Leader, Ann Hanschu
  • Finance
  • How to Facilitate an Efficient, Christian Meeting - Leader, David Johns
More information will be available in the near future.

Indiana UM Women's Spiritual Retreat is Feb. 16-17
The Indiana United Methodist Women will hold a Spiritual Retreat on Friday and Saturday, February 16 and 17, in Indianapolis. The registration deadline is January 15.

Pastor Danira Parra, leader, Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church, is the keynote speaker. The program begins with dinner on Friday evening at 5:30 PM, and concludes on Saturday at 3 PM. The location is the Drury Plaza Hotel, 9625 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, 46290. 

Retreat and room registration is available online or you can receive a registration form from the church office, 765-754-7996.
Take Them a Meal Sign-up
Take-a-Meal Sign-up for Spragues: If you would like to take a meal to George and Mary Margaret Sprague, we've activated the TakeThemAMeal website. You can sign up to take a meal on a Tuesday or Thursday. Additional details are available >> click here.

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: 

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, Ernie Mullins and family, Susan Myrick, Harrison Nichols, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal, George Paschal, Derek Phelps, Donna Pierce, Aaron Ray, Matthew Sailor, Marilyn Shuter, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Sam Taylor, Tiffany Thompson, and Jack Waymire.
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:

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 .