Weekly eNews from Frankton First United Methodist Church
July 1-7, 2018

"For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."
-- 2 Corinthians 3.17
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.

  • July 3: Faith & Fitness at The Factory, 6 PM
  • July 4: The Factory Music Praise Team Practice (check with Hannah for time)
  • July 5: 1st Service Praise Team Practice at 6 PM at the church
  • July 9-13: VBS at The Factory with the Madison Christian Church, 6 to 8 PM nightly
Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 7/1: Emma Nottingham 
  • 7/2: Rich Esters
  • 7/3: Tucker Whybrew
  • 7/3: Jenna & Brandon Betz
  • 7/5: Trey Whybrew
  • 7/5: Sharon & Dave Shetterly
  • 7/6: Mathew Esters
  • 7/7: Halie Abbott
  • 7/7: Kevin Kelich
  • 7/7: Billie St. Clair
  • 7/9: David LeCount
  • 7/9: Kimberly & Joe Powless
July's First Service Ushers: 
Michale and Kenton Clark
Sherri and Wayne Ousley
Liturgist/Prayer for July: 
Jeannie Mills

1st Service Greeters for July:
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.
Vacation Bible School Starts July 9 at The Factory
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.
Join Us Friday for Our VBS Program

The Vacation Bible School program will be held Friday, July 13, at 6 PM at The Factory. Afterwards, everyone is invited to enjoy hotdogs, lemonade and fellowship.

If It's Tuesday, It's Faith & Fitness at The Factory
Faith & Fitness is a new ministry at Frankton First UMC. Join us on Tuesday evenings for faith, fellowship and fitness.

We will have a short devotion at the beginning and then start the exercises. 
Andrea Knotts will be lead a low impact chair exercise program after devotions. Hannah Knotts will guide participants in a  medium to high impact workout called Revelation Wellness (we will watch videos). 

Bring your hand weights, mats, and water! (We have a few weights and bands for some to use but not very many.) 
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 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  Summer Feed School Program continues through July 17 at Frankton High School.  Every Monday and Thursday they 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!  

Grief & Caregiver Support Group 
The Madison Christian Church hosts a monthly Grief and Caregiver Support Group. The group meets at 4 PM on the 4th Sunday at MCC.

Pastor Donna Herring leads discussion on dealing with grief, along with the stress of being a caregiver for a loved one.

You are not alone. The invitation to attend is open to the community. MCC is located just south of the elementary school at 1015 Sheridan St., Frankton.

Indiana United Methodist Conference Resources
A variety of resources are available that share highlights from the 2018 Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference Session. The meeting was held June 7-8-9 in downtown Indianapolis.

What is Annual Conference?
Each year an equal number of clergy members and lay members of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church attend the Indiana Annual Conference Session for worship, fellowship, and to conduct the business of the conference over a three-day period. These sessions include reports of past and ongoing work; as well as vision-casting, adoption of future goals, programs and budgets; an offering collection in support of the mission of the Church; commissioning/ordination of clergy members as deacons and elders; and election of delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conferences (every 4 years). 

The bishop presides over these meetings and partners with Conference leaders to plan for worship, business, fellowship, and other activities.

Resources include:
Summer Meeting Changes at FFUMC
Verse 33 Youth
Verse 33 Jr. and Sr. High Youth resumes 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. 

1st Service Praise Team Practice
The July First Service Praise Team will practice will be held on Thursday, July 5, at 6 PM at the church (due to the holiday).

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

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.
  • 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, left, Indiana National Guard, Stout Field, Indianapolis (son of Janine and Rod Compton)

Chris Compton, right, Fort Sill Oklahoma (son of Janine and Rod 


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, contact the church office at franktonfirstumc@gmail.com or call 765-754-7996.

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 .