February 19 - 25, 2017
Devotion for the Week
"...Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household."
-- Acts 16.31

Meetings / Office Hours This Week
Office Hours:
The church office hours this week are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are closed on Wednesday. 

NOTE:  The church office will be closed the week of March 13 through March 17.

Meetings This Week:
  • PPR meets at the church tonight at 6 p.m.
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: 
Feb. 20: Benita Harper
Feb. 21: Wendell Heath
Feb. 21: George Sprague
Feb. 22: Cale Bland
Feb. 22: Bobbie Welker
Feb. 25: Dave Burton
Feb. 26: Dianna Etchison
Feb. 26: Paul Welker
Feb. 27: Olivia Powless 

Ushers and Greeters for February: 
1st Service Greeters: 
Janine and Rod Compton
1st Service Ushers:
Michale and Kenton Clark, Zona and Bill Waymire

1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Cathy Kelich 

NOW Service Greeters:
Jerry Hoss and Chris Pickering 

Need an address?  We are updating our directory. Please send changes to the church email address at:  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com  or call 765-754-7996.
February Calendar of Church Activities         
The February calendar of activities and birthdays/anniversaries is available. If you have any changes, meetings, events, or a birthday / anniversary to add, email it to the church office or call us. You can reach us at: franktonfirstumc@gmail.com or 765-754-7996. Click here for our extended calendar. Thank you!
  • 26: Bible 101 at The Factory, 6 p.m. in the Youth Room. Open to all. Runs through March 5.
  • 25: Men's Night Out for FFUMC men and male youth, 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 1:  Ash Wednesday. The church will be open from 7 to 8 a.m. for those who wish to receive ashes. The evening service is at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.
  • 4: Aroma United Methodist Church Chicken Noodle Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Good will offering. Proceeds go to their Open Arms Food Pantry.
  • 18: Our next Tenderloin Dinner will be Saturday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Factory


  • 13: Holy Thursday service at 7 p.m. at the church
  • 14: Good Friday Community Service (TBD)
  • 16: Easter Sunrise Service and breakfast at 7:45 a.m. at the Church
  • 16: Easter Service at 10 a.m. at The Factory
  • 30: Fifth Sunday Pitch-in after the NOW service (two regular services)

Men's Night Out Scheduled for Feb. 25
FFUMC Men: Add Feb. 25 to your calendars and join in this event for male youth at The Factory. 

It's a great opportunity to meet some of our youth and have a meal and fellowship with them. It starts at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Dan Knotts or Rod Compton.

Noodles for Eagle Packs
Paul Everest is taking orders for homemade noodles.
Proceeds will be donated to the Eagle Packs program. Two bags sell for $5. Contact Paul at
everestpm@hotmail.com , or the church office to place advanced orders. Delivery will be to the church.

Don't forget, Eagle Packs is now officially a not-for-profit agency!  If you would like to make a donation please write your checks to Eagle Pack Ministries.  If you would like to mail a donation, the address is: Eagle Pack Ministries, P.O. Box 107, Frankton IN, 46044.  

You also can continue to turn in donations to our church and Eagle Packs will get them. Remember donations are tax deductible! 

Aroma UMC's Chicken and Noodle Dinner is March 4
The Aroma United Methodist Church invites everyone to their chicken and noodle dinner. It will be held Saturday, March 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. at their church. The cost is a free will offering that supports their food pantry.  Dinner includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert and a drink. They also serve great food and great fellowship! 

Our First Tenderloin Dinner is March 18
ALL HANDS ON DECK  March 18  for our first tenderloin dinner of the year. It takes an incredible number of workers to make this evening a success. If you have never volunteered at one of these meals, please join us for the fun and fellowship as we begin work at  10 a.m.  scrubbing potatoes then go full force from 2 to about  8 p.m.  when the dining room and kitchen are finally cleaned up. 
The sign-up tablet will be ready  next Sunday . Mark your calendar for this important date. 

Podcast "Beyond the Worship" Available on FFUMC Website
Beyond the Worship is a new podcast produced by Nick Smith, NOW music directory.
You will find a new podcast on our website. Each week "Beyond The Worship" explores the Sunday worship topic further. 

What is a podcast? It is a digital audio file available online for downloading to a computer or mobile device. Podcasts are typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.

You can find our Beyond the Worship podcasts on our website under the "About" tab, as well as on FFUMC's SoundCloud page

Beyond the Worship digs deeper into the sermon topic of the previous Sunday. We will have guests from our church and community join us. Look for updates weekly. 

Cookbook Recipes Sought
The Frankton First UMC Women's Fellowship will publish a new cookbook this spring. Proceeds from the sale of the book will help fund the Women's Fellowship scholarship program. Collection boxes are located in the sanctuary and at The Factory. 

If you have any questions, contact Michale Clark, chair, at mkc@kmclark.com.

Upper Rooms Available
The daily devotional guide, The Upper Room, is available in regular or large print. Copies are in the wire racks at church and The Factory. The March-April edition is in the racks now. Copies are free, so enjoy!

Save the Date...Aug. 31, Youth Serving Christ Golf Scramble
Join individuals who want to bring Jesus Christ into the lives of our youth. Youth Serving Christ will hold a Florida Scramble tournament on Thursday, Aug. 31. The event will take place at the Killbuck Gold Course, 3181 N. 200 E., Anderson.

Put a team of four together and join in this worthy cause. Individual cost is $65; team cost is $260. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Registration and lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. 

If you have questions or would like to be a corporate, hole on green sponsor, contact Garri George at 765-617-0187 or the office at 765-608-3059.

Don't Forget Donations to the Frankton Food Pantry
Current needs for the food pantry are: canned vegetables (other than corn or green beans), soups, canned fruit and personal hygiene items. Bins are located at the church and The Factory. Donations of eggs or butter also are welcome. Those would go directly to the pantry. Contact the Frankton Christian Church, 754-8660, to make arrangements to take perishable items there.

The food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Tuesdays. It is located at the Frankton Christian Church's Family Life Center.  Thanks for your  extravagant generosity !

Prayers for Our Church Family
We lift up the following people in prayer: 
Rex Abbott, Carroll Benson, Amanda Betz, Ron Betz, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, George Eltzroth, Dakota Frye, Cathy Gillum, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Kerry Hobbs, Mike Kinnamon, Darlene Knotts, Gary Kreigh, Ed LeCount, the family of Dick Miller, Greg Miller, Monica Miller, Larry Mock, Harrison Nichols, Gloria  Norbury, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal, George Paschal, Donna Pierce, Aaron Ray, Tim Rogers, Matthew Sailor, Nancy Saulmon, Marilyn Shuter, the family of Kay Sims, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Tiffany Thompson, Lynn Thornburg, Brady Waymire, the family of Jean Welborn, and unspoken prayers.  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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1843299359231320/. You can then request to join the group. Once approved, you may also post prayer requests there.

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.