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February 26 - March 4, 2017
Devotion for the Week
"The Lord is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?"  -- Psalm 27.1


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:
  • The VBS team will meet at 5 p.m. tonight at the Madison Christian Church for dinner and a meeting. All are invited to attend.
  • Hospitality Plus meets at 7 p.m. at the church.
  • The Missions Team meeting has been cancelled.
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: 
Feb. 27: Olivia Powless 
Mar. 1: Jamie LaShure
Mar. 3: Bob Mills
Mar. 4: Rick Autrey
Mar. 6: Kari Michael
Mar. 7: Wayne Ousley
Mar. 8: Carroll Benson

Ushers and Greeters for March: 
1st Service Greeters: 
Ginny Evans and Kathleen Mock
1st Service Ushers:
Zona and Bill Waymire
Teresa and Dan Yates

1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Naomi Davis

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.
March Calendar of Church Activities         
The March calendar of activities and celebrations 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!
 
March
  • 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.
  • 11: Church Buildings Clean up. Meet at The Factory at 8 a.m. for breakfast, then we'll do spring clean up The Factory and the church.
  • 18: Our next Tenderloin Dinner will be Saturday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Factory
  • 29: Communion Consideration Class for 2nd - 6th graders, 6 p.m. at The Factory

April

  • 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
  • 23, 30 (and May 7, June 4, 11 and Confirmation on June 25): Confirmation Classes for 7th, 8th and 9th grade youth attending our church. They will be held after the NOW service each of these Sundays.
  • 30: Fifth Sunday Pitch-in after the NOW service (two regular services)

Church Clean Up March 11
We will hold our annual spring clean up of the church buildings on Saturday, March 11. Meet at The Factory for breakfast and fellowship, then we'll work on both the church and Factory.

If you have any questions, contact Wayne Ousley

FFUMC Upcoming Classes for Our Youth
Pastor Nathan leads two upcoming classes for our children and youth.

Communion Consideration Class for 2nd-6th Graders
Wednesday, March 29, all 2nd through 6th grade youth are invited to The Factory at 6 p.m. for a Communion Consideration Class . They will learn all about communion in the United Methodist Church, bake a loaf of bread, then help with communion at both services on Sunday, March 5.
 
Confirmation Classes for 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Youth
All 7th, 8th and 9th grade youth who attend church are invited to participate in a Confirmation Class.

Confirmation is an important step in a faith journey.
During middle or junior high years youth are seeking a sense of belonging, and belonging to the community of faith is an appropriate response.
Confirmation class offers guidance as young people learn more about God, the Methodist faith and our church.
 
The class will meet on Sundays after the second service. The dates are April 23 and 30, May 7, June 4 and 11 with the confirmation on Sunday, June 25, at both services.
 
Sign your child up for either of these classes by contacting the church office at 765-754-7996 or franktonfirstumc@gmail.com .

Noodles for Eagle Packs / Pack Day is March 2
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.  

The next pack is on Thursday evening, March 2, at 6 p.m. at The Factory.  Food d onations are needed for 7.25 oz. boxes of mac and cheese, 16 or 18 oz. jars of peanut butter and 10.75 oz. cans of chicken noodle soup.  You also can continue to turn in food 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
There are two important things we can all do to make the March 18 Tenderloin Dinner a success:
  1. We would like for each family which attends here regularly to bring 2 pies to the factory between 2 and 3 p.m.
  2. We would like everyone who is able to work that day to sign up to help.  We need everything from potato scrubbers at 10 a.m. through people to help clean up the kitchen and dining room at 7 p.m.
  3. See Bobbie Welker to sign up to work at the 8:45 service and Stacie Pickering at the 11 a.m. service.

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.

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, Kendell Culp, George Eltzroth, Dakota Frye, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Kerry Hobbs, Mike Kinnamon, Darlene Knotts, Gary Kreigh, Ed LeCount, Greg Miller, Monica Miller, Larry Mock, Harrison Nichols, Gloria Norbury, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal, George Paschal, Donna Pierce, Aaron Ray, Susie and Tim Rogers, Matthew Sailor, Nancy Saulmon, Marilyn Shuter, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Tiffany Thompson and Brady Waymire,  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.