January 15-21, 2017
Devotion for the Week
"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ."   --- Ephesians 1.3

Meetings / Office Hours This Week
Office Hours:
The church office will be closed today for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Our hours this week will be 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Meetings This Week:
  • The Young Adult Bible Study concludes on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at The Factory. 
  • There are no meetings at the church tomorrow evening.
  • The Men's Small Group meets Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. at Rod Compton's.
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: 
Jan. 16: Ed LeCount
Jan. 17: Hannah Knotts
Jan. 18: Allie Knotts
Jan. 18: Joey Leisure
Jan. 19: Ben Knotts
Jan. 20: Jay Jarrett
Jan. 20: Tim Rogers
Jan. 23: Jonah Ellis 
Ushers and Greeters for January: 
1st Service Greeters: 
Ginny Evans and Bobbie Welker
1st Service Ushers:
Kaye and Virgil Canfield, Cathy and Kevin Kelich
1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Sharon Kyle 
NOW Service Greeters:
Jerry Hoss and Chris Pickering 

Need an address?  We are updating our directory. Please send changes to the church email  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com  or call 765-754-7996.
January Calendar of Church Activities         
The January 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 at: franktonfirstumc@gmail.com or call 765-754-7996. Click here for our extended calendar. Thank you!
 
January
  • 22: Young Adult Bible Study at The Factory at 7 p.m.
  • 29: Pastor Dave Kyle preaches at both services. We will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his first sermon with cake and a reception in the gym area of The Factory in between first and second service. All are invited.

March

  • 18: Our next Tenderloin Dinner will be Saturday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Factory.
  • 31 : Pack night for Eagle Packs. Meet at 6 p.m. in The Factory gym. NOTE: This is a change from February 2.

Church Directory Update 
 It is time to update the contact information for our church directory. An insert was in the bulletin yesterday, but you also can go online to a secure Google Form and enter your information. If you 
are a member or regularly attend our church, please complete the information, even if you think we have it (there have been changes). January 30 is our deadline to collect updates and new 
  entries. 

If you have any questions, contact the church office, 765-754-7996 or franktonfirstumc@gmail.com. The online web address for the form is:  http://ow.ly/c9lX307Yjjw.  Thank you.

Religious Scholarship Program Available  
The Church Mutual Insurance Company Foundation sponsors a CM CARES Religious Scholars Program.  The program is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each for a total of $250,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship is for students committed to entering the practice of full-time ministry in the United States  who are in an advanced degree (post-secondary) religious studies program at an accredited theological seminary, college or university during the 2017-18 academic year. Students serving in their final year of an internship program are also eligible to apply. Students across all denominations are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted from January 3 until April 15, 2017. The 50 scholarship recipients will be announced in May 2017. Click here>> for more information on this scholarship.

Congratulations to Lisa Ellison
We send congratulations to our own, Lisa Ellison. Lisa was united in marriage to  Yoshiya Kinjo. 

As many of you know, Lisa (Jeannie and Bob Mills' niece) left our congregation to serve as a teacher/missionary for the Church of God. She teaches conversational English at a Christian girls school in Tokyo. She and Yoshiya were married  on December 27 in Okinawa, Japan.

May God bless Lisa and Yoshiya as they begin their life together!

Online Giving Now Available at FFUMC 
 You now have options when it comes to tithing at Frankton First United Methodist Church.   You may give by placing an offering in the offering plate on Sunday mornings, with a credit or debit 
card online or on your mobile device, or through electronic funds transfer (EFT) right from your checking or savings account. 

The frequency of your giving is up to you. 
  Recurring gifts may be scheduled online weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, or you may also give one-time gifts online, as well. Check-out the specifics below for online and electronic funds transfer.

Go to our FFUMC website for a list of  FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about SecureGive.

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.

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
Please keep these families in your prayers who have recently lost a loved one:
  • Janine and Rod Compton and family as they grieve the loss of Janine's father, George Lackey.
  • the family of Terry Martin (friend of Mark and DeeDee Sigler). Terry passed away last week after a long battle with cancer.
We also lift up the following people in prayer: 
Carroll Benson, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, Carla, Otis Cress, Max  Culler,  George Eltzroth, Dakota Frye, Bertha Gandy, Pacie  Garland, Jessica Hahn, Ivy Harrison, Kerry Hobbs, Mike Kinnamon, Darlene Knotts, Gary Kreigh, Ed LeCount, Dick Miller, Greg Miller, Monica Miller, Edith Mullens, Steve Norrod, Gloria Norbury, Jeff Norbury, Alan Paschal,  George Paschal, Aaron Ray, Kathryn Rogers, Nancy Saulmon, Marilyn Shuter, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Tiffany Thompson, Lynn Thornburg, Myles Thornburg, the family of Shelby Tuttle, Brady Waymire, Jack Waymire and Janet Wright. 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.