January 29 - February 4, 2017
Devotion for the Week
"But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.
John 4.14

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.

Meetings This Week:
  • There are no meetings at the church tonight.
  • Eagle Packs will pack bags Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at The Factory.
  • Bible 101 begins on Sunday, February 12 at 6 p.m. at The Factory. 
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: 
Feb. 1: Dick Bott
Feb. 1: Tate Whybrew
Feb. 6: Kyrie Powless
Feb. 6 Jacob Shuter 

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 at: franktonfirstumc@gmail.com or call 765-754-7996. Click here for our extended calendar. Thank you!
 
February
  • 12: Bible 101 Study begins on Feb. 12 (not the 5th which is Super Bowl Sunday) at The Factory, Youth Room. Open to all. Runs through March 5.
March
  • 1:  Ash Wednesday. The church will be open at 7 a.m. in the morning for those who wish to receive ashes before they start their day. 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.

Collecting Donations for the Eagle Packs 
The next pack date for the Eagle Packs project is January 31 at 6 p.m. in The Factory gym. We also are collecting donations for the project. There are tubs at church and The Factory where you can bring the following items for donations: 18oz. peanut butter; canned chicken noodle soup, boxes of mac & cheese. Please do not bring any other items. Thank you.

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!

New Study Bible 101 Starts Feb. 12
Join Pastor Nathan for Bible 101, a new study beginning on February 12 (not the 5th which is Super Bowl Sunday) at 6 p.m. This class will provide learning tools to help study the bible in-depth.

The class is open to everyone. We'll meet in the youth room of The Factory. It will run through March 5.

If you have any questions, contact Pastor Nathan at franktonfirstumcpastor@gmail.com.

Church Directory Update 
Last call!

Please, if you have not, click on the secure Google Form to update your contact information. If you 
are a member or regularly attend our church, 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.

"Be Hope" Learning Day Feb. 18 in Kokomo 
Being HOPE in our individual and collective ministry settings requires our faith to be embraced, lived, and realized each and every day. With that in mind, the leadership of the Indiana United Methodist North Central District is pleased to announce the  to be held on February 18, 2017. 

 
Not only will workshops be offered for those serving on committees and in leadership positions in their local congregations, we are also offering workshops focusing on Youth Ministry and conflict resolution. We are excited about these opportunities and HOPE that they will be beneficial in your ministry setting. ALL ARE INVITED - laity and clergy! Come and learn more about being HOPE in your church, community and the world. See you on the 18th!

>> Click here for more information and to register.

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. 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, 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, 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.