January 8-14, 2017
Devotion for the Week
"Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! "                                                                 - Deuteronomy 30.19

Meetings / Office Hours This Week
Meetings This Week:
  • The Young Adult Bible Study meets on Jan. 15 and 22 (last meeting). 
  • The 1st and NOW service worship teams meet at 6:30 p.m. 
  • The Communications and Trustee Team meetings scheduled tonight have been cancelled.
  • The Women's Fellowship meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the church. 
  • The Men's Small Group meets Saturday, Jan. 21 (not Jan. 14 as the calendar says), at 7:30 a.m. at Rod Compton's.
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: 
Jan. 11: Beth Brown
Jan. 11: Ruby Fleming
Jan. 12: Kaye Canfield
Jan. 16: Ed LeCount
 
Ushers and Greeters for January: 
1st Service Ushers: Kaye and Virgil Canfield, Cathy and Kevin Kelich
1st Service Greeters: Ginny Evans and Bobbie Welker

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
  • 15: Nick Smith preaches at both services.
  • 8, 15, 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.

Pick Up Christmas Cards This Week  
Please pick up your Christmas cards this week at the church. We will throw away those cards still left on Friday.  The church is open M, Tu, Th and Fr from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Thank you.

Eagle Packs Update  
The first pack night was a great success! Thanks to all the hard work that went in the day before for the setup it made things flow very well tonight! 

We have had several mention they would like to help. We are ready to take you up on those offers! Mark your calendars for Feb 2 for our next pack night. Meet at The Factory at 5:15 p.m. The more the merrier! There will be plenty for everyone to do. The more we have the faster we get it done. Thanks to all who made our first pack night a success.

If you have any questions about the Eagle Packs program, contact Jenny Hoss at jennyhoss71@gmail.com .

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
We lift up the following people in prayer:

Carroll Benson, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, 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, Terri Martin, 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. 

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.