Weekly eNewsletter from FFUMC

March 5-11, 2017

 
Devotion for the Week
"Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me."  -- John 14.1


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 next week, March 13 through March 17. 

Meetings This Week:
  • Missions meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the church.
  • Basketball is Tuesday, 7 p.m., at The Factory
  • CrossRoads Youth is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • Women's Fellowship is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the church
  • Church Buildings Clean-up is Saturday. Meet at 8 a.m. at The Factory for breakfast before the clean-up begins.
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: 
Mar. 6: Kari Michael
Mar. 7: Wayne Ousley
Mar. 8: Carroll Benson
Mar. 9: Brandon Betz

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
  • 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 either the first or second service on Sunday, April 2.
 
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 .

Help With Our First Tenderloin Dinner on March 18
 
Proceeds we make from our tenderloin dinners help us provide financial support to many different organizations in our community.
There are two important things we can all do to make the March 18 Tenderloin Dinner a success:
            1. Pies: Can each family who attends here regularly to bring 2 pies to The factory between 2 and 3 p.m.?
            2. Volunteer: 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. to people to help clean up the kitchen and dining room at 7 p.m.
You can sign up with either  Bobbie Welker  at the 8:45 a.m. or Stacie Pickering at the 11 a.m. services.

Eagle Packs Needs Your Donations; Order Noodles for EP
Eagle Pack 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. 

Check Donations: Since the group is now a 501(c)3, donations may be made out to Eagle Packs Ministries.


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.

Podcast "Beyond the Worship" Available on FFUMC Website
Each week "Beyond The Worship" FFUMC's podcast explores the Sunday worship topic further. 

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

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, Greg Miller, Monica Miller, Larry Mock, Danny Nance, Harrison Nichols, Gloria Norbury, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal, George Paschal, Donna Pierce, Aaron Ray, 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.