April 30 - May 6, 2017

"Let all that I am praise the Lord;  with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name." Psalm 103.1

Church Office Hours / Meetings 
Office Hours This Week:
The office is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We are closed Wednesday.

Meetings/Events This Week:
  • There are no meetings at church tonight.
  • 5/2: Basketball is Tuesday night, 7 p.m., at The Factory
  • 5/3: Wednesday: Verse 33 Youth meet at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: 
April 29: Jace Gaskill
May 2: Janine Compton
May 5: DeeDee and Mark Sigler
May 7: Sharon Kyle 

Ushers and Greeters for May: 
1st Service Greeters: Kathleen Mock and Bobbie Welker
1st Service Ushers: 

Karen and Rick Autrey, Bill and Zona Waymire

1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Susan Shuter
NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss
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.
May Calendar of Church Activities         
The May calendar of church 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!

  • 7: 12:15 p.m. Confirmation Class at The Factory
  • 11: 6:30 p.m. Women's Fellowship at the church
  • 13: 7:30 a.m. Men's Small Group at Rod Compton's
  • 14: Mother's Day: special offering for Beauty for Ashes, Alexandria
  • 21: Nick Smith preaches at both services

The May/June Upper Room devotional guides are available at the church or The Factory. Pick up your copy while they last.

Grace UMC Women's May Breakfast
The women of the Grace United Methodist Church of Elwood invite the ladies of FFUMC to their 
annual  May Breakfast. It will take place on Tuesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Ms. March Fry who will speak on "My Legacy."

There will be plenty of good food and fellowship for everyone. Please RSVP to Cathy Ogden at 552-2143 or Sue Champion at 552-9684 by this Wednesday, May 3.

Grace United Methodist Church is located at 1509 South D Street in Elwood (on the southeast corner).

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Event for Girls and Women of FFUMC on May 5
FFUMC will host a Young Women's Retreat:  Fearfully and Wonderfully Made . The event, for young 
ladies in grades 7-12, will be held on Friday, May 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Factory. Women (yes, all) from the church also are invited to attend. 

The event will include a guest speaker, light meal, painting and cookies! After the food and speaker, a cookies and canvas-type experience will help us all become artists. This is a step-by-step tutorial of how to paint a canvas (and have a lot of fun in the process). The cost for the canvas experience is $7 per person. 

Reservations can be made online at:  http://fwmade.rsvpify.com . If you have any questions, contact Kara Hoss,  keahoss7@gmail.com
FFUMC Celebrates Youth Sunday
Lilly Hoss used the word LOVE, from Pastor Nathan's Five Words for Life sermon series, to talk about her recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
Yesterday was Youth Sunday at Frankton First United Methodist Church (FFUMC). Youth participated in both services. Lilly Hoss continued Pastor Nathan's sermon series on the Five Words for Life by talking about "LOVE" in the context of her recent mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Youth Sunday. Your presence, donations and support helped make it a great day!
Our youth held a potato bar luncheon after the NOW service. Proceeds from the lunch and the baked goods auction will support FFUMC youth who want to attend camp this summer. We also were blessed with youth from Bethany Christian  Church, Anderson, and St. Joe's United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Thank you for joining us yesterday.

Thanks to all who participated in the lunch and auction (especially all of you auction buyers) $3,205 was raised. This is great! 

God is good . . . all the time. 
Graduate Recognition
Do you have a child or grandchild graduating from high school, college or a trade school this spring? We would like to recognize their accomplishment during an upcoming Sunday service.

Contact the church office with their name and school at 765-754-7996 or franktonfirstumc@gmail.com.

Thank you! 

Take Them a Meal 
If you would like to volunteer to take a meal to Rex and Julie Abbott, you may sign up online through the Take Them a Meal program. We are still soliciting volunteers for today, Wednesday and Friday.  Go to:
  • http://www.TakeThemAMeal.com
  • Go to the center yellow block titled FIND
  • Type in the recipient's last name: Abbott
  • The password is: 7996ab
  • You will receive Rex and Julie's address in a confirmation email. To coordinate delivery, contact Julie on her cell at 765-620-1284 (call or text).
When you sign up, you will be asked for your email and phone number (this will not appear on the sign-up, it is for the church office only). You also will see who has signed up and the meal they are bringing so duplication can be avoided. Any food allergies or "don'ts" for the Abbotts also are listed. If you want to help, but don't have time to cook a meal, you have the option of sending a meal through the Take Them a Meal service. 

If you have any questions or need help signing up, contact the church office,  765-754-7996, between  9 a.m. and 12 noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. The office is closed  Wednesday. You also can email the office at  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com.

Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.

Online Giving Available through SecureGive
Frankton First United Methodist Church uses  SecureGive as our online credit / debit card service provider. This service allows you to create an account for tithing and other special giving you want to make to the church.

To set-up a secure account,  please click on the SecureGive logo and in 2 minutes or less you can start giving conveniently today.  
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover debit or credit cards may be used to give online. Once you establish your account you may also choose to save your credit/debit card information for future use, set-up recurring giving, or make a one-time donation. You may give to the following funds via credit or debit card: General Fund, Building Fund, or "other" specific ministries (describe the ministry in the message box). 

If you have any questions about SecureGive, contact us at the church office, 765-754-7996.
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.

Frankton Food Pantry Needs
Take note of current needs for the Frankton Food Pantry because they have changed:  The food pantry is stocked up on all canned goods. They do need paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex and all types of hygiene products. Donation bins are located at the church and 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 !

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.

Prayers for Our Church Family
We lift up the following people in prayer: 
Julie Abbott, Rex Abbott, Carroll Benson, Amanda Betz, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, George Eltzroth, Dakota Frye, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Lilly Hoss, Mike Kinnamon, Gary Kreigh, Greg Miller, Monica Miller, Shirley Millspaugh, Betty 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:

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 .