August 27 - September 2, 2017

"But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative, that is, the Holy Spirit, he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you."
-- John 14.26
Church Office Hours / Meetings 
Office Hours This Week:
The office is open 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday this week. We are closed on Wednesday.

Containers Need to be Picked Up
Those who brought treats to the Whybrews for the open house last week may pick up your dishes and containers at the church.

Meetings/Events This Week:
  • 8/28:  Missions Team meets at 6 p.m.; Hospitality Plus meets at 7 p.m. Both meetings are at the church.
  • 8/29: Basketball at The Factory 
  • 8/30: Verse 33 Sr. High Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 8/31: 2nd Service Praise Team Practice at The Factory
Upcoming Birthdays and 
Aug. 27: Adalyne Powless
Aug. 29: Brayden Gordon
Aug. 30: Jane Morehead
Aug. 30: Tessa Whybrew
Sept. 2: Pastor Nathan Whybrew
Sept. 3: Pam Church
Sept. 3: Cathy Rose

Ushers and Greeters for September
1st Service Greeters: 
Kathleen Mock and Jane Morehead
1st Service Ushers: 
Jay and Penny Jarrett
Ginny Evans and Zona Waymire

1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Cathy Kelich
NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss
Need an address?  We are updating our directory. Please send changes to the church email address at:  or call 765-754-7996.
Calendar of Church Activities         
The September calendar is available. Click here for our extended calendar. Thank you!

  • 15-17: FFUMC Heritage Days
  • 15: FFUMC Heritage Days Smoked Pork Chop Dinner at The Factory, Friday evening,
    4 to 7 p.m.
  • 17: Heritage Days Community Church Service at the HD Field Tent, 10:30 a.m. FFUMC will not have a separate service that day.

New Children's Ministry Director Named
Welcome Kily Gaskill, FFUMC's new children's ministry directory. Kily is pictured with her husband, Josh, and in the back row are their sons: Luke and Jace.
Kily Gaskill will serve as our new (volunteer) children's ministry director. The announcement was made yesterday at both services.

She is looking forward to serving Frankton First UMC in this new position. "I love children's ministry because I not only get to love on the kids, I get to serve their parents by creating a safe and fun environment where they learn how immeasurably loved they are by Jesus!"

Kily is excited to see the children's ministry flourish. "I grew up in Frankton and went to high school here. I graduated from Anderson University in 2010 where I met my husband, Josh."

The Gaskills, who have been married for eight years, have two boys that Kily describes as "awesome." Jace is 4, and Luke is 2. Kily says she loves being with her kids and "connecting with other mamas." She also enjoys books and singing with the worship team when her schedule allows!  
Please join us welcoming Kily to this new position.

Prayers for Our Soldiers
We ask that you continue to keep our church family soldiers in your prayers for safety, strength and comfort. They include:
  • Brad Compton, Indiana National Guard, Stout Field, Indianapolis (son of Janine and Rod Compton)
  • Chris Compton, Fort Sill Oklahoma (son of Janine and Rod Compton)
  • Joshua Moore, Middle East (husband of Lillie Knotts Moore)
  • Drew Rogers, (grandson of Susie and Tim Rogers)

If you have a loved one serving in the armed forces and would like to add them to our list, please contact the church office at or 754-7996. 

Brad Compton
Chris Compton
Joshua Moore

Frankton Heritage Days Sept. 15-16-17
Frankton will celebrate Heritage Days on Friday through Sunday, September 15, 16 and 17. The festival will be held at the Heritage Days field.

Our church will hold our annual smoked pork chop dinner on Friday, September 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Factory. Let all your friends and family know so they can plan a great evening of fun, food and fellowship.

The annual Heritage Days Community Church Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, at the HD field tent. All are welcome. We will not hold a separate church service here that day. We encourage all to attend the HD service!

Men's / Boys Retreat September 23 
Pastor Gary Elsten is hosting a mens/boys retreat on September 23 at the Rivervale Camp in Mitchell, IN.

This one-day event invites young men ages 13 years and older to come and experience over a dozen men speak on and unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a godly man in today's world. The curriculum is based on Dennis Raney's book Stepping Up, A Call to Courageous Manhood.

There is a deep emphasis on intentional faith development that allows campers to foster Christ-like community throughout the day that will follow them when they return home. Activities across the campsite promote the importance of teamwork and self-confidence, which lays as the cornerstone for focusing on our wonderful Creator.

You can register by calling Camp Rivervale at (812) 849-6824 or online at the camp link The cost is $40.

FFUMC Players Dinner Theatre Presents "Who Dun Stole the Bride" Nov. 3 and 4
The Frankton First United Methodist Players' Dinner Theatre presents Who Dun Stole the Bride. The play will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory.

Wealthy city folks do not want their son and heir to marry an uneducated hillbilly girl. Who Dun Stole the Bride is a comedy with a bit of mystery when the bride disappears just minutes before the wedding.  

Tickets will be on sale soon. Prices will be $15 adults; $12 seniors 65+; $12 Youth under 18.

District Conference is November 5
The Indiana United Methodist North Central District will be having just one charge conference again this year called "Together We Are More District Conference."  FFUMC is part of this district.

The District Conference will be Sun., Nov. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Noblesville High School, 18111 Cumberland Rd, Noblesville. Please mark your calendar.

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, checks can 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, or the church office to place advanced orders. Delivery will be to the church.

Frankton Food Pantry Needs
The Frankton Food Pantry needs this week are: 

dish soap

bar soap

laundry detergent

toothpaste and tooth brushes

toilet paper

paper towels 

facial tissue 

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 !

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.  
Prayers for Our Church Family
We lift the following people in prayer: 
Julie Abbott, Rex Abbott, Kay Austin, Don Bailey, Carroll Benson, Amanda Betz, Jerry Bland, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, Martha Clayborn, C.H. Dabney, Kelly Doyle, Jonah Ellis, George Eltzroth, Amber Tuttle Goodman, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Tony Hudson, Mike Kinnamon, Gary Kreigh, Nancy Marlow, Greg Miller, Monica Miller, Monty Millspaugh, Betty Mock, Ernie and Edith Mullins, Susan Myrick, Harrison Nichols, Gloria Norbury, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal, George Paschal, Derek Phelps, Donna Pierce, Aaron Ray, Matthew Sailor, Marilyn Shuter, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Sam Taylor, Tiffany Thompson, Bill and Zona Waymire and family, Jack Waymire, and Scott Waymire (and Code's family).
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: . 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 .