August 6-12, 2017

"Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks."
-- Luke 12.35-37
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.

Meetings/Events This Week:
  • 8/6:  Parsonage Open House at the Whybrews
  • 8/6: V erse 33 Jr. High Youth Meets at 4:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 8/9: Sr. High Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 8/9: 1st Service Praise Team practice at 7 p.m. at the church
  • 8/10: 2nd Service Praise Team practice at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
Upcoming Birthdays and 
Aug. 7: Harriett Church
Aug. 7: Mike McDonald
Aug. 7 Jenny and Jerry Hoss
Aug. 9: Garek Ellis
Aug. 9: Kellie and Dan Knotts
Aug. 9: Kimberly and Michael Knotts
Aug. 10: Mary Lou and Sam Taylor
Aug. 11: Bo Bailey
Aug. 12: Kenton Clark
Aug. 14: Eloise Hobbs

Ushers and Greeters for August
1st Service Greeters: 
Kathleen Mock and Bobbie Welker
1st Service Ushers: 
Jeannie and Bob Mills
Teresa and Dan Yates

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:  or call 765-754-7996.
Calendar of Church Activities         
The August calendar is available. Click here for our extended calendar. Thank you!

  • 6: Parsonage Open House at the Whybrews, Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.
  • 6: Verse 33 Junior High Youth Meets, 4:30 p.m.
  • 11: FFUMC Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game, 7 p.m.
  • 19: Tenderloin Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Factory
  • 23-25: Church Directory Photos will be Taken at The Factory (more details coming)

Volunteers Needed for the Aug. 19 Tenderloin Dinner
It's time to sign up to help with the August 19 tenderloin dinner.  Contact Bobbie Welker at church, by email, or call her (754-7693) to help anywhere from 10 a.m. scrubbing potatoes through clean-up starting at 7 p.m. so we can make this another successful meal.  

B esides your physical help, we need each family who attends regularly to donate two pies to be served that evening.  Sugar free desserts are appreciated too.

Church Directory Photos to be Taken Aug. 24, 25 and 26
Bring a nonperishable item for Eagle Packs and get an additional $5 off your order. You can schedule a photo time at
We will take photos for our new church directory on Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 24, 25 and 26. Times are:
  • 2:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 
  • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday 
Sign up is available online. Go to and click on the link, or you can contact the church during business hours and DeeDee will schedule a time for you, 765-754-7996. 

Extended family photos can be scheduled (along with your church directory picture), and pets are welcome to be part of the photos, too! 
Another feature for our church will be a 20% discount on any orders you place. And, if you bring a nonperishable item for Eagle Packs, you'll get $5 off any orders you place (on top of a 20% discount).
The directory we will print also will be updated for the next two years to include photos of any new members or people regularly attending. It also will be available online in a secure app for your smartphone. You will always have contact information available for your church family. 
Mark your calendars for August 24, 25 and 26!

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.

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
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 !

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, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, C.H. Dabney, Kelly Doyle, George Eltzroth, Amber Tuttle Goodman, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Bethany and Wendell Heath and family, Bob Hoskins, Lilly Hoss, Mike Kinnamon, Gary Kreigh, Nancy Marlow, Greg Miller, Monica Miller, Britni Millspaugh, Monty Millspaugh, Betty Mock, Susan Myrick, Harrison Nichols, Gloria Norbury, Jeff Norbury, Steve Norrod, Alan Paschal, George Paschal, Stacie and Chris Pickering, Derek Phelps, Donna Pierce, Aaron Ray, Matthew Sailor, Derek Shetterly, Marilyn Shuter, George and Mary Margaret Sprague, Delores Swaim, Sam Taylor, Tiffany Thompson, Mel Tipton, 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 .