June 26 to July 1, 2017

"Jesus left Tyre and went up to Sidon before going back to the Sea of Galilee and the region of the Ten Towns.  A deaf man with a speech impediment was brought to him, and the people begged Jesus to lay his hands on the man to heal him. 
Jesus led him away from the crowd so they could be alone. He put his fingers into the man's ears. Then, spitting on his own fingers, he touched the man's tongue. Looking up to heaven, he sighed and said, "Ephphatha," which means, "Be opened!" Instantly the man could hear perfectly, and his tongue was freed so he could speak plainly!" Mark 7.31-35

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

Meetings/Events This Week:
  • 6/25-30:  Jr. and Sr. High Youth are at church camp this Week.
  • 6/26: The Mission Team meets at 6 p.m. and the Hospitality Plus Team meets at 7 p.m. Both are at the church.
  • 6/27: Basketball is Tuesday night, 7 p.m., at The Factory
  • 6/28: Wednesday: No Sr. High Verse 33 (Sr. High Youth)
Upcoming Birthdays and 
June 25: Davis Blockson
June 25: Lydia Blockson
June 25: Jericca McDonald
June 25: Julie and Rex Abbott
June 26: Jeannie and Bob Mills
June 27: Pastor Gary and Jan Elsten
June 29: Kay Bott
June 29: Virgil Canfield
June 30: Minyoughn Harper
July 1: Emma Nottingham
July 2: Rich Esters
Ushers and Greeters for July
1st Service Greeters: 
Janine and Rod Compton

1st Service Ushers: 
Karen and Rick Autrey
Michale and Kenton Clark

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

  • 25 - 30: Jr / Sr High Youth go to Church Camp (no Sr. High youth Wednesday)


  • 3-4: Church office is closed
  • 8: FFUMC Fun Fest, 4 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds
  • 9: Church cookout. Bring salads and desserts
  • 16: Church Bonfire at Knotts Well, 7 p.m.
  • 24-28: Vacation Bible School at the Madison Christian Church
  • 30: Fifth Sunday: Volunteer Opportunities in our Community


  • 6: Parsonage Open House at the Whybrews, Sunday, 2 to 5 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)

We Celebrate Our Confirmations, Baptisms and New Members!
Yesterday was Confirmation Sunday at the Frankton First United Methodist Church. Congratulations to those sixth through ninth grade youth who were confirmed. Several also were baptized or reaffirmed their baptisms. Thank you to Amanda and Jeremy Johnson for offering your pool as the last-minute location change for our baptisms.

We also congratulate and officially welcome into membership Amanda and Jeremy Johnson.

C o n f i r m a t i o n
  • Bo Bailey - Baptism
  • Trenton Cave - Reaffirmation of Baptism
  • Zachary Cave - Reaffirmation of Baptism
  • Ben Kyle
  • Jenna Lee - Baptism
  • Carlee Renna - Baptism
  • Braydon Slayton - Reaffirmation of Baptism
  • Clayton Slayton - Reaffirmation of Baptism
  • Katie Thresher - Reaffirmation of Baptism
  • Matthew Thresher - Reaffirmation of Baptism
B a p t i s m

Kate Buis
R e c e i v e d  I n t o  M e m b e r s h i p

Amanda and Jeremy Johnson

Church T-shirts Available
If anyone who would like to order a Whybrew Crew t-shirt, contact Sherri Ousley at 552-2422, or Jeannie Mills at 552-5953. These are a nice quality
t-shirt that does not shrink. 

Thank you!

Thank You for the Flowers!
We appreciate the flower and plant donations from two Madison County businesses: The Barn Yard Greenhouse and Ousley's Harvest Market.

Thank you both for donating flowers for the church's 8th Street sign. Also, thank you to Janine and Rod Compton for planting them! 

They are beautiful.

July 30 Fifth Sunday: Opportunities to Share God's
Love and Build God's Community! 
For our July 30th Fifth Sunday, we will do outreach for the Frankton and Madison County community instead of our usual church services. 

We have three different options for service:
Group 1
Will pack toiletry items (that we collect) for Man4Man Ministries at The Factory. 

Group 2
Will do clean-up work at the Frankton Park (pick up trash, whack weeds, other clean-up). 

Group 3 
Will help with a 9 a.m. worship service at Bethany Pointe Health  Care in Anderson. 


Volunteers in Groups 1 and 2 will meet at the church at 10 a.m. for a short service and send off.  We also will have  special bins in the back of the church and at The Factory to collect toiletry items for Man4Man. We need donations of (small containers) the following items to pack into one gallon zip lock bags:
  • Men's disposable razors
  • Men's deodorant
  • Men's shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste / toothbrush
Email the church  (or call 754-7996) with your name, cell number, and the Group that you would like to participate in. We will accommodate everyone who joins in. 

July / August Upper Rooms Available 
The July / August editions of The Upper Room are out . . . on the table in back of the church, and in the wire rack at The Factory. Large print versions also are available. Pick up your copy of this daily devotional guide! 

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.  
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 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 !

Prayers for Our Church Family
We lift the following people in prayer: 
Julie Abbott, Rex Abbott, Kay Austin, 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, Mike Kinnamon, Gary Kreigh, Nancy Marlow,
Greg Miller, Monica Miller, 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:  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 .