November 12-18, 2017

"Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose." Philippians 2.1-2

Remembering Those Who Served

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

Meetings/Events This Week :
  • 11/13: Worship Team meets at 6:30 p.m. and the Trustee Team meets at 7 p.m. Both meetings are at the church.
  • 11/14: Frankton Food Pantry open at the FCC Family Life Center, 10 AM to 12 PM
  • 11/15: 2nd Harvest Mobile Food Pantry at Frankton Elementary, volunteers needed from 3 to 7 p.m. 
  • 11/15:  Verse 33 Sr. High Youth meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 11/15: 1st Service Praise Team Wednesday practice. 7 p.m. at the Church
  • 11/16: 2nd Service Praise Team Practice at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 11/18: Fall Holiday Bazaar at The Factory, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 11/19: Verse 33 Jr. High Youth meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 11/12: Lynnee and Andy Melling
  • 11/13: Steve Lee
  • 11/14: Kim Smith
  • 11/15: Kellie Knotts
  • 11/15: Kimberly Knotts
  • 11/15: Cathy & Richard Rose
  • 11/18: Layni Simmons
  • 11/20: Rex Abbott
  • 11/20: Penny Jarrett
  • 11/20: Vicky Legg
  • 11/20: Denise Renna
  • 11/20: Janie and Jerry Buttry

1st Service Ushers: 

Janine and Rod Compton
Cathy and Kevin Kelich
1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Jeannie Mills

1st Service Greeters for November: 
Ginny Evans and Kathleen Mock

NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss

Need an address? We are updating our directory. Please send changes to the church email address: or call 765-754-7996.
Calendar of Church Activities         
The November calendar of church activities is available here. Also, click here for our extended church calendar. Thank you!

Upcoming Events
  • 11/18: FFUMC Women's Fellowship Fall Bazaar at The Factory, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 11/19: Community Thanksgiving Service at FFUMC, 7 p.m.
  • 11/25: Hanging of the Greens at FFUMC, 6 p.m.
  • 12/2: Christmas Photos Fundraiser with Mr. & Mrs. Claus at The Factory, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
  • 12/10: Children's Christmas Play at The Factory, 3 p.m.
  • 12/24: Regular Services at the Church and Factory, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at The Factory, 9 p.m.

Fall Bazaar is November 18
Put Sat., Nov. 18, on your calendar. The FFUMC Women's Fall Bazaar will held at The Factory. 

This will be a great time to shop for home décor, holiday gifts, food, etc. Vendors are welcome again this year. Contact Dave Shetterly, 765-610-8686, for booth space. 

Volunteers are needed to help prepare chicken and noodles and scalloped chicken casserole in the kitchen. We'll also ask for homemade goodies for the bake sale part of the bazaar, as well as homemade crafts ( especially Christmas, fall and Thanksgiving, homemade dishrags and scrubbies sell well). 

If you are interested in reserving a vendor table, contact Dave Shetterly at

Santa and Mrs. Claus to Visit Dec. 2 at The Factory
We are pleased to have Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to The Factory. They will take a short break from the North Pole to visit Frankton and community children on Saturday, December 2. They will listen to Christmas wish lists and have photos taken with the kids. 

They will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. This is a fundraiser to raise money for Frankton First UMC's children's ministry and youth camp fund. 

A donation of $10 will provide each participant with a keepsake photo to take. Join us as we celebrate the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Children's Christmas Play Dec. 10
wrapped_presents.jpg FFUMC's Children's Ministry will offer a Christmas play for our church family and friends on Sunday, Dec. 10. The play will open at 3 p.m. in The Factory.

Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided afterwards for all who attend. Show your support for our children and make plans to attend the play.

Eagle Packs Needs Your Donations; Order Noodles for EP
Eagle Pack's f ood d onations needed: 
  • Macaroni and Cheese - 7.25 oz box
  • Green Beans 14.5 oz
  • Corn 14.75 oz
  • Chicken Noodle Soup 10.75
  • Small jar of peanut butter 16 or 18 oz 
Check Donations:  Since the group is 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.

Take Them a Meal Sign-up
Take-a-Meal Sign-up for Spragues: If you would like to take a meal to George and Mary Margaret Sprague, we've activated the TakeThemAMeal website. You can sign up to take a meal on a Tuesday or Thursday. Additional details are available >> click here.

1st Service Help Needed for 2018
You can volunteer with a friend or your spouse for the usher or greeter position. One person is needed each month to serve as liturgist.
First service attendees are needed!

Sign up to help with the service by volunteering to be an usher, greeter, or liturgist for the 2018 calendar year.

Two greeters, four ushers and one liturgist (who reads joys and concerns and leads the prayer afterwards) are needed for each month.

There will be sign-up sheets on the bulletin board at church.   The months will be listed on the paper. This is a great opportunity to serve in a volunteer capacity. If you have any questions, email Kathleen Mock.

Cookbooks for Sale
The Women's Fellowship of Frankton First United Methodist Church is pleased to offer a new cookbook. 

Family, Friends, Faith & Food offers delicious recipes including appetizers, salads, casseroles, main dishes, and of course, desserts.

The cookbooks are available for $10 each. The money will help to fund scholarships from the Women's Fellowship. If you would like a copy, contact the church office at 765-754-7996.

Bon Appetit! 

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), U.S. Coast Guard, Boston
  • Brandon Wood, (nephew of Mark Sigler), U.S. Marines, San Diego

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
Drew Rogers
Joshua Moore

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: 
Rex Abbott, Don Bailey, Carroll Benson, Jerry Bland, Janie Buttry, Jerry Buttry, John Clark, Martha Clayborn, C.H. Dabney, Naomi Davis, Kelly Doyle, Jonah Ellis, George Eltzroth, Amber Tuttle Goodman, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Arthur Haynes, Mike Kinnamon, Gary Kreigh, Nancy Marlow, Monica Miller, Monty Millspaugh, Betty Mock, Ernie and Edith Mullins, Susan Myrick, Harrison Nichols, 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, Sandy Tipton, Bill and Zona Waymire and family, Jack Waymire, Scott Waymire (and Code's family), and the Carol and Reid Whitesel family on the death of their son, Josh. 
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 .