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November 26-December 2, 2017

"Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise  to him." - Psalm 95.2

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

Meetings/Events This Week :
  • 11/27:  Team meetings tonight at church: Missions meets at 6 p.m.; Education meets at 6:30 p.m. and the Finance team meets at 7 p.m. 
  • 11/29: Verse 33 Sr. High Youth meets at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 11/30: 2nd Service Praise Team Practice at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 12/2: Santa and Mrs. Claus visit The Factory, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. $10 donation for photo opportunity, funds support Children's and Youth ministries.
Upcoming Birthdays and 
Anniversaries: 
  • 11/29: Michale Clark
  • 11/29: Dan Yates
  • 11/30: Kimberly Powless
  • 11/30: Penny and Jay Jarrett
  • 12/1: Charlotte Heath 
  • 12/4: Jack Strangeway 
December 1st Service Ushers: 
Karen and Rick Autrey
Penny and Jay Jarrett
1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Cathy Kelich

1st Service Greeters for December: 
Bobbie Welker and Jeannie or Bob Mills

NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss

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

Upcoming Events
  • 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.

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 for Frankton First UMC's children's ministry and youth camp fund. 

A donation of $10 will provide each participant with a photo op with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Join us as we celebrate the season with Jolly Ole Saint Nick!

Children's Christmas Play Dec. 10
wrapped_presents.jpgThe 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.

Frankton Self Help Program
Donations are needed for the Frankton Self Help Program. Self Help provides critical assistance to people who live in the Frankton school district with utility bills. 

The need is especially great during the colder winter months when people use more electricity and gas to light and heat their homes.

If you would like to help, bring a check to the church made out to the Frankton Self Help Program. We will see that it gets to the program staff.

Thank you for your extravagant generosity.
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.

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 everestpm@hotmail.com , or the church office to place advanced orders. Delivery will be to the church.

1st Service Help Needed for 2018
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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 franktonfirstumc@gmail.com 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, the family of Janet Casterline, 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, 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:  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 .