October 15-21, 2017

Jacob made this vow: "If God will indeed be with me and protect me on this journey, 
and if he will provide me with food and clothing, and if I return safely to my father's home, then the Lord will certainly be my God. 22 And this memorial pillar I have set up will become a place for worshiping God, and I will present to God a tenth of everything he gives me." -- Genesis 28.20-22
Church Office Hours / Meetings 
Office Hours This Week:
Note different hours this week while DeeDee is on vacation: the office is open Monday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. We're open Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m. The office is closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.  

Meetings/Events This Week :
  • 10/16: No meetings at church tonight.
  • 10/17: Basketball at The Factory.
  • 10/18:  Verse 33 Sr. High Youth at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 10/18: 1st Service Praise Team Wednesday practice. 7 p.m. at the Church
  • 10/19: 2nd Service Praise Team Practice at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 10/21: Tenderloin Dinner at The Factory, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • 10/22: Verse 33 Jr. High Youth at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory

Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 10/15: Sharon and Greg Werline
  • 10/16: Ann Dabney
  • 10/17: Lillie Knotts Moore
  • 10/17: Mary Lou Taylor
  • 10/18: Susie Rogers
  • 10/22: Nick Smith
  • 10/22: Sharon Werline
October 1st Service Ushers: 
Karen and Rick Autrey
Michale and Kenton Clark

1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Naomi Davis
NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss

1st Service Greeters for October: 
Jane and Dave Burton

Need an address?  We are updating our directory. Please send changes to the church email address:  franktonfirstumc@gmail.com  or call 765-754-7996.
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.

Calendar of Church Activities         
The October calendar of church activities is available here. Also, click here for our extended church calendar. Thank you!

Upcoming Events
  • 10/21: Tenderloin Dinner at The Factory, 4 to 7 p.m. Profits benefit the Frankton Self Help Program and Rex's Dedication to Education
  • 10/28: Aroma UMC Chicken Noodle Dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., 16301 E. 281st St., Aroma. Donations support their Open Arms Food Pantry
  •  10/31: Trunk-n-Treat at The Factory, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • 11/3 & 4: Dinner Theatre at The Factory, 6:30 p.m.
  • 11/11: Frankton Self Help Dinner at the Family Life Center
  • 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.

Our Oct. 21 Tenderloin Dinner: How Can You Serve?
The Tenderloin Dinner is a great opportunity to be in service to God. Our last dinner for 2017 is Oct. 21 from 4-7.  

How can you help? You can:
  1. attend and bring friends, 
  2. pray for its success, and 
  3. sign up with Bobbie Welker for one of the many volunteer positions needed the day of the meal (754-7693 or bobrobw@live.com). 

We also ask that everyone who is able, to donate two pies for the desserts needed. Thank you for your extravagant generosity! God bless.

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.

Trunk-n-Treat is Oct. 31 / Join in the Fun!
These special FFUMC ghouls enjoyed decorating and passing out candy at the 2016 Trunk-n-Treat. You can participate this year. Just contact Susan Shuter.
We will hold our annual Trunk-n-Treat again this year (coinciding with the Town of Frankton's trick or treating). It will be held on Tuesday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

You are invited to dress in costume (or not) and decorate a  table and pass out candy. Email Susan Shuter if you plan to decorate a table. You can reach her at: susan@shutersunsetfarms.com. This is a fun time to greet families from our community who enjoy the safe and friendly atmosphere FFUMC provides!

Another opportunity to help is with cookies (no peanuts). The Hospitality Plus committee is asking for cookie donations for the adults. We provide a booth and serve coffee, hot cider and cookies to all of the adults who bring children. If you can donate two dozen cookies, email Jerry Hoss at jhoss71@yahoo.com.

Trunk-n-Treat is held in the back room of The Factory, so bad weather will not interfere with the fun! See you there.

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! 

Extension Homemakers Craft Expo Oct. 19 
The Madison County Extension Homemakers Craft Expo will be Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 4-H Fairgrounds, Alexandria. FREE ADMISSION. Home Extension Clubs will display crafts, hobbies, special interests, lessons, scrapbooks, and goodies.  

There also are "Make-it & Take-it Crafts," bake sale items, health info & educational booths, silent auction theme baskets, homemade vegetable soups & pies will be available at reasonable prices (also carry-out). For more information call the Extension Office at 641-9514, or Beth Smith 765-603-6252.

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 are available. Contact Janine Compton to make your reservations (or the church office at 765-754-7996). Prices are  $15 adults; $12 seniors 65+; $12 Youth K-12.

District Charge 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.

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. 

You'll be able to donate food items for the chicken & noodles and scalloped chicken and volunteers are needed to help prepare these dishes 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 dshet@aol.com.

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 be here on Saturday, December 2, to visit with area children, 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. 

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

Eagle Packs Needs Your Donations; Order Noodles for EP
Eagle Pack food d onations are also needed for: 
  • 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.

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, John Clark, Martha Clayborn, C.H. Dabney, Kelly Doyle, Jonah Ellis, George Eltzroth, Amber Tuttle Goodman, Bob Greenman, Ivy Harrison, Arthur Haynes, Tony Hudson, Mike Kinnamon, Gary Kreigh, Nancy Marlow, 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, the familiy of Mel Tipton, Bill and Zona Waymire and family, Jack Waymire, and Scott Waymire (and Code's family). Please continue to keep all who have suffered through the hurricanes and other disasters in your prayers for recovery and healing.
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 .