September 18-23, 2017

Jesus replied, "The Scriptures say, 'You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.'" -- Luke 4.8

Church Office Hours / Meetings 
Office Hours This Week:
Note different hours this week: We are open Monday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and closed on Wednesday.  

Meetings/Events This Week :
  • 9/18: No meetings at church tonight
  • 9/19: Basketball at The Factory
  • 9/20: Verse 33 Sr. High Youth at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 9/20: 1st Service Praise Team Wednesday practice. 7 p.m. at the Church
  • 9/21: 2nd Service Praise Team Practice at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
  • 9/24: Verse 33 Jr. High Youth at 6:30 p.m. at The Factory
Upcoming Birthdays and 
  • 9/17: Ron Betz
  • 9/18: Millie Bland Zachary
  • 9/18: Tessa VanVelzer
  • 9/20: Bethany Heath
  • 9/20: Don Knotts
  • 9/20: Sarah and Brian Shuter
  • 9/21: Melissa and Eric Long
  • 9/22: Adonica and Jason Ellis
  • 9/23: Darlene and Bob Knotts
  • 9/24: Ginny Evans
  • 9/25: Jenna Betz
  • 9/25: Susan Shuter
1st Service Ushers: 
Jay and Penny Jarrett
Ginny Evans and Zona Waymire

1st Service Liturgist/Prayer:
Cathy Kelich
NOW Service Greeter: 
Jerry Hoss

Ushers and Greeters for September
1st Service Greeters: 
Kathleen Mock and Jane Morehead

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 September calendar is available. Click here for our extended calendar. Thank you!

Upcoming Events
  • 10/4: Pet Blessings at FFUMC, yard off of 8th Street 
  • 10/21: Last Tenderloin Dinner of 2017, 4 to 7 p.m. at The Factory
  • 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.

Heritage Days Recap
Thank you to everyone who helped make our corner of Heritage Days a success. 

It started Friday night with the Smoked Pork Chop dinner. Thanks  to all who set up, prepared, served, and cleaned tables. We served over 300 dinners.

Saturday, the FFUMC children participated in the Heritage Days parade. We appreciate all who donated candy for the children to throw to those watching the parade. We also appreciate the use of the Gator, flat bed trailer, straw bales, and ribbons from Wayne and Sherri Ousley and Ousleys Harvest Gardens. Thank you! 

All of our Heritage Days activities allowed us to show radical hospitality and extravagant generosity. God is good!

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! 

Help Needed to Change Out Dinner Signs
Tenderloin Dinner signs need to be changed to reflect the October 21 date. If you are able to help with this job, join Susan Murphy at The Factory this  Saturday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m.  The month and date need to be changed.  The more help we have, the less time it will take to switch out the information.

Thank you!

Bible Study at Anderson FUMC 
Beth Moore is an  evangelist, author, Bible teacher, and the founder of Living Proof Ministries. The 
Anderson First United Methodist Church (FUMC) offers a Beth Moore  bible study called "The Quest" by Beth Moore. It is held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. You do not need to register ahead of time.  Anyone is welcomed.  For more information on the telecast and bible study, contact Anderson FUMC at  (765) 643-6977.

Fall Term Learning Opportunities at High Street UMC Muncie 
The High Street United Methodist Church, Muncie, offers several different classes starting September 18.  The church offers eight weeks of learning for just $8. Classes are held each Monday from September 18 through October 23.

Information on the classes and a registration form are available on the back table in the church sanctuary and at The Factory. The class brochure also is available here>>

High Street UMC is located at 219 S. High St., Muncie, 47305. Call the church at (765) 747-8500 for more information.

Pet Blessings to be Held Oct. 4 from 5 to 6:30 PM
The Frankton First United Methodist Church will provide an opportunity for you to bring your pet to church. Pastor Nathan will perform a pet blessing on Wednesday, October 4, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Bring your pet to the lawn just outside the main door of the church (off 8th St.). Pets must be on a leash or crated.

If you have any questions, contact the church office at 765-754-7996. Hope to see you and your special pet on October 4.

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.

Trunk-n-Treat Back at The Factory / Join in the Fun!
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. This is a fun time to greet families from our community who enjoy the safe and friendly atmosphere FFUMC provides!

The church also will provide extra candy and cookies and hot cider / hot chocolate for the adults. It will be held in the back room of The Factory.

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 will be on sale soon. Prices will be $15 adults; $12 seniors 65+; $12 Youth under 18.

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 Saturday, Nov. 18, on your calendar. 

The Frankton First UMC Women's Fellowship Fall Bazaar will held that day at The Factory from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This will be a great time to shop for home décor, holiday gifts, food, etc. Get in the holiday spirit and enjoy the day at our Fall Bazaar!

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

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
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, 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, 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: . 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 .