537 Crystal Avenue, P.O. Box 1010, Frankfort, MI 49635
Phone: 231.352.7427
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Michigan Blood Bank Blood Drive
NO NOVEMBER DRIVE. Next blood drive will be December 7, 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Frankfort UMC. Call 1-866-MIBLOOD for information

Elberta will present the "Ceremony of Candles"
The Elberta Church Choir will present a cantata for Advent and Christmas, "Ceremony of Candles," during worship on Sunday, December 17, 9:00 a.m.

This Christmas Season, you can help spread the Good News of Jesus. Invite your family and friends to join us for worship!
Sunday, December 17
9:00 a.m. The Elberta Church Choir will present a cantata for Advent and Christmas— "Ceremony of Candles," by Joseph M. Martin.
10:30 a.m. Christmas Pageant at the Frankfort United Methodist Church including the players, Chancel Choir, and Bells of Praise.

Sunday, December 24
9:00 a.m. Worship, Elberta UMC
10:30 a.m. Worship, Frankfort UMC
7:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, hosted by the Frankfort United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 31
9:00 a.m. Worship, Elberta UMC
10:30 a.m. Worship, Frankfort UMC

worship helpers
FUMC Coffee Hour Hosts for December
December 3: Team 4
December 10: Team 5
December 17: Doug Scott Family, Mike Herban Family
December 24 (a.m.): Team 7
December 31: Lois Short, Janet McConnell, Kathi Houston

FUMC Coffee Hour Hosts for January
January 7: Team 8
January 14: Team 9
January 21: Team 2
January 28: Team 1

FUMC Coffee Hour Hosts for February
4: Team 4
11: Team 3
18: Team 5
25: Team 6

FUMC Coffee Hour Hosts for March
4: Team 7
11: Team 8
18: Team 1
25: Team 9

FUMC Coffee Hour Hosts for April
1: Team 2
8: Team 3
15: Team 4
22: Team 5
29: Team 6

Each Sunday, an assortment of donut holes (pre-ordered and paid for by the church) will be picked up at Family Fare by one of the members of the Coffee Hour Team scheduled for that day.  Pre-packaged, single-serving string cheese will be in the refrigerator and will be offered for people on restricted diets.

Copies of the recently published, Celebrating the Highlights of 140 Years FUMC history by Florence Bixby and Judy VanMeter are still available.
  The 276-page book, published by Bayside Printing of Frankfort, is a narrative of word and picture.  It covers a bit of the early history of Frankfort and United Methodism and then moves on to highlight historical events of the Frankfort United Methodist Church and community.  Cost of the book is $25.  You may purchase a copy of the book from the Frankfort United Methodist Church office or directly from Florence.  If you are away for the winter and would like a copy saved for you, please contact the church office.

Do You Shop On-Line?
If so, there is a new way to contribute to the church:  UMCmarket.org offers participants a simple way to have a percentage of your purchase sent directly to the church.  Go to UMCmarket.org for more information or contact the church office.

 Elberta UMC Community Dinner

 Elberta UMC hosts a Community Dinner the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Dinners are from  4:00 -  6:00pm - there is no charge for the meal, but donations are graciously accepted - come and join us for fellowship and food! 
heart Blood Drive at Frankfort UMC
Frankfort UMC hosts a Blood Drive the first Thursday of each month from 1:30pm to 6:00pm in support of the Michigan Blood Bank.  Please consider being a donor!

cards Euchre Tourney Night
 Join us for a fun Euchre Tourney Night.  We meet the third Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in Robinson Hall at Frankfort UMC.  

Kitchen Cleaning Crew
Carole Lee and Pam Smith,  Thank You Ladies!

Interested in becoming a Lay Servant?
Check out the upcoming Grand Traverse District Lay Servant Ministries training events for 2017 by going to www.events.michiganumc.org. If you have questions, Lay Leader Nancy Conrad may have the answers! Contact her at 352-9309.

Got some extra time to kill?
Two organizations in the area would like churches to send a representative to their meetings to receive information and help communicate needs and services to the congregations. They are Benzie Senior Resources (formerly Council on Aging and Home Health Care) and Advocates for Benzie County. If you are interested in serving in this type of capacity, please contact the church office.