Area Church News

UMC Frankston sets Blood Drive

with Carter BloodCare on Dec. 9 

Dec 09 United Methodist Church of Frankston Flyer

Carter BloodCare is in critical need for blood donations and The United Methodist Church of Frankston will be trying to help.

A blood drive is scheduled  for Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UMC Family Life Center, 161 S. Weldon St. in Frankston.

Carter BloodCare will be onsite to take donations.

Donors are asked to schedule an appointment before arriving. If online access is available, potential donors are asked to complete an online questionnaire prior to their appointment via QuickScreen at .

Potential donors are informed that if they have contracted COVID-19 and are fully recovered, they are eligible to donate blood 10 days after all symptoms have disappeared.

To schedule an appointment online those interested may visit . They may also call (903) 363-0400 . 

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Grief Support Ministry sessions

at UMC Frankston scheduled

The United Methodist Church of Frankston is continuing its Grief Support Ministry with a group goal of “Working through Life’s Changes: Becoming Whole Again” on the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church’s Family Life Center, 161 S. Weldon in Frankston.

Leading the group is the church’s pastor, Dr. Matt Thomas.

The support group is open to anyone and there is no charge for participating. For more information, interested persons may call (903) 876-2235.

Health Fair 2022 - 3

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR — Carter Bloodcare was on hand to receive blood donations and Maxwell Pharmacy, Frankston was giving influenza vaccine to some visitors at the Community Health Fair sponsored by The United Methodist Church of Frankston on Saturday, Oct. 1. — Citizen Photos


RAINBOW HOUSE — The Rainbow House Food Pantry of The United Methodist Church of Frankston was held on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church Family Life Center. During the day an exceptionally large number of families were served, with Thanksgiving coming up.

Rainbow House food and clothing distribution  for December will be on its regular schedule inside the Family Life Center on the fourth Tuesday, Dec. 20, in time for Christmas. Donations of food and/or money will be accepted to help offset food price increases and serve clients.

Prevailing area precautions for COVID-19 will be in effect, according to CDC guidelines. (More information HERE  )


UMCF Trunk or Treat #1 10-31-22


AT LEFT,  this was one of the  “Trunk or Treat” booths in the parking lot of the United Methodist Church of Frankston Monday evening, Oct. 31. Visitors at the nearby Downtown “Spooktacular” took advantage of the church booths. (See more pictures HERE ) 

 — Citizen Photo


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LPUMC Trunk or Treat 10-31-22

LAKE PALESTINE UMC TRUNK OR TREAT — This family was one of many who took advantage of the “Trunk or Treat” event at the Lake Palestine United Methodist Church, overlooking Lake Palestine on FM 315 near Chandler. Church officials report a good crowd of lake area youngsters and their parents and other relatives were on hand to provide a safe place for “trick or treaters” on Halloween, Oct. 31. — Courtesy Photo

Little Free Pantry

LITTLE FREE PANTRY — Members of the Lake Palestine United Methodist Church, overlooking Lake Palestine, are shown restocking the Little Free Pantry, which is available to provide food for those who need it for one reason or another. The church finances purchase of the food through donations and projects like the recent garage sale. — Citizen Photo

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