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  Frankston Methodist, Carter

  BloodCare Drive March 31

March blood drive

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

A blood drive is scheduled  for Friday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 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 . However, walk-in donors are welcomed.

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 (800) 366-2834 or Text CBCDonate to 999-777 . For more information call (903) 876-2235.

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Rainbow House Food Pantry

seeking sustaining donations

The Rainbow House Food Pantry is in need of donations  of both non-perishable foods and money to sustain its operation, according to Kay Randle, coordinator and chairperson of the Mission project.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, giving was much easier, but when limited gathering with others in church and elsewhere became a reality, donations declined, she said. Several fund-raising events to support the Rainbow House, such as the “I Can Walk for Hunger” walkathon and “The Little Red Christmas Truck”, had raised much money and they had to be suspended, the coordinator said.

She noted that Frankston ISD, local Scouts and the post office continue to hold food drives which help, and Rainbow House is very grateful for the funds raised by these organizations, but some of those efforts have ended or been reduced. It was pointed out that those events brought in many donations.

Lately, some have observed that church members and others in the community might not realize that the Rainbow House exists strictly from donations since it is not directly funded through Frankston Methodist Church, Mrs. Randle said. She said that, although Rainbow House no longer pays for use of the church’s Family Life Center or pays a part of the electric bill, no direct church funding is given.

“Rainbow House is a mission project of the FMC and the church only provides the facility and electricity for the project,” she emphasized.

Mrs. Randle said that all this means that Rainbow House needs help from individuals and other community sources to continue to serve families in the area who need help.

If anyone or any organization wants to donate food and/or money and is not already a regular donor, they may do so by check directly to the Rainbow House or to the  church, stipulated for the Rainbow House, the coordinator said. Money received by the church is handled through a separate fund apart from the General Fund used to operate the church, she said.

“Thank you for your support, though donations, volunteer work and prayers for Rainbow House,” Mrs. Randle said.

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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  was held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Frankston Methodist Church Family Life Center. During the day a  number of families were served.

Rainbow House food and clothing distribution  for March will be on its regular schedule inside the Family Life Center on the fourth Tuesday, March 28. Donations of food and/or money will be accepted to help offset food price increases and serve clients. (See above article)

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 Valentine. Party 2-11-23

LAKE PALESTINE UMC VALENTINE BREAKFAST — Members of the Lake Palestine United Methodist Church enjoyed a breakfast prepared by the church men for the ladies of the church in advance observance of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 11. They also enjoyed music and a message by the Rev. Dr. Stan Copeland, pastor of the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas. 

— Courtesy Photo

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