Hello Church! Happy Summer Vacation! For many of us, summer is a time to slow down, take a break from regular routines and regiments, travel and enjoy rest! This is an important part of the rhythm of life as God designed it, but as Christians, we know that God is with us in all ways all the time. We continue learning and growing as a body of Christ day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Fredericksburg UMC wants to keep you connected to your faith this summer! Whether you are here in town or traveling, we’ve come up with four campaigns to help you stay connected this summer. Every couple of weeks, we’ll mail out a postcard with new ways to stay connected, but you can always come back to our website and find it too! Enjoy, and know that we are happy and blessed that you’ve decided to make this place your home.

Stay Connected to your Home Church’s Programs This Summer:

ministry doesn't take a vacation programsSome of our seasonal programs take a break for the summer, but there are still lots of things going on in the summer months at Fredericksburg UMC! Here are some ways you can stay involved with all the mission and ministries of the church this summer:

Away from home:

-PRAYER! Keep your home church in your prayers as you travel this summer (and of course we will keep your safe adventures in ours!). You can pray specifically for the Belize Mission Trip (June 10th-16th), Vacation Bible School (July 10th-14th) and for the leaders of our church as they brainstorm new programs for the coming months.

Lord, we know that You are always working in us and through us. Keep the fire of Your will lit within us and bless the ministries of this church. We pray for safe travels over our missionaries and all those traveling this summer. We pray for our youth program and the lives they will bless as they work on mission projects this summer. We pray for our children’s ministry as they prepare for Vacation Bible School and reach out to children and families in our communities. We pray that through us, others would come to know Your love. Amen. 

-Stay in the Know: We’ll keep you informed with email updates and of course the weekly Sunday Scoop. That’s the best way to keep up with all the things going on each week! If you don’t get the Scoop by email, contact Tricia at tricia@fredumc.org.  You can check out all of our publications on our Issuu Home Page right here. AND we have a brand new way to keep you informed. You can text HOME to 59769 to get text updates on your smartphone!

At Home:

-Volunteer: There are still many ways to serve our over the summer! You can get involved with the youth group, volunteer to help with VBS, try out the choir for the summer and keep checking out the Scoop each week for other projects as they come up! If you’re not sure what opportunities we have going on, give us a call in the office at 997-7679.

  • Interested in youth ministry? Check out their summer calendar right here, contact Joel Griffin at joel@fredumc.org, or text BACKPORCH to 59769
  • Our children’s ministry is revving up for Vacation Bible School July 10th-14th from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. You can sign up right here, or contact Lisa Davis at lisa@fredumc.org. Text TREEHOUSE to 59769 to subscribe to children’s ministry updates on your smartphone.
  • Each summer many of our choir members travel, so we are always looking for “summer hummers” to fill out the choir loft. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Contact our Director of Music Ministries at don@fredumc.org to learn more about the choir and our other music groups.