summer youthWelcome! Thank you for visiting our website and especially for your interest in our church. We are honored that you would spend your time with us and appreciate your effort to join us. We absolutely believe that God is blessing us in this place and that you, too, will be blessed as you visit our church.

Our  11:10 services are traditional worship services with hymns, organ and choir, and pastors in robes and stoles. Our 9:00 service is contemporary with a praise band leading worship and with pastors in casual clothes.

“Friendly, devoted, helpful, and encouraging… that’s us here at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church – just the kind of folks you might be looking for if you’re interested in finding a church family in Fredericksburg.”

The dress code for all services is whatever is comfortable for you. Some people dress up for church with suits, ties, and dresses, while others dress down for church with t-shirts, jeans, or other casual clothes – and everything in between. Our congregation averages over 300 in worship, spread between our two Sunday services. We also have Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults at 10:00. A nursery, with two trained and paid staff, is available during all of our Sunday morning activities. Please know children are welcome to join us for worship (a cry room is also available).

A great way to see what we do here at FUMC is to check out our online video recordings posted through Vimeo. You can go to our Vimeo channel at to watch any of our previously recorded services.  But the very best way is just to come and visit!

007smOur church has a fascinating, 160+ year history of ministry in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The German pioneer families who first formed Fredericksburg UMC have provided a living legacy in the form of descendents, as well as the rich faith tradition that has been passed down through the years. Most important, God is still moving in the hearts of those who gather for worship here.

It is our hope that when you come to worship at Fredericksburg UMC you will encounter the love of God, through the music and through the message, but especially through the warm hospitality you will receive while you are here. Whoever you are, we invite you to make this place your home.

So, come and join us for a visit to one or more of our Sunday morning worship times or to a specific small group or Sunday School class or interest group…. Just get started!  Wherever and whenever you visit, we want you to feel welcome! Let us know your interests, and we can direct you to the right place or person. For more information about how to get to our church, click Directionshere.

Thanks for visiting!


Kid’s Music Academy Begins 10th Year!

by Don Doss

On Thursday, September 14th, the Kid’s Music Academy of Fredericksburg will open it’s doors for the tenth year! From the first year the Academy has given each student a solid instruction on singing, instrumental performance and music theory teaching hands-on music curriculum to Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Since that first year KMA has seen […]

Ministry Doesn’t Take A Vacation: Stay Connected to Programs

by Don Doss

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 […]

A Simpler Church: Simplifying our Administrative Structure

by Don Doss

A SIMPLER CHURCH  Over the past three years, the church has explored how we might simplify the church’s administrative committee structure. As our church has grown and become more complex (13 committees and 44 ministries), the challenge we continue to face is how to simplify an administrative pathway that sets direction, encourages creativity, establishes a […]

Holy Week 2017 at Fredericksburg UMC

by Don Doss

Holy Week begins on April 9th with our annual Palm in the Platz Celebration at 11 a.m. at Marktplatz (126 W. Main) in downtown Fredericksburg! Stick around after worship (beginning at 11 a.m.) for a fellowship meal and children’s Easter Egg hunt. We will continue preparing our hearts for Easter with a Maundy Thursday communion […]

Christmas Worship at Fredericksburg UMC

by Don Doss

Home is a place that we all long for, where we feel comfortable and warm and know we belong. Let us be that place for you this Christmas season – make this place your home! We begin our Christmas celebration with “Come Home to Christmas,” a musical presented by our Chancel Choir, a 10-piece orchestra, […]

From the Pastor’s Desk: Responding to the Tragedy in Orlando

by Don Doss

From The Pastor’s Desk June 14, 2016 (This is a slightly edited copy of what I posted on Facebook Sunday. It represents merely my own opinion, of course, but I share it in the hopes that perhaps it may be helpful to some of you. That is my prayer.) Dear Friends, It goes without saying […]

Belize Mission 2016: How you can get Involved

by Don Doss

Hello Friends! There are many ways to be a missionary and represent the love of God in the world, and it doesn’t have to involve actually getting on a plane and going to a foreign country! Your prayers and support for those making the trip to Belize in a few short weeks are just as […]

Miles For Mission Results Are In

by Don Doss

Results are in from our Miles for Mission riders this past Saturday! If you made a pledge, please complete it as soon as possible so we can tally the total and see how much we raised for our Belize Mission Trip. Bring a check by the office, or put it in the collection plate on […]

First You Dream….Financial Planning Program

by Don Doss

Offered by FUMC Foundation Committee First You Dream, A Financial Management Program First Comes the Dream Then Comes The Analysis, The Plan and The Action  A personal learning experience.  Looking for a way to serve?  Learn how to easily lead First You Dream workshops. In the First You Dream Financial Workbook, we are reminded by […]