“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it.”  -Proverbs 22:6

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”  At Fredericksburg United Methodist Church we strive to do that by offering a variety of activities to get children excited about Christ!   We offer ongoing Christian education in the way of Sunday School, Wednesday night classes, vacation Bible school, special interest groups, children’s choirs, and seasonal events.  If you have any questions about our children’s programs, please call our director of children’s ministry, Shannon Bolick at 540-373-9021 extension 110 or at . Come join the fun as we learn and praise Jesus!

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Children's Sunday School

Wednesday Night Program - Summer Wednesday dinners will be held July 12 - Aug 9 

Scouts at FUMC 

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers 


Seasonal Events 


Vacation Bible School - 2017

VBS 2017 is right around the corner! This year we are following Paul's journey through Rome. Children ages rising kindergartners through rising sixth graders will meet Paul in ancient Rome during the week of June 26 – 30 from 9:00 – 12:00.  As always, we need a ton of helpful hands to make VBS the wonderful success that it is. Immediate positions looking to be filled are: Music Director, Head Shopkeepers, and Tribe Leaders. Our shops this year will be:  carpentry, architecture, wreath making, leather-working, metal working, scribe, and toga shop.   Please email our VBS director, Jillian Murray at: for more information.   Please register using the form below or pick up a hard copy at the church.

If you would like to volunteer without registering a child, click here

To sign up for food donations, click here.

VBS 2017

(VBS is for children who are rising kindergarten through rising 6th grade.)

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Children's Sabbath - Fall 2017

Each year, the children of FUMC lead us in worship at all four of our services on the National Children's Sabbath. The children help construct the service, lead all aspects, and draw attention to the needs of children locally and worldwide. The 2017 Children's Sabbath will be held in the fall. This is also the day that our church family presents 3rd graders with new Bibles.

UPWARDS Basketball

FUMC offers Upward Basketball for girls and boys in grades K-6th grade. Registration will start in the fall and the season will last until the Spring with games on Saturdays. Enjoy a great team experience and play ball with your friends in a supportive, Christian environment. For more information, contact Mark Earnesty at (540) 891-8872.

Over 180 excited and energetic children participated in this program!  It was not only sports, but a Christian model for sports.  Thank you to Mark Earnesty, Adam Sutton,Mike Cotter and Kash Eagleton, coaches, referees, score keepers and parents who all made it possible.  Be sure to sign up this fall to come play with us!