Children

Welcome! Our goal is to help our children become true disciples of Jesus Christ by: building relationships with them, Being examples for them and teaching them God’s Word. 

At Fredericksburg United Methodist Church we strive to do that by offering a variety of activities to get children excited about Christ!  If you have any questions about our children’s programs, please call our Director of Children’s Ministry, Jillian Murray.  Also, follow FUMC Children's Ministry on Facebook for up-to-date information on all things kids-related. Come join the fun as we learn and praise Jesus!

Fredericksburg UMC Preschool
MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers 
SCOUTS AT Fredericksburg UMC 

Sunday School

FUMC Children's Ministry holds weekly Sunday School for kids ages kindergarten - 5th grade at 9:30 am via ZOOM. Please email Jillian Murray -  to get the login! We hope you will join us 

SEASONAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

 Advent Adventure 

 Each year we have a program called  Advent Adventure. A joyful and festive time of Christmas crafts and activities for kids and their families. In 2020 we enjoyed a modified at-home program with videos and take-home crafts! 

Upwards Basketball - Winter 

Fredericksburg UMC offers Upward Basketball for girls and boys in grades K-6th grade.  Enjoy a great team experience and play ball with your friends in a supportive, Christian environment. It is not only a sports program but a Christian model for sports.  We are so thankful for all the families that have signed up and the many others that volunteer their time to make this program special.  
Covid-19 update - Unfortunately, we determined that we could not offer a 2021 season. We are saddened by this but hope you will return next year! 

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KIDS WITH PURPOSE - Spring

Our children’s mission program, Kids With Purpose ties biblical learning with hands-on mission work. Children grades K through 5 are invited to participate in this fun and meaningful hour-long weekly program. Our new season of Kids With Purpose begins in January and runs for eight weeks. There is no cost or registration required to participate - just come and check it out! Organizations that Kids With Purpose has partnered with in the past include Micah Ministries, Fairy Godmother Project, UMCOR, Hope House, FUMC Community dinners, and more. 

Camp Westview on the James Scholarships - due in the spring

More information about the summer camp is located here or brochures located in the church office or from the Director of Children's or Youth Ministries.

Running Club 

In spring each year, the children gather to run together and train for the Great Train Race (held each year on the 1st Sunday of May.  It is a great way to spend time together and get healthy too!

Vacation Bible School

FUMC hosts a dynamic and educational VBS each summer.  Plan early and consider volunteering during this amazing week! 
VBS in 2021 will is TBD, but most likely the week of June 21-25th. Registration coming soon!