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!

Sunday School

Come join us at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings for a full group "Chapel time" , then following we break into grade-level classrooms.  Classes for Pre-K through 5th grade. 
Drop off starts at 9:40 am on the lower level of the church, in our Preschool Commons area. 
Pick-up is at the classroom door promptly after the 9:45 am worship service; Pre-K and K/1st grade is on the lower level, 2nd/3rd and 4th / 5th are on the 2nd floor in the corridor to the right of the elevator. 

SEASONAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS

Vacation Bible School

Join us for an in-person VBS at FUMC! "I Wonder" is an exploratory, fun, and imaginative four-day curriculum, which asks the questions: "Who am I, and what does God want for my life?" This year we are offering two options: a daytime drop-off program from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. and a family event with both kid and adult programming from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for both sessions. Make sure to list each child on the form.
 
A staffed nursery will be available for volunteers.
To volunteer or for any questions, email Jillian Murray, Director of Children's Ministries at  

REGISTER HERE

 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 2022 - Winter 


We are super excited to offer a new season (2022) of  Upward Basketball for girls and boys in grades K-8th grade. We hope you will join us for this season.  
Our program is for K5 - 8th and all teams are co-ed.  Each team will practice for an hour during the week and play a game on Saturday. 
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: masks will be required unless players are actively playing.  Each player must bring their own water bottle.  Frequent use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged.  Spectators are required to wear a mask if unvaccinated, however, it is recommended for all when in close proximity to others indoors.  Final COVID rules will be finalized and shared with participants in December.

Some details you will need:

  • The cost is $95 per child, with a $5 sibling discount included.  Full scholarships are available to alleviate financial hardship.  Email for information. 
  • Registration is set to open Monday 10/4 and close Monday 11/1 or whenever capacity is met, whichever comes first. 
  • Evaluation day is Sunday 11/7
  • The season starts Monday 1/3 and runs through the end of February with the first week of March reserved for make-ups (if we have to cancel a game day due to ice/snow/etc)
  • Uniform sizing orders during registration are final this year - they will not be adjusted at the evaluation date.  Please make note of the provided sizing guidance as the uniform manufacturer has changed and they will NOT have the same fit as prior years.  Uniforms will not include a t-shirt this year.

"How do I register on 10/4?"
Registration will open automatically at the site below. 
https://registration.upward.org/UPW81066

"How do I register to coach, assist, referee, or for another position in this program? 
Whether you have a child playing in the league or not, we would LOVE your help with the program. 
There are so many ways to help from planning the end-of-season party to coaching/refereeing. 
Email if you are interested

Questions? Email us at 

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.

Outdoor Fitness Club

more details coming soon! 

Associated Ministries: 

Fredericksburg UMC Preschool
SCOUTS AT Fredericksburg UMC