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!
Check us out on Facebook! Click here to visit the FUMC Children's Ministry page, and follow to stay up to date with the current activities!
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
Last September we launched a new inter-generational program designed to help build relationships between kids and adults at FUMC. Secret Pals was a six-week pen-pal program, where kids and adults write weekly letters and cards back and forth.
This year's Advent Adventure is TBD and will hopefully the first week in December. We are organizing and planning now to possibly have an in-person option as well as a virtual option with a craft kit you can do at home.
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 - We are continuing to evaluate and monitor the situation to determine if a league can be held safely and effectively. We will provide an update later in the year. Until then, stay safe and God Bless! Questions?
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KIDS WITH PURPOSE - Winter/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 springMore 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.
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. We spent the last week of June on an African safari and learning about God's goodness. Plan early and consider volunteering during this amazing week!