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! 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, Jillian Murray. Come join the fun as we learn and praise Jesus!
Preschool - 5th Grade
Our Quarterly Newsletter will provide you with information on current programs, schedules and points of contact.
Click here to read the newsletter.
As we start the new year for children here at Fredericksburg UMC, we want to be sure that we are keeping our children as safe. This is a large building with hundreds of people in and out each day. Remember that ALL children under sixth grade must be accompanied by an adult at all times. You must walk your child to and from Sunday School. Also any groups of children must be supervised by two adults. This is not just a way to keep them safe, but is part of our child protection policy and connected to our church’s insurance policy. Please register your children for Sunday School. If you are in the master roster, you can just check for changes and initial instead of filling out another form. When you do this, you will be asked to list allergies as well as all people who may pick up your child. Teachers will quickly get to recognize the parents, but as this familiarization occurs you may be asked to show ID. Please be patient. We are making sure that we protect our children.
Children Music Ministry (coming soon)
SEASONAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Vacation Bible School - Summer
Our Registration is now closed for this event. We are so excited by the amazing response we have received! We are sorry if we missed you, our classes are full and volunteers maxed out.
VBS is a wonderfully busy and fun week at FUMC! Kids entering grades K through 5th (entering 6th in the fall) are able to travel back in time, learning and experiencing what it was like to live during Bible times, all while having a blast! Children get to hear about the incredible adventures of the Holy Land - adventures that REALLY happened!
Our summer 2018 theme is: Babylon - Daniel's Courage in Captivity. The kids will explore the culture of ancient Babylon when Daniel and his friends were taken from Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar and held in confinement. Daniel faced a lot of challenges, like having to figure out a new language and adapt to a new culture. Daniel relied on God and his faith to get him through tough times, just as we need to do today.
The dates are June 25 - June 29th from 9:00 a.m. until noon. A typical day consists of Opening ceremony and music, Tribe lesson time, the ever popular Marketplace (where the kids make Babylonian crafts and try authentic snacks), Games, and Storytelling - where they will meet Daniel and his friends! Every day is a little bit different, but what remains the same is the fun!
Please contact Jillian Murray at: for more information.
If you would like to donate food, click here for the signup genius. Your help is greatly appreciated!
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. Over 180 excited and energetic children participated in this program in 2018! It is not only sports, 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 to special.
KIDS WITH PURPOSE - Winter/Spring
Our children’s mission program, Kids With Purpose meets children in grades K through 5 met on Wednesdays in January - March 2018 tying Biblical learning to hands on mission work.
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.
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!