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, Shannon Bolick. Come join the fun as we learn and praise Jesus!
Preschool - 5th Grade
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
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. Evaluation day was Saturday, December 2 between 8:00 and noon. Practices will begin in January on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays. Practices are one hour between 6:00 and 9:00. Games will be on Saturdays from January through March. For more information, contact Adam Sutton.
Over 180 excited and energetic children will participate 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.
The registration for the 2018 season is closed. Please come any Saturday to support the children, it is fun and inspirational.
KIDS WITH PURPOSE - Winter/Spring
Our children’s mission program, Kids With Purpose meets children in grades K through 5 meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 until 7:30 to tie our Biblical learning to hands on mission work. This will begin on Wednesday, January 10th. We hope to see you there!
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.
Vacation Bible School - Summer
This past year we followed Paul's journey through Rome. Children ages rising kindergartners through rising sixth graders met Paul in ancient Rome during the week of June 26 – 30. We had need a ton of helpful hands to make VBS the wonderful success once again. Registration will be available in late March for 2018