Serve our Homeless

We are proudly one of the nine member churches that support Micah Ecumenical Ministries in Fredericksburg.

Micah breakfast program

Cooking and serving a hot breakfast to our homeless population at the church EVERY Tuesday morning.   Two of our Adult Sunday School classes voluntarily prepare and serve breakfast on the 3rd and 4th Tuesdays.  Everyone is welcome to come and help.   A fresh, hot breakfast is available for all who attend. The Fredericksburg UMC kitchen is open every Tuesday morning serving breakfast from 7:30–8:30 a.m.

  • The Wayfarers Class prepares the breakfasts on the 3rd Tuesdays
  • Every 4th Tuesday of the month, Faith and Fellowship Sunday School serves breakfast for the clients of Micah - contact Jean Himmel

Our kitchen is also used by other groups that support Micah Breakfasts who do not have a downtown kitchen.

Micah bag lunches program 

Each week Micah distributes approximately 300 lunches to clients, prepared by various groups throughout the community. Each group prepares 150 bag lunches consisting of a sandwich, a bag of chips, a fruit cup, dessert, and a bottle of water, which are delivered to Micah at the start of the week.  Our children’s ministry, youth groups, Sunday school classes, and neighborhood gatherings have all participated. It’s a great, fun-filled, Christian-based service project that is easily organized with a detailed handout and help from our coordinator. After the shopping is done, most groups can complete the assembly process in about an hour. If you have a group that is interested or if you are an individual who would like to join in with a group, contact Gerry Madigan for more information.

Community furniture bank support

This exciting mission coordinated through Micah is seeking creative minds, strong backs, talented organizers, handymen, and people who just want to pitch in and help their fellow man. Getting someone into housing is just the start of creating a home. That empty shell needs to be filled with furniture and other household items before it can become a functioning household. FUMC, along with other local congregations, is developing a system to receive donated furniture and household items and distribute them to those who need it.  If you can donate a few hours on a second Saturday (or at other times), please contact Bill or Sue Botts. If you have furniture items to donate - click here!

Micah Hospitality Center

The Hospitality Center, located at 1013 Princess Anne, is where those who are homeless in our community go for basic needs and connection to community resources. Here, guests can take a shower, receive mail, get clothing and meet with loving members of the community who help them regain stability in their lives. Volunteer orientation for hospitality volunteers is held on second Fridays each month from 9-10 am at the day center. Donations of clothing and hygiene items are also accepted at the day center Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm Small donations can be left in Mission Control at the church.

Community Café

The Community Café, located at 1016 Caroline St, is a pay-what-you-can restaurant. All are welcome to come and enjoy a meal prepared by current and formerly homeless who are learning to work in food service. Guests order from a menu. Food is restaurant quality. And the bill can be settled with a suggested donation or goodwill. Support the café as a customer on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 11am to 2pm or volunteering as a server or hostess. Volunteer orientation for café volunteers is on fourth Fridays of the month from 10-11 am at the cafe.

Respite Home

The Respite House, located at 1512 Princess Anne St., is an eight-bed group home for homeless individuals to recuperate when they are discharged from the hospital. Volunteer opportunities include nightly meals for those staying in the house. Meals can be dropped off or prepared onsite. Groups are encouraged to stay and have dinner with the guests in the home. To get on the dinner schedule, contact the respite house at 540-479-8302 or email

Cold Weather Shelter

The Cold Weather Shelter, located at 750 Kings Highway, operates from mid-November to mid-March. It keeps people from freezing to death when the temperature drops below 32 degrees. Volunteers are needed to make beds, organize supplies, check people in and drive church buses. Contact Diane or Mike Cotter to volunteer with our church at for shelter and for driving.