Community

Where is our Judea and Samaria? We can be Christ’s witnesses to those in need within our community.

 

Mission Control Needs 

Mission Control is near the elevator in the gathering space. 

  • Food Pantry: Food Pantry Needs: boxed macaroni and cheese. If donating funds, please write “Food Pantry” on your check.
  • Preschool: Labels for Education.
  • Lions Club: glasses, cases, hearing aids.
  • Micah’s current needs are: Men’s underwear (size M, L, and XL); Women’s underwear ( size 6 through 10), Backpacks; Deodorant; Small travel-size shampoo.
  • Preschool: Labels for Education
  • Lions Club: Eyeglasses, Cases, and Hearing Aids

To use Mission Control, contact Tina Renninger and tell her what you are collecting and contact information. -------------------------------------------------------------

Homework Helpers

Fredericksburg UMC proudly continues the Homework Helpers Program in January of 2018. We invite you to join us to share your gifts and talents with this special initiative.    Click here for information

Community Dinners

Cooking and serving a free community dinner at the church, primarily for our homeless population. Twice a month commitment, second and fourth Saturday.

the Furniture Bank

WE NEED CREATIVE MINDS, STRONG BACKS AND TRUCKS!!!
Fredericksburg UMC has been instrumental in helping set up a furniture bank. Now, we need to help sustain this new mission through volunteer service and donations of household items.  Click here for more information on help we need on April 22nd. or click the link on the right to help in the future.

Micah Ecumenical Ministries

Support for this community organization is part of Fredericksburg UMC's DNA.  The needs range from cooking, assembling and serving meals, driving to the cold weather shelter, volunteering at the hospitality center to donating furniture!  Click the link on the right to learn more.

UMCOR Kits

Our United Methodist Women would like to help FUMC deliver UMCOR Kits to the VA Annual Conference again this year. Recent disasters, such as the tornadoes in our own state of Virginia, have shown us how important these kits are in times of crisis. Kits may be delivered to the Mission Control room or bring a check (made out to FUMC) to purchase a kit and place it in the UMW box in the mail room. A description of these kits may be found on the UMW Bulletin Board, at the end of the UMW annual Handbook, and on the UMCOR website WWW.UMCOR.org/  Sample kits will soon be on display in the narthex and gathering space along with lists of kit contents. Questions? Please contact Barbara Williams.

S.O.K.S. Camp

Summer 2018

Sema, Ota, Kua, Soma: Speak, Dream, Grow, Read.  What started as a resettlement program for area refugees has grown into a full summer of fun and learning.  Each summer we team with area churches to provide 8 weeks of summer camp for approximately 60 children.  

For more information on how you or your Sunday School class can help with this local mission, please email Fanya Morton.

School Dressing Days

August 2018

WHAT IS School Dressing Days? School Dressing Days is a community event for children needing some help getting ready for the new school year. It is sponsored by the Interfaith Community Council and Fredericksburg UMC has been part of a 40 plus year annual event assisting kids who need a little help getting ready for school each year.

School Dressing Days will be held on Friday and Saturday in August. People from over 20 faith communities have been working all year to accumulate new clothes, undies, school supplies, backpacks, toiletries, and other items for the 1200 children we expect. Coats, jackets, and school shoes are also available.

Watching children, especially the little ones, pick out their backpack is a joy to see.  Children from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline Counties are eligible to attend the event (K thu 12 and Head Start). Preregistration for children is required and there are several opportunities for that. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO? In addition to donating items, a one-time four hour commitment on either of those days, morning or afternoon (or maybe both). Your presence will mean a lot to the families you would meet -- and it may be a life-changing time for you too. Place donations in the School Dressing Days bin in Mission Control.

Donate items:

  • New or gently used backpacks (colorful ones for the smaller children and large ones for high-schoolers are usually in short supply);
  • School-appropriate shoes (new or gently used);
  • New girls' jeans sizes 5 and 7;
  • Little girls' undies sizes 4 and 8.
  • Other items are shown on the flyer in Mission Control.

Donate funds:   Funds help our "super shoppers" pay for the bargains they find. Make out the check to FUMC with School Dressing Days in the memo line.

Help set-up and staff the event:

A Sign-Up Genius site will be ready for you to register to work at the event!  For more information email Jean Himmel, or phone 368-9541.