Micah Ecumenical Ministries

Downtown Fredericksburg congregations have been involved with our community’s homeless population since the late 1980s, when they opened their church buildings as shelter space and provided meals to those in need.  Micah’s programs have been evolving to offer a greater wrap-around system of care, including mental health outreach, disability application assistance, post-hospital respite care, supportive employment and housing placement with our support and the support of these other churches.

Fredericksburg Baptist
Trinity Episcopal
St. George’s Episcopal
The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg
Shiloh Old Site
St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic
Christ Evangelical Lutheran
Shiloh New Site

Read more on the Micah Ecumenical Ministries website

Read how our church is helping...

Breakfast 

Cooking and serving a hot breakfast to our homeless population at the church on Tuesday mornings. Micah Ecumenical Ministries Facebook page 

Lunch Program 

(Fast Food made with Love!) Are you or your group looking to participate in a worthwhile community service? Each week, Micah distributes 300 lunches prepared ahead of time by volunteer groups to individuals in our community.  FUMC has several openings to fill during the remainder of the year and is seeking individuals or groups to help prepare lunches.  If you or your group are interested for 2017, please mark the announcement sheet for more information or contact Gerry Madigan at 540-373-7132 or .  

Micah Hospitality Center 

A number of volunteer opportunities within our community’s Homeless Ministry Center.

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 to see how you can help.

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.

Cold Weather Shelter

Plan ahead to help set-up or drive folks to the Cold Weather Shelter from November through March

Set-up Cold Weather Shelter season is coming this fall. Micah will need your help. We will be responsible for set up and volunteering at the shelter on some Saturday nights from November through March.  Contact Diane Cotter at

Driving In support of the cold weather shelter we drive some Saturday and Sunday Nights from Downtown to the cold weather shelter on Route 3 Kings Highway (4 miles).  Plan to get on the approved FUMC Drivers list in the fall, it's a form and copy of your driver's license and record.  Contact Mike Cotter at