A former prisoner, whom Frazer has worked with for several years, has been accepted at Tony Campolo’s study program at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. Dr. Campolo has worked to create, nurture and support programs for “at-risk” children in cities across North America, and has helped establish schools and universities in several developing countries. Frazer, along with other churches in the Montgomery area, contributed to matching funds to help send this former Kilby prisoner, who has demonstrated a sincere desire to know Christ and live for Him, to Eastern University.
CRAVE Student Ministry
CRAVE said goodbye to three family members this past Sunday. Here is how the day went according to middle school director Bryan Levangie:
“Our goodbye to the interns and Patrick Craig was bittersweet. Our interns, Mary Rief and Grant McKissick, made a great connection with the students over the summer. They spent time well outside of “normal operating hours” to get to know the Crave family, of which they have been a part of during their own time as students. We are grateful for the work they brought to the staff and how it enriched our relationship-driven summer. Lots of great connections were made. Patrick has been on staff with Crave for two years, but it seems so much longer because we have experienced such a loss within our office walls. Patrick’s desire for truth and knowledge has not only led our high school students to a new understanding about their faith, but also has been a blessing to us, the Crave staff. He has led well, and has been willing to serve in whatever capacity that was needed. He will be truly missed. The entire Crave family said our goodbyes Sunday with hugs, affirmations, and prayers of blessings. However, it wasn’t a permanent goodbye, just an eager expectation of what God will do next in the lives of these faithful disciples.”
CRAVE also recently thanked their volunteers with a special lunch and prizes. The youth ministry leaders took this opportunity to encourage and thank the many parents who volunteer with the youth and to introduce new opportunities in the 2014-2015 CRAVE year.
The Frazer nursery hosted a water play day on the playground! It’s amazing how much fun a sprinkler, cups and paint brushes can be! The children “painted” the fence with water, rode cars through the sprinkler and enjoyed an ice cream treat with all the toppings.
Frazer member Richard Stallworth recently attended a conference in Chicago for The United Methodist Committee on Deaf & Hard of Hearing Ministries. Mr. Stallworth is a new member of this ministry, representing the deaf in the Southeast.
Prime Time Singles
Our Prime Time Singles took a bus trip to Peach Park-but just getting there proved to be a testament to the servant hearts of Frazer UMC! When one Prime Time member forgot to secure the key for the bus, we’re told two staff members in particular went above and beyond the call of duty on a Saturday to get this group on the road! They send out special thanks to Glen and Dana! The day turned into a wonderful time of food, fun and fellowship!
This is just some of the Breaking Good News happening in our Frazer Family! Stay tuned for more details of how God is moving through Frazer UMC.