Welcome to Frazer’s weekly feature called the Breaking Good News! Here you’ll find how your tithing and service is touching and changing lives everyday through our ministries and programs.
Frazer’s Outreach Ministry
Frazer’s Outreach Ministry hosted a “Mommy Painting Party” for moms with children in the Frazer Kindergarten and Moms Day Out program. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and the moms walked away with a beautiful hand-painted item just in time for the Christmas season. More events like these are planned to encourage friendship and a stronger awareness of all Frazer has to offer.
A loyal group of runners pounded the pavement in the Ryan’s 5K Run November 29th. This event is held every year in memory of Ryan Colburn. Proceeds benefit the Youth Worship Arts missions and sends two special needs adults to a conference. Many thanks to all who took the time to take part in this special event!
Hanging of the Greens
Staff and volunteers gathered to “deck the halls” of Frazer in the annual Hanging of the Greens. Youth and adults spruced up wreaths, decorated trees, some even rode the “cherry picker” to make sure we didn’t miss a spot! Everyone is welcome each year to be a part of making Frazer “bright” for the Christmas season.
New Children’s Ministry Director
The Frazer Family is celebrating the addition of Cami Culpepper as Director of the Children’s Ministry. Cami and her husband Kevin and daughters, Carli and Cara are long time members of Frazer and have all been heavily involved in leading children’s events in the past, such as VBS and Children’s Choir. Cami brings 18 years of teaching experience and heart for the Lord into this position. She recently had the opportunity to visit with Frazer’s first Children’s Director Betty Henry who also celebrates Cami’s decision to join the staff!
Rolena is Retiring
She’s the smile you’ve seen for 30 years in the Fellowship Hall, feeding our church family and visitors with delicious food and a Godly spirit. Rolena Prescott is retiring as Director of Food Services at the end of this month and the “goodbyes” have already begun. The staff gathered for a special luncheon in Rolena’s honor and many shared all she has meant in their lives. A common theme in the comments—Rolena had a special way of leading and loving her volunteers and never missed an opportunity to pour encouragement into someone’s life. The entire Frazer Family will have an opportunity to say goodbye Sunday, December 14th in the atrium between services.
Second Mile Spirit—Volunteer Spotlight
Kevin and Chris Shubird showed the second mile spirit recently when they walked into church early and noticed that we needed some extra help with greeting. They stopped mid step, looked around and said, “Do you need some help?”. Kevin and Chris are usually greeters on a different Sunday during the month, but they didn’t let that stop them from keeping their eyes open for wherever the church may need help. They saw a need, grabbed a welcome to worship sticker and greeted our church family! Thank you for showing that second mile spirit!
CRAVE Youth Ministry
For the 2014-2015 school year, Tiffany Taylor is volunteering in the Crave office two afternoons per week. Tiffany is a senior at LAMP and participating in a field study. This young lady has already proven to be a vital part of the Crave Staff as she helps with office duties, setting up for special events, and assisting with sign in on Wed. night. Tiffany has a servant’s heart and always wears a smile. She is active in Crave U, Blitz, Life Group and YWA here at Frazer. We are blessed to have Tiffany on the Crave team.
S.P.I.R.I.T.—Older Adult Ministry
Our Older Adult Ministry recently hosted an event with Selah, A Christian Korean ladies string ensemble. The group provided a wonderful performance for the regular meeting of Spirit. Spirit meets monthly on second Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and includes dinner and an inspirational program. Everyone is welcome!
Community Health Forum
Frazer offered a great community service recently by organizing an “Ebola and You” Community Health Forum. The State Epidemiologist Dr. Mary McIntyre shared the facts of Ebola in order to alleviate the fear. She also talked about the importance of protecting your family from the flu and other ailments that don’t get nearly the attention Ebola does in the news. Our Media Ministries staff and volunteers taped the program so it could be broadcast on WFRZ, allowing more people to be armed with knowledge rather than half truths and misinformation.
Members of our Smile Ministry also took part, serving as greeters in helping our visitors find the East Sanctuary.
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.