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.
Great Day of Service
The Frazer Family made a strong showing in this year’s Great Day of Service. An estimated 2000 Frazer members worked on 18 projects throughout the River Region Saturday, March 14th. The projects varied from packing more than 72,000 meals for close to 200 orphans in Haiti; building a nature trail at the site of the new Pike Road School; sprucing up the grounds of MANE; painting at Chisholm Elementary and continuing the work of building homes and transforming live through Transformation Montgomery.
Frazer youth got even more involved this year through a project for foster children who live at Brantwood Children’s Home. Frazer’s Anchor Sunday School class decorated the JEMAC (Activity Center) for lunch and served all of the volunteers and foster children and workers hamburgers and hotdogs. From there, the children were divided into groups and traveled together to various stations set up in the Activity Center. They enjoyed a Nail Salon, A Craft Station, A Decorating Station, the Gym, and the Game Room. They were also taught money management skills and could use $10 in “Frazer Bucks” at a store to buy journals, candies, and bath products. Each child was also given a monogrammed towel and bag for coming! It was such a special day for the children and volunteers alike.
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A team of Frazer UMC members is preparing to head to Cuba April 2-10. During their visit, the team will conduct a parent/teen workshop, VBS and teach marriage renewal in the Church. The team will also take part in construction projects, lead devotional time for men and hold a women’s ministry tea. Please keep this group in your prayers. Not pictured below, Torrey Herring, Mary Phyfer Parker and Lorena Matrinez.
The Music Ministry held a special open house called “Taste and Sing”, inviting people to experience what it’s like to be in the Sanctuary Choir. The evening included a regular choir rehearsal, along with fun-spirited fellowship and food. Frazer Music Ministry Director Wayne Sigler said, “We are blessed to say that from that event we currently have 11 new members joining the choir, and expect that to grow over the coming weeks. In addition to that number, we have other folks who will be joining us for special concerts.” If you missed the open house, visit the choir during rehearsal any Wednesday night.
Frazer UMC played host to the Special Olympics recently as participants took to the basketball courts for some friendly, but competitive games! The John Ed Mathison Activity Center was filled with smiles, lots of encouraging words and impressive athletes, as teams from all over the state gathered at Frazer to compete. The Special Olympics, through quality sports training and competition, improves the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and, in turn, the lives of everyone they touch.
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.