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.
The Frazer student ministry hosted a pool party recently for the senior class. As the school year nears a close, Frazer is celebrating these students and all they have accomplished. There are 36 seniors, representing 15 different high schools. This is a very active class, with many of them serving on the puppet team, youth worship arts, children’s camp, VBS, and in children’s church. These seniors will be recognized during Sunday morning services May 17th for Senior Sunday. Youth leader Brittany Finch says, “We are very fortunate to have such great student leadership!”
Children’s Music Ministry
Children in 1st through 5th grade traveled through the decades as they presented their Spring Program. Using a time machine, the children shared the importance of living for Christ and how what we do today will affect generations to come. Through acting, singing and special effects, the children delighted the crowd of parents, grandparents and friends who showed their appreciation with a standing ovation! Frazer Assistant Music Director Amis Sellers also took time to recognize Anne Hunter who has volunteered with the Children’s Ministry for 35 years—as a director many years ago, then as a pianist for at least 30 years. Anne was presented with a beautiful painting and surrounded by family, including grandchildren who took part in the spring program. Amis says, “Anne has a heart for God and for his children matched by very few and is quite the talented musician. Her desire has always been to promote the children and not herself-a sweet and humble faithful follower.”
Outreach Ministry—New Member Fellowship
Our church family welcomed 18 new members into the Frazer Family this month. The day ended with a special time of fellowship at the home of Frazer’s Senior pastor Dr. Tim Thompson. Tim and his wife Virginia enjoy hosting the new members in a relaxed atmosphere, where everyone can get to know each other a little better and hear of opportunities for getting connected at Frazer. Please welcome this group into the Frazer Family!
We are thankful for our television ministry and the many volunteers who help televise and stream our services and special programs, either online or on WSFA-12 and WFRZ-TV. This ministry often reaches people in the comfort of their home or when they’re traveling out of the area. We often hear how thankful people are to be able to join in worship with Frazer when they are unable to attend in person. Recently we received a note and photo showing another way this ministry touches lives. During a rebroadcast of a recent Sunday morning worship service, soloist Courtney Selman’s 11 month old baby boy spotted his Mommy on TV. Enjoy the note below from Courtney’s mother Bev Labosky: “Courtney sang last Sunday at church and we were out of town celebrating my birthday in Savannah with friends. I wanted to watch the replay of the service so shortly after we got home I turned it on. Thomas (now 11 months old) was playing in the den until he heard his Momma start to sing. He stopped what he was doing, crawled over to the console and pulled himself up to watch. He was so enthralled with watching her until the camera moved off her and into the choir. He started jabbering at the TV because he wanted to see her! Once they moved the camera back to her, he was quiet. This is the 2nd time we’ve watched him watch her and stop what he is doing. Yes, I’m a proud BeBe and Momma.” Thankful for this newest viewer of WFRZ-TV!
Activity Ministry—Sonshine Soccer
Frazer’s Sonshine Soccer season is at the halfway mark and going strong! Close to 300 boys and girls, from all over the River Region, are playing this year on 26 teams. After the first practice, program coordinator Brenda Delker asked one of the parents as they were leaving the fields what they thought of their coach. The Mom responded with, “We have the best coach, he just shares Jesus with those kids like he was a preacher.” Brenda had to smile, as this particular coach is Frazer’s Teaching Pastor Dr. Patrick Quinn. There are 28 volunteer coaches who give of their time, energy and love throughout the 8 week season. A sincere thank you to the many volunteers who are making this season a huge success!
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.