Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference
Frazer UMC once again hosted the Alabama West Florida Annual Conference for the United Methodist Church. Hundreds of people, pastors and lay leaders, gathered at Frazer for fellowship and voting on delegates and various policy matters within the UMC. The conference is a mix of inspiring sermons, praise and worship, bible study and important votes and work sessions. It couldn’t happen without the more than 200 volunteers—Frazer UMC members—serving in various ways—greeting, driving shuttles, serving meals and snacks, moving tables and chairs, running cameras and working in the coffee cafe. Teri Brown, who coordinates the volunteers for Annual Conference, said, “I’ve been coordinating the Annual Conference volunteers for more years than I can remember and our Frazer family just keeps on serving selflessly! God has blessed this church with the BEST volunteers anywhere and I for one really appreciate all they do!”
Frazer Book Signing
Frazer’s own Dr. Patrick Quinn and Content Director Ken Roach teamed up to write a parenting book called, “How to Ruin Your Children in 7 Easy Steps”. It is hot off the press and available in Frazer’s book store and online. Patrick and Ken experienced their first book signing during the AWF Annual Conference. They enjoyed lots of good conversations and feedback. You can look for them again near the book store, Sunday, June 7th, after the 9:30 and 11am church services.
Frazer’s foster care and adoption ministry, ONEfamily, held a mentoring meeting recently, in an effort to find volunteers to spend time with tweens and teens. Brantwood Children’s Home and DHR are among those looking for mentors for about 30 children ranging in age from 10 to 19. They are looking for adults who are dependable to spend time with the children, possibly attending a sporting event, graduation or other special occasions. Mentors might teach students how to sew or change a tire, basically things a parent would teach a child. If you’re interested in giving of your time as a mentor, contact Susan Moss at email@example.com.
Big Fun Night!—Children’s Ministry
A big fun night thrilled close to two hundred children and their parents too! As the children played games and feasted on pizza and ice cream sundaes, the parents were free to enjoy a date night! From basketball, to ping pong, jumping rope, pickle ball and pool, the children had many activities to choose from, before “decorating” their own ice cream sundaes and then settling in for a movie. Many thanks to our volunteers, from youth to grandparents, who helped make this special night happen.
Frazer Youth helps Children’s Ministry
In the summer months, many CRAVE youth activities bring students to Frazer for free time to spend with one another in fellowship—playing games or visiting. We caught some youth recently giving of their “free” time to help with Frazer’s Children’s Ministry. The group of teens shuffled through a pile of papers, organizing the books of the bible so the Children’s ministry can get busy teaching our youngsters all about His word!
Celebrating the Frazer family!
Two outstanding young ladies from the Frazer family are contestants in the Miss Alabama Pageant. The event is taking place at Samford University in Birmingham throughout the first weekend in June. The young ladies develop interview skills, build self-esteem, and learn commitment from a process of self-evaluation that prepares them for future challenges and pursuits. We wish Alyssa Boyd and Shea Summerlin all the best!
Ty Taylor will be going to Haiti to serve as an intern at the site of the Hands and Feet and Frazer Mission Guest Village. Ty will be working with the site manager to continue the development of our massive project. He leaves June 9th and returns July 28th. Please cover Ty in prayer.
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.