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.
How do you say goodbye to someone who gave 37 years of his life to serving at Frazer UMC? Butch McPherson answered that question by cooking for the staff at his going away party, saying he wanted to serve his Frazer family. Butch and his wife Diana grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for the Frazer staff as a large group gathered to say thank you for Butch’s years of service to Frazer as Director of Missions.
Butch was instrumental in getting Frazer involved with the Deaf Community in Haiti and now an ongoing project of building a Mission Village Resort. He started an outreach to Fair workers in Montgomery, serving them breakfast on fine china, treating them like sons and daughters of the King. Butch also spearheaded Frazer’s Great Day of Service and helped in bringing large concerts to Frazer, most recently the Casting Crowns. We love you Butch—thank you for pouring so much of your life into this church and working to share the love of Christ all over the world!
Media Ministries—One Hope on WFRZ-TV
Watch for a new edition of One Hope on WFRZ-TV and online at frazerumc.org. Director of Media Ministries Kim Hendrix interviewed author and pastor Don Piper about his book and upcoming movie of the same name, “90 Minutes in Heaven”. The first line of Piper’s book is, “I died on January 18, 1989.” Piper was declared dead by several emergency workers after a collision with an 18 wheeler on a wet, icy bridge in southeast Texas. For 90 minutes, his body and crushed vehicle were covered with a tarp while workers attended to other victims. Then as another pastor prayed and sang over his body, Piper joined in singing, “What a friend we have in Jesus.”
The story of his miraculous recovery and what he experienced in those 90 minutes has sold more than 7 million books and will now be told through a movie being released on September 11th. You can see Kim’s interview with Piper and view a web exclusive One Hope, Kid’s Edition soon online at frazerumc.org. One Hope airs on WFRZ-TV Sundays at 7pm; Wednesdays at 7:30 & 9:30pm; Fridays at 7:30 and 9:30pm and Saturdays at 9am and 7pm.
S.P.I.R.I.T.—Older Adults Ministry
Frazer’s atrium once again turned into an art studio under the direction of Frazer member Doris Bell. Anyone interested is asked to bring their own supplies and project. Doris offers free instruction on all art media including sketching, watercolors, oils and more! You’ll find this art gallery on most second Thursdays of the month.
Celebrating our Frazer Family!
Frazer’s senior pastor Dr. Tim Thompson and wife Virginia are now grandparents! They welcomed their first grandchild into the world July 28th. Sweet Lucy is doing well and her grandparents are overjoyed. Now they’re awaiting twin grand babies due next month!
Frazer’s Contemporary Worship Leader Jerrod Dorminey and his wife Abby, who serves on Frazer’s media team, welcomed their third child home recently through adoption. Much of the Frazer family followed Jerrod and Abby’s journey, now little J. Wills is here! We celebrate with you!