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.
Unchained—Financial Peace University
You will notice colorful paper “chains” hanging in the Frazer atrium over the next three weeks. These “chains” represent the prayers of our adults and children who are participating in Financial Peace University. Each link is a specific prayer request and has been brought before the Lord. The more than 1000 Frazer members who signed up for FPU have only three weeks remaining in this 9 week course. Our pastors in both the Sanctuary and Wesley Hall will begin a new sermon series this Sunday, October 18th, focused on helping all of us live by Biblical principles and in the process become “unchained” by the burdens of this world.
Below are photos of the Unchained prayer team praying over the prayer requests before hanging them as chains throughout the atrium.
Parents invaded Children’s Church Sunday, September 27th, to get a first hand look at all their children are learning each Sunday morning. The Frazer Children’s Ministry invited parents to attend children’s church with their children. Parents turned out enthusiastically with close to 100 moms and dads participating in Under the Sea (K4 and K5), Discoveryland Aquarium (1st through 3rd), and Surge (4th and 5th). It was a wonderful time of worship for our children as their parents joined them in praising our Lord!
Frazer’s volunteer teachers bring a unique sense of creativity in sharing the word of God with our little ones. Mr. Dwain shared the story of how God helped Miriam be brave in helping to save her brother Moses with his 2 & 3 yr olds in Cherub Church. Meanwhile, Mrs. Cindy Montelepre’s 4 & 5 year olds took bravery to a higher level being super heroes
for Jesus. Both age groups learned “God helps me to be brave!”
As Frazer UMC prepares to open a multi-site campus in the Pike Road school in February, our Crave Student Ministry Staff and the Children’s staff are jumping right in getting to know the community. These Frazer staff members volunteered during the Pike Road School lunch hour recently, many Frazer children were ecstatic to see their children’s and youth pastor and proudly pointed them out to their classmates. Children’s Ministry Director Cami Culpepper especially enjoyed the time because she saw so many of her previous students from her days as the music teacher at Halcyon Elementary. Youth director Chase Faulk was invited into a first grade classroom to read with the children. CRAVE’s Momma Daisy (aka Kathy Boyd) enjoyed eating lunch with her grandson and meeting his classmates and teachers. Comment of the day from a Frazer youth at PRS as she introduced her friend to her youth pastor, “This is my friend and she wants to come to Crave with me!”
Another warm welcome home this past Sunday for two of Frazer’s full-time missionaries. Brian and Catherine Jones returned to Frazer for a visit, after making the decision in the summer of 2014 to become full-time missionaries in Moldova. The Jones serve as house parents to orphans through the Stella’s Voice ministry—this ministry offers a loving home and work skills to young girls and boys who would otherwise age out of the orphanage and more than likely fall into the sex trade. Please continue to cover Brian and Catherine in prayer and for more information on their ministry go to teamjonesinmoldova.blogspot.com.
Celebrating our Frazer Family
Frazer member Brooke Engles lit up the stage in Wesley Hall during the Montgomery County Distinguished Young Women program. Brooke won the title and will represent Montgomery County in the State DYW program at Frazer in January. Brooke is a senior at Saint James School and is active in the CRAVE youth ministry. Several Frazer youth participated as little sisters in the program as well, performing a spirited dance and supporting the DYW’s throughout the practices and two day program. Congratulations Brooke and to all of the young ladies putting their talent, fitness and self expression to the test by taking part in this scholarship program.