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.
Operation Christmas Child
The Frazer Family responded in a BIG way to Operation Christmas Child! Staff and volunteers loaded a flatbed truck and a pickup truck with 1103 shoeboxes packed with love and gifts for children all over the world. Operation Christmas Child likes to say a small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. The shoeboxes are shipped to some of the hardest to reach countries where children may never have a chance to hear about Jesus. The tangible gift brings hope and love. Thank you for reaching out in a mighty way!
Children’s Ministry Director Cami Culpepper challenged parents to sit down with their children during the week of Thanksgiving and make a list of what they’re thankful for. Cami says she was thrilled at the reaction as more than 20 children ran up to her Sunday morning with their lists. Some even used Dr. Tim Thompson’s ABC list from the bulletin to cover the alphabet with thanksgiving words! One little girl said she is thankful for hands to write and draw with and legs to run with; many of them said God, Mom and Dad, dogs and video games. For “R” in the alphabet, one little girl said “restrooms”. Yes, we are thankful for restrooms and so much more. Thankful for a thankful spirit!
Frazer’s children are spending lots of time in rehearsal preparing for their Christmas programs. Be sure to stop in and support the preschoolers as they sing praises for our Lord Sunday, December 6th at 4pm in the Sanctuary and the older children are preparing for a special performance at Jingle Jam December 16th.
Frazer member and now Miss Center Point Shea Summerlin stopped in for a visit with Frazer’s 5th grade girls recently. Shea let each girl try on her crown and told them they are princesses because their Father is the King of Kings! Shea will participate in Miss Alabama in June.
Frazer’s Children’s Ministry celebrates the baptisms of Sophie Shoults and volunteer Jennifer Day! Children’s Director Cami Culpepper says, “We are so thankful for Jennifer’s service to our kids and for our little Sophie faithfully being involved in our Children’s program!”
Hanging of the Greens
When you come to church Sunday, you’ll notice Frazer is suddenly looking a lot like Christmas! A special thanks to our staff and volunteers who spent most of last Sunday participating in the “hanging of the greens”. Frazer’s worship halls and the atrium are beautifully decorated in the spirit of Christmas.
Frazer Staff members in the Christmas Spirit
Two Frazer staff members were “caught” showing their love of the season as only these two can. Youth minister Chase Faulk transformed into “Elf” from the movie to help Momma Daisy surprise her daughter with tickets to the play in Atlanta. IT Director Keith Williams got into the spirit as he setup a photo booth for an upcoming Media Ministries Volunteer appreciation luncheon. You both wear these looks well!
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.