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 new year is off to a “fighting” start with a new vision for sharing Christ! A special Wednesday night worship service provided the details of Frazer’s 5.10.20 vision statement. Dr. Tim Thompson shared the how and why behind Frazer’s plan to have 5 multi-sites, reaching 10,000 people for Christ by the year 2020. In addition to the traditional and contemporary services offered at Frazer on Atlanta Highway, the church will begin offering worship services at a new site, the Pike Road School, Sunday, February 7th. “We’re taking Christ to the unchurched, we are still one church with two locations. We are fighting for our families and for the word of God and will not let evil continue to destroy families and water down His promises. Many families won’t make the drive to worship so we will take worship to them,” said Dr. Thompson. Frazer is committed to continuing God’s work and growing the Atlanta Highway site while stepping out and taking Christ to people in areas beyond the Montgomery area. Long time church member and leader Russ Dunman said he’s excited to be in a church that continues to change for the Glory of God!
Frazer’s Prayer Shawl Ministry
In 2015, the ladies of our Prayer Shawl Ministry created 75 shawls or throws for people who were dealing with illness or grief. These shawls are made while praying for the person who will then receive it, so many prayers have been lifted up for each recipient. Pictured below are some of the ladies as they complete shawls and prepare to knit and pray for others in 2016. If you love to knit or crochet and would like to join this talented and faithful group or if you know of someone who might be a candidate to receive a shawl, email Jan Niel at email@example.com.
Missions-In Christ’s Way
Did you know when you give to Frazer’s “In Christ’s Way” you help lift someone out of a difficult time? Here’s another life changed thanks to your faithful giving:
She is a single mother of a teenage son. She plans out her funds carefully, but the weekly paycheck from her full time job barely covers the bills. She used most of the money she was saving for the rent and power bill to replace the broken timing belt on her car so she would have transportation to work. In Christ’s Way was able to pay the remainder of her rent and power bill to get her current on these bills.
Thank you for your faithful giving to this ministry designed to help people get through a rough spot.
The Frazer Christmas Store in December is still celebrating the lives touched by the 2015 event. Sometimes numbers truly tell the story, take a look:
Christmas Store Outcomes:
-71 families were referred to the Christmas Store by 7 referring organizations. 55 families actually shopped this year.
-150 children were shopped for the day of the store (this is up from 86 children last year)!
-More than 300 gifts were purchased the day of the store, with families spending $1478. That money will be used for next year’s store.
-More than 80 volunteers stepped up to run the Christmas Store. They helped shop for gifts before the store, set up the store, served as shopping assistants, gift wrappers and overall encouragers!
-New this year, we had 2 shoppers share their story on video with Frazer Media Team member Rachel Cox. Each shopper who participated received a copy of the interview for their family.
– The Frazer family gave more than $9000 to purchase gifts for the store. that are then sold at extremely low prices, providing a dignified shopping experience for selected families.
-35 children participated in the Men’s pancake breakfast happening the same day.
-More than 60 children played in the kids area and were able to pick out a small item for a family member.
Save the Date: The 2016 Christmas Store will be held December 10, 2016!
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.