Worship – Open Up the Heavens
Anyone attending services at Frazer Atlanta Highway Sunday, April 17, experienced a powerful time of worship. The music ministry presented Open Up the Heavens, the spring praise and worship service, and those attending said it certainly lived up to its name. Through both contemporary and traditional song and the reading of scripture, the Frazer family invited in the Holy Spirit and praised His name! The church family attended two combined services in the Sanctuary, filling it at both hours. Look for more opportunities like this one!
Worship – Frazer Pike Road
Frazer’s venture into being a multi-site church is already changing lives and families. When we started the new Pike Road Site, it opened up new opportunities for service, pulling some Frazer members into areas where they can truly see their part in growing the church. A Frazer member who attends at Pike Road recently sent Senior Pastor Dr. Tim Thompson an email sharing what she called “Breaking Good News”! Take a look:
“I hope people know the difference the Pike Road campus is making in people’s lives. I know of about 10 wives that have seen great change in their husbands now that they are getting involved at Frazer Pike Road . They are tithing more joyfully, they are getting out of their comfort zones, they are serving more and they are becoming spiritual leaders in their household. Just some breaking good news to share
with you………and I am one of those wives.”
We celebrate the lives changed already through our Pike Road Site and all God has planned in this new venture! Please continue to pray for the life of our church at Pike Road and Atlanta Highway.
The Frazer Children’s Ministry hosted a luncheon recently for volunteers interested in Vacation Bible School this summer. VBS Director Wendy Leigh spoke about this year’s theme, “Submerged”, while everyone enjoyed a light lunch. Afterwards, the volunteers burned off their lunch, learning moves from the Submerged soundtrack! If you or anyone else would like to join in the fun this year, please contact Children’s Ministry Director Cami Culpepper or anyone with the Children’s Ministry! VBS will take place July 11 – 15 and online registration will be open in June.
Our SPLASH kids are getting ready to present their spring musical “Gods Not Dead” Wednesday, April 27 in Wesley Hall! Everyone will be entertained as the children present fun songs, drama, dancing and even a cool drum routine! We are lifting our praises high to Him!
Frazer parents enjoyed a special date night, when the Children’s Ministry offered a Parents’ Night Out last Friday night. More than a hundred kids had a blast playing in the gym, eating pizza, making crafts and watching a movie. Even our babies birth thru age 3 had a great time playing in the nursery while the parents enjoyed their 3 hour date! Our Children’s Ministry is able to offer events like this because of the awesome volunteers that served as chaperones! Please sign up to serve in an area of Children’s Ministry-we would love to have you and we guarantee, you’ll be blessed.
Six men from Frazer UMC will be joining 21 other men to witness to those locked up in prison. This mission team is known as Kairos #33 at Staton Prison. The men will be working with 30 inmates for four days sharing the love and grace of Jesus. There will be home cooked meals, lots of cookies provided by Frazer volunteers, talks, prayers and worship and a lot of listening. These men will be your hands and feet and they will hopefully be a part of some life changing experiences for the men in white. Please keep them in your prayers, as they do their work April 28 through May 1.
A Frazer mission team has just returned home from a 10 day trip to Africa. Frazer supports Mescal’s Children’s Center of Hope in Kenya. This trip provided multiple opportunities to preach, work, witness, feed Rhinos and hold precious babies, all while sharing the love of Christ. Here are words from the trip leader, Missions Pastor Brandon Dasinger as they prepared to come home: “It will be very hard to put into words the magnitude of blessing this trip to Kenya has been for our whole team. God has been so faithful to protect, teach, and guide. The blessings will go far beyond our days spent in this beautiful land. So humbly grateful for this incredible opportunity. Getting on a plane for USA at midnight tonight.” Prayers and Praises!
We are so excited to welcome Abbi Brunson to the Frazer Staff. She has served as an intern with Frazer UMC for the past four months. Abbi graduates from Auburn University in May with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She will be the Student Ministry Leader for Pike Road and have responsibilities at Atlanta Hwy. Please help us welcome her!
Sunday School & Small Groups
Special thanks to Virginia Thompson and the Bible Basics Sunday School class for landscape work they performed in the Frazer courtyard. Be sure to stop by and enjoy their handiwork.
Celebrating the Frazer Family
Frazer member Walter Nanney and friends celebrated his lifetime of service recently at the Volunteer of the Year Awards. Walter was among the nominees for the Senior Volunteer Award. His wife Donna attended the ceremony with Walter along with several members of the Roll Up Your Sleeves ministry started by Walter years ago. This ministry has come to the aid of countless individuals doing everything from simple home repairs to building wheelchair ramps. Walter just recently turned over the reigns of the ministry to others. He and Donna still deliver Meals on Wheels. Thank you Walter and congratulations on your many years of service to others!
The Capital City Optimist Club and the YMCA recently awarded the Friend of Youth Award to two Frazer members.
Jim Reeves and Bill Daugherty were recognized for their time spent with young people through various volunteer roles and organizations. Jim has given 15 years to the Upward sports program at Frazer as either a coach or a referee. First he coached his son’s team and now that his son is grown and married, Jim continues to call Upward football and basketball games. He also coaches through the YMCA.
Bill Daugherty is co-chair of the project that hosts the annual Alabama High School all star baseball team; co-chair of the annual bicycle safety rodeo at Bear Exploration Magnet School; project chair for the Montgomery County Middle School All-Star Football Banquet and serves on the Board of Directors of the Capital City Optimist Club. Both Bill and Jim were honored for their time and leadership to better the lives of youth in our community. Congratulations!
Our very own Ken Furman was a finalist for the 2016 River Region Volunteer of the Year Award. Ken has been a faithful servant at Frazer Pike Road as a Launch Team member, Greeter, and serving with Local Missions and Outreach. Congratulations to Ken!
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.