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Reminder ... spring break is here for many local schools... with that in mind :

 There will be NO K - 5th OR YOUTH Sunday School, OR Youth Group or Lent for Littles evening programs on March 12th or 19th. Normal activities will begin after spring break. Thanks for your cooperation! 

Upcoming Events and more..

Join us for dinner after spring break!

Menu: Taco Bar and dessert

When: March 22nd at 5 PM

Where: Kobler Hall


All are welcome, all ages. Come to Motts Run and explore all that the park has to offer. Rent a kayak, go for a hike around the lake, or just hang out on the dock or at the picnic tables with friends. We will have a group lunch (bring your own) at noon, before leaving the park. 

RSVP To Jillian - so we can keep track of who's coming!


April 6th - Holy Week family service

5:30 PM in the Sanctuary 

We'll also be having our Traditional Maundy Thursday & Good Friday worship services, at 7 PM, both evenings.

Lean into Lent

How are you doing on your Gospel of Matthew reading challenge?

Don't forget to put up a mosaic piece in the Gathering Space, for each week you've read!

Did you join our DIVE-IN (to the Word) @FUMC facebook group yet??

Click on the image above to get connected! (must have a facebook account)

(Don't worry if you don't though, we'll be posting devos, resources , and videos through other methods as well!)

Did you see this on Facebook?? Check out this cool new youth member, Carrie Burton, as she shares her Lenten thoughts :) Thanks, Carrie!

New youth member, Carrie Burton, as she shares her Lenten thoughts !

Don't forget you can still check out the other services at the downtown churches this season..

Serve, donate, and assist!

Micah Cold Weather shelter help

Because winter won’t leave us we will need to keep the cold weather shelter open through March. If you are willing to be on a standby list for March 18 and March 25. If so, please contact Diane Cotter at 540-845-9636. 

Can you spare 1-2 hours!??

Our Food Pantry has a bunch of open slots over the next few weeks!

See what you can pick up! Maybe even during spring break .. great family engagement opportunity, bring a friend, make a day of it!

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Help us fill eggs!

We have a TON of plastic eggs, we just need fillers!

Nut-free candy or small toys that can fit in eggs are needed for both Easter Sunday and our baskets during the Family dinner (see above).

Drop off in the Mission Control bin! THANKS in advance!

Just a few extra notes ..

Easter offering - How's it going for you?

In this season of Lent, our pastors have challenged us not only to be shaped by reading about Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew but to also be shaped by living like Jesus, sacrificially. For this purpose, our children were given offering jars, and families were offered Easter Giving envelopes to begin thinking and working on a special offering for these six weeks building to Easter. We are now halfway. How is it going for you?


You might ask, how is an offering different than a tithe? Tithing is considered regular giving, aiming toward a Biblical goal of 10%. Offerings are above that or given for special purposes. The challenge this Lenten season is to consider offerings to help with our church missional budget.


This budget contains support for the upcoming summer youth mission, our Guatemala mission trip, support to prison and interfaith ministry, as well as support for our missionary in Tanzania and much more. The total is large (at $26,000 not counting our connectional mission), but if we can defray these costs with our Easter offering, this will help us to focus on other ministries as the year progresses. It helps us put the mission first, as we celebrate the gift of Jesus’ mission if you will. 


The power of sacrifice is huge and life-changing. An individual alone usually cannot impact ministry locally and abroad, but that’s what is possible when we work together as one Body in Jesus Christ. The reality is that the pandemic and subsequent recovery have narrowed our resources for both mission and ministry. Yet, our church is very much alive with great hope and possibility. Therefore, our efforts this Lenten season and beyond can help so many as we work together to transform the world with Jesus leading the way! So, please join us in this Easter Offering which will build a transforming ministry for our youth, restore hope to a war-torn place on the African continent, and so much more!

Envelopes can be found on tables in the Narthex or Gathering Space or given through SimpleChurch online. Find all the ways at FUMCVA.OR/GIVE 

Thanks to those who have already given to the Easter offering! 

Thank you, FUMC, for hosting the Otterbein Concert Choir on Monday, March 6, under the direction of Dr. Gayle Walker (Martha's sister). The choir appreciated everything so much, including the sound support, sanctuary set-up, delicious dinner, comfortable space to rehearse and change into concert dress, the generous free-will offering, and the warm and welcoming audience. The performance was beautiful, as we were blessed by the exquisitely performed choral works and rich harmonies. Our church welcomed numerous visitors to the concert who were impressed and appreciative of our wonderful church. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a memorable tour stop for the choir and a lovely event for our church. We hope the Otterbein Concert Choir will come back soon!

Martha and Art Sheffield

A sweeter Easter!

Just a heads up on our worship schedule for 4/9

8:15 AM - Traditional in the Sanctuary

9:45 AM - Contemporary in Kobler Hall

11:15 AM - Traditional in the Sanctuary

Egg hunts for kids between each service, on the Methodist Green! Bring a basket!


Never too late to say ...

Happy Birthday or Anniversary ..

March Birthdays (80+)

Larry Tubbs, March 2

Ruth Ernst, March 4

Beverly Rawlings, March 7

Lois Wair, March 9

Robert Sheppe, March 12

Ruth Feltner, March 13

Anne Bagshaw, March 13

Bill Rhodes, March 15

Blair Gloss, March 19

Bob Lewandowski, March 24

Paulina Smith, March 24

John Parsons, March 26

Bill Simpson, March 31

Douglas Holbrook, March 31

March Anniversaries (40+)

Tom and Judy Welsh, March 24, 

Paul and Camilla Prewitt, March 26, 1972

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Fredericksburg  UMC

308 Hanover Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401