Retreats, Events and Activities

The Roots


Confirmation 2016/2017

Sept 11, 2016 – March 25, 2017
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Methodist Youth Center

6th grade students and their parents are invited to participate in Confirmation. Parents will have their own class, which runs alongside the students’ class. We hope the entire family will walk this road of growing in faith together.

Parent Connection Progressive Dinner

Methodist Youth Center
February 23
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 per couple

Come and join us for a progressive three-course dinner. Parents in similar life stages will be able to discuss and share parenting ideas, concerns and possible solutions. As you move from location to location, you’ll change up seating to meet more parents involved in the Roots Student Ministry community.

Get into the discussion. You may find that you have a lot more in common with other parents than you knew.

Register and pay on line by February 19.

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Created By God: 5th-6th Grades

Methodist Youth Center
March 2-4

Cost: $30 per student

Human Sexuality; God’s way.

Some subjects are sensitive. We get that. God created us as sexual beings, so he must have a plan for that, right? Over this weekend retreat, we’ll discuss the physical, mental and spiritual landscape around human sexuality in an age-appropriate way. We’ll invite parents into the conversation as well.

Parent discussion and parent class included.

Space is limited to 40 students

Sign up and pay on line by February 26.

Spring Retreat 2017: Me3rd

Camp Highland, Ellijay, Ga.
March 17-19, 2017

Cost: $165
$50 deposit required at registration.

This is going to be a great time away with fun, friends, activities, learning and worship. God, others, me… For a couple of days, we’ll examine Jesus’ call to place God and others before ourselves and look at how we actually pull that off in 2017.

Sign up and pay here by March 5.

Student Ministry Seder Meal: High School Students

March 29
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Methodist Youth Center

Cost $10

Come and experience the rich history behind the Passover meal. Reserve your spot for a powerful night of worship, food and teaching. This is the real Passover deal and will be led by our friends from Temple Beth Hallel in Roswell.

Space is limited.

Register and pay on line by March 19.

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Middle School Lock-In

April 21-22
8 p.m.-8 a.m.
Methodist Youth Center

Cost: $10

Middle school students, come hang out for an all-nighter of fun! Be sure to bring a friend.

Register and pay in full by March 19.

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Student Service Sunday

April 30
12:30-4 p.m.

Cost: $5

Join us as we step into the community to serve others.

Register and pay in full by April 23.

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Beach Retreat 2017: Extraordinary

Panama City Beach, Fla.
June 2-5

Cost: $200 if registered by Sunday, March 26.
$225 for registrations after March 26 and before Sunday, April 30.
$245 for registrations after April 30.
$75 deposit required at registration.

You were meant for more. Don’t settle. You are more than ordinary. You are extraordinary!

Come for a great time with sand, water, friends and Jesus.

Register and pay online by May 21.
Bring a friend and receive a 10 percent tuition discount for both.

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VBS Volunteer Training and Pizza Dinner

June 7
6:45-8 p.m.
Methodist Youth Center

Because Vacation Bible School is such a transformational ministry program, all volunteers are required to attend and complete a training session. We’ll make it fun and informational, and we’ll feed you too! Does it get any better?

VBS 2017

June 12-15

Come and be a volunteer or team leader, as we help to support Alpharetta Methodist’s Children’s Ministry in one of our biggest outreach missions for the year.

Each morning, the Roots Student Ministry will host a breakfast devotion for all Student Ministry volunteers. Be sure to join us for that. It’s a great way to start the morning.

Volunteer registration will begin on February 27.

Off-Site/Poolside Bible Study

June 21
6:45-8 p.m.

More details to come, but save the date and plan to meet us at the pool.

Bowling and Lunch

June 29
12-3 p.m.
Roswell Lanes

Sometimes the summer just drags on. Come and catch up with friends, throw some strikes and have some lunch. It’s always great to just get together. Meet at Roswell Lanes. Students must provide their own transportation and lunch money. Pay when you arrive.

No sign up needed. Just show up and bring a friend.

Laser Show at Stone Mountain

July 8
6-11 p.m.
Stone Mountain Park

Cost $10

It’s a southern tradition. Join us for a picnic, some Frisbee and a great time hanging out in community. This is just plain fun that you don’t want to miss.

Introduce a friend to the Roots Student Ministry.

Sign up and pay on line by July 2.

Off-Site/Poolside Bible Study

July 12
6:45-8 p.m.

More details to come, but save the date and plan to meet us at the pool.

Campout and Zip Line: High School Students

Lula, Ga.
July 14-15

Cost: $100

Spend Friday night hanging out at a camp fire and then sleep in a teepee. On Saturday, have some breakfast and then head out for two hours of zip lining on a great course.

Meals and transportation are included; disc golf is optional and an additional $7 per person.

Sign up and pay on line by July 2.

Wetumpka Mission  Project 2017

July 16-21
Wetumpka, Alabama

Cost: $200
$50 deposit due at registration.

We’re excited to partner with YouthWorks again this year. Wetumpka, Alabama, is a small community just about 10 miles north of Montgomery, right on the Coosa River. It’s home to around 6,500 people.

Through the week, we’ll facilitate a kids club at a local church, participate in work projects and serve with organizations seeking to meet the needs of the community.

Space is limited to 35 students, so sign up early.

Register here by July 2.

Off-Site/Poolside Bible Study

July 26
6:45-8 p.m.

More details to come, but save the date and plan to meet us at the pool.

Kayak the Chestatee

July 27
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dahlonega, Ga.

Cost: $40
$20 deposit required at registration.

Come out and kayak down a remote, lazy river. Afterward, we’ll enjoy a cookout before returning to civilization. Be sure to invite a friend into the student community.

* Single kayaks only on this river.

Space is limited.
Register and pay online by July 23.

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