Children’s Ministry

From the moment of birth, your child becomes an important part of the Alpharetta Methodist family. We are committed to being a faith community that surrounds you and your child with love, care, nurture and hope. We pray you will find many opportunities for your child to grow in their spiritual journey.

All in-person activities have been cancelled during social-distancing restrictions. Please visit our Kids Ministry Facebook page for online events and activities.

Our Children’s Ministry is focused on loving and sharing our faith with kids, from birth-5th grade.

Sundays

Sign in your child at the 1st floor Children’s Check-In Desk.

  • Nursery and childcare for infants
  • Children’s Worship for pre-K 3s and 4s and for kindergarten-3rd grade
  • Nursery for infants
  • Sunday School for kindergarten-5th grade
  • Nursery for infants
  • Children’s Worship for pre-K 3s and 4s
  • Special needs group

A nursery is available on Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., for children who are 6 weeks through 3 years old.

Wednesday Nights

September-April

Sign in your child at the 1st floor Children’s Check-In Desk.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Bible story-themed activities and games! Kids’ worship is held during the last 15 minutes of KIC! and includes kids enrolled in Childen’s Choir.

Dinner: Children enrolled in KIC! may register for kids’ dinner, served in the Children’s Ministry area from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Per Alpharetta Methodist policy, parents are expected to remain on campus during all Children’s Ministry programming on Sundays and Wednesdays. We hope this will give parents a time to worship, fellowship, and connect with others, too!

Rehearsal times:

  • 3-year-old (by September 1) through kindergarten: 5:30-6 p.m.
  • 1st-5th grade: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Dinner: Children enrolled in Children’s Choirs may register for kids’ dinner, served in the Children’s Ministry area from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

You do not need to be a church member to join our children’s choirs.

Per Alpharetta Methodist policy, parents are expected to remain on campus during all Children’s Ministry programming on Sundays and Wednesdays. We hope this will give parents a time to worship, fellowship, and connect with others, too!

Childcare is available:

  • For ages 2 and younger if a sibling is enrolled in Children’s Choir or KIC! and has a parent volunteering on Wednesdays
  • From 6 to 6:30 p.m. for pre-K choir kids who have older siblings enrolled in Children’s Choirs

Club 45

For 4th & 5th graders

Club 45 is a pre-youth group ministry for 4th and 5th grade students. Meetings are:

  • Sundays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Sunday School)
  • Several times a month on Sunday afternoons, 12:30-2:30 p.m. These gatherings include a pizza lunch, team-building games, devotions, service projects and more. (Please bring $5 for lunch.)
  • The group also offers fun field trips and outings. An RSVP is recommended for Club 45 outings, so please email Vic Harmon if your child plans to attend.

July 13-17
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday
Cost: $200

This week-long camp will be filled with worship, games, scripture, missions, prizes and more! Students will learn that God has a good purpose when they face challenges, and that he gives them choices and tools for overcoming every challenge they encounter. The camp is Mario-themed, but it’s not about video games. It’s goal is to bridge the gap between life’s challenges and the challenges and leveling of a video game. The camp will have a strong mission overtone. On the last day, campers will visit Lake Lanier Waterpark. Space is limited.

Special Needs Ministry

We believe all children are a gift from God. We welcome children with special needs. Please contact us with your questions and needs, or to arrange a buddy for your child.

 

Security for your child

Child security is taken very seriously at Alpharetta Methodist. Everyone working with babies, children and youth is required to complete our Child/Youth Protection Training, which includes a background check by a professional agency.

Nursery parents are given a restaurant-style pager in case they are needed while their child is in the nursery.

No one is permitted to take a child from the nursery or a children’s program unless their name was included on security forms previously signed by the parents.