Children’s Ministry

The mission of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church is to win men and women, boys and girls to Jesus Christ. Toward that goal, we strive to be the “hands and feet of Christ” through service to people in our local community, around the globe and in the church family. From the moment of birth, your child becomes an important part of the Alpharetta Methodist church 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 here at AFUMC.

Children’s Ministries focuses on loving and sharing our faith with children from birth through 5th grade.

Several times each year, Children’s Ministries sponsors special events for families. See the Children’s Ministries Calendar for upcoming events.

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  • Children’s Choirs
    • We offer 12 different choirs for children age 2 years through 5th grade. Children do not have to be church members to join a children’s choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings.
  • Special Needs Ministry
    At Alpharetta Methodist, we believe all children are a gift from God. Our Special Needs Ministry serves as a witness to the community by meeting the spiritual, physical and social needs of children with special needs and their families.
  • Summer camps
    Because of our campus construction project, summer camps have been cancelled for 2018. We’ll offer them again in 2019.
  • 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.