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.

In person gatherings are cancelled during the pandemic. Visit our Children’s Ministry Facebook page for Sunday lessons and activities.

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

 

Family Worship Service

Sundays, 4:30-5 p.m.
in the Sanctuary

This special worship experience is for kids (of all ages!) and their parents. Capacity in the Sanctuary is limited to ensure appropriate social distancing. Reservations are required. Reservations open on Wednesday before the following Sunday.  

 

Advent Kits

Advent kits contain fun activities, crafts, an Advent calendar, and Christmas music* to guide your family through the Advent season leading to Christmas Day! Order your child’s Advent kit by Nov. 15. Pick up kits on the 1st Sunday in Advent, Nov. 29, at the 4:30 p.m. Family Worship Service, or you may arrange with Ellen Sanders to pick-up your kit the following week.

*One Christmas music CD per family included!

Order your child’s Advent kit now!

Sunday School

Join us on Sunday mornings as we “Celebrate Wonder!” You may follow our Sunday School videos each Sunday at home. Lessons go along with your Sunday School Kits and Crafts and are designed for nursery, preschool and elementary students. Videos are published on our Children’s Ministry Facebook page at 8 a.m. on Sundays

Nursery, Preschool & Elementary Age
Sunday School Curriculum: October & November

  • Oct. 4: Creativity — God Creates Helpers
  • Oct. 11: Faith — Abraham and Sarah
  • Oct. 18: Faith — God’s Promise to Abraham
  • Oct. 25: Faith — Abraham’s Visitors
  • Nov. 1: Faith — Isaac is Born
  • Nov. 8: Blessing — Jacob and Esau
  • Nov. 15: Blessing — Jacob’s Ladder
  • Nov. 22: Blessing — Peaceable Kingdom

November Sunday School Kits will be available for pick up on Sunday, October 25, at our Family Worship Service. Click to register for your free Sunday School Kit.

 

Club 45

Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Club 45 is designed specifically for 4th and 5th grade preteens. We know that preteen years can be awkward, and they sometimes can feel a little out of place. In Club45 we want every preteen to feel like they belong. Our purpose is to create a space for preteens to experience God, ingraining his truth into their hearts, which will anchor their lives. We believe that, with community, competition, connection, and leadership, we will be able to create an environment of growth for preteens.

Meetings are weekly on Sundays at 1:30 p.m., for Sunday School. Meetings are currently on Zoom. (Email Vic Harmon to receive the Zoom link.) We gather together to dive deeper into God’s Word.

Once a month we meet for a couple hours and play fun games, participate in a service project, and enjoy small group discussions. Every year, we participate in the the North Georgia United Methodist Church’s Fall Retreat at Camp Glisson, as well as provide a day camp during the summer.

If you have any questions about Club 45 programming, please email Victoria (Vic) Harmon.

Club 45 Sunday School Curriculum: October & November

October: The Power of Music: Preteens will discover how the music they listen to can be a powerful tool to honor God.

  • Oct. 4: It is Well (In hardship we can worship.)
  • Oct. 18: I Still Believe (Anthem: Declaring what we believe.)
  • Oct. 25: Make It Stick (Music/lyrics stick with us.)

November: The Feast: Preteens will grow closer to God by practicing disciplines that help them “eat” God’s word.

  • Nov. 1: The Bible Has Meaning
  • Nov. 8: Biblical Devotions
  • Nov. 15: Memorizing Scripture
  • Nov. 22: The Special Dish (Studying the Bible)
  • Nov.29: Advent begins

 

Club 45 Outdoors!

Saturday, October 24
4-5:30 p.m.
At the field off Wills Rd. near the Equestrian Center

Club 45 is back, and we are inviting you to this very Special Club45 Outdoors! We’ll play a few socially distanced games, have fun in small groups and get to see each other in person! Space is limited to allow for proper social distancing. Masks are required; however, we may take mask breaks. If you prefer your child where their masks the entire time, we will respect your wishes.

Sign up your 4th or 5th grade child for Club 45 Outdoors!