Children’s Music

Mark Burrows is BACK for a
Children’s Choirs Workshop!

Rehearsal: Saturday, March 23

  • Rehearsal with Mr. Mark: 2-3 p.m., Sanctuary
  • Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae: 3-3:30 p.m., Trinity Hall
  • Special Program: 3:30-4 p.m., Trinity Hall
  • Rehearsal with Mr. Mark: 4-5 p.m., Sanctuary

Worship: Sunday, March 24

  • Warm up: 10 a.m., Choir Room
  • Sing during the 11 a.m. traditional worship service, Sanctuary

Don’t let your kids miss out on the fun! They will sound AMAZING on Sunday morning.

Who is Mark Burrows?

Mark Burrows, director of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, is a writer, composer and clinician. His choral pieces, musicals and music education resources top numerous best-seller lists.

Known as “Mister Mark,” he tours the nation performing concerts for children and families. His award-winning music can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and his song, “Amazon Rock,” was recorded by Nick Records for a Dora the Explorer album. His four children’s albums have won a total of nine national awards. His first children’s picture book, Little Things Aren’t Little…When You’re Little, is published by Pelican Publishing. Mark also writes extensively for video, television and the stage.

Alpharetta Methodist offers a scripturally-based, comprehensive choir program for children from age two through 5th grades. The Children’s Music Program is designed to encourage children to grow in faith, serve in worship and praise through song.

Singing provides the foundation for all of our children’s choirs. Part of every rehearsal is spent learning new songs, reviewing favorite songs and, in the younger choirs, playing singing games. Our goal is to help each child find his or her own unique voice. We believe the ability to “sing your praise” helps children express their faith and share in the joy of worship.

Children in choir also play rhythm instruments and participate in movement activities. They learn new musical and social skills, sing during worship services and participate in church-wide programs like the Children’s Nativity and Children’s All Music Sundays. Our older choirs prepare musicals and other special programs.

Registering for Children’s Choirs

All registrations must be made online. You do not need to be a church member to join our children’s choirs.

Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings, August through April.

  • 2-year-old (by September 1, 2018) through kindergarten choirs meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st-5th grade choirs meet from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

To register your child for a choir, click the link below or email Music Department Administrative Assistant Cindy Poelking. Include the following information in your email:

  • Your name
  • Your child’s name and the name your child goes by
  • Your child’s age group (before Sept. 1, 2018) or grade

Please note: If you register after 8 a.m. on a Wednesday, please bring your child to the Choir Help Desk on the second floor landing of Trinity Hall prior to the start of choir rehearsal to pick up a name badge and your child’s choir assignment.


Participation in AFUMC’s children’s choirs is free.

  • Choir Cross
    Each new child to our choir program, three years old or older, needs a wooden choir cross. A $5 one-time fee helps defray the cost of the cross. Read about the Cross Program.  Scholarships are available, if needed.
  • Choir T-shirt
    Each age group choir wears a specific color T-shirt, so all children participating in the choir program need a T-shirt. New shirts are available for $10. Used and previous year T-shirts will be available for purchase ($2-$5) at the Children’s Choir Registration and Kick-Off Party on August 15. Many families pass the shirts down to all of their children, so we always have a mix of designs. The colors assigned to each age group do not change. Please contact Cindy Poelking, if you have questions. Scholarships are available, if needed. Click here to identify what color shirt your child needs.

Payment for T-shirts and Choir Crosses may be made online during the registration process, or you may mail a check to:

AFUMC Children’s Choirs
Attention: Cindy Poelking
69 North Main Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009



Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings, August 22, 2018 through April 24, 2019.

  • 2-year-old through kindergarten choirs meet from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st-5th grade choirs meet from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Families are invited to share a meal following choir rehearsals. Our Wednesday Night Supper program serves tasty, nutritious meals on Wednesday evenings, August 22, 2018 through April 24, 2019. Supper is served from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.

To see Wednesday Night Supper menus and make reservations.