Children's Ministry Networking Groups

Across North Georgia, children's ministry staff and volunteers are gathering to share ideas and inspiration. Please join us for a Children's Ministry Network gathering in your area!

Children’s Ministry Network Gatherings 2016

Athen-Elberton District

All gatherings are at Athens First UMC 327 North Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601
Meeting Dates
April 25 - 9:30 am  Topic: Getting Ready for Fall
June 2 - 5:00 PM Topic: Workshop with Mark Burrows "Worthy for Worship: 
Creative ways to design meaningful worship or all that engages children"
$5 for workshop
$10 for workshop and dinner (immediately follows workshop)
A registration link will be posted soon
September 26 - 9:30 am  Topic: Advent
January 23, 2017 - 9:30 am  Topic: Lent
Robin Stewart


Atlanta-College Park District

The first meeting will be at Northside UMC
Meeting Date
April 13 at Northside UMC 2799 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta
We will be in Room 364.  When entering from the top of the parking deck, come down the covered walkway (passing the scout hut).  Enter into the building and there will be an elevator and a set of stairs on the right.  Take either to the 3rd floor.  When you get to the top of the elevator or stairs, follow the hallway around the corner to Room 362 (on your right).
Taylor Pafford 

Atlanta Emory District

Each Meeting is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch.
Meeting Dates
August 25 - Hamilton Mill UMC  1450 Pine Road, Dacula
November 10 - Oak Grove UMC  1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur
February 2, 2017 - First UMC Lawrenceville  395 West Croggin, Lawrenceville
Mimi Sanders 
Lisa Engberg


Atlanta Decatur Oxford District

Each meeting is a 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Dates
August 18 - Mt. Park UMC - Topic: Fall events, Advent/Christmas
November 17 - Decatur first UMC - Topic: Evaluation/goal setting
January 26, 2017 - TBD - Topic: Lent/Easter
Rachel Hockman 


Atlanta Marietta District (pictured)

Children's Ministers in AMAR meet the second Wednesday
of each month at 11:30 AM
Atlanta Bread Company
Hwy 92/575 in the Target Shopping Center
DeDe Reilly
Kate Morris 


Atlanta Roswell District

Meetings will be at 10 a.m. the first Thursday every other month
Meeting Dates
September 1     Christ Church (Roswell)     Topic: Children serving in Missions
November 3     TBD     Topic: Small Groups outside of the church for children
January 5, 2017     TBD     Topic: Creativity and fun in ministry balanced with depth and foundational faith tools
Susan Brown


Augusta District

Meetings are from 10 a.m. to noon the first Thursday of every other month
Meeting Dates
September 1    St. John’s (Augusta)    Topic: Possible District event plans
November 3    Harlem UMC        Topic: Children and Mission
January 5, 2017        TBD
March 2, 2017        TBD
Cindy Vinson
Valarie Wingate


Gainesville District

The Gainesville District has two Children's MInistry groups. Both meet at 11:30 a.m.
Meeting Dates 
South side group meets every other month: January, March, May, August, October, December
Honeybaked Ham,
1237 Thompson Bridge Rd. 
Gainesville (Vanessa)
North side group meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:30
Cracker Barrel at I-85 and Hwy 441 in Commerce. GA (near outlets behind the BP station) (Gina)
Vanessa Myers
Gina Hagan


Griffin District

The Griffin District Children's Ministers gather quarterly at 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch.
Meeting Dates
August 16 - McDonough First - Topic: Advent/Christmas
October 18 - Flippen UMC - Topic: Goals for 2017
January 17, 2017 - Red Oak Stockbridge - TBD
Amy May
Debby Stikes


LaGrange District 

LaGrange Children's Ministers meet from 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Meeting Dates
April 26th Newnan First UMC
Brooke Barksdale. or 770-714-7357.
Kim Reindl


Northwest District

This group meets monthly the 4th Wednesday of each month.  
Meeting Time and Place
9:00 am
Chick Fil A, Cartersville
Hannah Harwood

Rome Carrollton District

ROCA District Children's Ministry meets at Hope UMC in Dallas at 10 a.m.
1970 Charles Hardy Pkwy, Dallas, GA
Meeting Dates 
August 25 (Advent/Christmas)
October 27 (Evaluation/Goal setting)
January 26, 2017 (Lent)
Meredith Bowman
Rebekah Clark 

Not sure which district you're in? Search your church name here and see the district just below the Church Number.

Interested in helping revitalize the connections in your district? Contact Debby Fox at 678-533-1444 or