Childrens Ministries



Debby Fox, Staff Liaison

DeDe Reilly
Children's Ministry Rep. for the NGC

 Opportunities & Resources

Upcoming Dates in 2020

January 9 - 11 - Wonderfully Made 
Marietta First UMC
56 Whitlock Eve NW, Marietta

January 25-26 - Winter Retreat for 5th graders
Glisson Camping and Retreat Center

February 27-29 - Wonderfully Made
McEachern Memorial UMC
4074 Macland Road, Powder Springs  

March 23 - Children's Ministry Think Tank
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
440 Burke Circle McDonough

March 30 - Children's Ministry Think Tank
9:30 - 2:30
402 White Cloud Trail, Canton

April 20 - Done in a Day

Materials & Resources used at Done in a Day *at night
Developing an Intentional Discipleship System for Children by Rev. Kathy Pittenger

Click here for the Book

Click here for the Video
Click here for the PowerPoint

Click here for James Fowler's Stages of Faith

Books mentioned in the Video:


Start With Why - short video explaining the circle model and why great leaders inspire action.


 “Spark: There is a Spark of Creation in You!”

 The 2019 Fall Retreat for Children in the NGUMC.  Children in 3rd-5th grade are invited to attend with their leaders. Church groups of any size are welcome! 

Weekend # 1 

Friday, Sept 6 - Sunday, Sept 8, 2019

Register Here

Weekend # 2 

Friday, Sept 13 - Sunday, Sept 15, 2019

Register Here


Cost:  $138 per person

($20 Deposit required)

Packing List for Fall Retreat

Please Note:  All checks should be made payable to Camp Glisson and mailed to:

Camp Glisson
690 Camp Glisson Road
Dahlonega, GA  30533

If you have any questions or concerns about registration please email Caroline Hale at or you may call the
Camp Glisson office at 770-864-6181.


Required Forms

  1. Safe Sanctuary Form (1 per church - to be turned in at check-in)
  2. Activity Waiver (1 per participant - to be turned in at check-in)
  3. Medical Form (1 per participant - to be kept by adult chaperone - you may bring your own church's medical form instead)

Event Policies, Terms, and Conditions

  1. CANCELLATIONS – Once you have registered for the retreat, if at any time you or someone in your group decide not to or cannot attend for any reason, you must notify the registrar by email BY AUGUST 12TH for the first weekend and AUGUST 19TH for the second weekend in order to only lose your deposit ($20 per person). You are responsible for the full payment of all spots reserved as of AUGUST 13th.  If you are due a refund, it generally takes two weeks to process.
  2. PAYMENT – Your registration is not complete until we receive full payment. This means that a group that has paid has priority to one that simply submits names and information. If it looks like the weekend is filling up and a group's payment has not been received, we will contact that group prior to "bumping" it to a wait list. Payment in full is due the Tuesday prior to the retreat. 
  3. NAMES & INFORMATION – All names, T-shirt sizes, and food allergies MUST be entered into the registration system by AUGUST 12TH.  If you do not know the t-shirt size, just guess.  Otherwise a shirt will not be ordered for that spot.  You may add names after the deadline, but you may not delete names after the deadline.
  4. We reserve the right to, at any time and without consent or notice to you, change dates of the event, cancel the event or any part thereof, modify the event or schedule of events for the venue, move the venue, adjust the number of speakers, entertainment, or meals provided. In the event any of the aforementioned takes place and you wish to cancel please see #1.