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

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Athens-Elberton District

All gatherings are at Athens First UMC
327 North Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30601

Robin Stewart

Atlanta-College Park District

Contact:  TBD


Atlanta-Decatur-Oxford District



Atlanta-Emory District

Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month, during the school year at Sweet Tomatoes off Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth at 11:30am.

TWO NGUMC KidMin Think Tank events taking place this spring:

  1. On the North side:  Kelly Duncan will be hosting at Marietta First UMC on Monday, May 13 10am-2:30pm (gather at 9:30am). 
  2. On the South side: Mimi Sanders will be hosting at her home in Tucker, Ga on Monday, May 6 10am-2:30pm (gather at 9:30am). Think about which location would work for you. 

Lunch will be provided.

You bring:

  • Your own cup and drink of choice.
  • 15 copies of an idea you have successfully done - a field trip, a Sunday School event, a special holiday event, summer activity, anything.
  • Your calendar (to consider shared events or Faith Field Trip locations in your area).
  • 1 activity you LOVE to share in Sunday school (bring the activity to demonstrate)
  • 1 toy/gizmo/gadget/prop you LOVE to use to share your passion for Jesus. (Perhaps you use it for a children’s moment or special event.)
  • 1 question you’ve GOT to have answered.

RSVP to Kelly  for 5/13 Think Tank in Marietta, GA

RSVP to Mimi Olive for 5/6 Think Tank in Tucker, GA.

OR RSVP to both if you want to attend both!

Mimi Sanders 
Lisa Engberg


Atlanta-Marietta District (pictured)

Meeting Dates:
Children's Ministers in AMAR meet the second Monday
of each month at 1 p.m. at Jason's Deli,
945 Earnest Barrett Pkwy. NW, Kennesaw

DeDe Reilly
Kate Morris 


Atlanta-Roswell District

Susan Brown


Augusta District

Next meeting January 5, 2018
11;30 a.m.
Panera Bread
254 Robert Daniel Parkway, Augusta

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Cindy Vinson 
Valarie Wingate 


Gainesville District

The Gainesville District has two Children's MInistry groups. Both meet at 11:30 a.m.

Southside group meets every other month: January, March, May, August, October, December
Honeybaked Ham, 1237 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville

Northside group meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
Cracker Barrel at I-85 and Hwy 441 in Commerce. GA (near outlets behind the BP station)

Vanessa Myers
Gina Hagan


Griffin District

Amy May
Debby Stikes


LaGrange District 

Brooke Barksdale. or 770-714-7357.
Kim Reindl


Northwest District 

Meetings are monthly the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Noble & Main Coffee Shop, 145 W. Main Street, Cartersville

Hannah Harwood


Rome-Carrollton District


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