LAGR Children and Youth Activities

LaGrange District Youth Coordinator - Mr. Brent Ritter, Newnan First, britter@newnanfumc.org

LaGrange District Children's Coordinator - Rev. Kimberly Evans,  kim.evans@ngumc.net

Brent Ritter and other's who work with youth in the local church, meet monthly for lunch and informal discussions and swapping of ideas for youth ministry.  Below are the next several dates and locations for these lunches.  If you work with youth at your church, you are welcome to join them! All lunches are at noon at restaurants in Newnan, unless otherwise indicated.

   
  Thursday, April 18 - Taco Mac

 
 

Congratulations to the following youth who were selected by the District Board of Laity to represent the LaGrange District as Youth Delegates to Annual Conference in June:

Kayleigh Hammond – Turin UMC                               LaMarceo Brooks – Roe’s Chapel UMC

Christian Scott – Smith Chapel UMC                          Ahmaria Brooks – Roe’s Chapel UMC


 

The United Methodist Connectional Federal Credit Union Is Offering Scholarships To College Bound Students

4 people between the ages of 17-35 will have the opportunity to win a $1000.00 scholarship within the four conferences:  Florida UMC Conference, Alabama – West Florida UMC Conference, North Georgia UMC Conference, and South Georgia UMC Conference.  Deadline to apply is April 30, 2019 and each winner will be notified during the month of prior to each Annual Conference. The Winner of each Conference will be announced at the Conference. For Eligibility and to Apply Online click here  UMCFCU2019COLLEGESCHOLARSHIP.  A hard copy of the application can be downloaded from the website, www.unitedmethodistcu.org, or obtained at either the Georgia or Florida branch offices.

Other UM scholarship opportunities are available at, www.gahied.org, the website for the Georgia UM Commission on Higher Education & Campus Ministry.

Confirmation Retreats

The fall and spring Confirmation Retreats are designed for those young people who are learning more about what it means to follow Christ and to make a profession of faith. Each retreat is different, but each will be a weekend of learning through a variety of educational experiences and presentations by leaders in the conference, inspiring worship, some fun and games, and times for the youth to reflect on their faith and their desire to follow Christ and join the United Methodist Church. There will be large group experiences as well as small group times.

The Spring Retreat covers:

- Dynamic and interactive worship and sessions studying the Confirmation vows youth will be asked to give (prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness)

- A session on our connectional church - the blessings of us being connected to each other, how we are connected, why our diversity is important and necessary, and what makes your congregation unique

- Activities for your group to bond and connect as well as recognize the unique qualities and calling of your congregation in the midst of our connection

The Fall Retreat covers:

- Sessions with your own group helping youth discover their own faith journey and story and enabling them to share their stories with the rest of the group

- Activities especially designed to build trust and unity with your newly formed Confirmation group

- Worship centered on God's prevenient grace and how God interacts with us

The Confirmation Retreats are designed primarily for 6th-8th graders, but can include senior high if they have not yet been confirmed. Some youth groups bring older youth as "student counselors" and that's fine if you structure your church's confirmation experience that way.

North Georgia Conference Youth Ministry Resources

Find information, opportunities, events, and advice on youth ministry in the North Georgia Conference at www.ngumc.org/youth. (Hint: Fall Confirmation Retreat and Bridges Summer Mission Trip to the Bahamas are good places to start.)