LAGR Children and Youth Activities

LaGrange District Youth Coordinator - Mr. Brent Ritter, Newnan First,

LaGrange District Children's Coordinator - Rev. Kimberly Evans, Salem UMC,

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 you at your church, you are welcome to join them! All lunches are at noon at restaurants in Newnan, unless otherwise indicated.

   Thursday, September 20 - Red Robin
   Thursday, October 18 - Chicken Salad Chick
   Thursday, November 15 - Taco Mac
   Thursday, December 20 - LaParilla

Registration for Rooted and Fall Confirmation Retreats

The fall is a great time to build on the unity and growth of your church's youth group, and what better way than to begin the fall with a retreat?

You may be thinking "It's not even the end of June yet," but our conference retreats fill up fast, so now is the time to start making plans and spreading the word for your group to attend one of the fall retreats.

This year's Rooted Retreat weekends are October 5-7 and October 12-14. You can find out more about the Rooted Retreats at and access the registration there.
The Fall Confirmation Retreat is September 28th-30th, and you can read about this retreat and how it differs from the Spring Confirmation Retreat at The registration link is found there and is now open.


North Georgia Conference Youth Ministry Resources

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


Youth Events at Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center in North Carolina recently received over $400,000 to renovate youth and young adult facilities.  Many of these improvements will be complete in time for their summer activities.  For more information, visit their website at