LAGR Children and Youth Activities

All those who work with Youth in the local church, paid or volunteer, are invited to monthly lunch gatherings with other youth workers in the LaGrange District.  These are informal, Dutch treat events where you can share ideas with others. See schedule below:

Thursday, October 19 @ Tin Drum (Ashley Park in Newnan), 12 noon
Thursday, November 30 @ Red Robin in Newnan, 12 noon (Sam Halverson, Conference Youth Coordinator, will meet with participants on this date)

 

Youth Delegates to Annual Conference

Applications are available for youth in the LaGrange District who wish to serve as youth delegates to Annual Conference in Athens, June 12-14, 2018.  Our district is responsible for sending 4 youth who will serve as full voting members.  All youth delegates stay together (usually at the Holiday Inn Express) during the week and participate in various special events.  Youth should be active members of their church and between the ages of 14-18.  A letter of recommendation from the pastor is also required.  Hotel expense is paid by the district and each youth is provided a meal allowance.  Applications should be submitted to the District Office by January 19, 2018.

 LaGrange District Baby Shower for Jesus

The LaGrange District Children's Ministry, under the direction of District Children’s Coordinator Rev. Kim Evans, is sponsoring a “Baby Shower for Jesus” to collect diapers and wipes for The United Methodist Children's Home.

The event begins now and will be celebrated at the LaGrange District Training event on January 28. The collected items can be brought to the training event where there will be baby shower refreshments prepared by the children of First UMC Pine Mountain.  The diapers and wipes can also be scheduled for pick-up by emailing kimberly.evans@ngumc.net.   Every church is asked to incorporate the children in their church in this diaper drive.  This is a mission for children by children.  For more information, contact Rev. Kimberly Evans at FUMC Pine Mountain, 706-663-2538 or email kimberly.evans@ngumc.net.

 

Save The Date for 2018 Conference Children's Ministry Events

Children's Ministry teams often plan ahead for special events for the children in their ministries. Here are three 2018 event dates that may be helpful to have as your church makes ministry plans. Details, registration links, and more information will be available at the Conference website closer to each event.

Rock Solid
Winter retreat for 5th graders
February 3-4, 2018
Glisson Camp and Retreat Center

Done in a Day Training: Holy Listening with Children
For All Who Work With Children
March 19, 2018
Regional Sites

Fall retreats for 3rd-6th graders
September 7-9 
September 14-16
Glisson Camping and Retreat Center

 

Learn to Lead, Lead to Serve: ELI Applications Open for Rising 11-12th Graders

Most people never dive deeply into who God created them to be and how God created them to lead. ELI is specifically designed to be that deep dive. Created especially for rising 11-12th graders, the Experiential Leadership Institute, or ELI, isn't a Bible study, or a Sunday school class, or a passion-packed worship event. It's a guided tour of who God created you to be, how God created you to lead, what it means to be a Christian servant leader, and what it means to live in Christian community. 

ELI Leader Week will be held at LaGrange College May 27-June 1, 2018, then Servant Leader Practicum Weeks are in June and July 2018. 

Find more and apply today at www.ELILEADER.org.  

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.)

 Opportunities for Youth at Lake Junaluska 
Whitewater rafting and zipline packages available - All inclusive packages.  For more information call 800-222-4930 or visitwww.lakejunaluska.com/rafting.