Children and Youth

Retired Pastor To Sky Dive For Murphy-Harpst

On Sunday, October 26th Chapel Hill UMC of Rome will uniquely celebrate Rev. Ken Kulp’s 80th birthday by watching him sky dive alongside the church's senior pastor Rev. Rich Griffith. Kulp, who retired in 1998, accepted the call to return to his last appointed congregation as a co-pastor with Griffith this June. He has enjoyed working with his fellow pastor so much that he asked him join him in completing this bucket list item. As they collect courage for the big event, taking place at 3p.m. ...

Time to Celebrate: Glisson has Reached Its $4.9M Serving Generations Campaign Goal

Glisson Camp and Retreat Center shared the following email announcement today. Congratulations, Glisson! You did it! Congratulations, Glisson Family: We Did It! If you have made a pledge, given a gift, told a friend, told a stranger, recruited your church, or recruited your friend's church ...boy, have we got good news for you: WE DID IT! If there's a member of the extended Glisson family within shoutin' distance, give them a holler! Better yet, a high five! Sing a round of "My Friend" ...

Webinars on Parenting in the Digital Age

Join Craig Kennet Miller in a six part series on iKids: Parenting in the Digital Age. Each hour session will focus on how our digital culture is influencing the live of iKids and their families. The sessions are based on iKids: Parenting in the Digital Age and Six Values for the Digital Age Group Study. These webinars are offered at no cost by Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church and will be recorded and archived for later viewing. To sign up or find more information, visit h...

Amazing Grace: New Name of the UMCH Work Day Offering

Bob Bruder-Mattson President and CEO The United Methodist Children’s Home God’s amazing grace weaves through all our shared experiences here at the United Methodist Children’s Home.   We saw it a few weeks ago when a three-year-old child arrived to us at 1 a.m. to be placed into one of our foster homes. He wore clothes that were way too big and shoes that were way too small. We didn’t have anything in storage that fit him, and because of the late hour, no stores were open. When we shared our ...

Fam Fest: Join the United Methodist Children's Home at Six Flags

It’s the Last Week to Register for Fam Fest! Join the Children’s Home to Celebrate All Families at Six Flags Over Georgia It’s the last week to purchase tickets for Fam Fest, the United Methodist Children’s Home celebration of foster children and the families who open their homes to them. The event takes place at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 20. Purchase your discounted tickets until Sept. 12 at (enter promo code UMCH). For more ...

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There are many ways to keep up-to-date on the latest Children’s Home news, success stories and updates! Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: @umchildrenshome Sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter: Visit our website:    And be sure to check out the latest Signposts online:

Homelessness Could Happen to Anyone

Latrena Martin drove from Texas to Atlanta with her three children and the promise of a new start. She had accepted a full-time job and had an apartment lined up. But upon her arrival to the city, the job offer was unexpectedly rescinded, and her apartment was not ready. The family stayed in a hotel, but then money ran out and the apartment fell through too. Within two weeks of her arrival to Atlanta, her family was in the scary situation of sleeping in their car in a parking lot.   Latrena had ...

Overcoming Fear with Love

Lora Petersheim always will remember the baby that broke her heart and helped her overcome fear of becoming a foster parent. A nurse, she was taking care of two babies in a neonatal intensive care unit. One had an adopted home, and throughout the day family members visited, brought gifts, laughed and spoke happily about bringing the baby home. The other baby was in the custody of the state. “There were no gifts, no phone calls, no signs of love for that baby,” said Lora. “When the infant was ...

United Methodist Children's Home: Changing Lives

The United Methodist Children’s Home serves children and families across North Georgia through our top-rated foster care and independent living programs, as well as our family housing cottages where families get the support they need to thrive. Watch our latest video to learn more about these efforts:

Foodstock 2014 Exceeds Goal of 300,000 Meals

By Ansley Brackin Communications Specialist of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church Dunwoody UMC held its third food packaging event with Stop Hunger Now on Saturday, August 16. Named "Foodstock 2014," the event had a goal of packaging 300,000 meals -- a goal the church exceeded with 303,224 meals by 6 p.m. Dunwoody has now packaged a grand totally of 1,004,942 meals with Stop Hunger Now since October 2010 where their first event brought in about 30,000 meals. The ...

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