The Children’s Ministry at Dunwoody UMC brings together many people and resources to deliver a variety of active, entertaining and educational programs designed just for kids. From Sunday School to Wednesday night programs, 3-year-olds to fifth graders learn about Jesus, build relationships and have fun as we nurture their faith. All children’s programs are open to members and visitors.


Children’s Ministry Mission Statement:

Our mission is to build a dynamic community of children who come to know God's love through scripture, fellowship, missions and the example of adult leaders. The Children’s Ministry seeks to instill a spirit of compassion, love and stewardship for community, both inside and outside the church walls.

Updates and Events


Trailblazers Youth Panel

The Trailblazers final meeting will focus on looking forward, with a panel of our youth to share what they wish they'd known going into middle and high school, followed by Q & A session. Pizza dinner provided. Please bring $5 to cover the cost of dinner.

Easter Egg Hunt and Fellowship Brunch

Toddlers-5th graders are welcome to join for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt during the Sunday School hour, followed by a Fellowship Brunch for the whole congregation (served 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.). Invite your friends and family! No reservation is required for the hunt. A lunch reservation will be required and will open in March. We are in need of egg and filler donations. Please email to tambryn.freund@dunwoodyumc.org to get a list of needed items.

SCREAM Retreat

3rd-5th graders will join together in worship and fun on this two night retreat at Sharptop Cove retreat campus. There will be a keynote speaker, worship band, master juggler, games, zip lines, waterfront activities and more! Cost is $300. Chaperones are needed. Contact tambryn.freund@dunwoodyumc.org with questions or to volunteer.

REGISTER HERE

Sunday Morning



Children’s Church

This hour teaches the traditions of our faith including songs, prayers, doxology, worship symbols and the same Bible lesson presented in the service at an age-appropriate level with varied activities. Children may be dropped off to the class, or dismissed from the service at the announced time. Note: There is no dismissal on Communion Sundays.

Youth helpers: volunteer here to assist Small Group leaders during our Sunday Morning worship hour.

Preschool Spark

Spark Sunday School focuses on one priority: Loving God using the First Look curriculum. The Children's Ministry is always looking for volunteers. No training is required, and all materials and lessons are provided for you.

Volunteer at Spark Sunday School

Youth helpers: volunteer here to assist Small Group leaders during our Sunday Morning worship hour.

Plugged In | K-5th Grade

Plugged In is elementary Sunday School that focuses on plugging kids into the power of God using the 252 Basics curriculum. Children participate in age-level small groups for half the hour then join a larger group setting for active, energized worship and story time. Our goal is for every child who participates in Plugged In to grow up knowing 3 basic truths: Wisdom: I need to make the wise choice, Faith: I can trust God no matter what and Friendship: I should treat others the way I want to be treated. These students follow a simplified format in the Summer months, but classes still meet.

Volunteer at Plugged In Sunday School

CHECK IN PROCEDURE:

All children must be checked in at our KidCheck kiosk located in the Activities Building before going to their designated classrooms. Each child will be given a name tag with their location, activity, and any special needs noted. If you do not yet have a KidCheck account, please click here to set it up.

Wednesday Night



Grace Kids

Join us for a fun night where we create, play and grow in our relationship with God and with each other! Pre-register online to have dinner with us on Wednesday evenings, or bring your own dinner. Registrations are for a full month at a time, and dinner will be in the Young Adult Suite at 5:45 p.m. During dinner, we will discuss our highs and lows, review the Bible story, and generally catch up. If you opt not to eat with us, please join us at 6:10 p.m. for our movement and small group sessions!

Volunteer at Grace Kids


Li’l Lambs

This choir for three-year-olds is an introduction to singing, moving, creating and playing with emphasis on the preparation to participate in worship. Li'l Lambs is limited to 20 children, with new members joining in January and August each year. Singers must be three years old by August 31. Performances vary.

REGISTER

Cherub Boys and Girls Choirs

The Cherub Choirs include Cherub Girls and Cherub Boys, with participants in preschool and kindergarten. Children are introduced to singing, playing rhythm instruments, moving and creating music to share in worship. Children must be 4 years old by September 1 to join. Performances vary.

REGISTER

Carol Choir

Carol Choir is for first and second-graders. It builds on musical knowledge learned in Cherub Choir and encourages young singers through fun with music and participation in worship. Special events include musicals, concerts and the family Christmas Eve service. Performances vary.

REGISTER

Crusader Choir

The Crusader Choir develops the vocal and musical skills of children in third-fifth grade. Members begin singing in parts, expand their knowledge of musical notation and begin preparation for leadership in the worship services. Special events for the year include musicals, concerts and community outreach.

REGISTER

Children’s Tone Chime Choir

This beginning choir uses tone chimes, which are similar to hand bells, and is for third through fifth-graders. Music experience is helpful but not required. We perform for various services throughout the year. Performances vary.

REGISTER

VBS AND GOD SQUAD


VBS Registration is Open!

WHAT

Vacation Bible School is a four-day summer camp that includes exciting music, amazing science, creative crafts, fun recreation and memorable Bible stores that will help children experience God's amazing strength. This year's theme is "Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Armor"!

AGE

Rising PreK - rising 3rd grade

WHEN

Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CHILD REGISTRATION AND PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

ADULT AND YOUTH VBS VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

God Squad Registration is Open!

WHAT

God Squad is four days of fellowship and fun centered around Christian service to our community. This year’s format has been updated to allow more students to participate and to expand the educational opportunities for the week. Students will participate in an Amazing Race, hear from pastors and non-profit leaders, complete a single day offsite service project, and spend the last day celebrating their successes with a field day and treats. This is sure to be an age-appropriate program that makes Scripture come alive as we love our neighbors.

AGE

Rising 4th-6th graders

WHEN

Monday, June 22 - Thursday, June 25

CHILD REGISTRATION

ADULT AND YOUTH GOD SQUAD VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

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INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?


We would love to welcome you as a Children's Ministry Volunteer! Please reach out to Jennifer Dees, our Support Coordinator, at jennifer.dees@dunwoodyumc.org.

If you have other questions or need more general information about our Children’s Ministry, please contact me!

Tambryn Freund

Children's Ministry Interim Director

tambryn.freund@dunwoodyumc.org

(770) 394-0675 ext. 158