CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

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Our Children’s Ministries area is called The Foundation because our volunteers and staff are committed to building a foundation of faith with our children. Every child deserves consistent, loving, and enthusiastic leaders in their faith lives!

4th & 5th Grade Special Events

Are you a 4th or 5th grader who loves to fellowship with kids your own age? We have a special Children’s Ministry program just for you! We get together once a month for fun, fellowship, food, and more. Past programs include: Stone Mountain Laser show, indoor rock climbing, dinner and movie night, and an overnight retreat. We also participate in mission and outreach programs.

Children’s Sunday Mornings

It is our privilege to help children experience God’s love on their level. We seek to offer biblically based, engaging, and age-appropriate programming for your children 6 weeks old through 5th grade on Sunday mornings.

CrossTrain

CrossTrain is a cross-departmental program offered each Wednesday night, where our 3s and 4s can experience engaging music with Music Ministries, high-energy movement alongside Sports & Rec., and a biblically based message from Children’s Ministries.

Parents’ Morning Out

Parents’ Morning Out (PMO) provides weekday morning childcare throughout the school year in a safe and learning-rich environment. It is available to both Northside congregants and the local community, and each caregiver is Safe Sanctuary trained.

In order to provide quality care, child/teacher ratios must be maintained in each classroom.  Therefore, reservations are required, and limited spaces are available each day. Reservations can be made on the 15th of the current month for the upcoming month. Email PMO@NorthsideUMC.org and include your child’s name, current age, and days you would like to request. Tuition is as follows: $35/First Visit, $25/Second Visit, $20/Third-Fifth Visit (all in the same week).

Parents must complete an online registration form for each child, have a current Certificate of Immunization for the State of Georgia on file, and submit an annual registration fee of $60.

Shine On Summer Camp

Connecting Young Hearts and Minds to Know, Grow, and Go #CampStyle

Shine On is a collaboration of Northside Methodist Preschool and Children’s Ministries. To better serve our community, we are offering one camp that provides a Christian and curriculum-based summer program for infants through rising first graders. Shine On is available to NMP students, Northside members, and the community.

Daily experiences are well-rounded with fun developmentally age-appropriate activities. Weekly themes are incorporated into Bible stories, wiggle worship, science, art, music, yoga, Spanish, and sensory exploration. Campers will also enjoy unstructured play time indoors and on the playground, visits to the Moonwalk, and weekly special events. Shine On staff will include NMP teachers, Northside Church’s caregivers, school teachers from APS and Cobb County.

Northside Methodist Preschool alongside Children’s Ministries are looking forward to new summer adventures filled with smiles, happy hearts, and engaged minds. Campers will be learning, having fun with their friends, and feeling the love of Jesus! Together, we will Know, Grow, and Go #campstyle at Northside Church!

Click here to view information about camp dates, tuition and registration, carpool, lunch, and FAQs. 

Welcome New Baby

At Northside, we are eager to celebrate and welcome new babies into our church family! The love and bond for a child is one of the strongest in existence, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to nurture your child in God’s love. When a baby is born or adopted, you are invited to call the Pastoral Care office or use the registration button below to let us know of your new addition. We can then include your baby’s name in the Sunday bulletin and provide information on all the learning-rich programming available to you and your little one.