The Children’s Ministry at McEachern Memorial UMC is dedicated to serving and ministering to the children and families of this community. We believe children are important in God’s kingdom and are to be welcomed in His church.

It is our prayer to nurture each child into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to be in partnership with families in guiding children and equipping parents in teaching their children to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Children have many opportunities to participate in programs and activities where they can feel God’s love and presence. It is our prayer that these programs will help guide and support families in their faith journey.

Children's Ministry Contact

DeDe Reilly
Children’s Ministry Director
770-943-3008 x6039

Sunday Mornings

9:30 am Sunday School

Children begin each Sunday with an engaging large group time of worship and discovery based upon the Bible lesson of the day before moving to small group study for a deeper dive.

11:00 am McEachern Kids

We begin in the Sanctuary at 11:00 am. After the Children’s Moment, Kindergarten through 5th grade are dismissed for developmentally appropriate fun.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade – Children’s Church
2nd and 3rd Grade – Bible Black Belts
4th and 5th Grade – Holy Habit activities

Glee Club and Cherub Choir

Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs. -Psalm 100:2

Join us as we make a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Most Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:30 pm
Room F115

Cherub Choir is for fully potty-trained 3 year olds through Kindergarten.
Glee Club 1st-5th grade.

Club 345

All 3rd-5th graders are invited for fun, games, Bible Study and Missions on the 2nd Sunday of each month!

3:45-5:30 pm in Room F115

Upcoming Events

messy church

Messy Family Lent

  • Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

McEachern Kids invites you to bring the family and enjoy a time of messy fun and games. Beginning in the Sanctuary at 11am service then to the Gym by 11:30am for messy fun and lunch as a family.

colorful easter eggs in a grassy lawn

EGGstravaganza Egg Hunt

  • Sunday, April 12, 2020
  • 9:30 am
  • Children's Welcome Center

Students K5-5th grade will enjoy an egg-scramble of more than 7,000 filled eggs!

Invite your friends and bring a basket…a BIG one!

moving up to middle school

Moving Up to Middle School

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm
  • CLC Room F-147

5th graders and their parents are invited to join us for dessert and a panel discussion about middle school.

This is a student and parent/caregiver event. Free childcare is provided by emailing

VBS Volunteer Training

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020
  • 6:00 - 6:45 pm

Plan to attend one of the following training events 6-6:45pm in the Children’s Welcome Center.

Rocky Mountain Railway Summer VBS

  • Sunday, May 31 - Thursday, June 4, 2020
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Ages Preschool 4’s through completed 5th grade

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway!

On this faith filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life's ups and downs.

Summer Book Club

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Register your K5-3rd graders for one or more of the 2020 Summer Book Club events. Children will bring a brown bag lunch, a snack, and a refillable water bottle as we deep dive into some of our favorite books with activities, games, and more at McEachern Memorial UMC.

$10 per student

6/9 – How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman (cooking)
6/23 – Sometimes You Win-Sometimes You Learn by John Maxwell (games)
7/21 – The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (generosity/mission)

Faith Field Trips

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Faith Field Trips are intentionally memorable faith-formation experiences, developmentally appropriate for kids 3rd- 5th, in partnership with another church because ‘we’re better together’, and taking kids outside where Jesus likely spent most of his growing up years.

Register for one or more of the 2020 Summer Faith Field Trips. Children will bring a brown bag lunch, a snack, and a refillable water bottle.

7/7 – Red Top Mountain Paddle Boarding 9am-4pm $25 per student
7/10 – Macland Seniors Bingo & Game Day 9am-2pm $10 per student
7/14 – McEachern Kids Ambassador’s Day at Ms. DeDe’s 9am-8pm $25 for 4th & 5th graders only

Register your child who will be completing 3rd-5th grad

Ultimate Summer Day Camp

  • July 27-31, 2020
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

4 year olds (thoroughly potty trained) through completed 5th grade are invited for a week of Ultimate Summer fun at McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church. We will play games, chapel, do crafts, water games and so much more. Daily themes make for an exciting and fun last week of the summer July 27-31 from 9am-4pm.

Register before June 8 for early registration discounts of $110 for the first child and $95 for each additional child.
Registration after June 8 is $125 for the first child and $110 for each additional child.