Exceptional Children's Ministry
At Alpharetta First United Methodist Church, we believe all children are a gift from God. Our Exceptional Children's Ministry serves as a witness to the community by meeting the spiritual, physical and social needs of children with special needs and their families.
Please contact Lairalaine White to learn more about the Exceptional Children's Ministry.
Help Us Serve You
Please complete the Exceptional Children's Ministry Registration form, so we know more about your family and your child's exceptionality. This form is new as of February 2013, so even if your child already participates in this ministry, please complete the form. Doing so will ensure that we are aware of any changes to your child’s exceptionality and that our database is up to date.
If you are interested in being a shadow for an exceptional child, or if you have shadowed before, please share your contact information by emailing Lairalaine White. She would love to talk with you about your experiences and how you can participate in this exciting opportunity.
On Sunday mornings, while parents attend our 11 a.m. worship services and during the Sunday School hour, we provide a "buddy" for children under the age of 12 who need a trained volunteer to provide assistance. It is our desire that each and every child knows the love of Jesus Christ. In order to arrange a "buddy" for your child, please e-mail us
Coming Back Soon! Parents Night Out
AFUMC Parents Night Out offers fun, structured, thematic activities for children with disabilities and their siblings. Staff and volunteers with special needs experience are on hand for an evening of projects, play and fun. If you have experience in this area or would like to have your child participate, please email Lairalaine White.
Facebook Support Group
Our Facebook support group, facebook.com/groups/afumcspecialneeds, is a great resource for families of children with special needs. Look to this page for information about AFUMC's Special Needs Ministry, tips about community activities for special needs families, and support from other parents and caregivers.
AFUMC's campus includes a playground built to serve our Exceptional Children's Ministry and children ages 3-6 years. This playground is fully accessible featuring ramps and a poured rubber surface; thus allowing children, parents and grandparents in wheelchairs or with mobility assistance devices the freedom to fully access the playground and play equipment. This playground can be found near the entrance to Trinity Hall by the prayer garden.