Sept. 22, 2014: First annual Fam Fest a success!

The United Methodist Children’s Home held its first annual Fam Fest at Six Flags on Saturday, Sept. 20. More than 500 guests, including many of the children and families served by the Children’s Home, enjoyed a day of fun at the park including private access to the Dare Devil roller coaster for one hour, a lunch program led by WXIA 11 Alive anchor DeMarco Morgan, and entrance to a private pavilion with food and beverages.

 

42 sponsors made the event possible, including presenting sponsor Jackson Healthcare, Georgia Power, Weaver Capital Management LLC, Wells Fargo, WXIA TV Gannett Foundation, Inc., and others. The event raised more than $80,000 for the Children’s Home work to help children and families in need.

 

Here are some highlights of the day. We hope to see everyone (and more) for next year’s event!

 

The United Methodist Children's Home held its first annual Fam Fest at Six Flags on Saturday, Sept. 20. More than 500 attendees celebrated a day of fun.

The United Methodist Children’s Home held its first annual Fam Fest at Six Flags on Saturday, Sept. 20. More than 500 attendees celebrated a day of fun.

Five-year-old Taleeia races around the bumper car track.

Five-year-old Taleeia races around the bumper car track.

The Harwood family watches friends prepare to descend on a nearby roller coaster.

The Harwood family watches friends prepare to descend on a nearby roller coaster.

Fam Fest guests enjoy the Dare Devil roller coaster. Children's Home guests enjoyed private access to the roller coaster for an hour.

Children’s Home guests enjoyed private access to the Dare Devil roller coaster for an hour.

Five-year-old Cadence Thomas runs to the next ride.

Five-year-old Cadence Thomas runs to the next ride.

Yolanda White and her sons in line for the Dare Devil roller coaster.

Yolanda White and her sons in line at Six Flags.

Fam Fest guests prepare to ascend the Dare Devil roller coaster.

Fam Fest guests prepare to ascend the Dare Devil roller coaster.

WXIA 11 Alive anchor DeMarco Morgan led the Fam Fest lunch program, which included a catered meal, fellowship and bands.

WXIA 11 Alive anchor DeMarco Morgan led the Fam Fest lunch program, which included a catered meal, fellowship and bands.

More than 500 people attended the first annual Children's Home Fam Fest.

More than 500 people attended the first annual Children’s Home Fam Fest.

Young guests enjoy the candy bar in the Children's Home private pavilion. Fam Fest was made possible thanks to the generosity of 42 sponsors, who donated $110,250. The proceeds from Fam Fest will directly benefit the Children's Home work to help children and families in need.

Young guests enjoy the candy bar in the Children’s Home private pavilion. Fam Fest was made possible thanks to the generosity of 42 sponsors, who donated $110,250. The proceeds from Fam Fest will directly benefit the Children’s Home work to help children and families in need.

Parenting Classes Begin Aug. 6 in Decatur

 

Parenting classes begin Aug. 6 on our Decatur campus!
Connect with other parents, gain confidence in your parenting skills and learn how to build a support network. We help all types of parents, from single mothers to parents of unruly teenagers to parents desperate to regain custody of their children after unfortunate situations.

The series of six discussion-oriented classes will take place Wednesdays beginning Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The classes are free, and the Active Parenting Now curriculum (which you keep) is $15.00. A Certificate of Completion is provided to those who complete the class.

RSVP to Bonita at bhardwick@umchildrenshome.org.

 

Note: UMCH staff may also conduct Parenting Classes with the Active Parenting curriculum for schools, churches and other groups. If you’d like to talk with someone about scheduling a class for your group, contact Bonita or your closest UMCH office.

Parenting classes begin Aug. 6 on our Decatur campus.

The Summer Flea Market

 

The United Methodist Children’s Home Auxiliary present the Summer 2014 Flea Market

 

Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

At our Decatur campus: 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur GA 30030

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Bargain hunters will find treasures including furniture, jewelry, sporting goods, crystal, china, shoes, new and vintage clothing, baby gear, toys, books and electronics. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

 

The sale supports the mission of the United Methodist Children’s Home. Shoppers can feel good about finding a great bargain for themselves and helping our community’s children at the same time.

 

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED!

 

 

 

Free Parenting Classes Starting Soon

Family Playing Basketball and Active Parenting Logo

 

Spring and Summer 2014  Parenting Classes

The classes are free, and the Active Parenting Now curriculum (which you keep) is $15.00.

A Certificate of Completion is provided to those who complete the class.

 

DECATUR

Saturdays, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, May 24 to June 28

Offered at the United Methodist Children’s Home, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Registration is required by calling or emailing Bonita Hardwick (404.327.5860).

 

ROME – PARENTING “SUMMER CAMP”

Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, beginning June 26

Offered at the UMCH Rome District Office, 206 E. Second St, Rome, GA 30161

Contact our Rome office at 706.295.3911 for more details or to register.

 

NORTHWEST – COMPRESSED FORMAT FOR BUSY FAMILIES

May 21, 22 and 23, 10:00 am to noon each day

Hosted at Chatsworth First UMC, 111 W Cherokee St, Chatsworth, GA 30705

Contact our Dalton office at 706.278.4010 for more details or to register.

 
Note: UMCH staff may also conduct Parenting Classes with the Active Parenting curriculum for schools, churches and other groups. If you’d like to talk with someone about scheduling a class for your group, contact Bonita or your closest UMCH office.