AWANA is a Bible-based youth program for kids three years old through the sixth grade. The AWANA acronym comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed). The program has three main aspects:
1. Bible memorization or Sections
2. Group Council Time
3. Game Time!
Our club meets on Tuesdays starting at 6:00 until 8:00 pm and runs from about August until May. For 2018-19 session we will be starting September 4, 2018 ar 6:00 pm.
AWANA is a family outreach and at AWANA your children not only learn about the Bible and God’s plan for salvation, but they also learn about witnessing to others. It’s a program the whole family can participate in. Parents become leaders, and help their children memorize Bible verses and to know God’s truth. Children become clubbers and can invite friends and neighbors to join them. The children earn badges and pins for completing sections and also earn AWANA shares that can be used to purchase fun toys and products in the awana store.
Registration for the 2018-19 AWANA session.
Starting on August 5th, August 12th, and August 19th, 2018, we will be accepting registration for Faith Community Church members and returning clubbers after church service in the foyer. Open registration will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm at the church. You may obtain a registration form by clicking here. Please fill it out and bring it to church or during open registration. If you 're out of town, you may mail the registration form directly to the church. The address is on the form.
If you have an interest in working with kids here at Faith, please contact us for more information on how you can help. We always need listeners, leaders, game directors and secretaries. We care for our children here at Faith Community, so most positions require church membership and completed children's ministry application.
AWANA Schedule 2018-19
Sept. 4 - First Night AWANA Sanctuary / Name Tag Night
Rally Game Tag Night - All clubbers and leaders should make and wear a name tag to get to know each other and join the fun on this first club night of the year. Meets upstairs in the sanctuary.
Sept. 11 - Regular Club Night / Yachts on sale
AWANA Yacht kits on sale for $3.00
Sept. 18 - Fashion Disaster Night
Clubbers come dressed as mismatched as they can. Let’s see who won’t make Mr Blackwell’s list.
Sept. 25 - Regular Club
October - Adopt a Club/ Missionary Month
According to our traditions here at Faith, we will have a contest between the boys and the girls to see who can raise more money for one of our missionaries or to adopt an AWANA club. We want to encourage the children to earn it themselves by being helpful, recycling or doing extra chores around the house. (Of course, parents have been known to “help” too)
Oct. 2 - AWANA Yacht Races
Clubbers will build and decorate yachts from kits and use their own wind power to propel the boats along the water track. Prizes for design.
Oct. 9 - Cubbie Parent Shadow Night
Cubbie parents are invited to join their clubber for the night to observe, participate in games and enjoy a lite snack afterward. Great time to get to know your child’s leader.
Oct. 16 - Regular Club
Oct. 23 - Sparks Parents Shadow Night
Sparky parents are invited to join their clubber for the night to observe, participate in games and enjoy a lite snack afterward. Great time to get to know your child’s leader.
Oct. 30 - Missionary / Pastor Appreciation Night
Clubbers will write words of encouragement to missionaries we support for Christmas and to their pastors, no matter which church they attend. We will supply everything needed.
Nov. 6 - T&T Parent Shadow Night
T&T parents are invited to join their clubber for the night to observe, participate in games and enjoy a lite snack afterward. Great time to get to know your child’s leader.
Nov. 13 - AWANA Store, Food Pantry Night
We will be collecting items for Thanksgiving feasts for those families that use the food pantry. A list of suggested items will be sent home ahead of time. And, the AWANA Store will be open!
Nov. 20 - No Club Thanksgiving
Nov. 27 - Zoo Night - Group Devotion
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to club with you. Group devotion for Sparks and T&T - Part 3 of Dinosaurs, Genesis and the Gospel by Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis.
Dec. 4 - BARF Night (Bring a real friend) / Gift Donations for Festividad
Anytime is a good time to invite a friend to AWANA, but tonight will be the best. Ask a friend, neighbor or relative to come to AWANA. Clubbers will bring in gifts for Faith’s Festividad event. A list of gift ideas will be sent out in advance and gifts should be wrapped with a tag indication a boy or girl.
Dec. 11 - Regular Club
Dec. 18 - Dress Like Christmas Night
Extra shares for those who can be the most creative at dressing for Christmas! Use wrapping paper, lights, ribbons, bows & bells and really dress for the occasion!
Dec. 25 NO CLUB Christmas
Jan. 1 NO CLUB Christmas
Jan. 8 - Double Shares Night
Earn double the shares for every section said, word perfect and parent signatures.
Jan. 15 - Regular Club
Jan. 22 - Drive in Movie Night
Clubbers will make a car from cardboard boxes, Sterilite® containers, baskets, whatever is available. Judged for creativity and awarded prizes. During council time they will watch a movie and have snacks.
Jan. 29 - Regular Club
Feb. 5 - AWANA Store
The AWANA Store will be open! Bring your shares, spend your shares, on toys, gifts, and the occasional candy.
Feb. 12 - Hugs and Kisses Night
Along with shares and tickets, clubbers will earn hugs and kisses for their sections recited. That’s Hershey® Hugs and Kisses. Mmmm, chocolate! (Please let us know if your child has food allergies as the hugs do contain almonds.)
Feb. 19 - Regular Club
Feb. 26 - Crazy Hair/Hat Night
One of my favorites! Wear a crazy hat or funky hair dos.
Mar. 5 - Regular Club
Mar. 12 - Grand Prix Cars on Sale
AWANA Grand Prix Car kits will be on sale starting tonight. Kits will be $5 each. The race will be held on Saturday April 27th. Kits will be on sale for the following weeks leading up to the event.
Mar. 19 - Picture Night. Red Nose Happy Heart Night / Group Devotion
Uh, Ok, we’ll be taking pictures tonight of all the groups, but the clubbers will be able to get fancy with all kinds of glasses, wigs, red noses and crazy stuff. It will be a blast, and we’ll provide all the “stuff”. Also, Part 4 of Ken Ham’s Dinosaurs, Genesis and the Gospel for Sparks and T&T.
Mar. 26 - No Club Spring Break
April 2 - No Club Spring Break
April 9 - Double Shares Night
Earn double the shares for every section said, word perfect and parent signatures. After all, the final AWANA store of the year is coming up really fast.
Saturday April 13 - AWANA Pit Party 9:00am - 12 noon
Don’t have the tools to make a car? That’s OK, we do and we’ll bring them to the church on Saturday so you can design, cut and build your ultimate Grand Prix car. We’ll have templates, saws, sanders and speed tips ready to go. Maybe even a few donuts!
April 16 - Super Sundae Tuesday
Always a hit... Super Sundae Tuesday is the night that you get to build your own ice cream sundae. Of course, we’ll make a game out of it where everyone’s a winner.
April 23 - Regular Club
Saturday April 27 Grand Prix/Pizza Party 5:00pm
My absolute favorite night of the year where we get to race our AWANA Grand Prix cars and eat pizza. Open practice starts at 4:00, Registration starts at 4:30, Pizza at 5:00 followed by racing at 6:00 pm.
April 30 - Regular Club
May 7 - Leader Appreciation night / AWANA Store, Last night for sections
Clubber are encouraged to make a card, a gift or even bake a little something to let their leader know they are appreciated. And, the final AWANA store of the year will be open, so bring in all your shares and spend, Spend, SPEND.
May 14 - Final Awards
Final award in the upstairs sanctuary. We’ll miss you all... until next year!