Awana

What Is Awana?


Awana is a Bible-centered children's program that makes Scripture memorization fun. Its purpose is best stated in the Awana Pledge: "to reach boys girls with the gospel of Christ, and train them to serve Him." On arriving at a typical Awana gathering, the children are assigned to age-appropriate groups that engage in a variety of fun activities.

Assembly - Club night begins with a fast-paced, large group rally where clubbers enjoy music, pledges, and general announcements to start the club evening.

Game Time - The group is then separated into "clubs" where they engage in age-appropriate games that teach sportsmanship and values in team competition. (30 minutes)

Handbook Time - Bible verses and principles are presented through "handbook" instruction. The children study at their own pace, as they are given support and assistance from the club leaders. Awards are given as the clubber progresses through the handbook to further reinforce the learning process and encourage the child. (30 minutes)

Council Time - Each group meets as a separate club for a time of listening to a special Bible message and application, praise and prayer. (30 minutes)

To learn more about Awana Clubs, follow this link.


Awana Clubs Schedule



  6:15-6:30 6:30-7:00 7:00-7:30 7:30-8:00
Cubbies
(3's/Pre-K)
All Cubbies activities take place in the classrooms on the Preschool Hall
Sparks
(K-2nd Grade)
Opening Assembly  Handbook Time Game Time Council Time
Truth & Training
(3rd-5th Grade)
Opening Assembly Game Time Handbook Time Council Time

Achievement Awards


To encourage achievement, clubbers can earn a variety of colorful awards as they progress through their Handbook exercises. Each clubber can work at their own pace and will be encouraged by their leaders and parents.

Every Awana clubber has the opportunity to earn awards. The awards are designed to be worn on the Awana uniform and include: badges, seals, pins, "jewels," and insignia patches. Ribbons, plaques, and trophies are also awarded at inter-church competitions and at the end of the Awana year.

Achievement Awards
Completion of Entrance Book Uniform shirt or vest (for purchase)
Completion of 1st Section in Handbook Patch and/or 1st Achievement Seal
Completion of Subsequent Handbook Sections           Achievement Seals or Jewels
Completion of Handbook Ribbon, Patch, and/or Trophy
Club Attendance* Attendance Stickers or Jewels
Sunday School or Church Attendance** Attendance Stickers or Patches
Adopt-A-Club Sleeve or Vest Patch
Year-End Achievement Various Ribbons & Trophies

* The clubber can earn up to 4 Club Attendance awards per year by having no more than 1 absence per quarter. (September/October; November/December; January/February; March/April)

** The clubber can earn up to 2 Sunday School Attendance awards by having no more than 2 absences per half year. (August-December; January-April)

Participation Costs


A registration fee of $15 per child ($45 maximum per family) is requested to assist with the costs of yearly materials, wards, special events' costs, etc. Scholarships are available.

In addition, children also need club uniforms and handbooks during the year. Uniforms for the club consist of vests (Cubbies and Sparks) or shirts (T&T) and should be worn to all club meetings. Most uniforms can be worn for 2-3 years before they are outgrown.

Uniforms are purchased after the child has completed the introductory memorization exercises in the Entrance Booklet. This generally requires 3-4 weeks of preparation and club participation.

Handbooks are vital to the Awana program. Handbooks provide Bible verses and principles through interactive instruction.

An Awana Secretary will provide you with a note containing details of uniform and handbook purchases when they are required.

Item Cost Description
Registration Fee $15  Yearly participation fee
Handbooks
(1-2 needed per year)
$9-$10 Children will progress through handbooks
at their own pace. Generally, 1 or 2
handbooks are complete each year.
Uniforms
(1 time cost every 2nd or 3rd year)  
$10-$14 Club uniform - Vest or T-shirt
Club Bags
(optional)
$6 This is an optional purchase for the
children to carry their Bible, handbook, and
other items that they take home.

Awana Leadership Team



Awana Leadership Directory 2013-2014
Family Pastor Scott Slaughter 770-475-6111
Commander Paul Harrell  770-312-6917
Director - Cubbies    
Director - Sparks Michael Best 678-566-3059
Director - T&T Chris Grauso 706-957-1314

Partnering with Parents


In order for your child to spiritually gain the most from Awana your involvement as parents is essential.

Each week you should:
  • encouraging your child to attend each week.
  • coach them in memorizing their assigned verses in at least one section of their handbook each week.
  • mark their achievements in constructive ways.
  • communicate any special needs to leaders.
At designated times, clubbers receive extra Awana "Bucks" (or points) if their parents have listened to and initialed their handbook following a memorized passage.

Together, we are partners in children's ministries. We welcome you to visit our club meetings anytime. If you are interested in becoming an Awana leader, a "Verse Coach/Listener," have questions, or need more information, please contact the Commander Paul Harrell or Scott Slaughter, Associate Pastor, Family Ministries.


2013-2014 Club Calendar


Date                             
 
Theme
 
August 7, 2013 AWANA Kick off
August 14, 2013 Backpack Night (1st regular meeting)
August 21, 2013 Loose Change Night (Support Awana Missionary)
August 28, 2013 Beach Night
September 4, 2013 Bring a Friend Night Extravaganza!
September 11, 2013 Wild & Crazy Hair Night
September 18,2013 Banana Night (Everything yellow)
September 25, 2013 Bring a Parent Night
October 2, 2013 Mustache Night
October 9, 2013 Letters to Military/USA Colors Night
October 16, 2013 International Night - Spain Missions
October 23,2013 Toilet Paper Night
October 30, 2013 Wacky Hat Night
November 6, 2013 Operation Christmas Child Box Prep Night
November 13, 2013 Big Shoe Night/T &T Trading Card
November 20, 2013 Flashlight Night
November 27, 2013 No AWANA - Happy Thanksgiving
December 4, 2013 Crazy Socks Night
December 11, 2013 Lottie Moon Offering Night
December 18, 2013 Store Night!
December 25, 2013 No Awana - Merry Christmas!
January 1, 2014 No AWANA - Happy New Year!
January 8, 2014 Pajama Night
January 15, 2014 Twins Night (Bring a Friend- Dress Alike)
January 22, 2014 Bible Hero Night
January 29, 2014 How Many Layers Can You Wear Night
February 5, 2014 Hearts Night (Cards for Senior Adults)
February 12, 2014 What I Want to Be When I Grow Up
February 19, 2014 Paper Airplane Night
February 26, 2014 International Night - Senegal Missions
March 5, 2014 Popcorn & Movie Night
March 12, 2014 Goofy Glasses Night
March 19, 2014 Measles Night
March 26, 2014 Bubblegum Night/T&T Trading Card
April 2, 2014 Annie Armstrong Offering Night
April 9, 2014 No AWANA - Spring Break!
April 16, 2014 No AWANA -Happy Easter!
April 23, 2014 Miracles of Jesus Night
April 30, 2014 Backwards THGIN
May 7, 2014 Treasure Chest Night (Last Night for Verses)
May 14, 2014 Store Night!
 
May 21, 2014 Awana Awards Night