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Awana Clubs

Time

Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm (note the time change) - SEE CALENDAR BELOW

Location

Faith Community Church

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Contact

Lisa Burton, Kim Grosz & Alysha Grosz

Lisa (715) 222-5657, Kim (715) 386-1447, Alysha (651) 829-1598

Description

AWANA is an international Bible-centered children’s and youth ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs, programs and training for children and youth during the school year.

Clubs

Children are divided into clubs based on their ages as follows:

Puggles

(Age 3) 

Children participate each week in a Bible lesson, songs, simple crafts and play time.

NOT offered during the 2020-2021 year due to COVID changes.

Cubbies

(Pre-School – ages 4 & 5 that are Pre-K) 

Our preschool program offers the 4 F’s…..Fun – and lots of it, Friendly characters and leaders, Foundational Bible teaching & Family involvement. Cubbies begin memorization of God’s Word.

Due to COVID changes, Cubbies will only be offered on-campus to 3 (as of Sept. 1, 2020), 4 & 5 year olds (non-kindergarten) of those volunteering to be Awana leaders during 2020-21 year. Parents of children who are 3,4 & 5 (non kindergarten) who will not volunteer in 2020-21 may  purchase materials online through the FCC Awana online registration in order to instruct their child at home using Cubbies materials.

For more child discipleship resources to assist you in doing Awana at home, please use this link to the Awana homepage: https://www.awana.org/

Sparks

(Kindergarten-Second Grade) 

Firmly grounded in Scripture, the three Sparks handbooks feature: basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible.

Due to COVID, during the 2020-21 year Sparks will be offered on-campus and at home, with these options available at time of registration

For more child discipleship resources to assist you in doing Awana at home, please use this link to the Awana homepage: https://www.awana.org/


Truth & Training (T&T) Boys and Girls

(Third – Sixth Grade with boys and girls separate) 

The name of Truth & Training reflects the passion of AWANA to teach students the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Jesus in their daily lives.

Due to COVID, during the 2020-21 year T&T will be offered on campus, at home and via Zoom, with these options available at time of registration.

For more child discipleship resources to assist you in doing Awana at home, please use this link to the Awana homepage: https://www.awana.org/

A typical Awana evening:

Opening

The AWANA evening begins with students saying the Pledge of Allegiance, saying the AWANA pledge, singing the AWANA theme song, praying and leaders making announcements.

Children are then dismissed by clubs based on their ages and through the evening they will rotate through two 20-25 minute segments including:

Handbook Time 

This is the time in the evening when children recite Bible passages that they have memorized from their AWANA books. Either a leader or listener will sign off in each child’s book once a section is completed and mark off the completed verses on an AWANA score pad. AWANA secretaries receive the scores and keep track of which verses each child has completed. Students receive points for their color team for verses recited which contribute towards their team score. Children receive awards for completing whole sections of their book throughout the year.

 

Game Time

[Game time will be eliminated in the 2020-21 year.] This is an all-out massive action game time for children. Kindergartners play games in a separate room from 1st through 6th graders. Game time is run separately for the 1st and 2nd grade Sparks, 3rd-6th grade T&T Girls and for the 3rd – 6th grade T&T Boys. All games are played around the AWANA circle with red, green, blue and yellow color lines. Games vary from relay races, to beanbag toss, tug of war, etc.

Council Time

The AWANA council time is a 20-25 minute session where the truths of the Bible are taught by guest speakers, leaders, or through skits, in a captivating way.

Dismissal

During dismissal time, each club announces any students who have completed books and present book awards to those students. They also award prizes to the winning color team with the most points of the evening for their club. All clubs pray together and children are dismissed to parents.

Cubbies and Puggles rotate through a similar Opening time, Story time, Handbook time, Snack time and Dismissal in their own specified classroom space(s).

Each week children are encouraged to wear their AWANA uniform, bring their Bible and invite friends to join. Points are accumulated for each child each week who participate by reciting verses, wearing uniforms, bringing their Bible and inviting friends. All these individual points, including game time points contribute towards their color team score!

Important Dates 2020-2021

  • September 2 | Leader/Volunteer Meeting with Pizza Dinner
  • September 9 | Materials Distribution Night with David & Teesha Laflin, Christian Illusionists - 2019-2020 Awana Awards Winners will be recognized
  • September 16 | First Night of Awana
  • November 4 | Bring a letter for a soldier
  • November 4, 11 & 18 | Operation Christmas Child
  • November 25 | NO AWANA! Happy Thanksgiving! Give thanks to the Lord for He is GOOD!
  • December 23 | NO AWANA! Merry Christmas!
  • December 30 | NO AWANA! Happy New Year!
  • January 6 | Welcome back to Awana in 2021
  • March 10 | Sing & Share
  • March 17 | NO AWANA! Spring Break
  • April 21 | Awana Carnival Night
  • April 28 | Awana 32nd Awards Night

Theme Nights 2020-2021

  • October 7 | Summer Attire Dress-Up
  • November 4 | Patriotic Night (wear camouflage or red, white, & blue and bring a letter for a solider!)
  • December 2 | PJ Night with your favorite stuffed animal
  • January 6 |  Dress like you’re royalty (because you are a child of the King)
  • January 13 | Nickels and Dimes (for leprosy kits for India)
  • January 20 | Wear your Color Line
  • January 27 | Jersey and Souper Bowl Night (wear your favorite sports shirt and bring a can of soup for the food pantry)
  • February 3 | Western Dress-Up Giddy-Up!
  • February 10 | Wear Red or Pink for Valentine's Day (because Jesus loves you!)
  • March 3 | Goofy Glasses & Hilarious Hair
  • April 7 | Hilarious Hats with a Wacky Wardrobe
  • April 21 | Go Hawaiian! Awana Carnival Celebration!

Volunteers

Many volunteers are needed each Wednesday night to make AWANA possible. Children in Grade 7 through adults, including grandparents, are welcome to volunteer to be youth leaders in training, leaders, and listeners.

Cost

There are fees collected for the cost of books, AWANA shirts and in some cases materials. Each club’s fees vary slightly. Scholarships are available for those with special circumstances. Please contact Awana Commanders Alysha Grosz 651-829-1598, Kim Grosz 715-386-1447 or Lisa Burton 715-222-5657 for cost or scholarship information.

Registration

Children are welcome to visit and join throughout the year. Register online any time!

Questions?

If you have any questions or if you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact Alysha Grosz at 651-829-1598, Kim Grosz at 715-386-1447 or Lisa Burton at 715-222-5657.

You may also contact Brigitte Feia, Director of Children’s Discipleship at 715-386-4070 x120.

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