The first night of Awana was Wednesday, September 6th. We are looking for leaders for the Sparks group (K-2nd grade) and people willing to come and talk with new families who  come to the Awana Outreach Dinners.

Thank you to everyone who has donated Cubbie snacks. There will be a new sign-up sheet for the winter months, if you haven’t had the opportunity to give or you’d like to again.

We are also looking for any old but still useable tablets or cell phones that you no longer want. We are wanting to load Bible Verse songs on them for children to listen in order to help them learn their verses. Please talk with Heidi Clanton if you have any questions.

Awana Theme Nights:
Nov 1st: Nickle & Dime Night (change collection for an Awana club affected by hurricanes)
Nov 8th: God Bless America Night (wear your red, white, & blue)
Nov 15th: Supper Section Night (kids get an extra share for each section completed)
Nov 22nd: NO Awana Club (Thanksgiving Break)
Dec 6th: Crazy Hair Night
Dec 13th: Pajama Night
Dec 20th: Half Way Night & Store Night (kids should be halfway through their book if they want to complete it this year)
Dec 27th: NO Awana Club (Christmas Break)
Jan 3rd: NO Awana (Christmas Break)
Jan 10th: Sports Team Night
Jan 17th: Island Night (Summer Fun)
Jan 24th: Soup-er Bowl Night (Food Drive for Loaves & Fishes)

What is AWANA?

AWANA stands for “Approved workmen are not ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15). AWANA was founded in 1950 as an international, nondenominational Bible-centered children’s and youth ministry. The program is committed to evangelism and the discipleship of children and youth. Discipling our children is perhaps one of the most important things we can do for this generation as they are the future of the church. Consider the statistics that only nine percent of Christian youth and one third of born again adults believe in absolute truth. George Barna warns, “The church must focus on children andchildren’s ministry. We have virtually lost a generation, we cannot afford to lose another one.” AWANA is dedicated to getting as much of God’s word as deep into the hearts of as many children as possible so that they can be the nextgeneration to proclaim God’s truths.

What do you do at AWANA?
Each night at Awana the kids will participate in a large group teaching time where they will learn about a Bible Biography or learn a Bible concept, sing worship songs, play energetic games and meet with leaders during small group time. There are different themes for each night such as crazy hair night or glow in the dark night as well as monthly missions projects and service opportunities.

A key feature of AWANA is scripture memorization. Each child receives a handbook once they complete their entrance booklet. Sparks and T&T students are encouraged to work their way through their handbooks at their own pace. In the handbooks are verses to memorize. We want children to commit scripture to memory so it is, as we read in Psalm 119:11, hidden in their hearts.

Call Sarah Comstock at 719-275-1074 if you have any questions.