When does it meet?
Awana meets on Wednesday evenings through the school year. Cubbies meet from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., and Sparks and T&T meet from 6:00 - 7:45.
We make every effort to start on time. This means clubbers should arrive about ten minutes before starting time to register their attendance and get ready for club to start. Please arrive with enough time to sign in. Bring your children to club between 5:45 and 5:55. We ask that you are also prompt in picking up children following club. We make a real effort to close our club meeting promptly and we want to be sure children are safely in the care of their parents. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE PICKED UP IN PERSON BY A PARENT OR RESPONSIBLE ADULT.
Special information for Cubbie Parents: The Cubbies program runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. However, childcare is provided from 7:00 to 7:30 for Cubbies who have older siblings attending Sparks or T&T. Please make arrangements for this child care option with Janine Kruger, the Cubbies director, in advance. All Cubbies must be picked up by 7:30.
Who are the leaders?
Awana provides wonderful opportunities for boys and girls to learn and interact with positive Christian adult role models. Our leaders are carefully selected and trained to serve Christ as Awana leaders. The first prerequisite for an Awana leader is someone who loves God; and the second is someone who loves kids! Our volunteer staff provides sound Biblical learning, fellowship and excitement in a safe and loving environment. Our team of 70+ leaders must complete a background check and training sessions to prepare them for effective leadership.
Club Commander, Shelley Rayl
Shelley has over 15 years of experience in the Awana ministry. She oversees all of the operations of the club year. She is assisted by “Directors” for each age area. The Directors teach Bible lessons and work directly with the children to make the Awana club an exciting and meaningful experience for every boy and girl.
What does it cost?
Families are asked to contribute a $25.00 registration fee for each child for the year to help off-set the cost of weekly operation of our Awana Clubs. These dues help to pay for handbooks, awards, treats, and basic materials and equipment.
Handbooks are included in the price of registration and are provided to all children. However, if a child must replace a lost handbook, the family will be asked to pay for the replacement.
The cost of a uniform is not included in the registration fee. Uniforms can be ordered from the club secretary and should be paid for separately from registration. A limited supply of used uniforms are available from time to time at a reduced cost.
If you find the registration cost or the cost of uniforms to be a financial burden for your family, please speak with the Awana Commander, Shelley Rayl or the Children’s Pastor, Mary Blosser. We want Awana to be available to all children!
How do I register?
Registration forms are available at the church office or on-line. Registration forms can be turned in at our kick-off/registration event, held in early September or any other time during the year. Kids can register at any time during the club year, simply by arriving on Wednesday night by 6:00 and speaking with the secretaries at the registration tables.