Two years ago, we started searching for a GREAT program for our children. We found that in the AWANA Club program.
This program teaches our children to memorize scripture, learn to be team players through game play and to open their Bibles to seek answers. How did this affect our attendance? Before AWANA started, we had an enrollment of about 5-8 children on Sunday nights. Now we have 26-30 every week. WOW! What a difference!
The AWANA Club is just that… a Club. AWANA starts in September and finishes in May-June. AWANA Club is held on Sunday nights from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Children are divided in groups:
- PUGGLES: 2-3 year olds
- CUBBIES: 4-5 year olds
- SPARKS: K – 2nd grade
- TRUTH-n-TRAINING: 3rd-6th grade
Every child pays a $25.00 club fee, which covers the cost of the uniform (shirt or vest), book, and bag (for books). We have exciting and challenging games that gets their hearts pumping. We serve a light snack…ok; sometimes we have ice cream (for special occasions). We also have “Special Nights” such as “Wacky Hat” night, “Favorite Team” night, “Bring a Friend” night, etc.
As the children accomplish goals in their books, they are awarded badges and pins to go on their uniforms. Children can win AWANA Bucks for such things as good behavior, good sportsmanship and serving others. What do they do with these Bucks? Every month we open the “General Store”. In the “General Store” they can spend their Bucks on toys, Bibles, candy, games, etc. They get really excited when the “General Store” is open.
If you are looking for something for your children to do on Sunday nights, come check us out. You can leave your child with us and join the rest of our church family in our Sunday night service from 6:30-7:30pm.
To learn more about the AWANA Club program, visit the website www.awana.org