What is AWANA?
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed – 2 Timothy 2:15. It’s a program that makes memorizing the Word of God a little easier and more fun for children. Awards (which are displayed on vests/uniforms) are earned by completing sections in a handbook. The fact is, getting Scripture into the hearts and minds of our children impacts them both now and for the rest of their lives.
AWANA meets Wednesday nights during the school year. AWANA will start on September 16th. We will be meeting in person but there is a virtual option for those children unable to be on campus.
What age groups do we serve?
Cubbies – 3, 4 and 5-year-olds
Sparks – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd graders
T & T – 3rd-5th Grade
What is a “normal” night of AWANA?
Our club starts at 6:45 p.m. each Wednesday and ends at 7:45 p.m. The meeting is divided into two parts! Handbook time, and teaching time. During handbook time, the children say their memory verses. Memory work needs to be completed before the children come to Club. The leaders are available to help, but we strongly recommend that your child know the sections before AWANA starts.
Is there any cost?
AWANA dues are $16 per child, $10 2nd child, $6 3rd child. If your child starts 2nd semester dues are half the cost. You do not need to register the 2nd semester if you already registered the 1st semester. Uniforms and handbooks are purchased after your child completes the Entrance Booklet. You can register online by clicking here.
Special note to Cubbies:
If your child’s Birthday is Sept-Dec please enroll your child in the class corresponding to the age of their next birthday. Parents need to personally escort children to classes each AWANA night. A parent or grandparent must stay in the building in order to have their children in Cubbies.
Safety is a core principle in our Children’s Ministry. We are implementing the following Covid guidelines for Awana:
- We will take temperatures of all children, parents and staff. Outside the main kid’s entrance there will be two lines with a volunteer in each line using a no touch thermometer. Once inside the check-in area there will be touch less check-in done by volunteers.
- All children, parents and staff who have the following symptoms should not enter into Children’s Ministry. Symptoms consistent with COVID including, but not limited to, fever of 100.4 or greater, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, new loss of smell, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting.
- All kids age 5 and older are required to wear masks according to the Lancaster mandate. Kids younger than age 5 are also encouraged to wear masks if comfortable wearing them. Parents and volunteers will also be required to wear masks
- We have a touch less computer check-in process, one of our volunteers will check-in your children before you escort them to class. When parents come to pickup they will need their parent’s receipt to enter the secure area and for the teacher to release their child.