Awana Clubs meet September through March, Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm.
Commander: Jan Wooster
Secretary: Alissa DeVore
Cubbies: Ages 3-5; Sparks: K5-2nd grade; T&T: 3rd-6th grade
What Is Awana?
“Awana” is an acrostic of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. Awana is an international, non-denominational, Bible-centered organization that began in 1950 and has spread throughout the world. We began Awana in 1994. Currently, Awana meets in over 100 other countries, and in the United States (all 50 of them) there are more than 11,000 Awana Clubs!
What Happens in Awana?
A typical evening begins with the Flag Ceremony. We say the pledge to the American Flag, the Awana Flag, and open the meeting with prayer. The rest of the night has three parts: Game Time, Handbook Time, and Council Time. Game Time is a fun time of games for the Clubbers and also makes use of the unique Awana Square. Council Time includes singing, a Bible message, announcements, and awards. Handbook Time allows the Clubbers to pass sections in their entrance booklets and handbooks. We recognize Clubbers who pass major achievements the following week and at our Annual Awards Night.
Parents are always welcome to visit any Awana night. We especially encourage parents and other family members to attend special nights such as the Caroling, Grand Prix, and Awards Night!
Yes, we must have a few of those!
1. Clubbers should wear tennis shoes for Game Time.
2. There is no gum chewing at any time.
3. All running should be downstairs during Game Time (not upstairs).
4. After Awana, Clubbers should stay on the steps while waiting for their parents to pick them up.
5. Restroom breaks are before and after Club, or between Game Time, Handbook Time, and Council Time.
6. Check-in and check out with the greeter (the person with a clipboard by the door).
Cancellations—Awana will be canceled due to bad weather whenever IKM-Manning cancels school.
Points can be earned for the following. . .
50-Bringing your Bible
50-Bringing your handbook
50-Attending Sunday School *
50-Wearing your uniform
50-Wearing your uniform to school
25-Devotions (per day)
100-2nd time visitor
150-3rd time visitor
150-Passing a handbook section
* You do not have to attend Sunday School at Calvary Baptist Church, but we would love to see our Clubbers join us for our children’s ministries on Sunday if they do not have a church home!
-The team that has the most points will receive a treat the following week.
-Clubbers earn Awana shares based on how many points they earn each week.
-Several times a year, Clubbers go to the Awana Store to spend these shares.
-They also earn shares for passing Handbook Awards, for Club Attendance, for Sunday School Attendance, and for bringing visitors.
-Sparks can earn a prize each time they say 5 sections 3 times. T&Ts earn $5.00 toward our church camp each time they say 5 sections 5 times. When a T&T finishes his/her book, Calvary Baptist will pay half of that clubber’s camp fee!
How much does it cost to come to Awana?
Uniforms: T-Shirts: $5.00
Grand Prix car kits: Go on sale in February for $3.50.