We are so excited about the beginning of our new AWANA year on September 18th. This past Spring was amazing! Toward the end of the school year, we were consistently averaging nearly 30 kids per night in attendance, our AWANA Clubbers memorized hundreds of verses, and countless hours of fun were had. If your child attended AWANA last Spring, I know you will be excited to get started back! If your child didn’t attend AWANA last Spring, this will be a perfect time to get them involved.
What is AWANA? AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) helps churches, parents, and other caregivers work together to develop spiritually strong children who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. AWANA offers a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. Children have fun playing age-appropriate games, learning God’s Word through large-group Bible teaching and memorizing Bible verses in a small group setting. AWANA uses many types of learning styles to teach children about God, His Word, and His plan for their lives.
When and where is AWANA? AWANA takes place each Sunday night from 4:45pm to 7:00pm. Our first meeting will begin on September 18th. All children will check-in at the gym. There may be some modifications as needed for AWANA meetings, updates will be communicated via the FBC Marion app.
What are the costs associated with AWANA? The registration fee for AWANA is $30 per child with a family max of $60. The registration fee helps cover the cost of uniforms, materials, supplies, snacks, and handbooks used in AWANA. The registration fee does not cover ALL the costs but helps us to provide this valuable program for your child. That being said, we do not want any child to forego AWANA because of a lack of resources. Therefore, if the club registration fee is burdensome, please contact me and we will make arrangements for a scholarship.
How can I help? AWANA is a tremendous program for the spiritual development of children, but it needs volunteers to run smoothly and effectively. Please pray about becoming an AWANA volunteer. It doesn’t require any special training – just a willingness to serve. Even if you cannot commit on a weekly basis, we can still use you. We also encourage all parents and caregivers to attend the AWANA Closing Ceremony each week from 6:50pm to 7:00pm (located in the gym). This is a time to celebrate the clubbers accomplishments!
Do I need to do anything at home? YES. Work with your clubber at home throughout each week. Encourage them and help them accomplish the sections in their book.
What about uniforms? Your registration fee will go towards the cost of a Vest which is the uniform for your child.
What are AWANA Bucks? Your child can earn AWANA Bucks each night in AWANA for things like bringing their Bible, wearing their vest, bringing your book (Sparks and T&T), etc. Bucks can be spent in our AWANA store for prizes and candy. “Cubbies” – AWANA Bucks will be maintained in the classroom “Sparks and T&T” – AWANA Bucks will be the responsibility of the clubber, lost AWANA Bucks will not be replaced.
How do I register? You can register after Sunday Morning Worship Service in the church foyer (look for the AWANA Table), the First Baptist Church website, or via Facebook. All registrations will begin July 31st.
What about Books? Each club will use the appropriate AWANA materials and books. Cubbies will keep their books in the club room each week, they can be taken home by request. Sparks and T&T clubs will be taking their books home each week for practice and study, the clubbers are responsible to bring their books back for club meeting nights. If a clubber misplaces a book, a new one can be ordered.
How will communications about club events be communicated? Reminders and updates will be given at the closing ceremony each week that all parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. In addition, parents can sign up for weekly communications regarding club events, updates, etc. through the FBC Marion app (search the apple/android store for First Baptist Church Marion). General AWANA information can be found on the First Baptist Church Marion website (FBMARION.org) Once you download app, open it. Look for 3 lines in top left corner, tap on that, go to settings, select notifications, select AWANA. We will send out announcements only to those with the App. You cannot reply to this announcement.
How can I learn more about AWANA’s at FBC-Marion? A parent introduction meeting to AWANA-FBC Marion will be held on August 14th at 5pm in the Chapel. This will be a time to learn about club changes, schedules, volunteer opportunities, and so much more.
What is a typical schedule for an AWANA Club Meeting? TimeLocationActivity 4:45 - 5:00p Gym Light meal for all Clubbers/Sign-in (light meal may be chicken nuggets, pizza roles, etc. 5:05 - 5:15p Gym Opening Ceremony for all Clubbers 5:20 - 5:45p Each club group will rotate every 25-30 minutes to one of these 3 activities: large group time, small group time, or Game time 5:50p - 6:15p Each club group will rotate every 25-30 minutes to one of these 3 activities: large group time, small group time, or Game time 6:20 - 6:45p Each club group will rotate every 25-30 minutes to one of these 3 activities: large group time, small group time, or Game time 6:50 - 7:00p Gym Closing Ceremony/Awards (ALL PARENTS/CAREGIVERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME AND CELEBRATE THE CLUBBERS ACCOMPLISHMENTS)
Is there a calendar available? Yes. In addition to the calendar listed here it can also be found on the FBC Marion Website under the AWANA tab.
AWANA FALL 2022 Schedule Date Theme 9/18 FIRST CLUB MEETING - Bring your Bible - $3 AWANA Bucks 9/25 Bring 1 Friend for $5 AWANA BUCKS or 2 friends - $15 AWANA Bucks 10/2 Bring a non-perishable food item - $1 AWANA Buck, maximum $5 Bucks 10/9 Bring a letter or card written for a church Shut-in - $4 AWANA Bucks, maximum $8 10/16 AWANA STORE (spend or save for the next store) 10/23 Bring a "THANK YOU" to the pastor for Pastor Appreciation Month - $5 AWANA Bucks 10/30 Bring a Paper Good for the Lighthouse Shelter - $3 AWANA Bucks, maximum $9 11/6 Bring a new friend - $5 AWANA Bucks - Maximum $20 11/13 Bring a new toy for someone in need - $10 AWANA Bucks, maximum $10 11/20 AWANA STORE 12/4 AWANA Party for the Entire Family
Sunday 10:00 AM Wednesday 6:00 PM
First baptist Church
401 W Union St. Marion, IL 62959 Office hours: Monday-Thursday 8-4 Friday 8-3