We are so excited about the beginning of our new AWANA year on September 10th. This past year was amazing! Toward the end of the school year; we were consistently averaging 46 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 10th. All children will check-in at the main entrance of the church (West Union St). There may be some modifications as needed for AWANA meetings, updates will be sent to the email provided to us at registration.
What are the costs associated with AWANA? AWANA is free there are no registration fees!
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. Registration 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 will receive emails each week.
How can I learn more about AWANA’s at FBC-Marion? We will strive to present the information you need here but if you need more, please email: email@example.com 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( see below for menu) for all Clubbers/Sign-in 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) Awana meals might be but not limited to: pigs in blanket, tacos, Pizza crescent roll up, vegetable, fruit, chips, fruit juice box, water
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 will meet each Sunday afternoon unless otherwise noted in the Schedule. Awana does not meet in the Summer.
Sunday 10:00 AM Wednesday 6:00 PM
First baptist Church
401 W Union St. Marion, IL 62959 618-997-9386 Office hours: Monday-Friday 8-3 Office closed for lunch 11:30-12:30