We are very excited to partner with St-Andrews in order to bring the AWANA program, this fall, not only to our children but the children of the community.
The Awana club is fun with a purpose – to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. Awana is a not-for-profit, international ministry with programs in over 100 countries. Around the world, Awana clubs give kids a place to belong, build confidence, and grow in faith. Our Awana program joins hundreds of churches in the mission of reaching kids for Christ and providing young people with safe, supportive environments that encourage discipleship, relationship, and mentorship as they grow in their faith. Participating in Awana is a wonderful way for your child to grow deeper in their knowledge of God and their personal relationship with Christ, while building relationships with others and having fun! We look forward to seeing all that God will do this year at Awana.
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When does Awana start?
Awana is from 6:30-8:00 pm every Wednesday evening unless otherwise specified on the calendar. Registration night will be taking place this coming Wednesday, Sept. 11th, from 6:00- 7:00 pm at St. Andrew’s Christian Church. This will not be a drop-off night, simply come and fill out a registration form and meet some of our volunteers (please have your child(ren)’s OHIP # for the registration form. Our first official club night will be the following Wednesday, Sept. 18th from 6:30-8:00 pm.
What does it cost to attend Awana?
The registration fee for the club year is $30.00/per child. This fee pays for one handbook, uniform (vest or shirt), handbook awards, trophies and special incentives.
How old does my child have to be to attend Awana?
We run programming for children age 3 (and potty-trained!) up to grade 6.
How does drop-off and pick-up work?
For security purposes, please be sure that all of your children are checked in at the registration table every week. We will be using a “bracelet” system, one for your child and one for the person that will be picking them up to bring at the end of the evening. If you have any questions or concerns about pick-up, please come talk to us.
The club night is split into Game Time, Handbook Time and Large Group Time/Bible Study. Game Time – The clubbers have fun while learning to be a part of a team. The games are designed to allow each child to participate and encourage teamwork. Handbook Time – Each clubber will have a handbook to work through. Clubbers are encouraged, but not required, to complete one handbook each year. No matter what age your child(ren) are, they will need help with their Bible memorization. Encourage your child to work on their books during the week, so they are prepared on club night. Working on memory verses at home provides a wonderful opportunity for both clubbers and family members to read God’s Word together, encouraging everyone involved to fill their hearts and minds with Scripture. Leaders will listen to clubbers recite their prepared sections in small groups. Section Completion Standard: A child needs to recite the required material in the handbook section to their leader as it is written in the book. Children will only be given a couple helps or prompts per section if needed, but they will also have time to practice the section again and have an additional opportunity to recite it to a leader/helper. A section may include more than one verse. Large Group Time/Bible Study – The time when clubbers come together to learn a biblical lesson. Clubbers regularly hear the gospel message, apply truths of Scripture to daily life, and gain tools for biblical living.
Club Standards: We ask that families, and clubbers, abide by the following guidelines out of respect for other clubbers and volunteer leaders/helpers: We love to share many things within our Awana family, but colds and flu is not one of them. Please make sure clubbers are fever and diarrhea free for 24 hours prior to coming to club. We greatly appreciate this request being respected.
Clubbers should: 1. Be on time. As parents, we are very aware that life is often busy and scheduling is next to impossible with little ones, but we would ask that clubbers be on time. Club starts promptly at 6:30 and ends at 8:00 pm. 2. Be in uniform. Clubbers should wear their Awana uniform (vest or t-shirt) every week to club. Clubbers also always need to be wearing shoes (in the winter, feel free to bring along a pair of running shoes to change into!) 3. Be prepared. Bring handbooks to club every week. Clubbers should do their best to practice their sections before coming in order to be ready to pass their sections. 4. Be respectful. Clubbers are expected to listen to leaders and to follow directions.
**We greatly appreciate the time and energy that our amazing Awana volunteers give each week to care for our children. Parents will be made aware should any concerns arise. We hope that this has properly informed you as well as gets you excited for the coming year. Our goal is to work closely, with the parents, to provide an environment that is both fun and safe for your children to grow and learn.