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AWANA takes place Sunday evenings, September thru May at 5 pm.  The acronym A.W.A.N.A. comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. In this fun, exciting and challenging program, kids memorize Scripture, study the Bible, play games and learn about Jesus!   

AWANA Online Registration is now available for our upcoming 2017-2018 year. This will run from August 20, 2017 through May 20, 2018. Click here to register

Our AWANA Clubs first night is Sunday, August 20th.

If you pre-register, be here at 5 pm for our 1st day of AWANA.
Your children will receive their books at that time.

If you plan to register on Sunday, August 20th, registration is from 3-4:30 pm.
Your children will receive their books the following week

Check-in is at 4:55 pm in the Courtyard
Awana starts at 5 pm in the Sanctuary
Pickup is at 7 pm in the Clubbers Classrooms

To download and print any of our AWANA forms, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

The cost is $35 per Clubber per year which includes books and Uniforms. If your child already has these from the previous year, then see below for price list/breakdown.

Awana Dues $10 (cost of club membership per year)
Books are $12.50
Uniforms are $12.50

AWANA is an international, non–denominational, Bible-centered youth program for 3-year-olds through 6th grade students. The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of the phrase, "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed", from II Timothy 2:15. We provide a place for children to make friends; play exciting games; have opportunities to learn and memorize God’s Word, learn to apply that scriptures to their life by becoming involved in missions, and receive awards as encouragement for their efforts! Our goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him!

Program Overview: 
The three main parts of our program are Handbook Time, Large Group Time and Game Time.

Handbook Time: 

During Handbook Time, leaders listen to verses and help children understand and apply them. Clubbers should pass at least one section each week. We strongly encourage parental involvement.

Large Group Time: 

Large Group Time consists of music, announcements, testimonies, a Biblical message and award presentations. We give major awards for completing books at the Awards Program in May; however, club directors give smaller awards for completing sections in their books throughout the year.

Game Time: 
Competition during Game Time is exciting! We encourage children to play fair, cheer for their team and persevere to finish the race. Please have children wear proper shoes for games: close-toed, non-slip, non-marking shoes for running. Directors assign clubbers to teams at the beginning of the year; however, they may reassign teams as needed.

A Medical Release Form (see forms below) needs to be submitted for each clubber no later than their second week of attendance.

Pickup Procedure:
For the protection of each child, parents/guardians need to pick up their children promptly at 7 p.m. from the Gym. Siblings will not be allowed to pick up their younger brothers or sisters without prior written approval. The Awana Permission Form (see forms below) is available for parents to authorize the pick up of their children by anyone other than themselves.

For Parents:
While your children are attending AWANA, we invite you to attend our Sunday Evening Worship Service in the Sanctuary from 6-7 pm. If you are interested in volunteering with the club, email Commander Danielle Miller at awana@delaneychurch.org or sign up at the Registration Table. 


AWANA is fun with a purpose - to reach and train kids for Jesus.  Games, puppets, crafts, awards and other activities transform our preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.


The AWANA club for children in Kindergarten through second grade builds on the material taught in our preschool clubs - a step deeper into God’s Word while giving boys and girls regular opportunities to hear the Gospel and come to faith in Jesus.


The name Truth and Training reflects our passion to teach 3rd through 6th graders the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives.

 

AWANA STORE DONATIONS NEEDED...

In our program, we have what is called the AWANA store. The children earn shares throughout the year by completing sections in their handbooks and they can use their shares to purchase items at the store. All of this is done at our church including the store.

We are in the process of “stocking our shelves” at our “AWANA store” and would like to request your help. Your donation will bring us closer to our goal. Our community and parents are excited about this program and the children are eager to start their projects.

You can be a part of the excitement by supporting our AWANA store with your donation. The items we are looking for include gift cards, toys, etc. that would be appropriate for children, ages 3 to 6th grade. We are happy to acknowledge your donation at our events and in our printed material.

A Note form the AWANA Pastor

Dear Parents, 

Thank you for allowing your child(ren) to attend our AWANA program. We look forward to another year of fun, learning and growing in Christ. In order for things to run smoothly, we would like to pass on some important information. If you have any questions feel free to discuss them with your child’s leader, one of the check-in staff leaders or myself, the AWANA Commander. You may also contact me at the church office at 407-422-0758. 

Our AWANA program covers the following ages:
Cubbies 3-5 yrs old (must be 3 by September 1st)
Sparks – Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade
T&T – 3rd through 6th grade 

The hours for AWANA are Sundays from 5 – 7 pm. We would like for the children to arrive no earlier than 4:45 pm and be picked up no later than 7:15 pm. When arriving with your child(ren), please come to the sign-in table in the fountain courtyard to sign them in. Once you have signed your child in, they will then be dismissed to the sanctuary for opening ceremonies, which will begin promptly at 5 pm. 

When picking up children, please go to their respective rooms
(T&T – room D201, Sparks – rooms B201-204, Cubbies – room B108.)

If you have children in multiple rooms, please pick up in the following order:
1) T&T
2) Sparks
3) Cubbies
The children are not allowed to leave until an adult comes to get them. We require this for the safety of the children.

While there are minimal changes in the Cubbies and Sparks, there are some significant changes to note for T&T. Due to the fact that T&T has outgrown their previous location, the first change to note is the T&T room is now located in rooms D201 & D202. The second and most significant change is that AWANA has begun updating the T&T books. As a result, all clubbers in T&T (regardless of grade / # of books completed), will be working through the same book. An additional information page about the T&T book update will be provided to parents of T&T clubbers. Please feel free to contact the T&T director, Danielle Miller, at 615-525-1501 for any questions regarding these changes. 

There are several ways that you can help AWANA be a successful program. The first is to work with your child(ren) to help them learn their verses in their handbooks. The children who do the best in AWANA are those whose parents take an active part in encouraging them to work in their handbooks each week. The second is to encourage your kids to help support our AWANA GO mission emphasis. For every $10 collected, the gospel is shared and long-term discipleship is provided to unreached / unchurched children in the United States and around the world. We think that by giving on a regular basis, the children learn an important lesson about supporting God’s work. This is true whether they give a nickel each week or a dollar. We encourage you to communicate with us as often as you like. You can reach me by e-mail (associatepastor@delaneychurch.org) or by phone (407-422-0758). The calendar page will come in handy when you need to know what events are coming up soon or what the next theme night is going to be. 

For His Glory,
Richard Miller / Family and Youth Pastor