Awana stands for "Approve Workmen Are Not Ashamed” and comes from 2 Timothy 2:15. The goal of Awana is to teach children who Jesus is, help them learn the Word of God, and train them to apply the Bible’s teachings to their lives. It is our desire to partner with parents in training children to know, love, and serve God. To learn more, view What Is Awana?
Awana is a terrific opportunity for your child to learn key Bible verses and hide them in their hearts. To get the most out of this ministry, we hope and pray that you will help your child memorize their verses. Ask your child’s Team Leader or Small Group Leader if you need ideas for how to help them. Also, ask your child’s Team Leader for a book calendar or find it online as yourchurch.com/awana.
Help your child come to Awana prepared with their Bible, completed handbook, and wearing their uniform. There will be dress-up nights several times during the year. Refer to the annual calendar for dates.
If your child will no longer be able to attend Awana, contact JoAnne Rewolinski.
Check-In, Drop-Off & Pick-Up
Check-In >>> Stop at a check-in computer to print a name tag for your child. A name tag is required for your child to enter the classroom.
Drop-Off >>> Do not drop your child off outside the building. Each child must be walked to their classroom by an adult. Before your child can be accepted, there must be two adult volunteers in the classroom.
Pick-Up >>> Have your pick-up tag with you when you pick up your child. If you do not have your pick-up tag, you will need to show an ID.
We ask that you only bring guests on the three Outreach Nights listed on the yearly calendar – October 9, November 6, and February 1. Cubbies are not required to bring a guest to complete their book. Sparks only need to bring a guest one time. There are other options to complete the “Bring a Friend” section listed in your child’s handbook.
Uniforms can be purchased via cash or check the first two nights of Awana or at the Children’s Welcome Desk after that. You are able to purchase:
- Cubbie/Sparks Vests – $10
- T&T Shirts – $15 (Uniforms or T&T shirts can be worn by T&T.)
- T&T Uniforms – $18
- Sparks Extra Credit Workbook – $10
- Bags – Free (Replacements are $6.)
- Music – Download on the Awana website. You can also find music by searching “Awana memory verse music” on Spotify or YouTube.
Locate online resources by visiting yourchurch.com/awana.
Your child can earn an award at the end of the year by completing their handbook and memorizing their verses. If your child recites their verses to you, you can sign off in the appropriate section of their handbook. Your child can also recite their verses to a Memory Verse Parent (MVP) at the beginning of each night. If your child does not complete their handbook, they will receive a participant award. For Sparks and T&T, completion of sections also earns shares to purchase items in the Awana store.
Age Supervision Policy
While in the church building or on the grounds (including the playground), any child younger than seventh grade must be supervised by an adult who is eighteen or older. This means close oversight by either a parent/guardian or involvement in an organized ministry or church-provided child care. Parents must ensure that their child gets to their ministry event and is appropriately checked in to the event with a leader who acknowledges acceptance of the child.
If your child has been sick in the last twenty-four hours, do not drop him/her off at Awana. Volunteers may turn away children with the following symptoms: • Green Mucus • Rash • Pink Eye • Fever above 99° F
Incidents and Emergencies
Incident Reports >>> If an injury or incident occurs, volunteers will attend to the child and complete an incident report. They will also notify the parent and ask the parent to sign the report to acknowledge they were informed of the incident.
Emergencies >>> In the event of an evacuation, the pick-up location will be an outdoor area. If there is a lockdown or severe weather, the location will be a designated classroom. Parents will need to have their pick-up tag or show ID.
An off-duty police officer and a member of the church Security Team are on-site at all times during Awana. They are in contact with supervisors and staff to protect children from suspicious or threatening situations.