Volume 6, Issue 1- Things you will want to know.
Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed – 2 Timothy 2:15
Hello Awana Family,
We’re on target for a busy February, even though the weather might be cold. (It is still winter
after all and … what was that ... you’re STILL praying for snow days off from school???)
We also have a lot of fun club events and activities coming up; we hope that you and your clubber(s) will have fun participating with us in these events and activities.
Bible Verse: "Do to others as you want them to do to you." -Luke 6:31
Life Application: KINDNESS: showing others they are valuable by how you treat them
NEWSLETTERS go home the 1st Wednesday of each month, be sure your clubber reads the newsletters, they are full of important information about club, life, and can provide them with bonus points for the Awana Store.
February 1 – Theme night – Soup – er-Bowl night.
February 8 - NICKELS & DIMES NIGHT – Bring Nickels & Dimes to help support our Awana
February 15 – P&P Night – Wear pink & pig-out night.
February 22 – Glow night – We’ll have fun with club in the dark with things that glow.
February 24 – Sparks Late Night Out Party.
SPARKS LATE NIGHT OUT PARTY!
Attention Sparks Parents & Clubbers Grades K – 2, Mark your calendars NOW for Friday February 24! Invite a friend, and plan to come out to the Sparks late night out party and join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, and excitement! From 6 pm – 10 pm. Be watching for registration news! Sign-ups are required!
GRAND PRIX IS COMING!
START YOUR ENGINES! On March 15th, engines will be revving and spectators cheering at what’s sure to be the best race of the year! The AWANA GRAND PRIX Car kits are available for Clubbers from Sparks, Tnt, Trek, Journey, and the open division to purchase for $5 tonight and each Wednesday night prior to the race from Michelle.
There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in two categories: SPEED and DESIGN.
Pick up your car kit and get started creating it for the upcoming race!
*Puggles & Cubbies do not need to purchase car kits they will be racing special cars in their racing class.
**Parents can also create and race or show a car in the open division.
Nickel and Dime Nights
We have been collecting Nickels & Dimes in a special Awana Bank each 2nd Wednesday of each month. The money raised will go to our Awana Missionaries to help support the work they do to help reach kids with the gospel of Christ. Please encourage your clubber to bring in some change for the bank as we will present the monies raised to our missionaries Wednesday March 15 as they will be visiting and assisting us with the race.
A very happy February birthday to these members of our AWANA family:
February 4- Kelsey H & February 27 - Robert L
*If we missed one, please let us know.
SOUP-ER BOWL NIGHT
Thanks to all who donated cans of soup to our pantry for this theme night. Great job! The soup will go a long way towards warming those who receive it this winter.
WINTER CANCELLATION POLICY FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Winter is here, if bad weather persists on a Wednesday, the staff will meet together and decide by 3 pm if Awana and all other activities will be cancelled. Please check your email after 3 pm and/or check channels 2 or 7 for church cancellation notices to find out if we’re still having Awana and bible study. Closing of your Clubbers School Does Not Mean That Church Activities Are Cancelled! You can also call the church office for information.
THINGS TO REMEMBER EACH WEEK FOR AWANA!
SICKNESS & DISEASE POLICY
As the seasons change, kids tend to get sick. If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, for both your child's comfort and the health of everyone, we ask that you keep them home if:
• Illness that prevents your child from comfortably participating in program activities.
• Runny nose with colored discharge (green or yellow) accompanied by a fever.
• Fever - a temperature greater than 100 degrees (without fever-reducing medication).
• Vomiting and/or diarrhea; symptom free for 24 hours.
• Any communicable disease.
• Sore Throat.
• Streptococcal pharyngitis (“strep throat”) until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.
• Croup, excessive coughing, chest congestion or sneezing.
• Child hood diseases (chicken pox, mumps, etc.).
• Drainage or redness that could possibly be considered conjunctivitis (“pink eye”).
• Head lice or nits within the past 24 hours.
• Questionable skin rash (that is contagious). Localized rashes such as prickly heat, eczema and
diaper rash are not contagious.
Please remember if you do not have a church home, you are invited to join us on Sunday’s at 9:15 for Sunday school and/or 10:30 for church services. We would love for your family to join us!
Hello Awana Family,
We hope that you had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!
December will be a wonderful and very busy month of Awana, as we are reminded of one of the greatest joys of all time, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the salvation he makes possible.
Newsletters go home the 1st Wednesday of each month, Make sure your clubber reads the newsletters, they are full of important information about club, life, and can provide them with bonus points for the Awana Store.
What do I need to bring to Awana each week?
Weekly Awana Checklist:
Bible, Uniform, Sneakers, Dues (50¢ per wk.), Handbook with at least one section ready,
bonus: theme night participation, monthly newsletter questions!
Game Time: Dress for success when deciding what to wear to Club. Remember games may include running, sitting, crawling, rolling, jumping, crab-walking, or lying on the floor. For safety, sneakers are required to participate in Game Time.
A VERY HAPPY DECEMBER BIRTHDAY TO THESE MEMBERS OF OUR AWANA FAMILY:
11 – Destiny C, 15 – Alainna P, 21 – Hanna P, 21 – Connor B,
28 – Kadell O. (If we missed one, please let us know)
Holiday Season at Awana
Here’s what is going on at Awana for the next few weeks.
We have some fun things planned for this month!
Dec 7 – Frozen Night
Dec 11 –Christmas program @ 7 pm all are invited.
Dec 14 – Christmas Shop/parties - This will be an extra special store
night where you can get gifts for your
parent/guardian. We will even gift wrap them for you before you leave club.
Dec 14 - Nickels & Dime Night - Clubbers bring Nickels & Dimes to help support our
local Awana Missionaries.
Dec 18 – Christmas Cantata @ 7 pm, all are invited.
Dec 21 – No Club – Merry Christmas! Join us for caroling at 6 pm
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service @ 6 pm
Dec 28 – No Club – Happy New Year!
If your clubber is in the Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks and/or TnT clubs at the conclusion of AWANA each Wednesday please come into the building to pick your child up. We do this for your child’s safety so we know who is picking them up and so they are not standing in the Foyer waiting for someone to pick them up. Please be sure your child knows who is picking them up.
CHILDREN"S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Sunday, December 11 @ 7:00 PM – Come join us for this annual special night, as our children lead the celebration of Christmas in drama and song! Come celebrate Christmas through the eyes of a child!
Please remember if you do not have a church home you are more than welcome to worship with us on Sunday mornings! We have worship services at 10:30 am. Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 am and children’s church for preschool through 5th grade during the 10:30 am service. A nursery is available during both hours. We hope you will join us!
WINTER CANCELLATION POLICY FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHTS.
With winter right around the corner, if bad weather persists on a Wednesday, The staff will meet together and decide by 3pm if Awana and all other activities will be cancelled. PLEASE check your email after 3 pm and/or check Channel 2 or 7 for Church cancellation notices to find out if we’re still having Awana and Bible study. Closing of your clubbers school does not mean that church activities are cancelled! All cancellations will be emailed to parents, and posted on channel 2 & 7 cancellation list. You can also call the church office for information
Enjoy the Christmas break, and don’t forget to thank our wonderful Awana Leader staff who are so faithful in serving our AWANA club. Without these faithful servants we would not be able to minister to so many families and assist them in raising their children in the word of God.
We pray that you will enjoy your holiday season with your families for the next two weeks of break and look forward to seeing you back January 6, 2016 in the New Year!
Michelle & Tere
Points to ponder
Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
Find the answer and earn bonus points! But don’t SHARE the answer - because that would be cheating!
Clubber Name: ___________________Grade: ___________________
*For safety, we require ALL clubbers wear gym shoes for game time, and please, no flip flops, sandals or open toe shoes.
Each of the above earns clubbers awards for their uniforms and points for them to shop at the "Awana Store" with lots of fun prizes and gifts a few times during the year. Please help your child with these areas.
If this is your child’s first time in their club they will have to complete an entrance booklet (which will be provided for them) to earn their uniform.
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and comes from the Bible passage, 2 Timothy 2:15.