The clubs meet each Sunday, from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Each meeting begins with the opening ceremony followed by a light meal. After the meal, the clubs rotate through different sections of club night.
“One section is game time, which has been especially enjoyable to all, as they learn the importance of each person in team cooperation,” said Janelle Shepherd, one of the coordinators.
Another section is large group time for each club for announcements, awards, and a story from the Bible, in which there is always a big amount of group discussion.
The final part of AWANA club night is handbook time where the kids divide into small groups where personal goals are discussed and related Bible verses are learned. The activities of the clubs are designed to fit the ages of each group.
A majority of the members of the four AWANA club divisions. Cubbie, Sparkies, T&T, and Trek, have earned their club shirts, badges, and have been awarded trading cards as they progress through their handbooks.
All community children, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, are invited to join the AWANA organization. Children are welcome to register at any time in the coming weeks since the program features individual progress at the pace of each member and not as a group. There is no charge for participation in AWANA.
Gerri Azam is the AWANA Commander. For more information, please call 526-9181.