The Spring Creek Community Church has started an AWANA Program for kids ages preschool through high school, meeting Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Club members earn a uniform and handbook and are rewarded with patches and badges for Bible verses learned. Game time is a big part of the night, and includes lots of fun competitive games between teams. Songs and stories for the younger kids round out the evening.
If anyone has questions about Awana, they can call Commander Wayne or Laurie Huya at 664-7704.
What is Awana?
Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors. Each week, more than 1.5 million children and youth, 400,000 volunteers and 170-plus field staff take part in Awana in more than 25,000 churches in the U.S. and internationally.
Awana works with churches from 100 different denominations. It began as a children's program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago in 1941. Lance Latham, North Side's senior pastor, collaborated with the church's youth director, Art Rorheim, to develop weekly clubs that would appeal to churched and non-churched kids, lead them to trust Christ for salvation and grow them in enduring faith and service to God.