WHAT IS AWANA?
AWANA stands for Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed, taken from 2 Timothy 2:15.
Awana Clubs are an exciting opportunity for our children ages 4-12 to benefit spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally from each weekly meeting. Our Awana clubs offers a positive, loving atmosphere. Through Awana, our children can develop their social skills such as sharing, listening and relating to others. Through achievement and awards, our children will gain a sense of accomplishment that leads to future successes in all areas of life. The heart of Awana is its biblical stand that stresses the preeminence of the Word of God. The great Scripture verses on salvation and Christian growth are the core of all the Awana achievements.
Want more information? Visit www.awana.org
WHEN DOES IT START AND END?
Our 2018-2019 AWANA Clubs year will begin on September 5th and end with the Awards Ceremony on April 24th, 2019.
Club begins at 6:15 pm and ends at 8:00 pm
In order to ensure adequate oversight in classrooms as check-in begins, AWANA Team Volunteers may check their children in at 6:05 pm
IS IT A WEEKLY CLUB?
Yes, AWANA Clubs meet weekly throughout the school year. We take breaks to coincide with the Dysart school holiday calendar. We will also break from November 21st, 2018 – January 2nd, 2019 (Awana resumes on January 9th, 2018).
WHAT AGE DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO BE TO JOIN AWANA CLUB?
AWANA Clubs is for ages 4*—6th grade.
Our Cubbies class is designed for 4-5 years old who have not yet started Kindergarten. Cubbies is an exciting group! Because of the individual attention needed by each child during this class, parent volunteers are needed. Space is limited. See registration form for more details.
NOTE: *a child must be 4 years old by September 5th, 2018, in order to register for Cubbies.
HOW DO I SIGN UP MY CHILD(REN)?
You can sign up by completing the online registration form found above, or by using the link in our mobile app. (available in your app store by searching Calvary Chapel Surprise)
If you are new to our fellowship or have never created an account, you will need to request an account in order to register. You can do that HERE!
CAN I BE A PARENT HELPER AT AWANA CLUB?
ABSOLUTELY! We want and encourage parents to get involved!
At CCS AWANA Clubs, our full-time team is made up of parents, grandparents, guardians, and loving individuals who are volunteering their time to make AWANA Clubs possible. Without our full-time volunteer team, AWANA Clubs at CCS would not be possible.
We also strongly believe in the power of parent involvement. It creates an atmosphere of unity, shows the kids we are all here for them, helps you to understand your child’s growth and so many more amazing benefits. This is why as a parent or guardian of an AWANA Clubber we request that you commit to volunteering as a Parent Helper 2 times during the AWANA year. On the child registration form, you will be asked to select two dates when you can come to volunteer in your child’s class, or another class when help is needed.
We also need full-time Adult AWANA Team volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for the entire AWANA year you can register as a volunteer by clicking the link on our main Children’s Ministry webpage, or by using the link in our mobile app.
IS THERE A CALENDAR OF EVENTS?
So glad you asked! Yes, there is! Printed copies of our calendar and Parent Handbook will be given out on the first night of AWANA or when you receive your first AWANA Supplies. There is a link above to view a PDF version of the calendar.
ARE AWANA CLUB NIGHTS THEMED?
Yes, they are and it is SO much fun! We have a theme for every AWANA club night of the year. Some themes are just for fun such as our Crazy Hair/Hat night, others are focused on helping others such as our Operation Christmas Child night and Food Drive night.
We aim to make each theme fun and meaningful for the children.
HOW DO I ORDER MY CHILD’S BOOK AND SHIRT/VEST OR ORDER THE NEXT BOOK IN THE SERIES?
AFTER registering your child for AWANA, you may use the link above to order any needed supplies. This order form will be available on this page all year for you to access at your convenience should you need to order additional or replacement supplies throughout the year. Payments are taken at the time of order using a debit or credit card.
If you cannot complete the order online, please see the Connect table in our foyer before or after weekend services. Cash & check payments may be made in person only. Please call the church office.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing orders. Some shirt sizes require a special order. Supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom on the first night of AWANA or when the order arrives. We kindly request that you DO NOT request pick up at other times. Thank you!
NOTE about pricing: The price of our books includes all awards your child may earn as they work through the book. This includes the price of the end-of-the-year awards given out at Awards Night. We do not use the sale of AWANA supplies for profit but sell them at cost to you. As a church, we receive a 30% discount and we pass those savings on to you!
NOTE about refunds: Refund requests go through an approval process. If you should need a refund, please call the Children’s Ministry Director. Refunds may only be given on items that meet these guidelines: 1) are in unused condition 2) are in original packaging 3) have a completed refund request form 4) have received approval after the first 3 guidelines have been confirmed.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 623-399-9613 extensions 309 or 310