Awana stands for (A)pproved (W)orkmen (A)re (N)ever (A)shamed this comes from second Timothy 2:15
which says, "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a witness who does not need to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the Word of truth" We strive to reach this goal and have fun while doing so. Awana is a
nondenominational program which God has chosen to place here at Emmanuel Baptist Church for the purpose
of reaching and teaching boys and girls to learn about, love and serve Jesus Christ.
Sparks Is for Boys and Girls In Kindergarten through Second Grade
Trek Is for Middle School Students Seventh & Eighth Grade
T & T Is for Boys and Girls Third-Grade Through Sixth Grade
AWANA club rules and standards
1. You MUST behave properly at all times. Respect and obey your leaders.
2. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Pushing, shoving and roughhousing are NOT allowed. Respect your fellow clubbers. Running is allowed only on the game circle during certain games.
3. Care and respect should be shown for all church property.
4. Doors open to clubbers at 6 p.m. for signing in. Clubber should go to their assigned rooms and followed the instructions of the leader in charge there. Club starts promptly at 6:15 p.m. with the Flag Ceremony, and ends at 8 p.m.after the Flag Ceremony starts, teen points for being on time will not be awarded.
5. You must participate in all activities of the club night unless you are excused by your Club Director.
6. When you hear any LEADER counting from one to five, immediately be very quiet and listen for instructions for the next activity. In AWANA, leaders and clubbers are taught to respect the "five count".
7.do not leave the building without your leaders permission. Parents: children must be picked up inside the building. No children will be allowed to leave the building unsupervised. If someone other than yourself will be picking your child up, please send a signed note with your child stating who will pick them up. This is for everyone to protection.
8.Coordinators and directors use the "three-count" for individuals not following club behavior standards. If a clubber received three warnings and one meeting night,he or she will be sent home for the night. Clubbers who have received a "three-count" and are sent home may return to the club in the future if they agree to abide by club rules. The Coordinator will determine whether the clubber will serve any additional suspension from the club.
9. Uniforms and handbooks will be provided at no charge when clubbers have completed their entrance booklet. Upon receiving the uniform, the clubbers should wear it to every regular AWANA meeting. If necessary due to loss or damage, replacement uniforms and handbooks are available for a fee. Awards are presented only two clubbers who wear their uniforms.
10. Memory sections must be passed by clubbers and one club session. A maximum of two helped per Section is allowed. Normally, only five sections may be passed in any one club meeting. Bonus shares will be awarded to clubbers whose parents have initialed their pages at home. They must still say the sections for the club leader to complete the section.
11. All clubbers are encouraged to attend a Sunday School of their choice (not necessarily Emmanuel, although all are welcome here). Teen points are awarded for club and Sunday school attendance; arriving on time; bring their handbooks and Bibles (if a child does not have their own Bible, we will give them one at no charge); wearing their uniform; bringing friends to AWANA; paying club dues. Club dues are $.50 per week. This may be paid in a lump sum if you prefer: $6.50 for September through December, and six dollars for January through April.
12. Game time is a privilege. Tennis shoes and jeans should be worn for safety during games-NO sandals, flip flops or shorts allowed on the Game Floor. In case of extreme this disorderliness, Game Time privileges may be revoked for the evening by the Game Director or Coordinator.
Important: Any child who chooses to break the rules of the club three times during the club night will not be allowed to participate in the remainder of the night's activities. If necessary, we will ask your parents to come take you home. In some extreme cases, children who are sent home may be asked to stay home the following week as well.
These rules are not meant to be oppressive, but to ensure a safe and fun atmosphere where everyone has a sense of security and equal opportunity to excel..
Children's Church is back in session after our summer break. Children's Church is for boys and girls aged 4-8 years old and meets during the morning worship hour.
The leader/teacher rotation for upcoming Sunday mornings are: September 18--Mrs. Glenda Womack; September 25--Mrs. Cheree Harper; October 2--Mrs. Abbie Craven; October 9--Mrs. Christina Lee; October 16--Ms. Cassidy Calender; October 23--Mrs. Cheree Harper; October 30--Mrs. Glenda Womack; November 6--Mrs. Abbie Craven; November 13--Mrs. Christina Lee; November 20--Ms. Cassidy Calender; November 27--Mrs. Cheree Harper.
AWANA: This is our 14th year to have AWANA here at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Attached are a couple of letters I sent out to parents this year. Hopefully you can pull out info to use to update what's already on the website. I am also going to try to send you a clip art logo for the Journey program which is for High School age group to add to the ones already showing for Sparks, T&T, and Trek.
Thanks for sending your child to AWANA! We hope they had a good time and will want to return next week. AWANA is a non-denominational Christian club program with the express goal of reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ AND training them to serve Him. Attendance at Emmanuel Baptist Church is not a requirement for our Awana Club. All are welco me here. We have given your child an entrance booklet which they must complete before they become a full member of our club. Upon completion of this booklet, they will receive a handbook; a Bible of their own if they don’t have one; a bookbag; and we will order their AWANA uniform—all at no charge.
Our club program has a variety of aspects: a spirited gametime; memory work in the Scripture handbooks; a time of Bible lessons; music and fun. We’re sure your child will fill you in on all the good times they had at the first meeting.
We ask the clubbers to bring 50 cents dues each week. If you wish, you may pay dues for the entire year. This would be $14.00 (August 31, 2016-April 26th, 2017). Dues help offset some of the expense of running the club and give a feeling of investment in the organization. However, if your clubber cannot bring dues or forgets them, we still want your clubber to come and have a good time.
Doors open to clubbers for sign-in at 6:00 p.m. Flag ceremonies begin at 6:15p.m. And it’s non-stop from then on until the club night is over at 8:00 p.m. Just as a reminder, our age groups in Emmanuel Awana are: Kindergarten through 2nd Graders are Sparks; 3rd and 4th graders are T&T Adventurers (green and white uniforms); 5th and 6th graders are T&T Challengers (Blue & white uniforms); 7th & 8th graders are Trekers; and 9th through 12th graders are Journey. I am enclosing a copy of our Club Rules for you to go over with your child so we all know what is expected of us.
PARENTS, AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THROUGHOUT THIS LETTER, YOU ARE A CRUCIAL PART OF THE AWANA PROGRAM HERE AT EMMANUEL. YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS AND ENJOYMENT HERE CAN BE GREATLY ENHANCED BY YOUR ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT. JUST AS IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR CHILD TO SUCCEED IN SCHOOLWORK THAT THEY HAVE ALL THEIR SUPPLIES WITH THEM FOR THE SCHOOLDAY, THEY WILL BE BETTER EQUIPPED FOR A GREAT AWANA NIGHT WHEN THEY ARRIVE WITH ALL THEIR MATERIALS—THEIR HANDBOOK (WHICH WE FURNISH FREE OF CHARGE), THEIR CLUB UNIFORM (WHICH THEY EARN AND WE AWARD FREE OF CHARGE), AND THEIR MEMORY SECTIONS WHICH THEY HAVE PRACTICED AT HOME WITH YOU BEFORE COMING TO CLUB.
For those parents who are interested, there are parent books that go along with the student books in Sparks. These are available at cost on request. For all other ages, the parent materials are available as free downloads on request.
PARENTS, it is very important that you are not late picking up your clubber at the end of the night. Please pick up your children in the primary classroom for their age group (maps and directions will be available to you to help you find these rooms) no later than 8:05 p.m. This will be extremely helpful. For security reasons no clubber will be allowed to leave the buildings until an authorized adult (not an older school-age sibling) comes in and gets the child. This does not apply to Journey students. (Individual circumstances can be discussed with the AWANA commander, Mrs. Glenda Womack).
To help your clubber, please look over the study books with them and encourage them to work on the different sections at home. Each time they pass a section at club, they will earn points for their team and themselves toward awards and prizes.
Parents are always welcome at Emmanuel Awana Clubs and you are encouraged to come anytime and observe or help out in club sessions. We can always use room parents just like the schools. We have a snacktime for Sparks, T&T, and Trek students that you are encouraged to help with by furnishing healthy snacks on a rotating schedule. If you haven’t already signed up for snack rotation with your child’s age group, I will be calling to give you that opportunity. If you have any questions, please feel free to call.
If you do not have a local church home, let me invite you to visit us here at Emmanuel. We have Sunday School classes for all ages 9:45-10:45 a.m.; Sunday morning worship 10:55-12:00 noon; Childrens’ Church for ages 4-8 from 11:25am-12:00 noon; Sunday Evening Worship and Youth Activities (6th-12th grades) 6:00-7:00pm; Wednesday evening Adult Bible Study 6:00-7:00pm; (a nursery for crib-4 years is provided for all churchtimes); and Awana Clubs Wednesdays 6:00-8:00p.m.
Mrs. Glenda Womack, AWANA Commander (972)563-7131 Home & Work;
Or (972)740-7640 Cell
Page Updated 11/1/16
Journey Is for High School Students Ninth through Twelfth Grade