What We Are About
In our Awana Program we are all about fun, the fun in learning about God, the fun in games, the fun in learning Bibles verses, and the fun in socializing together with the kids, the leaders, and the parents.
We have an open door policy in our program which means parents are free to come and stay as along as they would like as long as they do not interrupt the normal operation of club and they can come as often as they would like.
Our Program has a Game Time, a Counsel Time, a Snack Time, and a Handbook Time. We meet every Friday starting on September 7th at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. We have transportation provided to us by the school district from Lake Region Middle School and Songo Locks Elementary. We have parents and leaders who provide transportation from Stevens Brook Elementary and Sebago Elementary.
The 6th graders from Lake Region Middle School will get about an hour and half of recreation time before club time starts. If those in the Middle School want to work in their handbooks, we allow that too.
Our youngest group of kids are ages 3 & 4 and are part of our Cubbies Program. We have them learn Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned... We try to keep it simple with this age group.
Our younger group of kids in grades k-2 are part of the Sparks Program in our Awana Program and their key verse is John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. With this age group this become a little more challenging, but only learn one verse per section in their handbooks.
Our older group of kids in grades 3-6 are part of the T&T Program (Truth & Training) in our Awana Program and their key verses are Titus 2:11 to 13 - For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. In this age group, these kids learn anywhere from two verses to six verses per section and some cases more.
The oldest group of kids is our Trek Program, these are our Middle School and High School kids, and this program has a handbook that works more as a Bible Study and discussion group. They discuss topics of Bible times, how they relate to today, and how we can apply it to their own lives.
In our program we have also have a key verse for the entire club and that is 2 Timothy 2:15 - Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We find these Biblical truths very important to shaping the young minds of our children in the way that God would have them to go. This is the foundation on which we build.
Our Program is a church funded program as we don't want to be a financial burden to the families who participate in our program. So we provide handbooks, uniforms, awards, etc...all at no cost to the families. We have been known to do a fundraiser or two during the year for a missionary program in the form of a Bible Memorization Challenge.
The Awana Program is an international youth program that is in more than 121 countries around the world and is currently reaching more than 4.1 million kids. Awana originally started in Chicago in 1940 and became incorporated in 1950. Our goal is to reach 10 million kids by 2020 worldwide. There are programs available that are part of Awana Clubs International such as Puggles for those who are 18 months to 2 years of age. Then there is Cubbies for those that are three and four years old. Going above sixth grade, there is Trek for 7th and 8th grade and above.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me using the contact form.