Click here for the 2018-2019 Booklet and Schedule. (Subject to change)
Every Wednesday 6:30pm to 8:00pm September through April.
Awana helps WHBC and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and disciplining kids in the church and community. Awana runs September through April.
|Puggles:||Ages 2 - 3|
|Cubbies||Ages 3 - Pre-K|
|Sparks||Ages K - 2nd Grade|
|T&T||Grades 3 - 6|
Please contact Pastor David with any questions concerning our Awana Ministry.
Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 2- and 3-year olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings.
In Puggles, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:
• God Made Everything
• God Saw That It Was Good
• God is Love
• Give Thanks
Special take-home cards that correspond to each week's lesson help parents nurture their child's faith at home. Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path to loving and following God for life.
Awana Cubbies is a two-year weekly club program for kids ages three through preschool and their parents. The Cubbies program brings out the best in parent-child relationships by providing opportunities for parents to spiritually nurture their children. By participating with your child in Cubbies, you'll take a positive step that will help your preschooler develop strong spiritual foundations and impact him or her for life.
Cubbies club is a positive, fun environment where preschoolers learn and grow. Each weekly meeting includes carefully planned club activities your child will love.
The fun begins with Story Time and a visit from the Cubbie Bear puppet, singing, and an exciting Bible story and application. Next it's Book Time, where your child will review the Bible verse you've helped him or her learn at home. Handbooks and other materials feature Scripture memorization that helps preschools understand Bible truths. Play Time caps the even in, utilizing non competitive games that are fun for preschoolers. Weekly club activities may also include a snack and learning center activities.
When your child first comes to one of our Clubs, he or she will receive an Entrance Booklet for Cubbies. After they have completed this booklet, they then become a member of that particular club. They are then eligible to purchase a uniform and a handbook. There are also weekly dues which are used to help finance our AWANA Club.
The Awana club for children in kindergarten through second grade builds on the material taught in our preschool club. The aim of the curriculum is to take youngsters a step deeper into God’s Word while giving unsaved boys and girls regular opportunities to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ. After being immersed in solid foundational teaching at the preschool level, boys and girls frequently come to an understanding of their need to trust Christ as their personal Savior while in Sparks.
Immersing kids in God’s Word
The Sparks program is firmly grounded in Scripture. The three handbooks feature:
* Basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible
* An increased emphasis on Scripture memory over our preschool materials. In three years, a child will learn and review 68 verses, many of which cover salvation and key Christian doctrine
* Clear and consistent presentation of the gospel message
Fun learning = results
Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement for churched and unchurched kids alike. Club meetings are divided into three segments:
* Bible teaching, worship, award presentations and the gospel message
* Small group interaction and completion of Bible-based lessons
* Age-appropriate games on the Awana game circle
Along the way, Sparky, the friendly firefly, encourages boys and girls to learn verses and complete assignments throughout the three handbooks
The name Truth & Training reflects the passion of Awana to teach third- through sixth-grade boys and girls the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. Our goal is that many of today’s young people will become tomorrow’s church leaders. T&T is the program that trains the leaders of tomorrow — today.
Exciting features to get kids excited about God’s Word
T&T is equipped with a variety of dynamic tools to accomplish this mission:
Evangelism and discipleship go hand in hand in our third- through sixth-grade program. By the time a child has completed T&T, they will have:
If any of the surrounding school districts (Copley, Revere, Akron City)
are closed due to the weather and it is an AWANA Club night, our AWANA
Club will also be canceled.
In addition, we will make every effort to have the cancellation broadcast on the TV, radio station, our website, and our Facebook Pages:
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|103.3 FM||WEWS (5)||AWANA Group|