AWANA Clubs

Why AWANA?

AWANA is a global children's ministry program rooted in the idea that children can have fun while learning God’s Word — that capturing a child’s sense of fun enhances his/her learning. We know that when children learn God’s truth at a young age, they are more likely to stay connected to a Church family and to their beliefs.

AWANA Clubs provide weekly programs and special events that introduce kids to Christ and build a biblical foundation for faith. Club materials instill a Bible-based worldview through kid-sized fun, positive relationships with qualified leaders and Scripture memory that lays the groundwork for long-term spiritual maturity. AWANA Clubs serve children from age 2 through fifth grade.

PUGGLES (2-3 year-olds)

Puggles welcomes toddlers each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, and more. Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path to loving and following God for life.

CUBBIES (3-5 year-olds)

Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word. Cubbies is a structured program that includes basic Bible memory, participation-focused games and parent involvement in their children’s learning. Children learn that God is the source of all truth and the Bible is His Word.

Sparks (K-2nd grade)

Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible. Over the course of three years, children are led on a chronological, systematic journey through the entire Bible. To earn their Sparky Award, a children finish three handbooks, which involves reciting 166 verses and completing 37 activities on missions, witnessing, patriotism, prayer and creation.

Truth & Training (3rd-4th grade)

Truth & Training equips leaders to guide kids through this pivotal life stage to grow in the grace of Christ. With a strong emphasis on discipleship and service, T&T curriculum helps kids apply biblical truth and God’s grace in daily living with family, friends and others. T&T also introduces a 10-year motivational system where participants can earn nationally recognized awards and even college scholarships.

Sign up for AWANA

AWANA is the children’s component for First Church’s "Wednesday Night Downtown." It begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 7:30 p.m. The cost for the year is $40 per child, which includes their handbook, uniform, supplies and awards. Scholarships are available. AWANA is open to all children that are age 2 by September 1 through 4th grade. You can register your child for the next semester of AWANA using the online form below.
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AWANA kids need you!

The research is indisputable: adult teachers and mentors play an incredible role in establishing a child's faith... and you don't have to have a religious degree or special expertise to make a big impact. There are multiple levels to engage in AWANA; some as simple as offering a word of encouragement and a listening ear.