We are off to a great start of our 43rd year of Awana with more than 100 clubbers and over 40 leaders already involved. We have clubs for pre-schoolers through high school and we meet on most Wednesday evenings during the school year. Cubbies (3- and 4-year olds) & Sparks (kindergarten,1st and 2nd grades) have all enjoyed their "Open House" with many parents and other family members participating. Other “Open House” events are scheduled for T&T Girls (3rd through 6th grade) on September 7th, T&T Boys on September 14th, and Trek (junior high) will have theirs on September 21st. The Trek Club also will have their world-famous Bake-off on this same night. Barbara McIntire will be looking for a “few good judges”. You don't have to be a gourmet to do this but it would probably help! And the months of October and November will be filled with special events.
In October, we will not have club on the 5th because of school Fall Break nor on the 12th because of the Church Annual Business Meeting that evening. However the rest of the month will be very busy. The 19th will be a regular club night, followed by our Awana Fun Night on the 26th, patterned after the just completed International Olympics. But, our events will be more fun than theirs – just wait! Then on the following Saturday, the 29th, we will stage our own Grand Prix competition where clubbers will race their own little wooden cars they have built themselves (with adult help). Kits will be available soon – watch for further details.
In November, we always have a missions emphasis on the Wednesday of our church Annual Missions Conference when we have actual missionaries available to speak in all our clubs. We will do that again but this year we are planning to devote the entire month of November to Missions Emphasis. We will actually begin in the middle of October by initiating our Can-a-thon food drive for the Downtown Rescue Mission. On Wednesday, November 9th, we will have a special gathering in the gym to distribute the collected food to the Mission. Watch for more details from your club Director for special games, projects and devotions in observance of Missions Month.
Here is the complete schedule for the next three months:
September 7 – T&T Girls Open House
September 14 - T&T Boys Open House
September 21 - Trek Bake-off and Open House
October 5 – NO CLUB – School Fall Break
October 12 - NO CLUB - CBC Business Meeting
October 19 - Begin Can-a-thon drive
October 26 – Awana Fun Night
October 29 – Awana Grand Prix
November - Missions Month
November 9 - Missions Conference with missionary speakers
November 23 - NO CLUB, Thanksgiving break
Our clubs are off to a roaring start and we are trusting God to do great things in and through our clubbers this year!
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