2019-2020 Awana Clubs Parent Handbook

Welcome to Awana!

Awana is an international, Bible-centered youth program providing local churches with weekly clubs and programs for three year olds through high school.  The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. Awana began in 1950 as a youth program in the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago. Currently, each week more than two million kids ages 2-18 participate in Awana, including more than 1.1 million in 102 countries outside of the U.S.

Awana has a series of clubs geared to the needs of a particular age or grade. New Covenant Bible Church offers.

We’re looking forward to a great year in Awana! We hope and pray that your child will have a fun and rewarding time as they attend our clubs. We count it a privilege to “reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him.”

Learn more about Awana at www.awana.org.

For questions about Awana Clubs at New Covenant Bible Church, call the church office at 630-584-2611, extension 8, and an Awana team leader will respond.

Club expectations and guidelines

To ensure the safety of all clubbers, please follow these guidelines:

Behavior expectations

Clubbers should:

All parents and clubbers need to read and sign a behavior contract that is handed out in your child’s classroom during the first few weeks of Awana.

Consequences for not following the club expectations or guidelines are:

  1. On first violation, clubber receives a warning.
  2. On second violation, clubber sits out current activity and talks with two leaders about behavior.
  3. On third violation, clubber sits out of club for rest of evening, and leader discusses behavior with parent or guardian.

What to bring each week

Please put your child’s name on every item!

Books and uniforms may be ordered as your child earns them. For more information, contact your child's Awana director.

Registration fee

Dues are $20 per clubber (maximum of $80 per family) to offset some of the cost of resources from Awana. Dues are prorated for clubbers who join later in the year.

Bring check payable to “NCBC” to the first club meeting, or mail to:

Attention: Awana Registration

New Covenant Bible Church

4N780 Randall Rd., St. Charles, IL  60175

You may also pay the registration fee at $0.75 per week.

Do not let costs keep your child from participating in Awana. If dues are financial hardship for you, please contact the club secretary.

Weather cancellations

A decision to cancel club meetings because of bad weather will be made by 3:00 p.m. that day. If a cancellation occurs, your child’s leader will contact you. You are also call the church at 630-584-2611, ext. 8 or check the calendar at www.newcbc.org.  

Awana Store

Our Awana Store provides incentives for clubbers. Awana shares or dollars are awarded weekly for:

Clubbers use their Awana rewards to “buy” items from the store.

Donations of new items are welcome for our Awana store. Larger items not sold during the club year are given away as Fun Fair prizes. Donations are also accepted for the drawing. See Sandy Martin for more information.

See calendar for when store is open.

Supplies

Cubbies:

Sparks:

T&T:

Calendar

Awana club meetings start at 6:30 PM in the gym and end at 8:15 PM in the classrooms.

2019-2020 calendar will be available here by Sept 2019.