New Paris Church of the Brethren offers children of the community an opportunity to grow in Christ through the Awana program. This Biblically based nondenominational ministry allows us to share the gospel in a unique and fun way.
Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is based on 2 Timothy 2:15 which says, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
Children memorize scripture to build a solid foundation in their faith. They also enjoy singing, playing games, participating in theme nights, and receiving awards for their accomplishments.
Awana is on Wednesday nights from September through March. The evenings begin at 5:30 with a meal for the children and ends at 7:30. The club schedule consists of an opening ceremony, large group time, handbook time, games, and a closing ceremony. The opening ceremony is a time of singing and worship and for receiving announcements. The children receive a Bible lesson during the large group time as well as receive awards for their accomplishments. During the handbook time, the clubbers memorize scripture and complete written activities. The game time is a highlight of the evening with various entertaining activities. We then close the evening with music and announcements.
Nearly every evening has a theme attached such as Super Soaker, Faith Factor, Pajama Night, and Grand Prix. The clubbers enjoy participating in these often-unusual activities.
To enroll your child in Awana, you may either contact the church office at 574-831-2434 or complete the registration form.
Bible stories, puppet shows, games, awards, and other activities provide the Cubbies with fun learning experiences.
Cubbies is for children ages 3-4 years old.
Sparks continue to learn about the people and events of the Bible. They experience Bible lessons, puppet shows, games, memorizing verses, and other activities.
Sparks is for children in grades K - 2nd.
The T&T clubbers delve deeper into Gods Word and learn how to apply His Word to their lives. T&T clubbers participate in several engaging activities and receive awards for their accomplishments.
T&T is for children in grades 3rd through 6th.
For information on the history of Awana, please visit their website at www.awana.org.
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