Awana Update for November 7

November 2018 Schedule
Theme: Thankfulness

  • 11/11 – No AWANA – Veteran’s Day Weekend. Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes Due at KGBC
  • 11/18 – *Bring Hygiene Items to support our Puerto Rico Project (soap/washcloth, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant)
  • 11/25 – No AWANA – Thanksgiving Break

*Puerto Rico Project: This year for Christmas we are supporting a Church Member’s Mom that is a Pastor from Villalba, Puerto Rico. The area was hit with Hurricane Maria and is still trying to rebuild from, in many cases, complete destruction. Pastor Maria Rodrigues recently visited our church and spoke about her community. There are 58 children in her town that need help so we are asking for your donations to send before the holidays. The church is collecting money to send for them to purchase toys and clothing. Thank you for your support!

December 2018 Schedule
Theme: Jesus’ Birth

  • 12/2 – PJ Night! Wear your PJ’s – Christmas ones for extra points!
  • 12/9 – Early Dismissal @5:30 pm to go to KGBC Christmas Program. Wear Christmas Outfits (no games)
  • 12/16 – Wrap-A-Leader (teams compete to wrap their leader in Christmas Paper!)
  • 12/23 – No AWANA – Christmas Break
  • 12/30 – No AWANA – Christmas Break

January 2019 Schedule
Theme: God’s Word

  • 1/6 – TBD
  • 1/13 – TBD
  • 1/20 – No AWANA – MLK Day
  • 1/27 – No AWANA – VB City School Teacher Workday on Monday

AWANA Check-In Check-List!

  • Arrive Early: 4:15 – 4:30
  • Bring Handbooks (in a backpack / bag)
  • T&T and Sparks – Bring Bible
  • Wear Uniform & Tennis Shoes
  • Bring a Quarter for offering (give to teacher in class)
  • Theme! (easy this week, we’ll do in class if you don’t get a chance to at home
  • And every week – earn extra points by bringing a FRIEND!

Awana for October 7

We are finally getting settled this year and have decided to adjust the times for AWANA:

4:15 – 4:30 Dropoff
4:30 – 5:00 Games for T&T and Sparks
5:00 – 5:45 Book Time for T&T and Sparks
5:45 – 6:00 Large Group Time
6:00 Pickup Time!

For the month of October, we are going to focus on Service to Others. We actually started last week by having the older kids set the tables for their families!

The Theme for October 7 is Silver Service Sunday – wear something silver (even a paper clip will work!).

Operation Inasmuch is Saturday, October 20. Ask us if you are interested in joining KGBC for a day of community service. We provide childcare / age appropriate service projects for kids too!

Awana Update for Nov 30

This week is the KGBC Business Meeting starting at 5 pm. We will have AWANA at the usual time, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. If you know of any parents that would like to attend the Business Meeting, we will be glad to have the kids (3 years old – 6th grade) join us for the evening!

THEME This Week: Wear Crazy Glasses or Sunglasses!


PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 8
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Dinner – Fun – Movie

We have about 40 kids signed up so far – this is going to be a lot of Christmas FUN! We are going to share the Christmas Story with the kids, sing some Christmas carols and make some Christmas ornaments! Dinner and a movie are also included!

We have sign-up sheets available on Sunday. We are making plans for this event and need you to sign up by Wednesday, December 6. This will be a great date night or you can maybe do a little Christmas shopping without the little ones!

We need kids’ names, Ages, parents’ names, cell phone (that you will have with you that night) and food allergies (and any other medical info we may need to know).


Upcoming Events:

Sunday, December 10 – Join us for the Church Wide Christmas Program – “A Night of Worship – Hallelujah to the Baby Who Came!” in the Sanctuary at 6 pm. AWANA will be from 4:30 – 5:30 pm that night so we can all attend.


AWANA DERBY!!!
DATE CHANGE: Friday, March 16 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

We will be ordering cars at the end of January so be on the lookout at the beginning of the year for sign ups!

Blessings,
Ellie

Awana Update for Nov 9

We all loved the fall colors last Sunday!

This Week’s THEME: Patriotic Night – Wear Red, White & Blue to show your American Pride for Veterans! And yes, uniforms are required and can be part of your Red / White / Blue outfits.


PARENT’S NIGHT OUT: Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 8
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Dinner – Fun – Movie

Please reply to this email if you would like to sign up for this event! We’ll also have sign-up sheets available on Sunday. We are making plans for this event and need you to sign up by Wednesday, December 6. This will be a great date night or you can maybe do a little Christmas shopping without the little ones!

We need Kids Names, Ages, Parent’s Name, Cell Phone (that you will have with you that night) and Food Allergies (and any other medical info we may need that night). [ view the poster here ]


Don’t forget to bring back your boxes for Operation Christmas Child! They are due This Sunday so we can deliver them to the regional pickup locations next week!

If you miss a week, don’t forget that parents can sign off the next section to catch up. Ask the teachers on Sunday if you have any questions. We are keeping the kids on schedule this year with all kids working on the same section each week and appreciate your help! You can check your child’s book to see if they are missing any sections.

Blessings,
Ellie

Awana Update for Nov 2

This Week’s THEME: Fall Fun – Wear Fall Colors (red, yellow, orange, brown, etc)! Wear your uniforms (vests & shirts) too – and don’t forget the tennis shoes!

Mark your calendars for Parent’s Night Out on Friday, December 8! This will be a great date night or you can maybe do a little Christmas shopping without the little ones!

Don’t forget to pick up your boxes for Operation Christmas Child if you are interested in packing a box for children around the world! You can even track the box if you want.

If you miss a week, don’t forget that parents can sign off the next section to catch up. Reply to this email or ask the teachers on Sunday if you have any questions. We are keeping the kids on schedule this year with all kids working on the same section each week and appreciate your help!

Blessings,
Ellie

Awana Update for Oct 26

Great Job with Service Night – it was impressive to hear all the ways the kids served and to see all the cute outfits!

One of the service projects that the kids worked on last Saturday at church was Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  We will have boxes and brochures for this project on Sunday if you would like to pack a shoebox as a family!

This Week’s THEME:  Costume Night – No masks or scary costumes; and wear your tennis shoes!

Mark your calendars for Parent’s Night Out on Friday, December 8!  This will be a great date night or you can maybe do a little Christmas shopping without the little ones! [ Share the PNO Link ]

If you miss a week, parents can sign off the next section to catch up.  Reply to this email or ask the teachers on Sunday if you have any questions! 

Blessings,
Ellie

Awana Update October 19

Thanks for all the OIAM Donations! If you forgot anything (clothes, crayons, canned goods), bring it to the church by this Saturday morning! We get together at 8:00 a.m.

This Week’s THEME: Service Night (October 22)
Either serve this week by helping someone other than family (OIAM or other – parents decide what counts as ‘service’) or dress as a service person (police, fire fighter, doctor, military, etc) on Sunday. Remember what Jesus said: “Inasmuch as you did it for the least of these, you did it for me.”

Let me know if you and/or your kids would like to serve on Saturday! We still have plenty of opportunities.

Mark your calendars for Parent’s Night Out on Friday, December 8!

If you miss a week, parents can sign off the next section to catch up.