AWANA 2012-2013


THE END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION on May 1, 2013 included a showing of our AWANA club movie, made by Commander Adam.  Popcorn, awards, and Ice Cream.  And, of course, the shooting off of Rockets!

*Here is Commander Adam shooting off the first rocket into the atmosphere.

*A beautiful decent.  The wind would catch them and take them wherever it wanted.  Such fun

*Spectators in anticipation of the rockets being shot off so they could run and find the remains.

*Yes, Hollie had difficulty setting this one off.  She didn’t get the all OK button.  When she did get the OK she pressed that button real hard to be sure it left the ground.

*Everyone returning after collecting the last rocket

AWANA will begin January 9 through May 1.   The Schedule is as follows.

  • January 9 -Welcome Back
  • January 16  -Mr. Goodwrench Night
  • January 23 -Mr. Goodwrench Night
  • January 25 -Mr. Goodwrench Night &
  •      -Qualify for the Calvary Baptist 7th Annual AWANA Grand Prix
  • January 26 Calvary Baptist 7th Annual AWANA Grand Prix
  • January 30 -Crazy Hat night
  • February 6  -Fake Injury night
  • February 13 -Valentine night (bring a Valentine to give)
  • February 20  -Pajama night
  • February 27  -Make and bring a paper airplane night
  • March 6  -Adopt a Club night (service to others)
  • March 13 -Think Spring and Wear Green
  • March 20  -Crazy Hair night
  • March 27  -He is risen  Double points for verses
  • April 10  -Fill your pockets night
  • April 17  -Color Me Beautiful night
  • Apirl 24  -AWANA Spring Store
  • May 1  -End of year

We at Calvary Baptist Church enjoy the excitement that comes from AWANA.  We have the AWANA program for Cubbies which are Preschooler age, Sparks which is Kindergarden through 2nd grade and T N T (Teaching N Training) for 3 grade through 6th grade.

The founders of AWANA derived the AWANA name from the first letters of  “Approved workmen are not ashamed” as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible.  You can find more information about the AWANA organization at

What is Awana?

Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully intergrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2-18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors. Each week, more than 1.5 million children and youth, 400,000 volunteers and 170-plus field staff take part in Awana in over 25,000 churches in the U.S. and internationally. (Learn about the prayer, vision, mission and values of Awana.)

Awana works with churches from 100 different denominations. It began as a children’s program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago in 1941. Lance Latham, North Side’s senior pastor, collaborated with the church’s youth director, Art Rorheim, to develop weekly clubs that would appeal to churched and non-churched kids, lead them to trust Christ for salvation and grow them in enduring faith and service to God.

Other churches learned about the success of the program and inquired about its availability. In 1950, Latham and Rorheim founded Awana as a parachurch organization. By 1960, 900 churches had started Awana programs. By 1972 Awana had begun its first international club. Today children and youth in more than 100 countries participate in Awana programs, and millions of adults are alumni.