Parent Information

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Dear Parents,

We are very pleased to have your child involved in AWANA Club here at Agape Chinese Alliance Church. At AWANA clubs, children can enjoy exciting games and activities, study about God and memorize His precious Word. Our purpose is to help your child take their first little step on a lifelong journey. In the Bible, parents are instructed to teach their children about God’s word, little by little, day by day. The Club consists of handbook time, Bible story, and game time.

AWANA stands for: Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. “Study to show yourself Approved to God, a Workman Who Are Not Ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” The AWANA goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him.

There are four AWANA clubs offered at Agape Church:

  • Puggles: for 2-3 years of age by September 1st
  • Cubbies: for 4 years of age to Pre-K by September 1st
  • Sparks: for Kindergartens to 2nd grade
  • T&T: for 3rd to 5th grade

How Parents Can Help

  1. Help your child find a place to keep their handbook and Bible at home to avoid the “Where’s my Handbook!” panic.
  2. Be sure your child brings his/her Handbook and Bible, and is prepared for weekly’s Awana Theme Night events. Credits are earned for participation as well as church attendance and bringing a friend. See Theme Night Calendar for schedules.
  3. Remind your clubber to spend 5-10 minutes each day on verses. Memorizing is hard work! If children work on their Handbooks 10 minutes each day, and complete 2 sections each week, they can complete the book in one year.
  4. Spend time with your clubber each week at home reviewing their Handbook sections and verses. If they don’t have a Bible, please let a staff know.
  5. Be encouraging! Memorize the verse with them.
  6. Bring your child to club 10-15 minutes early.
  7. Make sure your child wears his/her uniform and closed-toe shoes to club.
  8. If you would like to volunteer in AWANA please let one of our staff know. We need all the help we can get!

Registration

Fees will cover all the necessary materials throughout the year including their Entrance Booklet, official Handbook, uniform, patches, awards, prizes, and awards. (Lost handbook or uniform can be replaced at an additional cost). However, a child’s attendance should not be hindered because of a monetary issue, so if there is a need, please see one of our staff, we’d be glad to help.

AWANA Store

AWANA is achievement-oriented, and achievements are recognized and rewarded. Awards are given for handbook progress, church and club attendance, participation in special events, team effort and other special accomplishments and recognition. When enough credits are earned, children can exchange for toys and various items at the Awana Store. AWANA Store is open two times during the club year.

Awards

Awards may only be given when a child is in uniform. These awards should be displayed and worn proudly. They represent good achievement and spiritual growth in the knowledge of God and His word. We will encourage all clubbers to strive for their highest potential and they will be guided and helped by our caring leaders.

These awards (ribbons, pins, and trophies) are given at the end of the year Awards Night to clubber who have completed their handbook. They will receive credits for every section/signature they get in their handbook. Clubbers are encouraged to do their homework every week with their parents or guardians’ help.

For Club Attendance Award, there may be only 1 unexcused absence per 3-month period.

Things to Know

  • No eating during Awana except for designated group snack time
  • Birthday Cakes: we love to share in the celebration with your clubber. If you desire to bring cake, please let a staff know a week ahead.
  • Awana is about fun with a purpose, following the rules will make that possible.

Wellness Policy
When Your Child is Sick

Sickness can keep going around with children, affecting not only the other children in your child’s Awana group, but your family and other families. Please follow our established health policy for the Awana ministry. Children should stay home if they have any of the following symptoms. Thank you for your cooperation.

*Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) or other eye infection
*Fever: A temperature of 100 degrees or above
*Green or yellow runny nose
*Vomiting and Diarrhea

If you do not have a home church, we invite you to visit our church.

Our Sunday Worship Services are as follows:
English Worship Service 9:30am-10:50am
Cantonese Worship Service 11:00am-12:30pm
Children Church: 9:30am-10:50am (all ages)

Sunday Schools:
Adult Cantonese: 9:30am-10:50am
Adult English: 11:00am-12:30pm
Children: 11:00am-12:30pm (ages 2-Grade 5)
Middle School and High School: 11:00am-12:30pm

Following Friday Cell Groups start from 7:30pm-9:30pm:
Adult Bible Study (English and Cantonese Languages)
College, Career, and Singles Group (English and Cantonese Languages)
Parents with Young Children Group (Cantonese)
Middle School and High School Student Bible Study (English)
Awana Club for Elementary Children (English)