AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. It is an international children’s program for boys and girls that teaches them the Gospel and trains them to serve God. Leaders, together with parents, help children grow in their faith, memorize Scriptures, and develop a strong understanding of the Bible. AWANA is for kids ages Kindergarten through 6th grade.
AWANA Who: Salem AWANA currently includes Puggles (2–3 year olds), Cubbies (3 year olds through Pre-K), Sparks (K through 2nd grade), and T&T (3rd through 6th grade).
AWANA What: Salem AWANA consists of three 30-minute sessions. (1) Handbook Time when the clubber shows their completed section and says their memorized verses to their AWANA leader; (2) Council Time when the group gathers together to learn a biblical lesson from our AWANA Commander; and (3) Game Time for playing in the gym (Multi-purpose Room). Salem AWANA is self-paced so your child can work on one or more sections a week. It is best to go over each new section at home and practice the verses before they come to the weekly meeting. Older independent readers can read and prepare sections on their own. For younger children just starting to read, it is best if an adult helps them go through each section and work on memorizing the verses.
AWANA When: Salem AWANA is on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:45 pm right after the Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal.
AWANA Where: Salem AWANA is held in our Worship Center (Building D). This is the first building you see as you enter Salem Church grounds from North Salem Street. Please come to the Worship Center to drop your kids off or meet our AWANA secretary/leaders to register or find out more info.