During the school year (Sept-May), kids in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend AWANA clubs. The name is an acronym, Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, based on 2 Timothy 2:15, which emphasizes the importance of learning and properly using the Bible, God’s Holy Word.
The children meet in two different age-group clubs*: Sparks (K-2nd gr); and TNT (Truth & Training, gr. 3-6). Children will learn Bible verses, play games, and be challenged by a short devotional. Some special events are also planned during the year.
*Note: We will not have a Cubbies group for fall 2016. But we do hope to restart that club soon.
A van route is available for children whose families are not able to provide transportation. Contact our church office for more information.
AWANA Parent Resources
AWANA Worker Resources
Photographs and Memories:
Parent & Clubber Information:
If Oxford Community Schools close for severe weather, then we will also cancel AWANA for that evening. If an AWANA meeting is ever cancelled due to severe weather or other emergency, a notice will be posted in two locations: (1) the home page of the church website; and (2) the church Facebook page, firstbaptistoxford. Please bookmark our home page and “Like Us” on Facebook. Thank you.
We need to have updated contact information and an emergency medical treatment release form on file for each child participating in AWANA. You can download the registration form, then (1) return it as an attachment by email, or (2) complete it at home and bring it with you to the church. Either approach will help speed up the registration process when you bring your child to AWANA.
This year we have added a number of free online resources for parents. These are designed to give you opportunity to work with your child and to keep track of what your child is learning. The resources include: (1) Parent Pages that correspond with each of the lessons in the student handbooks and (2) Audio Recordings of all the verses your child will be learning during the current AWANA year.
We have included the AWANA schedule here to make sure you have convenient access to it. Feel free to contact the church office (Phone: 248.628.2911; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) if you ever have any questions.
AWANA Schedule, 2016-2017:
See also the T&T lesson schedule.
September 14 AWANA Kick-off Night!
November 23 no AWANA, Thanksgiving break
December 28 no AWANA, Christmas break
January 4 no AWANA, Christmas break
January 11 AWANA resumes
February 25 (Saturday) FBCO Grand Prix
March 11 (Saturday) AWANA Regional Grand Prix
March 25 (Saturday) AWANA Olympics
April 5 No AWANA, Spring Break
May 17 Fun & Fair Night
May 24 Awards Ceremony