AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed ( 2 Timothy 2:15 ). The goal of AWANA is to reach elementary-age students for Christ, to train them to understand and rightly handle the Word of truth, to love Him, and to love others, all in a context of fun and excitement.

Cubbies / Early Preschool Ministry

Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3-5-year-olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son, and His Word.

Sparks / Elementary Ministry

Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids K-2 to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.

T&T / Elementary Ministry

The T&T (Truth & Training) curriculum teaches kids in grades 3rd-6th the truth of God’s Word and trains them to follow Him and practice His grace.


Ottumwa Community Church is happy to announce our 13th year of our AWANA club this fall. We are looking forward to this 2023/2024 season. Our AWANA chartered church offers a Wednesday evening Bible-nurturing ministry based on scripture memory for children aged 3 years through 6th grade from 6:00-8:00 p.m. that focuses on learning God’s Word and the Gospels in a fun atmosphere. Our clubbers learn about the reality of God and the truth of the Bible.

Each week, AWANA provides consistent, positive teaching and training that stresses strong moral and spiritual values. AWANA staff and leaders are trained and background checked. Leaders together with parents create a spiritually nurturing environment to help kids grow in their knowledge of scripture and their walk of faith.

We Offer Three Clubs

Cubby’s 3 years old – pre-kindergarten

Sparks K – 2nd grade

Truth and Training 3rd – 6th grades

Our club meets from 6:00 – 8:00 but we offer a meal that starts at 5:15.

AWANA 2023/24 Registration

Registration is on August 30, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with ice cream sundaes and the opportunity to get to know the directors and leaders. During registration night parents will be issued the Awana parent handbook explaining all Awana Club guidelines. The first club date will be September 6th, 2023. Hope to see you all there!

Commander Keith


August 30 / Registration / Ice Cream Sundaes

September 7 / First AWANA Night

September 13

September 20

September 27 / Friendship Night

October 4 / Police/Firefighter Care Packs

October 11

October 18

October 25

November 1 / Crazy Hair Night

November 8

November 15

November 22 / Thanksgiving Week No AWANA

November 29

December 6

December 13 / First AWANA Store Night

December 20 / AWANA Christmas Party (dress Christmasy)

December 27 / Christmas Break No AWANA

January 3 / First Night Back After Christmas Break

January 10 / Start Collecting Items For Blessings Bags

January 17

January 24

January 31 / Backwards Night

February 7 / Make Valentines For Nursing Home

February 14 / Wear A Heart

February 21

February 28

March 6 / Parents Night Special Event

March 13 / Spring Break / NO AWANA

March 20

March 27

April 3 / Last Regular AWANA Lesson Night

April 10 / AWANA Awards & Last Store Night



For more information about AWANA Ministries email AWANA Ministries

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In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.