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.
WELCOME TO AWANA
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!
AWANA 2023/24 SCHEDULE
August 30 / Registration / Ice Cream Sundaes
September 7 / First AWANA Night
September 27 / Friendship Night
October 4 / Police/Firefighter Care Packs
November 1 / Crazy Hair Night
November 22 / Thanksgiving Week No AWANA
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 31 / Backwards Night
February 7 / Make Valentines For Nursing Home
February 14 / Wear A Heart
March 6 / Parents Night Special Event
March 13 / Spring Break / NO AWANA
April 3 / Last Regular AWANA Lesson Night
April 10 / AWANA Awards & Last Store Night
WHO WE ARE
Knowing | Growing | Going
We are a body of believers that believe in the fundamental need and desire of the heart to know God. We believe that after knowing Christ, there is a desire to grow into a mature follower of Christ and finally we believe there is a desire to share the wonderful news of the Savior with others.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Father | Son | Holy Spirit
In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.