Curtain Call for another Year of AWANA

Last night about 150 people gathered in our sanctuary to witness a ridiculously cute display which was our end of year closing program for AWANA. Parents, grandparents, and other family members and friends were treated to a mic-grabbing, memory verse-reciting, song-singing extravaganza for the 75 children that participated in our mid-week children’s ministry.  (By the way, if you’re scratching your head and wondering what “AWANA” stands for, it means: Approved Workmen are Not Ashamed; cf. 2 Timothy 2:15.)

All of the children did a fantastic job on stage as they shared through song and speech (and even a short drama, too!) with their parents what they learned from the Bible throughout the past year.  And, by the way, if you’ve never watched two adults trying to keep 10 kids under five-years old from grabbing microphones and yelling into them, then keep your Wednesday nights free next May and join us…it’s a hoot!

In all seriousness, two words of commendation are in order today. First, the Lord Himself is worthy of praise for the way that He blessed us with so many children this year!  Again, about 75 children (ages 4-12) participated in AWANA at Trinity this year.  That’s nearly double what we had the previous year!  God is so good, and we look forward to what He will do in the coming year.

Secondly, I’d also like to acknowledge the dedication and service of all the adult leaders and helpers who made this year a huge success! Special thanks goes out to Cecil Sallee (AWANA Commander), Abby Miller (AWANA Assist. Commander), Michelle Sallee, Laurie Williams, Marie Smith, Michelle Buser, Michael Brush, Jim & Nancy Fisher, Kathleen Kunkle, Kyle Mackes, Cindy Rutt, Deb Yoder, Kate Sipple, Emese Futchko, Travis & Karen Shane, Laura Jones, Nancy Miller, Debra Stout, and Louanne Kasperowicz.  Thank you all for serving Christ and the children of our church and community!

AWANA is taking the summer off. But, we will start a new year of fun and bible learning in September!  So, if you have children ages 4-12, please consider joining us on Wednesday nights in the fall at 6:30 PM for our AWANA program.  We would love to have you join us!

For more information about our AWANA children’s program and other ministries for teens and adults, please call the church office.

Pastor Dan