Awana Directors Greg and Michelle Gilstad have set Wednesday, Aug. 19 as the starting date for the Martha Road Awana Program. The church will offer clubs for five age groups: Puggles (nursery aged children), Cubbies (three and four year olds). Sparks (grades K through 2), Truth and Training (grades 3 – 6), and Trek (grades 7 – 8).
The children and youth are involved in Bible study, Scripture memory and recreation activities during the hour and a half program. As the clubbers recite Scripture verses and complete their handbooks they are awarded special patches and pins they can wear on their Awana uniforms.
Awana is a non-denominational organization that partners in ministry with the local church. The Awana name stands for “Approved Workman are Not Ashamed”, which comes from the Bible verse found in 2 Timothy 2:15. There are approximately 12,000 churches with Awana clubs in the U.S. as well as 13,000 international Awana programs.
Awana will take place on Wednesdays from 5:55 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the school year. For more information please contact the church at 482-3377 or the church website at www.martharoadbaptist.org. Martha Road Baptist Church is located four miles north of Wal-Mart on Highway 283.