The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge is beginning AWANA on Wednesday, Sept. 14, for kids between the ages of 4-13. It will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during the school year, except for school breaks and holidays.
The acronym, AWANA, comes from the Bible verse that says that Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. Founded in 1950, the AWANA ministry is an international, nondenominational Bible-centered ministry committed to the evangelism and discipleship of children and youth. The content of AWANA curriculum is God's word, the Bible. The goal of AWANA is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him.
Most of the AWANA activities will be held in Wick Hall, on the alley behind the sanctuary at 370 W. Main Street in Cedaredge. The staff of more than 20 adult volunteers comes excited about working with the kids every week. For ages 4-13, kids have fun playing games, memorizing Bible verses and participating in large group singing and teaching. All children and youth in the area are welcome.
There is no enrollment fee, but a small fee is charged to cover the costs of books, uniforms and materials. However, no one is turned away for lack of funds. There are some scholarship funds available.
For information, call the church office at 856-3830, Pastor Richard Abbot at 856-3005, or the AWANA commander, Kevin, at 835-8490.