Building champions of faith! Awana starts at 7pm on Wednesdays, the moment worship begins in the Lakeside Auditorium. Parents, you can count on Awana to provide a place for your kids (infants through grade 5) that is safe, fun and specifically designed to help them go deeper in their faith.
While you are engaged in any of the classes, workshops, or teachings at Midweek, your kids are growing in what they believe about God, Jesus and the Bible. Becoming champions of faith.
Operating as usual
Thanks for tuning in to last night's celebration! We hope you enjoyed it and love Awana just as much as Michael (K/1) does! His comment at the end will melt your heart 💙
Here is our End-of-the-Year Celebration video! Kids, we are so proud of you and we hope you feel valued and celebrated. You are the Light of the world and you inspire us with your faith and love for the Lord!
Hi everyone, I am so sorry the Live feature isn't working. I thought it was at first, but as it turns out, I was talking to myself! The main and most important part of the celebration, was our video that we put together for you. I will post that now for you all to see! Again, I sincerely apologize for these technical difficulties. Thank you for reaching out and joining us. We hope you enjoy this video!
Hi everyone! Our Virtual Celebration is just hours away! 🎉 We hope you will join us back here at 7:00pm. Until then, enjoy this song led by Savannah! She is one of our incredible leaders who has a heart for kids and worship.
This week our topic is Faithfulness. How faithful we are in the big and small things can really have an effect on our health and the world right now! Let's be faithful, let's have fun while we work on it, and let's change our world for the better through our loving, faithful actions.
[04/06/20] Here’s a fun video looking at the this weeks topic of Kindness :) What has kindness looked like for you and your family this week?
Grades 2-5. Here is another fun little video as we explore the topics of peace and patience. Leave us a comment below on one thing you find it hard to be patient about.
[03/26/20] Grades 2-5 Awana kids.....Join Mr Graeme as he creates the first few pages of his Discovery of Peace and Patience doodle journal.Sometimes when we take the time to relex and doodle we begin to slow down and sense God's presence. We'd love to see any of your doodles. Post below.
[03/26/20] Join Mr Graeme as he creates the first few pages of his Disocovery of Peace and Patience doodle journal
[03/26/20] Grades 2-5, this week our topic is Discovery of Peace and Patience. Mr Graeme decided to film himself making the first few pages of his journal (and his doodles) as he begins to work through these topics. Sometimes doodling really is a great step to help us to calm down, find peace and develop patience. Maybe you want to start one too. Share your pictures below.
[03/24/20] Where has Mr Graeme gone? What’s he been up to? Looks like he’s goofing around and trying to figure out how to get online
Hey Parents 🙂 So....as we enter into week 2 of this quarantine period we are trying to figure out the best way to support you and your family......here are a few questions to get the discussion started.
1) How are you doing?
2) How can we pray for you? (We have time and a strong desire to pray, so please let us know.)
3) What extra support would you like? (Extra materials, activities, coloring sheets) or something else?
Let us know. We want to keep connected and keep the kids engaged.
There is *no* Promiseland Midweek for Kids tonight (11/27/2019)
We will resume on January 8th, 2020! 🎉
2019 Awana Celebration Photo Booth!
Tomorrow, March 27th, we will be having a PAJAMA AND MOVIE NIGHT!
We will be watching THE PEANUTS MOVIE, which is based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz.
To check out a couple of parent reviews, see this one from Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/the-peanuts-movie
and this one from PluggedIn https://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/the-peanuts-movie-2015
commonsensemedia.org Gentle family-friendly comedy has sweet messages. Read Common Sense Media's The Peanuts Movie review, age rating, and parents guide.
We are so proud of Savannah and so grateful that she is a part of our team! Keep using your gifts, Savannah Brehmer!
Savannah's heart led her to be a worship leader at Awana Midweek for Kids for the previous 2 years because as she put it, “Being a kid can be hard, but God can do anything, and I like teaching that to them through worship!” When asked if she could teach the kids one thing about God, she responded that she would want them to know that, “Jesus loves you!" Thank you, Savannah for investing your love and care into the lives of the children in our church!
Yee-Haw! Come dressed in your best plaid, jeans, and cowboy boots for WESTERN NIGHT! Can't wait to see you there this Wednesday, February 27th at AWANA!
Awana Midweek 4 Kids at Willow Creek's cover photo
Since we missed our theme night due to the weather last week, let's try again this week!
It is SPORTS TEAM NIGHT at Awana! Make sure to wear your favorite team's jersey or come in their team colors. Just make sure to REPRESENT!
See you at Awana!
Hey Parents! We are looking for volunteers to serve once a month with our WELCOME TEAM!
This team helps families check-in, greet families at rooms, and helps to keep our ministry areas secure.
Are you available to serve once a month? WE NEED YOU!
If interested, please email [email protected] to get the process started!
Due to the expected weather coming our way, there will be no Awana Midweek for Kids this Wednesday, January 30th. Please stay safe and only venture out if needed. Hope you all stay warm and see you back next week, February 6th!
CRAZY SOCK NIGHT TONIGHT! Will you be there? We hope so!
Don't forget! It is CRAZY SOCK NIGHT at Awana tomorrow!! Come decked out in your craziest pair! Can't wait to see you there :-)
Reminder: No Awana Midweek for Kids tonight (1/2/19). See you back next week!
Don't forget! It is Ugly Christmas Sweater Night at Awana! Wear red & green and add some fun embellishments and you have your ugly Christmas sweater! Looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow night!
[12/06/18] IT IS HAPPENING!
What an INCREDIBLE night we had packing prison packs for the inmates in IL. Our kids were driven to help others through this service project and we are SO PROUD OF THEM. We packed 112 boxes in just 25 minutes! We then got to pray over the boxes and how God would use these packs to remind inmates of how deeply loved they are.
It is PRISON PACK WEEKEND at our church! Make sure to get to one of our services to be a part of this incredible movement! 5:30pm Saturday and 9am & 11:15am on Sunday!
Awana Midweek 4 Kids at Willow Creek's cover photo
There is no Awana Midweek for Kids this Wednesday, November 21st.
IT IS ALL WORSHIP NIGHT IN LAKESIDE! What better way to celebrate the many blessings that God has given to each of us then coming to church on Thanksgiving Eve and singing praises to Him?!
Bring the whole family and hope to see you at 7pm for ALL WORSHIP NIGHT in Lakeside!
It is GRATITUDE MONTH! Check out these amazing resources for your family to use as your embark on a gratitude journey with us!
November Gratitude Calendar
The Family Gratitude Journey
If you want to spend November cultivating true gratitude as a family, we’re here to help! Our free Family Gratitude Journey is a digital toolkit designed to help families with elementary-aged kids grow in noticing goodness, expressing thankfulness for the people in your lives, and practicing gratitude in hard things.
It's November! During this month, we encourage you to think of something each day that you are grateful for.
It is Awana with a TWIST tonight!
We will be allowing costumes, BUT with a few guidelines that we ask you to follow:
-No blood or makeup that may scare younger children
-Masks need to be worn on top of the head during Awana so that we can see the faces of our awesome kids!
Don't forget to invite a friend to Awana tomorrow night!
Get your Crazy Hair on...this week at [email protected] :)
Today's the day...
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