The acronym “AWANA” stands for “approved workmen are not ashamed.” It is taken from the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:15 which says, “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This verse captures one of the main goals of AWANA, which is to immerse boys and girls in God’s Word, bringing them to Jesus Christ and discipling them to a full Christian walk.
Vacation Bible School will be happening at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church from June 26th through 30th, 9am to 12pm. There will be 6 age groups for 4 year-old/kindergartners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th/6th graders.
Grab your parka and snow boots! We’ll be going through Operation Arctic curriculum from Answers in Genesis, and we’re headed deep into the stunning Arctic Circle that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore! And be sure to pack your Bible, which is—
- The Book of Books, unique in every way!
- Has had an Incredible Impact upon our world!
- Is the Bedrock Base of our lives!
- Is a Letter of Love in which God tells us how we can become His children!
- Is Exciting to Explore as we learn it, love it, and live it!
The AWANA program will be ending with an awards ceremony on April 26th at 6:00 pm. Please invite your family and friends to watch as we honor all of our kids’ achievements over the past year. Many kids will be earning their final badges and book awards for finishing their books. We hope to see you there!
We are holding a pinewood derby known as the AWANA Grand Prix on March 11th from 10AM-1PM. Sparkies and T&T kids will be competing for the fastest car and the best design. A pizza lunch will be provided so come watch the show!
Please join us February 25th at 8:45 AM to watch live a number of speakers at the Steeling the Mind Prophecy Conference.
Whether Jesus’ return is days or years away, join hundreds of other like-minded Believers to learn how to make wise decisions to better be used by the Lord with our families, friends and coworkers. There is quite a line up of the best and brightest speakers to tackle tough topics designed to STEEL YOUR MIND with God’s awesome Word!!
For the full list of speakers and topics, see this link: http://compass.org/conferences/spokane-washington-2017/#schedule
We are partnering with Lifetouch to create a new church directory that will include photographs of our congregants and list their contact information. Photography will occur Sunday and Monday, November and 13th and 14th, from 1pm to 8pm. Participants in the program will receive a free 8″x10″ print and a copy of the directory and will have the option of purchasing additional prints. Friends and families not attending the church are welcome to participate in the photography!
We are holding our annual Harvest Dinner on November 6th at 5:00 pm this year. We hope you will join us for a wonderful meal and fellowship! A sign-up sheet will be circulated at church for folks to sign up to bring side dishes and desserts
We will be starting up our AWANA club for boys and girls, from ages 3 through 6th grade on September 14th, 2016. The club starts at 6:00pm and ends at 7:30pm. The time for the various age groups is divided into three chunks for 1) Scripture memory and recitation, 2) Bible story and application, and 3) game time.
The name “Awana” stands for “approved workmen are not ashamed.” It is taken from the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:15 which says, “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This verse captures one of the main goals of Awana, which is to immerse boys and girls in God’s Word, bringing them to Jesus Christ and discipling them to a full Christian walk.
Vacation Bible School will be happening at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church from June 27th through July 1st, 9am to 12pm. There will be 6 age groups for 4 year-old/kindergartners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th/6th graders.
This year’s program is called “Ocean Commotion,” and your kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! Along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today. They’ll also learn that the flood legends from around the world are based on the true account in Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own.
The Trek program for middle school and junior high students is transitioning to a flexible and more hands-on approach for the summer. Bible reading will be co-ed and will start at 5:30 and go to 6:30. At 6:30 we will begin regular whole group with a message. If you would like to continue to complete your TREK book, staff will be available to sign you off and keep you on track. You are welcome to come to both of those activities or just one of them. Take a look at the schedule on the calendar webpage and plan accordingly…you don’t want to miss out. Invite friends and bring a smile!