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For nearly 60 years, Awana has been a leader in children’s ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ.

Clubs for each age group

Cubbies - Ages 3 to 5 years


Sparks - K  thru  2nd grade

Truth & Training Clubs

T&T - Adventure 3rd & 4th grade

T&T - Challenge 5th grade


Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 7:45 pm

We run our club on the Tolland School calendar, so there will be some Wednesdays skipped.


For more information, please contact First Baptist Church Tolland

Church Office 860-871-0592 or Pastor Dave Lemoine 860-798-6103

Cost per child: $35 - $56 for uniform and books.

Full scholarships available upon request as no child should not join due to family financial hardship.

Complete the registration card found here, to get started.

What happens at AWANA

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Opening Ceremony

We begin our Wednesday night with the Awana Prayer and flag ceremony promptly at 6:15 P.M.

Two of our clubbers get to participate by being flag bearers. 

We say the pledge of allegiance to the American Flag and the Awana pledge to the Awana flag.  This sets a tone of respect for God and Country. 

This is followed by interactive worship and large group Bible Story time.




Awana Prayer

That all children and youth throughout the world will come to KNOW, LOVE and SERVE the Lord Jesus Christ!


Pledge of Allegiance

American Pledge of Allegiance

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."


Awana  Flag Pledge

"I pledge allegiance to the Awana flag which stands for the Awana clubs whose goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him."

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The Awana Theme Song

(words by Clarence W. Jones and Herbert Booth)

Firmly Awana stands,

led by the Lord's commands;

"Approved workman are not ashamed,"

Boys and girls for his service claimed!

Hail! Awana! On the march for youth;

Hail! Awana! Holding forth the truth;

Building lives on the Word of God,

Awana stands!


Our Savior following with steps unfaltering,

And love unaltering, His praise we sing;

His banner over us, in service glorious,

We'll fight victorious for Christ our King!


Leaders: What do we say?

Everyone shout-YOUTH ON THE MARCH!

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Handbook Time

The Awana Leaders listen to the children's section and help them work on entrance booklets and handbooks.  The sections focus on scripture memorization, understanding and application, discipleship, and missions with an emphasis on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Parental help at home is encouraged and really aids your child's achievement.  Completed sections are signed.


Council Time

The Awana Leaders lead in singing the Awana Theme Song and one or two other songs.  Announcements about upcoming events are read and awards are handed out. 

Prayer requests may be taken at this time and a group prayer follows.  The Awana Leaders then provide a short bible based lesson.

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 Game Time

Awana game time promotes team play, good sportsmanship, and encouragement of others as they play team based games.

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Acting Senior Pastor Dave Lemoine, along with Jason Thomas and Arron Gill, AWANA Co-Commanders, and the entire AWANA leadership at First Baptist Church of Tolland would like to welcome you to AWANA.

OUR VISIONOn the path
To be a strategic partner with churches and ministries in a global effort to ensure the opportunity for all children and youth to be evangelized and discipled in Christ so that they may come to KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE their Lord Jesus Christ.

To work with our ministry partners in creating and disseminating integrated programs, tools and training that equip leaders to evangelize and disciple children and youth for Christ. And, to partner with parents to raise Godly children who come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.


What is Awana?

National Survey Says Awana Instills Kids With Lasting Faith in Christ
Most kids trained in Awana become modern-day Josephs -- faithfully following God as adults. Survey results found Awana alumni are more devoted to God, His Word and their local church than even the most committed U.S. churchgoers. Read the alumni study report for full details.

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For nearly 60 years, Awana has been a leader in children’s ministry, helping churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ.

Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors. Each week, more than a million children and youth, 250,000 volunteers and 300-plus field staff take part in Awana in over 18,000 churches in the U.S. and internationally. (Learn about the prayer, vision, mission and values of Awana.)

Awana works with churches from 100 different denominations. It began as a children’s program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago in 1941. Lance Latham, North Side’s senior pastor, collaborated with the church’s youth director, Art Rorheim, to develop weekly clubs that would appeal to churched and unchurched kids, lead them to trust Christ for salvation and grow them in enduring faith and service to God.

Other churches learned about the success of the program and inquired about its availability. In 1950, Latham and Rorheim founded Awana as a parachurch organization. By 1960, 900 churches had started Awana programs. By 1972 Awana had begun its first international club. Today children and youth in more than 100 countries participate in Awana programs, and millions of adults are alumni.

The founders of Awana derived the Awana name from the first letters of Approved workmen are not ashamed as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in over 6,000 churches in 109 other countries. Jack Eggar is our President/CEO. Art Rorheim serves as our Co-Founder/President Emeritus.


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