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We are excited that you are interested in learning more about the AWANA program here at Cherry Creek. Our AWANA Commander is Sue Dunwoody, and you can contact her at redrambler83@gmail.com with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Cherry Creek has a flourishing AWANA program on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Age groups include (potty-trained) 3 & 4 year olds in the Cubbies class, Kindergarten through 2nd grade in the Sparks class, and 3rd through 4th grand in Truth & Training. We have developed a strong team of dedicated volunteers who strive to live as Christ-followers. Every volunteer completes an application process, and the safety of all involved is a top priority. 
We also have a group we like to call Redzone that runs along side AWANA. This group is for 5th & 6th grade students, & is designed to help them take root and grow in Christ. These students will be challenged to dig deeper into what they believe, and why they believe what they do. This group is set up and run like a youth group, so there is a time for games, fellowship (including a snack), a message, discussion time & prayer. We are very excited to teach our young people what it means to be a follower of Jesus and help them to own their faith. 

The night starts with all classes in the sanctuary with a welcome, prayer, and the AWANA pledges followed by music time. From music time the classes disperse to different stations and rotate every 15 minutes throughout the night. The stations include a learning class time with snacks in dedicated classrooms for each group, game time occurs either in the sanctuary or outside if the weather cooperates, and verse/listening time. Various awards are earned for completion of learned verses and sections of curriculum. We also have an AWANA Bucks system to encourage learning and good sportsmanship, and have a Bucks Store approximately every 5-6 weeks. We also have theme nights to add an element of fun that students can earn extra Bucks for participating in.  An annual donation of $20 per child, or $40 for a family of 2 or more children, is appreciated. This donation helps cover the cost for books, vests, awards, and general Awana needs. Please inquire for more information if you are interested in volunteering to help with the AWANA program, every volunteer must successfully complete the application process which will include a background check.