Dear Awana Family:
First, let me say we are very sorry for the late notice but we will not be hosting Awana for the 2019/2020 season. There are several reasons for this. We have struggled in recent years to get the workers we needed. At the same time the church has refocused efforts on strengthening Southridge’s Children’s Church ministry during the worship hour. The church has also committed to strengthening the children’s Sunday School.
Because we are focusing on our children in other aspects of ministry, our resources are stretched at this time and we simply do not have the resources needed to host Awana effectively. We will communicate further if and when we feel we are ready as a church to hopefully dive back into hosting Awana again.
If you are one of our Awana workers and you are committed to discipling children we would ask you to prayerfully consider talking to Jan Carter or Kenny McCune to see if the Lord has a place of service for you in Southridge’s Children’s Church or Sunday School ministry.
If you are a parent of an Awana child we would encourage you to prayerfully consider joining one of our Community Groups that will be forming this fall. There will be practical resources there that help you grow in your ability to form your child’s faith in the Lord.
If you have questions please call me and let me know how we can be helpful to you in light of this announcement.
Thank you so much for trusting your children to us in the past. We really enjoyed ministering to them.
David K. Ellis