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Capital AWANA On-line has gotten off to a great start!  We have awesome, faithful leaders and 20 families who’ve joined us so far. The interactive, on-line format is working really well, combining games, visuals, teaching, and discussion to share God’s truth in an atmosphere of fellowship.

Our trained leaders are on-line with the children to monitor all aspects of club interaction, ensure your children’s questions are answered, and address any needs. If you haven't joined us this year, we invite you to give it a try. We understand the challenges and changes of the current situation and desire to partner with you in your family’s spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.

If there is any way we can be of assistance, please contact us at awana@capitalbaptist.org or Pastor Steve at wecare@capitalbaptist.org
 

October Highlights

October 4 — On-line classes
October 11 — On-line classes
October 18 — On-line classes
October 24 — On-site socially distanced AWANA Store (1 pm to 3 pm) 
October 25 — On-line classes
On-going — AWANA GO Challenge 

Showing God’s Love by Inviting Others


God’s Word is clear — every believer has a responsibility to share the Good News of Salvation with others and to encourage other believers to grow in faith and obedience out of our love for Him.

AWANA is a great way for children and youth to learn more about God’s love and grace and to live out their faith! AWANA encourages children to invite and serve in a number of ways throughout the year. The Capital AWANA online format makes it easy for others to join with us.

Encourage your children to think about who in their family or of their friends they should invite to AWANA — no matter how far away they may live. While it’d be great for you to help them think about who to invite and what to say, allowing them to do the inviting themselves is not only good practice, it’s required to get credit for book completion.

A description of each club, class times and connection information is available on our website, located at awanacapitalbaptist.org/awana-online/.

** Be sure to let your child's Club Director know that someone has been invited, so they can share the link and an introductory note.

REMINDER: AWANA Store and 2nd Quarter Materials Pick-up set for Oct 24 at 1-3 pm 

Operation Christmas Child will be distributed as well.

Parenting Tips: Ideas to help your Clubber to Memorize Scripture

Memorizing God’s Word ensures we have His Truth available to encourage our faith, inform our decisions, and respond to questions, but sometimes it can be hard to get the verses into our long term memory. Setting aside 5-10 minutes each day should be sufficient for your clubber to be prepared to say their verses. Here’s a shortlist of our favorite ways to hide God’s word in our heart (Ps 119:11) that we hope will help you help your Capital AWANA Clubber:
 

Younger Children

  • Sing the verse. Putting the words to a well-known tune yourself or finding a Christian resource on You-Tube, singing really helps the verse stay in our long term memory.
  • Play a memory game. Play a game, like Echo Canyon: You say a word, have them repeat it. Go back and forth; Popcorn: Pick a word or sound — every time it comes up in the verse, jump and back down; or ChooChoo Train: Recite the verse by starting out slow and then getting faster and faster. Make a train whistle sound at the end of the verse for fun. 
  • Play Ball Bounce. Have your child repeat after you every time you bounce the ball back and forth.  You could add one word to each bounce. For <ball bounce> for. For God <ball bounce> for God. Work through the whole verse and reference this way. Once familiar, bounce the ball between you and your child and have you take turns saying the next word of the verse.
  • Try the index card mix. Put each word of the verse on its own index card, mix them up on the floor, and have the child put them in the right order. To start out, you can put it in the right order, then have them look away while you switch two words. Keep switching more cards until they can unscramble them all.  Include the reference but don’t write it all on one card (i.e. John 3:16 would be on 3 cards).

Older Children

  • Explain the verse. Once Clubbers understand what the verse means, it can be easier to memorize.
  • Write the verse on a whiteboard. Then erase one word each time the Clubber reads the verse. Keep reciting the verse until there are no words left on the whiteboard.
  • Put movements to the verse. This can be hand motions that represent the words or saying the words while clapping in rhythm.

Children's Ministry at Capital

The Capital Children’s Ministry restarted in-person Sunday morning classes for children on October 4. We now offer on-site classes on Sunday morning at both 9:30 am and 11 am, and an online connection for families who are not ready to come back to the physical campus yet. You can find the new online schedules and links at www.capitalevents.church, under the Capital Kids OnLine tab.

Whether you’ve been a part of our Sunday morning programming in the past or not, we encourage you to try out our children’s program offerings for preschool through grade 6.

Opportunities for Youth Fellowship and Discipleship

 
The Capital Youth on Instagram.com

The Capital Youth is a ministry for 7th through 12th-grade students. The mission of the program is to lead students and families in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

We believe God has called us to live with purpose, on purpose, and living God’s purpose means we live in a way that honors Jesus. Through a multi-ethnic fellowship, multi-generational discipleship, and mission-focused service, the Capital Youth student ministry encourages the participants and their families to “Stand up & Stand Out” for Jesus.

The program offers an on-campus session on Sunday mornings beginning at 11 am which is open to everyone. There is also a Wednesday evening Bible study opportunity so contact Pastor Ryan if you are interested.
 

AWANA

The Trek on-line program, for 7-8th graders, meets online each Sunday at 6:30 pm. 
The Journey program, for 9th through 12 graders, meets on campus every Sunday evening from 6 pm to 7 pm.

For additional information, visit the Capital Youth page on the Capital Baptist Website (capitalbaptist.org) or contact Pastor Ryan Sturgis at rsturgis@capitalbaptist.org.
AWANA is a ministry of Capital Baptist Church (3504 Gallows Rd, Annandale, VA 22003). Call (703) 560-3109 or email visit awanacapitalbaptist.org for additional information.
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