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Capital Baptist AWANA Club

Parent's Newsletter

Helping others in February 

On February 16 we will have our Canned Goods Night where Clubbers can earn earn team points (50 points for each can), for bringing in a canned good for donation. All of the donated canned goods will be given to a local food bank by the AWANA volunteers.

We will close the month with our “Inside Out” Night on February 23, a night where our Clubbers can wear all of their clothes inside out for team points.

February 2020 at AWANA
February 16 — Canned Good Night
February 23 — ”Inside Out” Night

AWANA Grand Prix Reminder


 
The 2020 AWANA Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, March 7. The event will start at 1 pm in the Capital Baptist Church Education Building Gymnasium and is a great opportunity to invite family, friends and neighbors.

There will be three racing divisions (Sparks, T&T, and Unlimited). The “Unlimited” category will include any Puggles or Cubbie (with a parent), Teens and Leaders. Ribbons will be presented to all children who participate and trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place finishers for speed and design in each competing division.

Official Awana Grand Prix Car Kits can be ordered for $8 each and come in four different styled kits.

For additional information about the 2020 AWANA Grand Prix contact Norah at 703-200-8677 or by email at nharmon@capitalbaptist.org.
View photos from the 2020 AWANA Grand Prix Build Day online at awanacapitalbaptist.org/photos/#15816075910733.


View photos from the 2019 AWANA Grand Prix online at awanacapitalbaptist.org/photos/#15693411176644.

KidCheck Reminder

For each AWANA Club session, once you have enrolled in KidCheck®, you can check your child/children in or out using the KidCheck® mobile app, scanning your barcode tag, or entering your phone number at our check in / check out kiosks. For each AWANA Club session a name tag will be printed for your child when you check in and you will be issued a Guardian Recept tag (barcode).

We ask that you walk in with your child and out with them when you pick them up. If you have someone else walk in with your child be sure to add them to your KidCheck profile as an authorized guardian so that we can check them in.  If you send someone else to pick up your child, they should have your KidCheck® phone number and your Guardian Recept tag (barcode), if possible.

How to Help Your Children Make Great Decisions

by Pastor Steve Reynolds from CapitalBaptist.org


One of life’s most significant challenges is knowing how to make great decisions. As we continue our series on decision-making, I want to speak directly to parents. As parents, decision-making is probably the most critical skill we hope to teach our children. I want to help by giving you a few principles that I believe will help your children make great decisions.

1. Encourage your children to put God first. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Putting God first is the foundation of any great decision. The very best decision your children can make is to put God first in their lives. My parents taught me this lesson early in life, and it filled me with much optimism and belief. As far back as I can remember, I’ve had a positive view of God, and this view of God influenced every decision that I have made.

2. Teach your children to place a high value on God’s Word. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” This verse from 2 Timothy 3:16 highlights the extreme value of God’s Word. If our children are to have any hope of walking in righteousness, they must have a high value of God’s Word, which instructs and trains them to do just that. In a perverse generation, God’s Word will help your children live pure, as it says in Psalm 119:9, “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word.”

3. Ensure that your children attend church. When I was a child, I had a drug problem – my parents drug me to church three times a week. Hebrews 10:25 says, “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”  Attending a healthy, Bible-believing church is essential to a vibrant faith that comes alive in a Christ-centered community. As we yield to God’s authority and the authority found in the church community, we learn to yield to authority in other areas of life, as well.

Making decisions is difficult, but I believe these three principles will set your child on the right track.

Steve Reynolds is the senior pastor at Capital Baptist Church. He and his wife Debbie have three grown children and six grandchildren.

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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