Dear Parents: Welcome to SPARKS! We are thrilled to have your child with us and appreciate all you do to make it happen. Here is some basic information for you to know:

  • Sparks club runs from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on Wednesdays. Pizza is served each Wednesday night starting at 5:30, this is available to all Awana kids and their families. Your child can check in at the Sparks table in front of the inside gym doors at 5:50 and we will start promptly at 6:00. Please pick up your child in the sanctuary at 7:30.
  • Your child will need a handbook each year ($8) and a vest that is worn all three years ($12, some recycled ones are available at $6). First Baptist Church provides the entry materials and all awards the kids can earn. Dues are 25ȼ a week or $8 for the year to help cover our additional expenses. Thanks for your support!
  • Once each child has finished their entrance booklet they will receive a personalized bag to use to transport their book, vest, coloring pages, etc. back and forth from home to Sparks. Our hope is that your child will work on their verses at home. With your encouragement and help your child can complete their book this year by working on 1 to 2 pages a week.
  • There will be no Sparks on the following dates: November 23, December 21, December 28 and April 5. If we cancel due to bad weather we will contact the local radio station, update the answering machine at the church (397-4676) and our website and try to have it announced at school.
  • Check out our Sparks webpage for a heads-up on theme nights and other activities throughout the year. Go to and click on the Awana link. In the Sparks section you will see a link for the Sparks page.

The mission of Sparks (an AWANA program) is to teach kids truth from God’s Word, the Bible, and to help them memorize some key verses from the Bible. We count it as a real privilege to do this. Please contact us after a club meeting or by phone if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank You!!

Jen VanTine (397-9076)

Schedule of Events

5:30—Pizza is served

5:50—Check-In Starts


6:20—Transition to Upstairs

6:30—Flag Salute & Songs


7:05—Small Groups


7:30—Dismissal to parents


2018-2019 Schedule

September 19th First night of Sparks/AWANA

October 3rd Hat Night
October 17th Sparks Parent/Guest Night

October 31st No Sparks – Halloween

November 7th Bandana Night

November 21st No Sparks – Happy Thanksgiving!!

December 19th Neon Night

December 26th No Sparks – Merry Christmas!!

January 23th Wordless Book Color Night

March 13th Pajama Night

April 3rd No Sparks – Spring Break

April 17th Farmer/Cowboy Night
April 24th Last night of Sparks/AWANA presentation for parents & ice cream