Our Mission Statement:
To reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.
Cubbies is the club for preschoolers during the two years prior to regular kindergarten, who will turn 4 years old by December 2. Cubbies is unique because it supports and maintains the parents as the primary source of spiritual nurturing by directly involving them in the teaching and learning process. Cubbies uses fundamental AWANA elements of Bible memorization, handbooks, awards, and activities. Developmentally appropriate lessons and activities combine basic Bible truths with popular preschool concepts of colors, shapes, numbers, and letters.
The Sparks group is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
T&T (Truth & Training) is for boys and girls in 3rd through 6th grades.
Can I observe AWANA?
As a first-time visitor to AWANA, you are more than welcome to observe. If you have questions, comments or concerns, please talk to the Commander, the Club Director or Registrar. We ask that you do not disturb the leaders during class as they are focused on ministering to our children.
If you are not a visitor, please sign in at the Registration Desk to observe as we have a limited number of spaces available each night.
In AWANA Cubbies, due to the age of the children, we encourage parental participation in guiding the children and in helping with crafts, snacks, puppetry, practicing their verses, etc. We have lists for parents to know when it is their turn to (for example) bring snacks.
Who to Contact?
Any questions, please contact Pastor Gus Radzinski at 650-873-4095 or by email at Gus.Radzinski@HighlandsMinistries.com
Where is AWANA?
Church of the Highlands
1900 Monterey Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066-2571
Church Phone: 650-873-4095
All clubbers and leaders must sign in at the kiosk each night.
Where do I send my children?
Please bring your child(ren) to the registration table in the Mall inside the church entrance. Those at the Registration table can help answer your questions, help you register your children, show you how to sign in your child as well as where to pickup your child, etc.
On Wednesday nights, once registered, the parents will sign-in their child/ren at the Kiosk located at the end of the mall.
Do You Need More Volunteers / Leaders?
First, ALL volunteers in our AWANA ARE leaders and all activities within the program are performed by volunteers.
AWANA at Church of the Highlands is ALWAYS looking for Christians young & old, married & single who would like to serve the Lord by investing in the lives of youth by volunteering some of your time. There are many roles we need, including working with the children, Registration, check-in, etc. All leaders must have a background check. If you are interested in this vital service, please contact us.
What Can I Do to Help My Child Succeed?
Week by week, your children will grow spiritually as they learn Bible verses. Experience shows that encouragement from a parent will make a big difference in the spiritual growth of your children. Please set aside time each week to help your children study their worksheets.
Pledge to the American Flag:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,
and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Pledge to the Christian Flag:
I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag, and to the savior for whose Kingdom it stands. One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty to all who believe.
Pledge to the Bible:
I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God's Holy Word. I will make it a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path, and will hide it's Words in my heart, that I may not sin against God.
More about AWANA:
Based in the Chicago area, AWANA is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors. Each week, more than 1.5 million children and youth, 250,000 volunteers and 170-plus field staff take part in AWANA in over 22,000 churches in the U.S. and internationally. (Learn about the prayer, vision, mission and values of AWANA.)
AWANA works with churches from 100 different denominations. It began as a children's program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago in 1941. Lance Latham, North Side's senior pastor, collaborated with the church's youth director, Art Rorheim, to develop weekly clubs that would appeal to churched and non-churched kids, lead them to trust Christ for salvation and grow them in enduring faith and service to God.
Other churches learned about the success of the program and inquired about its availability. In 1950, Latham and Rorheim founded AWANA as a parachurch organization. By 1960, 900 churches had started AWANA programs. By 1972 AWANA had begun its first international club. Today children and youth in more than 100 countries participate in AWANA programs, and millions of adults are alumni.
The founders of AWANA derived the AWANA name from the first letters of "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible.
Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches run AWANA with programs in all 50 states. AWANA can also be found in over 10,000 churches in 109 other countries. Jack Eggar is our President/CEO. Art Rorheim serves as our Co-Founder/President Emeritus.