AWASA
We are very happy to have your children at our AWASA Clubs this year. Our hope is that our program will offer a balance of good, positive and spiritual qualities. Such things as Bible, prayer, positive values and morals are all part of the AWASA program. Please encourage your children to wear their uniform once they have earned the honor as a Clubber. Your input with the lesson is greatly appreciated so that your child will be prepared the next week to earn rewards. Please encourage your children to follow the rules and regulations of Dover First Baptist Church.

Sparrows

  • Director: Jayne Della Ratta
  • Age Range: 3 yrs to Kindergarten

Doves

  • Director: TBA
  • Age Range: 1st – 3rd Grade

Eagles

  • Director: Dave Ratti
  • Age Range: 4th – 8th Grade

Forms

AWASA Schedule:

  • Meetings are weekly on Friday evenings (Sept. – April) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Doors open at 6:15 and close promptly at 6:30 for the opening ceremony.
  • Please enter side room, if not on time, and wait for opening ceremony to end.
  • AWASA Schedule

Club Segments:

All Club meetings are divided into four segments: Opening Ceremony, Devotion Time, Lesson Time, Game Time, and a short Snack Time.

Opening Ceremony – We begin our night with a flag ceremony promptly at 6:30 P.M. Three of our clubbers, one from each club, get to participate as color guard. We say the pledge of allegiance to the American Flag, the Christian Flag, and the Bible. This sets a tone of respect for God, his word, and our country. We then sing the AWASA Theme Song, make announcements and then close in prayer before we separate into our clubs.

Awasa Pledge

Awasa Theme Song

Devotion Time – Memory work and discussion on lesson sheet with a leader. Quiet contemplation.

Lesson Time – Lessons that train clubbers to know, obey, and defend God’s word.

Game Time – Offers clubbers the opportunity to participate as team members in physical activities which can help develop team spirit, good sportsmanship, and game skills and sell-confidence. Games are competitive in nature and winning is desirable but leaders are encouraged to give top priority to building personnel self-esteem.


AWASA Fees:

Dues – Weekly dues are collected from all clubbers to help with Operating expenses, incentives and awards. Dues may be paid on a weekly basis or in one payment per year. (see Commander)

Lesson Kit – One lesson sheet will be issued every other week and must be returned the following week in order for clubbers to receive their awards. If lesson sheet is lost by the next week, a copy will be provided. If no lesson sheet or copy is returned by the next lesson, no rewards will be given.

Uniforms – Dover First Baptist will provide uniforms for the Sparrows and the Doves. These uniforms will stay at the church every week. The Eagles club will be required to purchase uniforms.

Clubs Dues Lesson Kit Uniforms
Sparrows $ 0.50 cents $ 6.00 Vest: Complementary
Doves $ 0.50 cents $ 6.00 Vest: Complementary
Eagles $ 0.50 cents $ 6.00 T-shirt: $ 7.00

Leaders:

Position Name Phone
Pastor Anthony Bacino 845-832-3770
Commander Lorna Fischmann 845-867-8410
Secretary/Treasurer Maggie White 845-832-7049
Eagles Director Dave Ratti TBA
Doves Director TBA TBA
Sparrows Director Jayne Della Ratta 845-877-3206
Game Director TBA TBA

The Greatest Journey

Offered through local churches around the world, this course developed by Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association teaches boys and girls how to know Christ, grow in their faith, and share this Good News with others.

Children who participate will hear the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ and learn to actively follow Him day by day. The program also equips them to fulfill the Great Commission by sharing their faith with others. We praise God for changing hearts and transforming lives through The Greatest Journey.