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   6:30 pm  AWANA

   6:30 pm  Youth Group

   6:30 pm  Fresh Prayer



   6 pm  Praise & Worship rehearsal

   7:15 pm  Choir rehearsal


Mark your calendar

March 17  Rexford/Eppehmer shower, 3 pm

March 18  Youth parent meeting, after 2nd service

March 18 Family Roller Skating, 4-6 pm

March 24 CLMI Men's Breakfast, 8-10 am, Healing Word Ministries

March 25  Palm Sunday communion service, 7 pm

March 25  Youth vs. Parent Laser Tag, 6-9 pm

March 29  One in Christ community service, Reg Lenna, 6:30-8 pm

April 15 Quarterly Gathering

April 28  All-church Work Day & Breakfast

April 29 Night of Worship/Concert of Prayer

May 3 National Day of Prayer

Looking ahead:

July 16-20 Time Lab VBS

August 9-10 Global Leadership Summit

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Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community.


Hillcrest’s AWANA clubs are offered for children age 3 to 6th grade and meet at 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays (September to May).




2017-18 Calendar


Club Commander: Greg Livingston



Cubbies: ages 3 through pre-K.  The Awana club for pre-schoolers is built on two premises:  (1) Young children can and should receive spiritual training and (2) home is the primary place for spiritual training.


Leaders: Amy Livingston, Gretchen Benson, Nicole Martin, Melissa Morris


Sparks: Kindergarten to 2nd grade.  Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement for churched and unchurched kids alike. Club meetings are divided into three segments:  (1) Bible teaching, worship, award presentations and the gospel message, (2) small group interaction and completion of Bible-based lessons, and (3) age-appropriate games on the Awana game circle.





Sparks Coordinator:  Jackie Watkins

 Registrar:  Laurie Lassinger

 Leaders: Dave Howard, Kathy Welker, Jeff Benson, Amber Hilliker, Cheryl Robinson, Faith Carlson, Debbie Guzman, Paul Moore




T&T (Truth and Training): 3rd-6th grade (at Hillcrest 6th graders also have the option to attend our junior high youth group).  The name Truth & Training reflects the passion of Awana to teach third- through sixth-grade boys and girls the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. Our goal is that many of today’s young people will become tomorrow’s church leaders. T&T is the program that trains the leaders of tomorrow — today.



Registrar: Nancy Olejniczak

 Leaders: Greg Livingston, Dave Childs, Jim Morris, Libby Childs, Leah Watkins, Carli Wright, Wendy Roof, Nichole Bannister, Kim Knight, Shari Lake, Justin Martin, Charlie Watkins


Additional AWANA Staff:

 Kathaleen and Richard Moore


Each week, more than one million kids ages 2 to 18 participate in Awana. Over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and more than 8,000 internationally run Awana programs that change young lives through biblical truth.


Trained adults lead clubs that include scripture memory and action-packed lessons in Christian living.


Visit www.awana.org for more information.


2016-17 Award Recipients





Challenge Award: Hannah Benson, Calvin Hilliker, Britta Watkins

Excellence Award: Olivia Beach, Alexa Gozdalski, Samuel Livingston, Mackenzie Martin, Gabriella Morris, Faith Seeley, Hannah Seeley, Elora Watkins

Alpha Award:  Nolah Hamilton, Lori Johns, Hayley Johnson, Allison Latona, Leah Olejniczak*, Brian Prentice*, Dan Quattrone, Faith Seeley, Hayden Walker

*silver emblem




Sparky Award:  Will Benson, Mattea Hilliker*, Ava Morris*, Lydia Pound*, Lilly Stormont, Emery Watkins

Wing Runner (Book 2):  Makenna Johnson, Rachel Seeley

Hang Glider (Book 1): Isaiah Caldwell, Emma Fitch, Alexa Guardiola, Ryan Leonard, Julia Pound, Andrew Prentice, Alexis Smith


*earned review patch