The acronym AWANA comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.

AWANA is for ages 2+ all the way through 6th grade, starting the first week in September and ending the last week in May.

AWANA exists to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him. Children learn and recite bible verses each week. The three segments of each AWANA meeting are: Game Time, Handbook Time, and Council Time. The heart of AWANA is the gospel message – that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again. Everyone is a sinner and deserves eternal punishment. Jesus Christ, God’s Son, paid the penalty for our sin when He was crucified on the cross and rose from the dead. If we trust Jesus Christ as our Savior, we receive God’s gift of eternal life in heaven. Once we trust Jesus Christ as our Savior, we can never lose our salvation.
New Hope’s Awana program meets every Wednesday Evening! We meet from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm from September through May. Please note we follow the Blount County School / Snow schedule.

We provide consistent positive teaching each week, combined with games, scripture memorization, dinner and most importantly, time to learn about the reality of God and the truth of the Bible.

AWANA Classes and Ages:

3 years old / Teacher and Assistants Carrie Cardin and Tiffany McCall, Connie Loy
4 years old / Teacher and Assistants Lori Hembree and Jill Cable, Katy Beth Hall, Ella Smithey, Brenna Anderson
Kindergarten /Teacher and Assistants Karen Rhea and Jennifer Graves, Tammie Hartline, Rachel Hall
1st grade /Teacher and Assistants Donna Russell and Liz Bookout
2nd grade / Teacher and Assistants Lisa Green and Debbie Mote, Darlene Oliver
3rd-4th grade girls /Teacher and Assistants Kelly Myrick and Rhonda Skidmore, Tiffany Beaty
3rd-4th grade boys /Teacher and Assistants Shaun Green and Scott Williamson, Mark Huskey
5th-6th grade girls /Teacher and Assistants Kelly Harrison and Betty Murphy, Anita Fine, Edwina Murr
5th-6th grade boys /Teacher and Assistants Jeff Williamson and Rowdy McCall, Erik Cardin

awana-staffAWANA STAFF

Commander: Randy E. Simerly
Secretary: Cindy Williamson
Lead Store Associate: Sarah Longshore
Counselor: Jennifer Russell
Store associate: Amie Sellers