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rEcess Kickoff 2017

August 25th, 2017

Welcome back to another year of rEcess!

To kick things off, we are hosting a night of fun, food, and fellowship with all of our volunteers and families on August 25th from 6:30-8pm.

Click the Register Now button to register each of the people who will be able to attend.

Volunteers: invite a friend to register who hasn't volunteered before! This is a great way to introduce them to the beauty and joy of rEcess.

Families: we're excited to spend time with you and your kiddos! One-to-one volunteers will be available throughout the evening.

Questions? Email us! recess@countryside.church

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Discover Re|engage 2017

August 27th, 2017

Whether your marriage needs repaired or you simply want to take the next step, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect, examine God's design, and be encouraged by hearing testimonies from other couples.

Join us Sunday, August 27th at 6:00pm for a time to fellowship, be encouraged, and learn more about re|engage.

Child care is provided.
Please register each child and adult who will be attending.

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Volunteer for Awana 2017-18

September 6th, 2017

What is Awana?

Awana seeks to teach and disciple children through memorizing Scripture, building relationships with godly role models (that's you!) and learning age-appropriate Bible lessons that lead to life changes. Volunteers in Awana are part of a team that consciously works to demonstrate to the children the best that walking with Christ has to offer. Most volunteers will closely interact with the children each week, but there are also important roles that do not. Finally, it is our desire to serve the volunteers by providing a supportive environment in which they can serve the Lord and grow in their walk with Him.

How to Register

Select the age range where you are interested in serving. After that, you have the option to choose an "add-on" and pick the position you feel is perfectly suited to your gifts and talents. You can find descriptions of each role below. Contact Matt Szabo at awana@countryside.church with any questions.

Job Descriptions:

  • Assistant Directors : assist in the nightly setup and organization of the evening (Required prep: arrive early to set up, prepare flyers, etc)

  • Teachers : teach the large group lesson of the evening (Required prep: read over the lesson before story time starts)

  • Room Leaders : interact with parents, provide administrative/set-up support to the room, make sure verses are said and points recorded (Required prep: set up before Awana starts)

  • Assistant Room Leaders : assist the leader, fill in when they aren't there (Required prep: none)

  • Table Leaders : assist in maintaining order and moving kids, listen to verses and talk with children during book time, go with children to Game and Large Group time (Required prep: none)

  • Listeners : similar to Table Leaders, but doesn't last the whole night (good for people to have other church activities beginning at 6:30) (Required prep: none)

  • Game Leaders : organize, set up, run, and clean up games (all equipment is provided by the church. Choose Puggles, Cubbies, or shared between Sparks/T&T. (Required Prep: choose game to play, set up before Awana starts)

  • Song Leader : the kids love music and it is a great way to minister to them. We can provide the music or you can choose your own. (Required prep: select songs, set up AV equipment)

  • Buddies : a few kids need weekly buddies to hang out with them throughout the evening. We need 2 buddies/week. (Required prep: none)

  • Sparks/T&T Assistant : records sections and points, monitors hallway (Required prep: none)

  • Awana Store Leader : organize, set up, and run the Awana store in December and May (shared between Sparks/T&T)

  • Awana Store Merchandiser : promote the store to the church, collect items to stock the store (shared between Sparks/T&T)

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Awana Child Registration 2017-18

September 6th, 2017

Welcome to Awana at Countryside!

We're excited to spend this year teaching your child about Christ and how to live the Christian life. The Awana program encourages spiritual growth through age-appropriate study and memorization of Scripture. The program is most successful with the active support of you, the parent or guardian. We need your participation each week at home -- helping and encouraging your child to learn the verses, discussing what they mean, and showing how to apply them in life.

All Awana participants need a uniform and program handbook. There are also optional materials like music CDs. You will select the materials your child needs (shirt size, Bible translation, etc.) during the registration. We ask that you pay for the uniform and handbook for your child.*

Participant enrollment has five parts:

  1. Log into the system (start by clicking "Register Now" to the right) using your email address. If your child's name does not appear, check the box to register "Someone Else." You will receive an email with a link to log in and register your children. If this is your first time registering for an event at Countryside, you'll be asked to enter contact information and medical needs as you register.

  2. Select all the children who will be participating, click "Next" at the bottom of the page, then select the age group for each of your children.

  3. For each child, verify the biographical and medical information, then select the books, translations, uniform sizes, and optional items you would like.

  4. From the confirmation page, download the medical release. Fill out one copy for each child.

  5. On the first night of Awana, bring your completed medical form(s) and payment with you.

If financial concerns would keep your child from participating, please talk to us. We can help.