AWANA reaches all kids from age 2 through 6th grade. AWANA groups meet every Thuesday September-April from 6:55 pm to 8:45 pm.

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AWANA Groups

3 year olds
Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 3-year olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings. 
4-5 year olds
Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

K-2nd grade
Sparks® ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. 

3rd—6th grade
T&T (Truth & Training) engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace.


Виктор Колиса

Оксана Колиса

Awana Commanders-Viktor and Oksana Kolisa

Viktor and Oksana were both born in Ukraine. They grew up in the Christian homes with parents who planted seeds of truth in their children’s hearts and minds from an early age. Their parents demonstrated that living for God was the only way to truly live. Together they have been happily married for 8 years and have embraced God's call to serve others. They are passionate about teaching the Gospel in meaningful, creative, age-appropriate ways so that children cultivate deeper understanding for the Word of God and have fun at the same time. Viktor and Oksana are thankful to be part of Awana ministry transforms children’s hearts and lives for all of eternity.
-Favorite bible verse : “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” -Ecclesiastes 3:11
-#1 most played song on my iPod: Do Something – Matthew West
-Least favorite chore: wash dishes
-Hobbies: hiking, biking, exploring new places, off roading


Наташа Токарева


Puggles Club Director-Natasha Tokarev
Natasha  was born in a Christian family and heard about Awana in GFChurch. She has been   serving in Puggles 3.5 years and feels that it’s never too early to learn about God.
-Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 139 23-24 "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and  know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
-#1 most played song on my iPod: Jeremy Camp -Everlasting God


Анна Пукасенко


Cubbies Club Director-Anna Pukasenko

Anna was born in non-Christian family.  Oldest daughter with 3 younger sister.  She got to know Jesus at age of 12 and since then she  loves Him with all her heart, soul and strength. She has a loving husband and 4 treasures from God. Her kids led her to know AWANA. She has been serving in Awana for over 5 years because she loves her Savior.

Favorite Bible verse: "But as for me and my house-- we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

-#1 most played song on my iPod: Bless the Lord ,O my Soul.” & Cornerstone

-Least favorite chore: Cleaning after animals :)

-Hobbies: Reading, Cooking

-Favorite local hangout: Park & the Ocean


Лиля Недеогло


Sparks Club Director-Lily Nedeoglo

Lily holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. She coordinates social work services to kids with developmental disabilities and their families as a part of her current job. She comes from a family of 5; she has 2 siblings, and is the middle child. She heard about Awana in 2008 when her  youngest sister began attending Cubbies. She served as a Cubbies helper and then moved to Sparks. She has now been serving for over 7 years.  She does it because she enjoys working with kids ages 6 to 8; it's a very dynamic and energetic age group!

-Favorite  Bible verse: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6; 

-#1 most played song on my iPod: -David crowder Come as You Are;
-Least favorite  chore: cleaning bathrooms;
-Hobbies: reading, trying out new places to eat;
-Hangout place besides church: Barnes and Nobles

Диана Курбатова 

T&T Club Director- Diana Kurbatova 

Diana Kurbatova  was  born in Russia  and moved to America in 2006. She has a huge family 1 mother,1 father, 2 sisters, 1 little cute brother and a whole bunch of cousins that are skatered all over the world. She heard about AWANA when she came to USA :) at the age of 10 1/2 at the time, so  her cousin said come over and check it out. Since then she has been in AWANA as a participant and a servant.

-Favorite bible verse: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

-#1 most played song on my iPod: Hosanna
-Least favorite chore: wash dishes
-Hobbies: draw, read, sleep/ eat and hang out with friends
-Favorite local hangout: any sushi place


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