OCEAN PARK - Recently, the congregation of Ocean Park Community Church (OPCC) honored several Awana club members with achievement awards. Awana is an international Bible club ministry, with over 16,000 church clubs, helping local churches reach children and youth with the gospel and training them to know, love and serve Christ.
OPCC honored some of the Awana club members during a morning service in June.
Jonathan Cole, having completed the Citation Award requirements, left Sunday, July 1, traveling with 12 other young people from the U.S. to serve in South Africa, in several Awana club and sport camp ministries. When he returns he will attend scholarship camp, along with Jessica Deibert, who received the two-year Excellence Award and David Craft, who achieved the prestigious Meritorious Award for six completed years of Awana. Kailee Deibert received the Excellence Award and Katie Powell received a Timothy Award having completed the four-year book in 2006.
OPCC conducted Sparkes through May. Three Sparkies completed their first year, with Anderson Stoddard receiving a First Year book award, while Victoria Edwards and Alicia Baker finished the year with other completion awards. Awana is on break for the summer and plans are to meet again in the fall. If you are interested in Sparks, T&T or other Awana programs you may contact O.P.C.C. at 665-4548.