WATERVILLE — Awana youth ministries for ages 2 through sixth grade will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 7:45 p.m., beginning Sept. 9 at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 91 Marston Road, Waterville. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

According to its mission statement, Awana is an international, non-denominational, nonprofit ministry committed to helping churches and parents raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ, said Alyssa Bell, of Benton, leader of the ministry, in a release from the church.

The curriculum is age specific: Puggles is designed for ages 2 and 3; Cubbies, ages 3-5; Sparks, kindergarten through second grade; and Truth in Training, third through sixth grades.

Bell is the commander of the program and said that a typical evening begins with music, Bible lessons, games, activities, snacks, scripture memory, awards and recognitions.

“All parents are invited to come to the last 10 minutes of each week’s program when we recognize those youngsters who have earned awards and merit badges,” said Bell in the release.

Special evenings are planned: “Glow Night,” holiday events, water fun, and other special events help to create excitement among the children.

“Our goal is to create a fun and exciting learning environment in which kids learn God’s Word and develop a life-long spiritual journey,” said Bell in the release.

For more information, call the church at 872-7021 or email [email protected].

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