This year is an unusual Awana year due to COVID and CDC recommendations. While we at Grace want to have a “normal” Awana club we realize the culture we are living in is not conducive to our desires. Because of the recent changes the St. Paul Public School system has made to their mask requirements, we feel obligated to do something similar.

Here is a summary of our plan:

  1. Volunteers will wear face masks when working one-on-one or in a group setting with the children.
  2. The children will wear face masks when they cannot social distance; especially during Large group time.
  3. Public water fountains will remain turned off.
  4. A new release form has been created and will need to be signed by parents before their child can come. [see italics below]

We are implementing these policies as a way to protect your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Until otherwise notified, please send your child with a face mask similar to what they wear at school. Masks will be provided if needed.

Again, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Pastor Bear,

Awana Commander


New Participation Agreement

I acknowledge that participation in the activity described above involves risk to the participant (and to the participant’s parents or guardians, if the participant is a minor), and may result in various types of injury including, but not limited to, the following: sickness, exposure to infectious/communicable disease, bodily injury, death, emotional injury, personal injury, property damage, and financial damage.

In consideration for the opportunity to participate in the activity described above (the “activity”), the participant (or parent/guardian if the participant is a minor) acknowledges and accepts the risks of injury associated with participation in and transportation to and from the activity. The participant (or parent/guardian) accepts personal financial responsibility for any injury or other loss sustained during the activity or during transportation to and from the activity, as well as for any medical treatment rendered to the participant that is authorized by the sponsor or its agents, employees, volunteers, or any other representatives (collectively referred to as the “activity sponsor”). Further, the participant (or parent/guardian) releases and promises to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the activity sponsor for any injury arising directly or indirectly out of the described activity or transportation to and from the activity, whether such injury arises out of the negligence of the activity sponsor, the participant, or otherwise.

If a dispute over this agreement or any claim for damages arises, the participant (or parent/guardian) agrees to resolve the matter through a mutually acceptable alternative dispute resolution process. If the participant (or parent/guardian) and the activity sponsor cannot agree upon such a process, the dispute will be submitted to a three-member arbitration panel for resolution in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association.