Registration for Upward Basketball & Cheerleading has begun and will continue through October 20, 2017. Forms and instructions for registration can be found throughout the church. Upward Leagues are being hosted at the following churches: FBC (kindergarten basketball only), Owensboro Christian & Bellevue (grades 1 through 6), and Walnut Memorial (grades 7 & 8). You can also register your child online at upward.org. League play will begin in January 2018 through February. Please direct any questions to Dave Roberts at 270-302-0682.
Excerpt from the October Connect Magazine written by Dave Roberts, Interim Recreation
In past years, the Christian Life Center (CLC) hosted Upward Basketball, a basketball league for youth from kindergarten to middle school. The program is a uniquely designed sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. It also creates individuals of strong character, confidence, and faith. Due to a previous lack of engagement by FBC and its members, FBC terminated its association with Upward Basketball several years ago and other area churches absorbed additional players at their locations. This time around, First Baptist will host the kindergarten Upward program only.
Beginning in January 2018, kindergarten boys and girls will play on Saturday mornings through the end of February in the CLC. In recent years—while being hosted at another church in town—approximately 80–120 kindergarteners and their families were ministered to each season through Upward. FBC is uniquely positioned as a congregation to engage young families as there are currently many young families in our church. However, conducting a fun and well-organized sports ministry—while sharing the gospel and “making disciples”—will require volunteers from all age groups (youth to seniors). More details of those needs will be communicated in the future.
Registration is going on now and will continue through October 20, 2017. Forms and instructions are available throughout the church. Upward Leagues for other ages are being hosted at Owensboro Christian, Bellevue, and Walnut Memorial. If you know of school age children wanting to play, please help in getting them registered, and prayerfully consider what role you will play in “making disciples” through Upward Basketball at FBC.