2019 Upward Sports Basketball and Cheerleading

Upward Sports is the largest Christian youth sports program in the nation, and has been in Baker City since January 2018. The program is open for all the children in Baker City and surrounding communities!

This recreation basketball league is a unique experience that develops young athletes (K5- 6th grade) mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Upward Basketball focuses on skills, training, character development, drills, and gameplay. It involves:

  • 1 practice and 1 game per week
  • Unique substitution system that ensures every young athlete plays
  • Quality game day uniform and other sports related gear
  • Age appropriate character and skill development both on and off the court
  • Coaches who are focused on your athlete’s development physically and spiritually

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Key Dates

  • Registration: Opens September 8th, 2019
    • Basketball registration is $55 per player
    • Cheerleading registration is $65 per cheerleader
  • Skills Assessment: We will offer one on November 16th (9am-11am) and one on December 14th (9am-11am) in the Family Life Center (FLC) gymnasium.

  • Open Gym: Meet coaches and play fun games in December.
  • First practice: Wednesday, January 8th  or Thursday, January 9th in the FLC gymnasium.
  • Game Schedule:  All games will be on Saturday mornings from January into March

Registration

Sponsorship

The sponsorship program can be another way for businesses or individuals to participate in this ministry and benefit young athletes who may be unable to financially participate in the program. Sponsorships will include your name or business on a banner that will be placed in the gym. These banners are great encouragements for parents, and are a visual way to show others in our community that you or your business supports these kids.  Sponsorships range from $50 to $200.

More Information

For more information please contact Deidra in the church office – 541.523.3533.

Worship and Potluck in the Park

Join us on Sunday, August 18th for a time of great worship, fellowship, fun and food. All activities will be held at Phillips Park starting at 10am.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a camp chair, and this is a traditional potluck so bring a main dish and a side that is big enough for your family. The church will provide water, cups, plates, and eating utensils.

Questions, please contact the church office.

Join us Every Sunday

You’re welcome to join us every Sunday at:

8:00  Prayer Time (in the Library in the main church building)

8:30  Sunday School for all Ages (Classes listed under the “Our Ministries’ pages shown above, or check the Sunday School list in Church bulletin)

9:45  Worship Celebration (in the Sanctuary in the main church building)

Love and Respect Study

What is Love and Respect?

We believe love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts unlovingly when feeling disrespected, and a wife reacts disrespectfully when feeling unloved. We asked 7,000 people the question, “When you are in a conflict with your spouse or significant other, do you feel unloved or disrespected?” 83% of the men said “disrespected” and 72% of the women said “unloved.” Though we all need love and respect equally, the felt need differs during conflict, and this difference is as different as pink is from blue!

Join us for this 10-week study on Wednesday nights starting June 5th from 6-7:30pm. It will be a great time together in study, discussion and fellowship. You haven’t been married too little or too long to benefit from this material. Childcare is provided.

Cost is only $10 for a workbook, but we ask that you sign up in the church office by phone or sign up below by May 19th to make sure that we have enough resources.

Sign up HERE:


ABOUT EMERSON AND SARAH EGGERICHS

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs is an internationally known public speaker on the topic of male-female relationships. Based on over three decades of counseling as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Eggerichs and his wife Sarah developed the Love and Respect Conference which they present to live audiences around the country. This dynamic and life-changing conference is impacting the world, resulting in the healing and restoration of countless relationships. Dr. Eggerichs has authored several books, including the national bestseller Love & Respect, which is a Platinum and Book of the Year award winner, selling over 1.6 million copies.

Upwards 2018-19 Registration

Baker City Upward Sports Basketball and Cheer registration

Registration will open online and in the church office on September 1st. Anyone may register by December 31st, and registration forms are in the church office.

The fee for both Basketball and Cheer is $55 per child. Basketball is for girls and boys ages K5-6th grade; all teams are coed. Cheer is for girls ages K5-6th grade. Scholarships are available upon request.

Evaluations will be on November 10th and December 1st. Every player must attend one evaluation to participate. For questions about registering, please contact Registrar Lorrie Ermovick, 541-523-3533 or at bcnaz1@gmail.com
All practices will be either on Wednesdays or Thursday evenings with games on Saturday.
We will have an open Gym night on Wednesday, December 19th at 6pm.

We are looking for coaches and refs.

Our plan is to have two coaches per team.  Referees should plan on refereeing two games each Saturday.  Background checks are required and training will be provided.  Please contact Coach & Ref Commissioner Pastor Kaylee to sign up 541-805-0483

CHEER!  New this year is cheer! 

If you would be interested in coaching or helping please contact Cheer Commissioner Toni Myers 541-403-2381

SPONSORSHIP:

If you or your business would like to be a sponsor for Upwards Basketball and Cheer, please contact League Director, Deidra Richards 541-519-1482 or the church office 541-523-3533
All sponsorship funds are given as scholarships to allow kids to play Upwards, unless otherwise noted.  More information is on the Sponsorship form.

Celebration Weekend

Join us on on March 17th and 18th for a celebration of all that is going on with Upward Basketball.

Saturday, March 17th starting at 9am is our last game day. Enjoy the fun of watching kids of all ages play basketball and implement all that they have learned over the course of the season. Starting at 11:30am we will offer a free lunch to celebrate and share time together.

Sunday, March 18th we welcome Dr. Andre Sims of the Strength Team to share with us during our morning service at 9:45am. Dr. Sims will display lots of things for the enjoyment of all ages during his time of sharing.

We hope you will join us for the festivities.

Senior Pastor Accepted! – Dec. 17

Troy-Kimberly

On Sunday December 17th we learned that Pastor Troy Teeter accepted the calling to be the senior pastor for our church!

We are very excited to have him and Kim coming to Baker City in January and getting settled into the community.

The Church Board wants to thank all of you for your prayers concerning this important decision for our church family.

From Pastor Troy’s Facebook on 12/17/2017.

“Well, the news is out and we are excited to share that Kim and I have accepted the senior pastorate of Baker City, Oregon Church of the Nazarene.

While we are extremely excited for this new part of our journey, we are sad to be leaving what has truly become a home for us in Aurora with many friends that we count as family. So many emotions, but God is faithful and continues to sustain us and gives us peace.”

Marketplace Dinner & Auction

PlaidFallLeafThis Saturday, November 11 from 5-8 pm we will have our Marketplace Dinner and Auction as fundraiser for our new church roof.

Wear your best plaid!

A soup and bread meal will be provided. Donations accepted.

The event will offer a Silent and Live Auction, as well vendors selling their wares for the holidays.

All proceeds from the auctions & meal will go towards the roof replacement fund.