September 6, 2017

Upward Sports

After much prayer and 6 weeks of advertising the position within the church, God has not provided an Emmanuel individual to coordinate the Upward program for the 2019-2020 year or others to fill support positions. This means we will not be able to have Upward Sports this year. 

Upward Sports at Emmanuel, we believe, has had an impact on over 1,500 children over the years!  Many volunteers who coached, refereed, greeted, sold concessions, prayed,  handled mission donations, followed up with kids, set up and cleaned up, announced, kept score, gave half-time devotions, sent newsletters, etc., have all contributed to the success of Upward Sports at Emmanuel.  

We are grateful for their faithful service to Emmanuel’s Upward program and to the Upward families.  

Ruth Ann Gillespie
Children’s Ministry Director
Emmanuel United Methodist Church