At Riverside Church, we believe everyone is created to Make a Difference in their community.
Riverside Church took on a call this past winter sports season to reach children and families and meet a community need.
Years ago, the church noticed a lack of a winter sport for children in our county. Kids learn and develop through play, so what an opportunity this presented. As a result, Riverside Church launched its first 2022-2023 Upward Basketball Season.
In this 2022-2023 season, 100 children played in the league.
We celebrated with a large Family Day party to close the season on March 25th, 2023.
Invitations went out to the public schools, the church congregants, and all Upward families and friends. This grand celebration included worship, a gospel message, bounce houses, temporary face tattoos, cotton candy, slushies, popcorn, and many more fun activities.
We were honored to watch families make memories. Athletes grew in skills and character throughout the season. We got to know our surrounding community at such an excellent level.
We are still in awe of all God did this Upward Basketball season, including watching 26 adults and children raise their hands to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
All we can close with is, wow!
God is on the move.
Stay tuned for summer camps for children and the 2023-2024 Upward launch sports season.