Sports & Scouting



“Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thess. 5:11

Established in 1995, Upward SportsTM is the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. Upward SportsTM uses the 360 Progression that helps develop athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially – producing players who excel both on and off the field.

WUMC is proud to offer a variety of Upward SportsTM leagues and sessions.

For more information, please email Rev. Amy Hutchison or Nina McPherson, Upward Administrator.


Upward Basketball Summer Camp

Summer is right around the corner, and that means UPWARD BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP!

We’re offering two camp sessions this summer – the week of July 9th through July 13th and the week of July 30th through August 3rd, Monday through Friday, for rising 1st through rising 6th grade boys and girls! 1st– 3rd grade camp is from 9am to noon and 4th– 6th grade camp is from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

To register online for the July 9th camp (early registration cost is $87 per player; after June 17, the cost is $110,) please click here.


To register online for the July 30th camp (early registration cost is $87 per player; after July 8, the cost is $110,) please click here.


If you would like to register in person, please print out the appropriate form below (using the form for the appropriate camp) and bring it with payment (check made out to Upward WUMC) to the church office Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or Friday 9:00 a.m.-Noon.

July 9 Form

July 30 Form


Scholarships are available! Included in the registration fee is an Upward Camp T-shirt, water bottle, basketball, poster, and plenty of FUN! If you have any questions, or you’re a player who’s 16 or older who would to volunteer at camp, please email Nina at


Basketball Open Gym

Upward offers Open Gym for boys 6th grade through 12th grade! These are FREE so please join us and invite a friend!

Boys 6th – 9th Grade – Meet Thursdays from 6-7:30pm at the FLC gym. Led by Tony Reason, this group is meeting on 5/10, 5/17, and 5/31 (and the summer schedule is TBD.) Please contact Tony at if you have any questions or would like to join them!


Boy Scouts at Weddington Campus and Marvin Campus


Cub Scouts – Pack 99
For boys in grades 1 – 5. The Pack’s website is

Boy Scouts – Troop 99
For boys in grades 6 – 12.

Boy Scouts – Troop 120
For boys in grades 6 – 12.