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 and Cheerleading


Our basketball program is for boys and girls 5 years old AND in kindergarten through 9th grade! We’re excited about our growing boys and girls 7th/8th/9th programs! We also offer a program for boys 10th-12th grade. Our cheer program is for children 5 years old AND in kindergarten to 7th grade! Kindergarten basketball practices start November 17 (on Saturdays only) while 1st-12th grade basketball practices and cheer practices start December 3 (and are once per week.) Games begin on December 15 and are every Saturday through February 16 (or February 23 for 5th-12th grade players.) We do break for Christmas from December 19-January 1.

Register online here. The early registration fee of $110 is good through October 12th. After that date, the fee increases to $130. 

If you have any questions or would like a form to register in person, please contact Nina McPherson at



Please click here to register as an Upward volunteer and get your choice of Upward shirt!  After registering, send Nina an email to let us know your shirt size and whether you want a collared coach shirt or a tee shirt!  We will have the shirt on hand when you come to help!


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.