Because we believe that all children need to know about the saving power of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. This program allows us to share the love of Jesus with the children of our community. To learn more about Upward, visit their website, upward.org


Upward is more than just another basketball league. It is a program that promotes character and self-esteem  in your child by helping them improve their basketball skills and build a relationship with Jesus. We make every effort to create equal teams and  allowing every child equal playing time.

Upward is more that a game. Your child will have fun learning or improving their sport specific skills through Upward. Participating in this league will give your child a chance to experience good sportsmanship on and off the court. While playing or cheering for Upward Basketball, your child will also receive a special recognition  star after every game and have the opportunity to develop new friendships.


Weather Cancellations We do NOT follow the school policy for cancellations. Even if school is cancelled, practices may still be held if conditions improve. We will try and notify you via email or text if there is a cancellation. We will also have it announced on WNDH.

Team and Individual Pictures Photos will be taken during practices on an announced week in January. Details will be sent home with the children. 

Concessions If you would like to volunteer to help in our concession stand, please email Janae Elling jelling@napnaz.org and let her know which dates you are available. 100% of the money raised remains in our Upward program for supplies and for our Awards Ceremony at the end of the season. Thanks for supporting our concession stand throughout the season.

Awards Ceremony An annual Awards Night is held to celebrate the end of a great season. More info will be sent home with the players and cheerleaders.



Upward Basketball & Cheerleading is open to boys and girls in Kdg-3rd Grade.

Evaluation Nights will be held from 5-7pm:

     Kdg*-1st Grade: Monday, October  22

     2nd-3rd Grade:  Tuesday, October 23

     Make Up All Grades: Monday, October 29

*PLEASE NOTE: your child must be enrolled in a Kindergarten class, not Begindergarten.

Registration Fee: $60 first child

                           $50 second child

                           $45 additional children

CLICK HERE to register online beginning October 1 and have the option of credit card payment. Payments in-person must be cash or check only. 

COACH APPLICATION If you would like to coach your child's team, please complete an application and return it to the church as soon as possible. click here for a printable application

TEAM ROSTERS: After Evaluations are completed, a draft will be run for all participants which will place them on teams or squads.  You will receive your child's roster after the draft is completed, around Thanksgiving.

PRACTICES: One day a week, for one hour, for entire season. They will begin on Monday, January 7.

GAMES: Held on Saturdays beginning  January 19 and continuing for eight weeks.  Each game is 6 - 6 minute periods with a 10 minute halftime. 

CLOSING PROGRAM: held the Sunday, March 10

  sunday  school

Each week the children meet in the Faith Factory to experience

Sunday School (9:00am) in the following classes:

Preschool (3-5 yr old) meets in the Blue Room

Kindergarten (5 yr-kdg) meets in the Orange Room

Grades 1-2 meet in the Red Room

Grades 3-5 meet in the Striped Room

The kids are taught stories of the Bible in the ways that Jesus taught...by using objects to help them understand.

Get connected this Sunday!

Children's church

Children gather on Sunday mornings at 10:30am for the BEST hour of their week!  They can connect with friends, learn amazing stories about God and Jesus, and sing awesome songs to praise Him!

The following classes meet:

Preschool (3-4 yr old) meets in the Blue Room

Kindergarten (5yr-kdg) meets in the Orange Room

Elementary (grades 1-5) meets in the Red Room

Join us this week!  You'll be glad you did!!


Our Wednesday night programs for Children runs from September through April. Come and join your friends as we explore favorite Bible stories through games, crafts, songs, and activities. It's a night filled with fun and energy. It may just become your favorite night of the week! Come and check us out!

Wednesdays at 7:00pm

3 and 4 year old meet in the Preschool Room (blue)

5 years old-kindergarten meet in the Kindergarten Room (orange)

1st-5th grade meets in the Elementary Room (red)

vacation biblE school

Join us for a fun-filled week as we learn about how God created each of us and loves us!

Registration will begin in May 2019!

Preschool Program:  3 yrs-5 yrs old

(must be potty trained)

Elementary Program: Kdg-5th grade

(grade completed this year)

June 3-7, 2019  6:00-8:30pm  nightly

Closing Carnival & Program on Friday, June 7

Bring your own dinner:  5pm

Closing Program: 6pm

Carnival games and treats: 6:30pm

partner with parents

Children are very important to us here at NapNaz. It is our desire to partner with parents to build a strong spiritual foundation for their children. Through a variety of classes and activities, we give children the opportunity to come to know God and His Son, Jesus, personally and develop a life-long relationship with them. We want kids to:

  • TRUST GOD TOTALLY-- We want our children to see how strong and big and faithful and loving our God is. We want to help them recognize how He is working in their lives everyday. 
  • LOVE OTHERS FULLY-- The Bible is filled with stories about how God has loved and blessed His people. Sharing these stories with our kids helps them understand these stories and learn how God wants them to live as His disciples. This means loving one another and making good choices. 
  • KNOW JESUS PERSONALLY--God loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die for us. We want to share the love of God with our children and teach them how to become children of God.

We help children learn these spiritual truths through a variety of activities. Learning about God is a wonderful, fun, life-changing adventure!

2019 summer camps

PRIMARY CAMP (completed 1st or 2nd grade)  

MIDDLER CAMP (completed 3rd or 4th grade)  

PRETEEN CAMP (completed 5th or 6th grade)  

  Online Registration at www.nwonazkids.org

Registration will begin in late spring of 2019.

Kids must be preregistered. There are no walk-ons for any camp!

The church will pay half the cost for regular church attenders.  Your portion of the camp fees is due to the church office by

June 24 so we can get payment sent in before the deadline.

Contact Carol Bidwell if you have any questions at cbidwell@napnaz.org


Our mission is to provide a safe and loving place for our littlest ones to learn about God's love.

Nursery of offered during both services on Sunday mornings for birth-2 years old. Once your child turns three years old, they can attend children's classes.

Nursery Director:  Janae Elling

Assistant Director:  Lois Braun

Please contact the church office at office@napnaz.org if you would like more info about the nursery or if you would like to know about volunteer opportunities.

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