BASKETBALL OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned… (Titus 2:6-8) 

BASKETBALL MINISTRY

[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0016.jpg]200Team Upper Room at church service
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0017.jpg]220Pastor Muirhead, far right with Manager, Dane Kelly (second right) and Assistant Manager, Juline Holness (third right)
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0018.jpg]170All heads bowed for prayer
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0019.jpg]130Team Upper Room is prayer for
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0020.jpg]140Power in agreement of prayer
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0021.jpg]130Dress parade at Opening Ceremony
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0023.jpg]130SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0025.jpg]210Team Upper looking smart in their gears
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0026.jpg]200SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0028.jpg]170Let the games begin
[img src=http://www.upperroomjamaica.org/wp-content/flagallery/basketball-ministry/thumbs/thumbs_sany0029.jpg]180Team Upper gets the ball

This is one of URCC’s more recent ministries, which was birthed in 2010. The main goal of the ministry is to form mentorship relationships with the young men of the community and in so doing,  help steer them away from a life of crime and violence and to lead more productive and disciplined lives. The Basketball Club consists of young, talented players from the community as well as outside of the community. They participated in the Southern Basketball League competition for the past three years moving from last place (in the first season) to third place in 2013, wow! The Basketball Club is on a mission to make it to the finals in 2014, win and move on to the National Basketball League. With the help of God, good coaching and team spirit, we believe we can!

The Basketball ministry is ably led by an organizational team consisting of Pastor Ian Muirhead, President; Dane Kelly, Manager; Juline Holness, Assistant Manager; Simon Brown, Coach.