Welcome to the SJUMC Basketball Program!

On behalf of the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church, we would like to welcome you to the home page for SJUMC Basketball. Here you will information about the program and the annual basketball tournament, as well as ways to be part of the program. Thank you for visiting! The SJUMC basketball program is open to youth entering kindergarten through 12th grade.

  • The 2015-2016 Instructional Program will start on November 6, 2015 and ends on February 26, 2016. Practices will be held on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at SJUMC. Each session will be limited to 20 participants. Our Instructional Program fills up quickly, so we encourage you to register early and pass the information on to those interested in joining our program.
  • The Regular Season for 3rd to 12th Graders will start on December 5, 2015 and ends on February 28, 2016.
  • Skill development sessions for 3rd – 12th grades begin on TBD, and players can participate once they have registered and paid. Teams will be decided and announced by TBD, with team practices starting TBD.

Sunday School Registration will be held September TBD, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.  A special Sunday School parents meeting will held on this date from 9:30 am to 10:00 am in the Social Hall.  Parents and children will meet with the pastor and Sunday School teachers at that time.  Shortly after the introduction of the teachers the children will go with their teachers to their classrooms and the parents will stay in the Social Hall for the meeting.  Immediately following the Worship Service on September TBD is the Welcome Back Luncheon for the Pastor, Choir, Sunday School Teachers, etc.  As in past years, the second Sunday of each month is a Family Worship Service beginning at 10:30 am with NO SUNDAY SCHOOL those Sundays. The First Family Worship Service is September TBD at 10:30 am.  On all other Sundays, students and teachers will meet in the sanctuary at 9:30 am for announcements and then excused for class at 9:35 am.  Children 4th grade and older, are encouraged to sign up to be an acolyte (lighting the candles at the beginning of the service) and a reader (read scripture during the service). The sign up sheet will be available during the Sunday School Registration.

All basketball parents and their children are encouraged to attend the SJUMC church worship services. Please see the Church Activity and Basketball Program Calendar for list of events and activities. The SJUMC Basketball Board