The thought of loosing a spouse or another loved one is not a pleasant thought. It is in times like these that we need the support of friends who will love us and walk with us as we pass through a valley in life. That is the purpose of our ongoing Grief Share group.
Upward is a basketball league for all children, first through eight grades. Practices start each year around the first week of November with games starting the first or second week of December running through mid-February. All practices and games are held in the Edith Bush Family Life Center at Winter Park’s First Baptist Church. This is a wonderful double basketball court gymnasium with enough room for a small crowd to watch. The administration is by our children’s minister and a capable group of dedicated volunteers. Most of our coaches are parents with kids in the program ( we always can use more help). We emphasize improving fundamental skills so kids of all skill levels (included no skills at all) are challenged and everyone helps their team by playing in every game. Game days are fun filled activities that we all enjoy.
Awana is a unique kid’s club and is a highlight of the week here at Winter Park’s First. Every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. kids by the hundreds gather to study, memorize Bible verses, gain leadership training, play crazy games – from Cubbies for pre-schools through Sparkes for younger kids to T & T groups for older kids up to fifth grade, there is an achievement-based Awana group for every child.