An important message from the leadership of Upward Sports at

Spokane First Church of the Nazarene

and Whitworth Presbyterian

September 13, 2017

Dear Upward Parents:

As always, we take some time following the Upward Season to pray and consider
our next steps. This program has been active in our churches and community for
12 years.

Kipp and Maxine have been meeting with the Pastors and sharing a lot of prayer
over these last months. After taking some time, we have made a decision that
SFNaz will not participate in the Upward Basketball and Cheer program for the
winter of 2017-2018.

This was a difficult decision for the leadership of both SFNaz and Whitworth
Presbyterian. We have discussed many scenarios over but at the end of the day,
this is the right decision- and the right time.

Our ministry plan will continue to change and evolve to meet needs in our
community, and as those plans take concrete form, we will let you know about

Thank you for allowing us to share in the lives of your children. We are looking
forward to seeing them become leaders in their schools, churches and

Kipp & Maxine Silver

Pastors Bill & Danene Vaughn
Spokane First Church of the Nazarene

Our Partners at Whitworth Presbyterian