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Last Published: August 19, 2012 10:18 PM


Springdale Baptist Church
357 Wattling Road
West Columbia, S.C. 29170
(803) 796-8110  

Tommy McGill

Education & Evangelism Minister
Gary Farmer 

Music Minister
Jantsen Touchstone

Youth Minister
Todd Fulmer 

Children's Minister & Preschool Director
Wendy Webster

Ministry Assistant
Marcia Gray




1 Peter Sermon Series

Upward Soccer

 Upward Soccer has begun! We have 57 children from Kindergarten to 5th grade signed up to play. Our eight coaches (Wendy, Julie, Marion, Kevin, Bobby, Thomas, Will and Tommy) are working with the ten teams to prepare them not only for the games but also developing each child’s character. Upward Soccer is about building children into total athletes through developing them:

  •  Mentally - Making Wise Decisions
  • Athletically - Improving Physical Ability
  • Spiritually - Embracing Life’s Purpose
  • Socially - Fostering Healthy Relationships

We will have games each Saturday until May 12th (except April 7 = Spring Break) starting at 9:00am and 10:00am. You are invited to join us for the fun of the game but also to build some relationships with the parents and grandparents. God may have a divine appointment for you with a family that will bring them into a true and right relationship with Him.

Each week, the Upward players will be awarded “stars” for their playing and being a part of the team. Maybe we should award “stars” at Springdale for the same categories!  

  • Effort = working hard to try your best at all times  
  • Sportsmanship = showing respect to your team and opponents  
  • Offense = working together to score  
  • Defense = working together to prevent goals  
  • Christlikeness = doing your best to imitate Jesus  
  • Scripture Memory = putting God’s Word in my heart

Upward is a team sport not only for the soccer players but also for the church members! I look forward to seeing you on the “field”!

I love being your pastor,


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