Sacramento Japanese 
United Methodist Church

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 421-1017

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The Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church participates in the Northern California Church League basketball league. The participation is an outreach to offer local youth, second grade through high school, the opportunity to participate in a sports league focused on teamwork, fun, fair play, fellowship, and good sportsmanship. Instructional league is offered for children ages five to seven. Church and/or Sunday School attendance is a league requirement.

Mission Statement:

The purpose of the SJUMC Basketball Program is to provide the children of members of the SJUMC and of the Christian Church community the opportunity to expand their cultural/religious awareness and to develop self-esteem through organized sports.

2019-2020 Basketball Season - Dates

Welcome to SJUMC Basketball!  SJUMC Basketball is open to youth entering kindergarten through 12th grade. SJUMC offers an instructional program for youth entering kindergarten through second grade.

The 2018-2019 Instructional Program starts on November 1, 2019 and ends on February 21, 2020. Practices are held on Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm at SJUMC. 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 Grade (B, C, D, & E Division) begins in October 2018 and ends after our tournament in March 2020.  League games start on December 7, 2019 and finish on February 23, 2020.

Sunday School Registration will be held September 8, 2019 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 Fellowship Hall. Parents and children will meet with the pastor and Sunday School teachers at that time. At 10:30, teachers, parents, and children will go into the sanctuary where Sunday school begins.  Students and teachers will be dismissed to their classes after the Children’s Moment.  Sunday school will end at 11:45 when worship service usually ends.

Immediately following the Worship Service on September 8, 2019 is the Welcome Back Luncheon (potluck) for the Pastor, choir, Sunday school teachers, etc. As in past years, the first 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 October 6, 2019 at 10:30 am. On all other Sundays, students and teachers will meet in the sanctuary at 10:30 am and then dismissed for class at after the Children’s Moment.

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.


September  4, 2019 (Wednesday)
6:30-8:00 PM at Mountain Mike’s Pizza
5010 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove

September 8, 2019 (Sunday)

9:00-10:30 AM at SJUMC
6929 Franklin Blvd, Sacramento

September 10, 2019 (Tuesday)

6:30-8:00 PM at Mountain Mike’s Pizza
7465 Rush River Dr, Sacramento

1. Registration and Payment by mail must be received by Friday, 9/13/19.

2. Registration by email and Payment by Venmo must be received by Friday,9/13/19.

3. If Registration and Payment is not received by Friday, 9/13/19, the player will be placed on the waitlist.

2019-2020 Basketball Season - Registration Information


B Division:  10th to 12th Grade

C Division:  7th to 9th Grade

D Division:  5th to 6th Grade

E Division:  3rd to 4th Grade

Instructional:  Kindergarten to 2nd Grade


Basketball Board members will be available at all the registration days and will be happy to discuss the program with you!

Click here for Registration Forms