CCU Sports History
The Chinese Christian Union of San Francisco (CCU), our parent organization, adopted its first constitution in 1916. During its long history, the CCU has continued to support needs and ministries serving the Chinese community in San Francisco. CCU was instrumental in establishing the Chinese Hospital, and the YMCA and YWCA in Chinatown. The CCU is ministering in many areas: the Women’s Association, the Christian Cemetery Service, Chinese Hospital, Year Round Christian Worship, Youth Programs, and organized sports including basketball, softball, and volleyball programs.
CCU Sports History
In 1997 the Chinese Christian Union Sports League, also known as CCU Sports, was created to supervise the existing Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball programs.
(We are looking for historic CCU Sports photos and testimonies about the “good old days”. Please submit material to [email protected])
This unified sports league has many goals.
CCUSL’s foremost goal is to spread the Gospel to everyone. Through the support of the participants from churches and organizations, the league strives to provide a quality fellowship experience for all, Christians and non-Christians. These goals will be achieved if we put Jesus Christ first in our individual lives. In the process of achieving these primary goals, effective outreach, unity, spiritual growth, and developing Christian examples will also occur.
The CCU Basketball league serves many needs. In addition to our spiritual goals, we strive to provide safe, encouraging, and quality sports programs for all to enjoy. Society today tells us that fierce competition is a way of life and that winning is everything. However, the CCU Sports League’s participants and leaders challenge all individuals to be bold and to stand for God’s Love and Christian integrity.
“They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”
1 Corinthians 9:25
Look at the eternal life God has in store for you. The CCU Sports League hopes to promote what God wants for you.
The CCU Sports League promises to expend all available resources in furthering our benevolent goals. The coordinators, leaders, and participants do not intend to earn profit through the workings of this league. The league will not share its income or earnings with any individuals associated with the league. In the event that this league is dissolved, all assets and funds remaining after its operating or outstanding expenses have been paid will be passed on to similar leagues or organizations devoted to similar Christian evangelism and fellowship purposes.
John 3:16-17 says:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
None of us is perfect. We all make wrong choices. We all do wrong things. The Bible calls these wrong choices and wrong things sin.
And the penalty for sin is death–dying and spending eternity separated form the God who loves us. But we do not have to pay that penalty ourselves. When Jesus died on the cross, he paid that penalty for us. He died so that we can live.
In Christ we can have eternal life. Without Christ we have no hope of life at all.