We offer a number of sports and fitness opportunities at First Friends Church!  For an overview, browse the links below for more information on each activity.

Our youth basketball league is a seasonal ministry that occurs each winter for kids in grades K-6. It is broken up into three divisions (grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6). This year, we are introducing a new Kindergarten Clinic. This will be an 8 week clinic beginning on Saturday mornings in January. Find out more details on the Registration Form (link below). Our intention is for this to be a welcoming and instructional league for children of all skill levels. The league begins with a skills assessment on the first Monday after Thanksgiving (November 27th) and progresses through the first weekend in March, concluding with a tournament on Saturday and a Recognition Banquet on Sunday!

Early Bird pricing concludes November 13th ($45)

2018 Youth Basketball Registration

Leagues Rules and Expectations to be posted soon!




We offer various Men’s and Women’s open gym times throughout the year for exercise, friendly competition, and fellowship. These schedules flex based on the season. Please call the church office for more info (330-332-0001).






Our church places a team in the local church softball league each summer. The season runs from June through August, and all games are played in Salem. Please contact our sports director, Mike Barnes (mike@salemfirstfriends.org) in April if you would like to play.






We have a standing Tee Time at Flying B golf course for 9 holes on Monday nights at 5:30 during the golf season. Come out and join us for some golf and fellowship any time!







Twice a year, on Thanksgiving and Mother’s Day Weekend, we hold a pick-up back-yard football game. The games are aptly named the “Turkey Bowl” and the “Yo Mamma Bowl,” and traveling trophies, which rotate between our pastoral offices based on winning teams, are up for grabs! Come on out and enjoy the fun!




There are several classes offered each week led by a certified instructor. Certain classes also include devotionals. The weekly schedule and location flexes based on the season. Please call the church office for more info (330-332-0001).