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 grade 1-6. It is broken up into three divisions (grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6). Our intention is for it 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 and progresses through the first weekend in March. You will be able to find the registration here after Labor Day.




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).