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Recreation Ministry

All Recreation Ministry events are currently cancelled. 

Please check back for updates as the COVID-19 virus progresses.

The Recreation Ministry at First Church exists to provide a safe environment to build and deepen relationships. It is also a low pressure way to invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers to First Church. We currently offer pickleball throughout the year, basketball in the fall and winter, and softball in the summer. 

If you are interested in learning more about how you can be involved contact Eric Tripp. To sign up for email updates about one or more of these activities, click here.


Basketball Open Gym Schedule:

Sunday afternoons 2:00 - 3:30pm - High School & Above (not scheduled from Memorial Day to Labor Day)   

Sunday afternoons 3:30 - 5:00pm - Middle School & Below (not scheduled from Memorial Day to Labor Day)  



What is pickleball?? One of the fastest growing sports in the nation, pickleball is a fun, low-impact sport that can be played by most anyone. We will have open gym play throughout the day on Wednesdays in the lower level of the "Student Building" (East side of parking lot). Whether you are entering the 9th GRADE or your 9th DECADE come join the fun! 

Pickleball Schedule (locations vary)

Main building gym

Tuesday - 5:00pm - 7:00 - Instructional/beginners

Tuesday - 7:00pm - 9:00 - Experienced (Fast paced)

Wednesday - 6:30am - 9:00 - Experienced (Fast paced)

Student building gym (aka "Warehouse")

Wednesday - 12:00pm - 2:00 - Experienced (slow to medium pace)

Wednesday - 5:00pm - 7:00 - Instructional/beginners

Wednesday - 7:00pm - 9:00 - Experienced (Fast paced)

Saturday - 8:00am - 11:00 Experienced (Fast paced)

Note: Already know how to play?  If you would like to help us teach others and grow the sport, please contact Randy Goode ASAP.

Miscellaneous notes:

  • Watch this two minute video to get an idea of what this is all about. 
  • Two courts (including paddles and balls) will be set up in the "Warehouse" gym in the lower level of Student Building at our Burlington Campus. You are also welcome to bring your own paddle to use.
  • We will use a doubles format.
  • Two games at a time will be played and rotate in new players.
  • Instructors will be there to explain the game and teach as you play.


Co-Ed Softball - Summer League :

Games are Sundays, July 12-August 30 from 5:00-8:00pm at Central Park in Union (BC Arboretum). Cost: $30/player.

Click here for more information about the league and how to register. Questions, please contact co-edsoftball@firstchurch.me.

To sign up for email update about any of our recreational activities, click here.