Senior Friends


The Senior Friends meet monthly for fellowship, activities, sharing, prayer, and spiritual growth. Lunches, trips and tours are special events that are always enjoyed by all.

Our senior adults are active in many classes and small groups, providing vital input and sharing experiences of blessing and spiritual growth to encourage, strengthen and inspire the body of believers at First Friends.

Get Involved:

Join us Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings from 9am-12pm.

All equipment is provided and there is no registration fee.

We use an “open gym” format, all are welcome!

Pickleball is a fun sport for anyone of any age (including over 60)! Pickleball is a racket game similar to tennis but played on a smaller court.   Adult Pickleball for age 18+ is played in the First Friends Church gym. Instructions are available, equipment provided.  No fee or registration required.

There will be some cancellations during the year due to church/sports activities.  Please click on the link to view our 2021 Covid 19 Guidelines.

Weather Cancellation Policy:  When Plain Local Schools are closed or have a delayed start, then all Pickleball activities at the church are cancelled.  

Director: Leurene Hildenbrand, National, Ohio & Canton Hall of Fame Senior Olympian

Questions?  Call Sports Office at 330-966-6868 or Welcome Desk at 330-966-2800 or email

The Seniors are a dynamic group, meeting for lunch on Saturdays from 11:30-1:00pm. Gifted and talented speakers and talented musical groups have shared for inspiration. The encouragement and friendships remain strong as concern for one another is expressed.

The cost is $8 per person. Sign-up reservations sheets are at the Welcome Center. Be sure to come and bring a friend or two!



Currently due to COVID-19 there are no trips scheduled.

There are always opportunities to serve within our church body. Many Senior adults also serve in these areas:

  • Ushering
  • Teaching
  • Visitation
  • Volunteering
  • Prayer
  • Luncheons