(901) 682-8452 Times: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School | 10:45 a.m. Worship Service

Recreation & Fellowship

"For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." – 1 Timothy 4:8

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed
(901) 683-7700


First Evan Recreation exists to foster a supportive community through wellness, exercise, and competition while serving as an entry point to the gospel and the church. Welcome to First Evan Recreation where you will find a community of people seeking to better themselves through a variety of physical activities. We offer a well-maintained facility that houses a beautiful wood gym floor with 6 hoops, a walking track above the gym, and a fitness room that offers treadmills, elliptical machines, weightlifting machines, stationary bikes, and free weights. If you decide you want to get a little more results from your efforts, we offer personal training that could fit your needs to obtain your goals faster! If there is something you would like to see offered, please contact us at recreation@firstevan.org. We are thankful for your interest!


Monday–Thursday, 8:00–10:30 a.m. and Friday, 8:00–12:00 p.m., Gym

All are welcome! We have three pickleball courts available for use.

Register Here

Canvas Art Class

Tuesdays, beginning in March, 6:00–7:30 p.m., E144 

With our art program, we walk participants through a six-week drawing, painting, and sculpting series that focuses on our relationship with God.

October Fun Fest

Sunday, October 24, 4:00–6:00 p.m., East Lawn

We are combining our Kids Karnival and Church-wide Picnic to bring a night of carnival games, hayrides, tasty foods, great music, and more! This free event is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends, family, and neighbors and build authentic relationships. If interested in volunteering, please contact Jeffery Johnson, 901-683-7700.


Season: Saturdays, December 4–February 2 | Must register by Tuesday, November 2 | Cost: $65 | Ages 6–17

** MUST REGISTER HERE BY Tuesday, November 2**

We are partnering with the Memphis Hustle to join their Junior Hustle Program for our Winter Basketball season. What that means is that during this ESCRA basketball season, all registered players receive:

• A Junior Hustle reversible jersey.
• Hustle-branded Certificates of Achievement awarded to players at season's end.
• A complimentary ticket to a Memphis Hustle home game. (Discounted extras will be available to family and friends).
• A complimentary skills clinic hosted at First Evan.

Calling All Coaches!
We need volunteer coaches to sign up to coach our young ones. As a coach/trainer, I understand how important it is for the athletes to have a caring and competent coach in their corner. We need YOU! Free coaching resources will be provided to help you teach the fundamentals if you so choose. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Jeffery Johnson at jjohnson@firstevan.org or call 901-683-7700.

ESCRA offers both Boys and Girls Divisions for:
Under 8s (6 & 7 Yr. Olds, as of June 1, 2021)
Under 10s (8 & 9 Yr. Olds, as of June 1, 2021)
Under 12s (10 & 11 Yr. Olds, as of June 1, 2021)
Under 14s (12 & 13 Yr. Olds, as of June 1, 2021)
Under 16s (14 & 15 Yr. Olds, as of June 1, 2021)
Under 18s (16 & 17 Yr. Olds, as of June 1, 2021)
Please Note: A player can play on only one ESCRA team and cannot play in any school or other league/association within the same season. Basketball players playing for their school may not play basketball in ESCRA even if their season has ended. A team playing in another league may not also play in the ESCRA Basketball league.

Practice times are determined by the coaches of each team and work around the schedules of the participants once rosters are formed.

Cost $65/player
Games will be scheduled through the ESCRA League. Cost includes a jersey.

COVID-19 Protocols:
Masks are optional. Hand sanitizer is available.

** MUST REGISTER HERE BY Tuesday, November 2**