First Free Church
Rooted in Christ
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
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  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

Watch live!

Watch our live stream every Sunday morning at 9 and 11 am!

https://live.efree.org/

Give now!

Giving online is easy and secure.

http://www.efree.org/give

Make a Difference

You can make a difference for Christ in someone’s life! God wants to use you to befriend someone who is lonely, to care for someone who is hurting, to encourage someone who is down, to help someone who is weak, or to serve someone in need. It's easier than you think to get started!

https://www.efree.org/makeadifference/

Auditorium Open!

We've got exciting news - the auditorium is open! Our capacity is still pretty limited, so as with any of our other venues, you'll need to make a reservation. We'll be blocking off rows to make sure that we all stay an appropriate distance apart and face coverings will be required. We've closed the Activity Center venue, but still have the Traditions service in the Chapel and the kid-friendly service in Room 140 open. We've also added an outside overflow venue on the north patio with a live feed from the auditorium. You can learn more about our different service venues and make a reservation at efree.org/reopen.

https://www.efree.org/reopen

Kid Connection is Open!

Kid Connection is now open during the 11 am service! We'll be operating on a smaller scale than normal at first, with three rooms open (Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary). We ask that you reserve a spot for each child that will be in attendance - to make a reservation, visit efree.org/reservations. To view a more detailed reopening plan for Kid Connection, visit efree.org/kids. If you have any questions, please email kidconnection@efree.org.

https://www.efree.org/reservation

Kid Connection is Recruiting - Build Something New!

Life is crazy right now, and we just don't know what's coming next. But, because we trust in God, we have all of the tools we need to have a fun year no matter what! Kid Connection is recruiting adults and teens who love kids to serve and help us build something new this year. To learn more, click the link below!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftZ3ko2k1HpjU6afYVqRttxK-Y_5D5nz6RhOvEbzrCTEJ8hw/viewform
Bridge of Hope Tutoring
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Right now, the two elementary schools nearest Bridge of Hope in north St. Louis city have only a 4-6% reading proficiency rate, but you can help improve that number. If you’ve been looking for a tangible way to impact the lives of others during the pandemic, we’ve got a great one for you! Bridge of Hope has created an online tutoring program to help these children learn to read. It only takes 40 minutes, twice a week, and the impact can last a lifetime.

Bridge of Hope provides the curriculum and training you need to be successful.

To learn more about how you can get involved and help change a life, email robin@bridgeofhopestl.org.

Men's Bible Studies

Join the men of First Free this fall as we study the Gospel of Mark with Francis Chan. The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship? Join us Wednesday nights from 6:45-8 pm (starting September 9)! Let us know you're interested by filling out the form at efree.org/events! 

https://www.efree.org/events/

Women's Fall Bible Studies (Tuesday Morning)

Join us for a Bible study this fall! See the studies and register at efree.org/events.

https://www.efree.org/event/womens-fall-bible-studies-tuesday-morning/

Financial Peace University

One of the many results of the pandemic has been financial uncertainty. Financial Peace University is a short 9-week (September 14 – November 9) program that can make a years-long impact on your financial health and help you weather whatever storms may come. More than 4.5 million people have gone through this class and learned God’s ways of handling money. They’ve been taught how to create a budget they can actually follow, and they’ve rewritten their stories—changing their futures forever. If you have any questions, email financialpeace@efree.org. 

https://www.efree.org/event/financial-peace-university-5/

Feed Nicaragua

We’re hosting a Feed Nicaragua food packing event on September 19. Our volunteers will pack and seal 20,000 meals that will provide support to Nicaraguan families impacted by hunger and poverty, a situation that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its financial impact. Learn more and register at efree.org/events!

https://www.efree.org/event/feed-nicaragua/

Worship Leadership Team

One of the amazing things about church is all of the different people with different talents who come together to create the worship experience on Sunday mornings. We’re looking for intermediate to advanced guitarists, bassists, keyboardist, and drummers. And we’re also looking for gifted vocalists with experience singing harmony,reading music, and leading worship. If you’re just learning to play an instrument or sing, let us know. We’d love to provide you with some resources to help you grow! You can learn more about our team and apply at efree.org/worship.  

https://www.efree.org/worship

Worship Community Night

If you’re a member of our worship community, or if you would like to learn how you can get involved and serve through music, vocals, or technical production, you’re invited to join us on September 26 for a night of food, fellowship, and skill development!    We’ll talk about the vision for our worship community and have breakout sessions for drums, acoustic guitar, vocals, and more. Dinner is provided and childcare is available. Register at efree.org/events!

https://www.efree.org/event/worship-community-night-3/

Good For All Conference

We’re told to love our neighbors, and most of us try. But imagine the impact we could have as followers of Jesus if we really got this right and were able to love people like Jesus loves them. Join us for the Good For All conference in October where we’ll learn how to love our communities better and help spread the good news. Learn more and register at efree.org/events.

https://www.efree.org/event/good-for-all-conference/
Library Open!
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The library is back open for business before and after the 11 am in-person service on Sundays (hooray for books!).

Please be sure to return the books you already have out, even if the library is technically closed when you are there. There's a slot in the security gate where books can be placed. When in the library, please keep your masks on and s
Pinecrest Family Retreat Cancelled
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Given the current situation with the coronavirus, we have made the hard decision to cancel the Pinecrest Family Retreat this year. We're sad, but know it's the right call. The safety of our families is so important to us!
We are excited for an amazing weekend together October 22-24, 2021, so make sure to mark your calendars!

Capital Offering

We're so excited for the what God has in store for First Free! To give to our capital offering, click the link below and select 'Capital Offering' from the dropdown!

https://efree.churchcenter.com/giving

RightNow Media

We wanted to remind you that RightNow Media has thousands of videos for your kids and loads of Bible studies for you to help you stay grounded in your faith during all of this stay at home time. We’re giving you free access to the RightNow Media library, so head over to efree.org/rightnowmedia to learn more and get signed up.

https://www.efree.org/rightnowmedia

Need Help?

We know that the coronavirus outbreak is impacting us all a little differently. If you need help, let us know by heading to efree.org/care and clicking on ‘I need help’. And if you can offer help, click on ‘I can help’. If you need prayer, visit efree.org/prayer. We want you to know that we’re here for you even if we can’t be physically here for you, and we’ll get through this together!

https://www.efree.org/care

We're Hiring!

We have multiple open positions - check out efree.org/careers to view the opportunities to join our team!

https://www.efree.org/careers

Photography Team

We’re looking for volunteers to join our Photography Team! To get involved, fill out the form at efree.org/phototeam.

http://www.efree.org/phototeam

Database and Directory

Opt-in to our church directory at efree.org/directory!

http://www.efree.org/directory

Groups at First Free

Groups at First Free are a place to belong. Groups provide an environment for discipleship and study. They give opportunities for hospitality. They help us to grow and learn about God, the Bible, ourselves, and each other. Groups do not supplant the church, but they provide a setting where believers can more fully realize what it means to be the church. To learn more and find your fit, click the link below!

https://www.efree.org/groups

Care Team Counseling

Life often includes challenges that are too big to face alone. Our lay Care Team Counselors are trained to walk alongside and assist people who are in need of hope, care, and direction. Counselors are available by appointment every Wednesday evening - email care@efree.org.

http://www.efree.org/care/
Carman Trails Partnership Backpack Program
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We are partnering with Carman Trails school to help support some of their students who face food insecurity. To help, please bring non-perishable, shelf-stable items (not canned, because of weight) to the hampers at the entrances to the building. Suggested items include fruit cups, prepared pasta meals, chicken/tuna packets, etc. Thank you for your generosity!
SOS - Servants On Site
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God uniquely gifts every person for service, and SOS is a way to serve by using your maintenance skills on minor jobs such as painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc. To get involved, contact Tom Siener at 636.779.2160 or tsiener@efree.org.

Messages

Our sermons and Preparing for Worship emails are now available as podcasts!

http://www.efree.org/messages

Website

Visit our website!

http://www.efree.org/