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First Free Church

Why: Paul's Why

Why: Paul's Why

Adam Bowers | 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

Locations & Times

First Free Church

1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:45 AM

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Kid Connection Summer Volunteers Needed!

It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes many volunteers to staff Kid Connection over the summer. Kid Connection does more than keep track of children while parents are in the main service. They provide opportunities for children to begin growing into disciples. We learned a few weeks ago in Mark 10:14 that Jesus loves children, and wants them to come to Him. We can do our part by serving the children in our congregation and showing them the love of Christ. If you’re interested in serving in Kid Connection this summer, stop by the Kid Connection table in the lobby, or email Kelli (

Food Truck Sunday - TODAY!

Join us TODAY after second service (12:15 pm) in the North parking lot for a First Free Food Truck Sunday!

Hang around after service, buy your lunch from one of the trucks that will be on campus, and enjoy some time in community with your church family.

Featured trucks:
Zia's/Slice of the Hill
2 Girls/4 Wheels
Harvest Xpress
Global Quesadilla
Kona Ice

See you there!

Diaper Drive

Approximately 1 in 3 mothers struggle to provide clean diapers for their children. Help us support Bethany Christian Services and their work with St. Louis families by bringing wipes and diapers of all sizes to the First Free lobby May 6-20.

ONE Sunday - May 27 (+ Breakfast!)

May 27 is a ONE Sunday! We will have ONE service only, at 10:45 am. Nursery will be available for children 2 and under. Regular Kid Connection, Student Ministries, and Adult Communities will not meet. Please join us for a light breakfast in the Activity Center at 10 am!

Women's Ministry Summer Selectives

Our summer evening studies are perfect for keeping you active in God’s word, and for inviting a friend! Studies start Tuesday, June 5. For more information on the classes, and to register, visit

Kanakuk Kampout!

Is your child ready for Kamp? Kanakuk KampOut! Day Camp will be at First Free July 16-20. Register your child at

Bridge Builders

If you are new to First Free, we invite you to a casual, interactive gathering called Bridge Builders. It's a great opportunity to discover the heart behind First Free Church, meet some ministry leaders, and make some new friends. We meet on the second and third Sundays of each month in Room 314 from 9:00 — 10:15 am (during first service). For more information, email Pat Brucato at

Kanakuk Kampout! Volunteers Needed

Our Advent Conspiracy team has been hard at work planning ways to bless our neighborhood and our neighbors through sponsoring a week of Kanakuk day camp for kids from Carman Trails Elementary School. We are ready to start putting our volunteer teams together! Camp is scheduled for July 23-27. If you're interested in learning about service opportunities, contact Kelli McGill (

Guest Connection Volunteers Needed

Guest Connection Ministry volunteers provide a warm welcome, caring connections, and helping hands. If you are wired by God with the gifts of service, hospitality, leadership, mercy, discernment, or encouragement, here are ways to mature as a Christ follower and get connected through serving:

Coffee Brewer Team
First Service Ushers
Parking Lot Team

If you are interested in learning more about these Guest Connection ministries, please contact Pat Brucato at or 636-779-2188.

Facilities Team Member (Full-Time)

Come be a part of a great team! The person we are looking for is a maintenance multi-tasker with skills in areas such as painting, carpentry, electrical, or custodial work. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. This is a full-time position with benefits, vacation, sick
leave, and health insurance. Applicants may contact Tom Siener at 636.779.2160 or

Short-Term Teams

Interested in short-term mission teams? We have teams traveling to Germany, Beirut, and Ironton, MO. Visit the Information Center today to learn more, visit, or email for more information.

The Refuge

The Refuge is a Care Group for those suffering with mood disorders. It meets Sundays at 6:30 in Room 360. Email for more information.

Live-Streaming / Video Volunteers Needed

We are so excited to be adding live-streaming to the ways we help our congregation and community hear the Word of God, but to do it, we need your help! You don’t need to be a tech mastermind, just willing to learn. Contact to learn more.

First Free Podcasts

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


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