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 (email@example.com).
This morning during service you should have received an email giving you free access to RightNow Media - it’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos aimed at helping you grow. You can access the videos wherever you want (on your phone, computer, at home on your TV) and with whoever you want (alone, with your spouse, with your small group). Log in and look around!
Didn’t get the email? Check your spam! Still having trouble? Contact Robin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
In James 5, James says, “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.” To that end, the Elders are meeting Thursday, May 24, at 7 pm, in Room 372, and they would love the opportunity to pray with you. James mentions those who are "sick", and the Elders definitely want to pray for those who are facing sickness and desire prayer. But if there are other needs beyond sickness for which people seek prayer, the Elders would love to offer up prayers on their behalf.
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!
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 www.efree.org/event/womenssummer18/.
Join us on June 27 in Room 110 for this small gathering and enjoy coffee and conversation with First Free’s senior pastor, Adam Bowers. We have limited registration to 8 people per event to allow for more personal interactions. Register at efree.org/coffee.
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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com or 636-779-2188.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
First Free Podcasts
Our sermons and Preparing for Worship emails are now available as podcasts!