First Free Church
Rooted in Christ
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
Expand
  • 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.

https://efree.churchcenter.com/giving

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!

If you like to join us in the auditorium, please make a reservation at efree.org/reservation! This helps us ensure that we're within our capacity limits, and also helps with COVID tracing, should we hear of someone who has been exposed. If you want to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather, we have an outside overflow area on the north patio as well.

https://efree.churchcenter.com/registrations

Kid Connection is Open!

Kid Connection is open during the 11 am service! We are 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://efree.churchcenter.com/registrations

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
Farmers to Families Food Box Program
Expand
On October 24th and 31st, First Free will be distributing FREE food boxes loaded with produce, meat, and dairy to families facing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're in need, please come and grab a box between 9:30 - 10:30 am (or until we run out of boxes, whichever happens first) in the west parking lot at First Free. There is no registration needed to receive a box.

Drive-Through Trunk or Treat

On Friday, October 30, we’re having a hero-themed drive-through Trunk or Treat! Families can drive through decorated trunks, vote on their favorites, get some candy, and enjoy some food trucks! You can get more information and sign up to decorate a trunk at efree.org/events.We do need some donations of pre-wrapped candy, so if you can donate, please bring the candy to the church and drop it in the bins by the entrances.

https://www.efree.org/event/drive-through-trunk-or-treat/
Daylight Saving Time
Expand
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, so be sure to set your clocks back on Saturday, October 31st!

Fall Clean Up Day

We’re having a church work day on November 7 to get our campus ready for winter! We’ll be staying outside, keeping a social distance between workers who aren’t in the same family, and asking that you please wear a mask when near others. Lunch and snacks are provided!Please register below.

https://www.efree.org/event/fall-clean-up-day-3/

Baptism

Our next baptism celebration is November 8 during the 11 am service!   If you haven't been baptized since giving your life to Christ, now is a great time! Please prayerfully consider this step of obedience. Learn more and sign up at efree.org/baptism!    

https://www.efree.org/baptism
Bridge of Hope Tutoring
Expand
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.

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
Library Open!
Expand
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

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
Expand
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
Expand
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/