First Free Church
The Gospel of Mark (Pt. 6)
Adam Bowers | Mark 12:18-34
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  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

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Kid Connection Fall Recruiting
Our Kid Connection team is recruiting for fall! One of the biggest misconceptions about serving in our children’s ministry is that you have to create a lesson plan, and gather a bunch of supplies, and people think that they just don’t have the hours during the week to do all of that. If that’s what has been holding you back from serving, don’t let it! The Kid Connection staff provides the lesson plans and prepares all of the supplies so that when you arrive on Sunday morning everything is ready for you. They make it as easy as possible. We want to teach our kids to love God, love others, and live wisely, and we can’t do it without you. So if you’re interested, contact the Kid Connection team at They can answer any questions you have about serving!
Kanakuk KampOut Follow Up Team
We are just a few weeks away from our church wide outreach to our neighborhood. Many of you have heard us talk a lot about the special week of Kanakuk KampOut we are hosting exclusively for our neighbors. It's going to be an amazing week. KampOut for that special week is filled to capacity and we know God is going to work in the hearts of the kids.

But a vital part of this outreach is how we, as a church, follow up with every family who has kids attend KampOut. That is where we need your help. We are looking for at least 15 more people who would join the follow up efforts so our relationship building with our neighbors doesn't end at Kamp. If you are interested in joining this vitally important team or if you have questions reach out to Kelli McGill at

Mission Community Lunch
Join us on August 12, directly after second service (12:15 pm), for a Mission Community Lunch! D&C G will present on their work in Asia, the Spain team will share how they went to serve alongside Giles and Debbie Davis during spring break, and the German team will share about the closing of our partnership in Dresden. Please plan to join us and invite a friend to introduce them to First Free missions. Reservations are very helpful! RSVP to
Coffee with the Pastor
Join us on August 21 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. Spouses, please register separately. Visit to register!
Food Truck Sunday
After our in-service baptism on Sunday, September 23, join the after-party in the North parking lot! We'll have multiple food trucks for you to choose from, so stick around after second service for delicious food and time in community with your church family.
Parenting Seminar with Dr. Kevin Leman
Save the date for October 14 - internationally known Christian author and speaker Kevin Leman will be at First Free!

Dr. Leman will be giving a parenting seminar on October 14. Dr. Leman’s books on parenting, including How to Make Children Mind Without Losing Yours are bestsellers, and we are excited to be bringing him to First Free to share his insights. Tickets are on sale now for only $20 - visit to get yours!
Pinecrest Family Retreat
The Pinecrest Retreat is October 26-28, and registration opens today at! We are so excited to have Kevin Krosley speaking this year, and we know that this is going to be an awesome weekend filled with fun, fellowship, and encouragement. Secure your spot and register now!
John Crist - The Human Being Tour
We're so excited that comedian John Crist will be at First Free on November 30 as part of his Human Being Tour! Tickets start at $25 (+ fees) online, but are available for just $20 (and no fees!) at the First Free office (cash or check only). They are going fast, so get yours now! Visit to learn more!
RightNow Media
Ready to grow in your faith? First Free has launched 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!

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SOS - Servants On Site
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
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.
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

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