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How To Neighbor (Week 3)

How To Neighbor (Week 3)

Adam Bowers

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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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Elder, Deacon, and Nominating Committee Nominations

We are accepting nominations for Elders, Deacons, and Nomination Committee Members. Nomination forms may be found at the Information Centers or Forms are due September 12.

Women's Fall Kickoff and Bible Studies

Women’s Ministry has big plans for this year! Join them on September 10 at 6:30 pm in Room 341 to learn more about the opportunities for discipleship and fun! No registration needed.
Fall Bible studies begin September 11 (Tuesday mornings) and September 19 (Wednesday evenings)!

Men's Fall Bible Studies

Men, join us Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:15 pm or Fridays 6 – 7:30 am in the Chapel starting September 12 & 14 for a study of the book of James by Francis Chan.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University consists of a nine-week video curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, including small-group discussion. 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. Cost: $50/family

Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents is a monthly support group for adults who are in the midst of caring for their parents in any capacity. We want to help you find hope and resources to minister to them one day at a time, depending on God’s guidance every step of the way.

We meet on the third Sunday of each month for a lunch meeting in Room 372. Our first meeting this fall is Sunday, September 16. Please RSVP by emailing

Thinking Critically and Christianly About Mental Health

A recent study reported that 1 in 5 adults have a mental health condition and mental health issues are growing among youth. How should Christians view and approach mental illness? What about therapy or medication to treat mental illness? Where does mental illness intersect with discipleship and prayer?
These questions and more will be discussed in this seminar led by John Richardson, Executive Pastor of Discipleship and Board Certified Pastoral Counselor. John will explore the impact of mental illness, various approaches to dealing with mental illness, a biblical understanding and the church’s response to this epidemic in our society.
If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, you know someone who has, or if you are interested in learning more, this seminar is for you.

Fall Baptism

Ready for baptism?
Our next baptism celebration will be Sunday, September 23. If you haven’t been baptized since giving your life to Jesus, we encourage you to prayerfully consider doing so.
Visit to sign up!

Food Truck Sunday

Join us on September 23 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
St. Louis Kolache
Kona Ice

The Legacy Journey

The Legacy Journey is a biblically based course that teaches you how to truly live and leave a legacy for generations to come. This course will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity. Through video teaching, discussions and interactive activities, you’ll learn a biblical framework for living intentionally now so later you’ll be able to leave a legacy that will secure your family’s future and make a lasting impact on the world around you.

Men’s Breakfast feat. Dr. Kevin Leman

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Leading PeopleMen, come share a hearty breakfast and hear Dr. Kevin Leman share the secrets of being a better leader of the people close to you. Dr. Leman uses the powerful metaphor of the sheep and the shepherd that reaches back 5,000 years to show that what is true of sheep is often true of people, and there is much to be learned from the way of the shepherd!Tickets: $10No childcare available.

Girlfriends’ Dessert Night feat. Dr. Kevin Leman

Making Sense Of The Men In Your Life: What Makes Them Tick, What Ticks You Off, And How To Live In HarmonyCome enjoy a yummy dessert with your girls and hear Dr. Kevin Leman’s practical and often humorous insight into the differences between men and women. Dr. Leman will help you understand how to develop more satisfying relationships with the men in your life–spouses, sons, fathers, coworkers, and others–shedding new light on how men think, feel, behave, and more.Tickets: $10No childcare available.

Parenting Conference with Dr. Kevin Leman

Save the date for October 14 – internationally known Christian author and speaker Dr. Kevin Leman will be at First Free!Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. Dr. Leman will be leading a parenting conference on October 14. Dr. Leman’s books on parenting, including Making Children Mind without Losing Yours and The Birth Order Book, are bestsellers, and we are so excited to be bringing him to First Free to share his insights.  Childcare will be provided.Early Bird Admission (through September 16): $20Early Bird Admission + Dinner: $29

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and the happy memories from past years can’t be repeated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn: how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays, what to do about traditions and other coming changes, helpful tips for surviving social events, and how to discover hope for your future.

Pinecrest Family Retreat

You’re invited – join us at the 2018 Pinecrest Family Retreat!
The 2018 Pinecrest Family Retreat will be October 26-28 at Pinecrest Camp in Fredericktown, MO. We’re excited to have Kevin Krosley as our speaker this year, and we know that this will be an awesome weekend filled with fun, fellowship, teaching, and encouragement.
Secure your spot and sign up today!

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!

Didn’t get the email? Check your spam or visit

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

First Free Podcasts

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


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