First Free Church
Rooted in Christ: When Christ is All that Matters
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
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  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    søndag 9:00 AM, søndag 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

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'd rather stay outside, we have an 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

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful way to brighten the holiday season and share the love of Jesus with a child across the world. Just pick up a box in the lobby, fill it up, and bring it back next Sunday. To learn more about how to fill a box, visit efree.org/occ.

https://www.efree.org/occ

Peace on Earth - Women's Christmas Event

The Women's Ministry of First Free is excited to bring you a lovely Christmas experience that you can watch at a day and time of your choosing, either on your own or with a group in your home.
For each ticket you purchase, you will receive a gift bag with a link view to the event, a handmade themed ornament, and some other goodies. Learn more and register at efree.org/events! 

https://www.efree.org/event/peace-on-earth/

Mission Gate Angel Tree

The Angel Tree program supports children of parents who are incarcerated in Missouri prisons and who are involved in the Mission Gate ministry through Bible Study and discipleship. Stop by the tree in the lobby and select a gift tag (or two!). Purchase the gift, and return the wrapped gift to the old nursery counter (hallway between the lobby and the Activity Center) by December 6th. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Donna Davis (636-575-5466) or Colette Upton (636-375-2803). Thank you for blessing a child this Christmas!

https://www.efree.org/event/mission-gate-angel-tree/
Bridge of Hope Tutoring
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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.

Connections Ministry

Every Sunday could be someone’s first Sunday so our Connections team - our parking lot team, greeters, Welcome Center hosts, and ushers - strives to provide a welcoming environment from the moment someone pulls into our parking lot. if you have a love for others and a heart for hospitality, we'd love to have you join the team! Get in touch using the link below.

https://www.efree.org/connections
Library Open!
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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

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
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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
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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/