First Free Church
John Richardson
Locations & Times
  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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If you’re new, welcome! We’re so glad you’re with us today, and we’d love to get to know you! Please connect with us at or by texting CONNECT to 636-251-4778. You can also stop by the Welcome Center in the lobby to fill out a Connect Card and get a free gift.

Kid Connection is Open for Both Services!

We are still requiring reservations for Kid Connection, so if you’d like to reserve a spot for your child during either service, use the link below (starting next week). Please note that Fusion will be open during the 9 am service only.

September 5th Schedule Changes

On Sunday, September 5th, we will have a few changes to our regular schedule:- We will not have full Kid Connection on September 5th. Only Nursery and Preschool will be operating. K-5th graders are invited to worship with their parents in the main services.- Student Ministry will not be meeting at 9 am.- Worship services are at their regular times (9 and 11 am).

Men's Bible Study

Men, join us starting September 8th for a study of the book of Judges! We meet at 6:45 pm in the Chapel - no registration needed!

Women's Fall Bible Studies

Women’s Bible studies are starting mid-September! To learn more about the great studies we’re offering this year, check out

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is a nine-week course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. Our next session starts September 19th - to learn more and sign up, visit

Franklin Graham's 'God Loves You' Tour

Bring your friends and family to a free celebration of God’s love for you! You’ll enjoy live music from the Newsboys and other uplifting musicians, as well as a powerful message of hope from Franklin Graham.The event will be on Tuesday, September 21, at 7:00 pm at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, IL. Get details and sign up for free transportation at the link below!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. You can help by giving blood at our blood drive on September 30th from 12-6 pm in Activity Center. Please make an appointment to give by clicking below!

Xplore: Welcome the Nations Among Us Small Group Study

There are lots of practical things we can do to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need. St. Louis’s immigrant and refugee population is growing, and these image-bearers often need help as they adjust to their new homes.To help, we’re launching Xplore: Welcome the Nations Among Us. This small group is for anyone interested in mentoring immigrants in our community. The study will cover welcoming people of other cultures biblically as well as practical ways to help.The study begins Thursday, September 30th (6:30-8 pm in the Bigg House), and ends on November 4th. Sign up below!

Pinecrest Family Retreat

Pinecrest is back! Join us for the Pinecrest Family Retreat October 22-24! Learn more and register at

Holy Land Tour

In 2019, a group of people from our church traveled to Israel together and were able to see the Sea of Galilee, walk on the Mount of Olives, float in the Dead Sea, explore the old city of Jerusalem, and more. Our 2020 trip was postponed due to the pandemic, but we’ve been able to reschedule and we hope that you can come with us in November of 2021! To learn more, visit
Bridge of Hope Tutoring
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


In his letter to the Galatians, Paul encourages believers to “share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). Life can be hard sometimes, and we aren’t meant to go it alone - we’re meant to do it as part of a group. If you're interested in joining or starting a Group, check out!

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.

Church Center App and Directory

Church Center is a hub for First Free - you can manage giving, find a group, reserve your spot for a Sunday service, and more. The app also has a directory! Download the app, go to your profile and ‘My Directory Settings’ and choose the information you’d like included in the Directory. If you need help, email
Library Open!
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

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 to learn more and get signed up.

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 and clicking on ‘I need help’. And if you can offer help, click on ‘I can help’. If you need prayer, visit 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!

Photography Team

We’re looking for volunteers to join our Photography Team! To get involved, fill out the form at

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
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


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


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