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First Free Church

Worshiping Together

Worshiping Together

Adam Bowers

Locations & Times

First Free Church

1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA

Friday 9:00 AM

Friday 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

Welcome!

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 efree.org/connect 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.
https://www.efree.org/connect

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. Please note that Fusion will be open during the 9 am service only. 
https://efree.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/category/18763

Elder, Deacon, and Nominating Committee Nominations

Each fall, we ask our congregation for their recommendations for candidates to serve as Elders, Deacons, and members of the Nominating Committee. Please take a few moments to pray and consider whom you might recommend to the committee as a possible candidate, and then ask the person if he or she will allow you to submit his or her name to the Nominating Committee (link below) to receive additional information. Nominations are due September 27th!
https://efree.org/nominate/

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!
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?dt=WB:PL:DR:PM&ed=09%2F30%2F2021&order=DATE&range=10&sd=09%2F30%2F2021&zipSponsor=firstfreechurch

Xplore: Welcome the Nations Among Us

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!
https://efree.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/975758

Baby Dedication

It is time to celebrate our little ones again! We are holding a Baby Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, October 16th at 9:00 am. Register at efree.org/events!
https://efree.org/event/baby-dedication/

Mission Community Lunch

Outreach is for everyone! At our Mission Community Lunch on October 17, you will hear stories of what God is doing in our world and in our community and learn more about how you can be involved in God’s mission. Get the details and register at efree.org/events.
https://efree.org/event/mission-community-lunch/

Membership Class

If you're ready to make it official, sign up for our Membership Class that starts on October 19! You can get all of the details at the link below.
https://efree.org/membership

Pinecrest Family Retreat

Pinecrest is back! Join us for the Pinecrest Family Retreat October 22-24! Learn more and register at efree.org/pinecrest - registration closes October 3!
https://www.efree.org/pinecrest/

Trunk or Treat

Join us for Trunk or Treat! We’re hosting an awesome Trunk or Treat event on October 30th (3:30 – 5:30 pm) with super fun trunks, live worship music, face painting, and more! Bring your friends, neighbors, and family! The event is free and no registration is needed.If you’d like to sign up to decorate a trunk or volunteer to help with the event, please do so at efree.org/tot!
https://efree.org/event/trunk-or-treat/

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 robin@bridgeofhopestl.org.

Groups

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 efree.org/groups!
https://www.efree.org/groups

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

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 directory@efree.org.
http://www.efree.org/directory

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 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

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/

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 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/

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