First Free Church
If Jesus Is In Your Life
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
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  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

Watch live!

Watch our live stream every Sunday morning at 9 and 10:45 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

Take Back Black Friday

Learn more about our project to fund a church plant in Peru and give to support this important work at the link below! Give through December 31st.

https://efree.org/blackfriday

Everyone's Christmas Story

Join us for a celebration of Christmas with Everyone’s Christmas Story – a play that reminds us of how beautiful and amazing the Biblical Christmas story really is… just the way it is, was, and always will be. It is truly everyone’s story! This is a multi-date event, with shows on December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12. Buy your tickets using the link below!

https://form.jotform.com/212695017902051

Lake Charles Crisis Response Trip

Join the First Free Crisis Response Team as we serve the people of Lake Charles, Louisiana, from March 20-26, 2022. This community was hit by two hurricanes in 2020, and then a massive rainstorm this year that dropped 16 inches of water caused a massive setback in relief efforts. We are joining with the EFCA Crisis Response team to bring help and hope to those whose lives were, and continue to be, impacted. Learn more at our interest meeting on December 5th! Get all of the information at the link below - registration for the trip closes on December 31st.

https://efree.org/event/lake-charles-crisis-response-trip/
Mission Gate Angel Tree
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Mission Gate’s Christmas Angel Mission ministers to these children by hosting Christmas parties and providing gifts for the children.

You can be a part of this ministry by picking an angel from the tree in the lobby starting today and returning wrapped gifts by December 5th.

Red Cross Blood Drive

There are lots of small things that we can do to make the world a better place – like giving blood. Giving blood takes just an hour of your time, but it can save up to 3 lives. What a beautiful gift!Make an appointment to give during our December 9th blood drive using the link below.

https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=FirstFreeChurch

Tom Siener Retirement Reception

Join us as we celebrate Tom’s time of service to First Free and give him a merry send-off into retirement!We will gather in Room 110 at 12:30 pm on December 12th and enjoy lunch together while we honor Tom.Please register below so we can plan well.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAgRn0kwuDMFiyb7kVkR6D52chG_3V10eUctM2OwXV_l0F5w/viewform
Holly Hearts
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Help us collect gifts for families in our church and community who could use some extra blessing this Christmas!

Take a heart from the tree in the main lobby starting today and bring wrapped gifts back by 5 pm December 15th.
Christmas Eve Services
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It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Join us for service on Christmas Eve at 4 or 6:30 pm. No registration is needed.

Women's Winter Bible Studies

The word of God is alive and powerful- join us this winter as we study it together! See the available studies and register by clicking below. Studies start January 11 & 12.

https://efree.org/women

Financial Peace University

Living the life of your dreams starts with a solid financial plan. Join us for this short 9-week (online) course that will teach you God’s principles for handling money and will give you the tools you need to succeed.
The class meets online (via Zoom) on Thursdays, January 13 – March 10, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Get all of the details and register at the link below!

https://efree.org/event/financial-peace-university-2/
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.

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!
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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

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
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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/