First Free Church
Why Is the Church Important?
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
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  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Friday 9:00 AM, Friday 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
Acts of the Apostles 2:42-47 NLT

Community Impact Fair

Join us for our Community Impact Fair TODAY in the Activity Center. Many of our Outreach partners will be on-site and ready to talk with you about their ministries and how you can get involved in serving and changing lives in our community.

https://efree.org/event/community-impact-fair/

Pursuing Peace Together

Join us for a seminar with Paul Cornwell and Allison Pickering of Crossroads Resolution Group as we explore ways to pursue peace.
On Saturday, April 9th, Paul and Allison will lead a seminar from 9 am to 4 pm in the Activity Center. The seminar will share Biblical principles for wise, relational living and address peacemaking and emotional intelligence. The principles and processes communicated will not only be personally enriching, but will also positively impact your family, work, school, and church relationships.
We encourage you to come and be a part of this special event. Our pastors and Elders will be there. Lunch will be provided, so we ask that you RSVP at efree.org/events.

https://efree.org/event/pursuing-peace-together/

Baptism

Our next baptism celebration is coming up on April 10th during the 10:45 service. If you’re a believer who hasn’t yet been baptized, please prayerfully consider if this might be the right time. You can learn more and sign up at efree.org/baptism.

https://efree.org/baptism/
Good Friday and Easter Sunday Services
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Join us for Good Friday services on Friday, April 15, at 4 or 6:30 pm!

Our Easter Sunday services are Sunday, April 17, at 9 and 10:45 am!

Mother/Daughter Mud Run

Our Mother/Daughter Mud Run on April 23rd is an awesome event that combines a super fun mud run with the opportunity for students and their moms/mother figures to have meaningful conversations about identity and sexual integrity. Learn more and register at efree.org/events!

https://efree.org/event/mother-daughter-mud-run/

Spring Clean Up Day

Join us on Saturday, April 30th, as we get our campus ready for summer events and gatherings! We need your help with planting, weeding, and more.
This is a great service opportunity for families, small groups, or individuals. We’ll be working from 8 am – 1 pm and will provide water, snacks, and lunch. Sign up at efree.org/events!

https://efree.org/event/spring-clean-up-day/

Ironton Mission Trip

Service-oriented individuals of all ages will travel to Ironton, MO, June 19-24, 2022 to bring an exciting vacation Bible school program to area children, grades K-12. This program is a service to Dayspring Bible Camp that typically attracts 100-150 VBS students from the surrounding counties, and it continues to thrive because of the willing volunteers who serve. 

https://efree.org/event/ironton-mission-trip/
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
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/