First Free Church
Finding God in Our Pain
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 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.

ThriVe STL Baby Bottle and Diaper Drive

ThriVe STL helps to empower women dealing with unexpected pregnancies to make confident decisions with accurate and unbiased information, and offers support to help women choose life.To help support them, we’re holding a Baby Bottle & Diaper Drive! Pick up a baby bottle starting April 24th, fill it with loose change, bills, or even checks, and bring it back on June 19th. We’ll also be collecting diapers to support new moms!Pick up bottles and drop off diapers at the old nursery counter (in the hallway on the west side of the Activity Center).

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!

National Day of Prayer

Join other Christians in your community to exalt the Lord and call out to Him on behalf of our nation, state, and city. Meet on Thursday, May 5th, at 12 pm at the Manchester Police Station.

Mother/Daughter Mud Run

Our Mother/Daughter Mud Run has been rescheduled for May 14th. We combine 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!


Mark your calendars now for May 22nd, and plan to stick around after services for Summerfest! We’ll have food trucks, games, and a petting zoo, so bring your family and join in the fun as we welcome summer and celebrate our church family and our church plant in Peru!The event is free to attend, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Davis Missionary Receptions

We are glad to welcome Giles and Debbie Davis, our missionaries in Spain, back to First Free to share an update on their ministry.Giles will be teaching at Summit on May 22. You can meet the Davis‘ and hear more about their ministry at a dessert hosted by Doug and Lynn Pogue on May 23 or at a reception between services on May 29 in Room 300. They look forward to speaking with you!

Men's BBQ

Join the men’s ministry for a BBQ! Come get to know brothers in Christ who are connected in discipleship groups and hear about our upcoming summer session. We’ll meet on May 25th in Room 110 at 6:30 pm.Register at

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.
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
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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