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First Free Church

Solid Ground

Solid Ground

Adam Bowers

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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

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, 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).
https://efree.org/event/thrive-baby-bottle-diaper-drive/

Cup of Nations Youth Tournament

Cup of Nations is a local soccer tournament geared at bringing together immigrants in the St. Louis area. This tournament (July 16-17) is an amazing opportunity to connect with immigrants in St. Louis through soccer. We need volunteers to help make it all happen – to get involved, click the link below!
https://cupofnationsstl.org/get-involved/#volunteer

Mission Community Lunch

Outreach will host a luncheon with the Ironton Team and Covington Crisis Response Team as guest speakers, following the second service on Sunday, July 24th. We are so excited for you to hear about how God is at work through the people of First Free! Register below!
https://efree.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1277345

Red Cross Blood Drive

Donating blood takes only about an hour and can save up to 3 lives! Register to give at our July 28th blood drive below.
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=FirstFreeChurch

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://app.rightnowmedia.org/join/firstfreechurch

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

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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