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First Free Church

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mike Shields

Guest Speaker: Dr. Mike Shields

Dr. Mike Shields

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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.

Operation Christmas Child

Make Christmas merry and share the love of Jesus with children around the world by participating in Operation Christmas Child! Pick up a shoebox (available around the church), fill it up with goodies, and bring it back by November 20th. For more information, click below!

Men's Breakfast

Come enjoy breakfast and fellowship with your brothers in Christ! Gather in Room 110 at 7 am on November 12 for an informal coffee/social time, with breakfast at 7:30. We’ll have you out no later than 9 am.

Mother-Son Turkey Hunt

On November 12th, Student Ministries is kicking off a brand new event for mothers who have sons in 6-12th grade. The Mother/Son Turkey Hunt is an Amazing Race-style event. Moms and their sons will have a blast as they go on a scavenger hunt! We cannot wait for all the awesome mothers and sons in Student Ministries to join this awesome event!


Our next baptism celebration is coming up on November 20th 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 about baptism at First Free here, or, if you’re ready to sign up, click the link below! Registration will close at midnight on November 13th.

Deck the Halls

Gather after 2nd service on November 20th to bring Christmas to First Free! Lunch will be served and families are welcome, so join us for this joyful start to the season!
Please register so we know how much food we need.

Greece Missions Gathering

On Monday, November 28, we are having a Greece Missions Gathering at 6:30 pm in Room 341.   Come and hear Pastor John report on the vision trip he and Pastor Adam recently made to Athens. You will also meet Angela, our newest supported missionary serving in Athens with ReachGlobal. Learn about the need for the gospel in this city and how you can participate in this latest partnership.

A Christmas Carol Radio Drama

Join us for a celebration of Christmas with a reimagining of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.
Performance dates: December 9 @ 7:30 pm December 10 @ 7:30 pm December 11 @ 2:30 pm December 16 @ 7:30 pm December 17 @ 7:30 pm December 18 @ 2:30 pm
The play will be held in the Chapel (east entrance of the main building) and doors will open half an hour before the performance starts.
Admission is $10/ticket. Refreshments will be served during intermission.
Grab some friends and come along for a wonderfully festive event to start the holiday season!

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

Deck the Halls

Gather after 2nd service on November 20th to bring Christmas to First Free! Lunch will be served and families are welcome, so join us for this joyful start to the season! Please register at the link below.


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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