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First Free Church

Trouble in Churchland (Week 1)

Adam Bowers

Locations & Times

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! You can also stop by the Welcome Center in the west entrance to fill out a Connect Card and get a free gift.
https://www.efree.org/connect

Back Together

We are so excited about our focus for 2023 - Back Together! Check out efree.org/backtogether for more details and to download the Bible reading plan, sign up to host or attend a Dinner Together, and subscribe to our podcasts!
https://efree.org/backtogether/

Red Cross Blood Drive

Share the love! Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and you can help! Sign up to give at our Red Cross blood drive on March 30th from 1-6 pm in the Activity Center. Grab an appointment below!
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=FirstFreeChurch

St. Louis County Police Department Public Safety Seminars

First Free is hosting a series of free public safety seminars (April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, & 16) put on by the St. Louis County Police Dept. Topics include cyber security, mental health crisis intervention, and more. Registration is required, so head to efree.org/events for all of the info!
https://efree.org/event/st-louis-county-police-department-public-safety-seminars/2023-04-11/

Baptism

Our next baptism celebration is on April 16th during the 10:45 service. If you’re a believer who hasn’t been baptized, please prayerfully consider if this might be the right time. You can learn more about baptism and sign up to be baptized at efree.org/baptism.
https://efree.org/baptism/

Oasis International Community BBQ

Oasis International does incredible work supporting refugees in St. Louis, and we’re excited to be partnering with them to throw a community BBQ! On Saturday, April 22, we will be putting on a barbecue for Oasis with games, food, and fellowship, and we’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of the families connected with the organization. We need volunteers to make it happen, so sign up below! 
https://efree.org/event/oasis-international-community-bbq/

Ironton Interest Meeting

Curious about serving in Ironton this summer but not ready to commit? Come to the Ironton interest meeting on April 23rd at 1 pm in the Activity Center!
https://efree.org/event/ironton-interest-meeting/

Ironton Family Mission Trip

Join us for Dayspring Bible Camp in Ironton, MO, from June 18-23 or June 25-30! First Free and Bethel Churches will be partnering this summer to bring the message of Christ to the children of Iron County, MO, through a free Bible camp experience. Learn more and apply to join the team using the link below!
https://efree.org/events/

Men's Bible Study

Men’s Bible studies meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. You can get the details at efree.org/men.
https://efree.org/men/

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

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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