First Free Church
Trouble in Churchland (Week 3)
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! You can also stop by the Welcome Center in the west entrance to fill out a Connect Card and get a free gift.
Acts of the Apostles 11:19-30 NLT

Back Together

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

St. Louis County Police Department Public Safety Seminars

First Free is hosting a series of free public safety seminars (April 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 for all of the info!

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!

Spring Clean Up Day

Join us for our spring clean-up day on April 29th!   We’ll be getting our campus ready for summer events and gatherings and 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 – 12 pm and will provide water, snacks, and lunch.    Sign up below!

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 4th, at 12 pm at the Manchester Police Station.
Worship Together Service
Join us as we Worship Together!

On Sunday, May 14, we’ll be having ONE service only, at 10 am.

Kid Connection and Student Ministries will not meet. We want everyone together in the auditorium for this fun and uplifting service!

Child Dedication

Our next Child Dedication is on May 21st during second service! Child dedication is a celebration of the covenant between God, parents or guardians, and the church to raise a child according to God’s Word. If you would like to dedicate your child (any child, regardless of age, can be dedicated by their parent or guardian), register by emailing

Stop Distracted Driving

Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk, and distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in teenagers. 
We’re partnering with West County EMS & Fire to host a Stop Distracted Driving event in our parking lot on May 21st. Teens and other church and community members are invited to attend this powerful demonstration of how dangerous driving distracted can be.

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!

Men's Bible Study

Men’s Bible studies meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. You can get the details at
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


Our sermons and Preparing for Worship emails are now available as podcasts!


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