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First Free Church

Trouble in Churchland (Week 7)

Trouble in Churchland (Week 7)

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/

First Free Carnival

Join us on May 21st at noon out in the north parking lot for one of our very favorite events – the First Free Carnival! We’ll celebrate being #BackTogether with a free burger/hot dog lunch, games, and a petting zoo! See you there!
https://efree.org/event/first-free-carnival/

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.
https://efree.org/event/stop-distracted-driving/

Lifeway Women's Simulcast

Join us on June 10 from 8:30-3:30 to spend a day centering our hearts on God's Word. This isn’t your typical simulcast – we’re providing breakfast and lunch, have fun ice breakers planned, and are including time for fellowship, worship, and prayer. You’ll leave feeling encouraged and empowered. Cost: $25 Grab your spot below, and then invite your friends and family!
https://efree.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1701982

‘How God Makes Men’ Study

Men, don’t settle for less! Join us on this epic adventure of becoming God’s man. You’ll discover how to prevail in tough times and release God’s power in every area of your life. The study begins June 18 from 9-10 am in Room 311. Register below.
https://efree.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1705233

Men's BBQ

Join the men‘s ministry on June 7 at 6:30 pm in Room 110 for a BBQ! This is an event for men of all ages and life stages (young & old, single & married) to get to know brothers in Christ. Let us know you're coming at efree.org/events!
https://efree.org/event/mens-bbq-2/

Cup of Nations Youth Tournament

Cup of Nations is a wonderful opportunity to interact with immigrants in the St. Louis area and encourage them through the beautiful game of soccer. The youth tournament is scheduled for July 15th, and a number of volunteers are needed to bring this event to life, including some to help with the tournament and with the festival for family members of players. If you are interested, you can contact localoutreach@efree.org or click below!
https://efree.org/event/cup-of-nations-youth-tournament/

School Supply Drive

Starting in June, we're collecting school supplies to support kids in our community who might have a hard time affording all of the things they need on their own. Check out our wishlist at efree.org/schoolsupplies and drop items in the bins at the entrances!
https://efree.org/event/school-supply-drive/

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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