First Free Church
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Don Erehart | Philippians 1:12-19
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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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Women's Worship and Prayer
Our monthly women's worship and prayer gathering meets on the 1st Saturday of each month. We meet in Room 341 from 8:30 - 10:00 am, and we provide the coffee! Join us for time spent with the Lord and your sisters in Christ.

Union with Christ Deep Dive

What does the Bible mean when it says we are “in Christ” or Christ is “in us?” Join John Richardson, Executive Pastor of Discipleship, and Michael Proctor in a three-hour exploration of the Christian’s union with Christ. Through teaching, group discussion, and table exercises, participants will better understand this important doctrine and taste the full life that is available through the application of this truth. This event will take place on January 19 from 9 am - noon. The cost is $10, which includes a light breakfast. Register at
Kid Connection Open House
Kid Connection is hosting an open house on January 27! Stop by after service between 12:15 and 1:30 pm and get a glimpse into what happens downstairs on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, and how we minister to the young families and children of First Free. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to

Financial Peace University

Does money stress you out? You're not alone! 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. But, you don't have to be a math wiz or make 6-figures to win with money. You just need a plan. Join us for Financial Peace University (Monday evenings, February 4 - April 8) to learn how to master budgeting, pay off debt, build wealth, and give generously. Follow the link below to register!
2019 Budget Deep Dive Pre-Meeting
Our 2019 Annual Meeting will be Sunday, February 10, after second service (12:15 pm) in the Activity Center. At the Annual Meeting we will only be discussing an overview of the budget. If you would like detailed budget information, we will be having a budget meeting on January 27 at 12:15 pm in Room 341.

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live is February 1! Grab your friends and join us for an evening of fun food tastings, a story, and breakout sessions designed especially for women and their interests, needs, and personal enrichment. Learn more and register by following the link!
2019 Annual Meeting
Our 2019 Annual Meeting will be Sunday, February 10, after second service (12:15 pm) in the Activity Center.

During the Annual Meeting, we will introduce new church members, elect new leaders, and vote on the 2019 budget. Anyone may attend the meeting, but only members may vote. Lunch will be available for $2/person or $10/family.

Childcare will be available with reservation; please contact

If you would like detailed budget information, we will be having a budget meeting on January 27 at 12:15 pm in Room 341.

Questions? Contact Heather Wright at
Ushers Needed!
Guest Connection is looking for ushers! We have openings in both services, so if you're interested, please contact

Carman Trails Partnership Backpack Program
We are partnering with Carman Trails school to help support some of their students who face food insecurity. To help, please bring non-perishable, shelf-stable items (not canned, because of weight) to the hampers at the entrances to the building. Suggested items include fruit cups, prepared pasta meals, chicken/tuna packets, etc. Thank you for your generosity!

Care Team Counseling

Life often includes challenges that are too big to face alone. Our lay Care Team Counselors are trained to walk alongside and assist people who are in need of hope, care, and direction. Counselors are available by appointment every Thursday evening - email
RightNow Media
Ready to grow in your faith? First Free has launched RightNow Media - it’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos aimed at helping you grow. You can access the videos wherever you want (on your phone, computer, at home on your TV) and with whoever you want (alone, with your spouse, with your small group). Log in and look around!

Didn’t get the email? Check your spam or visit
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

First Free Podcasts

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


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