First Free Church
Lead the Way (Week 1)
Adam Bowers | Nehemiah 1:1-11
Locations & Times
  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

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2018 Giving Statements Available

Giving statements for 2018 are available to download from your myFIRSTFREE account (access them at, or use the link below). If you prefer that we mail you a paper copy, please contact the church office at or 636-779-2193.
Mission Community Lunch - Today!
Join us for the next Mission Community Lunch today directly after second service (12:15 pm) in the Activity Center. You will be encouraged, challenged, and thankful for those who God has called to send to the ends of the earth. Join us as we hear from Paul Stolwyk and Ryan and Shannon Potter.

Pastor of Children's Ministry Candidate

The Children’s Pastor Search Committee has unanimously recommended Chad Smith to fill this role, and the elders have adopted the recommendation. There will be two open forums for people to meet Chad, hear his testimony, and ask him questions:Thursday, March 7, at 7 pm (Room 140)Saturday, March 9, at 10 am (Room 140) The congregational meeting and vote will be:Sunday, March 10, at 10:15 am (Main Auditorium) The congregational meeting and confirmation vote will be held between services on March 10. Anyone can attend the meeting, but only members can vote. Please do your best to be on time. When you arrive at the meeting, you will need to sign-in, and pick up a ballot. There will be multiple sign-in tables in the auditorium. If you have questions for Chad, we encourage you to take the opportunity to get those answered at the forums rather than at the congregational meeting so that the meeting can proceed in a timely manner. To learn more about Chad, please visit

Women's Retreat

Ladies, we invite you to be transformed! The 2019 Women's Retreat is an opportunity to spend a weekend away from the distractions of everyday life and focus on our relationships with God and others. Join us at the Sojourn Retreat Center in Dittmer, MO, from March 8-10 as we study the book of Romans and hear from popular speaker Courtney Doctor about how we can be transformed through God's work in our lives.
Easter Egg Hunt
Join Kid Connection for an egg-citing morning!

First Free is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on April 13, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. There will be 3 levels of egg hunts (0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-11 years), and a hot dog lunch! Join us, and invite your friends and neighbors!
Good Friday Services
We will be remembering the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our salvation through an intimate time of meditative music, devotion and communion. On April 19, we will have 2 services in the Chapel during the afternoon and 1 service in auditorium in the evening (approximately 40 minutes each).
• 2:00 pm (in the Chapel)
• 4:00 pm (in the Chapel)
• 6:30 pm (in the Auditorium)
Easter Sunday Services
Join us for a joyful Easter celebration on April 21! We will have two services, at 9:00 & 10:45 am.

Regular Kid Connection, Student Ministries, and Adult Groups will not meet. Nursery will be open for children 2 and under.


Our in-service spring baptism celebration will be April 28, and we'll be baptizing believers in both services. Story Night will be April 26 at 7 pm. If you haven't been baptized since trusting in Jesus, we encourage you to prayerfully consider doing so. Visit to sign up!
Food Truck Sunday
Celebrate after our baptism services on April 28 with a First Free Food Truck Sunday on April 28. We’ll have a variety of trucks in the north parking lot, plus a bounce house and other fun additions!
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.
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


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


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