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First Free Church

Lead the Way (Week 5)

Lead the Way (Week 5)

Kevin Krosley | Nehemiah 5:1-19

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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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"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations—these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit—immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously...."

Lewis, C. S.. Weight of Glory (Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis) . HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

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.

St. Louis College Worship Night

In college? Love Jesus? Join us in the Activity Center on April 6 from 7-9 pm for a night of reflection in worship and empowerment to live a life on a mission to share the love of Jesus Christ on our campuses. Let us gather together in worship!

Easter Egg Hunt

Join us on April 13th for an egg-citing morning! We’ll be hosting an awesome Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday the 13th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. There are 3 levels of hunts (0-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-11 years), plus balloon creations, a bounce house, a petting zoo, and a hot dog lunch. You won’t want to miss out on this awesome event – come and bring your friends and neighbors! Questions? Contact

Good Friday Services - April 19

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 - April 21

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!

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 Wednesday evening - email

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.

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!

Ushers Needed!

Guest Connection is looking for ushers! We have openings in both services, so if you're interested, please contact

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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