First Free Church
Hello, My Name Is (Week 3)
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
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  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

Give now!

Giving online is easy and secure.

http://www.efree.org/give

Kid Connection is Recruiting - Just Say Yes!

We are blessed to have so many of you serving our kids downstairs in Kid Connection each week. There’s no one type of person who serves, and you don’t need to be a professional educator or have a degree in child psychology to love these kids well. You just have to say yes! If you’re ready to say yes, fill out the form at efree.org/kids, or visit the table in the lobby. If you have any questions about serving, send us an email at kidconnection@efree.org.

https://www.efree.org/kids
ONE Service - September 1
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On September 1 we will have ONE service only, at 10:45 am.

Kid Connection will be fully open to welcome kids ages 6 weeks through 5th grade, but Student Ministries and Adult Groups will not meet.

Please join us for a light breakfast in the Activity Center at 10 am!
Financial Peace University Preview
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This short 9-week program can make a years-long impact on your financial health! You can register now at efree.org/events and take the first step to financial freedom. If you’d like more information before making a commitment, come to our free, no-obligation preview information session on September 8 at 12 pm in Room 341.

Groups at First Free

Groups at First Free are a place to belong. Groups provide an environment for discipleship and study. They give opportunities for hospitality. They help us to grow and learn about God, the Bible, ourselves, and each other. Groups do not supplant the church, but they provide a setting where believers can more fully realize what it means to be the church. To learn more and find your fit, click the link below!

https://www.efree.org/groups
Women's Fall Bible Studies
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We have a great variety of studies this fall!

Please join us and bring a friend! There are three ways to register:
- Online at www.efree.org/events
- Call Robin at 636.779.2130
- At the Sign Up Table in the east foyer each Sunday

Nursery and preschool classes are available Tuesday mornings for age’s birth through kindergarten. Please register your child at the same time you register online for your class.

To encourage early registration and better plan our classes, we are offering $10 off your class fee if you sign up by August 30 at noon!

Studies run Tuesday mornings from 9-11:30 am starting September 10, and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:15 pm starting September 11.
Men's Fall Bible Study
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Delve into God’s Word and create and strengthen friendships that hold one another accountable. God uses relationships to teach, embolden, and help us live out a gospel-centered life. We can’t do it alone!

Men’s weekly Bible studies meet on Wednesdays @ 6:45 pm, starting September 11, and Fridays @ 6:00 am, starting September 13. Both sessions meet in the Chapel.

This fall we will be studying The Grave Robber – How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible by Mark Batterson.

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, and Financial Peace University can help! This session runs on Monday evenings from September 16-November 18. If you’re interested but uncertain, come to our Information Session – there’s no commitment or fee! You don’t even need to register – just show up and learn more about the class and how it can impact your life. The Preview will be on September 8, at 12 pm in Room 341.If you have any questions, email financialpeace@efree.org

https://www.efree.org/event/financial-peace-university-3/
MOPs - Childcare Volunteers Needed
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Our MOPs program is an awesome ministry to young mothers. We are in need of volunteers to serve in childcare so we can offer the program to even more moms! MOPs meets the first and third Thursdays of the month from 9:15 - 11:15 am. If you're interested in helping, email MOPS@efree.org.

Hillsong Young and Free

We are so excited to be a stop on Hillsong Young & Free’s fall tour, with special guests We Are Messengers. The show is September 24, and you can grab tickets by following the link below! Doors will open at 6 pm the night of the event, and the show will start at 7 pm.See you there!

https://www.efree.org/event/hillsong-young-free/

Worship Community Night

On September 28, we’ll be hosting a Worship Community Night from 5:30 – 7:30 pm (dinner provided!). This is a “thank you” to those currently serving, and an open invitation for those who are interested in serving in this ministry area. This is a great opportunity to learn about the future vision for this area and take your next steps towards serving! We’ll be serving dinner, so RSVP below and we’ll save you a seat!

https://www.efree.org/event/worship-community-night/
Food Truck Sunday
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We're excited to announce a Food Truck Sunday on September 29. The trucks will be announced soon, but mark your calendar now!

Laugh Your Way Couples' Comedy Event

Join Mark Gungor at First Free for his 2-day LIVE Laugh Your Way event on October 4 & 5! This event will bring positive hope to your marriage, help you better understand one another’s needs, and rekindle romance. Tickets are on sale now at efree.org/events, and free childcare is available (separate registration link on the event page).

https://www.efree.org/event/laughyourway/

Membership Class

Ready to make it official? What does it mean to be part of First Free Church? Our membership course covers the basics of spiritual growth, the history and doctrine of our church, and the benefits and expectations that accompany membership. Participants will complete pre-course assignments and will have the opportunity to share their stories with the Elders to become members of First Free Church. The next course is scheduled for October 7 – November 4 – this class will consist of 4 sessions and end with elder interviews.

https://www.efree.org/membership

Pinecrest Family Retreat

We’re getting ready for another awesome Pinecrest Retreat this fall from October 25-27. Registration is open now - sign up and secure your spot at efree.org/pinecrest.

http://www.efree.org/pinecrest/

Holy Land Tour 2020

Our 2019 trip to Israel was amazing! We visited the Sea of Galilee, explored the ruins of Herod’s mountain palace in Masada, walked on the Mount of Olives, floated in the Dead Sea, and walked in the old city of Jerusalem where Jesus gave His life for us. Due to the incredibly high response from this trip and the number of people who wanted to go but could not this year, we’re considering another trip in the spring of 2020.If you are interested in joining us, please let us know at efree.org/israel.

http://www.efree.org/israel/

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 care@efree.org.

http://www.efree.org/care/
Carman Trails Partnership Backpack Program
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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!
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Guest Connection is looking for ushers! We have openings in both services, so if you're interested, please contact guestconnection@efree.org.

RightNow Media
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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 efree.org/rightnow.
SOS - Servants On Site
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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 tsiener@efree.org.

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/