First Free Church
The Art of Being Unordinary (Week 2)
Andrew Miller
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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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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!
Men's Fall Bible Study
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 and Fridays @ 6:00 am, starting September 13. Both sessions meet in the Chapel. Join in any week that fits your schedule!

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

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!
Food Truck Sunday TODAY!
We're excited for Food Truck Sunday TODAY after second service! We'll have trucks from Andrew's Homestyle BBQ, Slice of the Hill, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, and Destination Desserts, plus inflatables for the kids! See you there!

Elder, Deacon, and Nominating Committee Nominations

Do you know someone who would make a great elder, deacon, or nominating committee member? If so, nominate him or her at by September 30!

Men's Breakfast

We are excited to have Pastor Chad Smith headlining the next Men’s Breakfast! This is a great opportunity to get to know Chad and hear about his passion for Jesus. Plus, breakfast! It’s a win-win. Join us Saturday, October 19, from 7 to 9 am in Room 341. Save the date, and register below!

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 still available at

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.

Fall Clean Up Day

Join us on the north patio at 8 am on October 12 and spend the morning helping clean up our campus and get ready for winter. A light breakfast, snacks, and lunch are provided! Register by clicking the link below!
Mission Community Lunch
Join us for the next Mission Community Lunch on Sunday, October 20, 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. Mark your calendars today and let us know you’re coming by RSVP-ing to Laura at A freewill donation of $5 is suggested, but not required.

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

Trunk or Treat

On Wednesday, October 30, we're hosting a Trunk or Treat event for local children of all ages! This is a great opportunity for families in our church and neighborhood seeking a safer and more community-oriented alternative to trick or treating. We'll have decorated trunks full of treats, plus we will have inflatables, a cake walk, and food trucks! It's going to be fun for the whole family!If your family is coming in costume, we ask that costumes be family-friendly.There's no need to RSVP - just come and bring your friends and neighbors!First Free family - we need your help to make this event a huge success! Sign up to serve below.

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

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
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!

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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


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