First Free Church
Life Interrupted
Adam Bowers, John Richardson, & Pastor Bill J.
Locations & Times
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  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

Watch live!

Watch our live stream every Sunday morning at 9 and 10:45 am!

https://efree.churchonline.org/

Give now!

Giving online is easy and secure.

http://www.efree.org/give

COVID-19 Response

We want to keep you informed as we make decisions on how to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. We are monitoring the situation very closely, and are making decisions that prioritize the safety of our congregation and community. We will give updates on our website at efree.org/safety, on our Facebook page, and via email. If you don’t get our emails and would like to, visit efree.org/updates.

https://www.efree.org/safety

Help us celebrate moms!

We’re getting a jump on Mother’s Day, and we need your help! Record a short video of you (or your kids or grandkids) thanking your (or their) mom for being awesome. Please include a specific memory if possible, like "Thanks, mom, for letting me have a pet toad", or “Thanks, mom, for bringing me my oboe when I forget it at home”. Upload your video at efree.org/thanksmom by April 27th, and we’ll handle the rest.

https://www.efree.org/thanksmom

Ministry in an Online World

Ministry in an Online World is a special training event hosted by the Groups Ministry on Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.  The special guest instructor for the evening is Dionne King, executive coach, professional speaker, and mediator in Kansas City.  Dionne has built a thriving executive coaching and consulting business using online communication to work with clients.
In this training, she will share her expertise to encourage and equip participants to effectively do gospel ministry through online resources and meetings. COVID 19 has forced us to move to online meetings but this does not have to compromise the level of connection and care that we offer.
Who should attend?- Small Group Leaders- Sunday Morning Adult Community Leaders- Women’s Bible Study Leaders- Men’s Bible Study Leaders- Student Ministry Group Leaders- Kid Connection Leaders- Elders, Deacons and Staff Registration is required for this event. Register below!

https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/9da0C0XIFt38

Blood Drives

The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage right now, and we want to help! First Free is hosting blood drives in the Activity Center on May 6, 8, 13, and 14 from 10 am 4 pm each day. Giving blood is by appointment only, and the Red Cross is taking every precaution to ensure safety. Make your appointment to give blood with the American Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.

https://www.redcrossblood.org/
National Day of Prayer
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The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
Contact Nancy Venezia at ndpmanchester@gmail.com to find out how to join our local event on May 7, 2020.

Women's Summer Bible Studies

Community is so important in our walk as Christians! Once we’re allowed to meet together again, why not sign up for a women’s Bible study? You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about God while also building relationships. Learn more at efree.org/events.

https://www.efree.org/events

RightNow Media

We wanted to remind you that RightNow Media has thousands of videos for your kids and loads of Bible studies for you to help you stay grounded in your faith during all of this stay at home time. We’re giving you free access to the RightNow Media library, so head over to efree.org/rightnowmedia to learn more and get signed up.

https://www.efree.org/rightnowmedia

Need Help?

we know that the coronavirus outbreak is impacting us all a little differently. If you need help, let us know by heading to efree.org and clicking on ‘I need help’ on the main banner on the homepage. And if you can offer help, click on ‘I can help’. If you need prayer, visit efree.org/prayer. We want you to know that we’re here for you even if we can’t be physically here for you, and we’ll get through this together!

https://www.efree.org/

We're Hiring!

We’re hiring a part-time Receptionist/Accounts Payable Clerk. This individual will offer a warm welcome to all who contact the office and provide support to the Accounting Team. To learn more, click the link below!

https://www.efree.org/receptionist/

Photography Team

We’re looking for volunteers to join our Photography Team! To get involved, fill out the form at efree.org/phototeam.

http://www.efree.org/phototeam

Database and Directory

We’re building a digital directory that will launch soon and we need your help to make sure our information is up to date! If you’d like to be in the Directory, please opt-in at efree.org/directory. If you prefer to not be in the directory, please still update your profile - it helps us to communicate more effectively with you!

http://www.efree.org/directory
AWANA volunteers needed!
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Our AWANA ministry is booming! We have 14 kids on the waitlist and need more adult volunteers. If you have free time on Wednesday evenings and a heart for children, please contact awana@efree.org for information on serving!

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

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!
Parking Lot Volunteers Needed!
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Guest Connection is looking for people to serve as the first point of contact for our guests in the parking lot. Our parking lot volunteers provide a safe and welcoming environment for our church family, and have a lot of fun! For more information, email 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/