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Summer Sundays 2014

Posted onJune 5, 2014 | by: First Free | 0 comments

Summertime is here. At First Free that means a change of pace and a chance to give our Children’s and Student Ministries volunteers a break. Here are the specifics of what that will look like this year...Keep Reading

The Easter 1K Project

Posted onApril 5, 2014 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Easter Sunday is right around the corner---April 20th this year. As an effort to share the good news with more people, I’ve initiated the Easter 1K Project for First Free! The Easter 1K Project is loosely based on Bible Mission International’s “1:10 Project”...Keep Reading

Join the 52 Club!

Posted onMarch 24, 2014 | by: Jordan Krahn | 0 comments

Student Ministries trips, retreats, and conferences make a difference in the lives of students. This is a message we hear over and over from students who have had the opportunity to participate in a trip. Because we know trips can change lives, we want to provide scholarships and financial assistance for those who need it so they can attend these life-changing events. ...Keep Reading

How Are You Connected?

Posted onMarch 14, 2014 | by: Jeremy Krause | 0 comments

The elders of our church have taken an intentional role in “knowing” the flock. As our staff team has followed suit, we have realized that we are unaware of how a number of you are relationally connected. Furthermore, we have not done as good of a job as we should have done in knowing all the ministries you currently serve in as well as any outside ministries in which you participate....Keep Reading

Marinating In the Gospel

Posted onFebruary 11, 2014 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

In my sermon on Sunday, I said one of the ways we are to let the gospel abide in you (1 Jn. 2:24) is by “marinating in the gospel.” To remain in the gospel, we need regular exposure to the gospel. In my sermon I listed a number of ways we can have regular exposure to the gospel....Keep Reading

Have a Very "Mary" Christmas

Posted onDecember 17, 2013 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42) Black Friday marked the beginning of the Christmas season for many. And during this season the world cries out, “Have a very Martha Christmas; be busy and stressed!”...Keep Reading

Recommended Resources for Family Worship

Posted onNovember 21, 2013 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

Parents, in my sermon last Sunday I mentioned a number of resources for using in family worship. I have benefited from these resources and would recommend that you start here if you’d like help with this important time with your family....Keep Reading

Why Should I Attend a Members Meeting?

Posted onNovember 13, 2013 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

The answer to this question is largely bound up in our understanding of authority. In the EFCA, we are “Congregationalists.” What does that mean? That means that we believe the congregation is the highest governing authority under Christ for the local church. The congregation--not a bishop, not a group of elders, not a pastor--is the highest court of appeals in matters of doctrine, discipline, disputes, distributing resources, and determining who the leaders and members are in the church. So the reason we attend members meetings, in the first instance, is theological, not merely practical....Keep Reading

Welcome!

Posted onMay 20, 2013 | by: First Free | 0 comments

Welcome to our new space! We hope you find it useful and easy to navigate. Here's a sampling of some of the new features:...Keep Reading