Family News

A place to share news and notes from our church family, things like thank you notes, births, weddings, and more.

Have something you'd like to share? You may submit it by emailing Julie Egy.

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Ryan and Megan Moyer were blessed with a daughter, Bethany Marie, born on November 28, 2018.

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Dear First Free Church Family,

During a time like this we realize how much our friends and relatives really mean to us. Your expressions of sympathy will always be remembered.

Velma Overeem

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Dear First Free Church Family,

We are so blessed to be a part of this church. Thank you for your prayers while we said goodgye to Paul's mom. Thank you for the beautiful peace lily. God has truly blessed us with the friendships at First Free.

Paul & Anita Callaway

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Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you all for the words, the prayers, the texts, the emails, the notes, the messages, the plant; all the many acts of kindness & sympathy you shared with my family at my father's passing. In many deep ways, I was truly blessed by each one of you. We are so very thankful for you!

Jane Schaible & Family

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Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for your sweet and endearing prayers for our family during this past August, for our grandson Riley and also for my Mother's death and homegoing. It has been traumatic but also a blessing in many ways as we have seen God at work in providing our every need. This is the peace that only those that belong to Christ can know and experience. (Phil 4:7)

Thank you for the lovely plant and many kind cards. We are so blessed to be part of this body of believers.

Love,
Jack & Marcia Guggisberg

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Matt and Victoria Brock were blessed with a daughter, Genevieve Lynn, born on September 11, 2018.

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Dear First Free Church Family,

I wanted everyone to know my creative and positive mother, Guelda! Thank you for your prayers and for coming alongside our family by loving and caring for her in the past months and years. Thank you for the beautiful plant, for those who shared with us at her memorial serivice, and for those who visited her in her final years. Hers was a life well lived and a race well run. 

Under God's Grace,
Kevin, Becky and Family

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Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the flower delivery and your expression of sympathy in the loss of my mother, Virginia Ernst.

Pat Sindelar and the Ernst Family

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Jonathan and Blayne Bengtson were blessed with a son, Hollis Arthur, born on July 11, 2018.

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Andy and Marla Ross were blessed with a daughter, Lucy Joy, born on July 11, 2018.

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Pastor Jordan and Holly Krahn were blessed with a daughter, Harper Eden, born on July 2, 2018.

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Dave and Kacie Edleston were blessed with a son, William Stuart, adopted on July 6, 2018.

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Nathan and Victoria Pearcy were blessed with a daughter, Margaret Ellen, born on June 11, 2018.

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Dear Friends at E Free,

Thank you for the lovely fern we received in memory of my mother, Dorothy Weber. We really appreciate all of the prayers, cards and expressions of care and concern you have blessed us with. Although we miss Mom, we rejoice that she is now with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Becky & Kevin Harms

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Dear First Free Family,

Thank you so much for the beautiful peace lily we received in honor of my mother, Jean Sweeney. We appreciate your thinking of us in our time of loss.  

Max and Rita Sweeney and Family

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Dear First Free Family,

Thank you so very much for all the love, concern, and kindness expressed to me and my family throughout my Mom's illness and passing away. The peace lily will be a constant reminder to all of us of how you love well.

Much love in Christ,
Robbie & Chuck Thomas & Family

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First Church Family,

Thank you for the plant and Phil's care for years to my mom! Your prayers, kindness, and love being shown to my family is greatly appreciated. Thank you sincerely for the kind expression of sympathy to the family of Dorene Sleichter.

May God bless all of you!
Love your brother Kirk Sleichter

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First Free Family,

Thank you so much for the cards, prayers,and plant you sent in memory of my dad, Don Daniels.

Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!
Susan Conklin

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Thank you for the plant you sent recently. Your thoughtfulness after my mother's passing is appreciated.

Tom and Carol Veatch

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Dear First Free Family,

Thank you for the calls, texts, cards and beautiful plant in memory of my mother, Leona Conrade. Your love and encouragement meant a lot!

Thank you,
Brenda Linkous

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Andrew and Alex Coltrain were blessed with a daughter, Gabrielle Grace, born on April 4, 2018.

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Dear First Free Family,

Thank you so much for your love, concern, and kindness during Mom's illness and death. We take comfort in knowing she's with Jesus. The beautiful plant will be a heartwarming reminder of our church family.

With love,
Mark & Laurie Schmidt

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Pastor Lucas and Christy McGarity were blessed with a daughter, Cora Mae, born on February 22, 2018.

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Dear Friends,

Thank you for the lovely plants. It is truly a comfort to think of the prayers and kind faces that accompanied their arrival. We appreciate the strength of the body of Christ!

The Ketchum and Coltrain families

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Our prayers were answered when we found First Free for worship and to hear the true Word. We thank the First Free family for remembering our 60th anniversary with beautiful roses.

Love in Christ,
Jon and Shirley Sjogren

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Chris and Andrea Cannata were blessed with a son, Isaiah John, born on February 12, 2018.

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