Begin Sunday, August 13
Many of our adult Sunday morning classes begin new topics of study in August. You can find class descriptions and more information online or at the Welcome Center. No registration required. This is a great time to join a class!
Salt Museum Day Trip
Thursday, August 17, 9 am to 4 pm
On Thursday, August 17, our senior adults will be taking a day trip to Strataca, the underground salt museum in Hutchinson. Meet at the church at 9 am to ride in a van or carpool with us, or meet us in Hutchinson at 10 am. We’ll stop for lunch at Carriage Crossing at 1 pm, then shopping in Yoder. Contact Pastor Mike with questions.
Women’s Ministries---Stop and See
Sunday, August 20
Do you have a heart to serve? We need you! Do you have a yearning to dig deep in God’s Word? You’re at the right place! Are you searching for friendship and connection with other women? Let us help you! Ladies, stop and take a look at Women’s Ministries before and after services on Sunday, August 20. You’ll find us in the hallway outside the church offices where you can volunteer, register, save the dates, and grab a bite of food!
The Great Giveaway
Drop-off Saturday, August 26, 9 am to noon
Giveaway, Sunday, August 27, 12-2 pm
The Great Giveaway, a ministry to internationals in the community, is coming up Sunday, August 27. If you have household goods (kitchen items, lamps, linens, etc.) that you’d like to donate, bring them to the church gym on Saturday, August 26, from 9 am to noon, or that Sunday morning, August 27. To donate furniture, email a picture to Randell Harms instead of bringing it to the church. New items are always appreciated—especially rice cookers. Please do not bring items early or bring clothing.
There are also opportunities to help by setting up, serving lunch, or helping deliver furniture or large items to students that Sunday. We also need trucks and trailers to transport items. Please contact Randell Harms for more information or if you are interested in helping!
Members Meeting and Bluegrass Concert
Sunday, August 27, Concert at 5 pm, Chapel; Meeting at 6 pm, Worship Center
Plan on joining us for our upcoming Members Meeting, and come early to enjoy a concert hosted by our Senior Adult ministry. The concert will feature bluegrass gospel trio The McKinney Sisters and will be followed by refreshments in the Courtyard. At the meeting, we’ll be sharing updates on what’s happening at First Free with staff, elder, and financial reports. We’ll also be sharing plans for a kitchen remodel and vote to approve spending up to $225,000 from reserve funds for that project.
Childcare: Childcare is by registration only and is available through 5th grade for the meeting. To sign up for childcare register online or call the church office by Monday, August 21.
Town Hall Meeting
Saturday, August 26, 8:30 am, Chapel
After seeking input from a number of people in the congregation, the team working toward creating a kitchen space that will best serve the needs of First Free, now and into the future, is ready to unveil their plans. Come to the Town Hall Meeting at 8:30 am on Saturday, August 26, if you’d like a closer look at the plans before the Members Meeting on August 27.
For a full list of events visit our events calendar.