We hope you'll join us on a Sunday morning soon. We know it can be awkward coming to a new place for the first time, so here's a little more about what you can expect.
Are your services different?
No, we have two identical services at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. You will find a mix of worship styles, reflective of the unity of the church body. There could be hymns, modern songs, simple accompaniment, full band, organ, congregational singing or choir on any given Sunday, usually a mix of all. Every week is a little different. There will probably be something you love and something you don't like, but we're a family and we want to be together. The one thing you'll always find is a desire to worship God, to declare his gospel, and to bring him glory.
What should I wear?
You'll see some people dressed formally in suits and dresses and others more casually in jeans. Most people are probably somewhere in the middle. Either way you'll be welcome, so come dressed however you feel comfortable.
How long is the service, and the sermon? And what kind of sermons do you preach?
Our services are 75 minutes with about half of that being the sermon. We value expository preaching, which simply means the point of any particular text is the point of the sermon. We have an unwavering commitment to preach what we find in the Bible, and only what we find in the Bible. We usually do this by preaching through books of the Bible. God has chosen to reveal himself to his people through his Word so we want to make sure people are hearing God's Word. Through this weekly exposure to the gospel we believe the gospel will grow deep in us, shape us, and through us go wide to others.
What about my kids?
Your kids are very important to us. You can be confident that we do everything we can to ensure your child is safe and well-cared-for while at First Free. We have a full nursery and preschool classes through age 4 during both the 9:00 and 10:45 services. During the 9:00 service we have classes for elementary, middle school, and high school. We hope families will worship together during our 10:45 service. Elementary children and students attend service with their parents and Kindergarteners are dismissed to Kindergarten Worship right before the sermon. You will want to plan on being here about 15 minutes early to give yourself time to check kids in to their rooms. Visit our Children's Ministries page for more details on where to go.
How will I know where to go?
We have been blessed with a facility large enough to accommodate all our ministries on a Sunday morning, but we know it can be a little difficult to navigate. Look for the blue signs as you enter the building and they will direct you to our key areas. First-time families with children participating in Children's Ministries check in at the Welcome Center in our Courtyard and we'll get you to all the right places. And if you ever need additonal help on a Sunday morning visit the Welcome Center in our Courtyard and they can point you in the right direction.
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Have more questions? Feel free to contact us. We hope you'll join us soon; we've saved a spot for you!