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Making the Most of Time with Your Kids in 2016!

Posted onJanuary 3, 2016 | by: Judy Hollander | 0 comments

The new year has begun and will pass by at an astonishing rate. Isn’t that what we say at the end of each year, "It went so fast!" Time with you children at home is short. Determine to make the most of each year by making spiritual goals as a family. Here are a few ideas to get you going!...Keep Reading

A Realistic Love

Posted onDecember 28, 2015 | by: Josh Black | 0 comments

Pastor Curt did a wonderful job on Sunday of reminding us from Psalm 139 that God knows us. He knows everything about us. He even knows the “grievous ways in me” (Ps. 139:23). And yet, in light of that full knowledge, he still loves us. This humbling truth reminded me of one of my favorite sections in J.I. Packer’s Knowing God....Keep Reading

All-Church Service

Posted onDecember 22, 2015 | by: Judy Hollander | 0 comments

Christmas is upon us! Though it is a busy time of year it is also a time to rejoice as we celebrate the birth of the long-awaited Jesus. Parents, I pray you are making time to help your children understand that the most important gift is the one God gave us in Christ. There are many opportunities for us to worship together this Christmas. Like in past years, our Christmas Eve service (5:00 pm) will be for the entire church family and all kids will sit with their families. This year the Sunday after Christmas, December 27, will also be an all-church worship service (no nursery or children’s classes). There will only be one service that morning at 10:00 am. ...Keep Reading

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Posted onDecember 17, 2015 | by: Jo Coltrain | 0 comments

I’d been there earlier in the day, but I’ll never forget the very first time I arrived at night to the Lott’s barn for An Old-Fashioned Christmas. It was wondrous! The smoking fire pots led the way and the huge stone barn appeared as I rounded the corner. It was adorned with beautiful Christmas lights and the lights inside seemed to call to me, “Come, celebrate! Jesus is here.”...Keep Reading

Seven Principles for Fighting Sin

Posted onOctober 11, 2015 | by: Matt Stanghelle | 0 comments

Fighting sin can sometimes feel like a losing battle. There are some sins that seem like you’ll never shake. It’s true we’ll never be completely rid of this foe till Christ returns. Nevertheless, God has given us means to fight sin. These principles have been tremendously helpful to me and I share them here with you....Keep Reading

God at Work in Zambia 2015

Posted onAugust 2, 2015 | by: First Free | 0 comments

As we report back to you we want to thank you once again for being a crucial part of our time at Village of Hope in Zambia. Praise God for your faithfulness. We are excited to fill you in on how he is working. Our team of nine kept busy! Land clearing, vehicle repair, teacher education, curriculum preparation, physicals on around 500 children, planning for a piggery, plans for expanding the secondary school and building relationships were the tasks we set to gladly. Several of us even got to teach in some of the vocational classes. The opportunity to see what the current needs are and to be able to come back and share with you is such a privilege. ...Keep Reading

Untainted Love

Posted onJune 30, 2015 | by: Jo Coltrain | 0 comments

The Gala in the Garden was a beautiful event – beautiful gardens, beautiful tables, beautiful food, beautiful music, beautiful smiles. It was a warm event – upper 90s outside, warmer than usual inside, and warm fellowship as ladies and girls enjoyed one another’s company. However, the absolute highlight of the evening was Michelle Romig’s authentic testimony to the incredible, untainted love of the God of the universe....Keep Reading

Join Us for Missions Weekend, June 27-28

Posted onJune 4, 2015 | by: Curt Romig | 0 comments

Missions Weekend is coming up on June 27-28! Our special guests this year include Sam & Sharon Mall. Sam & Sharon have been First Free missions partners with ReachGlobal in India since 1995. Sam was born and raised in India and met Sharon in the States while working with international students. After getting married in 1973, they’ve been involved in numerous ministries in India, including starting a church planting institute and anti-trafficking initiatives. We hope you'll join us for the following events during Missions Weekend....Keep Reading

Parking Lot Improvement Project - Parking and Building Access

Posted onMay 28, 2015 | by: First Free | 0 comments

Update: Work on our parking lot improvement project is scheduled to begin the first week in June! We’ll do our best to help you navigate the parking lot and building access during the project. We expect the actual improvements to take 3-5 days and then the new concrete will need an additional 7-10 days to cure....Keep Reading

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem

Posted onMay 8, 2015 | by: Jeremy Krause | 0 comments

Have you been busy lately? Do you have too many agenda items to juggle? Is the important getting lost in the midst of the urgent? I might have a simple solution to your problem… but, prepare yourself, it may feel counter-intuitive. My solution? Stop what you’re doing and read the book Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung....Keep Reading