June is Missions Month at First Free, which means an emphasis on missions in our Sunday services, the annual Trip Around the World (watch for details!), and classes that will help children, students, and adults explore missions. These classes will meet through the month of June.
Preschool Exploring Missions — 9:00 & 10:45 am
Preschoolers will stay in their current classrooms and engage in lessons and activities geared toward helping them begin to understand truths related to God’s plan for his good message to go wide to all peoples. Preschool classes will meet all summer.
Elementary Exploring Missions — 9:00 & 10:45 am
Shine! Room 202
Current K-4th graders will spend the month hearing stories about missionaries of the past, connecting personally with current First Free missions partners, and engaging in loving the lost world through prayer activities, service projects, and cultural activities and crafts. Current 5th graders move up to middle school in June. Elementary classes will take a break after Missions Month and resume August 14.
Student Missions Class — 9:00 am
Student Ministries will combine for the summer to explore topics like: What is missions? How do we send and support missions partners well? What are healthy missions partnerships? And what is the role of short-term missions? Student classes will take a break after Missions Month and resume August 14.
Spotlight on Missions! — 9:00 and 10:45 am
Have you ever wondered what it looks like to personally support our First Free missions’ partners beyond giving financially? Join us as we focus each week on a different aspect of supporting missions. We’ll hear from a variety of presenters as they share from their experiences and communicate how we can be invested and involved in sending, supporting, and caring for our missionaries. We hope to see you there as we shine the light on missions! All are welcome to attend .
Bible Lessons for Adults with Special Needs — 9:00 am
This class is designed to meet the needs of adults with special needs. It will include Bible lessons as well as activities to support the lesson and to help build relationships among the students. We welcome anyone eighteen years or older with special needs. To help us prepare adequately to meet the needs of all students, please contact Evanelle Olinger before attending the class. This class will meet all summer.
July 3 – August 7 Classes
Elementary and student classes will not meet July 3 through August 7. Preschool, nursery, and special needs classes continue through the summer along with these class options for adults.
Gaining Wisdom from Proverbs — 9:00 am
Room B4 | Leaders: Cary Lavender, Paul Lindstrom, Pat Moyer
Each week, using a “Read Through the Bible” format, we will individually read the passage from Proverbs that will be unpacked from the pulpit on the upcoming Sunday. Then during class time we’ll discuss the passage as a group, just prior to the 10:45 worship service. Join us as we maximize our exposure to the wisdom of God.
Kingdom Living — 9:00 am
Room: B3 | Leaders: Dave Netherton, Dana Ferrell, Ken Chouinard
As believers we are called to live in God’s kingdom here on earth. What does that look like? We will discuss how to think and live biblically in our homes, workplaces, church relationships, community, and in dealing with current events. The class will be highly interactive and is open to people of all ages and life stages.
Real Change for Real Sinners — 10:45 am
Room A6 | Leaders: Various
Join us for an interactive class with rotating leadership as we continue to look at Dane Ortlund’s newest book, Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. As a follow-up to Gentle and Lowly, Ortlund’s new book is a deeper study of how we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18). His work now after the cross is still active as he intercedes for us as believers. He calls us to live expectantly!