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


Daniel and Rebekah Garcia were blessed with a son, Frank Orval Pierce Garcia, born on August 26, 2021.


Friends of First Free,

Thank you for regularly blessing us here at Union Rescue Mission. The investment you make today has an eternal return on investment! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Team URM


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the beautiful plant. We have been overwhelmed with cards and kind expressions of sympathy and encouragement. You have blessed us and we are thankful for you. 

Pat & Nancy Moyer


Dear First Free Church Family,

What a thrill and an honor to be recognized on our 65th anniversary at both services this past Sunday!! This was truly the gift of a perfect memory. And the twelve gorgeous red roses accompanied with delicate flowers and greenery are placed where we can enjoy them throughout the day. Many thanks for sharing your love with us.

Gene & Margaret Logan


Jarvis and Serenity Seaman were blessed with a son, Jude Edward, born on August 2, 2021.


Caleb and Corrie Gibson were blessed with a son, Samuel Dale, born on July 31, 2021.


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you so much for the beautiful red roses to celebrate our 60 years of marriage! Most of all thank you for your love and friendship!

Gus & Nancy Gustavson


Mike and Elizabeth Phillips were blessed with a daughter, Olivia Dell, born on July 16, 2021.


Dear First Free Church Family,

The Peace Lily plant looked beautiful helping to grace the front of the Chapel during Mary's service. Many thanks for remembering and honoring her. The plant will be enjoyed!

Sincerely,
John Eby & Family


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the beautiful live plant in memory of Dad. Your love and care for him and our family during his 5 1/2 years of illness were a great blessing to us! You truly are Jesus' hands and feet--this is true body life! 

Thank you for serving us well. 

With Love & Gratitude,
Pam Roberts for Jeanne, Michael and Cathy


Dear First Free Church Family,

We greatly appreciate your kindness of the beautiful flowers and card on the passing of my mom.

Blessings,
Dave & Cindy Franson


Andrew and Alex Coltrain were blessed with a son, Caleb Theodore, born on June 10, 2021.


Mark and Laura Hansen were blessed with a son, Oliver Paul, born on June 8, 2021.


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the meals made and delivered to us after the birth of our daughter. 

We understand the Lord fills our hearts with more joy than grain and new wine, but you all made it a pretty close competition. We look forward to the life ahead with you all.

Thanks,
Dane, Kristin, Eli, Jay, and Winnie Estok


Chris and Kecia Waipa were blessed with a son, Sebastian Malakai, born on May 28, 2021.


Dane and Kristin Estok were blessed with a daughter, Winnie Louise, born on May 1, 2021.


Jordan and Holly Krahn were blessed with a son, Ezra Michael, born on April 23, 2021.


John and Courtney Anderson were blessed with a son, Levi Joseph, born on April 16, 2021.


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the notes and cards of sympathy, prayer support, and beautiful peace lily plant sent for the passing of my father, Charles.

John Black and family


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the lovely plant you sent in recognition of my father's passing. Your thoughts and prayers have been so kind and are greatly appreciated by each and every one of us.

Lisa Vance;
Mary and Brad Winter and family


Dylan and Hannah Entz were blessed with a son, Isaiah David, born on March 12, 2021.


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you so much for the plant you sent for the passing of my mother. Although we will miss her, we are thankful she's no longer suffering.

Thanks again,
Jason Wenzel & Family


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for all the flowers we received after my son's passing. Thank you, too, for your love and faithful prayers. 

Bernie Hirsch


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the beautiful rose bouquet we received in honor our our 60th wedding anniversary! What a pleasant surprise. Sixty years is a long time and I know we couldn't do it without the Lord Jesus Christ and our church family in our lives. 

Thank you for your love and support.
Joe & Sandy Stout


Dear First Free Church Family,

The family of John Burkholder would like to thank you for the beautiful Peace Lily plant and the lovely cards with heartfelt and kind expressions of sympathy shown to us following his passing and homegoing to be with Jesus.

Thank you too for the donations to our church and SAT-7, and the prayers for John, especially through the years.

Thank you to our dear friends who prepared a meal for our family after the service and for all who had a part on that day, serving in one way or another! Your caring support and love was a great blessing and comfort to our family. Thank you!

Much love,
Trudy Burkholder, John David & Staci Burkholder & Family


Dear First Free Church Family,

Thank you for the beautiful plant, cards, phone calls, meals, and prayers for my family and I during my dad's hospitalization and subsequent death. I will miss him very much but am confident that he is in his eternal home with his Savior and Lord, free of pain and suffering. Your prayers were so appreciated, and my family and I experienced the peace that passed all understanding and God's comfort as a result. Thank you for being the hands and body of Christ to us during this time. 

Darla Stevens and family


Tim and Ashlee Coltrain were blessed with a son, Ty Lee, born on January 27, 2021.