Whether you are a long-established Christian, a new believer, or someone just checking us out, we believe First Free can be a church home for you – a place to belong and a place to grow!
We offer something for the whole family on almost every Wednesday evening, September - May (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.). View our upcoming event calendar here.
First Free Adults
New to First Free? Join one of our Growth Groups! This fall, we'll be studying 1 Thessalonians together. It's going to be great!
When you enter through our Main Lobby doors on Wednesday night (6:30 - 8:00 pm), a member of our Welcome Team will be ready to guide you to one of our many Growth Groups for adults.
Men's Growth Group 1
Leader: Pastor Kirk Albrecht
Location: Main Lobby Café
Men's Growth Group 2
Leader: Randy McDonald
Location: Counseling Office
Women's Growth Group 1
Location: Tammy Badstibner
Location: Church Office
Women's Growth Group 2
Leader: Barb Thomson
Location: Nick Barilla’s Office
Women's Growth Group 3
Leader: Jan Conard
Location: Adult Learning Center
Women's Growth Group 4
Leader: Timberly Painter
Location: Choir Room
Women's Growth Group 5
Leader: Gayla Gessler
Can't make it Wednesday night? No problem! Other men’s, women’s, couples, and mixed Growth Groups meet on other nights of the week, either at First Free Church or in members’ homes.
For more information about Wednesday night or other Growth Groups and how to get involved, please contact Pastor Kirk Albrecht.
First Free Students (Grades 6-12)
New students always welcome! Meet us in the Upper Room or gymnasium for time in the Bible, games, snacks, and fun with friends from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. We believe in creating a loving atmosphere in our group where Jesus is central and no one is excluded. We also participate in regular service projects, attend special concerts and events, summer missions trips and seasonal retreats. Any student who attends will find a blend of fun and opportunity for growth. Questions? Contact Pastor Alex Ielase.
First Free Kids (through Grade 5)
Your child will love Awana, our Wednesday night ministry for children. Awana is a Bible-based program that helps children learn about God and His plan for their lives. We use Bible teaching, encourage Bible memorization, and arrange games that build confidence and foster teamwork. Children meet from 6:30 - 8:00 pm according to age in four groups, where they experience small group friendships:
- Puggles (2 year olds), as of Aug 31
- Cubbies (Ages 3 – 4), as of Aug 31
- Sparks (Grades K – 2)
- Truth & Training (Grades 3 – 5)
For directions to Awana, talk with a member of our Welcome Team! They'll meet you in the Main Lobby. Questions? Contact the church office.
Register Your Child
If your child plans to join us for Sunday or Wednesday night programming, you can pre-register them here!