Points of Interest

August Mission Community Lunch on Sunday, August 7th. This lunch will take place directly after second service in the Activity Center.

  • Ryan and Shannon Potter will share what God has done in their lives the past two years. After one year in France for language learning and then one year in the Congo, they have amassed so many new life experiences to share.
  • We will also feature two summer mission teams from Ironton, MO and Dresden, Germany. Both have stories of God at work in them and through them and we’re sure you’ll be encouraged and challenged by them.

Generally this is the lunch with the highest attendance so it is important that if you plan to attend, PLEASE contact me, Laura Calys (lcalys@efree.org) to let me know.

Christian Day at the Ballpark! The St. Louis Cardinals will host their 26th Annual Christian Day at the Ballpark on Sunday, August 7, 2016. It is a day of faith, fellowship, and baseball! The Cardinals take on the Braves at 1:15 pm, and following the game all fans are encouraged to stay for a special program emceed by broadcaster Ricky Horton featuring Cardinals players, past and present, sharing their testimonies of faith. This year’s keynote speaker is 2006 World Series MVP, David Eckstein.


Vehicle Needed (short term) for missionary family during their St. Louis stay. We are looking for a large vehicle to service a family of five during the week of August 4-12. If you can help, contact Cathy at cnelson@efree.org.

English as a Second Language (ESL): First Free offers English classes to immigrants in our community. We invite you to be a part of our ministry! Classes begin in September. If you are interested please contact us at english@efree.org.

Serve St. Louis: Mark October 8 on your calendar and get ready to serve St. Louis! Look for updates in the near future for projects and how to sign up to serve.

Remember those little “Our Daily Bread” printed devotional booklets? Well now you can read them online — and in a couple of dozen languages! They’re complete with accompanying audio snippets. You can also subscribe via iTunes or download the audio as an MP3 file. Definitely worth a look! Check them out at odb.org.

Praying for missionaries: If you want to pray regularly for missionaries and receive the prayer letters for non-secure countries, let Cathy know (cnelson@efree.org) and she’ll add you to her “prayer warriors” list.

Global Fingerprints: The compassion arm of EFCA has launched a child sponsorship program for Syrian refugee children in Beirut Lebanon. For $35 a month, you can make a difference in the life a child and bring them the good news of forgiveness and salvation. Go to globalfingerprints.org or email carlriebeling@gmail.com for more information.

Tutoring: We have a missionary family searching for a tutor for five months in Nepal for three girls. Please contact Missionary Care (cnelson@efree.org) for more information.

Missionary Support Challenge: Our missionaries have a very important and, at times, a very difficult job. They need our support. The support challenge has one simple goal: we want every First Free missionary to have the encouragement of an adoption; whether from a Sunday Connection Class, small group, or group of families. Questions? Contact Cathy Nelson at cnelson@efree.org.

Donations to Rise Together Resale Shop: The Rise Together Resale Ship is in need of furniture and household goods. For large item donations please contact the Well at yesuswodaje@gmail.com or 314.865.2210 to arrange pick up. Tax donation receipts available. Smaller donations can be brought to the Berean House, WEST entrance, M-F. Questions? Contact Laura Calys at lcalys@efree.orgor 636.779.2185.

Outreach Contributions: We are grateful that 5.25% of the contributions to the General Fund are given to outreach. But did you know that the rest of our financial obligations to missionaries and organizations are met through your generosity to missions specifically? As God blesses you, would you consider blessing others by giving to Outreach Ministries? Put ‘Outreach Support” on your check memo or select ‘Outreach Support’ in the drop-down menu at efree.org/giving (Select ‘Give Now!’) or click here.

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