Points of Interest

Missionary Commissioning and Send-off Lunch: Aaron and Delaina Spence will soon be leaving for training for their final destination on the mission field. Join us on January 1 for their commissioning during service, and stick around for lunch directly after second service in Room 110. Please RSVP to cnelson@efree.org.

Year-End Giving at First Free: God is glorified by the generosity of his people. God’s word urges us to use our money and material goods for eternal outcome. Thank you for your sacrificial giving throughout the year. First Free has several ways for you to make a contribution: online at efree.org/giving (click ‘Give Now’ and then select ‘Outreach Support’ from the drop-down menu), the giving kiosk in the main foyer, and by check or cash.

  • Designated giving to Outreach Ministries. As you contemplate your year-end giving, please consider the eternal impact your funds can have for the gospel around the world. Funds given directly to Outreach go to support our missionaries and mission efforts in St. Louis and beyond.
  • Advent Conspiracy. There is still time to give to Advent Conspiracy! All funds raised will go to serve Syrian refugees through the Oasis Project in Beirut as well as needed building repairs for the The Well Community Church in South St. Louis. Please notate Advent Conspiracy on your check, or select ‘Advent Conspiracy’ from the drop-down menu at efree.org/giving.

Mission Community Lunch: Join us on March 5 directly after second service in the Activity Center. Ellen Dykas from Harvest USA will be one of the speakers. Mark your calendars today then RSVP to lcalys@efree.org.

We are looking for a leader for an OMF children’s ministry team during their field conferences in July. Want to hear more? Contact cnelson@efree.org.

Missionaries experiencing support shortfall:  Edwards, Hartke, Beoletto, Burke, Dykas, Geremew, Knights, Pollasch, Sanders, Spence, Stolwyk, Wos, and others who can’t be named online. Contact cnelson@efree.org if you would like information on how to give to these missionaries specifically.

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.

Missionary Support Challenge: Our missionaries have a very important and at times a 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 Adult Community, small group, or family. There is no financial obligation – this is simply a way of encouraging and supporting those on the mission field. Questions? Contact Cathy Nelson at cnelson@efree.org.

Donations to Rise Together Resale Shop: The resale shop is in need of furniture and household goods. There is also a great need for men’s jeans and bed/bath linens. Other items will be accepted. For large item donations please contact the Well at yesuswodaje@gmail.com or 314.865.2210 for pick up. Tax donation receipts available. Questions? Contact Laura Calys at lcalys@efree.org or 636.779.2185. Smaller donations can be brought to the Berean House, WEST entrance, M-F.

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