Points of Interest

Short Term Teams: Summer mission teams are forming now! Whether you choose to stay in Missouri (Ironton) or go overseas, now is the time to pray, submit your application and still have time for equipping and training. Please contact Cathy Nelson (cnelson@efree.org) for answers to your mission questions.

Chinese New Year Celebration: The Chinese Christian Fellowship at First Free is celebrating the lunar new year on Saturday, February 11, in the Activity Center. The whole church family is welcome to join the festivities – dumpling making, music, and a message by Brad Wos, a ReachGlobal missionary to the international community in St. Louis. Dumpling making begins at 3pm, and a potluck dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Reservations are appreciated. Email stlccfgroup@gmail.com.

Mission Community Lunch: Join us Sunday, March 5, directly after second service in the Activity Center. The Outreach staff will talk about mission milestones and Ellen Dykas, from Harvest USA will share about her ministry to women. Mark your calendars today then let us know you’ll join us by emailing Laura at lcalys@efree.org.

Champions for Sanctity of Human Life Exploratory Luncheon: We will gather for lunch on March 12, at 12:30 pm in Room 341 to discover how God desires to equip First Free to enjoy and express the gospel in the arena of life issues. We are following God’s lead to start a Life Team addressing infertility, end of life concerns, crisis pregnancy, and much more. Come to explore how you can join us to support Life at First Free, St. Louis and beyond. Contact lifeteam@efree.org.

2017 Churches for Life Life Summit at West County Assembly of God: This event is taking place on Saturday, April 1, and the keynote speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, from Concordia Theological Seminary. More information and early registration through March 1 is available at www.getintolife.org.

Looking for a leader for an OMF and CRU children’s ministry team during their field conferences in July. Want to learn more? Contact cnelson@efree.org.

Missionaries experiencing financial support shortfall:  Edwards, Hartke, Beoletto, Burke, Dykas, Geremew, Knights, Pollasch, Sanders, Spence, Stolwyk, Wos, Sjerven, and others who can’t be named publicly. Contact Cathy at 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 men’s jeans and bed/bath linens. Donations of these items can be brought to the Berean House, WEST entrance, M-F. 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.

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