Lent and Easter Visual Arts Gallery
Just as we did during Advent, we want to invite artists of all ages and skill levels to submit paintings, drawings, photography and graphic designs for consideration in our Lent & Easter visual arts gallery. In the foyer, on screens throughout our building, and on social media, we will be celebrating Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection through this important expression of worship. We invite everyone to submit artwork that helps us to contemplate themes such as redemption, Christ as a suffering servant, Christ’s conquering of death, sacrificial love, communion, and the newness of life and hope we experience in Christ. If you have questions, or would like more information, contact Paul Anleitner at email@example.com. Submissions will be accepted and reviewed throughout Lent and Easter, beginning the week of March 10th.
Wednesday Night Worship and Prayer—March 20
Come, be refreshed and encouraged. Join us for a time of worship and prayer on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:45 p.m.
Terrace on Chicago—March 23
We’re excited to be serving the well over 200 people who have RSVP’d to be at Terrace on Chicago on Saturday, March 23rd. Do you have questions about your seating or your table? Please don’t hesitate to call or email the Church office.
Connections—Starts March 31
Are you new to First Free and looking to learn more? Want to meet other new folks and enjoy some food? Connections is a 4–week small group that meets at Erica and Pete Lehner's home on Sunday evenings March 31, April 7, 14 & 28th (We will skip Easter Sunday), from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interested? you can sign-up here.
Aspire is a 1 night, 3-hour event just for women full of laughter, learning, stories, and music. It is like a weekend retreat packed into one evening with National Speakers, Authors, Comedians, and Worship, held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley. Click here for more information and to register.
NCAA March Madness/Men's Night Out—April 8
Join us for a men’s night out! Watch the NCAA basketball final at First Free and enjoy food, games, predictions, prizes, and more. Come at 7:00, tip-off at 8:00. All ages welcome. Bring a snack to share and a lawn chair if possible.
Retreat 46 & District Blitz—April 12–14
Retreat46 is a great opportunity for students in grades 4-6 to celebrate the year together, learn about God and have a blast doing so.This growth level retreat will have many age appropriate activities, games and chapel times. For more information visit our Children's Events Page.
District Blitz is an annual student ministries conference in Duluth, MN hosted by the North Central District of the EFCA and CNC (Converge North Central). For more information, visit the Students Events page.
Pine Wood Derby—April 26
More information to follow.
Dominican Republic Missions Trip
As a church, we have an opportunity to work with Kids Alive May 4–11 in the Dominican Republic. Is God leading you into such a ministry? If you are interested, contact Bob Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Blood Drive—May 13th
We’re partnering with the Red Cross to host a blood drive in our gym on May 13th, 1:00-7:00 pm. If you are generally healthy, weigh over 118 pounds and are over 17 you can donate!
Annual Celebration—May 19
Our Annual Celebration will be taking place on Sunday, May 19th at 10:30 am. We will hold a single worship gathering at 9:00 am with our fellowship time to follow and then come together in the sanctuary at 10:30 am for our Celebration. Children’s ministry will follow its usual schedule.