Service is an essential part of a Christ-centered and Christ-sent life. Whether inside or outside church walls, serving provides us the opportunity to embody our faith, live out our values and mobilize our God-given gifts and resources in pursuit our mission.
Serve in the nursery once a month. Contact Keri Graden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Grade Bible Time Teacher (Shared Position!)
Teach a group of 2nd grade boys and girls during the 1st hour. You'll be sharing this role with another teacher (teaching every other month or every other week). Contact Beth Brown: email@example.com
4's and 5's Preschool Teacher (Shared Position!)
Co-teach the 4 and 5-year-olds during the 1st hour, every other week. Curriculum just-right for this age level is provided! Contact Beth Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
3's Preschool Teacher (Shared Position!)
Co-teach the 3-year-olds during the 2nd hour, every other month. Curriculum just-right for this age level is provided! Contact Beth Brown: email@example.com
Children's Church Assistant (On Rotation)
K-3rd graders meet from @11:00-11:30 & assistants are needed to sit with the children & lead a small group to discuss the Bible story & help with crafts. No prep needed! Contact Beth Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a musician, singer, or good with tech? There are opportunities to serve both up front and behind the scenes. Contact Paul Anleitner for more information: email@example.com
With just one hour of training, you can join our team as we visit and extend community to the homebound in our congregation. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood Pressure Team
Attention Nurses! We are always looking for nurses to help out with our Blood Pressure screenings on the 3rd Sundays of every month. Contact Holly Dobble: email@example.com
North Door Attendant
Help assist seniors and others into the church on Sunday mornings. Contact Jay Pound: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like working with doughnuts, coffee and juice, and interacting with other volunteers who stop in while you work, come help create the setting for fellowship and community. We would love to have you serve with us. This is a great opportunity to team up with another—individual or family, to serve by setting up for Fellowship time, one Sunday, every other month.
Check out our list of local opportunities to serve by clicking here.
If you would like more information on how you can be involved, contact Jay Pound: email@example.com
Dominican Republic Trip
In 1997 a few adults and youth from First Free traveled to the Dominican Republic to serve with Kids Alive in the town of Jarabacoa in the mountainous central region of the island. Upon our arrival, we found a house full of exuberant children living in a crowded, rented, rustic, wood-framed dwelling; happy to be in the company of a loving household, to be receiving 3 meals a day, attending school and now finding themselves the subject of attention of these visitors from the US. We immediately set out to construct a new group home for them on a piece of property just outside of town, where they would have ample space to grow and play. As we worked side-by-side with the Dominicans, we made many friends. We got a good start on that new group home and then continued to return, year after year to help them expand the ministry. Out of that experience has grown a lasting relationship with the staff at Kids Alive, with local townspeople and of course with the children.
Our work in Jarabacoa was completed several years ago and we’ve moved on to the Kids Alive ministry in the nearby town of Constanza, where they are now expanding their school. On our trips we help with everything from construction to the children’s ministry, and many from First Free also support some of the children financially.
For more information, or to inquire about the next trip to the DR, contact the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Orleans Mission Trip
Some 22 years ago, our First Free youth pastor then, John Gerhardt with his wife, Wendy, and the first of their 4 children, moved to New Orleans to help a fledgling new Free Church, Castle Rock Community Church, serving the poorest of the poor in that city. That created a relationship that prompted First Free to regularly send teams to serve with Castle Rock, and its partner, Urban Impact Ministries. We do that in any way that we can be helpful. We clean out places, redeem buildings and locations that have been abandoned, love on people, play with kids, and generally do all we can to encourage that effort as well as see changed lives and redeemed people. As John says, "We want to transform our neighborhood into a place where kids can safely rides their bikes"
For more information, or to inquire about the next trip to New Orleans, contact the church office: email@example.com