Serve together

Take part in our annual Big Day of Serving on Saturday, May 22. Help beautify Rockford and impact our city with the love of Jesus. You can serve alongside family, friends, your life group, coworkers, whomever you like.

Q&R with Pastor Luke Uran: The Miracles of Jesus

Q&R with Pastor Luke Uran: The Miracles of Jesus

How was Easter for you and your family? It was great. Most of my family was in town from Minnesota, so we spent the weekend together. We enjoyed the weather—we were outside all weekend. I always think about pastors immediately after Christmas and Easter. All of the...
Accept no substitutes

Accept no substitutes

May he give you the desire of your heartand make all your plans succeed.May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.May the Lord grant all your requests.Psalm 20:4–5 Quick: What was the second-largest peacetime gathering...
Finding the right Bible

Finding the right Bible

We may not think about it much, but a Bible might be the most important purchase a Christian makes. The Scroll Resource Center at First Free Rockford can help you sort through innumerable choices.  BibleGateway.com lists 61 different English...
Lessons from the Desert

Lessons from the Desert

by Mary Harker | 3-minute read Growing up, my church did not emphasize Lent. To me, Lent meant we had macaroni and cheese and fish sticks in the school cafeteria because the Catholic kids couldn’t eat meat, or that they (the Catholic kids) gave up eating candy from...
Letters to Myself in February

Letters to Myself in February

by Jessi Uran | 1-minute read   Are we back here again? The short but gruesome season Of cold that burns more than skin, But reaches frozen fingers inward And incinerates the heart of hope? Is it impossible to write? To find order, Rhythm or song in things like...

Stop, pray, be encouraged

by Jim Killam | 5-minute read Between services on Sunday morning, Feb. 14, First Free Rockford resumes a ministry called Encouraging Prayer. It’s an opportunity to have someone pray for you, but not necessarily for a pressing need. Rather, this is about listening to...