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Q&R with Meredith Domanico – Part 1 of 2

Q&R with Meredith Domanico – Part 1 of 2

This is the first of a two-part conversation with Meredith Domanico, Student Ministries Director. Jim Killam: You and some of the students got back from Summer Camp recently, right? Meredith Domanico: Yeah. We were at Expeditions Unlimited in Baraboo, Wisconsin. We...
Meet First Free’s one-woman band

Meet First Free’s one-woman band

You wouldn’t know it by watching her play, but First Free organist Karen Anderson controls a warehouse full of electronic relays, pneumatic tubes, wall-sized louvers and — literally — almost 2,000 bells and whistles. The organ’s offi cial name is Opus 1329, which is...
Q&R with Pastors Luke Uran & Josh Pardee

Q&R with Pastors Luke Uran & Josh Pardee

Two weeks into our “In Season” series about the fruit of the Spirit, we spoke with Lead Pastor Luke Uran and Associate Pastor Josh Pardee about all things summer here at First Free. What prompted this new series and where are we going with it? Luke Uran, lead pastor...
An evening to remember

An evening to remember

This was going to be about bears. Grizzlies, in fact. I was thinking about Pastor Luke’s message about the love of God. I thought of hiking in wild places, because it reminds me not only of God’s infinite grandeur, but also his infinite love. There’s a lot there to...
Q&R with Claudine Selenga

Q&R with Claudine Selenga

Pastor Nubako and Claudine Selenga from the Democratic Republic of Congo visited First Free Rockford two weeks ago with news from the Tabitha Center ministry in Kinshasa. Tabitha Centers now number 255 throughout Kinsasha, a city of 15 million people and the capital...
First Free Kids Summer Preview

First Free Kids Summer Preview

First Free Kids Ministries are in full swing again, both on Sunday mornings and with special events starting this Friday evening. We spoke with Kids Director Kari Heckler about what this summer holds. It must feel great to be talking about all of this again. Kari...
Q&R with Pastor Luke: Recalibrate

Q&R with Pastor Luke: Recalibrate

We spoke with Lead Pastor Luke Uran about the “Miracles” sermon series that just concluded and our new series, “Recalibrate.” What are some things that you learned or observed during the Miracles series? Luke Uran, lead pastor of First Free Rockford People in our...
Everything you need to know for Big Day of Serving

Everything you need to know for Big Day of Serving

Our annual Big Day of Serving is just two days away. From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, First Free’s volunteer teams will beautify four venues (actually five!) around our community. Clayton Ganziano (Middle School Coordinator) and Meredith Domanico (Student Ministries...