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.

Tabitha Centers reopening, serving Kinshasa

Tabitha Centers reopening, serving Kinshasa

The recent $10,000 gift from First Free Rockford is helping Tabitha Centers to reopen across Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During the COVID-19 pandemic’s first three months, all 92 Tabitha Centers closed in Kinshasa, DRC’s capital city of 14.6 million...

Lessons from the garden

by Jessi Uran | 6-minute read   Sunflowers never make it at our homestead. Every year, with ideal hopes and renewed resolve, I try to get the open-faced, golden giants of the flower world to take. Every year I am met with new obstacles. One year we got such heavy...

Q&R: Jim Rosene, Kids Around the World

by Jim Killam | 7-minute read   Jim Rosene is president of Kids Around the World, a Rockford-based ministry that has impacted millions of children’s lives globally. We spoke with him in advance of First Free’s Million Reasons2Serv event on Sept. 12. Our church...

Back to school during Covid-19

As we prepare for a school year like no other, we spoke with two teachers and an administrator about their upcoming challenges, and how our church family can pray. Teachers: Jason Blume Heather Schlueter Rob Ullrich Interviewer: Jim Killam Recorded Monday, Aug. 17,...