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Jesus, Gentle and Lowly

Jesus, Gentle and Lowly

In Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, author and Naperville pastor Dane Ortlund draws not only from a key passage from the gospels, but also from 17th century Puritan writers whose words still help us see who God is in the person of...
New books for kids and families

New books for kids and families

Among new recommendations for families from First Free Kids Director Kari Heckler are Bibles, family devotional books, storybooks, and science books that could even be used as textbooks for homeschoolers. “I’ve had this on my heart with things being shut down and kids...
Church library reopens in a (slightly) new location

Church library reopens in a (slightly) new location

Did you know First Free has a library? In fact, it has recently moved … but only a few feet. The library recently reopened after being closed for a year because of the pandemic. It now shares the Prayer Room space, near the north entrance. The former library space...
New website: More info, easier to find

New website: More info, easier to find

If you’re reading this, you’ve already found First Free’s new website, conveniently located at the same address as the old one. You’ve noticed a few cosmetic changes — a new color scheme, bolder fonts, easier to read text. But it’s much more than that. More than a...
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...