Dig Deeper

The Bible offers infinite wisdom and encouragement for life’s challenges. Among friends in a Life Group, you can explore the indescribable depth of God’s Word.

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...
When God presses the ‘pause’ button

When God presses the ‘pause’ button

by Jim Killam | 4-minute read   The last couple of weeks have been hard. More COVID, more shutdowns, more arguments about masks. Endless political tension and mudslinging. Canceling a family birthday gathering. Wondering what to do about Thanksgiving. And then...

Call to prayer and fasting

During this season of COVID-19, we are asking you to set aside time each Wednesday afternoon for fasting and prayer. Each week we’ll provide a short video devotional to get you started. Here’s the first one, from Pastor Luke and Jessi Uran.

Snow Camp 2020

Snow Camp 2020 was packed with fun winter activities and powerful experiences with God and our community of high school students and staff. Filmed and edited by David Peterson, Technical Arts Director Interviews conducted by Meredith Domanico, Director of Student...

Meet Clayton Ganziano

Clayton Ganziano has served First Free Rockford for two years as middle school coordinator. Now he’s also coordinating Rooted, our young-adults ministry. Clayton and Hannah just celebrated their first wedding anniversary. We talked with Clayton about church youth...

2019 Community Choir Festival

First Free Rockford Hosts Community Choir Festival Experience Event caters to both singers and the public ROCKFORD, Ill. (Feb. 7, 2019) – First Free Rockford invites singers and the public to worship through music and song during its annual Community Choir Festival...