COVID-19 church updates

May 30, 2020

 

Wednesday Prayer on the Lawn

Starting Wednesday evening, June 10, we will be meeting for weekly prayer and praise at Summerwood! Pre-registration is required to attend; visit the registration page for more details.

Sunday-morning worship remains online only during the month of June, but we are now encouraging Life Groups to start meeting in person again. Watch this video from Pastor Luke for more details.

As we make these prayerful decisions in light of new state health guidelines, it is always with the intent to be wise, cautious and loving to our church family and our community. Stay tuned for updates as they are available.

 

Facilities and programs
Because of the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place order by the state, all First Free Rockford venues are closed and programs are suspended until further notice. This includes:
  • Main campus/office – 2223 N. Mulford Road
  • Fairhaven Venue – 3470 N. Alpine Road
  • Mission Venue – 715 W. State St.
  • All daytime and evening worship services, classes, programs and events (except for Wednesday Prayer & Praise starting June 10)
  • Summerama day camp
  • Patriotic Celebration

Our senior leadership team is monitoring the situation closely and will follow the lead of local, state and national health officials in determining next steps.

 

Sunday Services and Life Groups

In the meantime, we encourage our church family to:

Worship. We will continue to stream our Classic and Contemporary services, available each Sunday morning. You can stream online at firstfreerockford.orgFacebookInstagram, or YouTube. Services are also available through the First Free Rockford apps for Google, Android and Apple devices.

Grow. Life Groups are encouraged to meet in-person within the current social distancing guidelines. Life Groups can also stay connected digitally through services such as ZoomSkypeFaceTime or Google Hangouts. Many Life Groups use the teaching resources found on RightNow Media, which also has resources for individuals and families to aid in spiritual growth.

Serve. Many in our community and congregation are frightened, angry or confused. We as Christ’s church can be agents of calmness, peace and reason. Please check on your neighbors and church family, especially the elderly. If someone is in need, share what you have. Always practice safety under local and state guidelines for social distancing.

Pray. Ask God to bring about an end to the spreading of this disease, and to protect our community and our world. You can also use our Coronavirus Prayer Guide.

Give. Many in our congregation already give their gifts and offerings through electronic means. If you would like to give online, you can do so here. We are also able to receive checks in the mail at 2223 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61107

Stay watchful. We will post all new information at firstfreerockford.org, and also email, Facebook and Instagram. If you are not already receiving our weekly church emails, scroll to the bottom of this page and click “Subscribe.” You can also call the church at 815-877-7046.

 

Need help?

During this global health emergency, First Free Rockford has financial assistance available for those in need from our church family. Click the button below for details.

 

Notice: The main office is closed and all public gatherings are suspended until further notice.More Details