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Discover God’s love.

Every kid has a unique personality and God has a special plan for each of them.



Encourage your child to discover and live their faith in Jesus as we explore the great stories of the Bible together. All activities are led by trained leaders in a purposeful, safe, and age-appropriate way. Visit us in the Kids Lobby before your service starts and we will help you check in and find your kid’s classroom.


Sunday Mornings

During 8:30 a.m. service:
Age 3 to grade 3
Check-in required

During 10:30 a.m. service:
Age 3 to grade 5

*Nursery is only available during 2nd service.

Main Campus – Kids Wing

2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Various Kids Rooms

Wednesday Nights

Kids play team games, memorize Bible verses, and explore different Biblical stories and people with their group leaders and friends. Your family does not need to attend First Free Rockford to participate.


6:30–8 p.m. Wednesdays

Age 3–grade 5
During the school year

Main Campus | Kids Wing

2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Various Kids rooms

Child Dedications


A special way for parents to declare their own commitment to raise their child in a home where God is the center. We host dedications during our Sunday morning services three times a year.


Upcoming 2023 Dates

July 16
There is a mandatory informational class at 9:30 a.m. the Sunday prior (July 9) in Room 242 in the Kids Lobby.


Main Campus – Sanctuary

2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Kids Upcoming Events
Summerama Day Camp

Day Camp


Summerama serves Rockford area families by providing a fun and caring day camp experience for kids. Campers choose from a variety of activity focuses each week and participate in daily crafts, games, Bible lessons and singing. 

Mom's Day Out

Mom’s Day Out


A school-year ministry of First Free Rockford held on Mondays and Fridays for kids ages 12 months through preschool. Led by a talented staff of teachers and caretakers here at First Free, MDO provides a secure and loving environment for children to learn and grow. For over 30 years, busy parents have used MDO to get a weekly break to meet friends, run errands, or simply relax.

Kids MinistriesFirst Free Kids is a family of families who worship, grow and serve together. Our team partners with you in leading your kids to follow Jesus by offering several weekly programs that focus on their spiritual growth. Trained staff are committed to being a positive reflection of God’s love while providing a clean and safe environment for all kids—not to mention having a lot of fun too!

Contact Us

Kari Heckler


Kari Heckler

Kids Ministries Director

Teresa Hubbard


Teresa Hubbard

Summerama Director

Teresa Hubbard


Toni Rowley

Kids Ministries Coordinator