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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. Kids Club is broken down into age-appropriate classes for pre-K, elementary, and Club 45 (grades 4&5).


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 Dedication at First Free Rockford

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 Dates

8:30 or 10:30 a.m. June 30
Please plan to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, June 23 at 9:45 a.m. in the Hippo Room (#242, located in the kids lobby) if you are interesting in dedicating your child. 


Main Campus – Sanctuary

2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Kids Upcoming Events
Family Movie Night

Family Movie Nights

6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 20 & July 11

Bring some friends and join us. fora family movie night outdoors at our Summerwood Amphitheater! Amphitheather seating is available, but you are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit in the grass. On June 27 we will be watching “Migration.”

Family Movie Night

Playground Play Days

10–11 a.m. June 6 & 13, August 1 & 8

Enjoy some free outdoor fun this summer during our Playground Play Days at the First Free Rockford playgrounds! Get outside, meet other Christian parents and have fun! Best for kids 6 & under. Parental supervision is required.

Family Movie Night

Bikes & Burgers

6:30–7:30 p.m. June 27

Bring your bikes, trikes, scooters & skateboards for a night of fun for the whole family! Free hamburgers & hotdogs. There will be riding areas designated for big kids and little kids for safety. 

Click here to sign up!

Family Movie Night

Family Fall Bash

6:30–8 p.m. August 28

A night of fun for the whole family! Games, inflatables and free food–hosted by First Free Kids. Raffle giveaways and discounted registration for the 2024-25 Kids Club year during the event!

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


Toni Rowley

Kids Ministries Coordinator

Teresa Hubbard


Erin Hildreth

Mom’s Day Out Coordinator