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Discover God’s love.

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

Sundays

BIBLE–CENTERED KIDS PROGRAM | YEAR-ROUND

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.

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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.

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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

SUNDAY DEDICATION SERVICES

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.

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Upcoming 2023 Dates

April 23 and July 16
There is a mandatory informational class at 9:30 a.m. the Sunday before the dedication.

Main Campus – Sanctuary

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

Summerama
Day Camp

FAITH, FRIENDSHIP and CREATIVITY | SUMMER

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. Watch here for 2022 dates.

Mom's Day Out

Mom’s Day Out

BIBLE-CENTERED PRESCHOOL | SCHOOL YEAR

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

@rockfordkids
Kari Heckler

KIDS MINISTRIES

Kari Heckler

Kids Ministries Director

Teresa Hubbard

KIDS MINISTRIES

Teresa Hubbard

Early Childhood Coordinator

Teresa Hubbard

KIDS MINISTRIES

Toni Rowley

Kids Ministries Administrative Assistant