Serve together

Take part in our annual Big Day of Serving on Saturday, May 22. Help beautify Rockford and impact our city with the love of Jesus. You can serve alongside family, friends, your life group, coworkers, whomever you like.

Q&R: Therapist David Creek – part 2

Q&R: Therapist David Creek – part 2

by Jim Killam | 7-minute read   First Free Rockford offers a list of recommended marriage and family counselors. One of those is David Creek. In the second of two parts, Dave talks about finding God working in us and through us during this challenging year....
Q&R: Therapist David Creek – part 1

Q&R: Therapist David Creek – part 1

by Jim Killam | 7-minute read   First Free Rockford offers a list of recommended marriage and family counselors. One of those is David Creek. In the first of two parts, Dave talks about spiritually healthy ways to deal with this high-pressure year.   ...
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...

Lessons from the garden

by Jessi Uran | 6-minute read   Sunflowers never make it at our homestead. Every year, with ideal hopes and renewed resolve, I try to get the open-faced, golden giants of the flower world to take. Every year I am met with new obstacles. One year we got such heavy...

Aliens, seafaring monks and trust

by Jim Killam | 6-minute read   The 1997 sci-fi film Contact, based on the book by Carl Sagan, made an unusually good attempt to reconcile science and faith. Both share a search for truth and “a thirst for wonder” that sometimes neither wants to acknowledge about...