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Easter 2021 (TBA)

Easter services information to be announced. Stay tuned.

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Lessons from the Desert

by Mary Harker | 3-minute read


Growing up, my church did not emphasize Lent. To me, Lent meant we had macaroni and cheese and fish sticks in the school cafeteria because the Catholic kids couldn’t eat meat, or that they (the Catholic kids) gave up eating candy from Ash Wednesday to Easter. They would come to school with a dirty spot on their forehead on Ash Wednesday. Read More

Easter 2020 at First Free Rockford

Easter 2020

Watch our Classic and Contemporary Easter services online at

Love Walked Among Us – Sermon Series

Jesus walked out of the tomb, and the world changed forever. In light of that great news, what does it look like today when Jesus walks with us in our neighborhoods? Our cities? Our world? Join us online starting Easter Sunday, April 12, for a challenging sermon series that might just change your life.

Easter Q&R with Pastor Luke

by Jim Killam | 7-minute read


As we look forward to Good Friday and Easter Sunday, we spoke with Lead Pastor Luke Uran about what it’s like to be a pastor in this most unusual season.


I mean this beyond the superficial greeting: How are you doing?

We have good days and bad days. There is a certain amount of grief and loss. Some of the freedoms that we love, we miss. Jessi and I were just talking about this. We are in this posture of: What is God trying to teach us in this? I’m not one who says there’s a lesson in everything or who tries to over-spiritualize things. However, there are a lot of things that God is teaching us in this. He is teaching us the preciousness of being able to meet together as the church, in a physical sense. For us, we are living differently than we have ever lived before in our lives. Community in a person-to-person, physical sense has completely changed. Read More

Good Friday Service 2019

Good Friday Service 2019

Join us Easter weekend as we celebrate and share who Jesus is for all people. It’s the perfect time to bring family and friends together for an inspirational experience including music, kids programming, and an encouraging message from Pastor Luke Uran.  Our Good Friday service will be located in the Sanctuary which you can get to by walking in the Main Doors and continuing straight through the lobby.

Easter Services 2018

Easter Services

Join us this Easter for a time of worship and celebration at one of our many Sunday worship services. 

Service Times / Locations:

Classic Service | 8:30am | Main Campus (Childcare available through age 5yo)

Contemporary Service | 10:30am | Main Campus (Kids ministry through 5th grade)

Cafe Venue | 10:30am | Main Campus

Fairhaven Venue | 10:20am | Fairhaven Retirement Center

Mission Venue | 11:00am | Rockford Rescue Mission

Our main campus is located at 2223 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL on the Southeast corner of Spring Creek and Mulford.

Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service

Join us for our Good Friday service March 30th at 7:00 pm. We will have a time of Worship, Reflection, and Communion. Childcare is available for children up to age 5.

Easter Services

Easter Services

Join us Sunday, April 16th for our Easter Services!  We will meet at our regular service times as we come together to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Main Campus:

8:30 a.m. Classic Service

10:30 a.m. Contemporary Service and First Free Kids


Cafe Venue:

Cafe Venue will join the Contemporary service in the Sanctuary for a combined Easter celebration.


Mission Venue:

11:00 a.m. Worship Service


Fairhaven Venue:

10:20 a.m. Worship Service