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It’s easy to plan a visit to one of our Sunday services. When you click the button below, you’ll first choose the service you want to attend and then answer a few simple questions about your interests in our church. After that, a member from our Connection team will contact you with details for your visit. You’ll also have a chance to ask any questions you have about First Free Rockford.

COVID-19 and First Free Rockford

Here’s an assortment of relevant information for our church family. This was current as of Tuesday afternoon, March 17.   How many can gather? **The following information was posted before the stay-at-home order from Friday, Mar. 20, 2020.** The Centers for...

Bridging boundaries

by Jim Killam | 5-minute read   Before First Free moved to its current location in 1980, it was a fixture in a vibrant Rockford neighborhood called Midtown. Today, Bob and Jill Campbell spend most of their waking hours continuing to invest in the spiritual health...

Coffee in the driveway

by Rob Ullrich | 4-minute read   “It’s hard to believe, but this used to be a nice place to live.”  My dad’s car crawled past sagging houses, half hidden behind waist-high weeds.  “There. That was our place. Over there, the Olsons and there, the Zimmermans.” He...

Book Spotlight: February 2020

Evangelism books never sell very well. There are some good ones out there, usually written by extroverts with the spiritual gift of evangelism. They make the reader feel guilty. Inadequate. The gist is, “Here’s what I did, and here’s how many people came to Christ. Go...

The 11-year-olds’ guide to trick-or-treating

By Jim Killam Not sure of your Halloween responsibilities as a neighborhood resident? We’re here to help. Over the years, and at great personal cost, we have intercepted reconnaissance from local 11-year-olds as they devise their trick-or-treat strategies. At...