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Closer Women’s Retreat 2020

Jesus invites us to an intimate relationship with our heavenly Father through the Holy Spirit.

Our response is requested.

Draw near to God.
Delight in his creation and the beauty of fall.
Discover community with several generations of women.
Find space for worship: through gathering together, through music, through prayer and through quiet solitude.
Rest and be replenished.

All women ages 18 and over are welcome. Retreat on your own, with a friend, or with women from your life group, adult community or Bible study.

Venues:
Various homes in Rockford area hosting small groups

Dates:
6:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13
9–11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
No overnight.

Pricing:
$15 – Registration closes midnight Tuesday, Nov. 10.

 

REGISTER TODAY

 

Questions? Contact Women’s Ministries by calling 815-877-7046 or emailing womensministries [at] firstfreerockford [dot] org

Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

Election Prayer Guide 2020

With the election less than three weeks away, let’s value unity above unanimity. Please join us in prayer. Here’s a prayer guide from pastors Luke Uran and Chuck Rife. Read More

School year prayer of dedication

We asked several people from our church family who are teachers and students to record a corporate prayer of dedication and God’s blessing on our students, teachers, administrators and staff — from preschool to graduate or trade school, or home school.

 

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Written by:
Jim Killam & Rob Ullrich

Readers:
Allegra Griffin (student)
Emma Joiner (student)
Heather Schlueter (teacher)
Rob & Cherice Ullrich (teachers)

Music
Baptize Me by Benjamin James (Musicbed license)

 

Rise and Build: Q&R with Pastor Luke Uran

by Jim Killam | 10-minute read

 

With a new sermon series under way, we spoke with Lead Pastor Luke Uran about the book of Nehemiah, leadership and prayer for our church as we enter a new season. Read More

Back to school during Covid-19

As we prepare for a school year like no other, we spoke with two teachers and an administrator about their upcoming challenges, and how our church family can pray.

Teachers:
Jason Blume
Heather Schlueter
Rob Ullrich

Interviewer:
Jim Killam

Recorded Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

*Opinions expressed are the individuals’ own, and do not necessarily represent First Free Rockford, Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) or their places of employment.

And now a Word from our sponsor

by Jim Killam | 4-minute read

 

Uncertainty, dread and anger soak our culture this summer. Let’s take a break. Here are a few Scripture passages, some thoughts from various writers, and some peaceful photos of God’s creation to help counteract all of that.
Read More

CANCELED: Prayer on the Lawn

**This event was canceled due to inclement weather.**

This is a small, corporate prayer service facilitated by one of our pastors with worship music led by Renee Cooper and Nathan Fry.

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 15
Where: Summerwood (lawn and seats) on our church grounds (church building still closed)
Who: All ages, limited to 150 pre-registered people

Details/Guidelines:

  • We will sit on the lawn or in Summerwood seats, in groups of 10 or fewer from same household. The lawn will be marked with spray paint in 8-foot circles with 8 feet between all circles. You also may bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket to sit on.
  • Social distancing is required. Masks are optional.
  • Everyone must enter through the main Summerwood entrance. An accessible entrance will be open for those with special mobility needs.
  • Summerwood restrooms will be available. Limit one person at a time.
  • No childcare will be available. Children must remain seated with their families.
  • No food and drink. Water bottles are allowed.
  • No physical contact such as handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, etc.
  • The event will be canceled if inclement weather occurs. Notification will go out by email and on our website. If unexpected weather occurs during the event, attendees will need to exit immediately.

 

**If you successfully registered last week, please wait until Wednesday to try registering for this event so others have a chance.**

 

REGISTER NOW VIEW SONG LYRICS

 

CANCELED: Prayer on the Lawn

**CANCELED due to heat and lack of shade at Summerwood.**

This is a small, corporate prayer service facilitated by one of our pastors with worship music led by Renee Cooper and Nathan Fry.

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8
Where: Summerwood (lawn and seats) on our church grounds (church building still closed)
Who: All ages, limited to 150 pre-registered people

Details/Guidelines:

  • We will sit on the lawn or in Summerwood seats, in groups of 10 or fewer from same household. The lawn will be marked with spray paint in 8-foot circles with 8 feet between all circles. You also may bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket to sit on.
  • Social distancing is required. Masks are optional.
  • Everyone must enter through the main Summerwood entrance. An accessible entrance will be open for those with special mobility needs.
  • Summerwood restrooms will be available. Limit one person at a time.
  • No childcare will be available. Children must remain seated with their families.
  • No food and drink. Water bottles are allowed.
  • No physical contact such as handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, etc.
  • The event will be canceled if inclement weather occurs. Notification will go out by email and on our website. If unexpected weather occurs during the event, attendees will need to exit immediately.

 

**Event canceled due to heat. Registration for next week’s Prayer on the Lawn opens Monday.**

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED VIEW PRAYER GUIDE

 

Prayer on the Lawn

This is a small, corporate prayer service facilitated by one of our pastors with worship music led by Renee Cooper and Nathan Fry.

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1
Where: Summerwood (lawn and seats) on our church grounds (church building still closed)
Who: All ages, limited to 150 pre-registered people

Details/Guidelines:

  • We will sit on the lawn or in Summerwood seats, in groups of 10 or fewer from same household. The lawn will be marked with spray paint in 8-foot circles with 8 feet between all circles. You also may bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket to sit on.
  • Social distancing is required. Masks are optional.
  • Everyone must enter through the main Summerwood entrance. An accessible entrance will be open for those with special mobility needs.
  • Summerwood restrooms will be available. Limit one person at a time.
  • No childcare will be available. Children must remain seated with their families.
  • No food and drink. Water bottles are allowed.
  • No physical contact such as handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, etc.
  • The event will be canceled if inclement weather occurs. Notification will go out by email and on our website. If unexpected weather occurs during the event, attendees will need to exit immediately.

 

**If you successfully registered last week, please wait until Wednesday to try registering for this event so others have a chance.**

 

REGISTER NOW VIEW SONG LYRICS

 

Registration Closed: Prayer on the Lawn

**Registration closed for June 24 event. Registration opens on Monday for July 1 event.**

This is a small, corporate prayer service facilitated by one of our pastors with worship music led by Renee Cooper and Nathan Fry.

When: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24
Where: Summerwood (lawn and seats) on our church grounds (church building still closed)
Who: All ages, limited to 150 pre-registered people

Details/Guidelines:

  • We will sit on the lawn or in Summerwood seats, in groups of 10 or fewer from same household. The lawn will be marked with spray paint in 8-foot circles with 8 feet between all circles. You also may bring lawn chairs and/or a blanket to sit on.
  • Social distancing is required. Masks are optional.
  • Everyone must enter through the main Summerwood entrance. An accessible entrance will be open for those with special mobility needs.
  • Summerwood restrooms will be available. Limit one person at a time.
  • No childcare will be available. Children must remain seated with their families.
  • No food and drink. Water bottles are allowed.
  • No physical contact such as handshakes, hugs, fist bumps, etc.
  • The event will be canceled if inclement weather occurs. Notification will go out by email and on our website. If unexpected weather occurs during the event, attendees will need to exit immediately.

 

**If you successfully registered last week, please wait until Wednesday, June 24 to try registering for this event, so others have a chance.**

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED VIEW SONG LYRICS