First Free Email Bulletin

November 12, 2021

Dear First Free Church Family,

Forgiving others can be difficult, even seemingly impossible. Time doesn't always make forgiveness easier, either. Old wounds can be the hardest to heal. However, as we said last week, what is difficult, even impossible, for us is neither for God. No healing is impossible for God, no matter how old or deep the wound (Matthew 19:26; Philippians 4:13). 

This Sunday, we'll continue our three-part, verse-by-verse study of Philemon. In this brief study, we'll see how God's forgiveness sets us free to forgive others.

Don't forget to join us at 9:30 am for our new Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) options, Breakfast Bible Bunch for our students, and Sunday School for children. 

Also, don't forget that my new study, Deepen, will meet in my office at 9:30 am for those considering membership at First Free. Deepen builds upon the material covered in my other recurring ABF, Discover, but all are welcome. Space is limited. Please email me if interested!

Finally, be sure to visit our new and updated website ( for an up-to-date ministry calendar. While there, you can learn more about the events and ministries listed above, read our latest blog posts, and more!

We can't wait to see you this Sunday! Come worship and bring a friend! 

You're loved. Don't forget it.

Kevin Labby, Lead Pastor

Family News


Congratulations to Randy & Joyce McDonald for 45 years of marriage on November 20.

Happening Now

ChristmasFest Volunteer Luncheon

Want to get more involved with ChristmasFest? Our ChristmasFest Volunteer Luncheon is THIS Sunday, Nov. 14 following service. Come find out where you can serve!

Special Offering

On Sunday, Nov. 14 we will be taking a special offering for the building project.

You can find yellow special offering envelopes in your pews.

November Evangel

The November Evangel is now available online here or in your mailbox on Sunday.

Harvest Home

For our Harvest Home collection this year, we will be accepting monetary donations instead of collecting food items. Your donations will go directly to helping community families provide for this upcoming holiday season. 

Please use an offering envelope located in the back of the pews and write on it "For Harvest Home" to donate. 


We will be having a Baptism service on November 21. Anyone interested in being baptized should contact Pastor Kevin at

Dad's Breakfast n' Bible

Calling all teen father figures (Dads, Grandparents, Uncles, etc.)! Pastor Alex is hosting a Breakfast n' Bible for yinz on Saturday, November 20 at 9 a.m. in the Fire Place Room.


Holiday Season at First Free

GriefShare Surviving the Holidays Seminar

We will be offering the "Surviving the Holidays Seminar" on Thursday, November 18th from both 10 am - 12 and 7 pm - 9 pm.

Please call the church office at 412-678-6655 for more information.

Praise & Thanksgiving Service

Join us for our annual Praise & Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21 at 6 p.m. with our Pie n' Pudding fellowship to follow.

Women's Christmas Tea

Women of First Free, please join us for a time of fellowship at our Women’s Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 5 from 2-4. 

Register online today or in the lobby Sunday after service.

Christmas Fest

Join us this year for our newly named ChristmasFest celebration on December 10 & 11. Christmas Fest features our Live Nativity, Live Animals, Kidzone Carnival and more! 

Want to get more involved? Our ChristmasFest Volunteer Luncheon is THIS Sunday, Nov. 14 following service. Come find out where you can serve!

 Upcoming Student Ministry Events
  • November 20, 9-11 am – Dad’s Breakfast & Bible, Fireplace room
  • November 24 – No student ministry
  • December 1 - Christmas shopping for community families
  • December 3, 6:30-8:30 pm - Leader/Staff Christmas party, FPR 
  • December 5, 12 pm - Prayer for the next Generation, ALC
  • December 8, 6:30-8:30 pm Christmas cookie/meal share 
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