First Free Email Bulletin

November 5, 2021

Dear First Free Church Family,

Forgiving people can be difficult. In some instances, it might seem impossible. Even so, God commands His forgiven people to forgive others (Matthew 6:14; 18:35; Mark 11:25; Luke 17:3,4). Thankfully, what is impossible for us is never impossible for God (Matthew 19:26). His Spirit empowers us to offer authentic forgiveness from the heart. 

This Sunday, we'll start a 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


Our Christian love and sympathy to the Hennon family at the passing of Norma’s sister, Mary Kay Lindeman.


Congratulations to Thomas & Arlene Barnes for 68 years of marriage on November 8. 

Happening Now

Being and Bringing Good News Update

The workshop will now be taking place on Saturday only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Lunch will be provided and donations are appreciated.


Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to FALL BACK this Sunday! 

Operation Christmas Child

Please return packed boxes ASAP.

Next Generation Prayer Time

Join us in the Adult Learning Center after worship THIS SUNDAY to pray for the next generation in our congregation and communities. 

November Evangel

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

Senior Acheivers

Those who are 50+ are invited to our monthly Senior Achiever gathering on Tuesday, November 9 at 11 a.m. 

If you need to register or have questions, contact the church office.

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. 

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.

ChristmasFest Volunteer Luncheon

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


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

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!

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 on Sunday, Nov. 14 following service. Come find out where you can serve!

 Upcoming Student Ministry Events
  • November 7, 12 pm – Next generation Prayer meeting, ALC
  • 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 
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