Is First Free Your “Church Home”? We believe that financial giving is a natural part of our regular worship to God. He calls us to give our ‘first fruits’ (2 Corinthians 9; Proverbs 3) such that we are called to give back to Him a sacrificial portion of what He has first given us. Through this sacrificial giving, it is our desire that all would draw closer to the heart of God.
If you have other questions about giving, call Director of Admin & Finance, Jung Hower: (773) 561-4175 x106.
ROOM USAGE & SPACE SHARING REQUESTS
If you have questions, email our Director of Facilities, Michael Johnson or call him: (773) 561-4175 x107.
For First Free Ministry Teams
All events or meetings that take place on First Free campus space (events, team meetings, prayer and small groups, etc) must have the space reserved ahead of time. Please fill out this form to request space. (Note: Staff members can add their team meetings to the calendar, in which case this form does not need to be filled out.
Ministry Space Request Form
For General Space Usage Requests
(public/private non-First Free events)
UPDATED JUNE 2017: We are not considering new requests for events and space usage at this time.
For questions, contact our Director of Facilities.
Please refer to the pdf linked below for our space usage policy.
Wedding Policy/Fee/Request Form
MINISTRY COMMUNITY MEETINGS
Our upcoming schedule is as follows. Unless otherwise publicized, meetings are held at approximately 11:15am (after a shorted 10am service and five-minute break.) Unless otherwise publicized, childcare is provided, but parents/guardians must RSVP for it at least one week in advance: email our Co-Directors of Children & Family Ministries, Michael & Brittany Johnson.
- Sunday, July 16, 2017 (no childcare)
- Sunday, October 22, 2017
- Sunday, January 28, 2018
- Sunday, April 22, 2018 – Annual Meeting
Our Elder Board meets once a month to conduct business, sometimes calling additional meetings when there’s more business to conduct. The Elder Secretary keeps copies of meeting agendas and notes. For any inquiries about those meetings, please contact email@example.com.
Nomination Process for Elders
Nov 1– Communicate to the congregation that leadership is accepting names for potential elders
Nov 30 – Deadline for accepting names of potential elder candidates from congregational members
Dec – Elders will decide which nominee(s) we will approach about serving as an elder
Jan 15 – Senior pastor and/or elder chairperson will initiate conversations with prospective elder candidates
Feb 15 – Prospective candidates must let the senior pastor and/or elder chairperson know if they are willing to serve as an elder
April – At Annual Meeting the congregation votes on new elder candidate(s). Those affirmed will begin a two-year term of service.
CRISIS & COMPASSION FUND
Once per month a special offering is taken after our celebration of the Lord’s Supper for a benevolence fund. A limited amount of financial help may be available to members and regular attenders of First Free Church who are experiencing a crisis need.
Before submitting a request for help, please refer to the document that outlines the fund policy by clicking HERE. Note that funds will not be disbursed directly to applicant, but only to “vendor (i.e., landlord, lawyer, grocery story, etc.).
If you choose to submit a request, please fill out the online form by clicking the button below. Or you can print out a PDF version of the form by clicking HERE, fill it out, print it, and mail it to “First Evangelical Free Church, Attn: Crisis & Compassion Fund, 5255 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640.Crisis & Compassion Fund Request