Sunday Morning Worship

We would love to have you join us for worship services in-person at First Free. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10 am in our Sanctuary building at 5255 N Ashland Avenue. Services usually last for an hour and a half and include worship (singing) led by our worship band, a 35-minute message from our pastor, communion once a month, and usually a few announcements.

Children & Youth

Families with children of all ages are invited to attend the worship service. We provide activity bags for children from nursery to 5th grade with crayons, play-doh, etc. Also our nursery is available for the youngest among us. Information about our children’s and youth gatherings can be found on our Children & Family Ministries page, and our Youth Ministries page.

COVID Safety

Seating on our main floor is open to all. Social distancing is recommended. Regardless of vaccination status, we ask everyone entering the building to wear a mask. On Sunday mornings we will ask for your name and either a phone number or email address in order to contact if we receive word of a COVID case in the church.

Balcony Seating

For those being a bit more cautious, we offer the option to sit in our balcony where we maintain socially distanced seating.


First Free Church is at the corner of Ashland and Berwyn in the Andersonville Neighborhood of Chicago. For most events and meetings, we enter through the glass doors at the front of our Family Life Center (the newer building) on Ashland Avenue.


Free street parking is available on Ashland Avenue and in the neighborhood to the West. We have one handicap parking space at the front of the sanctuary building and one in the back.


The #50 (Damen) bus stops right in front of our building. We are within a block of the #22 Clark & Berwyn bus stop and the #92 Foster & Ashland stop.  If you’re taking the train, you’ll want to get off at the Berwyn Red Line Station and then head 6 blocks west.


Our entrance ramp is at the front of the building on Ashland and an elevator serves all levels of the Sanctuary and Family Life Center buildings.

First Evangelical Free Church

5525 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

773-561-4175 |

We would love to hear from you.