OUTREACH

Imagine the impact we could have locally and globally if we all gave God our “yes” and allowed him to use our unique gifts, passions, and experiences to serve others. Whether you have lots of time to volunteer or only a few hours every once in awhile, consider making the kind of difference that only you can make.

JOIN FIRST FREE CHURCH IN A WEEK DEVOTED TO SERVING OUR COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

MONDAY, JUNE 13

SERVING THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY AT HOUSKA PARK

5:30 - 7:30 PM (DINNER AT 6 PM) | AT HOUSKA PARK IN LA CROSSE | AGES 18 & UP (NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN)
Come help bless our homeless community by serving dinner, distributing food and clothing items, and cleaning and maintaining the area.  Adult clothing and non-perishable food donations appreciated.

Please contact Pastor DAVE KONKOL for more information

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

LOADING SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA 

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM | W8288 COUNTY RD Z, BLDG #53, ONALASKA, WI | AGES 13 & UP
Come help load a shipping container with medical supplies and equipment to support our mission partners in Southeast Asia.

Please contact Pastor MARK BROCKBERG for more information and to RSVP.
Please include contact information should shipping container be delayed.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS NIGHT

WITH GUEST SPEAKER REBECCA BENDER

7:00 - 9:00 PM | AT FIRST FREE CHURCH
Join us for an evening presentation with guest speaker Rebecca Bender. Rebecca is a thought leader, advocate, and consultant who equips individuals and organizations to identify and fight human trafficking in their own back yards. She regularly testifies as an expert witness in court and has trained over 100,000 professionals, including FBI, Homeland Security, regional law enforcement and medical personnel. SHE is a leading voice in the fight against trafficking nationally.

RESOURCE TABLES OPEN AT 6 PM. NO COST. NO CHILDCARE AVAILABLE. THIS EVENT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR INDIVIDUALS AGES 14 AND UNDER. SPACE IS LIMITED & REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

GOING THE DISTANCE: A RUN TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING

5K RUN/WALK & KIDS 1/4 MILE RUN/WALK

9:00 AM (KIDS) 9:30 AM (5K) | AT FIRST FREE CHURCH | IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FIERCE FREEDOM
Join us for A 5K race and a 1/4 mile kids race with all proceeds going towards the fight to end human trafficking. Stay after the run and join in on the fun with a DJ, fun kids activities and refreshments!

BIKE-A-THON TO SUPPORT PANAMA

9:30 AM | AT FIRST FREE CHURCH
Join us for a bike ride to raise awareness and funds for Panama Missions and The Hogar School for Indigenous Children.

EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING!

LOCAL

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If you would like to join the First Free Food Pantry volunteer team or have questions please contact Carol Onstad.
Safe Families For Children is a community’s response to the Foster Care crisis. It’s an opportunity for churches to partner with others to offer a unique and Christian alternative to Foster Care. It’s part of a much larger Community United For Families initiative. To find out how to become a Safe Families Host Family, a Family Friend, or a Resource Friend, please contact Pastor Dave Konkol.

CLICK HERE to donate to Safe Families La Crosse.

AWARENESS, ADVOCACY, ACTION

CLICK HERE to read an important warning from our Local Outreach Pastor, Dave Konkol.

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TRUSTED ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING AROUND THE WORLD:

For questions and more information, contact Pastor Dave Konkol.
First Free Global Missions' targets areas are Southeast Asia & Panama. We are having a global impact by reaching some of the most unreached and unengaged people groups in these regions.  We schedule trips for those who want to see and experience first-hand what that looks like.  Most trips take place in January or February and planning/registration begins about 3-6 months prior.

SOUTHEAST ASIA

First Free partners with national leaders who are making an impact for the Kingdom among some of the hardest to reach people on earth in restricted access countries.

Join us for a trip to Southeast Asia to observe how God is using First Free to:
  • Help national believers start businesses that provide jobs and improve the economic condition of their communities and opening doors for them to share the gospel.
  • Provide technical assistance for agricultural projects and businesses to increase food security and reduce malnutrition.
  • Match national business leaders with US business leaders to assist with developing and implementing business plans.
  • Support justice and anti-human trafficking ministries working in some of the darkest places on earth.
Questions? Contact Charlie at 608.386.8590 or [email protected]
or Brian Cuda at [email protected] for more information.

PANAMA

First Free partners with YWAM in Panama to reach one of the poorest and most unreached people groups in our hemisphere – the Ngabe.  Our teams have been going to Panama for several years and God has used First Free to make a significant impact.

Come and be a part of what God is doing. You’ll meet local leaders, experience life in the mountains of Panama, and play your part in serving and blessing the Ngabe people. On our last trip we built a home for a Ngabe family, led an Alpha Course, ran a Vacation Bible School, and prepared meals for the poor.

Questions? Contact Dr. Evan and Maggie Nelson or Pastor Mark Brockberg.