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Free to Be is a church community that comes together for mutual support, truth speaking, story sharing, and connection building.

Through relationships built in small groups and seasonal Faith Connection events, we will experience the love of God and build lives that honor God, self, and neighbor.

We are an inclusive community that centers the experiences of the easily overlooked, especially children and young families.

We gather around the belief that God’s love cannot be earned or revoked. God’s love is set free in this world, and we are eager to see how we experience that love in our community and throughout the world.


Until all are Free to Be.

Contact Pastor Lauren Applegate


Text/call: 484-852-1779 

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Pr. Lauren Applegate

My Story:

I am a woman in recovery actively building the life I want for myself and my family.

I am a wife and a mother.

I am a fun-loving people person, with a gift for listening to stories of varying magnitudes, and responding with compassion and encouragement.

I am a pastor and lover of people.

I continue to be amazed by how the love of God is made real in this hurting world and in our often complicated lives.

My favorite spiritual practice is sitting silently for 10 minutes. I find this helps me be more kind and patient with myself and others.

You can catch me dancing just about anywhere, sipping coffee with friends, or combing the aisles of a local bookstore or library.

I look forward to being with you soon.