July Monthly Herald #7
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Rome First UMC

a monthly newsletter
July 1 - July 31, 2019


Our mission at Rome First is Love God, Love People and Serve the World and our vision statement shows how we do this... "serving Rome by loving and welcoming all as partners in transformation". 

What to Expect

 We are a community of faith that with open hearts and open doors. We encourage you to give us feedback anytime. We can all reach out to someone we know that needs a place of grace to come to. Who will you invite?

Contemporary Worship // 9:00 am Wilder Center // with a full band
Traditional Worship // 11:00 am Historic Sanctuary // with a Chancel Choir
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Pastors Blog
The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with One Step
Read Rev. Dr. Robert Brown's monthly article
Next Sermon Series

Just What the Doctor Ordered...
7/7 "Pack Light" Rev. Dr. Robert Brown
Luke 10:1-11 (NRSV)
7/14 "Directions" Mr. Vincent Moreno
Luke 10:25-37 (NRSV)
7/21 "Most Important" Rev. Dr. Robert Brown
Luke 10:38-42  (NRSV)
7/28 "Pray and Do" Rev. Dr. Robert Brown
Luke 11:1-13

Worship in July
Join us in July for one worship
service at 10am in the Sanctuary
There will be no scheduled Sunday School time,
but your class is welcome to meet if it wishes at 9am or 11am
Fall Studies

Rev. Dr. Gil Watson's Bible Study -
Gil will resume his study beginning September 4th at Noon and September 5th at 6:30pm.  Classes will meet in the Wilder Dining Room.  No sign-up just show up.

Rev. Dr. Robert Brown's Book Study -
Robert will lead a book study - "Changing Our Mind" by David P. Gushee.  You can sign up with the Church Office or at  The classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 5:45p-7pm in the Wilder Dining Room and Thursday mornings from  10:45a-Noon at Swift & Finch Coffee Shop.  Each participant will be responsible for the purchase of his/her own book Changing Our Mind:  Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBTQ Christians with Response to Critics by David P. Gushee.
Wednesday classes start on August 28th and run through October 2nd.
Thursday classes start August 29th and run through October 3rd.
Deadline to sign up for the class is August 14th.
Make sure to check out all that is
going on for kids at Rome First! 

VBS at Rome First:  Putt-Putt and the Incarnation
VBS All Summer All Sunday continues, with a few important notes!

July 7th is Putt-Putt for Real!
All kids, ages preschool-rising 5th graders, we'll meet at the Putt-Putt Fun Center
during our usual VBS time, 3pm-5pm, to try out our skills on a real course. 
Bring money for snacks and drinks, if you'd like. Parents and siblings invited.
Please contact to let her know you'll be there!

July 14th there is no VBS!
We're taking the week off.
We'll pick right back up on the 21st.

Students in 6th through 12th grade 

All Youth Activities

Parker Clavijo, Director of Youth 
UMW Newsletter   UMW 2019 Calendar  
UMW Website information
If you're an early riser, join the Men's Prayer Breakfast 
on Tuesday mornings at 7:30. 
July 2019 Volunteer schedule
Download your copy today!

Each month we will spotlight a
Rome First Mission.

July's Communion offering benefits 
Living Proof Recovery

Living Proof Recovery is a Recovery Community Organization, led by people in long-term recovery, providing support services to people seeking recovery from the use of alcohol or other drugs.  LPR provides peer recovery support services for people working to achieve personal goals that will help maintain long-term recovery. At LPR, support for families and other community members impacted by addiction is provided.  "We know that recovery is real, and we want everyone to experience the amazing quality of life that recovery provides."
July's communion offering goes towards the good work of Living Proof Recovery. 

Mission News

July Mission Minutes with Ministry Partners
All through the month of July, during our one combined service, we'll hear from some of our partners in ministry about the work they are doing in our community. 
Join us each week to hear from Inspiritus, Good Neighbors Ministry, Brighter Birthdays, and the Ruth and Naomi House as they share their stories.
Mission Trip Update:
Rome First UMC's mission team will be at Cass Community in Detroit, MI, July 14th-19th. 
 If you would, please be in prayer for our efforts there. 
 July 14th we would love your prayers for safe travels for the mission team.
 July 15th prayers for the staff and regular volunteers who make the work of Cass Community possible.
 July 16th prayers for the residents and participants in Cass Community's programs.
 July 17th prayers for the people of Detroit.
 July 18th prayers for the new neighborhoods being created at Cass.
 July 19th safe travels for our mission team.
Thank you, church family! We appreciate it!

Meals and More:
August 6th, Tuesday, 3pm-5pm, is our turn to provide the meal portion of Meals and More.
 Please join us in the Wilder Center Dining Room to help spread love and needed nutrition to our neighbors in need. 
All ages welcome to pack bags, distribute cold water, sign people in, and/or be a friendly greeter at the door. 
We'd love to have you. Questions? contact


Click here for the July calendar
Spotlight on Giving: July

July Communion Offering 
During Communion this month,
please consider making a special offering to
Living Proof Recovery

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Celebrations This Month
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