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Rome First UMC

November Herald
 a monthly newsletter

November 1 - November 30, 2016

 

Welcome

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

What to Expect

At church, you’ll currently find two worship services, a contemporary, more casual service at 9am in the Wilder Center and a traditional service at 11am in our beautiful, historic sanctuary. There are Sunday morning classes offered for all ages at 10am and childcare for children 5 and under from 8:45am until after the 11am worship service.

For the season of Advent, please see the bottom of the newsletter for the "new" schedule. Also, you can see the schedule on our website.  

In the Herald, you'll find events that are relevant to the month and information for you use to be connected with us. 

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Pastors Blog.
Tim Tebow in the news again! Read Rev. Dr. Robert Brown's article! 
Studies.
"Half-Truths" book study is being offered again as an evening study. 

 

Tuesdays November 1 - December 6
6pm - 7:30pm
Education Building Room A-205.

To sign up, contact the Office at 706-291-8590, or sign up online

Facilitated by: Evan McElreath Director of Youth and Mission.

Children.

Super Sundays 

Sunday, November 6th from 4:30 - 6:00pm
Kids 3rd through 5th grade are invited to attend.
This fun time is filled with activities and dinner. Please bring $2 to cover your cost for food. Find out more information about our children's ministry today!
 
Youth.
Students in 6th through12th grade meet on Sunday evenings at the church for food, games, and spiritual formation.
November Schedule:

Breakaway // http://www.romefirst.org/youth/
Volunteers.
9am Worship in the Wilder Center 
*New time for worship starting 11/27 for Contemporary service @ 10:50am
Ushers
11/6
 Bruce Holdbrooks, Renee Webb & David Howard
11/13  Jim Talley, David Howard
11/23  Phil Brewster, Lynn Sartin, David Howard
11/27 Ed Watters, David Howard (*note new time 10:50am)

Intercessory Prayer 
11/6
 Jane Studard
11/13 Michelle Horton
11/20 
11/27 Gloria Astin (*note new time 10:50am)

Guest Connections Table
11/6 Canada Astin
11/13 Jim Talley
11/20 Jane Studard
11/27 Rebekah Kinney (*note new time 10:50am)

Crossroads Cafe
11/6 Keith Howell
11/13 June Bagwell
11/20 Gloria Astin
11/27 Jennifer Talley (*note new time 10:50am)

Sound Tech
11/6 Parker Clavijo & Matthew McConnell
11/13 Parker Clavijo & Matthew McConnell
11/20  Parker Clavijo & Matthew McConnell
11/27  Parker Clavijo & Matthew McConnell (*note new time 10:50am)
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Sunday School Greeters
11/6 Sue Hopper
11/13 Nelle Watters
11/20 Jamie Thomson
11/27 Loy Hopper
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Counting Team
11/6
 Tom Brown & Sondra Wilkins
11/13 Floyd Koegler & Emily Stuckey
11/20 Mickey Gunter & Bill Steinhauer
11/27 Susan Brown & Winnie Holland
11am Worship in the Historic Sanctuary

Ushers

11/6 Jack Rogers, Wayne & Jeanettia Rush & Bobby Toles
11/13 Jim Alford, Georgia Burns, Ray Cox, Richard Dixon, Jim Ford & Jim Orr
11/20 Scott Henson, Terry Herndon, Frank & Tish Redwine, David Shelton & Bill Steinhauer
11/27 Bill Allen, Paul Fambro, Steve Harp, Bruce Holdbrooks, Betty Kirkman, Pete McDonald & Will Wood

Intercessory Prayer
11/6 
11/13 Tom & Anita Bridges
11/20 
11/27 Pearl Wright

Greeters
11/6
 Jeanettia Rush, Larry Smith & Sondra Wilkins
11/13 Georgia Burns, Mary & Floyd Koegler
11/13 Tish Redwine, Cindy Shelton & Virginia Steinhauer
11/27 Susan Brown, Jenny Holdbrooks, Larry Walker & Emily Wood

Liturgists
11/6 Will Wood
11/13 Jack Summerbell
11/20 Jennifer Barbieri
11/27 Richard Dixon

Acolytes
11/6 
E.J. Oliver
11/13 Nate & Charlie Smith
11/20 Cade & Callie Dempsey
11/27 Brewer, Findley Grace & Harris Blalock

Sound Tech
11/6 Jennifer Talley
11/13 Pete McDonald
11/20 Tim Galloway
11/27 Pete McDonald
 
WOMEN.
Outside the Walls of Rome First
Tuesday, November 1, 3:00 – Meals & More at First Christian Church
Sunday, November 13, 3:00 – Rome-Carrollton District Annual Meeting at Aragon UMC. Contact Cindy Shelton to carpool clshelton0907@att.net 
706-622-2133
 
 

Click the link to find out all the details and calendar events for Rome First's UMW
See the UMW's monthly newsletter
If you love coffee...check this out!
IF: ROME GATHERING 2017
Mark your calendar for February 3rd & 4th 2017 to attend
hosted by Rome First UMC
For more information on how you can be a part of this awesome event, contact LaDonna Sawyer at Lsawyer@romefirst.org
MEN.
Whether you're an early riser or have limited time, UM Men are active at Rome First. The Men's Bible Study meet on Monday's at lunch and the Men's Prayer Breakfast meet on Tuesday mornings. Check out the opportunities. 
Stewardship Campaign 2017
Linked IN To The Future
Join us as we get "Linked IN For The Future" in 2017 and hear a message from our Stewardship Campaign Co-Chairs, Shannon & Ryan Jett.
All Saints Sunday - November 6th 
9am and 11am Worship

Worship "Preview" Schedule - November 27th - December 18th, 2016

8:45am "First Light" in the Historic Sanctuary
9:45am Sunday morning Sunday School Classes
10:50am "Worship on the Wilder Side" in the Wilder Center
11:00am Worship in the Historic Sanctuary


Some folks get up early - if that's you, then the season of Advent will afford you an opportunity to worship in the Sanctuary at 8:45 AM. During the season of ADVENT we will be doing a "preview" of possible worship options at ROME FIRST. Beginning at 8:45 AM - "FIRST LIGHT"- an informal/traditional service will feature familiar hymns, a time of corporate prayer, an inspirational message and the celebration of Holy Communion every Sunday. If that sounds like it would be "right up your alley" then mark your calendar for November 27 @ 8:45 AM and come join fellow followers in the historic Sanctuary. 


Some folks like to get up just a little later - SO, for the season of Advent, "Worship on the Wilder Side", our contemporary service, will be in the Wilder Center beginning at 10:50am. This worship experience will be identical to its current style with praise and worship music, Crossroads Café, and engaging messages, only at a later hour. 


The Traditional Worship experience held in the historic Sanctuary at 11:00 AM will continue to be held at 11 AM full of the beautiful surroundings, glorious choral music, grand organ accompaniment and rich traditions that make worship at Rome First a not to be missed weekly event.

Sunday School classes will start at 9:45am.

The transitions between these three worship experience will be "seamless and invisible" for you as a worshipper. The Pastors, staff, musicians and support personnel will work behind the scenes to continue to ensure that the worship experience is a sacred and meaningful experience - All about Glorifying God! 


Mark your calendars and during the Season of Advent (November 27 - December 18) plan on attending one of the excellent opportunities to gather and glorify God through worship at Rome First. 


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES will be at 5PM & 11PM in the Historic Sanctuary. Candle Light and Communion at both services. Mark your calendar and start inviting your friends, neighbors, and family! 

CHRISTMAS DAY IS A SUNDAY! We will have a "Come Home for Christmas" worship service at 10 AM in the Wilder Center! 
Visit our website for more information.
Check out all the awesome places that participating in Dine Out...do GOOD! 
Adult Veteran's Day Luncheon featuring Jeff MacLeod singing
"Proud To Be An American"
November 8th * 12noon * Wilder Dining Room 
Contact Tish Redwine at 706-291-3902 if you want to attend the event 
and to get all the details. $10 with reservation.

 
Click the pictures to see who's celebrating this month! 
~ End of Daylight Savings Time November 6th ~
Don't forget to set your clocks back ONE hour Saturday night, November 5th!
Woo Hoo, enjoy your extra sleep! 
The church office will be closed on
Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and know that Rome First UMC is thankful for each of you!
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