January Monthly Herald #1
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Rome First UMC
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January 1 - January 31, 2017

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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 continuing to offer three different styles of worship beyond the season of Advent at Rome First. Thank you to all those that participated in our Worship Surveys. As we try to identify how Rome First can reach all people with open doors and open hearts, we are extending this opportunity. Below, see our 2017 Worship Schedule. We also want to 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?

Early 30 Service // 8:30 am Historic Sanctuary
Worship on the Wilder Side // 9:00 am Wilder Center
Traditional Worship // 11:00 am Historic Sanctuary
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Pastors Blog.
Read Rev. Dr. Robert Brown's article.
Coming this year ~ 2017

 Worship At Work: Inviting your one

Every 5th Sunday in 2017 we will have a combined worship service at11:00 am.
We will come together for an intentional time of blended worship with the components of missions, invitation, spiritual renewal and fellowship weaving it all together. We heard throughout the survey responses that Inviting the one person "you've been meaning to invite" was still the best way of bringing new people to church. We also heard that you still want to bring all the congregations together for fellowship. Well, we heard you and we agree! We look forward to the "new year - new you"
opportunities as we
Love God, Love People and Serve the World together. 
Technology for the Golden-Ager
Each month we will bring you a technology tip for you to use! 
Siri for Seniors
Instructions to download Rome First mobile app

Sunday Funday

Sunday, January 1st 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Kids Kindergarten through 5th grade 
Parents and siblings are welcome!
Students in 6th through12th grade meet on Sunday evenings at the church for food, games, and spiritual formation.
January Schedule

*No Youth Sunday School Jan 1st
*No Breakaway Jan 1st
*Sunday, Jan. 8th - Very important youth parent meeting
January Volunteer Spotlight
Each month we will spotlight a Rome First volunteer. We are excited to bring this new feature to the newsletter. We are all called on to be the church and Rome First couldn't make it without its volunteers! 
Nan & Scott Henson
The Henson's have been members of Rome First UMC for over 45 years! They have raised their family at Rome First (Scott Jr., Debbie & Mary Jack). Both Scott and Nan have been very involved in the Rome community as well. Ever wonder how the beautiful Christmas decorations appear each year? Thanks to Scott and Nan, they volunteer their time each December to clean, sort and hang the greens. They have faithful friends that help too. Nan also is responsible for the flowers in the sanctuary each week where she uses her master gardener skills to create these beautiful arrangements. Scott heads up the volunteers for funeral and memorial services at Rome First and always makes a place for these families to feel welcome. Throughout the years at Rome First, Nan and Scott have been there volunteering thier time and talents. 

When you see Scott or Nan Henson, please be sure to say "Thank you"!
Rome First is grateful for their dedication.
Volunteer Opportunities
SUNDAYS: Can you be a volunteer here at Rome First? You may be the person we are looking for! Ushers, greeters, Crossroads Cafe, Guest Connections Table, Please contact us if you can help serve.

WEEKDAY: Have some spare time during the day? How about volunteering in the office during the lunch hour answering the phone and light office work. 

SOUND BOARD: We are in need of Sound Board Techs. Although this may seem like a highly qualified position, it is fairly simple. You will receive "on the job" training" because it's just that easy! Both 8:30 am and 11:00 am services are needed.

PRAISE BAND: Do you play an instrument or sing? Why not be a part of the Rome First Praise Band. Contact Jason Dunn to learn more about the Contemporary service and the Praise band.
UMW Newsletter         UMW 2017 Calendar  
UMW Website information
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. 
Sunday, January 8th // 4:30 pm
Important Youth-parent meeting // Wilder Dining Room
Sunday, January 22nd // 2:30 PM
Plan now to be a part of ROCA District Training at Rome First
Download your own brochure of ROCA 5 Alive!
 January 18th - 25th
Intentional Prayer Week

Start the New Year in prayer. Pick up a prayer guide on Sunday, Jan 15th then each day from Wednesday, Jan 18th to Wednesday, Jan 25th spend time with Scripture-guided prayer focusing on family, Church/RFUMC, our community and nation. Consider praying with a partner, as a family or in
a small group.

Sunday, January 29th // 5th Sunday

Worship At Work: Invite your One 
11:00 am Historic Sanctuary

 Chili cook-off in the Wilder Center following worship.
Got a favorite chili recipe? Sign up here and plan to
bring it for lunch.
Prizes for the winners!

Tuesday, January 31st // 4:00pm till closing
Berry Spirit Night at Bella Roma! Come and eat and make a difference.
Printable flyer here!
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.
Registration available online now

HUG II Event - Hearts United Gathering
Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:00 pm  7:00 pm

Save the date for The HUG 2 - Hearts United Gathering 2 Event on Thursday evening, February 16th, 2017 at Rome First UMC Wilder Center. For information about HUG 2016, read the
2016 Rome News Tribune article.

Lenten Bible Study: Why We Believe 
Led by Rev. Robert Brown
Beginning Wednesday, March 1st 
Spotlight on Giving: January 
~ January communion offering 1/8/17 ~
Our Rome First Missionaries: The Barte' Family and
The Greathouse Family

52 Club -  A year of giving: Join the club by committing to give a $1 a week to support our missionaries in other countries. They give their time and talent spreading the gospel to all in their locations and live off the commitments from us at Rome First. Use the giving options below to make your donation
and memo 52 Club
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Click the images below to see who is celebrating this month!!
Please keep these folks in your prayers
Memorials to Rome First
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