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April Monthly Herald #4
2017
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Rome First UMC
April HERALD 
a monthly newsletter
April 1st - April 30th, 2017

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Welcome

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

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?

Worship on the Wilder Side // 9:00 am Wilder Center
Connect Groups // Sunday School Classes // 10:00 AM
Traditional Worship // 11:00 am Historic Sanctuary
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Pastors Blog.
Pieces of the Puzzle
Read Rev. Dr. Robert Brown's monthly article.
 
🐇 Easter at Rome First UMC 🐣
Sunday, April 16th, 2017


9:00 AM Worship on the Wilder Side 
10:00 AM Connect Groups
11:00 AM Worship in the Historic Sanctuary
🌷 We welcome all and encourage you to invite a friend 🌷
April 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! 
Amanda Hale

Amanda, with her three children, Penelope is 10 years old, Amelia is 7 years old and Lucy is 4 years old is a dedicated volunteer to Rome First UMC. She and her husband, Dr. David Hale, have been a part of the Rome First congregation since 2009. Amanda has lived in Georgia most of her life and attended The University of Georgia. She majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, where she and David met. They lived in Augusta while David attended medical school...a dream of Amanda's too, but "life", along with motherhood, superseded it. When they arrived in Rome, she was thrilled to stay home with the girls full time and became very involved with Rome First. 

Currently, Amanda is one of the Kindergarten-1st Grade Sunday School teachers and has been for the past three years. She also has been a part of the strategic team of VBS, Chairperson of the Children's Ministry Leadership Team, a greeter on Sunday and a volunteer for various outreach ministries Rome First has been involved with (Jesus In The Park, Mission Blitz, Stop Hunger Now & Tomato Sandwich Supper. 

Be sure to say "hello" to Amanda when you see her and thank her for being a great volunteer! 
Technology for the Golden-Ager
Each month we will bring you a technology tip for you to use! 

Technology isn't something to be afraid of, it's just gaining the knowledge of how it can be used to benefit you.
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Conversations from Conference:

Read the latest issue of the Interpreter, United Methodist Living Their Fatih. A magazine put out by UMC.org.

Have you seen the movie The Shack? Here is some perspective from United Methodist Church.  

Click the picture...

Children.

Sunday Funday

Sunday, April 2nd 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Kids Kindergarten through 5th grade 
Parents and siblings are welcome
!

Next STEAM Camp, May 30th for K-6th graders
Youth.
Students in 6th through12th grade 

Learn all about the new Affinity Groups being offered and a new Sunday Morning schedule... make sure you are a part of it.

All Youth Activities

Evan McElreath, Director of Youth and Mission
 
Volunteers.
April 2017 Volunteer schedule
Download you copy today!
(Hard copies available in the church office)
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.
WOMEN.
UMW General Dinner Meeting
May 11th, 2017 * Wilder Dining Room
6:00 PM 
Make your reservation today!
UMW Newsletter       UMW 2017 Calendar  
UMW Website information

Easter is coming up soon!  Don't forget to send cards to children you are sponsoring.  Any questions contact Tish Redwine at 706 291-3902 fredwine210@att.net Thanks so much for supporting the mail ministry! 

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. 
What's happening this week?? 

Sunday, April 2
All Day
// Christian Book Drive for Christian Library International // Wilder Center 
9:00 AM worship  // Worship on the Wilder Side // Wilder Center
10:00 AM // Sunday School Classes
11:00 AM worship // Traditional worship // Sanctuary
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM // Youth Affinity Group: Athletics
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM // Youth Affinity Group: Science & Faith

Monday, April 3
11:30 AM // Men's Bible Study // Wilder Dining Room 

Tuesday, April 4
7:00 AM // Men's Prayer Breakfast // Wilder Dining Room
9:30 AM // Yoga // Wilder Walking Track

Wednesday, April 5
5:30 PM // TGIF // Wilder Dining Room
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM // Youth Affinity Group: Deep Thoughts
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM // Lenten Bible Study // Wilder Dining Room
7:00 PM // Chancel Choir Rehearsal // Choir Room

Thursday, April 6
7:00 AM // Youth @ CFA
9:30 AM // Yoga // Wilder Walking Track
10:00 AM // Spiritual Growth Study Group // Conf. Room B201

Friday, April 7
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM // Youth Affinity Group: Outdoor Adventures
 

Sunday, April 2nd - 30th // Christian Library International
Christian Book Drive – 

Christian Library International (CLI) is a Raleigh, North Carolina based ministry that sends Christian books, free of charge, to those who need it most desperately: the men, women, and youth locked inside our prison walls. CLI services over 1,000 U.S. prisons. The books that you donate reach open hearts ready to hear a message of hope and make the drastic changes that only Christ can bring. There are many testimonies in prisons of lives changed from reading, studying, hearing and viewing Christian materials. Instead of your books sitting on a shelf collecting dust, they could be changing lives.

A collection box will be located in the Wilder Center lobby until Sunday, April 30th, 2017. For information about CLI’s ministry go to www.cli.world.

Holy Week 2017 

April 9th: Palm Sunday // 
9am and 11am worship services
April 10 -12th: Community Holy Week Services 12 Noon at  Saint Mary's Catholic Church
(911 North Broad street, Rome, GA)
April 14th: Good Friday Tenebrae Service in the Sanctuary at 
7pm
April 16th: Easter Services at 9am and 11am worship services

 
Sunday, April 30th // 5th Sunday Service.
ONE Worship service in the sanctuary with a potluck lunch following in the Wilder Center (No Sunday School unless a class prefers to schedule for a different time).


The church will provide the meat, drinks and desserts. Everyone can bring a salad or vegetable. Plan to attend and join in the fellowship with each other!
Sunday, April 30th // Get your picture made and get connected with BREEZE! 
Make plans to come to the Wilder Center Lobby on Sunday, April 30th to get linked to your BREEZE account and to have your picture taken, if necessary. Breeze is our new Church Database with access to a membership directory. You will be able to get to Breeze from your computer, our website, and our Rome First mobile app. Also, if you need help getting the Rome First mobile app on your smartphone and devices, we can help! 
Our 5th Sunday Chili Cook-off in January was a fun and successful event! Check out the kids that made the WINNING pot of chili!
Graduation Recognition Sunday
May 7th, 2017


If you have a graduate, either from High School or College, please contact the office and submit their name, from where they are graduating from and degree if from college by April 27th.
 Windows To The Future: Historic Preservation Project 
UPDATE
Start date for project restoration is scheduled for May 1st. Look for more details to come in the May Herald for a progress report. During this time of restoration and preservation, we anticipate the possibility of using one central space for worship. Updates will come as we know them. 
If you would like to donate to the project or have any questions, please contact Larry Smith at (706) 234-3761
Spotlight on Giving: February 

~ April communion offering 4/2/17 ~
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