February Monthly Herald #2
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Rome First UMC
February HERALD 
a monthly newsletter
February 1 - February 28, 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

 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 continuing with three worship opportunities at this time. 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 monthly article.
Next Sermon Series

Love - What It Is, Or Not

Feb. 5th: "Love... What it is or not"  -  1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NLT)
Feb. 12th: "Love...What it is or not" -  1 Corinthians 13:6-7 (NLT)
Feb. 19th: "Love...What it is or not" -   1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (NLT)
Feb. 26th: "Love...What it is or not" -  Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
Technology for the Golden-Ager
Each month we will bring you a technology tip for you to use! 
Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Instructions to download Rome First mobile app
If you like what we are sharing, let us know
Conversations from Conference:

Enjoy a recent article from the North Georgia Conference Newsletter; New Year Resolutions.  

UMCOR Health Kits Needed
In the midst of the Disaster Response across the south, UMCOR Health Kits are in great need. This is an immediate and impactful way you and your church can help. UMCOR 


Sunday Funday

Sunday, February 12th 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Kids Kindergarten through 5th grade 
Parents and siblings are welc❤️me
Students in 6th through12th grade 

A new and exciting Youth Ministry format has just been rolled out! Make sure you are a part of it. Learn all about the new Affinity Groups being offered and a new Sunday Morning schedule. 


Spiritual Life Retreat (SLR)

$75 if you register and pay before 12pm this coming Sunday, January 15 

$100 if you register and pay before February 1 

$125 Register and pay before February 15 

The last day to register is February 15. 

The last day to pay is February 28 at $145. 

We need at least 8 for the trip to make. 

Pay online for retreat and use option "other". Put SLR RETREAT in the "memo" section

Adults: you need to fill out this medical form for the camp, this permission form for the retreat, and our authorization and medical form found below. 

All Youth Activities
Evan McElreath, Director of Youth and Mission
February 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! 
Richard Dixon
Richard and his wife Mary Louise have been members of Rome First since 1975. They have two children, Beth and Charles, and four grandchildren. He has been a faithful usher for the 15 years and coordinates our traditional worship volunteers. Over the years, Richard and Mary Louise have taught many different grades for the children's Sunday School. They have also taught confirmation classes throughout years and have volunteered with Children's Ministry. At Rome First, you will find Richard teaching adult Sunday School on a rotating schedule and has done this for the past 20 years. You may have seen Richard as an acolyte at times during he has always been a part of this worship ministry helping the children learn about this long time tradition. Over the years, Richard has served on the Church Council Board, finance committee, and with the North Georgia Conference in previous years. When he's not at church, you can find him talking to the animals...He is a veterinarian at East Rome Animal Clinic. 
Read about Richard and he being the recipient of Heart Of The Community Board of Governors Award, where he will be honored on February 18th. 
A Special Congratulations to all our Rome First UMC
Heart of the Community Honorees! 
Dr. Richard Dixon, Mr. Joe Montgomery and Mrs. Pam Roberts.
February 2017 Volunteer schedule
Download you copy today!
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
The candy Jars were sweet! A Thank you from Jane Studard.

Don't forget Valentine cards for your Murphy-Harpst children.  Please put the first name of the child on the front with 740 Fletcher St. Cedartown, GA 30125. Seal the card and put their birthday at the bottom.  Use only your first name and explanation of your affiliation inside and that you are thinking of them, church's return address.  Call or e-mail Tish Redwine 706 291-3902 if you have questions. 

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. 
Mark your calendar for February 3rd & 4th 2017 to attend.
Women from all over the world will gather for a live streaming event as we study together the Book of Acts.
Hosted by Rome First UMC
All women are invited. This is a non-denominational community event, Contact LaDonna Sawyer.
Registration available online now
 Saturday, February 11th // 10:00 am
UMW General Coffee Meeting

Rome First Wilder Dining Room
$3 per person

The Call-to-Prayer and Self-Denial Observance: “Abundant Health for Women and Children”

Led by Joan Beam

 Project: bring diapers for Good Neighbor Ministries

 Reservations to the church office (291-8590) or email
JoAnn Crane, Office Administrator.
by Noon, Wednesday, Feb. 8 for meeting and/or childcare.

All are women are invited! Bring a friend!

Scout Sunday 
Sunday, February 12th
Any Scout wanting to help serve during worship, please contact JoAnn Crane, Office Administrator
Tuesday, February 13th // 12 Noon
Valentine's Adult Luncheon

Wilder Dining Room
Contact Tish Redwine for details. 
$10 per person. Call the church office to make reservations by February 10th.


HUG II Event - Hearts United Gathering
Friday, February 17, 2017

Doors Open at 5:30 PM

Save the date for The HUG 2 - Hearts United Gathering 2 Event on Thursday evening, February 17th, 2017 at Rome First UMC Wilder Center. This is a free community event and all are welcome! Get your HUG2 flyer today.

Lenten Bible Study: Why We Believe 
Led by Rev. Robert Brown
Beginning Wednesday, March 1st 
Sign up today!
Spotlight on Giving: February 

~ February communion offering 1/5/17 ~

Each Sunday in February, we will have a Mission Moment with a representative from our
Conference Missions Partners and you can give to one or all at offering time during worship.

 United Methodist Children's Home on 2/12
 Action Ministries on 2/18
 Murphy-Harpst Children's Center on 2/26

Want to use the on-line giving option? Click the button below to make your donation.
For Communion Offering in February (SHN), click "Missions/Local" and note SHN in the memo. To support our Conference Missions, click "Missions/Conference" in the Giving Type option and you may designate the mission in the memo or it will be divided among the three. 
The Chili Cook-off was a fun and successful event! Thank you to all who volunteered by making Chili, serving, cleaning and donating. You raised $746 for Stop Hunger Now!
PushPay: Give on-line
Click the images below to see who is celebrating this month!!
Memorials to Rome First
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