Pastor Brians weekly Update 6/15/2018

Our baptism calls us to resist evil, oppression, and injustice in whatever form they present themselves and to accept the freedom and power that God gives us to do just that. To that end I am co-organizing a prayer vigil in response to the KKK material that was left at homes in Lee this week. Joining me in this effort are pastors Pat Hubman and Deb Wollaber. It will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of Delta UMC, 6285 Hawkins Corners Road. This is a community event and I encourage you to come and spread the word! We wish to meet the message of hate with a message of love and will focus on shining a light in the darkness. We are asking people not to bring signs, as this isn’t a rally. The vigil will include times of prayer, singing, sharing words of love and light, and lighting of candles. Light refreshments will be served afterward. We’d welcome any donations of refreshments!

 

In other news:

  • Christian Education Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. We will talk VBS and the future of the CE program. Speaking of VBS, it will be held July 22-26. We need volunteers for crafts, games, and meals! It will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Court Street this year. Please let Pastor Brian or Deb Weiss know ASAP if you can help.

  • Graduation Sunday is June 24. We will recognize graduates during worship. Please let us know if you have a student in your family graduating from high school or college by calling the church office at (315) 336-1740 or by emailing church@rome1stumc.org.

  • We will hold a congregational/neighborhood picnic June 30 starting at 11:30 a.m. We will need some help setting up. Come around 9:30 a.m. We will have a picnic on the church lawn (or indoors in the case of bad weather). The church will provide hot dogs and beverages. Feel free to contribute anything to compliment the meal. We will set up some fun activities and enjoy some musical entertainment. Call Martha Simonin at (315) 865-6680 or Gwyn Caldwell at (315) 336-4381 for more information.

  • Beginning July 1 our worship time will be 10:00 A.M. for the summer through Labor Day Sunday, September 2. On July 1 we will join with our First Baptist neighbors for worship at their church.

Grace and peace,

-Pastor Brian