Pastor Brian’s Update 7/12/2018

Good afternoon Rome 1st UMC family, I hope all is well with you. I want to encourage you today. God loves you no matter your situation, no matter your status in life – or lack thereof, no matter where you find yourself. You are made in the image of God. God desires to be close … [Read more…]

Pastor Brian’s Update 7/7/2018

Good day, Rome 1st UMC Family!   I want to give a big thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make our annual community picnic a success. There were so many people who put in time, effort, money, and skill to make this happen. We had plenty of good food. We had some … [Read more…]

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. … [Read more…]

Pastor Brians Weekly Update

Hey Rome 1st! I hope all is well. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. We will be setting up for a sermon series on “Love, Grow, Serve” – our church’s stated vision. The Pentecost season is a great time to revisit this vision as we seek to be molded by the Holy Spirit into … [Read more…]

Pastor Brians Weekly Update

Hey All! We had an exciting time Tuesday with Worship Without Walls. We connected with a lot of people, letting them know that God loves them. We started the event making sandwiches in our kitchen. We had a great crew – more than I anticipated (thanks to Bob and Nancy Henderson, Sue Bordiuk, Penny Gray, … [Read more…]

Pastor Brians Weekly Update

Dear Rome 1st UMC Family,   We are a few short days away from launching Worship Without Walls: Rome. I am excited to see where this adventure takes us. We will be at the Neighborhood Center on Dominick Street from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday. We will hand out sandwiches, water, Bibles, prayer stones, … [Read more…]

Pastor Brian’s Weekly Update

Hey all! I hope you are well. Here is what is going on this week. There will be no adult Sunday School class this week. Class will resume on April 8, with Faith Link. This program gives a basic overview of issues we face and applies our faith to help us think through the issues. … [Read more…]

Recovery Rehab Worship Series

“Don’t even pretend this is some club of saints. This is a rehab clinic for sinners. The more we can be honest with ourselves about that, the more healthy the church will be.”  Pastor Brian’s sermon us up at

Pastor Brian’s Weekly Update

Hey Rome 1st UMC Family,   I hope all is well with you. Here is what is going on this week: You may have noticed new security cameras near some of the entrances at church. Some of the Trustees came in and had a work day last month and installed these cameras, among a variety … [Read more…]