Pastor Brian’s Update 9/22/2018

Dear Rome 1st UMC family, I hope your week is going well. I want to tell you two stories of great teamwork! First, Food For the Journey went very well this week. We had about 30 people come and eat, worship, and learn Wednesday night. Deb and Tom Weiss came early to set up. Deb … [Read more…]

Pastor Brian’s Update 9/13/2018

Dear Rome 1st UMC family, I hope your week is going well. We have a lot going on at Rome 1st so I’ll get right to it: Ed Corr: It is with sadness that I report that long-time member Ed Corr died Thursday morning. He suffered a stroke Sunday evening from which he didn’t recover. … [Read more…]

Pastor Brian’s Update 9/8/2018

Hey Rome 1st UMC Family, I hope you are well. Just in case you forgot, WE WILL WORSHIP AT 10:45 a.m. STARTING THIS SUNDAY! You got that, right? Haha. Good. Although, if you show up at 10 a.m., you can get started on some prayer. Or join the choir. Wherever the Spirit leads. Also this … [Read more…]

Pastor Brian’s Update 8/30/2018

    I am excited about what has been brewing here at church. We are working on planning for our upcoming Wednesday night experience, which is called Food For the Journey. We will begin this ministry Sept. 19 and hold it every Wednesday. It will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a community meal, with a time … [Read more…]

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…]