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

Hello Rome 1st UMC Family,   I hope all is well with you. We will continue in our Love, Grow, Serve series tomorrow by talking about loving your neighbor. What does it look like to love God and neighbor? How does this look like in your life? I hope to see you tomorrow.   Here … [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…]

Holy Week Events 2018

PALM SUNDAY, March 25 10:45 A.M.  Worship and distribution of palms. Procession of crosses to the hillside MAUNDY THURSDAY, March 29 7:00 P.M. Our First Baptist neighbors will join us in our sanctuary for a joint service of Holy Communion EASTER SUNDAY, April 1 7:00 A.M.  Sunrise service at Pinti Field on Sixth Street, sponsored … [Read more…]

Mission Outreach Opportunity for Lent

Lucy’s House is the domestic violence safe house in Rome. Often women and children leave their homes quickly and seek refuge from an abusive environment. They arrive at the shelter with limited supplies of their own. Therefore, during Lent we are collecting hygiene products for adults and children. Collection boxes are located at each of … [Read more…]

Summer Camp 2018 Registration Now Open

Last year’s campers should soon be receiving a camp brochure in the mail. For other interested persons we hope to soon receive copies in the church office.  You can also go to the camp web site,, for links to each of the Conference camp and retreat centers, listings of all program offerings and where … [Read more…]

All Are Welcome

The Mission of the First United Methodist Church is: To be a caring body of Christ To teach and encourage one another in Christian love To stimulate spiritual growth within our congregation and the community To spread the word of Christ, To be accountable Practice what we preach To put into one small package we:  … [Read more…]