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, www.campsandretreats.org, 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…]

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 https://castbox.fm/va/962896

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…]

Help Wanted: Christian Education Director

We are looking for a part-time Christian Education Director. The job description is below: First United Methodist Church of Rome, NY  “Love God, Grow Together, Serve the World” CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION Updated February 2018 Accountability: The Director shall be under the supervision of the pastor in consultation with the Christian Education Team … [Read more…]


What has leadership got to do with church?  We go to church on Sunday, listen to a sermon, go home, come back next week and do it all over again.  Well look around and you’ll see leaders in every aspect of our church life.  We have the minister, office staff, education director, music directors, committee … [Read more…]

Lay Leaders Line Feb 2018

I chose the title of the column for a couple of reasons. First I love to go fishing, and as everyone knows fishermen have the best lines going. And I plan to keep thetradition going. Secondly and the more important reason is that Jesus asked some fishermen to follow him and become “fishers of men”. … [Read more…]

The Three Little Birds . . .

There once was a man named George Thomas, a pastor in a small New England town. One Easter Sunday morning he came to the Church carrying a rusty, bent, old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Several eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, Pastor Thomas began to speak. “I was walking … [Read more…]