First Presbyterian Church of Rome
June 2017
The Church Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th 
in observance of Independence Day

Baby Bottle Boomerang

All baby bottles need to be turned into the church office by Sunday, June 18th.     

Wednesday July 5th
We will gather for a special patriotic service on Wednesday, July 5th in King Hall to pay tribute to our nation and celebrate our American heritage together. The celebration will include prayer for our nation, tribute to veterans and those currently involved in military service, and elements of music.  Dinner will be served at 5:30pm with the program to start at 6:30pm. 

Dear, Dear Church Family,
How could any church show any more love, compassion, care and humor than my FPC! The nurses thought my room was grand central station by all the visitors, mail, gift, and love shown by you all during my stay! May God inspire you to continue giving the blessing you lavished on me to others in need. I love each of you more each day and treasure each of you in my life!
Love and Blessings,
Ruby T. Hargis

Register Now     VBS 2017
June 26th - 30th
Packets are available online 
or in the information racks
Please contact Catherine Burns or Neal Morgan for more information

Summer Sunday School
Join us for our Adult Summer Sunday School beginning on June 4 as we study The Work of Christ. We continue the lessons of the past four summers on the attributes of God and the Holy Spirit as we explore the Trinity. Last summer we looked at the Person of Christ. Just as it is important for us to understand who Christ is, it is also important for us to understand what Christ has accomplished.
We will look at the work of Christ as he walked the earth when the Word became flesh and dwelt among us as well as what he does on our behalf as the ascended Lord. This summer will be a great opportunity for us to deepen our knowledge of the Lord and to grow in our relationship with him.

- June 4 The Work of Christ: An Introduction
- June 11 The Work of Christ as Prophet
- June 18 The Work of Christ as Priest
- June 25 The Work of Christ as King
- July 2 The Work of Christ in His Active Obedience
- July 9 The Work of Christ in His Atonement
- July 16 The Work of Christ in Reconciliation
- July 23 The Work of Christ in Justification
- July 30 The Work of Christ in Sanctification
- August 6 The Work of Christ in Creation
- August 13 The Work of Christ in His Intercession

This summer will be a great opportunity for us to deepen our knowledge of the Lord and to grow in our relationship with him.
Missions Spotlight: 
Tijuana Mission Trip
The 2017 Tijuana Mission Team is busy making final preparations for their trip in early July. Some of you have already donated soccer cleats, and if anyone else would like to donate gently used soccer cleats, we would gladly welcome those. This year's team is composed of 20 total members: 13 of those are from First Presbyterian (the Earnest family, the Robinsons, and the McClains), 3 are from Three Rivers Community Church, and 3 are from New Armuchee Baptist Church, and one is from Kentucky.  
The team is planning to make beds and deliver to homes, and FPC member Aline Heiser has been busy preparing some special art work to be used on the beds. The mission team will also be hosting a youth event, and the FPC VBS children will be donating funds that go towards the bed project as well as the purchase of clay for a pottery event that will be part of the youth activities. There will be women's ministry with Bible studies and candle-making, and the mission team plans to take a group of 50 children to a trampoline park. There will be special drama performed by the youngest members of the FPC mission team, and they will all be able to contribute to helping serve meals to special groups at the church in Tijuana. We would like to request prayers for safe travels, an experience where our team learns something new, and a time where we can encourage the local body of believers at Centro Shalom in Tijuana, Mexico.

Community Corner: 
 Rome Floyd County Community Kitchen
Since opening in 2009, the Rome Floyd County Community Kitchen has served over 300,000 meals to those in need in Rome and Floyd County. With the opening of the new facility it has freed up the previous kitchen location and has given us time to think of ways to use utilize the space. During the last year, they have acquired two washing machines and dryers and have been able to install showers in the existing bathrooms. This past April, they were able to make those available to the people who eat at the kitchen if they have the need. 
The kitchen is always seeking help from the community in various ways:
1. In your daily walk if you come across this kind of need please contact Drew Taylor at 706.766.8141 to help set up a time to use the facilities in the old building.
2. Volunteer: Help us build a volunteer base for this ministry. If you or someone you know would be willing to come and serve for a 2 hour shift during the morning at the old building, please contact Drew to set up a time. Also, there will be an opportunity for a Tuesday afternoon shift in the near future, and the time for that is TBD.
3. Donations: On-going items needed: laundry detergent, shampoo, body wash, and dryer sheets
If you have any questions please contact Drew Taylor at 706.766.8141.
Children's Ministry Update

This past Memorial Day weekend we took 35 rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, 5 families and 28 leaders to Ocoee, TN for our annual Camp 456! We had a blast worshiping, playing games, zip lining, and more! 

Thank you for our speaker  Mr. Ben Rooke and his wife Mrs. Sumer  for helping our campers and us all to  understand what it means to have
"Hope in Christ."
Thank you to our Student Ministry staff and interns, small group leaders, photographer, Worship Team, and parent chaperones for another awesome Camp 456! We love each and every one of you and are most grateful for you. YOU ROCK!
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