First Presbyterian Church of Rome
April 2019
PIPS LUNCH
April 25

Plan on joining us this month for a fun sing-along led by Dr. Aaron Rice and Mr. Kyle Coleman. You don't need a good voice to glorify God.  Our meal will be a delicious salad bar!

FAMILY FRIENDLY
Community Church Ministry is a local ministry supported by FPC, led by Pastor George Nix. Pastor Nix delivers God's Word to eleven underserved neighborhoods in Rome. Every Thursday night they serve a light meal and share a devotional followed by music.
They are in need of volunteers (children welcomed!) from 3:30-5:00pm on March 17 at Graham Homes, located on   E 12th and Maple, to help with one of their Easter Egg Hunts, and serving hot dogs and drinks. Contact Amy Edwards for more information or to sign up:
706-594-0878


The 2019 Rome Area Prayer Breakfast will be held at Forum River Center on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2, 7:00 - 8:30 am with doors opening at 6:30. The speaker will be John O'Leary, who was severely burned as a child and the Hugh Burnes Christian Service Award recipient is Rev. Carey Ingram.
 
Complimentary tickets are available until April 25 at Bert Brooks Tire, Dogwood Books, Doug's Deli Downtown, Duffy's Deli, Haven Health Clinic, sweetFrog premium frozen yogurt, Truetts Chick-fil-A, and Winslette Pharmacy. You may also get tickets from Donna Chadwick, by emailing romeprayerbreakfast@gmail.com , calling 706.295.1409 (0) or 734.673.7150 (c), or by asking her at church. Please get your ticket by April 25 and come join our Rome community for prayer and inspiration.


ANNUAL KAREMY JACOBS EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 20 at 11:30 AM
Taylor's Farm (
495 Minshew Rd)
All ages are welcome!
We will enjoy a hot dog lunch, 
crafts,  and egg hunt!

Camp 456 - 
May 24-26
I NSIDE & OUT
This adventure camp is designed for elementary students (all rising 4th,5th,6th graders) to get together and explore and experience the adventure of having a relationship with Christ. There will be games, events, small groups, and worship customized just for them. The cost for this trip is $120. This includes lodging, food, and activities. 

Father/Child Fishing Day
Saturday April 27 Dawn til Dusk
Bring your fishing gear & bait
Lunch and Drink Provided!
Maundy Thursday Communion Service
Reservations can be made online at www.fpcrome.org
Missions Spotlight:  The Nicholson Family

Although there is freedom of religion in Thailand, only .06% of the 67 million are Christian. The majority of the population are Buddhist (94%) and Muslim (5%). Gregg and Julie Nicholson met in Bangkok and have served there for twenty years. Their mission organization is United World Mission and their primary focuses are: leadership development, church planting, and teaching. They spent half of 2018 in the USA, helping their daughter, Joy, settle into Liberty University. Liberty has a new program, which helps missionary kids with this transition. In November, FPC's Missions Ministry Team met with Gregg. He expressed his gratitude for FPC's support.

One way God has recently stirred the hearts in Thailand is through the Franklin Graham Bangkok Festival (formerly "Crusade"). Prior to the event, churches are united to build a prayer movement in the city and train Thai believers to share their faith.

"This is not 'mass evangelism,' but personal evangelism on a massive scale." Gregg reports that pastors were crying as people came forward. All local churches (580) are working to follow up with over 3,800 new believers and integrate them into churches. There are 7 new believers in Gregg's church alone.
Short Term Missions Opportunity for ALL AGES 
Family Retreat with Joni and Friends!!

When?  June 30 to July 5 
Where? Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, Alabama
What? Family Retreats offer a haven for special needs families. At Retreat, families are cared for, encouraged, and rejuvenated in a Christ centered, fully accessible camp environment.
Who? ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!
Short Term Missionaries (STMs) volunteer to serve families affected by disability with Christ-like encouragement and friendship. This is a unique service opportunity that will stretch both your hands and heart. As an STM, you'll receive on-site training - no prior experience required!
Interested? Have Questions? Contact Morgan Walker, morganwalker0526@gmail.com 
Come Have Lunch with Good Neighbors
Lunch & Open House   Sunday, May 5
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Just look for the food trucks in the parking lot behind Good Neighbors. Your lunch purchase will benefit Good Neighbor Ministires!