First Presbyterian Church of Rome
July 2020

Help Serve the Body of Christ

Would you like to serve your brothers and sisters in Christ? We will need greeters and ushers for both services the next few weeks. Both will meet 45 minutes before the service starts for instructions. Then greeters will greet folks as they enter with a pump of hand sanitizer and a reminder to wear a mask when singing and to maintain 6-foot distance between others. Ushers are needed to help take people to their seats keeping 6-foot distance between families. If you are interested in serving, please contact Tracy in the church office or email  

Missions Spotlight
"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples."
Psalm 96:3
Our Missions Ministry Team would like to thank Mike Garrett for serving over nine years as the Chairman of the Missions Team.  Under his leadership, we welcomed missionaries from all over the world as we partner with them to share God's redemptive plan to all nations, and sent out several families from our own church family, as well.  Brant and Ashley Evans have accepted the call to join the missions team as co-chairs. We look forward to their leadership over the next few years as we "share the Gospel in word and action locally and around the world." 

Although our Adult Summer Small Groups have started to meet, it's not too late to join. Two of our groups are not yet full, please contact Sarah in the church office for more information or to join.

* Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm -
    led by Pastor Bill (open to all)

* Tuesday mornings at 10:00am -
   led by Amanda Davidson (class is full)

* Thursday evenings at 6:30pm - led by Pastor
   Jonathan and Pastor Jeff (open to all)

As a reminder the Thursday evening small group is streamed live to our Facebook page (the same location as worship services on Sunday) with the recordings posted to our Adult Small Groups Page at .


Sunday Morning Worship Services

After more than three months, we are excited to be able to worship together again on Sunday mornings.
For the time being, we will continue to offer two separate worship services. Our Classic worship service will be held at 9am in the Sanctuary and our Convergent worship service will be held at 11am in King Hall. Additionally, each worship service will be live streamed to our Facebook page at the times listed for those who would prefer that option.
We would like to remind you of a few changes that are in place for our in-person worship services.
  • We ask you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to worship start time.
  • Greeters will meet you at our entrances and point you to the ushers.
  • Ushers will be seating you in order to follow proper 6-foot social distancing practices.
  • There are plexiglass drop boxes at the entrance and exit areas of each service in which you may place your tithes and offerings.
  • Worship services are touch-less, meaning no bulletins, hymnals, or friendship pads. We encourage you to bring with you the Order of Service, which can be printed from our homepage
"Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care." -Psalm 95:6-7

Vacation Bible School Report

We are so grateful for the guidance and strength we received from our Lord Jesus Christ this year in our 1st EVER Virtual Vacation Bible School! The great thing about this year is you can watch VBS anytime and anywhere you want. We were able to reach many children that were in a different state or on vacation...Praise Jesus. If you missed the original registration window but would still like to order supplies to fully participate, you can do so at Our VBS videos will stay up at our Vacation Bible School webpage .
I ask that, once again, you join me in prayer for all God's children, that they understand Jesus' power...Pull Us Through...Helps Us Do Hard Things...Helps Us Be Bold...Gives Us Hope...Helps Us Be Good Friends...TRUST JESUS!...and that they may develop a relationship with Christ that will last forever.
God sent a village to put this VBS together. A Special Thank You to:
Directors : Jane Cavaness, Jennifer Scott and Molly Jordan
Bible Theater Coordinators : Natalie Pettegrew and Kristin Thomas
FPC Volunteers: Adam Cavaness, Ben Rooke, Jennifer Naddy, Susie Garrett, Jonathan Whitley, Parker Scott, Jonathan Schwartz, Ellie Schwartz, Miles Schwartz, Larra Schwartz, Christanna Schwartz, Will Thomas, Elinor Thomas, Hunter Manning, Camden Garrett, Frank Manning, Geneva Rooke, Tyler Garrett, and Anna Garrett
Videographer: Kate Scott (Some videos are used by permission from Group VBS.)