First Presbyterian Church of Rome
September 2019

Wednesday Nights are a great way for our church family to connect mid-week. 
Meal 5:30PM - 6:00PM
Classes & Groups 6:15PM - 7:15PM
* Bible Zone 2/3 Year olds -
          Edu. Bldg. Room 208
* Bible Zone 4/Kinders -
          Edu. Bldg. Room 206
* The Summit for children 1st - 5th grades -                    God's Garden
* Communicants (6th grade) -
          Hardy Classroom #1
* Junior High (6:00-7:15) - In the Crossing
* Senior High (6:00-7:15) - Boy Scout Room
* The Footsteps of Faith: A Study of Hebrews 11 
          (Rev. Bill Pardue) - Fellowship Hall

Meal Costs:
$7 per adult, $3 per child/student,
 $25 Family  (max)

Meal reservations & PAYMENTS can be made online at  or by contacting the church office. 

All of you are invited to the Pips lunch September 26 in Fellowship Hall at 11:30. Our program will be the recent church trip to Israel presented by Rick and Debra Gilbert. This should be a great program and a wonderful opportunity to ask questions about traveling to Israel. In keeping with the Middle Eastern theme our meal will be catered by Jerusalem Grill for just $5. Please contact the church office and make a reservation.

Coach Bruce Pearl, Auburn Tigers

Monday, September 23 at 6:00 PM in the King Hall.

The Men's Ministry Council, along with FCA Rome invites you to listen to Coach Bruce Pearl, head coach of the Auburn Tigers men's basketball. He will share stories of the 2018 season, discuss the change in culture of AU Basketball and his experiences while also sharing his passion for character development in young people.
No Reservations Required!  

Rallying the Church around the Next Generation

Three adult believers from three different generations pray for one student (7th to 12th grade) for one year. If you would like to join this movement, please visit the church website to register or fill out the cards on the tables at the Welcome Center in the Education Building or outside of King Hall in the Christian Life Center to attend the launch event next Sunday, September 15 after church (meal will be provided). Prayer guides will be available for purchase at the event for $10. If you have any questions please contact Jonathan Schwartz at

Faith Promise in Action:  
Your Faith Promise gifts meet the unanticipated needs that arise for our missionaries.  

This month we were able to assist with:
1. A necessary medical test (not covered by insurance)
2. An international children's outreach (which fell into unexpected financial trouble when local government funding ceased)
3. A Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) intern (seeking to share Christ on his campus)
Sola Scriptura (Fellowship Hall) 
"The Westminster Confession: A Study of Presbyterian Theology"
Creeds and confessions have been an integral part of the church's understanding and formulation of doctrine. They have often been forged during times of controversy. While they may be refutations of error or heresy, they state doctrine in a positive manner, allowing truth to expose and refute error. For over 350 years the Westminster Confession of Faith (along with the Shorter and Larger Catechisms) has served as the doctrinal standard of the Presbyterian church. The Confession takes the various
teachings of the Bible and presents them in a logical, systematic and understandable manner. This yearlong study will look at the Confession and its various teachings and their application for the Christian life.
Reformations (CLC Room #204)  "Philippians For You"
The biblical itself strongly suggests that Philippians was written from Rome during the first of Paul's two imprisonments there. Yet, he makes clear in this letter to the church at Philippi, that his mind and heart were full of rejoicing-a resounding joy that was utterly impervious to any circumstance. It's a joy that is real and heartfelt, deep and palpable.
Our age has given us an abundance of amenities and conveniences that Paul could have never imagined. Yet our daily lives are fast-paced, hectic, and full of trouble and stress. We, as all people since the garden, live in a broken world. We desperately need the message that Paul
gave the church at Philippi.

Living Stones (CLC Room #203)  "Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors"
We think we know the story of Joseph-the young man sold into slavery by his own brothers before rising to immense power over all of Egypt. But is it possible that we've missed the real story behind the story?
In Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors, Voddie Baucham Jr. helps us to understand the crucial role that the story of Joseph plays in redemptive history. Engaging and thoughtful, this book will help you read the Bible from a Christ-centered perspective and revitalize your love for God-the true hero of history.
Gospel Life (Hardy Classroom #1) "Ephesians for You"
In a world where Christianity seems increasingly sidelined and even irrelevant, we need to grasp the truths of this faith-affirming, life-changing letter. Ephesians For You helps readers see how being "in Christ" changes everything-our view of ourselves, our world, our future, our church, homes and workplaces.
Bereans (CLC Room #201) 
"Mercy Revealed: A Cross-Centered Look at the Miracles of Christ"
"Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know." -Acts 2:22
We know and love the stories of Jesus calming the storm, feeding the five thousand and healing the blind. But they can seem so far removed from our experience of following Jesus today. In this study, we will take a closer look at the miracles to better understand what they  teach us about Christ, His rule, His reign, His mercy and His redemption. The miracles magnify Christ's glory, pointing to Him as one approved by God. If Christ has His Father's approval, how can He not be worthy of ours?
Missions Spotlight:

BlueSky Global Ministries in Nairobi, Kenya is home to many FPC hold dear. We had the privilege of welcoming Nate and Shanna Mast (BlueSky Student Ministry Staff) and son Levi this summer, as they were stateside for a few weeks. We also commissioned Travis (Community Managing Director) and Stephanie Hill along with Rose, Hudson, and Harrison as they joined the Masts in serving. David (Ministry Consultant) and Tammy Preston (Executive Director) continue to hold key leadership roles at BlueSky and visit Kenya as much as possible.
As FPC's Women in Ministry prayed over a ministry mission trip, God gave them a great desire to come along side our own in Kenya, to encourage them and minister with them.  Gina and Kinslee Clevenger, Amy Davis, Abby Holcombe, Sally Johnson, Lisa Oates, and Wendy Whitley will be serving October 19th- 25th.  They will be plugged into the "Trivia and Treats" night at the Masts for Student Ministries, they will lead a women's retreat, VBS activities for children, build relationships, and encourage.   Rob Davis will be travelling with the team and partnering with David Preston, once in Kenya.  We have many opportunities to send these ladies (and Rob) well!  They covet your specific prayers for their preparation and days they will be away from their families (two of whom have foster babies).  They also are raising funds not only for their travels, but also for the women's retreat and ministry they will be doing in Kenya!  Donations may be sent via the church office with a designation for the Women's Kenya Trip.  They also have a number of fun ways you can help them raise money:  Kenya shaped cookies and T-shirts will be available for purchase on September 11th at the Family Gathering Meal and Clothes for a Cause is a shopping extravaganza
 on September 12th.