Ministry Updates


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Ministry Updates WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 14: This Sunday our Facebook Livestream from the Sanctuary will be live at 9am. If you are unable to join us at that time, you may watch the service at 10:30 am or later.

The reason for the change this week? The Moving Forward Team, our Session and our Diaconate will be doing a practice run of our in-person worship at 11 am. As we seek to serve you better, this practice run will enable us to work through the logistics of returning to in-person worship. Our hope and prayer is that very shortly we will be opening our in-person service to all of you! Please pray for our team and our leaders as we seek to finalize our plans. Dr. Jonathan Schwartz be preaching this Sunday using Ephesians 4:1-6 as his text. To access the service directly, go to www.facebook.com/fpcrome or click the button you’ll find on our church web page, www.fpcrome.org. You do not need to be a Facebook user to access the service. To view or download the Order of Worship for this service, go to the home page of the web site, as well, and follow instructions there. Using this Order of Worship, you’ll not only be able to follow along in the service, but can participate actively as it includes words to songs and other elements we’ll be asked to join in speaking, praying, or singing. You can also download the provided sermon guides for children and middle schoolers. VISITOR WELCOME – Thank you for worshiping with us today. Although apart, we want to welcome you into our midst. We would love to have the opportunity to “meet” you and answer any questions you may have about our ministries. Please visit www.fpcrome.org and click on the Connect Form link at the top of the home page. We look forward to connecting with you! VBS 2020…ALL ABOARD! THE ROCKY RAILWAY EXPRESS IS COMING YOUR WAY! (June 29 – July 3 Online Only) Join us from anywhere, at any time on the Rocky Railway Express. Videos will be released each morning June 29 – July 3 on our church website and social media outlets. Join us as we will learn about Jesus’ power in us and how we can trust Jesus through Imagination Station, Bible Theater, Sing-a-longs, and more. Register online at www.fpcrome.org to receive your “suitcase” full of crafts and sing-a-long CD.

The Rocky Railway VBS Depot will be open: - Friday, June 26, 4:00-6:00 pm - Saturday, June 27 10:00 am-12:00 pm Come by to pick up your child’s suitcase of crafts, tshirt (if early registration) and sing-a-long CD! OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE WITH VBS – COVID-19 has come through our lives like a freight train and derailed countless plans, routines, and expectations…VBS being one. In order to provide a full fun Bible centered virtual VBS, each registered child will receive a VBS at home box. Each box is filled with resources they will need for each day of the week like a Trust Jesus carabiner, Bible student activity book, Watch for God wristband and more. While the pre-packed boxes cost $20 per child, we are accepting donations of any amount. You may contribute at www.fpcrome.org and click on the “Donate” button in the VBS section of the home page or under GIVE (at top of home page), through your ShelbyNext membership account, choosing the VBS Contributions fund. You can also mail a check to the church office, noting VBS Contributions. Thank You! WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH VBS – Have you always participated or assisted in VBS? Are you missing that connection this year? We need YOU! We need prayer partners for each child that has registered for Virtual VBS. How do I do this you might ask? Drop by the church or call to request a few postcards to be mailed to you, fill in the postcard with a short message and prayer and drop in the mail! It’s that simple! We will have the cards addressed and stamped....we just need your prayers of encouragement for each child!

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS – Your children’s Sunday School lessons from March and April are available for pick up! The lessons are such great materials and we don’t want our students to miss out on God’s word. We have set up a table on the left side of the atrium area in the Education Building. The doors are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you have any questions about the lessons, please contact Mrs. Andrea at (706) 506-9865 or [email protected] CONTINUING OUR GENEROSITY – “The Lord loves a cheerful giver”even when we cannot give in our usual ways. In this time away from corporate worship, we encourage you to continue to make your offering to the Lord by giving through the mail, dropping off in a sealed envelope in the secure black mailbox outside the church office, or electronically by following this link: https://www.shelbygiving.com/app/giving/firs101214 or through the ShelbyNext Membership App on your mobile device. If you have not been connected through the ShelbyNext Membership app on your mobile device, contact Tracy Dupree at [email protected] or leave a message with the church office and she will help you get set up. PRAYER REQUESTS – If you would like to be kept informed of the church’s prayer needs, email Tracy at [email protected] to receive updated prayer requests. If you would like to submit a Prayer Request for you or someone you know that is in need, you may do so on our website at http://www.fpcrome.org/resources/personalprayer-requests/.

Our worship service is broadcast weekly at 10:30 am on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/fpcrome, and at 11 am on WLAQ FM 96.9 and AM 1410.

Sermons may also be accessed on our web site at www.fpcrome.org.