FPC MINISTRY UPDATES
This Sunday, September 17th, Pastor Bill continues our Fall Preaching series over Thessalonians, we will have two worship services at 9am in the Sanctuary and 11am in King Hall.
On Sunday, September 24th, we will have two separate worship services, 9AM in the Sanctuary and 11AM in King Hall. The Sacrament of Communion will be celebrated. May we use this week to prepare our hearts and minds to receive this gift of God rightly. We will remain in our seats while the Elders distribute the elements.
The Rose in the worship service is given in honor of Master Robert James Holcombe, son of Ms. Avery Holcombe, born 7/21/2023. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Bob (Abby) Holcombe.
Men's Steak Dinner – Monday, September 18 at 6PM
We are excited to bring you the annual men’s steak dinner and speaker event once again on Monday, September 18. This year, the food and the speaker will be as good as ever. Chad Warner, assistant basketball coach at Furman, will be bringing the inspiring message. We strongly encourage you to bring your young adult sons, as well as men from outside the church, as this is a fantastic outreach opportunity! Cost is $$25 at the door.
Trail Life Sunday is this Sunday
Trail Life Sunday happens annually on the second Sunday of September to coincide with Trail Life USA's founding in 2013 and is an opportunity for our Troop to share with FPC Rome the activities and ministry of the past year.
Trail Life USA is a leadership, character, and outdoor program for young men from ages 5-18 and strives to be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces Godly and responsible husbands, fathers, and citizens. Our Mission is to guide generations of courageous young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure. FPC charters Troop GA-0414 If you have a son or know of a young man that would be interested (or you're an adult that's interested in learning more about this ministry), feel free to visit a meeting or email Dave Abernathy at
Officer Nominating Committee
The Officer Nominating Committee is beginning its work of seeking the mind of God for nominees for Ruling Elders and Deacons for the next 3-year term. Our prayerful input is vitally important to this process. Forms were mailed to members last week so that you may use the membership list as you complete the appropriate nomination form.
We encourage you to go online to our website to www.fpcrome.org/onc and submit your nominations. You may, however, return the forms by mail, drop them off at the church office, or place in the nomination’s boxes located around our campus. The deadline is Monday, September 25th.
As we prayerfully consider our suggestions, we should keep in mind that these are distinctly different roles that call for distinctly different gifts.
Called to shepherd the flock at First Presbyterian Church, Ruling Elders guide us in fulfilling our mission and vision AND guard the Gospel message in every aspect of the life of our church.
Deacons partner with our Elders and advance the mission of our church by exercising their gift of service.
College Age Luncheon
College Students, you are invited to a casual luncheon following the 11am worship service on September 24 in the Fellowship Hall. We are thankful that you are worshipping with us and we look forward to knowing you better! Please contact or or with any questions.
Pips Lunch will be on September 28 at 11 in the Fellowship Hall.
The program will feature Anna Kate Rix speaking about her mission trip to Spain.
Women's Fall Bible Study
Women's Fall Bible Study begins on Tuesday, August 22, 2023-November 7, 2023, in King Hall. "Sanctification: "Life through the Spirit" will be taught by Amanda Davidson and Joni Pittman. In preparation for this study, please read Romans 8.
- 9:30am-11:00am (Nursery will be available for children 8 weeks through 5 years, please contact Mrs. Nell)
- 6:30pm-8:00pm-our evening class will meet in Fellowship Hall and be led by Bethany Johnson.
Fall Sunday Studies for all ages begins August 20th
- "Show Me Jesus” curriculum: Lessons are prepared according to their development skills, and we make every effort to relate it to real life applications that the children can use in their daily life activities.
- Book of Ephesians
Adult Sunday Studies
- Living the Gospel Centered Life: How Scripture Informs Daily Living - CLC 204/205
- Living Letters: Exploring 1 & 2 Thessalonians - Hardy 1
- The Apostle's Creed - Fellowship Hall
- Conversations in 1 & 2 Thessalonians (College Class) - CLC 201
FPC Community Groups
What is a Community Group? Community Groups are small groups of FPC members and visitors that meet regularly on Wednesday nights at the church or in neighborhoods to experience true fellowship: learning and praying together, knowing, and connecting the Gospel with each other’s real lives, and emphasizing a missional connection with others in the Rome community. To join a Community Group please visit our website at fpcrome.org.
Student Ministry Work Scholarship Program
Our Student Ministry Work Scholarship Program is continuing to accept jobs year around. If you have any work that needs to be done please contact Caleb Sanders at or visit fpcrome.org/scholarship to fill out the online form. We are particularly in need of opportunities for our female students.
For Congregants: If a congregant has a job that they would like to have done please contact the church office. Please give your name, phone number and description of the job along with how many students may be needed. Caleb Sanders will contact you for more specifics and scheduling a date and time. Payment should be submitted to the church office notating that it is for the work scholarship program. Please note these payments are not tax-deductible.
For Students: Students have the opportunity to work jobs for our congregants to help fund future trips. If interested please contact the church office and leave the student's name, parent's name and contact information. Caleb Sanders will reach out to both the family of the student and the congregant to coordinate logistics and specifics.
A sign up link can be found at www.fpcrome.org/scholarship or on the student ministry page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Caleb Sanders and
Exalting Christ, Advancing the Gospel
We are continuing to receive a few commitment cards. If you and your family have already made a commitment, thank you. If you have not done so, there is still time—simply fill out a commitment card either online or a paper card/envelope. You may drop the paper envelope and card in the offering plate or bring it by the church office.
CONNECT WITH US
If you are visiting with us today, we would love to have the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about our church. Please visit our Connections table after worship to talk with a volunteer and to receive a gift cross. Or you may visit our church website, click on the link at the top for the Connect Form, and a member of our Connections team will contact you. We look forward to connecting with you.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTs @ FPC
Our meal will be catered by Pirkle's and includes: Roasted Pork Loin, Hash Brown Casserole, Salad, Roll, and Dessert. Children's Fast Food will be Chick-fil-A. Reservations are required and due no later than 3pm on Monday, August 21st. Reservations can be made online at fpcrome.org or by contacting the church office. Cost: Adults $10.00; Students and Children $5.00; Family Max $30.00.
Reservations for the meal are required and due no later than 3pm on Mondays. You may make reservations by email to , call the church office at 706-291-6033, or online at www.fpcrome.org. Cost: $10 adults, $5 students and children, $30 family max.
Pastor’s Class: “Heaven: Awakening Our Biblical Imaginations” led by Pastor Jonathan Schwartz. This class will meet in Fellowship Hall. Join us on this six-week journey as we explore what the Bible says about heaven, particularly the new heaven and the new earth. What will we do there? What will relationships be like? What about new resurrection bodies? What about treasures in heaven? My prayer for this course is that together we will have our biblical imaginations awakened to the beautiful reality of where we as believers are headed, and then allow these thoughts to inform the practical ways we should live our lives today.
FPC Community Groups: For more information or to join a Community Group please visit our Community Group webpage.
MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES ~ SERVE PROFILE
The Bible teaches us that all Christians were “created in Christ Jesus for good works” (Ephesians 2:10). Our church has created a Serve Profile that helps you discover how God has gifted you for His service and shows you potential areas of service in the church and community. This Serve Profile does not automatically sign you up to serve anywhere! It opens the door for a ministry leader to contact you and discuss ways you may feel called to serve FPC and our surrounding community when opportunities are presented. You may visit fpcrome.org/serve and click on the SERVE PROFILE button. It is accessible from all mobile devices takes about 7 minutes to complete. If you prefer a paper copy, contact the church office at 706-291-6033.
SERVING AND CARING FOR OTHERS
If you would like to be kept informed of the church’s prayer needs, email the church office at .org 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/prayer
Do you know someone who is a non-believer? The Evangelism Ministry Team would love to pray for them. You may email your specific requests to Pastor Jonathan Schwartz at .