July Missions Spotlight

Living Proof Recovery

Living Proof Recovery is a Recovery Community Organization, led by people in long-term recovery, providing support services to people seeking recovery from the use of alcohol or other drugs. LPR provides peer recovery support services for people working to achieve personal goals that will help maintain long-term recovery. At LPR, support for families and other community members impacted by addiction is provided. "We know that recovery is real, and we want everyone to experience the amazing quality of life that recovery provides."
July's communion offering goes towards the good work of Living Proof Recovery.

Mission Opportunities

All through the month of July, during our one combined service, we'll hear from some of our partners in ministry about the work they are doing in our community.
Join us each week to hear from Inspiritus, Good Neighbors Ministry, Brighter Birthdays, and the Ruth and Naomi House as they share their stories.

Rome First UMC's mission team will be at Cass Community in Detroit, MI, July 14th-19th.
If you would, please be in prayer for our efforts there.
July 14th we would love your prayers for safe travels for the mission team.
July 15th prayers for the staff and regular volunteers who make the work of Cass Community possible.
July 16th prayers for the residents and participants in Cass Community's programs.
July 17th prayers for the people of Detroit.
July 18th prayers for the new neighborhoods being created at Cass.
July 19th safe travels for our mission team.

Upcoming Mission Trips

Puerto Rico, June 18th-25th, 2020
In 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico.  As of now, there are still 50,000 homes in need of repair.  Working with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, UMCOR has sent over 100 teams with over 1,000 members to help with rebuilding.  UMCOR's  new goal is to repair 36 homes per month.  Given that the Methodist Church of PR has made available three retreat camps to encourage teams to come lend a hand.  Nest summer, June 18th-25th, 2020, a team from Rome First UMC will answer the call.  Ages 18 and up, all skill levels of none at all, are welcome and needed.  If you're interested, please let us know.  Information packets available in the office.

There is no recovery without rebuilding first.  The formerly homeless of Cass Community are now building and delivering solar panels to the people of Puerto Rico.  Rome First UMC has the opportunity to be a small part of good work alongside great people.