February Missions Spotlight

United Methodist Children's Home

The United Methodist Children’s Home is one of this month's communion offering recipients. UMCH was established in 1871 in Norcross, GA  to care for children orphaned during the Civil War, and has evolved to serve children and families in a continuum of care model. UMCH envisions a world where all children are raised in a loving, compassionate and nurturing home. And it works every day toward its mission to restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ. Since 1973, UMCH has cared for over 6,000 children in safe and loving foster care homes; it provides safe housing for at-risk young adults and prepares them to make positive life decisions and become productive, independent, citizens; and it strengthens and preserves at-risk families through safe housing and support services. Today, UMCH serves over 245 children and adults a day in 40 counties across North Georgia. For more information visit www.umchildrenshome.org.

UMCOR Emergency Response Teams

In light of the severe weather that hurt so many communities in 2017, UMCOR has an urgent need for more Emergency Response Teams in 2018. There is a training event in our region, Saturday, February 24th, at Calhoun First UMC, open to all. Please consider attending. We'll cover the costs. Sign up by calling the church office or email cathy@romefirst.org

Safe Sanctuaries Training

Rome First has a safe sanctuary policy for the protection of vulnerable adults, children, and special needs members of our church family If you volunteer your time with any of these, or think you might like to in the future, come by on Tuesdays in February. On the 5th, 12th or 19th, noon-1pm, in the conference room. You can be trained in our policy or renew your former training in just one hour.