December Missions Spotlight
AIDS Resource Council of Rome
ARC began in 1994 with a small group of citizens concerned about the issues and needs facing those living with HIV/AIDS. ARC is a community-based education and service organization helping those who are infected, as well as those affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Northwest Georgia. Georgia currently ranks first in new cases of HIV infection. ARC offers free testing on a walk in basis, counseling and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families, and help navigation the emotional and financial challenges of a positive diagnosis. Your contribution to this month's offering will assist ARC in their mission to love and support members of our community living with HIV/AIDS.
On December 15th everyone is invited to a brunch with our friends of AIDS Resource Council in the Wilder Center dining room at noon. Bring your friendly, welcoming self and a dish to share for a meal with families in our community involved with ARC. Come and help pack Christmas care baskets for those too ill to attend. Contact email@example.com to let us know you're coming or with any questions. The more the merrier.
This year we will pack 40 Christmas Care baskets for families affected by HIV/AIDS. We'll be collecting homemade cookies, warm socks, and any self-care items that make people feel better. Bring your items to the Church Office. Thank you!
Meals and More
We are looking for a volunteer Meals and More Coordinator. It’s easy, it’s fulfilling, it makes a real difference in the lives of people in need in our community. It’s only once a quarter and it happens right here, Tuesday 3:30-5pm, in the Wilder Center. If you’re looking for a way to be more involved and would like to know more, contact Cathy@romefirst.org