February Missions Spotlight

Rome Action Ministries  

Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing and education. Locally, Action Ministries runs a food pantry program, Backpack Buddies program, and an after school tutoring and mentoring program for kids in need of extra time and help with homework. For information on how you could be involved, contact Jason Willis, Action Ministries regional development director jwillis@actionministries.net 

Murphy Harpst Children’s Center

Murphy-Harpst is an emotional, spiritual and physical safe haven for severely abused children and teenagers. It's mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where kids can heal and move toward a goal of re-engaging with society and leading productive lives. To be a part of a Murphy-Harpst volunteer team, please contact Pamela Kramer, Director of Community Engagement, pkramer@murphyharpst.org

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

Mission Opportunities

Tuesday, February 5th, Meals and More in the Wilder Center Dining Room. 
Help prepare and pack meals to distribute to members of our community in need of extra food assistance. Our partner church, 2nd Ave. UMC, will provide the main meal, we'll provide the sides. Stop by and spread some love- and peanut butter -with our neighbors.

Churchwide Mission Auction March 31st! Regift to Give! Or just give!
Do you have the perfect gift? Maybe just not perfect for you? Donate to our church wide mission auction to benefit future mission trips. We'll take your treasure and turn that into funding for our team mission trips to Detroit and Puerto Rico. For more information contact Cathy@romefirst.org

If you have spare winters hats, gloves and/or scarves, we'd love to have them to distribute at Meals and More during the winter months. Drop those by the church office.