Welcome to Rome First! We are a United Methodist congregation located in downtown Rome, GA. Please watch the welcome video from our pastors and read below for more information.

Please watch this welcome video from our Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Robert Brown


You are welcome at Rome First! Our mission here is to Love God, Love People and Serve the World and our vision to accomplish this is to "serve Rome by loving and welcoming all as partners in transformation". We hope you’ll find the information you need here on the website, but if you still have questions, please e-mail us at info@romefirst.org. To learn more about what Rome First is about and membership, click HERE.

What to Expect

You’ll find two worship services at Rome First, a contemporary, more casual service at 9:00 am in the Garnett M. Wilder Center and a traditional service at 11am in our beautiful, historic sanctuary. There are Sunday morning classes offered for all ages at 10:00 am and childcare for children 5 and under from 8:30 am until after the 11am worship service.

Our Cross Roads Cafe offers refreshments in the lobby every Sunday morning.

Some families like to sit around the tables in the worship space so their children can enjoy their snacks and color during the sermon which makes our contemporary service a family friendly option.

The 11am Traditional service is a bit more formal, though you’ll find people wearing everything from their “Sunday best” to jeans. Don’t worry about what you wear, we just hope you’ll find what you need in worship.

So, what does membership look like at Rome First UMC? All the details are here about our faith community and we would love to talk to you! Contact us.



Most of our parking is in a lower lot near 2nd Ave, with entrances from both 2nd and 3rd Streets. There is visitor and handicap accessible parking in the smaller parking lot right by the Wilder Center entrance off 2nd St. There is also some handicap street parking on 3rd Ave. in front of the Sanctuary Building. There will be greeters inside the doors who can help you find your way around our building. There is also a campus map on this website and at our Connection Centers if you want to check one out to find your way around.


202 E 3rd Ave
Rome, GA 30161




9:00 AM  Contemporary
in the Wilder Center
11:00 AM Traditional
in the Sanctuary