Dear Rome First Family:
Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Savior! You are receiving this letter for two reasons- the first is to say thank you for your faithful support of the dreams, mission and ministry and Vision of Rome First. The second is to invite you to make your commitment to “LET’S DO THIS...Buckets of Love” the 2019 ministry funding commitment for Rome First.
In addition to the Commitment for your financial support, you are invited to give prayerful consideration to sign up to serve through the host of ministry opportunities that are a part of the ministries of Rome First. Each of us has something different to give! Prayers, Attendance, Time, Talent and Financial Support are just a few of the ways we can use what we have to make a difference in our community and in the World! If we all seek to “Do”, what each of us can “do”, we join together in supporting the Mission and Vison of Rome First through our Prayers, Time, Gifts and Service! Your Church Staff and Ministry Leaders are compiling the ministry budget requests that will eventually become the 2019 Church Budget for Rome First. The budget is an estimate of the cost for the dreams and hopes that you and your church leadership have shared. Who knows how many new ministry opportunities will be added to our ever growing array of Mission and Ministry?
Your faithfulness in making a pledge/commitment and giving to the ministries of Rome First through “LET’S DO THIS...Buckets of Love” are connected with the Prayers, Talents, Time and Gifts, of all the members of Rome First. Because of your continued faithfulness we will be able to continue to provide ministries that are changing and will change people’s lives, offering opportunities for hope, and sharing the good news of God’s love! Offering hope, sharing good news and changing lives all have some costs associated with them. Add the cost of maintaining and caring for a facility, and you have a snapshot of the ministry and mission budget at Rome First! God has placed in our hands many wonderful gifts and joined us together to do great things! Will you “DO” what you can “DO” as we strive to use our abilities to multiply the resources that offer people the opportunity to meet together and build relationships that facilitate life change!
You may pick up a 2019 “LET’S DO THIS...” Commitment Card in the Church office or you may request that one be mailed to you. Please give prayerful consideration to your commitment to the Mission and Ministry of Rome First. Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 14 when we will celebrate our commitment to the future of Rome First through our “Pledge of Commitment” through “LET’S DO THIS...”! Thank you for your continued faithful support of the mission, ministry and Vision of Rome First – Serve Rome by Loving and Welcoming All as Partners in Transformation!
Dr. Robert C. Brown