Rome International Church newsletter

Rome International Church newsletter

RIC VOTES THIS WEEK!

Dear RIC friends

Have you signed up to help recently? We could really use your help!  Just go to this link and sign up. It's that simple but it means a lot!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b-Cj83Bm8j5aWA5zALlHW7fP7vTIaxWF...

Thanks to Khurum who preached last Sunday while several of us were away on the IBC Men's retreat. Pictures on our church facebook page "Rome International Church". Check it out today!

important events at RIC

Dear RIC

Thanks so much to all those who came to the service on Sunday and supported Christian Dibert on his last Sunday as our Ministry Intern. He shared how much RIC has taught him and it was powerful. 

This is an important month for RIC with lots of important dates:

help our futures pastors get to ROME!

Dear RIC friends

As you know in October our church voted to call the new pastoral team to Rome BUT THEY NEED YOUR HELP TO GET HERE. Each couple has worked with their sending agency and us to develop a budget of funds they need to raise. Our church has already given them some financial support and in the proposed 2017 budget we plan to contribute more to their support but there's a LARGE AMOUNT they still need to raise. 

Celebration of and SURPRISE Gift for Christian Dibert

Dear RIC friends

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May God bless you in 2017!

MERRY CHRISTMAS and service Jan 1 at St. George's School

Dear RIC

MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I hope that you are having a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. Here are important dates for 2017:

Our service on JAN. 1 WILL BE AT ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL AT 11AM (NOT at my apt. as I had origianlly thought!)  Join us there to ring in the NEW YEAR!

On Jan. 8 we will celebrate the ministry of Christian Diber as this will be his last Sunday with us our ministry intern. Please plan to be there!

RSVP for Dec. 24 and NO SERVICE DEC 25

Dear RIC

If you missed our service last Sunday you missed something special: people sharing, new music composed by Moses, one of our guys from Nigeria, Fiseha and his LIFE GROUP singing in Amharic and Mary moving us to tear with the stories of her work with Project Rome.

REMINDER TO BRING SHOE BOX GIFTS FOR REFUGEES TOMORROW

Dear RIC,

SHOE BOX COLLECTION FOR PROJECT ROME: This Sunday come with at least 2-3 shoe boxes filled with some of the items below and wrapped in a way that it can be opened. These boxes will be used by Project Rome for homeless men as a Christmas gift. Mary, the head of the organization, will be with us on Sunday to receive them and a donation from our congregation to her work. (http://project-rome.org/project-rome-christmas-shoe-box-appeal/)

special service and collection this Sunday at RIC

Dear RIC friends

This coming Sunday we are continuing our Advent Series "Sharing God's Gifts this Christmas" with a focus on Jesus and forgiveness. We will also have special music by both a group of our African men as well as Fiseha/Khurum's Life Group will present a special song. This service will be very international and very moving I'm sure!

Christmas time at RIC and DONATIONS NEEDED THIS SUNDAY!

Dear RIC

Our  Advent Season theme of "Sharing God's Gifts with the World" was carried forward last Sunday with Roberto's wonderful presentation and sermon. Come this Sunday as we focus on sharing our LOVE with our church and world. 

Christmas season at RIC

Dear RIC,

We had a wonderful service today and began our Advent Season theme of "Sharing God's Gifts with the World", focusing on sharing our time and talents with our church and world. 

Here are some events to put on your calendar:

Sat. Dec. 10, 6pm to 9pm Christmas Party at the Kirbys, via dei Monti Parioli, 46, Roma. Bring along your favorite holiday dish to share and join in the fun!

Still needing your help to plan

Dear RIC family

Happy Thanksgiving. While I realize that not everyone is an American, and so you might not celebrate this holiday, I do think that for all of us it is a nice reminder to stop and thank God for ALL that we have: family, church, health, love, friendship, forgiveness in Jesus Christ and SO much more! My family and I thank God for you all and what RIC means to us!

news from Rome International

Dear RIC family

Come join us Sunday as Christian Dibert preaches. I want to encourage you to visit our church website www.romeinternational.org if you missed any of the recent sermons. You can find them there on the media page.

CALLING ALL YOUTH:  There's a hike planned for this Saturday. You can find the info on our church website calender page and the permission form is there as well. 

We need your help planning for 2017

Dear RIC family

Info from Rome International Church

Dear RIC friends

I hope you'll join us on Sunday as we continue our series on Art As Evangelism with a sermon on the Sangrada Familia Church in Barcelona and John 18:38 "What is truth?" 

Visit our church website to see previous sermons on the "media" page.

Also visit calendar page to see which Life Group you could be a part of!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE RIC CONTINUE INTO 2018? Some Sunday as we talk about plans for the budget and your role in helping this church continue!

Info from Rome International Church

Dear RIC friends

I hope you'll join us on Sunday as we continue our series on Art As Evangelism with a sermon on the Calling of Matthew by Caravaggio! REMEMBER THIS SAT. NIGHT TO MOVE YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR!

Visit our church website to see previous sermons on the "media" page. Also visit it to see which Life Group you could be a part of!

Here's a list of clothing that the Refugee Center we partner with need as it is getting colder. Please bring along items that you have to church over the next few weeks and Debbie will help us get them to the refugee center. 

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