CUC – Sunday, August 14,2016

CUC Logo Resized with I AddLook at the birds! They don’t worry about what to eat-they don’t need to sow or reap or store up food – for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are.  – Matthew 6:26

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Hope That Lies Within You
This Sunday Dave Mueller will continue his 2-week study with us entitled “The Hope That Lies Within You”. Dave, a member of Crosstalk Sunday School Class, is an excellent teacher and has taught our class previously. We are glad to have him back.

New CUC Officers and Committees
The new slate of CUC officers for 2016-2017 will be announced this Sunday, August 14th.

CUC Refreshments
Be sure to thank Aldona & J. B. Titus and Sister & Gannett Backus for providing our refreshments this Sunday.

CUC Class Attendance
Sunday, August 7
94 members, 3 visitors plus 1 teacher for a total of 98

Trivia Question
From what were the clothes of John the Baptist made? (Mark 1:6)
Sheepskin, white linen, camel hair, or silk

CUC 2016 Fall Retreat

Bill Scott announced the 2016 CUC Retreat this past Sunday. The retreat will be – October 18,19, and 20th at Kingwood Country Club and Resort in Clayton, GA.

Our speaker will be Phil Schroder with the theme of “Finding Joy in Unexpected Places”.

Already 41 have signed up! We can expect that number to grow, so we can look forward to a well-attended and uplifting event.

The total price for 2 nights’ lodging, 2 breakfasts, and a dinner will be $285 per couple, ($125 per person for double occupancy payable to Kingwood Country Club). To reserve your room call the Kingwood Resort at 706-212-4100 as soon as possible and identify yourself as being a member of “CUC Sunday School Class” and make sure the dates they give you are correct; Oct 18-20.

Give Bill Scott a check for $35 made out to Bill Scott. (If you are going to give him cash, please put it in an envelope with your name on it.)
Do this soon, as Sept 12 is the cutoff date!

Wednesday Night Out Dinners

We had 38 CUC class members out to dinner at Brookwood Grill this past Wednesday evening. Much appreciation goes to Pat & Grady Phillips, and Ann & Larry Douglas for arranging our CUC Wednesday night dinners this summer. They have done a great job choosing and arranging our dinners at various local restaurants. RUMC WNO Dinners resume Wednesday August 17th.

RUMC Job Networking Extravaganza Garage Sale

What a week at the Garage Sale! Lots of CUC volunteers! Thanks to all who helped. Final count (thanks to dedicated supporters who rounded $ up Monday at Job Networking) was $40,000 ! We made close to $3,000 in the clothing room alone!

Red Bird Mission School

Good news! This week to benefit Red Bird Mission School, part of a United Methodist settlement in Appalachia, CUC is sending 207 Box Tops for Education and 115 Labels for Education. These coupons, found on containers of many common household items, help the school with its needs. Thank you for continuing to clip the coupons when you find them and bringing them to class.

Opportunity to hear Jim McCormick

Jim McCormick, long time CUC friend and leader of our 2014 retreat at Amicalola Falls, will be speaking at the Cumming First UMC on Wednesday, August 24.

His topic will be “The Gospel Goes to Broadway”. That’s a topic we have heard before, but anytime Jim speaks is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up.

Jim’s program will start at 7:00. We may be taking a church van leaving RUMC at 4:30, early enough to have dinner at Cumming’ UMC’s WNO supper. Contact Tom Knight if you are interested in going.

19th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

It’s almost time for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, Monday, October 10, at the Woodmont Golf & Country Club, Canton. This is the main fundraiser to support the RUMC Foundation. There is an exclusive discount for RUMC members. Individual RUMC players will save $25 off the $200 registration fee. An RUMC foursome will save $200 off the $800 registration fee (or each player will pay $150). Register by August 15 and enjoy an individual player or foursome discount. For more details, contact

Prayer Requests

  • Joanne Ewing – for effective relief of severe pain through radiation treatments and renewed chemo
  • Nancy Van Horn – for a good recovery following gall bladder surgery

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses and difficult decisions at this time.


  • Bob, husband of Barbara Burrell, doing very well following hip surgery

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Manor on the Square



  • Gale Davis – August 14
  • Shaw Skillings – August 17
  • John Phelps – Aug 18


  • Sue & Hugh Gardner – August 15, 1970 – 46 years


Trivia Answer

Camel Hair

Calendar Reminders

  • August 21 – Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ for Drake House 2 p.m.
  • August 24 – Jim McCormick speaking at Cumming UMC
  • September 29 – RUMC Senior Trip to WSBTV – Behind the Scenes Tour
  • October 10 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat
  • November 6 – Homestretch BarBQ in the ’Burbs


Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members please forward it to by Thursday evening.
If there is an urgent request, we can distribute it also.

There are many announcements that come from RUMC weekly. If you feel any specifically should be included in this CUC newsletter please let the editor know.

Just a reminder… If you have arranged to exchange your Refreshment Provider Date with someone else, or if you are unable to provide refreshments on your assigned date please let Wanda or Terry Taylor know. Note: You may view the current quarter’s Refreshment Provider List on the CUC internet site ( and click on the Refreshment Provider List.

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