CUC – Sunday – December 4, 2016

CUC Logo Resized with I AddThe Nurturing Community: For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word:

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13 – 14

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Spirit Speaks
Our CUC lesson this Sunday  is “ The Spirit Speaks”.

CUC Refreshments
Be sure to thank Martha Jane & Charlie Mason and Marlene & Don MacLeod who are providing the CUC refreshments this Sunday.

CUC Attendance
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Total 77 members + 1 visitor = 78

Annual CUC Christmas Party
We are looking forward to our CUC Annual Christmas Party on this coming Wednesday, December 7 . It will be held at Brookfield Country Club at 6:00 PM with Dinner at 7:00. Donna & Vince Grosse are chairing this event. 106 people have signed up to attend!

Christmas Choir Concerts
Christmas Festival Concerts are coming up soon – Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m.The concerts will feature the RUMC Sanctuary Choir, Georgia Philharmonic, Celebration Ringers, and organist Tom Alderman. Complimentary tickets are available in the main office (Chapel building), Worship Arts office (Sanctuary building), and with a small service charge at

Christmas and New Years CUC schedule
CUC will not be meeting on either Christmas Day or New Years Day

Christmas Open House
A Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 17th at Nancy and Johnie Wright’s house, starting at 6PM. Bring a small hors d’oeuvre or dessert.
Carpool if possible due to limited parking. Please let the Wrights know if you plan to attend.

Poinsettia Delivery to Shut-ins
This Sunday, Dec. 4, share the spirit of giving this Christmas by volunteering to deliver a poinsettia to a home bound RUMC member. Volunteers may pick up a plant in the Sanctuary south lobby after the 8:30, 9:30,or 11 a.m. worship service and be given the info for a shut-in. Contact: De Lee Udelson, or 770.261.1741

5th Annual Roswell Student Ministry Christmas Tree Sale
Don’t forget to pick up your pre ordered Fraser Fir Christmas tree or wreath from RUMC’s student ministry this Saturday Dec. 3rd

AARP Safe Driving Class
The AARP Safe driving class will be held Wednesday, December 7th in the Dining Room.
This is a change from the original date of December 14.
Anyone interested, please call SEL building to sign up: 770-587-3750.

Honduras Mission Opportunity
RUMC has partnered with Lunches for Learning, Inc., to “adopt” the Manuel Bonilla Elementary School in the remote mountain community of Las Tablas in southern Honduras.
A trip April 20-27 will build upon our previous trips in 2015 by continuing to strengthen relationships with key local church and community leaders. Our hope is to build a long term relationship with this community and help them lift themselves out of oppressive poverty while developing their spiritual health. Projects will be discussed at our planning meetings.
This is a great opportunity for first-time mission trip participants. A Honduras Mission Team Information Meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the dining room . Details: Katherine Simons, . At the planning meeting you will see slides of school and facilities, meet the lead team and participate in planning.

Support RUMC Missions as you start your holiday shopping and decorating
As you pull decorations out of storage, consider donating those unused “treasures” to our missions booth. Maybe you’re looking for that perfect piece to finish your decorations. Check out our Mission Booth and spread the word. Information:

Box Tops, Labels,Tags, and Pull Tabs from Soft Drinks
The Box Tops and the Labels for Education for Red Bird Missions can be brought in each Sunday for Betty Hunt to be sent to Red Bird Missions to buy items they need.
And don’t forget to get a Publix tag from Betty Hunt and be sure to have it scanned whenever you shop at Publix to benefit Murphy Harpst!
Nancy Wright is also collecting pull tabs from soft drink cans which are used to benefit Ronald McDonald House.

Prayer Requests

  • Mike Ewing for comfort in his loss of Joanne
  • LaVerne Lamb for good recovery following shoulder surgery last Monday
  • Caryn Woodison for improvement of health problems

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Pat Peterson , Linda Temples, and Barbara Davis as they continue to deal with health problems
  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale Nursing Home, Woodstock

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


  • Mary Serafina – December 7
  • Betty Williams – December 10
  • Hugh Gardner – December 10


  • none

Calendar Reminders

  • December 3 – Christmas tree/wreath pickup
  • December 4 – 3:00 MOS “Christmas through the Ages” Concert
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • December 9 – 7:30 Christmas Festival Concert
  • December 11– 3:00 Christmas Festival Concert
  • December 17 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • December 18 – 3:00 –11th Annual Messiah Sing-a-Long
  • November 1,2,and 3, 2017 – CUC Annual Retreat
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