CUC Newsletter – January 27, 2017

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Sunday, January 29, 2017

RUMC Moving Forward

Allan Kennedy will be leading our CUC class this week, January 29 and next, February 5. His title for this week’s lesson is RUMC Moving Forward. Allan has taught CUC previously and we always appreciate his insights.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Jan & Allen Buckley and Judy & Dal Zierk.

CUC Class Attendance
January 22
97 members, 1 teacher for a total of 98.

Request from Pastor Parish Relations Committee

Dear CUC,
With the announcement last Sunday that Dr. Mike Long will leave RUMC in June to become a District Superintendent, the work has begun to find our new Senior Minister.

The Pastor Parish Relations Committee is seeking input from parishioners on the qualities they would like to see in our new minister. I would like to take your ideas forward to the committee as soon as possible. If you have opinions on the subject, please email me at your earliest convenience. All thoughts are welcome.

Thanks! Kris Taylor

Lost and Found

Have you left behind or lost anything at a CUC event or on Sunday morning? Thanks to Martha Thompson we now have a CUC “Lost and Found” collection place in our CUC closet.

CUC Super Bowl Party – Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots!!!!!!!!!

February 5 is the CUC Super Bowl Party! Over 40 CUC members have signed up so far for the party at the Diner at North Point beginning at 5:30. Heavy hors’deurves and non- alcoholic beverages will be served. Other drinks may be purchased.

This Sunday is the final date to sign up and to pay. Please bring $20 per person check or cash. If check, please make it to CUC and put “party” on the memo line. If unable to sign up and pay this Sunday please contact Mike and Garlinn Story.

The Right Order of Things

Jim McCormick’s new book, The Right Order of Things, has arrived and will again be available at CUC on Sunday! We still have a few copies left. Get them on Sunday morning in CUC.

It’s a great summary of Jim’s thoughts on Christian beliefs in our modern world presented in a simple way that all of us can understand.

The cost is $15 per book. Thanks to Jim, a $7 donation will be made to the RUMC Foundation for every book sold at RUMC. Make checks payable to the RUMC Foundation. If you didn’t sign up to receive a copy earlier there’s no problem. We have plenty available and Jim has personally signed every copy!

Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

Betty Hunt announced that CUC will be hosting a birthday party at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on Saturday, February 18. Only a small number of people need to go. More information on needs for the party will be forthcoming. Murphy Harpst has thanked CUC for our contributions and sent pictures of the new bedrooms that CUC’s donations have furnished.

Homestretch Peachtree Tea
The annual Peachtree Tea which benefits Homestretch will be held at the Country Club of the South on Tuesday, February 28. It is always a very nice event. Let’s try to get a full CUC table.

Driver Safety Program

AARP’s Driver Safety Program will be offered in the dining room on Wed., February 1, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Participants may be eligible for a safe driver insurance discount. AARP members/$15; non-AARP/$20. Registration: 770.587.3750

Foster Care Support Foundation Prom-A-Palooza 2017

This is a wonderful event on Sunday, February 19, where girls in foster care can come to choose everything they need to go to their proms. Rachel Ewald can use between 4 or 5 volunteers from CUC if anyone is interested in volunteering for the day, 9 am to 5 pm, please email and she will send the registration form for the volunteers for that date.

Unfortunately, they can’t take split shifts due to the nature of the event but they will have plenty of food for volunteers to eat. You can go to the Foster Care website to read all about the event. Volunteering there is a great experience!

Save those Pull Tops!

Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them in, to Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!

Prayer Requests

Sue Gardner for continued smooth recovery and relief of pain following surgery last Tuesday. She has a new hip and came home the same day!


  • Linda Boswell for continued good recovery following knee replacement surgery
  • Larry Douglas for good recovery following rotator cuff surgery
  • Jack Stadler- for continued good recovery following successful aortic heart valve replacement procedure

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

Barbara Davis, Pat Peterson, Linda Temples as they continue to deal with health problems

Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, 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 important decisions to be made.


  • Lesleigh Coelho – Jan 31
  • Jim Lappe – Feb 2
  • Don MacLeod – Feb 4
  • Tom Cantrell – Feb 4


  • none

Calendar Reminders

  • February 5, 2017 – CUC Super Bowl Party
  • February 28, 2017 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea – Country Club of the South
  • April 22, 2017 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • November 1,2, and 3, 2017 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


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