CUC Newsletter – February 3, 2017

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Psalm 51: 10-11

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Catholic Saints and Protestant Saints

Allan Kennedy will be again be leading our CUC class this week. His subject is Catholic Saints and Protestant Saints. He always has an interesting message and we always appreciate his insights.Allan has also asked for our input on what qualities we would like in a new pastor.

Allan has also asked for our input on what qualities we would like in a new pastor.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Lynn & Jim Adcock and Sister & Gannett Backus.

CUC Class Attendance
January 29
99 members, 1 teacher for a total of 100

First Sunday Chapel Communion Service

The start time for First Sunday Chapel Communion on February 5th has changed. It will now start at 8:15 instead of 8:30. The service will last 45 minutes, ending at 9:00. This earlier start allows the Chapel Roswell team more time to set up and rehearse before their 10:30 service.

Don’t miss Kristen Heiden’s message this Sunday and the beautiful anthem by the Prime Time Singers: Create In Me a Clean Heart, O God from the text of Psalm 51.

Get Your Cans To Church!

February Is RUMC’s Month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. A list of items is available at and attached to bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Drop off non-perishable items Sundays at church and weekdays in the main office.

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

This Sunday, February 5 is the CUC Super Bowl Party! Over 40 CUC members have signed up for the party at the Diner at North Point beginning at 5:30. Please thank Mike and Garlinn Story, and Claudia Phelps and other members of the CUC Social Committee for putting this party together.

CUC Website

Our CUC class has an outstanding website at thanks to the diligent work of Doug Tatom. Be sure to get in the habit of using it if you don’t already.

It has an amazing amount of information on it. Among other things, there is the CUC calendar including all birthdays and anniversaries, the list of refreshment providers, photos, and CUC member contact information. Our weekly CUC newsletter is posted there each week and those newsletters and audios of CUC speakers for a number of years back are also there. Please thank Doug for his diligent work on keeping it all up to date.

Poverty Simulation

Get the first glimpse of what Global Impact Celebration (GIC) will offer in 2017! This event on this coming Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Dodson Center gym, 9-11AM will explore the challenges that families in poverty face every day. You will navigate through a payday loan office, an unemployment office, MARTA, jail, school, a food bank, etc. Walking in the shoes of poverty will be different than hearing about it in a news broadcast!

Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

Betty Hunt announced that CUC will be hosting the February birthday party at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on Saturday, February 18. Only a small number of people need to help with the party but others may want to go for a tour of the Murphy-Harpst campus.The group going will leave RUMC at 10:45 to arrive at noon with the party scheduled for 1:00. More information on needs for the party will be forthcoming.

Homestretch Peachtree Tea

The 10th annual Peachtree Tea Champagne Reception and Lunch which benefits Homestretch will be held at the Country Club of the South, on Tuesday, February 28, 11;00-2:00.

It is always a very nice event. Tickets are $75. Let’s try to get a full CUC table. Sign up to enjoy the tea, silent auction and raffle in class or contact Lynn Adcock at 770-993-2861. This is a great event and we would like to be well represented.

To book tables, become a sponsor, or learn more about Homestretch visit or call 770-642-9185. For individual tickets and to register for the fabulous online auction visit To participate in the silent auction without purchasing tickets go to the website and at the Peachtree Tea logo click Register only. Your credit card will not be charged unless you are a bid winner.

Foster Care Support Foundation Prom-A-Palooza 2017- volunteers needed

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. Volunteers help girls choose from a selection of beautiful prom dresses and gowns to take home for their perfect evening. Personal shoppers will help them through the process of selecting dresses and also help with a selection of accessories such as shoes, shawls, purses etc. to find their perfect choices.

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 Support Foundation website to read all about the event. Volunteering there is a great experience!

Homestretch Road Race

Attention, all loyal HomeStretch Road Race Volunteers. It’s coming!!! The 16th Annual Run the River 5K/10K Road Race 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, April 22. Once again, it will begin and end the race at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Riverside Road. CUC has been a big part of Homestretch’s success in past races and we want to make sure you save the date.

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.

Save those Pull Tops and Labels!

Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them into Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!
And for Murphy-Harpst watch for those boxtops and labels!

Prayer Requests

  • Sue Gardner for continued smooth recovery and relief of pain following hip replacement surgery
  • Dave Roberts for full recovery from his fall in his back yard
  • Frank Magaro broke his kneecap last Saturday night and has a boot/brace on his leg. He is restricted to a wheelchair and is not to put any weight on the leg. He is in good spirits, is aware of what is going on, and enjoys having visitors.

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.


  • Gayle Crolius – February 6
  • Paricia Mashburn – February 6
  • Sig Hoogstraal – February 7
  • Bob Morisey – February 9
  • Betty Robertson – February 11


Calendar Reminders

  • February 5 – CUC Super Bowl Party
  • February 28 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea – Country Club of the South
  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College



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