CUC Newsletter – February 17, 2017

CUC Logo Resized with I AddBe joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Romans 12:12-13

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Only 3 Questions That Matter

One of CUC’s favorite teachers returns this Sunday. Rusty Gordon will be leading our class.The title of the lesson is “The only 3 questions that matter”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Nancy & Dave Wistrand and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho.

CUC Class Attendance

February 12
96 members and 1 visitor, total 97

CUC Communications

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members for the next 3 weeks for Sundays, February 26, March 5, or March 12 please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, he can distribute it also.

A Thank You for CUC Generosity

Following our year-end donations to foster care organizations we have received heartfelt thank you’s.

Most recently we heard from the United Methodist Children’s Home. They noted that our donation of $1100 (which was one of three that we sent out) will help them achieve their goal of serving 500 children by 2020.

They also reinforced the reason why we took up this collection; there are more than 13,000 children in state custody. “This staggering reality, coupled with a severe shortage of foster homes in many communities, represents a crisis for children across Georgia.”
Well Done CUC!

Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

The CUC Mission/Outreach Committee members Betty Hunt and Norma Hills have made final plans for our annual birthday party, this Saturday, February 18th for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. Only a small number of people need to help with the party, but others are going 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. Thanks to those who made donations to cover basic expenses of the party.

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 Drop off non-perishable items Sundays at church and weekdays in the main office.

Global Impact Celebration!

Plan to participate in the GIC programs March 3-5,“Life on Mission”, an up-close and personal look at poverty and homelessness in our community.

Poverty and Homelessness are prevalent right here in Roswell. GIC 2017 will focus on education and awareness of issues surrounding these challenges, and share ways RUMC can make an impact in real people’s lives. You will have an opportunity to learn about our local mission partners and the services they offer. Go to the RUMC website for full information.

Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short by 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!
There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at


School Supplies for Honduras

Help‼ We will be supplying school supplies for the children in our Honduras school when we go April 20. If you can help us with crayons, colored pencils, markers and glue sticks they will be so appreciated. Bring them to CUC and Gale Davis will make sure they get them.

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.

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. There are already at least 11 CUC members going. Sign up to enjoy the tea, silent auction and raffle.

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.

A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;
Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details:

RUMC Travelers Club

Sandra Nauman has recommended to the class that many of the RUMC Travelers Club activities might be of interest to CUC members. The club takes day trips as well as longer ones of several days. The next trip coming up is to Brumby, TN. For more information speak to Sandra or to Bonnie White.

Save the date!

You are invited to the 10th annual Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration. May 4, 2017 at 7 pm.

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 in to Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!
And for Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!

Prayer Requests

  • John Goss’ mother in Louisville passed away February 15th. She would have been 101 yrs. on March 28 and has been living in a nursing home for many years.

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.


  • Sue Gardner ‘s recovery is going more smoothly now. Although she still uses a walker, the pain is much less, and she’s getting stronger every day. She expects to be in class on Sunday.That the son of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland did not have a heart attack heart, but pray for them in Tennessee as they continue care of Mary Lee’s mother on hospice care.
  • That the son of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland did not have a heart attack; But pray for them in Tennessee as they continue care of Mary Lee’s mother on hospice care.


  • Jim Adcock – Feb.19
  • Tom Erdman – Feb 19
  • Dee Scott – Feb. 20
  • Babs Skillings – Feb. 22
  • Cecelia Moore – Feb. 22
  • Judy Zierck – Feb 22
  • Lara Deaton – Feb. 22
  • Jane Bailey – Feb. 25


  • Linda & Al Temples – Feb. 25, 1967 – 50 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • February 28 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


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