The Holy Spirit’s great task is to carry on the work for which Jesus sacrificed his throne and his life – the redemption of fallen humanity.
Alan Redpath, 20th century author and pastor
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Our own Roger Davis will be coordinating our CUC class lesson this Sunday with a review of the recent Honduras Mission Trip. A number of our CUC class members participated in this trip both by traveling to Honduras and in helping prepare crafts and gifts for the children and the mothers who help with the Lunches for Learning program there.
CUC Class Attendance
Sunday, May 21
81 members + 2 visitors = 83 total
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Daphne Fradl, Pat & Grady Phillips, and Diane Stephens.
CUC Wednesday Night Dinner
The CUC Wednesday Night Out Dinner this coming Wednesday, May 31, will be at the Thai House, 10930 Crabapple Rd, Roswell at 5:30
A signup sheet will be passed on Sunday; however, if you wish, call Pat or Grady Phillips at 770-587-5392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday noon.
CUC Fall Retreat Deposits are Due
Everyone who plans to attend the retreat at Berry College in the fall should bring their deposit checks by the end of June to Sara or Paul Beecham for their retreat confirmation . We may not be able to hold their spot without a deposit. ($75 per person; $150 per couple).
CUC Email for Next Week
If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email for Sunday, June 4, to the CUC members please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request this coming week , he can distribute it also.
One Service on Sunday, June 4
This will an important Sunday to be at RUMC. All of RUMC and Chapel Roswell will gather in the Sanctuary at 10:30 for one service to celebrate Mike Long’s 16 years of service at RUMC on his final Sunday with us. A reception for Mike and Terri will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.
Special Speaker for CUC
In order to be able to attend the combined service on Sunday June 4, CUC will be meeting earlier starting our class promptly at 9:15 to hear a special speaker, Rev. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road UMC.
Welcoming Tom and Gina
Save the date …..Wednesday, June 28, 2017… 5:30 pm
This is a buffet dinner for CUC to welcome our new minister, Tom Davis and his wife Gina. They will be our guests. The cost will be about $23 per person.
Claudia Phelps and MariAnna Brown will begin circulating a sign up sheet Sunday, June 4. We will also have a box to collect welcome notes, cards, etc. (or people may bring them in the night of the dinner). We would like all checks turned in 2 weeks ahead if possible.
MUST Summer Lunch Program
The Griffins and Coelhos have agreed to co-chair the organization and implementation for CUC to participate in the MUST lunch program. They will speak to the class on Sunday giving you the volunteer opportunities available. We can all be involved. Jim Boswell has agreed to manage the financial side of the program.
This information should be helpful for you to decide how many lunches you would like to support. Completed Peanut butter ‘n’ Jelly lunch will be $1.00, Complete Ham and Cheese lunch is $1.35. Complete Turkey and Cheese lunch is $1.45. Three (3) families are already giving a check for $500 each and we encourage you to be prayerful and consider making a nice contribution.
RUMC has committed to making 37,000 lunches in this summer program. Checks should be made out to RUMC with MUST Sandwiches noted on the memo line. The church will be working with CUC so your contribution will be tax deductible and shown on your annual RUMC statement.
Trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers
Join a group from RUMC Thursday, June 29 at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA. Lunch will be at Blue Willow Inn. The tour is free, lunch is paid individually. We will leave from the parlor at 9:00 am. Reservations, Andrea Cummings, email@example.com
Upscale Garage Sale Preparations
We are looking for storage space for early Garage Sale donations from June 1 to July 31. It Can be an unused/partially full storage unit, extra garage or any space that doesn’t involve steps and can be gotten to easily.
Please contact Donna Litton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-358-8050 directly if you know of space available we can use.
Continue gathering your treasures for the Garage Sale Extravaganza Aug. 3-5! August will be here before you know it! Continue putting aside your good stuff to sell. Mark your calendar so you won’t miss the fun of working with other CUC and RUMC members helping to put on this big fundraiser for Job Networking.
Small Things Support Our Various Mission Outreaches!
Please continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House which Nancy and Johnie Wright are collecting.
For Red Bird Missions watch for those Boxtops For Education and Labels for Education (include the bar code) for Betty Hunt
- Lynn Adcock – pray for her as she continues daily radiation and has another course of chemo this coming week
- Tom Cantrell – for continued improvement and relief of pain
- Jackie Hubbard –for continuing improvement following knee surgery
- Betty Hunt – for relief of severe back and leg pain
- Pat & Ron Peterson on the sudden death from massive heart attack of their daughter Karen’s husband Jeff Scarborough, 52. Funeral Services next Wednesday at Poole’s Funeral Home in Woodstock
- Mary Serafina’s daughter Cindy for a return to health following severe complications of diabetes
- MariAnna Brown’s brother Wendell to find an appropriate donor for transplant
Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests
- Frank Magaro – at Brookdale-Neese Road Assisted Living Facility in WoodstockPlease 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.
- Kris Taylor – June 3
- June 23, 7:30 p.m., June 25, 3 p.m. -Patriotic Celebration Concerts
- June 28 –Welcome Tom Davis & Gina
- June 29 – RUMC trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit
- July 27-30 – “Meet Me In St. Louis”
- Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
- October 9 – 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
- November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape Center, Berry College