CUC Newsletter – September 17, 2017

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There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 

1Corinthians 12:4

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Murphy Harpst

This Sunday we will have a program about Murphy Harpst.  Our primary speaker is Brian P. Scales, Vice President of Development for Murphy Harpst Children’s Centers. This  will be  an  opportunity  to  learn  more  about  this  home  and  school  for troubled youth to which CUC has been donating  money,  books, and  other  supplies, and where CUC gives a yearly birthday party.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Jeannie & Jim Ehlers

CUC Class Attendance Sunday, September 10

75 members

CUC Class Contributions Sunday, September 3rd and 10th

Charlie Mason, CUC Class Treasurer,  turned over to RUMC’s financial office the checks from the CUC Class for UMCOR’s disaster relief.  The checks from our class totaled $13,636. This amount does not include the $1200contribution from the CUC Endowment Fund.  If the contribution from the endowment fund is included, the total for UMCOR becomes $14,836.

Hurricane Harvey and Irma Offerings

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As we pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and and Irma and the aftermath of these storms know that through your generosity, RUMC financially supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a team already on the ground providing relief to victims.

If you feel led to do more, you can support those in need financially by indicating #901670 or “Disaster Relief” on the memo line of your check written to RUMC or by choosing “Disaster Relief” if making a donation online 100% of the money you give to UMCOR in this offering is given to help those in flooded areas. Administrative costs have been paid separately.
You may also participate in our “Flood Bucket” efforts. Visit to learn more.

Time for CUC Small Group Dinners!

These gracious events give CUCers a chance to gather in smaller groups and really get to know one another. The host household provides the entree and each guest brings a side dish. The host family finds a good date for all guests assigned to them and they organize the menu. If you don’t have a chance to sign up in class, please contact Mary Serafina or Kris Taylor. You’ll be glad you did!

Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


The 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament to benefit The RUMC Foundation, Inc. is set for Monday Oct. 9, 2017. For full information on our 80th birthday tribute opportunity in honor of Dr. Malone Dodson. Information/ Registration:

RUMC October  Senior  Day  Trip

Join us for a tour of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, October 16th. We will have lunch at Mellow Mushroom following the tour. The tour is $14 and lunch will be on your own. For more information about the Center for Civil and Human Rights visit:  If you have any questions, email or by phone 770-261-1796.

Get  Your  Cans To  Church!


Remember September  is  the  month  RUMC  collects  food  for  North  Fulton  Charities.

Little Things Mean a Lot! 

Please continue collecting the Boxtops labels found on many products.  Labels for Education are not printed on as many grocery items any more, but they will be accepted at Red Bird School until the end of 2017. Bettie Hunt is collecting.


Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.

Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock as she  has her  final  course  of chemo next week.
  • Beth  Hamilton  who  fell  this  past  Saturday fracturing  her  pelvis, for  relief  of  pain
  • Norma Hills – for relief  of  back  and  leg pain  and  mobility issues
  • Terry Taylor – for a good recovery as he  regains his strength.Terry says, “My doctor says it will take me a long time to fully recover, but I hope to see you in CUC in the next few weeks”
  • Scott Woodison -following   surgery scheduled for this  past  Monday
  • Please pray for Wilma &  Keith Stump‘s daughter Jolane and her husband Chris whose home in Fairburn was very severely damaged and  by a huge tree tree during  the  storm  Monday.


  • Bob  Morisey – celebrating  the  birth  of  his  first  great- granddaughter
  • Myra Ettenborough, friend of  Kris  Taylor, was released from a federal prison camp in Florida on Thursday, September 7th. Her family picked her up and they fled Florida in front of Hurricane Irma. Luckily, as evacuees were clogging northbound routes on I-95, they were traveling a more western route from the panhandle to the halfway house which is a much more liberal and welcoming environment than the prison camp.
    We still have no idea how long she will have to spend there but at least it is easier to go visit her and she has her own phone for the first time in 51/2 years. God is good and has blessed many people through Myra’s teaching and ministry. We eagerly await her return to Roswell.

 Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

  • Frank Magaro – at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • Betty and  Don  Gay – now at Cottonwood Retirement Community

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.

cookie   Birthdays

  • Janet Thomas – Sept. 19
  • John  Sharp – Sept. 19
  • Jim Ehlers – Sept 22
  • Mike  Ewing – Sept. 22
  • Wilfred  Boayue Sept. 23

love    Anniversaries

  • Beverly & Doug  Tatom – Sept. 19, 1998 – 19 years

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • October 9 – 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournaments
  • October 16 – Center for Civil and Human Rights day  trip,
  • October 21 –  Great  Day  of  Service
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape  Center,  Berry  College


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