CUC Newsletter – November 3, 2017

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       When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum.  By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.  A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.  When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.  But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.

John 6: 16-20

Don’t  forget !  Saturday night turn your clocks back one hour for Daylight  Savings Time!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Last, Lost But Loved

One of our favorite speakers, Bob Fletcher, is giving our CUC lesson this  week and next.  His title this week is “Last, Lost But Loved”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by MariAnna & Fred Brown and Gloria & Jack Stadler

CUC Attendance

October 21 – 85 + 2 leaders = 87

October 29 – 89 members + 4 visitors = 93

CUC Class Contributions

October 29 –  $127

CUC Retreat 

Thanks to Sara & Paul Beecham and Jeanie and Jim Ehlers for planning and  organizing the retreat this week at Berry College.  Kristin Heiden did an outstanding job in leading a study of scriptures relating to “The  Kingdom  of  God”.

Fifty five CUC members attended. The Winshape hospitality, food, and facilities were excellent! So much so that it was decided, if possible, to return there for next year’s CUC retreat.

CUC Christmas Party

Mark your Calendars!  The CUC Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 4th,  at the Metropolitan Club.

A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst


As the result of CUC asking about a practical need at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, we will be collecting white bath towels for the teenagers there.  The teenagers are responsible for doing their own laundry, and towels are in demand.


To give this project a festive flavor, a large laundry hamper decorated with a big ribbon will be available in the CUC classroom on Sundays starting November 5th.

After December 10th  all these gifts will be sent to Murphy-Harpst. Thanks for sharing Christmas Blessings!  Questions?  Contact Betty Hunt, Norma Hills, or Claudia Phelps.

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy ?

Please plan to bring extra Halloween candy to CUC  and we will collect it for Murphy Harpst to send with the towels. There  are  75 residents  and  16  clinical  professionals on  staff there who will enjoy the treats!

Operation Christmas  Child


Many people are gathering items  for Operation Christmas ChildLynn  Roberts is collecting  the boxes.  Our CUC goal is 100! The filled boxes are due back by November 13th. (absolute  last  date –Nov.  20). Bring them to Sunday School or drop them off in the church office.

Go on-line to Operation Christmas Child – How to Pack a Shoebox for full information. Have fun filling your box(es)!  (No candy, liquids or toothpaste!) You will make some  child very happy! The cost to Samaritan’s Purse for shipping each box this year is $9. The best way to pay is on line.

Pecans for Sale


The Discovery Class is selling the pecans for missions this  year. Orders will be accepted through Monday, November 6 to be picked up at the  church office 9 -4:30 after   November 9. One bag – $9, 3 bags-$25, case of  30- $240. Make checks payable to the Discovery Class.

RUMC Cookbooks For Sale


There are about 120 cookbooks left from last year. They will  be sold this holiday season, for the price of $15.00 and all proceeds go to NFCC food pantry. There are three locations during the week to purchase the  cookbooks: the chapel building, church office, Julie’s  office and at WNO.

Cookbooks will not  be sold on Sundays in the sanctuary welcome center, but can be purchased on Sundays in chapel building office. This is a great gift item and would be great to sell out!

Homestretch News


Tom Knight announced good news from Homestretch which CUC supports and in which several of our members are actively involved. Homestretch has just  been notified that they are receiving a $25,000 grant.

CUC Artists

Bob Hamilton is having an Art Show on this coming Sunday, November 5 from 1:00 until 4:00 at The Orchards at Crabapple Clubhouse. This at the corner of Crabapple and Rucker Rds. Please join him!

Jan  Buckley recently won Best in Show for a watercolor interpretation of  a photo at an art exhibit by the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance and Ga.Nature Photographers Association. The  show runs through November at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Little Things Mean a Lot! 


For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.


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 continues to recover from chemo and regains mobility
  • Betty Hunt  for  relief of pain and a good recovery from back surgery this Friday
  • Sue  Gardner on the  loss of her  brother, Dave Dowling, in Virginia
  • Laverne Lamb diagnosed this  week  with  a  retinal  hole after  sudden  loss of some vision in  one  eye
  • Don  MacLeod on the loss of his brother
  • Mary Sarafina’s daughter Pam  Pruitt who will be having chemo until the middle of December
  • Dave Taylor‘s mother Carolyn Taylor in  San Antonio with a broken tail bone and anemia after a fall


  • Betty and  Don  Gay – Betty was recovered enough after her broken hip for them to come out  to Sunday School again

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.

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

  • Bill Griffin – Nov. 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov. 7
  • Garlinn Storey – Nov 8
  • Norma  Taylor – Nov. 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov. 9

love   Anniversaries

  • Virginia & Stan  Thomason – Nov. 5, 1960 – 57  years
  • Sara & Paul  Beecham – Nov. 8, 1958, – 59 years

calendar    Calendar Reminders

  • December 4 – CUC Christmas  Party
  • December 12 – Wright’s Christmas  Open  House


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