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”.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by MariAnna & Fred Brown and Gloria & Jack Stadler
October 21 – 85 + 2 leaders = 87
October 29 – 89 members + 4 visitors = 93
CUC Class Contributions
October 29 – $127
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 Child. Lynn 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!
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.
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.
- 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.
- Bill Griffin – Nov. 5
- Betty Hunt – Nov. 7
- Garlinn Storey – Nov 8
- Norma Taylor – Nov. 8
- Allen Buckley – Nov. 9
- Virginia & Stan Thomason – Nov. 5, 1960 – 57 years
- Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov. 8, 1958, – 59 years
- December 4 – CUC Christmas Party
- December 12 – Wright’s Christmas Open House