CUC Newsletter – November 10, 2017

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As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” Jesus said, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life,  As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me,  Night is coming, when no one can work.  While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”  Having said this, he spat on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes.  “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam.”  So the man went and washed, and come back seeing.

  John 9:1-7  

Sunday, November 12, 2017 

Grace

One of our favorite speakers, Bob Fletcher, is again giving our CUC lesson this week. He will be covering more of Jesus’ parables about  grace.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Pat & Grady Phillips,and Charlotte & Malone Dodson

CUC Attendance

November 5 – 97 members, 1 teacher, total 98

CUC Class Contributions

November 5 – $122


CUC Christmas Party

HO HO HO!!  Monday, Dec. 4th is the big day for CUC’s annual Christmas Party to be held at the Metropolitan Club5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 P.M. with a selection of passed hors d ‘oeuvres, followed by dinner at 7:00 in the ballroom.

The menu includes a carving station with prime angus loin and turkey, holiday salad, two vegetables, pasta, and artisanal breads. There will be a cheesecake station and a gourmet coffee and tea station with Italian syrups, etc.

After dinner, there will be a short program followed by dancing and fellowship. We will have a “white elephant” pass-a-long, and you will be provided bags during Sunday School for this event. So, dig out your Uncle Odell’s gift of a tie from last year or Aunt Opal’s hand knitted socks and prepare to have some fun with your friends.

The cost is $39.00 per person, and payment is due on Sunday Nov. 26th.  Make checks payable to CUC. Please call Vince or Donna Grosseif you have any questions.


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


Operation Christmas  Child

Many people are gathering items  for Operation Christmas ChildLynn  Roberts is collecting  the boxes.  90 boxes have  been  collected  in CUC so  far. Our  goal is 100! The filled boxes are due back this  Sunday  for the  deadline of November 13th. (absolute  last  date -Nov.  20). Bring them to Sunday School or drop them off in the church office.


Pecan Sale

If  you  ordered pecans from  the Discovery Class they  can be  to be picked up at the  church office 9 am – 4:30 pm.


Christmas Tree/Wreath Sale to Support RUMC Youth Missions

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It  is  that  time  again! Those of us who have purchased trees and  wreaths from our youth in the past highly recommend them for their high quality and freshness. In addition this is a great way to support our RUMC youth. The order deadline will be Sunday, Nov. 26.  Tree or wreath pick up is on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary parking lot.

To order, complete a paper form,and please put it in the offering plate on Sunday or bring it to the main church office or the youth office. Or to order online, go to www.rumc.com/trees. Contact Jill Cosgrove with any questions at jcosgrove@rumc.com


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!


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.

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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 effects  of chemo and radiation
  • Alan Adcock, son of Lynn and Jim, who has just been released from ICU after major complications with bleeding following emergency gallbladder surgery.
  • Betty Hunt – her  back surgery went well.  Pray  for  a good  recovery and  freedom  from  pain.
    From  BettyThe CUC family takes good care of its members.  I have been blessed with your prayers for recovery from my back surgery.  Two of the nurses at the hospital were God’s way of knowing and answering those prayers.  Debra and Phyllis were the angels who coached me through those first scary days and nights.  Thank you, CUC, for all your kindness.  My job now is to follow directions for recovery.
  • Laverne Lamb who  will  be  having  surgery November 18th to repair  a  hole in  her  retina
  • Bill & Martha Thompson on the loss of Bill’s elder brother Bob Thompson who passed away November 7
  • Please pray for our missionary  in Peru, Arthur Ivey. He has diabetes and will have major foot/toes surgery on Saturday.

Thanksgiving

  • Shirley May back to CUC after wrist  surgery.
  • Juliana Goodson‘s  daughter and  son-in-law are improving steadily following auto accident though the family is still at her home

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

  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – Nov. 14
  • Judy Hoogstraal – Nov.15
  • Lynn Roberts – Nov. 18
  • Ron Peterson – Nov. 18

love   Anniversaries

  • Marlene &  Don MacLeod – Nov. 16, 1962 – 55 years!
  • Wanda & Terry Taylor – Nov. 16, 1991 – 26 years
  • Brenda & Bob Burrell – Nov. 17, 1990 -27 years

calendar   Calendar Reminders

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


 

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