CUC Newsletter – November 17, 2017

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When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”  The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.  Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.

John 11:43-44

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By Water and the Spirit

For the next 2 Sundays CUC will be having another one of our favorite speakers, Scott Dickson. This Sunday be will be talking about baptism. His  title is “By Water and the Spirit”.

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright and Sara & Paul Beecham

CUC Attendance

November 12

85 Members + 1 Teacher + 3   Guests  = 89 Total.

CUC Class Contributions

November 12  – $76

CUC News for November 26

Please  send  all CUC news  for next week  to  Doug Tatom.

CUC Christmas Party


We’ve had a great sign-up for our CUC Christmas Party on December 4th. One hundred and six classmates have signed-up, and it is still not too late to put your names on the list.

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 by Sunday Nov. 26th.  Make checks payable to CUC. Please call Vince or Donna Grosse if you have any questions. We would greatly appreciate everyone bringing a check this coming Sunday, as we will begin making the final arrangements with the club the following week. Additionally, anyone who didn’t pick up a bag for your “white elephant present” last Sunday should do so this Sunday. Dress for the party is “Christmas Casual or Festive Semi-Formal.”

Directions to the Metropolitan Club: Go north on GA-400 and exit onto Windward Parkway. Go east (right) on Windward approximately .4 mile to Edison Drive.  Turn right and then right again into the parking lot.  The club is located to the left of the foyer on the first floor of this building. The address is: 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta.

CUC Social Committee at Work

The  social  committee is already at work planning for a CUC class outing to The Lion King at  the Fox sometime between  the 10th  and  28th of January.

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. Our  goal was 100! Well over  that number of boxes have  been  collected  in CUC so  far.  The filled boxes are due back this  Sunday  absolute  last  date -Nov.  20. Bring them to Sunday School or drop them off in the church office. Lynn  and  Dave  need to  transport  them  after  that  date  all the  way  to  the  Baptist  Church !

Pecan Sale


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

Christmas Tree/Wreath Sale to Support RUMC Youth Missions

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 Contact Jill Cosgrove with any questions at

RUMC Christmas at Callanwolde Tour


Christmas at Callonwolde

Join us December 11th at 10 am, on a tour of The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House– an Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years! Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages. Every room inspires and captures the spirit of the season.

After the tour we will have lunch at Murphy’s ( Tour tickets are $22 and lunch will be on your own.You are able to register and pay online at Questions? or 770.261.1796

Email Hoax

Please  be  aware  that  the  email  everyone  received this Friday  morning from  Tom  Knight  is  a result  of  hacking.

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

  • Carolyn  Batterson having surgery later  today (Friday) at North  Fulton Hospital to remove a blood clot on her brain
  • Lynn Adcock as she continues to recover from effects  of chemo and radiation
  • Betty Hunt –  Pray  for  her continued  good  recovery and  freedom  from  pain.
  • Laverne Lamb who  will  be  having  surgery November 18th to repair a  hole in  her  retina
  • Alan Adcock, son of Lynn and Jim, who has  had  further  complications following  gall bladder  surgery  last  week
  • Mary  Serafina‘s  daughter  Pam Pruitt who  will  be  having chemo  through  the  middle  of  December
  • Elaine Estill, former  CUC  member, on the loss of  her brother, Eddie Hokes of Birmingham, a former Viet Nam POW

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • Juliana Goodson‘s  daughter and son-in-law have been able to return to their own home, but her son-in-law has developed an infection in his foot which is requiring IV antibiotics

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

  • Sandy  Griffin – November 19

love   Anniversaries

  • Gale  &  Roger  Davis – November 23, 1961 – 56  years!

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • December 3 –  MOS  Christmas  Light  Concert  3 PM
  • December 4 – CUC Christmas  Party
  • December  8 – 7 PM and
  • December 10  – 3 PM Christmas  Festival  Concerts
  • December 12 – Wright’s Christmas  Open  House
  • December 17 – Messiah Sing-a-long 3 PM
  • December 17 – Evening in  Bethlehem – 4 – 6:30 PM


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