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.“
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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”.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright and Sara & Paul Beecham
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 Child. Lynn 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 !
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 www.rumc.com/trees. Contact Jill Cosgrove with any questions at email@example.com
RUMC Christmas at Callanwolde Tour
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 (https://www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/lunch-menu). Tour tickets are $22 and lunch will be on your own.You are able to register and pay online at www.rumc.com/tour Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1796
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.
- 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.
- Sandy Griffin – November 19
- Gale & Roger Davis – November 23, 1961 – 56 years!
- 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