CUC Newsletter – Friday November 24, 2017

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He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No, they answered” Then he said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”  When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”

John 21:5-6

Sunday, November 26, 2017

By Water and the Spirit

Lets finish up the Thanksgiving Holiday with a bang!
Scott Dickson returns and talks about his “the Bucket List of Holy Places” [AUDIO]

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell, Diane Stephens and Daphne Fradl

CUC Attendance

November 19, 2017

105 Members + 1 Teacher + 1 Guest  = 107 Total.

CUC Class Contributions

November 19  – $100

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




Pam Kramer, the Director of Community Engagement, has sent her thanks to the CUC class of RUMC for the towels and other items  delivered on  November 17.

“The towels are AWESOME!!!  We already accounted for everything, labeled them and provided them to the cottages.  Your class is amazing!  There were 112 big, fluffy towels, washcloths, candy and much appreciated MP3 players.”

CUC’ers, we have a few Sundays to go before this Christmas White Towel Shower ends.  Keep those wash cloths and towels coming.  Another delivery will be made to M-H after December 10.  Thank you, every one, for your generous donations!

Pam said 19 children were discharged last month and 19 others were received.  That’s quite a number to provide clothes and immediate needs for as these new residents come to Murphy Harpst without a thing.

In addition, Murphy Harpst maintains a Point Store where, as a special reward for good behavior, children can choose to get rewards like candy, Gatorade, MP3s, etc.  For this Point Store, the staff would appreciate any such donations you are moved to provide.

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 $15 and lunch will be on your own.You are able to register and pay online at Questions? or 770.261.1796

Little Things Mean a Lot! 



145 Operation Christmas Child boxes have been collected. There may be more, Waiting for a final count from Lynn.

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

  • Bob Davis – who recently had two falls, and is now doing rehab
  • Nancy Van Horn Brother – has a severe sinus infection and a low blood platelet count.
  • Carolyn  Batterson Is Hopefully home and recovering. They may need some meals.
  • Lynn Adcock as she continues to recover from effects  of chemo and radiation
  • Betty Hunt –  Pray  for  her continued  good  recovery and  she is pain free in her leg!
  • Laverne Lamb eye surgery went well to repair a  hole in  her  retina
  • Alan Adcock, son of Lynn and Jim, is home from the Hospital and the bleeding has stopped.
  • Mary  Serafina‘s  daughter  Pam Pruitt who  will  be  having chemo  through  the  middle  of  December
  • Jack and Gloria Stadler – their home was hit by a tree in the recent windstorm last weekend.

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


  • Nancy Wright’s Cousin is Cancer Free!!
  • Lynn  Adcock – thanks  to  class  for  all  the  support  given  her these  past  8  months

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

  • Bob Moore – November 26th
  • Martha Thompson – November 26th
  • Charlotte Dodson – November 29th
  • Doug Tatom – November 30th

love   Anniversaries

  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – November 26, 1960 – 57 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – November 28, 1958 – 59 years!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – November 28, 1987 – 30 years!
  • 146 Years of Wedded Bliss this week!!!!!

calendar   Calendar Reminders


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