This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly.
WHOSE CHILD IS THIS?
Church and Sunday School was cancelled. RUMC lost power due the Snow Storm, and the parking lots have not been cleared of snow.
The speaker this Sunday is our own Myra Belote continuing the Adam Hamilton book: “Faithful, Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”. She is reviewing Chapter 2 –“Whose Child is This?”, based on this week’s scripture.
Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, CUC will continue the Advent lessons through December 31st. RUMC has a full complement of worship services on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sue & Hugh Gardner and Shirley & P.D. May
95 members and 2 visitors – total 97
CUC Class Contributions
CUC Christmas Party
CUC had a great Christmas party at the Metropolitan Club this past Monday night with over 100 of us enjoying the festive atmosphere,food, fun, and fellowship. Thanks especially goes to Vince & Donna Grosse who chaired the event. Also thanks to Patricia Mashburn who did the decorations, and to Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Coehlo who provided the music. Thanks also for our photographers Stan Thomason and Nancy Wistrand and to Malone Dodson leading our grace and Paul & Sara Beecham who led us in song.
A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst
CUC’ers, we have one more Sunday for the decorated white hamper to still be in our CUC classroom before this Christmas White Towel Shower ends. Keep those wash cloths and towels coming!
Thank you, CUC members, for your terrific response to the White Towel Shower organized to fulfill a request from Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. Thanks especially to Dave and Normal Hills, John and Claudia Phelps for their leadership these past several Sundays. After December 10 a second delivery will be arranged with our contact person, Pam Kramer. The class will receive a complete report on goods delivered. In addition to towels, some CUC members also donated items like puzzles and costume jewelry. You people have such warm hearts for needy young people!
Open House at the Wrights
Nancy & Johnie Wright have invited CUC members to their annual Open House. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share with friends!!
The Wright home is at 4987 Hickory Fairway Drive,Woodstock.
Directions from Houze Road/Arnold Mill and Crabapple:
Go north on Arnold Mill, travel 7 miles to Hickory Road, You will pass 4 stoplights, New Providence Road, Cox Road, then you will go over the bridge into Cherokee County. Arnold Mill veers off to the left ( DO NOT take that, even if your GPS says to). Continue on 140/ Hickory Flat Highway. Go to next stoplight Earnie Road/Mountain Road, and then next stoplight is Hickory Road. Remember, you have traveled 7 miles. Turn left on Hickory Road, go about 1/2 mile to next stoplight-E. Cherokee Drive. Turn left, go 2 miles to Bradshaw Club Drive, turn right, first stop sign, turn right, 10th house on the right. # 4087. Please park on sidewalk side of street only!
MUST desperately needs throw blankets!
Here is another opportunity to help MUST Ministries.
At the MUST Christmas Toy Shop moms can go “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children. Donated toys are set up in a warehouse and moms go through with a volunteer shopper to help them choose one “big” toy (typically a Lego set or football, for example), two small toys, a handful of books, underwear, gloves, a hat and a scarf for each child in their family. They are also allowed to choose one blanket PER CHILD to help bulk up the Christmas haul. Just last week, there were virtually NO blankets except some second-hand red Delta blankets that someone donated.
When there are no blankets, the mom simply passes that station empty handed. The blankets that are needed are the nice NEW plush or fleece throw blankets. The ones with characters (Frozen, Star Wars, etc.) are especially popular and are at Costco now for around $12. There are also good deals at Kohls, Sears and Amazon. Any solid color or pattern is great, too!
If you would like to help fill this need, you can drop blankets off at RUMC “Scout Hut” this Sunday morning (12/10) until 12:30 PM and we will take them to MUST Monday morning. The Scout Hut is the double-wide trailer/building with a deck behind the B Building. If that time doesn’t work for you, you can always take them directly to the Cobb County Toy Shop (and brand new MUST warehouse) at 1280 Field Parkway, Marietta.
Little Things Mean a Lot!
Thanks to CUC members who want to help Red Bird Mission School in Kentucky, two mailings have been sent there recently. In October, 203 Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education worth 28 points went in the mail. This week 131 Box Tops and Labels worth 49 points were also mailed. We do receive thank you letters from the Red Bird Mission Center for these contributions to the school. Please continue to clip these items when you find them on grocery items like General Mills cereals, Progresso soups, Green Giant canned vegetables, Cascadian Farm cereals and bars, and Ziplock plastic bags.
Please continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House which Nancy and Johnie Wright are collecting.
CUC Prayer Requests
- Lynn Adcock for recovery of mobility as she begins further physical therapy
- Linda Boswell as she deals with pain from a herniated disc
- Bob Davis – to continue improvement following recent fall as he seeks treatment for Parkinson’s
- Juliana Goodson’s son-in-law for healing of his foot many weeks after auto accident
- Mary Serafina’s daughter Pam Pruitt who is having chemo through the middle of December for colon cancer
- Carolyn Batterson – back to CUC as she recovers from her recent fall
- Laverne Lamb vision improving slowly after recent eye surgery
- Nancy and David Wistrand have a new great grand daughter
- Betty Hunt – back to CUC following back surgery a month ago, which relieved her pain. She says: Attending CUC class meetings every Sunday is a blessing. On the Sundays I was home with a recovering back, I really missed your fellowship and great lessons. Thank you for all the kindness shown me after surgery and then during weeks following: prayers, cards, calls, food, flowers. Your caring made every day brighter. I appreciate more than ever the situation of a housebound person who would like to be remembered. Thanks for remembering me.
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.
- Hugh Gardner – December 10
- Bob Burrell – December 11
- Sharon & Tom Erdman – December 13, 1959 – 58 years!
- December 8 – 7 PM and December 10 – 3 PM Christmas Festival Concerts
- December 12 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
- December 15 – ALERT UPDATE: The Christmas Festival Concert has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. No tickets required.
- December 16 – Christmas in Bethlehem
- December 17 – Messiah Sing-a-long 3 PM
- December 17 – Evening in Bethlehem – 4 – 6:30 PM