CUC Newsletter – September 7, 2018


Enjoy the Fruit of Your Labor

18 I have seen personally what is the only beneficial and appropriate course of action for people: to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all their hard work on earth during the few days of their life which God has given them, for this is their reward. 19 To every man whom God has given wealth, and possessions, he has also given him the ability to eat from them, to receive his reward and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God. 20 For he does not think much about the fleeting days of his life because God keeps him preoccupied with the joy he derives from his activity.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NET Bible)

(selected by Shaw Skillings)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Spiritual Blindness

The speaker this Sunday will be Bob Fletcher. He is one of CUC favorite guest speakers. His talk will be from Mark, chapters 8-10, titled “Spiritual Blindness”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Beth & Bob Hamilton and Kris & Dave Taylor

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 2
4 guests, 84 members = Total 88

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 2

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

CUC’s 2018-19 class president Sara Beecham is inviting class members to send a favorite Bible verse and a brief remark for our newsletter each week.


Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.

Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

Do you like to sing? For the Prime Time Singers, RUMC’s Senior Adult Choir under the direction of Tom Alterman, no experience or audition is necessary.

PTS rehearses on Wednesday mornings in the choir room beginning September 5 through May from 10:45 -12 noon for a fun-filled time of rehearsal and fellowship. The choir sings for the First Sunday Communion Services, Senior Adult Activities, and at venues in the community.

Homestretch Volunteers


CUC has been a big supporter of Homestretch since its very beginning. Our own Malone Dodson was an original founder of Homestretch 25 years ago when he saw the need in our community for housing for families who were homeless.

Currently CUC still has a number of active volunteers with Homestretch. Hugh and Sue Gardner work regularly in the office. Sandy Martin serves at the reception desk each Monday. Lynn Adcock serves on the Homestretch Board. Tom Knight and George Waite regularly serve on committees for fund-raising events. Ask any of these people if they know of how you might be of service in this organization

Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday

More About Red Bird Missions

Red Bird Christian School has National Honor Society inductees, not only in high school but also junior high. More than 2/3rds of the students continue their studies in universities or colleges beyond Appalachia.

During the years since 1921, this school has gained the reputation as one of the best academic institutions in the mountains and beyond. Red Bird Christian Schools has been recognized by UMC’s Global Ministries Board and given Advance placement because of the institution’s goal of providing career and college preparation, spiritual growth and Christian Leadership Development.

Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney has had multiple myeloma recurrence with fractured vertebra. She is having surgery for pain relief and will be starting chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayer
  • Bob Moore having surgery this coming Thursday
  • Carolyn & Ron Hatcher, former CUC members, who within two days, August 26th and 27th, lost their daughter Melanie and grandson Luk


  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from kidney surgery and already back to CUC class on Sunday.

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

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.

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)






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