CUC Newsletter – September 21, 2018


“Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield. Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22

Bible Verse of the Week
Our CUC Bible verse of the week, Psalm 33:20-22, is Malone Dodson’s favorite.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

How Do You Say It?


Our speaker this Sunday is Marion Brown, Associate Pastor for Missions. Marion’s topic is “How do you say it? She will also be sharing her story so that we can get to know her better. We look forward to Marion being with us.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sandy & Bill Griffin and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 16
87 members +2 guests +1 speaker = 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 16

CUC’s Music

Each week CUC members enjoy a piano accompaniment of Christian music as we gather. Thank you Virginia Thomason!

Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee will pass the clipboard for the next two Sundays to attend or host Small Group Dinners. In case you won’t be in town or just want to be first on the list, please contact Kris Taylor to participate. Be sure to indicate if you are available to host.

Newcomers!! This twice-a-year activity is a delightful way to get to know your classmates The Fellowship Committee assigns 6 – 8 guests to “host homes.” The host then organizes the group by finding a convenient date and preparing the main course. Guests bring the side dishes. Easy peasy and lots of fun!


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.

CUC Endowment Fund

The CUC Endowment Distribution committee met to distribute $3,210.70 in funds from the RUMC Foundation.

  • Homestretch – 25th Anniversary $1,300.00
  • Noah’s Ark Bowling League Endowment $500.00
  • MUST Summer Lunch program $1,000.00
  • Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home $410.70

Thank you for your donations to RUMC Foundation for the CUC Endowment. It allows us to support church projects as well as missions.

Thank You to CUC

CUC received a thank you from Phil Dodson for our contribution to Lunches For Learning.


Books to the People

“Books to the People” will be on Wednesday, September 26, 5-6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall during Wednesday Night Out. This is a great time to look over new book selections from the RUMC library which is located in the RUMC parlor. Come check out the books and join other CUC members for dinner at WNO.

C3: Care.Converse.Connect – a Proactive Approach to Caring

Consider attending all four or choose what is most applicable to you of four round -table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.

  • Oct. 9 Normal Aging vs. Dementia
  • Oct 16: Virtual Dementia Tour
  • Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care
  • Oct. 30: The Next Right Step – a panel discussion

Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes
or 770-261-1741

Job Networking

Many of our CUC members are involved two Monday nights each month in our RUMC Job Networking program. If you are interested in helping with this active program contact Bob Schnackenberg .


Greeters needed in Children’s Area

You are invited to enjoy meeting young RUMC families! Be a greeter once a month in the children’ area for the 9:30 or 11:00 Sunday services. Help children get signed in and to the correct classroom. 9:15-9:45 or 10:40-11:15. Contact Nancy Spence for information or to volunteer.

RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900

Required Minimum Distributions

Mark 12:17 – says, “Give Caesar what is his and give God what is His” (The Message)

When your Required Minimum Deduction (RMD) comes due consider sending all or part of it directly as your contribution to RUMC or one of its Mission Partners. That will help you save on your total taxable income when you pay your taxes. For more information contact Nancy Irwin at 770-261-1726 or

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

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





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  • Linda & Jim Boswell as Jim has open heart surgery to replace his tricuspid valve at Cleveland Clinic on Monday, September 24. . He will be in the hospital for about 10 days after surgery, and they will remain in Cleveland for a few more. They are tentatively scheduled to come home on October 6.
    Linda says they feel very blessed to have this opportunity, to know they have your thoughts and prayers.
    Latest news from Linda: Jim, Lisa, and I arrived in Cleveland last night (Wednesday Night). Lots of tests all day. In spare time, Jim got 6000 flood buckets and lids donated and delivery arranged. Will have more tests tomorrow, and enter the hospital on Saturday. All is well. Thanks For thoughts and prayers.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Jackie Hubbard – will have her 3rd right knee replacement on September 26th. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Marlene MacLeod has been suffering with a severe case of shingles since August 24. The shingles are subsiding now, but the pain remains constant. Pray for relief of pain.
  • Bob Moore recovering from surger
  • Johnie Wright’s mother, Wilma Diemer, fell Wednesday on her front porch and was having full hip replacement surgery Thursday afternoon in Cookeville, Tn. She is 89 years old.
  • Received today from Sandy Martin: I received an urgent email just now from our daughter, Jennie. She has friends who have a 9 year old son, Clinton Goode, who had a serious bike accident Tuesday.
    He is in ICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with extensive internal injuries to organs including his pancreas. They are attempting a stent to the pancreas tomorrow.
    Clinton needs a miracle and I KNOW they happen. I am asking all you prayer warriors and anyone you may know to pray for this child. If you are in a prayer group, could you please add his name?



  • Bev Tatom – back to CUC, recovered from recent back surgery

Continuing prayers

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release soon.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo for liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

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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