CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2018


And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of His Glory.

Ephesians 1: 13-14. NIV

Bible Verse of the Week

This is a favorite verse of Paul Beecham – With this promise we can rest assured in our salvation.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Student Ministry 101

Our speaker this Sunday is Wilson Barber, Associate Minister to Students at RUMC. His topic is “Student Ministry 101: Why a healthy Student Ministry is critical for a healthy Church”. Wilson has a passion for working with students and has been especially involved with mission trips. Wilson will help us have a better appreciation of our Student Ministry.

CUC Refreshments

Refreshments Last Sunday - 9-30-2018

Refreshments Last Sunday – 9-30-2018

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty & Larry Hunt and Ann & Don McNew.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 30

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 30

Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee is planning our upcoming CUC Small mstokes@rumc.com_Group Dinners, If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up please contact Kris Taylor


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and Beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Details to follow and the sign up sheet will be passed on Sunday, October 14th for 28 folks. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information



Winshape Retreat Center

The CUC Retreat at WinShape Conference Center, October 31 – November 2, 2018 is rapidly approaching. We want to keep you informed as we move toward the date.

Due to a couple of unforeseen cancellations and our negotiations with WinShape we do have rooms available. If you have not signed up and would like to attend please contact us immediately.

  • SPEAKERS – Our speakers and their sessions are set. Jeff Ross will be with us Wednesday evening to start the retreat. Tom Davis will lead the morning session on Thursday, then Jeff will lead the sessions Thursday evening and Friday morning ending with Communion.
  • TIMES – Arrival time is 3:00 -5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31. We will gather in the meeting room at 5:30pm for a briefing before going to dinner at 6:00pm. The first session will begin at 7:45 pm.
  • ACTIVITIES – A number of leisure opportunities will be available for Thursday afternoon. These will include a tour of Martha Berry’s mountain top home, a driving tour of the grounds and buildings of WinShape, a self guided tour of the Berry College campus, several hiking opportunities, bike riding, tennis, disc golf, bocce ball, corn hole, as well as board games in the meeting room.

One other opportunity for Thursday afternoon is a tour of Martha Berry’s home, Oak Hill and Museum near the campus. Tickets are $7.00. If we have enough interest we can get a tour guide for a group. Go on the web and look at . Please check this out and if you are interested we need to make reservations by October 14. Call us and let us know of your interest.

PAYMENTS – We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat on October 14, 21, and 28. The amounts are: couple in double room – $315, single in a private room – $200 – Single sharing a room – $130.

If you have any questions please contact Gale 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.



Filling Crate for Venezuela

Venezuela’s economic collapse has resulted in medicine being unavailable or in extremely short supply along with severe food shortages tmstokes@rumc.com_hat leave most people living on one meal a day. RUMC, through Venezuela Now! will send a crate of medicine and food to God’s people in Venezuela! In total,

Venezuela Now has successfully shipped over 20 crates of food and medical supplies to the Wesley Medical Center in Cabudare, Venezuela. The medicines from the crate will be given free of charge to patients of the Medical Center and the food will be distributed to the more than 40 churches in the area operating community soup kitchens and used by the Seminary to provide meals to students while on campus for classes.

To send a full crate will require donations of over the counter medicines and food from the congregation. The reason for the specific medications is that these simple, basic items are not available to the average citizen and especially the poor. The specific food items are exactly the ingredients that go into a hearty soup that is prepared.

The specific items are:

  • · Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • · Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • · Infant Tylenol and Advil
  • · Children’s and Adult’s multi-vitamins
  • · Powdered infant formula
  • · Canned chicken
  • · Dried rice
  • · Dried beans

MariAnna Brown is putting a plastic container in our CUC class for the next 2 Sundays for these items. The crate being filled by RUMC is 48″x40″x60″and will be in the south side of the sanctuary this Sunday.

Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the fellowship hall.

Next week’s menu: Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Vegetable Soup,Yeast Rolls, Chocolate Cake

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

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series

Carole Ford and Friends will be in concert on this Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel.

Carole will be joined by Fred Sawyers, James Casto, Jim Hettinger, Mike Shetler, “Sevenfold,” and the RUMC Praise Choir in a concert of favorite sacred music.

Selections will include “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “This Is Me.” Tickets are not needed for this concert.

Saturday, October 20th:  Great Day of Service! 

Service Projects will include Rise Against Hunger, Venezuela Now! Food and Medicine Crate, RUMC Street Grace team, Prayer Quilt Ministry, and RUMC Outreach Choir. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to join us. Please visit for information on times and locations.

Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 on The Grounds at Roswell City Hall. This family friendly event includes amazing BBQ, music, kid’s zone, games and raffles. This event supports Homestretch proudly serving our community for 25 years. Get your tickets at

RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions.

All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort. 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

Publix Murphy Harpst Support

On Oct. 1 Publix is changing how its customers contribute to charities such as Murphy Harpst (which has received $109,995 from Publix so far this year). Your tag will no longer work. The new system will only require you to give your phone number at checkout but you must set up your account with Publix. Information was passed out in class on Sunday. See Larry Hunt for full information.



  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor – Oct 8
  • Dal Zierk – Oct 10
  • Rose Lappe – Oct 12


  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980 – 38 years



  • Jim Boswell’s heart surgery was successfully completed and Jim is doing well and was released yesterday from the hospital. After several doctors appointments today the Boswells will return from Cleveland to Georgia on Saturday. Prayers have been answered!
  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Skalzo had knee replacement surgery this past week
  • Peggy Rodway’s brother-in-law Larry Crisler, in Hospice care, in deteriorating condition.

Continuing prayers:

Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. His next hearing is October 12th and he is hopeful that he will be released. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release.

Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues her fight against cancer. Pam had her first radiation treatment this morning for tumors on her brain. She had a tumor removed from her neck/spine last week and it relieved her severe pain. She is one strong person. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.


Malone Dodson’s surgery in preparation for his cochlear implant went well.

Marlene MacLeod was back to CUC following a bout with shingles and with a reminder for all to Get Your Shingles Shots!

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 (at can keep information current)



  • Oct. 7 – The Sounds of the Spirit Concert
  • Oct 8 – 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 20 – Great Day of Service
  • Oct. 28 – Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31,  Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club


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