CUC Newsletter -November 9, 2018


Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

This week’s CUC Bible verse was submitted by Donna Grosse

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Report from Liberia


Our speaker this Sunday is Dr. Wilfred Boayue. Wilfred and Stella have been members of CUC for a number of years but Wilfred spends a considerable amount of time in Liberia, where he was born.

He is currently serving as Commissioner for Program and Policy – National AIDS Commission of Liberia. Wilfred also serves as Chairman of the Board of Health – Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We look forward to getting caught up on Wilfred and Stella’s activities.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gloria & Jack Stadler and Martha & Bill Thompson

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 4
88 members + 1 visitor = 89

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 4

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. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.

CUC Christmas Party

Please join us for fun, fellowship and great food at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3 from 6 to 10 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. $39 per person, cash or check. Please make checks payable to CUC with Christmas Party on the memo line. A cash bar will be available. If you have any questions please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the social committee.

An Expression of Appreciation

Those members of CUC who have gone through times when they needed a lift have known that CUC cared and were aware that they were missing from our midst. Thanks goes to Betty Williams(now deceased), Peggy Rodway, Gloria Stadler, and now Patsy Lanham who have written encouraging letters to absent CUC members as part of our Cares and Concerns Committee. Thank you.

Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children


The CUC Class will help residents at Murphy-Harpst celebrate Christmas again in 2018. On the four Sundays in November a basket will be passed to receive donations of checks made out to CUC with CUC Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Teenagers receiving gift cards will be able to shop for themselves! Thank you, class, for your generosity. Questions? Contact Betty or Larry Hunt.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)


Wednesday, November 14 –

  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy,
  • Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce,
  • Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup, Rolls, Pumpkin and
  • Pecan Pies

Operation Christmas Child


Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details) Website: Pack a shoe Box

Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions


The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, Missions, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

The pecans will be available to purchase in our CUC classroom between 9:00 and 9:30 this Sunday or order online at or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building.

Price of pecans: single bag – $9.00, 3 bags $25.00, case of 30 -$240.00. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18. Orders will be available for pick up Oct. 28-Dec. 9 in the main office Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m

Honduras Graduation Event


During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that this church sponsors for the graduation celebration.


During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that RUMC sponsors and participate in a grand graduation celebration of 18 9th grade students, 12 6th grade students and 11 kindergartners.  We will honor these students with our presence and gifts.

You all will remember that nearly 4  years ago RUMC began a partnerships with Lunches for Learning, Inc to sponsor the lunch program at this school with the CUC and Berean Classes being the dominant supporters of this program.  At the time 6th grade was the highest level of education that any of these students could achieve.  This coming week as a result of our efforts 18 of the 6th grade graduates in 2015 will graduate from 9th grade and will continue on to 10th grade.

Since then we have had about 10 mission trips, helping the community and the school.  This past year we completed a wonderful new middle school building that is to be used for both middle and high school in separate daily sessions.  We have also built a kitchen for this community and we are planning to begin work on a medical clinic and a trade school that will be used for multiple impoverished communities near this campus.

In 2017 and 2018 we engaged the youth department and had 3 youth lead mission trips with youth and parents of youth.  One of our own family, Allison Phelps, (daughter of John and Claudia Phelps), last year spent an entire month teaching these students English and she plans to return again next summer.

As a result of your support and participation the impact on this community is immeasurable and the impact on so many new participants from RUMC in this mission has been powerful. Several families have joined together to sponsor another school and new impassioned mission leaders have emerged.

In addition, CUC and  Bereans classes have been faithful in supporting the “Hearts for Honduras” fundraiser which is where administrative support for the organization is secured.  The results is that over these last few years God has truly blessed the work of Lunches  For Learning (L4L) providing funding that has now made it financially secure and has allowed for a growth in the number of schools and students being served.  God has brought to the organization a powerful Board of Directors, an impassioned Executive Director who carries a name we all know well, Phil Dodson (Son  of  Malone  &  Charlotte Dodson) as well as a staff that is now prepared to increase the reach of schools and students in 2019 by approximately 10-15%.

Please know that your support is changing lives both in Honduras and with those who now serve.

Community Thanksgiving Meal


On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, RUMC opens doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the RUMC Fellowship Hall. As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. Information/Registrations: Rev. Marion Brown, or 770.261.1716 or visit

Open House at Wright’s

Mark your calendar! December 14 is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s. 6:00-11 PM. Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share. Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.

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 Gordon770.490.7900






  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Johnny Johnson – for return to better health
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs

Continuing prayers:

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

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.


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