CUC Newsletter – November 16, 2018


Know that the Lord is God. It is He who has made us and we are His; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Psalms 100:3

This week’s Bible Verse from Lynn Adcock

Lynn states: this Bible verse is on a coffee cup given to me by a dear friend and is one of my favorites. The cup has morning glories and a beautiful hummingbird on it. It is a reminder to thank God every day that we belong to him through good times and bad. I also thank him daily for the CUC Class and all of the help given to us.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Way Forward


Our speaker this Sunday is Bill Barbour, RUMC Church Business Administrator. His topic is “The Way Forward: Fear vs Reality”. Bill will also be sharing some information about himself so we will know him better. We look forward to his being with us.CUC


We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright and Barbara & Bob Davis

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 11
88 members + 3 visitors + 1 speaker = 92

“Thank You”s to CUC Class Members

Thank you also to Nancy Wistrand and Wanda Taylor who took and shared with us great pictures of our 2018 CUC Retreat.

A huge thank you to Doug Tatom who provides technical support to our audio and video production in our CUC class each Sunday. Doug also has developed and maintains our CUC Website which has a wealth of information about CUC.

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Questions? Ask Doug Tatom

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.

Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children


The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thanks all class members who responded to the opportunity to make Christmas merry for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center next month.

Each of the four Sundays in November a Christmas basket will circulate during class to accept cash and checks. Approximately 130 young people will benefit from our generosity.

CUC is following a suggestion from Murphy Harpst that “CUC could provide a smaller denomination of cash or gift card for every child ($10-$20).” In early December the church will send a check for the total amount collected saying that the donation is from the CUC Class for young people celebrating Christmas at Murphy-Harpst.

Checks should be made out to RUMC 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.

Operation Christmas Child











Last Chance!

It is Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box time when we help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn Roberts will collect them on this Sunday, the 18th of November.   INSTRUCTIONS

From Lynn Roberts:
Thank you for your great response to all of you who already brought in your filled shoeboxes. This Sunday, Nov 18 is The Collection Day. If you have not already let me know that you donated or filled an online box, thank you and let me know the number to add to the count.We are hoping for a good response to make many children happy as they learn if the love of Christ in the story of receiving a gift filled box.

Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions







The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and the deadline to buy or order is November 18th.

This supports the Boy Scouts, missionaries, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts. You can 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.

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.

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 Gordon, 770.490.7900





  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs and vertigo
  • Malone Dodson for success with his cochlear implant. The processor was hooked up last Friday, and he has responded well. The biggest challenge is getting adjusted to the 2 different sounds. The confusing part is the variety of accessories, batteries, and charging stations. Charlotte says, “We miss being in class, but we are thankful for your friendship, concern, and your prayers.”


  • Johnny Johnson – for return to better health and back to CUC
  • Janet Skalzo – back to CUC following knee replacement
  • We also welcome back Mary Serafina after her long absence as she cared for her daughter Pam.

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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