CUC Newsletter – January 18, 2019

“For when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Here there is no conflict with the law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Reclaiming the Heart of Christian Values

Our teacher this week is Dr. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counselling Service at Peachtree Road UMC. Ron has been with us several times and we are fortunate to have him come to lead us this Sunday.

He is the author of four books. His latest, The Path of Compassion was his subject the last time he was with us in February of last year. Ron’s subject for Sunday is: “Reclaiming the Heart of Christian Values”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Robin Hicks, Steve Covert, and Nancy & Dave Wistrand

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 13
95 members + 2 visitors + 1 teacher = 98

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 13

Welcome New CUC Members!

Please welcome our newest CUC members, Maureen and Gene Osborn.

CUC Class Prayer Requests

CUC will be having a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. Someone will read these requests at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone.

Support for Murphy Harpst

CUC has received a letter of thanks from Murphy Harpst. CUC members have recently given over $4,000 to Murphy Harpst.

A Special Award

We are very proud of our own Dr. Malone Dodson who served from 1977-2001 as pastor of RUMC and was last week presented the Pioneer Award, the highest award given by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. (Previous year award winners were Dr. Tom Price and Senator Johnny Isaacson.)

The Pioneer Award is presented to an individual who blazed a new trail preparing the way for others to follow. This is a special award and is not presented every year, but this year the Awards Committee chose to present the Pioneer Award to a recipient who fits the description perfectly.

In the late 70’s and early 80’s when Roswell was still a sleepy little suburb of Atlanta and growing, basic human needs started to show up that were left unaddressed and caused hardship for many. One of this pioneer’s strengths is getting behind human needs with resources and people to find practical solutions. In fact, Malone became the “wind beneath the wings” of many start-ups. Just a few of them were:

  • North Fulton Community Charities
  • The Community Counseling Center on Mimosa
  • Roswell’s Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Olympics
  • ENABLE which works to develop group homes
  • United Way in North Fulton
  • The Rotary Club of Roswell Charity Fund which exists to raise and to give away thousands of dollars each year to local charities
  • RUMC Job Networking which partners as an employment resource and right arm to the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
  • All of these organizations continue to thrive and provide great service to our community. (At the awards ceremony they failed to mention Homestretch and the Foster Care Support Foundation).

Malone truly pioneered the philosophy of giving and community unity in support of community needs by uniting all the people who could make a difference and teaching people their responsibility to contribute time, talent and treasure.

RUMC Name Tags

RUMC will provide magnetic name tags for you to wear for church events. If you would like one contact Gale Davis to be added to the list. If you lose the magnet to fasten it on, you can get a replacement from the church office.

Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!
Betty Hunt reports anther package of our contributed Box Tops have been sent off.

Why CUC Members Collect Box Tops

CUC members are asked to clip Box Tops for Education, small red rectangles on supermarket items like General Mills cereals and Ziploc plastic bags. There is a basket in the classroom every Sunday for any Box Tops brought in, and when enough are collected they are mailed to Red Bird Mission School to be used for needs not covered by its budget. Box Tops for Education are available on fewer and fewer supermarket items and are worth only ten cents each. Still, the Mission Outreach Committee hopes CUC members clip them and bring them to class.

Red Bird Mission School is part of the Red Bird Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church in the United States. Because of its location in Beverly, Kentucky, a very poor community in Appalachia, the best hope for young people is a good education. Members of our class have visited this isolated area and found that the conference’s ministry of outreach services to families and its school, grades pre-school to 12, make a big difference in the lives of the people there . High school graduates can go on to technical school, college, or the military. Anyone wishing to donate to this cause can send checks to Red Bird Mission School ,70 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY 40913-9607.

Blog for Devotions

Debbie Goodwin

For those wanting to receive a weekly e-mail of Debbie Goodwin’s devotional blog, go to her website at and scroll down until you find the “Let’s Connect” box.

Add your name and e-mail and click “Let’s Connect.”

Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.
This week’s menu:

  • Shrimp Sauce or Mushroom Ragu over Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits
  • Garlic Butter Broccoli,
  • Yeast Rolls, Vegetable Soup, Salad Bar, Pineapple Cake



  • Barbara Davis – who is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye. Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain
  • Rev. Harvey West – Pray for a good recovery following surgery last week for colon cancer
  • Marisol Roberts – Lynn & Dave Roberts’ daughter-in-law is now home after serious illness and is expecting a long recovery. Thanks for continuing prayers.

Continuing prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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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