CUC Newsletter – February 1, 2019

I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Anatomy of Peace

Rev. Yvette D. Massey, Associate Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence, North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be teaching the CUC Class this Sunday.

She will be teaching from the Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute using a variety of scriptures about peace.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda Mooney, Kris Taylor, and Daphne Fradl

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 27
Members 81 + teacher 1 + Total 82

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 27

Homestretch Road Race Sponsorship

The CUC Class voted unanimously to contribute a $750 sponsorship for the Homestretch Road Race.

CUC Mardi Gras Party

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Thursday, Feb 28th Mardi Gras dinner party at the Bradshaw Farms clubhouse The party will start at 6:00 PM and end sometime around 9:30 PM. Come join the fun!!”

This will be a “potluck+” where guests will bring salads, appetizers, deserts, etc., and the main entrée will be prepared by the Fellowship committee. Decorations will have a Mardi Gras theme, and wearing Mardi Gras apparel will be welcomed. There will be a $7.50 cover charge for the clubhouse rental and entrée ingredients.

We have 41 people signed up already for the party, and we are excited about this great start!! The capacity of the Bradshaw Farms Clubhouse is 80, so there is plenty of room for more CUC’ers. The signup sheet will be passed around each Sunday until the party.

CUC Class Prayer Requests

CUC now has a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. These will be read 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. Prayer requests can also be emailed to: Sara Beecham

Murphy Harpst Mission Outreach

CUC is planning for our annual February birthday party at Murphy Harpst in Cedartown on Saturday, February 16. Let Betty Hunt know if you would go on that date to help with the party and/or to see what Murphy Harpst is all about.

CUC is collecting prizes for the party-goers. Pam Kramer at Murphy Harpst , when asked for suggestions of Bingo prizes, replied that those “that work best” are candy bars, drinks (Gatorade, teas, sodas), Ramen noodles, and decks of playing cards. On February 3 and 10 a basket will be passed to collect any cash donations to pay for party expenses. The committee appreciates any support the CUC Class provides for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center.

CUC has received several heart-warming thank you notes/letters from the teenagers who received generous gift cards which were sent to Murphy Harpst paid for with CUC’s Christmas donations.

Youth Hurricane Relief Support

Panama City Hurricane relief

Supplies are needed for the Altar Your Life Mission Project. RUMC Youth will be supporting hurricane relief in Panama City, Florida this spring. Please consider bringing by February 8, the items listed on the email sent on Wednesday.

Donated items may be brought to the collection boxes located outside the Main Office and there will also be a place to collect them in the hallway outside our classroom and fellowship hall with a sign on it. Information/Questions: Wilson Barber,

HomeStretch Peachtree Tea

About the time winter weather is ending, the Peachtree Tea festivities are a bright spot of hope for the families of Home Stretch. The day features a champagne reception and silent auction followed by a wonderful luncheon. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities as well as ticket sales and the purchase of raffle items go to support the work of HomeStretch. The event is on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am at Country Club of the South.

CUC always has at least one table and we carpool from the church. For tickets contact Homestretch at or call 770-642-9185 ext. 120. Also inform Lynn Adcock who is arranging our CUC table(s).

Arsenic and Old Lace

Acting UP! presents the zany dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” March 22-24. Friday show at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday show at 5:30 p.m. include dinner: $15 for general admission/$30 reserved seat. Sunday show only at 4 p.m.: $10 general admission/$25 reserved seat. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 5, and may be purchased via the Box Office, Main Office, Worship Arts office, or online at

Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!

Get Your Cans to Church

February 2019 North Fulton Community Charities

February is RUMC’s month to help fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. List of current needs: or on bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Please bring non-perishable items to church on Sundays or to the Main Office through Feb. 24

Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Caribbean Meatballs with Tropical Gravy
  • Coconut Infused Rice Pilaf, Buttered Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Sweet Potato Bisque, Raspberry Tres Leche Cake, Salad Bar


  • Don MacLeod – Feb 4
  • Tom Cantrell – Feb 4
  • Gayle Crolius – Feb 6
  • Patricia Mashburn – Feb 6
  • Sieg Hoogstraal – Feb 7
  • Bob Morisey – Feb 9


  • none
  • Barbara Davis – is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye but is doing better.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain though she is improving
  • Rev. Harvey West – Pray for a good recovery following surgery for colon cancer

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.

  • Feb. 15– Murphy Harpst birthday party
  • Feb. 22 – Hearts for Honduras -Lunches for Learning Fundraiser
  • Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – DOD Building CUC Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament

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