CUC Newsletter – February 23, 2019

“Woman”, Jesus said to her, “your faith is great. Your request is granted.” And her daughter was instantly healed.

Matthew 15:28:

Sunday, February 24, 2019

When Jesus Seems Mean

Melissa Mobley, Associate Pastor for Families and Children at RUMC, will be presenting our CUC lesson this Sunday. Her scripture for the lesson is Matthew 15:21-28. The title of her lesson is: “When Jesus Seems Mean – How Context Helps Us Unwrap Difficult Stories”. Melissa has been with us once before and we look forward to her lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gale & Roger Davis and Sharon & Tom Erdman

CUC Attendance

Sunday, February 17
Teacher 1 + Visitors 4 + Members 96 = Total 101

New TV Monitors

You can’t help but notice that our class room, the Dining Room, has three new TV monitors that enhance our ability to view announcements and other video media.

Previously there was a video projector that was on its last legs and it was hard to view from all angles in the room. Certain members of the class have been advocating for this improvement and now the Church has heard our cry and installed these high definition TV monitors.

Among those who have been advocating from our class are Doug Tatom, Don McNew, George Waite, Jim Boswell and Roger Davis. Thank you all for persevering.

CUC Mardi Gras Party

The CUC Mardi Gras party is scheduled for this Thursday, February 28th at . Planning for Mardi Gras decorations, food, and “entertainment” is coming along well, and we are looking forward to a great evening!! The dinner party will run from 6:30 PM to about 9:30 PM. See you there! Contact Patsy Lanham for any questions.

Murphy Harpst Visit Recap

CUC’s Mission Outreach Committee sincerely thanks all class members for the successful birthday party for four teenagers at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on February 16.

We knew about three boys with February birthdays , but one girl had arrived to live there just the day before.

Fifteen of us carpooled to Cedartown, set up the dining hall with balloons; cake and ice cream, and then greeted the Murphy Harpst residents with their staff. Contact with them was friendly, especially during the rousing Bingo games.

Thanks to anyone who provided prizes for Bingo game winners. Cloudy weather outside did not cancel the cheerfulness inside that room. Your financial contribution covered more than expenses for that annual event; we presented a check for $500 from CUC to Pam Kramer, our contact person there. When the party ended, she conducted a brief tour of the campus and told us more about the program there and future plans.

Several Murphy Harpst girls also benefited from local assistance as they attended the “Promapalooza” at Foster Care Foundation last Sunday here in Roswell and were outfitted with gowns, shoes, and other accessories so that they are ready to attend their prom.

RUMC’s 13th Annual Global Impact Celebration

Global Impact Celebration Life on Mission: Serving Side By Side begins next week from Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3. There are so many opportunities to join in and get involved in this annual event. For a complete list of exciting events, please go to

This is a four-day, church-wide event packed with opportunities for you to engage in the missional movement of RUMC. Several local ministry partners and global missionaries will be onsite to share the stories of Roswell and our world. There will be opportunities to assemble snack packs for students served by Action Ministries, have a Saturday in the Park, pack a crate to send to Venezuela, and learn about current issues impacting God’s people. This year, we will be taking a deeper look at the ways we can “serve side by side” to engage and encounter Christ.

Help us Pack the Crate!

As part of this year’s Global Impact Celebration, we are going to pack and send another crate to the people of Venezuela through the agency Venezuela Now! The items needed are very specific:

acetaminophen (Tylenol)

  • ibuprofen (Advil)
  • infant Tylenol and Advil
  • children’s and adult’s multi-vi­tamins
  • powdered infant formula
  • canned chicken, dried rice, and dried beans.

Please deliver to church by Monday, Feb. 25 to the Welcome Center, Sanctuary building, or the Main Office, Chapel building, and outside the CUC Classroom.

Lenten Bible Study

Dr. Jeff Ross will lead the Lenten studyRestored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess” by Tom Berlin on Wednesdays, March 6-April 17, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Room 358, Chapel building. Information/registration: groups.

Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Corn and Lima Bean Succotash
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Maple Candied Bacon Cake

Get Your Cans to Church

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.

Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


  • Jane Bailey – Feb 25
  • Marlene MacLeod – Feb 27
  • Jeannie Ehlers – Feb 28


  • Maureen & Gene Osborne – Feb 25, 1967 – 52 years!
  • Linda and Tom Cantrell – Feb 27, 2065 – 54 years!
  • Stella and Wilford Boayue – Feb 27, 1972 – 47 years!

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. For the weekly newsletter please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates Sue Waite.

  • Jo Adcock, sister of Jim Adcock – Jo is in Northside Hospital following bout of pneumonia and a fall at rehab facility
  • Becky Copeland, daughter of Dick and Mary Lee Copeland as she is ordained

Best Wishes to Dick and Mary Lee Copeland as they move permanently to Tennessee

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both still recovering from Shingles
  • 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.

  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 17 – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • 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
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament

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