“It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God says we must not eat it or even touch it, or we will die”. “You won’t die!” the serpent hissed. “God knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it. You will become just like God, knowing everything, both good and evil.”
The woman was convinced. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious, and it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. Then he ate it, too. At that moment, their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they strung fig leaves together around their hips to cover themselves.
Sunday – May 12, 2019
We are happy to welcome Dr. Paul Beecham back as our teacher this Sunday. The title of the lesson is: “Sin and Addiction”. This lesson should provide some interesting insight into some of the addictions we are faced with today.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Diane Stephens, Virginia Hardy and Betty and Larry Hunt
71 + 1 Teacher = 72
In addition, $480 was collected for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program.
Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday for the next two months.
Gale Rodgers would like to Thank all 72 of the CUC Volunteers that worked so hard at the 2019 Garage Sale extravaganza . Yay!
The Garage Sale took in about $36,000 this year.
Other Ministries also benefited from receiving items that were not sold at the Garage Sale. The Organizations – No Longer Bound, Foster Care, and Cheaper by the Dozen received clothing and other items. And Job Networking – Job Seekers also volunteered to help with the Garage Sale. Great Job Everyone!
Wednesday Night Out
The Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day will be held on Saturday, May 18. This is a great event in the life of our church and we are hopeful that you will find some capacity in which you feel called to serve.
This makes such a difference for so many. The event will be held at Grimes Bridge park in Roswell. To register, go to: http://www.rumc.com/special-needs/
The Hospitality Committee has requested that a greeter be placed at the North door in the B building next to our CUC class before the 11:00 am service starting in May and continuing during the odd months.
With our class ending at 10:30 am, a greeter from our class would be the ideal candidate. Please advise Larry Douglas if you can help.
Must Summer Lunch Program
Sandy Griffin reminded us about the MUST Summer Lunch program coming up. CUC has provided 5400 lunches in the past couple of years.
We now have $1500 put aside for this purpose and it will cost about $3900 for the June, July, August lunches this summer (2400 lunches). Contributions will be needed.
Box Tops and Flip Tops
Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!
Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions
Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.
CUC Weekly Newsletter
The usual editor of the CUC newsletter and sender of special announcements during the week will not be available during the next couple of weeks due to travel plans. Thankfully CUC has a very good back-up plan in Doug Tatom who has agreed to keep CUC email communications going along with his usual excellent CUC website. From today until Sunday, May 19th please send anything you wish to communicate to CUC members to Doug Tatom. Do not send to the address from which you receive this week’s email!
- Scott Woodison – Wednesday, May 15
- No Anniversaries this week
- Marianna Brown asks for prayers for her niece – Diana, her Husband Chris and baby Jack. The Doctor had to take Jack at 25 weeks because Diana had preeclampsia. Jack weighs 1lb 3oz and is on a ventilator. Please pray for healing for Diana and strength, the Doctors have given Jack a 60% chance of survival.
Update: Diana was able to go home this last week. baby Jack is still on a ventilator. He will not be able to go home until August. Please continue your prayers for baby Jack and his family.
- George Crolius – asks for prayers for the daughter of his 1st Cousin Silvia. Her daughter Michelle has been diagnosed with terminal Liver cancer and been given approximately 4 more months. Michelle has been Silvia’s primary caregiver for the past several years.
- Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors.
Update: Roger Davis talked to Dick last Friday, his blood platelets are still not at the level needed to be able to start chemotherapy. He will have his platelets checked again this week (last Monday – May 6th) to see if he can begin chemo.
- Laverne Lamb could use some prayers as she has been suffering from a variety of medical problems recently.
- Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery from her surgery.
Update: Ann McNew received a message from Jim Lappe: Rose is recovering well. There are ups and downs with her pain, but we are pleased with her progress. She appreciates all the cards, visits, flowers, food and thanks you for the many prayers,
- Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery. She continues to improve.
- Shirley May and Barbara Davis who are still recovering from the effects of 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.
From a Facebook post from Linda Temples on May 1, 2019:
Linda is back on the kidney transplant list after being taken off due to collapse in January and has a donor. But, her numbers are so stable that they are postponing surgery until more need arises. She says, “Thank you to all my wonderful prayer warriors. God is so good! Praise his Holy name!”
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.
- May 18 – Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day
- June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
- Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
- Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
- Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College