CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2019

Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14

Sunday, October 6, 2019

“Isaiah: The Fantastic Forecaster.”

Our own Tom Knight has the CUC lesson this Sunday. He has chosen as his topic, “Isaiah: The Fantastic Forecaster.” Tom always presents a well thought out and interesting lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Patricia Mashburn and Pat Stamps

CUC Attendance

September 29
87 members + 4 visitors = 91 total

CUC Collection

September 29

CUC Fall Retreat

The theme of our CUC retreat, led by Dr. Joe McKechnie will be “Under Construction”. About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, this coming week October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains.

Pray for this to be a spiritually uplifting time for all who participate. For those who attend, payment of $78 each for extra retreat expenses is now due. Make checks payable to CUC class with “CUC retreat” in the memo line. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.

CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year.

Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday.

RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for October 9:

  • Jerk Pork, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Roasted Plantains
  • Naan Bread, Featured Salad Bar
  • Caribbean Bread Pudding

God in the Midst of Thorns

This is the title of the book written by Todd and Liz Chancey, written under the pen names of Christopher and Hilda Talley.

They will be at RUMC for a book signing/small talk on 10/9, That is this coming Wednesday, 4-7 in the Trinity Cafe. Many of us knew Todd and Liz when they were here at RUMC. Rev. Todd Chancey is now the Senior Pastor at First United Methodist of ALCOA.

22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

This event at the Woodmont Golf Club, in Canton funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! So pray for good participation and good weather this Monday, October 7. Thanks for all who are participating in various ways.

Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9 am and return by 3 pm.


Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!

  • Dick AnthonyStill hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from recent complications from chemotherapy. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Friendly faces might help him to get back to himself.
  • Tom Cantrell – From Linda: We met with the Urologist on Thursday and it was confirmed that Tom has bladder cancer. There are two stages with bladder cancer – clinical and pathological. We are in the clinical stage and have a diagnosis of Stage 1. We are in the process of seeing specialists to determine what our next steps are and which treatment option we will choose. We are thankful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support for Tom. We believe in the power of prayer and we ask for your continued prayers for our Heavenly Father to guide our steps as we begin this journey to remove the cancer and have perfect healing.
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they determine course of therapy for Johnny’s pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin as he recovers from major surgery and determines course of treatment for cancer
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following back surgery as she recuperates. From Betty: Thanks to all the members of the class for the lovely cards, gifts, and special wishes. I don’t know how I could’ve made it through this past few weeks without all of you sending your best wishes and prayers. I am now at daughter Elizabeth’s house for a week or so and then hopefully will be able to get back to home which is also new. Every day is a new adventure.


  • Maureen and Gene Osborne’s daughter Michelle is recovering well at home

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


  • Debbie Goodwin – Oct 7
  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor – Oct 8
  • Dal Zierk – Oct 10
  • Rose Lappe – Oct 12


  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980 – 39 years

  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct 8-10 – CUC Retreat
  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show

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