CUC Newsletter – November 29, 2019

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mark 1:3

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?

Jim McCormick is again our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic will be, for the first Sunday in Advent, is “Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?” The text is: Mark 1:1-8. Our class really looks forward to hearing from Jim. His messages are always so inspiring. He will also have more Tell It Like It Can Be books, since all previous ones have been sold and he will sign books both before the program and after.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Ann & Don McNew and Gayle & George Crolius

CUC Attendance

November 24
102 members and 3 visitors = 105 !

CUC Collection

November 24

Murphy-Harpst Collection

The amount collected from the special collection for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home totaled $3924. A check has been written from CUC to Murphy-Harpst in the amount of $4000.

Special Remembrance Presentation

On the evening of December 3, (the night of the CUC Christmas Party) RUMC is having a special Remembrance evening. For those of you attending the class Christmas Party, we would like to extend a special invite for you to share your remembrances with fellow CUC classmates in a special presentation which will occur at the start of our CUC class on this coming Sunday, December 1. To have your loved ones included, please provide names and photos if any, by Friday, November 29 to Jeff Coelho

Christmas is coming!

We are looking forward to our CUC Christmas party on this coming Tuesday, December 3. We are so excited to have approximately 110 people signed up for the party. The event begins at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Traffic at that time is very heavy and tends to back up getting off GA 400 and also turning off Westside Parkway. Please allow extra time.

You turn right at the traffic light on Windward onto Edison. Take the first right off of Edison and the club will be on the left. There is handicap parking and a ramp.

The party begins at 6:00 pm and there will be hand passed appetizers in the area around the piano outside the main dining room. Adam Coelho has kindly agreed to make photographs again. Please contact MariAnna Brown with any questions. Be sure to remember your bag with your gift for the white elephant gift exchange.

CUC Christmas Gift for Murphy Harpst Children

Betty Hunt has mailed a letter and check to Pam Kramer which tells how our CUC class responded to the request for helping make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. The main paragraph and closing:

The Christians Under Construction Class is pleased to send a check for $4000.00 to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers for Christmas this year. Our objective was to provide every young person there with a $25 gift card, so that goal was surpassed this month. Money not needed for gift cards could be used for other Christmas items. Class members are sympathetic with how staff members there help residents and agree that this December 25 should be a happy day for them. With best wishes for all of you this holiday season, CUC Mission Outreach Committee.

CUC Membership

Dave Roberts reports we have the following statistics regarding our CUC Class:

The CUC Class has 105 families, 65 couples and 40 single family members. 32 of the females do not have spouses shown and 8 of the males have no spouses shown. Our class list shows 73 female and 97 male members. Total class membership – 170.

Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is still being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. George and Sandy Martin paid for the publication of the book and all proceeds will be going into a CUC fund as a memorial to George. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase.

RUMC Wednesday Night Out

This is the menu for the final WNO of the year on December 4th. We have had great turn outs, and we are continuing to grow in numbers each week! Hoping to make this final WNO the best of the year.

  • Beef Bourguignon, Smoked Gouda Risotto, Roasted Brussel Sprouts,
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup De Jour,
  • Apple Cobbler Cake

Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.

RUMC Second Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

Come on Thursday, Dec 5th (6-8 p.m.), Friday, Dec 6th (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec 7th (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

for this amazing event featuring 75 vendors selling high end quality gifts including accessories, art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, sports memorabilia and much more! It will be held in The Dodson Center (Dod). There will also be a bake sale, a raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and wreath and poinsettia sales. All proceeds will benefit Roswell Student Ministries Youth Missions. Please come shop and consider volunteering your time or a fabulous baked good! For more information and to volunteer your time and/or baked goods, please go to

Christmas Festival Concerts

Don’t miss this incredible annual holiday tradition! RUMC’s Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and available in the Main Office, Chapel building; the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary building; or ONLINE.

SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: or 770.587.3750.

Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.

  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer and seeks further options.
  • Bob Leckie, recently diagnosed with diabetes, at home since Sunday, prayers for healing of toe and leg.
  • Malone Dodson’s sister who has broken her hip
  • Bev Tatom has two prayer requests: For her stepson Jeff Petersen and family. He had a stroke Wednesday and is in ICU at Kennestone hospital. And for her sister, Judy, and brother-in-law Ron Fox who fell Thursday and he has a possible broken hip.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates from recent illnesses
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • 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.


  • George Waite – December 3
  • Mary Serafina – December 7


** None **

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College

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