CUC Newsletter – December 8, 2019

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Luke 2:4-5 4

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Light of the World

Myra Belote will be teaching our CUC lesson this Sunday, the first of the Advent Lessons from the advent lesson book Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine. This lesson is based on Luke2; 4-5. We always enjoy Myra’s lessons as she is an excellent teacher.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jan & Allen Buckley and Martha & Bill Thompson

CUC Attendance

December 1
99 CUC members + 4 visitors + guest speaker = 104!

CUC Collection

December 1

CUC Christmas Party

A huge “thank you” to the CUC Fellowship Committee for planning and putting on a wonderful Christmas party last Tuesday for over 100 guests. The facility was perfect, the table decorations beautiful, the food delicious, the announcements and coordination of events well done, and the “White Elephant” gift exchange was fun. The fine Christian fellowship was supportive and uplifting. We were blessed to have Jim and Patricia Mc Cormick with us.

(Incidentally the two lost rings were found – one in the owner’s white elephant bag and the other in a gardening glove at home. And the key fob found in one of the white elephant bags was returned to its rightful owner for transportation home after the party!)

RUMC 2020 Pledge Campaign

CUC still places as number 4 for Sunday School class pledges for this next year’s RUMC campaign! Have you sent in your pledge yet?

CUC Membership (corrected)

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 105 females do not have spouses shown and 8 of the 105 males have no spouses shown. Our class list shows 97 female and 73 male members. Total class membership – 170.

Another Christmas Event

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

Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is still being offered through CUC with Tom Knight handling the sales. There are still a few books available. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase. 100% of the $15 sales price is going into a CUC mission fund as a memorial to George Martin.

Care Ministry Help Needed

The RUMC Care Ministry needs folks to deliver Poinsettias to shut-ins this Sunday, December 8. If you can help, come by the Welcome Center after worship and Mary Stokes will give you name, address and poinsettia.

RUMC Second Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

This Friday, Dec 6th (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec 7th (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) is when this amazing event continues featuring 75 vendors selling high end quality gifts including accessories, art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, sports memorabilia and much more! It is being held in The Dodson Center (Dod). There is 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.

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.

  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

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


  • Malone Dodson – fully recovered from his scary incident at the CUC Christmas party. Surely our many prayers contributed to his fast recovery.

Thank you to CUC Friends and Fellow Members
From Johnny and Donna Johnson:

Donna and I want to say a heartfelt thank you for all the many kindnesses that you all continue to give to us. From your continued welcoming every time we see you, to the many calls and extraordinary cards and notes that we receive we welcome all of these. But most thankful we are for your prayers. So much more than we deserve, but thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I had chemo yesterday and am feeling fine I’m day one after it. The Christmas party was wonderful and we really enjoyed seeing everyone there.

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( any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


  • Hugh Gardner – December 10


  • Sharon & Tom Erdman – December 13, 1959 – 60 Years!!

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

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