1. Once safely on shore, we found ou.t that the island was called Malta.
2. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
3. Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand.
4. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.”
5. But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6. The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
7. There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days.
8. His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him.
9. When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10. They honored us in many ways; and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.
Acts 28:1 – 10
Sunday, January 12, 2020
This Sunday Rev. Joe McKechnie is again our CUC class teacher. His subject is “The Mission” This is a good way to start off the first two weeks of the new year with lessons from the speaker that we so enjoyed as he led our 2019 CUC retreat.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte & Malone Dodson and Linda & Jim Boswell
103 Members + 1 speaker =Total 104!
CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns
On Sunday there will be a basket with cards and a pen for you to write down your prayer requests and/or thanksgivings. It will be on the table to the left as you come in the double doors. After you fill it out, give the card to Sandy Griffin and she will read it from the podium. Our prayer requests are too important and we want everyone to hear them.
Mardi Gras Party
CUC will be having a second annual Mardi Gras Party on February 25 at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club. Our first one was such fun! This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Sign up on Sunday morning! Contact Mike Story with any questions.
CUC Neighborhood Care Groups
The Neighborhood Care Group list is now updated and should be sent out via email by Dave Roberts very soon. Everyone will be aware of who is in their group. If you notice that anyone in your group has been absent for a while send them a card or a phone call. Have a big dinner party, or dessert and coffee and play games, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and sit together. Anything you can think of that is good fellowship.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT
This Wednesday night, January 8, we continue a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Other changes are being planned for the evening. Roger Davis and Larry Hunt are making arrangements for short programs at the Wednesday night dinners and have entertainment lined up for 5:30. WNO this next week will feature Bonnie White at the piano. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!
Jacob Crane and his excellent staff will be preparing a great meal. This week’s menu is:
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sawmill Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Buttered Yeast Rolls, Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar
- Banana Pudding Tiramisu
FYI…Dinner menu is inspired by all of Patty Hampton’s favorite dishes in honor of her dedication and service to RUMC.
Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm. In case you have missed out Jacob prepares take-out dinners enough for two for $5. We hear they are delicious!
Sanctuary Choir Open House
On January 15 the Sanctuary Choir will host an Open House at 6:30. You can stay for rehearsal as the choir prepares for “Voices of Mimosa” on March 15 when all the churches on Mimosa will join forces for a concert. No long term commitment is necessary.
RUMC Mission Booth
Drop off your donations for the Mission Booth at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. Needed is jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, and best-seller hardback books. Income from the booth goes for missions. The booth is in City Antiques at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/information: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900 or rumc.com/missionbooth
Alphabet Soup II is the theme of the Charis Gallery’s 6th annual art project and silent auction to benefit RUMC’s local mission partners. All are invited to participate! You may pick up your wooden letter to decorate in the Worship Arts office. Embellished letters are due by February 6.
- Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
- Barbara and Bob Davis – moved to Sunrise at Ivey Ridge, 2950 Old Alabama Rd., #224, Alpharetta, GA 30004. However Barbara has suffered a mild stroke and was moved to North Fulton Hospital where she has been in ICU and is anticipating a move to rehab.
- Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma , will need surgery
- Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
- Mother-in-law and family of David and Norma Hills’ son Tom. She is in Emory with inoperable brain tumor.
- Family of Wilfred Bouye whose brother has been in a coma for several years to make right decision
- Dick Anthony – as he continues his recovery
- Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
- Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
- Bob Morisey’s Brother Bob had successful implantation of 5 stents following a heart attack.
- Evelyn Hatfield back after recent illness
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 Sue Waite of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)
- Mike Story – Jan 14
- Julian Belote – Jan 17
- Don McNew – Jan 13
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- Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
- June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
- Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College