Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Sunday, May 24, 2020
On this Memorial Day weekend CUC will be meeting through Zoom as we remember those who lost their lives while in service for their country. The lesson title for Sunday is “Enjoying God”. Our own Roger Davis will lead CUC this Sunday.
He always brings a thought-provoking message. The scripture verses are:
“How we praise God, The Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ. Long ago, even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure.” – Ephesians 1:4-5
CUC Sunday school Class on Zoom
For our CUC Zoom Sunday School Class Doug Tatom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Please refer to Sue’s newsletter for the link
Just enter that ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!
Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.
RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative
Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.
Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:
Again, I hope everyone is well.
Ravi Zacharias died this week who was one of the most effective apologists and communicators in the Christian world. I had to Google Christian apologist as I had never heard the word apologist. For those of you who do not know what an apologist is, apologetics is the religious discipline of defending religious doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse. Christian writers (c. 120-220) who defended their beliefs against critics and recommended their faith to outsiders were called Christian Apologists. Who knew, not me!
C.S. Lewis writes “Let me make it quite clear that when Christians say the Christ-life is in them, they do not mean simply something mental or moral. When they speak of being ‘in Christ’ or of Christ being ‘In them’, this is not simply a way of saying that they are thinking about Christ or copying Him. They mean that Christ is actually operating through them, that the whole mass of Christians are the physical organism through which Christ acts-that we are His fingers and muscles, the cells of His body.
“See” y’all Sunday
CUC Endowment Distribution
The CUC Endowment Committee has met several times via email. The committee consists of:
Lynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, and George Waite.
The 2019 distribution of the endowment is $3547. After prayerful consideration and input from the Church staff, it is recommended that the entire distribution of $3547 be donated to the RUMC Help Fund that recognizes that there are many hurting families in both our congregation and the community. As of the end of 2019 the value of the CUC endowment fund was $100,291. And at the end of the first quarter it stood at $83,864. The lower value is due to the unrealized loss in the equity markets due to the Covid-19 economy shutdown. The committee recommends to the class to approve the distribution for 2019 to the RUMC Help Fund.
Meals from the RUMC Kitchen
Last week we ended up serving over 400 hot meals and another 200 frozen meals, and Monday and Tuesday of this week we served already over 220 hot meals. We have received so much positive feedback from members who are just so happy to be on campus and connecting with others, even for just a few quick minutes.
Next week we will be closed for Memorial Day, but will still serve the hot $5.00 takeout meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We will also still have Mark Ewald and “The Me and T” band performing on the drive through sidewalk on Tuesday and Thursday. Visit with a couple of your CUC classmates while making your pick-up. Gale & Roger Davis, Sandy and Bill Griffin, Steve Covert, and Sandy Martin are regular volunteers.
Next week’s menu is:
- Thai Peanut Chicken over Rice Noodles, Sesame Roll, Fresh Fruit,
- Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice, French Green Beans, Yeast Rolls
- Pan Fried Chicken with Sawmill Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Yeast Rolls.
All meals include Bottled Water
While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!
firstname.lastname@example.org Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/
RUMC Prayer Bulletin Updates
Just a reminder that our prayer bulletin continues to be updated weekly and submissions can be made at http://www.rumc.com/prayers/. The doors may be closed but the church is not and we are still praying for you! Esther C. Collins, Ministry Coordinator, Chapel Roswell/Adult Discipleship, 770-261-1705
- Pray for Norma and David Hills and family, Brian, Amy and Clark Hills, as they quarantine at home with the CORONA. Pray that the respiratory symptom of this disease will not become a life-threatening part of their illness. Pray also for thanksgiving for Sadie Hills (15-year old granddaughter) as she finishes her 6th and last Chemo treatment this Thursday.
- Peggy McNay who will be moving on May 27th, next Wednesday, to Vickery Rose. Packing again and missing Mac.
Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.
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, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona-19 virus!
We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time
- Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
- Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
- Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
- Babs Skillings for relief of pain. She now has her knee replacement scheduled for June 24.
- Patricia McCormick as she recovers at home from a partial hip replacement after a fall
CUC Cares and Concerns
Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.
Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite
From Donna Johnson: Johnny asked that I write this to y’all after he was gone….
Donna and I felt total joy being a part of your group. I have loved the inner actions with the group and having been the recipient of your love. The way you take care of each other and include everybody is really a step above what we could have anticipated when we joined the class. It has been wonderful for Donna and me and has really enhanced our religious experience these past few years. The amount of cards from all of you to me and then to Donna since I have been gone have just been phenomenal. We thank you and love each and every one of y’all. I will miss you all….All my love, Johnny and Donna
- Linda and Jim Boswell – May 27, 1961 – 59 years!!
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