For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our LORD.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
God Has Not Forsaken Us
Our speaker this coming week is going to be our own Tom Knight. And the subject is…..”God Has Not Forsaken Us”.
Is CUC not fortunate to have such good speakers among us?
CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom
For our CUC Zoom Sunday School Class Doug Tatom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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.
Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:
Good Friday Morning to everyone! The weeks are going by very fast to me as we have been not been gathering in our classroom since the week of Palm Sunday.
This Sunday is Pentecost. On the first Christian Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved in the hearts of fifteen different language groups, molding them into the single body of Christ. Henri Nouwen noted, “The Holy Spirit, whom Jesus promised to his followers, is the great gift of God. Without the Spirit of Jesus we can do nothing, but in and through his Spirit we can live free, joyful and courageous lives. We cannot create peace and joy, but the Spirit of Christ can fill us with a peace and joy that is not in this world. We cannot break through the many barriers that divide races, sexes and nations but the Spirit of Christ unites all people in the all-embracing love of God. The Spirit of Christ burns away our many fears and anxieties and sets us free to move wherever we are sent. This is the great liberations of Pentecost”.
In relation to that paragraph, we have received the reimbursement of $1500 from Winshape for the cancelled retreat. I would like to propose this money be used for the Must Summer Grocery Program. We may have received more checks since I last checked with Charlie, but I know we have $1400 from 2019 that we have not spent and we will continue to take donations. I have spoken with Scotty Brewington and she would prefer grocery items delivered to the church because of the time involved in this task. I have formed a Must Ministries Task Force to procure items for the Grocery Program and deliver them to the church.
“See” y’all Sunday
MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program
RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for 500 families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. That is $200,000 worth of groceries. CUC currently has the $1400 that was not used last year for the MUST Summer Lunch Bag program. Jim Boswell has challenged us to see how much more CUC can raise for the MUST Grocery Bag program to make a wonderful statement that CUC cares about children and families. If you feel led to make a donation, make your check to CUC with MUST on the memo line. Mail your check to Charlie Mason, 1110 Orchard Way, Roswell, GA. 30075-4114.
Charlie reports that the response of CUC class members to the request for donations for the Summer Food Program has already been outstanding. Checks starting arriving in the mail Thursday. As of Thursday night the total amounts to $4,150. An additional $1,400 has been given directly to RUMC by CUC members. Keep the checks rolling in!
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.
Welcome Back to RUMC
Please don’t forget to submit the RUMC Welcome Back Committee’s Survey that was included at the beginning of the May 22 RUMC Friday Blast. This needs to be submitted by Saturday, May 30 to provide guidance to the committee.
Meals from the RUMC Kitchen
The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We will also have Bonnie White at the piano on Monday and Wednesday and Mark Ewald and “The Me and T” band performing on the drive-through sidewalk on Tuesday and Thursday.
Last week was another successful week and served around 500 hot meals and another 225 frozen meals! Even now that some places are beginning to reopen, our community is still feeling comforted knowing that they can receive a great meal without having to put themselves at risk. Visit with a couple of your CUC classmates while making your pick-up. Gale & Roger Davis, Sandy and Bill Griffin, Steve Covert, Sandy Martin and Judy Hoogstraal are regular volunteers.
Next week’s menu is:
Week of June 1st- June 4th
- Grilled Ham and Pineapple, Macaroni and Cheese, Yeast Roll
- Chicken Cacciatori, Steamed Rice, Garden Salad, Garlic Roll
- Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Fried Rice, Asian Slaw, Sesame Rolls
- Cheese Stuffed Tortellini with Garlic and Herb Chicken Alfredo, Roasted Broccoli, Garlic Bread
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!
- Peggy McNay as she adjusts to her new home at Vickery Rose
- Shaw Skilling and family as Shaw’s brother is in hospice care.
- 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 back pain. She now has her knee replacement scheduled for June 24.
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 virus!
We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time which has so changed our daily lives.
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
- Charlotte Boroughs – June 2
- Kris Taylor – June 3
- Charlie Mason – June 4
- Louise Booysen – June 4