Revelation 1:3 – Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Introduction to Revelation
Bob Fletcher has our lesson Sunday. It is Part 2 of his Revelation series which he began with his most interesting lesson 2 weeks ago. Bob asks that we read Chapters 2 and 3 prior to Sunday.
CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom
It has been 21 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom!
We had 102 participants last Sunday including the speaker.
Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC 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.
Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes
Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet.
Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform.
After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event. At this time, the system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.
RUMC Sunday Services
Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!
A Note from CUC President Fred Brown
Please add the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA to our prayer list. 10 patients (my Mother, Loree Brown is one of them) and 7 staff members have tested positive for COVID. I haven’t been able to find out any particulars yet. I have left messages but so far they have not returned my calls.
This week Bob Fletcher returns for the second part of his three part series on the Book of Revelation. In v.13, chapter 22 of Revelation, Jesus says “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
In September 2009, LSU and Tulane announced the end of their football series. After more than 125 years, one of the South’s oldest rivalries ended. LSU’s first ever football game was against Tulane on Nov.25, 1883 which they lost to the Green Wave. However the final series record stood at 69-22-7 in favor of the Tigers. The LSU-Tulane series is just one example of one of life’s basic truths: Everything ends. One of the greatest ironies of God’s gift of life is that not even death is immune from the great truth of creation that all things must end. But, because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, God himself acted to end any power death once had over life. Eternity is ours for claiming. “Everything ends: thanks to Jesus Christ, so does death”- Ed McMinn. My comments are taken from a book by Ed McMinn, “Daily Devotions for Die-Hard LSU Fans”.
Report from Charlie Mason
We have passed the $4,000 mark last week for shopping for the summer food program. As of last week CUC members have been reimbursed a total of $4,162 for food purchases. Also, thank you to all the members who have sent checks for the CUC “virtual” offering.
Members of CUC contributed a total of$6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.
Reminder from the CUC Weekly Newsletter Editor
The gmail address from which this newsletter is sent is used almost exclusively for sending the CUC newsletter as my Bellsouth account does not allow me to send the large number of emails. I do not always check my gmail account and when I do I expect it to be exclusively for CUC announcements. Please send all emails to me personally to my bellsouth email.
My Neighbor’s Pantry
From Scotty Brewington
We are learning as we go! Some important updates:
- We are moving donation drop-offs to Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will come get items from your car.
- We need help with traffic. The number of families we are serving is up, which means traffic is also up! We need four people every Monday 4:15-8:00 PM dedicated to managing our traffic pattern and telling families where to line-up. If this interests you, e-mail me!
- Our primary needs for donations are: laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, soap(hand soap/bar soap/liquid dish soap), toothpaste/toothbrushes, household cleaning supplies, fresh produce (vegetables and fruit).
How can you help? Our growing operation requires more hands on deck! If you are interested in volunteering on Mondays, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, thanks for all you do!
Meals from the RUMC Kitchen
Thanks to all of you for your continued efforts to help publicize this essential Ministry to our community! It is such a pleasure to be able to provide affordable meals to those in need during these difficult times. Please continue to promote our meal service and publicize our weekly menu to both our church community here at RUMC and our surrounding neighbors around the Roswell area. With many families back to school and juggling very hectic schedules, both our frozen meals and our hot take out lunches could provide some much needed relief in some of these households.
Week of August 25th – August 27th
- Tuesday: Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry over Chimichurri Roasted Potatoes, Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Grilled Flat Bread,
- Wednesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans,
- Thursday: Roasted Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo over Rotini Pasta, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread
The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane.
(A number of CUC members are serving as volunteers each day.)
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 and just pull up to the curb!
Drive-thru Ice Cream Party
This Sunday, August 23, The Drake House (our mission partner) will hold their annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event as a drive-thru! Don’t miss this chance to eat ice cream and support this vital ministry for mothers and their children. Miss Mary Drake (a member of RUMC) spent her life working to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Roswell, GA community. The Drake House was named after her to recognize her work, and Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was established as a way to raise funds for our short-term crisis center for homeless mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta. Mary always loved a good ice cream social, and we don’t plan on breaking the tradition any time soon!
This year’s Crankin’ looks a little different, but just as FUN! Mark your calendars for this Sundayfor our 16th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ — Drive Thru edition! See the RUMC weekly email to get tickets and further information.
- Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
- Mary Kay Mills has been diagnosed with leukemia and is receiving treatment.
She can receive cards – no flowers, etc. She will be in the hospital for another week and doesn’t know at this point if it will be longer.
- Bonnie White for a good recovery at home following surgery
- Fred Brown’s mother, Loree Brown and 7 staff members at her nursing home tested positive for COVID.
- Susan Outz, a friend of Vince & Donna Grosse with pancreatic cancer.
- Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
- Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
- Betty and Don Gay – Message from daughter, Melissa. They are doing okay. We have a caregiver (CNA) who comes in Monday through Friday mornings to get Mom up, etc. Then I take care of things for them the rest of the day and weekends. Dad is able to help with Mom and he is a big help! Thank you for your prayers and hello to the CUC class.
- Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
- Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
- Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.
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 with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.
CUC Cares and Concerns
Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite
- Betty Gay – August 25
- Fred Brown – August 28
- Colleen Taylor – August 29
- Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008- 12 years
- Martha Jane & Charlie Mason – August 24, 1968 – 52 years!
- Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969- 51 years!
- Sunday, August 23 – Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Cranking
- Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament