CUC Newsletter – September 11, 2020

Revelation 21:4 –  “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

 Sunday, September 13, 2020

He will wipe every tear from their eyes

CUC  is  blessed  with  great  speakers  who  present  the  most  interesting  lessons.

Bob Fletcher has our lesson again on Sunday. He will conclude his series on Revelation. His  scripture  is Revelation 21:4


 CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 81 participants last Sunday including Jim McCormick and former CUC members JB and Aldona Titus.

This Sunday will be the 24th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

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

Be sure that   you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your 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 CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance.

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 the CUC 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

ONE-MAN ARMY

In the 2005 Egg Bowl, Ole Miss didn’t stand a chance against MSU’s one-man army. Senior halfback Jerious Norwood rushed for 204 yards and scored four touchdowns in State’s 35-14 win. Though Norwood was a one-man army on the scoreboard, the win belonged to the team. 

A similar situation will occur when Christ returns. He will be a one-man army, a rider on a white horse, who will destroy those forces responsible for disorder and chaos in God’s world. The image of Jesus as a warrior may shock and discomfort some of us, but it should excite and thrill us. It reminds us that God will unleash his awesome power to effect justice and righteousness in a world that persecutes his people and slanders his name. It should also cause a sense of urgency in us because on that glorious day when that one-man army returns, the time for decisions for Christ will have passed. 

For now, Jesus has an army at his disposal of billions of Christians around the world. We are Christian soldiers; we have a world to conquer – before he returns as a one-man army to finish the job. 

“The rest of them were killed by the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse”, Revelation 19:21

(Comments taken from Dailey Devotions for Die-Hard MSU Fans by Ed McMinn)

May God Bless,

Fred


Treasurer’s  Update

 Reimbursements to the individuals who have been shopping for the summer food program now total $5,705.

A motion will be made in CUC this Sunday to provide a $500 sponsorship for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament for the benefit of the RUMC Foundation.  As long as there has been a Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, CUC has always provided a sponsorship.  Sponsorships reduce the tournament costs so that more of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation.

Charlie Mason


Your help and support are needed!  On October 12th,, 2020 – the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former minster, Malone Dodson.  

Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation.  Woodmont promises to make this a great even with all the necessary safety precautions.  The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate.  Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event.  See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information.  You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day.  Please consider your participation!


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia will continue to be in the hospital for another week and when released, she will need full-time care at home for 3 weeks. Her son and daughter-in-law will be helping. She thanks everyone for the cards and notes.
  • Cecelia Moore on the loss of her brother, Rodney in SC
  • Jim Morman as he recovers from a mild stroke this past week
  • Betty Robertson After being hospitalized and many tests, was diagnosed with 4th stage Cervical Cancer. Earnie said Hospice has been helpful
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Linda Temples says: Thank you CUC for your prayers. You brought us through before. God is all wise and merciful.
  • Vince Grosse requests prayers for his younger sister, Deidra Morrison, who has been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • 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– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • 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.

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


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of September 15th – September 17th   

  • Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff with Buttered Egg Noodles and Caramelized Onions, Roasted Carrots and Beets, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad and Fresh Fruit, Bottled Water.
  • Thursday: Slow Roasted Pulled BBQ Pork, Macaroni and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page. 

Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals:          

Order Online: https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19255

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Jacob Crane 
Director of Hospitality


Birthdays

  • Jill Caviness—Sept 14
  • Janet Thomas—Sept 19
  • John Sharp—Sept 19

Anniversaries

  • Betty and Don Gay – Sept 16, 1956 – 64 years! Winston, GA
  • Rose and Jim Lappe – Sep 16, 1967- 53 years! Grand Rapids MI
  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – Sep 19, 1998-22 years- Roswell  GA

We are excited to announce that Second Helpings Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Kitchen have partnered with us for another month! 

In addition to groceries, our families will receive prepared meals from Proof of the Pudding Catering. This awesome program provides amazing food for families while also providing jobs for commercial kitchen workers in our community.

Our biggest needs this week:  

  • laundry detergent
  • household cleaning supplies
  • cheese (blocks or shredded)
  • hand soap
  • feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons)
  • toothpaste
  • hot dog buns

Reminder: Drop-offs are on 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 get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members 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.


Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.




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