CUC Newsletter – February 26, 2021

You shall have no other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 5:7


Sunday, February 28, 2021

We are pleased to have Jeff Ross giving the CUC lesson this Sunday. His topic will be Faith Fatigue: what we might learn from Aaron’s Golden Calf and why Moses got so upset. Jeff is using the Scripture Exodus 32:1-6, 19-24


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 46th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance February 21st

Zoom: 78
Class: 11
Total: 89

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on zoom.

If the meeting doesn’t start for you by 9:30 am on Sundays, PLEASE check your emails for a new (alternate) link to the Sunday School meeting.


Online Attendance Register for 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


CUC Retreat for Fall of 2021?

Please remember to email, call or text Gene Osborn with your Fall Retreat wishes before February 28, and whether or not you would attend, so plans can be made . Plans will continue if we have at least the equivalent of 20 couples or 40 singles.


A Message from the CUC President

Frustration—How do you handle it!
by Ed McMinn

“(Moses) anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.” (Exodus 32:19)

The traffic light catches you when you’re running late for your doctor’s appointment. The bureaucrat gives you red tape when you want assistance. Your grandchild refuses to take his/her homework seriously. Makes your blood boil, doesn’t it!

Frustration is part of God’s testing ground that is life even if much of what frustrates us today results from manmade organizations, bureaucracies, computers, and cell phones. What’s important is not that we encounter frustration, as Moses did – that’s a given – but how you handle it. Do you respond with curses, screams, and anger? Or do you take a deep breath, lift a silent prayer, and settle into calm persistence and patience?

It may be difficult to imagine Jesus stuck in traffic or waiting for hours in a long line in a government office. It is not difficult, however, to imagine how he would act in such situations, and, thus, to know exactly how you should respond. No matter how frustrated you are. Frustration is a vexing part of life, but God expects us to handle it gracefully.

I hope you are having a good week. As more of you get your second COVID vaccine, I hope you will consider returning to CUC in person. We miss you.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


My Neighbors Pantry

Will you help us? It doesn’t take much. $20 provides groceries for a family who needs help. $50 provides a chicken dinner – complete with a rotisserie chicken, brussels sprouts, mac n’ cheese and six corn muffins – for FOUR families. To make a $$ donation to My Neighbor’s Pantry https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/guest_donate

We still need black beans, feminine hygiene products and especially laundry detergent! You can drop these items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car.

CUC still has funds in its treasury to reimburse class members for their purchases for items for the My Neighbors Pantry program. They can mail or email Charlie Mason a copy of their receipts and he will reimburse them for their purchases.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

From Jacob Crane:

We just finished up a record week here in the RUMC kitchen! We started out the week by Serving 235 hot Chicken Parmesan Meals on Tuesday! We finished the week having Served 480 Hot Meals and another 150 Frozen Meals! Our family style meals are catching on; we had about 7 or 8 requests this week for the family meal deal. Thanks again to you all for your help in Serving our community. Please continue to pass info along to anyone who could benefit from this ministry. I hear new stories everyday of how customers are buying meals for friends and neighbors in need. It is so nice to know that we are able to touch so many lives in such a simple way, and many people are being introduced to how RUMC can positively affect the lives of so many in the Roswell community!

Meals continue every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. You can register online to purchase both hot and frozen meals with your credit card. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm., but open at all other times. You should receive an email confirmation if your order has been successfully submitted. ( You need to click both the left side of the item you would like to purchase as well as the right side for the quantity.) Drive up orders are also welcome with no pre-registration and you can pay by cash or check. Please contact Jacob via email if you have any issues with ordering, questions about menu items, or if you would like to reserve a certain frozen meal to pay by cash or check at pick up.

Week of February March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

  • Tuesday: Braised Jerk Pork, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Sweet Plantains, Yeast Roll, Not Spicy
  • Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie, Peas and Carrots, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccini Alfredo, Roasted Green Beans, Garlic Bread

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals:
Frozen Meals $5

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Grilled Ham w/ Sour Cream and Chive Potatoes
  3. Bell Pepper Steak and Gravy w/ Herbed Rice Pilaf
  4. Roasted Vegetable Medley

Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Cajun Jambalaya Soup
  2. Thai Almond Chicken and Rice Soup Prayer requests

  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo
  • Pat Deaton ‘s daughter Lara Mittleholzer on the loss of her mother this past Wednesday
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from what hopefully will be her last Chemo this past Wednesday
  • Don Macleod – recovering from surgery
  • Shirley May suffering from severe back pain
  • Betty Smith – recovering from a stroke
  • Wanda Taylor – recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Dave Wistrand for a continued good recovery from major heart surgery
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having a new type of chemotherapy At Northside Gwinnett with less of the debilitating side effects she had had earlier.
  • The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer which recent tests have shown that tumor was “cold dead”. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Hugh & Sue Gardner ask continued prayers for their neighbor Doug Reed– Although he is slightly improved, he remains in a coma on a ventilator in the ICU because of COVID-19.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan Thomason following his loss of Virginia. He appreciates phone calls

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.


Birthdays

  • Jeannie Ehlers – February 28
  • Linda Boswell – March 4

Anniversaries

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Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



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