And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night…. Nehemiah 1:5,6
Sunday, April 11, 2021
What I Have Learned From Nehemiah
Our speaker will be Mark Kramer this Sunday. He is a member of the Berean Class and a Stephen Minister. His title will be “What I Have Learned From Nehemiah.” His scripture is Nehemiah chapter 1; 2:4 and 17-18; 4:9 and 13-14; 6:1-4 and 9-11; and 8:1-12.
CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom
Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 51st Sunday we have met on Zoom.
CUC attendance Easter Sunday, April 4
In Classroom 33, on Zoom 34, Total = 67
This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. Doug Tatom and CUC are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting
If the meeting does not 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. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform, select the event that you are attending to register. When you choose the time that the class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.
A Message from CUC President
Second Sunday of Easter April 11, 2021
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side,and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name. John 20:19-30
Marianna and I missed being with you on Easter. I was pleased to see that 33 of you attended live on Easter. I hope you enjoyed the fellowship and will return this coming Sunday.
Some of you have said that you will return when the guest speakers are live. Well I am happy to say, at least for the next three Sundays, the speaker will be in person. Our speaker for this Sunday will be Mark Kramer. Mark will be in class LIVE! We are also excited to announce that Jim McCormick will be our speaker for April 18 and 25 and he plans to be LIVE in the classroom.
Thanks to Bob Moore and Bill Griffin for securing such great speakers this year.
Hope to see you Sunday.
CUC Small Group Dinners Resume!
It’s time to celebrate fellowship, spring, and a healthier community, so the Fellowship Committee is resuming Small Group Get-Togethers, sometimes known as Dinners for Eight. We will sign up via email instead of passing the clipboard in class. Hosts may choose to limit their guest list to fewer than eight and only to those who are vaccinated. Please do what makes you most comfortable as an attendee and/or host. Here’s how it will work:
1) Sign-ups will be taken until April 22nd.
2) Send an email to Kris Taylor to sign-up. Let Kris know if you want to attend as a guest; a host; or both.
3) If you can host, indicate the number of guests you feel comfortable with.
4) Let us know if you are willing or unwilling to participate if other attendees have not been vaccinated.
Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! 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.
RUMC Weekly “To Go”
From Jacob Crane:
We are excited to get back into the swing of things next week! We will be back to our normal service hours of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12-2. Please help spread the word to come get some amazing meals from our kitchen team and volunteers!
RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu
Week of April 13th – April 15th
- Tuesday: Lasagna Bolognese, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread.
- Wednesday: Chicken Verde Enchilada Casserole, Mexican Rice and Beans.
- Thursday: Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Vegetable Fried Rice, Fresh Fruit, Egg Roll.
- Margie Avery – has been undergoing radiation and chemo treatments, due to finish April 13, which have weakened her considerably,
- Jeannie Ehlers as she is continuing with one more round of chemo next week
- Betty and Don Gay – Don is on palliative care at home with daily help of caregiver
- Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease. She appreciates the cards from CUC. She doesn’t do ZOOM so calls and cards are her connection.
- 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
- Mary Kay Mills – is doing well following round of treatment
- Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
- Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison stopping chemo as she has heart scan.
- Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy, then will have surgery at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
- Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.
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! Prayers also for our nation and its people.
- Margie Avery appreciates your prayers, help with transportation, and other acts of kindness by CUC members.
- Jeff Coelho – April 11
- Martha Knight – April 12
- Bonnie White – April 17
- Bob Leckie – April 17
- October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
- December 7 – CUC Christmas Party