Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. Psalm 138.7
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Jesus and the Holy Spirit
This Sunday one of our favorite teachers, Bob Fletcher, will be continuing our lesson series on the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. His subject this week is on worship, prayer, and scripture.
CUC Sunday School Class
CUC attendance Sunday, May 30
Zoom: 18, Class70, Total: 88 !
Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!
Come Back to Class!
At the RUMC Men’s Breakfast this week Barney Borroughs explained to the group some air quality information for all the RUMC facilities-Sanctuary, Chapel and Dodd Center. Enhancements to the air handling and filtration equipment made during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the RUMC air quality up to or exceeding the same level of area hospitals.
Think of that when considering whether or not you are ready to return to CUC or Church—the air in all our buildings is better than the air in your home, school or workplace!
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
CUC President’s Message
Second Sunday after Pentecost
“Bowing down in the Midst of Trouble” by Bowen Miller
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.” (Psalm 138.7)
Not so long ago, I received a rather angry message from someone I respected. And, in that moment and the weeks that followed, I really struggled to know what to do with it. I was angry, upset, sad and I wanted to fight back, to make this person know the truth! I felt well in the midst of trouble. For me, the Psalms are a dance of human emotion and thought, unfiltered and raw. I can identify with that because that is the way I experience life. And this psalm is a beautiful example of a dance I need to do with myself when feeling the way I did when I received the message. Earlier in the Psalm it talks about bowing down, worshipping God. And, doing that “in the midst of trouble” is maybe one of the most difficult, but the most important things, I can do. I know, as I submit and bow down to God, as I re-engage with what Jesus has called me to, seeking to emulate His other-centered love, I start to let the pain sit and be still. Then the pain starts to remove its teeth and I stop having a tantrum about what I think is and isn’t fair. Then I can ask myself, “How do I understand and respond in a way that worships God?”As I seek to define myself in faithfulness to Jesus, I am reminded in these moments of pain how I am called to respond to and love people.
As you read this we will hopefully be in CO. Pray that technology works and we have a strong internet signal. If so, we will see you on Zoom.
CUC Wednesday Night Dinner
Summer Wednesday Night Dinners for CUC members have resumed. We had 40 dining at Houcks this past Wednesday!
WNO dinner for Wed., June 9, at 5:30 pm, is at Thai House restaurant, 10930 Crabapple Rd., Roswell. Roswell. Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday school. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.
CUC Fall Retreat
We’re still hoping for more to sign up for our Fall Retreat in Young Harris/Hiawassee. It is going to be a great, fun, fall gathering of fellow CUCers so please consider joining us. Phone The Ridges at 888-834-4409 and mention code CUC 2021 to get our special rate of $149.48 and confirm your room. Call, text or email Gene Osborn with questions or just to let him know you plan to attend.
- Margie Avery – Continuing recovering from chemo and radiation
- The Davis family on the loss of Bob Davis
- Betty Gay and family on the passing Don
- Bettie Goss – Continue to pray for her and family on their loss of John
- John Lemke for recovery from massive stroke suffered earlier this week
- Stan Thomason – as we remember Virginia at her memorial service this week
- Gwen Grant – beginning radiation for brain tumors
- Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts and Vince’ Sister Deidre. Both Susan and Deidra are awaiting decisions about their next treatment options.
- Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
- Sister Bachus– with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
- Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
- Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
- Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
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. Prayers also for our nation and its people.
From Lynn Adcock: Thank you for all of the support you have given me since Jim’s passing. The lunch for our family before the service was outstanding. It was nice to visit at the Knight‘s house after the service. Jim would have been so pleased. He loved all of you and I do too. Thanks for being so loving, kind and caring.
Virginia Thomason Memorial Service
Date: Monday, June 7
Time: 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends in the RUMC Parlor following the service.
Inurnment to follow the service in the Garden of Love.
- Grady Phillips – Jun 7
- Julianna Goodson -Jun 7
- Terry Taylor-Jun 9
- Jan Ligon – Jun 11
- Kris and Dave Taylor– June 9, 1968- West Point, NY -53 years!
- Martha and Tom Knight -June 10, 1961-Macon, GA – 60 years!!
From Jacob Crane
We just finished up a steady first go around for our two day lunch service weeks. We Served 230 Hot Meals + 125 Frozen Meals this week; that’s an average of about 175 meals per day of Service! Thanks so much to all of you for keeping the community informed about this great ministry that RUMC is providing!
RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu
June 8th and June 10th
- Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Yeast Roll
- Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll
Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!
Frozen Meals $5
- Chorizo w/ Bean and Rice Pilaf
- Chicken Parmesan
- Macaroni and Cheese
Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
- Loaded Potato Soup
- Vegetable Minestrone
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 Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.
- August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
- October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
- October 11- Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
- December 7 – CUC Christmas Party
Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, we can distribute it also. There are many announcements that come from RUMC weekly. If you feel any specifically should be included in this CUC newsletter please let Sue know.