“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
Sunday, July 4, 2021
A Brief History of God and Man
We are glad to have our own Tom Knight as our CUC speaker this Sunday.
The title of his lesson on Sunday will be “A brief history of God and man.” The scripture will be Acts 1:8: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Steve Covert suggests that CUC members wear their colors as we gather to celebrate Independence Day.
CUC Sunday School Class
CUC attendance Sunday, June 27
In class: 63 (including 4 visitors)
This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom
It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom!
Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register
Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?
By Billy Graham
July 4th commemorates the day in 1776 that our nation declared itself to be an independent nation, and no longer a colony of England. On that date, a number of our leading citizens signed what is known as the Declaration of Independence, stating our determination to become a free country.
Our independence did not come easily; only after several difficult years of war would it finally be won. Nor were our first years as a nation free from problems and controversies (as is still true). But our forefathers were determined to establish a free and democratic system of government, and the Declaration of Independence (together with our Constitution and the Bill of Rights) became the foundation for this. They have stood the test of time, and on July 4th we give thanks for the wisdom and faith and courage of those leaders.
Although it is not a religious holiday like Christmas or Easter, for many Americans July 4th is a time to reflect on God’s goodness to us as a nation. Molded into the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia (which proclaimed our independence) are these words from the Bible: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10, KJV). Our legal system reflects our Judeo-Christian roots.
While we look with gratitude to the past on this July 4th, may we also look in faith to the future, and commit it and our lives to God and His will. The ancient words of the Psalmist are still true: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).
The kitchen will be closed this Sunday, so I will be bringing coffee and donuts. Going forward, Jeff Ross has given the green light for us to bring our own food each Sunday. So, we as a class need to decide if we want RUMC ( Jacob) to continue to provide sweets, or we return to assigning refreshments each week. I will ask for your vote on Sunday.
Look forward to Tom Knight’s message and seeing you in person on the 4th.
CUC Wednesday Night Dinner
21 CUC members enjoyed WNO at the Olive Garden, on June 30. No dinner is planned for July 7. We plan to continue CUC WNO’s into August.
MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program
Just a quick reminder that the Summer Grocery Program will be CLOSED this Monday, July 5th for the holiday weekend. It will reopen on Monday, July 12th.
- Edna Smith as she recovers from blood clots and the effects of Parkinsons disease at Salude Rehab in Suwanee
- Ron Peterson who remains at Kennestone hospital for observation and tests to determine the cause of his passing out during his Covenant Group meeting last Wednesday. Also pray for Pat.
- Diane Stephens as she begins radiation for breast cancer
- Cheri Jorgenson, a volunteer at Job Networking Garage Sale now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.
- Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
- Margie Avery – Continuing recovery from chemo and radiation and facing surgery.
- 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
- Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends
- Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts .
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.
Don’s Gay’s service at the National Cemetery will be July 13, 2021, 2:30 will be only for family few friends with no more than 20 people. There will be an open house Sunday July 11, 2-4pm at the Gay’s home. The family asked that visitors wear masks, They will have some at the home if needed. They look forward to meeting their friends.
- Ann and Larry Douglas – July 6, 1968 -St. Petersburg, FL- 53 years!
From Jacob Crane
Just an FYI reminder that the RUMC Kitchen will be closed for Hot lunches for the next two weeks.
We will resume our Hot Lunches on Tuesday July 13th.
We will be serving Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs for Friday Night Out on the commons on July 9th at 5:00 PM. Bring the family and come enjoy some great food and fellowship here at RUMC!
40th Annual Patriotic Concert
The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at rumc.com/patriotic
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.
- July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
- 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