As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). Matthew 27:32-33
Bystanders and Scoffers
This Sunday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for 2022. As we do each year, members of our class will lead us in the study. John Sharp is our teacher this week from the book “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine. His lesson title is “Bystanders and Scoffers” We are going to take a close look at those who were present at the Crucifixion.
Each Gospel has its own story to tell, the witnesses have their own memories, and we will have an opportunity for a new insight. The witnesses watch Jesus die… we watch with them… we watch them…and we will come away transformed
CUC Sunday School Class
We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!
Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – March 6, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM Eastern time
Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!
CUC Class Attendance
February 27, 2022
Members .. 64
Visitors .. 2
Teacher .. 1
Zoom .. 19
Total .. 86
Visitors: Carol & Allen Klien
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Pastor on the Porch
Join Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall for a time of conversation, connection, and prayer. We make space for people to explore questions, faith, and discipleship. This time is open to all people and ages.
The group will meet bi-weekly from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. beginning on Thursday, March 3 and ending on Thursday, May 12 on The Porch at 846 Mimosa Blvd. No registration is required. For more information,
contact Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall – email: email@example.com
CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
Happy St. Patrick’s DayOur St. Patrick’s Day party (Thursday, March 17th) is on the calendar and thanks to the many who have signed up we are looking forward to a fun evening.
Please remember you are still able to sign up for the next week. This Sunday we will be passing the sign-up sheet and collecting checks ($30 per person) for the dinner and venue. If you want to sign up and have not been able to do so in class, please email Mike Storywith your name(s).
We will have the food, dessert, iced tea and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!
Watch for an announcement in the next few weeks of another Wednesday church dinner/game night. Those who attended enjoyed great food, fellowship and fun.
- Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
- Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
- Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
- Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer
- Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
- Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
- Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
- Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
- Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
- Mary Kay Mills – thanksgiving that she is in remission and she is gaining back her strength
- Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
- Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
- Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
- Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
- Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!
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.
- Tuesday, March 8 – Johnie Wright
- Friday, March 11 – Betty Smith
- Saturday, March 12 – Diane Stephens
Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!
From Jacob Crane:Wednesday Night Supper
March 9, 2022 – 4:30-6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Adult price for Wednesday Night Supper will now be $10.00 for all you can eat Buffet, Soup, Salad, Dessert, and Beverages!
- Oven Roasted Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy!
- Reverend Bill Floyd will be cooking up his famous Banana Pudding for dessert!
RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals
continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.
March 8th and March 10th:
- Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Black Beans.
- Thursday: Greek Pork Meatballs, Golden Raisin Couscous, Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Salad, Flat Bread.
- Bottled Water Available Upon Request
Frozen Meals $5
1. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf (GF)
2. Ham Cordon Bleu Casserole
3. Mac and Cheese (Veg)
4. Cheeseburger Pot Pie
Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
5. Corn Chowder (GF)(Veg)
6. Beef Chili (GF)
Volunteers Are NeededThe Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs >> firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving Side by SideServing Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that distributes food and other aid to needy people in developing nations. As part of the upcoming church wide mission project, Serving Side by Side, RUMC has committed to packaging 15,000 meals to support Rise Against Hunger. Pastor Marion Brown needs 125 volunteers to help reach this goal.
The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thinks that our class could be part of this worthwhile project on:
Saturday, March 19 from 10 to Noon. There are jobs for everyone..
At this time Pastor Brown is short of the number needed to fill bags with unopened vitamin packs, veggies, rice and soybeans to be transported to hungry people all over the world. Let’s form a CUC team to serve side by side in support of Rise Against Hunger. Sign up by clicking on: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a5a82da2fd0-rise/
Life With Father
ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For:
- Saturday March 26 5:30 pm – Dinner and Show
- Sunday March 27 12:30 pm – Brunch and Show
Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table:
- Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60)
- Table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80).
- If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.
Support for Our CUC Missions:
- Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
- Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
- Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.
Dean Tucker – How the English Bible Came to Be
Selected Scholarly Bibliography
- A Theology of the New Testament by George Eldon Ladd
- All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer
- All the Women of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer
- Encyclopedia of Early Christianity edited by Everett Ferguson, Michael P. McHugh &
- Frederick W. Norris
- How We Got the Bible by Neil R. Lightfoot
- The Age of Faith by Will Durant
- The Dictionary of Bible and Religion edited by William H. Gentz
- The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible
- by Paul D. Wagner
- The Murderous History of the Bible Translations: Power, Conflict, and the Quest for Meaning by Harry Freedman
- The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church edited by F.L. Cross & E.A.
- Various versions and translations of the Bible
- March 6, Sunday – 8:30 a.m. – First Sunday Chapel Communion Service
- March 17, Thursday – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
- March 18-20, Friday thru Sunday – Serving Side by Side
- March 26, Saturday – 5:30pm and March 27, Sunday – 12:30pm – Acting Up, Life with Father
- April 14 – 7:00-9:00am & 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday – Maundy Thursday – drop-in (in the Sanctuary)
- April 15 – noon & 7:30pm, Friday – Good Friday – Youth-led service in the Chapel at noon & Seven Last Words of Christ service in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.
- APRIL 17. Sunday – Easter
- Sunrise – 6:30 a.m. on The Commons
- Sanctuary Services – 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
- Chapel Roswell – 11:15 a.m.
- April 24, Sunday, 3:00pm – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
- October 18-20, Tuesday thru Thursday – CUC Retreat