We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:19-21 NIV
How the English Bible Came to Be
Dean Tucker has our lesson the next two weeks. He will be finishing his series on “How the English Bible Came to Be”.
Dean is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe. He has been covering the subjects:
- Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible,
- the case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God,
- In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?,
- When was the Bible written?,
- Who wrote the Bible?, Why was the Bible written?,
- How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
- How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?,
- How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?,
- The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible,
- And How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?
- His lessons are built upon the following words of Scripture: Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13
CUC Sunday School Class
We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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!
Welcome Our Newest CUC Members
We are happy to have Doug and Annette Davis as our newest CUC members.
- Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
- Laverne Lamb as she recovers from shoulder replacement surgery last Wednesday
- Peter Oliver (in France) as he recovers from surgery.
- From Peter: Dear CUC friends, I want to express my sincere thanks for the kind thoughts and prayers you have extended to me since my diagnosis and operation. Your gift of love is a constant and healing blessing for me – as I know it is for so many others – and I look forward eagerly to the time when I can be among you again, and to thank you in person. (Peter’s cousin, Louise Booysen, also thanks the class for their prayers.)
- Linda Temples – her condition is improving and she will hopefully go to rehab soon, barring further complications
- Steve Covert’s dear cousin Linda’ s family after her passing last Friday
- CUC family members in harm’s way ….
- Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
- Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.
- Dick Anthony with continuing problems with multiple myeloma.
- Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
- Malone Dodson – “We cherish your prayers, cards, and love. The good news is Malone is improved enough to have the feeding tube removed this week. We still have the need for weekday caregivers, but we are managing nights and weekends ourselves at this time. Our children are present and helpful to us. We miss seeing you in person, but we have loved being able to join you on Zoom. Thanks for your care.” Charlotte
- Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
- Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
- Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts.
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 and for the people of Ukraine.
- Doug Davis – May1
- Kathy Chaplin – May 2
- Annette Davis – May3
- Bob Hamilton – May 7
Neighborhood Care Groups
Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!
May Dinner on the Patio
Hope you will join CUCers at Peach and the Porkchop for dinner on the patio.
Date: Tuesday, May 10th 6:00pm, Rain date: Tuesday May 17th 6:00pm
Order from the menu, pay your own bill and enjoy time with CUC friends.
We will have a sign-up on Sunday, May 1st and May 8th – just so we know how many to expect.
CUC Support of Murphy Harpst
The Spring 2022 Newsletter of Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center includes an article about a three-story external staircase recently completed for James Hall on that campus. The state fire marshal in 2019 recommended that the third floor apartments of that building built in 1927 remain vacant and unused until its emergency staircase was replaced.
Now the space will provide lodging for program interns during the year and serve as indoor space for staff in the event of inclement weather. The first two floors contain clinical care and nursing programs. Among the groups donating funds for this project were the Roswell UMC Foundation and the Roswell UMC Christians Under Construction Sunday School Class. Murphy-Harpst states that “we are incredibly grateful for the support that will allow use of the third story again.”
Charis Gallery Exhibit
Be sure to take time to look at the new exhibit in the Charis Gallery (in the hall outside the Welcome Center in Building A), The Artists of RUMC. We have several artists of CUC represented : Patricia Mashburn, Larry Hunt and Jan Buckley. Also Gale and Roger Davis’ daughter Perri has several pieces on exhibit.
Sing with the Sanctuary Choir
Sing with the Sanctuary Choir for the annual Patriotic Celebration Concert! No auditions and no long-term commitments are necessary.
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the choir room, Sanctuary building. An Open House will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 in the Noah’s Ark classroom, room 258, Sanctuary building. For more information, contact Michael Cromwell.
My Neighbor’s Pantry
My Neighbor’s Pantry Volunteers are needed! We are getting ready for our next pantry on Monday, May 2nd. If you would like to volunteer in-person that day, there are many ways to help. Here’s the link to the May SignUp Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084FABAD29A31-myneighbors1
RUMC Mission Booth
Annette Whaley ( “booth babe”) is in need of furniture and other treasures for our Mission Booth. She has guys who will pick up if you have a larger piece of furniture. All proceeds go to RUMC missions. If you’ve never visited the City Antique & Interior Arts (700 Holcomb Bridge Road behind the new Lidl grocery store) you need to GO. Don’t miss the RUMC booth ‼️‼️ Call or email Annette today. Annette Whaley -770-634-2289. firstname.lastname@example.org
From RUMC Hospitality
RUMC Weekly Affordable Meals to Go continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are still just $5.00.
ALSO AVAILABLE: Frozen Meals $5:Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
Please join our RUMC family on Wednesday evenings for dinner and fellowship from 4:30 to 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall!
For those who are more comfortable eating at home takeout containers are available in Fellowship Hall.
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 and Kroger.
- October 18-20 – CUC Retreat
- May 4 – 6:30 – RUMC Choir Open House
- May 10 –6:00pm – Dinner on the Patio at the Peach and Pork Chop