CUC Newsletter – February 10, 2023

 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:  “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” – Matthew 22:35-36

Dr Jim Mcormick will be our speaker this Sunday, and his topic will be “The Main Thing”, and the text is Matthew 22:35-40:

New International Version
35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

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.

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – February 12, 2023

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. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

Tom Cantrell – prayers needed for healing – for complications from the catheter he had from his cystoscopy.

George Waite – He needs lots of prayers for his recovery.

LaVerne Lamb – My daughter Kathy. Please pray she will get use of her legs and her right hand.

Lori Walsh – We are fortunate to have her as our RUMC Business Administrator. She began chemotherapy this week for ovarian cancer and has asked CUC to be a prayer support partner. Please put her on your prayer list. You may also send cards to her at the church as she will continue to work. If you have questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis.

Jeannie Ehlers continues chemo. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.

Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she also continues chemo.

Edna Smith at Village Park Alpharetta. She very much appreciates your prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities

Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain

Pray for the 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.

No Birthdays or Anniversarys this week.

Wednesday Night Supper with CUC – Feruary 15, 2023

Come eat dinner with CUC class members at 5:30 and then come play bingo with us in our classroom.  Cards will be $1.00 each as we try to boost our treasury.  We will have 8 tables and we have 41 signed up, so if you haven’t signed up just come on and join us. We have plenty of room and it will be fun to have a big crowd.  We have fabulous prizes and a terrific number caller, so it should be a super fun time!  See you Wednesday, Feb. 15th! 

The Commons Project Update

February 10, 2023

Way back in November 2019, we were asked to look at the possibility of improving the Commons area. As a recently added member to the Board of Trustees, I knew whatever would be asked of me would involve time and effort, but God wants us to use our skills and abilities for the benefit of others.

As a design engineer, I could see great possibilities. Richard Lowenthal provided motivation and encouragement. He also recommended very experienced contractor Charles Curtis to give us a keen sense of reality as we moved through the design development, then into selecting an architect, engineers, a landscape architect, and a well-qualified contractor. Vince Grosse was added to the team to keep a steady eye on the cost, set financial objectives, and hold us to them. Lori Walsh, RUMC’s Business Administrator, has been with us since the beginning and an active participant tracking our development. Tom Davis provided oversight and key direction.

As you may remember, we made many presentations—to the Board of Stewards, the Board of Trustees, our Adult Sunday School classes, the congregation at large, and at the Central North District level. The response to the presentations was very positive, and we received approval to develop a fund-raising campaign. In just four months, Mike Picchi and Brian Medley helped the team raise $1.1 million to fund about half of the project.

Mary Karras came aboard with her extensive banking experience and guided us in securing a credit line with an interest-only construction loan to be available when needed. Finally, we received a Land Disturbance Permit from the City of Roswell, and we will start our project this month!

The first step will be relocating the pavilion to the northwest corner and removing the Scout Hut. Next up will be installing the underground storm water handling system and grading the site; then laying out the pathway, ramps, and activity areas. Care was taken to provide ADA stair-free access from the Sanctuary across the Commons to the Chapel building parking lot. The concrete and brick paver walk areas will be added after electrical lines are placed, along with lighting and Wi-Fi. The final step will be landscaping, including trees, bushes, and flowers.

Depending on the weather, it will take 6-8 months to complete the Commons Project, with an August 1 target date. We will provide weekly progress updates, and there will be observation areas around the site.

Wednesday, March 1 at 4:30 p.m. has been selected for our Ground Breaking Celebration, and you are invited to come and participate. Wednesday Night Supper will be available immediately afterward in Fellowship Hall. Be sure to mark the date!

Thank you for your confidence in us, your encouragement, interest, and financial support. This project could not have happened without you!

The Commons Redesign Committee:
Jim Gebhardt, Richard Lowenthal, Charles Curtis, Vince Grosse, Mary Karras, Lori Walsh, and Tom Davis

From Jacob

The RUMC Hospitality team is thrilled to be back in action next week!
Our next Community and Fellowship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Lunch will be each Tuesday from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. This will be a dine-in hot meal that includes beverages and dessert in our Fellowship Hall. We do still have the option to pick up your meal in our Drive-through take out line or we also have a “to go” station set up and volunteers present to assist if you would like to take you meal home. Lunch will be $7.00 per guest. You can also order a $30.00 family meal “To Go”; just please give me 24-hour advance notice for family meals.

Wednesday Night Supper will be on Wednesday, February 15, 2023! Dine in at the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm. All you can eat each week includes: Main Buffet, Salad Bar, Soup Station, Dessert Station, and Beverages all included! You can also order Wednesday Night Supper as Family Meal for $30.00 and we will have it ready for you to pick up by 5:00 PM.
You can pre-order Lunch, Dinner, or any frozen meals by clicking links below. No reservations are required unless you wish to pre-order by credit card online. You can pay with cash, check or card at the welcome table as well, but we prefer credit sales online if possible.

Community and Fellowship Lunch Tuesday, February 14, 2023

  • Sweet and Sour Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Asian Salad, Yeast Roll, Assorted Cookies, Iced Tea, Coffee, and Water.
    o $7.00 per person
    o Family Meal Option Available for $30.00 (24 Hour Advance Notice)
    o Dine In (Fellowship Hall) or “To go”
    o 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • (Click to order Tuesday Lunch or Frozen Meals)

Frozen Meals $7

Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf

BBQ Trio (Smoked Pork, Mac & Cheese, BBQ Beans)

Cuban Chicken w/ Black Beans and Rice

Chicken Parmesan w/ Linguine

Chicken Pot Pie

Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10)

Chicken Noodle Soup (Click to order Wednesday Night Supper)

Wednesday Night Supper February 15, 2023

  • Pineapple Glazed Ham, Sweet Potato Casserole, Southern Style Green Beans, Yeast Roll, Beef and Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Strawberries and Cream Cake, Assorted Cookies, Iced Tea, Coffee.
    o Kids: Hot Dogs or PB&J, Fresh Fruit, Chips, Rice Krispy Treat or Cookie, Apple Juice, Milk.
     $10.00 per adult
     $4.00 per Child 12 and under
     $5.00 for Soup and Salad Bar
     $30.00 Family Max
     $30.00 Family Meal “To go” (24 Hour Advance Notice) (Click to order Wednesday Night Supper)

Please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with ordering online. We are looking forward to seeing you all and Serving you next week!


Bread Pickup from Publix

Would anyone be interested in picking up bread and sweets from Publix once or twice on Monday mornings?
This is used by our church for a variety of activities, including , My Neighbors Pantry, Job Networking, and youth activities, to name some.
For further information please call Claudia Phelps or John Phelps

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!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile. (Amazon is discontining this service)
Also register at with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

February 12 ⋅ 8:15 – 9:00am – Second Sunday Chapel Communion

February 14, 2023 – Valentine’s Day (Tuesday) Don’t forget!

Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat

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