CUC Newsletter – April 7, 2023

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Happy Easter! He Is Risen!

Easter  Sunday

There will be no CUC class on Easter Sunday.

CUC Attendance

April 2

Members: 85

Visitors: 3

Zoom: 7

Total:  95

RUMC Easter Schedule

Good  Friday  Service –7:30  PM  in the  Sanctuary

Easter  Sunday

6:30 Sunrise  Service -Chapel

9:00 Contemporary- Sanctuary

11:15 Traditional-Sanctuary

11:15 Chapel Roswell- Chapel

Prayer Requests

Lynn Roberts for comfort and full recovery

Julianna Goodson is requesting prayers for quick healing for her sister, Jeannie Jones, who is  recovering from major surgery.

Laverne Lamb needs prayers for her daughter Kathy who is suffering from  cancer.

Linda Mooney – pray for successful relief of  A-Fib  problem

Bob Schnakenberg– for good recovery following  surgery

Doug Tatom– as doctors  try  to determine the  cause of recurring  TIAs

Ongoing Prayers

Rose Lappe -continue prayers as she continues chemo

Edna Smith  at Village Park Alpharetta.

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.

(Please help keep  your weekly  CUC newsletter editor  updated  as  to  prayers  needed  for  our  fellow  CUC  members and  their  families.)


Nancy Spence – April 9

Jeff Coelho – April 11

Martha Knight – April 12



CUC Singles Party With a Purpose

“Party with a Purpose” was held on April 4th at the Drake Closet, Alpharetta, to support the Drake House.  About twenty bags of purses, shoes, jewelry and spring clothes were given to the Drake Closet.

Cash sales and monetary donations during the event totaled $453.50. Fifteen plus CUC Singles enjoyed the fellowship, food, and shopping fun. The word has spread about the good works of the Drake House! Many thanks to all that participated in this worthwhile event.

Update from Jacob

Celebrating  Easter

Celebrate Easter Sunday with us here at RUMC: 

Sunrise Service – 6:30 a.m. in the Chapel  (Light Breakfast Reception in the Parlor to Follow) 

9:00 a.m. (Contemporary) Sanctuary Service

11:15 a.m. (Traditional) Sanctuary Service

11:15 a.m. (Modern) Chapel Roswell

Easter Brunch

Following the 11:15 Services, you are welcome to join us in the Fellowship Hall for Easter Brunch. Brunch is free for all but donations for the meal are greatly appreciated! Reservations are not required, but if you would like to donate to the meal online please click here: 

Menu:  Ham and Cheddar Frittata, Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata, Roasted Potatoes w/ Peppers and Onion, Bacon, Turkey Sausage, Muffins and Scones, Orange Juice, CoffeeOur next Community andFellowship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, April 11.  Lunch is each Tuesday from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. This is 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 your meal home. Lunch is $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. Menu: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad, Yeast Roll, Assorted Cookies,(Click to order Tuesday Lunch or Frozen Meals) 

(Wednesday Night Supper on Wednesday, April 12, 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. Shepherd’s Pie, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Roll, Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Carrot Cake and Assorted Cookies, (Click to order Wednesday Night Supper) 

Frozen Meals $7-  Smoked Pork Loin w/ Wild Rice and Black-Eyed Collards,  Green Bean Casserole. ,Mac and Cheese, Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10)  Creamy Celery Soup,  Chicken and Rice Soup,  Bacon and Corn Chowder, 

Frozen Family Size Meal-($25 Feeds 6-8) Lasagna Bolognese You can pre-order Lunch, Dinner, or any frozen meals by clicking links.  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.

Hand in Hand  

 “Hand  in Hand”  is the  theme  of the  current exhibit in the  Charis  Gallery  in the  hall outside  the  sanctuary.  You may recognize some of  the  artists associated with the  CUC  Class! Jan BuckleyBarbara Cook and Gale & Roger Davis’ daughter Perri Johnannaber all have art in Charis Gallery at this time.  Jan Buckley continues to be a popular watercolor teacher for SEL.

Friends of the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa! 

from Scotty  Brewington:

A final wrap on the Easter fundraiser for the Roswell fire victims: You donated over $4,500!! 

Each of the six families (19 kids between them) received: 

  • $700 in cash and gift cards
  • A Honey Baked Ham
  • Ready-to-eat “sides” and rolls prepared by the RUMC kitchen staff
  • A large Easter lily
  • Laundry detergent 

An additional $320 was donated after the gift cards were purchased, so we gave that to Gilma to use for the families as other needs arise. 

I leave you with this… an Easter story: As the donations rolled in, volunteers also offered additional furniture and beds for these families. One mother received two twin beds and mattresses today along with her Easter delivery. She owns her own housecleaning company here in Roswell. She was so grateful that she told Gilma she would like to help an elderly person by cleaning his/her house for free. Happy Easter!! What a wonderful world this could be…

Boy Choir  from  Norway

On Sunday, April 16 (the Sunday after Easter) RUMC will be host to the Nidaros Boys Choir from Trondheim, Norway. They are Norway’s oldest boys choir with a nearly 1,000 year tradition of boy choir singing in the Nidaros Cathedral.  They are in Atlanta to perform with the Atlanta Boys Choir on April 14 in Symphony Hall.

They will sing at RUMC for the 11:15 service in the sanctuary and then present a mini concert after the service.

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.

Also register at with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a

portion of your receipts at Publix and  Kroger.


Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat

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