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CUC Newsletter – November 19, 2021

Isaiah 12:4… Give thanks to the LORD; call on his name. Make known his actions among the nations. Proclaim that his name is exalted.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

The text is Matthew 1 : 18-25.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, November 14th

Members 79

Visitors 3

Teacher 1

Zoom 15

Total 98


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!

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Please Welcome to Our CUC Class

  • Ann Parkhurst, Bobbie Causey, and Cheryl Hammersley (Bobbie and Cheryl are sisters)
  • Gail Earman ( a former CUC member returning!)

CUC Refreshments

Each week CUC members and visitors enjoy a nice variety of refreshments. We need to thank a very generous anonymous donor.


CUC Christmas Party Coming Soon!

There are 97 signed up and paid for the CUC Christmas Party on December 7 at the Metropolitan Club. Mike Story can take any additional reservations until November 23. We are looking forward to a great party put on by our CUC social committee with Jeff Coelho as “Entertainment Master”.


A note from Talaya Parker:

Thank you for welcoming me back to speak. Your partnership and commitment to our mission is very special to us. We value all for walking by faith nearly 30 years ago and continuing to work together with supporting homeless families and children.

Last Friday Talaya and her staff gave several members of the CUC class a guided tour of a Homestretch unit at Millbrook Circle and the new modern award-winning learning lab created from a shipping container there. There was also a tour around Roswell to see the Homestretch housing units acquired by Homestretch in the last 30 years to allow low income families to have affordable housing. The tour gave us good insight into what Homestretch is doing in our community.


  • Dick Anthony has complications from a drug used in cancer therapy and may require major lower jawbone surgery. Prayers for Dick to get relief and to have discernment about the treatment. Pray also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is making progress in recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Jeannie Ehlers has had a recurrence of her cancer. She will start receiving chemo on Dec. 1.
  • Shirley May suffering with continuing pain following surgery

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith currently at 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. 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.


Birthdays

  • Martha Thompson – November 26
  • Bob Moore – November 26

Anniversaries

  • Roger and Gale Davis, November 23, 1961, Gainesville, FL, 60 years !
  • Pat and Pat Cooney, November 26, 1960,New York, NY, 61 years

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!


Meals to Go

Affordable Meals To Go will take a break the week of Thanksgiving and resume Tuesday, November 30.


Christmas Festival Concerts

The Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 12 at 3 p.m. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary Building; Main Office, Chapel Building; or by calling 770.594.0512.


Tools Needed for Biblical History Center

A message from Scott Dickson:

Got a garage full of tools you don’t know what to do with? The Biblical History Center can help you out!

Our operations director recently retired, and when he did, most of his tools did, too. We are in need of a few specifics: Gas chainsaw, Circular Saw, Handheld Jigsaw, Gas string trimmer, Gas leaf blower, and other general landscape and maintenance tools.

There’s a lot of garden to tend and things to build at the Biblical History Center , so we welcome all sorts of donations. Tax receipts are available.


Support for Our 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.

CUC President’s Message

Read the Story at Readers Digest

Sorry this was so long, but hopefully it was worth reading! Have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving!

Sandy Martin


  • Dec 1- 6PM – Service of remembrance in the Chapel
  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 5 – MOS Concert 3PM “It’s the Holiday Season”
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 10 – 7:30PM and Dec 12 – 3:00PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Dec 13 – 2PM – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – November 12, 2021

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Turkey Day or Thanksgiving – Rethinking Gratitude

We are pleased to have Melissa Kime-Hall teaching the CUC lesson Sunday. Her lesson title is “Turkey Day or Thanksgiving – Rethinking Gratitude”. She is using the scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-18.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, November 7th

Members 71

Visitors 5

Teacher 1

Zoom 19

Total 96


CUC Endowment Distribution

The CUC Class approved this year’s distribution of the funds of $3,454.72 from the CUC Endowment as was recommended by the CUC Endowment Committee. $1150 for Murphy Harpst, $1150 for Homestretch, and $1540.72 for the RUMC Commons project. As of June 30th the Market Value of the CUC Foundation was $136,416.


CUC Social Plans

There are 94 signed up and paid for the CUC Christmas Party on December 7 at the Metropolitan Club. We are looking forward to a great party put on by our CUC social committee.

As we are enjoying our Fall Small Group Dinners arranged by Kris Taylor, We look forward to another round of our small group dinners in the spring.


  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing. Hoping to go home November 15th
  • Dick Anthony has complications from a drug used in cancer therapy and may require major surgery removing part of his lower jawbone. Requesting prayers for Dick to get relief and to have discernment about the treatment. Prayers also requested for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is making progress in recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Shirley May who is suffering with increased pain and may be facing surgery
  • Betty Smith currently at Georgian Lakeside on Hardscrabble in Roswell

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • 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 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.


  • Judy Hoogstraal – November 15
  • Jim Taylor – November 15
  • Lynne Roberts – November 18
  • Ron Peterson – November 18
  • Pat Cooney – November 19
  • Sandy Griffin – November 19

Anniversaries

  • Don and Marlene MacLeod – November 16,1962, Watertown, MA, 59 years !
  • Terry and Wanda Taylor – November 16,1991, Roswell, GA, 30 years
  • Brenda and Bob Burrell – November 17,1990 Roswell, GA, 31 years

Our CUC rolls have been so carefully kept up by Dave Roberts, who after previous numbers were sent out last week, updated his information to include new members. His numbers show there are 67 married couples. By the end of November there will be 17 couples married 60 years or longer. As of today there are 49 couples married 50 years or longer — or 73% of us. Only 18 couples married less than 50 years.


From Jacob Crane

Here is the menu for Drive Through Pickup on Tuesday, November 16th, 12:00 to 2:00…We will be Closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving Prep!

  • Sundried Tomato Chicken Penne, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals..

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. 2.Greek Pork Meatballs w/ Herbed Couscous
  3. Chicken Pot Pie
  4. Ham and Cheese Tortellini

Soup Quarts ($7.00 Per Quart or 3 for $15)

  1. Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup
  2. Potato and Ham Chowder

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, November 17th from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. A good time of fellowship and a delicious menu of Roasted Turkey Breast w/Rosemary Gravy, Herb Stuffing, Root Vegetable Medley, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Rolls, Pumpkin Soup, Featured Salad Bar, and Assorted Pies

RUMC is happy to be able to offer Take Home Thanksgiving Meals again this year! Please Pre Order online by November 18th!! Pick up on Wednesday, November 24th, by 2:00 PM.

We are offering Family Meals that will feed 4-6 people for $60.00.

Also offering each item a la cart for $5.00 (2 portions) or individual Bobby Dickens Baked Pies for $10.00 each!

Here is the menu:

RUMC Thanksgiving Take Home Heat and Serve Meals

· Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast over Herbed Stuffing

· Green Bean and Bacon Casserole

· Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Candied Pecan Topping

· Fresh Cranberry Sauce

· Turkey Gravy

· Choice of Bobby Dickens Fresh Baked Pecan or Pumpkin Pie!!!

Place your order here:

or

Wednesday Night Supper

Please let me know if you have any questions. Please try and have orders in ASAP so that I can plan accordingly!


Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child has always been well supported by CUC. Time is running short. Boxes can be picked up at the church office and dropped off at specific locations by November 22. Alternatively, you can fill an online shoebox at

samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child


Tools Needed for Biblical History Center

A message from Scott Dickson:

Got a garage full of tools you don’t know what to do with? The Biblical History Center can help you out!

Our operations director recently retired, and when he did, most of his tools did, too. We are in need of a few specifics: Gas chainsaw, Circular Saw, Handheld Jigsaw, Gas string trimmer, Gas leaf blower, and other general landscape and maintenance tools.

There’s a lot of garden to tend and things to build at the Biblical History Center , so we welcome all sorts of donations. Tax receipts are available.

I’m heading down there on 11/20 and am happy to take stuff if anyone has anything that quickly.


Support for Our 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.


CUC President’s Message

Lessons Learned From Noah’s Ark:

  1. Don’t miss the boat.
  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
  4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  6. Build your future on high ground.
  7. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
  8. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  9. When you’re stressed, float a while.
  10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
  11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

Hopefully this brings a smile and a ray of sunshine!

Sandy Martin


  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 1- 6PM Service of remembrance in the Chapel
  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 13 – Wright’s Christmas Open House 2PM
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – November 5, 2021

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” —Luke 1:46-47


Sunday, November 7, 2021

We are pleased to have Allan Kennedy returning to be our speaker on November 7th. He will refer to 3 Scriptures but will be using as the basis for his lesson: Matthew 9:36. When he saw the crowds he had compassion on them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. His lesson is: As Christians what is our personal responsibility/limits with regard to Compassion ?


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, October 31

Members 49

Visitors 6

Teacher 1

Zoom 20

Total 76

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!


Homestretch Contributions

CUC members contributed more than $600 to Homestretch after Talaya Parker spoke last week about what the organization does to lift families out of homelessness into stability.


Thanks From Believe Ministries

Greg and I would like to thank so many of you for joining our Celebration last Thursday. It was heartwarming to see your smiling faces in person and get many hugs. Your support means so, so much to us and we are so encouraged by your contributions and your fellowship. Thank you Claudia, Sandy, Roger and Gale for being my valued assistants! I hope we will meet again soon in joyful praises to God! God Bless all of you, Jane and Greg Davidson – Believe Ministries


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is continuing recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Betty Smith has relocated to Georgian Lakeside on Hardscrabble in Roswell

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • 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 She greatly appreciates our continued 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.


Birthdays

  • Betty Hunt – Nov 7
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Norma Taylor – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov 9

Anniversaries

  • Beecham, Paul & Sara – November 8, 1958 , GA, Decatur, GA, 63 years !!
  • Goodwin, Mark & Debbie – November 8, 1980, Kansas City MO, 41 years

It is interesting to note that CUC has an amazing record of long marriages! On our rolls, so carefully kept up by Dave Roberts, there are at least 16 couples who have been married 60 years or more and another 30 couples who have been together for more than 50 years!


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!


From Jacob Crane

Here are the Drive Thru menus for November 9th and November 11th, 12:00- 2:00. We are Serving

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Baked Cinnamon Apples, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Ham and Cheese Tortellini Alfredo, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Macaroni and Cheese and Beef Stew w/ Rice. Check Back Later in the week…We will be adding Several Other Frozen Dishes and Soups

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next week

Enjoy a full hot meal and plenty of FELLOWSHIP on November 10!

Serving hours: 4:30 pm – 6:45 PM. Take out available until 6:45 pm.

  • Greek Pork Meatballs w/ Fresh Tasaki, Herbed Couscous, Roasted Vegetable Briam, Garlic Butter Flat Bread, Avgolemono Chicken Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Apple Cobbler, Baklava

Support for Our 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.

CUC President’s Message

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” —Luke 1:46-47

Joy, unlike happiness, can come to us independent of our circumstances. It comes not from changing our circumstances but from viewing them through the eyes of faith. Mary, despite dangers, fears, risks, and upended dreams, “magnified the Lord and rejoiced in God.” She did this with the help of Elizabeth and with her own willingness to trust that God was working in and through her to accomplish his purposes. Joy is a choice we make when we look at our present circumstances through the eyes of faith, trusting that God is at work and that he will never leave us or abandon us. And it is often found with the help of another who reassures us that God is with us.

Sandy Martin


  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 13 – Wright’s Christmas Open House 2PM
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – October 30, 2021

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)


Sunday, October 31, 2021

HomeStretch Happenings

Talaya Parker will bring our CUC lesson this week. She is the Executive Director of HomeStretch, one of our CUC ministry partners. “HomeStretch Happenings” will be the topic of her lesson. CUC has been actively involved with Homestretch since its beginning. It will be interesting to see how this local ministry has grown and serves deserving families from our community who need a “hand up rather than a handout”.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, October 24

Members 69

Visitors 1

Teacher 1

Zoom 15

Total 86


Christmas Party

Over 90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please pay before November 4 (Next Thursday). Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


More December Plans

Johnie and Nancy Wright are again decorating to have their annual Christmas CUC open house this year. They have determined it would be better to have it during daylight hours, so they will have it on Monday, Dec 13 starting at 2:00. So mark your calendars!


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is continuing recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Betty Smith has relocated to Georgian Lakeside on Hardscrabble in Roswell.
  • Judy Zierk -The Celebration of Life and Faith honoring Dal Zierk will be next Friday, November 5th at 1:00 in the chapel.

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • 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 She greatly appreciates our continued 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.

Help needed by your CUC weekly newsletter editor….

If you are aware of any additional prayers needed or any changes in the prayer requests such as change of location of those on our prayer list, please do not assume your newsletter editor is aware and that someone else has let her know. Please send information to the editor so that our prayer list will be up to date!


Birthdays

  • Linda Mooney – Nov 2
  • Bill Griffin – Nov 5

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

From Jacob Crane

Here are the Drive Through menus for November 2nd and November 4th:

  • Tuesday: Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Steamed Chive Rice, Asian Slaw, Sesame Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stew, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Buttered Roll.
  • Frozen Soups for $4 or 3 for $10… Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage Bisque, Thai Chicken and Rice Soup, and Ham and Bean Soup

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 4:30 PM -6:45 PM . Enjoy a full hot meal and plenty of FELLOWSHIP!

The menu is Chicken Piccata w/ Lemon Basil Linguine, Roasted Garlic Broccoli and Cauliflower, Yeast Roll, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Rice Pudding, Cookies.

This Wednesday evening we would like to honor Susan Gunter for her many years of faithful service to RUMC!

Please bring any cards, notes, or gifts that you would like to share with Susan.


Support for Our 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.

CUC President’s Message

Leslie D. Weatherhead, author of the highly-regarded book The Will of God, says that for three reasons being “within the will of God means peace.”

The third of those reasons is that “in his will our conflicts are resolved.” “The soul that is unconscious of any conflict would be one ceasing to recognize a clash of good and evil…The guiding principle ‘I will do God’s will as far as I can see it’ answers many of our conflicts and brings peace and strength….By facing our conflicts and deliberately making our choice, by directing all our endeavors to one great purpose, confidently and fearlessly, the soul is restored to harmony and strength.”

Sandy Martin


  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 2-4 – Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 13 – Wright’s Christmas Open House 2PM


CUC Newsletter – October 24, 2021

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:10


Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Last Parable

Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson again this week. We welcome him back. We have enjoyed his series of lessons. He is one of our favorite teachers! For Sunday, he will complete his series on “Stories Jesus Told”. This Sunday’s lesson will be: “Stories Jesus Told: 4. The Last Parable” Mark 12:1-12.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, October 17

Members 67

Visitors 6

Teacher 1

Zoom 9

Total 83

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!


CUC 2021 Retreat

Reports are that the 2021 retreat was the “most spiritual retreat ever”. This was due to the excellent program led by Debbie and Mark Goodwin. Also thanks to Gene and Maureen Osborn and Bill and Dee Scott who chaired this year’s retreat and Bonnie White who provided the music. Those who participated agreed that The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee should be considered again for next year’s retreat which will be organized by the Scotts and Jim Morman and Pat Ball.


CUC Small Group Get-togethers

Small Group Get-togethers have been assigned by Kris Taylor. If you have still not signed up for some reason and still want to participate contact Kris.


At least 90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4. Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


  • Dick Anthony– Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – has been receiving rehab and nursing care to the Jewish Rehab Center 4150 Howell Mill Road but has again been hospitalized She surely needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is continuing recovery at home with caregivers. Charlotte reports: Malone is making progress daily. Our calendar is full with Home Health therapists keeping us busy moving and swallowing. We cherish the love expressed to us through the multitude of prayers and cards from CUCers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Betty Smith has had Covid and several falls and will again be going to rehab
  • Brenda Burrell would appreciate prayers for her sister Linda Elling. She is scheduled Monday for a knee replacement.
  • Continuing Prayers
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta adjusting meds for Parkinsons
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our continued 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.


Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – Oct. 29
  • Bill Thompson – Oct. 30

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

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!


Thanks from Murphy Harpst

Murphy Harpst has written to CUC thanking us for the recent contribution of $600.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson’s Believe Ministries (a mission partner of RUMC) uses Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ.

The event you are invited to is: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration IN-PERSON on this coming Thursday, October 28, 7 PM at the RUMC Fellowship Hall. There will be delicious desserts and the program will include Greg’s magic, comedy, music & message, and a special guest performance by Alan Howard, comedy juggler. A LIVE auction too…vacation stays, Bill Browne Wooden bowl, and more! It will be a magically fun “God Night”

So, get your invitation, free VIP tickets and Raffle tickets… call or write Jane right away to “activate” your tickets and save your VIP seat! Questions? Write to Jane@BelieveMinistries.org or call her office 770.587.1292.”


From Jacob Crane

Here are the menus for the 12:00 to 2:00 Drive-through October 26th and October 28th:

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Yeast Rolls.
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Sliced Yeast Rolls.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals:

  1. Ham Baked Ziti al Gratin
  2. Fried Pork Chop w/ Rice Pilaf
  3. Mongolian Beef w/ Vegetable Fried Rice
  4. Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Potato and Leek Soup
  2. Thai Chicken and Rice Soup
  3. Cream of Mushroom

Come out for Wednesday Night Supper October 27th! Come enjoy a great meal in the Fellowship Hall, or contact me in advance to order “to Go”. This week we will be Serving Spaghetti and Meatballs w/ Marinara, Roasted Garlic Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Ham and Bean Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars and Cookies!! Also… the kids will be out this Wednesday to Trick or Treat around the Fellowship Hall and show off their costumes!


Support for Our 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.


CUC President’s Message

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV) “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,;” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

Leslie D. Weatherhead, author of the highly-regarded book The Will of God, says that for three reasons being “within the will of God means peace.”

The second of those reasons is that “the dread of carrying the responsibility for what happens is removed.” It is as if God’s message to us is, “As long as you try to do my will, I will accept responsibility for whatever happens. I will carry that burden for you. I will direct you, and the consequences are my responsibility, not yours.”

Sandy Martin


  • Oct 23 – MOS Concert
  • Oct 24, 3PM – Sounds of the Spirit “Brothers in Song”
  • Oct 28 , 7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 2-4 – Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – October 2, 2021

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:7 NIV


Sunday, October 3, 2021

Stories Jesus Told

Jim McCormick has our CUC lessons the next four weeks. We welcome him back. He is one of our favorite teachers! For Sunday, he will begin a four part series on “Stories Jesus Told”. This week: “The Good Shepherd”, based upon Luke 15:1-7.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, September 26

Members 57

Visitors 2

Teacher 1

Zoom 17

Total 77

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

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Welcome Back

We welcome back to our CUC membership, Jackie Hubbard


CUC Small Group Get-togethers

Please email Kris Taylor with the following information if you have not yet signed up and want to participate: Do you want to participate? Would you like to host? If hosting, would you also like to be a guest attendee at another home? Are you vaccinated?

Sign-ups will be taken through October 8th. Newcomers or Old Timers, if you have questions please contact Kris by phone or email. Cheers!


CUC Fall Retreat Update

Plans are finalized for our retreat at The Ridges for October 10, 11 and 12 with Mark and Debbie Goodwin as leaders. We have had a few recent cancellations so there are rooms available for any late comers who decide to join our group. We have reserved a large conference room which will allow for some social distancing–we will not be packed in like sardines. Call, text or email Gene Osborne to get signed up.


CUC Christmas Party

90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4. Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – who has been hospitalized and has had further surgery. Pray for good recovery and relief of pain
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson is at Salude Rehab Center. Please pray for his continued recovery. Please send cards to help him feel support from family and friends.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues
  • Judy Zierk and family on the loss of Dal

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at Merrill Gardens, Rt 92 in Woodstock
  • 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 She greatly appreciates our continued prayers, because she knows they are working!
  • 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.


Thanksgivings

  • Bob Hamilton wants to pass along his “utter thanks for all the prayers in my behalf. You’re all just fantastic. My hernia procedure went well. So everything looks up. Thank you all”
  • Congratulations to Bob Moore on completing his training to become a Stephen minister

Birthdays

  • Carey Floyd – Oct 4
  • Barbara Zellner – Oct 4
  • Debbie Goodwin – Oct 7
  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor– Oct 8

Anniversaries

  • -=None this week=-

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!


Single Women’s Group

Pat Ball is starting a group of single CUC women. There are at least 22 single women in CUC who face similar challenges and will enjoy the fellowship of this group.


The Color of Compromise

“The Color of Compromise” book, video, and discussion study will be held Wednesdays at 4:00, Oct 6 – Nov 17 in the Dining Room. An historical survey of racism in America and the American church. For more information contact Nancy Wistrand.


From Jacob Crane

Come to Wednesday Night Supper for great fellowship! Support our Serve staff and enjoy their wonderful cooking!

Our Wednesday Supper in Fellowship Hall is open for Service from 4:30 to 6:45 pm with the option to order ahead for pick up if you are not comfortable dining in. This week’s menu is:

Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti Marinara, Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread, Featured Salad Bar, Vegetable Minestrone, Chocolate Chip Cake and Cookies. (Only $8 for adults).

Come enjoy a great meal in the Fellowship Hall, or contact Jacob in advance to order “to Go”.

The RUMC Hospitality team continues to offer meals for pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. Here are the menus for October 5th and October 7th:

  • Tuesday: Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Black Beans and Mexican Rice
  • Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie, Glazed Carrots and Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals..

(First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!)

  1. Honey Fried Chicken w/ Sour Cream Potatoes
  2. Beef Chili w/ Rice
  3. Beef Stroganoff
  4. Caribbean Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf
  5. Mac and Cheese
  6. Pulled Pork w/ Mac and Cheese

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Tomato Bisque
  2. Corn Chowder
  3. Chicken and Rice Soup

Support the RUMC Foundation!

PAR-TEE NIGHT OUT GET YOUR TICKETS today! for next Friday, October 8, 2021 at a Private Residence in Roswell, GA. It’s The First Annual Par-Tee Night Out! Play golf? Don’t play? Either way, do you enjoy a good party? Get your preppiest attire and join us for fine food, drinks, and some spacious socializing! Held annually in an astonishing home, the hospitality is like no other. There are several CUC couples who are planning to attend.


EAGLE HUNTERS AUCTION

The Auction kicked off on October 1st and will be adding great items and experiences every day until the day of the Golf Tournament. The virtual auction will close on 10/11/21 at 6pm.


MALONE DODSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

If you aren’t attending the CUC Retreat consider attending or volunteering at Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA Monday, October 11. It’s the 24th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament! This event has been the highlight of the year since 1991! Honoring our former pastor, Dr. Malone Dodson, and appreciating our current pastor, Dr. Tom Davis, the day is filled with lots of golf, food, fun, and games.

Go to rumcf.org/event to learn more about these 3 events


Support for Our 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.


CUC President’s Message

SCRIPTURE: John 13: 34 (NIV) “A new command I give you. Love one another. As I (Jesus) have loved you, so you must love one another.”

As I was reading The Most Significant Teachings of the Bible, this quote leaped out at me, as it seems the very embodiment of the CUC class: “Love watches vigilantly, then responds quickly and decisively. Thus, when we become aware of …. needs or problems, we act immediately.” If that doesn’t sum up CUC, I don’t know what does!

Sandy Martin


  • October 8 – RUMC Foundation Par-Tee Night Out
  • Oct 11 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • Oct 23 – MOS Concert
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – September 24, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6


The Way

We are extremely pleased to have our previous RUMC minister Harvey West as our speaker on 9-26. His topic is “The Way”. The primary scripture that he will refer to is John 14: 5-7.

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, September 19

Members 66

Zoom 15

Total 81

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!


RUMC Name tags

Please sign the list at the “Membership” table in the back of the room or contact Gale Davis if you need a MAGNETIC NAME TAG.


CUC Small Group Get-togethers

It is time for our CUC Fall Small Group Get-Togethers! We started sign-ups this week by email and then will pass the clipboard on September 26th. The fastest and most reliable way to sign up is to email Kris Taylor with the following information:

  1. Do you want to participate? Yes/No
  2. Would you like to host? Yes/No
  3. If hosting, would you also like to be a guest attendee at another home? Yes/No
  4. Are you vaccinated? Yes/No

Sign-ups will be taken through October 8th. Newcomers or Old Timers, if you have questions please contact Kris by phone or email. Cheers!


CUC Fall Retreat Update

Plans are finalized for our retreat at The Ridges for October 10, 11 and 12 with Mark and Debbie Goodwin as leaders. We have had a few recent cancellations so there are rooms available for any late comers who decide to join our group. We have reserved a large conference room which will allow for some social distancing–we will not be packed in like sardines. Call, text or email Gene Osborne to get signed up.


CUC Christmas Party

90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4. Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – who has been hospitalized and has had further surgery. Pray for good recovery and relief of pain
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson – Please pray for his continued recovery.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of continuing pain and healing of multiple fractured ribs
  • Don McNew and family on the loss of his brother-in law, Keith Kerns in WV
  • Bob Morisey’s daughter Sandy who had surgery for removal of cancer
  • Gloria Stadler on the loss of her brother
  • Dal Zierk diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and beginning his first round of chemo

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and Physical Therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at Merrill Gardens, Rt 92 in Woodstock
  • 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 She greatly appreciates our continued prayers, because she knows they are working!
  • 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.

Thanksgivings

  • From Charlotte Dodson -We are thankful for your prayers and cards. I was finally able to see Malone this week, and he had opened all the cards. I went through them and reread them to him, talking about each sender. It was a special time. He has improved in his walking with minimal assistance, propelling himself in the wheelchair, and speaking. His swallowing is still a challenge, and they want to keep him at Salude for more therapy. We don’t have a discharge date at this time, but he really wants to come home soon
  • From Bettie Goss and Family –Thoughtful and caring CUC friends, we are sending a warm heartfelt thank you for attending John’s service, flowers, the multiple offers to help, cards, calls and prayers of comfort for our sad, sad moments.
  • From Rose Lappe – My oncologist said the bone biopsy showed no sign of cancer in that area and I could proceed with the hip replacement if I choose to. Surprisingly the hip pain has lessened so I’m not going to have a hip replacement just yet. Most importantly I want to say a huge THANK YOU to our CUC class for their PRAYERS and get well cards. Believe me. There IS POWER IN PRAYER.

Birthdays

  • Mary Kay Mills – Sep 28
  • Stella Boayue – Oct 2
  • Wanda Taylor – Oct 2

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Single Women’s Group

Pat Ball is starting a group of single CUC women. There are at least 22 single women in CUC who face similar challenges and will enjoy the fellowship of this group.

The Color of Compromise

The Color of Compromise book, video, and discussion study will be held Wednesdays at 4:00, Oct 6 – Nov 17 in the Dining Room. An historical survey of racism in America and the American church. For more information contact Nancy Wistrand 678-361-5955.


From Jacob Crane

Support our Serve staff and enjoy their wonderful cooking! Our Wednesday Supper in Fellowship Hall is open for Service on Wednesday evenings starting at 4:30 and serving until 6:45 pm with the option to order ahead for pick up if you are not comfortable dining in. We had a great night this week for our Wednesday Night Supper, Serving @ 110 Meals! Overall this week we have Served over 330 Hot meals and over 130 Frozen Meals!

Dinner each week includes a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! Come enjoy a great meal in the Fellowship Hall, or contact Jacob in advance to order “to Go”. This week we will be Serving BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Sliced Yeast Rolls, Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, and Banana Pudding

The RUMC Hospitality team will also continue to offer meals for pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00

Take Home Menu – September 28th and 30th

  • Tuesday: Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf, Corn off the Cob, Cheddar Corn Bread
  • Thursday: Honey Pan Fried Chicken, Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals $5…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Beef Stroganoff
  3. Beef Bourguignon w/ Rice Pilaf
  4. Caribbean Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Tomato Bisque

Support the RUMC Foundation!

PAR-TEE NIGHT OUT GET YOUR TICKETS!

For Friday, October 8, 2021 at a Private Residence in Roswell, GA. It’s The First Annual Par-Tee Night Out! Play golf? Don’t play? Either way, do you enjoy a good party? Get your preppiest attire and join us for fine food, drinks, and some spacious socializing! Held annually in an astonishing home, the hospitality is like no other.

EAGLE HUNTERS AUCTION

The Auction kicks off on October 1st and will be adding great items and experiences every day until the day of the Golf Tournament. The virtual auction will close on 10/11/21 at 6pm. ITEMS NEEDED: Got a vacation rental? Donate 3-7 days. Got art, wine, or other auction-able item? Contact ehamilton@rumc.com or call 404-277-8365

MALONE DODSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

If you aren’t attending the CUC Retreat consider attending or volunteering at Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA Monday, October 11. It’s the 24th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament! This event has been the highlight of the year since 1991! Honoring our former pastor, Dr. Malone Dodson, and appreciating our current pastor, Dr. Tom Davis, the day is filled with lots of golf, food, fun, and games.

Go to RUMC.org/event to learn more about these 3 events or to donate to the auction


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile. $126 has been earned for MH already through Amazon Smile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16 KJV)

In his bestseller What’s So Amazing About Grace? author Philip Yancey tells a story about a group of religious scholars who were debating the primary difference between Christianity and the other significant religions of the world. When C. S. Lewis wandered into the room and realized what the discussion was about he reportedly said, “Oh that’s easy. It’s grace.”

The Most Significant Teachings of the Bible, p.22.

Sandy Martin


  • October 8 – RUMC Foundation Par-Tee Night Out
  • Oct 11 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • Oct 23 – MOS Concert
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – September 19, 2021

Colossians 2:6-7, ESV “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Will We Really Be Raised From the Dead?

We are always happy to have Mark Goodwin as our speaker who will present our lesson this week. His lesson title is: “Will We Really Be Raised From the Dead?”

His scripture will be: 1 Corinthians 15:35-44.

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, September 12

Members 62

Visitors 3

Zoom 14

Total 79

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!


RUMC Name tags

Please sign the list at the “Membership” table in the back of the room or contact Gale Davis if you need a MAGNETIC NAME TAG.


New CUC member

Please welcome new member Terry G. Martin, who married Barbara S. Zellner on August 28th in Fayetteville, GA. Our newest newlyweds!! Congratulations!


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament Support

The CUC Class voted to give additional support for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, which supports the RUMC Foundation, with a donation of $1,000 for the Hole –In-One.


CUC Christmas Party

84 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4.


  • Dick Anthony – Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – at home with caregivers and requiring continuing transportation for daily treatment. Needing prayer for relief of extreme pain. She appreciates phone calls.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson is at Salude Rehab Center. Please pray for his continued recovery. Please send cards to help him feel support from family and friends. The address is Malone Dodson, Salude, 601 Northolt Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024, Room 209.
  • Bob Hamilton – having hernia surgery on Monday, the 20th.
  • Rose Lappe – Please pray bone biopsy done on September 14 shows improvement enough so that if her doctors call for hip replacement it may be done successfully.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of continuing pain and healing of multiple fractured ribs
  • Marianna Brown’s family having had several recent unexpected deaths.
  • Cecelia Moore’s niece who has been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Bob Morisey’s daughter, Sandy Clack. Her mammogram, a biopsy, and other tests confirmed there is cancer present. She is scheduled for surgery on Thursday September 23rd. Bob would appreciate everyone’s prayer for successful treatment.

On a happier note:

  • Donna & Vince Grosse would appreciate everyone’s prayers for Vince’s 83 year old brother, Vernon, and his new bride, Barbara. High school classmates, they were married last Sunday. They were reintroduced three years ago and began seeing each other more frequently, leading up to their surprise wedding!!

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at Merrill Gardens, Rt 92 in Woodstock
  • 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 whose pancreatic cancer is currently “asleep” and the doctors project that it will “wake up” in nine months. The doctors are currently evaluating the spots on her lungs. She greatly appreciates our continued prayers, because she knows they are working!

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.

Thanksgivings

  • Susan Emmons – Please thank the class for their prayers and very thoughtful card. It was much appreciated. My blood pressure is now stable with new medication. Thank you all so much. You are all in my prayers as well.
  • Virginia Hardy – Please know how thankful I am for CUC prayer warriors. My daughter Heather is out of hospital and off oxygen. She is improving every day. I am very grateful to all of you.

Birthdays

  • Janet Thomas—Sept 19
  • John Sharp—Sept 19
  • Jim Ehlers—Sept 22
  • Wilfred Boayue—Sept 23
  • Beth Hamilton – Sept 24

Anniversaries

  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – Sept 19, 1998 – Roswell, GA -23 years

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!


Info from Rusty Gordon
Here is the information Rusty sent that he referred to last Sunday.

Commitments to Make:

  • I will walk with Jesus every day.
  • I will be grateful and live every day to the fullest.
  • I will bless my family with words, pictures and videos.
  • I will invest in “MY Guys” for their good and God’s Glory — not mine.
  • I will not give up and “Run out the clock.”
  • I will let people love on me.

The books he mentioned are:

  • Radical Wisdom by Regi Campbell. An excellent devotional for adult males that are building families or intend to.
  • About My Father’s Business by Regi Campbell Another excellent book by Regi that lays out an intentional path for praying and sharing Jesus’ life changing message with the people He is putting in your life.
  • No Man is an Island by Thomas Merton My mother’s favorite book which is a deep read similar to CS Lewis’ Mere Christianity or more closely to AW Tozier’s Pursuit of God. The best read ever on pursuing the heart of God.
  • Die with Zero by Bill Perkins A book written by a Christian billionaire that is not necessarily a Christian book but will help you look at your legacy and next life planning from a different and potentially more biblical view.

RUMC’s Hospitality Ministry.

Cart Drivers and Greeters are needed for RUMC’s hospitality ministry. Twelve people are needed each Sunday for just 20 minute shifts. If you are interested contact Sandy Griffin.


From Jacob Crane

Our Wednesday Supper in Fellowship Hall is off to a bit of a slow start, so please spread the word that we are back open for Service on Wednesday evenings starting at 4:30 and serving until 6:45 pm. We would love to feed more families and have the option to order ahead for pick up if you are not comfortable dining in.

Dinner includes a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! This Wednesday’s menu is: Beef Bourguignon, Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans w/Sauteed Onions and Bell Peppers, Buttered Yeast Rolls, Chicken Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Vanilla Pudding Cake w/ Maple Ice Cream. $8.00. Salad Bar Only: $5.00.

The RUMC Hospitality team will also continue to offer meals for pick-up every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. (We were able to Serve over 315 Hot meals this week along with over 150 frozen meals!)

Take Home Menu this next week

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals while they last:

  1. Braised Pork and cabbage Teriyaki Stir-Fried Noodles
  2. Brisket Fried Rice
  3. Ham and Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
  4. Caribbean Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf
  5. Pineapple Glazed Ham w/ Sweet Potato casserole
  6. Sliced Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Support the RUMC Foundation!

PAR-TEE NIGHT OUT GET YOUR TICKETS! For Friday, October 8, 2021 at a Private Residence in Roswell, GA. It’s The First Annual Par-Tee Night Out! Play golf? Don’t play? Either way, do you enjoy a good party? Get your preppiest attire and join us for fine food, drinks, and some spacious socializing! Held annually in an astonishing home, the hospitality is like no other.

EAGLE HUNTERS AUCTION

The Auction kicks off on October 1st and will be adding great items and experiences every day until the day of the Golf Tournament. The virtual auction will close on 10/11/21 at 6pm. ITEMS NEEDED: Got a vacation rental? Donate 3-7 days. Got art, wine, or other auction-able item? Contact ehamilton@rumc.com or call 404-277-8365

MALONE DODSON GOLF TOURNAMENT

If you aren’t attending the CUC Retreat consider attending or volunteering at Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA Monday, October 11. It’s the 24th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament! This event has been the highlight of the year since 1991! Honoring our former pastor, Dr. Malone Dodson, and appreciating our current pastor, Dr. Tom Davis, the day is filled with lots of golf, food, fun, and games.

Go to RUMC.org/event to learn more about these 3 events or to donate to the auction


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.


CUC President’s Message

It was the servant spirit of Mary that led God to select her to be the mother of Jesus. She was simple. She said, “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to do whatever he wants… Let this happen to me as you say!” (Luke 1:38 CLB).

When God wants to bring Christ into the world, he looks for servants: no diploma, specific bloodline, prestigious birthplace, or fat bank account required. Let all unassuming people of the world be reminded: God can use you. This is how happiness happens.

Excerpted from Max Lucado

Sandy Martin


  • October 8- RUMC Foundation Par-Tee Night Out
  • Oct 11- Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – September 3, 2021

Romans 12:11 (CLB) Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

God in the Public Square

Our own Roger Davis has volunteered to bring our Labor Day weekend lesson. The title of the lesson is “God in the Public Square”. His scriptures are:

“So they called the apostles back in and told them never again to speak or teach about Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about the wonderful things we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:18-20 and “Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God.” Romans 13:1

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45 rather than 10:00 and end at 10:45 in order to give us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 22

Members   71
Visitors   2
Speakers   1
Zoom      19
Total     93

We 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 for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member!

Ron Smith has officially joined CUC after just a couple of visits


  • Dick Anthony – Discharged from the hospital. Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – discharged from hospital to home with caregivers and requiring continuing transportation for daily treatment. Needing prayer and appreciating phone calls.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson – Hospitalised with symptoms of recurring stroke
  • Rose Lappe – Please pray bone biopsy on September 14 shows improvement enough so that if her doctors call for hip replacement it may be done successfully.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of pain and healing of fractured ribs
  • Johnie Wright on the loss of his mother, Wilma Diemer

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith has moved from the Mansions and is now at her previous assisted living address
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions. Visitors are appreciated.Please call ahead.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer.

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.


Birthdays

  • Bill Scott – September 5
  • Virginia Hardy – September 5
  • Bob Carpenter – September 9

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

New Address

Patsy and Bill Lanham wanted you to know that they have moved to their new home in Marlowe, off Neese Road in Woodstock. The new address has been updated in the CUC Contact List. They no longer have a landline so you can reach them on their cell phones. They are still moving clothes, etc., but their furniture and Bill’s workshop are moved. Their Bradshaw Home closes Sept 24th.


Cart Greeter Ministry

Fellow CUCers: The church is starting a Cart Greeter Ministry and in order for this ministry to work, we need friendly faces as drivers for the carts. We will be the friendly face our members and visitors see before they even enter a building.

There are 3 carts and 4 time slots each and every Sunday. If my math is correct, 12 drivers are needed each and every Sunday. We would ultimately like to have 24 drivers to staff odd and even months.

The time slots are: 8:45-9:05, 9:45-10:05, 11:00-11:20 and after 11:15 service. We will have routes for each cart so we are not wandering aimlessly through the campus and designated Cart Stops around the campus.

We also need someone to be responsible for cart maintenance. We are in the process of securing a permanent place for the carts in front of the C Building. This ministry is an Equal Opportunity Employer meaning we will accept men and women, must be 25 or older with a valid drivers license. Please email me and I will get you started right away. Thank you.

Sandy Griffin


From Jacob Crane

We are very excited for the return of our Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, September 8, 2021! Dinner will be in person each Wednesday from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will include: a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! Pre-orders are available online or you can pay in person at the door. Cost is $8.00 per adults and children 13+. ($5.00 for Soup, Salad and Dessert Only.)

We are very excited to get our Wednesday Night Suppers back up and running next week here at RUMC! We are in the process of building our Wednesday Night Hospitality Team back up. I have created a Sign Up Genius and broken each volunteer role up into two shifts so that nobody feels like that they have to be working the whole time they are here on any given Wednesday Night. You are more than welcome to sign up for double shifts as you see fit!

Here is the link to the Wednesday Night Volunteer Sign Up Genius page:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba9a822a20-wednesday

I hope you can all make it out whether choosing to volunteer or just being here for good food and great fellowship! Please let me know if you would like to volunteer but have trouble navigating the Sign Up Genius; I would be more than happy to sign up for you if needed. Many Blessings to you all; looking forward to seeing you all soon! Jacob Crane

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

September 7th and September 9th

  • Tuesday: Beef & Pork Bell Pepper casserole, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Fresh Tortilla Chips.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Ham Pasta Cordon Bleu w/ Garlic Parmesan Cabbage, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Brown Sugar Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Vegetable Minestrone
  2. Brunswick Stew

CUC Christmas Party – planning ahead!

MariAnna Brown reports that we will be beginning our sign up for the CUC Christmas Party which is planned to be held December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. The cost will be $45 per person if we have 60-79 guests. Payment must be received by November 7. Checks should be made payable to CUC and put Christmas Party on the memo line. If you signed up in the spring, please confirm that you still plan to attend.


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.


CUC President’s Message, Labor Day 2021

In 1894 Congress made Labor Day a legal holiday to honor the American worker, demonstrating the priority Americans place on work and workers.

And work – for the good of man and the glory of God – is also Biblical.

Throughout, the Bible extols work:

The work of God for mankind: 8:28 (NIV): “And in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose;

And the work of God’s people to His glory: Colossians 3:23 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Enjoy a blessed Labor Day weekend!

Sandy Martin


  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 27. 2021

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Sunday, August 29, 2021

A Glimpse at the Gospel of John

Mark Kramer will be the CUC speaker this week. He is a long-time member of the Berean Class and a Stephen Minister. His title will be “A Glimpse at the Gospel of John (and the Good News for All)” His scripture references will be John: 20:30-31, 3:16, 6:28-29, 6:40, 10:10, 15:11, 16:33.

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45 rather than 10:00 and end at 10:45 in order to give us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 22

     Members  60
     Visitors  1
     Speakers  2
     Zoom     15
     Total    78

We 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 for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Murphy-Harpst Donations

Thank you, CUC Class, for your generous donation made to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center last Sunday. Pam Kramer and Chanel Strange presented pertinent information about this residential treatment facility. We learned its history, its affiliation with the Methodist denomination, its services for young people living there, its plans for the future.

One pressing need is a fire escape stairway for the third floor of the oldest building (1924) located on campus. A fire escape stairway is required by the fire marshall in order for that third floor to be used. The special collection last Sunday in CUC for Murphy-Harpst netted $589. A check for $600 has been sent to the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown with Project Fire Escape Stairway written on the notation line to be used for this special fire escape project.

Charlie Mason reports that so far this fiscal year (September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021) CUC has contributed a total of $5,775 to Murphy-Harpst. Thanks again!


President’s Message:

From Sandy Martin

HOW HAPPINESS HAPPENS: ENCOURAGEMENT

Intentional encouragement has a “Michelangelo impact” on people. The sculptor saw the figure of David within the marble and carved it out. The encourager does the same. He sees your best self and he calls it out, not with a chisel, but with words of affirmation. This is how happiness happens.

Max Lucado: “How Happiness Happens”


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

We had 30 diners at the Peach & the Porkchop in the finale CUC dinner for the summer. We enjoyed dining at 13 different restaurants this summer. Thanks to Larry and Ann Douglas who have coordinated the 2021 summer CUC dinners out.


Family Promise Responses

Thanks to CUC members who responded to Family Promise needs this past week. Meals were provided and there was a donation from the CUC treasury.


  • Dick Anthony – still at Northside Hospital, Cherokee being treated for multiple blood clots
  • Margie Avery – expecting discharge from Northside Hospital, Sandy Springs and making plans for continuing transportation for daily treatment and round-the-clock care. Needing prayer and appreciating phone calls
  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of pain and healing of fractured ribs

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions. Visitors, with call ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer.

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.


Birthdays

  • Sharon Erdman – Aug 31
  • Ann Douglas – Sept 1
  • LaVerne Lamb – Sept 3

Anniversaries

  • Jeannie and Jim Ehlers – Sept 2, 1967 -Virginia Beach, VA – 54 years!
  • Lynda and Bob Leckie – Sept 2, 1962 – Blackshear, GA- 59 years!
  • Gloria and Jack Stadler – Sept 4, 1954 -Gibsonville , NC – 67 years!!

From Jacob Crane

I hope you have all had a wonderful past week! We had a great week of Service here at RUMC, serving 226 Hot Meals and 140 Frozen Meals to this community! We have one more week before we start back our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall. Please continue to spread the message that we are here to Serve!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu -August 31 and September 2

  • Tuesday: Spaghetti and Meatballs w/ Basil Marinara, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Thursday: Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Loin, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Carrot Souffle, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Sliced Turkey and Cranberry w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  2. Chicken Parmesan
  3. Chicken Fried Rice
  4. Mac and Cheese
  5. Turkey Noodle Casserole
  6. Corned Beef and Potato Hash
  7. Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Beef and Barley Soup
  2. Vegetable Minestrone

CUC Christmas Party – planning ahead!

MariAnna Brown reports that we will be beginning our sign up for the CUC Christmas Party which is planned to be held December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. The cost will be $45 per person if we have 60-79 guests. Payment must be received by November 7. Checks should be made payable to CUC and put Christmas Party on the memo line. If you signed up in the spring, please confirm that you still plan to attend.


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.


Calendar

  • September 8th – RUMC WNO dinners restart
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 20, 2021

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.


Sunday, August 22, 2021

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center

We are pleased to welcome Pamela Kramer and Chanel Strange as our speakers this Sunday. These two members of the staff at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center will present its history and mission, COVID challenges and program updates, success with support, and future opportunities. For several years Pam has made suggestions about Christmas gifts for residents and greeted us at the birthday party we host every February. Sunday will be our opportunity to meet Chanel.

Note: Remember we are beginning our CUC class promptly at 9:45 rather than 10:00 and end at 10:45 in order to give us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 15:

Members 64
Teacher  1
Visitors 4
Zoom    21
Total   90

We 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 for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC will dine this week at Peach & the Porkchop, 12040 Etris Rd., Roswell at 5:30pm on August 25. We enjoyed the company of 21 CUCers at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub this past week. The Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


President’s Message:

Sandy Martin

The Proper Posture of Prayer

“The proper way for a man to pray,”
Said Deacon Lemuel Keys,
“The only proper attitude
is down upon his knees.”
“No, I should say, the way to pray,”
Said Reverend Doctor Wise,
“Is standing straight with outstretched arms
And rapturous upturned eyes.”
“It seems to me his hands should be
Devoutly clasped in front,
With both thumbs pointing t’ward the ground,”
Said Reverend Doctor Blunt.
“Last year I fell in Bartlett’s well
Head first,” said Cyrus Brown.
“With both my heels asticking up,
My head a’pointing down.
And I made a prayer right then and there,
Best prayer I ever said—
The prayerest prayer I ever prayed
Was standing on my head.”
God listens no matter how, where or when we pray!


  • Dick Anthony – was admitted to Northside Hospital, Cherokee Wednesday with blood clots in his leg
  • Margie Avery at Northside Hospital, Sandy Springs being treated for post op complications related to infection.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Susan Emmons – for her high blood pressure to get under control
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of pain and healing of fractured ribs
  • Diane Stephens – She says,“Thank you everyone for your prayers, calls and cards!
  • I got my final test result from surgery and Chemo will not be needed. Will be starting radiation around Labor Day.”
  • Bev Tatom on her diagnosis of macular degeneration

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions. Visitors, with call ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer. She is doing well and appreciates your prayers.

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.

Thanksgiving

  • From Mary Kay Mills: Good news about my bone biopsy: With the help of the good Lord and all the CUC prayer warriors, there was no sign of any additional cancer cells at this time, I feel so blessed; your love & support have made all the difference.
    My Christian Love to all, Mary Kay

Birthdays

  • Fred Brown – Aug 28

Anniversaries

  • Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008-Ashville, NC – 13 years
  • Martha Jane & Charlie Mason – August 24, 1968 -Atlanta, GA – 53 years!
  • Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969- Portland , OR – 52 years!

From Jacob Crane

We have had an amazing week here in the RUMC Kitchen! We started the week off Serving over 300 meals on Sunday for the Back to Church and School BBQ; it was a beautiful day and everybody seemed to have a great time listening to music and enjoying fellowship!

Today we had to cancel our Alive in Roswell event due to the rain coming in, but it held off long enough for us Serve up 175 hot meals in 2 hours! Overall this week we have been able to provide over 600 Hot meals and close to 150 frozen meals to our community! What a blessing it has been to be able to provide for others. Next week’s menu is attached; we are hoping to have another great week!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

August 24th and August 26th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Fried Rice, Roasted Asian Vegetable Medley, Egg Roll.
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak w/ Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Stewed Peas and Corn, Buttered Biscuit.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Sliced Turkey and Cranberry w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  2. BBQ Trio Plate…Pork/Brisket/Mac and Cheese
  3. Chicken Parmesan

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Brunswick Stew
  2. Beef and Barley Soup

Wednesday Night Supper will resume on September 8, 2021 in the Fellowship Hall!
Be on the lookout for announcements and menus. We hope to see you all here!


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.


  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 13, 2021

Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer. 

Romans 12:12  (NIV) 


Sunday, August 15, 2021

Note: Remember that  starting this  Sunday, our  CUC class  will  begin promptly at 9:45  rather  than 10:00 and  end at 10:45 in order to give  us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.


A Brief History of Religion in America

We are pleased to again have Dean Tucker to be our speaker this  Sunday. His topic will be a “A Brief History of Religion in America-Part  2.” 

Dean and family have been members of RUMC for 37 years in the BYKOTA class. He has an extensive professional resume including being a professor at Oglethorpe.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 8

Members   59

      Visitors 1

      Teacher 1

       Zoom   24

         Total 85

We 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 for  those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed  in class. If you  are  attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Back to Church Sunday!

Sunday, August 15th is Back to Church and School BBQ on the Commons (12:00 -2:00 pm). 

RUMC’s many ministries will have tents set up so that interested folks can stop by and learn more about each ministry’s activities and opportunities.  For those who wish to eat indoors, there will be tables and chairs set up in the Seekers Sunday School classroom. 

IF IT RAINS, the event will be moved inside to our CUC classroom.  Jacob would appreciate help from the CUCers to quickly put out tables and chairs if we have to move inside.  Any and all help will be appreciated if we have to convert our classroom to the event room as time will be short.


Welcome Our Newest Class Member

We are happy that Julia  Wilson  has  joined  CUC.


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC has a dinner reservation on August 18 at 5:30pm at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, 12650 Crabapple Rd., Milton. We had 24 members dine at Paradise Grill last  week.  The Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


President’s Message:

On behalf of the entire CUC class, thank you Fred and all of your committee chairs and committee members, for navigating us through the unique and trying circumstances of Covid in 2020-2021!   Under Fred’s able leadership every committee demonstrated incredible resilience and dedication to keeping us engaged with each other despite overwhelming challenges.  Compassion and service are always hallmarks of CUC, and during the 2020-2021 year those qualities shown even brighter. 

We would be remiss if we did not extend a special thank you to our technical team, Doug TatomGeorge WaiteGene Osborn and Don McNew, who learned a lot of new and challenging things on the fly to make it possible for us to continue to meet, to learn, and to share our concerns, thanksgivings, needs, hopes, fears, ideas and love via zoom during these difficult months. 

Thanks to everyone for an amazing response to an almost unbelievable year of crisis!  Thanks to all of you who have agreed to continue on as committee chairs and members!  Thanks to those of you who are new volunteers for CUC!  And if you haven’t volunteered for something but would like to, please do so at any time.  We can never have too much help! 

And now, let’s start looking forward to 2021-2022 when we can once again be together in service and fellowship in the name of Jesus Christ!  God bless CUC!

Sandy Martin


Let’s Go!! RUMC to visit the Biblical History Center

Date: Friday, August 27.

This archaeological museum explores daily life in ancient times and brings the words and stories of the Bible to life for visitors. As one earlier RUMC visitor stated, “I learned more here in one day than I learned on a two week visit to Israel!” Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Select one of the two different tours available:- The Garden Tour, a docent-led tour through the Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, and Life of the Village areas in the Archaeological Replica garden or – The “l Am” Tour, a docent-led tour of the garden, focusing on replicas giving us deeper understanding of the meaning of the “I Am” sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Each tour includes a guided visit to the Artifact Gallery, which displays over 250 ancient artifacts on loan from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, all shown in a contextual setting.

Both tour groups will enjoy a biblical meal in authentically designed meal rooms, enjoying food very similar to that Jesus and his disciples would have shared at the Last Supper.

$60/person includes transportation, tours, and meal. Register at http://www.rumc.com/adults/ (scroll down below all the study/group options). Limited space available, so register soon


  • Margie Avery – released Tuesday from hospital and transferred to Salude in Suwanee for rehab.  She thanks you for all the prayers
  • Susan Emmons-for her high blood pressure to get under control
  • Diane Stephens as she continues radiation

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus– 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
  • Earnie  Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts  to residency at the Mansions. Visitors, with call  ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank  you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being  treated  for pancreatic  cancer. She  is  doing  well and  appreciates  your prayers.

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.


Birthdays

  • Shaw Skillings—Aug 17
  • John Phelps—Aug 18

Anniversaries

  • Sue and Hugh Gardner—August 15, 1970 – Watertown, NY – 51  years

From Jacob Crane

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen this week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu 17th and August 19th 

Tuesday: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast w/Cranberry Sauce, Herbed Stuffing, Roasted Vegetables, Yeast Roll.

Thursday: Chicken parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Caeser Salad, Garlic Bread.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

1. Macaroni and Cheese

2. Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles

3. Jerk Chicken Wings w/ Rice Pilaf

4. Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Alfredo

5. Cheesy Beef Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

6. Chicken and Dumpling Soup

7. Beef and Barley Soup


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.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 8 – RUMC WNO  restarts
  • October 10,11,12– CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11– Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – August 6, 2021

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they might have life, and might have it more abundantly. ESV


Sunday, August 8, 2021

What’s New at the Biblical History Center

Scott Dickson will be our speaker on Aug. 8. His topic will be “What’s new at the Biblical History Center” which is in La Grange, GA. And he will use this as scripture: So Jesus spoke again, “I assure you that I am the gate of the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and outlaws, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest. John 10.7-10 (CEB)


John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I (Jesus) have come that they might have life, and might have it more abundantly. ESV

 Sunday, August 8, 2021

What’s New at the Biblical History Center

Scott Dickson will be our speaker on Aug. 8. His topic will be “What’s new at the Biblical History Center” which  is  in  La  Grange, GA.  And he will use this as scripture: So Jesus spoke again, “I assure you that I am the gate of the sheep. All who came before me were thieves and outlaws, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief enters only to steal, kill, and destroy. I came so that they could have life—indeed, so that they could live life to the fullest. John 10.7-10 (CEB)

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 1

Members 79

Visitors 3

Teacher 1

Zoom  14

 Total 97

We 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 for  those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed  in class. If you  are  attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

We were treated superbly at Altobelli’s last  Wednesday (39 CUCers).

CUCers will dine in Paradise at a popular East Cobb Mexican themed restaurant at 5:30pm on August 11. Paradise Grill is located at 3605 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta 30066 – next to Publix at  intersection of Shallowford Rd. & Sandy Plains Rd..

The Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


Let’s Go!! RUMC to visit the Biblical History Center

Date: Friday, August 27.

This archaeological museum explores daily life in ancient times and brings the words and stories of the Bible to life for visitors. As one earlier RUMC visitor stated, “I learned more here in one day than I learned on a two week visit to Israel!” Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Select one of the two different tours available:- The Garden Tour, a docent-led tour through the Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, and Life of the Village areas in the Archaeological Replica garden or – The “l Am” Tour, a docent-led tour of the garden, focusing on replicas giving us deeper understanding of the meaning of the “I Am” sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Each tour includes a guided visit to the Artifact Gallery, which displays over 250 ancient artifacts on loan from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, all shown in a contextual setting.

Both tour groups will enjoy a biblical meal in authentically designed meal rooms, enjoying food very similar to that Jesus and his disciples would have shared at the Last Supper.

$60/person includes transportation, tours, and meal. Register at http://www.rumc.com/adults/ (scroll down below all the study/group options). Limited space available, so register soon


CUC President’s Message

Growing UP
by Kerryn Smith

“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!” (Psalm 130.1-2)

“Grow up!” Have you ever said that to a child? I have been guilty of telling my children to grow up when they became frustrated, crying about something they should have been able to do by themselves. We tell our children to grow up because we want them to become independent.

While we expect our children to become more independent and to run to us less for help as they mature, God wants just the opposite of his children. A mature child of God is not someone who runs less to God; a mature Christian runs to God more. God tells us to grow up. We do this when we cry more and rely more on him.

We can become irritated when our children cry for help. God, on the other hand, loves it when his children cry for help. He doesn’t mind what time of day it is or even if we cry to him about the same thing over and over. God commands us to pray this way. This helps me to appreciate when my children run to me, giving me patience and a greater willingness to listen.

How often do we cry to the Lord? Do we cry to him only when all else has failed? Let us grow up and turn to God with all our concerns.


Things to remember:

  •   Aug 13-Friday on the Commons
  •   Aug 15-Big Sunday at RUMC-Lunch after the service
  •   Sep 5- 1st Sunday Communion Services in the chapel at 8:30 AM
  •   Sep 8- Prime Time Singers group is starting back-rehearsal starts at 11 AM

  See you in person on Sunday!

God Bless,
Fred


  Prayer Requests

  • Margie Avery for relief of  pain following surgery Thursday.Pray for her to be pain free and that this clears up her cancer.  She  will  be  going to rehab for  several  weeks for her recovery.
  • Diane Stephens as she  has continues radiation

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus– 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
  • Earnie  Robertson  at Vickory Rose
  • Betty  Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts  to residency at the Mansions. Visitors, with  call  ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank  you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being  treated  for pancreatic  cancerShe  is  doing  well and  appreciates  your prayers.

Answered Prayer

Regarding  the  prayer  request  in CUC  last  Sunday: The judge Tyler went before was lenient . He told Tyler he had faith in him based on the responses he received.  He also said “I don’t want to see you your face in any court”. Thank you all for your prayers and concerns on Tyler’s behalf.  Our God responds to prayers.  Love, Brenda  Burell

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.


Birthdays

  • Sharon Schnakenberg– Aug 8
  • Jim Morman – Aug 11
  • Larry Douglas-Aug 12
  • Ann O’Meara – Aug 13
  • Gale Davis-Aug 14

Anniversaries

  • Norma and Dave Hills –  August 11, 1957, Hart, MI, 64 years!!
  • Ann and Don McNew— August 12, 1961,Ripley, WV, 60 years!
  • Myra & Julian Belote– Aug 12, 1989, Jacksonville,  FL, 32  years

From Jacob Crane

We are just finishing up a great week here in the RUMC kitchen. We were able to Serve 290 Hot meals this week to go along with around 115 Frozen meals! Thanks as always to all of you for your help getting the word out about this ministry. Please continue to spread the menu around as you see fit.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

August 10th and August 12th 

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice Pilaf, Seasoned Black Beans.
  • Thursday: Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Cesear Salad, Garlic Bread.

 Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

1. Macaroni and Cheese

2. Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles

3. Jerk Chicken Wings w/ Rice Pilaf

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

4. Chicken and Dumpling Soup

5. Beef and Barley Soup

6. Brunswick Stew


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.


  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 9th RUMC WNO  restarts
  • October 10,11,12– CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11– Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party

CUC Newsletter – July 30, 2021

And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love. 2 John 1:6


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Am I Doing Enough?

We are pleased to have Phil Dodson as our speaker this Sunday. He will reference John 21:17. His title is “Am I doing enough?”. His discussion will include an update on how Lunches for Learning has had to adapt to a changing world in 2021.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 25

Members 68
Visitors 3
Zoom 8
Total 79

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


President’s Message

Transformed people transform people
By Peter Branjerdporn

“(God) did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.” (Acts 15.9)

In today’s passage the Apostle Peter responded to Jewish followers of Jesus who demanded that non-Jewish believers should practice all their laws also. He emphatically reminds the early Christians to remember that God loves everyone, including the Gentiles, not because of how good any of them are, but because of how good God is. God “made a choice” to accept all of us as we are without discrimination.

No one can follow the law perfectly. And, that’s the point of God’s love: while we were still ‘Gentiles’ God loved us first. It is only through Grace that any of us can know and be transformed by God. (v. 11) So when we seek to force upon others, especially those who are considered to be on the outside (such as people seeking asylum, people from the LGBTIQ+ community, First Nations peoples, the list goes on) the way we want them to live, are we not like those in Acts who fall into the trap of thinking that the law is what makes us God’s chosen people?

Lord, help us to be merciful and inclusive. May we extend the same grace shown to us in Christ Jesus to all others. Amen

I hope everyone had a great week. Just a reminder, 2nd Fridays on the Commons is Aug 13 at 5:30.

Aug 15 is a big day for CUC and the church. RUMC is hoping to get everyone back on campus. After church, lunch will be provided (more info to come).

Wednesday night suppers are scheduled to begin on September 9.

Cumming First UMC has a trip to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, Oct 5-8. As of July 28, they had about 20 spots that they are trying to fill. Contact Jeff Ross if you are interested.

See you on Zoom.

God Bless.

Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC members will dine at Altobelli’s Italian restaurant, 3000 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta on August 4 at 5:30 pm. Todd Schnakenberg’s Family Tradition restaurant hosted 48 CUC diners providing excellent service and yummy food. Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


Help With CUC Prayer Requests

Your CUC newsletter editor greatly appreciates updates to the CUC prayer requests. It is better to get too many emails than none at all to keep our prayer requests up to date. Please send any additions, changes, updates, or requests for removal from the prayer list to Sue Waite by Thursday evening of each week.


  • Margie Avery for relief of pain as she has further surgery this coming Thursday and then goes to rehab for several weeks for her recovery
  • Betty Smith at The Mansions
  • Diane Stephens as she has continues radiation

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus – 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
  • Earnie Robertson as he adjusts to his new home at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts to residency at The Mansions. Visitors are appreciated (Try to call ahead as she goes to physical therapy).
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends

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.


Birthdays

  • Bill Lanham – Aug 1
  • Dave Wistrand – Aug 1
  • Earnie Robertson – Aug 5

Anniversaries

  • =none=-

From Jacob CraneWeekly Meals

We had another busy week here in the kitchen, Serving up 268 Hot Meals and 107 Frozen Meals! Thanks again to each of you for helping to spread word of our ministry efforts. We have a couple of really nice meals planned for next week and the menu is attached. Please share the menu as you see fit.

August 3rd and August 5th

  • Tuesday: Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Loin w/ Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Vegetables, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  3. Braised Beef Ragu
  4. Carrot Souffle w/ Pecan Topping
  5. Chicken Pot Pie

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.


  • August 13 – 5:30 – 2nd Friday on the Commons
  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 9th – RUMC WNO restarts
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – July 23, 2021

“I am leaving you with a gift: peace of mind and heart.

And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.

So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27


Sunday, July 25, 2021

When Jesus Asks the Questions

We are pleased to have Debbie Goodwin teach the CUC class on 8/1.

Her title is: When Jesus Asks the Questions. Her scripture is “Then he asked them, ‘Where is your faith?” The disciples were terrified and amazed. Luke 8:25 NLT


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 18

Members 63

Zoom 8

Visitors 3 (including teacher)

Total 74

We 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!


Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class.

Be sure that you register your attendance if you are Zooming to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


President’s Message

The Lord Is Near
A prayer by Pastor Chuck Swindoll

I called on Your name, O LORD, Out of the lowest pit.

You have heard my voice, “Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief,

From my cry for help.” You drew near when I called on You;

You said, “Do not fear!” (Lamentations 3:55–57)

Our Father, we find relief in knowing that You’re here. We talk to You as though You are sitting right next to us. For indeed, though we cannot see You, by faith we believe You’re here. You bring us such relief in life, our Father. We would be so lonely without You. The nights would linger interminably; the pressure would be more than we could bear. The tests would be incalculable were we on this journey alone. But thankfully we’re not.

You are here with us. And You are in control. We ask You to take every part of that which makes us who we are . . . our temperaments, our personalities, our gifts, our drives, our ambitions, our dreams, our failures, our hopes, our sorrows, our disappointments, and everything that makes up life for us. Take whatever we have, take whomever we love, take us wherever You find us, and let it all be set apart to You.

We ask You to take care of those people and situations that are beyond our ability to fix or change. Relieve our minds of the worry of it all, because, like thorns and briars that encroach upon a lovely garden and finally choke out its blooms, these things have a way of choking us so that we are unable to hear what You have to say.

We trust You to answer our prayer. In the merciful name of Jesus our Savior and our tender God we pray.

Amen.

I look forward to being with you on Zoom for the next two Sunday’s (25 July and 4 Aug). Remember, Sandy will introduce the incoming officers and committees for the coming Sunday School year. Please make an effort to be in class or on Zoom to show your support.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

This coming Wednesday, July 28, CUC will dine at Family Tradition, 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy, Woodstock, at 5:30 pm. We had 35 diners at Longhorn Steakhouse this past Wednesday. Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.


  • Margie Avery as she recovers from surgery
  • Edna Smith as she takes up residency at the Mansions
  • Earnie Robertson as he adjusts to his new home at Vickory Rose
  • Diane Stephens as she has radiation for breast cancer

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Backus – 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 thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being treated for pancreatic cancer. She is doing very well and appreciates your prayers.

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.


Birthdays

  • Steve Covert – Jul 27
  • Frank Foil – Jul 30
  • Peggy McNay – Jul 31

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

From Jacob Crane

We had a great week here around the RUMC kitchen! We Served 163 Hot Meals on Tuesday and another 82 Hot meals today. All together, we Served 245 Hot Meals and over 100 frozen meals this week! Looking forward to another great week next week. Please continue to pass our menu around anywhere you see fit.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu- July 27th and July 29th

  • Tuesday – Sliced Turkey Breast w/ Rosemary Gravy, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday – Braised Beef Ragu Pasta, Carrot Souffle, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
  3. Chicken Pot Pie

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. Loaded Potato Soup ( Say “Hi” to the CUC Car-hops as you pick up your meals!)

MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

See needs in RUMC weekly email.


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.


  • 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


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