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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


CUC Newsletter – Jul 16, 2021

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. (Psalm 23.1)


Sunday, July 18, 2021

RUMC Commons Revitalization

Jim Gebhardt will be the CUC speaker this Sunday. Jim is the chairman of the revitalization committee. He is a member of the Berean Class. The title of his presentation is “The Commons Revitalization Project.”


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 11

In class: 72 + 1 teacher

Zoom: 14 ( including 1 from France!)

Total:  87 (  including  3  visitors)

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

This week we will begin signing an attendance sheet to be 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: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Refreshments

A vote was taken in class and it was overwhelmingly decided to cease our previous tradition of having refreshments provided by CUC members each Sunday. We will pay out of our treasury for whatever the church provides in the way of light refreshments. (This may require a little extra in the collection basket.)


President’s Message
By Ann Joseph

Early in 2003 I lost four important men in my life: Uncle John Joseph (my husband’s namesake, his godfather and wise old mentor); my father-in-law Frank; my maternal grandfather Joe; and, then my darling Johnny, my husband of 20 years. Later that year our beautiful dog Shilo (who was a part of our family for 12 years) succumbed to cancer.

By the time Johnny died in April, I had mastered the art of writing eulogies and planning funerals and built some pretty good connections with clergy and funeral homes. Psalm 23 was always the scripture of choice: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me.” Every single day someone’s loved one is lost and Psalm 23 gets a good old workout.

In these times of uncertainty and sadness when the news of people dying and suffering around the world is a constant (especially since the outbreak of COVID-19), we are reminded that we all have in our hearts and minds some form of pain hidden deep and ever present – some people experience some form of grief every single day. We must always remember that our dear Lord restores our soul, our faith and our heart, and with his goodness and mercy he brings healing and comfort and wraps us in his loving arms as, “He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Our Lord is always with me…remember that he is always with you, too.

It was great seeing everyone in person at CUC this past Sunday. We continue to grow in our in-person attendance with 72 including our visitors. That is the largest number since pre-COVID.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

This coming Wednesday CUC will dine at Longhorn Steakhouse, 900 Mansell Rd., Roswell at 5:30 pm.

We had 35 diners at Chicago’s 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
  • Betty Gay and her daughter Melissa as they move to Ohio to be near family.
  • Evelyn Hatfield on the loss of her brother Mack Watkins from Cartersville
  • Edna Smith as she recovers from blood clots and the effects of Parkinsons disease
  • Ann McNew as she deals with heart irregularity
  • Earnie Robertson as he adjusts to his new home at Vickory Rose
  • Diane Stephens as she begins radiation for breast cancer
  • David Howe, former CUC president, and wife Peggy. Dave has been at MDAnderson in Houston for 9 weeks, continuing fight against prostate cancer he has had since 2016. Peggy writes: We are both pleased to know he will be on the CUC prayer list as we know what wonderful prayer warriors are in that class.
  • Cheri Jorgenson, a volunteer at Job Networking Garage Sale now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

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 appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts.

Memorial Service

John Lemke’s memorial service will be held this coming Tuesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. in the RUMC Chapel. Burial will be held in Ohio at a later date.

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

  • PD May – Jul 18
  • Edna Smith – Jul 20
  • Kathy Carpenter – Jul 22
  • Linda Cantrell – Jul 22
  • Bettie Goss – Jul 23

Anniversaries

  • Shirley and PD May – July 19,1958 – Atlanta GA- 63 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 all throughout July and August. See details in RUMC weekly email

Here is the menu for July 20th and July 22nd:

  • Tuesday: Sliced Roast Beef w/ Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Corn, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Seasoned Rice, Fried Okra, Hush Puppies.

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

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf
  3. Shepherd’s Pie

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Chicken Noodle Soup
  2. Brunswick Stew

( 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


CUC Newsletter – Jul 10 – 2021

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Psalm 105:1


Sunday, July 11, 2021

A Brief History of Religion in America

We are pleased to have Dean Tucker to be our speaker on 7-11.

His topic will be a “A Brief History of Religion in America.”

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, July 4

In class:49 (including 8 visitors)
Zoom: 15
Total: 64

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

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


An American Flag for CUC

On July 4th Independence Day Steve Covert gave CUC our own beautiful American Flag. We thank Steve for his generosity and appreciate his patriotism.


CUC Refreshments

A vote was taken in class and it was overwhelmingly decided to cease our previous tradition of having refreshments provided by CUC members each Sunday. We will pay out of our treasury for whatever the church provides in the way of light refreshments. (This may require a little extra in the collection basket.)


President’s Message

Pray for Our Nation
By Debbie McDaniel

“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.” – Isaiah 58:1

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin or how to pray. We just know we have a deep ache in our hearts that cries out for God’s mercy, and a longing to see him heal our land. And maybe other times we wonder how effective our prayers even are. Yet God is faithful, no matter how we feel, and over all that swirls around us in our nation today .He hears our prayers, He knows our needs. There’s great power in uniting together, turning our hearts towards God, and praying on behalf of our nation. Remember this powerful truth upon which this nation was founded. We are “One Nation Under God.” He is where our real hope is found, not in our leaders, not in our economy, not in the condition of our nation today, or any other day.

Dean Tucker will be our guest speaker this Sunday. Dean is married to Sara (Sally), they have two children Annie and Jonathan, and two granddaughters, Lydia Rose (11), and Adeline Elizabeth (8). Dean and Sally have been members of RUMC for 37 years and are members of the BYKOTA SS class.

Please add Dean and Sally to your prayer list. Sally fell on her face on the tennis court and suffered severe injuries to her mouth, teeth and face. She has had two oral surgeries and still has at least one more to go. So please pray for Sally, the doctors, and Dean as he travels back and forth between Roswell and Emory University Hospital.

I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July weekend. I look forward to seeing you in class this Sunday.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

WNO for July 14 will be at Chicago’s Restaurant, 4401 Shallowford Rd., Roswell at 5:30pm. Summer 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.


MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

The Summer lunch program begins again this Monday. See the RUMC Friday Blast for information.


  • Edna Smith as she recovers from blood clots and the effects of Parkinson’s disease at Salude Rehab in Suwanee
  • Ron Peterson as he has further tests to determine cause of passing out last week
  • Ann McNew as she deals with heart irregularity
  • Diane Stephens as she begins radiation for breast cancer
  • Cheri Jorgenson, a volunteer at Job Networking Garage Sale now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovery from chemo and radiation and facing surgery.
  • 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 appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts .

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.


In Memory

Don’s Gay’s service at the National Cemetery will be July 13, 2021, 2:30 will be only for family few friends with no more than 20 people. There will be an open house this Sunday July 11, 2-4pm at the Gay’s home. The family asked that visitors wear masks.They will have some at the home if needed. They look forward to meeting their friends.


Birthdays

  • Craig Simons – July 11
  • Jack Stadler – July 15
  • Malone Dodson – July 15

Anniversaries

  • Donna and Vince Grosse – July 11, 1965-Scottsboro, AL-56 years!
  • Lenna and John Sharp– July 11, 1964- Mayoden, NC-57 years!
  • Betty and Larry Hunt – July 13, 1963-Opelika, AL-58 years!

From Jacob Crane
We will resume our Hot Lunches on Tuesday July 13th.


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


CUC Newsletter – JUly 4, 2021

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).


Sunday, July 4, 2021

A Brief History of God and Man

We are glad to have our own Tom Knight as our CUC speaker this Sunday.

The title of his lesson on Sunday will be “A brief history of God and man.” The scripture will be Acts 1:8: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Steve Covert suggests that CUC members wear their colors as we gather to celebrate Independence Day.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, June 27
In class: 63 (including 4 visitors)

Zoom: 22
teacher: 1

Total: 86

This Sunday we will 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!

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


President’s Message

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?
By Billy Graham

July 4th commemorates the day in 1776 that our nation declared itself to be an independent nation, and no longer a colony of England. On that date, a number of our leading citizens signed what is known as the Declaration of Independence, stating our determination to become a free country.

Our independence did not come easily; only after several difficult years of war would it finally be won. Nor were our first years as a nation free from problems and controversies (as is still true). But our forefathers were determined to establish a free and democratic system of government, and the Declaration of Independence (together with our Constitution and the Bill of Rights) became the foundation for this. They have stood the test of time, and on July 4th we give thanks for the wisdom and faith and courage of those leaders.

Although it is not a religious holiday like Christmas or Easter, for many Americans July 4th is a time to reflect on God’s goodness to us as a nation. Molded into the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia (which proclaimed our independence) are these words from the Bible: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10, KJV). Our legal system reflects our Judeo-Christian roots.

While we look with gratitude to the past on this July 4th, may we also look in faith to the future, and commit it and our lives to God and His will. The ancient words of the Psalmist are still true: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12).

The kitchen will be closed this Sunday, so I will be bringing coffee and donuts. Going forward, Jeff Ross has given the green light for us to bring our own food each Sunday. So, we as a class need to decide if we want RUMC ( Jacob) to continue to provide sweets, or we return to assigning refreshments each week. I will ask for your vote on Sunday.

Look forward to Tom Knight’s message and seeing you in person on the 4th.

God Bless,
Fred


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

21 CUC members enjoyed WNO at the Olive Garden, on June 30. No dinner is planned for July 7. We plan to continue CUC WNO’s into August.


MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

Just a quick reminder that the Summer Grocery Program will be CLOSED this Monday, July 5th for the holiday weekend. It will reopen on Monday, July 12th.


  • Edna Smith as she recovers from blood clots and the effects of Parkinsons disease at Salude Rehab in Suwanee
  • Ron Peterson who remains at Kennestone hospital for observation and tests to determine the cause of his passing out during his Covenant Group meeting last Wednesday. Also pray for Pat.
  • Diane Stephens as she begins radiation for breast cancer
  • Cheri Jorgenson, a volunteer at Job Networking Garage Sale now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovery from chemo and radiation and facing surgery.
  • Sister Bachus – 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 appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts .

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.


In Memory

Don’s Gay’s service at the National Cemetery will be July 13, 2021, 2:30 will be only for family few friends with no more than 20 people. There will be an open house Sunday July 11, 2-4pm at the Gay’s home. The family asked that visitors wear masks, They will have some at the home if needed. They look forward to meeting their friends.


Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Ann and Larry Douglas – July 6, 1968 -St. Petersburg, FL- 53 years!

From Jacob Crane

Just an FYI reminder that the RUMC Kitchen will be closed for Hot lunches for the next two weeks.
We will resume our Hot Lunches on Tuesday July 13th.

We will be serving Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs for Friday Night Out on the commons on July 9th at 5:00 PM. Bring the family and come enjoy some great food and fellowship here at RUMC!


40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at rumc.com/patriotic


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.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • 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


CUC Newsletter – Sunday, June 27, 2021

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24. NIV


Sunday, June 27, 2021

A New Beginning
We are pleased to again have Ron Greer, Director, Pastoral Counseling Service, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, presents our lesson for this Sunday. His topic will be “A New Beginning.”

CUC Sunday School Class
CUC attendance Sunday, June 20
Zoom:22, Class:43, teachers: 2= Total: 67


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Vice President’s Message

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ has made a true and meaningful connection with God possible for everyone. God invites the followers of Christ to boldly approach him with their praises, thoughts, needs, hurts, hopes, and requests. Please read passages where The Bible tells us how to pray:

  • Mark 11:24 With faith
  • Luke 18:1 Always
  • John 14:13 In the name of Christ
  • Acts 2:42 In community
  • Romans 8:26 With reliance on the Spirit
  • Thessalonians 5:17 Continually
  • Hebrews 4:16 Boldly
  • I John 5:14-15 In accordance with the will of God

From The Most Significant Teachings in the Bible

Sandy Martin


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC WNO will be at the Olive Garden, 905 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell on June 30 at 5:30pm. Tom Knight is handling the reservation. We will have our usual sign up sheet on Sunday. Please contact him with any changes or additions as Larry & Ann Douglas will be out of state for 8 days. At this point no dinner is planned for July 7. We plan to continue WNO’s into August. We had 33 diners at Crabapple Tavern this past week. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Tom Knight by phone or e-mail by noon Tuesday.


MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program

If you are out shopping and can pick-up a few items for us, that would be fantastic. You can drop-off items on Monday (6/28) 12:00-2:00 PM at Roswell United Methodist Church. Just drive-up to the double doors in front of the Fellowship Hall (back of the Building B), honk your horn and a volunteer will unload them from your car.

Here are our biggest needs: Box of cereal, Pasta (1 lb. package),Pasta sauce, Beans (dry/bagged),Rice (dry/bagged),Feminine hygiene products (pads preferred),Laundry detergent.

Volunteer shifts are available Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM. E-mail Scotty Brewington scotty@marketjet.com for more information.

To help purchase groceries and staples each week, you can make a monetary donation by going to this link (https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/guest_donate?#!/#%2F) and selecting “MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program” from the drop-down menu.


  • Edna Smith as she recovers from multiple blood clots
  • Diane Stephens who has been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Prayers for Cheri Jorgenson, a previous volunteer at Job Networking ‘s annual Garage Sale, who has asked to be included in our prayer list after being critically ill with complications for several months and is now having chemo for a tumor in her stomach.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovering from chemo and radiation.
  • Sister Bachus – 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 appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts.

    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

  • Dick Anthony – July 1

Anniversaries

  • Charlotte and Malone Dodson – June 28, 1959, Augusta ,GA – 62 years!!
  • Dee and Bill Scott – June 28, 1997- Roswell GA – 24 years
  • Nancy and Dave Wistrand – July 2, 1994-Roswell GA – 27 years

From Jacob Crane

Just an FYI reminder that the RUMC Kitchen will be closed for Hot lunches for the next two weeks. We will resume out Hot Lunches on Tuesday July 13th.

We will be serving Cheeseburgers and Hot Dogs for Friday Night Out on the commons on July 9th at 5:00 PM.

Bring the family and come enjoy some great food and fellowship here at RUMC!
40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at rumc.com/patriotic


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.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • 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


CUC Newsletter – June 18, 2021

Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.– Proverbs 17:6 [KJV]


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Simply Christian

Sally Dowland and Bob Fletcher will lead our class this Sunday completing their lessons on “Simply Christian”. This lesson series is based on the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, June 13

Zoom:13, Class:68, teacher:1 = Total: 82

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.

Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC President’s Message

Things That Seem Good By: Jennifer Waddle

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. – Genesis 3:6

As Eve gazed at the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, it’s easy to understand why she was drawn to it. Delightful to the eyes and desirable for wisdom, it was too tempting to resist. Many of us can relate to Eve’s dilemma as we encounter things that seem good—too good to pass up. But in the end, some of those seemingly good things lead us away from the intended path God has for us. And, the delight of our eyes can leave us with a mess of unfavorable consequences.

The thing is, temptations that seem so good, often lose their appeal (and value) once you give in to them. That top-of-the-line vehicle depreciates the second you drive off the lot. And the hefty monthly payment soon becomes a burden you wish you didn’t have to carry. What seems so good at the moment almost always opens your eyes to the undesirable consequences that follow.

I wonder how many times Eve thought about that fateful moment in the garden. Did she and Adam lay awake at night, talking about how different things could have been—should have been? Genesis 3:6 describes the battle of the flesh—the tendency to follow our own desires. Yet, there was another element to Eve’s dilemma that happened right before she considered the forbidden fruit. The enemy slithered in without warning and disrupted her thoughts. As she went about her day, without a care in the world, the serpent swept in with a single question.The life of contentment Eve had was suddenly disrupted by a suggestion of doubt. And it’s no different for us. We go about our lives doing just fine until one thought, one question, one suggestion offers us something too good to pass up.

Eve’s story can be a guide for us; an example of how NOT to listen to the whisper of the enemy. Even when something seems so good, we can (and should) take a moment to pray and ask for God’s wisdom. His Spirit will either confirm that it is good, or He will open our eyes to the truth of the situation.

Imagine if Eve would have recognized Satan’s question as a diversion from the truth. If she would have stepped away from the situation and called out for God’s help, imagine what a different world it would be! The next time something seems too good to resist, allow yourself some space to ask for God’s direction. That is one good course of action you won’t regret.

Good news everyone-we are going to have Sunday School on the 4th of July. Tom Knight has volunteered to teach our lesson. Thank you Tom, and a special thanks to Don McNew for making this happen. I will be with you on Zoom this Sunday. We will be traveling back to GA on Sunday, 27 June, so Sandy will be in charge, I will see you live on July 4th.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Dinner venue for June 23 at 5:30pm is the Crabapple Tavern, 12350 Arnold Mill Rd. #6, Alpharetta, Ga 30004. We had 33 diners at Slopes’s BBQ this past week. Summer 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.


Invitation from the Vice President:

Hello, CUCers! If you are not currently a CUC committee member – OR if you are already a committee member but are interested in doing something more or something different- please email, text or call me so we can get you set up to contribute your time and effort for the betterment of our class, our church and our community! We are filling committee positions right now for the 2021-2022 year so don’t wait!! We want to put your unique talents and abilities to work!! I’m eager to hear from you!

Sandy Martin


  • Edna Smith has been in ICU at Wellstar North Fulton with multiple blood clots in her legs and lungs
    She is now out of ICU and will be moving to a rehab facility. Pray for a good recovery.
  • Diane Stephens has been diagnosed with breast cancer- to meet with Dr’s next week for treatment options.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovering from chemo and radiation. From Margie: I want to thank my wonderful CUC class for all the many kindnesses expressed to me. These things have meant the world to me, especially since my surgery has been delayed until July 9. Please continue to pray for me. I hope to be back in CUC soon and active participate in CUC activities. God bless you all.
  • Sister Bachus – 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 appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts .

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

  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidra has been declared cancer-free! She thanks you for your prayers.

Birthdays

  • Mary Jennings – Jun 21
  • Lizann Gibson – Jun 25
  • Beverly Tatom – Jun 26
  • Evelyn Hatfield – June 26

Anniversaries

  • Cecelia and Bob Moore – June 20, 1970 – Camden SC, 51 years!
  • Patsy & Bill Lanham – June 20-,1964 – Knoxville, TN, 57 years!
  • Janet and Allen Buckley – June 22, 1991-Roswell,GA, 30 years!

From Jacob Crane

This week we served 180 Hot meals and 112 Frozen Meals; that is still a pace of almost 150 meals per day of Service! Please help spread the word that we are still here Serving delicious affordable meals for anybody in the community. The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen next 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 all throughout June.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu :

June 22nd and June 24th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Cheesy Flat Bread, Caesar Salad.
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak w/ Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Biscuit.

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

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Tuscan Sausage Tortellini
  2. Chicken Pot Pie
  3. Beef Stew w/ Herb Rice Pilaf
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
  5. Chorizo w/ Rice and Beans Note: Next week will be our last lunch services until July 13th. Frozen Meals will be available for purchase at the RUMC Kitchen if needed.

40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at:

rumc.com/patriotic


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Malone Dodson

The Malone Dodson Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, October 11th. This event raises funds for the RUMC Foundation. Of course that is the date of our CUC Retreat. They will need more “outside” volunteers on the day of the golf tournament and CUC’ers have often been some of the volunteers. If you are not attending the CUC retreat and would be willing to volunteer please contact Anne Bridges or Sue Whitton( rwwhitton@comcast.net) to be added to the volunteer list.


MUST Summer Lunch Program

If you are out shopping and can pick-up a few items for us, here is what we need. You can drop-off items (Monday) 12:00-2:00 PM. Just drive-up to the double doors in front of the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn and a volunteer will unload them from your car.

Box of cereal, Laundry detergent, Pasta (1 lb. package),Pasta sauce, Beans (dry/bagged),Rice (dry/bagged),Hot dogs/Hot dog buns ,Shredded cheese (1 package) or pack of American cheese., Fresh produce, Vegetable oil, Feminine hygiene products (pads preferred)

Volunteer shifts are available Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM and 4:00-7:00 PM. E-mail Scotty Brewington scotty@marketjet.com for more information.

To help us purchase groceries and staples each week, you can make a monetary donation by going to this link (https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/guest_donate?#!/#%2F) and selecting “MUST Summer Lunch/Summer Grocery Program” from the drop-down menu.


Missions

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.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • 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


CUC Newsletter – June 11, 2021

And observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go. I Kings 2:3


Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Battle for David’s Legacy

Jeff Ross will be our speaker this week. His topic will be “The Battle for David’s Legacy”. His lesson will be based on 1st Kings and 1st Chronicles.


CUC attendance Sunday, June 6

Zoom: 14, Class: 79, teacher: 1 = Total: 94 !

And our CUC treasury added $104 with our in-class collection.
We had 3 visitors (including Peter Oliver joining us on Zoom from France!)Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.


Come Back to Class!

Regarding the air quality information for all the RUMC facilities-Sanctuary, Chapel and Dodd Center. Enhancements to the air handling and filtration equipment made during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the RUMC air quality up to or exceeding the same level of area hospitals. Think of that when considering whether or not you are ready to return to CUC or Church—the air in all our buildings is better than the air in your home, school or workplace!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.

Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC President’s Message

The Groaning of the Spirit
By Dean Peppe

We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. — Romans 8:26

Romans 8 speaks of a threefold groaning in our world.

The creation is groaning like a woman in childbirth to be set free from decay. Earthquakes and hurricanes ravage the earth. We cannot fish in many rivers because they are polluted. Our use of fossil fuels is ruining the ozone layer that protects us from excessive radiation from the sun. Can you hear the restless and anguished groans of creation?

Likewise, Spirit-filled believers are groaning. Cancer devastates our bodies. Racial injustice attacks our communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has disabled our nations and killed many, many people while increasing opportunities for abuse. Can you hear the grief-stricken sobs and cries of God’s people?

Along with us, the Holy Spirit is also groaning while interceding for us in ways that only God can understand. And the Spirit’s groaning changes everything, because it enables both creation and us to have hope and to wait patiently. Paul concludes that the creation waits expectantly for the children of God to be revealed, when it will be freed from its bondage to decay (Romans 8:19-21). Likewise, as Spirit-filled Christians, we hope for what we do not see and therefore wait patiently (8:25).

How are you doing as you groan over all the effects of sin in this world? Do you hear the Spirit groaning along with you? Groaning yet hopeful—that’s the life we have as God’s children on this earth.

It was great to see everyone this past Sunday. We have our internet service up and running-finally, so we should be able to join you from our Cabin. Please contact Sandy or me about serving as an officer or committee member for this coming year-starting on August 15, 2021.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners for CUC members have resumed. We had 37 dining at Tai House this past Wednesday!

Slope’s BBQ at 34 E Crossville Rd., Roswell, is the venue for WNO, June 16, at 5:30pm. 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.


Invitation from the Vice President:

Hello, CUCers! If you are not currently a CUC committee member – OR if you are already a committee member but are interested in doing something more or something different- please email, text or call me so we can get you set up to contribute your time and effort for the betterment of our class, our church and our community! We are filling committee positions right now for the 2021-2022 year so don’t wait!! We want to put your unique talents and abilities to work!! I’m eager to hear from you!

Sandy Martin


CUC Fall Retreat

We’re still hoping for more to sign up for our Fall Retreat in Young Harris/Hiawassee. It is going to be a great, fun, fall gathering of fellow CUCers so please consider joining us. Phone The Ridges at 888-834-4409 and mention code CUC 2021 to get our special rate of $149.48 and confirm your room. Call, text or email Gene Osborn with questions or just to let him know you plan to attend.


  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovery from chemo and radiation
  • Betty Gay and family on the passing Don
  • John Lemke – peace for his soul. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 20 at 10 a.m. in the RUMC Chapel. Burial will be held in Ohio at a later date.
  • Diane Stephens -asking for prayers for a biopsy on Friday.
  • Gwen Grant – having radiation for brain tumors

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Bachus – 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
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates hearing from CUC friends.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts and Vince’ sister Deidre. Both Susan and Deidra are awaiting decisions about their next treatment options.

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

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Beth and Bob Hamilton – June 17, 1961 – Pittsburg, PA – 60 years!!
  • Katherine and Craig Simons – June 17, 1967- 54 years!

From Jacob Crane

This week we Served over 270 Hot Meals and over 100 Frozen Meals in 2 days!
Friday Night… at 5:00 PM…Bring the Family and Enjoy Grilled Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Ice Cream on the Commons!! Great Food and Fellowship

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu: June 15th and June 17th

  • Tuesday: Creamy Tuscan Sausage Tortellini, Garlic Bread, Chef Salad.
  • Thursday: Beef Stew, Herb Rice Pilaf, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli, Yeast Roll.

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

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Hungarian Chicken Stew
  2. Macaroni and Cheese
  3. BBQ Pulled Pork w/ Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese
  4. Chorizo w/ Rice and Beans Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
  5. Vegetable Minestrone
  6. Brunswick Stew

40th Annual Patriotic Concert

The Annual RUMC Concert will once again be virtual this year. You may watch the concert any time from Friday, July 2 through Sunday July 4 at rumc.com/patriotic


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

The Malone Dodson Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, October 11th. This event raises funds for the RUMC Foundation. Of course that is the date of our CUC Retreat. They will need more “outside” volunteers on the day of the golf tournament and CUC’ers have often been some of the volunteers. If you are not attending the CUC retreat and would be willing to volunteer please contact Anne Bridges or Sue Whitton (rwwhitton@comcast.net) to be added to the volunteer list.


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.


  • July 2-4 – Virtual 40th Anniversary RUMC Patriotic Concert
  • July 17- RUMC Christmas in July
  • 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


CUC Newsletter – June 4, 2021

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. Psalm 138.7


Sunday, June 6, 2021

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

This Sunday one of our favorite teachers, Bob Fletcher, will be continuing our lesson series on the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. His subject this week is on worship, prayer, and scripture.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, May 30

Zoom: 18, Class70, Total: 88 !

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!


Come Back to Class!

At the RUMC Men’s Breakfast this week Barney Borroughs explained to the group some air quality information for all the RUMC facilities-Sanctuary, Chapel and Dodd Center. Enhancements to the air handling and filtration equipment made during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the RUMC air quality up to or exceeding the same level of area hospitals.

Think of that when considering whether or not you are ready to return to CUC or Church—the air in all our buildings is better than the air in your home, school or workplace!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.

Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC President’s Message

Second Sunday after Pentecost

“Bowing down in the Midst of Trouble” by Bowen Miller

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me.” (Psalm 138.7)

Not so long ago, I received a rather angry message from someone I respected. And, in that moment and the weeks that followed, I really struggled to know what to do with it. I was angry, upset, sad and I wanted to fight back, to make this person know the truth! I felt well in the midst of trouble. For me, the Psalms are a dance of human emotion and thought, unfiltered and raw. I can identify with that because that is the way I experience life. And this psalm is a beautiful example of a dance I need to do with myself when feeling the way I did when I received the message. Earlier in the Psalm it talks about bowing down, worshipping God. And, doing that “in the midst of trouble” is maybe one of the most difficult, but the most important things, I can do. I know, as I submit and bow down to God, as I re-engage with what Jesus has called me to, seeking to emulate His other-centered love, I start to let the pain sit and be still. Then the pain starts to remove its teeth and I stop having a tantrum about what I think is and isn’t fair. Then I can ask myself, “How do I understand and respond in a way that worships God?”As I seek to define myself in faithfulness to Jesus, I am reminded in these moments of pain how I am called to respond to and love people.

As you read this we will hopefully be in CO. Pray that technology works and we have a strong internet signal. If so, we will see you on Zoom.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners for CUC members have resumed. We had 40 dining at Houcks this past Wednesday!

WNO dinner for Wed., June 9, at 5:30 pm, is at Thai House restaurant, 10930 Crabapple Rd., Roswell. Roswell. 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.


CUC Fall Retreat

We’re still hoping for more to sign up for our Fall Retreat in Young Harris/Hiawassee. It is going to be a great, fun, fall gathering of fellow CUCers so please consider joining us. Phone The Ridges at 888-834-4409 and mention code CUC 2021 to get our special rate of $149.48 and confirm your room. Call, text or email Gene Osborn with questions or just to let him know you plan to attend.


  • Margie Avery – Continuing recovering from chemo and radiation
  • The Davis family on the loss of Bob Davis
  • Betty Gay and family on the passing Don
  • Bettie Goss – Continue to pray for her and family on their loss of John
  • John Lemke for recovery from massive stroke suffered earlier this week
  • Stan Thomason – as we remember Virginia at her memorial service this week
  • Gwen Grant – beginning radiation for brain tumors
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts and Vince’ Sister Deidre. Both Susan and Deidra are awaiting decisions about their next treatment options.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Bachus– 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
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.

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.


Thank You

From Lynn Adcock: Thank you for all of the support you have given me since Jim’s passing. The lunch for our family before the service was outstanding. It was nice to visit at the Knight‘s house after the service. Jim would have been so pleased. He loved all of you and I do too. Thanks for being so loving, kind and caring.


Virginia Thomason Memorial Service

Date: Monday, June 7
Time: 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends in the RUMC Parlor following the service.
Inurnment to follow the service in the Garden of Love.


Birthdays

  • Grady Phillips – Jun 7
  • Julianna Goodson -Jun 7
  • Terry Taylor-Jun 9
  • Jan Ligon – Jun 11

Anniversaries

  • Kris and Dave Taylor– June 9, 1968- West Point, NY -53 years!
  • Martha and Tom Knight -June 10, 1961-Macon, GA – 60 years!!

From Jacob Crane

We just finished up a steady first go around for our two day lunch service weeks. We Served 230 Hot Meals + 125 Frozen Meals this week; that’s an average of about 175 meals per day of Service! Thanks so much to all of you for keeping the community informed about this great ministry that RUMC is providing!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

June 8th and June 10th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll

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

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Chorizo w/ Bean and Rice Pilaf
  2. Chicken Parmesan
  3. Macaroni and Cheese

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Loaded Potato Soup
  2. Vegetable Minestrone

CUC Missions

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

Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members, please forward it to suewaite@bellsouth.net by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, we can distribute it also. There are many announcements that come from RUMC weekly. If you feel any specifically should be included in this CUC newsletter please let Sue know.



CUC Newsletter – May 28, 2021

Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. John 11:25-26 NIV


Sunday, May 30, 2021

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

This Sunday one of our favorite teachers, Bob Fletcher, will be continuing our lesson series on the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. His subject is “Jesus and the Holy Spirit”.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, May 23

Zoom: 22, Class: 51, Total: 73

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet.

Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

During May and June, we are studying the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. You are encouraged, if you like, to read along with the lessons. The book is a fresh presentation of the timeless truths of Christianity. Wright makes the case that faith is reasonable and rewarding for us today, and leaves believers with a reason for renewed faith. The series continues with:

  • June 6 – Bob Fletcher (worship, prayer, scripture)
  • June 20 – Sally and Bob – Church and New Creation

CUC President’s Message

Memorial Day message sent separately.

Hope to see you Sunday.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners for CUC members have resumed. We had 26 dining at Marlow’s Tavern this past week.

For Wed. June 2 at 5:30, we will dine at Houck’s Grille, 10930 Crabapple Rd., Roswell. 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.


CUC Fall Retreat

We’re still hoping for more to sign up for our Fall Retreat in Young Harris/Hiawassee. It is going to be a great, fun, fall gathering of fellow CUCers so please consider joining us. Phone The Ridges at 888-834-4409 and mention code CUC 2021 to get our special rate of $149.48 and confirm your room. Call, text or email Gene Osborn with questions or just to let him know you plan to attend.


  • Margie Avery – Recovering from chemo and radiation, will probably be having surgery in about six weeks, around the beginning of July.
  • Betty and Don Gay– on palliative care and doing poorly at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Bettie Goss Continue to pray for her and family on their loss of John
  • Gwen Grant – beginning radiation for brain tumors
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts as she had very critical surgery last week, and she needs many prayers.
  • Hugh and Sue Gardener’s neighbor Doug Reed passed away last Sunday from complications from COVID. He had been on a ventilator for more than 100 days. We would appreciate prayers for his wife Chris.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Bachus– 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
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Stan Thomason appreciates phone calls

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.


Memorial Service Announcements

  • Jim Adcock Memorial Service
    Date: Tuesday, June 1
    Time: 2 p.m.
    The family will receive friends in the RUMC Parlor one hour prior to the service.
    Inurnment to follow the service in the Garden of Love.
    The family will also receive friends at Tom & Martha Knight’s home following the service
  • Sandy Calvert Memorial Service
    Date: Thursday, June 3
    Time: 3 p.m.
    The family will receive friends in the RUMC Parlor one hour prior to the service.
    Inurnment to follow the service in the Garden of Love.
  • Virginia Thomason Memorial Service
    Date: Monday, June 7
    Time: 1 p.m.
    The family will receive friends in the RUMC Parlor following the service.
    Inurnment to follow the service in the Garden of Love.

Birthdays

  • Charlotte Boroughs – Jun 2
  • Kris Taylor – Jun 3
  • Charlie Mason – Jun 4
  • Louise Booysen – Jun 4

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen next week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and they plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM all throughout June.

June 1st and June 3rd

  • Tuesday: Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Succotash, Honey Butter Biscuit.
  • Thursday: Chorizo Street Tacos, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Fresh Tortilla Chips.

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

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Chicken Fried Rice,
  2. Tuna Noodle Casserole
  3. Mojo Pork Medallions w/ Black Beans and Rice
  4. Pesto Chicken Pasta
  5. BBQ Beef Brisket w/ Baked Beans Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
  6. Beef Cabbage Roll Soup
  7. Brunswick Stew

CUC Missions

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

Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members, please forward it to suewaite@bellsouth.net by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, we can distribute it also. There are many announcements that come from RUMC weekly. If you feel any specifically should be included in this CUC newsletter please let Sue know.



CUC Newsletter – May 21, 2021

“You have heard that it was said , Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:43-45


Sunday, May 23, 2021

God and Israel.

Our lesson this Sunday, will be given by Sally Dowland from the book “Simply Christian, Why Christianity Makes Sense” by N.T. Wright, Chapters 5 and 6. The book is a fresh presentation of the timeless truths of Christianity. Wright makes the case that faith is reasonable and rewarding for us today, and leaves believers with a reason for renewed faith. This week’s topic is “God and Israel.”


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, May 16

Zoom: 36 + Class: 53 + 1 teacher , Total: 90

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.

If the meeting does not start for you by 9:30 am on Sundays, check your emails for a new (alternate) link to the Sunday School meeting.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform, select the event that you are attending to register. When you choose the time that the class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

During May and June, we are studying the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. You are encouraged, if you like, to read along with the lessons. The book is a fresh presentation of the timeless truths of Christianity. Wright makes the case that faith is reasonable and rewarding for us today, and leaves believers with a reason for renewed faith. The series continues with:

  • May 30 – Bob Fletcher (Jesus and the Holy Spirit)
  • June 6 – Bob Fletcher (worship, prayer, scripture)
  • June 20 – Sally and Bob – Church and New Creation

A Message from CUC President

Choosing Love over Rights
By Dr. Charles Stanley

We talk a lot about rights these days. Yet the attention given to human entitlements hasn’t brought about corporate or personal freedom. Instead, most people are prisoners of jealousy (you have greater rights than I do!), greed (I deserve more!), or bitterness (my rights have been violated!).Instead of focusing on the privileges due us, we should take the biblical perspective of loving enemies and forgiving persecutors (Matt. 5:44). Believers lay down their rights so they can take up the cause of a holy kingdom. That doesn’t mean that we let people trample on us. Rather, we offer a proper response according to biblical principles. In short, believers should be more concerned about showing God’s love to those who do wrong than about demanding their rights. Maybe you’re thinking, But he doesn’t know how I’ve been mistreated. Indeed I do not. But what I do know is how Jesus Christ, our example, reacted to terrible abuse. He was betrayed by His friends, persecuted by His people, condemned by His peers, and crucified for our sins. Yet He said, “Father, forgive them” (Luke 23:34).Before assuming that Jesus’ capacity for forgiveness and love is out of reach for mere human beings, remember: His Spirit dwells in believers. We can choose to give away our rights and let God’s love work through us.

Luke 6:29 says to turn the other cheek and give up more than is asked because expressing love outweighs exerting our rights. You can’t lose when you show others the boundless care of the Lord. You gain His blessing, and, hopefully, someone will be saved because of your example.

It was a great turn out for our Spring Fling on Wednesday night. We had 46 attend and everyone seemed to enjoy the night out. Thanks to Mike and Garlynn and the members of the social committee. Special thanks to John Phelps for our citizenship quiz (congratulations to the winning table), Jeff for providing the sound equipment and music, MariAnna for the delicious cakes, and Chuck and staff at the Peach and Porkchop.

July 4 this year will be on a Sunday. Based on the information I have gotten from Jeff Ross, RUMC will have regular services that day but nothing special is planned. Sunday Schools have option to meet or not. We currently do not have a speaker for the 4th, so unless one of our CUC members wants to volunteer to teach the class, I am recommending we take the week off. If you want to be the speaker on July 4th let me know.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

Summer Wednesday Night Dinners for CUC members have resumed. For Wed. May 26 at 5:30, we will dine at Marlow’s Tavern, 625 W. Crossville Rd., Roswell (next to Pike Nursery). 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.


RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

Jacob reports:

We had a great week this week. Our numbers were back up and we were able to Serve up over 420 Hot Meals! Our Frozen meals are still helping out in the community as well, as we sent out around 150 frozen meals this week. Next week will be our last three-day food service week as we drop down to a Tuesday/Thursday schedule starting in June.

Week of May 25th – May 27th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti Marinara, Cesear Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Wednesday: Mojo Pork Medallions w/ Tropical Salsa, Cilantro Rice Pilaf, Seasoned Black Beans, Roasted Plantains.
  • Thursday: BBQ Beef Brisket, Baked Beans, Chopped Slaw, Texas Toast.

Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Beef and Pork Barbacoa w/ Mexican Rice and Beans
  2. Chicken Fried Rice
  3. Tuna Noodle Casserole
  4. Shrimp Pasta Primavera Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
  5. Vegetable Minestrone
  6. Loaded Potato Soup
  7. Beef Cabbage Roll Soup

MUST Summer Lunch/Grocery Program

MUST Summer Lunch/Grocery Program starting June 7 this summer is exactly like last summer. We no longer make sandwiches nor do we need to collect money for this ministry. If you wish to be involved in this ministry there are 2 ways you may do so. Monday from 12:00-2:00 they will accept donations for the grocery giveaway.

You can do this by driving up to the Fellowship Hall and someone will come out and get the items from your car. They also package items for the later giveaway. Starting at 4:00 Monday they get organized in the Fellowship Hall to hand out the groceries around 6:00 from the Fellowship Hall side of the church. The families drive up to receive the groceries. There is a list of items for donation on the RUMC website. You may also donate money by way of https://rumc.online giving.org/donate/guest. If you wish to volunteer contact Scotty Brewington.


Prayer Requests

  • Margie Avery – recovering of her strength following chemo and radiation treatments
  • Betty and Don Gay – on palliative care and doing poorly at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Bettie Goss and family on their loss of John
  • Gwen Grant and family – as she deals with brain tumors
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts as she has very critical surgery on May 24th, and she needs many prayers.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Bachus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Stan Thomason – appreciates phone calls.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Thanks

Bob Hamilton wants to express his heartfelt appreciation to all In CUC for the expressions of love & concern during his illness.

He and Beth thank all for the wonderful messages.


Memorial Service Announcements

  • The Memorial Service for Jim Adcock: will be in the RUMC Chapel on Tuesday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Inurnment in the Garden of Love will follow the service
  • Sandy Calvert, a former CUC member, died May 14. The Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 3 at 3 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel. Inurnment to follow in the Garden of Love. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. (Her husband, Bob Calvert died in June 2020.)
  • The Memorial Service for Virginia Thomason will be held on Monday, June 7 at 1 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel.

Update on Baby Jack

from MariAnna Brown:

We were blessed to celebrate Jack’s second birthday on April 26. Some of you have inquired about him. He is non-verbal, can’t sit alone, can’t rollover or walk. He has a feeding tube because he doesn’t know how to eat. The doctors believe his handicaps are caused by a rare genetic disorder GRIN2B with microcephaly; not from being a micro premie. He receives several kinds of therapy multiple times a week, not yet knowing if he will talk or achieve a higher level of functioning. He will be going to a daycare for disabled children beginning June 1 rather than having at home nursing care. His parents believe the exposure to other children and adults will be good for him. Jack rarely sleeps and has seizures which recently have become more intense with different characteristics. He will be admitted to Children’s Hospital Thursday for an EEG and other neurological testing.

This little guy and his parents need lots of prayers. Please pray for (1) the seizures can be controlled by a new medication, (2) that Jack will sleep (3) that he will reach a higher level of functioning (4) that he will thrive in the special daycare and (5) please pray for continued strength and courage for his parents. Jack is a beautiful child and is such a blessing to Dianna and Chris! They have grown spiritually and in so many ways since Jack was born!! They consider him such a gift!


Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Linda and Jim Boswell– May 27, 1961 – Troy, AL – 60 years!!

CUC Missions

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.


Garage Sale today!

The Gay’s have a huge garage sale and all money goes to Wounded Warriors Project.


  • 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


CUC Newsletter – May 16, 2021

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” – 1 Peter 5:7

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Echoes of a Voice

Our lesson this Sunday, will be given by Sally Dowland from the book “Simply Christian”. Sally will be our speaker again on May 23. This week, Echoes of a Voice, will be her topic and cover the first 4 chapters of the book. In those chapters the author discusses justice, spirituality, relationship, and beauty.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC = Christian Unity and Commitment

CUC attendance Sunday, May 9

Zoom: 34
Class: 44
Total: 78

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!

If you don’t receive the newsletter any week, if you have jotted down this meeting ID number, then you may just click on join meeting in Zoom and type in that number to join the meeting. If the meeting does not start for you by 9:30 am on Sundays, PLEASE check your emails for a new (alternate) link to the Sunday School meeting.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform, select the event that you are attending to register. When you choose the time that the class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

During May and June, we will be studying the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. You are encouraged, if you like, to read along with the lessons. The book is a fresh presentation of the timeless truths of Christianity. Wright makes the case that faith is reasonable and rewarding for us today, and leaves believers with a reason for renewed faith.

  • May 16 – Sally Dowland (Echoes of a Voice)
  • May 23 – Sally Dowland (God and Israel)
  • May 30 – Bob Fletcher (Jesus and the Holy Spirit)
  • June 6 – Bob Fletcher (worship, prayer, scripture)
  • June 20 – Sally and Bob – Church and New Creation

A Message from CUC President

Throw It onto Him
by Greg Laurie

Sometimes we put our eyes on a man or a woman, expecting them to be everything for us. We expect them to never make a mistake. We expect them to have all the answers, and they don’t. The prophet Isaiah wrote about King Uzziah, who ascended to the throne at age 16. Ultimately, he ruled for 52 years. And according to Scripture, he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, and his people loved him. But King Uzziah made mistakes. Interestingly, Isaiah made a statement about Uzziah’s death that we often can overlook: “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple” (Isaiah 6:1 NKJV).

In other words, “This man was removed, and now I see the Lord.” Instead of looking to people, look to Jesus Christ. He is the only one who will never fail you. He is the only one who will sustain you. And He is the one you will meet one day if you put your faith in Him. John the Baptist said of Jesus, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30 NKJV).

Maybe today you’re feeling anxious and worried and afraid. The Bible tells us, “[Cast] all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7 NKJV). The original word Peter used for “cast” isn’t a word we’d normally use for throwing something. Rather, it signifies an act in which we stop worrying about something and let God assume the responsibility for our welfare. So take the thing that burdens and concerns you and throw it onto the Lord. Protect your mind, and do everything you can to stay close to Jesus Christ.

Thanks to Jacob, we have coffee and sweets in our classroom on Sunday mornings. I invite you to join us at 9:15-9:30 for fellowship.

As we announced last week, beginning this Sunday, we will be studying the Book, Simply Christian, by N.T. Wright. I received my copy from Amazon Prime on Tuesday so I could read along with the lessons.

July 4 this year will be on a Sunday. Based on the information I have gotten from Jeff Ross, RUMC will have regular services that day but nothing special is planned.

Sunday Schools have option to meet or not. We currently do not have a speaker for the 4th, so unless one of our CUC members want to volunteer to teach the class, I am recommending we take the week off. If you want to be the speaker on July 4th let me know.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Spring Fling is This Wednesday!

Join us for a Spring Fling to reconnect after such a long absence from one another. This event will take the place of our usual Patriotic Party. It is this coming Wednesday, May 19th at 6:00pm at the outside patio of The Peach and the Pork Chop. Order off the menu – there will be a set 20% gratuity added to each of our bills. Email Mike Story at story.mike@gmail.com with the name of the attendees no later than today, Friday, May 14th .

We are not planning a “rain” date – we will have the option to move indoors if the weather is inclement.


CUC Missions

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.


From Jacob Crane – Meals for May 18 – May 20

Our numbers were back down a little this week; hopefully just due to the gas shortage. We did still Serve 270 Hot Meals and @150 Frozen Meals. We have a great menu next week highlighted by Leo’s famous Meatloaf on Wednesday!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

Week of May 18th – May 20th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Fried Rice, Vegetable Egg Roll, Fresh Fruit.
  • Wednesday: Southern Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes /Gravy, Smothered Green Beans, Buttered Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Steak Fajita Quesadilla, Mexican Rice, Fresh Guacamole and Chips.

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Beef and Pork Barbacoa w/ Mexican Rice and Beans
  2. Jamaican Beef Pot Pie
  3. Sweet Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta
  4. Shrimp Pasta Primavera Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
  5. Brunswick Stew
  6. Vegetable Minestrone
  7. Loaded Potato Soup
  8. Beef Cabbage Roll Soup

RUMC Friday Evening Gatherings on the Commons

Starting on May 14th RUMC will be gathering on the 2nd Friday of each month – May thru October @ 5 pm for Food, Fun, and a variety of entertainment.

We want to create a time and place for the church community and the neighborhood around the church to meet, relax, smile and share the commons. Bring your own chair and/or lawn blanket. Jacob will supply the food, selling his amazing Grilled Burgers and Hot Dogs starting at 5:00 PM on the Commons! Come on out for a little food, fun and fellowship! We will have live music, lawn games, space to run around, and some special guests to entertain. 5:30 – 8pm. Come and sit together as a Sunday school class!!!!


  • Margie Avery – recovering of her strength following chemo and radiation treatments
  • John and Bettie Goss – John is in a coma in Heritage Hospice, Marietta. Drugs are keeping him pain free. Betty says: We love all the cards, emails and concerns for us and for our beloved John.
  • Gwen Grant – Prayer requests from daughter Myra: For the Lord to continue to put the right people in our path, to lead us to the right Dr’s, to open the doors and make it abundantly clear and smooth the next step for us to take. For my dad. For the Holy Spirit’s peace that passes all understanding to fill him. For his strength and endurance in loving and caring for my mom.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony– as he continues to deal with health problems
  • Sister Bachus– with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Betty and Don Gay – Don is on palliative care at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts as she has surgery on May 24th to remove her stomach, pancreas, gall bladder, and resection the arteries in that area. It is very critical surgery, and she needs many prayers. They appreciate all the prayers for his sister who is stable now .She really appreciated knowing that people were praying for her.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls. The memorial service for Virginia Thomason will be held on Monday, June 7 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Please help keep your CUC newsletter up to date. If you wish to be added, removed, or updated on our prayer list or have knowledge of an update on anything on our prayer list please let the editor know prior to Thursday evening.


Birthdays

  • Mark Goodwin – May 16
  • Martha Jane Mason – May 19
  • Bob Schnakenberg– May 21
  • Myra Belote – May 21

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

  • Wednesday, May 19 – 6:00pm – CUC Spring Fling
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11- Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – May 9, 2021

Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the one who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him. Acts 10:34,35


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Christian Viewpoint

Our speaker on Mother’s Day will be Allan Kennedy. His lesson will address how we as Christians view and feel about others that are different from us or our world view. His scripture will be Romans 10 :12 and Acts 10:34-35.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC = Christian Unity and Commitment

CUC attendance Sunday, May 2

Class: 49
Zoom: 41
Total: 90

Thank goodness for Zoom! But it is good to see each other again face to face!

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on. Zoom.

If you don’t receive the newsletter any week, if you have jotted down this meeting ID number, then you may just click on join meeting in Zoom and type in that number to join the meeting. If the meeting does not start for you by 9:30 am on Sundays, PLEASE check your emails for a new (alternate) link to the Sunday School meeting.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform, select the event that you are attending to register. When you choose the time that the class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

During May and June, we will be studying the book Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense, by N.T. Wright. You are encouraged, if you like, to read along with the lessons.

The book is a fresh presentation of the timeless truths of Christianity. Wright makes the case that faith is reasonable and rewarding for us today, and leaves believers with a reason for renewed faith.

  • May 16 – Sally Dowland (Echoes of a Voice),
  • May 23 – Sally Dowland (God and Israel),
  • May 30 – Bob Fletcher (Jesus and the Holy Spirit),
  • June 6 – Bob Fletcher (worship, prayer, scripture)
  • June 20 – Sally and Bob – Church and New Creation

CUC Music

Thank you to Maureen Osborne for playing her flute in the absence of our piano to add a pleasant atmosphere as we gather in the CUC classroom.


A Message from CUC President

Billy Graham on the Prayers and Influence of His Mother
Writing in Just As I Am, Billy Graham shared several stories that point to the important role his mother played in shaping his life.

“In many Crusades over the years,” he wrote, “I have devoted at least one message to the subject of the family. In my Depression-era growing-up years, I suppose we Grahams on our North Carolina dairy farm bore some resemblance to the fictional Walton family on television. It’s easy to feel nostalgic about simpler times, but they obviously were not easier times. Nor were they necessarily happier times.

“What we did have back then was family solidarity. We really cared about each other, and we liked to do things together. Jesus’ word picture of a hen gathering her brood under her wing fits my mother. She saw to it that we gathered frequently and regularly—and not just around the dinner table or in front of the radio for favorite broadcasts. She gathered us around herself and my father to listen to Bible stories, to join in family prayers, and to share a sense of the presence of God.”

On August 14, 1981, Morrow Graham quietly left this earth in her sleep and entered heaven.

“When word came,” Mr. Graham said, “I wept and yet rejoiced at the same time. Of all the people I have ever known, she had the greatest influence on me. I am sure one reason that the Lord has directed and safeguarded me, as well as Ruth and the children, through the years was the prayers of my mother and father.”

Speaking on Mother’s Day in 2003, Mr. Graham told the audience in San Diego that his mother was a farm woman. “She and my father didn’t have much education … but my mother was a woman of God. She always had devotions with us, she always prayed with us, she always loved us, and did so many things, as I look back now, out of the way. And she and my father, when I was in Bible school, they would go up to a room upstairs and kneel down every morning at 10 o’clock to pray for their son in Bible school.

We are honored to have Allan Kennedy as our guest speaker this Sunday, on Mothers Day.

In order to allow Allan to leave early to prepare for the 11:15 Service (Choir), I will cover the announcements after he finishes.

If you haven’t signed up for our Spring Fling on Wed., May 19, I encourage you to do so. We need a minimum of 30 people or we will have to cancel. Deadline to sign up is May 14.

See you Sunday!
God Bless, Fred Brown


Update from the Fellowship Committee:

Join us for a Spring Fling to reconnect after such a long absence from one another. This event will take the place of our usual Patriotic Party. Details include:

  • When: Wednesday, May 19th at 6:00pm
  • Where: On the outside patio of The Peach and the Pork Chop.
  • Cost: Order off the menu – there will be a set 20% gratuity added to each of our bills.

R.S.V.P : email Mike Story with the name of the attendees no later than May 14th .

Other info: We are not planning a “rain” date – we will have the option to move indoors if the weather is inclement.


CUC Missions

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 M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


From Jacob Crane

We had a great week here at RUMC. After a slower week last week, our numbers were back up this week! We Served 387 Hot Meals and 217 Frozen Meals this week! We are so thrilled to still be able to provide this ministry to so many wonderful people! We have another great menu planned next week, so please feel free to share with anybody.

Week of May 11th – May 13th

  • Tuesday: Shrimp Pasta Primavera, Roasted Broccoli w/ Pickled Red Onions, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Wednesday: Jamaican Beef Pot Pie, Roasted Plantains, Braised Cabbage
  • Thursday: Italian Sausage and Peppers w/ Sweet Pasta Marinara, Cesear Salad, Garlic Bread.

Frozen Meals $5

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and GravyCincinnati Beef Chili w/ Spaghetti
  • Shrimp, Chicken, and Sausage Jambalaya
  • Mac and Cheese Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
  • Black Bean Soup
  • Brunswick Stew

RUMC Friday Evening Gatherings on the Commons

Starting on May 14th RUMC will be gathering on the 2nd Friday of each month – May thru October for Food, Fun, and a variety of entertainment. We want to create a time and place for the church community and the neighborhood around the church to meet, relax, smile and share the commons.

Bring your own chair and/or lawn blanket. Jacob will supply the food, we will have live music, lawn games, space to run around, and some special guests to entertain. 5:30 – 8pm. Come and sit together as a Sunday school class!!!!


  • Margie Avery – recovering of her strength following chemo and radiation treatments
  • John Goss is home from the hospital and getting occupational and physical therapy
  • Bob Hamilton was hospitalized for a few days but is back home and doing OK
  • Marlene MacLeod for good recovery from her back injury following a fall

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Betty and Don Gay- Don is on palliative care at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison finished with chemo as she deals with heart issues.
  • Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy, then will have surgery at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls. The memorial service for Virginia Thomason will be held on Monday, June 7 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel.

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

  • Jeannie Ehlers – CAT scan shows her to be cancer-free!

Dear CUC class,

Jim and I would like to thank you again for your prayers and support during my sickness. I have received a huge stack of cards with wonderful uplifting messages. I felt the love and support with each card. Both Jim and I also want to thank those who brought us food. It gave us good nutrition during those difficult days. I also appreciate all the very thoughtful gifts. This class is amazing and so supportive. We feel blessed to be a member of this wonderful group.

Love, Jeannie and Jim


Birthdays

  • Pat Philips – May 9

Anniversaries

  • Linda & Bob Mooney – May 9, 1964- Elton MD – 57 years

  • Wednesday, May 19 — 6:00pm – CUC Spring Fling
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – May 1, 2021

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. John 17: 20


Sunday, May 2, 2021

That They May All Be One

Rev. Michael Cromwell will be our CUC speaker this Sunday. His lesson is titled: “That They May All Be One” and will focus on John 17 (especially verses 20-24).


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, April 18

Class 44
Zoom 43
Total 87


Thank goodness for Zoom!

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.

If you don’t receive the newsletter any week, if you have jotted down this meeting ID number, then you may just click on join meeting in Zoom and type in that number to join the meeting. If the meeting does not start for you by 9:30 am on Sundays, PLEASE check your emails for a new (alternate) link to the Sunday School meeting.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform, select the event that you are attending to register. When you choose the time that the class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Message from CUC President

What Does it Mean to be Born Again?

…..Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” John 3:3

There is a great deal of misinformation regarding the meaning of the term “born again.” Such ignorance and confusion could have disastrous ramifications if those who think they are born again really aren’t. In a conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus used this term to explain how one enters the kingdom of heaven. Nicodemus thought the Lord was referring to a subsequent physical birth and couldn’t fathom how this was possible, but Jesus was speaking in spiritual terms. The original Greek phrase literally means “born from above,” signifying that this new birth originates with God, not with man. It also involves being born of water and the Spirit. To enter the kingdom of heaven, we must be cleansed from our sins and regenerated by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5).

When you are born again through faith in Jesus Christ, there is a radical change within you. Your spirit, which was once dead to God, is made alive by the Holy Spirit, who now indwells you. He enables you to understand His spiritual truths and live in obedience to His Word. What begins as an invisible renewal will soon become increasingly visible in a righteous lifestyle.

Taken from Daily Devotions, In Touch Ministries. InTouch.org

I am writing this on Tuesday, as MariAnna and I plan to leave on Thursday to visit family and friends in Mississippi and help celebrate Baby Jack’s second birthday. Because of COVID last year he was not able to truly enjoy his 1st birthday. I leave you in in the capable hands of your VP, Sandy Martin. Please continue to support Sandy, CUC and RUMC by attending in person. MariAnna and I have been attending Chapel Roswell after CUC, and Marion Brown announced this past Sunday that all of our ministers will be returning for another year! Praise the Lord!

God willing, we will see you on Mother’s Day, the 9th of May.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


Update from the Fellowship Committee:

Join us for a Spring Fling to reconnect after such a long absence from one another. This event will take the place of our usual Patriotic Party. Details include:

  • When: Wednesday, May 19th at 6:00pm
  • Where: On the outside patio of The Peach and the Pork Chop.
  • Cost: Order off the menu – there will be a set 20% gratuity added to each of our bills.

R.S.V.P : email Mike Story at story.mike@gmail.com with the name of the attendees no later than May 14th .

Other info: we are not planning a “rain” date – we will have the option to move indoors if the weather is inclement.


CUC Fall Retreat

Contact Gene Osborn to be added to the list if you plan to attend the CUC Retreat October 10-12. If you haven’t done so, please make your hotel reservations directly with The Ridges at 888-834-4409. Check-in date is Sunday, October 10, 2021. Mention code “CUC2021”. And don’t forget to send a check payable to CUC to Charlie Mason for incidentals–$60 per person/$120 per couple. We are still hoping to get a few more attendees as the virus restrictions are being lifted and more folks become vaccinated.


CUC Missions

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 M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


From Jacob Crane

We had another great week here at the RUMC kitchen! Sales were down a little this week, but we were still able to Serve over 425 total meals to our community! We have another great menu planned next week with two customer favorites and a special meal for Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday. Please help us to keep spreading the word about our wonderful meal program here at RUMC. Please contact Jacob via email if you have any issues with ordering, questions about menu items, or if you would like to reserve a certain frozen meal to pay by cash or check at pick up.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

Week of May 4th – May 6th

  • Tuesday – BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Rolls.
  • Wednesday – Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers, Tortilla Chips, Fresh Guacamole.
  • Thursday – Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Honey Butter Biscuit.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals $5…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals

  1. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf
  2. Shrimp, Chicken, and Sausage Jambalaya
  3. Cincinnati Beef Chili w/ Spaghetti
  4. Shrimp Pasta Primavera
  5. Tuna Noodle Casserole

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Brunswick Stew
  2. Black Bean Soup

RUMC Friday Evening Gatherings on the Commons

Starting on May 14th RUMC will be gathering on the 2nd Friday of each month – May thru October for Food, Fun, and a variety of entertainment. We want to create a time and place for the church community and the neighborhood around the church to meet, relax, smile and share the commons. Bring your own chair and/or lawn blanket. Jacob will supply the food, we will have live music, lawn games, space to run around, and some special guests to entertain. 5:30 – 8pm. Come and sit together as a Sunday school class!!!!


  • Margie Avery – for recovery of her strength following chemo and radiation treatments
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she awaits results of CAT scan
  • John Goss remains in the Emory/St. Josephs as they continue tests and try to determine treatment. Betty and son John have been allowed in to visit.
  • Marlene MacLeod for good recovery from her back injury following a fall
  • Hugh and Sue Gardner’s neighbor Doug Reed has had a setback and is back in ICU at a hospital in Douglasville. He is on a respirator and has pneumonia and a UTI. We ask for prayers for him and his wife Chris.
  • Bev Tatom’s brother-in-law Ron Fox and sister Judy still need our prayers concerning his vision issues. Ron has had the scans and now they are waiting for the results.

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
  • Betty and Don GayDon is on palliative care at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison finished with chemo as she deals with heart issues.
  • Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy, then will have surgery at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Bob Hamilton – May 7

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

  • Wednesday, May 19 — 6:00pm CUC Spring Fling
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party

CUC Newsletter – April 23, 2021

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat,
nor about your body,what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.
Luke 12:22,23



Sunday, April 25, 2021

Ask the Big Questions

We are pleased to have Jim McCormick back for this Sunday. His topic is “Ask the Big Questions”. He will be using as scripture Luke 12:13-31.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 52nd Sunday we have met on Zoom. Every Sunday for a full year!

CUC attendance Sunday, April 18:

In Classroom 48 on Zoom 45 , Total = 93

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.

If the meeting does not start for you by 9:30 am on Sundays, PLEASE check your emails for a new (alternate) link to the Sunday School meeting.


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform, select the event that you are attending to register. When you choose the time that the class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Message from CUC President

The story David and Goliath- The Importance of the Right Motives

“So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.” 1Samuel 17:50

Goliath was a daunting enemy of Israel, and a strong incentive was offered to anyone who could kill the giant: money, exemption from taxes, and marriage to King Saul’s daughter. Though these rewards would intrigue any young man, David was not foolhardy. The young shepherd had a different motivation for standing against Goliath: He wanted to serve the Lord.

And so David called out, “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he has dared to defy the armies of the living God?” (1 Samuel 17:26). To him, a challenge to God’s chosen nation of Israel was the same as defying the Lord Himself. David was prepared to defend Yahweh’s holy name and His people, even against this formidable warrior.

It is possible for believers to seek victory with wrong motives. In fact, many reasons that sound good are actually selfish. For example, I’m tired of being in this mess, or Lord, I can’t run away, so You’ll have to remove this problem, or even, If I had more money, then I’d give more to the church. At the end of the day, the right motive is a desire to follow, serve, and honor God.

Life’s “Goliaths” happen to us all, and they can either impede or strengthen our walk with the Lord. As He did with David, God will give victory to those who stand strong in His name.

Taken from the daily devotions of InTouch Ministries @ intouch.org

Starting on May 14th RUMC will be gathering on the 2nd Friday of each month – May thru October for Food, Fun, and a variety of entertainment. We want to create a time and place for the church community and the neighborhood around the church to meet, relax, smile and share the commons. Bring your own chair and/or lawn blanket. Jacob will supply the food, we will have live music, lawn games, space to run around, and some special guests to entertain. 5:30 – 8pm. Come and sit together as a Sunday school class!!!!

We had a great turn out last Sunday for Jim McCormick’s first lesson. Please join us Sunday in person as Jim continues.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


Update from the Fellowship Committee:

Mark your calendar for a Pop-Up lunch this coming Monday, April 26th at 12:30 on the Commons grassy area. Bring your own chair, your lunch and drink and enjoy the company of other members from CUC. Since we are outside it is fine to meet and no sign in or temperature required! If the weather changes we will pick another day. Hope to see you Monday!!

Join us for a Spring Fling to reconnect after such a long absence from one another. This event will take the place of our usual Patriotic Party.

Details include:

  • When: Wednesday, May 19th at 6:00pm
  • Where: On the outside patio of The Peach and the Pork Chop.
  • Cost: Order off the menu – there will be a set 20% gratuity added to each of our bills.

R.S.V.P : email Mike Story at story.mike@gmail.com with the name of the attendees no later than May 14th .

Other info: We are not planning a “rain” date – we will have the option to move indoors if the weather is inclement.


CUC Fall Retreat Plans

We now have 33 folks signed up for Fall Retreat. As restrictions are eased and most have been vaccinated please consider joining us at The Ridges in Hiawassee on October 10th, 11th & 12th. Total room cost is just $298.96 for two nights. Incidentals are just $60 each or $120 per couple (Check to Charlie Mason for this).

Reserve your room at 888-834-4409 and mention Code CUC2021 to get our special rate. Email, call or text Gene Osborn at with questions or to let him know you plan to attend. The Scotts are working on entertainment and our leaders, The Goodwins, will surely make this a most memorable, rewarding experience.


CUC Missions

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 M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

From Jacob Crane:

We had another great week Serving the community. We Served 412 Hot meals and another 182 Frozen meals this week! We have a great menu planned for next week as well.

Week of April 27th – April 29th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore w/ Herbed Rice Pilaf, Roasted Tomato, Garlic Bread.
  • Wednesday: Cincinnati No Bean Chili over Spaghetti, Corn and Bean Salad, Cheddar, Corn Bread.
  • Thursday: Jambalaya Stew w/ Shrimp, Chicken and Smoked Sausage, Creole Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

  • Margie Avery – for recovery of her strength following chemo and radiation treatments
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from what she hopes will be her final round of chemo
  • Betty and Don Gay– Don is on palliative care at home with daily help of caregiver
  • John Goss remains in the hospital into next week, waiting as they continue tests and try to get bilirubin levels down and determine treatment. Betty and son John have been allowed in to visit him.
  • Marlene MacLeod for good recovery from her back injury following a fall
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.

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
  • Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison finished with chemo as she deals with heart issues.
  • Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy, then will have surgery at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people.

Thanksgiving

  • Don and Ann McNew wish to thank class members for the expressions of condolence they have received regarding the passing of Don’s sister Rosa.
    “It has been so meaningful to us to feel the outreach of concern from so many. We certainly are a loving and caring group”.
  • Mary Kay Mills – recovering well and getting out driving again

Birthdays

  • Larry Hunt – April 26
  • George Crolius – April 30

Anniversaries

  • Jim & Coleen Taylor – April 28,2002-Las Vegas, NV-19 years

  • April 26 – Pop-up lunch 12:30 PM
  • May 19- Spring Fling 6:00 PM
  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


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