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CUC Newsletter – January 17, 2020

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak. The Lord delivers him in times of trouble.

Psalm 41:1


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Having A Giving and Grateful Heart

Talaya Parker, Executive Director of HomeStretch, is our speaker. Her lesson title is “Having a Giving and Grateful Heart”.

HomeStretch is one of the local ministries that CUC has supported for years with both talent and donations. It was founded by three local churches as a spin-off of North Fulton Charities.

RUMC was one of those churches and CUC was a “hands on” contributor in the early days and continues its financial support and usually has a member on the HomeStretch Board of Directors.

The ministry of HomeStretch is ever evolving so it’s time to let both long time and recently joined members of CUC know of the exciting things happening in providing a “hands up” to deserving families who find themselves homeless.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Dee & Bill Scott and Gloria & Jack Stadler

CUC Attendance

January 12
94 members + 2 Guests+ 1 Speaker = 97 total

CUC Collection

January 12
$100


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

On Sundays there will be a basket with cards and a pen for you to write down your prayer requests and/or thanksgivings. It will be on the table to the left as you come in the double doors. After you fill it out, give the card to Sandy Griffin and she will read it from the podium. Our prayer requests are too important and we want everyone to hear them.


Mardi Gras Party

CUC will be having a second annual Mardi Gras Party on
February 25 at 6:00 PM
at the Huntcliff River Club. Our first one was such fun that over 50 people signed up the first time the signup sheet was passed! This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Sign up on Sunday morning! Contact Mike Story with any questions.


The Neighborhood Care Group list is now updated and has been sent out via email by Dave Roberts. If you notice that anyone in your group has been absent for a while send them a card or a phone call. Have a big dinner party, or dessert and coffee and play games, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and sit together. Anything you can think of that is good fellowship.

The Neighborhood Care groups have been added to the CUC Contact List. If you have forgotten the password please contact Doug Tatom.


Murphy Harpst Thank You

CUC has been sent a “thank you” letter from Murphy Harpst for the $4000 contribution from CUC which was to provide gift cards for the children there at Christmas.


Wednesday Night Out

This Wednesday night, January 22, we continue a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Other changes are being planned for the evening. Roger Davis and Larry Hunt are making arrangements for short programs at the Wednesday night dinners and have entertainment lined up for 5:30. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

Jacob Crane and his excellent staff will be preparing a great meal. This week’s menu is:

  • Cajun Jambalaya, Fried Okra, Green Beans
  • Corn Bread, Creole Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar
  • Spiced Apple Bread Pudding.

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm. In case you have missed out Jacob prepares take-out dinners enough for two for $5. We hear they are delicious!


Drop off your donations for the Mission Booth at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. Needed is jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, and best-seller hardback books. Income from the booth goes for missions. The booth is in City Antiques at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/information: Ann Gordon, rumc.com/missionbooth


Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup II is the theme of the Charis Gallery’s 6th annual art project and silent auction to benefit RUMC’s local mission partners. All are invited to participate! You may pick up your wooden letter to decorate in the Worship Arts office. Embellished letters are due by February 6.


  • Brenda Burell for a good recovery following surgery this week for bone spurs
  • Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
  • Barbara and Bob Davis – moved to Sunrise at Ivey Ridge. However Barbara has suffered a mild stroke and is at North Fulton Hospital where she is now in Rehab.
  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma , will need surgery
  • Juliana Goodson – having knee surgery on Wednesday
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Lynn Roberts as she recovers from foot surgery

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma. (They sent CUC a thank you note in appreciation for the cards and calls and visits.)
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgiving

  • Dick Anthony and Laverne Lamb back to CUC as Dick continues his recovery

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor (suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Janice Scalzo – Jan 21

Anniversaries

  • Sister and Gannett Backus – January 22, 1972- 48 years

  • Feb 22 – Birthday Party at Murphy Harpst
  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – January 10, 2020

1. Once safely on shore, we found ou.t that the island was called Malta.
2. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
3. Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand.
4. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.”
5. But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6. The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
7. There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days.
8. His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him.
9. When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10. They honored us in many ways; and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.

Acts 28:1 – 10


Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Mission

This Sunday Rev. Joe McKechnie is again our CUC class teacher. His subject is “The Mission” This is a good way to start off the first two weeks of the new year with lessons from the speaker that we so enjoyed as he led our 2019 CUC retreat.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte & Malone Dodson and Linda & Jim Boswell

CUC Attendance

January 5
103 Members + 1 speaker =Total 104!

CUC Collection

January 5
$80


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

On Sunday there will be a basket with cards and a pen for you to write down your prayer requests and/or thanksgivings. It will be on the table to the left as you come in the double doors. After you fill it out, give the card to Sandy Griffin and she will read it from the podium. Our prayer requests are too important and we want everyone to hear them.


Mardi Gras Party

CUC will be having a second annual Mardi Gras Party on February 25 at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club. Our first one was such fun! This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Sign up on Sunday morning! Contact Mike Story with any questions.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

The Neighborhood Care Group list is now updated and should be sent out via email by Dave Roberts very soon. Everyone will be aware of who is in their group. If you notice that anyone in your group has been absent for a while send them a card or a phone call. Have a big dinner party, or dessert and coffee and play games, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and sit together. Anything you can think of that is good fellowship.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT

This Wednesday night, January 8, we continue a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Other changes are being planned for the evening. Roger Davis and Larry Hunt are making arrangements for short programs at the Wednesday night dinners and have entertainment lined up for 5:30. WNO this next week will feature Bonnie White at the piano. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

Jacob Crane and his excellent staff will be preparing a great meal. This week’s menu is:

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sawmill Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Buttered Yeast Rolls, Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Banana Pudding Tiramisu

FYI…Dinner menu is inspired by all of Patty Hampton’s favorite dishes in honor of her dedication and service to RUMC.

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm. In case you have missed out Jacob prepares take-out dinners enough for two for $5. We hear they are delicious!


Sanctuary Choir Open House

On January 15 the Sanctuary Choir will host an Open House at 6:30. You can stay for rehearsal as the choir prepares for “Voices of Mimosa” on March 15 when all the churches on Mimosa will join forces for a concert. No long term commitment is necessary.


RUMC Mission Booth

Drop off your donations for the Mission Booth at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. Needed is jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, and best-seller hardback books. Income from the booth goes for missions. The booth is in City Antiques at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/information: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900 or rumc.com/missionbooth


Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup II is the theme of the Charis Gallery’s 6th annual art project and silent auction to benefit RUMC’s local mission partners. All are invited to participate! You may pick up your wooden letter to decorate in the Worship Arts office. Embellished letters are due by February 6.


  • Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
  • Barbara and Bob Davis – moved to Sunrise at Ivey Ridge, 2950 Old Alabama Rd., #224, Alpharetta, GA 30004. However Barbara has suffered a mild stroke and was moved to North Fulton Hospital where she has been in ICU and is anticipating a move to rehab.
  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma , will need surgery
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Mother-in-law and family of David and Norma Hills’ son Tom. She is in Emory with inoperable brain tumor.
  • Family of Wilfred Bouye whose brother has been in a coma for several years to make right decision

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues his recovery
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgiving

  • Bob Morisey’s Brother Bob had successful implantation of 5 stents following a heart attack.
  • Evelyn Hatfield back after recent illness

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor Sue Waite of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Mike Story – Jan 14
  • Julian Belote – Jan 17
  • Don McNew – Jan 13

Anniversaries

-*- None -*-


  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – January 3, 2020

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19


Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

New Year’s Revolution

This Sunday Rev. Joe McKechnie is our CUC class teacher. His subject is “New Year’s Revolution”. This is a good way to start off the new year with a lesson from the pastor that we so enjoyed as he led our 2019 CUC retreat.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho and Patsy & Bill Lanham

CUC Attendance

December 29
91 members + 1 guest = 92 total

CUC Collection

December 29
$83


WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT

This Wednesday night, January 8, we will begin a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Jacob Crane and his excellent staff will be preparing a great meal for opening night. Other changes are being planned for the evening. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

This week’s menu is:

  • Chicken Cacciatori, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Medley
  • Buttered Yeast Rolls, Tomato Bisque,
  • Featured Salad Bar
  • Key Lime Pie.

SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


RUMC Mission Booth

Drop off your donations for the Mission Booth at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. Needed is jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, and best-seller hardback books. Income from the booth goes for missions. The booth is in City Antiques at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/information: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900 or rumc.com/missionbooth


Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup II is the theme of the Charis Gallery’s 6th annual art project and silent auction to benefit RUMC’s local mission partners. All are invited to participate! You may pick up your wooden letter to decorate in the Worship Arts office. Embellished letters are due by February 6.


  • Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma and will need surgery
  • Evelyn Hatfield – for a full recovery
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues his recovery
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara and Bob Davis – both now at Sunrise at Ivey Ridge, 2950 Old Alabama Rd., #224, Alpharetta, GA 30004
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Sad News from former CUC member Gail Earman. Diana Frei passed away on Sat. Dec. 28th. Her service will be on Wed., Jan. 8th at 11AM at Johns Creek UMC.

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.

(Please help to keep this weekly email up to date by notifying the editor (suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Norma Hills – Jan 5
  • Sue Waite – Jan 5
  • Jill Head – Jan 6
  • Sara Beecham – Jan 6
  • Katherine Simons – Jan 10
  • Roger Davis – Jan 11

Anniversaries

–*– None –*–


  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Merry Christmas!

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”.

Luke 2: 10,11


The Journey to Joy

The title of the CUC lesson this week is: “The Journey to Joy” and it is being led by Bill Griffin. This is the third of the Advent Lessons, from the advent lesson book Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine. This series includes excellent videos of the author telling the story of the birth of Christ.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Mary Kay Mills, Charlotte Boroughs, Bob Morisey, and Janice Scalzo

CUC Attendance

December 15
86 members +1 guest = 87

CUC Collection

December 15
$95


Operation Christmas Child

Congratulations CUC! Lynn Roberts has announced that we reached our goal of donating 100+ boxes.

Thank you

Thank you to Nancy & Johny Wright for again hosting a wonderful Christmas open house attended and enjoyed by so many CUC members.


CUC Foundation

As you are taking out your Required Minimum Distribution consider making a donation to the RMC Foundation through the CUC Foundation. This is not only a worthy cause but also a tax saving. Call Vince Grosse if you have questions


RUMC 2020 Pledge Campaign

CUC still places as number 4 for Sunday School class pledges for this next year’s RUMC campaign! Have you sent in your pledge yet?


Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Sing along with the Michael O’Neal Singers this Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Add your voice to a chorus of hundreds in this annual holiday tradition! Bring your own score, or purchase one there. Along with vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, hundreds of singers will perform the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah. Listeners are welcome, too! Tickets/information: 770.594.7974 or mosingers.com


Help Wanted

Please let George Waite know if you are available to assist with ushering at the 11:00 pm service in the chapel on Christmas Eve.

We are looking for a few good hands to help with the RUMC Library for the upcoming year. Duties would include shelving and managing the check-in system. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Rev. Melissa Mobley at mmobley@rumc.com


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma and will need surgery after talking with doctors
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

Thanksgivings

  • Dick Anthony – His multi myeloma is in remission!
  • Fred Brown and Malone Dodson both back to CUC and looking well after recent scares
  • Tom Cantrell – as he has been treated for bladder cancer and was pronounced cancer-free
  • Bob Leckie – doing well after recent hospitalization with infected toe
  • Ann McNew – Home after short hospital stay with all test results normal
  • Evelyn Grossedaughter-law of Donna & Vince Grosse who has had successful life-saving surgery for a non-malignant brain tumor

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Lynda Leckie – Dec. 26
  • Jim Boswell – Dec. 27
  • Brenda Burrell – Dec. 28
  • Patricia Deaton – Dec. 28

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and John Goss – December 27, 1961 – 58 years !
  • Pat and Grady Phillips – December 28, 1963 – 56 years !

  • Dec 13, 7:30, Dec.15, 3PM-Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Dec. 14 – 4-5:30 PM – An Evening in Bethlehem
  • Dec. 22 – 3 PM – Annual MOS Messiah Sing-Along
  • Dec 24 -10:00 AM Christmas Eve Morning Worship with Communion
  • 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Family Worship
  • 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
  • 11:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service
  • Feb 25 – CUC MardiGras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College

CUC Newsletter – December 14, 2019

“The angel replied, The Holy Spirit will come over you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the one who is to be born will be holy. He will be called God’s son. Luke 1:35


Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Promise of Potential

Garlinn Story will be delivering the lesson this coming Sunday. The title is “The Promise of Potential”. This is the second of the Advent Lessons, from the advent lesson book Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine. This series includes excellent videos of the author telling the story of the birth of Christ.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Attendance

December 8
91 CUC members

CUC Collection

December 8
$105


Christmas Festival Concerts

Don’t miss this incredible annual holiday tradition! RUMC’s Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and available in the Main Office, Chapel building; the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary building; or ONLINE.


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


CUC Foundation

As you are taking out your Required Minimum Distribution consider making a donation to the RMC Foundation through the CUC Foundation. This is not only a worthy cause but also a tax saving. Call Vince Grosse if you have questions.


A Recommended Movie

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood -a story about Fred Rogers


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is discontinued and changed to an online system which may still be a few years off, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – on the death of his brother on Wednesday. Dick is improving and seems to be getting around better. He still has a long road ahead to be totally independent
  • Fred Brown following surgery to have a cardiac defibrillator implanted.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Rev. Jeff Ross as he recovers from hip surgery
  • Evelyn Grossedaughter-law of Donna & Vince Grosse who has been diagnosed with a meningioma in her brain and is having surgery this Friday morning at Northside Hospital.
  • Dave Stewart, seriously ill husband of friend of Jan Ligon in Indianapolis had 7th pace maker put in on Thursday to opposite side of chest due to recurring infections.

Continuing Prayers

  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • — None —

Anniversaries

  • Marianna and Fred Brown – December 18, 1966 – 53 years !

  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3 PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Dec. 14 – 4-5:30 PM – An Evening in Bethlehem
  • Dec. 22 -3 PM – Annual MOS Messiah Sing-Along
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – December 8, 2019

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Luke 2:4-5 4


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Light of the World

Myra Belote will be teaching our CUC lesson this Sunday, the first of the Advent Lessons from the advent lesson book Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine. This lesson is based on Luke2; 4-5. We always enjoy Myra’s lessons as she is an excellent teacher.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jan & Allen Buckley and Martha & Bill Thompson

CUC Attendance

December 1
99 CUC members + 4 visitors + guest speaker = 104!

CUC Collection

December 1
$103


CUC Christmas Party

A huge “thank you” to the CUC Fellowship Committee for planning and putting on a wonderful Christmas party last Tuesday for over 100 guests. The facility was perfect, the table decorations beautiful, the food delicious, the announcements and coordination of events well done, and the “White Elephant” gift exchange was fun. The fine Christian fellowship was supportive and uplifting. We were blessed to have Jim and Patricia Mc Cormick with us.

(Incidentally the two lost rings were found – one in the owner’s white elephant bag and the other in a gardening glove at home. And the key fob found in one of the white elephant bags was returned to its rightful owner for transportation home after the party!)


RUMC 2020 Pledge Campaign

CUC still places as number 4 for Sunday School class pledges for this next year’s RUMC campaign! Have you sent in your pledge yet?


CUC Membership (corrected)

Dave Roberts reports we have the following statistics regarding our CUC Class:

The CUC Class has 105 families, 65 couples and 40 single family members. 32 of the 105 females do not have spouses shown and 8 of the 105 males have no spouses shown. Our class list shows 97 female and 73 male members. Total class membership – 170.


Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on this coming Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is still being offered through CUC with Tom Knight handling the sales. There are still a few books available. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase. 100% of the $15 sales price is going into a CUC mission fund as a memorial to George Martin.


Care Ministry Help Needed

The RUMC Care Ministry needs folks to deliver Poinsettias to shut-ins this Sunday, December 8. If you can help, come by the Welcome Center after worship and Mary Stokes will give you name, address and poinsettia.


RUMC Second Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

This Friday, Dec 6th (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec 7th (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) is when this amazing event continues featuring 75 vendors selling high end quality gifts including accessories, art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, sports memorabilia and much more! It is being held in The Dodson Center (Dod). There is a bake sale, a raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and wreath and poinsettia sales. All proceeds will benefit Roswell Student Ministries Youth Missions. Please come shop.


Christmas Festival Concerts

Don’t miss this incredible annual holiday tradition! RUMC’s Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and available in the Main Office, Chapel building; the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary building; or ONLINE.


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates from recent illnesses
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgiving

  • Malone Dodson – fully recovered from his scary incident at the CUC Christmas party. Surely our many prayers contributed to his fast recovery.

Thank you to CUC Friends and Fellow Members
From Johnny and Donna Johnson:

Donna and I want to say a heartfelt thank you for all the many kindnesses that you all continue to give to us. From your continued welcoming every time we see you, to the many calls and extraordinary cards and notes that we receive we welcome all of these. But most thankful we are for your prayers. So much more than we deserve, but thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I had chemo yesterday and am feeling fine I’m day one after it. The Christmas party was wonderful and we really enjoyed seeing everyone there.

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Hugh Gardner – December 10

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Tom Erdman – December 13, 1959 – 60 Years!!

  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3 PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 29, 2019

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mark 1:3


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?

Jim McCormick is again our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic will be, for the first Sunday in Advent, is “Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?” The text is: Mark 1:1-8. Our class really looks forward to hearing from Jim. His messages are always so inspiring. He will also have more Tell It Like It Can Be books, since all previous ones have been sold and he will sign books both before the program and after.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Ann & Don McNew and Gayle & George Crolius

CUC Attendance

November 24
102 members and 3 visitors = 105 !

CUC Collection

November 24
$95


Murphy-Harpst Collection

The amount collected from the special collection for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home totaled $3924. A check has been written from CUC to Murphy-Harpst in the amount of $4000.


Special Remembrance Presentation

On the evening of December 3, (the night of the CUC Christmas Party) RUMC is having a special Remembrance evening. For those of you attending the class Christmas Party, we would like to extend a special invite for you to share your remembrances with fellow CUC classmates in a special presentation which will occur at the start of our CUC class on this coming Sunday, December 1. To have your loved ones included, please provide names and photos if any, by Friday, November 29 to Jeff Coelho


Christmas is coming!

We are looking forward to our CUC Christmas party on this coming Tuesday, December 3. We are so excited to have approximately 110 people signed up for the party. The event begins at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Traffic at that time is very heavy and tends to back up getting off GA 400 and also turning off Westside Parkway. Please allow extra time.

You turn right at the traffic light on Windward onto Edison. Take the first right off of Edison and the club will be on the left. There is handicap parking and a ramp.

The party begins at 6:00 pm and there will be hand passed appetizers in the area around the piano outside the main dining room. Adam Coelho has kindly agreed to make photographs again. Please contact MariAnna Brown with any questions. Be sure to remember your bag with your gift for the white elephant gift exchange.


CUC Christmas Gift for Murphy Harpst Children

Betty Hunt has mailed a letter and check to Pam Kramer which tells how our CUC class responded to the request for helping make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. The main paragraph and closing:

The Christians Under Construction Class is pleased to send a check for $4000.00 to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers for Christmas this year. Our objective was to provide every young person there with a $25 gift card, so that goal was surpassed this month. Money not needed for gift cards could be used for other Christmas items. Class members are sympathetic with how staff members there help residents and agree that this December 25 should be a happy day for them. With best wishes for all of you this holiday season, CUC Mission Outreach Committee.


CUC Membership

Dave Roberts reports we have the following statistics regarding our CUC Class:

The CUC Class has 105 families, 65 couples and 40 single family members. 32 of the females do not have spouses shown and 8 of the males have no spouses shown. Our class list shows 73 female and 97 male members. Total class membership – 170.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is still being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. George and Sandy Martin paid for the publication of the book and all proceeds will be going into a CUC fund as a memorial to George. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out

This is the menu for the final WNO of the year on December 4th. We have had great turn outs, and we are continuing to grow in numbers each week! Hoping to make this final WNO the best of the year.

  • Beef Bourguignon, Smoked Gouda Risotto, Roasted Brussel Sprouts,
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup De Jour,
  • Apple Cobbler Cake

Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


RUMC Second Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

Come on Thursday, Dec 5th (6-8 p.m.), Friday, Dec 6th (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec 7th (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

for this amazing event featuring 75 vendors selling high end quality gifts including accessories, art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, sports memorabilia and much more! It will be held in The Dodson Center (Dod). There will also be a bake sale, a raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and wreath and poinsettia sales. All proceeds will benefit Roswell Student Ministries Youth Missions. Please come shop and consider volunteering your time or a fabulous baked good! For more information and to volunteer your time and/or baked goods, please go to www.rumc.com/christmasgcs


Christmas Festival Concerts

Don’t miss this incredible annual holiday tradition! RUMC’s Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and available in the Main Office, Chapel building; the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary building; or ONLINE.


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer and seeks further options.
  • Bob Leckie, recently diagnosed with diabetes, at home since Sunday, prayers for healing of toe and leg.
  • Malone Dodson’s sister who has broken her hip
  • Bev Tatom has two prayer requests: For her stepson Jeff Petersen and family. He had a stroke Wednesday and is in ICU at Kennestone hospital. And for her sister, Judy, and brother-in-law Ron Fox who fell Thursday and he has a possible broken hip.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates from recent illnesses
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.


Birthdays

  • George Waite – December 3
  • Mary Serafina – December 7

Anniversaries

** None **


  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 22, 2019

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Give thanks in all circumstances.”


Sunday, November 24, 2019

How Can I Say Thanks?

Jim McCormick is our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic will be, “How Can I Say Thanks?”. Our class really looks forward to hearing from Jim. His messages are always so “down to earth” and inspiring. Jim will also be available this Sunday for signing of his new book, Tell It Like It Can Be.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sara & Paul Beecham and MariAnna & Fred Brown

CUC Attendance

November 17
102 members + 2 guests = 104 total!

CUC Collection

November 17
$93

CUC Officers Update

Sandy Griffin has agreed to continue as CUC president after our loss of George Martin

Fred Brown will take Sandy’s place as 2019-2020 CUC vice president.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. George and Sandy Martin paid for the publication of the book and all proceeds will be going into a CUC fund as a memorial to George. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase.


Christmas is coming!

We are looking forward to our CUC Christmas party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. We are so excited to have approximately 110 people signed up for the party. Please contact MariAnna Brown with any questions. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Finish collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are being collected by Lynn Roberts. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 24th! We are almost there! Lynn will be out of town the Sunday after Thanksgiving but boxes can be left in the closet if anyone brings them in that week.


Community Thanksgiving Meal

On Thanksgiving Day, RUMC opens its doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the Fellowship Hall.

As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. For information or to volunteer, contact Pam Anderson, pam_anderson@msn.com or visit rumc.com/thanksgiving


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

Our CUC Class traditionally helps to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown. Pam Kramer, our contact person there, has sent the following message to us. “We are excited to provide the best holiday for our residential, specialized foster care, and community services children this season.

Many have not ever experienced a real Christmas and it is truly a joy to see their faces light up on Christmas morning. We appreciate your continued support to make this year one children will never forget.”

The Mission Outreach Committee suggests that we donate cash or checks made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. All money will be handed to class treasurer Charlie Mason, who will send one check to this Methodist facility. The goal is to provide $25 gift cards for as many young people as our total will buy. Pam knows about our plan for this year. The Christmas basket will be passed around our classroom for the next three Sundays. Thank you for your kindness, CUC. Contact Betty Hunt with any questions.


RUMC – “In His Steps” Campaign

CUC Class is now at #4 place church wide in the “In His Steps” campaign. Please be sure to turn your annual pledge in!


New RUMC Members

Last Sunday, Lesleigh and Jeff Coelho and Pat Ball officially joined RUMC during the new member luncheon.


Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


Library Help Needed

RUMC is looking for a few good hands to help with the RUMC Library for the upcoming year. Duties would include shelving and managing the check-in system. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Rev. Melissa Mobley at mmobley@rumc.com


Model Railroad Open House

Each fall the Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association conducts a series of open houses for members to show off their model railroads. This year there are 74 railroads all over the greater Atlanta area open to the public over a seven week period in October and November. This Saturday, November 23, Charlie Mason’s railroad will be open from 1 PM to 5 PM. Members of the CUC Class are invited to see model trains run over a layout modeling the South Jersey area in the 1950’s.


For CUC email Communications

If you want to communicate with the editor of the weekly CUC newsletter, Sue Waite, for additions to the weekly newsletter or to send out an announcement midweek please send her an email to be sure the editor gets it promptly. The gmail address from which you receive this newsletter is used primarily for sending the all 180 addresses currently on the list and is not checked as regularly for input.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Lynn Adcock on the loss of her mother
  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates at Laverne’s home from recent illnesses.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center on Druid Hills Road. The family has requested limited visitors.
  • Mary Jennings – our newest CUC member, had auto accident 2 weeks ago and is recovering from a cracked sternum
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. It was good to see them out to CUC this past Sunday!
  • Bob Leckie, recently diagnosed with diabetes, has been at Northside Hospital this week, and has had a vascular procedure to open blood vessels to improve healing of injury to toe after a fall last week. Asking for prayers for healing.
  • Catherine Simons as she deals with her father’s failing health
  • Dave Woodworth, former CUC member, on the loss of his son David
  • Mauricio Cuervo, next door neighbor of Sandy Martin, who is battling lymphoma and may need a bone marrow transplant.

Thanksgiving

  • Patricia Lanham would like to thank the class for their prayers, emails, calls and cards following her ablation. “I really do appreciate it! I am home taking it easy per doctor’s orders and beginning to feel much better.”

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Diana Frei (former CUC member) is in home Hospice now. She looks good and feels pretty good, but all treatment for lymphoma was stopped.

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Bob Moore – Nov 26
  • Martha Thompson – Nov. 26
  • Charlotte Dodson —Nov. 29
  • Doug Tatom —Nov. 30

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – Nov. 26, 1960 – 59 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – Nov. 28, 1958 – 61 years!!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – Nov.28, 1987 – 32 years

Calendar Reminders

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3 PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 15, 2019

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Psalm 28:7


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Developing a Trusting Heart

This Sunday our own Debbie Goodwin has the CUC class lesson. Debbie always brings us an inspiring lesson.

She has chosen as her subject “Developing a Trusting Heart”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Marlene & Don MacLeod and Myra & Julian Belote

CUC Attendance

November 10
Members 109 + 2 visitors = 111 !!

CUC Collection

November 10
$136


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase. Jim will be speaking in CUC in several weeks and will sign his books for you at that time.


Christmas is coming!

This Sunday, November 17, is the deadline to sign up and pay for our CUC Christmas party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. ( Checks should be made out to CUC with Christmas Party in the memo line). We are so excited to have approximately 109 people signed up for the party. If you won’t be in CUC and want to attend please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the committee to have your name added to the list or if you have any questions. The Metropolitan Club requires our final count and payment 10 business days before our event. If you are out of town please feel free to mail your payment before the deadline The cost will be $40 per person. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be collected by Lynn Roberts. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 17th!


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

Our CUC Class traditionally helps to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown. Pam Kramer, our contact person there, has sent the following message to us. “We are excited to provide the best holiday for our residential, specialized foster care, and community services children this season. Many have not ever experienced a real Christmas and it is truly a joy to see their faces light up on Christmas morning. We appreciate your continued support to make this year one children will never forget.”

The Mission Outreach Committee suggests that we donate cash or checks made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. All money will be handed to class treasurer Charlie Mason, who will send one check to this Methodist facility. The goal is to provide $25 gift cards for as many young people as our total will buy. Pam knows about our plan for this year.The Christmas basket will be passed around our classroom for the next three Sundays. Thank you for your kindness, CUC. Contact Betty Hunt with any questions.


Thanks to the Cares and Concerns Committee

Much appreciation goes to the CUC Cares and Concerns committee for organizing the food for the meal following the memorial service for George Martin.


Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for November 20:

  • Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Herbed Stuffing, Garlic Butter Green Beans,
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup De Jour, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm


Missions

There are mission trips planned to Panama City through January. If anyone is interested go, to rum.com/missiontrips. Also if anyone is interested in missions right here in our own backyard, contact mbrown@rumc.com.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – came home from rehab on Tuesday to Laverne Lamb’s home for further recuperation. Doing OK just needs to grow stronger.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – was not doing well in rehab and has been returned to the Gwinnett Northside Hospital in Duluth. Room 405.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Patsy Lanham is scheduled for a heart ablation at Emory/St. Joseph’s next Monday morning at 7:30 and would appreciate prayers for a successful procedure. This is to hopefully get rid of the impulses causing atrial fibrillation. She will be there overnight.
  • Sandy Martin – Prayers and sympathy on the loss of George.

Thanksgiving

  • Julian Belote – for good recovery following fractured hip

It was good to see Earnie Robertson back to CUC and participating in the Veteran’s Day program in CUC. We wish Bettie Robertson well.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Baby Jack premature infant grand nephew of Marianna Brown who continues to battle multiple complications, and his parents.

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Lynn Roberts—Nov 18
  • Ron Peterson—Nov 18
  • Sandy Griffin—Nov 19

Anniversaries

  • Brenda & Bob Burrell – November 17, 1990 – 29 years
  • Gale and Roger Davis – November 23, 1961 – 58 years!

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30, Dec.15, 3PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 9, 2019

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:13


CUC Announcements – Nov. 10, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A Salute to CUC Veterans

November 10 is the birthday of the Marine Corps and November 11 is Veterans Day, so in our CUC class it is planned to have a tribute to retired military class members who will share their stories along with a Power Point presentation. Jim McCormick will also be at our CUC class this Sunday to tell us about his new book.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Norma & Dave Hills and Nancy & Johnie Wright

CUC Attendance

November 3
90 members + 2 guests + teacher = 93

CUC Collection

November3
$119

New CUC Member

Welcome Mary Jennings, our newest member.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick , one of our favorite CUC speakers, has a new book out, Tell It Like It Can Be , and it is available on Amazon. But instead of ordering it from Amazon, it will be offered through CUC with 100% of the sales price going to a CUC mission project.

Each chapter of this book contains inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for those who take God seriously and who seek to be followers of Jesus. Not narrowly denominational or fundamental, it speaks to everyone who wants to experience the gracious gifts of God that are available to all sincere seekers and to pass that on to all the children of God.

We understand our own George Martin was instrumental in having Jim write this book as he told Jim he wanted a book that he could give to his grandchildren about the Christian faith.


Christmas is coming!

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

We are so excited to have approximately 109 people signed up for the Christmas Party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. If you won’t be in CUC and want to attend please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the committee to have your name added to the list or if you have any questions.

The Metropolitan Club requires our final count and payment 10 business days before our event so please make sure your payment is received NLT November 17. If you are out of town please feel free to mail your payment before the deadline The cost will be $40 per person. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 17th!


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Pork, Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese, Braised Collard Greens, Sliced Yeast Rolls, Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Pudding

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm


Pecan Sale

It’s back! The annual pecan sale has begun. Proceeds support Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and Discovery Sunday School missions. Order online or at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. $9/bag, 3 bags for $25, or 30 bags for $240


Another Christmas Event

Yes, Christmas is coming!

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


Missions

There are mission trips planned to Panama City through January. If anyone is interested go, to rum.com/missiontrips. Also if anyone is interested in missions right here in our own backyard, contact mbrown@rumc.com.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Sandy Martin – Prayers and sympathy on the loss of George last Sunday morning. Our CUC class president, he was a very special Christian man who will be sorely missed and well-remembered. (George’s memorial service will be on Friday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 in the Chapel with a dinner provided by the CUC Class following in Fellowship Hall.)
  • Dick Anthony – Has been moved to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth as of last Saturday. Visitation is 4 to 9 He is scheduled to come home on Thursday. He will be going to Laverne’s house.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery following fractured hip
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – was not doing well in rehab and has been returned to the Gwinnett Northside Hospital in Duluth. Room 405.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. He’ll also continue exploring additional therapies.

Thanksgiving

From Larry and Betty Hunt: Thanks to an attentive heart physician and a skilled vascular surgeon, Larry Hunt was operated on October 30 for a carotid artery found 80% occluded. He was at Northside Hospital Forsyth for only that day and the next. We thank God for all the good attention from the staff there and for knowing that fellow members of CUC would wish him well. Recovery time is about two weeks.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – Nov 14
  • Jim Taylor – Nov 15
  • John Lemke – Nov 15
  • Judy Hoogstraal – Nov 15

Anniversaries

  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – Nov 16, 1962 – 57 years
  • Wanda and Terry Taylor – Nov 16, 1991 -28 years

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 1, 2019

He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? ”

Mark 4:30 (NRSV)


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson again has our CUC lesson for Nov 3. He continues with part 2 of his very interesting and enjoyable lesson of last week “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. Scott has led our class a number of times before and always brings us an excellent lesson.

CUC Announcements – Nov. 3, 2019

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Debbie & Mark Goodwin, Virginia Hardy, and Mary Serafina

CUC Attendance

October 27
1 teacher + I guest + 86 members = 88 total

CUC Collection

October 27
$96

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Already over 106 CUC’ers have signed up! Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact members of the fellowship committee with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are now available and will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Or you can contribute on- line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes !


CUC Mission Outreach

CUC Mission Outreach pamphlets were distributed recently describing the mission outreach of our CUC class. Be sure you get a copy to learn about these missions and how CUC supports them.


Service Opportunity

Needed – Part time substitute bakery pickup and delivery to church, etc.

Pickups available from either Publix at Northridge or Publix at Holcomb Bridge and 400

Pickups can be either morning or closing at pm. (Full time positions also available!!)

Please call either Claudia or John Phelps


Annual Pledge Sunday

With this coming Sunday being the Sunday when we consider what our annual pledge to the church will be, Vince Grosse offers the following information for your consideration:

When you take a distribution from a “Traditional” IRA, you must pay taxes on it as you haven’t paid taxes on the money you put into the IRA originally. However, if you are 701/2 years of age and you make a charitable deduction directly from your “Traditional” IRA to a qualified charity, it is not considered a taxable distribution.

You can use this charitable donation to meet all or part of your IRA’s RMD (required minimum distribution.) If you itemize your deductions, you cannot also claim this charitable donation as a deduction on Schedule A. If you don’t itemize but take the standard deduction, a charitable donation from your RMD will give you a tax break. Talk to your tax preparer or IRA manager for more information.

This is a great way to meet your annual pledge or donate to the Foundation, or both!


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for November 6:

  • Beef Lasagna, Herbed Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • French Onion Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Cannoli Cream Cake

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Time Forgotten – Time Remembered

Stop by the Charis Gallery to view the The Spirit Lives On exhibit featuring photographs and drawings by Alzheimer’s patients and their Caregivers.


Pecan Sale

It’s back! The annual pecan sale has begun. Proceeds support Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and Discovery Sunday School missions. Order online or at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. $9/bag, 3 bags for $25, or 30 bags for $240


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick , one of our favorite CUC speakers, has a new book out, Tell It Like It Can Be , and it is available on Amazon. According to Amazon: Each chapter of this book contains inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for those who take God seriously and who seek to be followers of Jesus. Not narrowly denominational or fundamental, it speaks to everyone who wants to experience the gracious gifts of God that are available to all sincere seekers and to pass that on to all the children of God.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. Awaiting move shortly to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Visitation is 4 to 9 and he will be there two weeks.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery following discharge from rehab on Thursday after 20 days. He has improved so much. They are very appreciative of the loving support from our incredible CUC Class.
  • Barbara Davis – recovering at Glancy Rehab Center in Duluth. Visitors are allowed.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he has begun chemo for his pancreatic cancer, and returned back to Atlanta for subsequent treatments. He’ll also continue exploring additional therapies. It was good to see them in class with their son on Sunday, having returned to their old home in Roswell.
  • George Martin and Sandy as George remains at home, placed on Hospice care last weekend. No visitors at this time but Sandy expresses thanks to everyone at CUC who have showered them with affection and prayers. Their family has rallied around them.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer

Thanksgiving

  • Betty Smith – back to CUC class, pain free, and settled in her new home

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Mary Lee Copeland – Nov 4
  • Bill Griffin – Nov 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov 7
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Norma Taylor – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov 9

Anniversaries

  • Virginia & Stan Thomason – Nov 5, 1960 -59 years!
  • Debbie & Mark Goodwin – Nov 8, 1980 – 39 years
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958 – 61 years!

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


Newsletter – October 26, 2019

All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.

Matt 13:34 (NASB)


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson has our CUC lesson Oct 27 and Nov 3. His subject will be “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. Scott has led our class a number of times before and always brings us an excellent lesson.

CUC Announcements – Oct 27, 2019

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty and Larry Hunt, and Sue and George Waite.

CUC Attendance

October 20
1 teacher + 99 members = 100 total

CUC Collection

October 20
$122

New CUC Member Welcomed

Jim Taylor – brother of Claudia Phelps


Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Already over 90 CUC’ers have signed up! Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact

Mike and Garlinn Story, MariAnna Brown, or Lesleigh Coelho with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are now available and will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes !


CUC Mission Outreach

CUC Mission Outreach pamphlets were distributed last Sunday describing the mission outreach of our CUC class. Be sure you get a copy to learn about these missions and how CUC supports them.

Service Opportunity

Needed – Part time substitute bakery pickup and delivery to church, etc.

Pickups available from either Publix at Northridge or Publix at Holcomb Bridge and 400

Pickups can be either morning or closing at pm. (Full time positions also available !!)

Please call either Claudia or John Phelps.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for October 30:

  • White Bean and Chicken Chili, Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
  • Southwestern Corn with Cotija Cheese
  • Green Chili Cheddar Corn Bread, Black Bean Soup
  • Tres Leche Cake
  • Featured Salad Bar:Garden Salad w/ Spring, Carrots, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Time Forgotten – Time Remembered

This Sunday at 3:00, the Michael O’Neal Singers will be presenting a program at RUMC which will include the regional premiere of Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories, a critically acclaimed work which addresses the subject of memory loss. In addition to the full MOS choir there will be the chamber orchestra, guest soloists, and guest narrator actor, Tom Key. Also included in the concert will be performances of Long, Long, Ago, Shenandoah, Amazing Grace and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Tickets 15/$20 in advance; $20/$25 at the door.
www.mosingers.com or 770-594-7974


Charis Gallery

Stop by the Charis Gallery to view the The Spirit Lives On exhibit featuring photographs and drawings by Alzheimers patients and their Caregivers.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. He will be moved probably next week to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Visitation is 4 to 9 and he will be there two weeks.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery from hip fracture following rehab.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – recovering at Glancy Rehab Center in Duluth. Visitors are allowed.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they plan to begin the experimental drug therapy Winston Salem for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell.
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery, is being treated for anemia, and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – Oct 29
  • Bill Thompson – Oct 30
  • Linda Mooney – Nov 2

Anniversaries

§§ none §§


  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Retreat – October 2019

CUC’s Fall Retreat was held at the Amicalola Falls Lodge – Oct 8th – 10th, 2019.

Dr. Joe McKechnie – Associate Pastor for Chapel Roswell was our Retreat Leader.

Dr. Joe McKechnie

Retreat Photos

Click the Photo Above to see all of the Retreat pictures

Dr Joe’s Message

Please Note: After you click on a link above to listen to a Session, you must scroll down in the page a little to see the play button. Thanks, and sorry for any inconvenience.



CUC Newsletter – October 19, 2019

And all people will see God’s salvation.”

Luke 3:6


Sunday, October 20, 2019

A Place of Hope

Rev. Nancy Lane is bringing us the CUC lesson this Sunday. Her topic is “A Place of Hope”. As Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care at RUMC for about the past 18 years Nancy is well known to us and her work and caring is known and appreciated by all of us. In the few times she has led our CUC class she always brings us a good message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Martha & Tom Knight and Garlinn & Mike Storey

CUC Attendance

October 13
71 Members + 1 Speaker + 2 Visitors = TOTAL: 74

CUC Collection

October 13
$68


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact MariAnna Brown or Lesleigh Coelho with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be distributed and then collected by Lynn Roberts on November 18th and 25th.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for October 23:

  • Shepherd’s Pie with Mushroom Gravy, Herb Roasted Carrots and Parsnips,
  • Fresh Buttered Yeast Rolls,Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Strawberry Shortcake

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Gibbs Gardens Senior Day Trip

Jeff Ross has set up a trip for the Seniors for Friday, Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The Japanese Maple trees should be beautiful! The plan is to meet at the church parlor at 9am to board the buses and return by 3 pm. Register by October 21: rumc.com/gibbsgardens


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Still waiting to go to rehab when his condition improves.
  • Julian Belote – He will be in rehab following his hip fracture until October 24. He is improving each day but it is slow going. So grateful to our wonderful class for calls, cards, emails, texts and especially for prayers
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her legs and lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they begin course of therapy for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • §§ none §§

Anniversaries

  • Babs and Shaw Skillings – Oct 22, 1966 – 53 years!

  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – October 12, 2019

“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.”

Matthew 16.1


Who Are These People?

Sally Dowland is our CUC teacher Sunday. She has decided to do a lesson she calls “Who Are These People?” We will take a look at the groups who are so prominent in the New Testament- scribes, Pharisees, Sadducee’s, Samaritans, etc.) and not even given a mention in the Old Testament. This should be a very interesting lesson from a very good teacher.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg and Sister & Gannett Backus

CUC Attendance

October 6
85 members + 2 visitors = 87 total

CUC Collection

October 6
$106

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest member Jim Taylor ( Claudia Phelps’ brother)

CUC Fall Retreat

The CUC Retreat this past week at Amicolola Lodge was a really great experience for those 48 CUC members who were able to attend, thanks especially to the fine interesting and inspiring program led by Dr. Joe McKechnie on the theme of “Under Construction”. Thanks also goes to the organizers Tom Knight and George Waite and their spouses, and also to Joe Coelho who provided all the sound and video productions and equipment and the design and printing of the programs. Thanks also to Doug Tatom who provided his technical expertise and has recorded the sessions so that those CUC’ers who did not attend may be able to hear some of the most interesting and inspiring lessons which Dr. Joe presented. Thanks also to every one of the participants who joined actively in the discussion groups and in various other ways to make this retreat very special.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact MariAnna Brown with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be distributed and then collected by Lynn Roberts on November 18th and 25th.


The Paint Lick Pickers – A Bluegrass Celebration

On this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel there is a Sounds of the Spirit Concert not to be missed! The Paint Lick Pickers is a bluegrass band composed of members of the music ministry at Alpharetta UMC. The band members have a variety of musical experiences and specialties, but the one thing they share is a love of bluegrass music. You will hear familiar hymns, popular tunes, and some true bluegrass classics. And it is free to the public.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45 – 6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm

WNO Menu for October 16:

  • Cheese Tortellini with Garlic and Herb Alfredo
  • Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Garlic Bread Sticks
  • Tomato Basil Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Triple Chocolate Cake

Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9am and return by 3pm.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


Prayer Requests

  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from pneumonia, multiple myeloma, and further diagnostic tests. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Friendly faces might help him to get back to himself.
  • Julian Belote – For relief of pain and rapid recovery following right hip fracture last Monday
  • Tom Cantrell – as he determines treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her legs and lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they determine course of therapy for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following back surgery as she recuperates.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • –none–

Anniversaries

  • Babs and Shaw Skillings – October 22, 1966 – 53 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • Oct. 13 – Paint Lick Pickers Bluegrass Concert
  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


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