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CUC Newsletter – December 2, 2022

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel, Isaiah 7:1

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Gabriel and Mary

Martha Jane Mason continues with our Advent Series this Sunday morning with Chapter Two of “The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Her lesson title is “Let It Be, Gabriel and Mary”.

Luke 1:29 NIV – Do not be afraid Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.

For the next 3 weeks of Advent we will continue to be guided by Susan Robb’s book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Susan Robb’s Videos explore the visits and dive deep into the history of angels surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. These lessons use the angelic appearances to discuss God’s presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 27

Members 85

Visitor 2

Zoom 12

Total 99

  • Barbara Cook – for a quick recovery from a bad case of Covid
  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim have been to MD Anderson for further tests during Thanksgiving week and will be returning back to Houston next week. She will get the new chemo drugs on the 8th. They thank you for your continuing prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease and a severe infection and is in a rehab facility

Thank You

  • Laverne Lamb expresses thanks to all for the prayers and support for her and for Dick Anthony and for her daughter Kathy during the last many months when that support was especially needed.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.
  • Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts expressed her appreciation for all who participated with boxes and donations for this year’s Operation Christmas Child.

There was also a nice contribution of a number of hand-crocheted caps for children which have been donated to a local children’s hospital.

Birthdays

  • Hugh Gardner – December 10

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be next Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 CUCers who have signed up! The event is being held at the Metropolitan Club at 5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get there to allow for much traffic at that time of day.

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server. Please invite someone from your Neighborhood Care Group to ride with you. Parking is limited at 3313 Chimney Lane.

Christmas Open House.

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serve ware with you. Hope to see you then.

Update from Jacob

We have one more night to gather and celebrate together at Wednesday Night Supper this year ! The last Wednesday Night Supper of the year will be on December 7, 5:00– 7:00 pm with:

  • Brown Sugar Crusted Stuffed Pork Loin, Wild Rice Pilaf, Carrot Souffle, Yeast Rolls, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Assorted Pie and Cookies.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer. You can still pre-order any frozen meals or Wednesday Night Supper by clicking the links below and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

Here are the links to order for this upcoming week: Wed Night Supper Dec 7 – https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_detail.aspx?id=23196

Frozen Meals Dec 4 – December 8 – http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=23208

Frozen Meals $7-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetable Rice Casserole,Chicken Verde Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice, Turkey Pot Pie, Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Cheesy Beef Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice, Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Vegetable Minestrone

MUST Update

The next MUST Neighborhood Pantry will be Monday, December 5th. If you want to help we need laundry detergent, coffee, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas! Also laundry detergent (the larger size to last the month), also coffee (ground or K-Cups), tea, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas (all sizes).Donations can be dropped-off at the Pantry building at RUMC on Sunday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or Monday (12/5) 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. We need lots of volunteers for the December Pantry. (To sign-up, use the SignUp link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

In addition to all of the awesome food MUST provides, we use donated funds to purchase additional items. To make a donation, you can drop off a check to RUMC earmarked for “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” or you can make a donation online by going to the RUMC website (rumc.com) Under “About Us,” choose “Giving” then choose “Give Online.” In order to ensure your gift gets to us, you must select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the drop-down menu.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm – MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6 6:00 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 9 11:30 – CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 – Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 MOS – “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter for November 6, 2022

How from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:15-17

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Don’t forget you can get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time ends,and you can have plenty of time to get to Sunday School!

The Apocrypha

Dean Tucker will be continuing his very interesting two part lesson on the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha is not considered, by most Protestant denominations, as the inspired word of God and was never canonized. Nevertheless, the Apocrypha was written by Godly men and thus considered of some value. Dean thanks the CUC class for the opportunity to present his research findings on the Apocrypha these two Sundays.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (and for those with or exposed to Covid or flu) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 30

Members 75

Teacher 1

Visitors 2

Zoom 12

Total 90

CUC Foundation Distribution

The CUC Class voted to distribute the $4,443.30 in our endowment account as follows:

  • Murphy – Harpst School $1,863.30
  • HomeStretch $1,480.00
  • MUST Neighborhood Pantry $1,100.00.

Thank you for making this distribution.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues recovering from her latest chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod now moved in at Village Park at Wills Road-Marlene is now suffering from Covid
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Joyce Michno for good recovery from surgery this past week
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith now at Village Park at Wills Road
  • Bev Tatom’s brother-in-law Ron’s surgery went well on Thursday. They repaired the aneurysm and had no problems with his breathing. He is doing well. His wife Judy wants to thank everyone for their prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell for improvement in back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, improving after a stroke.
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club). Bring checks to class or send them to the Storys.

Christmas is Coming!

Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn Roberts will be gathering them starting the first of November. So bring in your filled boxes. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Columbarium Painting

The Columbarium Committee has honored Patricia Mashburn with a $500 contribution to the RUMC Foundation in Patricia’s honor, for the special painting, sharing her artistic gift, she has done on the RUMC Columbarium wall. Be sure to stop by the columbarium to see the beautiful painting.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.
This week’s menu is Honey Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast, Roasted Root Vegetable Medley, Cinnamon Apples, Maple Butter Biscuit, Chicken and Rice Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar, Assorted Cookies

Must Neighborhood Pantry Update

MUST Neighborhood Pantry is Monday, November 7th.. Our October pantry served almost 175 families. This now makes the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa the largest of MUST’s 32 neighborhood pantries!

Want to help? This month, we need three main things: Laundry detergent (the larger size to last a month), Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), Dog food + Cat food + Cat litter.

Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or on Monday, November 7th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

RUMC Commons Project

Jim Gebhardt gave a status report in CUC Class that the Commons Project is moving along with the beginning goal of $1,000,000 about to be reached. The first phase which will begin shortly will include storm water control, relocating the pavilion, and removing the “Scout Hut”. This will be a 6-month project.

Open House Market

You are invited to an open house market, this Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring Carol Kline’s original creations ( Wreathes, spun icicles, cotton snowballs, pumpkins, jewelry, table arrangements, nature scapes, and other unique gifts) at the Kline’s home in Alpharetta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – November 25, 2022

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. – Psalms 91:11

Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Angels of Christmas

Jeff Coelho will teach CUC on November 27th as we observe the beginning of the Advent season. For the next four weeks of Advent we will be guided by Susan Robb and her book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. During these next 4 weeks Susan Robb’s Videos will explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel-and other angels-in the Old Testament and surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. These lessons use these four angelic appearances to discuss God’s presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now.

Luke 1:11-13KJV And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 20

Members 77

Teacher 1

Visitor 1

Zoom 12

Total 91

Appreciation For Our CUC Musicians

We should be sure to express our appreciation for our CUC musicians who provide a special atmosphere as we enter our CUC classroom on Sunday mornings……. Bonnie White and Dee Scott on the piano, and Maureen Osborn on the flute.

Appreciation For Our CUC Treasurer

Also we appreciate the work done by Charlie Mason who has kept the CUC financial records in order for most of the past 40 years.

  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim have been to MD Anderson and will be returning there for new trial treatments. They thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Doug Tatom as he goes through heart monitoring and a number of tests to determine source of recent TIA

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease, also at Village Park at Wills Road.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of lovedones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • Charlotte Dodson – Nov 29
  • Doug Tatom – Nov 30
  • George Waite – Dec 3
  • Kathy Seamen – Dec 3

Anniversaries

  • Bill & Martha Thompson – November 28, 1958 , Decatur, GA, 64 years !
  • Johnie & Nancy Wright – November 28, 1987, Blue Springs ,MO, 35 years

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 signed up. It is not too late! Contact Garlinn Story if you haven’t yet signed up and want to attend.

Murphy Harpst Christmas

For several years the CUC Class has helped to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. This year a total of 130 young people live at this Methodist therapeutic residential treatment center in Cedartown, GA. Along with other church groups, CUC provides the only Christmas joy these children enjoy. The best way we can help is to donate money which staff members there will use to purchase items the residents request. The special offering for the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home now totals $2,222. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Update from Jacob

We will be back November 30th and December 7th for our final two Wednesday Night Suppers this year. Wednesday Night Supper November 30 menu is:

  • Lasagna Bolognese, Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread, Vegetable Minestrone, Featured Salad Bar, Chocolate Chip Cake, and Assorted Cookies.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, we still have Frozen Meals

MUST Update

In November we served just over 200 families and because of people’s generosity everyone received detergent and those with pets also received bags or multiple cans of pet food.

The next MUST Neighborhood Pantry will be Monday, December 5th! If you want to help we need laundry detergent, coffee, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas! Also laundry detergent (the larger size to last the month), also coffee (ground or K-Cups), tea, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas (all sizes).

Donations can be dropped-off at the Pantry building at RUMC on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or the Monday of the Pantry (12/5) 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

We need lots of volunteers for the December Pantry. (To sign-up, use the SignUp link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

In addition to all of the awesome food MUST provides, we use donated funds to purchase additional items. To make a donation, you can drop off a check to RUMC earmarked for “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” or you can make a donation online by going to the RUMC website (rumc.com) Under “About Us,” choose “Giving” then choose “Give Online.” In order to ensure your gift gets to us, you must select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the drop-down menu.

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server. Please invite someone from your Neighborhood Care Group to ride with you. Parking is limited at 3313 Chimney Lane.

Christmas Open House

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serve ware with you. Hope to see you then.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Nov. 30 6:00 PM – Service of Remembrance
  • Dec. 6 6:00 – CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm – MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 9 11:30 – CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm – Sanctuary Choir Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 – Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 – MOS “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – November 18, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:3

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Holy, Holy, Holy

Scott Dickson will be our CUC teacher again this coming Sunday. He is starting to write a series of lessons based on his Favorite Hymns. He is going to continue our CUC lessons on the hymns. His title: My Favorite Hymns – Holy, Holy, Holy. Verse: Isaiah 6:1-3 (NRSV)

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 13

Members 75

Teacher 1

Zoom 9

Total 85

  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim are going to MD Anderson next week to discuss possible trial treatments. They thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she recovers from a fall
  • Lynn Roberts for good recovery from fractured wrist and other injuries from a fall.
  • Doug Tatom as he goes through heart monitoring and a number of tests to determine source of recent TIA

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease, also at Village Park at Wills Road.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Appreciation Expressed

Marlene and Don McCleod expressed appreciation for all the support and love they have received from CUC during their illnesses and recent move. It was good seeing them back in class this past Sunday.

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • Roger & Gale Davis – November 23, 1961, Gainesville FL, 61 years !

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 signed up.

It is not too late! Contact Garlinn Story if you haven’t yet signed up and want to attend.

Murphy Harpst Christmas

For several years the CUC Class has helped to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. This year a total of 130 young people live at this Methodist therapeutic residential treatment center in Cedartown, GA. Along with other church groups, CUC provides the only Christmas joy these children enjoy.

The best way we can help is to donate money which staff members there will use to purchase items the residents request. In CUC a Christmas basket will be passed around again November 20 to receive our cash and checks. The amount collected this past Sunday in the special offering totaled $1246. Make out checks to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. Treasurer Charlie Mason’s check for the total amount collected will be sent promptly to M-H. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Update from Jacob

No Wednesday Night Supper this week. We will be back November 30th and December 7th for our final two Wednesday Night Suppers this year. This week we will focus on our ministry partner neighbors experiencing food insecurity for the holidays. RUMC will be delivering 100 meals to families in our community who are served by our mission partners. Thanksgiving meals for purchase will not be offered, but we do look forward to feeding you after the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, we still have Frozen Meals week of November 21- November 23, 2022…Please pick up meals this week on Monday or Wednesday by noon. We will be closing at noon on Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Thank You!!

Frozen Meals $7.. Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetable Rice Casserole, Turkey Noodle Casserole, Macaroni and Cheese, Sliced Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy, Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Roasted Root Vegetable Medley,Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Butternut Squash Soup,Family Size Frozen Meals $25 (Feeds 8-10) Macaroni and Cheese Family Size

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Thanksgiving Pies for Sale (All orders must be received by end of day this Friday November 18th!!) Bobby Dickens’ Pecan and Pumpkin Pies for sale! Take home a delicious Bobby Dickens Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for your holiday dinner! $15.00 for Pecan Pie or $10 for Pumpkin Pie. To order, please visit: http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=24447

Pre-purchased pies may be picked up in the Trinity Café on Tuesday, November 22nd from 2 pm – 4 pm or Wednesday, November 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Service of Remembrance

There will be a gathering to remember those we miss on Wednesday, November 30 at 6PM in the chapel. If you would like to have your loved one’s name read during the service please email their name to remembrance@rumc.com by this Sunday, November 20.

New Interim Discipleship Director

Debbie Goodwin has been asked to be RUMC’s Interim Discipleship Director. She is just beginning and trying to find the best way to support you. She is starting with the Resource Library. She is in the process of organizing material by category and developing an easy check-out system. Jeff Ross is still your main contact, but if there is any way she can assist you with material for a study series for a covenant group or a stand-alone lesson or whatever, please let her know.

MUST Update

In November we served just over 200 families and because of people’s generosity everyone received detergent and those with pets also received bags or multiple cans of pet food.

The next MUST Neighborhood Pantry will be Monday, December 5th! If you want to help we need laundry detergent, coffee, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas! Also laundry detergent (the larger size to last the month), also coffee (ground or K-Cups), tea, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas (all sizes).Donations can be dropped-off at the Pantry building at RUMC on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or the Monday of the Pantry (12/5) 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

We need lots of volunteers for the December Pantry. (To sign-up, use the SignUp link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

In addition to all of the awesome food MUST provides, we use donated funds to purchase additional items. To make a donation, you can drop off a check to RUMC earmarked for “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” or you can make a donation online by going to the RUMC website (rumc.com) Under “About Us,” choose “Giving” then choose “Give Online.” In order to ensure your gift gets to us, you must select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the drop-down menu.

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server.

Christmas Open House.

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serve ware with you. Hope to see you then.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Nov. 30 6:00 PM Service of Remembrance
  • Dec. 6 6:00 CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6 6:00 CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 9 11:30 CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm Sanctuary Choir Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 MOS “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – November 11, 2022

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Scott Dickson will be our CUC teacher this coming Sunday and next. He is thinking of starting to write a series of lessons based on his Favorite Hymns – beginning with “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. He has chosen this verse: 1 Sam 7:12 (CEB)Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer, explaining, “The Lord helped us to this very point.”

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 6

Members 82

Teacher 1

Visitors 5

Zoom 9

Total 97

International CUC Member

Peter Oliver, CUC’s first international member, was able to attend CUC in person this past Sunday on his visit from his home in France and expressed his appreciation for the CUC Class.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues recovering from her latest chemo
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she recovers from a fall

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell recovering from stroke
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief
  • Don and Marlene McCleod are now moved into their new apartment at Village Park Alpharetta
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease, also at Village Park at Wills Road.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – Nov 14
  • Jim Taylor – Nov 15
  • Judy Hoogstraal – Nov 15
  • Lynn Roberts – Nov 18
  • Ron Peterson – Nov 18
  • Sandy Griffin – Nov 19

Anniversaries

  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – Nov 16, 1962, Watertown, Mass., 59 years!
  • Wanda and Terry Taylor – Nov 16, 1991, Roswell Ga, 30 years
  • Brenda & Bob Burrell – Nov 17, 1990, Roswell, Ga, 31 years

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship.

Operation Christmas Child!

Lynn Roberts will be gathering the boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14. So bring in your filled boxes this Sunday. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Murphy Harpst Christmas

For several years the CUC Class has helped to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. This year a total of 130 young people live at this Methodist therapeutic residential treatment center in Cedartown, GA. Along with other church groups,

CUC provides the only Christmas joy these children enjoy. The best way we can help is to donate money which staff members there will use to purchase items the residents request. In CUC a Christmas basket will be passed around November 13 and 20 to receive our cash and checks.

Make out checks to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. Treasurer Charlie Mason’s check for the total amount collected will be sent promptly to M-H. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. CUC always has several tables and the food and fellowship are excellent.

For Wednesday Night Supper November 16, 2022. A Thanksgiving Feast is planned…Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Rosemary Gravy, Herbed Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Pecan Topping, Carrot and Green Bean Vegetable Medley, Fresh Buttered Rolls, Autumn Squash Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Assorted Sliced Pies and Cookies.

The last Wednesday Night Supper of the year will be on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. (We will not have Wednesday Night Supper the day before Thanksgiving 11/23/22).

More from Jacob…..

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! We will also still be hosting Wednesday night Suppers each Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals or Wednesday Night Supper by clicking the links below and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

Wed night supper –https://my.rumc.com/portal/eventsignup.aspx?id=23193

Here are the links to order for this upcoming week:

Frozen Meals week of November 14, 2022 – November 17, 2022:

http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=23205

  • Frozen Meals $7 Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast w/ Rice Pilaf
  • Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Family Size Frozen Meals $25 (Feeds 8-10) Macaroni and Cheese Family Size

Thanksgiving Pies for Sale

Bobby Dickens’ Pecan and Pumpkin Pies for sale! Take home a delicious Bobby Dickens Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for your holiday dinner! Thanksgiving week, we are offering Bobby Dickens’ pecan and pumpkin pies for sale. $15.00 for Pecan Pie or $10 for Pumpkin Pie. To order, please visit: http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=24447 Orders must be placed by Friday, November 18th.

Pre-purchased pies may be picked up in the Trinity Café on Tuesday, November 22nd from 2 pm – 4 pm or Wednesday, November 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This will be the only item available for sale so that we can focus on our ministry partner neighbors experiencing food insecurity for the holidays. Thanksgiving meals for purchase will not be offered, but we do look forward to feeding you before and after the Thanksgiving holiday week. Order now to ensure your pie(s) for Thanksgiving!

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server.

Celebration of Life Service

For those who remember Marty Fortney, former CUC member…Celebration of Life service for Marty will be held on Thursday, December 1st, at 1:00 p.m. at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Dec. 6 CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm = MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 9 11:30 – CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30pm, – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00pm – Sanctuary Choir Concert
  • Dec. 18 – “Messiah” Sing-a-Long (sponsored by MOS)


CUC Newsletter – October 28, 2022

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 NIV

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Dean Tucker will be providing a two part lesson on the Apocrypha on October 30th and November 6th. The Apocrypha is not considered, by most Protestant denominations, as the inspired word of God and was never canonized. Nevertheless, the Apocrypha was written by Godly men and thus considered of some value. Dean, a retired Oglethorpe professor, thanks the CUC class for the opportunity to present his research findings on the Apocrypha over the next two Sundays.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 16

Members 76

Teacher 1

Visitors 3

Zoom 18

Total 98

CUC Foundation Distribution

The CUC Foundation Committee has met and would like to distribute the $4,443.30 in our endowment account as follows:

  • Murphy – Harpst School $1,863.30
  • HomeStretch $1,480.00
  • MUST Neighborhood Pantry $1,100.00.

Thank you for making this distribution.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues recovering from her latest chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree and Kathy’s family as she is home and is being treated for tumors.
  • Joyce Michno for good recovery from surgery this coming week
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure this past week she can have relief of her pain.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, after a stroke.
  • Edna Smith now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • -=none=-

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club).Bring checks to class or send them to the Storys.

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opened Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit. Jan Buckley won second place and Roger & Gale Davis’ daughter Perri won first. Exhibit will be up all month…some really nice art.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday , Nov 2: Beef Bourguignon, Mushroom Wild Rice, Dill Butter Green Beans, Yeast Roll, Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Apple Bread Pudding, Assorted Cookies

No lunches next week. But there will still be the link up for frozen meals.

Must Neighborhood Pantry Update

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is Monday, November 7th. Our August pantry served around 80 families. In September, that number grew to 125 families. Our October pantry served almost 175 families. This now makes the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa the largest of MUST’s 32 neighborhood pantries!

Want to help? This month, we need three main things: Laundry detergent (the larger size to last a month), Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), Dog food + Cat food + Cat litter.

Why dog/cat food? North Fulton Community Charities told us there is a high demand for pet food among their clients. One client said, “Sometimes, when I’m at my lowest point, my dog is the only one who loves me. Thank you for helping me take care of him and show him that same love.” We can help with this!…

Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or on Monday, November 7th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Open House Market

You are invited to an open house market, Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring Carol Kline’s original creations ( Wreathes, spun icicles, cotton snowballs, pumpkins, jewelry, table arrangements, nature scapes, and other unique gifts) at the Kline’s home in Alpharetta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – October 22, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

How to Pray Blessings and Affirmations

Debbie Goodwin is our CUC speaker this Sunday, keeping her promise to share the last part of her previous presentation about praying for those you love that she ran out of time to deliver. Her lesson is “How to Pray Blessings and Affirmations”.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 16

Members: 75

Teacher 1

Visitors 2

Zoom: 16

Total: 94

New RUMC Pastor

This past Sunday the Rev. Dan Brown introduced himself and his wife Carol to CUC. He has come out of retirement to serve as a new RUMC Associate Pastor.

During his past assignments he has served as a pastor to a number of churches and as District Superintendent.

CUC 2022 Annual Retreat

It was a wonderful retreat this past week at the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee with Michael Cromwell’s theme of “I’ve Got the Joy!”, focusing on the happiness, comfort, and strength of our Christian faith. We had a record turnout of 66 folks. Pickleball and traveling to see the beautiful local sites was a great “fill-in” for the open afternoon. Much thanks goes to our retreat organizers Sandy Martin and Jim Morman.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues her chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe – pleased with consultation at MD Anderson where they have offered further treatment options. Upon returning to Roswell she will be receiving a new treatment that has good potential.
  • Laverne Lamb on the loss of Dick Anthony, and for Laverne’s daughter, Kathy Acree and Kathy’s family as she is home and is being treated for tumors.
  • Linda Mooney’s husband, Bob, back in the hospital with heart problems after two episodes of passing out recently. He will have a device that will allow easier diagnosis of events.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and Bob Burrell, making progress at home after a stroke.
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Lynda and Bob Leckie are settling into their new home in Dublin GA, but wish to continue to keep up on CUC news and let us know they will continue to hold CUC members in prayer.

Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – October 29

Anniversaries

  • Skillings, Shaw & Babs – October 22, 1966, Cincinnatti, Ohio, 56 years !

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. Mark your calendars and save your pennies!

It will be a bargain for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club).

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration with Jane Riley and Greg Davidson will be held this coming Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall. The CUC class has always enjoyed the evening and usually fill up several tables. Tickets are free! You and your special guests can come together for magical entertainment, music, yummy desserts, and great fellowship with Greg’s humor, magic, and guitar playing, and an extra performer this year, Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

Claudia Phelps will have invitation packets for those who do not receive one in the mail. Questions? Write to Jane Riley – jane.riley@att.net or text to 678.852.1685 to be placed on the “yes” list.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opened Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit. Jan Buckley won second place and Roger & Gale Davis’ daughter Perri won first. Exhibit will be up all month…some really nice art.

Meals-To-Go

Information from Jacob, RUMC Director of Hospitality:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up great meals next week!

Our Final Lunch Service of 2022 will be on Tuesday, October 25, 11:30 Am -1:30 PM with Creole Fried Catfish, Red Beans and Rice, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw.

(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later).

The Hospitality staff will be gearing up for the holiday season in November and December. We will return in January of 2023 and will continue to have frozen meal options in the absence of the hot lunch drive through.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday: , October 26th: Smothered Pork Chops w/ Onion Gravy, Wild Rice Pilaf, Braised Collard Greens, Buttermilk Corn Bread, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Chocolate Cake and assorted Cookies

Journeying Through Dementia

Unfortunately in our age group we are often confronted with this problem. You’re invited to a program for “Journeying Through Dementia”on this coming Thursday, October 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Dining Room. Learn more about recognizing stages of dementia, common behaviors, ways to communicate, and managing caregiver stress. Pre-registration is required to attend the presentation or to request on-site care for your loved one (provided by Caravita Home Care).To preregister: rumc.com/outreach/care-support-group/

Must Neighborhood Pantry Update

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is Monday, November 7th. Our August pantry served around 80 families. In September, that number grew to 125 families. Our October pantry served almost 175 families. This now makes the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa the largest of MUST’s 32 neighborhood pantries!

Want to help? This month, we need three main things: Laundry detergent (the larger size to last a month), Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), Dog food + Cat food + Cat litter.

Why dog/cat food? North Fulton Community Charities told us there is a high demand for pet food among their clients. One client said, “Sometimes, when I’m at my lowest point, my dog is the only one who loves me. Thank you for helping me take care of him and show him that same love.” We can help with this!…

Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or on Monday, November 7th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Open House Market

You are invited to an open house market, Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring Carol Kline’s original creations ( Wreathes, spun icicles, cotton snowballs, pumpkins, jewelry, table arrangements, nature scapes, and other unique gifts) at the Kline’s home in Alpharetta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

  • Journeying Through Dementia-October 27, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – October 14, 2022

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6:14

Sunday, October 16, 2022

What if I Can’t Forgive?

Our own Mark Goodwin will teach CUC again this week. His lesson this Sunday is “ What if I Can’t Forgive? “ Matthew 6:9-15 We always receive more insight into scripture through Mark’s lessons.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (and for those with or exposed to Covid. ) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 9

Members: 77

Zoom: 14

Total: 91

New RUMC Pastor

This past Sunday the Rev. Richard Long introduced himself to CUC as a new RUMC Associate Pastor. He has come out of retirement for 10 hours a week and will be officially working on Thursdays, but says he will be available any time. He and his wife are members of the Rejoice Sunday School Class.

Prayer Requests

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues her chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe as she continues treatment for metastatic cancer and is making a trip to MD Anderson to find further treatment options. She appreciates your prayers.
  • Laverne Lamb on the death of Dick Anthony who she has so lovingly cared for the last few years, and for Laverne’s daughter, Kathy Acree and Kathy’s family as she has come home from rehab and is being treated for tumors in her lungs and brain.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, now recovering home, following a stroke.
  • Gayle Crolius for relief of her chronic back and leg pain
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • Lenna Sharp – Oct 17
  • Sue Gardner – Oct 18
  • Shirley May – Oct 18
  • Janet Buckley – Oct 19
  • Cheryl Hammersley – Oct 22

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. Mark your calendars and save your pennies! It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club).

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Celebration Sunday BBQ

This Sunday, October 16, RUMC is celebrating with BBQ and Bluegrass. BBQ etc. will be served in the Fellowship Hall just after the 11:15 Services.

The upper parking lot will be blocked off with tables and stages for music for the event.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opened Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit. Jan Buckley won second place and Roger & Gale Davis’ daughter Perri won first. Exhibit will be up all month…some really nice art.

Meals-To-Go

Information from Jacob, RUMC Director of Hospitality:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up more great meals next week! Our Tuesday/Thursday Hot Lunches are available from 11:30 Am -1:30 PM.(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later). Also our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family!

October 18th and October 20th

  • Tuesday: Cheeseburger Pot Pie, Home Fries, BLT Salad.
  • Thursday: Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Pinto Beans.

Our last lunch of the 2022 will be on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

The Hospitality staff will be gearing up for the holiday season in November and December. We will return in January of 2023 and will continue to have frozen meal options in the absence of the hot lunch drive through.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.

This Wednesday: , October 19th: Southern Shrimp and Andouille Sausage w/ Smoked Gouda Grits, Dill Buttered Green Beans w/ Caramelized Onions, Corn Bread Muffins, Brunswick Stew, Featured Salad Bar, Peach Cobbler Cake, Assorted Cookies

Journeying Through Dementia

Unfortunately in our age group we are often confronted with this problem. You’re invited to a program for Journeying Through Dementia on Thursday, October 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Dining Room. Learn more about recognizing stages of dementia, common behaviors, ways to communicate, and managing caregiver stress. Pre-registration is required to attend the presentation or to request on-site care for your loved one (provided by Caravita Home Care).To preregister: rumc.com/outreach/care-support-group/

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

A Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration with Jane Riley and Greg Davidson will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall. The CUC class has always enjoyed the evening and usually fill up several tables. Tickets are free! You and your special guests can come together for magical entertainment, music, yummy desserts, and great fellowship with Greg’s humor, magic, and guitar playing, and an extra performer this year, Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

Claudia Phelps will have invitation packets for those who do not receive one in the mail. Questions? Write to Jane Riley jane.riley@att.net or text to 678.852.1685 to be placed on the “yes” list.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • Journeying Through Dementia – October 27 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – October 7, 2022

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12

Sunday, October 9, 2022

What Does it Mean to Forgive Someone?

Our own Mark Goodwin will teach CUC for the next two weeks. His lesson this Sunday is “What does it Mean to Forgive Someone?” using scripture from Matthew 6:9-15. We always receive more insight into scripture through Mark’s lessons.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (and for those with or exposed to Covid. ) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 2

Members: 81

Visitors: 1

Zoom: 20

Leader 1

Total: 103!

  • Dick Anthony on home hospice care and for Laverne Lamb who cares for him
  • Jeannie Ehlers now has shingles so her chemo will be delayed for at least another week.
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe as she continues treatment for metastatic cancer and is making a trip to MD Anderson to find further treatment options. She appreciates your prayers.
  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy Acree. Prayers for her and her family as she is treated for tumors in her lungs and brain.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, now at home, following a stroke.
  • Gayle Crolius for relief of her chronic back and leg pain
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

In Memoriam

Our former CUC classmate, Marty Fortney, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, October 1st. She was 78. Many in our class will remember the fun social events Marty planned for CUC and her work with Homestretch and Habitat for Humanity. In recent years the Fortneys divided their time between Roswell and their horse farm in Kentucky.

The circumstances of Marty’s death were tragic and we are asking for prayers that the family may find their way through the darkness and find a meaningful way to grieve her death and celebrate her life.

If you would like to send a note to Marty’s husband, Jim, his address is: 3946 Loch Highland Pass, Roswell, GA 30075. Please call Kris Taylor if you have any questions.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.Birthdays

  • Rose Lappe – October 12

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

New CUC Member

Very shortly we will be welcoming our long-time international visitor, M. Peter Oliver who worships with us on zoom every Sunday. Peter is the cousin of Louise Booysen, and will be visiting her here from France for a few weeks. We now have an application for him to be an official CUC member. He has been a regular CUC attendee by zoom for quite some time. We will add Peter to the CUC Attendance Roll and welcome him as a new RUMC Guest. Our first international member! He lives in the Northwestern part of France in the Bretagne, or Brittany, peninsula, a part of France. We are all looking forward to meeting him after visiting with him on zoom so many Sundays in the last few years.

FROM: CUC FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE

Please mark your calendar for next week’s Wednesday night supper (October 12th) at fellowship hall. CUCers are hoping to meet at 5:30 PM and share dinner together. Then, depending on interest levels, we can adjourn to a nearby room to PLAY GAMES. In recognition of the new name attached to our class (thanks to Cheryl Rogers) , “Christians Using Clipboards”, we will pass out a clipboard on Sunday so that we know how many tables to reserve at the dinner. Thanks everyone!!

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday: Pot Roast and Gravy, Rosemary New Potatoes, Carrot and Broccoli Medley, Yeast Roll, Tomato Basil Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Carrot Cake, Assorted Cookies,

CUC Retreat

The CUC 2022 retreat in Hiawasse with Dr. Michael Cromwell, October18-20, is promising to be a wonderful event. Sixty -eight people are planning to attend. If you are not yet signed up to attend and would like to do so, call Sandy Martin. It is not too late.

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. Mark your calendars and save your pennies! It will be a bargain for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club).

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

A Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration with Jane Riley and Greg Davidson will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall. The CUC class has always enjoyed the evening and usually fill up several tables. Tickets are free! You and your special guests can come together for magical entertainment, music, yummy desserts, and great fellowship with Greg’s humor, magic, and guitar playing, and an extra performer this year, Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

Claudia Phelps will have invitation packets for those who do not receive one in the mail. Questions? Write to Jane Riley jane.riley@att.net or text to 678.852.1685 to be placed on the “yes” list.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opened Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit. Jan Buckley won second place and Roger & Gale Davis’ daughter Perri won first. Exhibit will be up all month…some really nice art.

Meals-To-Go

Information from Jacob, RUMC Director of Hospitality:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up more great meals next week! Our Tuesday/Thursday Hot Lunches are available from 11:30 Am -1:30 PM.(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later). Also our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family! October 11th and October 13th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Rice Pilaf, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Frozen Meals $7- Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf, Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Pepper Steak w/ Garlic Noodles, Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10) Black-Eyed Pea Soup, Creamy Mushroom Soup

Bridge Players:

For more than 3 decades a group of senior men have met on Mondays to enjoy

a friendly competitive game of Bridge and fellowship at RUMC. This is an open invitation to join the group on Mondays from 12:15 to around 4:15 pm at the RUMC campus. For more information please either email or call Jim Boswell –or– Jeff Coelho

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – October 2, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Hebrews 12:1

Focused on Jesus

We are delighted to have Cheryl Rogers as our guest leader this Sunday in our CUC Class. This will be something special it seems, as the piano is being moved to the front of the room. As Cheryl describes her program….“It will be a little bit of a potpourri of some music/comedy but also a short talk on building spiritual muscle memory and keeping our eyes focused on Jesus”.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (and for those with or exposed to Covid. ) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

September 25

Members: 78

Visitors: 3

Zoom: 15

Total: 96

  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, now at home, following a stroke.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has another round of chemo this week
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe as she continues treatment for metastatic cancer and plans trip to MD Anderson to find further treatment options. She appreciates your prayers.
  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy Acree. Prayers for her and her family as she is treated for tumors in her lungs and brain.
  • Julie Wright, former RUMC Associate Pastor, on the death of her daughter, Chelsie

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who continues to have health problems and for Laverne Lamb who cares for him
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Gayle Crolius for relief of her chronic back and leg pain
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • Wanda Taylor – Oct. 2
  • Carey Floyd – Oct 4
  • Barbara Zellner – Oct 4
  • Karen Sledge – Oct 6
  • Debbie Godwin – Oct 7
  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • David Taylor – Oct 8

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

CUC Retreat

The CUC 2022 retreat in Hiawasse with Dr. Michael Cromwell, October18-20, is promising to be a wonderful event. Sixty -eight people are planning to attend. If you are not yet signed up to attend and would like to do so, call Sandy Martin. It is not too late.

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. Mark your calendars and save your pennies! It will be a bargain for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person.

Tee shirts for Honduras

During fall closet clean out, if you run across some tee shirts you would like to donate, please them bring to CUC. We are sending another box of clothing to Honduras and these are well used and greatly appreciated. All sizes can be used. Thank you and any questions call Claudia Phelps

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child. The fee per box to cover shipping etc has increased from $9 per box to $10 per box.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

A Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall. The CUC class has always enjoyed the evening and usually fill up several tables. Tickets are free! You and your special guests can come together for magical entertainment, music, yummy desserts, and great fellowship.

Believe Ministries was founded in 2007 in order to share the good news of Christ around the world. Jane Riley and Greg Davidson are long- time members of RUMC and have shared the good news of Christ all over the world, and have seen thousands of people give their lives to Christ. In addition to Greg’s humor, magic, and guitar playing, the special extra performer this year is Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

Previous year’s guests have received their invitations and tickets by mail. Claudia Phelps will have invitation packets for those who do not receive one in the mail. Questions? Write to Jane Riley jane.riley@att.net or text to 678.852.1685 to be placed on the “yes” list.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opens Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit.

Meals-To-Go

Information from Jacob, RUMC Director of Hospitality:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up more great meals next week! Our Tuesday/Thursday Hot Lunches are available from 11:30 Am -1:30 PM.(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later). Our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family!

  • Tuesday: October 4th: Cheesy Ham, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole, Pickled Veggie Salad, Buttered Biscuit.
  • Thursday: October 6th: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, Ceasar Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Frozen Meals $7 Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf
  • Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10) Black-Eyed Pea Soup, Brunswick Stew, Bacon Corn Chowder,
  • Family Size Meals ($25)Macaroni and Cheese

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday, October 5th the menu consists of Southern Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes and Tomato Gravy, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll, Creamy Mushroom Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Cinnamon Apple Cobbler, Assorted Cookies.

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

For our October pantry, this coming Monday October 3, we’re collecting laundry detergent (the larger-sized jugs to last one month), feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), paper towels and bath towels. Why towels? We asked our local food pantry and thrift store at NFCC what were some of their most requested items. Towels were high on their list! (Buy your paper towels in bulk at Costco? Perfect! They are individually wrapped – we can break them down.) Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC on Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or Monday, October 3rd 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Bridge Players:

For more than 3 decades a group of senior men have met on Mondays to enjoy a friendly competitive game of Bridge and fellowship at RUMC. This is an open invitation to join the group on Mondays from 12:15 to around 4:15 pm at the RUMC campus. For more information please either email or call Jim Boswell –or– Jeff Coelho

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – September 23, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7 ESV

Malone’s Legacy

Roger Davis will lead CUC’s lesson this Sunday, discussing some of the history of RUMC, remembering the legacy of Malone Dodson, and playing the video prepared for Malone at his retirement. The video will help us recall the life and ministry of Malone for those who knew him as our leader and introduce him to those who have joined RUMC since Malone retired.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (and for those with or exposed to Covid. ) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

September 18

Members: 65

Teacher: 1

Zoom: 9

Total: 75

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from her latest chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Brenda Burrell’s husband Bob Burrell for good recovery following a stroke
  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy Acree. Prayers for her and her family as she suffers from lung and brain tumors.
  • Rose Lappe reports she and Jim met with her oncologist and though radiation did some good there is still active cancer in bones in multiple places. She is going off current chemo and being put on one that has been around for many years, praying it will be more effective. In the interim they are trying to get into M. D. Anderson in Houston. Rose says, ”I’m now asking for CUC and RUMC to pray for us to help make that happen. We wish to thank you all for the get well cards and phone calls. I am very fortunate to belong to such a wonderful group of believers. There definitely is POWER IN PRAYER.”

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who continues to have health problems and for Laverne Lamb who cares for him
  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Gayle Crolius for relief of her chronic back and leg pain
  • Babs Skillings – pray that she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • Gene Osborn – September 27
  • Mary Kay Mills – September 28

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Tee shirts for Honduras

During fall closet clean out, if you run across some tee shirts you would like to donate, please bring them to CUC. We are sending another box of clothing to Honduras and these are well used and greatly appreciated. All sizes can be used. Thank you and any questions call Claudia Phelps.

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has ordered boxes for Operation Christmas Child and will have them soon! Collection will start November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child. The fee per box to cover shipping etc has increased from $9 per box to $10 per box. Lynn will make an announcement Sunday and answer questions.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

A Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall. The CUC class has always enjoyed the evening and usually fill up several tables. Tickets are free! You and your special guests can come together for magical entertainment, music, yummy desserts, and great fellowship.

Believe Ministries was founded in 2007 in order to share the good news of Christ around the world. Jane Riley and Greg Davidson are long- time members of RUMC and have shared the good news of Christ all over the world, and have seen thousands of people give their lives to Christ. The special extra performer this year is Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

Previous year’s guests will be receiving their invitations and tickets by mail by September 27 (watch for a red envelope.) Claudia Phelps will have invitation packets for those who do not receive one in the mail. Questions? Write to Jane Riley jane.riley@att.net or text to 678.852.1685 to be placed on the “yes” list.

Meals-To-Go

Information from Jacob:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up more great meals next week! Our Tuesday/Thursday Hot Lunches are available from 11:30 Am -1:30 PM.(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later). Our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family!

September 27th and September 29th

  • Tuesday: Beef Chili, Steamed White Rice, Sauteed Corn, Corn Bread,
  • Thursday: Chicken Pasta Alfredo, Steamed Broccoli, Garlic Bread.
  • Frozen Meals ($7) Asian Pork Meatballs w/ Vegetable Fried Rice, Chicken and Dumplings, Mac and Cheese, Smoked Ham w/ Mac & Cheese, Beef Bourguignon w/ Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Pot Pie
  • Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10)Black-Eyed Pea Soup
  • Family Size Meals ($25)Macaroni and Cheese

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday, September 28: Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Loin w/ Apple Cider Pork Jus, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Carrot and Green Bean Medley, Yeast Roll, Bacon and Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, Spice Cake, Assorted Cookies

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

For our October pantry, we’re collecting laundry detergent (the larger-sized jugs to last one month), feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), paper towels and bath towels. Why towels? We asked our local food pantry and thrift store at NFCC what were some of their most requested items. Towels were high on their list! (Buy your paper towels in bulk at Costco? Perfect! They are individually wrapped – we can break them down.) Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC on Sundaycuc1 9:00-12:00 PM or Monday, October 3rd 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – September 10, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them;

Luke 24:15

Where are we now?

Rev. Marion Brown has our CUC lesson this Sunday. She will give us an update on Missions activity for RUMC. Marion is an Associate Pastor Chapel Roswell and is also in charge of RUMC’s missions and service. Her scripture for her lesson is Luke 24:15

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (and for those with or exposed to Covid. ) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

September 4

Members: 74

Teacher: 1

Visitors: 3

Zoom: 26

Total: 104!

New CUC Members

Please welcome our newest CUC members, James (Jim) and Anne Carter

They have been members of RUMC for over 20 years.

Save the Date

The CUC Christmas Party will be December 6 at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. The price will include the same lovely venue and delicious food, with some fun holiday activities! You don’t want to miss it!! More details to follow with sign up beginning soon.

CUC Retreat Plans

Please let Sandy Martin know if you have signed up and will be staying “off campus” during the retreat.

Prayer Requests

  • Tom and Linda Cantrell ‘s son, William Cantrell’s memorial service will be this Monday, September 12, at 1:00 in the Chapel with celebration of life immediately after. Pray for the family at this sad time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from her latest chemo
  • Vince Grosse’s ’s brother, Vern, passed away early this Friday morning. Please keep Vince and Donna and family in your prayers
  • Rose Lappe for prayers as she is finished with radiation but has a very low white blood count
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Brenda Burrell’s husband Bob Burrell for good recovery following a stroke
  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy Acree. Prayers for her and her family as she suffers from lung and brain tumors and recovers from this past week’s additional brain surgery.
  • Don & Ann McNew’s son Mike who has been having multiple complications from recent illness

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Gayle Crolius for relief of her chronic back and leg pain
  • Babs Skillings – pray that she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.
  • Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Bill and Carey Floyd – September 12, 1964, East Point, GA, 58 years
  • Jim and Rose Lappe – September 16, 1968, Grand Rapids, MI, 54 years

Meals-To-Go and Wednesday Night Supper

Information from Jacob:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up more great meals next week! Our Tuesday/Thursday Hot Lunches are available from 11:30 Am -1:30 PM.(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later). Our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family!

September 13th and September 15th:

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Fresh Fruit, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans and Carrots, Yeast Roll.

  • Frozen Meals ($7) available this week are: Asian Pork Meatballs w/ Vegetable Fried Rice, Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Chicken and Dumplings w/ Wild Rice, Spaghetti Bolognese, Smoked Ham w/ Mac & Cheese,
  • Chicken Pot Pie, Braised Pork w/ Garlic Rice
  • Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10) Black-Eyed Pea Soup
  • Family Size Meals ($25) Macaroni and Cheese, Beef Chili, Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken Pot Pie

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Suppers in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday, September 14th, we are having

  • Lasagna Bolognese, Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread, Vegetable Minestrone, Featured Salad Bar, Triple Chocolate Cake, and Assorted Cookies.

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

Paper towels and bath towels, to be given out along with food and other products from the Pantry in October, can be dropped off in the pantry building on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. For more information, contact Scotty Brewington (scotty@marketjet.com) or Mary Ann Bender (mabender2@gmail.com).

Bad Girls of the Bible

Debbie Goodwin will be teaching a Women’s Bible study based on Liz Curtis Higgs’ book, Bad Girls of the Bible: Character Studies that Share Warnings, Hope, and God’s Unfailing Love. It will meet on Thursdays, September 15 – November 17 (except October 20), 9:45-11:30 in Room 246/248. This is a study about making choices. Using the humor and heart-challenging insights from Liz Curtis Higgs, we’ll gather big lessons about God’s grace and reaching love. Cost is $10 for workbook, available at the first session. Register online at RUMC.com or by contacting Debbie Goodwin.

Seniors Enriched Living

Allen Buckley encourages CUC members to take advantage of the great offerings of The SEL program which begins the 3rd week in September. The classes are offered live on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Mondays and Wednesdays by Zoom. For more information about the courses and how to register go to selroswellga.org

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Nancy Wright received a letter thanking CUC for the contribution of 150 pounds of flip tops which are worth $5 /pound. Keep up the good work CUC flip top collectors!
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – September 2, 2022

Sunday, September 4, 2022

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!… Matthew 6:22–23

Optimism vs. Pessimism

Allan Kennedy has our lesson Sunday. His topic: Optimism vs. Pessimism: Can Christians be pessimists? This lesson will look at this issue from a Biblical as well as a psychological perspective. It is good to have a CUC speaker who is a psychologist as well as a good Christian.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

August 28

Members: 72

Teacher: 1

Visitors: 3

Zoom: 20

Total: 96

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest CUC member, Karen Sledge

Save the Date

The CUC Christmas Party will be December 6 at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. The price will include the same lovely venue and delicious food, with some fun holiday activities! You don’t want to miss it!! More details to follow with sign up beginning soon.

Prayer Requests

  • Tom and Linda Cantrell ‘s son, William Cantrell died suddenly last week in California. They are working with authorities to get William back to GA. They request prayers for the family as they go through this tragic time, and thank you for the calls, cards, and texts.
  • Gayle Crolius for relief of her chronic back and leg pain
  • Ann Douglas for good healing of cellulitis of foot.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues chemo next week after what she describes was a good visit to MD Anderson
  • Rose Lappe for prayers as she is being treated with radiation
  • Shirley May-pray for a full recovery from surgery
  • Don and Marlene McCleod – as they move to assisted living in September
  • Babs Skillings – pray that she can have relief of her pain.
  • Brenda Burrell’s husband Bob Burrell for good recovery following a stroke
  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy Acree. Prayers still needed . Until Sept. 8, she will be at Emory University rehab center then she will have surgery and chemo for lung cancer.
  • Don & Ann McNew’s son Mike who has been in Piedmont Hospital being treated for infection following recent illnes. Pray for his full recovery.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma
  • Sister Backus- for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Please keep Vince Grosse’s ’s brother, Vern, in your prayers as he has had some complications as he continues to have treatment for cancer in his liver. Vern sends his appreciation to the class.
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • Virginia Hardy-September 5
  • Bill Scott-September 5

Anniversaries

  • Jack and Gloria Stadler-September 4, 1954 – Gibsonville, NC—68 years!

Meals-To-Go and Wednesday Night Supper

Information from Jacob:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up more great meals next week September 6th and September 8th! Our Tuesday/Thursday Hot Lunches are available from 11:30 Am -1:30 PM.(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later). Our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family!

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Fresh Fruit Salad, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Peruvian Pork Stew, Yellow Rice, Roasted Plantains, Flat Bread.

We are also thrilled to be resuming our Wednesday Night Suppers in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday, September 7th, we are having Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Roasted Corn and Sweet Peas, Buttered Biscuit, Black-eyed Pea Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Bobby’s Chocolate Chip Browned Butter Blondies, and Assorted Cookies

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

The MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa is gearing-up for its next grocery distribution on Tuesday, September 6th. Though most pantries will be held on the first Monday of each month, the September pantry will be on a Tuesday because of the holiday weekend. Because the pantry is now monthly, the larger size of detergent and larger boxes/bags of pads are ideal. Each month, the pantry will also ask for donations of a “special item” that has been identified as a need in the community. Throughout the month of September, we will collect paper towels and bath towels, which will be distributed to our client families at the pantry on October 3rd. Donations of laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, paper towels and bath towels can be dropped off in the pantry building on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or on the day of the pantry (Tuesday, September 6th) 12:00-4:00 PM. For more information, contact Scotty Brewington (scotty@marketjet.com) or Mary Ann Bender (mabender2@gmail.com).

Volunteers: Still several open shifts! We need lots of volunteers to pack produce and groceries, unload the MUST delivery trucks and distribute groceries to families. Note that the produce team shift has moved to 1:00-3:00 PM to help bag the MUST produce delivery, which is delivered around that time. To volunteer in-person for any and all shifts, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

RUMC Mission Booth

From Annette Whaley:

The RUMC mission booth at City Antiques is looking for furniture, Holiday items (no garland or wreaths unless spectacular), nice lamps, pictures, decorative items, antiques, Jewelry (fine and costume). If uncertain about what we will take, email me with pictures at thewhaleys2@bellsouth.net or call/text at 770-634-2289 to Annette Whaley. If you have a whole house of items and need pick up that can be arranged with 2 weeks notice (maybe less). Items in boxes and bags can be dropped off at church office or if just a couple of pieces of furniture and you want to drop it off at City Antiques Mission Booth, I or one of the Booth Babes will meet you there. These 2 booths have been donated to us by City Antiques and all the money goes to various missions. So try to go by and support City Antiques. It is a wonderful place to browse and find a treasure.

Bad Girls of the Bible

Debbie Goodwin will be teaching a Women’s Bible study based on Liz Curtis Higgs’ book, Bad Girls of the Bible: Character Studies that Share Warnings, Hope, and God’s Unfailing Love. It will meet on Thursdays, September 15 – November 17 (except October 20), 9:45-11:30 in Room 246/248. This is a study about making choices. Using the humor and heart-challenging insights from Liz Curtis Higgs, we’ll gather big lessons about God’s grace and reaching love. Cost is $10 for workbook, available at the first session. Register online at RUMC.com or by contacting Debbie at debmgoodwin@gmail.com.

The Color of Compromise

What does it mean to be complicit with racism? Read & Discuss THE COLOR OF COMPROMISE by Jemar Tisby, Thursdays 11:00 – 12:30pm, Sept 8 – Oct 13, in the Trinity Café/Dining Rm. The Book and Audio are available on Amazon. Contact: Nancy Wistrand. This link goes directly to the Color of Compromise Sign Up. http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=24024

Seniors Enriched Living

The SEL program begins live Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning the 3rd week in September. For more information go to selroswellga.org

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Nancy Wright received a letter thanking CUC for the contribution of 150 pounds of flip tops which are worth $5 /pound. Keep up the good work CUC flip top collectors!
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament -October 10
  • CUC Retreat- October 18-20
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – August 26, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy:16-17

Final Instructions to Timothy

Mark Kramer, a member of the Berean class and one of our favorite teachers, is looking forward to being with CUC again this Sunday. His friend Bob Fletcher told him that he was with us and taught on I Thessalonians. Since that was the first letter that Paul wrote, Mark decided to teach on Paul’s last letter: 2 Timothy which he thinks is his favorite book of the bible. He suggests that everyone reads the entire letter which is just 4 chapters. Key verses are 2 Timothy 1:6, 2:2, 2:15, 3:16-17 and 4:2-3.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (And for those with or exposed to Covid. ) CUC has a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

August 21

Members: 77

Teacher: 1

Visitors: 4

Zoom: 20

Total: 102!

Honoring Our CUC Past President

Instead of a year-end gift to our outgoing CUC president Sandy Martin , at her request, a donation from CUC has been sent to Homestretch.

Thank you Sandy for your great leadership of CUC this past year.

New Class Rosters

Thanks to Dave Roberts who has again provided the CUC Class with updated and current rosters of the CUC members, officers, birthdays and anniversaries. CUC now has 149 total members…49 couples, and 51 single members.

CUC Fellowship Committee

The committee that plans and puts on all the CUC social events would like to have more people participate on that committee. The committee will meet this Sunday after class.

Braves Game?

Anyone interested in going as a group please contact Bobbie Causey

CUC Retreat

CUC RETREAT ATTENDEES: Remember to get your check to Jim Morman or Sandy Martin ASAP. All attendees should have received an email on Tuesday, August 2 from the retreat committee with details on how to make out your check. Payment sooner rather than later is preferable! All payments must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct 4.

Save the Date

The CUC Christmas Party will be December 6 at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. The price will include the same lovely venue and delicious food, with some fun holiday activities! You don’t want to miss it!! More details to follow with sign up beginning soon.

Prayer Requests

  • Gayle Crolius – prayers are much appreciated upon the return of her chronic back and leg pain, limiting her ability to walk. .
  • Charlotte Dodson and the Dodson family on the passing of Malone who was so dearly loved by all.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she and Jim are at MD Anderson this week for further evaluation of her cancer therapy
  • Susan Emmons as she moves to Michigan at the end of the month to be with family.
  • Lizanne Gibson for good recovery following hip replacement surgery
  • Bill Lanham continuing to regain his strength and stamina
  • Rose Lappe for prayers as she is being treated with radiation
  • Lynda and Bob Leckie as they sell their home of 49 years and make a move to south Georgia at the end of this month
  • Shirley May – pray for a full and speedy recovery from surgery
  • Don McCleod – Pray for good recovery following total hip replacement surgery
  • Babs Skillings – pray that the spinal cord stimulator placed in her back has the desired effect of relief of her pain.
  • Brenda Burrell’s husband Bob Burrell hospitalized in ICU after suffering a stroke this past Wednesday
  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy Acree. Prayers still needed. Until Sept. 8, she will be at Emory University rehab center trying to regain use of her left leg and her speech. Then she will have cyber knife surgery and chemo for lung cancer.
  • Don & Ann McNew’s son Mike who has been in Piedmont Hospital determining source of infection following recent dialysis. Please pray for his full recovery.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Please keep Vince Grosse’s ’s brother, Vern, in your prayers as he continues to have treatment for cancer in his liver. Vern sends his appreciation to the class.
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member, is in declining health according to his son Scott . His memory isn’t good and is slowly getting worse. He no longer has phone service so trying to give Stan a phone call is no longer possible. We need to keep Stan in our prayers. If anyone wishes to send Stan a card, they can send it via Stan’s son Scott. Scott’s address is 114 Sugar Cane Ct, Greer SC 29650

Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

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

Birthdays

  • Fred Brown – August 28
  • Colleen Taylor – August 29
  • Sharon Erdman – August 31
  • Ann Douglas – September 1
  • LaVerne Lamb – September 3

Anniversaries

  • Mike and Garlinn Story – August 28, 1969- Portland, OR, 53 years
  • Bob and Lynda Leckie – September 2, 1962- Blackshear, GA, 60 years !!
  • Jim and Jeannie Ehlers – September 2, 1967- Virginia Beach, VA, 55 years

Meals To-Go and Wednesday Night Supper

Hot Meals To-Go are back! Drive through each Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. August 30th and September 1st:

  • Tuesday: Spaghetti Bolognese, Garlic Bread, Caesar Salad.
  • Thursday: Smoked Ham, Mac & Cheese, Stewed Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

We are also thrilled to be resuming our Wednesday Night Suppers in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.

This Wednesday we are having Pan Fried Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Vegetable Medley, Honey Butter Biscuits, Cheesy Broccoli Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Pudding, Assorted Cookies

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

The MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa is gearing-up for its next grocery distribution on Tuesday, September 6th. Though most pantries will be held on the first Monday of each month, the September pantry will be on a Tuesday because of the holiday weekend. For September, the pantry needs donations of laundry detergent and feminine hygiene products (pads are preferred). Because the pantry is now monthly, the larger size of detergent and larger boxes/bags of pads are ideal.

Each month, the pantry will also ask for donations of a “special item” that has been identified as a need in the community. Throughout the month of September, we will collect paper towels and bath towels, which will be distributed to our client families at the pantry on October 3rd. Donations of laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, paper towels and bath towels can be dropped off in the pantry building on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or on the day of the pantry (Tuesday, September 6th) 12:00-4:00 PM. For more information, contact Scotty Brewington (scotty@marketjet.com) or Mary Ann Bender (mabender2@gmail.com).

RUMC Mission Booth

From Annette Whaley:

The RUMC mission booth at City Antiques is looking for furniture, Holiday items (no garland or wreaths unless spectacular), nice lamps, pictures, decorative items, antiques, Jewelry (fine and costume).

If uncertain about what we will take, email me with pictures at thewhaleys2@bellsouth.net or call/text at 770-634-2289 to Annette Whaley.

If you have a whole house of items and need pick up that can be arranged with 2 weeks notice (maybe less). Items in boxes and bags can be dropped off at church office or if just a couple of pieces of furniture and you want to drop it off at City Antiques Mission Booth, I or one of the Booth Babes will meet you there. These 2 booths have been donated to us by City Antiques and all the money goes to various missions. So try to go by and support City Antiques. It is a wonderful place to browse and find a treasure.

Seniors Enriched Living

The SEL program begins live Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning the 3rd week in September. For more information go to selroswellga.org

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – August 19, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15 NRSV

Final Instructions to Timothy

Mark Kramer, a member of the Berean class and one of our favorite teachers, is looking forward to being with CUC the next two Sundays. His friend Bob Fletcher told him that he was with us the past two Sundays and taught on I Thessalonians. Since that was the first letter that Paul wrote (although some say Galatians was) Mark decided to teach on Paul’s last letter: 2 Timothy which he thinks is his favorite book of the bible. He suggests that everyone reads the entire letter which is just 4 chapters.
Key verses are 2 Timothy 1:6, 2:2, 2:15, 3:16-17 and 4:2-3.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (And for those with or exposed to Covid. ) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

August 14

Members: 68

Teacher: 1

Visitors: 1

Zoom: 13

Total: 83

Wednesday Night Out

There were 20 CUC people at this past week’s CUC WNO at the Marietta Fish Market.

Next Wednesday we go back to Fellowship Hall and Jacob’s fine cooking.

CUC Retreat

CUC RETREAT ATTENDEES: Remember to get your check to Jim Morman or Sandy Martin ASAP. All attendees should have received an email on Tuesday, August 2 from the retreat committee with details on how to make out your check. Payment sooner rather than later is preferable! All payments must be submitted by Tuesday, Oct 4.

Save the Date

The CUC Christmas Party will be December 6 at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. The price will include the same lovely venue and delicious food, with some fun holiday activities! You don’t want to miss it!! More details to follow with sign up beginning soon.

Prayer Requests

  • Gayle Crolius – prayers are much appreciated upon the return of her chronic back and leg pain, limiting her ability to walk, as she is considering treatment options.
  • Charlotte Dodson and the Dodson family on the passing of Malone who was so dearly loved by all.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has started a new course of cancer-fighting drugs and plans a trip to MD Anderson
  • Susan Emmons as she moves to Michigan at the end of the month to be with family.
  • Daphne Fradle – For good healing of arm fracture following a fall
  • Lizanne Gibson for good recovery following hip replacement surgery
  • Evelyn Hatfield, a relatively new CUC member, passed away last Saturday. Pray for her family.
  • Bill Lanham was released from the hospital Sunday evening and is doing well, trying to regain his strength and stamina. Thank you for all your calls, emails and cards.
  • Rose Lappe for prayers as she is being treated with radiation
  • Lynda and Bob Leckie as they sell their home of 49 years and make a move to south Georgia at the end of this month
  • Shirley May – pray for a full and speedy recovery from surgery
  • Don McCleod – Pray for good recovery following total hip replacement surgery
  • Babs Skillings – pray that the spinal cord stimulator placed in her back has the desired effect of relief of her pain.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – who is doing better with multiple myeloma
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Please keep Vince Grosse’s ’s brother, Vern, in your prayers as he recovers from a procedure to destroy cancer cells in his liver. Vern sends his appreciation to the class.

Thanksgiving

  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy had brain surgery to remove tumors. The surgery was a success. They got 99.9 percent. Pray for a good recovery.

Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

  • Daphne Fradl – August 23

Anniversaries

  • Sieg and Judy Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008 – Asheville, NC-14 years
  • Charles and Martha Jane Mason – August 24, 1968 – Atlanta, GA – 54 years!

Information From Jacob Crane:

The RUMC Hospitality Ministry will be back in full swing this coming week! We will have hot lunches available for take home on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Our freezer is fully loaded with delicious meals for purchase as well.

You can order all meals online and pay by credit card by clicking on the links : https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=21877

Here are the menus for the drive-thru this coming week: August 23rd and August 25th ,

  • Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles, Pickled Beet Salad, Yeast Roll. $7($30 Family Meal)
  • Thursday: Chicken and Dumplings, Peas and Carrots, Buttered Biscuit. $7 ($30 Family Meal)
  • Frozen Meals $7
    • Mexican Beef w/ Rice and Beans,
    • Asian Pork Meatballs w/ Vegetable Fried Rice,
    • Caribbean Pork Fried Rice,
    • Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf,
    • Swedish Beef Meatballs w/ Rice Pilaf,
    • Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10)
    • Chicken Noodle Soup,
  • Family Size Meals ($25) Mac and Cheese,Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Chili

Wednesday Night Supper

We will hold our first RUMC Wednesday Night Supper of the season on Wednesday August 24th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall!

  • Hickory Smoked Pork Loin w/ Peach Dijon BBQ Sauce,
  • Wild Rice, Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas,
  • Yeast Rolls, Creamy Mushroom Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Peach Cobbler w/ Vanilla Ice Cream,
  • $10.00 ($30.00 Family Max or Family “To GO”)

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • CUC Christmas Party – December 6


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