Author Archive: Doug Tatom

CUC Newsletter – Jun 5, 2020

What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:3b-5 (NRSV)


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Holy Light in the Time of COVID-19

One of CUC’s favorite speakers, Scott Dickson, has the CUC lesson Sunday. His lesson title is: Holy Light in the Time of COVID-19.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Last Sunday there were 53 participants on Zoom, approximately 88 members total.

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.

Just enter that ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCer’s.

I would like to ask everyone to please join the class by 9:20 if possible. Bonnie White will be playing the piano for us at 9:25. Make sure your mic is muted. The icon for that is on the bottom left of your screen. We are going to try a new way to be together without “being together” this Sunday on Zoom. After our speaker we will break out into small groups. Doug will do this from his computer and we do not know beforehand who will be in each group. Here are some ways that we think this will be more productive:

  • Unmute your mics.
  • Pick a leader for your group to guide the discussion. We have 15 minutes before we go back to the main group.
  • Discuss Scott’s lesson; what were the highlights for you, what did you learn that you did not know before the lesson, questions for Scott.
    Hope everyone is well. Thanks to those of you for being our feet on the ground and buying groceries for Must Summer Grocery program. After the first Monday of grocery pickup they were very low on most of the items on the list.

God Bless You
Sandy


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for 500 families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. That is $200,000 worth of groceries.

MUST needs us to do the shopping. The total amount contributed by CUC for the MUST summer grocery program is $6340. CUC members who are doing the grocery shopping should send or email a copy of their receipts to Charlie Mason for reimbursement.

This past week the program distributed around 400 bags of free groceries to almost 200 local families. We expect these numbers to significantly increase for Week #2 as word gets out about the program. We gave out almost everything we had, so we need to restock the tables!

You can drop-off groceries at the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Sunday (6/7) or Monday (6/8) 2:00-4:00 PM. Just pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car. Here’s what we need:

Frozen packages of protein! (Ground beef, chicken, sausage, etc.) We’re finding that this is the hardest thing to acquire for two reasons: #1)We can’t buy it in bulk from our distributors because the individual portions are too large and expensive and #2) individual buyers are having trouble getting large quantities from grocery stores – and even Costco and Sam’s Club – because of purchasing limits. The immediate solution is just more people on the ground, each buying 1-2 packages and donating them weekly. Keep us in mind as you shop this week! Please donate frozen if you can.

Other items we need:

Hot dogs/buns (FYI: We’re not seeing the same purchasing limits on hot dogs – you should be able to buy more than one package at a time.)

Jelly (We have PLENTY of peanut butter. MUST gave us 5K jars. We only have about 20 jars of jelly.)

Also needed : Block of cheese or package of shredded cheese, Spaghetti, Pasta sauce, Mac & Cheese, Tortillas (corn or flour),Canned beans (refried or black), Canned corn, Canned fruit, Boxes of crackers, Boxes of cereal.

We’re also accepting fresh produce! Potatoes, onions, apples, oranges keep the best. We will also take liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We will also have Bonnie White at the piano on Monday and Wednesday and Mark Ewald and “The Me and T” band performing on the drive through sidewalk on Tuesday and Thursday.

We are still getting a great turn out each week, and Jacob is hopeful that the summer will keep bringing us a few new faces to Serve! Last week, even with the shortened week, we were still able to serve over 350 hot meals and another 260 frozen meals! Thanks again to all of you for supporting this ministry.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu:

Week of June 8th- June 11th

  • Monday: Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry, Roasted Potatoes, Pickled Veggie Salad, Fresh Roll.
  • Tuesday: Adobo Pork over Rice with Charro Beans, Grilled Tortillas.
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Italian Sausage Rigatoni, Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread.

All meals include Bottled Water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


  • Dick Anthony on recurrence of Multiple Myeloma
  • Shaw Skillings and family on the loss of Shaw’s brother.
  • David Howe CUC president 2007-2008 on his cancer diagnosis

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Babs Skillings for relief of back pain and for successful knee replacement surgery June 24.
  • Stan and Virginia Thomason – Virginia remains hospitalized with leg infection. Stan appreciates notes and calls as he is alone in independent living facility.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • Claudia and John Phelps – June 8, 1968 -52 years!
  • Kris and Dave Taylor – June 9, 1968- 52 years!
  • Martha and Tom Knight – June 10, 1961 – 59 years!

Support for Our Missions:

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



CUC – May 29, 2020

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our LORD.

Romans 8:38-39


Sunday, May 31, 2020

God Has Not Forsaken Us

Our speaker this coming week is going to be our own Tom Knight. And the subject is…..”God Has Not Forsaken Us”.

Is CUC not fortunate to have such good speakers among us?

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

For our CUC Zoom Sunday School Class Doug Tatom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Good Friday Morning to everyone! The weeks are going by very fast to me as we have been not been gathering in our classroom since the week of Palm Sunday.

This Sunday is Pentecost. On the first Christian Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved in the hearts of fifteen different language groups, molding them into the single body of Christ. Henri Nouwen noted, “The Holy Spirit, whom Jesus promised to his followers, is the great gift of God. Without the Spirit of Jesus we can do nothing, but in and through his Spirit we can live free, joyful and courageous lives. We cannot create peace and joy, but the Spirit of Christ can fill us with a peace and joy that is not in this world. We cannot break through the many barriers that divide races, sexes and nations but the Spirit of Christ unites all people in the all-embracing love of God. The Spirit of Christ burns away our many fears and anxieties and sets us free to move wherever we are sent. This is the great liberations of Pentecost”.

In relation to that paragraph, we have received the reimbursement of $1500 from Winshape for the cancelled retreat. I would like to propose this money be used for the Must Summer Grocery Program. We may have received more checks since I last checked with Charlie, but I know we have $1400 from 2019 that we have not spent and we will continue to take donations. I have spoken with Scotty Brewington and she would prefer grocery items delivered to the church because of the time involved in this task. I have formed a Must Ministries Task Force to procure items for the Grocery Program and deliver them to the church.
“See” y’all Sunday

Sandy


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for 500 families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. That is $200,000 worth of groceries. CUC currently has the $1400 that was not used last year for the MUST Summer Lunch Bag program. Jim Boswell has challenged us to see how much more CUC can raise for the MUST Grocery Bag program to make a wonderful statement that CUC cares about children and families. If you feel led to make a donation, make your check to CUC with MUST on the memo line. Mail your check to Charlie Mason, 1110 Orchard Way, Roswell, GA. 30075-4114.

Charlie reports that the response of CUC class members to the request for donations for the Summer Food Program has already been outstanding. Checks starting arriving in the mail Thursday. As of Thursday night the total amounts to $4,150. An additional $1,400 has been given directly to RUMC by CUC members. Keep the checks rolling in!


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Welcome Back to RUMC

Please don’t forget to submit the RUMC Welcome Back Committee’s Survey that was included at the beginning of the May 22 RUMC Friday Blast. This needs to be submitted by Saturday, May 30 to provide guidance to the committee.

Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We will also have Bonnie White at the piano on Monday and Wednesday and Mark Ewald and “The Me and T” band performing on the drive-through sidewalk on Tuesday and Thursday.

Last week was another successful week and served around 500 hot meals and another 225 frozen meals! Even now that some places are beginning to reopen, our community is still feeling comforted knowing that they can receive a great meal without having to put themselves at risk. Visit with a couple of your CUC classmates while making your pick-up. Gale & Roger Davis, Sandy and Bill Griffin, Steve Covert, Sandy Martin and Judy Hoogstraal are regular volunteers.

Next week’s menu is:

Week of June 1st- June 4th

  • Monday:
    • Grilled Ham and Pineapple, Macaroni and Cheese, Yeast Roll
  • Tuesday:
    • Chicken Cacciatori, Steamed Rice, Garden Salad, Garlic Roll
  • Wednesday:
    • Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Fried Rice, Asian Slaw, Sesame Rolls
  • Thursday:
    • Cheese Stuffed Tortellini with Garlic and Herb Chicken Alfredo, Roasted Broccoli, Garlic Bread

All meals include Bottled Water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889 jcrane@rumc.com Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


  • Peggy McNay as she adjusts to her new home at Vickery Rose
  • Shaw Skilling and family as Shaw’s brother is in hospice care.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Babs Skillings for relief of back pain. She now has her knee replacement scheduled for June 24.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time which has so changed our daily lives.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • None

Support for Our Missions:

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



CUC News – May 22, 2020

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

John 20:29


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Enjoying God

On this Memorial Day weekend CUC will be meeting through Zoom as we remember those who lost their lives while in service for their country. The lesson title for Sunday is “Enjoying God”. Our own Roger Davis will lead CUC this Sunday.

He always brings a thought-provoking message. The scripture verses are:

“How we praise God, The Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we belong to Christ. Long ago, even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure.” – Ephesians 1:4-5


CUC Sunday school Class on Zoom

For our CUC Zoom Sunday School Class Doug Tatom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Please refer to Sue’s newsletter for the link

Just enter that ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCers,

Again, I hope everyone is well.

Ravi Zacharias died this week who was one of the most effective apologists and communicators in the Christian world. I had to Google Christian apologist as I had never heard the word apologist. For those of you who do not know what an apologist is, apologetics is the religious discipline of defending religious doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse. Christian writers (c. 120-220) who defended their beliefs against critics and recommended their faith to outsiders were called Christian Apologists. Who knew, not me!

C.S. Lewis writes “Let me make it quite clear that when Christians say the Christ-life is in them, they do not mean simply something mental or moral. When they speak of being ‘in Christ’ or of Christ being ‘In them’, this is not simply a way of saying that they are thinking about Christ or copying Him. They mean that Christ is actually operating through them, that the whole mass of Christians are the physical organism through which Christ acts-that we are His fingers and muscles, the cells of His body.

“See” y’all Sunday


CUC Endowment Distribution

The CUC Endowment Committee has met several times via email. The committee consists of:

Lynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, and George Waite.

The 2019 distribution of the endowment is $3547. After prayerful consideration and input from the Church staff, it is recommended that the entire distribution of $3547 be donated to the RUMC Help Fund that recognizes that there are many hurting families in both our congregation and the community. As of the end of 2019 the value of the CUC endowment fund was $100,291. And at the end of the first quarter it stood at $83,864. The lower value is due to the unrealized loss in the equity markets due to the Covid-19 economy shutdown. The committee recommends to the class to approve the distribution for 2019 to the RUMC Help Fund.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen
(It’s GoooOOoood!)

Last week we ended up serving over 400 hot meals and another 200 frozen meals, and Monday and Tuesday of this week we served already over 220 hot meals. We have received so much positive feedback from members who are just so happy to be on campus and connecting with others, even for just a few quick minutes.

Next week we will be closed for Memorial Day, but will still serve the hot $5.00 takeout meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We will also still have Mark Ewald and “The Me and T” band performing on the drive through sidewalk on Tuesday and Thursday. Visit with a couple of your CUC classmates while making your pick-up. Gale & Roger Davis, Sandy and Bill Griffin, Steve Covert, and Sandy Martin are regular volunteers.

Next week’s menu is:

  • Tuesday:
    • Thai Peanut Chicken over Rice Noodles, Sesame Roll, Fresh Fruit,
  • Wednesday:
    • Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice, French Green Beans, Yeast Rolls
  • Thursday:
    • Pan Fried Chicken with Sawmill Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Yeast Rolls.

All meals include Bottled Water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

jcrane@rumc.com Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


RUMC Prayer Bulletin Updates

Just a reminder that our prayer bulletin continues to be updated weekly and submissions can be made at http://www.rumc.com/prayers/. The doors may be closed but the church is not and we are still praying for you! Esther C. Collins, Ministry Coordinator, Chapel Roswell/Adult Discipleship, 770-261-1705


Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Norma and David Hills and family, Brian, Amy and Clark Hills, as they quarantine at home with the CORONA. Pray that the respiratory symptom of this disease will not become a life-threatening part of their illness. Pray also for thanksgiving for Sadie Hills (15-year old granddaughter) as she finishes her 6th and last Chemo treatment this Thursday.
  • Peggy McNay who will be moving on May 27th, next Wednesday, to Vickery Rose. Packing again and missing Mac.

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona-19 virus!

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain. She now has her knee replacement scheduled for June 24.
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers at home from a partial hip replacement after a fall

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Thank You

From Donna Johnson: Johnny asked that I write this to y’all after he was gone….

Donna and I felt total joy being a part of your group. I have loved the inner actions with the group and having been the recipient of your love. The way you take care of each other and include everybody is really a step above what we could have anticipated when we joined the class. It has been wonderful for Donna and me and has really enhanced our religious experience these past few years. The amount of cards from all of you to me and then to Donna since I have been gone have just been phenomenal. We thank you and love each and every one of y’all. I will miss you all….All my love, Johnny and Donna


Birthdays

  • None

Anniversaries

  • Linda and Jim Boswell – May 27, 1961 – 59 years!!

Support for Our Missions:

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



CUC Newsletter – May 15, 2020

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matt 28:20


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Knowing God’s Grace while Sheltering-In-Place

Ron Greer, Director, Pastoral Counseling Service, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is our CUC speaker Sunday. His topic: “Knowing God’s Grace while Sheltering-In-Place”. We look forward to having Ron as our speaker. He always has a wonderful message.

Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

For our CUC Zoom Sunday School Classes, instead of scheduling links, Doug Tatom would like us to just use his Zoom Personal ID.

Just enter that ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCers. Pray everyone is well and survived another week of Covid-19. I will quote my go-to guy Dr. Denison “if you are struggling to trust God with your future, remember the times He led you faithfully in the past. If you are worried about your needs, remember the time your Father met them before. If you are dealing with temptation, remember the time He blessed your obedience.”

I have heard from Scotty Brewington concerning Summer Must Program. We will NOT be making lunches this year. RUMC will be partnering with MUST, the Cathedral of Christ the King and other churches in the area.

Beginning June 1 – August 3 Must will have curbside grocery pickup at RUMC. The initial goal is to serve 500 families each week. I have a list of the items that will be in every person’s grocery pickup. We can give MUST the funds to purchase these items or we can contribute specific items. We will deliver items to the church and they will be collected from our cars.

Sundays and Mondays 2:00 to 4:00 with no personal contact. We can do this individually as often as you would like or make this a class project as we have in the past. I do believe we have funds in our treasury earmarked for MUST but I will have to ask Charlie and make sure. A lot of the items can be bought in bulk as they will be using 500 each week. I will be happy to purchase items and deliver to church weekly. They are not taking volunteers to pack and distribute due to safety concerns.

If you have any questions, email me.

“I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. Any by the grace of God, I will.”
Edward Everett Hale


Blessings to all of you!


CUC Endowment Distribution

The CUC Endowment Committee has met several times via email. The committee consists of Lynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, and George Waite. The 2019 distribution of the endowment is $3547.

After prayerful consideration and input from the Church staff, it is recommended that the entire distribution of $3547 be donated to the RUMC Help Fund that recognizes that there are many hurting families in both our congregation and the community. As of the end of 2019 the value of the CUC endowment fund was $100,291. And at the end of the first quarter it stood at $83,864.

The lower value is due to the unrealized loss in the equity markets due to the Covid-19 economy shutdown. The committee recommends to the class to approve the distribution for 2019 to the RUMC Help Fund.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Update on RUMC Finances

We have learned from Shaw Skillings some interesting information about our church from the RUMC Foundation meeting last week. Giving is down 3-10% depending on the base year. We missed the usual big bump in Easter giving. The giving trend is down and there is concern about the future, particularly year end giving because of the stock market decline.

The church was able to acquire a Paycheck Protection Program loan from the Federal government that will cover staff salaries for May and June. That loan will not have to be repaid since it will go specifically for staff payroll. We are working hard to avoid layoffs.

In order for the church to reopen, we will have to follow stringent CDC sanitation procedures. This will require $67,860 for sanitation stations, disinfecting fogging equipment and other materials. Foundation endowment disbursements will be able to cover most of this un-budgeted expense. Other endowments may be able to cover some of the staff salaries. The CUC grant disbursement for 2020 is $3547. The CUC Endowment committee has evaluated the use for these funds.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob and his team continue to serve hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 2:00. Each meal is only $5.00 each!

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889 jcrane@rumc.com Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

RUMC Weekly $5.00 “To Go” Menu

All meals include Bottled Water

Week of May 18th- May 21st

  • Monday:
    • Sweet and Sour Pork, Vegetable Fried Rice, Sesame Roll
  • Tuesday:
    • Shrimp and Grits, Sautéed Green Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday:
    • Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Corn on the Cobb, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday:
    • Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti with Marinara, Roasted Broccoli, Garlic Bread

Job Networking Garage Sale

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Garage Sale has been moved from August, 2020 to May 6-8, 2021 with setup beginning Sunday, May 2, 3, 4, 5, 2021. We are blessed we will be able to host this in the spring before the heat of summer is upon us!


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her 5 broken ribs.
  • Babs Skillings for relief of back pain
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers at home from a partial hip replacement after a fall

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Thanksgiving

From Bob Hamilton – Thanks for all the greetings sent from all in our wonderful class.


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • None

Support for Our Missions:

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



CUC Newsletter – May 9, 2020

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

Psalm 91; 1-3


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mothers Day!

Start Something New!

Melissa (Mobley) Kime-Hall has the lesson for our CUC class this Sunday. Her title is “Start Something New!”. We look forward to her lesson.

Her Scripture is: Acts 2:36-47

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both LORD and Messiah.”

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.The Fellowship of the Believers 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Last Sunday we had the best turnout of all our Zoom classes. 94 attended!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUC family. First of all I must apologize for leaving out the birthdays and anniversaries last Sunday. All birthdays and anniversaries are special but we had a 90th birthday celebration (Bob Hamilton) and a 50th wedding anniversary (Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho). Please accept my apologies.

As I was reading my Denison devotionals this week I was struck by what Joni Erickson Tada had to say. She had a horrible accident when she was a teenager and became paralyzed from the neck down. She has become a renowned speaker, author and artist. She paints with the brush in her mouth. “God permits what he hates, this difficult paralyzing injury, to accomplish something that he loves, and that is, of course, in me, a changed heart and a closer walk with my God.” Powerful! Not sure if I would have the same sentiment if it was me!

Ralph Waldo Emerson observed: “The purpose of life it not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

“See” you Sunday.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob Crane reports that they have had a very productive week and have been able to serve over 500 hot meals this week in addition to over 200 frozen meals and over 60 Mother’s day meals! Next week we will have Bonnie White on the Piano on Wednesday, and Mark Ewald and company playing on Tuesday and Thursday for a great Drive Through Experience!

Jacob and his team continue to serve hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 2:00 pm. Each meal is only $5.00 each!

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889 jcrane@rumc.com Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

RUMC Weekly $5.00 “To Go” Menu

All meals include Bottled Water

  • Monday:
    • Coconut Curried Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Flat Bread,
  • Tuesday:
    • Pasta Primavera, Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic Bread
  • Wednesday:
    • BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Sliced Rolls
  • Thursday:
    • Lasagna Bolognese, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Donna Johnson on the loss of her husband Johnny
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers at home from a partial hip replacement after a fall
  • Babs Skillings for relief of back pain

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her 5 broken ribs.
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers at home from a partial hip replacement after a fall

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Mark Goodwin – March 16

Anniversaries

  • None

Support for Our Missions:

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage Sale (setup beginning Sunday, August 2)


CUC Newsletter – May 1, 2020

“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”

Romans 15:4, NIV


Sunday, May 3, 2020

A Guy Named Shamgar

For this week’s CUC Sunday School lesson we are fortunate to have as our teacher, Joe McKechnie. His topic is “A Guy Named Shamgar”. The scripture is: Judges 3:31 31 After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Topic: CUC Sunday School – May 3, 2020
Time: May 3, 2020 09:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCers. Another week has passed and I cannot remember the last Sunday where we were all together in our classroom. Let us all pray that we can be together again by the end of May, if not before.
There are a lot of people working behind the scenes to find a vaccine and we will probably never know their names. It is a fact in history that history is most often made by people it doesn’t often record by name. Men and women who have fought and died in wars. People who have helped with some of our most important inventions. The game Candy Land was invented by a retired teacher during the polio epidemic. This is not a life saving invention, but our children have enjoyed it for several generations. Oh, the inventor of the game donated all of her royalties to children’s charities. So, do what God has called you to do in this world. Whether the world knows your name or not, rest assured your Father knows your name and will reward your faithfulness forever.
Dr. Jim Denison has written a model for maximizing our impact in these challenging days.

  • Look for those God intends you to influence.
  • Speak as God speaks to you.
  • Make time to be alone with your Lord.

“When any duty presents itself we hear God’s voice as our Lord heard his Father’s voice, and we are ready for it with all the alertness of our love for him”. Oswald Chambers


Potluck Dinner Plans Cancelled

Claudia Phelps reports that the June 23 CUC potluck date has been removed from our class schedule. The Social Committee has made the decision to officially cancel the event this year because for the past 2 years we have had close to 80 people in attendance which is above the number recommended for gatherings and would not permit “social distancing”.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Supporting RUMC High School Seniors

The youth department would love our help with a SURPRISE project. Since it doesn’t look like the 2020 Senior class is going to get their prom, graduation or Senior Sunday at RUMC, we were hoping we could get your help honoring them in a different way. We would love for EVERY ONE of our Seniors to get a handwritten letter or card from someone in the RUMC congregation, telling them they are being thought of, prayed over and honored as the close of their Senior year approaches. We have about 120 seniors on our roster and we would love for them all to get at least one card/letter. If you feel led to do this, please email Shannon Reed at reedsc@comcast.net or text/call her at 770-355-8532. She will provide you with as many seniors and addresses as you would like. We are hoping to get these mailed by as early in May as possible. Please help us honor these Seniors!!!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Order: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

Jacob Crane and his team continue to serve hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 4:00. Each meal is only $5.00 each!

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889 or jcrane@rumc.com Online
ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

  • Monday May 4th:
    • Glazed Ham with Macaroni and Cheese, Grilled Pineapple, Yeast Roll,
  • Tuesday May 5th:
    • Slow Roasted Adobo Pork over Mexican Rice Pilaf, Charro Beans, Grilled Flat Bread,
  • Wednesday May 6th:
    • Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Broccoli, Yeast Roll,
  • Thursday, May 7th:
    • Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad, Buttered Roll,

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas.


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Donna Johnson on the loss of her husband Johnny
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers at home from a partial hip replacement after a fall – (Mrs. Jim McCormick, 1440 Oak Meadow Lane, Cumming, GA, 30041)
  • Babs Skillings who had a nerve ablation in her lower back on Tuesday for relief of back pain
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her 5 broken ribs.

Thanksgiving

  • Bob Hamilton is doing well with Physical Therapy and improving each day. (“Many thanks to all of CUC for the prayers, meals, etc. You all are amazing!” Beth)

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • John Lemke as he continues his recovery and is able to be back on his feet again
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles nephropathy

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


  • Sandy and Bill Griffin’s daughter, Kathy, was married Saturday with only immediate family and friends on Zoom.

Birthdays

  • Bob Hamilton – May 7
  • Pat Phillips – May 9

Anniversaries

  • Gayle & George Crolius – May 9, 2001 – 19 years
  • Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho – May 9, 1970 – 50 years!!

Support for Our Missions:

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage Sale (setup beginning Sunday, August 2)


CUC Newsletter – April 25, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020

“Now, LORD our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 16 LORD, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us. 17″Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, LORD, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19LORD, listen! LORD, forgive! LORD, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

Daniel 9:15-19 15


The Power of Nostalgia

Dr. Jeff Ross will be our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic is “The Power of Nostalgia”. He requests that everyone bring a rubber band. Any size will do.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Good morning to all of my fellow CUCer’s. Billy and I have been helping with the curb-side pick-up lunch at church this week so I have been able to see some of you in the flesh and know you are faring well during this time. Cannot wait for us all to be together again in God’s house.
As you know we lost one of our CUC family this week, Johnny Johnson. Please pray for Donna Johnson and her family. This family has had more challenges this past year than some of us have had in our lifetimes.

I read part of the eulogy for Dr. Lois Evans in one of Dr. Jim Denison’s articles this week. She was the wife of Dr. Tony Evans. Their son Jonathan explained how God had responded to his family’s prayers for her: “There were always two answers to your prayers – either she was going to live or she was going to live, either she was going to be with family or she was going to be with family, either she was going to be well taken care of or she was going to be well taken care of.. the two answers to your prayers are “yes” and “yes”, because victory belongs to Jesus.” I love that and think it is a great explanation for “life everlasting “.

Something else I read that is a very good way to improve our moods. Every day at the end of the day, write down 3 things you are grateful for in your life. “See” y’all Sunday and don’t forget, wash your hands, say your prayers, germs and Jesus are everywhere.


CUC 2020 Retreat Cancelled

Sadly, the 2020 CUC Retreat scheduled to be held in October at Winshape on the Berry College campus had to be cancelled due to the Corona virus threat. True to the good Christian values of Winshape, CUC was released from our contract with no penalties.

Thanks to Donna and Vince Grosse and Patsy and Bill Lanham for the work they had already put in on preparation for the retreat.


CUC Activities During the Corona Virus Threat

It was interesting this past Sunday morning hearing on Zoom what CUC’ers were doing to pass the time while we are doing “social isolation”. We even got to see the McLoeds in Naples, Florida. Here are some of the activities mentioned:

taking walks (around the neighborhood, in local parks, and on the boardwalk along the river), gardening, chores around the house, cleaning, pressure washing driveways and porches, cleaning closets, using the treadmill, picking up meals at the church (and some even helping with giving out the lunches), zoom meetings with family and friends, seeing neighbors not usually seen, meeting with family and friends outside in the yard using “social distancing”, occasional “senior shopping”, Sunday drives, enjoying spring flowers, jigsaw puzzles, Mahjong on line, Mexican Train for two, video games with distant grandchildren, baking, genealogy, model trains, woodworking projects, golf with restrictions, online teaching, even a neighborhood outside concert….and growing hair and beards! The Adcocks on total lockdown at Huntcliff have food brought to their door and daily temperature-taking to assure their wellness!

We are thankful we do not have children at home to keep entertained!

A tip….Be careful with your hearing aids when using a mask!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob Crane and his team are serving hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 4:00. Each meal is only $5.00 each!

From Jacob:

Our Meal program is still picking up speed! Tuesday alone the RUMC kitchen able to serve 107 hot meals to first responders around the Roswell community; what a way to give back and Serve our community! As of Wednesday we have sent over 300 hot meals out the door at RUMC. We also sent out 175 frozen meals this week to Star House Kids Organization. These meals will keep children who were on school lunch programs in Roswell fed during these difficult times.

(Several CUC class members including Gale and Roger Davis, Steve Covert, Ann and Larry Douglas, Sandy and Bill Griffin, and Sandy Martin have been helping with distribution.)

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. You can come inside or (the preferred method) just honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

RUMC Weekly $5.00 “To Go” Menu

  • Monday April 27th:
    • Spaghetti and Meatballs, Italian Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • Tuesday April 28th:
    • Mild Jerk Chicken, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Roasted Veggies, Grilled Flat Bread,
  • Wednesday April 29th:
    • Slow Roasted Asian Glazed Pork Belly, Sesame Chive Rice, Sautéed Garlic Green Beans, Sesame Roll.
  • Thrusday, April 30th:
    • Meatloaf, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Veggie Medley, Buttered Roll,.

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas


RUMC Service during Covid-19 Virus

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Subject: 40……….

The official lockdown started March 23 and will likely end May 1st.

That is EXACTLY 40 days.
The Latin root of the word “quarantine” is “forty”.
So what does the Bible say about 40?
The flood lasted 40 days.
40 years Moses fled Egypt.
40 days Moses stayed on Mount Sinai to receive the Commandments.
Exodus lasted 40 years.
Jesus fasted for 40 days.
40 days for a woman to rest after giving birth.
Optimum number of weeks for human gestation is 40.
A group of theologians thinks the number 40 represents “change”. It is the time of preparing a person, or people, to make a fundamental change.
Something will happen after these 40 days. Just believe and pray. Remember, whenever the number 40 appears in the Bible, there is a “change”.
Please know that during this “quarantine” rivers are cleaning up, vegetation is growing, the air is becoming cleaner because of less pollution, there is less theft and murder, healing is happening,(the RUMC Sanctuary is getting new carpeting) and most importantly, people are turning to Christ. The Earth is at rest for the first time in many years and hearts are truly transforming.
Remember we are in the year 2020, and 20 + 20 = 40.
Also, 2020 is the year of the United States Census. Jesus Christ, the savior of the world, was born during a census.
Lastly, 2020 is perfect vision. May our sight focus on the Lord and living according to His perfect vision for us knowing He holds us in the palm of His hand. May these days of “quarantine” bring spiritual liberation to our souls, our nation, and our world.


Recommended Book

“What Today’s Methodists Need to Know About John Wesley” by Dr. Rem B. Edwards


Prayer Requests

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of hip pain.
  • Donna Johnson on the loss of her husband Johnny on Thursday
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers from a partial hip replacement
  • Babs Skillings having a nerve ablation in her lower back on Tuesday for relief of back pain
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her bicycle accident with 5 broken ribs.
  • Susan Ouzts, who recently retired at the age of 56 and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; keep her and her family in your prayers. She is a longtime friend of the Grosses.

Thanksgivings

  • Lena Sharp – better after ER trip, and daughter-in-law Nancy in Brooklyn recovering from virus with no other family members ill.
  • Bev Tatom – some relief of pain following injection, and her brother-in-law Ron Fox getting better

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • John Lemke as he continues his recovery and is able to be back on his feet again
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

Other News

The obituary of former CUC member, Nancy Whitehead, was in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Congratulations and Best Wishes

  • Sharon Schnakenburg on the birth of a new great-granddaughter
  • Sandy and Bill Griffin’s daughter to be married on Zoom this Saturday

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • None

  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)


CUC Newsletter – April 17, 2020

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4: 11-13


Sunday, April 19, 2020

CUC on ZOOM

The CUC program committee, in response to requests from class members who enjoyed last week’s presentation by Dr. Jim McCormick, and the “live camera open mic” portion hosted at the end by Doug Tatom, invites class members to join in this weekend and have fun sharing with fellow class members. Doug will go around the room, and it will be your turn to let us know what’s been happening in your families day to day. To help Doug out, when you are completed sharing simply end with (your names) “wishing you well”, or “stay healthy” or whatever. Then Doug will “activate” the next class member’s mic and camera. Sandy will do a wrap up.

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCers. Hope everyone is well and Covid-19 free. I don’t have a lot to add to the Newsletter this week. I have heard that Bill Gates will spend billions of dollars from his foundation to help find a vaccine for Covid-19. So buy Microsoft!

  • Samaritan’s Purse has setup a field hospital at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
  • An auto-body worker in Virginia and his daughter went to the grocery and spent $2,600 buying groceries for thirty strangers.
  • A Virginia restaurant owner had to lay off almost 80 percent of his staff, so he is feeding them for free.

This generosity advances the gospel when it comes from Christians who serve others in Jesus’ name. Of all people, God’s people should be willing to risk ourselves for others. That’s because the worst that can happen leads us to the best that can happen to us. In these desperate times remember: kindness is not cancelled, love is not cancelled, hope is not cancelled and best of all faith is not cancelled. Stay safe and well and will “see” you Sunday.


Masks for CUC Members

In the spirit of assuring that all of our CUC members are adequately protected from this Corona-19 virus, two of our members, Virginia Hardy and Nancy Wright, have been busy making masks as gifts for CUC members, hoping this will help our CUC family in some small way. The masks have been delivered to Jacob’s office which is open 9-5 Monday-Thursday. So while supplies last if you are stopping by for Jacob’s delicious meals between 12 and 2, or any other time, be sure to ask for and pick up your masks. And keep safe!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob Crane and his team are serving hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 4:00. Each meal is only $5.00 each! While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. You can come inside or (the preferred method) just honk your horn!

Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889

jcrane@rumc.com

Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

Next week’s lunch menu:

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of April 20th – April 23rd

  • Monday:
    • Pineapple Glazed Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Tuesday:
    • Thai Peanut Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Sesame Roll, Cookie
  • Wednesday:
    • Shepherd’s Pie, Buttered Roll, Cookie
  • Thursday:
    • Chicken and Dumplings, Yeast Roll, Cookie

Bottled Water and Canned Sodas included with all meals

(Incidentally, Jacob’s birthday is April 21st. For greetings or cards his contact info is above or mail cards to the church)


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Response

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Prayer Requests

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of hip pain.
  • Johnny Johnson was admitted to St Joe’s earlier this week. Please pray for him and Donna.
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her bicycle accident with 5 broken ribs.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • John Lemke as he continues his recovery and is able to be back on his feet again

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Birthdays

  • Paul Beecham – April 22
  • Sister Backus – April 24

Anniversaries

  • None

Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)

CUC Newsletter – April 11, 2020

“I am with you always to the close of the age”

Matthew 28:20


He is Alive Again!

We are fortunate to have our favorite teacher, Dr. Jim McCormick as our CUC speaker this Easter Sunday. His subject is “He is Alive Again”. His text is: Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20.


Masks for CUC Members

In the spirit of assuring that all of our CUC members are adequately protected from this Corona-19 virus, two of our members, Virginia Hardy and Nancy Wright, have been busy making masks as gifts for CUC members, hoping this will help our CUC family in some small way. The masks have been delivered to Jacob’s office which is open 9-5 Monday-Thursday. (Just ask when you pick up your meals.)


RUMC COVID-19 Virus Response

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob and his staff and volunteers continue to provide delicious meals from the RUMC kitchen to help us through this time of isolation.

Just drive up to the Fellowship Hall entrance and honk your horn and your meals will be delivered to your car. The plan is to serve a hot lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00. They will have selections of frozen meals as well, available until 4:00.

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted.

Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Next week’s lunch menu:

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

  • Monday April 13th:
    • Stuffed Peppers, Pinto Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Tuesday April 14th:
    • Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Vegetable Fried Rice, Sesame Roll
  • Wednesday April 15th:
    • Classic Beef Goulash, Roasted Vegetables, Buttered Roll
  • Thursday, April 16th:
    • Southern Pan-Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas.


Prayer Requests

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain. Bob says: Please express my thanks for all the wonderful acts of concern. Bethie is taking great care of me and my rehab exercises are going well.
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues with chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke as he continues to have health difficulties following foot surgery, infection, and pneumonia.
  • Peggy Rodway McNay – sympathy and prayers on the recent loss of her husband Mac
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her bicycle accident with 5 broken ribs. Still in the hospital, but hopes to be released on Saturday. Her Corona virus test came back this Friday morning and was negative!!
  • John & Lenna Sharp’s daughter-in-law Nancy in Brooklyn with Corona -19 symptoms which should peak over the weekend. So far she is not getting any worse. Prayers are appreciated for Nancy and John.

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason as they adjust to their move to South Carolina

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Birthdays

  • Martha Knight – April 12
  • Bob Leckie – April 17
  • Bonnie White – April 17

Anniversaries

* None *


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage
    (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)


CUC Newsletter – April 4, 2020

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7


Topic: CUC Sunday School

Roger Davis – Life is Unusual

Roger Davis is our speaker! His subject is “Living in Unusual Times”. The scripture is

Philippians 4:8. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Message from Sandy Griffin

Hello fellow CUCers. I am still missing all of you and getting quite tired of this and we have only just begun I think. I read today we need to keep our stress levels down. Stress decreases the body’s lymphocytes, white blood cells that help fight infection.

Get out there and walk, love on your doggies and kitties, jigsaw puzzles (although those cause me stress), meditation, anything to get our minds off this situation we are in.

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7

I read that a doctor in Italy said this “until 2 weeks ago me and many of my colleagues were atheists. One hundred percent believed that science excludes God because we are doctors. A clergyman arrived in our hospital nine days ago. He always had a Bible in his hand. He reads to the patients and sometimes places the Bible in their hands. I have come to see that as human beings we have reached our limits and we begin to feel that God begins where man ends. Unfortunately the priest died. He helped give us peace in just nine days when all hope was shattered. Now I realize I am nothing on this earth but I will live like that priest until my last breath for others.” In my humble opinion, I think the churches will have more people in the pews when we can gather there than before this pandemic happened. For a little while at least.

In the “truth is stranger than fiction” category: the patron saint of resisting epidemics is named St. Corona. She was martyred as a teenager eighteen hundred years ago. Her relics have been preserved in Germany since AD 997. Her shrine is being prepared for display once the pandemic has passed. Who knew!!


Hope to “see” many of you Sunday at 9:30. Pray I will be able to figure out Zoom by then!
Sandy


Thank you CUC Class

From Jim and Linda Boswell:

We were stunned by the love and generosity of our wonderful CUC Class. You donated $4600 to Christ CUC to take care of the homes of flood victims in Jackson, Ms. It is especially meaningful that we show love to our neighbors that we will never know or see.

It is one of the big blessings in our life to be a part of CUC. Thank you being our friends.

Dear CUC friends and family in Christ,

Wow! What a blessing you are, have been, and will continue to be to our Christ UMC and neighbors whose homes were flooded. Imagine the additional concerns in our current circumstances that we all face on top of completely disrupted home environment.

Early on, we used your generous gifts to prepare meals for 450 neighbors that we delivered with love, hugs, and prayer. Many were stunned by that simple gesture. We have been in the process of meeting and evaluating longer term needs while partnering directly with UMCOR.

Thank you ALL for your care, your prayers, and your gifts of love in our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3

Betsy Boswell Cox

Here is another thank you letter from Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson:


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Response

As you know, nearly everything at RUMC is cancelled. Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.

RUMC sends out short, daily text messages. RUMC is a place of Community & Faith, and social media is no replacement for personal interaction, but we know that God can use such technology to bring about a sense of connection. If you would like to receive these daily e-mails, please text RUMC to 833-279-1728.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob has come up with a wonderful plan to assist us as we try to cut back on outside exposure while maintaining our supplies at home. There is drive – through service for $5 meals from our wonderful RUMC kitchen. Just drive up to the Fellowship Hall entrance and honk your horn and your meals will be delivered to your car. The plan is to serve a hot lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00. They will have selections of frozen meals as well, available until 4:00.

From Jacob: “After this week our RUMC Kitchen will have served around 350 hot lunches and around 350 frozen meals to our community over the past couple of weeks. These meals are keeping many people fed during this difficult time, and numerous members have told me how much safer they feel getting their meals from us rather than having to go out to the stores. We are so happy to be able to provide this service to our members and community, and we have the capacity to up our output if needed, so please keep spreading the word.”

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted.

Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Next week’s lunch menu:

  • Monday April 6th:
    • Beef Stroganoff over buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Beats, Buttered Yeast Roll,
  • Tuesday April 7th:
    • Herb Roasted Pork Loin over Wild Rice, Green Beans, Buttered Yeast Roll, Bottled.
  • Wednesday April 8th:
    • Chicken Cacciatori over Steamed White Rice, Roasted Vegetables, Buttered Yeast Roll,
  • Thursday, April 9th:
    • BBQ Pulled Pork, Macaroni and Cheese, Braised Collard Greens,

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas.


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues with a new chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke as he continues to have health difficulties following foot surgery, infection, and pneumonia. John has sent the following message: I want to thank all the class members who have been supportive during my surgery and pneumonia. Sincerely, John Lemke
  • Peggy Rodway McNay – sympathy and prayers on the loss of her husband Mac

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason as they adjust to their move to South Carolina

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Birthdays

  • Nancy Spence – April 9
  • Jeff Coelho – April 11

Anniversaries

None


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • August 6-8Job Networking Garage (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 27, 2020

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Our hope as Christians always has been and always will be in the love and provision for our Lord.

  • He assures us that when we pass through waters, rivers and fires, I will be with you (Isiah 43:2).
  • He meets our needs by His grace (Philippians 4:19),
  • offers His sustaining joy and peace (Philippians 4:4-7) and,
  • one day, leads us to our eternal home (John 14:3)

Message from Sandy Griffin

Hello Fellow CUC’ers. I do miss being with all of you. We will all be together again! Having said that, there will be NO CUC this Sunday. Pray that we will all be back to church Easter Sunday!! Please pray for our daughter Kelly as she has been exposed to the virus by her neighbor (her sister-in-law) also pray for the sister-in-law!

I am quoting from Dr. Jim Denison here;

“The four most welcome words in the Bible are God is for us. The unchanging creator is for us. His love is constant and unchanging, He is not plotting to take us down, He wants to build us up, He hasn’t turned away from us, He has turned towards us and is inviting us to run to Him for peace and strength.”“While we do not know why God allows all that He does, we are convinced that He redeems all He allows.”
Charles Spurgeon “without Christ there is no hope, but if our hope is in our Lord, pray and let God worry.”

Trivia question: How many does the Bible say Jesus fed with the loaves and fishes?

First one to send me an email with the correct answer will get their prize when we meet again!


Words of Wisdom

Once a man was asked what he gained by regularly praying to God? His reply

“nothing..but I have lost anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity and fear of death”. Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing;which ultimately is the gain. Anonymous


RUMC COVID-19 Virus Response

As you know, nearly everything at RUMC is cancelled. Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.

Starting in the upcoming days, RUMC will send out short, daily text messages. RUMC is a place of Community & Faith, and social media is no replacement for personal interaction, but we know that God can use such technology to bring about a sense of connection. If you would like to receive these daily e-mails, please text RUMC to 833-279-1728.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

RUMC’s Hospitality mission has come up with a wonderful plan to assist us as we try to cut back on outside exposure while maintaining our supplies at home. There is drive – through service for $5 meals from our wonderful RUMC kitchen.

Just drive up to the Fellowship Hall entrance and honk your horn and it will be delivered to your car. The plan is to serve a hot lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00. There will be selections of frozen meals as well. Right now they are just down to the Shepherd’s Pies in the freezer, but Jacob plans to restock next week starting with Chicken Pot Pie. He will also be working on adding some frozen soups to the selection of frozen meals. Next week he will try and make and freeze Tomato Basil Bisque and Corn Chowder. Pay by cash or check or online later.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu March 30 – April 2

Monday March 30th:

  • Chicken Pot Pie, Fruit Salad, Yeast Roll,

Tuesday March 31st:

  • Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna, Garlic Bread Sticks, Cookie, Water

Wednesday April 1st:

  • Chimichurri Pulled Pork, Black Beans and Rice, Grilled Flat Bread,

Tuesday, April 2nd:

  • Korean BBQ Beef, Sesame Chive Rice, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Sesame Roll,

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas.


CUC Small Group Dinners

The spring round of small group get-togethers has been cancelled. We will resume again in the fall.


RUMC Garage Sale Plans Changed

Due to the Corona Virus, the Garage Sale has been moved from May to August 6-8 with setup beginning Sunday, August 2. We have been able to acquire those dates for us as the church calendar is booked for the remainder of the year.


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

Continuing Prayers

  • Tom Cantrell’s follow up cystoscopy delayed until April 15 due to Coronavirus.
  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues with a new chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke hospitalized at Kennestone for infection in foot and pneumonia
  • Mac McNay in ICU at Kennestone with several serious problems with uncertain outcomes
  • Continue prayers for Judy and Ron Fox, Bev Tatom’s brother in- law who is recovering in a rehab facility following near fatal ruptured aortic aneurysm
  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgiving

  • Susan Emmons’ COVID-19 test came back negative. Thank you all so very very much for your prayers.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the coronavirus!


Birthdays

  • Nancy Wright – Mar 29
  • Nancy Wistrand – Mar 31
  • Pat Stamps – Apr 1
  • Tom Knight – Apr 1
  • Dave Roberts – Apr 4
  • Gannett Backus – Apr 4

Anniversaries

  • Sue & George Waite – March 30
  • Pat & Ron Peterson – March 31

Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • April 25Homestretch Run the River Road Race-postponed by city of Roswell
  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • August 6-8Job Networking Garage sale (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 21, 2020

Lord teach us to pray – Luke 11:1


Sunday, March 22, 2020

As you probably know, nearly everything at RUMC is cancelled including our weekly CUC Class. Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the service you want to watch.


CUC Small Group Dinners

The spring round of small group get-togethers has been cancelled. We will resume again in the fall.


Words of Wisdom

From Sandy Griffin

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people,
A heart that forgives the worst
A mind that forgets the bad
And a soul that never loses faith in God


Additional Warning of Worldwide Epidemic

From David Hills:

Today, Wednesday, Norma and I spoke with Sergio Ubbiali from Bergamo in northern Italy. He told us that Bergamo (COVID-19)is now the epicenter of the virus outbreak. Almost everything is shut down except the hospitals and morgues. He called our children to give us this warning: “Tell Norma and David to avoid all people, have someone do the shopping and wear a mask if they go out. THIS IS NO JOKE!”

He asked us to warn our friends, so I am passing Sergio’s warning on to you. Be safe!!


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Tom Cantrell’s follow up cystoscopy delayed until April 15 due to Coronavirus.
  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery. (CUC is providing food while he recovers. Dates are covered through March. Please prepare food for 2 days with one in a non-returnable plate for microwave to use on a second day.)
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason need our prayers especially since they have moved to SC to be near their son Scott. Virginia was moved to a skilled nursing facility with an infection in her heel. Unfortunately the move has worsened Virginia’s mental status. Stan is in a senior living facility. He is no longer driving. Stan enjoys phone calls. He has asked us, CUC, to keep them in our prayers.

Continuing Prayers

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

CUC Cares and Concerns

  • Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.
  • Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite
  • Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!

Birthdays

  • Dave Hills – March 22

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968 – 52 years!


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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • April 25 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race-postponed by city of Roswell
  • May 7-9Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 15, 2020

Lord teach us to pray – Luke 11:1


CUC HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.

It seems to be the consensus of the majority that we cancel CUC for the next 2 weeks.

Additionally, I just learned worship has been cancelled for 2 weeks. I will let Jim McCormick know as he has emailed me about Sunday.

Stay well!
My words of wisdom:

  • Wash your hands and say your prayers
  • Germs and Jesus are everywhere.

Sandy Griffin


Who is This?

One of our favorite teachers, Dr. Jim McCormick has our lesson Sunday. His lesson title is “Who is this?” Jim is on track to give the programs at CUC for the next four Sundays, through Palm Sunday. His topic for the series is, “Who Is This?”. This week the lesson planned is: “Who Is This? Jesus, the Man of Prayer”. Scripture: Luke 11:1-4

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Beth & Bob Hamilton and Norma & Dave Hills.
There will be no coffee service however.

CUC Attendance

March 8
80 members + 1 guest + 1 speaker = TOTAL: 82

CUC Collection

March 8
$84


Donations to Flood Relief

CUC has sent $4,540 to Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

I am most happy with the number of CUC members that stepped up to send aid to those in need. Our average Sunday attendance is 100…….Our giving was at 80 percent. What a wonderful world……..Thanks! Jim Boswell


CUC Small Group Dinners

Plan to sign up to attend or host one of our CUC April Small Group Dinners! We started passing the clipboard for the Small Group Dinners last Sunday.

We will continue to do that through March 29th. Kris Taylor will take email requests through that date as well. Our committee will meet to make the assignments on or about March 30th….so all who are interested should get on the list before the end of the month.


The Voices of Mimosa Concert

The concert scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th, at 3PM in our sanctuary of The Voices of Mimosa will not be held. It will be rescheduled for another date.


Job Networking Being Honored

Many CUC members are actively involved in the Job Networking program two Monday nights each month. RUMC’s Job Networking program will be honored at the State Capitol on March 18th.


Wednesday Night Out

Wednesday Night Out will be canceled for this week.


Aging Gracefully University

We all want to be proactive in best care practices for our “Golden Years”. Gather in the Dodson Center at 6pm on Tuesday, March 24, for an evening of up to three 20-minute sessions of your choice with respected professionals in the field, starting with an intro to the evening led by Beth Casey of Caravita Home Care. Sessions will focus on topics such as residence options and long term care, Medicare, finances and more. Advance registration is suggested to secure your seat in the desired classes. Registration: rumc.com/care or Mary Stokes, 770-261-1741.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Recently the Wrights turned in our CUC collection of 20 pounds of pop tops (worth 40-50 cents a pound)


  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Bob Hamilton has to have a hip replacement. They cannot do it because of his age. They are doing a “shot” which is surgery as soon as he can get a date. He cannot walk without severe pain.
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery. (CUC is providing food while he recovers. Dates are covered through March but we will pass sign-up again. Please prepare food for 2 days with one in a non-returnable plate for microwave to use on a second day.)
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – are moving to Greer SC. Virginia is moving to a rehab facility and Stan will be staying with his son Scott for now. Scott Thomason’s address is 114 Sugar Cane Ct., Greer SC 29650

Continuing Prayers

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

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


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.


Birthdays

  • Pat Ball – Mar 17
  • Margie Avery – Mar 18
  • Virginia Thomason – Mar 20

Anniversaries

  • Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968 – 52 years!

  • March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – postponed
  • March 24Aging Gracefully University – 6 PM
  • March 27-29 – The Acting UP production of Life with Father-postponed.
  • May 7-9Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newletter – March 6, 2020

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 5 “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Matthew 21:1-11


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Who is This? Jesus, the Prophet from Nazareth

One of our favorite teachers, Dr. Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson Sunday. His lesson title is “Who is this? Jesus, the Prophet from Nazareth.” Jim is on track to give the programs at CUC for the next five Sundays, through Palm Sunday. His topic for the series is, “Who Is This?”

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jeanne & Jim Ehlers, Jan Ligon, and Julianna Goodson

CUC Attendance

March 1
Members 93 + Guests: 8 + Speaker: 1 = 102

CUC Collection

March 1
$115


CUC Sponsorship of HomeStretch Road Race

CUC class voted to support a motion by our treasurer Charlie Mason to contribute $750 to sponsor the Homestretch Road Race 2020.


CUC Small Group Dinners

Plan to sign up to attend or host one of our CUC April Small Group Dinners, coming soon!


CUC Website Addition

Doug Tatom has added a Podcast box to the CUC website and will add podcasts as they are available. (on the right hand side of this page)

Also, Doug Tips box has been added to the right hand side of the page, with blog articles by Doug.


Job Networking Being Honored

Many CUC members are actively involved in the Job Networking program two Monday nights each month. RUMC’s Job Networking program will be honored at the State Capitol on March 18th.


Pop Tops from CUC

Recently the Wrights turned in our CUC collection of 20 pounds of pop tops (worth 40-50 cents a pound) to the Ronald McDonald House and received the following thank you note: “Thank you for collecting pop tops for Ronald McDonald House charities. Since 1998 the Pop Tops Recycling program has raised over $148,000 for the two Ronald McDonald Houses in Atlanta.

ARMHC relies on friends like you to keep our hearts and doors open to nearly 2,000 families of ill and injured children each year. This donation will help us make a significant difference in children’s lives by keeping families together when they need each other the most.”


Wednesday Night Out

The menu for Wednesday, March 11 is:

  • Peppered Beef Tips and Gravy, Sesame Chive Rice Pilaf, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Yeast Rolls
  • Featured Salad Bar and Soup De Jour
  • Maple Candied Bacon Cake

Make your plans to be there with many of your CUC friends…..don’t miss it….delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be.


Acting Up presents Life with Father

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased via the Box Office at 678.871.7766; Main Office, Chapel building; Worship Arts office, Sanctuary building; or online at brownpapertickets.com.

The show runs Friday through Sunday, March 27-29. Tickets for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. include dinner and are $15 for general admission or $30 reserved seat. Tickets for Sunday at 4 p.m. are $10 general admission or $25 reserved seat. Information: 678.871.7766 or rumcactingup@gmail.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – are moving to Greer SC. Virginia is moving to a rehab facility and Stan will be staying with his son Scott for now.

Continuing Prayers

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

Thanksgiving

  • Julianna Goodson back to class after complicated knee surgery

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


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

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.


A Note From Former CUC Member

From Nancy Van Horn:

Everyone wanted to see my miniatures before I left but was not able to show them. We are now putting them on Auction on Invaluable.com on March 14 under Karen’s Miniature (Dollhouse) Shop.

To bid you do have to register on line, but can look at everything now. Can you pass the information to CUC? I hope all is well with you. I really miss all of you. I am

happy here in Pa near my son Bob.


Birthdays

  • Johnie Wright – March 8
  • Betty Smith – March 11
  • Diane Stephens – March 12
  • Patsy Lanham – March 13
  • MariAnna Brown – March 14

Anniversaries

none

March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – 3 P.M.

April 25 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race

May 7-9 – Job Networking Garage Sale

June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM

Oct. 21-23- CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College



CUC Newsletter – February 28, 2020

1 After this the LORD appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Luke 10:1-3


Sunday, March 1, 2020

God’s Kingdom: In Mission Together

Rev. Scott Parrish, Associate Director for Congregational Excellence of the North Georgia Conference, brings our message Sunday. His lesson is “God’s Kingdom: In Mission Together”

Scott was here six months ago and brought us an excellent message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Margie Avery, and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

February 23

  • Members: 102
  • Visitors
  • Teacher: 1
  • Total: 104

CUC Collection

February 23
$108


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

From the CUC Mission Outreach Committee:

Thank you, CUC Class, for providing a successful birthday party for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on February 22. Thirteen of us were on hand there in Cedartown, GA, to set up party supplies and interact with those teenagers, but credit for their smiles goes to the whole class.

You donated funds and awesome Bingo prizes for that day. We met the new Recreation Manager, Jessica McWilliams, who understands this special population and shares mutual respect with them. Jessica led some of us to the new athletic field, a need finally realized, where these young people can now play various sports.

A new goal is to incorporate canine therapy at M-H, enabling young people to bond with dogs when human contact is difficult. Thanks again for your help with the party.


Mardi Gras Party

Partying like it’s 2020
the Photo Booth

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Day Party last Tuesday was a great success and lots of fun. Thanks to Garlinn and Mike Story and the CUC Fellowship Committee.


Mississippi Flood Relief

Jim Boswell is coordinating contributions for Mississippi flood relief. Make checks payable to CUMC (Christ United Methodist Church) in Jackson.

From Jim & Linda: CUC has pulled out all the stops to give your financial support to the flood victims in South Jackson Mississippi. As of Thursday your contributions, including our $1,000 match, brings the total to $2745.

We have not received our mail today (Thursday) and I know there are checks in the mail. If YOU are interested in getting us past $3500 you can hand me a check on Sunday. The Lord is Good and So I Thank The Lord and Christians Under Construction.


CUC Website Addition

Doug Tatom has added a POD cast box (widget) to the CUC website and will add podcasts as they are available.


Job Networking Being Honored

Many CUC members are actively involved in the Job Networking program two Monday nights each month. RUMC’s Job Networking program will be honored at the State Capitol on March 18th.


Wednesday Night Out

Make your plans to be there with many of your CUC friends…..don’t miss it….delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be.


Acting Up presents Life with Father

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased via the Box Office at 678.871.7766; Main Office, Chapel building; Worship Arts office, Sanctuary building; or online at brownpapertickets.com.

The show runs Friday through Sunday, March 27-29. Tickets for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

includes dinner and tickets are $15 for general admission or $30 reserved seat. Tickets for Sunday at 4 p.m. are $10 general admission or $25 reserved seat. Information: 678.871.7766 or rumcactingup@gmail.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Juliana Goodson – for a continued good recovery from knee surgery
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – Virginia fell last week and sprained her ankle and is now in a wheelchair. They anticipate a move soon to an assisted living facility in South Carolina near their son.

Continuing Prayers

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

From the editor (Sue): Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!

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


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.


Birthdays

  • Linda Boswell – March 4

Anniversaries

none


  • March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – 3 P.M.
  • May 7-9 – Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


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