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CUC Newsletter – Jul 31, 2020

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All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Great Expectations

Debbie Goodwin has our lesson Sunday. Her lesson title is “Great Expectations” using the Scripture:

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now, we live with great expectation. I Peter 1:3, NLT


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It is about 18 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom !

We had 102 participants last Sunday.
Doug Tatom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting this coming Sunday.

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC 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.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

As everyone knows, in the last few months of sheltering in place, Church staff has been reviewing and implementing new programs and procedures to allow for “our new normal” – whatever that may be. A definitive guideline is to remove all paper and printed materials that can pass from person to person in order to negate the transmission of germs.

Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering

attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card

to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event. At this time, the system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.


A Note from CUC president Sandy Griffin

Good Friday to all of you. This will be my last Newsletter Article as the president of CUC. My year has come to an end and what a year it has been. I became president of the class due to the untimely and tragic death of our beloved George Martin. “God’s plan will continue on God’s schedule”, A.W. Tozer. You have learned over the past year and some of you knew this fact already, I am not a Bible scholar nor have I claimed to be. I love the Lord and the Lord loves me and we take each day as it is given. It has been an honor to have served as the class president and I appreciate all of the kind words from many of you over the past year. I also appreciate if there were any unkind words, you kept them to yourself.

The class will be served well by our new President, Fred Brown and Vice-President Sandy Martin. There is no “I” in class, it will take all of us to continue in the way this class has always represented itself to others.

Love y’all and see you Sunday!
Sandy


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

Message from Scotty Brewington:

We are gearing up for our final week of the 2020 Summer Grocery Program!

This coming Monday (8/3) will be the last day of the traditional grocery program, but we are not done yet! Beginning Monday, August 10th and running through November 9th, the program will have a new name and a new look. More details coming soon!

In the meantime, it’s business as usual!

The good news is that we have a LOT of stuff left to give out, so we really only need a handful of items this week. This is what we need:

  • Hot dogs/buns
  • Fresh produce (veggies and fruit)
  • Cheese (blocks or packages of shredded)

We are also still collecting liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

REMEMBER: You can drop-off donations on Sunday (8/2) and Monday (8/3) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car. Thanks for all you do and THANK YOU for a great Summer!

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. The total of reimbursements for the summer grocery program is $3956.

Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts 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

Week of August 4th – August 6th

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue. We are still providing a very essential service to so many, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

  • Tuesday: Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Peppers, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread,
  • Wednesday: Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken and Dumplings, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Yeast 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 and just pull up to the curb!
Contact Jacob at jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


Plans for Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Planning is beginning for the golf tournament for 2020. The date is:
Monday October 12th at Woodmont Country Club. (Columbus Day).

This year there will be an additional event on Friday night, October 9th at a private residence in Roswell, an adult “Par-Tee”. It is to “kick off” the weekend. It is also a way for those “non” golfers to get in on the fun. All monies, after expenses, will be going to the RUMC Foundation.


Prayer requests

  • Bill Griffin as he has coronary artery bypass surgery, this Thursday, August 6

Continuing Prayers

  • Edna Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with Stan in the same facility. He looks forward to calls from CUC members. His phone number is 864-292-7297

Thanksgiving

  • Dick Anthony – recent PET scan showed no sign of multiple myeloma. He and Laverne Lamb thank you for your notes, cards and prayers.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time with the Covid-19 virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Don Gay-August 2
  • Earnie Robertson-August 5
  • Bob Davis – August 6

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990-30 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 and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

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


Save the Date

  • Friday, October 9 -“Par-Tee” Event
  • Monday, October 12– Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – July 24, 2020

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matt 7:7


Sunday, July 26, 2020

How does God Really Feel About Us?

Mark Goodwin has our CUC lesson this coming Sunday. Mark always brings us an interesting lesson. His lesson title is “How does God Really Feel About Us?”.

His Scripture is:

Hebrews 5:7:
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

  • It is about 17 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom !
  • We had 98 participants last Sunday.

Zoom meeting info for this Sunday:
Mark Goodwin – Teacher

Time: Jul 26, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time

Just enter that meeting 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.


A Note from CUC president Sandy Griffin

Happy Friday CUCer’s!

As promised here are the 2020-2021 Officers for CUC:

OfficerName
PresidentFred Brown
Vice PresidentSandy Martin
TreasurerCharlie Mason and Lynn Adcock
Cares and ConcernsNancy Wright, Martha and Tom Knight, Patsy Lanham, Rose and Jim Lappe, Pat Stamps, Judy Zierk
CommunicationsSue Waite, Doug Tatom
Covenant Group AdvisorsRoger and Gale Davis, Martha Knight
CUC FoundationLynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, George Waite
Database & RosterDave Roberts
FellowshipMike and Garlinn Story, MariAnna and Fred Brown, Lesleigh Coelho, Julianna Goodson, Patsy and Bill Lanham, Rose and Jim Lappe, John and Claudia Phelps, Janice Scalzo, Dee and Bill Scott, Kris Taylor
HistorianDee Scott
HomestretchLynn Adcock, George Waite, Tom Knight, Sandy Martin
MembershipBeverly Tatom, Julianna Goodson, Gale Davis, Sandy Griffin, Jim Morgan
MusicBonnie White, Dee Scott
Outreach and MissionsLarry and Betty Hunt, Hugh and Sue Gardner, Norma and Dave Hills, Virginia Hardy
Prayer CoordinatorBob Morisey
ProgramsBill Griffin, Bob Moore
RefreshmentsTerry and Wanda Taylor, Mary Kay Mills
RetreatGene and Maureen Osborn, Bill and Dee Scott
TechnicalDoug Tatom, Don McNew, Gene Osborn
Web MasterDoug Tatom
Wednesday Night OutLarry and Ann Douglas, Martha and Tom Knight
Wednesday WarriorsAnn McNew, Gale Davis, Sue Waite, Betty Hunt, Donna Grosse, Shirley May, Jeannie Ehlers, Linda Mooney, Pat Phillips, Wanda Taylor, Beverly Tatom

As you can see not a lot of changes. It is never too late to join any of the groups, simply contact anyone in the group(s) in which you are interested. Congratulations to all of our new officers.

“God is as likely to send angels when we are doing the dishes, working at some task or having coffee with a friend, as when we are engaged in some grand and mighty scheme. The challenge is for us to pay attention.” James Koester

See you Sunday,
Sandy


CUC Treasurer’s Update

To date Charlie Mason has reimbursed class members a total of $3735 for groceries for the summer food program. CUC class members have also sent in a total of $904 for our regular Sunday offering.


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

From Scotty Brewington: Another successful week! We served almost 260 families this week and are getting ready for Monday. We need everything, but especially hot dogs, hot dog buns and jelly.

Also, we are excited to announce that we are extending the program through the first week of November! The new program, which will be called “My Neighbor’s Pantry,” will begin August 10th and will be structured a little differently. Stay tuned for more details!

Here’s what we need this week:

Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce, Hot Dogs/Buns, Rice (especially yellow), Grape/Strawberry Jelly, Cereal,Tortillas (corn or flour), Blocks of Cheese or Shredded Cheese, Mac n’ Cheese, Bags of Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.) As always, the more fresh produce the better – onions, bell peppers, apples, oranges, lemons/limes, potatoes – and we can always use liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

We will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/26) and Monday (7/27) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Monday, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car. Thanks for all you do!

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts 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. We are still providing a very essential service to so many.

Message from Jacob Crane:

We are still serving meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

Week of July 28th – July 30th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Steamed White Rice, Fruit Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: Caribbean Braised Pork, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Flat Bread
  • Thursday: Lasagna Bolognese, Caesar Salad, 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 and just pull up to the curb!

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


Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he deals with health problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Bill Griffin as he awaits coronary artery bypass surgery August 6
  • Edna Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with Stan in the same facility. He looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite.


Birthdays

  • Steve Covert – July 27
  • Frank Foil – July 30
  • Peggy McNay – July 31
  • Bill Lanham – August 1
  • Dave Wistrand – August 1

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 and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

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


Save the Date

  • Friday, October 9 -“Par-Tee” Event
  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – July 17, 2020

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So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12


Sunday, July 19, 2020

Specks, Logs, Pearls and Dogs

Jeff Ross has our CUC lesson Sunday followed by Holy Communion. 

He has titled his lesson “specks, logs, pearls and dogs”! His accompanying  

scripture is  Matthew 7:1-12.

 CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It  is  about  16  weeks  since  CUC  has  met  together  as  a class.  Thank goodness for Zoom !

 We  had  87  participants  last  Sunday  including  a guest,  Malone  Dodson’s  sister.

Just enter the meeting  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.  


A Note from CUC  president Sandy  Griffin

My good friends and fellow CUCer’s, 

    As you are aware, Billy’s brother passed away due to kidney cancer Wednesday afternoon.  He was 76 years old.  He was a believer so we know he is in the hands of our Lord.  We are mourning not being able to be with him physically but know he is pain free and as the old saying goes, in a much better place. 

    I was reading a devotional by David Jeremiah a few days ago and read about Ruth (not the Biblical one).  On her 100th birthday the police came to her home to arrest her.  They handcuffed her and took her to their patrol car kicking and screaming.  She was taken to jail, put in an orange jumpsuit and had her mug shot taken.  Apparently one of the remaining items on her bucket list was to be arrested.
Whatever you miss on earth will be quickly forgotten when you get to heaven, for that is when our life truly begins in splendor.  Sometimes we think we are missing out because we can’t visit every country, fulfill every desire, experience every adventure. Earth is fading away and our future is glorious – heaven with God.
Pray all of you are well and safe.
See you Sunday from Guyton, GA
       Sandy


In case you missed RUMC’s Friday Blast

RUMC will be honoring social distancing guidelines until further notice.

 Due to safety concerns for our congregation and community, Roswell United Methodist Church has decided to suspend in-person worship and gatherings of small groups starting July 19. We hope that conditions will improve so that we could resume these activities as soon as possible. In the meantime, please continue to pray for our church, our country and our leaders as we look forward to a time when we can all be together in person again.

  • RUMC will stream all worship services (9:30 Contemporary / 11:00 Traditional / 11:00 Chapel Roswell) on Sunday mornings at rumc.com/live and chapelroswell.com/live.
  • Watch previous services anytime on-demand at rumc.com/sermons.
  • If you do not have access to the stream, DVD copies of the services will be available the following week upon request

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC continues providing at least one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. MUST needs us to do the shopping.  

We are light on everything this week, so we’ll take it all…  

Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce, Hot Dogs/Buns, Rice (especially yellow),Grape/Strawberry Jelly, Cereal

Tortillas (corn or flour), Blocks of Cheese or Shredded Cheese, Mac n’ Cheese,Bags of Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.). As always, the more fresh produce the better – onions, bell peppers, apples, oranges, lemons/limes, potatoes – and we can always use liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665for the MUST summer grocery program.  To date we have spent $3,344  to reimburse shoppers for groceries. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so.  Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from  the  money  that  has  been  donated  for  the  MUST  Ministry.

 MUST volunteers will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/19) and Monday (7/20) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Thanks for all you do!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue. We are still providing a very essential service to so many.

Message from Jacob Crane:

We are still serving meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. Our numbers have been dropping a little over the past couple of weeks, but we are still serving an average of 144 meals a day combined with Hot Lunches and Frozen take Home meals and soups.  This was our last week serving frozen meals to the Star House Kids Organization, so our numbers will be dropping a little bit more. We are still seeing a few new faces each week, which means we are getting a little buzz through word of mouth.  Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

 Week of July 21 thru 23 :

  • Tuesday: Pesto Chicken Alfredo over Garlic Herb Cavatappi, Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Marinated Bean and Beet Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad w/ Pickled Veggies, Yeast Roll

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/


  • Bill and  Sandy  Griffin on  the  loss  of  Bill’s   brother  Fred  last  Wednesday and as Bill  awaits  coronary artery bypass surgery August 6. 

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he deals with health problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Edna  Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with Stan in the same facility. He looks forward to calls from CUC members. His phone number is 864-292-7297

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! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Edna Smith—July 20
  • Kathy Carpenter—July 22
  • Linda Cantrell—July 22
  • Bettie Goss—July 23

Anniversaries

  • Shirley and PD May – July 19, 1958 – 62years!!

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 and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

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



CUC Newsletter – July 10, 2020

When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25

 Sunday, July 12, 2020

What Can Stand in the Way?

Again for our CUC class we have  one  of  our  favorite  speakers. Scott Dickson has our lesson this coming Sunday. His title is 

“What can stand in the way?”.  He is using the scripture: Acts 8:36 : As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” (NIV)

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Just enter that meeting  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.

Scheduled Zoom meeting for CUC.

Topic: 07-12-2020 – CUC Sunday School – Zoom Meeting – w/Scott Dickson
Time: Jul 12, 2020 09:15 AM
 Eastern Time

CUC Treasury

It  has  been  suggested that  in order to  maintain our CUC  treasury that  we send  checks to  our treasurer Charlie  Mason  for  the  amounts  we  would  normally  put in the  collection  basket  on Sunday  mornings.

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC is providing at least one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. MUST needs us to do the shopping.

Members of CUC have contributed to our treasury for the MUST summer grocery program and have spent $3,344 from those contributions  so  far. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so.  Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from  the  money  that  has  been  donated  for  the  MUST  Ministry.

This week’s message from  Scotty  Brewington :

A special treat this week… eggplant, zucchini, jalapenos, corn, fresh veggies from the RUMC garden and WOW!! Wonderful watermelons!!… Fresh produce continues to be the big game-changer with this program. A HUGE hit for all involved! Thank you for all you do for this community… 

Everything is needed again this week, especially cereal, spaghetti sauce, rice and tortillas. (By the way – we did a little “focus group” and asked some of the families in line this week which they preferred – white or yellow rice. Yellow rice was the clear winner! If you have a choice, make it yellow!) 

As always, the more fresh produce the better – onions, bell peppers, apples, oranges, lemons/limes, potatoes – and we can always use liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.  

The List: Spaghetti/pasta sauce, hot dogs/buns, rice (especially yellow!), jelly (grape), cereal, tortillas (corn or flour), block of cheese/packages of shredded cheese, mac & cheese, bags/cans of beans (bags are better),canned corn, canned tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.). 

REMEMBER:  We will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/12) and Monday (7/13) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Monday, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Thanks for all you do!

RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

http://RUMC.com/live

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 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Please continue to promote and spread the word about the take out and frozen meals wherever you can. Jacob is thinking he will keep the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule.  Thanks so much to all of you for all of your help with this ministry! We are still providing a very essential service to so many.

Last week we served roughly 415 Hot Meals and another 135 Frozen Meals! We were even able to serve 66 hot meals to the Roswell Police Department on Thursday!

 “To Go” Menu: Week of July 14th – July 16th

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Green Beans, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.
  • Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Garlic Toast, Bottled Water.
  • Thursday: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti w/ Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread, 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/


  • Dick Anthony as he has more tests and deals with health  problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Bill Griffin is waiting to have coronary artery bypass surgery August 6. 
  • Edna  Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jim McCormick as he recovers  from a mild  stroke

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still  recovering with post-shingles neuropathy 
  •  Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with  Stan in the same  facility. He looks forward  to calls from CUC members. 

Special prayers  for  CUC  members who  have  had severely  limited outside  contacts  for  these past  few  months due  to  Covid 19  risk.     

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 still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


 Birthdays

  • Malone Dodson – July 15
  • Jack Stadler – July 15
  • PD May– July 18

Anniversaries

  • Betty and Larry Hunt – July 13, 1963 – 57 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 and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!
You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



CUC Newsletter – July 3, 2020

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:32, NIV


Sunday, July 5, 2020

CUC Virtual All American Backyard Bar B Cue

This Sunday’s CUC meeting is planned by Jeff Coelho as a virtual all American backyard BBQ so that in addition to our usual announcements and prayer there will be a video, a tribute for the 4th of July, with some of the best video clips celebrating our country. Then we will have breakout sessions to gather with our CUC friends as if at a traditional 4th of July backyard BBQ.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Just enter that meeting 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.


Message from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Happy Friday, July 4th Eve.

We gave Jacob the check from CUC Thursday and he was very appreciative. Jacob and his staff are a special part of RUMC. I personally thank the kitchen for being open these past weeks as I have been able to get out of the house and feel as if I am providing a service. I think I can thank them in part for my “Covid 15” because of the hot, out of the oven chocolate chip cookies! Yum!
From Jim Denison, “How can we set an example for our fractured culture, or how can we be civil in an uncivil age?

  1. Pray for discernment to see the world as they do.
  2. Build a relational bridge, earning the right to share unwelcome truth. Ken Medea says in one of his songs, “Don’t tell me I have a friend in Jesus until you show me I have a friend in you.”
  3. Say about people only what you would say to them.
  4. Remember that winning souls is more important than winning debates.
    As ambassadors for Christ our appeal is simple, we implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

Have a happy and safe July 4th weekend!


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program.

MUST needs us to do the shopping. Members of CUC have contributed to our treasury for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.

Another week down! Thanks for all you do!

We need it all again this week, but especially tortillas, hot dogs, hot dog buns, jelly, and canned tomatoes (diced, whole, etc.) – and always more fresh produce! This could be onions, bell peppers, oranges, apples, lemons/limes, potatoes, etc.)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Because of the July 4th holiday, we will NOT be collecting donations this Sunday (7/5), but we WILL be open for drop-offs on Monday (7/6) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Monday, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Thanks for all you do!


RUMC Patriotic Concert

The wonderful 39th annual Patriotic Celebration Concerts held on Friday, June 26 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 can be viewed at rumc.com/music for on-demand viewing through July 5 on the RUMC website.


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 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Last week we served over 315 hot meals and 220 frozen meals. Combined, we are still averaging over 130 meals a day, which is great! Please continue to promote and spread the word about the take out and frozen meals wherever you can. We will plan to have a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule for lunches next week. Jacob is thinking he will keep the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule for the time being unless directed otherwise. Please feel free to let him know all of your thoughts on this as to how to best serve our community for the remainder of the summer and beyond if needed.

Our Wonderful Staff and Volunteers

“To Go” Menu: Week of July 7th – July 9th

  • Tuesday: Penne Pasta with Portabella Mushroom Ragout, Honey Roasted Carrots, Yeast Roll.
  • Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Fresh Fruit, Sesame Roll
  • Thursday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peas and Corn, Yeast Roll

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/


  • Dick Anthony – biopsy was negative on reoccurrence of multiple myeloma but he is having further tests and CAT scan. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick and deals with health issues of her own.
  • Bill Griffin is having cardiac bypass surgery August 6. The stent does not seem to be working so this is the best alternative. The doctor, of course, says “No big deal. I do several of these everyday”.
  • Edna Smith who is dealing with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jim McCormick – in the wee hours of Saturday morning, June 20, suffered a minor stroke. Says Jim: (Actually, minor is something that happens to someone else!) It knocked me for a loop and for a brief while I felt helpless. Fortunately, since that morning I have been improving each day. My neurologist said that he expects a complete recovery. I should be driving the car within 2-3 weeks and back on the tennis court shortly after that. Thank you for your prayers and concern. God bless!

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Several CUC members talked to Stan this week. Virginia has been released from the rehab center and is now with Stan. Stan reports that she is extremely weak from all the laying in bed and much more forgetful. He says she is quiet and subdued, not like the Virginia he has known for so long. He had her out a little but she is mostly in a wheelchair and sleeps a lot. She is getting PT at home. He did say that their place in Alpharetta is under contract; so that is good news.

Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk.

Thanksgivings

  • John Sharp recently had a coronary artery stent placement after slight chest pain on exertion and is doing well.
  • Don McNew had a procedure for vertigo and is doing better

Thank you

  • Babs Skillings appreciates all the prayers, calls, cards and love.

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 still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Cheryl McEntee – July 10
  • Craig Simons – July 11

Anniversaries

  • Ann and Larry Douglas -July 6, 1968 – 52 years!
  • Donna and Vince Grosse – July 11, 1965- 55 years!
  • Lenna and John Sharp – July 11, 1964- 56 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!

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



CUC Newsletter – Jun 26, 2020

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

Psalm 91 NLT


Sunday, June 28, 2020
Gracious Uncertainty

Rusty Gordon has our lesson Sunday. We always enjoy Rusty’s lessons.

His title is “Gracious Uncertainty” and it comes from an Oswald Chambers teaching and is rooted in Psalm 91 and Isaiah 7. (Oswald Chambers was an early-twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher.)

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Last Sunday was a great turnout. We had 57 participants. So our estimated CUC attendance was about 97.

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.


Message from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Good Morning. First of all thank you for all of the emails concerning Billy’s brother Fred and Billy. Billy’s procedure has been rescheduled for Monday due to doctor availability.

The Committee to elect the 2020-2021 officers has begun their search. Some of you will be getting a call and asking if you would please consider Vice-President and other committee availability. A “yes” would be greatly appreciated. The new officers term will begin August 9.

One of my friends had this small snippet of an article sent to them and in turn sent it to me. I have no idea where this article originated but I thought it was quite thought provoking so I will share it with you. In 3 short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said “you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down the Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down the theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the Stock Markets. You don’t want to go to church and worship me, I will make it so you cannot go to church.

If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. JESUS.
“See” you Sunday morning and maybe Sunday evening!


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy 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. Members of CUC have contributed to our treasury for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.

Another week down! We are consistently serving around 450 bags of groceries (220 families) each week. None of that happens without you, so THANK YOU!!…

In addition to produce (onions, bell peppers, potatoes, oranges, apples, lemons/limes, etc.), we need everything on the list we have previously published , but we are especially low on spaghetti/sauce, rice, canned tomatoes and jelly this week.

You can drop-off groceries at the RUMC Fellowship Hall on Sunday (6/28) or Monday (6/29) 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. Thanks for all you do!


RUMC Patriotic Concert

The 39th annual Patriotic Celebration Concerts are being held virtually this year. While we are not able to present the concerts in person, this will be an experience you won’t want to miss. As always, the concerts will feature favorite Patriotic music provided by the RUMC Sanctuary Choir and Atlanta Wind Symphony. Our music ministry has created a unique presentation that includes popular footage from the 2019 concert and some favorite musical moments from previous years. It will also feature a few new elements including a virtual choir performance with the RUMC Chamber Choir. In addition, there will be a virtual display of photos of veterans and active duty military from RUMC, to honor these men and women during our annual “Armed Forces Salute.”

The concerts will be held on this Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m. and can be viewed at rumc.com/live. They will also be available for on-demand viewing from June 28 (following the 3 p.m. presentation) through July 5 on the RUMC website. While we will miss being together in person, we hope you will plan to “join” us as we celebrate all that makes America great!


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.

Jacob served over 150 hot meals and another 140 Frozen meals through the first two days of the week.

Come on Monday thru Thursday – it could be an “outing” for you and the food is good.

On Thursday, July 2, we will be celebrating the Fourth of July. The “Ewald Band” will be playing patriotic music and Red, White, and Blue will be the theme.

We will still have the Monday – Thursday lunch service next week. Jacob’s plan after that is to switch to a 2-3 day a week meal service. Jacob is planning on switching to a Tuesday/Thursday Lunch schedule starting the week of July 6th.

“To Go” Menu: Week of June 29th- July 2nd

  • Monday: Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice, Green Beans, Yeast Roll,
  • Tuesday: Chicken and Dumplings, Roasted Broccoli, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: Chimichurri Pork, Black Beans and Rice, Grilled Flat Bread
  • Thursday: Southern Pan-Fried Honey Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll,

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/


PERU MISSIONS REPORT

Gale and Roger Davis participated in a Zoom meeting this week set up by John Pearson with our missionaries in Peru, Arthur and Mary Alice Ivey, along with their key leaders in the various areas of Peru. Included in the meeting were other supporters here in the states. Unfortunately all trips to Peru this year have been cancelled.

The good news however, is that the Peruvian leadership has assumed major responsibility for the ministry. The outreach is growing, training programs are effective and Arthur is very pleased with the overall status of the ministry there.

CUC had a unique opportunity to participate in the first mission trip to an “unreached tribe” – The Ashaninkas in the jungle area of Peru. Paul Beecham and Jo Ann Ewing were members of that trip in 2013. CUC also funded solar recording devices – “Proclaimers” which allowed the Ashaninkas to hear scripture in their own language. Today there are more than 200 Christians there, an established church with local leadership and training programs. Also, in conjunction with the Government of Peru, the first school has been built for this tribe of people.

Finally, the cocoa and coffee farms are producing well and should lead to financial self sufficiency for the ongoing missions work in Peru which was one of Arthur Ivey’s goals. Arthur and Mary Alice are considering retiring in the next 2-3 years.


  • Dick Anthony for good results next Monday from his June 1st bone biopsy to determine the status of his multiple myeloma. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Bill Griffin having a heart catheterization this coming Monday. Also pray for his brother Fred in home hospice and his family
  • Edna Smith who is dealing with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Steve Covert ‘s daughter-in-law, Wendi Vaughn Covert, recovering from 2 craniotomies for brain tumor.

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 ongoing back pain
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – 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 still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Dick Anthony – July 1

Anniversaries

  • Charlotte and Malone Dodson – June 28, 1959- 61 years!!
  • Dee and Bill Scott – June 28, 1997- 23 years
  • Nancy and Dave Wistrand – July 2, 1994 -26 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.

  • First Sanctuary Worship Service – June 28, 5PM
  • 39th Patriotic Concert -Virtual – Friday, June 26, 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 28, 3:00 PM


CUC Newsletter – Jun 19, 2020

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Eph 6 2-4


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day!

Lessons for Parents (and Grandparents) from Jesus

Debbie Goodwin has our lesson Sunday. Debbie is a wonderful teacher and always brings us a good lesson. Her lesson is from the following scripture:

One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them….. Mark 10:13, NLT


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Just enter that meeting 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.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCers.

FYI we have given a love offering in the amount of $250 to Dr. Joe McKechnie from the class treasury. I felt very confident that the class would agree on this.

I know we are all aware of the conflict our nation is experiencing these days. I read this in Jim Denison’s article a few days ago. It was stated that America was “built on protests”. Charles Blow tweeted “It is estimated that the Boston Tea Party, the riot that gave birth to this country, resulted in 1.7 million dollars (in today’s dollars) in property damage (tea). The Tea Party was conducted by men in disguise under the cover of darkness. George Washington voiced strong disapproval of the perpetrators. Benjamin Franklin insisted that the British be reimbursed for the tea and even offered to pay for it himself.

It was a moonlit, covert act completed in 3 hours. No harm came to the ships or crew. No harm or violence took place between the British soldiers, the colonial patriots or the Tory loyalist that night. Except for the tea, the only property damaged was a single broken padlock on one of the ships, which was replaced the next day by one of the patriots. The sole injury was to one of the patriots who was knocked unconscious after being struck by one of the crates of tea.

Oswald Chambers advised “Never trust anything but the grace of God in yourself or in anyone else.”


The CUC Newsletter

Our weekly CUC newsletter keeps being referred to as “Sue’s Newsletter”. This is not Sue’s newsletter. Sue is only the editor. This is the CUC Newsletter. It is composed of what the members of the CUC class communicate to the editor and from various communications from RUMC that seem to be important for our group.

It is only as good as the information that is provided to the editor. Please help keep it the CUC newsletter by keeping your editor updated. Don’t think that maybe someone else is keeping your editor informed. It is better to have too many emails or phone calls than only limited communication. Thank you for your help in keeping the CUC weekly newsletter accurate, interesting, and current.


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for up to 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. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry. Another fantastic week! We served about 230 families last night and distributing almost 450 bags of groceries.

Excerpts from Scotty Brewington’s weekly report:

You have all been so generous with your donations – both cash and in-kind. A volunteer remarked last night about the high quality of the food we’re distributing. You have made that possible, so thank you! We are distributing high quality food to our families! With your funds, we’re purchasing chicken, bread, milk, onions, potatoes, apples, oranges, paper towels and toilet paper. This week, we want to add 1-pound packages of butter to the mix. With our donated funds, we’re able to purchase these high quality items in bulk through our commercial distributor. This – in addition to all of your other donations on our list – combine to make a very nice set of groceries for our families.

Other Churches are coming together for the greater good! Many of our donations come from churches. These churches – of all denominations and from East Cobb to Roswell to Buckhead – are organizing their own food drives and delivering BIG carloads of groceries to us each week. Churches working together, side-by-side to better their community, is “church” at its absolute best. It’s inspiring and exciting and personally, I am so thankful for all of you.

Here’s the updated list of needed items:

Hot dogs/buns, Rice (white, yellow, Mexican, Spanish, etc.– We’re totally out!), Jelly, Boxes of cereal, Tortillas (corn or flour), block of cheese or packages of shredded cheese, Spaghetti, Pasta sauce, Mac & Cheese, Bags/cans of beans (black or refried), Canned corn, Canned tomatoes (diced, sauce, etc.), We’re also accepting fresh produce, liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

You can drop-off groceries this week at the RUMC Fellowship Hall on Sunday (6/21) or Monday (6/22) 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.

https://cathedralctk.com/must/

Thanks for all you do!


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. Last week we served over 300 hot meals and around 150 frozen meals. While our numbers are dropping a bit, these are still pretty good numbers for 4 days of lunch services. We are still receiving many thankful comments from those who are taking advantage of this service, and we still have many members who feel this is a much safer way to be getting meals for themselves throughout this pandemic.

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.

“To Go” Menu: Week of June 22nd – 25th

  • Monday – Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad, Yeast Roll.
  • Tuesday -Shepherd’s Pie, Garden Salad, Yeast Roll.
  • Wednesday – Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole, Peas and Carrots, Yeast Roll,
  • Thursday – Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce, Roasted Broccoli, Garlic 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!

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


  • Dick Anthony with continuing health problems
  • Jack Stadler’s brother Curtis in North Carolina passed away on June 15th. Pray for comfort for Jack and Gloria.

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 & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has been 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.

Thanksgivings

  • Mike and Garlinn Story wanted to let you know that their niece delivered a baby girl, June, last Monday. The baby is a little over 5 pounds in weight and was not allowed to be near any family members, parents etc. until she tested negative for Covid over the first 48 hours. We are very thankful that the delivery went well and apparently was not a C-section. Thank you to everyone for their prayers -we really appreciate it.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • Janet and Allen Buckley – June 22, 1991-29 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.

  • First Sanctuary Worship Service – June 28, 5PM
  • 39th Patriotic Concert -Virtual – Friday, June 26, 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 28, 3:00 PM


CUC – Newsletter – Jun 12, 2020

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.


Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Christian Smoothie

Joe McKechnie has the lesson Sunday. His wife, Catherine, will be with him. This will be an opportunity for the class to bid them both farewell.

His lesson title is “The Christian Smoothie”.

His Scripture is:

Galatians 5:22-25

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

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:

Happy Friday! Opportunities abound! The day for our new Class Officers is August 9. If you have a special talent (or not) and you would like to serve on one of our committees please send me an email. I will send your name to your desired committee preference.

Also, would someone from each committee let me know who is staying and who is dropping off. I sent an email to each committee asking for the information and I have heard back from Membership, Foundation Committee, Bob Morisey, and Charlie Mason. This has certainly been an interesting year and it’s not over yet!

Thanks to all of you who are out buying groceries for Must. They expect the number of families to get larger as the weeks progress and the word gets out. I am fairly certain we will not be able to spend the entire amount of money you donated for Must. I would like for you to consider giving $2500 to the RUMC Help Fund. I know there are people in our church who have lost jobs and are hurting. I wish we could be in our classroom so I could see how many of you agree or disagree! Feel free to email or text me your feelings on this.

“The God who speaks, listens and leads invites us to pay forward His service by serving others for His glory.” Jim Denison

“See” you 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.

MUST needs us to do the shopping. The total amount contributed by CUC for the MUST summer grocery program is $6340.

This week, we distributed around 450 bags of groceries to almost 200 families. We do expect these numbers to continue to rise as the program continues and word spreads. This week, we need it all again.

You can drop-off groceries this week at the RUMC Fellowship Hall on Sunday (6/14) or Monday (6/15) 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 ground beef, chicken, sausage, etc., Hot dogs/buns, Jelly,Block of cheese or packages of shredded cheese, Spaghetti, Pasta sauce, Mac & Cheese,Tortillas (corn of flour),
  • Bags or cans of beans (refried or black), Canned corn, Canned tomatoes (diced, sauce, etc.)
  • Bags of rice (white, yellow, Mexican, Spanish, etc.), Bags of beans, 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 and send or email a copy of your receipts 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!

This week’s RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu:

  • Monday – Chicken Tortellini Alfredo,
  • Tuesday – Herbed Turkey Meatloaf
  • Wednesday – Chicken Stroganoff
  • Thursday -BBQ Pulled Pork

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/

Also Father’s Day Quiches and Casseroles can be ordered on line by Wednesday June 17 to be picked up on Thursday, June 18, between 9AM and 5 PM


Study Recommendation

Often our small groups are looking for recommendations. In my small group we have been studying “The Epic of Eden.” It’s a 12 lesson video series on the Old Testament by Sandra Richter, who has taught at Asbury and other seminaries. It clarifies a lot about OT culture and the foundation for the New Testament. I’d be happy to discuss with them. Dave Hills


  • Dick Anthony with continuing health problems
  • Jack Stadler’s brother Curtis in North Carolina on Hospice care

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.

Thanksgiving

  • From David and Norma Hills – Thank you for your health prayers for our family. Son Brian, wife Amy and grandson Clark in Michigan are recovering from Covid. Granddaughter Sadie in Decatur has completed chemo, feels good and will have a scan next week.

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

  • John Goss – June 16

Anniversaries

  • Beth and Bob Hamilton – June 17, 1961 – 59 years!
  • Katherine and Craig Simons – June 17, 1967- 53 years!
  • Patsy & Bill Lanham – June 20, 1964 – 56 years!
  • Cecelia and Bob Moore – June 20, 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.


  • First Sanctuary Worship Service – June 28, 5:00 PM
  • 39th Patriotic Concert – Virtual – Friday, June 26, 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 28, 3:00 PM


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.)


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