Author Archive: Doug Tatom

CUC Newsletter – April 9, 2021

And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night…. Nehemiah 1:5,6


Sunday, April 11, 2021

What I Have Learned From Nehemiah

Our speaker will be Mark Kramer this Sunday. He is a member of the Berean Class and a Stephen Minister. His title will be “What I Have Learned From Nehemiah.” His scripture is Nehemiah chapter 1; 2:4 and 17-18; 4:9 and 13-14; 6:1-4 and 9-11; and 8:1-12.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 51st Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance Easter Sunday, April 4

In Classroom 33, on Zoom 34, Total = 67

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. Doug Tatom and CUC are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

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


A Message from CUC President

Second Sunday of Easter April 11, 2021

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side,and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name. John 20:19-30

Marianna and I missed being with you on Easter. I was pleased to see that 33 of you attended live on Easter. I hope you enjoyed the fellowship and will return this coming Sunday.

Some of you have said that you will return when the guest speakers are live. Well I am happy to say, at least for the next three Sundays, the speaker will be in person. Our speaker for this Sunday will be Mark Kramer. Mark will be in class LIVE! We are also excited to announce that Jim McCormick will be our speaker for April 18 and 25 and he plans to be LIVE in the classroom.

Thanks to Bob Moore and Bill Griffin for securing such great speakers this year.

Hope to see you Sunday.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


CUC Small Group Dinners Resume!

It’s time to celebrate fellowship, spring, and a healthier community, so the Fellowship Committee is resuming Small Group Get-Togethers, sometimes known as Dinners for Eight. We will sign up via email instead of passing the clipboard in class. Hosts may choose to limit their guest list to fewer than eight and only to those who are vaccinated. Please do what makes you most comfortable as an attendee and/or host. Here’s how it will work:

1) Sign-ups will be taken until April 22nd.

2) Send an email to Kris Taylor to sign-up. Let Kris know if you want to attend as a guest; a host; or both.

3) If you can host, indicate the number of guests you feel comfortable with.

4) Let us know if you are willing or unwilling to participate if other attendees have not been vaccinated.


CUC Missions

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


RUMC Weekly “To Go”

From Jacob Crane:

We are excited to get back into the swing of things next week! We will be back to our normal service hours of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12-2. Please help spread the word to come get some amazing meals from our kitchen team and volunteers!

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

Week of April 13th – April 15th

  • Tuesday: Lasagna Bolognese, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Wednesday: Chicken Verde Enchilada Casserole, Mexican Rice and Beans.
  • Thursday: Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Vegetable Fried Rice, Fresh Fruit, Egg Roll.

  • Margie Avery – has been undergoing radiation and chemo treatments, due to finish April 13, which have weakened her considerably,
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she is continuing with one more round of chemo next week
  • Betty and Don Gay – Don is on palliative care at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease. She appreciates the cards from CUC. She doesn’t do ZOOM so calls and cards are her connection.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills – is doing well following round of treatment
  • Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison stopping chemo as she has heart scan.
  • Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy, then will have surgery at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.

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

Appreciation

  • Margie Avery appreciates your prayers, help with transportation, and other acts of kindness by CUC members.

Birthdays

  • Jeff Coelho – April 11
  • Martha Knight – April 12
  • Bonnie White – April 17
  • Bob Leckie – April 17

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – April 2 , 2021

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live…” – Jesus, John 11:25-26 ESV


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter ! He is Risen!

Roger Davis is doing the “Short Devotional” in CUC Sunday. His subject is: “Easter is over – Now what?” The scripture verse is: John 17:20-21. “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father, – that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me.”


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 50th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance March 28

In Classroom 18, on Zoom 69, Total = 87


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: http://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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


Easter Sunday Plans

If you are coming to 11:15 Worship on Sunday, you should be in your seats by 11:00. We understand that CUC members, if they have had their shots can sit closer than 8 feet apart. Reservations for seats are full.


A Message from the CUC VP

The seventh-century King Edwin of Northumbria, upon being visited by Christians who wished to share the joy of their faith with him, is said to have challenged them:

“The life of man… is like a sparrow flying through this lighted hall. It enters from darkness without and flits for a moment in the light and warmth and then flies through the casement into the darkness from which it came. But if this new religion can tell us what lies beyond the darkness into which the soul of man passes, speak and we shall hear. For no true voice has yet come to which we can trust.”

The Christians eagerly shared the story of Jesus’s life and his death on the cross and with it the passage from 1st Corinthians 15: 3-8, in which Paul writes: “…Christ died for our sins…and three days afterwards he arose from the grave…He was seen by Peter and the rest of the Twelve…and more than 500 Christian brothers. Then James saw him and later all the apostles. Last of all I saw him…” We have, therefore, said the Christians, come to you to speak for the One who said, ‘Lo, I am with you always’ and ‘Because I live, ye shall live also.’ “

The foundation of our Christian faith – and the faith accepted that day by the king – is not the cross, which is the symbol of His death on our behalf, but rather the Resurrection, the empty tomb, which tells us that He is alive! If the tomb had not been empty, we would have no faith today! A blessed and happy Easter to all!

Excerpted from sermons by Rev. Dr. W. Frank Harrington in “To Comfort To Strengthen and To Guide”

Sandy Martin


CUC Fellowship

The Fellowship Committee is looking for opportunities for us all to reconnect. Here are our current ideas and we are certainly open to any suggestions from the group at large:

  • Pop-up lunches on the Commons to occur when weather permits after Easter.
  • Begin Dinners for 8 or 6 or whatever is comfortable for a host – all participants will assumed to be vaccinated.
  • Possible gathering for dinner on the patio at Peach and the Pork Chop in May (this would be in lieu of a Patriotic Party this year)

Hope you will share your ideas with us as we move forward and reconnect over the next few months. Garlinn and Mike Story


CUC Missions

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


RUMC Weekly “To Go”

Serve Team

From Jacob Crane:

We finished with another great week this week Serving 362 Hot Meals and 267 Frozen Meals! The RUMC Kitchen will be closed the week following Easter.

However, the hospitality team is in need of some volunteer assistance on Easter Sunday. We have volunteer roles to fill for all Services as well as a need for hospitality cart drivers for the Services. Please contact myself or JoAnn Hobbs at jhobbs@rumc.com if you are interested in volunteering. If you would like to volunteer to drive a hospitality cart please sign up via the signup genius below or contact me at jcrane@rumc.comhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba9a822a20-easter1

Thanks so much and we hope to see you all back here the week of April 13th for Hot and Frozen Meals from the RUMC kitchen!

Blessings and Happy Easter to you all


Friends of My Neighbor’s Pantry

From Scotty Brewington :

Monday was the end of MNP until it reopens June 7th in partnership with MUST Ministries. We asked for laundry detergent this week and YOU delivered! As the last family passed through the line, we still had detergent leftover. That was a first. THANK YOU!!

Over the past 10 months, hundreds of families – your neighbors – came here looking for help and you were there for them. Thanks to everyone who has carried us. We could not have done any of this without you.


  • Margie Avery – has been undergoing radiation treatment and chemo, but having problems with low blood count which is delaying treatment.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she is continuing with 2 more rounds of chemo
  • Don Gay who we understand has been hospitalized
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease. She appreciates the cards from CUC. She doesn’t do zoom so calls and cards are her connection.
  • George Waite – in St. Joseph’s hospital awaiting results of tests

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she continues chemotherapy and The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.

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


Birthdays

  • Dave Roberts – April 4
  • Gannett Backus – April 4
  • Nancy Spence – April 8

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – March 26, 2021

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Zechariah 9:9 NIV


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Scott Dickson will again be our CUC speaker. Scott always delivers an excellent message. His chosen scripture this week is:

Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz: “Ask a sign from the Lord your God. Make it as deep as the grave a or as high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I won’t ask; I won’t test the Lord.” Then Isaiah said, “Listen, house of David! Isn’t it enough for you to be tiresome for people that you are also tiresome before my God? Therefore, the Lord will give you a sign. Isaiah 7:10-14a (CEB)


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 49th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance March 21

In Classroom 17, on Zoom 68, Total = 85

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


Come Back to Our Classroom!

Sandy Griffin sent an email to her Neighborhood Care Group this week and Fred wants to share it with the whole CUC class:

“Good Afternoon! I hope this finds everyone in good health and ready to restart our lives! I am assuming (and yes I know what that means) that all of you have been vaccinated and are ready to begin our lives again. The classroom has been open now for several weeks and now with the new guideline of distancing 3 feet instead of the 6 feet that was requested early on, we can accommodate at least 50 people if not more! I urge each and every one of us to please consider coming to back to class. I know how easy it is to Zoom but it is not easy sometimes to worship our God in the way He would like for us to worship Him.

His house has been empty too long! I do understand that some of you are not able to come to class at this time because of health issues not related to Covid. We are so thankful we have Zoom for those persons.”

Quote of the day: If I waited until I had all my ducks in a row, I’d never get across the street. Sometimes you just have to gather up what you have and make a run for it! Judge Lynn Tolerate

See y’all at church!


A Message from the CUC President

The Sixth Sunday of Lent—Palm Sunday

What Is Palm Sunday?

Debbie McDaniel writes,

“Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that begins the Holy Week. It is the day that we remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. As Jesus rode a donkey into the town of Jerusalem a large crowd gathered and laid palm branches and their cloaks across the road, giving Jesus royal treatment. The hundreds of people shouted ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!”-

5 Quick Things to Know about Palm Sunday

Everything about the scene is important (John 12:12-19, Mark 1:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44) Jesus fulfills the prophecy of the Messiah in Zechariah 9

There is meaning behind the lowly donkey Jesus rode into Jerusalem

Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ humble and triumphant journey toward His sacrifice and the cross

The people hailed Jesus as King and called out Hosanna, which means ‘save us’

Why a Donkey? “In the ancient Middle Eastern world, leaders rode horses if they rode to war, but donkeys if they came in peace. First Kings 1:33 mentions Solomon riding a donkey on the day he was recognized as the new king of Israel. Other instances of leaders riding donkeys are Judges 5:10; 10:4; 12:14; and 2 Samuel 16:2. The mention of a donkey in Zechariah 9:9-10 fits the description of a king who would be “righteous and having salvation, gentle.” Rather than riding to conquer, this king would enter in peace.

I hope to see you Sunday,

God Bless all of you,
Fred Brown


Ushers Needed

RUMC needs ushers for Easter Sunday. Please call Joann Hobbs at 770-261-1731 if you can help.


CUC Fellowship

The Fellowship Committee is looking for opportunities for us all to reconnect. Here are our current ideas and we are certainly open to any suggestions from the group at large:

  • Pop-up lunches on the Commons to occur when weather permits after Easter.
  • Begin Dinners for 8 or 6 or whatever is comfortable for a host – all participants will assumed to be vaccinated.
  • Possible gathering for dinner on the patio at Peach and the Pork Chop in May (this would be in lieu of a Patriotic Party this year)

Hope you will share your ideas with us as we move forward and reconnect over the next few months. Garlinn and Mike Story


CUC Missions

If you buy items from Amazon through its AmazonSmile program, 0.5% of the purchase price on most items will go to the charity of your choice. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee requests that you designate Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center when you sign in to smile.amazon.com. After this, the procedure is the same as usual for purchasing from Amazon. You can do the same with AmazonSmile to support Homestretch, another of the missions supported by CUC.


My Neighbors Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry will operate as normal through the end of this month. On Monday, March 29th we will still collect donations and distribute groceries to all of our families as we have been. Then, we will take April and May off and return Monday, June 7th in partnership with MUST Ministries as the Summer Grocery Program!


RUMC Weekly “To Go”

From Jacob Crane:

This week we Served 487 Hot Meals and 140 Frozen Meals

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

Week of March 30th – April 1st

  • Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff w/ Buttered Egg Noodles, Glazed Carrots, Yeast Roll.
  • Wednesday: Teriyaki Chicken w/ Sesame Chive Rice, Roasted Asian Veggie Medley, Sesame Roll.
  • Thursday: Cheesy Potato, Bacon, & Ham Casserole, Roasted Broccoli, Buttered Roll.

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

  1. Pan Fried Chicken w/ Red Beans and Rice
  2. Chicken Parmesan
  3. Shepherd’s Pie
  4. BBQ Pork w/ Mac and Cheese
  5. Macaroni and Cheese

  • Margie Avery – has been undergoing radiation treatment and chemo, but having problems with low blood count which is delaying treatment.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she is continuing with 2 more rounds of chemo
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Betty Smith as she continues recovery from a stroke
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she continues chemotherapy and The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.

Thanksgivings

  • We’re so thankful for the CUC prayers and support. Dave Wistrand has been discharged from the heart surgeon and home health therapy and will continue recovery with cardiac rehab for the next number of weeks.
  • The Gardener’s neighbor Doug Reed has transferred out of ICU and is in a rehab center in Athens.

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


Birthdays

  • Nancy Wright – March 29
  • Nancy Wistrand – March 31
  • Pat Stamps – April 1
  • Tom Knight – April 1

Anniversaries

  • Sue & George Waite – March 30, 1968-East Orange, NJ, 53 years!
  • Pat & Ron Peterson – March 31, 1962- Birmingham, AL, 59 years!!

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – March 20, 2021

But when God found fault with the people, he said: “The day is coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.

Hebrews 8:8 (NLT)



Sunday, March 21, 2021

Times Up!

Scott Dickson will again be our CUC class teacher this week. The title he has chosen for his lesson is “Times Up”.

This is the covenant that I will make with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my Instructions within them and engrave them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. They will no longer need to teach each other to say, “Know the Lord!” because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord; for I will forgive their wrongdoing and never again remember their sins.

Jeremiah 31:33-34

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 49th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance March 14

Zoom: 59
In Class: 15
Total: 74


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: http://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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Message from the CUC President

The Fifth Sunday of Lent 2021

Then a voice came from the sky: “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” John 12:28

This Sunday marks the beginning of Passiontide, a deeper time of Lent.

Passiontide is the last two weeks of Lent, when the readings and prayers of the liturgy focus on the Passion of Our Lord. The word “passion”, in the Christian sense, does not mean an intense emotion; it refers to the historical events of Jesus’ suffering and death. Although for several centuries the Fifth Sunday of Lent was known as “Passion Sunday”. The liturgy of the word of this day speaks of re-creation, resurrection, and new life.

Jesus said, “….Now is the time for judgement on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.

He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. John 12: 31-33.

As we get closer to Easter Sunday, I ask you to consider returning to the CUC class in person. If it has been two weeks or longer since you have had your second COVID vaccine, you are fully protected. Please join us this Sunday. Our goal is to have 47 back in class by Easter Sunday.

God Bless,

Fred Brown


Telephone Volunteer Needed

Volunteers are needed to make welcome phone calls to First Time Visitors at RUMC Job Networking. This is the most satisfying and heartwarming volunteer opportunity you will ever have! As Nancy Lane use to say, this is the “bow on the ministry”. It’s a simple call asking how their job search is going. People knowledgeable about the offerings at the church will love this as it is a chance to refer people to other areas of RUMC. Call Katherine Simons for further details.


CUC Missions

Some feedback has come from members of the CUC Mission Outreach Committee. They are Hugh and Sue Gardner, Virginia Hardy, Dave and Norma Hills, and Larry and Betty Hunt. If you buy items from Amazon through its AmazonSmile program, 0.5% of the purchase price on most items will go to the charity of your choice. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee requests that you designate Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center when you sign in to smile.amazon.com. After this, the procedure is the same as usual for purchasing from Amazon. THANKS to you members who already support needy children at Murphy-Harpst.

You can do the same with AmazonSmile to support Homestretch, another of the missions supported by CUC.


My Neighbors Pantry

From Scotty Brewington

Over the past 10 months, we have served 300 families each week by providing them two big bags of free groceries. That’s 12,000 sets of groceries to families in our community. YOU did that!…Now, it is time to look ahead. My Neighbor’s Pantry will operate as normal through the end of this month. On Monday, March 22nd and Monday, March 29th we will still collect donations and distribute groceries to all of our families as we have been. Then, we will take April and May off and return Monday, June 7th in partnership with MUST Ministries as the Summer Grocery Program!

Can you help us finish strong? We still need black/pinto beans, laundry detergent and feminine hygiene products for these last two Mondays. You can drop items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car.


RUMC Weekly “To Go”

From Jacob Crane

Another amazing week here in the RUMC kitchen! Our team of chefs and volunteers (mostly CUC members) were able to Serve up 445 Hot Meals and 225 Frozen Meals this week! We are still seeing new faces every week, and everybody is so thankful and positive about this ministry. Thanks to you all for keeping the community informed! We are so blessed and thankful to be able to provide for the community! Meals continue every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00.

Week of March 23rd, 24th, and 25th

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Pinto Beans.
  • Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti Marinara, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll.

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

  • Irish Beef Stew w/ Basil Mashed Potatoes
  • Pan Fried Chicken w/ Red Beans and Rice
  • Soups $4 (3 for $10)
  • Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Vegetable Minestrone
  • Tomato Basil soup
  • Loaded Potato and Leek Chowder

  • Margie Avery – has been undergoing radiation treatment and chemo, but having problems with low blood count which is delaying treatment.
  • Wilfred Boayue on the recent loss of his older brother (age 100)
  • Ann O’ Meara whose sister Grace Helmer in NC has been placed on Hospice Care
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dave Wistrand for a continued good recovery from major heart surgery

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she is recovering well from her Chemo and has follow-up tests
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Don Macleod – recovering from surgery
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Betty Smith is back living at the Mansions.
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she continues chemotherapy and The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.

Thanksgiving

  • Hugh & Sue Gardner ‘s neighbor Doug Reed continues to improve. He is responsive to his environment and is breathing on his own several hours a day. His wife Chris thanks everyone for their 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 Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people.


Birthdays

  • Dave Hills – March 22

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968- Las Vegas, NV, 53 years!

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – March 14, 2021

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15


Sunday, March 14, 2021
Global Missions Sunday

This Sunday is Church-Wide Mission Sunday. Chris Leiner a member of the RUMC Global Missions Team, will be the CUC presenter with a taped interview from missionaries in Egypt.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 48th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance March 7

Zoom: 78
Class: 13
Total: 91

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on zoom.
Doug Tatom and CUC are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: http://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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


CUC 2021 Retreat Update

The CUC Fall Retreat is planned for October 10 to 12, 2021-Sunday to Tuesday at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee. The cost per couple is $420. The cost per single is $360. Our retreat leaders will be Debbie and Mark Goodwin. Please consider joining us. Text, email or call Gene Osborn.


CUC Christmas Party Plans

Good news on the CUC XMAS party. We are now up to 60 CUC’ers signed up for the party. And, we feel we will get many more signups in the next 6+ months!! With this, we will be making a deposit to save the date at the Metropolitan Club – Tuesday, Dec 7th, 2021. Again, if you have not signed up and plan to attend, please email or call Mike Story. It will be a great party!!


A Message from the CUC President

Fourth Sunday of Lent – 2021

A new year offers renewed commitment for our relationship with God. Lent is a perfect time to reflect on how God has renewed our faith and plopped hope down into the middle of our difficulties And not only did 2020 produce many difficulties to all of us, but life in general can be difficult.

In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul says “…but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, character, and hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Our difficulties in life, relationships, and faith move us through to hope, if we stay close to God and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3: 14-16.

A lot of you will get your second shot this Sunday, March 14, in the CUC classroom, and you will be able to join us on the 28th.

As we move forward to Easter Sunday, those of you who have had your second shot and at least two weeks have passed, I ask you to consider returning to CUC in person. We can hold up to 47 in our classroom under current guidelines, it would be great to see 47 on Easter Sunday.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


Telephone Volunteer Needed

Volunteers are needed to make welcome phone calls to First Time Visitors at RUMC Job Networking. This is the most satisfying and heartwarming volunteer opportunity you will ever have! As Nancy Lane use to say, this is the “bow on the ministry”. It’s a simple call asking how their job search is going. People knowledgeable about the offerings at the church will love this as it is a chance to refer people to other areas of RUMC. Call Katherine Simons for further details. 404-518-1377


My Neighbors Pantry

When you grocery shop think of My Neighbor’s Pantry. They are in need especially for laundry detergent, black/pinto beans and feminine hygiene products, Flour, vegetable oil, and household cleaning products. You can drop items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car. We are also in need of monetary donations to keep our program alive!


RUMC Weekly “To Go”

From Jacob Crane:

We served over 350 hot meals again this week and added another 200+ frozen meals as well. All together almost 600 meals. Keep letting others know about the Service we are providing. We are so blessed and thankful to be able to provide for the community! Meals continue every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00.

Menu for the Week of March 16th, 17th, and 18th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad, Fresh Fruit.
  • Wednesday: Irish Beef Stew, Basil Mashed Potatoes, Braised Cabbage, Caraway Roll.
  • Thursday: Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken, Red Beans, Seasoned Rice, Biscuit w/ Peppered Gravy.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Served:

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Spaghetti and Meatballs
  2. Chicken and Leeks w/ Herbed Raisin Couscous
  3. Shrimp and Sausage Etouffee w/ Rice Pilaf Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo having problems with low blood count delaying treatment.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she is recovering from her Chemo and has follow-up tests
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she continues chemotherapy and The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Hugh & Sue Gardner still ask continued prayers for their neighbor Doug Reed and his wife Chris. Doug
    is off a ventilator, having had a trach tube inserted. The doctors have stopped sedation, but as of Wednesday, he remains in a coma.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson as he continues PT to improve function of right leg
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Betty Smith is back living at the Mansions. However, she is in a private studio apartment in assisted living, not living in independent living where she was before. She is getting rehab.
  • Dave Wistrand for a continued good recovery from major heart surgery
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.

Thanksgiving

  • Don Macleod – is doing so well enough following his heart surgery that he can be removed from our prayer list.

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.


Birthdays

  • MariAnna Brown – March 14
  • Pat Ball – March 17
  • Margie Avery – March 18

Anniversaries

  • Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968, Newnan GA, 53 years!

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – March 3, 2021

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. Psalm 19:1


Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Law of the Lord is Perfect

Scott Dickson will begin a Lenten study for us. On this Sunday.

His lesson will center on Psalm 19:7-8:

19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple; 19:8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 46th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance on February 21st: on

Zoom: 84
in classroom: 9
total: 93

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to:

http://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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


CUC 2021 Retreat Update

The Ridges at Lake Chatuge

The CUC Fall Retreat is planned for October 10 to 12, 2021-Sunday to Tuesday at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee [Directions]. The cost per couple is $420. The cost per single is $360. Our retreat leaders will be Debbie and Mark Goodwin. Please consider joining us. Text, email or call Gene Osborn


CUC Christmas Party Plans

We are making great progress on sign-ups for our annual CUC XMAS party. As a reminder, it is December 7th, at the Metropolitan Club, and includes a great dinner, some entertainment, and dancing. We have received 49 sign-ups already, which is great progress for the first week!! If you have not signed up, please let us know if you would plan to attend the XMAS party by emailing Mike Story. We feel we need a minimum of 60 people to financially justify the party, but would love to see 80+ folks sign-up, as we have had in the past. Thank you!!!


A Message from the CUC President

The Unexpected
By Ed McMinn

“ No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Matthew 24:36)

We think we have everything figured out and under control, and then something unexpected happens. About the only thing we can expect from life with any certainty is the unexpected. Reality, as C. S. Lewis put it, “is usually odd.”

Part of the oddness of our reality is God’s active participation in it. God has a habit of suddenly and unexpectedly showing up to remind us he’s still around. A friend who calls and tells you he’s praying for you, a hug from your child or grandchild, a lone lily that blooms in your yard. In unexpected moments such as these, the divine comes crashing into our lives with such clarity that it takes our breath away and brings tears to our eyes.

But why shouldn’t God do the unexpected? The only factor limiting what God can do in our lives is the paucity of our own faith. We should expect the unexpected from God, this same deity who caught everyone by surprise by unexpectedly coming to live among us as a man, and who will return when we least expect it. God continually does the unexpected, like showing up as Jesus to remind us of his presence.

Once you have passed the 14th day after your second COVID vaccine, I hope you will make plans to return to the CUC classroom in person. We miss you!

God Bless,
Fred Brown


My Neighbor’s Pantry

Last week My Neighbor’s Pantry was able to provide Fresh Market rotisserie chicken dinners to 200 of our families in addition to their usual grocery haul!

However they were very low on laundry detergent, black/pinto beans and feminine hygiene products. They also need Flour, Vegetable oil,and household cleaning products. When you grocery shop think of My Neighbor’s Pantry. You can drop items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car. We are also in need of monetary donations to keep our program alive!


CUC My Neighbors Pantry Update

From CUC Treasurer Charlie Mason:

Throughout 2020 and into 2021 CUC Class members have donated a total of $6,715 for the summer lunch program, which has become known as My Neighbors Pantry. During that time class members who have been shopping for items needed by the program have been reimbursed for their expenditures. The total for reimbursements has now reached $6,786. At this point those who wish to support the food program should continue to do so; but they should do this independently.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

From Jacob Crane:

Another productive week from the hospitality crew here at RUMC! This week we served 361 Hot meals and 182 Frozen meals! That was an average of 180 meals going out of the door on our 3 days of Service! Please keep letting others know about the Service we are providing; we are so blessed and thankful to be able to provide for the community! Meals continue every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00.

Week of March 9th, 10th, and 11th.

  • Tuesday: Italian Meatballs w/ Spaghetti, Steamed Carrots, Garlic Bread.
  • Wednesday: Sauteed Chicken and Leeks w/ Herbed Raisin Couscous, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Etouffee, Creole Rice Pilaf, Slow Roasted Tomato, Hush Puppies.

  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo but, having problems with low blood count delaying treatment.
  • Pat Deaton ‘s daughter Lara Mittleholzer needs prayers on the loss of her mother. Celebration of Life for Pat will be 5:00 pm this Sunday, March 7 at Woodstock Funeral Home with visitation starting at 4:00. Bill Floyd will be doing the service.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from her Chemo and has follow-up tests
  • Don Macleod – recovering from surgery
  • Wanda Taylor – recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Dave Wistrand for a continued good recovery from major heart surgery
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she continues chemotherapy and The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Hugh & Sue Gardner still ask continued prayers for their neighbor Doug Reed and his wife Chris. Doug remains in a coma but continues to show slight improvement. The oxygen level that he has to intake from the respirator has been reduced from 75% to 50%.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson as he continues PT to improve function of right leg
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Betty Smith – recovering from a stroke
  • Stan Thomason – following his loss of Virginia. He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility. He thanks CUC for the messages of condolence.

Thanksgivings

  • Shirley May – Thanksgiving for relief of severe pain following kyphosoplasty procedure on her vertebrae last week.
  • Dave and Nancy Wistrand: Thanks so much to our CUC Friends: Dave and Nancy are grateful for and appreciative of the prayers, love and encouragement expressed in the many cards, calls, and messages received for Dave’s 2/10 heart surgery. Doctor says heart and lungs are working well. Dave is exercising with PT to rebuild strength and muscle.

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.


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


  • September 11-12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party


CUC Newsletter – February 26, 2021

You shall have no other gods before me.

Deuteronomy 5:7


Sunday, February 28, 2021

We are pleased to have Jeff Ross giving the CUC lesson this Sunday. His topic will be Faith Fatigue: what we might learn from Aaron’s Golden Calf and why Moses got so upset. Jeff is using the Scripture Exodus 32:1-6, 19-24


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 46th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance February 21st

Zoom: 78
Class: 11
Total: 89

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

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


CUC Retreat for Fall of 2021?

Please remember to email, call or text Gene Osborn with your Fall Retreat wishes before February 28, and whether or not you would attend, so plans can be made . Plans will continue if we have at least the equivalent of 20 couples or 40 singles.


A Message from the CUC President

Frustration—How do you handle it!
by Ed McMinn

“(Moses) anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.” (Exodus 32:19)

The traffic light catches you when you’re running late for your doctor’s appointment. The bureaucrat gives you red tape when you want assistance. Your grandchild refuses to take his/her homework seriously. Makes your blood boil, doesn’t it!

Frustration is part of God’s testing ground that is life even if much of what frustrates us today results from manmade organizations, bureaucracies, computers, and cell phones. What’s important is not that we encounter frustration, as Moses did – that’s a given – but how you handle it. Do you respond with curses, screams, and anger? Or do you take a deep breath, lift a silent prayer, and settle into calm persistence and patience?

It may be difficult to imagine Jesus stuck in traffic or waiting for hours in a long line in a government office. It is not difficult, however, to imagine how he would act in such situations, and, thus, to know exactly how you should respond. No matter how frustrated you are. Frustration is a vexing part of life, but God expects us to handle it gracefully.

I hope you are having a good week. As more of you get your second COVID vaccine, I hope you will consider returning to CUC in person. We miss you.

God Bless,
Fred Brown


My Neighbors Pantry

Will you help us? It doesn’t take much. $20 provides groceries for a family who needs help. $50 provides a chicken dinner – complete with a rotisserie chicken, brussels sprouts, mac n’ cheese and six corn muffins – for FOUR families. To make a $$ donation to My Neighbor’s Pantry https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/guest_donate

We still need black beans, feminine hygiene products and especially laundry detergent! You can drop these items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car.

CUC still has funds in its treasury to reimburse class members for their purchases for items for the My Neighbors Pantry program. They can mail or email Charlie Mason a copy of their receipts and he will reimburse them for their purchases.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

From Jacob Crane:

We just finished up a record week here in the RUMC kitchen! We started out the week by Serving 235 hot Chicken Parmesan Meals on Tuesday! We finished the week having Served 480 Hot Meals and another 150 Frozen Meals! Our family style meals are catching on; we had about 7 or 8 requests this week for the family meal deal. Thanks again to you all for your help in Serving our community. Please continue to pass info along to anyone who could benefit from this ministry. I hear new stories everyday of how customers are buying meals for friends and neighbors in need. It is so nice to know that we are able to touch so many lives in such a simple way, and many people are being introduced to how RUMC can positively affect the lives of so many in the Roswell community!

Meals continue every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. You can register online to purchase both hot and frozen meals with your credit card. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm., but open at all other times. You should receive an email confirmation if your order has been successfully submitted. ( You need to click both the left side of the item you would like to purchase as well as the right side for the quantity.) Drive up orders are also welcome with no pre-registration and you can pay by cash or check. Please contact Jacob via email if you have any issues with ordering, questions about menu items, or if you would like to reserve a certain frozen meal to pay by cash or check at pick up.

Week of February March 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

  • Tuesday: Braised Jerk Pork, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Sweet Plantains, Yeast Roll, Not Spicy
  • Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie, Peas and Carrots, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccini Alfredo, Roasted Green Beans, Garlic Bread

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals:
Frozen Meals $5

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Grilled Ham w/ Sour Cream and Chive Potatoes
  3. Bell Pepper Steak and Gravy w/ Herbed Rice Pilaf
  4. Roasted Vegetable Medley

Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Cajun Jambalaya Soup
  2. Thai Almond Chicken and Rice Soup Prayer requests

  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo
  • Pat Deaton ‘s daughter Lara Mittleholzer on the loss of her mother this past Wednesday
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from what hopefully will be her last Chemo this past Wednesday
  • Don Macleod – recovering from surgery
  • Shirley May suffering from severe back pain
  • Betty Smith – recovering from a stroke
  • Wanda Taylor – recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Dave Wistrand for a continued good recovery from major heart surgery
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having a new type of chemotherapy At Northside Gwinnett with less of the debilitating side effects she had had earlier.
  • The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer which recent tests have shown that tumor was “cold dead”. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Hugh & Sue Gardner ask continued prayers for their neighbor Doug Reed– Although he is slightly improved, he remains in a coma on a ventilator in the ICU because of COVID-19.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan Thomason following his loss of Virginia. He appreciates phone calls

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


Birthdays

  • Jeannie Ehlers – February 28
  • Linda Boswell – March 4

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



CUC Newsletter – February 19, 2021

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12


Sunday, February 21, 2021

24 hours That Changed the World

Our own Don McNew will be our CUC speaker this Sunday. His lesson is
“24 Hour That Changed the World”. The scripture for the lesson is from Paul’s message to the Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 2:2 “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.“


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 45th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance February 14th

Zoom: 76
Class: 6
Total: 82

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

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to:

http://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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


CUC Retreat for Fall of 2021?
Please remember to email, call or text Gene Osborn with your Fall Retreat wishes before February 28, and whether or not you would attend, so plans can be made.


A Message from the CUC President

HOLLYWOOD ENDING
by Ed McMinn

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!” Luke 24: vv.5, 6a

The world tells us that happy endings are for fairy tales and the movies, that reality is Cinderella dying in childbirth and her prince getting killed in a peasant uprising. But that’s just another of the world’s lies.

The truth, however, is that Jesus Christ has been producing happy endings for almost two millennia. That’s because in Jesus lies the power to change and to rescue a life no matter how desperate the situation. Jesus is the master at putting shattered lives back together, of healing broken hearts and broken relationships, of resurrecting lost dreams.

And as for living happily ever after—God really means it. The greatest Hollywood ending of them all was written on a Sunday morning centuries ago when Jesus left the tomb and death behind. With faith in Jesus, your life can have that same ending. You live with God in peace, joy, and love—forever. The End.

Hollywood’s happy endings are products of imagination; the happy endings Jesus produces are real and are yours for the asking.

I hope you braved the cold and attended Ash Wednesday services at RUMC. Lent began on Wednesday and ends Saturday, April 3. What have you given up for Lent this year?

See you on Sunday!

God bless,
Fred Brown


Murphy Harpst Thank You

A message came recently to the CUC Class from Pam Kramer, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement Advancement for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center: She is addressing the donation of $300 from our class for the birthday party we host every February.

” This is wonderful news! Thank you so much for supporting our February birthday tradition again this year with the kind donation.”


My Neighbors Pantry

Help us make sure we have enough food for everyone! For just $20, you can provide two bags of groceries to a family who needs them. Fresh chicken, beef, produce, cheese, milk, tortillas and more. We need black beans, feminine hygiene products and laundry detergent! You can drop these items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car.

CUC still has funds in its treasury to reimburse class members for their purchases for items for the My Neighbors Pantry program. They can mail or email Charlie Mason a copy of their receipts and he will reimburse them for their purchases.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of February 23rd, 24th, and 25th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread
  • Wednesday: Grilled Ham w/ Scalloped Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Buttered Biscuit
  • Thursday: Peppered Steak w/ Herbed Rice Pilaf, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Garlic Butter Rolls

  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara as Pat is on Home Hospice Care
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has another round of Chemo this coming Wednesday
  • Don Macleod – recovering from further surgery
  • Shirley May suffering from severe back pain
  • Betty Smith – in rehab following a stroke
  • Wanda Taylor – recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Dave Wistrand who got home from the hospital Tuesday, for a good recovery from major heart surgery
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having chemotherapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.
  • Please pray for Craig Bruner, a very dear friend to Bill and Sandy Griffin, who is dying due to prostate cancer, and for his wife Marene. He has fought the good fight for many years, but it has now spread through his body
  • Hugh & Sue Gardner ask prayers for their neighbor Doug Reed – Although he is slightly improved, he remains in a coma on a ventilator in the ICU because of COVID-19.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan Thomason – following his loss of Virginia. He appreciates phone calls

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

Thanksgiving From Ann McNew: We appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayer support so much. Don’s sister, Rosa Lee, is now in rehab and is showing signs of slight improvement. Don and I spent quality time with her and her family (observing social distancing guidelines, of course!). Blessings on each of you, hope you and your families are doing well


Birthdays

  • Dee Scott – February 20
  • Babs Skilling – February 22
  • Judy Zierk – February 22
  • Cecelia Moore – February 22
  • Jane Bailey – February 25
  • Marlene MacLeod – February 27, 2021

Anniversaries

  • Linda and Tom Cantrell – February 27, 1965- Atlanta, GA, 56 years!
  • Stella and Wilford Boayue – February 27,1972- Ganta, Liberia, Africa, 49

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



CUC Newsletter – February 12, 2021

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Lori Walsh will deliver our message on Feb. 14th. Lori is our RUMC Church Business Administrator. Her message is titled “ A Journey of Giving Back”. Her bible verse for her lesson is 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 44th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance February 7

Zoom: 79
Class: 5
Total: 84

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

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to:

http://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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


CUC Retreat for Fall of 2021?

Please remember to email, call, or text Gene Osborn with your Fall Retreat wishes before February 28, and let him know whether or not you would attend, so plans can be made.


Ash Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, February 17, there will be a drive-in service from 10:30 AM to 12:30 and 4:00 to 6:00 PM. You may attend at any time during the two time slots offered: This experience will take place outdoors, just outside the front Chapel entrance near the front lawn on Mimosa Blvd.

Park outside the Chapel and walk up to one of the Lenten stations. A Pastor will be at each station to guide you through a time of prayer, sharing of Scripture, and the imposition of ashes. You will be invited to administer the ashes on yourself due to our current COVID protocols.


A Message from the CUC President

HOPE CHEST
by Ed McMinn

“Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God”, Psalm 42: v. 5b

Only when a life has no hope does it become not worth living. To hope is not merely to want something; that is desire or wishful thinking. Desire must be coupled with some degree of expectation to produce hope.Therein lies the great problem. We may wish for a million dollars, relief from our illness, world peace, or a way to lose weight while stuffing ourselves with jelly filled doughnuts. Our hopes, however, must be firmly grounded, or they will inevitably lead us to disappointment, shame, and disaster. In other words, false hopes ruin us.

One of the most basic issues of our lives, therefore, becomes discovering or locating that in which we can place our hope. Where can we find sure promises for a future that we can count on? Where can we place our hope with realistic exceptions that we can live securely even though some of the promises we rely on are yet to be delivered? In God. In God and God alone lies our hope.

God and his sustaining power are the course of the only meaningful hope possible in our lives.

“Never let hope elude you. That is life’s biggest fumble.”—College Football Hall-of-Fame coach Bob Zuppke, Coach of the Fighting Illini for 28 years.

Zuppke’s philosophical remarks were called Zuppkeisms. The best known Zuppkeisms, including the one above are: the greatest athlete is one who can carry a nimble brain to the place of action; moral courage is the result of respect from fellow men; a good back should keep his feet at all times and never lose his head; men do their best if they know they are being observed; alumni are loyal if a coach wins all his games; and advice to freshmen: don’t drink the liniment.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

God bless,
Fred Brown


My Neighbors Pantry

Help us make sure we have enough food for everyone! For just $20, you can provide two bags of groceries to a family who needs them. Fresh chicken, beef, produce, cheese, milk, tortillas and more . We need black beans, feminine hygiene products and laundry detergent! You can drop these items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car.

CUC still has funds in its treasury to reimburse class members for their purchases for items for the My Neighbors Pantry program. They can mail or email Charlie Mason a copy of their receipts and he will reimburse them for their purchases.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of February 16th, 17th, and 18th

  • Tuesday: RUMC Country Captain Chicken w/ Raisin Almond Rice Pilaf, Sauteed Green Beans, Buttered Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: Salisbury Steak w/ Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara as Pat has been placed on home Hospice Care
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from another round of chemo
  • John Lemke for success in rescheduling needed foot surgery which was canceled this past week
  • Don Macleod – recovering from further surgery
  • Shirley May suffering from severe back pain
  • Betty Smith – in rehab following a stroke
  • Wanda Taylor – recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Dave Wistrand for a good recovery from major heart surgery this past Wednesday
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having chemotherapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.
  • Please pray also for Craig Bruner, a very dear friend to Bill and Sandy Griffin, who is dying due to prostate cancer, and for his wife Marene. He has fought the good fight for many years, but it has now spread through his body.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan Thomason – following his loss of Virginia last week. Stan more than ever 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.


Birthdays

  • Mr. Patrick Cooney – February 15
  • Tom Erdman – February 19
  • Dee Scott – February 20

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



CUC Newsletter – February 7, 2021

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16, NLT


Sunday, February 7, 2021

Reclaiming Intimacy with God through Prayer

Debbie Goodwin will be the CUC teacher on Feb 7. Her topic is: Reclaiming Intimacy with God through Prayer. The key verse for her lesson is Hebrews 4:16


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 44th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance January 31

Zoom: 74 
Class:  10  
Total:  84 

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

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Message from the CUC President

GOD Sees Your Heart
by Joel Osteen

“…The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart,” 1 Samuel 16:7, NIV

In the Scripture, David was discounted by his family, and his job as a shepherd was considered insignificant. His family looked on the outside, bur David had a heart after God. He didn’t complain or get bitter; He didn’t slack off because nobody was watching or cared. He just kept being his best where he was. And one day the prophet Samuel showed up to anoint one of his farther’s son as the next king, it was David who was anointed over his brothers.

Just because people leave you out doesn’t mean God leaves you out. People may overlook you or judge you by your looks, your talent, or your skin color. God looks on the inside. He sees your faithfulness, your integrity.

The good news is that you keep honoring God. He’ll take you from the background to the foreground. People may try to push you down, bur God will lift you up. People don’t determine your destiny: God does.

First I want to thank Sandy Martin for filling in for me the past two Sundays. Thank you Sandy!!

Looking at the RUMC calendar for February, Feb 17 is Ash Wednesday. The worship service with communion will be served and ashes imposed from 10:30-12:30 in the upper parking lot. You will drive up to one of four tents, get out of your car and share individually or as a family under the tent.

Two weeks in the snow in CO was great (8 inches on the ground when we landed and another 12 inches fell during the next week), but it is good to be back. God bless, and look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Fred Brown


My Neighbors Pantry

Help us serve families in need in our community! A $50 donation can provide four families with a chicken dinner (rotisserie, mac n’ cheese, brussel sprouts, and corn muffins) on top of their regular groceries and household items. Remember us while you’re shopping! We serve 250-300 families each week and still need donations of several items. So far, we’re receiving less than half of what we need each week and when we run out, families go without. Items needed:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Feminine hygiene products (sanitary pads preferred)
  • Household cleaning products
  • black or pinto beans (dry preferred)
  • Flour
  • Vegetable Oil

You can drop-off items on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Just drive-up to the Fellowship Hall double doors at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will retrieve them from your car.

CUC still has funds in its treasury to reimburse class members for their purchases for items for the My Neighbors Pantry program. You can mail or email Charlie Mason a copy of their receipts and he will reimburse them for their purchases.


Week of February 9th, 10th, and 11th

  • Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Carrots and Beets, Buttered Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: Mediterranean Beef and Lamb Skillet with Herbed Couscous, Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Grilled Flat Bread
  • Thursday: Brown Sugar and Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders, Mac and Cheese, Succotash, Honey Butter Biscuit

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

You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. You can register online to purchase both hot and frozen meals with your credit card. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm., but open at all other times. You should receive an email confirmation if your order has been successfully submitted. You need to click both the left side of the item you would like to purchase as well as the right side for the quantity. Drive up orders are also welcome with no pre-registration and you can pay by cash or check. Please contact Jacob via email if you have any issues with ordering, questions about menu items, or if you would like to reserve a certain frozen meal to pay by cash or check at pick up.

New: We also offer these meals as family style for $30.00 per family. Contact Jacob 24 hours in advance to make your meal family sized! Each family meal would come with enough of the main dish and sides for 6-8 family members, and will be served in disposable aluminum oven safe pans.


  • Lynn Adcock on her loss of Jim
  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from another round of chemo
  • John Lemke as he has to have further foot surgery this coming week
  • Don Macleod – recovering from further surgery
  • Pat Phillips having radiation therapy
  • Betty Smith – in rehab following a stroke, at Salud, 601 Norholt Causeway, Suwanee 30024
  • Wanda Taylor – recovering from rotator cuff surgery
  • Dave Wistrand is scheduled for triple-bypass and mitral valve repair surgery on Wednesday, Feb 10 at St.Joe’s. Please pray for him this week, Friday, Feb 5th, as he goes for the pre-surgery testing.
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having chemotherapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson – as he continues his recovery from stroke and dental work
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan Thomason – Virginia passed away last night. Stan more than ever 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.


Thank you

Thank you for all of the comforting prayers, cards, emails and phone calls after the passing of Jim. You are a great group of friends and I appreciate everything you do for me. You can view Jim’s full obituary on southerncremations.com. Thanks for all your support.

Love to all of you, Lynn Adcock


Birthdays

  • Sieg Hoogstraal – February 7
  • Bob Morisey – February 9

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



CUC Newsletter – January 31, 2021

Ephesians 2:8, 9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”


Sunday, January 31, 2021

Paul’s gospel of Grace

We are fortunate to have our own Tom Knight as the CUC speaker on 1/31. Tom always presents a well-thought-out lesson. His topic is Paul’s Gospel of Grace. Scripture: Ephesians 2:8,9 “


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 43nd Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance January 24

Zoom: 81
Class: 13
Total: 94


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party Plans

Pam Kramer, our contact at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, has written, “Christmas was very different on campus without our usual volunteers and families, but the children truly enjoyed the fellowship opening their gifts on Christmas morning together. Thank you for helping support a beautiful day.”

After being informed about CUC members’ reluctance to celebrate in person this year’s annual birthday party at Murphy-Harpst, Pam Kramer replied. “I agree, with the continued COVID challenges, the agency also wants to be proactive in keeping everyone safe, so we will remain closed to volunteers and visitors through April of this year.” “Love the idea, if the CUC would be amenable, to have the group send funds this year for gift cards and possibly a few individual cakes? I am happy to purchase needed items at our local Walmart and bring them to the campus. We have six February birthday honorees.”

Charlie Mason reports that $1000 is available in the class treasury for M-H. He suggests that two checks be written: $300 for the party on February 19 (gift cards, cakes, miscellaneous) and $700 to M-H itself. Those checks can be written at any time. A motion and vote to agree to this action can be on our agenda during the CUC meeting on Sunday, January 31.


A Note from the CUC Vice President

In the summer of 1859 Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls – 160 feet over the Falls between the US and Canada – on a tightrope several times. Once he crossed in a sack, once on stilts, another time on a bicycle, and once he carried a stove and cooked an omelet! On July 15, Blondin walked backward across the tightrope to Canada and returned pushing a wheelbarrow while blindfolded. He then asked for a volunteer from the crowds watching him in awe and amazement to get into the wheelbarrow and take a ride across the Falls with him! It is said that he asked his audience, “Do you believe I can carry a person across in this wheelbarrow?” and that the crowd shouted as one voice that yes, they believed! It was then that Blondin posed the question, “Who will get in the wheelbarrow?” No “believers” volunteered. The story of Charles Blondin paints a real life picture of what faith actually is. The crowd had watched his daring feats. They shouted that they believed, but their actions disproved it. Saying “I believe” is different than putting all of our trust in Him and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and living our lives accordingly. “This is the confidence that we have in our relationship with God: If we ask for anything in agreement with his will, he listens to us.” — 1 John 5:14 / ESV

QUOTE FOR THE DAY:

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” George Washington

Sandy Martin


My Neighbors Pantry

Remember us while you’re shopping! We serve 250-300 families each week and still need donations of several items. So far, we’re receiving less than half of what we need each week and when we run out, families go without. Here’s what is needed:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons)
  • Household cleaning products
  • Black or pinto beans (dry preferred)
  • Flour
  • Vegetable oil.

You can drop-off items on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Just drive-up to the Fellowship Hall double doors at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will retrieve them from your car.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

We just finished up with our busiest day and week of the year to date. This program is continually growing, and we are so thrilled to be able to Serve so many! Thank you all for all that you do to support this ministry; we are making a difference in so many lives. This week we Served 400 Hot Meals and 155 Frozen Meals; that is an average of 185 meals per day of Service! We would love to be able to communicate other important events or information about RUMC through our meals. Please let me know if you have any ideas for communications that we could add that could benefit other ministries here at RUMC. The meals continue Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. You can register online to purchase both hot and frozen meals with your credit card.

Week of February 2nd, 3rd and 4th

  • Tuesday: Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya over Creole Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Hushpuppies
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad
  • Thursday: Chimichurri Pulled Pork w/ Coconut Rice, Black Beans, Grilled Flat

Frozen Meal options will change daily and are available while supplies last!


  • Lynn Adcock on Jim’s “passing to a better place” on this past Thursday
  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment. She appreciates all the cards and texts she has received.
  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from surgery and starts another round of chemo
  • John Lemke as he has to have further foot surgery
  • Don Macleod – recovering from surgery
  • Pat Phillips beginning radiation therapy
  • Betty Smith – in rehab following a stroke, at Salud, 601 Norholt Causeway, Suwanee 30024
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having chemo therapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson – as he continues his recovery from stroke and dental work
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has been moved to a nursing home on palliative Hospice Care. Stan more than ever 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.


Birthdays

  • Lesleigh Coelho – January 31
  • Jim Lappe – February 2
  • Tom Cantrell – February 4
  • Don MacLeod – February 4
  • Gayle Crolius – February 6
  • Patricia Mashburn – February 6

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Stephen Ministry

If God is calling you to serve in a new way, you’re invited to apply to become a Stephen Minister. Following 50 hours of training in Christian Caregiving skills, Stephen Ministers are prepared to offer loving support to individuals in crises such as illness, death of a loved one, divorce, relocation or financial setback. Applications are currently being received for the Spring training class (to be held on weekday mornings). Please contact Toni Fagan for information.


Support for Our CUC Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



CUC Newsletter – January 22, 2021

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it… Hebrews 12:11


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Did God Send the Pandemic?

One of CUC’s own – and favorite – speakers, Mark Goodwin, will give our lesson this Sunday: “Did God Send The Covid 19 Pandemic?” His scripture will be Luke 13:1-5


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 42nd Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance January 17

Zoom 92
In Class: 6
Total: 98

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


2021 CUC Fall Retreat

The 2021 Fall Retreat Team (Bill & Dee Scott and Gene & Maureen Osborn) has been working to schedule our retreat. We were hoping to have a “Save the Date” notice by this time but the pandemic has not subsided to allow that. Please email Gene Osborn to let the team know your thoughts: Will you commit to attending a Fall 2021 retreat? We need a minimum of 50 positive responses (25 room guarantees) to obtain discounted rates and proceed with booking a suitable facility.


A Note from the CUC Vice President

When Fred Bauer was a kid growing up in Ohio, he made extra money picking strawberries for a man who had a small farm on the edge of town. He sold his produce from a little roadside stand. Because Fred was paid by the quart, he figured the faster he picked, the more he would make. But the farmer informed him that there was another requirement.

“Don’t just fill your boxes to the edge. Fill them till they run over and won’t hold any more,” he said. “I’ve always operated on the principle that if I charge a fair price and give my customers a little extra, they’ll come back again.” And they did.

What Fred learned was that we reap what we sow … in every facet of our lives. Give the minimum; expect to receive the minimum. Give lavishly, extravagantly, and be rewarded in kind. Not that that should be our motivation. But the law that says you can’t outgive the Lord is immutable. Jesus confirmed it when He preached, “Give and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back” (Luke 6:38, RSV). It applies to strawberries—and the fruits of the Spirit, as well.

Quote for Today: Martin Luther King: “Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”

To all CUC’ers: Thank you for giving so lavishly of your time, talents, money and love to truly be the hands and heart of Jesus on earth.

Sandy Martin


My Neighbors Pantry

Remember us while you’re shopping ! We serve 250-300 families each week and still need donations of several items. So far, we’re receiving less than half of what we need each week and when we run out, families go without. Here’s what is needed: Laundry detergent, Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons),Household cleaning products, Black or pinto beans (dry preferred),Flour,Vegetable oil. You can drop-off items on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Just drive-up to the Fellowship Hall double doors at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will retrieve them from your car.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen next week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and continue these meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. You can register online to purchase both hot and frozen meals with your credit card. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm., but open at all other times. You should receive an email confirmation if your order has been successfully submitted. You need to click both the left side of the item you would like to purchase as well as the right side for the quantity. Drive up orders are also welcome with no pre-registration and you can pay by cash or check. Please contact Jacob via email if you have any issues with ordering, or questions about menu items

  • Tuesday: White Bean and Chicken Chili, Rice Pilaf, Southwest Cole Slaw, Green Chili and Cheddar Corn Bread
  • Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie, Peas and Carrots, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Italian Meatball Lasagna, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread

Frozen Meal options will change daily and are available while supplies last!


  • Jim Adcock – at Northside Hospital very ill with Covid and multiple complications
  • Margie Avery is undergoing Chemo and radiation treatment and is asking for your prayers.
  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Don Macleod – as he recovers from surgery
  • Betty Smith – following a stroke which caused loss of function of her right side. She prefers communications by text at this time.
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having chemotherapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson – as he continues his recovery from stroke
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has palliative Hospice Care. Stan 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.

Thank You From Patsy Lanham –Thanks to all of you for your prayers, cards, emails and meals following my knee replacement. You never realize how much these things mean until you are the one on the receiving end. I am doing well and trying to survive the physical therapy! Thank you again – our class is the absolute best!


Birthdays

  • Ann McNew – January 28

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

New Bible Studies

Jeff Ross has started a weekly Bible study on reading the whole Bible in a year. He will have a weekly “Facebook Live” meeting instead of an in-person meeting. There will be a discussion board for people to talk with other people and with him.

From Jeff Ross:

Read through the Bible with me starting the 3rd week of January 2021. We will be using J. Ellsworth Kalas’s “The Grand Sweep”. I will host a weekly Facebook live group that will look at what we have read that week and consider the threads tying it to the weeks before and the weeks to come. To join go to “Jeff’s Grand Sweep” on Facebook and ask to join. Or, if you are not on Facebook or just have questions email me at jross@rumc.com

Arise: A Study of God’s Heart for Justice

Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall is leading this study to better understand what justice is to God and how it matters to us. Explore scripture, hear stories from those who have committed their lives to justice, and imagine ways we can respond to God by acting justly in our communities. Thursdays, 11-12:15 p.m., Jan. 21-Feb. 25 https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_detail.aspx?id=19517


Stephen Ministry

If God is calling you to serve in a new way, you’re invited to apply to become a Stephen Minister. Following 50 hours of training in Christian Caregiving skills, Stephen Ministers are prepared to offer loving support to individuals in crises such as illness, death of a loved one, divorce, relocation or financial setback.

Applications are currently being received for the Spring training class (to be held on weekday mornings). Please contact Toni Fagan for information.


Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



CUC Newsletter – January 17, 2021

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jesus Friend, the One We Don’t Talk About

One of CUC’s favorite speakers, Rusty Gordon, will be the CUC speaker this Sunday. His Lesson title is “Jesus friend, the one we don’t talk about!” his scriptures are

Matthew 27:3, Luke 6:12-16, and 2 Cor 5:16-2


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 41st Sunday we have met on Zoom. Attendance January 10 was 83 on Zoom and 3 in class, Total = 86

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


New CUC Members

We are delighted to welcome as our newest CUC members, Bill and Caren Floyd


A Note from CUC President

Thirsty for Righteousness
by Max Lucado

“IF ANYONE is thirsty, Jesus said “Let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37)

Admission of thirst doesn’t come easy for us. False fountains pacify our cravings with sugary swallows of pleasure. But there comes a time when pleasure doesn’t satisfy. There comes a dark hour in every life when the world caves in and we are left trapped in the rubble of reality, parched and dying.

Some would rather die than admit it. Others admit it and escape death. “God I need help.”

So the thirsty come. A ragged lot we are, bound together by broken dreams and collapsed promises. Fortunes that were never made. Families that were never built. Promises that were never kept….

And we are very thirsty. Not thirsty for fame, possessions, passion or romance. We’ve drunk from those pools. They are salt water in the desert. They don’t quench—they kill.

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness….”

Righteousness. That’s it. That’s what we are thirsty for. We’re thirsty for a clean conscience. We crave a clean slate. We yearn for a fresh start. We pray for a hand which will enter the dark cavern of our world and do for us the one thing we can’t do for ourselves—make us right again.

As we enter 2021, let’s all pray that God will make us right again.

Look forward to seeing all of you Sunday,

Fred Brown


Thank You From Murphy Harpst

Thank you for supporting Murphy-Harpst this Christmas! Christmas 2020 was a year unlike no other. Your willingness to adapt to the constant challenges and changes of 2020 is the reason 140 kids at Murphy-Harpst had the best Christmas ever! We are so grateful that you found creative ways to help our children and staff safely celebrate. Whether you participated in a gift drive, a tree sale, a fundraiser, or a wrapping party, you made a difference in the life of a child on Christmas Morning!


New Bible Study

Jeff Ross is starting a bible study at the end of January called the Grand Sweep. It is study based on reading the whole bible in a year. He will have a weekly “Facebook Live” meeting instead of an in person meeting. There will be a discussion board for people to talk with other people and with him.

From Jeff Ross:

Read through the Bible with me starting the 3rd week of January 2021. We will be using J. Ellsworth Kalas’s “The Grand Sweep”. I will host a weekly Facebook live group that will look at what we have read that week and consider the threads tying it to the weeks before and the weeks to come. To join go to “Jeff’s Grand Sweep” on Facebook and ask to join. Or, if you are not on Facebook or just have questions email me at jross@rumc.com


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

We had a great first week back with our take home meals here at RUMC! This week we served about 315 Hot Meals and 215 Frozen Meals! We have a great menu lined up next week with a few church favorites. It was great to be back serving our community again.

Week of January 19th – January 21st

  • Tuesday: Cincinnati Beef Chili with Spaghetti, Cole Slaw, Mini Corn Dogs Fritters
  • Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Pork over Sesame Chive Rice, Fresh Fruit, Sesame Roll
  • Thursday: Southern Fried Chicken Thighs with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Succotash, Honey Buttered Biscuit.

  • Jim Adcock– at Northside Hospital very ill with Covid following surgery to remove blood clot on brain following recent fall.
  • Lynn Adcock – on isolation following testing positive for Covid
  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jeannie Ehlers– as she recovers at home following successful surgery
  • Patsy Lanham recovering from a second knee replacement
  • Don Macleod – as he recovers from surgery
  • Betty Smith – following a stroke which caused loss of function of her right side. She will be going to a rehab facility near her daughter. She prefers communications by text at this time.
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently having chemo therapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is having radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson – as he continues his recovery from stroke
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has palliative Hospice Care. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Thank You’s

  • From Nancy Spence: Dear CUC, Losing a loved only brother is always hard – but even harder during a pandemic. Your calls, e-mails, cards, prayers and concern mean so much to me. Thank You!
  • The Adcocks appreciate all your calls, cards, and emails during this difficult time.
  • From Gale and Roger Davis: Dear CUC friends, Thank you for your love and prayers for our daughter, Cynthia , and Grandson, Tyler. Cynthia was here this past week and brought us the huge stack of cards you had sent after Roxane died. We were all encouraged by your many expressions of thoughtfulness. Our CUC community is unique and we thank you for that!

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.

Birthdays

  • Julian Belote – January 17
  • Janice Scalzo – January 21

Anniversaries

  • Sister and Gannett Backus – January 22, 1972- 49 years-Birmingham, AL

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



CUC Newsletter – January 10, 2021


Sunday, January 10, 2021

This Sunday we will be looking forward to Bill Floyd’s second Sunday of teaching about the parables of Jesus. We are very pleased that Bill and his wife Caren will be joining CUC as members.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 40nd Sunday we have met on Zoom. Attendance January 3 was 85.

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


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 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. When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

God wants whatever You’ve Got
By Rick Warren:

In John 6:5-6 Jesus asks, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat? He asked this only to test them, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.”

You all know the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish. I think it is amazing that, out of 5,000 people only one person brought a lunch. I’m thinking a lot of people were hiding picnic baskets under their robes because they didn’t want to share with anybody else.

But one little boy offered the bread and fish he packed for his lunch. He gave Jesus what little he had and God used it to not just feed a lot of people but also show how much he cares and how powerful he is.

God always starts with what you have. You may not have much time. Your finances may not be much. You may not think you have much talent. But you can give God everything in your life. Give him your heart, Give him your reputation. Give your past, present, and future. It may not be much, but you can give him your five loaves and two fish.

Jesus wasn’t worried about how to feed 5,000 people. He already had in mind what he was going to do. He saw the need long before the disciples did. And he had a plan.

You need to understand this truth today: God always has the answer before you even know the problem. God is not worried, he saw your problem long before you did. He knew it was coming, and he already had a plan for it. God knows the solution to your problem before you even recognize it’s a problem.

So why are you worrying? Just admit you have an unsolvable problem, and then give God everything you have. Watch him take your loaves and fish and turn them into a feast.

God bless you all and thank you for your prayers,

Fred Brown


New Bible Study

Jeff Ross is starting a bible study the end of January called the Grand Sweep. It is study based on reading the whole bible in a year. He will have a weekly “Facebook Live” meeting instead of an in-person meeting. There will be a discussion board for people to talk with other people and with him.

From Jeff Ross:

Read through the Bible with me starting the 3rd week of January 2021. We will be using J. Ellsworth Kalas’s “The Grand Sweep”. I will host a weekly Facebook live group that will look at what we have read that week and consider the threads tying it to the weeks before and the weeks to come. To join go to “Jeff’s Grand Sweep” on Facebook and ask to join. Or, if you are not on Facebook or just have questions email me at jross@rumc.com


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Jacob is all set to resume our take home meal program next Tuesday, January 12th. We have the freezer fully stocked up and some great menu items lined up to start off the New Year! Looking forward to seeing many of you to kick the New Year off ! Thanks in advance to all of you that help to Serve our community and help communicate to others in the community about the Service that we are providing

Week of January 12th – January 14th

  • Tuesday: Beef Fried Rice, Egg Roll, Fresh Fruit
  • Wednesday: Ham Pasta Cordon Blue, Roasted Broccoli and Carrots, Buttered Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans

  • Jim Adcock – recovering in ICU at Northside Hospital following surgery to remove blood clot on brain following recent fall
  • Fred Brown – for good results from new cardiac medication
  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she deals with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers at home from successful surgery on Thursday
  • Beth Hamililton following loss of her sister Kathie
  • Patsy Lanham will be having a knee replacement (her other knee) Thursday, Jan 14, at Emory – St. Joseph Hospital. Coming home the same day
  • Don Macleod – as he recovers from surgery
  • Bob Morisey for a quick recovery from Covid
  • Nancy Spence – on the loss of her brother Frank
  • Vince’Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently undergoing chemo therapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is undergoing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson – as he continues his recovery from stroke
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has palliative Hospice Care. Stan 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.


Birthdays

  • Katherine Simons – January 10
  • Roger Davis – January 11
  • Don McNew – January 14
  • Mike Story – January 14

Anniversaries

  • –=None=–

Support for Our Missions: Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.



Mr. Rogers – Forgiveness

%d bloggers like this: