December 1 – Shower for Mary & Steve
December 3 – Christmas tree/wreath pickup
December 7 – CUC Christmas Party
December 8 – RUMC Governor’s Mansion tour
December 9 – 7:30 Christmas Festival Concert
December 11- 3:00 Christmas Festival Concert
December 17 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
January 7 – Serafina-Covert wedding
Many CUC class members are members of small groups. Others may be interested in joining a small group. We encourage CUC members to come to Wed. night supper this week and enjoy the speaker afterwards who is a leading expert on Small Groups.
This fall, RUMC is joining with Candler School of Theology for a Wednesday evening speaker series. With support from the RUMC Foundation, top biblical and Methodist scholars will participate. Rev. Dr. Kevin Watson will be the guest speaker on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel. Dr. Watson serves as the Assistant Professor of Methodist and Wesleyan Studies at Candler. His recent book, The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (and Essential) Small Group Experience, takes a look at Wesley’s formation of small groups and how this practice can and should be resurrected in the modern church.
Prayer request from Nancy Van Horn:
I just wanted to ask you to say a prayer for my brother , Charles Fridlin from Birmingham, AL who has attended CUC with his wife Nancy. They were there the day I fainted. He was rushed to the hospital last Saturday and has finally been diagnosed with a bacterial disease and a high fever. Not sure when he will be home. He did not have another stroke. We are all praying for the best and that he will be home soon.
Also, Nancy has canceled her land line with AT&T (770-248-0454).
The Natural World:
God has granted us stewardship of creation. We should meet these stewardship duties through acts of loving care and respect. Therefore, let us recognize the responsibility of the church and its members to place a high priority on changes in economic, political, social, and technological lifestyles to support a more ecologically equitable and sustainable world leading to a higher quality of life for all of God’s creation.
Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday. Remember to set your clocks back when you go to bed Saturday night. You’ll have extra time to prepare to get to church!
The Day of the Lord
This Sunday Doris Westbrook will be bringing our lesson titled “The Day of the Lord” . Doris often teaches in her Seekers Sunday School Class.
Be sure to thank Steve Covert, Bonnie White, and Daphne Fradl who are providing the CUC refreshments this Sunday.
CUC Attendance Sunday, October 30
**90** members + 2 visitors + 1 teacher = 91
Our 2 visitors were former CUC members, John & Dianne Gillman
Lost & Found
Someone left a white sweater in CUC last Sunday. Kris Taylor has it. Please contact her directly &/or pick it up on Sunday.
Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members please forward it to email@example.com by Thursday
evening. If there is an urgent request, we can distribute it also.
There are many announcements that come from RUMC weekly. If you feel any specifically should be included in this CUC newsletter please let the editor know.
Just a reminder… If you have arranged to exchange your Refreshment Provider date with someone else, or if you are unable to provide refreshments on your assigned date please let Wanda or Terry Taylor know. Note: You may view the current quarter’s Refreshment
Provider List on the CUC internet site (www.cucrumc.info) and click on the Refreshment
Al Temples brings this message from the Stewardship committee:
The Stewardship committee selected the following scripture for this year. ” Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
Please pray and reflect on God’s blessings of treasure and talent. Imagine how many more lives will be touched if we each give more treasure and more of ourselves. Also, encourage others to prayerfully consider the blessings God has granted and how sharing will bless lives of others.
This Sunday, November 6, please bring your estimate of giving card to worship and submit it to the Lord at the altar. If you cannot be at worship, please get the card to the church office the following week.
This Sunday morning, Nov. 6, Chapel Communion Service will be held with Harvey West bringing the message from John 8:1-11, “The Chance of a Lifetime” . The Prime Time Singers will be singing.
A CUC Potluck Dinner and Game Night will be held this coming Monday, November 7 at 5:30 pm at the Peach and the Pork Chop, 12040 Etris Road, Roswell. Please bring your favorite game and your favorite dish to share. Please put your name on your containers and bring serving utensils that are not too valuable.
Desserts will be provided by the social committee. Water will be provided but bring your own beverage of choice. There will be decaf coffee available at the dinner so coffee drinkers no worries about bringing a thermos with coffee!! We have it covered!! Look forward to seeing you!! If you have any questions or wish to be added or removed from the list call MariAnna Brown .
Since Chuck, the owner of the Peach & Porkchop, is kindly allowing us to use the space at no cost, we will have a donation box for anyone who would like to make a donation, a love offering, to Homestretch or the Foster Care Foundation. Please make checks payable to CUC with notation in the memo line to Homestretch or Foster Care.
Last chance!! Please join us for BBQ in the Burbs, a benefit for Homestretch, featuring Banks and Shane. Homestretch is a mission in our own community which CUC strongly supports. This event is this Sunday, November 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Little River Farms in Milton. Tickets are $100 which includes a full BBQ meal and dessert plus 2 beer and/or wine tickets. The entertainment is great and a lot of fun. We would like to have several full tables of CUC members. Make checks to Homestretch and get to Lynn Adcock.
Be sure your calendars are marked for our CUC Annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 7 . It will be held at Brookfield Country Club. Donna & Vince Grosse are chairing this event. Please sign up on the clipboard passed on Sunday mornings. The cost is $37 per person. Please make checks payable to CUC and in the memo line write “ Christmas Party”.
Lynn Roberts will again be providing boxes for the CUC class and collecting the the filled ones for Operation Christmas Child. So it is time to begin collecting good things to place in those boxes to be given to children around the world to let them know they are loved. There will also be an RUMC packing Party for Operation Christmas Child on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5-7 p.m. in the dining room.
RUMC Job Networking will host a “Mini” Job Fair on Nov. 14.
An RUMC group is going to take a guided holiday tour of the Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, December 8. The mansion will be decorated for Christmas. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! The group will leave from the church Parlor at 9:15 am and enjoy lunch after the tour at the popular OK Cafe. The tour is free. RSVP to Rachel Turner or email to get your name on the senior day trip email list, firstname.lastname@example.org
Order your Fraser Fir Christmas tree or wreath while supporting RUMC’s student ministry. Sales run through Nov. 27. Pick-up date Dec. 3. Fill out an order form or order through rumc.com/trees.
There will be a shower/open house for Mary Serafina and Steve Covert at the home of John & Claudia Phelps on December 1, 4-7PM . Mary and Steve have requested that in lieu of gifts you bring a donation to Murphy Harpst. RSVP to Claudia Phelps, Marianna Brown, or Patricia Mashburn.
A Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 17th at Nancy and Johnie Wright’s house, starting at 6PM. Bring a small hors d’oeuvre or dessert. Carpool if possible due to limited parking.
- Prayer Requests
- Barbara Davis for comfort as she continues dealing with pain associated with blood clotting disorder
- Joanne Ewing for comfort and relief of pain as chemo is restarted following
her latest course of radiation.
- Frank and Betty Magaro who have been moved this week to a new care facility,
Brookdale Nursing Home, 756 Neese Rd, Woodstock, Ga. 30188, tel 770-926-0119. Neese Rd.is on the right of Hwy 92, just past Woodstock Baptist Church.
- Gail Earman , former CUC member, on the loss of her mother
Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests
- Pat Peterson as she continues to deal with health problems
- Linda Temples as she has been denied kidney transplant, that she maintains adequate kidney function
- Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and difficult
decisions at this time