Author Archive: Mike Ewing

Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Betty Hunt – November 7
  • Garlinn Storey – November 8
  • Norma Taylor – November 8
  • Allen Buckley – November 9

Anniversaries

  • Sara & Paul Beecham – November 8, 1958 – 58 years!

Calendar Reminders

November 6 – submit RUMC estimate of giving cards
November 6 – Homestretch BBQ in the ’Burbs
November 7 – CUC Potluck Supper at The Peach ‘n’ Pork Chop
December 1 – Shower for Mary & Steve
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

CUC – Sunday, October 30, 2016

CUC Logo Resized with I AddThe Natural World:
All creation is the Lord’s, and we are responsible for the ways in which we use and abuse it. Water, air, soil, minerals, energy resources, plants, animal life, and space are to be valued and conserved because they are God’s creation and not solely because they are useful to human beings.


God Listens and Responds When We Lament
Andrea’ Cummings, a seminary student at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, will be our CUC speaker this Sunday. She has chosen as her topic, “God Listens and Responds When We Lament”.


CUC Refreshments
Be sure to thank Linda & Jim Boswell and Rose & Jim Lappe who are providing the CUC refreshments this Sunday.

CUC Attendance
Sunday, October 23
**90** members + 1 teacher = 91


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 suewaite@bellsouth.net 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
Provider List.

CUC Potluck Dinner

A CUC Potluck Dinner and Game Night will be held Monday, November 7 at 5:30 pm at the Peach and the Porkchop, 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!! Sign-up opportunities are available during Sunday School. 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 Program. Please make checks payable to CUC with notation in the memo line to Homestretch or Foster Care.

Our Stewardship

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.
On 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.

Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs

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 will be held 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 give to Lynn Adcock.

Annual CUC Christmas Party

Be sure your calendars are marked for our CUC Annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 7 . It will be held at Brookfield Country Club. Details will be shared by Donna Grosse this Sunday and a clipboard will be passed .

Operation Christmas Child

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.

Governor’s Mansion Day Trip

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, rturner@rumc.com

Supporting Hurricane Victims

In response to the recent devastation of Hurricane Matthew, RUMC is responding through United Methodist Council on Relief (UMCOR). If you give to Global Impact Celebration (GIC), we have sent funds on your behalf. If you would like to directly support relief efforts, please turn in a check made out to RUMC with “Hurricane Matthew flood relief” in the memo line.

Prayers

Prayer Requests

  • Barbara Davis for good control of blood clotting disorder
  • Linda Temples as she has been denied kidney transplant, that she maintains adequate kidney function

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Joanne Ewing for comfort and relief of pain as chemo continues
  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Manor on the Square
  • Pat Peterson as she continues to deal with health problems
  • 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

Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Bill Thompson – October 30
  • Linda Mooney – November 1
  • Nancy VanHorn – November 3
  • MaryLee Copeland – November 4
  • Bill Griffin – November 5

Anniversaries

  • Joanne & Mike Ewing – November 2, 1996 – 20 years
  • Virginia & Stan Thomason – November 5, 1960 – 56 years!

Calendar Reminders

November 6 – submit RUMC estimate of giving cards
November 6 – Homestretch BBQ in the ’Burbs
November 7 – CUC Potluck Supper at The Peach ‘n’ Porkchop
December 7 – CUC Christmas Party
December 8 – RUMC Govenor’s Mansion tour
January 7 – Serafina-Covert Wedding

CUC – Sunday, October 23, 2016

CUC Logo Resized with I AddThe United Methodist Church follows six Social Principles and a Social Creed, which we will explore these in more detail in the coming weeks. They are: 1) The Natural world. 2) The Nurturing Community 3) the Social Community 4) the Economic Community 5) the Political Community and 6) the World Community.


“Whatever”

Denny McFarland, a member of the Bereans Class, will be presenting our CUC lesson this Sunday. His lesson title is “Whatever”.


CUC Refreshments
Be sure to thank Gayle & George Crolius, Pal Stamps, and Mary Serafina who are providing the CUC refreshments this Sunday.

CUC Attendance Sunday, October 16
**83** members + 1 visitors + 1 teacher = 85


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 suewaite@bellsouth.net
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 Provider
List.

Questions to Ponder and Discuss

From Jim McCormick’s Oct. 16th lesson “The Right Order Of Things” – Part 3

1. What do you think of the idea that life is essentially about our relationship with God, with ourselves, and with others?

2. Is freedom essential to relationship?

3. If we are free, where do influences of genetics and environment fit in?

4. In your mind, does human freedom diminish the sovereignty of God?

5. If we are free , are we then accountable for the free choices we make?

6. If accountable,accountable to whom,only to God?

Jim McCormick’s book, The Right Order of Things, once it is published, will be available to us for $15, with $7 going to the RUMC Foundation.

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