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CUC Newsletter – October 12, 2019

“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.”

Matthew 16.1


Who Are These People?

Sally Dowland is our CUC teacher Sunday. She has decided to do a lesson she calls “Who Are These People?” We will take a look at the groups who are so prominent in the New Testament- scribes, Pharisees, Sadducee’s, Samaritans, etc.) and not even given a mention in the Old Testament. This should be a very interesting lesson from a very good teacher.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg and Sister & Gannett Backus

CUC Attendance

October 6
85 members + 2 visitors = 87 total

CUC Collection

October 6
$106

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest member Jim Taylor ( Claudia Phelps’ brother)

CUC Fall Retreat

The CUC Retreat this past week at Amicolola Lodge was a really great experience for those 48 CUC members who were able to attend, thanks especially to the fine interesting and inspiring program led by Dr. Joe McKechnie on the theme of “Under Construction”. Thanks also goes to the organizers Tom Knight and George Waite and their spouses, and also to Joe Coelho who provided all the sound and video productions and equipment and the design and printing of the programs. Thanks also to Doug Tatom who provided his technical expertise and has recorded the sessions so that those CUC’ers who did not attend may be able to hear some of the most interesting and inspiring lessons which Dr. Joe presented. Thanks also to every one of the participants who joined actively in the discussion groups and in various other ways to make this retreat very special.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact MariAnna Brown with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be distributed and then collected by Lynn Roberts on November 18th and 25th.


The Paint Lick Pickers – A Bluegrass Celebration

On this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel there is a Sounds of the Spirit Concert not to be missed! The Paint Lick Pickers is a bluegrass band composed of members of the music ministry at Alpharetta UMC. The band members have a variety of musical experiences and specialties, but the one thing they share is a love of bluegrass music. You will hear familiar hymns, popular tunes, and some true bluegrass classics. And it is free to the public.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45 – 6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm

WNO Menu for October 16:

  • Cheese Tortellini with Garlic and Herb Alfredo
  • Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Garlic Bread Sticks
  • Tomato Basil Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Triple Chocolate Cake

Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9am and return by 3pm.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


Prayer Requests

  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from pneumonia, multiple myeloma, and further diagnostic tests. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Friendly faces might help him to get back to himself.
  • Julian Belote – For relief of pain and rapid recovery following right hip fracture last Monday
  • Tom Cantrell – as he determines treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her legs and lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they determine course of therapy for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following back surgery as she recuperates.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

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


Birthdays

  • –none–

Anniversaries

  • Babs and Shaw Skillings – October 22, 1966 – 53 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • Oct. 13 – Paint Lick Pickers Bluegrass Concert
  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2019

Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14


Sunday, October 6, 2019

“Isaiah: The Fantastic Forecaster.”

Our own Tom Knight has the CUC lesson this Sunday. He has chosen as his topic, “Isaiah: The Fantastic Forecaster.” Tom always presents a well thought out and interesting lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Patricia Mashburn and Pat Stamps

CUC Attendance

September 29
87 members + 4 visitors = 91 total

CUC Collection

September 29
$101


CUC Fall Retreat

The theme of our CUC retreat, led by Dr. Joe McKechnie will be “Under Construction”. About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, this coming week October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains.

Pray for this to be a spiritually uplifting time for all who participate. For those who attend, payment of $78 each for extra retreat expenses is now due. Make checks payable to CUC class with “CUC retreat” in the memo line. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year.

Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for October 9:

  • Jerk Pork, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Roasted Plantains
  • Naan Bread, Featured Salad Bar
  • Caribbean Bread Pudding

God in the Midst of Thorns

This is the title of the book written by Todd and Liz Chancey, written under the pen names of Christopher and Hilda Talley.

They will be at RUMC for a book signing/small talk on 10/9, That is this coming Wednesday, 4-7 in the Trinity Cafe. Many of us knew Todd and Liz when they were here at RUMC. Rev. Todd Chancey is now the Senior Pastor at First United Methodist of ALCOA.


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

This event at the Woodmont Golf Club, in Canton funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! So pray for good participation and good weather this Monday, October 7. Thanks for all who are participating in various ways.


Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9 am and return by 3 pm.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


  • Dick AnthonyStill hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from recent complications from chemotherapy. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Friendly faces might help him to get back to himself.
  • Tom Cantrell – From Linda: We met with the Urologist on Thursday and it was confirmed that Tom has bladder cancer. There are two stages with bladder cancer – clinical and pathological. We are in the clinical stage and have a diagnosis of Stage 1. We are in the process of seeing specialists to determine what our next steps are and which treatment option we will choose. We are thankful for the outpouring of love, prayers and support for Tom. We believe in the power of prayer and we ask for your continued prayers for our Heavenly Father to guide our steps as we begin this journey to remove the cancer and have perfect healing.
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they determine course of therapy for Johnny’s pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin as he recovers from major surgery and determines course of treatment for cancer
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following back surgery as she recuperates. From Betty: Thanks to all the members of the class for the lovely cards, gifts, and special wishes. I don’t know how I could’ve made it through this past few weeks without all of you sending your best wishes and prayers. I am now at daughter Elizabeth’s house for a week or so and then hopefully will be able to get back to home which is also new. Every day is a new adventure.

Thanksgiving

  • Maureen and Gene Osborne’s daughter Michelle is recovering well at home

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

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


Birthdays

  • Debbie Goodwin – Oct 7
  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor – Oct 8
  • Dal Zierk – Oct 10
  • Rose Lappe – Oct 12

Anniversaries

  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980 – 39 years

  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct 8-10 – CUC Retreat
  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – September 27, 2019

Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?”

Matthew 11:3 (NLT)


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Is it OK for Christians to Have Doubts?

Mark Goodwin has the lesson for CUC this Sunday. The title of the lesson — “Is it OK for Christians to Have Doubts?”. We have really enjoyed and gotten a lot out of his previous lessons which are inspirational and always give us food for thought.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Dave Wistrand, Jan Ligon, and Norma Taylor.

CUC Attendance

September 22
76 Members +1 new member + 4 guests+ speaker = 82

New CUC Member

Welcome our newest CUC member, Jim Morman. Jim has been an RUMC member for a while, but is joining CUC after the recent loss of his wife, Sandy.

CUC Collection

September 22
$90


CUC Dinners

CUC Fall Small Group Dinners are being organized with the hostesses now notified about the names of their guests. This is a great opportunity for 108(!) of us to get to know our CUC classmates better while enjoying a great time out.! Thank you to Kris Taylor and Mary Serafina for organizing this.


CUC SMALL GROUPS

Participation in a small group has been a blessing to many members of the CUC Class. This Sunday there will again be a short announcement about small groups and an informal meeting after the class (in the back of the room near the piano) to provide information to those interested in being a part of this ministry. If you have questions or would like to join a group please contact Gale or Roger Davis.


CUC Fall Retreat

The theme of our CUC retreat, led by Dr. Joe McKechnie will be “Under Construction”. About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains.

For participants, payment of $78 each for extra retreat expenses is now due. Make checks payable to CUC class with “CUC retreat” in the memo line. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Coming soon! Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor are starting work to organize our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed.


Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-9 PM. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $37 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm

WNO Menu for October 2:

  • Meatloaf and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes served with a Tomato Demi-glace
  • Parmesan Sweet Peas, Fresh Buttered Yeast Roll, Featured Salad Bar
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Believe Benefit Celebration

Join your CUC friends for an unforgettable evening of magic, music, cheesecake and coffee on this coming Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reserving tables of 8 for the CUC Class. For questions call Claudia Phelps or Garlinn Story.

This is an event celebrating the work of Jane Riley and Greg Davidson and Believe Ministries as they continue to share the Gospel and reach the world for Christ.


God in the Midst of Thorns

This is the title of the book written by Todd and Liz Chancey, written under the pen names of Christopher and Hilda Talley.

They will be at RUMC for a book signing/small talk on 10/9, 4-7 in the Trinity Cafe. Many of us knew Todd and Liz when they were here at RUMC. Rev. Todd Chancey is now the Senior Pastor at First United Methodist of ALCOA.

Christopher and Hilda Talley were living what they thought was the American dream. They had two beautiful and healthy daughters, a comfortable home, cars, clothes, food on the table, a wonderful faith community, and two terrific jobs they loved. They played at life just as hard as they worked for their lifestyle, traveling in the United States and to foreign lands as often as possible.

But in 1999, that all came crashing down. Hilda went from a happy and healthy person to someone who struggles for every breath she takes, after an inadequately trained pesticide tech came into her office. Two minutes after he left, she was fighting for her life. The chemical permanently damaged her lungs and vocal cords and led to two debilitating diseases: reactive airways dysfunction syndrome and vocal cord dysfunction. Their family life changed instantly.

In God in the Midst of Thorns, Christopher and Hilda share their story, a story intertwined with the testament of God’s love and the power of Christian community, as they began their journey of learning to live a new normal. The Talleys discuss how, in their struggle for understanding, they both found a new and deeper relationship with God.


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Coming up soon and sign up numbers are down. This spectacular event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! So make sure you head on over to RUMC.com/golf and get yourself and/or your buddies registered to play in the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, volunteer, or become a sponsor. Questions? Ask George Waite, Lynn Adcock or Shaw Skillings.


Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9am and return by 3pm.


  • George Martin was out of surgery as of 7PM Thursday evening. It was a very big surgery and lasted nearly 4 hours. He’s in ICU for 24-48 hrs. Now missing his right colon but soldiering on without it! Prior to surgery his heart rate was so low that the anesthesiologist was very reluctant to approve the surgery but George was very insistent and got thru it ok. He will be in the hospital for 7-10 days and recuperation will likely take a bit longer due to his age. Thank you so very much for your prayers, your concern and your friendship. We are so blessed to have our CUC friends and we are both eager to get back! Sandy
  • Dick Anthony – was hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from recent complications from chemotherapy and then going to rehab
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following surgery for a lumbar decompression and fusion. She is in rehab at Manor Care on Johnson Ferry Road.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna, who recently moved, as Johnny has been found to have pancreatic cancer and will be determining his course of therapy.
  • Maureen and Gene Osborne and their daughter Michelle who is recovering well. She will go home (maybe as soon as Sunday or Monday). Michelle is very rare patient to have had this type of event happen with absolutely no side effects so far and no further required therapy. She’s apparently healing very quickly other than some headaches expected for several weeks until brain completely heals. Prayers definitely work! Please thank everyone at CUC-the outpouring of cards, emails, texts has been quite overwhelming! God Bless, Gene & Maureen.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Rev. Mike Long as he continues to deal with health problems

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.

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


Birthdays

  • Stella Boayue – Oct 2
  • Wanda Taylor – Oct 2
  • Barbara Zellner – Oct 4

Anniversaries

–( none )–


  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5 , 6 , 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – September 20, 2019

The purpose of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.

Proverbs 20:5


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Come Play, Come Volunteer, Come Support!

This Sunday come meet Elizabeth Hamilton, Executive Director of the Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation, Inc.

She will present an overview of the CUC Class’s continued participation in the foundation as well as promote the final call for the annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament…Come Play, Come Volunteer, Come Support! Elizabeth’s selected reading is Proverbs 20:5.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy Spence, and Diane Stephens, and Margie Avery

CUC Attendance

September 15
1 teacher + 2 guests + 100 members = total 103

CUC Collection

September 15
$129


CUC Small Group Dinners

CUC Fall Small Group Dinners are being organized with the hostesses now being notified about the names of their guests. This is a great opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates better while enjoying a great time out. If you would like to attend but did not have the opportunity to sign up in class contact Kris Taylor.


CUC SMALL GROUPS

Participation in a small group has been a blessing to many members of the CUC Class. This Sunday there will again be a short announcement about small groups and an informal meeting after the class (in the back of the room near the piano) to provide information to those interested in being a part of this ministry. If you have questions or would like to join a group please contact Gale or Roger Davis.


CUC Fall Retreat

The theme of our CUC retreat, led by Dr. Joe McKechnie will be “ Under Construction”.

About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains. Information about amount and when payment will be due for extra retreat expenses will be coming soon. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Coming soon! Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor are starting work to organize our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Join your fellow classmates!

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for September 25:

  • Herb Roasted Bone in Chicken with Dijon Cream Sauce
  • Vegetable Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Carrots and Green Beans
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Split Cake

Jacob Crane, Director of Hospitality is now selling frozen take home meals out of the kitchen. Each meal is in a microwavable container that is dishwasher safe Each container is $5.00 apiece and contains 2 servings per container.


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on this Sunday, September 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


Believe Benefit Celebration

Join your CUC friends for an unforgettable evening of magic, music, cheesecake and coffee on Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reserving tables of 8 for the CUC Class. We have 38 CUC reservations so far! For free tickets see Claudia Phelps or Garlinn Story.

This is an event celebrating the work of Jane Riley and Greg Davidson and Believe Ministries as they continue to share the Gospel and reach the world for Christ. Your ticket will assure you a seat…and they are going faster than ever this year. Our deadline to order tables and desert is September 25, so please request your tickets by then…the sooner the better!


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Before your calendar gets filled up, make sure you head on over to RUMC.com/golf and get yourself and your buddies registered to play in the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA! This spectacular event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, volunteer, or become a sponsor. Questions? Ask George Waite or Lynn Adcock


  • Dick Anthony – hospitalized at Northside Hospital in Cumming for recovery from recent complications from chemotherapy
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain and continued healing following a fall which fractured several vertebrae and caused extensive skin loss on her leg.
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following surgery last Tuesday for a lumbar decompression and fusion. She is recovering in the hospital and will be going to rehab.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna, who recently moved, as Johnny has been found to have a mass in his pancreas and will be meeting with doctors to determine course of action.
  • Maureen and Gene Osborne and their daughter who was transferred Thursday from St. Josephs Hospital Emergency to Emory for treatment of a brain aneurysm.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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.

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


Birthdays

  • Jim Ehlers – Sept. 22
  • Mike Ewing – Sept. 22
  • Wilfred Boayue – Sept. 23
  • Beth Hamilton – Sept. 24
  • Gene Osborn – Sept. 27
  • Mary Kay Mills – Sept. 28

Anniversaries

  • — None —

  • Oct. 3 -7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – September 13, 2019

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Father Joe, The Man Who Saved My Soul

Alan Kennedy, another of CUC’s favorite speakers, has our lesson for September 15. He will be teaching from a book entitled, “Father Joe, The Man Who Saved My Soul”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Donna & Vince Grosse and Beth & Bob Hamilton

CUC Attendance

September 8
105 members +2 visitors + 1 speaker = 108 !

CUC Collection

September 8
$157


CUC Dinners for 6-10

CUC Fall Small Group Dinners for 6, 8, or 10 people are being organized. This is a great opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates better while enjoying a great time out. If you would like to attend but have not had the opportunity to sign up in class contact Kris Taylor.


CUC SMALL GROUPS

Participation in a small group has been a blessing to many members of the CUC Class. This Sunday there will be a short announcement about small groups and an informal meeting after the class (in the back of the room near the piano) to provide information to those interested in being a part of this ministry. If you have questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis.


CUC Fall Retreat

About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park, October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains. Information about amount and when payment will be due for extra retreat expenses will be coming soon. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Coming soon! Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor are starting work to organize our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45 – 6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for September 18:

Lasagna Bolognese, Roasted Italian Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread Sticks, Featured Salad Bar, Mini Cannoli .

Jacob Crane, Director of Hospitality is now selling frozen take home meals out of the kitchen. Each meal is in a microwavable container that is dishwasher safe Each container is $5.00 apiece and contains 2 servings per container.


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on September 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


Believe Benefit Celebration

Join your CUC friends for an unforgettable evening of magic, music, cheesecake and coffee on Thursday, October 3rd at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be reserving tables of 8 for the CUC Class. We have 38 CUC reservations so far! For free tickets see Claudia Phelps or Garlinn Story.

This is an event celebrating the work of Jane Riley and Greg Davidson and Believe Ministries as they continue to share the Gospel and reach the world for Christ. Your ticket will assure you a seat…and they are going faster than ever this year. Our deadline to order tables and desert is September 25, so please request your tickets by then…the sooner the better!


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Before your calendar gets filled up, make sure you head on over to RUMC.com/golf and get yourself and your buddies registered to play in the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, Monday, October 7, 2019, at the Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA!

This spectacular event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, volunteer, or become a sponsor. Questions? Ask George Waite or Lynn Adcock


Hurricane Disaster Relief

RUMC is sending about one team a month to Panama City FL area. A gift for that goes into regular RUMC donations.

Information from Linda Boswell:

  • UMCOR donations can go to RUMC but should be designated on the memo line as to whether it is donated to general use or specifically for the Bahamas.
  • Red Cross donations can be done on-line by credit card to the US Red Cross or to the Bahama Islands Red Cross.
  • Matthew 25 Ministries is a ministry founded by a Methodist minister, and goes into disaster areas with all kinds of aid as soon as they can possibly be safe to go. They have very high ratings as a not for profit agency. Matthew 25 Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242

RUMC Name Tags

If you would like a magnetic RUMC name tag please sign the appropriate clip board which will be passed in CUC or contact Gale Davis


Don’t forget your donations of food for North Fulton Community Charities during the month of September.

(Also your Boxtops and flip tops for Redbird Schools and McDonald House)


  • Myra Belote whose new hip replacement has slipped out of place causing severe pain
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain following a fall which fractured several vertebrae
  • Betty Smith writes, Dear CUC Friends:
    I cleared all of my doctor’s appointments and I’m now ready for the surgery. It will be September 17 at St. Joseph’s Hospital for a lumbar decompression and fusion, It doesn’t sound like fun but I think the end results will be worth it. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he deals with Shingles and Multiple Myeloma. Also continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgivings

  • Larry Douglas back to class less than one week after having his gallbladder removed!
  • Rose Lappe back to CUC, feeling much improved.

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.

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


Birthdays

  • Janet Thomas – September 19
  • John Sharp – September 19

Anniversaries

  • Betty and Don Gay – September 16, 1956 – 63 years!
  • Rose and Jim Lappe – September 16, 1967 – 52 years
  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – September 19, 1998 – 21 years

  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8 – 10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – September 6, 2019

“Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the world!”

Matthew 28:20


Sunday, September 8, 2019

When Trouble Comes

Dr. Jim McCormick, one of our very favorite speakers will be back with CUC again this week. This Sunday his topic is “When Trouble Comes”. The scriptures for his lesson are: Matthew 27:45-46; 28:20

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Julianna Goodson, Bettie & John Goss, and Jane Bailey.

CUC Attendance

September 1
97 Members + 3 Guests + 1 Speaker = 101!

CUC Collection

Aug 25
$111

RUMC Name Tags

If you would like a magnetic RUMC name tag please sign the appropriate clip board which will be passed in CUC or contact Gale Davis


CUC Braves Baseball Game

Thanks to Bill Scott for organizing a CUC outing for 14 CUC members this past Thursday night to join him for his birthday at the Braves stadium. They enjoyed watching the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4 to 2. Thanks to Roger Davis for driving the bus.


CUC Fall Retreat

About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park , October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains. Information about amount and when payment will be due for extra retreat expenses will be coming soon. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Small Group Dinners

Small Group Dinners are being organized. Be sure to sign up on the clipboard when it is passed on Sunday or contact Kris Taylor to be included.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for September 11 is Shrimp Sauce or Mushroom Ragu over Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits, Green Beans with Caramelized Onions, Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, and Pineapple Cake.

Jacob Crane, Director of Hospitality is now selling frozen take home meals out of the kitchen. Each meal is in a microwavable container that is dishwasher safe Each container is $5.00 apiece and contains 2 servings per container. Currently in stock: Mac and Cheese, Baked Ziti, and Chicken Parmesan. He will also have plenty of Chicken Pot Pie starting Monday evening.


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL): Tue/Thu, September 17 – November 7 in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes for ages 50+ available on such topics as history, art, behavioral economics, genealogy, and Music Fun, taught by RUMC’s Worship Arts Ministry. Cost is $60 for as many classes as you want to take! Register HERE or 770.587.3750.


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on September 8th and 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


  • Larry Douglas who had gallbladder removal surgery on Tuesday for a continued good recovery
  • Betty and Don Gay – back in their own home where Betty now has a caregiver
  • Rose Lappe who has been having ongoing therapies since her cancer surgery but is hoping to be back to CUC soon
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain following a fall which fractured several vertebrae
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Nancy Van Horn – for a good recovery following a fall.

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he deals with Shingles and Multiple Myeloma. Also continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgivings

  • Shirley and PD May and Barbara and Bob Davis returned to CUC this Sunday after Shirley’s and Barbara’s long bouts with the effects of Shingles

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

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

Birthdays

  • Bob Carpenter – Sep 9
  • Jill Caviness – Sep 14

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Fred Ball – September 10, 1960
  • Judy and Dal Zierk – Sep 12, 1964

  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 30, 2019

“My grace is sufficient for you”.

2 Corinthians 12:9


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Christians Without Wax

Dr. Jim McCormick, one of our very favorite speakers, will be back with CUC for the next two weeks. This Sunday his topic is “Christians Without Wax”. The scripture is Matthew 23:27-28.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jeannie & Jim Ehlers, Linda Mooney, and Steve Covert.

CUC Attendance

Aug 25
98 Members + 8 guests including teacher = 106!!

CUC Collection

Aug 25
$118

RUMC Name Tags

If you would like a magnetic RUMC name tag please sign the appropriate clip board which will be passed in CUC or contact Gale Davis


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Last chance to book rooms at the Amicalola Falls Lodge!

About 56 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains.

We have 40 rooms reserved. The reserved rooms will be released September 6th! Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute about $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. The subject matter is planned to be spiritual but light. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

If you have not yet signed up on the Sunday clipboard and may plan to attend or have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL): Tue/Thu, September 17 – November 7 in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes for ages 50+ available on such topics as history, art, behavioral economics, genealogy, and Music Fun, taught by RUMC’s Worship Arts Ministry. Cost is $60 for as many classes as you want to take! Register HERE or 770.587.3750.


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on September 8th and 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


Best Wishes

Best wishes to Robin Hicks, Daphne Fradl, and Donna & Johnny Johnson who have all moved away from our area. They will be missed!


  • Larry Douglas who is having gallbladder removal surgery on Tuesday
  • Betty and Don Gay – back in their own home where Betty now has a caregiver
  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from a mild heart attack and stent placement
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain following a fall which fractured several vertebrae
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Edna Smith as she deals with various health problems.
  • From MariAnna Brown: Please continue to pray for my great nephew, Jack, and his parents, Dianna and Chris. Jack remains in the NICU as he has been more than 126 days. While he has gotten stronger and made progress he is still a very sick baby. He now weighs 6 lbs 5 oz, up from his birth weight of 1 lb 3 oz. Jack’s lungs were damaged from MRSA, and he can’t breathe without strong oxygen. This weekend the doctor will lower the oxygen level and make other changes. Please pray that he can maintain his life with the changes and the hole in his heart will not require surgery.

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he deals with Shingles and Multiple Myeloma. Also continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgivings

  • Jeff Coelho – back to CUC Class as he is making a good recovery from major cervical spine surgery
  • From Gail Earman, former CUC member – Diana (Frei) and I are so appreciative of the CUC Newsletter and look forward to it every week. Just wanted to give you an update on Diana’s health. Dr. is thrilled with her blood results as she continues to deal with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I asked if we could erase the 6 month life expectancy and he said it sure looks that way. He said at that point, that he never will give a specific life expectancy to a patient because he does not presume to know more than God. The basis on the 6 month time was given by the radiologist oncology chief, who said without radiation that would be the expected time. Diana is also receiving infusion every three weeks which is working beautifully at keeping her blood levels normal. Praise God for His work. Prayers by so many have been a blessing and we want to thank the members of CUC for their continued prayers and concerns. She looks great and is functioning very well. Thanks again. Blessings to all.

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

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

Birthdays

  • Ann Douglas – Sept. 1
  • LaVerne Lamb – Sept. 3
  • Virginia Hardy– Sept. 5

Anniversaries

  • Lynn and Jim Adcock – Sept. 1, 1967 – 52 years
  • Donna & Johnny Johnson – Sept. 2, 1972 – 47 years
  • Jeannie and Jim Ehlers – Sept. 2, 1967 – 52 years
  • Lynda and Bob Leckie – Sept. 2, 1962 -57 years !
  • Gloria and Jack Stadler – Sep 4, 1954 – 65 years!!

  • Oct. 3 -7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 24, 2019

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs!

Psalm 100:2


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Psalms

CUC’s speaker this Sunday will be Dr. Michael Cromwell, RUMC’s Associate Pastor/Worship Arts. He has chosen as his subject “Psalms”. We are happy for this opportunity to get to know Michael better.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Claudia & John Phelps and Kris & Dave Taylor.

CUC Attendance

Aug 18
88 members + 1 speaker + I visitor = 90

CUC Collection

Aug 18
$107

CUC Music

Please express our appreciation to our CUC pianists Virginia Thomason and Bonnie White who provide CUC with beautiful piano music each week as we gather in our CUC room.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

About 55 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. We have 40 rooms reserved. Book now! The reserved rooms will be released September 6th. Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. The subject matter is planned to be be spiritual but light. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

If you have not yet signed up on the Sunday clipboard please let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Plan to Attend Worship!

We have had remarkably good turnouts of around 90+ attendees at our CUC class each Sunday. A number of CUC members leave early to usher, greet, participate in Altar Guild activities, or sing in the choir. Others after class have a brief gathering for refreshments and conversation and then move on to the 11:00 church worship service.

A number of others do not move on to worship. Those folks who don’t get to church are missing out on a wonderful worship experience. The amazing choir, the spectacular organ, the congregational singing, the pastor’s sermon, and joining with other members of the RUMC congregation in the worship of God are all worth being in attendance. If you don’t already go to worship regularly, try to start making it a habit. You’ll be glad you did!


CUC Class is Special!

The North Georgia Conference of the UMC issues a Statistical Report annually. For the full report go to www.ngumc.org – Resources – Documents & Forms – Statistical Tables – then choose a year.

Dave Roberts has shared some interesting statistics from this report.

One of the columns in the 2018 report is entitled “Total Professing Members at Close of Year” and of those 821 churches listed the CUC Class with 170 members is larger than 467 of the smaller churches – with 354 larger than our class. Of the largest reported memberships RUMC was in 4th position with 7561 total members at the close of 2018. Mt. Bethel was the largest, with Ben Hill second and Peachtree Road third.


Murphy Harpst and Red Bird Mission Schools

Each person in our CUC Class knows the value of a good education. We wanted it for ourselves, then for our children and grandchildren. Acquiring knowledge prepares a young person for whatever comes in the future. Two schools CUC knows about are Murphy-Harpst Campus School in Georgia and Red Bird Mission School in Kentucky. Both are part of Methodist institutions that minister to students who depend on help not available from normal home situations.

Thank you, CUC members, for your interest in these students, first for setting up an account at Publix, which supports Murphy-Harpst by automatically crediting the school with a percentage of your purchase. Every week located on a table manned by the CUC Membership Committee is a sheet of information about how to sign up for this benefit, if you have not done so already. The information you provide is secure.

Thank you also for faithfully clipping Box Tops for Education appearing on various market products. Many mailing envelopes full of “clippies” have been sent to Red Bird School located in an extremely poor part of Appalachia. Now General Mills is switching to a digital system requiring the shopper to scan the register receipt. Eligible items are recognized, and the school automatically receives credit. To sign up for the new plan, a customer must submit personal information which would be known to many stores other than Publix. How we can help this Kentucky school in a practical way is yet to be decided. If you have any questions contact Betty Hunt.

Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL): Tue/Thu, September 17 – November 7 in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes for ages 50+ available on such topics as history, art, behavioral economics, genealogy, and Music Fun, taught by RUMC’s Worship Arts Ministry. Cost is $60 for as many classes as you want to take! Register HERE or 770.587.3750.


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Enjoy cooler weather on the golf course, Monday, October 7, at Woodmont Golf Glub, Canton, GA for the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament. Spend a day on the course with friends, colleagues, and Church family… all for a great cause! This event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, or become a sponsor.


Early Reminder from Chip Lester

Christmas Gift Show coming soon

  • Dec 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Dec 6, 9:30 am – 6 pm
  • Dec 7, 9:30 – 4 pm.


We will need lots of cakes and sweets baked again. We are very thankful and grateful of your class participation last year and look forward to it again. We will require volunteers again with setup and working days of show. As well as take down. More information to come and advice and suggestions are always welcomed. We will be selling poinsettias again and wreaths this year along with pecans. No Christmas trees this year- as of now.


  • Dick Anthony – Continue to pray as he now deals with Shingles. His chemotherapy was suspended temporarily. The chemotherapy has been effective in improving Dick’s situation. Also, continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week. They both miss being able to be in CUC on Sunday mornings.
  • Jeff Coelho as he is making a good recovery from major cervical disk surgery but is still facing a long period of convalescence
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Edna Smith asks for prayers as she has suffered several small strokes and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and other health problems.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Congratulations!

  • Ann & Larry Douglas have a new adopted grandson Maxwell, adopted by their daughter Susan and her husband Murry, born on August 12 (Larry’s birthday) .

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

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


Birthdays

  • Betty Gay – Aug 25
  • Fred Brown – Aug 28
  • Sharon Erdman – Aug 31

Anniversaries

  • Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969 – 50 years!

  • September 5 – Bill’s Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 -7 pm – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8 – 10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 16, 2019

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.

1 Samuel 17:47


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Goliath Was the Underdog

One of CUC’s favorite guest speakers will be back with us this Sunday. Bob Fletcher will be speaking and his subject is “ Goliath was the Underdog!”

Listen to Bob’s Lesson (Full Class Audio)

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gale & Roger Davis and Sharon & Tom Erdman

CUC Attendance

Aug 11
Members 95 + I new member + 1 speaker =97

CUC Collection

Aug 11
$103


Job Networking

Bob Schnackenburg thanked the many CUC members for your continued support of RUMC’s Job Networking program every other Monday night. This past Monday was a big Job Fair which helped many job seekers find good employment opportunities.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

About 57 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains.

We have 40 rooms reserved. Book now! Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon, will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

If you have not yet signed up on the Sunday clipboard please let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

Come and help in RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach to Vickery Rose Adult Community. Vickery Rose is a retirement community located at 295 E. Crossville Road. We have started a Sunday evening service there. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher.

The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. The next Sunday Service will be on this Sunday, August 18.


Pull Tabs For Ronald McDonald Houses

Nancy and Johnie Wright recently took our CUC pull tabs collection (12 pounds worth!) to an Atlanta Ronald McDonald House. A thank you letter from an ARMH Charities volunteer notes that since 1998 the local pop top recycling program has raised over $148,000 for the two Atlanta houses which house nearly 2000 families of ill and injured children each year in order to keep families together when they need it the most. Keep collecting CUC!

Murphy Harpst Thank You

CUC has also received several thank yous from Murphy Harpst for donations totaling $1500.

Homestretch Thank You

The following are thank you notes from Homestretch for the $1,000 donated by the CUC class for the truck:

From Talaya Parker, Executive Director:
Thank you for your generous financial support and continued prayers to encourage and uplift us as we serve our vulnerable community. We appreciate you all. We could not serve our neighbors and be steadfast in our mission without you.

From Max Myers, Maintenance Director:
Thank you so much for the ways you encourage and support us here at Homestretch! Your investment of recent is going to provide a much needed vehicle. Bless you all!


The RUMC Coffeehouse

The newly-opened RUMC Coffee House, a collaboration between Kennesaw’s Independent Grounds Cafe and RUMC, has opened on Mimosa Boulevard. It is the red brick house two doors up from the church in the building which formerly housed SEL.

Consider stopping in for a cup of coffee sometime when you happen to be at the church! Or plan to use one of the rooms for a covenant group or small meeting while enjoying a cup of coffee. It is open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The coffeehouse menu consists of a variety of coffee and espresso drinks and grab-and-go pastries. Light lunch fare is planned for the future. The shop offers seating inside and outside on the porch and at tables throughout the grounds.

The coffee shop primarily employs people in the community living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The idea of it is to showcase what inclusive employment opportunities look like for local businesses that employ adults with special needs. For many of the employees, this is their first job opportunity. It provides them an opportunity to grow in confidence and develop their skills that they can then take anywhere. All they need is to be given a chance to shine. For more information about the coffeehouse you can go to https://www.rumccoffeehouse.com


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL): Tue/Thu, September 17 – November 7 in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes for ages 50+ available on such topics as history, art, behavioral economics, genealogy, and Music Fun, taught by RUMC’s Worship Arts Ministry. Cost is $60 for as many classes as you want to take! Register HERE or 770.587.3750.
SEL Website


Georgia Ensemble Theater

A number of CUC’ers have season tickets to Georgia Ensemble. Our tickets are for Series 6 (Thursday nights) and the first show is “Cat on the Hot Tin Roof” Sept 19. Look on line (info@get.org) or call GET at 770-641-1260 for tickets. If you’d like to join us for dinner please let Gale Davis know so she can add you to our group list.


Save the Date!
Monday, October 7, 2019. Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA.

Enjoy cooler weather on the golf course at the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament. Spend a day on the course with friends, colleagues, and Church family… all for a great cause! This event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes!
Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, or become a sponsor.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Continue to pray as he now deals with Shingles. His chemotherapy was suspended temporarily. The chemotherapy has been effective in improving Dick’s situation. Also, continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week. They both miss being able to be in CUC on Sunday mornings.
  • Jeff Coelho as he is making a good recovery from major cervical disk surgery but is still facing a long period of convalescence
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Dr. Mike Long as he recovers from surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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

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


Birthdays

  • John Phelps – Aug 18
  • Daphne Fradl – Aug 23

Anniversaries

  • Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008 – 11 years
  • Martha Jane & Charlie Mason – August 24, 1968- 51 years

  • September 5 – Bill’s Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 -7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 –RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 9, 2019

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over,

will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38


Sunday, August 11, 2019

God’s Mission Today

CUC’s speaker this Sunday will be Rev. Scott Parrish, Associate Director, Center for Congregational Excellence of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church with focus on Mission and Disaster Response. Scott’s topic is “God’s Mission Today”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Head, Jill Caviness, and Peggy & Mac McMcNay

CUC Attendance

Aug 4
5 guests + 92 members = 97 total

CUC Collection

Aug 4
$96

Welcome Our Newest CUC Members!

  • Pat Ball
  • Cheryl McEntee
  • Ann O’Meara

CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 37 CUC members enjoyed the last of our summer CUC dinners out at Peach & the Porkchop (owned by MariAnna and Fred Brown’s daughter and son-in -law). We enjoyed some of MariAnna’s delicious cake!

Thanks to Larry and Ann Douglas and Grady and Pat Phillips and Johnny and Donna Johnson who coordinated our dinners out this summer.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Restarts

This coming Wednesday evening, 4:45 – 6:30 PM, RUMC’s WNO begins again where we can continue our good WNO fellowship with CUC friends, in our Fellowship Hall, while enjoying Jacob Crane’s great cooking!


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon, will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

We have 40 rooms reserved. Start booking now! Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates. Sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

A small but lucky number of CUCers will be going to see the Braves play the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Sept 5. It’s a night game and the limited numberof tickets are $20 apiece.

The seats are in the 1st and 2nd rows of the top section along the third base line. Tickets are going fast, so act quickly. There are still some available. Questions or reserve tickets? Contact Bill Scott


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

Come and help in RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach to Vickery Rose Adult Community. Vickery Rose is a retirement community located at 295 E. Crossville Road. We have started a Sunday evening service there.

Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher. The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship.

The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. The next Sunday Service will be on August 18.


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL): Tue/Thu, September 17 – November 7 in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes for ages 50+ available on such topics as history, art, behavioral economics, genealogy, and Music Fun, taught by RUMC’s Worship Arts Ministry. Cost is $60 for as many classes as you want to take! Register: SEL or 770.587.3750.


Georgia Ensemble Theater

A number of CUC’ers have season tickets to Georgia Ensemble. Our tickets are for Series 6 (Thursday nights) and the first show is “Cat on the Hot Tin Roof” Sept 19. Look on line ( https://get.org/ ) or call GET at 770-641-1260 for tickets.

If you’d like to join us for dinner please let Gale Davis know so she can add you to our group list.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

  • Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.
  • Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!
  • And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.

  • Dick Anthony – Continue to pray as he now deals with Shingles. His chemotherapy was suspended for this week but he hopes to restart next Monday. The chemotherapy has been effective in improving Dick’s situation. Also, continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week. They both miss being able to be in CUC on Sunday mornings.
  • Jeff Coelho as he is making a good recovery from major cervical disk surgery but is still facing a long period of convalescence
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Dr. Mike Long as he recovers from surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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

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


Birthdays

  • Larry Douglas – Aug 12
  • Gale Davis – Aug 14
  • Shaw Skillings – Aug 17

Anniversaries

  • Norma and Dave Hills – August 11, 1957-62 years!
  • Ann and Don McNew – August 12, 1961-58 years!
  • Myra & Julian Belote – August 1989-30 years!
  • Sue and Hugh Gardner – August 15, 1970 – 49 years

  • September 5 – Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 – 7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8 – 10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club


CUC Newsletter – August 2, 2019

God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.”  Romans 12:6

Sunday, August 4, 2019

CUC in Story Form

This Sunday Roger Davis will be presenting our lesson.  The title of the lesson is: “CUC in Story Form” There are two scripture passages for the morning.  The first is:  “Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds.  In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.”  Matthew 13:34   The second is:  “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well” Romans 12:6.  Be thinking about stories and experiences that you have had as a result of being a member of CUC.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Lynne & Dave RobertsBrenda Burrell, and Betty Smith

CUC Attendance

July 28
91 Members + I teacher + 5 visitors = 97

CUC Collection

July 28
$423


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 34 CUC members enjoyed a Southern cooking dinner together at Family Tradition Restaurant, owned by the Schnakenberg’s son.

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for August 7 at 5:30 will be at: Peach & the Porkchop [MENU], 12040 Etris Rd, Roswell. (This restaurant is owned by MariAnna and Fred Brown’s daughter and son-in -law).

If you don’t sign up on Sunday and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday. Regular RUMC WNOs begin the following week.


CUC Class Officers for 2019-20

Time flies by! August 4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one another.

Thank you to 2018-19 CUC Officers!

Thanks especially to outgoing president Sara Beecham who has led our class and been present to graciously preside over our CUC class every Sunday except one during this past year. A donation in her honor has been given to our CUC Foundation Endowment Fund.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon, will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

We have 40 rooms reserved. Start booking now! Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates. Sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

As announced in class last week, a small but lucky number of CUC’ers will be going to see the Braves play the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Sept 5. It’s a night game and the limited number of tickets are $20 apiece. The seats are in the 1st and 2nd rows of the top section along the third base line. Tickets are going fast, so act quickly. Questions or reserve tickets? just email Bill Scott bisco@mail.com

(What significance does Bill’s Birthday have here? None at all; but the alliteration was too good to pass up. When you run an event, you can put it on your birthday too!)


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

Come and help Jeff Ross and Bonnie White in RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach to Vickery Rose Adult Community.

Vickery Rose is a retirement community located at 295 E. Crossville Road. We have started a Sunday evening service there. Bonnie is our pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher. The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship.

The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. In August the Service will be on August 4 and 18.


The RUMC Coffeehouse

The newly-opened RUMC Coffee House, a collaboration between Kennesaw’s Independent Grounds Cafe and RUMC, has opened on Mimosa Boulevard. The coffee shop primarily employs people in the community living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The idea of it is to showcase what inclusive employment opportunities look like for local businesses that employ adults with special needs. For many of the employees, this is their first job opportunity. It provides them an opportunity to grow in confidence and develop their skills that they can then take anywhere. All they need is to be given a chance to shine.

The coffeehouse menu consists of a variety of coffee and espresso drinks and grab-and-go pastries. Light lunch fare is planned for the future. The shop offers seating inside and outside on the porch and at tables throughout the grounds. Consider stopping in for a cup of coffee sometime when you happen to be at the church!

  • Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the coffeehouse you can go to https://www.rumccoffeehouse.com


Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.


  • Jeff Koelho had major cervical disk surgery last Friday and is now home but faces a long period of convalescence
  • Sharon and Bob Schnakenberg’s grandson, Owen (13), moved to Scottish Rite Hospital for surgery on his facial tumor
  • Dr. Mike Long (now Atlanta Emory Area District Superintendent) had emergency surgery Tuesday at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and was to remain in the hospital at least through Thursday. Thank you for your prayers.

Thanksgiving

  • Myra Belote for excellent recovery and back to CUC following revision hip surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma and Laverne Lamb who continues to help Dick as she recovers from her own health issues.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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

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


Birthdays

  • Frank Foil – Jul 30
  • Peggy McNay – Jul 31
  • Bill Lanham – Aug 1
  • Dave Wistrand – Aug 1
  • Don Gay – Aug 2

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990 -29 years

  • Sept. 5 – Bill’s Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club


CUC Newsletter – July 26, 2019

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”  Matthew 7:21 (KJV)


Sunday, July 28, 2019

“What is on the final exam?” 

This Sunday, we are glad to welcome back Dave Mueller for the second session on the topic, “What is on the final exam?” 

He set the stage for us last week to answer this important question.  The overall scripture is Micah 6:6-8

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell and Charlotte & Malone Dodson

CUC Attendance

July 21
92 members + 4 visitors + guest speaker = 97

CUC Collection

July 21
$106

Also an additional $100 for the MUST Summer Lunch program


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 37 of us enjoyed dinner  together at Altobeli’s Italian restaurant.  

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 31 at 5:30 will be at: Family Tradition Restaurant [MENU], 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy(Ga 140), Woodstock. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Pat or Grady Phillips by noon Tuesday.


CUC Class Officers for 2020

Time flies by! August  4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction Class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one  another.

Please look over your 2018-19 list of CUC officers and if there are any committees that you see that you think you would like to contribute your own talents to please call or email Sara Beecham.


A Message From Our Outgoing CUC President

Dear CUC, I want to thank you for giving me the privilege to serve as your President this past year. Your support, commitment and generosity make it happen. The wonderful spiritual and inviting atmosphere in our class is so encouraging that we don’t want to miss a single Sunday… Sara


MUST Summer Lunches

Some CUC members picked up supplies this past Monday and prepared the Must Ministries foods assembly line in the Dod for the Tuesday CUC Crew. (Then  they checked out the new RUMC Coffee Shop and reported that the coffee shop looks nice after remodeling and renovating and the coffee was fine.)

 The CUC Tuesday Crew packed 1000 bags. Thanks to Sandy Griffin and her committee and all  helpers  and  financial  contributors  who  put  together  3000 lunch bags for the MUST Lunch  Program this  summer. The MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST.


 CUC Fall Retreat October 8–10, 2019

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Relax and commune with your God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains.  Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.  

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell.  Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th.   Wednesday afternoon, will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and State and Local Taxes. 

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening.  The other meals will be on your own.  There is an excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants.  Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates and sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Your absolute last chance to get to enjoy this great performance! The production runs this weekend, July 25-28. Acting UP is Presenting: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.


Birthdays

  • Peggy McNay-July 31
  • Bill Lanham – August 1
  • Dave Wistrand-August 1
  • Don Gay – August 2

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990 -29 years

  • Myra Belote for good recovery following revision hip surgery
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser as Lara recovers at home
  • Jeff Koelho who will be having major cervical disk surgery on this Friday, July 26,
  • Bill Griffin’s brother who is on chemo

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony– who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon.  Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Diane Frei and Gail Earman (former  CUC  members) as Diana is in her last months of her battle with  Lymphoma.

Thanksgiving

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

We hear that Barbara and Bob Davis are improving and will soon be back to CUC

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


  • July 25-28– Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at  Metropolitan  Club


CUC Newsletter – July 20, 2019

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers – the moon and the stars you have set in place – what are mortals that you should think of us, mere mortals that you should care for us?”  

Psalms 8:3-4


Sunday, July 21, 2019

What is on the final exam?

Our teacher this Sunday is Dave Mueller, a member of the Crosstalk Sunday School Class.  He has taught our class before and we look forward to welcoming him back.  Dave’s subject is “What is on the final exam?’  The overall scripture passage is Micah 6:6-8.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Babs & Shaw Skillings and Judy & Dal Zierk

CUC Attendance

July 14
90 members + 3 visitors + guest speaker = 94

CUC Collection

July 14
$116.

New CUC Donations

With the results from the potluck supper love offering of over $1600 plus some additional funds from the CUC treasury, checks in the amount of $1,000 have been given to Homestretch and to the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown.


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening, 36 of us dined at Brookwood Grill.

Reservation has been made for Altobeli’s Italian restaurant [MENU] for 5:30 pm on next  Wednesday, July 24. The location is 3000 Old Alabama Rd, Alpharetta  (corner of Haynes Bridge Rd & Old Alabama Rd). The owner will again provide free hors d’oeuvres for each table in our group.

If you don’t sign up on Sunday and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Larry or Ann Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


CUC Class Officers for 2020

Time flies by! August  4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction Class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one  another.

Please look over your 2018-19 list of CUC officers and if there are any committees that you see that you think you would like to contribute your own talents to please call or email Sara Beecham


MUST Summer Lunches

CUC will be picking up supplies on Monday, July 22 and will be packing bags in the DOD at 10:00 on Tuesday, July 23.
Contact Sandy Griffin if you would like to help, or just come. Many hands make light work!

MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST.

Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

Acting UP is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in five shows running July 25-28. With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed!

This popular musical re-imagines the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and his coat of many colors. Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.


Birthdays

  • Kathy Carpenter—Jul 22
  • Linda Cantrell—Jul 22
  • Bettie Goss—Jul 23
  • Steve Covert—Jul 27

 Anniversaries

  • none

  • Myra Belote for  good recovery following revision hip surgery
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser as Lara recovers  at  home
  • Jeff Koelho  who will be having cervical disk surgery on July 26
  • Laverne  Lamb on  the  loss  of  her  sister as  she  deals with  her  own  health  issues, and as she  continues to help Dick Anthony 

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony– who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon.  Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Diane Frei and Gail Earman (former  CUC  members) as Diana is in her last months of her battle with  Lymphoma.

Thanksgiving

  • Marlene McLeod back to CUC recovering from recent shoulder fracture

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

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


  • Tuesday, July 23 –RUMC Chick-fil-A Day Trip
  • July 25-28– Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas  Party at  Metropolitan  Club


CUC Newsletter – July 12, 2019

“Jesus said unto them, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.”  Matthew 22:37-39


Sunday – July 14, 2019

The Main Thing

Our lesson this week will be presented by Dr. Jim McCormick, who is back after a very moving and insightful lesson last week.  Jim’s lesson this week is entitled “The Main Thing”.  The scripture passage is Matthew 22:35-40.  

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal and Dee & Bill Scott.

CUC Attendance

July 7
1 teacher + 1 guest + 82 members = 84 total

CUC Collection

July 7
$96


CUC Wednesday Night Out

Twenty eight CUC members and guests enjoyed this past week’s CUC WNO at Slopes BBQ.

Next week’s Wednesday Night dinner on July 17 at 5:30 will be at the Brookwood Grill [MENU], 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell. If you don’t sign up on  Sunday and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Larry or Ann Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count. 


CUC Class Officers for 2020

Time flies by! August  4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction Class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one another.

Please look over your 2018-19 list of CUC officers and if there are any committees that you see that you think you would like to contribute your own talents to please call or email Sara Beecham


Continue To Support our Children’s Ministry!

Nancy Spence writes: The joy and music of 365 children and their leaders filled the walls of RUMC during VBS! Thank you, CUC for your financial and prayer support. Please continue to keep the children’s ministry in your prayers next week as they share God’s love during Mission Week.


Thank You From Homestretch

The following letter was received by the church from Talaya Parker, Executive Director of HomeStretch regarding the  gift the CUC Foundation sent  to Homestretch  recently:

On behalf of HomeStretch and the families we serve, we would like to thank you for your generous donation. We received your gift in the amount of $2,000.00.
Your generosity is so important to us and the homeless working families of North Fulton County.  With this gift, you are helping us provide supportive housing for families in crisis, so parents and their children can stay together.  But that’s not all.  During their time with us, the families receive life skills education and mentoring to cultivate stability and promote future self-reliance.  Through commitments such as yours, the families can focus on regaining their dignity and reaching financial independence without worrying about where they and their children will sleep each night. Providing transitional housing and supportive services is an expensive but worthwhile investment in the transformation of the lives of homeless families.   HomeStretch relies on donations like yours to help fund this program. Thank you for helping us through your gift.


MUST Summer Lunches

MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST. Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes.


 RUMC Senior Day Trip

Tuesday, July 23, will be a Senior Day Trip to the Chick-fil-A headquarters for a tour of the facilities and lunch at The Dwarf House. Cost is $15 (does not include lunch); register by this Sunday, July 14 at rumc.com/seniordaytrip. Questions: Dr. Jeff Rossjross@rumccom


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! The production runs July 25-28.

Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.

Birthdays

  • Jack Stadler – July 15
  • Malone Dodson– July 15
  • PD May—July 18
  • Edna Smith—July 20

Anniversaries

  • Shirley and PD May – July 19, 1958 – 61 years!!

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

  • Myra Belote for  good recovery following revision hip surgery
  • Marlene McLeod for healing of shoulder fracture following  a fall
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser. Lara is still  hospitalized at  Northside Cherokee  following surgery on last Friday to remove her gallbladder. 

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

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo.  Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Diane Frei and Gail Earman (former CUC members) as Diana is in her last months of her battle with  Lymphoma

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


  • Tuesday, July 23 –RUMC Chick-fil-A  Day Trip
  • July 25-28– Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas  Party at  Metropolitan  Club


CUC Newsletter – July 5, 2019

“What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen for his own.” Psalms 33:12


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Our lesson this Sunday will be brought by Dr. Jim McCormick. The title of his lesson is: “One Nation Under God”. The lesson is based on the scripture passage Psalms 33:8-22.

Listen To Dr McCormick’s Lesson

Jim’s lesson will help us as we continue the celebration of Independence Day.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gloria & Jack Stadler and Patsy & Bill Lanham

CUC Attendance

June 30
1 teacher + 2 guests + 91 members = 94 total

CUC Collection

June 30
$118


The CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic

It was as a GREAT party, with GREAT food, GREAT entertainment and GREAT folks who contributed $1500 to our chosen recipients ($750 to Homestretch and $750 to Murphy Harpst).


CUC Wednesday Night Out

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 10 at 5:30 pm will be at: Slopes BBQ, 34 E Crossville Rd., Roswell. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Pat or Grady Phillips: phone 770-587-5392 or email ghpppp@bellsouth.net by noon Tuesday.


MUST Summer Lunches

A group from CUC packed lunch bags this past Tuesday, July 2.

Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST


 Hot Dogs and Ice Cream on The Commons

Join us this  Sunday, July 7, at noon on The Commons for complimentary grilled hot dogs and sweet treats from Atlanta Ice Cream Truck. No reservations needed—everyone is invited! Please stop by to enjoy good food and fellowship courtesy of the RUMC Hospitality Ministry.


Job Networking

Mark Goodwin

 Job Networking will meet Monday, July 8, with afternoon workshops starting at 12:30 p.m. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner speaker Mark Goodwin.


 Caregivers’ Support Group

Do you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Or know  someone  who is? Join us for a caregivers’ support group on Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. in room 239, Chapel building.


RUMC Senior Day Trip:

Tuesday, July 23, will be a Senior Day Trip to the Chick-fil-A headquarters for a tour of the facilities and lunch at The Dwarf House. Cost is $15 (does not include lunch); register by Sunday, July 14 at rumc.com/seniordaytrip. Questions: Dr. Jeff Rossjross@rumc.com


Summer Bible studies

Summer Bible studies will begin on July 11 (Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown) and July 16 (Listening to Scripture: Strategies for Interpreting the Bible, The Kerygma Program). To register, go to:http://www.rumc.com/special-interest-short-term-classes/


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! The production runs July 25-28. Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.


Birthdays

  • Craig Simons — July 11

Anniversaries

  • Donna and Vince Grosse—July 11, 1965-54 years!
  • Lenna and John Sharp—July 11, 1964 – 55 years!
  • Betty and Larry Hunt—July 13, 1963 – 56 years!

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

  • Dick Anthony– Pray for good  recovery from surgery on his leg as he continues  treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Myra Belote for  good recovery following  revision hip surgery last Monday for recalled hip device.
  • Marlene McLeod for healing of shoulder injury following  a fall
  • Pat  Deaton who is  scheduled  for  cataract  surgery  this  week and  her  daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser who  has  been  hospitalized for a week at  Northside  Cherokee  with  gal stones  and  pancreatitis which  has  delayed  surgery to remove  her gallbladder until today. 
  • Thanksgiving – Shirley May is beginning to get out and about again following bad bout with Shingles

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo.  Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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


  • Tuesday, July 23 –RUMC Chick-fil-A  Day Trip
  • July 25-28– Acting  Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC  Christmas  Party at  Metropolitan  Club
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


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