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CUC Newsletter – April 26, 2019

“Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him”

Luke 24:31.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Suddenly Their Eyes Were Opened

We are happy to welcome back Bob Fletcher as our teacher this Sunday and next Sunday. Bob’s topic is “Suddenly their eyes were opened.” For the rest of the story read the account told in Luke 24:13-35. Bob’s lesson is very appropriate for this the first Sunday after Easter.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Pat Stamps, Garlinn & Mike Story, and Mary Serafina.

CUC Attendance

April 21
No Sunday school -Easter Sunday

CUC Collection

April 21
0


Job Networking Garage Sale

Garage Sale Extravaganza will be happening next week! Early Bird Sale is Thursday, May 2 – 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. with $10 donation.

Friday, May 3, shop 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, shop 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Through the generosity of those who DONATE and those who BUY, job seekers enjoy a hot meal every time they attend Job Networking.

Donated items can be dropped off at the trailer near the Fellowship Hall (building “E”) before and after worship services on Sunday. Pick-up is offered for large items April 28 – May 1; contact: Ann Gordon at 770.490.7900. This is now officially a “Garage Sale,Bake Sale and Plant Sale”! If anyone has plants they would like to donate they would love to have them. For information or to volunteer: rumc.com/garagesale


More About the Garage Sale

Volunteers are needed to help with the sale and to donate “treasures”. Please bring ladies clothes (on hangers) and other household items to the Fellowship Hall beginning this Sunday, April 28.

We can also use your help this Monday through Saturday, April 29 – May 4, sorting, setting up, selling, and as cashiers. Fun and easy! 😊 You will see many other CUC members there. We can use you any day, anytime. Check rumc.com/garagesale or see Gale Davis, Mary Serafina, or Dee Scott.


Garage Sale Help Needed

If anyone is interested in helping in the Book Room for the Garage Sale let Dave Roberts know. Several of the usual workers will be out of town.

Mary Serafina is coordinating the bake sale (which was highly profitable last year) at the Garage Sale. Please sign up to contribute your own favorite baked goods. Plan to bring in your baked goods on this Wednesday , May 1 between 2 and 4 PM.


RUMC Annual BBQ

The 5th Annual Church Barbeque will be held Sunday, May 5th, on the Commons from noon – 1:30pm. Please sign-up if you plan to attend at www.rumc.com/bbq. There will be BBQ from Williamson brothers, a jumping room for the kids and an ice cream truck.


CUC Weekly Newsletter

The usual editor of the CUC newsletter and sender of special announcements during the week will not be available during the next couple of weeks due to travel plans. Thankfully CUC has a very good back-up plan in Doug Tatom who has agreed to keep CUC email communications going along with his usual excellent CUC website. From today until Sunday, May 19th please send anything you wish to communicate to CUC members to Doug Tatom. Do not send to the address from which you receive this week’s email!


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.


Birthdays

  • Robin Hicks – Apr 29
  • George Crolius – Apr 30

Anniversaries

  • Mary Lee & Dick Copeland – May 3, 1969 – 50 years!

Best Wishes

Congratulations to Peggy Rodway and Maurice (Mac) McNay who were married recently.


  • Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors. Dick has been a faithful member of RUMC’s Job Networking Ministry and an active participant in the annual Garage Sale. He will be missed in those two ministries as he goes through his treatments.
  • Laverne Lamb could use some prayers as she has been suffering from a variety of medical problems recently.
  • Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery following her surgery which is scheduled for this Friday.
  • Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May and Barbara Davis who are still recovering from the effects of Shingles
  • 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.


  • May 2 – 4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • May 5RUMC Annual BBQ
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College



CUC Newsletter – April 5, 2019

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.”

Romans 12:2


Sunday, April 7, 2019

It is All About the AND

We are happy to welcome Rusty Gordon back as our teacher this Sunday. His lessons are interestingly titled and thought provokingly taught. The title of his lesson is: “It is all about the AND.” He will be using several scripture references – John 4:23-24, John 14:6, Romans 12:1-2, and Micah 6:6-8.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sister & Gannett Backus and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 31
89 members + 3 guests = 92 total

CUC Collection

Sunday March 31
$96


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal.

The committee has matched up guests and hosts, and guests will be contacted shortly if not already. Nearly 100 people have signed up to participate.

Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all. Questions? Comments? Contact Kris Taylor – or Mary Serafina).


CUC Chick-fil-A Tour

eat – mor- chikn

The Chick-fil-A tour is this coming Tuesday, April 16th. We will meet at the church at noon and board the buses and leave at 12:15. Google says it will take us 59 minutes, which will leave time to get there, park, and be ready for the tour which is SOLD OUT. Tour is 1:30 – 3:30.

  • remember to eat lunch prior to coming to the church
  • wear comfortable walking shoes
  • business casual attire

PLEASE, call or text Patricia Lanham if you are not going to be joining us for the tour. See you at noon



Brunch will be served following the worship services on Sunday, April 7, at 12:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building. Enjoy a full, hot brunch menu at $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 & under:

eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, and fresh fruit; orange juice, coffee, and iced tea.

Everyone is invited!


Hospitality Opportunity

You have the opportunity to play a role in hospitality management at RUMC……..

GOLF CART DRIVERS are needed to drive 30 minute shifts on Sunday morning.

The times are 9:00 to 9:30, 10:00 to 10:30 and 12:00 to 12:15……..

We are looking for drivers with “Big Smiles” to drive four (4) shifts over a one month period. Routes will be defined and the opportunity to serve others will be unlimited. Jim Boswell will be at CUC this Sunday to take your names and answer your questions. Thanks!


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge and have volunteered to help at the “Run the River” this Saturday, April 6.

Those who have pledged your financial support, please turn in your checks with the amount you have pledged on the clipboard which will be passed this Sunday. Make checks payable to RUMC with Homestretch Road Race on the memo line.


Easter Egg Hunt Basket

Responding to a request from Children’s ministry, CUC will be contributing a basket which was put together by Jeannie Ehlers and Sara Beecham for the Easter Egg Hunt.


Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, through April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

  • Beef Bourguignon, Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Soup du Jour
  • Pasta Caesar Salad,and Smores.

This week the Outreach Choir, part of the Sanctuary Choir, will entertain us with a few of the songs that they perform during the year with their visits to assisted living residences.


Job Networking Garage Sale

The Annual Garage Sale and Bake Sale benefiting Job Networking will be held May 2-4. Donated items can be dropped off at the trailer near the Fellowship Hall (building “E”) before and after worship services on Sundays, April 7, 14, and 28. Pick-up is offered for large items:
April 28 – May 1

Contact: Ann Gordon. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale and to donate “treasures.” For information or to volunteer: rumc.com/garagesale


Bake Sale at the Garge Sale

Mary Serafina is coordinating the bake sale (which was highly profitable last year) at the Garage Sale.

Please sign up to contribute your own favorite baked goods.


Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!

Birthdays

  • Nance Spence – April 9
  • Jeff Coelho – April 11
  • Martha Knight – April 12

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Barbara Davis – recuperating at home following a bad fall following eye surgery to correct effects of Shingles
  • Rose Lappe for surgery to go well this Friday
  • Janice Scalzo for successful knee surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is still recovering from Shingles
  • 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.


  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 29, 2019

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will Stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

Ruth 1:16


Sunday – March 31, 2019

The Story of Ruth

Our lesson this week will be brought by our own Tom Knight. The lesson title is “The Story of Ruth”, and is based on the book The Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter. The book of Ruth is short, so read the entire book in preparation for the lesson.


CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Tom Cantrell and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 24
Guests 3 + Members 105 = total 108

CUC Collection

Sunday March 24
$244


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

Small Group Dinners

Your Fellowship Committee is preparing for our springtime round of small group dinners. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. We encourage all, but especially our newest members, to take advantage of dining at a classmate’s home with 6 or 8 other CUCers.

The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!

The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.Questions? Comments? Favorite recipes? Send all to Kris or Mary. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina).


CUC Refreshments Reminder

A note from Terry and Wanda Taylor – There have been many changes in the 2nd Quarter Refreshment calendar. Please check the CUC website – CUC Refreshments Provider Page to verify those persons that will be hosting with you. Any questions, please contact call Wanda.


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge. In preparation for the “Run the River”.

There is still time to donate. Homestretch Race on April 6 Tom Knight is looking for volunteers to assist with parking (at 6AM) and other duties. People are also needed for handing out t-shirts and registration both on Friday afternoon and at the race on Saturday. Please let Tom know if you can help.


Easter Egg Hunt Basket

Responding to a request from Children’s ministry, CUC will be contributing a basket for the Easter Egg Hunt.


Lenten Luncheons

Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, through April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Job Networking Garage Sale

Mark your calendars and start collecting things you don’t anymore as you think about downsizing that might bring income to Job Networking at the annual garage sale which is being held at a new time this year. The dates are May 2-4 for the sale and of course a few days before that for volunteers.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Nancy Wistrand – Mar 31
  • Pat Stamps – Apr 1
  • Tom Knight -Apr 1
  • Dave Roberts – Apr 4
  • Gannett Backus – Apr 4

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Ron Peterson – March 31, 1962- 57 years!

  • Barbara Davis – recuperating at home following a bad fall
  • Rose Lappe for further tests and surgery to go well and she will be back on her feet soon.
  • Janice Scalzo for relief of pain as she awaits knee surgery on April 5
  • George Waite on the loss of his sister Jean

Thanksgivings

  • Bob Schnakenberg – recovering well from recent pulmonary embolism

Best Wishes!

  • Peggy Rodway and Maurice (Mac) McNay are getting married on April 13th.

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is still recovering from Shingles
  • 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.


  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 22, 2019

But (Jesus’) mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you”.

John 2:5


Sunday, March 24, 2019

What a Servant Does First

Our lesson for this Sunday will be presented by Debbie Goodwin. We were blessed by Debbie’s teaching last November when her topic was: “Five Prayers That Changed My Life”. This Sunday her topic is: “What a Servant Does First”, based on the scripture passage, John 2:1-11. This is a great follow-up to Mark Goodwin’s lesson last week on “Are you a Volunteer or a Servant?”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Beth & Bob Hamilton

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 17
Members 88 + 1 new member = 89

CUC Collection

Sunday March 17
$85.00


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

Your Fellowship Committee is preparing for our springtime round of small group dinners. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. We encourage all, but especially our newest members, to take advantage of dining at a classmate’s home with 6 or 8 other CUCers. Here are the details:

1) Sign-ups will be taken until March 24th. A clip board will be passed in class or you can let a committee member know by email that you would like to join in. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina).

2) Simply add your name(s) and mark the column “Host” if you would like to hold the dinner in your home.

3) The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!

4) The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.

Questions? Comments? Favorite recipes? Send all to Kris or Mary.


Emergency Preparedness

There is now a First Aid Kit in the CUC closet equipped with everything from a bandaid to a devices for checking blood pressure and blood oxygen level.

In order to determine if what is needed is in the bag, there is a list of supplies included . With 18 CUC members receiving their certificates having taken a CPR course given by Teresa Dean recently CUC should be prepared for any emergency.


CUC Refreshments Reminder

A note from Terry and Wanda Taylor – There have been many changes in the 2nd Quarter Refreshment calendar. Please check the CUC website to verify those persons that will be hosting with you. Any questions, please call Wanda Taylor.


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge. In preparation for the “Run the River” Homestretch Race on April 6 Tom Knight is looking for volunteers to assist with parking (at 6AM) and other duties. Please let Tom know if you can help.


Thank you from Murphy Harpst

Murphy Harpst sent a letter to CUC expressing appreciation to CUC for a recent donation of $500 to support their program to get troubled children on the right path.


Lenten Luncheons

Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, March 26 – April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu :

  • Stuffed Pork Loin with Rosemary Pork Jus,
  • Gouda Mac and Cheese, Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic Butter
  • Fresh Yeast Roll, Salad Bar, Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Apple Cobbler

Job Networking Garage Sale

Mark your calendars and start collecting things you don’t anymore as you think about downsizing that might bring income to Job Networking at the annual garage sale which is being held at a new time this year. The dates are May 2-4 for the sale and of course a few days before that for volunteers.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Maureen Osborn – Mar 24
  • Nancy Wright – Mar 29

Anniversaries

  • Sue & George Waite – March 30, 1968 – 51 years

  • Lara Mittelholzer requests prayers for her husband George Mittelhholzer who suffered 2 grand mal seizures on Thursday, and also for her and her mother Pat Deaton

Thanksgivings

  • Larry Douglas had successful surgery for removal of benign parotid gland tumors
  • Bob Schnakenberg and Sharon cannot offer up enough THANK YOU tributes to our CUC Sunday School Class for your Love, Prayers and Best Wishes we received during this past week. It all began about 1:30 AM this past Monday Morning. Bob was experiencing numerous pains on his upper left arm and shoulder. Sharon said we are not going to handle this problem alone, so in about 10 minutes we were in an ambulance on our way to Well Star North Fulton hospital. They were ready for us and the treatment procedure began. Over the next three days we received excellent care and advice as to what our next few treatment days would be like. The plan the Hospital Doctors worked out was right on point. Receiving all the kinds of “Get Well Thoughts and your Love and Prayers points out how great it is to be a Member of CUC. Many Numerous Thank Yous !!!!!
  • Sue Waite also expresses thanksgiving for all the concerns expressed when she experienced chest pain, though after multiple tests in Urgent Care her heart is fine and she just needs to get her BP meds under control.

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both recovering from Shingles
  • 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.

  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament



CUC Newsletter – March 15, 2019

“But among you, it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all.

Mark 10 43-44


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Are You a Volunteer or a Servant?

Our teacher this Sunday is Mark Goodwin. Mark taught the class in September of last year and presented a thought provoking lesson titled “Identity Theft”.

The title of Mark’s lesson this week is: “Are You a Volunteer or a Servant?” Come hear the answer to that question. The scripture passage he is using is Mark 10:35-45.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Bettie & John Goss and Sandy & Bill Griffin

CUC Attendance

March 10
Teacher 1 + guests 3 + members 86 = Total 90

CUC Collection

March 10
$79


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

Your CUC Fellowship Committee is preparing for our springtime round of small group dinners. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. We encourage all, but especially our newest members, to take advantage of dining at a classmate’s home with 6 or 8 other CUC’ers. Here are the details:

  1. Sign-ups will be taken until March 24th. A clip board will be passed in class or you can let a committee member know by email that you would like to join in. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina ).
  2. Simply add your name(s) and mark the column “Host” if you would like to hold the dinner in your home.
  3. The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!
  4. The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.

First Aid Kit

In an effort to be prepared for any emergency there is now a First Aid Kit in the CUC closet equipped with everything from a bandaid to a devices for checking blood pressure and blood oxygen level. In order to determine if what is needed is in the bag, there is a list of supplies included .


Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series and RUMC Women’s Ministry present An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. This Christian comedienne, singer, and author will be sure to entertain with her unique brand of humor. Complimentary childcare is available. Tickets may be purchased in the Main office, Worship Arts office, or online at itickets.com.


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu :

  • Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti with Marinara
  • Herbed Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread Sticks, Vegetable Soup
  • Featured Salad: Pasta Caesar
  • Caramelized Banana Cake

Job Networking Garage Sale

Mark your calendars and start collecting things you don’t anymore that might bring income to Job Networking at the annual garage sale which is being held at a new time this year. The dates are May 2-4 for the sale and of course a few days before that for volunteers.


Seniors Enriched Living

Registration has begun for the SEL spring session. Continuing education classes in finance, art, music, history, theology and more begin March 26 and are held every Tuesday and Thursday for eight weeks in the Dodson Youth Center. Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Margie Avery – Mar 18
  • Virginia Thomason – Mar 20
  • Dave Hills – Mar 22

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968 – 51 years

  • Virginia Thomason – relief from back issues.

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both recovering from Shingles
  • 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.


  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – March 8, 2019

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less”.

John 3:30


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Our New Worship Arts Pastor

Dr. Michael Cromwell, Associate Pastor for Worship Arts, will be sharing his story and testimony with us this Sunday. Although he has been at RUMC a relatively short time, we have been blessed through Michael’s ministry.

It will be good to get to know him better as we hear his story and testimony in this smaller group setting. His chosen scripture verse for the morning is: John 3:30

Dr. Michael Cromwell – My Story and My Testimony

Time Change Sunday!

Remember to “spring forward” this Saturday night–turn your clocks ahead one hour and be on time for Sunday School this week!

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jan & Allen Buckley and Martha & Tom Knight

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 5

Members: 87 | New Member: 1 | Visitors: 4 | Speakers: 2 — Total: 94

New Member

Please welcome our newest CUC member, Barbara Zellner. She is already known to choir members.


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

Your Fellowship Committee is preparing for our springtime round of small group dinners. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. We encourage all, but especially our newest members, to take advantage of dining at a classmate’s home with 6 or 8 other CUCers. Here are the details:

  1. Sign-ups will be taken until March 24th. A clip board will be passed in class or you can let a committee member know by email that you would like to join in. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina ).
  2. Simply add your name(s) and mark the column “Host” if you would like to hold the dinner in your home.
  3. The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!
  4. The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.

Questions? Comments? Favorite recipes? Send all to Kris or Mary.


Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series and RUMC Women’s Ministry present An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. This Christian comedienne, singer, and author will be sure to entertain with her unique brand of humor. Complimentary childcare is available. Tickets may be purchased in the Main office, Worship Arts office, or online at itickets.com.


The RUMC Lenten devotion, “Perspectives,” is now available throughout the church. This guide includes writing from our laity, staff, and pastors. Please pick up a guide to use as part of your Lenten journey, and take an extra one to share with a friend.


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu:

  1. Corned Beef and Potato Hash
  2. Apple Cider Braised Cabbage, Scrambled Eggs
  3. Soda Bread, Irish Potato and Leek Soup, Salad Bar
  4. Irish Bread Pudding

Seniors Enriched Living

Registration has begun for the SEL spring session. Continuing education classes in finance, art, music, history, theology and more begin March 26 and are held every Tuesday and Thursday for eight weeks in the Dodson Youth Center.

Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Betty Smith – Mar 11
  • Diane Stephens – Mar 12
  • Patsy Lanham – Mar 13
  • MariAnna Brown – Mar 14

Anniversaries

  • Barbara & Bob Davis – March 11, 1961 –58 years
  • Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968 – 51 years

  • Virginia Thomason – relief from back issues.
  • Jo Adcock – Jim Adcock’s sister who has been transferred to Manor Care

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both recovering from Shingles
  • 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.


  • March 17 – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament

CUC Newsletter – January 25, 2019

“And Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.'”

Luke 7:50.


Sunday, January 27, 2019

When We Overthink Our Faith

Our teacher this week is Dr. Jeff Ross, Pastor for Adult Discipleship. The title of Jeff’s lesson is, “When We Overthink Our Faith”. His scripture is Luke 7:36 -50. We look forward to having Jeff lead us this Sunday.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 20
Teacher 1 + Guests 3 + Members 79 = Total 83

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 20
$80


CUC Fellowship Plans

At Sunday’s CUC Class Mike Story announced the Fellowship Committee’s planned events for the next 6 months.

  • Feb 28 – Mardi Gras dinner party at the Bradshaw Farms clubhouse. A “potluck+” where guests will bring salads, appetizers, deserts, etc., and the main entrée will be prepared by the Fellowship committee. Decorations will have a Mardi Gras theme, and wearing Mardi Gras apparel will be welcomed. There will be a $7.50 cover charge for the clubhouse rental and entrée ingredients. Sign-up sheets will start Sunday, Jan 27.
  • June 26 – DOD Building CUC Potluck, coordinated by Claudia Phelps, with entertainment, and the same venue as our successful potluck a year ago. Claudia will coordinate information sharing and planning with the CUC at future Sunday Class gatherings.
  • Trips – Patsy Lanham is organizing for two potential trips: one to the Chick Fil A headquarters, and one for an Atlanta “Beltline Tour”. More information will be shared in future CUC meetings by Patsy.
  • Small Group Dinners – Kris Taylor is coordinating these, and she will be putting out sign-up sheets in March for dinners to be scheduled in April and May.

CUC Class Prayer Requests

CUC now has a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. These will be read at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone. Prayer requests can also be emailed to: Sara Beecham


RUMC Name Tags

RUMC will provide magnetic name tags for you to wear for church events. If you would like one contact Gale Davis to be added to the list. If you lose the magnet to fasten it on, you can get a replacement from the church office.


Youth Hurricane Relief Support

Supplies are needed for the Altar Your Life Mission Project. RUMC Youth will be supporting hurricane relief in Panama City, Florida this spring.

Please consider donating flat bars for demolition of sheet rock, hammers, work gloves, face masks (N95), nail aprons, trash bags (large/heavy duty), shovels, brooms/dust pans, stepladders, insect repellent, sunblock, baby diapers and formula, dry dog/cat food, bed linens, towels, and gas cards.

Donated items may be brought to the collection boxes located outside the Main Office in the Chapel building, in the South Lobby, and outside the Student Ministry office in the Dod by Feb. 8. Information/Questions: Wilson Barber, wbarber@rumc.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu:

  • Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti with Marinara
  • Italian Vegetable Medley
  • Garlic Bread Sticks, Italian Soup, Salad Bar
  • Banana Tiramisu,

Birthdays

  • Ann McNew – Jan 28
  • Lesleigh Coelho – Jan 31
  • Jim Lappe – Feb 2

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Barbara Davis – who is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain
  • Linda Temples– who had been briefly hospitalized recently following collapse due to calcium imbalance. She is having further tests to determine cause and treatment.
  • Rev. Harvey West – Pray for a good recovery following surgery last week for colon cancer

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.


  • Feb. 22 – Hearts for Honduras -Lunches for Learning Fundraiser
  • Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – DOD Building CUC Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – January 11, 2019

When he left there, he met Jehonadab, son of Rechab, coming to meet him; he greeted him and said to him, “Is your heart as true to mine as mine is to yours?” Jehonadab answered, “It is.” Jehu said, “If it is, give me your hand.” So he gave him his hand. Jehu took him up with him into the chariot. He said, “Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord.” So he had him ride in his chariot.

2 Kings 10:15-16


Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Catholic Spirit

Scott Dickson will be back with us this Sunday. The title of his lesson is: “A Catholic Spirit”, based on John Wesley’s Sermon 39, from his standard sermons. This week’s scripture goes along with this lesson. We appreciate the insights Scott brings in his teaching.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty Smith, Jill Head, and Norma & Dave Hills.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 6
95 members + 3 visitors + 1 teacher = 99

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 6
$126

Welcome New CUC Members!

Please welcome our newest CUC members, Maureen and Gene Osborn.


CUC Class Prayer Requests

Starting this Sunday CUC will have a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. Someone will read these requests at the microphone at the appropriate time.

This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone.


Blog for Devotions

For those wanting to receive a weekly e-mail of Debbie Goodwin’s devotional blog, go to Debbie’s website at www.debbiegoodwin.net and scroll down until you find the “Let’s Connect” box.

Add your name and e-mail and click “Let’s Connect.”


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

  • Meat Loaf with Spanish Sauce, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Herb Roasted Carrots,
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Creamy Mushroom Soup,
  • Salad Bar, Maple Cake.

New Bible Studies in 2019

Start the new year off by re-engaging with your faith through participation in one of RUMC’s many Bible studies!

New studies are beginning, with offerings almost every day of the week, both morning and evening. All are welcome; no previous study required! For more information, visit rumc.com/biblestudies or pick up a 2019 Discipleship Guide, available throughout the church.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Start the new year right by bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ** None **

Prayer Requests

  • Barbara Davis – who is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain
  • Marisol Roberts Lynn & Dave Roberts’ daughter-in-law who has been seriously ill in ICU with clogged carotid arteries

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.




CUC Newsletter – January 4, 2019

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when He is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as He who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct. For it is written, you shall be holy, for I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:13-16


Sunday, January 6, 2019

A Call to Holy Living

Scott Dickson will be teaching our lesson this week. Scott has taught CUC a number of times and we enthusiastically welcome him to help us start the New Year. His topic and scripture is very timely to challenge us to prepare spiritually for the year ahead of us. Scott’s topic is “A Call to Holy Living”, and will focus on John Wesley’s Covenant Service.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Linda & Jim Boswell,and Jackie Hubbard.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 30
Members 89, Teachers 2, Guests 17 – Total 108

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 30
$98


New Bible Studies in 2019

Start the new year off by re-engaging with your faith through participating in one of the many RUMC Bible studies!

New studies will begin in January, with offerings almost every day of the week, both morning and evening. All are welcome; no previous study required!

For more information, pick up the Spring 2019 Discipleship Guide, available throughout the church, or visit rumc.com/biblestudies


Wednesday Night Out

WNO resumes Jan. 9. Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.

This week’s menu is

  • Pecan Crusted Stuffed Pork Loin with Rosemary Au Jus,
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes,
  • Green Beans with Butter and Dill,
  • Tomato Bisque, Yeast Rolls, Salad Bar, Chocolate Cake

Box Tops and Flip Tops

Start the new year right by bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Donna Johnson – Jan 6
  • Jill Head – Jan 6
  • Sara Beecham– Jan 6
  • Katherine Simons – Jan 10
  • Roger Davis – Jan 11

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Barbara Davis – who is suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain

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, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – Global Impact Celebration
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza


CUC Newsletter – December 28, 2018

“But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8


Sunday, December 30, 2018

We are fortunate this Sunday to have a very special guest to bring our lesson which will add insight and meaning to our scripture verse above.

Courtney Cox, granddaughter of Linda and Jim Boswell, will share her perspectives gained from a year long experience with Adventures in Mission. During her time with Adventures In Missions, she basically traveled around the world and had opportunities to interact with other cultures and people groups as they presented the gospel and offered hope in very diverse situations. Courtney’s presentation will help us appreciate how young people are making themselves available to go to the ends of the earth, as Jesus commanded.

Come prepared to be blessed and challenged!!

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sandy & George Martin and Rose & Jim Lappe

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 23
87 members + 5 visitors = 92

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 23
$196

Plans for this Sunday, December 30

CUC will meet as usual. There is only ONE worship service on Sunday, December 30 at 11:00 in the sanctuary.


CUC Ronald McDonald House Support

Nancy Wright reports that she recently took 27 pounds of pop tops collected by CUC members to one of Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.

Since 2010 pop tops have provided a total of $133, 000 toward these Ronald McDonald houses which have provided lodging every year for over 2000 families of ill or injured children. It seems like such a little thing to do, to take tops off of can tops, but $133,000 in 8 years is not insignificant!!


Year-End Donations

As you make your year-end donations to the RUMC Foundation, don’t forget the CUC Endowment.


New Bible Studies in 2019

Start the new year off by re-engaging with your faith through participating in one of the many RUMC Bible studies! New studies will begin in Jan­uary, with offerings almost every day of the week, both morning and evening. All are welcome; no previous study required!

For more information, pick up the Spring 2019 Discipleship Guide, available throughout the church, or visit rumc.com/biblestudies


SEL Winter Session

Registration is ongoing for SEL’s Winter Session which runs from Jan. 8 – Feb. 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SEL offers 23 different classes and the $50 fee covers taking as many classes as you like. Registration can be done online at www.selroswellga.org or you can mail in a paper copy. See Bonnie White for a brochure or call 770-587-3750 for more details.


Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • Lynne and Dave Roberts  Jan 3, 196158 years !

  • Barbara Davis – who is suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye. She is seeing a corneal specialist.
  • Shirley May – for relief of Shingles pain

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.

Thanksgiving

  • Jim Boswell is celebrating 3 months out from his successful major heart surgery

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.


Happy New Year!



CUC Newsletter – December 14, 2018

“… Then they opened their treasure chests and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”

Matthew 2:11


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Foremothers, Angels, a Star, and Gifts

Our teacher for this Sunday is John Sharp. This will be our third lesson of the Advent season. John’s topic is: “Foremothers, angels, a star, and gifts”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Lynne & Dave Roberts and Patsy & Bill Lanham

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 9
Members 72, guests 3, total 75

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 9
$73


Open House at Wright’s

This Friday night, December 146:00-11 PM  is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s. Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share.

Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.


SEL Winter Session

Registration has begun for SEL’s Winter Session which runs from Jan. 8 – Feb. 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays. SEL offers 23 different classes and the $50 fee covers taking as many classes as you like.

Registration can be done online at www.selroswellga.org or you can mail in a paper copy. See Bonnie White for a brochure or call 770-587-3750 for more details.


Evening in Bethlehem

On this Saturday, Dec., 15, journey through an indoor re-enactment of an authentic first-century marketplace, then praise with the shepherds, rejoice with the angels, and bow down with the Magi as we experience the Christmas story together. The marketplace will be open from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Dining Room. Presenta­tion of the Nativity will be at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a free event for all ages and is open to the community; tickets are not required, but reservations are necessary to ensure an open seat. A suggested donation of $10 per family is appreciated. Reservations: rumc.com/rkevents


Angel Tree

If you would like to provide gifts for a resident of enAble this Christmas, stop by the Angel Tree in the South Lobby of the Sanctuary building and select an angel.

Gifts must be returned by Sunday, Dec. 23, to the South Lobby on Sundays or to the Main Office, Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Birthdays

  • ** none **

Anniversary


  • Shirley May – for relief of Shingles pain which has been severe enough to require brief hospitalizations

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

  • Dec. 14 – Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 15 – Evening in Bethlehem
  • Dec. 16 – 3pm – 13th annual MOS Messiah Sing along
  • Dec. 24 Christmas Eve at RUMC
    • 10 a.m. Worship Service with Communion in the Chapel
    • 4 p.m. Family Worship Service with Candlelight in the Sanctuary
    • 6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary
    • 11 p.m. Candlelight Service with Communion in the Chapel


CUC Newsletter – November 30, 2018

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

John 1:1,14 (NIV)



Sunday, December 2, 2018

How Could the Eternal God Be So Vulnerable?

Paul Beecham will be presenting our lesson this Sunday. The title of Paul’s lesson is: “How Could the Eternal God Be So Vulnerable?” The scripture references are John 1: 1, 4. We look forward to Paul leading us in our first Advent lesson for the season.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by MariAnna & Fred Brown and Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 25
84 members + 1 Visitor = 85

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 25
$76



Christmas Contribution to Murphy Harpst

CUC members generously contributed a total of $3708 to Murphy Harpst for Christmas gifts for the 130 children there.



CUC Christmas Party

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We look forward to celebrating with you at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3, from 6PM to 10PM at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA. It will be a great night!

Remember to bring a White Elephant gift to exchange. PLEASE don’t cause yourself stress about the White Elephant! Don’t buy anything just bring something you want to regift or something you no longer want. It’s all in fun and hopefully will make you laugh! Red bags will be available if you haven’t received one or you forget it!
Please contact MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.



Open House at Wright’s

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December 14 is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s, 6:00-11 PM.

Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share. Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.



RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

We hear that the Christmas Gift and Craft Show this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30- Dec. 1, 9am to 5pm in the Dod, is not to be missed! Proceeds from booth rentals, bake sale, raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and tree and poinsettia sales will benefit Youth Missions.


 

Wednesday Night Out

WNO

Join us on December 5 for the last WNO dinner of 2018, 4:45-6:30 p.m.

Students involved in the after-school tutoring program at Vickery Mill Elementary will be singing Christmas songs at 5:30 p.m.

Menu: Beef Bourguignon, Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans with Butter and Dill, Cream of Mushroom Soup



SEL Winter Session

Registration has begun for SEL’s Winter Session which runs from Jan. 8 – Feb. 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SEL offers 23 different classes and the $50 fee covers taking as many classes as you like. Registration can be done online at www.selroswellga.org or you can mail in a paper copy. See Bonnie White for a brochure or call 770-587-3750 for more details.



Christmas Festival Concerts

Christmas Festival Concerts will be Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available in the Main Office and in the Worship Arts Office



MOS Christmas Joy Concert

The Michael O’Neal Singers and the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet present Christmas Joy this

Sunday, December 2 at 3 PM.

Featuring the 140-voice MOS chorus, the 36-voice Kaleidoscope ensemble, and the ASO Brass Quintet, Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students and seniors age 60+ and are available online or by phone at 770.594.7974. Tickets will also be sold at the door on Sunday ($25/$20),


 

HURRICANE RELIEF

There will be an Emergency Response Team training event on

Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Dining Room, Chapel building.

To register for the training event or to indicate your interest in a particular area, go to rumc.com/disaster-relief-trips.

If you are interested in being a part of the Panama City trip Dec. 13-16 or for more informa­tion, please contact Rev. Marion Brown, mbrown@rumc.com.



Service of Remembrance

All are invited to gather on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Service of Remembrance to remember those we miss. Gather in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m., the service begins at 7 p.m.



Advent Devotionals

As a part of her Quiet Circle weekly blog, Debbie Goodwin sends out 4 weeks of short Advent devotionals.

This year’s theme is “Make (a) Way for Christmas.” Anyone can sign up to receive them on her website www.debbiegoodwin.net.



Congratulations!

Best wishes to Lara Todd Deaton, daughter of Pat Deaton, and George Mittelholzer who were married by Rev. Nancy Lane on Saturday, November 24, at Primrose Hall.


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • George Waite – Dec 3
  • George Martin – Dec 7
  • Mary Serafina – Dec 7

 

Anniversaries

  • Sandy & George Martin – December 6, 1996 – 22 years

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  • Jim Adcock recovering at home following treatment for congestive heart failure and anemia
  • Malone Dodson for success with his cochlear implant.
  • Shirley May who has been diagnosed with Shingles which are very painful
  • Continuing prayers:
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. 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.


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CUC Newsletter – November 25, 2018

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I am trusting you O Lord, you are my God! My future is in your hands.

Psalm 31:14-15


Bible Verse

This week’s Bible verse is a favorite of Bonnie White.



The Epic of Eden

Tom Knight will be presenting the lesson this Sunday. Tom’s subject is “The Epic of Eden” based on a book by the same name written by Sandra Richter. This lesson will focus on helping us better understand the story of God’s plan for mankind.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte Boroughs, Bob Morisey, Babs & Shaw Skillings, and Diane Stephens

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 18
93 members +1 visitor+ 1 guest teacher = 95

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 18
$78

Welcome Our New Member

We extend a warm welcome to Margie Avery who is our newest CUC member.



CUC Christmas Party

The CUC Christmas Party is just a little more than a week away! The Social Committee is thrilled so many of you (110 at last count!)will be joining us on December 3 at The Metropolitan Club!

  • Each person will be exchanging a “White Elephant” gift so bring something you want to pass on to someone else to enjoy or not!!!!
  • Red gift bags will be available at CUC again this Sunday. If you have been unable to get one they will also be available as you enter the party on December 3.

The deadline for sign up and payment is this Sunday, November 25.
Please contact MariAnna Brown if you signed up and can no longer attend or if you need to give your payment and won’t be at CUC this Sunday.

Thank you and see you at the party prepared to socialize with our classmates!



Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thanks all class members who responded to the opportunity to make Christmas merry for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center next month.

This is the last of the four Sundays in November a Christmas basket will circulate during class to accept cash and checks. Approximately 130 young people will benefit from our generosity. CUC is following a suggestion from Murphy Harpst that “CUC could provide a smaller denomination of cash or gift card for every child ($10-$20).”

In early December the church will send a check for the total amount collected saying that the donation is from the CUC Class for young people celebrating Christmas at Murphy-Harpst. Checks should be made out to RUMC with CUC Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Teenagers receiving gift cards will be able to shop for themselves! Thank you, class, for your generosity. Questions? Contact Betty or Larry Hunt.



Operation Christmas Child

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Thanks from Lynn Roberts and the many children who will receive Christmas boxes from Samaritan’s Purse because of the CUC members who prepared 81 shoeboxes. And thanks to the others who contributed to boxes on line which brought the CUC box total to over our goal of 100.



Open House at Wright’s

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December 14, 6:00-11 PM is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s. Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share. Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.



Sunday Brunch

A Sunday brunch will be served on Sunday, Nov. 25, at noon in the Dining Room. Enjoy a full, hot brunch menu: $6 for adults.



Advent Study

You are invited to join Rev. Melissa Mob­ley in a four-week look at The Gift of the Nutcracker. This study by Matthew Rawle takes a look at the Christmas classic The Nutcracker in a new way—through the lens of faith. Join us Sunday mornings beginning Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor, Chapel building. Registration: rumc.com/nutcracker



Service of Remembrance

All are invited to gather on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Service of Remembrance to remember those we miss. Gather in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m., the service begins at 7 p.m.


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Bob Moore – Nov 26
  • Martha Thompson – Nov 26
  • Charlotte Dodson – Nov 29
  • Doug Tatom – Nov 30

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – November 26, 1960 – 58 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – Nov 28, 1958 – 60 years!!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – Nov 28, 1987 – 29 years

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  • Jim Adcock for return to good health. He is in Northside Hospital having diagnostic tests and being treated for congestive heart failure and anemia
  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Malone Dodson for success with his cochlear implant.


Thanksgivings

  • Don McNew – recovering from fractured ribs and back to CUC

Continuing prayers:

Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. 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.


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CUC Newsletter – November 16, 2018

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Know that the Lord is God. It is He who has made us and we are His; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Psalms 100:3


This week’s Bible Verse from Lynn Adcock

Lynn states: this Bible verse is on a coffee cup given to me by a dear friend and is one of my favorites. The cup has morning glories and a beautiful hummingbird on it. It is a reminder to thank God every day that we belong to him through good times and bad. I also thank him daily for the CUC Class and all of the help given to us.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Way Forward

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Our speaker this Sunday is Bill Barbour, RUMC Church Business Administrator. His topic is “The Way Forward: Fear vs Reality”. Bill will also be sharing some information about himself so we will know him better. We look forward to his being with us.CUC

Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright and Barbara & Bob Davis

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 11
88 members + 3 visitors + 1 speaker = 92

“Thank You”s to CUC Class Members

Thank you also to Nancy Wistrand and Wanda Taylor who took and shared with us great pictures of our 2018 CUC Retreat.

A huge thank you to Doug Tatom who provides technical support to our audio and video production in our CUC class each Sunday. Doug also has developed and maintains our CUC Website which has a wealth of information about CUC.



Didn’t receive the CUC email newsletter?

You can always view the Current (or older) CUC Newsletters on the CUC Website:

Sue sends out the Newsletter by email, normally during the morning, every Friday. So, usually the current Newsletter is posted on the website by noon or no later than 2 p.m. that day.

Don’t want to have to go to website to view the Newsletter?

  1. Go to C-U-C.com
  2. Look at the bottom-right hand-side of the webpage. There will be a pop-up button:
  3. Click on the button, and then enter your email address in the box
  4. Then Click on the “Sign Me Up” button
  5. You will now receive every post (Newsletter) in a nice formatted email.
  6. This will double your chances of receiving the Newsletter by email!

Questions? Ask Doug Tatom



CUC Christmas Party


Please join us for fun, fellowship and great food at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3 from 6 to 10 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. $39 per person, cash or check. Please make checks payable to CUC with Christmas Party on the memo line. A cash bar will be available. If you have any questions please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the social committee.


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thanks all class members who responded to the opportunity to make Christmas merry for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center next month.

Each of the four Sundays in November a Christmas basket will circulate during class to accept cash and checks. Approximately 130 young people will benefit from our generosity.

CUC is following a suggestion from Murphy Harpst that “CUC could provide a smaller denomination of cash or gift card for every child ($10-$20).” In early December the church will send a check for the total amount collected saying that the donation is from the CUC Class for young people celebrating Christmas at Murphy-Harpst.

Checks should be made out to RUMC with CUC Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Teenagers receiving gift cards will be able to shop for themselves! Thank you, class, for your generosity. Questions? Contact Betty or Larry Hunt.


Operation Christmas Child

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Last Chance!

It is Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box time when we help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn Roberts will collect them on this Sunday, the 18th of November.   INSTRUCTIONS

From Lynn Roberts:
Thank you for your great response to all of you who already brought in your filled shoeboxes. This Sunday, Nov 18 is The Collection Day. If you have not already let me know that you donated or filled an online box, thank you and let me know the number to add to the count.We are hoping for a good response to make many children happy as they learn if the love of Christ in the story of receiving a gift filled box.


Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and the deadline to buy or order is November 18th.

This supports the Boy Scouts, missionaries, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts. You can order online at rumc.com/pecans or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building.

Price of pecans:

  • single bag – $9.00,
  • 3 bags $25.00,
  • case of 30 -$240.00.

Orders will be available for pick up Oct. 28-Dec. 9 in the main office Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


Community Thanksgiving Meal

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On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, RUMC opens doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the RUMC Fellowship Hall.

As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. Information/Registrations: Rev. Marion Brown, mbrown@rumc.com or 770.261.1716 or visit rumc.com/thanksgiving



Open House at Wright’s

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Mark your calendar! December 14 is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s. 6:00-11 PM.

Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share. Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.



RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort.

You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900



Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries



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  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs and vertigo
  • Malone Dodson for success with his cochlear implant. The processor was hooked up last Friday, and he has responded well. The biggest challenge is getting adjusted to the 2 different sounds. The confusing part is the variety of accessories, batteries, and charging stations. Charlotte says, “We miss being in class, but we are thankful for your friendship, concern, and your prayers.”

Thanksgivings

  • Johnny Johnson – for return to better health and back to CUC
  • Janet Skalzo – back to CUC following knee replacement
  • We also welcome back Mary Serafina after her long absence as she cared for her daughter Pam.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. 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.



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