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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


Merry Christmas Eve from RUMC

Great Celebration at 4 pm!

CUC Newsletter – December 21, 2018

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14.


Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Word Became Flesh

Don McNew will be bringing our fourth Advent lesson this Sunday. The lesson title is: “The Word Became Flesh”. We look forward to Don’s presentation of the lesson as we prepare for Christmas next week.


CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Marlene & Don MacLeod and Dee & Bill Scott

Celebrating Christmas

We will be graced with the voices of our own Voice Our Faith Sunday School class this Sunday between 9:45-10:15. They will carol in the halls of the Sanctuary and Chapel buildings, as they have done in years past. They want to spread good cheer and a happy holiday spirit.

Be sure to wear your best holiday duds to CUC this Sunday. We will see who wears the most festive sweaters, ties, or socks.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 16
92 members

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 16
$94

Plans for Sunday, December 30

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


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 Seniors Enriched Living’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.


Birthdays

  • Lynda Leckie – Dec 26
  • Jim Boswell – Dec 27
  • Brenda Burrell – Dec 28
  • Patricia Deaton – Dec 28
  • Lynn Adcock – Dec 29

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and John Goss – December 27, 1961 –57 years!
  • Pat and Grady Phillips – December 28, 1963 – 55 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 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.

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.


  • 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
  • Feb 28 – March 3 – Global Impact Celebration


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

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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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CUC Newsletter -November 9, 2018

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Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

This week’s CUC Bible verse was submitted by Donna Grosse


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Report from Liberia

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Our speaker this Sunday is Dr. Wilfred Boayue. Wilfred and Stella have been members of CUC for a number of years but Wilfred spends a considerable amount of time in Liberia, where he was born.

He is currently serving as Commissioner for Program and Policy – National AIDS Commission of Liberia. Wilfred also serves as Chairman of the Board of Health – Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We look forward to getting caught up on Wilfred and Stella’s activities.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 4
88 members + 1 visitor = 89

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 4
$101


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.


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.


An Expression of Appreciation

Those members of CUC who have gone through times when they needed a lift have known that CUC cared and were aware that they were missing from our midst. Thanks goes to Betty Williams(now deceased), Peggy Rodway, Gloria Stadler, and now Patsy Lanham who have written encouraging letters to absent CUC members as part of our Cares and Concerns Committee. Thank you.



Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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The CUC Class will help residents at Murphy-Harpst celebrate Christmas again in 2018. On the four Sundays in November a basket will be passed to receive donations of checks made out to CUC 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.


 

Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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Wednesday, November 14 –

  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy,
  • Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce,
  • Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup, Rolls, Pumpkin and
  • Pecan Pies


Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details) Website: Pack a shoe Box



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, Missions, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

The pecans will be available to purchase in our CUC classroom between 9:00 and 9:30 this Sunday or 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. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18. 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


Honduras Graduation Event

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During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that this church sponsors for the graduation celebration.

UPDATE –

During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that RUMC sponsors and participate in a grand graduation celebration of 18 9th grade students, 12 6th grade students and 11 kindergartners.  We will honor these students with our presence and gifts.

You all will remember that nearly 4  years ago RUMC began a partnerships with Lunches for Learning, Inc to sponsor the lunch program at this school with the CUC and Berean Classes being the dominant supporters of this program.  At the time 6th grade was the highest level of education that any of these students could achieve.  This coming week as a result of our efforts 18 of the 6th grade graduates in 2015 will graduate from 9th grade and will continue on to 10th grade.

Since then we have had about 10 mission trips, helping the community and the school.  This past year we completed a wonderful new middle school building that is to be used for both middle and high school in separate daily sessions.  We have also built a kitchen for this community and we are planning to begin work on a medical clinic and a trade school that will be used for multiple impoverished communities near this campus.

In 2017 and 2018 we engaged the youth department and had 3 youth lead mission trips with youth and parents of youth.  One of our own family, Allison Phelps, (daughter of John and Claudia Phelps), last year spent an entire month teaching these students English and she plans to return again next summer.

As a result of your support and participation the impact on this community is immeasurable and the impact on so many new participants from RUMC in this mission has been powerful. Several families have joined together to sponsor another school and new impassioned mission leaders have emerged.

In addition, CUC and  Bereans classes have been faithful in supporting the “Hearts for Honduras” fundraiser which is where administrative support for the organization is secured.  The results is that over these last few years God has truly blessed the work of Lunches  For Learning (L4L) providing funding that has now made it financially secure and has allowed for a growth in the number of schools and students being served.  God has brought to the organization a powerful Board of Directors, an impassioned Executive Director who carries a name we all know well, Phil Dodson (Son  of  Malone  &  Charlotte Dodson) as well as a staff that is now prepared to increase the reach of schools and students in 2019 by approximately 10-15%.

Please know that your support is changing lives both in Honduras and with those who now serve.


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

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 Gordon770.490.7900


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

 


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  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Johnny Johnson – for return to better health
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs

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 – Saturday – November 3, 2018

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Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Daylight Savings time ends this Saturday night. Be sure to set your clocks back unless you want to be extra early for CUC.

Five Prayers That Changed My Life

Our lesson this Sunday will be presented by Debbie Goodwin. The title is “Five Prayers That Changed My Life”. She will support each of the prayers with specific scripture. We look forward to being blessed and challenged by Debbie’s lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gayle & George Crolius, and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Attendance

Sunday, October 28
Members 87, Teachers 2, Guest 1
Total 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, October 28
$96


CUC Retreat

 

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Seventy seven CUC members have enjoyed a wonderful retreat at Winshape Retreat Center on the Berry College campus this week in spite of less than perfect weather.

Thanks especially to Roger and Gale Davis for making all the arrangements and leading the retreat, Rev. Jeff Ross and Rev. Tom Davis for presenting the program, Bonnie White for leading the music, Doug Tatom for video production, and Martha Knight for arranging for communion.


Consecration Sunday

This Sunday, November 4 is Consecration Sunday. Please pray about your commitment to give to support the mission and ministry of RUMC in 2019. Bring your pledge card with you to worship or you can also make your commitment online at rumc.com/pledge.



Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.



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 Class will help residents at Murphy-Harpst celebrate Christmas again in 2018. On the four Sundays in November a basket will be passed to receive donations of checks made out to CUC 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.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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Wednesday, November 7 join with other RUMC members for

  • Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles,
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Yeast Rolls,
  • Italian Vegetable Soup, and
  • Dutch Apple Cobbler.


Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details)



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, Missions, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

The pecans will be available to purchase in our CUC classroom between 9:00 and 9:30 this Sunday or 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. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18. 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.


“Beautifully Broken” Girls’ Night Out

Ladies, join Melissa Mobley on Thursday, Nov. 8, 7-9 PM for good food, worship and story-telling as we learn how women can push past adversity as God creates us to be beautiful masterpieces. Donations benefit Drake House. Registration: mmobley@rumc.com



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

  • Mary Lee Copeland – Nov 4
  • Bill Griffin –  Nov 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov 7
  • Norma Taylor – Nov 8
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov 9


Anniversaries

  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – Nov 5, 1960 – 58 years!
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958 – 60 years !!

 


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  • Johnny Johnson for return to better health
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs
  • Mary Serafina and her family, as her sweet daughter Pam has gone to her home with God after a valiant battle with cancer
  • 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 – Saturday – October 28, 2018

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The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom (or what) shall I be afraid?

Psalms 27:1

Bible Verse of the Week

This week’s Bible verse is a favorite of Dal Zierk. He writes: When I was in grade 8 and being confirmed, my aunt and sponsor could not attend my confirmation because she lived too far away. But, she sent me a letter and stated how meaningful her Bible verse (Psalms 27:1) was to her and she knew that my Bible verse would be just as meaningful to me. Of the thousands of verses in the Bible, guess which verse the pastor chose randomly for me…Psalms 27:1. To me that was a miracle and the verse has been very impactful throughout my life. In fact, I say it to myself at least once every single day.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Missions

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho

CUC Attendance

Sunday, October 21
88 members, 1 guest, 1 teacher, total 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, October 21
$83

Welcome Our New CUC Member !

Charlotte Boroughs, long time RUMC member, has joined CUC


CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

The time is almost here ! ! Wednesday we convene for our 2018 CUC Retreat. Here are details you need to know:

  • Payment of remaining balance – If you haven’t paid the remaining balance for the retreat, please do so this Sunday. Amounts are:
  • Couples in double room $315, Single in private room $200, Single in shared room – $130

Speakers: Tom Davis and Jeff Ross

The theme of the retreat is: “Moving Forward”

Session Topics

  • Session 1 Celebrating who we are
  • Session 2 Making Disciples out of Followers, Followers out of Wanderers
  • Session 3 What are we called to build?

“Senior Trip with Cheryl Rogers”

For those who are not going to the retreat and who have not already seen this show, don’t miss it. It is great fun! Seniors Enriched Living (SEL) is hosting “Senior Trip with Cheryl Rogers” on Tuesday, Oct. 30th at 12:15 in the DOD gym.

This music and comedy show reminds us all to celebrate 55+ Boomer and Beyond life! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through SEL. 770-587-3750.


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.



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.



C3: Care.Converse.Connect – a Proactive Approach to Caring

Consider attending the last of four round-table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.

Oct. 30 The Next Right Step – a panel discussion.

Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes mstokes@rumc.com
or 770-261-1741



Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details)



Homestretch BBG in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 pm on The Grounds at Roswell City Hall. This family friendly event includes amazing BBQ, music, kid’s zone, games and raffles. This event supports Homestretch proudly serving our community for 25 years. Get your tickets at https://homestretch.org/events/roswell-bbq-in-the-burbs/.



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale begins Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

Order online at rumc.com/pecans or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18.

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.


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


MURPHY-HARPST THANKS YOU

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CUC members, please continue to benefit Murphy-Harpst On Campus School when you shop at a Publix Supermarket. Using your computer, sign up for a Publix.com account.

On the website:

  1. locate My Publix Partners,
  2. select Murphy-Harpst On Campus School, Cedartown, GA,
  3. then close the website.

Information about signing up for a Publix account is available in the CUC classroom every Sunday.
At the store remember to enter your phone number in the credit card scanner BEFORE the cashier totals the charge of your purchase.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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WNO is cancelled for next Wednesday, October 31.


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∉ None ∋

 


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  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs
  • Nancy Van Horn – for good health and happiness as she moves to her new home in Delaware. We wish her well. She will be missed in CUC
  • Jan Williams who has moved to assisted living at the Mansions of Alpharetta to be near her husband Bob who is in memory care also at the Mansions of Alpharetta

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.


CUC-Calendar

  • Sunday, October 28 – BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – CUC Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club


 

CUC Newsletter – Sunday- October 21, 2018

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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans

12:1-2 (Old King James Version)

Bible Verse of the Week

This week’s Bible verse is one of Roger Davis’ favorites.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

“Yo Mama and Em”

Our teacher this Sunday is Rusty Gordon. Rusty has taught our class on a number of occasions. He has amused us and challenged us each time he is with us. We look forward to what he has to say this Sunday. Rusty’s lesson title is “Yo Mama and em”. His scripture reference is the second chapter of John.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Garlinn & Mike Story, Bonnie White, and Mary Kay Mills

CUC Attendance
Sunday, October 14
89 members, 2 visitors, 1 teacher, = Total 92

CUC Offering
Sunday, October 14
$73


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.


CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

We are two weeks from our retreat and the general information about the retreat has been provided. Important information for this week is:

  1. All room reservations are now final and we are committed for all those who put down a deposit.
  2. If someone is interested in attending but has not made a reservation, please contact us immediately, and we will contact Winshape to determine if rooms are available.
  3. If you are interested in the tour of Martha Berry’s home, Oak Hill and Museum near the campus let us know. Check the website at http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/. If there is sufficient advance interest we may be able to get a tour guide for the group. Tickets are $7.00.
  4. We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat this Sunday and on October 28. The amounts are:

a. Couple in double room – $31
b. Single in private room – $200
c. Single shared room – $130

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis


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.


Saturday, October 20th:  Great Day of Service!

Service Projects will include Rise Against Hunger, Venezuela Now! Food and Medicine Crate, RUMC Street Grace team, Prayer Quilt Ministry, and RUMC Outreach Choir. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to join us. Please visit www.rumc.com/gds for information on times and locations.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

WNO

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the fellowship hall.

Next week’s menu: Southern Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Soup, Salad Bar


C3: Care.Converse.Connect – a Proactive Approach to Caring

Consider attending the last two of four round-table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.

  • Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care
  • Oct. 30: The Next Right Step – a panel discussion.

Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes mstokes@rumc.com or 770-261-741


Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details)


Homestretch BBG in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 pm on The Grounds at Roswell City Hall. This family friendly event includes amazing BBQ, music, kid’s zone, games and raffles. This event supports Homestretch proudly serving our community for 25 years. Get your tickets at https://homestretch.org/events/roswell-bbq-in-the-burbs/.


Required Minimum Distributions

Mark 12:17 – says, “Give Caesar what is his and give God what is His” (The Message)

When your Required Minimum Deduction (RMD) comes due consider sending all or part of it directly as your contribution to RUMC or one of it’s Mission Partners. That will help you save on your total taxable income when you pay your taxes. For more information contact Nancy Irwin at 770-261-1726 or nerwin@rumc.com


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,


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • ** None **

Anniversaries


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  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Skalzo as she recovers from knee replacement surgery
  • Gale Earman and Diana Frei, former CUC members, need our prayers. Diana was diagnosed with lymphoma about three years ago. It has not gone well. She has had to have her spleen removed and part of her left lung. She has broken both hips and is wheel chair bound. She is also suffering from dementia. Gale is her sole caregiver and is understandably exhausted. They are receiving support from their church, but prayers, cards and notes would be uplifting.
  • Peggy Rodway requests prayers for the family and friends of Larry Crisler, her brother-in-law, who passed away Thursday.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues her fight with cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Thanksgivings

  • Jim Boswell is back to CUC following heart surgery and doing well
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson is back home in the United States.
  • Pray for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who remains in his ministry at Pastor Brunson’s church.

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 send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) can keep information current)


 

CUC-Calendar

  • Oct. 28 – Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31,  Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club



 

CUC Newsletter – October 12, 2018

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“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, and will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:4-7

Bible Verse of the Week
The Bible verse of the week is from Gale Davis. It is one of her favorite verses.


Sunday, October 14, 2018


We Rejoice with Music

Our RUMC Interim Director of Worship Arts, Dr. Jerry Ulrich, will be our CUC speaker this Sunday.

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
Sunday, October 7
Members 78, Teacher 1, Guests 1 – Total 80

CUC Offering
Sunday, October 7
$78


CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

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Winshape Retreat Center

We are three weeks from our retreat and the general information about the retreat was provided last week. Important information for this week is:

  1. Due to an unforeseen cancellation and our negotiations with Winshape, we do have rooms available. If you have not signed up and would like to attend please contact us immediately.
  2. If you are interested in the tour of Martha Berry’s home, Oak Hill and Museum near the campus let us know. Check the website at www.berry.edu/oakhill/. If there is sufficient advance interest we may be able to get a tour guide for the group. Tickets are $7.00. Let us know of your interest by Tuesday.
  3. We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat this Sunday and on October 21 and 28. The amounts are:
  • a. Couple in double room – $315
  • b. Single in private room – $200
  • c. Single shared room – $130

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis

The CUC Retreat at WinShape Conference Center, October 31 – November 2, 2018 is rapidly approaching. We want to keep you informed as we move toward the date.

Arrival time is 3:00 -5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31. We will gather in the meeting room at 5:30pm for a briefing before going to dinner at 6:00pm. The first session will begin at 7:45 pm. Our speakers and their sessions are set. Jeff Ross will be with us Wednesday evening to start the retreat. Tom Davis will lead the morning session on Thursday, then Jeff will lead the sessions Thursday evening and Friday morning ending with Communion.


Booth Western Art Museum

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Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and Beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Details to follow and the sign up sheet will be passed on Sunday, October 14th for 28 folks. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information


CUC Christmas Party

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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.


Filling Crate for Venezuela

Venezuela Now

Venezuela’s economic collapse has resulted in medicine being unavailable or in extremely short supply along with severe food shortages that leave most people living on one meal a day. RUMC, through Venezuela Now! will send a crate of medicine and food to the Wesley Medical Center in Cabudare, Venezuela. These simple specific medications are not available to the average citizen and especially the poor. The specific food items are exactly the ingredients that go into a hearty soup.

The specific items are:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Infant Tylenol and Advil
  • Children’s and Adult’s multi-vitamins
  • Powdered infant formula
  • Canned chicken
  • Dried rice
  • Dried beans

MariAnna Brown is putting a plastic container in our CUC class for these items this Sunday.


I Hear America Singing

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The Michael O’Neal Singers open their 30th Anniversary concert season with I Hear America Singing, this Sunday at 3 p.m at RUMC.

Drawing inspiration from American poet Walt Whitman, this program celebrates the vitality, variety, and optimism of America which is reflected through the creative endeavor of all its people. Including choral classics, folk songs, and spirituals, I Hear America Singing reminds us that patriotism at its core consists of both pride of country and a mutual respect for each other.

Tickets are $15/$20 in advance and $20/$25 at the door. www.mosingers.com


C3: Care.Converse.Connect – a Proactive Approach to Caring

Consider attending all four or choose what is most applicable to you of four round -table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care, Oct. 30 The Next Right Step – a panel discussion. Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes: mstokes@rumc.com or 770-261-1741


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

WNO

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the fellowship hall.

Next week’s menu:

  • Spanish Meatloaf with Gravy, Herbed Mashed Potatoes,
  • Steamed Broccoli with Pickled Red Onions and Garlic, Yeast
  • Rolls, Corn Chowder

Fall Festival Help Needed

The Children’s Ministry is in desperate need of some more volunteers for the Fall Festival. They’re looking for some help passing out information/concessions, helping direct children at carnival games, etc.

It’s on Thursday, October 18 at 5-7 p.m. They have two shifts 4:45-6 and 6-7:15. If you are able to help contact Lorin Tate, Children’s Ministry Operations Coordinator ltate@rumc.com


Saturday, October 20th:  Great Day of Service!

Service Projects will include Rise Against Hunger, Venezuela Now! Food and Medicine Crate, RUMC Street Grace team, Prayer Quilt Ministry, and RUMC Outreach Choir. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to join us. Please visit www.rumc.com/gds for information on times and locations.


Homestretch BBG in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 on The Grounds at Roswell City Hall. This family friendly event includes amazing BBQ, music, kid’s zone, games and raffles. This event supports Homestretch proudly serving our community for 25 years. Get your tickets at https://homestretch.org/events/roswell-bbq-in-the-burbs/.


Required Minimum Distributions

Mark 12:17 – says, “Give Caesar what is his and give God what is His” (The Message)

When your Required Minimum Deduction (RMD) comes due consider sending all or part of it directly as your contribution to RUMC or one of it’s Mission Partners. That will help you save on your total taxable income when you pay your taxes. For more information contact Nancy Irwin at 770-261-1726 or nerwin@rumc.com


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


Publix Murphy Harpst Support

You can go to Publix.com/partners to be registered to Murphy Harpst as your tag will no longer work. The new system will only require you to give your phone number at checkout, but you must set up your account with Publix.


Model Railroad Open House

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Every fall many of the members of the Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association open their model railroads to the public.

This year on Saturdays and Sundays in October and November seventy-three members will have open houses. There will be an open house at Charlie Mason’s model railroad this Sunday afternoon, October 14, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. The address is 1110 Orchard Way in Roswell, just off Coleman Road. Come to the basement at the rear of the house. For more information go to http://www.piedmontpilgrimage.com/


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Lenna Sharp—Oct 17
  • Shirley May—Oct 18
  • Sue Gardner—Oct 18
  • Janet Buckley—Oct 19

Anniversaries

  • ⊂⊂None⊃⊃

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  • Jim Boswell’s heart surgery was a success. Pray for his continued recovery. They are back in Georgia and Jim is doing well. Prayers have been answered!
  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Scalzo as she recovers from knee replacement surgery
  • Gale Earman and Diana Frei, former CUC members, need our prayers. Diana was diagnosed with lymphoma about three years ago. It has not gone well. She has had to have her spleen removed and part of her left lung. She has broken both hips and is wheel chair bound. She is also suffering from dementia. Gale is her sole caregiver and is understandably exhausted. They are receiving support from their church, but prayers, cards and notes would be uplifting.


Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues her fight against liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Thanksgivings

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 send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) can keep information current)


CUC-Calendar

Calendar Reminders

  • Oct 14 -MOS – “I Hear America Singing”  3 PM
  • Oct. 20 – Great Day of Service
  • Oct. 28 – Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31,  Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club

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