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CUC Newsletter – October 19, 2019

And all people will see God’s salvation.”

Luke 3:6


Sunday, October 20, 2019

A Place of Hope

Rev. Nancy Lane is bringing us the CUC lesson this Sunday. Her topic is “A Place of Hope”. As Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care at RUMC for about the past 18 years Nancy is well known to us and her work and caring is known and appreciated by all of us. In the few times she has led our CUC class she always brings us a good message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Martha & Tom Knight and Garlinn & Mike Storey

CUC Attendance

October 13
71 Members + 1 Speaker + 2 Visitors = TOTAL: 74

CUC Collection

October 13
$68


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

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

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

Christmas is coming!

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


Operation Christmas Child

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


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for October 23:

  • Shepherd’s Pie with Mushroom Gravy, Herb Roasted Carrots and Parsnips,
  • Fresh Buttered Yeast Rolls,Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Strawberry Shortcake

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


Gibbs Gardens Senior Day Trip

Jeff Ross has set up a trip for the Seniors for Friday, Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The Japanese Maple trees should be beautiful! The plan is to meet at the church parlor at 9am to board the buses and return by 3 pm. Register by October 21: rumc.com/gibbsgardens


Reminder

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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

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


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Still waiting to go to rehab when his condition improves.
  • Julian Belote – He will be in rehab following his hip fracture until October 24. He is improving each day but it is slow going. So grateful to our wonderful class for calls, cards, emails, texts and especially for prayers
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her legs and lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they begin course of therapy for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • §§ none §§

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – October 12, 2019

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

Matthew 16.1


Who Are These People?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

October 6
85 members + 2 visitors = 87 total

CUC Collection

October 6
$106

New CUC Member

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

CUC Fall Retreat

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


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

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

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

Christmas is coming!

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


Operation Christmas Child

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


The Paint Lick Pickers – A Bluegrass Celebration

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


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

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

WNO Menu for October 16:

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

Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

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


Reminder

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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

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


Prayer Requests

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • –none–

Anniversaries

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

Calendar Reminders

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


CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2019

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

Isaiah 7:14


Sunday, October 6, 2019

“Isaiah: The Fantastic Forecaster.”

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

September 29
87 members + 4 visitors = 91 total

CUC Collection

September 29
$101


CUC Fall Retreat

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

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


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

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

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

Christmas is coming!

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

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


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

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

WNO Menu for October 9:

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

God in the Midst of Thorns

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

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


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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


Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

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


Reminder

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


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

Thanksgiving

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – September 20, 2019

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

Proverbs 20:5


Sunday, September 22, 2019

Come Play, Come Volunteer, Come Support!

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

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

September 15
$129


CUC Small Group Dinners

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


CUC SMALL GROUPS

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


CUC Fall Retreat

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

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


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


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Join your fellow classmates!

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

WNO Menu for September 25:

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

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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


Believe Benefit Celebration

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

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


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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


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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • — None —

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


CUC Newsletter – September 13, 2019

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

Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Father Joe, The Man Who Saved My Soul

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

September 8
$157


CUC Dinners for 6-10

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


CUC SMALL GROUPS

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


CUC Fall Retreat

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


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


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

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

WNO Menu for September 18:

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

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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


Believe Benefit Celebration

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

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


22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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

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


Hurricane Disaster Relief

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

Information from Linda Boswell:

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

RUMC Name Tags

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


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

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


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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgivings

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – September 6, 2019

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

Matthew 28:20


Sunday, September 8, 2019

When Trouble Comes

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

Aug 25
$111

RUMC Name Tags

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


CUC Braves Baseball Game

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


CUC Fall Retreat

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


CUC Small Group Dinners

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


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

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

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

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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


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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgivings

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

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

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

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – August 30, 2019

“My grace is sufficient for you”.

2 Corinthians 12:9


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Christians Without Wax

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

Aug 25
$118

RUMC Name Tags

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


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Last chance to book rooms at the Amicalola Falls Lodge!

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

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

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

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

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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


Best Wishes

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


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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgivings

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

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

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

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – August 16, 2019

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

1 Samuel 17:47


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Goliath Was the Underdog

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

Listen to Bob’s Lesson (Full Class Audio)

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

Aug 11
$103


Job Networking

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


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

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

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

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

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

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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

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


Pull Tabs For Ronald McDonald Houses

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

Murphy Harpst Thank You

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

Homestretch Thank You

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

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

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


The RUMC Coffeehouse

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

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

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

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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


Georgia Ensemble Theater

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


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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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

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


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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – August 9, 2019

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

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


Sunday, August 11, 2019

God’s Mission Today

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Aug 4
5 guests + 92 members = 97 total

CUC Collection

Aug 4
$96

Welcome Our Newest CUC Members!

  • Pat Ball
  • Cheryl McEntee
  • Ann O’Meara

CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Restarts

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


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

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

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

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

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


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

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

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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

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

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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


Georgia Ensemble Theater

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – August 2, 2019

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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

CUC in Story Form

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 28
$423


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2019-20

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

Thank you to 2018-19 CUC Officers!

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


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

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

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

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

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


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

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

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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

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

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


The RUMC Coffeehouse

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

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

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

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

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


Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


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

Thanksgiving

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – 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 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
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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


 

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