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CUC Newsletter – Sunday- October 21, 2018

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

12:1-2 (Old King James Version)

Bible Verse of the Week

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


Sunday, October 21, 2018

“Yo Mama and Em”

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

CUC Refreshments

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

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

CUC Offering
Sunday, October 14
$73


Booth Western Art Museum

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


CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

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

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

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

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis


CUC Christmas Party

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


Saturday, October 20th:  Great Day of Service!

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


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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

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


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

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

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

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


Operation Christmas Child

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

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


Homestretch BBG in the Burbs

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


Required Minimum Distributions

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

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


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort. You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road.

Questions: Ann Gordon,


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • ** None **

Anniversaries


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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgivings

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

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) can keep information current)


 

CUC-Calendar

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


 

CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2018

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And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of His Glory.

Ephesians 1: 13-14. NIV

Bible Verse of the Week

This is a favorite verse of Paul Beecham – With this promise we can rest assured in our salvation.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Student Ministry 101

Our speaker this Sunday is Wilson Barber, Associate Minister to Students at RUMC. His topic is “Student Ministry 101: Why a healthy Student Ministry is critical for a healthy Church”. Wilson has a passion for working with students and has been especially involved with mission trips. Wilson will help us have a better appreciation of our Student Ministry.

CUC Refreshments

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Refreshments Last Sunday – 9-30-2018

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty & Larry Hunt and Ann & Don McNew.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 30
92

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 30
$96


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee is planning our upcoming CUC Small mstokes@rumc.com_Group Dinners, If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up please contact Kris Taylor

 


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. Details to follow and the sign up sheet will be passed on Sunday, October 14th for 28 folks. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information  mstokes@rumc.com



CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

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Winshape Retreat Center

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

Due to a couple of unforeseen cancellations and our negotiations with WinShape we do have rooms available. If you have not signed up and would like to attend please contact us immediately.

  • SPEAKERS – Our speakers and their sessions are set. Jeff Ross will be with us Wednesday evening to start the retreat. Tom Davis will lead the morning session on Thursday, then Jeff will lead the sessions Thursday evening and Friday morning ending with Communion.
  • TIMES – Arrival time is 3:00 -5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31. We will gather in the meeting room at 5:30pm for a briefing before going to dinner at 6:00pm. The first session will begin at 7:45 pm.
  • ACTIVITIES – A number of leisure opportunities will be available for Thursday afternoon. These will include a tour of Martha Berry’s mountain top home, a driving tour of the grounds and buildings of WinShape, a self guided tour of the Berry College campus, several hiking opportunities, bike riding, tennis, disc golf, bocce ball, corn hole, as well as board games in the meeting room.

One other opportunity for Thursday afternoon is a tour of Martha Berry’s home, Oak Hill and Museum near the campus. Tickets are $7.00. If we have enough interest we can get a tour guide for a group. Go on the web and look at www.berry.edu/oakhill/ . Please check this out and if you are interested we need to make reservations by October 14. Call us and let us know of your interest.

PAYMENTS – We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat on October 14, 21, and 28. The amounts are: couple in double room – $315, single in a private room – $200 – Single sharing a room – $130.

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis



SAVE the DATE

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Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3, at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.

 


 

Filling Crate for Venezuela

Venezuela’s economic collapse has resulted in medicine being unavailable or in extremely short supply along with severe food shortages tmstokes@rumc.com_hat leave most people living on one meal a day. RUMC, through Venezuela Now! will send a crate of medicine and food to God’s people in Venezuela! In total,

Venezuela Now has successfully shipped over 20 crates of food and medical supplies to the Wesley Medical Center in Cabudare, Venezuela. The medicines from the crate will be given free of charge to patients of the Medical Center and the food will be distributed to the more than 40 churches in the area operating community soup kitchens and used by the Seminary to provide meals to students while on campus for classes.

To send a full crate will require donations of over the counter medicines and food from the congregation. The reason for the specific medications is that these simple, basic items are not available to the average citizen and especially the poor. The specific food items are exactly the ingredients that go into a hearty soup that is prepared.

The specific items are:

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

MariAnna Brown is putting a plastic container in our CUC class for the next 2 Sundays for these items. The crate being filled by RUMC is 48″x40″x60″and will be in the south side of the sanctuary this Sunday.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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

Next week’s menu: Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Vegetable Soup,Yeast Rolls, Chocolate Cake


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

Consider attending all four or choose what is most applicable to you of four round -table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room. Oct. 9 Normal Aging vs. Dementia, Oct 16: Virtual Dementia Tour, Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care, Oct. 30 The Next Right Step – a panel discussion. Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes mstokes@rumc.com or 770-261-1741


The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series

Carole Ford and Friends will be in concert on this Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel.

Carole will be joined by Fred Sawyers, James Casto, Jim Hettinger, Mike Shetler, “Sevenfold,” and the RUMC Praise Choir in a concert of favorite sacred music.

Selections will include “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “This Is Me.” Tickets are not needed for this concert.


Saturday, October 20th:  Great Day of Service! 

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


Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs

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


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions.

All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort. You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900


Publix Murphy Harpst Support

On Oct. 1 Publix is changing how its customers contribute to charities such as Murphy Harpst (which has received $109,995 from Publix so far this year). Your tag will no longer work. The new system will only require you to give your phone number at checkout but you must set up your account with Publix. Information was passed out in class on Sunday. See Larry Hunt for full information.

Celebrations

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980 – 38 years

 

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  • Jim Boswell’s heart surgery was successfully completed and Jim is doing well and was released yesterday from the hospital. After several doctors appointments today the Boswells will return from Cleveland to Georgia on Saturday. Prayers have been answered!
  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Skalzo had knee replacement surgery this past week
  • Peggy Rodway’s brother-in-law Larry Crisler, in Hospice care, in deteriorating condition.

Continuing prayers:

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

Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. His next hearing is October 12th and he is hopeful that he will be released. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release.

Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues her fight against cancer. Pam had her first radiation treatment this morning for tumors on her brain. She had a tumor removed from her neck/spine last week and it relieved her severe pain. She is one strong person. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Thanksgivings

Malone Dodson’s surgery in preparation for his cochlear implant went well.

Marlene MacLeod was back to CUC following a bout with shingles and with a reminder for all to Get Your Shingles Shots!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) can keep information current)

 

CUC-Calendar

  • Oct. 7 – The Sounds of the Spirit Concert
  • Oct 8 – 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 20 – Great Day of Service
  • Oct. 28 – Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31,  Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club


 

CUC Newsletter – September 28, 2018

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This is my command. Love each other. John 15:17


Bible Verse of the Week

Our CUC Bible verse of the week, words of Jesus, of love and of self-discipline, is a favorite of George Martin.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Identity Theft

Mark Goodwin will be teaching our lesson Sunday. His topic is “Identity Theft”. He will be using multiple scriptures to talk about our identity in Christ and Satan’s attempt to steal our identity.

Mark and Debbie, in the short time they have been with us, have become very active participants is CUC and other RUMC ministries. We look forward to his lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jane Bailey, Louise Booysen and Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 23
78 members + 6 guests + 1 teacher + 85

New CUC Member

We welcome Nancy Spence as our newest CUC member. Nancy has been a member of RUMC since 1966.

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 23
$83

Welcome Back

It is good to see to Wilfred and Stella Boayue at CUC again as Wilfred is back from Liberia for 4 months.



Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee will pass the clipboard for the next two Sundays to attend or host Small Group Dinners. In case you won’t be in town or just want to be first on the list, please contact Kris Taylor to participate. Be sure to indicate if you are available to host.

Newcomers!! This twice-a-year activity is a delightful way to get to know your classmates The Fellowship Committee assigns 6 – 8 guests to “host homes.” The host then organizes the group by finding a convenient date and preparing the main course. Guests bring the side dishes. Easy peasy and lots of fun!


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3, at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.



Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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

Next week’s menu:

Herb Roasted Bone-in Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Tomato Bisque, Yeast Rolls, Salad Bar, Peach Cobbler.



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

Consider attending all four or choose what is most applicable to you of four round -table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.

  • Oct. 9 Normal Aging vs. Dementia
  • Oct 16: Virtual Dementia Tour
  • Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care
  • Oct. 30: The Next Right Step – a panel discussion

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


The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series

Carole Ford and Friends will be in concert on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Carole will be joined by Fred Sawyers, James Casto,

Jim Hettinger, Mike Shetler, “Sevenfold,” and the RUMC Praise Choir in a concert of favorite sacred music. Selections will include “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “This Is Me.” Tickets are not needed for this concert.


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort. You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900


Publix Murphy Harpst Support

On Oct. 1 Publix is changing how its customers contribute to charities such as Murphy Harpst (which has received $109,995 from Publix so far this year). Your tag will no longer work. The new system will only require you to give your phone number at checkout but you must set up your account with Publix. Information was passed out in class on Sunday. See Larry Hunt for full information.


Required Minimum Distributions

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

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



Get Your Cans to Church!

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September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday



Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∈∋ none —∈∋

 


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  • Jim Boswell’s heart surgery was successfully completed on Monday. He is now in a regular room. He even has a dedicated person that stays with him which is a part of the hospital program. The family was very pleased with the surgeon. Family members have been coming and going so Linda feels well taken care of. Jim will probably be in the hospital another 5-7 days then remain in Cleveland for observation for another week. They appreciate the cards they have received. The address for them is: InterContinental Suites Hotel, 8800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. Prayers have been effective – Keep them up!
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Virginia Hardy had a bad fall in the RUMC Columbarium. Pray for a quick recovery from her injuries.
  • Jackie Hubbard – had her 3rd right knee replacement on last Wednesday, September 26th. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Marlene MacLeod has been suffering with a severe case of shingles since August 24. The shingles are subsiding now, but the pain remains constant. Pray for relief of pain.
  • Janet Skalzo is having knee replacement surgery on Tuesday, October 4
  • Janet Thomas’ daughter in law was diagnosed with Wegener‘s in August. It attacked her lungs and kidneys and spent some time in ICU. She is on dialysis and chemo. It’s very scary for the whole family because they don’t know what is going to happen. She might have to get a kidney transplant if the chemo or dialysis doesn’t work. Please pray for all who are suffering with these diseases.

Continuing prayers

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release soon.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo for liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)

 


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CUC Newsletter – September 21, 2018

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“Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield. Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22

Bible Verse of the Week
Our CUC Bible verse of the week, Psalm 33:20-22, is Malone Dodson’s favorite.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

How Do You Say It?

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Our speaker this Sunday is Marion Brown, Associate Pastor for Missions. Marion’s topic is “How do you say it? She will also be sharing her story so that we can get to know her better. We look forward to Marion being with us.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sandy & Bill Griffin and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 16
87 members +2 guests +1 speaker = 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 16
$104

CUC’s Music

Each week CUC members enjoy a piano accompaniment of Christian music as we gather. Thank you Virginia Thomason!



Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee will pass the clipboard for the next two Sundays to attend or host Small Group Dinners. In case you won’t be in town or just want to be first on the list, please contact Kris Taylor to participate. Be sure to indicate if you are available to host.

Newcomers!! This twice-a-year activity is a delightful way to get to know your classmates The Fellowship Committee assigns 6 – 8 guests to “host homes.” The host then organizes the group by finding a convenient date and preparing the main course. Guests bring the side dishes. Easy peasy and lots of fun!


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3, at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


CUC Endowment Fund

The CUC Endowment Distribution committee met to distribute $3,210.70 in funds from the RUMC Foundation.

  • Homestretch – 25th Anniversary $1,300.00
  • Noah’s Ark Bowling League Endowment $500.00
  • MUST Summer Lunch program $1,000.00
  • Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home $410.70

Thank you for your donations to RUMC Foundation for the CUC Endowment. It allows us to support church projects as well as missions.


Thank You to CUC

CUC received a thank you from Phil Dodson for our contribution to Lunches For Learning.


 

Books to the People

“Books to the People” will be on Wednesday, September 26, 5-6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall during Wednesday Night Out. This is a great time to look over new book selections from the RUMC library which is located in the RUMC parlor. Come check out the books and join other CUC members for dinner at WNO.


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

Consider attending all four or choose what is most applicable to you of four round -table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.

  • Oct. 9 Normal Aging vs. Dementia
  • Oct 16: Virtual Dementia Tour
  • Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care
  • Oct. 30: The Next Right Step – a panel discussion

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


Job Networking

Many of our CUC members are involved two Monday nights each month in our RUMC Job Networking program. If you are interested in helping with this active program contact Bob Schnackenberg .


 

Greeters needed in Children’s Area

You are invited to enjoy meeting young RUMC families! Be a greeter once a month in the children’ area for the 9:30 or 11:00 Sunday services. Help children get signed in and to the correct classroom. 9:15-9:45 or 10:40-11:15. Contact Nancy Spence nspence.bumc@gmail.com for information or to volunteer.


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. 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


Required Minimum Distributions

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

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



Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


Little Things Mean a Lot!

flip-top-lids       support-murphy-harpst-and-red-bird-mission-school-website

Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

 

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∈∋ none —∈∋

 


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  • Linda & Jim Boswell as Jim has open heart surgery to replace his tricuspid valve at Cleveland Clinic on Monday, September 24. . He will be in the hospital for about 10 days after surgery, and they will remain in Cleveland for a few more. They are tentatively scheduled to come home on October 6.
    Linda says they feel very blessed to have this opportunity, to know they have your thoughts and prayers.
    Latest news from Linda: Jim, Lisa, and I arrived in Cleveland last night (Wednesday Night). Lots of tests all day. In spare time, Jim got 6000 flood buckets and lids donated and delivery arranged. Will have more tests tomorrow, and enter the hospital on Saturday. All is well. Thanks For thoughts and prayers.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Jackie Hubbard – will have her 3rd right knee replacement on September 26th. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Marlene MacLeod has been suffering with a severe case of shingles since August 24. The shingles are subsiding now, but the pain remains constant. Pray for relief of pain.
  • Bob Moore recovering from surger
  • Johnie Wright’s mother, Wilma Diemer, fell Wednesday on her front porch and was having full hip replacement surgery Thursday afternoon in Cookeville, Tn. She is 89 years old.
  • Received today from Sandy Martin: I received an urgent email just now from our daughter, Jennie. She has friends who have a 9 year old son, Clinton Goode, who had a serious bike accident Tuesday.
    He is in ICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with extensive internal injuries to organs including his pancreas. They are attempting a stent to the pancreas tomorrow.
    Clinton needs a miracle and I KNOW they happen. I am asking all you prayer warriors and anyone you may know to pray for this child. If you are in a prayer group, could you please add his name?

 

Thanksgiving

  • Bev Tatom – back to CUC, recovered from recent back surgery


Continuing prayers

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release soon.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo for liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter – September 14, 2018

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“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:6

Bible Verse of the Week

Joshua 1:6 is Charlotte Dodson’s favorite verse. God commissioned Joshua as leader of the Israelite after the death of Moses. He presented assurances to him in Joshua 1, as they were getting ready to cross the Jordan River into the promised land.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

When God Speaks

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Our lesson for this Sunday will be presented by Associate Pastor, Melissa Mobley, The title of her lesson is When God Speaks. The Bible references are I Samuel 3:1-10 and 2 Corinthians 12:14-15. Melissa will also be sharing about her background and her ministry at RUMC.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Shirley & P.D. May and Bettie & John Goss

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 9
1 teacher + 2 guests + 87 members = 90 total

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member

Janice Scalzo
We will be seeing her more often after she recovers from her planned knee surgery.

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 9
$103

CUC’s Music

Each week CUC members enjoy a piano accompaniment of Christian music as we gather. Thank you Virginia Thomason!


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee will pass the clipboard for the next two Sundays to attend or host Small Group Dinners. In case you won’t be in town or just want to be first on the list, please contact Kris Taylor to participate. Be sure to indicate if you are available to host.

Newcomers!! This twice-a-year activity is a delightful way to get to know your classmates The Fellowship Committee assigns 6 – 8 guests to “host homes.” The host then organizes the group by finding a convenient date and preparing the main course. Guests bring the side dishes. Easy peasy and lots of fun!


Devotional Websites

The two devotional web sites Roger Davis mentioned in his lesson on September 2 were:

www.dennisonforum.org

www.hutchcraft.com/a-talk-with-you

Note: these links have been added to the CUC Links menu on the cucx.wordpress.com home page (the CUC Links menu is located on the right hand side of the web page)


Thank You

George Batterson has expressed his appreciation to CUC for their support after the loss of his wife Carolyn and has given a nice contribution to CUC in her memory.


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


Job Networking

Many of our CUC members are involved two Monday nights each month in our RUMC Job Networking program. If you are interested in helping with this active program contact Bob Schnackenberg.


Greeters needed in Children’s Area

You are invited to enjoy meeting young RUMC families! Be a greeter once a month in the children’ area for the 9:30 or 11:00 Sunday services. Help children get signed in and to the correct classroom. 9:15-9:45 or 10:40-11:15. Contact Nancy Spence nspence.bumc@gmail.com for information or to volunteer.


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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  • Linda & Jim Boswell as they prepare for their trip to Cleveland for Jim’s open heart surgery to replace his tricuspid valve at Cleveland Clinic on September 24. They will go up on Wednesday, September 19. He will have tests for two days, and enter the hospital on Saturday, September 22. He will be in the hospital for about 10 days after surgery, and they will remain in Cleveland for a few more. They are tentatively scheduled to come home on October 6. Linda says they feel very blessed to have this opportunity, to know they have your thoughts and prayers, and to have their family traveling with them
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Johnny Johnson for a rapid recovery following surgery last week
  • Bob Moore recovering from successful surgery on Thursday afternoon and coming home Friday afternoon

Continuing prayers

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release soon.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo for liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter – September 7, 2018

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Enjoy the Fruit of Your Labor

18 I have seen personally what is the only beneficial and appropriate course of action for people: to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all their hard work on earth during the few days of their life which God has given them, for this is their reward. 19 To every man whom God has given wealth, and possessions, he has also given him the ability to eat from them, to receive his reward and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God. 20 For he does not think much about the fleeting days of his life because God keeps him preoccupied with the joy he derives from his activity.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NET Bible)

(selected by Shaw Skillings)


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Spiritual Blindness

The speaker this Sunday will be Bob Fletcher. He is one of CUC favorite guest speakers. His talk will be from Mark, chapters 8-10, titled “Spiritual Blindness”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Beth & Bob Hamilton and Kris & Dave Taylor

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 2
4 guests, 84 members = Total 88

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 2
$102

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

CUC’s 2018-19 class president Sara Beecham is inviting class members to send a favorite Bible verse and a brief remark for our newsletter each week.


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

Do you like to sing? For the Prime Time Singers, RUMC’s Senior Adult Choir under the direction of Tom Alterman, no experience or audition is necessary.

PTS rehearses on Wednesday mornings in the choir room beginning September 5 through May from 10:45 -12 noon for a fun-filled time of rehearsal and fellowship. The choir sings for the First Sunday Communion Services, Senior Adult Activities, and at venues in the community.


Homestretch Volunteers

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CUC has been a big supporter of Homestretch since its very beginning. Our own Malone Dodson was an original founder of Homestretch 25 years ago when he saw the need in our community for housing for families who were homeless.

Currently CUC still has a number of active volunteers with Homestretch. Hugh and Sue Gardner work regularly in the office. Sandy Martin serves at the reception desk each Monday. Lynn Adcock serves on the Homestretch Board. Tom Knight and George Waite regularly serve on committees for fund-raising events. Ask any of these people if they know of how you might be of service in this organization


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


More About Red Bird Missions
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Red Bird Christian School has National Honor Society inductees, not only in high school but also junior high. More than 2/3rds of the students continue their studies in universities or colleges beyond Appalachia.

During the years since 1921, this school has gained the reputation as one of the best academic institutions in the mountains and beyond. Red Bird Christian Schools has been recognized by UMC’s Global Ministries Board and given Advance placement because of the institution’s goal of providing career and college preparation, spiritual growth and Christian Leadership Development.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


 

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney has had multiple myeloma recurrence with fractured vertebra. She is having surgery for pain relief and will be starting chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayer
  • Bob Moore having surgery this coming Thursday
  • Carolyn & Ron Hatcher, former CUC members, who within two days, August 26th and 27th, lost their daughter Melanie and grandson Luk


Thanksgivings

  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from kidney surgery and already back to CUC class on Sunday.

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

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

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)

 


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter for Friday December 8, 2017

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This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly.

(Matthew 1:18-19)


WHOSE CHILD IS THIS?

Church and Sunday School was cancelled. RUMC lost power due the Snow Storm, and the parking lots have not been cleared of snow.

The speaker this Sunday is our own Myra Belote continuing the Adam Hamilton book: “Faithful, Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”. She is reviewing Chapter 2 –“Whose Child is This?”, based on this week’s scripture.

Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, CUC will continue the Advent lessons through December 31st. RUMC has a full complement of worship services on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sue & Hugh Gardner and Shirley & P.D. May

CUC Attendance
December 3
95 members and 2 visitors – total 97

CUC Class Contributions
December 3
$96


CUC Christmas Party

CUC had a great Christmas party at the Metropolitan Club this past Monday night with over 100 of us enjoying the festive atmosphere,food, fun, and fellowship. Thanks especially goes to Vince & Donna Grosse who chaired the event. Also thanks to Patricia Mashburn who did the decorations, and to Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Coehlo who provided the music. Thanks also for our photographers Stan Thomason and Nancy Wistrand and to Malone Dodson leading our grace and Paul & Sara Beecham who led us in song.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

CUC’ers, we have one more Sunday for the decorated white hamper to still be in our CUC classroom before this Christmas White Towel Shower ends. Keep those wash cloths and towels coming!
Thank you, CUC members, for your terrific response to the White Towel Shower organized to fulfill a request from Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. Thanks especially to Dave and Normal Hills, John and Claudia Phelps for their leadership these past several Sundays. After December 10 a second delivery will be arranged with our contact person, Pam Kramer. The class will receive a complete report on goods delivered. In addition to towels, some CUC members also donated items like puzzles and costume jewelry. You people have such warm hearts for needy young people!


Open House at the Wrights

Nancy & Johnie Wright have invited CUC members to their annual Open House. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share with friends!!
The Wright home is at 4987 Hickory Fairway Drive,Woodstock.

Directions from Houze Road/Arnold Mill and Crabapple:
Go north on Arnold Mill, travel 7 miles to Hickory Road, You will pass 4 stoplights, New Providence Road, Cox Road, then you will go over the bridge into Cherokee County. Arnold Mill veers off to the left ( DO NOT take that, even if your GPS says to). Continue on 140/ Hickory Flat Highway. Go to next stoplight Earnie Road/Mountain Road, and then next stoplight is Hickory Road. Remember, you have traveled 7 miles. Turn left on Hickory Road, go about 1/2 mile to next stoplight-E. Cherokee Drive. Turn left, go 2 miles to Bradshaw Club Drive, turn right, first stop sign, turn right, 10th house on the right. # 4087. Please park on sidewalk side of street only!


MUST desperately needs throw blankets!

Here is another opportunity to help MUST Ministries.
At the MUST Christmas Toy Shop moms can go “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children. Donated toys are set up in a warehouse and moms go through with a volunteer shopper to help them choose one “big” toy (typically a Lego set or football, for example), two small toys, a handful of books, underwear, gloves, a hat and a scarf for each child in their family. They are also allowed to choose one blanket PER CHILD to help bulk up the Christmas haul. Just last week, there were virtually NO blankets except some second-hand red Delta blankets that someone donated.

When there are no blankets, the mom simply passes that station empty handed. The blankets that are needed are the nice NEW plush or fleece throw blankets. The ones with characters (Frozen, Star Wars, etc.) are especially popular and are at Costco now for around $12. There are also good deals at Kohls, Sears and Amazon. Any solid color or pattern is great, too!

If you would like to help fill this need, you can drop blankets off at RUMC “Scout Hut” this Sunday morning (12/10) until 12:30 PM and we will take them to MUST Monday morning. The Scout Hut is the double-wide trailer/building with a deck behind the B Building. If that time doesn’t work for you, you can always take them directly to the Cobb County Toy Shop (and brand new MUST warehouse) at 1280 Field Parkway, Marietta.
Little Things Mean a Lot!

Thanks to CUC members who want to help Red Bird Mission School in Kentucky, two mailings have been sent there recently. In October, 203 Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education worth 28 points went in the mail. This week 131 Box Tops and Labels worth 49 points were also mailed. We do receive thank you letters from the Red Bird Mission Center for these contributions to the school. Please continue to clip these items when you find them on grocery items like General Mills cereals, Progresso soups, Green Giant canned vegetables, Cascadian Farm cereals and bars, and Ziplock plastic bags.

Please continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House which Nancy and Johnie Wright are collecting.


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock for recovery of mobility as she begins further physical therapy
  • Linda Boswell as she deals with pain from a herniated disc
  • Bob Davis – to continue improvement following recent fall as he seeks treatment for Parkinson’s
  • Juliana Goodson’s son-in-law for healing of his foot many weeks after auto accident
  • Mary Serafina’s daughter Pam Pruitt who is having chemo through the middle of December for colon cancer

Thanksgivings

  • Carolyn Batterson – back to CUC as she recovers from her recent fall
  • Laverne Lamb vision improving slowly after recent eye surgery
  • Nancy and David Wistrand have a new great grand daughter
  • Betty Hunt – back to CUC following back surgery a month ago, which relieved her pain. She says: Attending CUC class meetings every Sunday is a blessing. On the Sundays I was home with a recovering back, I really missed your fellowship and great lessons. Thank you for all the kindness shown me after surgery and then during weeks following: prayers, cards, calls, food, flowers. Your caring made every day brighter. I appreciate more than ever the situation of a housebound person who would like to be remembered. Thanks for remembering me.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.

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

  • Hugh Gardner – December 10
  • Bob Burrell – December 11

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Tom Erdman – December 13, 1959 – 58 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • December 8 – 7 PM and December 10 – 3 PM Christmas Festival Concerts
  • December 12 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • December 15 – ALERT UPDATE: The Christmas Festival Concert has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. No tickets required.
  • December 16 – Christmas in Bethlehem
  • December 17 – Messiah Sing-a-long 3 PM
  • December 17 – Evening in Bethlehem – 4 – 6:30 PM


 

CUC Newsletter – Friday – December 1, 2017

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When he came to his hometown, he taught the people in their synagogue. They were surprised and “Where did he get this wisdom? Where did he power to work miracles? Isn’t he the carpenter’s son?  Isn’t his mother named Mary? Aren’t James, Joseph Simon, and Judas his brothers? And his sisters, aren’t they here with us? Where did this man get all this? 

 Matthew 13:54-56


Sunday, December 3, 2017                                   

CUC Advent Series

As we begin the Advent season, CUC will help us prepare by having  speakers using the new book by Adam Hamilton (Faithful – Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph). As we have done in the past we will be  led by members of CUC.  This week’s lesson, ‘A Carpenter Named Joseph’ will be led by our  own Gayle Crolius. Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, we will conclude the Advent lessons on December 31st.  (RUMC has a full complement of worship services on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.)

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Pat & Pat Cooney and Ann & Larry Douglas

CUC Attendance

November 26

91 members and 1 teacher, total 92

CUC Class Contributions

November 26 

$83


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CUC Christmas Party

We are looking forward to a great Christmas party with 109 attending!  It starts at 6:00 PM and ends at 10:00 PM at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta.  Directions:  Go north on 400 to the Windward Parkway exit.  Turn right and then right again at the second traffic light onto Edison.
The Metropolitan Club is on your right in a brown office building on the first floor.

Don’t forget to bring your “White Elephant” in the bag provided.  Pick a bag up on Sunday at CUC or bring your White Elephant with you to the party, and a bag will be provided there if you don’t have one already. There have been questions about what constitutes a white elephant present.  It needs to be no larger than a Puffs tissue box (cube), so it will fit into the bag.  It can be anything that you have received as a gift that you will never use, something you forgot to put into the RUMC garage sale, or something you got at the dollar store.  It can be either garish (ugly Christmas socks, tie, ornament, etc.), funny, or whatever.  Please put some tissue in the bag, so the white elephant won’t be visible.

Please call Vince or Donna Grosse if you have any questions.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

As the result of CUC asking about a practical need at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, we are continuing to  collect white bath towels for the teenagers there.  Since the teenagers are responsible for doing their own laundry, towels are in demand.   A large laundry hamper decorated with a big ribbon continues to be be available in the CUC classroom on Sundays.

CUC’ers, we have 2 Sundays to go before this Christmas White Towel Shower ends.  Keep those wash cloths and towels coming.  Another delivery will be made to M-H after December 10.  Thank you, every one, for your generous donations!  Thanks for sharing Christmas Blessings!  Questions?  Contact Norma Hills, or Claudia Phelps


Operation Christmas  Child

Lynn  Roberts  reports ….Thank you to CUC for your great participation in the gathering of gifts for children in need. We collected over 100 boxes in CUC, as well as those who did theirs online and cash donations to help defray mailing expenses. The church as a whole collected 173 as of a week ago Tuesday and since I was gathering all of them I could not keep an exact separate count.
Thank you one and all, and when you get photos of the children receiving their gift boxes and the joy on those adorable faces, you know the joy the Lord feels as well. Blessing to each of you, may all of your Christmas season be filled with joys such as these.


Christmas Tree/Wreath Sale to Support RUMC Youth Missions

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If  you  ordered  a  wreath or Christmas  tree from our RUMC youth be  sure to remember that  the tree or wreath pick up is this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary parking lot.


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Christmas at Callonwolde

RUMC Christmas at Callenwolde Tour

Join us December 11th at 10 am, on a tour of The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House– an Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years! Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages. Every room inspires and captures the spirit of the season.  After the tour we will have lunch at Murphy’s (https://www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/lunch-menu).Tour tickets are $15 and lunch will be on your own.You are able to register and pay online at www.rumc.com/tour Questions? acummings@rumc.com or 770.261.1796


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education bring them to class.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


 

CUC Prayer Requests

  • Lynn  Adcock for recovery  of  mobility as  she begins  further  physical  therapy
  • Carolyn  Batterson – pray  for  her  as  she  recovers  from her  recent  fall
  • Bob Davis – to continue improvement  following recent fall as he seeks treatment for Parkinson’s
  • Betty Hunt –  pray for her continued good recovery and  freedom from pain.
  • Laverne Lamb for good  recovery  after  recent  eye  surgery
  • Brenda Burrell‘s greatgrandson born a month early with serious problems
  • Juliana Goodson‘s  son-in-law who faces further surgery  due to non-healing infection in his foot
  • Mary  Serafina‘s  daughter Pam Pruitt who will be having chemo through the middle of December for colon cancer

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.

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

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  • Sandy  &  George Martin – December 6, 1996 – 19 years

 


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CUC Newsletter – Friday November 24, 2017

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He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No, they answered” Then he said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”  When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”

John 21:5-6


Sunday, November 26, 2017

By Water and the Spirit

Lets finish up the Thanksgiving Holiday with a bang!
Scott Dickson returns and talks about his “the Bucket List of Holy Places” [AUDIO]

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell, Diane Stephens and Daphne Fradl

CUC Attendance

November 19, 2017

105 Members + 1 Teacher + 1 Guest  = 107 Total.

CUC Class Contributions

November 19  – $100


CUC Christmas Party

 

 

We’ve had a great sign-up for our CUC Christmas Party on December 4th. One hundred and six classmates have signed-up, and it is still not too late to put your names on the list.

The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 P.M. with a selection of passed hors d ‘oeuvres, followed by dinner at 7:00 in the ballroom.  The menu includes a carving station with prime angus loin and turkey, holiday salad, two vegetables, pasta, and artisanal breads. There will be a cheesecake station and a gourmet coffee and tea station with Italian syrups, etc.

After dinner, there will be a short program followed by dancing and fellowship. We will have a “white elephant” pass-a-long, and you will be provided bags during Sunday School for this event. So, dig out your Uncle Odell’s gift of a tie from last year or Aunt Opal’s hand knitted socks and prepare to have some fun with your friends.

The cost is $39.00 per person, and payment is due by Sunday Nov. 26th.  Make checks payable to CUC. Please call Vince or Donna Grosse if you have any questions. We would greatly appreciate everyone bringing a check this coming Sunday, as we will begin making the final arrangements with the club the following week. Additionally, anyone who didn’t pick up a bag for your “white elephant present” last Sunday should do so this Sunday. Dress for the party is “Christmas Casual or Festive Semi-Formal.”

Directions to the Metropolitan Club: Go north on GA-400 and exit onto Windward Parkway. Go east (right) on Windward approximately .4 mile to Edison Drive.  Turn right and then right again into the parking lot.  The club is located to the left of the foyer on the first floor of this building. The address is: 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta.


CUC Social Committee at Work

The  social  committee is already at work planning for a CUC class outing to The Lion King at  the Fox sometime between  the 10th  and  28th of January.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

 

 

 

Pam Kramer, the Director of Community Engagement, has sent her thanks to the CUC class of RUMC for the towels and other items  delivered on  November 17.

“The towels are AWESOME!!!  We already accounted for everything, labeled them and provided them to the cottages.  Your class is amazing!  There were 112 big, fluffy towels, washcloths, candy and much appreciated MP3 players.”

CUC’ers, we have a few Sundays to go before this Christmas White Towel Shower ends.  Keep those wash cloths and towels coming.  Another delivery will be made to M-H after December 10.  Thank you, every one, for your generous donations!

Pam said 19 children were discharged last month and 19 others were received.  That’s quite a number to provide clothes and immediate needs for as these new residents come to Murphy Harpst without a thing.

In addition, Murphy Harpst maintains a Point Store where, as a special reward for good behavior, children can choose to get rewards like candy, Gatorade, MP3s, etc.  For this Point Store, the staff would appreciate any such donations you are moved to provide.


Pecan Sale

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If  you  ordered pecans from  the Discovery Class they  can be  to be picked up at the  church office 9-4:30.


Christmas Tree/Wreath Sale to Support RUMC Youth Missions

It  is  that  time  again! Those of us who have purchased trees and  wreaths from our youth in the past highly recommend them for their high quality and freshness. In addition this is a great way to support our RUMC youth. The order deadline will be Sunday, Nov. 26.  Tree or wreath pick up is on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary parking lot.

To order, complete a paper form,and please put it in the offering plate on Sunday or bring it to the main church office or the youth office. Or to order online, go to www.rumc.com/trees. Contact Jill Cosgrove with any questions at jcosgrove@rumc.com


RUMC Christmas at Callanwolde Tour

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Christmas at Callonwolde

Join us December 11th at 10 am, on a tour of The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House– an Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years! Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages. Every room inspires and captures the spirit of the season.

After the tour we will have lunch at Murphy’s (https://www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/lunch-menu). Tour tickets are $15 and lunch will be on your own.You are able to register and pay online at www.rumc.com/tour Questions? acummings@rumc.com or 770.261.1796


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

 

 

145 Operation Christmas Child boxes have been collected. There may be more, Waiting for a final count from Lynn.

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


Prayer Requests

  • Bob Davis – who recently had two falls, and is now doing rehab
  • Nancy Van Horn Brother – has a severe sinus infection and a low blood platelet count.
  • Carolyn  Batterson Is Hopefully home and recovering. They may need some meals.
  • Lynn Adcock as she continues to recover from effects  of chemo and radiation
  • Betty Hunt –  Pray  for  her continued  good  recovery and  she is pain free in her leg!
  • Laverne Lamb eye surgery went well to repair a  hole in  her  retina
  • Alan Adcock, son of Lynn and Jim, is home from the Hospital and the bleeding has stopped.
  • Mary  Serafina‘s  daughter  Pam Pruitt who  will  be  having chemo  through  the  middle  of  December
  • Jack and Gloria Stadler – their home was hit by a tree in the recent windstorm last weekend.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • Juliana Goodson‘s  daughter and son-in-law have been able to return to their own home, but her son-in-law has developed an infection in his foot which is requiring IV antibiotics

Thanksgivings

  • Nancy Wright’s Cousin is Cancer Free!!
  • Lynn  Adcock – thanks  to  class  for  all  the  support  given  her these  past  8  months

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.


cookie   Birthdays

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

love   Anniversaries

  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – November 26, 1960 – 57 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – November 28, 1958 – 59 years!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – November 28, 1987 – 30 years!
  • 146 Years of Wedded Bliss this week!!!!!

calendar   Calendar Reminders



 

CUC Newsletter – November 3, 2017

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       When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum.  By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.  A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.  When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.  But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.

John 6: 16-20


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Don’t  forget !  Saturday night turn your clocks back one hour for Daylight  Savings Time!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Last, Lost But Loved

One of our favorite speakers, Bob Fletcher, is giving our CUC lesson this  week and next.  His title this week is “Last, Lost But Loved”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by MariAnna & Fred Brown and Gloria & Jack Stadler

CUC Attendance

October 21 – 85 + 2 leaders = 87

October 29 – 89 members + 4 visitors = 93

CUC Class Contributions

October 29 –  $127


CUC Retreat 

Thanks to Sara & Paul Beecham and Jeanie and Jim Ehlers for planning and  organizing the retreat this week at Berry College.  Kristin Heiden did an outstanding job in leading a study of scriptures relating to “The  Kingdom  of  God”.

Fifty five CUC members attended. The Winshape hospitality, food, and facilities were excellent! So much so that it was decided, if possible, to return there for next year’s CUC retreat.


CUC Christmas Party

Mark your Calendars!  The CUC Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 4th,  at the Metropolitan Club.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

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As the result of CUC asking about a practical need at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, we will be collecting white bath towels for the teenagers there.  The teenagers are responsible for doing their own laundry, and towels are in demand.

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To give this project a festive flavor, a large laundry hamper decorated with a big ribbon will be available in the CUC classroom on Sundays starting November 5th.

After December 10th  all these gifts will be sent to Murphy-Harpst. Thanks for sharing Christmas Blessings!  Questions?  Contact Betty Hunt, Norma Hills, or Claudia Phelps.

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy ?

Please plan to bring extra Halloween candy to CUC  and we will collect it for Murphy Harpst to send with the towels. There  are  75 residents  and  16  clinical  professionals on  staff there who will enjoy the treats!


Operation Christmas  Child

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Many people are gathering items  for Operation Christmas ChildLynn  Roberts is collecting  the boxes.  Our CUC goal is 100! The filled boxes are due back by November 13th. (absolute  last  date –Nov.  20). Bring them to Sunday School or drop them off in the church office.

Go on-line to Operation Christmas Child – How to Pack a Shoebox for full information. Have fun filling your box(es)!  (No candy, liquids or toothpaste!) You will make some  child very happy! The cost to Samaritan’s Purse for shipping each box this year is $9. The best way to pay is on line.


Pecans for Sale

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The Discovery Class is selling the pecans for missions this  year. Orders will be accepted through Monday, November 6 to be picked up at the  church office 9 -4:30 after   November 9. One bag – $9, 3 bags-$25, case of  30- $240. Make checks payable to the Discovery Class.


RUMC Cookbooks For Sale

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There are about 120 cookbooks left from last year. They will  be sold this holiday season, for the price of $15.00 and all proceeds go to NFCC food pantry. There are three locations during the week to purchase the  cookbooks: the chapel building, church office, Julie’s  office and at WNO.

Cookbooks will not  be sold on Sundays in the sanctuary welcome center, but can be purchased on Sundays in chapel building office. This is a great gift item and would be great to sell out!


Homestretch News

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Tom Knight announced good news from Homestretch which CUC supports and in which several of our members are actively involved. Homestretch has just  been notified that they are receiving a $25,000 grant.


CUC Artists

Bob Hamilton is having an Art Show on this coming Sunday, November 5 from 1:00 until 4:00 at The Orchards at Crabapple Clubhouse. This at the corner of Crabapple and Rucker Rds. Please join him!

Jan  Buckley recently won Best in Show for a watercolor interpretation of  a photo at an art exhibit by the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance and Ga.Nature Photographers Association. The  show runs through November at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

 

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn  Adcock as she continues to recover from chemo and regains mobility
  • Betty Hunt  for  relief of pain and a good recovery from back surgery this Friday
  • Sue  Gardner on the  loss of her  brother, Dave Dowling, in Virginia
  • Laverne Lamb diagnosed this  week  with  a  retinal  hole after  sudden  loss of some vision in  one  eye
  • Don  MacLeod on the loss of his brother
  • Mary Sarafina’s daughter Pam  Pruitt who will be having chemo until the middle of December
  • Dave Taylor‘s mother Carolyn Taylor in  San Antonio with a broken tail bone and anemia after a fall

Thanksgiving

  • Betty and  Don  Gay – Betty was recovered enough after her broken hip for them to come out  to Sunday School again

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Bill Griffin – Nov. 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov. 7
  • Garlinn Storey – Nov 8
  • Norma  Taylor – Nov. 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov. 9

love   Anniversaries

  • Virginia & Stan  Thomason – Nov. 5, 1960 – 57  years
  • Sara & Paul  Beecham – Nov. 8, 1958, – 59 years

calendar    Calendar Reminders

  • December 4 – CUC Christmas  Party
  • December 12 – Wright’s Christmas  Open  House


 

CUC Newsletter – October 27, 2017

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Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up.  “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they among so many?” 

Jesus Said, “Have the people sit down.”  There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them.  Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted.  He did the same with the fish.

John 6:8-1 1


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Peru Mission Trip

This week’s lesson will be presented this Sunday by our own  Johnie Wright.  Johnie will talk about his experiences when he went along with other church people on their mission trip to Peru this year.

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Babs & Shaw Skillings and Sue & George Waite

CUC Class Attendance Sunday, October 22

82 members and 3 guests: total 85

CUC Class Contributions

Sunday, October 15 …. $113.

Sunday, October 22 ……. $85.


CUC Retreat this week!

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It will be a very memorable retreat in a very  beautiful location. Check in is 3 PM on Wednesday. Check  out  11:00  Friday.

In addition  to  all  the information  that  has been  provided, just  one  word of  caution….there is a 3 mile drive between the main campus and the convention center. (Berry is the  largest college campus in the world.) There  are  lots of  deer! Drive slowly. Be careful you  don’t run into any of them unexpectedly!


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

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As the result of CUC asking about a practical need at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, we will be collecting white bath towels for the teenagers there.  The teenagers are responsible for doing their own laundry, and towels are in demand.

To give this project a festive flavor, a large laundry hamper decorated with a big ribbon will be available in the CUC classroom on Sundays starting November 5th.  After December 10th  all these gifts will be sent to Murphy-Harpst by way of Pam Kramer, a staff member who lives in Marietta. Thanks for sharing Christmas Blessings!

Questions?  Contact Betty Hunt, Norma Hills, or Claudia Phelps

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy ?

Please plan to bring extra Halloween candy to CUC  and we will collect it for Murphy Harpst to send with the towels. There  are  75 residents  and  16  clinical  professionals on  staff there who will enjoy the treats! 


Compassion & Community

Be  sure  to  see today’s RUMC Friday  Blast with  the  video which  was  shown at  the 11:00 service last Sunday with our own  Betty Hunt talking about  Murphy Harpst.


Operation Christmas  Child

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Many people  are  gathering  items  for Operation Christmas ChildLynn  Roberts still has the boxes waiting to  be  filled.  Our CUC goal is 100! The filled  boxes  are  due back  by November 13th. Bring  them  to  Sunday  School  or  drop  them  off in the  church  office.

Go on-line to Operation Christmas Child – How to Pack a Shoebox for  full  information. Have fun filling your box(es)!  (No candy, liquids or toothpaste!) You will make some  child very happy! By the way, the cost to Samaritan’s Purse for shipping each box this year is $9. The  best  way  to  pay  is  on  line.


CUC Christmas Party

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Mark your Calendars!  The CUC Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 4th,  at the Metropolitan Club.


You are invited to Grow in Faith in 2018

Please join RUMC for one of the following Grow in Faith gatherings with Tom  Davis, where we will learn about some specific ways God is working in the lives at RUMC and beyond. Together, we will celebrate what God is doing through you and your support of RUMC.  At each of these gatherings, there will be an opportunity to turn in a pledge card or you might want to take some time to pray about your contribution and return it later.Please let RUMC know you are coming by choosing a gathering listed. Each event will include a full meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner).There are two more available dates left:


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education  bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn  Adcock as she continues to recover from chemo and regains mobility
  • Shirley May – prayers for a quick recovery from hand surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Juliana Goodson‘s daughter Leslie and her  husband Jason as they recover  from multiple severe injuries following an auto accident.
  • Sue Gardner asks for prayers for her brother, who had another incident with blood loss, this time with his heart stopping.  Once he was revived and his blood pressure stabilized, the GI Team found and stopped the source of the bleeding.  Please pray that this crisis is completely resolved, and that his other medical issues improve

Thanksgiving

  • Kris Taylor‘s  good  friend Myra was  finally released on Thursday,  is at Kris’ home, and  is  actively  looking  for  employment.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • Betty and  Don  Gay  at Cottonwood Retirement Community

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Pat  Peterson –  Oct . 29
  • Bill Thompson – Oct. 30
  • Linda Mooney – Nov. 2
  • Nancy  Van Horn – Nov.3
  • Mary Lee Copeland – Nov. 4

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Calendar Reminders

  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape  Center,  Berry  College
  • December 4 – CUC Christmas  Party


 

CUC Newsletter – October 20, 2017

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On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. 

John 2: 1-3 and 7-9


Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Report On The 2017 Annual Conference

This  Sunday Linda & Ernie Bond who were RUMC lay representatives to the Annual Conference will  give the  CUC class a report on the 2017 Annual Conference [AUDIO].

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.
This week they will be provided by Virginia Hardy, Garlinn & Mike Story, and Frank Foil

CUC Class Attendance Sunday, October 15

85 members and 2 visitors –  total 87


CUC Retreat Coming  Soon!

Our retreat is getting closer. 65 people had originally  signed  up to  attend our Berry College retreat, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Be aware that you still can sign up.  We have at least 3 rooms available and would like to fill them if possible. Have  you  made  a last minute  decision  to  go?  Do you  have  friends  who  would  like  to join  us?  Please see Paul or Sara Beecham, Jeannie or Jim Ehlers, our  retreat  coordinators, to sign up.

All meals will  be  provided. It will be a very memorable retreat in a beautiful location. Check in is 3 PM on Wednesday. Check  out  11:00  Friday.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

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As the result of CUC asking about a practical need at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, we will be collecting white bath towels for the teenagers there.  The teenagers are responsible for doing their own laundry, and towels are in demand.  To give this project a festive flavor, a large laundry hamper decorated with a big ribbon will be available in the CUC classroom on Sundays starting November 5th.  After December 10th  all these gifts will be sent to Murphy-Harpst by way of Pam Kramer, a staff member who lives in Marietta. Thanks for sharing Christmas Blessings!  Questions?  Contact Betty Hunt, Norma Hills, or Claudia Phelps.


Operation Christmas  Child

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Many people  are  gathering  items  for Operation Christmas Child. Lynn  Roberts still has the boxes waiting to  be  filled.  Our CUC goal is 100! The filled  boxes  are  due back  by November 13th. Bring  them  to  Sunday  School  or  drop  them  off in the  church  office.

Go on-line to Operation Christmas Child – How to Pack a Shoebox for  full  information. Have fun filling your box(es)!  (No candy, liquids or toothpaste!) You will make some  child very happy! By the way, the cost to Samaritan’s Purse for shipping each box this year is $9. The  best  way  to  pay  is  on  line.


CUC Christmas Party

Mark your Calendars!  The CUC Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 4th,  at the Metropolitan Club. (A sneak  peek  at  the  menu sounds  delicious!).


RUMC Murphy  Harpst  Offering

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This year, the  annual RUMC children’s offering to be collected this Sunday, Oct. 22, will support Murphy-Harpst, which CUC has been  actively  supporting for some time. Murphy  Harpst is committed to meeting the needs of abused and neglected young people through residential treatment, placements in specialized foster care, and community programs.


You are invited to Grow in Faith in 2018

Please join RUMC for one of the following Grow in Faith gatherings with Tom  Davis, where we will learn about some specific ways God is working in the lives at RUMC and beyond. Together, we will celebrate what God is doing through you and your support of RUMC.  At each of these gatherings, there will be an opportunity to turn in a pledge card or you might want to take some time to pray about your contribution and return it later.Please let RUMC know you are coming by choosing a gathering listed. Each event will include a full meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner).There are two more available dates left,


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education  bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.

Betty  Hunt this  week  is ready  to send in 157 Box Tops. If any are turned in Sunday, they will be added.  Also 9 Labels for Education are ready to be mailed.  Not a big number for either, but they help to make a big number for Red Bird Mission School once they are added to others sent in from other  sources.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn  Adcock as she continues to recover from chemo and regains mobility
  • Jim Boswell had his heart procedure done on Thursday and  plans to  be home on Friday.
  • Shirley  May  is having  Carpel  Tunnel surgery  on  Monday
  • Juliana Goodson‘s daughter Leslie and her  husband Jason as they, along with their family, recover at Juliana’s home from multiple severe injuries following an auto accident.
  • Mary Serafina‘s daughter Pam in Burmingham who has been diagnosed with liver cancer.  Please keep Pam and her family in your prayers.
  • Terry Taylor’s son, Kent, is an ordained pastor serving on the mission field in Turkey for the past 12 years.  He works with Pastor Andrew Brunson who has led the Resurrection Church in Izmir for 23 years.  In October 2016, Andrew was thrown into prison, and falsely accused of being part of the failed coup in Turkey. Franklin Graham, President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, has called Andrew’s wife, Norine, to offer comfort and support.  President Trump and Vice President Pence have tried to persuade Turkey’s President Erdogan (in two separate meetings) to release Andrew to no avail.  The Turkish government has indicated that they will free Andrew if the United States will turn over Turkish Pastor Gulen who has lived in exile in the United States since 1999.  Gulen is accused of instigating the coup.
    Please pray for Kent and AndrewNorine, and their three children as they deal with this crisis.  Andrew & Norine’s children – JordanJackie, and Blaise are currently in the United States going to school.

Thanksgiving

  • Beth  Hamilton back  to CUC after suffering a  fractured  pelvis several weeks ago.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

  • Frank Magaro – at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • Betty and  Don  Gay – now at Cottonwood Retirement Community

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • — none —

 

love   Anniversaries

  • Babs &  Shaw Skillings – October 22, 1966 – 51 years !

 

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • October 21 –  Great Day of Service
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape  Center,  Berry  College
  • December 4 – CUC Christmas  Party


 

CUC – Sunday – December 4, 2016

CUC Logo Resized with I AddThe Nurturing Community: For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word:

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13 – 14


Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Spirit Speaks
Our CUC lesson this Sunday  is “ The Spirit Speaks”.


CUC Refreshments
Be sure to thank Martha Jane & Charlie Mason and Marlene & Don MacLeod who are providing the CUC refreshments this Sunday.


CUC Attendance
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Total 77 members + 1 visitor = 78




Annual CUC Christmas Party
We are looking forward to our CUC Annual Christmas Party on this coming Wednesday, December 7 . It will be held at Brookfield Country Club at 6:00 PM with Dinner at 7:00. Donna & Vince Grosse are chairing this event. 106 people have signed up to attend!


Christmas Choir Concerts
Christmas Festival Concerts are coming up soon – Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m.The concerts will feature the RUMC Sanctuary Choir, Georgia Philharmonic, Celebration Ringers, and organist Tom Alderman. Complimentary tickets are available in the main office (Chapel building), Worship Arts office (Sanctuary building), and with a small service charge at itickets.com.


Christmas and New Years CUC schedule
CUC will not be meeting on either Christmas Day or New Years Day


Christmas Open House
A Christmas Open House will be held on Saturday, December 17th at Nancy and Johnie Wright’s house, starting at 6PM. Bring a small hors d’oeuvre or dessert.
Carpool if possible due to limited parking. Please let the Wrights know if you plan to attend.


Poinsettia Delivery to Shut-ins
This Sunday, Dec. 4, share the spirit of giving this Christmas by volunteering to deliver a poinsettia to a home bound RUMC member. Volunteers may pick up a plant in the Sanctuary south lobby after the 8:30, 9:30,or 11 a.m. worship service and be given the info for a shut-in. Contact: De Lee Udelson, dudelson@rumc.com or 770.261.1741


5th Annual Roswell Student Ministry Christmas Tree Sale
Don’t forget to pick up your pre ordered Fraser Fir Christmas tree or wreath from RUMC’s student ministry this Saturday Dec. 3rd


AARP Safe Driving Class
The AARP Safe driving class will be held Wednesday, December 7th in the Dining Room.
This is a change from the original date of December 14.
Anyone interested, please call SEL building to sign up: 770-587-3750.


Honduras Mission Opportunity
RUMC has partnered with Lunches for Learning, Inc., to “adopt” the Manuel Bonilla Elementary School in the remote mountain community of Las Tablas in southern Honduras.
A trip April 20-27 will build upon our previous trips in 2015 by continuing to strengthen relationships with key local church and community leaders. Our hope is to build a long term relationship with this community and help them lift themselves out of oppressive poverty while developing their spiritual health. Projects will be discussed at our planning meetings.
This is a great opportunity for first-time mission trip participants. A Honduras Mission Team Information Meeting will be held Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the dining room . Details: Katherine Simons, lovingyourneighbor@gmail.com . At the planning meeting you will see slides of school and facilities, meet the lead team and participate in planning.



Support RUMC Missions as you start your holiday shopping and decorating
As you pull decorations out of storage, consider donating those unused “treasures” to our missions booth. Maybe you’re looking for that perfect piece to finish your decorations. Check out our Mission Booth and spread the word. Information: rumc.com/missionsbooth


Box Tops, Labels,Tags, and Pull Tabs from Soft Drinks
The Box Tops and the Labels for Education for Red Bird Missions can be brought in each Sunday for Betty Hunt to be sent to Red Bird Missions to buy items they need.
And don’t forget to get a Publix tag from Betty Hunt and be sure to have it scanned whenever you shop at Publix to benefit Murphy Harpst!
Nancy Wright is also collecting pull tabs from soft drink cans which are used to benefit Ronald McDonald House.



Prayer Requests

  • Mike Ewing for comfort in his loss of Joanne
  • LaVerne Lamb for good recovery following shoulder surgery last Monday
  • Caryn Woodison for improvement of health problems

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Pat Peterson , Linda Temples, and Barbara Davis as they continue to deal with health problems
  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale Nursing Home, Woodstock

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and difficult decisions at this time


Birthdays

  • Mary Serafina – December 7
  • Betty Williams – December 10
  • Hugh Gardner – December 10

Anniversaries

  • none

Calendar Reminders

  • December 3 – Christmas tree/wreath pickup
  • December 4 – 3:00 MOS “Christmas through the Ages” Concert
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • December 9 – 7:30 Christmas Festival Concert
  • December 11– 3:00 Christmas Festival Concert
  • December 17 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • December 18 – 3:00 –11th Annual Messiah Sing-a-Long
  • November 1,2,and 3, 2017 – CUC Annual Retreat

Annual CUC Christmas Party – 2016

Be sure your calendars are marked for our CUC Annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 7 . It will be held at Brookfield Country Club at 6:00PM with Dinner at 7:00.

Donna & Vince Grosse are chairing this event. So far 103 people have signed up! The cost is $37 per person. Please sign up on the clipboard passed on Sunday mornings and please get your money in, making checks payable to CUC and in the memo line write “ Christmas Party”.

Annual CUC Christmas Party – 2016

Be sure your calendars are marked for our CUC Annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 7 .

It will be held at Brookfield Country Club. Donna & Vince Grosse are chairing this event. Please sign up on the clipboard passed on Sunday mornings.

The cost is $37 per person. Please make checks payable to CUC and in the memo line write “ Christmas Party”.

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