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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


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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 – July 13, 2018

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There is one body and one Spirit –just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:4-6


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Welcome Dr. Jeff Ross

Our new RUMC Associate Pastor in charge of Adult Discipleship, Dr. Jeff Ross, will be our CUC speaker this week. His subject will be:

  • Part 1 Introduction — Who Am I and How Did I Get Here?
  • Part 2 Adult discipleship–Ezekiel 37:1-14

 

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Steve Covert, Frank Foil, and Virginia Hardy

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 8, 2018
98 total
91 members, 6 visitors, 1 teacher.


CUC Wednesday Night Out

 

 

CUC’s WNO will be at Altobelli’s [MENU] this coming Wednesday, July 18, at 5:30 pm. Altobelli’s is located at 3000 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, June 12, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count. At our WNO at Chicago’s this past Wednesday there were 30 present. (38 were expected.)


Must Ministries Lunch Program

 

A big thank you to our class for the steady contributions of Apples for Must Ministries each week! Keep up the good work!

Continuing every Sunday through the months of June and July please bring bags of apples as you are able and they will be placed with the lunch crews for distribution with the bag lunches.

Our CUC class has made more than 4,000 lunches in the past 2 years and we plan to make still more. The next CUC lunch-making day is next Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00.

Drivers and riders are still needed for delivering the MUST lunches. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Griffin.


Job Networking Fundraisers

 

Drop Off Sundays for the RUMC Job Networking Garage Sale began last Sunday, July 8. You may drop off items for Garage Sale with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. Drop off Sundays continue all Sundays in July. However, if possible, wait and donate on July 30.

We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We only want women’s clothes on HANGERS.

Start planning to volunteer at almost any time during the week of the huge Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods on Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.


Charis Gallery

 

Last chance to see it! The “Celebration” Exhibit in the Charis Gallery outside the Sanctuary runs through July 16th. Jan Buckley has received the People’s Choice Award for her painting “Grandma Bathing Muffy”. Patricia Mashburn also has paintings in the exhibit.


Acting Up – “Annie”

 

Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 2627 – [28 matinee 1, matinee 2] – 29. We are hearing it will be a great show! For information and tickets, rumcactingup@gmail.com or rumc.com/actingup .


Little Things Mean a Lot!

Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!

Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags you have brought home from stores. You can find a current list of products that feature Box Tops for Education by searching for Box Tops for Education on your computers.

Quite a variety of brands helps schools this way. Many schools collect them. All these items contributed from our class are mailed to Red Bird Missionary Conference in Kentucky to help the Christian school there.

Over the years these Box Tops sent from churches and individuals across the USA have made a positive difference in the school’s ability to provide “extras” such as hall lockers, prizes for perfect attendance, fuel for vans, field trips. These benefits are not part of the school’s budget.

Red Bird Missionary Conference has an excellent computer site. Please refer to it for information about this Methodist center in rural Appalachia.

Flip tops from cans – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School. These go to support Ronald McDonald Houses


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  • Edna Smith – continuing her recovery from hernia surgery.
  • Mary Serafina at MD Anderson in Houston with her daughter Pam Pruit for a month, for Pam’s cancer treatments. Pray for Pam’s successful cancer treatment

Ongoing Prayer Request

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  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
  • UPDATE ON PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON – June 25, 2018 President Trump made his boldest statement last weekend in defense of imprisoned Pastor Brunson assuring him that he is not forgotten, and we are working on his release. Also, the U.S. Senate is poised to approve legislation that would inflict a significant penalty on Turkey by denying their purchase of our F-35 jets should they not release Pastor Brunson. In addition, the European Parliamentarians are demanding Turkey release the innocent pastor. Meanwhile, Pastor Brunson is in prison awaiting the continuation of his trial this coming week on July 18.

Thanksgivings

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


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Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – May 18, 2018

Then I heard a voice telling me, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” I replied, “Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” The voice spoke from heaven a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

Acts 11: 7-9


Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Mission of the Church

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We are fortunate to have Kristin Heiden teaching our lesson this Sunday. Her topic is “The Mission of the Church”. This will be our last time with her as her last day at RUMC is June 10.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell and MariAnna & Fred Brown

CUC Attendance
Sunday, May 13
78 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher
Total 83

CUC Offering
Sunday, May 13
$87

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest CUC member, Bev Harrell


CUC’s Wednesday Night Out!

 

The CUC Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 16th was enjoyed by 24 CUC members. Next week’s Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 23 at 5:30, we will be at the Olde Blind Dog, 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and didn’t sign up, call Grady or Pat Phillips at 770-587-5392 by noon Tuesday, May 22.


Must Ministries Lunch Program

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Fellow CUCers, summer is here and that means Must Summer Lunches.

As of this date, we have $1350.00 in our treasury plus $500.00 from the Boswell Foundation that should enable us to make approximately 1600 lunches. Last year we made 2400 lunches and to do that again this year, we will need the funds necessary to do so! We will be passing the hat this Sunday and that will determine the number of lunches we can provide.

We will also be passing the clipboard for volunteers to make the lunches. Y’all were so great last year and we had many volunteers. It takes about 15 volunteers to put these lunches together. We know we can do it again this year! Our first date is June 12, Tuesday, 9:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for all you do throughout the year.

Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell


From the Fellowship Committee:

Patriotic Potluck Picnic!

There will be a CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic in the DOD on Wednesday, June 27th! Save the date! Plan to bring potluck and games to share.


Celebrate

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Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery in the hallway by the south lobby of the Sanctuary to see the “Celebrate” exhibit which includes an award-winning painting by Patricia Mashburn and also a painting by Jan Buckley and one by Perri Wagner, daughter of Gale & Roger Davis.


RUMC May Senior Trip-Mercedes Benz Stadium Tour

From Andrea Cummings: Join us for a tour of the Mercedes Benz Stadium on May 30th. Meeting in the parlor by 9:00 a.m., leaving by 9:15 a.m. We will have lunch at the Hudson Grille (https://hudsongrille.com/menu).

Tickets are $15 and lunch is on your own. Tickets have to be purchased in advance. As such, I will need payment for your ticket prior to the trip. Please register and pay online, if you can at www.rumc.com/seniortrip. Otherwise, please drop a check or cash off Monday-Thursday. Make checks payable to Roswell United Methodist Church. If you have any additional questions email or call, acummings@rumc.com|770.261.1796.


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Little Things Mean a Lot! Please remember to keep collecting and bring to Sunday School your flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses and your Box Tops for Redbird Missions. Thank you for clipping the Box Tops when you see them on boxes, cans, bags. CUC has a basket for their deposit.


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  • Jim Boswell –Admitted Thursday to Piedmont Hospital for a “heart tune up” and will be there for several days.
  • Mary Serafina – following mild stroke which has left her with some problems with balance.
  • Jim and Rose Lappe request prayers for their daughter-in-law Melissa Lappe as she will be getting intensive chemo treatments for the next 18 weeks to address cancer in lymph nodes.
  • Bonnie White – sympathy on the death of her brother in Missouri

Ongoing Prayer Requests

  • Mary Serafina asked that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.

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 this editor can keep information current)

Thanksgiving

Congratulations to Becky Copeland, daughter of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland who has now earned her Doctorate of Divinity degree. She is assistant professor of religion at Boston University.


 

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CUC Newsletter – February 16, 2018

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Faith

Doris Westbrook will be our CUC speaker this Sunday. Doris has the record of being a member of RUMC longer than anyone else and is a frequent speaker in the Seekers Class.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Jan & Allen Buckley and Gale & Roger Davis

CUC Attendance
February 11
79 CUC members + 1 visitor +1 speaker = 81

CUC Contributions
February 11
$68


Murphy Harpst Update

Nine CUC members went to Murphy Harpst on Saturday, February 10th to put on a well-received February birthday party for the residents there.

Now the rest of us can keep up our support of Murphy Harpst by remembering to always use our Murphy Harpst tags when we shop at Publix. Murphy Harpst receives about $3000 from Publix each month as a result of people using those tags.

Current Donations to Murphy Harpst made by Publix


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

The 11th annual Peachtree Tea to benefit Homestretch will be held February 27, 11:00 – 1:30 at the Country Club of the South with a champagne reception, luncheon and auction. CUC always has a nice turnout to this event and Lynn Adcock would like to get a full table or more together from our class.

So far at least 10 CUC members are planning to attend. Contact Lynn or sign up on the sheet being passed on Sunday if you are interested in supporting Homestretch and attending. Tickets are $80.


RUMC GIC Coming Up

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The theme of this year’s GIC, March 1-4, is Life on Mission: Hope in the Face of Injustice, with an emphasis on human trafficking. Plan to attend at least some of the sessions. CUC will be having one of the missionaries as our speaker that Sunday or members may choose to attend the “Taking Hope to the Streets” session.


Tortured for Christ Needs Your Help!

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The Griffins, Davis’ and Petersons have ordered tickets to see the movie Tortured For Christ.

It is based on the book of the same name written by Richard Wurmbrand. He was a minister in Romania. After the communists took control he was arrested. He served 14 years in prison because he refused to renounce his faith. The movie is being shown March 5 at the GTC Merchants Walk Stadium theater at 7:30. Tickets are $12.50.

If you are interested in joining three exceptionally friendly couples, please order your tickets from the below web site. Your credit card will not be charged until they have 44 tickets sold. If enough tickets are not sold by 2/26, the movie will be cancelled.
Please join us. Share the Link: https://www.tugg.com/events/tortured-for-christ-movie-t7_o

Questions? Call Ron Peterson.


CUC Annual Retreat

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Our 2018 CUC RETREAT will be back at WINSHAPE Retreat Center located on BERRY COLLEGE CAMPUS, October 31, Nov. 1 & 2. Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss this outstanding event.


Get your Cans to Church!

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February is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. Remember to bring non-perishable items to the church this month.


Information about Water Filters Mission

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Our recent CUC speaker, Dr. Ron Greer, talked about a mission of providing water filters to decrease waterborne illness in impoverished developing countries. For more information about this mission you can go to uzimafilters.org


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Brenda Burrell requests ongoing prayers for her family, especially her daughter Jen and 3 grandson’s
  • Linda Mooney’s husband Bob – that his back surgery this past Wednesday is successful
  • Mary Serafina asks that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer. Pam feels your prayers and feels God’s hand on her life.
  • Nancy Van Horn’s brother, Bert Fridlin, passed away Friday morning. She requests prayers for the family. Bert had lymphoma for 20 years so he greatly beat the odds. (Bert was a fraternity brother of Shaw Skilling)
  • Nancy Wistrand requests prayers for Maddy Wilford and her family. Maddie was shot 3 times in the school shooting in FL. She is the grand daughter of Nancy’s cousin Jim. She has undergone at least 2 surgeries. Her mother, Missy Wilford, is from Marietta.

Thanksgivings

  • Jim Adcock is back to CUC, recovering from his hip fracture
  • Lynn Adcock’s mother celebrated her 100th birthday recently

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

February 19

  • Jim Adcock
  • Tom Erdman

February 20

  • Dee Scott

February 22

  • Babs Skilling
  • Cecelia Moore
  • Judy Zierk
  • Lara Deaton

 

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  • Tuesday, February 27 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 1-4 – GIC -Life on Mission: Hope In the Face of Injustice
  • Saturday, April 14 – Homestretch 2018 Run the River
  • October 31, November 1,2 – CUC Annual Retreat


 

CUC Newsletter – February 10, 2018

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Travelling with My Eyes Up!
This Sunday we again welcome Rusty Gordon as our CUC speaker. He is planning to give his lesson on “Travelling with My Eyes Up!”. Rusty always presents a lesson that is both fun and insightful.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg and LaVerne Lamb & Dick Anthony

CUC Music
We are thankful to have Virginia Thomason at the piano providing beautiful music as we gather each week.

CUC Attendance
February 4
73 members + 1 visitor + 1 speaker = 75

CUC Contributions
February 4
$82


Murphy Harpst Donations

Sunday the CUC Class voted to make a contribution of $1,000 to the Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. Because of the additional generosity of some CUC class members, the check to Murphy Harpst will be for $1,700 to be taken when representatives of our class go to host the February birthday party .

Thank you, CUC Class, for generously supporting efforts to make our fourth annual birthday party at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center this Saturday, February 10th, a success.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

The 11th annual Peachtree Tea to benefit Homestretch will be held February 27, 11:00 – 1:30 at the Country Club of the South with a champagne reception, luncheon and auction.

CUC always has a nice turnout to this event and Lynn Adcock would like to get at least a full table together from our class. So far 8 CUC members are planning to attend. Contact Lynn or sign up on the sheet being passed on Sunday if you are interested in supporting Homestretch and attending. Tickets are $80.


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Get your Cans to Church!

February is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. Remember to bring non-perishable items to the church this month.


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Rose and Jim Lappe and family on the loss of their son, Jason. The service is Friday, Feb. 9 at 11:00 A. M. in The Chapel Roswell officiated by Eric Lee. (In lieu of flowers donations are requested to Murphy Harpst 740 Fletcher Street, Cedartown, GA 30125-3249).
  • Mary Serafina asks that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer. Pam feels your prayers and feels God’s hand on her life.
  • Dave Taylor on the loss of his mother Carolyn, 92, who died Tuesday. She was hospitalized on Saturday with double pneumonia and sepsis. She never regained consciousness. Dave and his sister were with her at the end and said it was peaceful. It is sad but good. We rejoice that she has been healed completely and reunited with her Lord and her beloved husband of 60 years
  • Nancy VanHorn’s brother – pray for continued improvement of blood and liver disorder

Thanksgiving

  • Jim Adcock continues recovery from hip fracture back at home
  • Johnie Johnson – back to CUC following knee replacement

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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  • Betty Robertson – February 11
  • Pat Cooney – February 15

 

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  • Saturday, February 10 – Birthday Party at Murphy Harpst
  • February 9 -10 RUMC Women’s Retreat
  • Tuesday, February 27– Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 1-4 – GIC -Life on Mission: Hope In the Face of Injustice
  • Saturday, April 14 – Homestretch 2018 Run the River


 

CUC Newsletter – December 29, 2017

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In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. Since Joseph belonged to David’s house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David’s city, called Bethlehem, in Judea. He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant.

Luke 2:1-5


Sunday, December 31, 2017
Happy New Year!

The Journey to Bethlehem

Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, CUC will continue the Advent lessons through the beginning of January.

The teacher for this Sunday is our own John Sharp. John continues the Advent series with the fourth chapter entitled “The Journey to Bethlehem” from the Adam Hamilton Advent series of “Faithful – Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Norma Taylor and Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal

CUC Attendance
December 24
79

CUC Class Contributions
December 24
$75

Thanks to Charlie Mason for keeping up with the weekly contributions and his excellent accounting of CUC’s funds.

Welcome Our New CUC Members!
Donna & Johnny Johnson


New Year’s Eve at RUMC

There will be just one service on Sunday, December 31st, and that will be at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary.


New Bible Studies for 2018

Start the new year by re-engaging with your faith through participating in one of RUMC’s Bible studies.

For information go to rumc.com/biblestudies


RUMC Margaret Mitchell House Tour

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Join an RUMC group on a guided tour of the Margaret Mitchell House and lunch at Ted’s Montana Grill [MENU] on January 24, 2018 at 10 am.

Tickets for the tour are $7.50 and lunch will be on your own. Please sign up by January 19th, tickets have to be purchased in advance.

You are able to register online at www.rumc.com/daytrip (preferred) or by email. Have questions? kheiden@rumc.com


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Jim Boswell for recovery of strength following heart surgery
  • Robert Leckie – in Northside Hospital with complications of the flu
  • Lynda Leckie for quick recovery from pneumonia
  • Martha Jane Mason on the loss of her 99 year old mother
  • Bonnie White recovering from pneumonia

Thanksgivings

  • Lynn Adcock recovering of mobility as she has further physical therapy
  • The happy occasion of the marriage of Sharon & Tom Erdman’s daughter on Saturday
  • Julianna Goodson’s son-in-law finally being able to put weight on his foot months after auto accident

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

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

  • December 31 – Donna Grosse, Vince Grosse
  • January 3 – Susan Emmons, Sandy Martin, Gloria Stadler
  • January 5 – Norma Hills, Sue Waite
  • January 6 – Sara Beecham, Jill Head, Donna Johnson

 

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  • Lynn & Dave Roberts – January 3, 1961 – 57 years!

 

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CUC Newsletter – December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017 Merry Christmas!

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)

 

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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. This is the lesson we missed on December 10th because of the snow. Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, CUC will continue the Advent lessons through the beginning of January.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Martha Jane & Charlieand Mason Claudia & John Phelps

 

CUC Attendance

December 17

89 members + 3 guests = total 92

 

CUC Class Contributions

December 17

$152

 

Men’s Christmas Socks Contest

Don’t miss CUC class this Sunday! The men will wear their best Christmas socks!

The women were judged this past Sunday on their Christmas sweaters. Now is the chance for the men to show their socks!

Christmas at RUMC

RUMC has a full complement of worship services on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Sundays. See the Christmas Eve schedule below.

RUMC Margaret Mitchell House Tour

Join an RUMC group on a guided tour of the Margaret Mitchell House and lunch at Ted’s Montana on January 24, 2018 at 10 am. Tickets for the tour are $7.50 and lunch will be on your own. Please sign up by January 19th, tickets have to be purchased in advance. For more information about the Margaret Mitchell House please visit, http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/destinations/margaret-mitchell-house. You are able to register online.www.rumc.com/daytrip(preferred) or by email. Have questions? kheiden@rumc.com

CUC Prayer Requests

Dick Anthony on the loss of his son Robert

Lynn Adcock for recovery of mobility as she has further physical therapy

Jim Boswell for recovery of strength. He is at home following a successful unprecedented heart surgery

Bonnie White recovering from pneumonia

Dave Hill‘s brother who has had to have a pacemaker placed

Brenda Burrell‘s family as her great-grandson, born too early with multiple problems, has been placed on hospice care

Thanksgivings

Carolyn Batterson– rapid recovery from head injury caused by a fall

Linda Boswell – relief of back pain

Bob Davis – reported to be improving

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

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

Dec. 26 – Lynda Leckie

Dec. 27 – Jim Boswell

Dec. 29 – Brenda Burrell

Dec. 28 – Pat Deaton

Dec. 29 – Lynn Adcock

Dec. 30 – Claudia Phelps

Anniversaries

Bettie & John Goss – December 27, 1961 – 56 years!

Pat & Grady Phillips – December 28, 1963 – 54 years!

Calendar Reminders

December 24

9:30 a.m. Welcome Home Nine-Thirty Contemporary Service (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis Full Roswell Kids programming for birth – fifth grade- live streamed at rumc.com/live

11 a.m. Traditional Service (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis- Full Roswell Kids programming for birth – fifth grade- live streamed at rumc.com/live

11 a.m. Chapel Roswell (Chapel)-Rev. Eric Lee-Full Roswell Kids programming for birth – fifth grade- live streamed at chapelroswell.com/live

4 p.m. Family Worship Service with Candlelight (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis –Childcare available for birth – five years old-Doors open at 3:30 p.m.- live streamed at rumc.com/live

6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis-Childcare available for birth – five years old-This service will be live streamed at rumc.com/live

11 p.m. Traditional Candlelight & Communion (Chapel) -Dr. Tom Davis

January 24 – Margaret Mitchell House Tour

February 10 Lunches for Learning Valentine’s event at Founder’s Hall

February 9 -10 RUMC Women’s Retreat

March 1-4RUMC’s 2018 Global Impact Celebration

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.


cookie   Birthdays

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

love   Anniversaries

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

 


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CUC Newsletter – September 17, 2017

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There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 

1Corinthians 12:4


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Murphy Harpst

This Sunday we will have a program about Murphy Harpst.  Our primary speaker is Brian P. Scales, Vice President of Development for Murphy Harpst Children’s Centers. This  will be  an  opportunity  to  learn  more  about  this  home  and  school  for troubled youth to which CUC has been donating  money,  books, and  other  supplies, and where CUC gives a yearly birthday party.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Jeannie & Jim Ehlers

CUC Class Attendance Sunday, September 10

75 members

CUC Class Contributions Sunday, September 3rd and 10th

Charlie Mason, CUC Class Treasurer,  turned over to RUMC’s financial office the checks from the CUC Class for UMCOR’s disaster relief.  The checks from our class totaled $13,636. This amount does not include the $1200contribution from the CUC Endowment Fund.  If the contribution from the endowment fund is included, the total for UMCOR becomes $14,836.


Hurricane Harvey and Irma Offerings

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As we pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and and Irma and the aftermath of these storms know that through your generosity, RUMC financially supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a team already on the ground providing relief to victims.

If you feel led to do more, you can support those in need financially by indicating #901670 or “Disaster Relief” on the memo line of your check written to RUMC or by choosing “Disaster Relief” if making a donation online throughrumc.com/give. 100% of the money you give to UMCOR in this offering is given to help those in flooded areas. Administrative costs have been paid separately.
You may also participate in our “Flood Bucket” efforts. Visit www.rumc.com/hurricanerelief to learn more.


Time for CUC Small Group Dinners!

These gracious events give CUCers a chance to gather in smaller groups and really get to know one another. The host household provides the entree and each guest brings a side dish. The host family finds a good date for all guests assigned to them and they organize the menu. If you don’t have a chance to sign up in class, please contact Mary Serafina or Kris Taylor. You’ll be glad you did!


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament to benefit The RUMC Foundation, Inc. is set for Monday Oct. 9, 2017. For full information on our 80th birthday tribute opportunity in honor of Dr. Malone Dodson. Information/ Registration: www.rumc.com/golf.


RUMC October  Senior  Day  Trip

Join us for a tour of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, October 16th. We will have lunch at Mellow Mushroom following the tour. The tour is $14 and lunch will be on your own. For more information about the Center for Civil and Human Rights visit: https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/.  If you have any questions, email acummings@rumc.com or by phone 770-261-1796.


Get  Your  Cans To  Church!

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Remember September  is  the  month  RUMC  collects  food  for  North  Fulton  Charities.


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

Please continue collecting the Boxtops labels found on many products.  Labels for Education are not printed on as many grocery items any more, but they will be accepted at Red Bird School until the end of 2017. Bettie Hunt is collecting.

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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  has her  final  course  of chemo next week.
  • Beth  Hamilton  who  fell  this  past  Saturday fracturing  her  pelvis, for  relief  of  pain
  • Norma Hills – for relief  of  back  and  leg pain  and  mobility issues
  • Terry Taylor – for a good recovery as he  regains his strength.Terry says, “My doctor says it will take me a long time to fully recover, but I hope to see you in CUC in the next few weeks”
  • Scott Woodison -following   surgery scheduled for this  past  Monday
  • Please pray for Wilma &  Keith Stump‘s daughter Jolane and her husband Chris whose home in Fairburn was very severely damaged and  by a huge tree tree during  the  storm  Monday.

Thanksgivings

  • Bob  Morisey – celebrating  the  birth  of  his  first  great- granddaughter
  • Myra Ettenborough, friend of  Kris  Taylor, was released from a federal prison camp in Florida on Thursday, September 7th. Her family picked her up and they fled Florida in front of Hurricane Irma. Luckily, as evacuees were clogging northbound routes on I-95, they were traveling a more western route from the panhandle to the halfway house which is a much more liberal and welcoming environment than the prison camp.
    We still have no idea how long she will have to spend there but at least it is easier to go visit her and she has her own phone for the first time in 51/2 years. God is good and has blessed many people through Myra’s teaching and ministry. We eagerly await her return to Roswell.

 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

  • Janet Thomas – Sept. 19
  • John  Sharp – Sept. 19
  • Jim Ehlers – Sept 22
  • Mike  Ewing – Sept. 22
  • Wilfred  Boayue Sept. 23

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  • Beverly & Doug  Tatom – Sept. 19, 1998 – 19 years

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  • October 9 – 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournaments
  • October 16 – Center for Civil and Human Rights day  trip,
  • October 21 –  Great  Day  of  Service
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape  Center,  Berry  College


 

Newsletter – Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

One Man’s Journey with the Lord

Paul Beecham will be our teacher this Sunday. We always enjoy Paul’s lessons. His lesson a couple of weeks ago was such that he had us wanting to hear the rest of the story. His topic this week is “One Man’s Journey with the Lord — Continued”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sandy & Bill Griffin, Sister & Gannett Backus

CUC Class Attendance

Sunday, September 3
78 total – 77 members,1 teacher.

CUC Class Contributions

Sunday, September 3
Special collection for UMCOR’s hurricane relief amounted to the following:
Checks: $7300
Cash:       $109
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Total:    $7409

Several people who were not present last Sunday pledged $3150.The CUC Foundation $1200 was not included, so $11,759 will be starting point going into next Sunday.

It is wonderful to see blessed people, thru God’s help, pass it on. We will take up a collection again this coming Sunday. CUC treasurer Charlie Mason will deposit the cash into the CUC’s bank account and write out a check to RUMC for that amount. Then all the checks will be handed over to Bill Barbour, RUMC’s treasurer.


CUC Endowment Distribution

Jim Boswell announced the recommendations of the CUC Foundation Committee for the distribution of funds from the endowment as follows:

  1. $500 to replace the aging CUC computer
  2. $1000 to Murphy Harpst plus $500 additional to furnish a room in the new dormitory there
  3. $1200 to UMCOR to help in recovery efforts in Texas for critical needs following Hurricane Harvey

This was unanimously approved by the class.


Hurricane Harvey Offering

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As we pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath of this storm know that through your generosity, RUMC financially supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a team already on the ground in Houston providing relief to victims.

If you feel led to do more, you can support those in need financially by indicating #901670 or “Disaster Relief” on the memo line of your check written to RUMC or by choosing “Disaster Relief” if making a donation online through rumc.com/give. 100% of the money you give to UMCOR in this offering is given to help those in flooded areas. Administrative costs have been paid separately.

You may also participate in our “Flood Bucket” efforts. Visit www.rumc.com/hurricanerelief to learn more. CUC will be taking up a special offering this Sunday.


Parking this Sunday

Chapel Roswell’s two-year anniversary celebration will take place this Sunday, Sept. 10, on the front lawn of the chapel. There will be three food trucks on campus and they will take the parking spaces on the left side of the B-building, if you are facing the chapel.

If there is rain (please pray there is not), the food trucks will park in the handicap spaces behind the fellowship hall. They hope to make temporary handicap spaces available on right side of the B-building, if you are facing the chapel, for this day. Please be aware this possible parking problem if you normally depend on the handicap spaces for parking.


New Adult Bible Studies and Classes

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There is still time to sign up for some of the Bible studies. You can join with others for one of the bible study opportunities coming up this fall here at RUMC as we seek to grow in our knowledge of God, scripture, and faith. With a variety of topics, each of these classes will engage in deep study, rich discussion, and communal prayer as participants learn and grow together.

Go to rumc.com/bible studies or pick up a booklet in the lobby to learn more. Go to rumc.com/bible-studies studies or pick up a booklet in the lobby to learn more.


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament to benefit The RUMC Foundation, Inc. is set for Monday Oct. 9, 2017.  Check out our 80th birthday tribute opportunity in honor of Dr. Malone Dodson. Information/ Registration: www.rumc.com/golf.


Child Development Center Also Celebrates Malone Dodson

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Malone Dodson’s 80th birthday is also being celebrated with a benefit for Roswell’s Child Development Center. This will be an event on Sunday, September 17th, at the home of Mayor Jere & Claudia Wood, 10850 Stroup Road, (fish fry, beer, wine, and dancing. $80/person. Tickets: http//bit.ly/MaloneDodsonBirthday


RUMC October Senior Day Trip

Join us for a tour of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, October 16th. We will have lunch at Mellow Mushroom following the tour. The tour is $14 and lunch will be on your own.

For more information about the Center for Civil and Human Rights visit: https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/. If you have any questions, email acummings@rumc.com or by phone 770-261-1796.


Get Your Cans To Church!

Remember September is the month RUMC collects food for North Fulton Charities.


Small Things Support Our Various Mission Outreaches!

Please continue collecting the Boxtops labels found on many products. Labels for Education are not printed on as many grocery items any more, but they will be accepted at Red Bird School until the end of 2017. Betty Hunt has sent another batch of labels to Redbird this week.Thanks CUC members!

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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

  • Charlotte and Malone Dodson are on a cruise to the western Caribbean with their family to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their son Steve’s becoming a Methodist minister. The cruise ship returned to Miami for those who live there or have driven down or could get a flight out They were not able to get a flight out, and the ship is taking them to somewhere safe where they will wait the storm out. Please say a prayer for their safety.
  • Lynn Adcock as she has her final course of chemo this coming week.
  • Norma Hills – for relief of back and leg pain and mobility issues
  • Terry Taylor – for a good recovery as he regains his strength at home following surgery. His progress is slow but sure.
  • Scott Woodison – having robotic surgery on Monday, 9/11, at Northside Hospital to hopefully repair a prostate problem. Also prayers for Woodison’s daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who are in Charleston bracing for the hurricane.
  • Martha Jane Mason’s family after her nephew died of colon cancer leaving 11-year-old twins.

Thanksgiving

  • Laverne Lamb – back to CUC class recovering from recent illness
  • Sue Gardner is thankful that her brother was able to come home one week early from the hospital. He is progressing well, though he still has some medical issues

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • 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

  • Jill Caviness – Sept. 14

love   Anniversaries

  • Judy & Dal Zierk – Sept. 12, 1964 –53 years!
  • Betty & Don Gay – Sept. 16, 1956 – 61 years!
  • Rose & Jim Lappe – Sept. 16, 1968 – 49 years

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Newsletter – Sunday, September 3, 2017

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But even when I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal His son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News to the Gentiles.

Galatians 1:15


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Childlike Faith

This Sunday Doris Westbrook [Audio], [PRINT LIST] who holds the record of being the person who has been a member of RUMC longer than anyone else alive, will be our speaker. We have enjoyed her lessons previously and look forward to hearing what she has to say, at nearly 97, about “Childlike Faith”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Beth & Bob Hamilton and Bettie & John Goss.

CUC Class Attendance Sunday, August 27

81 members, 2 visitors, total 83

CUC Class Contributions Sunday, Aug. 27

$72.

CUC Scriptures

Thank our outgoing CUC president, Kris Taylor, who has provided scriptures or quotations for our CUC newsletter each week.


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock as she continues her recovery
  • Betty Gay as she recovers from a broken hip. The Gays are now at Cottonwood Retirement Community, 255 Vaughan Drive, Apt. 226, Alpharetta, GA 30009
  • Carolyn Batterson – for a good recovery following successful placement of aortic stent and a fall.
  • Norma Hills – for diagnosis and relief of back and leg pain and mobility issues
  • Laverne Lamb – for regaining strength after completing a course of IV antibiotics
  • Terry Taylor – for a good recovery as he regains his strength at home following surgery. His progress is slow but sure.
  • MariAnna Brown‘s brother for a good recovery following a liver transplant
  • Sue Gardener asks for prayers for her brother Dave Dowling who has continuing medical issues following bone marrow transplant
  • Susan Emmons requests prayers for her cousin’s nephew Larry LeTurmy with fractured vertebrae after his car went off a north Georgia cliff and also for a neighbor facing eviction.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

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.


Hurricane Harvey

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As we pray for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath of this storm know that through your generosity, RUMC financially supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a team already on the ground in Houston providing relief to victims.

If you feel led to do more, you can support those in need financially by indicating #901670 or “Disaster Relief” on the memo line of your check written to RUMC or by choosing “Disaster Relief” if making a donation online through rumc.com/give. 100% of the money you give to UMCOR in this offering is given to help those in flooded areas. Administrative costs have been paid separately.

You may also participate in our “Flood Bucket” efforts. Visit www.rumc.com/hurricanerelief to learn more. CUC will be taking up a special offering.


New Adult Bible Studies and Classes

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As a church, we are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We hope you will join us for one of the bible study opportunities coming up this fall here at RUMC as we seek to grow in our knowledge of God, scripture, and faith.

With a variety of topics, each of these classes will engage in deep study, rich discussion, and communal prayer as participants learn and grow together. Go to rumc.com/bible-studies studies or pick up a booklet in the lobby to learn more.


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament to benefit The RUMC Foundation, Inc. is set for Monday Oct. 9, 2017. Last Chance! We are offering a special discount for RUMC Members if you register by Aug. 31. Check out our 80th birthday tribute opportunity in honor of Dr. Malone Dodson. Information/ Registration: www.rumc.com/golf.


Child Development Center Also Celebrates Malone Dodson

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Malone Dodson’s 80th birthday is also being celebrated with a benefit for Roswell’s Child Development Center. This will be an event on Sunday, September 17th, at the home of Mayor Jere & Claudia Wood, 10850 Stroup Road, (fish fry, beer, wine, and dancing. $80/person. Tickets: http//bit.ly/MaloneDodsonBirthday


Small Things Support Our Various Mission Outreaches!

Please continue collecting the Boxtops labels found on many products. Labels for Education are not printed on as many grocery items any more, but they will be accepted at Red Bird School until the end of 2017.

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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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Laverne Lamb – Sept. 3
  • Bill Scott – Sept. 5
  • Virginia Hardy – Sept. 5
  • Bob Carpenter– Sept. 9

love   Anniversaries

  • Gloria & Jack Stadler – Sept. 4, 1954 – 63 years!

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CUC Newsletter – August 18, 2017

A child of God never prays to be conscious that God answers prayer, he is so restfully certain that God always does answer prayer.

— Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest


Sunday, August 20, 2017

You Will Be My Witnesses

Dave Mueller will be our CUC speaker again for this Sunday. He  will  be  joined  by  Beth  Cayce who was instrumental  in establishing  our  RUMC  mission  outreach of  Divine Providence  Training  School  for  pastors  in  Kenya. Their subject  will be “You Will Be My Witnesses 

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Sharon & Tom Erdman and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Class Attendance 

Sunday, August 13
Total 95, 94 members and 1 teacher

CUC Class Contributions
Sunday, Aug. 13    —   $82 

Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock as she has another course of  chemo  this  coming  week.
  • Betty Gay who fell and broke her hip.  The Gays are now at Cottonwood Retirement Community in Alpharetta.
  • Carolyn  Batterson – for uneventful  recovery  following  placement  of  aortic  stent.
  • Laverne Lamb – for regaining  strength  after  completing  a course  of  IV  antibiotics
  • Terry Taylor – for a good recovery after  his  surgery this  past Wednesday
  • Judy & Dal Zierk – on the passing of Judy’s mother on Wednesday 
  • MariAnna Brown‘s brother for a good recovery following a liver transplant
  • Sue Gardener asks for prayers for her brother Dave Dowling for good results and recovery from his bone marrow transplant. 

 

Thanksgivings

  • Lynn  Adcock – well  enough  to be back  to CUC  Class last  week for the  first  time  since  March

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

  • 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.


CUC’s Children in Worldwide Missions

Lynn  & Dave Robert’s daughter Beth Roberts Ondrus left Thursday night for Thailand and Phnon Penh, Cambodia to attend an international Conference on Worldwide Human Trafficking Problems. Beth has built and operates a store within her church in Naperville, Illinois where they sell items made by people rescued from Human Trafficking. She is also on the Board of Shrishti International who along with other organizations operate Refugee Centers where they are taught skills, or use skills they have to make items to sell to earn money and be able to support themselves and families as well as provide housing for them.   

Linda & Jim Boswell’s granddaughter, Courtney Cox, Jackson MS. will be returning to the US on Friday after spending a year on the World Race program sponsored by Adventures in Mission.  She has been in eleven different countries for about one month at a time working with teams in teaching English, orphanages, construction, evangelism, and rights of women and children.  Next January, she will enter Dallas Theological Seminary to earn a master’s degree in Christian counseling.


Multiply!

Be inspired to serve like Jesus in our church and community. As Linda King  announced  in  CUC  Class , you are invited to this “Multiply” event on Saturday, August 26, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm in the chapel for  breakfast  and  lunch and a time of worship with Tom Davis, author  Jo  Saxton, Tom Alterman, and the  Chapel Roswell Band. To register go to rumc.com/multiply


 

New Adult Bible Studies and Classes

As a church, we are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We hope you will join us for one of the bible study opportunities coming up this fall here at RUMC as we seek to grow in our knowledge of God, scripture, and faith. With a variety of topics, each of these classes will engage in deep study, rich discussion, and communal prayer as participants learn and grow together. Go to rumc.com/bible studies or pick up a booklet in the lobby to learn more. 


 

Malone  Dodson Golf  Tournament

The 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament to benefit The RUMC Foundation, Inc. is set for Monday Oct. 9, 2017. We are offering a special discount for RUMC Members if you register by Aug. 31. Check out our 80th birthday tribute opportunity in honor of Dr. Malone Dodson. Information/ Registration: www.rumc.com/golf


Small Things Support Our Various Mission Outreaches!

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Red Bird Mission School

Thank you, CUC members, for participating in a project that helps Red Bird Mission School in rural Kentucky.  The Labels for Education that we have sent to this school are among the 1,500,000 required for the school to be awarded a new school van by the Campbell Company.  This van will provide transportation for students depending on this school for their education and also for trips students make during the year.  Labels for Education are not printed on as many grocery items any more, but they will be accepted at Red Bird School until the end of 2017.  Any you have will be sent for other needs there. 

 

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

RUMC participates  in Family  Promise – Look  on  RUMC  website  to  see  if  there  are  ways in  which  you  can  support  this  ministry  


cookie   Birthdays

  • Daphne Fradl – August 23
  • Betty Gay – August 25

 

love   Anniversaries

  • Martha Jane  & Charlie Mason –August 24, 1968 –49 years
  • Judy  &  Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008 – 9 years

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RUMC Missions Booth

The RUMC Missions Booth is located at City Antiques, 700 Holcomb Bridge Road (the corner of Grimes Bridge). It is in need of treasures such as books, collectibles, small household items, small furniture, lamps, and pictures. Drop items off at the main church office. Go by the new Mission Booth and check it out. Questions call Ann Gordon.

Get Your Cans to Church!

Don’t forget to help North Fulton Community Charities by bringing your non perishable items to church this month to help stock the Food Pantry

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