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CUC Newsletter – November 25, 2018

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

Psalm 31:14-15


Bible Verse

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



The Epic of Eden

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 18
$78

Welcome Our New Member

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



CUC Christmas Party

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

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

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

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



Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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

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

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



Operation Christmas Child

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



Open House at Wright’s

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



Sunday Brunch

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



Advent Study

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



Service of Remembrance

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


Celebrations

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


Thanksgivings

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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CUC Newsletter – July 6, 2018

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Love never fails. But where there prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

I Corinthians 13:8-10


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Freedom

Our CUC speaker this Sunday is Bryan Elder, an active member of Chapel Roswell. His topic is “Freedom”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Dave Wistrand and Judy & Dal Zierk

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 1, 2018
82 members, 9 visitors, 1 teacher = 92

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 8, 2018
The CUC offering on Sunday amounted to $103.

The love offerings collected during (and after) the potluck supper totaled $730. These funds will be distributed to the various charities/missions, as directed by the donors.


CUC CLASS OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

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It’s time to be thinking about class officers for 2018-19 with responsibilities beginning in August.

  • Sara Beecham, current Vice President, will move into the president position and George Martin will be next year’s vice president.
  • Roger Davis and Martha Jane Mason will be in charge of arranging speakers each Sunday, but many other jobs will likely be available.

Current committees have all done a great job and keeping some experienced persons on their current assignments. However, it is equally important to get new people involved.

A nominating committee is working on this in the next few weeks. Chairman and co-chairman for the next year’s CUC retreat are especially needed.

Information on current class committees is available on the class web site (CUCX.WORDPRESS.COM).

If you’re interested in serving on any committee or would like to change your current assignment, please let Tom Knight know ASAP. Tom’s goal is to have everything tied down by mid-July.


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 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.

CUC RETREAT – OCT. 31 – NOV 2, 2018 — WINSHAPE CONFERENCE CENTER

 

SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED

We announced last week that Tom Davis and Jeff Ross will be sharing in leading the retreat. We are looking forward to having this special time with them.

  • DEPOSIT OF $150 DUE JULY 8
  • A room deposit of $150 is due by this Sunday, July 8, to hold a reservation for the retreat. Make checks payable to “CUC Class” and put “Retreat” on the memo line. Questions? Ask Roger Davis.

DON’T MISS THIS GREAT RETREAT !!!


Job Networking Fundraisers

 

Consider donating homemade baked good and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale, kicking off Garage Sale week, Sunday, July 29, at the Scout Hut. Drop-off is June 28th at noon. Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.

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


Red Bird Mission School

Betty and Larry Hunt recently made a trip to Red Bird mission school in Kentucky to see for themselves what this mission that CUC collects the box tops and labels for is all about. This is what they found:

Children born in southeastern Kentucky, a poor Appalachian region, are fortunate if they have the opportunity for an education that gives them hope for a bright future. Red Bird Mission School, K-12, provides an experience of high quality for its students. 97% of high school graduates go on to college or further training.

This Methodist private Christian school relies on churches throughout the USA and individuals to meet its budget. CUC members are asked to cut out Box Tops for

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Education printed on various supermarket items and bring them to class. What is then mailed to Red Bird Mission is our small way of helping those needy young people.


Charis Gallery Award

 

Jan Buckley has received the People’s Choice Award for her painting “Grandma Bathing Muffy” in the Celebration exhibit in the Charis Gallery outside the Sanctuary. The exhibit runs through July 16th.


Acting Up – “Annie”

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Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 26-29. 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 and brought for CUC Red Bird Ministry basket
  • Flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School.

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  • Lynn & Jim Adcock – as they settle into their new home at Huntcliff Summit. Also pray for Lynn for good results from her biopsy this Friday.
  • Jim Boswell prayers are much appreciated as he recovers from a bout of GI bleeding, repeat heart catheterization, and hopefully returns home this Friday.
  • Edna Smith – pray for a speedy 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

  • 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 on July 18.

Thanksgiving

  • Bev Harrell – back to CUC , recovered from leg injury

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

Celebrating 162 years of Marriage this week!

 

 

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CUC Newsletter – June 23, 2018

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“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-22:


Sunday, June 24, 2018

“A Fantastic Bus Ride”

Our teacher this Sunday is Sally Dowland and her topic is “A Fantastic Bus Ride”. Sally is a member of the Bereans Sunday School class and had been with us previously. She was on staff of RUMC where she was the adult coordinator.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Lynne & Dave Roberts and Martha Jane & Charlie Mason

CUC Attendance

Sunday, June 17
Members 89 + 1 teacher + 2 visitors = 92

CUC Offering

Sunday, June 17
$83

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest CUC Class member Jan Williams


CUC’s Wednesday Night Out

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This past week’s Wednesday Night Out Dinner on June 20 at the Olive Garden was enjoyed by 21 CUC members.


CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic

Patriotic Potluck Picnic!

The CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic is in the DOD next Wednesday, June 27th at 5:30 pm.

The Fellowship Committee is providing barbecue, buns, and iced tea and dessert. Plan to bring potluck dishes or nibbles and non-alcoholic beverage of choice.

The Treble Makers will be singing for us at 6:30. Our Potluck Picnic is also a game night for those who wish to bring games to play. Cost? A Love offering for charity of your choice; Homestretch, Lunches for Learning, Murphy Harpst, MUST. (Please write checks to CUC with name of charity at bottom.) Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps


CUC CLASS OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

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It’s time to be thinking about class officers for 2018-19 with responsibilities beginning in August. Sara Beecham, current Vice President, will move into the president position but many other jobs will likely be available.

Current committees have all done a great job and keeping some experienced persons on their current assignments is advisable. However, it is equally important to get new people involved. A nominating committee is working on this in the next few weeks. Information on current class committees is available on the class web site (CUCX.WORDPRESS.COM). If you’re interested in serving on any committee or would like to change your current assignment, please let me know asap. My goal is to have everything tied down by mid-July.

Many thanks, Tom Knight


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.

Last year we made 2400 lunches and plan to do that again this year. Our next date is June 26, Tuesday, 9:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall. We have enough volunteers signed up for that date but may need more some later on. The CUC MUST Lunch Committee consists of Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell, Claudia Phelps.


2018 CUC RETREAT – OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMER 2

We will be passing the clip-board for sign-up to attend the CUC Retreat at Chick-fil-A’s Winshape facility again this week. THIS WILL BE THE LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP.

  • We currently have 78 CUC’ers signed up plus our guest speakers.
  • We will announce the guest speakers this Sunday!
  • You may start giving your deposit this Sunday. The deposit is $150.00. Please make your check payable to “CUC Class” and add “Retreat” on the memo line.
  • All deposits must be in by July 8 in order to hold the rooms.
  • If you have any change in plans, please let us know immediately.

From a cost standpoint we are estimating the following rates: (subject to slight change)

  • Married couple – $465
  • Single – sharing a room $280
  • Single – not sharing a room $350
  • These rates include all meals, coffee breaks, ice cream breaks, etc.

Questions? Ask Roger Davis.


Reception for New Clergy

There is a reception this Sunday, June 24th after the 11:00 service for new clergy in the Fellowship Hall in the chapel building.

We cannot wait to see you this Sunday and hope that you make plans to attend the reception for

  • Rev. Melissa Mobley
  • Rev. Dr. Joe McKechnie
  • Rev. Dr. Jeff Ross
at 12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building

Reminder next Sunday

Next Sunday, July 1st there is one service at 11am in the sanctuary and 11am in the chapel and hot dogs and ice cream will be served on the commons at noon.


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 and brought for CUC Red Bird Ministry basket

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

 

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  • Bev Harrell – pray for healing of leg injury following fall
  • Johnny Johnson – Pray for successful hip surgery next week.
  • Edna Smith is home from successful hernia surgery. Prayers for a speedy recovery
  • Arlis Bryant, sister of La Verne Lamb, has two masses on her left lung with midline lymph node involvement. She is having a biopsy this week and will start chemo with immunotherapy on Monday.
  • Mary Serafina is planning to be at MD Anderson in Houston with her daughter Pam Pruit for a month for Pam’s cancer treatments. Pray for Pam’s recovery from pneumonia and successful cancer treatment

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • 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. Andrew’s trial has been postponed to July 18th.

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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Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – April 13, 2019

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“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”

Acts 2:1,2 & 4:


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Aging with Promise & Purpose 

Tracy Crump, President & CEO of the Foundation of Wesley Woods, and Beth Cayce, a member of RUMC and a member of the Foundation of Wesley Woods Board of Directors, will be presenting our CUC class this Sunday with a program on aging with promise and a purpose.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, April 8
Total 96
94 members + 2 visitors.

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest CUC class member Jennie Carmical


Homestretch Road Race

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The Homestretch Run the River Road Race is coming up this Saturday, April 14th. Thanks to all the CUC members who have volunteered to help with this major fundraiser for Homestretch, which provides a “Hand Up not a Handout” for homeless families.

And thanks to those who are supporting Dr. Tom Davis in the his 5k run in the Congregational Challenge in the race.


HomeStretch Congregation Challenge

Even with the Road Race over there is still time to support Dr. Tom Davis in his 5k run in the HomeStretch Run the River race. RUMC is trying to win the Congregation Challenge with the most donations among 19 congregations.

Checks should be made payable to RUMC with HomeStretch Congregation Challenge on the memo line. (If you pay in cash, please note paid on the sign up sheet in class.) Please sign up and donate to this worthy cause. Questions? Contact Lynn Adcock


Believe Ministries Benefit

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SAVE THE DATE – MAY 10, 2018 AT 6:30 PM

This year’s benefit will be May 10, 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The CUC Fellowship Committee is again making this one of CUC’s social events and will be coordinating our participation.

The Bereans Sunday School Class has challenged CUC to a “participation” contest for this event. So, put this date on your calendar and be prepared to sign-up via a “Clip Board Passing” that will begin next week. We don’t want to come in “Second” to the Bereans! 😛


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 and labels for Redbird Missions.

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Prayer Requests

  • Tom & Martha Knight request prayers for their son Jim’s wife Sharrod’s brother Brandon Williams who is needing a liver transplant
  • Pray for 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. Andrew’s trial is this coming week.
  • Ron Fox brother-in-law of Beverly Tatom and her sister, Judy, for healing, peace and comfort as Ron battles COPD.

 

Ongoing Prayer Requests

  • 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.
  • Bob Davis for improved health

Thanksgivings

Nancy Wistrand reports that her sister who was here from Alaska for several months and attended CUC regularly, has returned home following successful foot surgery here. Also that Nancy’s cousin’s granddaughter Maddie who was severely injured in the recent Parkland school shooting has recovered well physically. Pray for her full emotional recovery.

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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  • Bonnie White – April 17
  • Bob Leckie – April 17

 

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Correction for the Christmas at Callanwolde tour

The tickets for a guided tour of The Christmas at Callanwolde are $15 not $22. 

The tour begins at noon and are between 45 minutes to one hour, so wear comfortable shoes. We will leave from the parlor at 10:45 am, please arrive by 10:30 am. We will be back at the church approximately between 4-4:30 pm. You can register and pay online, www.rumc.com/tour. If you cannot pay online, you are able to bring cash or check the day of trip.

Questions? acummings@rumc.com or 770.261.1796

CUC Newsletter – September 29, 2017

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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

John 1: 1-4   NIV


Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Future of the Church

We  are  fortunate  to  have as  our CUC  speaker  this  Sunday  Eric Lee, RUMC Associate Minister. His  subject will  be “The Future of the Church”. This is a subject and a speaker we would all like to hear.

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Marlene & Don MacLeod and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho

 CUC Class Attendance Sunday, September 24

 106 members, 1 visitor, 1 teacher = 108 !!

CUC Class Contributions Sunday, September 24

The CUC offering- $139.

The total amount given by CUC class members to UMCOR for disaster relief is now $20,029.85.

 In addition to their financial support several class members also contributed heavily to the relief effort by arranging for donations of healthcare products and freight delivery services.  The value of these gifts-in-kind services is likely to exceed another $20,000!

It  has  been  suggested  that  CUC not only stands for Christians Under Construction but also Christians United to  Contribute – financially and in service.


Message from CUC September 24th lesson

Success is: 

  Someone to love

  Something to do

  Something to hope for

New CUC Computer

CUC has a new computer purchased with funds delegated for that purpose from the CUC Foundation funds. Our  computer is used weekly for announcements and to  supplement our speaker’s presentations.

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 didn’t have a chance to sign up in class, please contact Mary Serafina  or Kris Taylor . You’ll be glad you did!


CUC Retreat Coming  Soon!

Starting this week we will begin collecting final payment checks for our Berry College Retreat, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

  • For signed up couples, the remaining amount is $302.20.
  • For signed up singles NOT sharing a room, the remaining amount is $262.32.
  • For signed up singles sharing a room, the remaining amount is $196.30.(Except for Brenda Burrell, since she paid a $125.00 deposit, her remaining amount is $212.32)
  • Remember that all meals are included in this amount.
  • Please make checks out to CUC with 2017 Retreat on the Memo line.

If you have not signed up and would like to attend the retreat, please contact Paul or Sara Beecham or Jim or Jeannie Ehlers.  IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!  The 2017 CUC Retreat Committee thanks you for your support.


Operation Christmas Child

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Dear CUC Members, 

I will have the Operation Christmas Child Samaritans Purse boxes in Sunday school the next few weeks. I am enclosing the link below so you may print out the information for your donation, and instructions for filling and payment for shipping. Let’s try to top our goal of 100 boxes.

Collection date is Nov 13, and I will take them to the distribution center.

I hope you have been collecting items to go in your boxes. A big change this year is due to laws regarding imports, and no toothpaste, liquid or food items may go into the boxes. I know children loved those but they cannot be sent.

Please do put toothbrushes and perhaps dry powder tooth cleansing powder, but the brushes help even if they do not have the toothpaste. Grooming supplies and a toy are loved, a tee shirt, crayons, pencil and paper or coloring books to name a few suggestions.

Do not hesitate to call me if you have questions.

Praise be to God,
Lynne Roberts

How to Pack your Operation Christmas Child Shoebox


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 six available dates and it is very easy to sign up at rumc.com/gathering.


Women’s Dinner

The Women’s Dinner is this coming Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. with best selling author, Nicki Koziarz in the Fellowship Hall. Cost $20. Information/registration: Kristen Heidenkheiden@rumc.com 


Malone  Dodson Golf  Tournament

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.


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education from several grocery store items and 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.  A recent publication from Red Bird Mission celebrated its 29th, and final, van from Campbell’s Labels for Education Program.

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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 to  regain strength as she awaits further testing.
  • Beth  Hamilton for  relief  of  pain from  fractured  pelvis.
  • Scott Woodison – for continued good recovery following his surgery.
  • Jim Boswell was diagnosed with symptoms of heart failure about two years ago.  He has had it under control with medication and diet until early summer.  The cause is decreasing function of the tricuspid valve.  Within the last year, research and experimentation have been done on trans-catheter repair of the tricuspid valve in the US and in Europe.  The aortic and mitral valves have been repaired with a trans-catheter procedures for some time, but the tricuspid has only been  done with open heart surgery.  Since Jim has had open heart twice plus stents, open heart is not an option. There are few places in the US performing these new procedures, and one of them is Piedmont Hospital. He has had days of testing to prepare for next steps and will enter Piedmont Hospital on Tuesday, October 17.  The procedure will be done on Thursday, October 19.  He will remain in the hospital for a couple of days afterwards.  We will know immediately after surgery if the valve is repaired. Prayers for a successful outcome, as well as health and peace as they wait would be so appreciated. 
  • Sue Gardner requests prayers for her brother, who  is still being treated for graft vs. host disease.  His blood is being treated, but his progress is slow.

Thanksgiving

  • Terry Taylor – back to CUC as he regains his strength following surgery

  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.


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  • Stella Boayue – October 2
  • Wanda Taylor – October 2
  • Stan Thomason – October 7

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News 

From former  members  Linda &  Al Temples – In  Texas they  have  joined a church  and found  a Sunday  School  class  as  big  as CUC ! Linda  has  found  bell  choir  to  play in and  will lead  their  new Sunday School class in singing! They  send greetings.


calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • 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


 

MOS Broadway Musicals

The Michael O’Neal Singers Present Broadway Musicals: The Past 25 Years, on this coming Friday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

The 160-voice MOS chorus will sing hits from recent shows including Hairspray, Spamalot, The Lion King, Wicked, Rent, Mamma Mia!, and Ragtime, among others. Tickets: 770.594.7974 or mosingers.com

RUMC Day Trip to Smith Gilbert Gardens

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 we will depart from the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy lunch at Chicken and the Egg, a farm-to-table restaurant in Marietta.

The private tour of Smith Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw will be at 1 p.m. Cost is $10 for the tour plus lunch. Moderate walking on flat surfaces. Reservations: rturner@rumc.com

Christmas Tie/Sweater/Sock Competition

CUC will have it’s First Annual CUC Christmas Tie/Sweater/Sock Competition on December 20. All are encouraged to wear their prettiest Christmas ties, sweaters or socks for a little fun on this Sunday before Christmas.
Prizes awarded for:
Best Christmas tie (men)
Best Christmas socks (men and women)
Best Christmas sweater (women)
Moderators for the event are: Bob Morisey, Mary Serafina

Christmas is Coming!

Get your tickets for the December 6th MOS with the Atlanta Girls Choir “And the Angels Sing” Concert ($20) and/or the Sounds of the Spirit Christmas Concerts(free), December 11th and 13th from Virginia Thomason.

Open House at Nancy & Johnie Wright’s

The Wrights have invited the members of CUC to an open house at their home at 4087 Hickory Fairway Drive, Woodstock, on December 12, starting at 6PM. They ask that guests bring a small hors d’oeuvre, finger food, or dessert to share. Please RSVP to 770-592-7412 or jjnwright@aol.com so they know how many to plan for.

Help for Morning in Bethlehem

A message from Al Temples:
Guys, Thanks for a good group signed up to help with set up the Bethlehem booths Sunday, 11/29 in the Dod. We will start as soon after the 11:00 service as possible and LUNCH is provided. So please get your drills and maybe a hammer and an adjustable wrench and come help make this meaningful ministry to the church and community a great way to teach about Christ’s birth.
Also we will need eight men on Sunday, 12/6, to take down and store booths and props. Same meal deal and some tools needed.
Ladies your help is needed also. Please help with the placement of props and other items on Monday, 11/30. If any of you would like to come on the Sunday afternoons your help will certainly be appreciated.
Please call or e mail and I will put you on the list. If any questions, just let me know. We appreciate you…

Christmas is Coming!

Get your tickets early for the December 6th MOS “And the Angels Sing” Concert ($20) and/or the Sounds of the Spirit Christmas Concerts, December 11th and 13th(free) from Virginia Thomason.

Open House at Nancy & Johnie Wright’s

If you are planning to attend the open house for CUC at the Wrights on December 12 please RSVP so they know how many to plan for.

MOS “Amazing Grace” Concert

If you enjoy Bluegrass, Gospel Music, and Spirituals be sure to get your tickets for the MOS Amazing Grace Concert on October 18 (Seniors $12). Buy tickets now at reduced prices for future concerts. Virginia Thomason has the tickets or you can get tickets from the music office.

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