“For when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Here there is no conflict with the law.”
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Reclaiming the Heart of Christian Values
Our teacher this week is Dr. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counselling Service at Peachtree Road UMC. Ron has been with us several times and we are fortunate to have him come to lead us this Sunday.
He is the author of four books. His latest, The Path of Compassion was his subject the last time he was with us in February of last year. Ron’s subject for Sunday is: “Reclaiming the Heart of Christian Values”.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Robin Hicks, Steve Covert, and Nancy & Dave Wistrand
Sunday, January 13
95 members + 2 visitors + 1 teacher = 98
Sunday, January 13
Welcome New CUC Members!
Please welcome our newest CUC members, Maureen and Gene Osborn.
CUC Class Prayer Requests
CUC will be having a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. Someone will read these requests at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone.
Support for Murphy Harpst
CUC has received a letter of thanks from Murphy Harpst. CUC members have recently given over $4,000 to Murphy Harpst.
A Special Award
We are very proud of our own Dr. Malone Dodson who served from 1977-2001 as pastor of RUMC and was last week presented the Pioneer Award, the highest award given by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. (Previous year award winners were Dr. Tom Price and Senator Johnny Isaacson.)
The Pioneer Award is presented to an individual who blazed a new trail preparing the way for others to follow. This is a special award and is not presented every year, but this year the Awards Committee chose to present the Pioneer Award to a recipient who fits the description perfectly.
In the late 70’s and early 80’s when Roswell was still a sleepy little suburb of Atlanta and growing, basic human needs started to show up that were left unaddressed and caused hardship for many. One of this pioneer’s strengths is getting behind human needs with resources and people to find practical solutions. In fact, Malone became the “wind beneath the wings” of many start-ups. Just a few of them were:
- North Fulton Community Charities
- The Community Counseling Center on Mimosa
- Roswell’s Habitat for Humanity
- Special Olympics
- ENABLE which works to develop group homes
- United Way in North Fulton
- The Rotary Club of Roswell Charity Fund which exists to raise and to give away thousands of dollars each year to local charities
- RUMC Job Networking which partners as an employment resource and right arm to the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
- All of these organizations continue to thrive and provide great service to our community. (At the awards ceremony they failed to mention Homestretch and the Foster Care Support Foundation).
Malone truly pioneered the philosophy of giving and community unity in support of community needs by uniting all the people who could make a difference and teaching people their responsibility to contribute time, talent and treasure.
RUMC Name Tags
RUMC will provide magnetic name tags for you to wear for church events. If you would like one contact Gale Davis to be added to the list. If you lose the magnet to fasten it on, you can get a replacement from the church office.
Box Tops and Flip Tops
Why CUC Members Collect Box Tops
CUC members are asked to clip Box Tops for Education, small red rectangles on supermarket items like General Mills cereals and Ziploc plastic bags. There is a basket in the classroom every Sunday for any Box Tops brought in, and when enough are collected they are mailed to Red Bird Mission School to be used for needs not covered by its budget. Box Tops for Education are available on fewer and fewer supermarket items and are worth only ten cents each. Still, the Mission Outreach Committee hopes CUC members clip them and bring them to class.
Red Bird Mission School is part of the Red Bird Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church in the United States. Because of its location in Beverly, Kentucky, a very poor community in Appalachia, the best hope for young people is a good education. Members of our class have visited this isolated area and found that the conference’s ministry of outreach services to families and its school, grades pre-school to 12, make a big difference in the lives of the people there . High school graduates can go on to technical school, college, or the military. Anyone wishing to donate to this cause can send checks to Red Bird Mission School ,70 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY 40913-9607.
Blog for Devotions
For those wanting to receive a weekly e-mail of Debbie Goodwin’s devotional blog, go to her website at www.debbiegoodwin.net and scroll down until you find the “Let’s Connect” box.
Add your name and e-mail and click “Let’s Connect.”
Wednesday Night Out
Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.
This week’s menu:
- Shrimp Sauce or Mushroom Ragu over Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits
- Garlic Butter Broccoli,
- Yeast Rolls, Vegetable Soup, Salad Bar, Pineapple Cake
- Janice Scalzo – Jan 21
- Sister and Gannett Backus – January 22, 1972 – 47 years
- Barbara Davis – who is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye. Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain
- Rev. Harvey West – Pray for a good recovery following surgery last week for colon cancer
- Marisol Roberts – Lynn & Dave Roberts’ daughter-in-law is now home after serious illness and is expecting a long recovery. Thanks for continuing prayers.
- Feb. 22 – Hearts for Honduras – Lunches for Learning Fundraiser
- Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
- Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
- March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
- April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
- May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
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.
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”.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Norma Taylor and Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal
CUC Class Contributions
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
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.
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
- 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
- Frank Magaro at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
- 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
- Lynn & Dave Roberts – January 3, 1961 – 57 years!
- Wednesday, January 24 – Margaret Mitchell House Tour
- Saturday, February 10 – Lunches for Learning Valentine’s event at Founder’s Hall
- February 9 -10 RUMC Women’s Retreat
- March 1-4 – RUMC’s 2018 Global Impact Celebration
- Saturday, April 14 – Homestretch 2018 Run the River
- Tuesday, February 27 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
The Only 3 Questions That Matter
One of CUC’s favorite teachers returns this Sunday. Rusty Gordon will be leading our class.The title of the lesson is “The only 3 questions that matter”.
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Nancy & Dave Wistrand and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho.
CUC Class Attendance
96 members and 1 visitor, total 97
If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members for the next 3 weeks for Sundays, February 26, March 5, or March 12 please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, he can distribute it also.
A Thank You for CUC Generosity
Following our year-end donations to foster care organizations we have received heartfelt thank you’s.
Most recently we heard from the United Methodist Children’s Home. They noted that our donation of $1100 (which was one of three that we sent out) will help them achieve their goal of serving 500 children by 2020.
They also reinforced the reason why we took up this collection; there are more than 13,000 children in state custody. “This staggering reality, coupled with a severe shortage of foster homes in many communities, represents a crisis for children across Georgia.”
Well Done CUC!
Murphy Harpst Birthday Party
The CUC Mission/Outreach Committee members Betty Hunt and Norma Hills have made final plans for our annual birthday party, this Saturday, February 18th for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. Only a small number of people need to help with the party, but others are going for a tour of the Murphy-Harpst campus.
The group going will leave RUMC at 10:45 to arrive at noon with the party scheduled for 1:00. Thanks to those who made donations to cover basic expenses of the party.
Get Your Cans To Church!
February Is RUMC’s Month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. A list of items is available at rumc.com/nfcc. Drop off non-perishable items Sundays at church and weekdays in the main office.
Global Impact Celebration!
Plan to participate in the GIC programs March 3-5,“Life on Mission”, an up-close and personal look at poverty and homelessness in our community.
Poverty and Homelessness are prevalent right here in Roswell. GIC 2017 will focus on education and awareness of issues surrounding these challenges, and share ways RUMC can make an impact in real people’s lives. You will have an opportunity to learn about our local mission partners and the services they offer. Go to the RUMC website for full information.
Honduras Mission Trip
Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.
The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short by 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!
There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.
Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras
School Supplies for Honduras
Help‼ We will be supplying school supplies for the children in our Honduras school when we go April 20. If you can help us with crayons, colored pencils, markers and glue sticks they will be so appreciated. Bring them to CUC and Gale Davis will make sure they get them.
If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.
Homestretch Peachtree Tea
The 10th annual Peachtree Tea Champagne Reception and Lunch which benefits Homestretch will be held at the Country Club of the South, on Tuesday, February 28, 11;00-2:00. It is always a very nice event. Tickets are $75. There are already at least 11 CUC members going. Sign up to enjoy the tea, silent auction and raffle.
This is a great event and we would like to be well represented. To book tables, become a sponsor, or learn more about Homestretch visit www.homestretch.org/events or call 770-642-9185. For individual tickets and to register for the fabulous online auction visit www.tea2017.auction-bid.org .
To participate in the silent auction without purchasing tickets go to the www.homestretch.org/events website and at the Peachtree Tea logo click Register only. Your credit card will not be charged unless you are a bid winner.
A New Look at The Odd Couple
Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;
Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com
RUMC Travelers Club
Sandra Nauman has recommended to the class that many of the RUMC Travelers Club activities might be of interest to CUC members. The club takes day trips as well as longer ones of several days. The next trip coming up is to Brumby, TN. For more information speak to Sandra or to Bonnie White.
Save the date!
You are invited to the 10th annual Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration. May 4, 2017 at 7 pm.
Save those Pull Tops and Labels!
Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them in to Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!
And for Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!
- John Goss’ mother in Louisville passed away February 15th. She would have been 101 yrs. on March 28 and has been living in a nursing home for many years.
Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests
- Barbara Davis, Pat Peterson, Linda Temples as they continue to deal with health problems
- Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, Woodstock
- Sue Gardner ‘s recovery is going more smoothly now. Although she still uses a walker, the pain is much less, and she’s getting stronger every day. She expects to be in class on Sunday.That the son of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland did not have a heart attack heart, but pray for them in Tennessee as they continue care of Mary Lee’s mother on hospice care.
- That the son of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland did not have a heart attack; But pray for them in Tennessee as they continue care of Mary Lee’s mother on hospice care.
- Jim Adcock – Feb.19
- Tom Erdman – Feb 19
- Dee Scott – Feb. 20
- Babs Skillings – Feb. 22
- Cecelia Moore – Feb. 22
- Judy Zierck – Feb 22
- Lara Deaton – Feb. 22
- Jane Bailey – Feb. 25
- Linda & Al Temples – Feb. 25, 1967 – 50 years!
- February 28 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea
- March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
- April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
- May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
- Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
- November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College
Help support the many foster children of our state consider by attending the fundraiser Musicians for Change at the Metropolitan Club, on Saturday,October 15 at the Metropolitan Club. There will be music, barbeque, drinks, dancing and fun. $50 per person. For further information email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-641-9591.