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CUC Newsletter – March 2, 2018

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The Great Commission :
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19, 20


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Equip International

Equip International
This Sunday’s speakers for CUC will be Tracy and Blake Staton who have returned to the US after 18 years in Thailand as missionaries.

They will be here to tell us of their new venture in North Carolina, Equip International

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Jan Ligon, Julianna Goodson, Jane Bailey, and Louise Booysen

CUC Attendance
February 25
70 members, 1 teacher, 4 visitors = 75

CUC Contributions
February 25
$83

Welcome Our New CUC member:
Please be sure to get to know our newest CUC member Jennie Carmichael.


Global Impact Celebration

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Life on Mission in the Face of Injustice is the theme of RUMC’s focus on missions. Try to attend one or several of the programs being offered this weekend to meet our mission partners and learn how we can participate in bringing hope . For more information see this week’s Friday Blast or go to rumc.com/gic


Bringing Hope to Honduras One Lunch at a Time

Phil Dodson, Lunches for Learning – Honduras – will be in The Trinity Cafe, across from our CUC classroom, Saturday night from 7-8:30 am. Come learn about this great ministry. Several of our CUC members have participated in mission to one of the schools benefiting from the Lunches for Learning program in Honduras.


CUC’s Mission Partners

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A number of CUC members participate in missions providing hope in the face of injustice in our own community. Homestretch is one such mission.

Hugh and Sue Gardner and Sandy Martin assist the staff of Homestretch by working regularly in the Homestretch office. Lynn Adcock serves on the Homestretch Board of Directors. George Waite and Lynn Adcock serve on the Homestretch Finance Committee. George and Lynn and Tom Knight also serve on the Homestretch Race Committee.

Talk to one of them to see how you can be of service to this organization. Plan to volunteer for the Road Race on April 14th which is a major fund-raiser for Homestretch.


Charis Gallery Exhibit

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Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery “Celebrate” exhibit of decorated birdhouses. Several CUC members, Patricia Mashburn and Larry Hunt, have their artwork exhibited. You may bid on them to take them home and vote for one of them for “Best in Show”!


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Norma Hill for a good recovery following long awaited hip replacement surgery
  • Nancy VanHorn – continue to pray for her return to good health after recent bout with flu. She has appreciated all the messages of condolence on the loss of her brother and encouragements to get well.
  • 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.

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.

Thanksgiving

  • Steve Covert announced the birth of a new grandson

 


cookie   Birthdays

  • Linda Boswell – March 4
  • Johnie Wright – March 8

 

love   Anniversaries

  • –None–

 


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CUC Newsletter – February 16, 2018

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the first is love

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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  • –None–

 

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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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • 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 – February 3, 2017

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Psalm 51: 10-11


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Catholic Saints and Protestant Saints

Allan Kennedy will be again be leading our CUC class this week. His subject is Catholic Saints and Protestant Saints. He always has an interesting message and we always appreciate his insights.Allan has also asked for our input on what qualities we would like in a new pastor.

Allan has also asked for our input on what qualities we would like in a new pastor.


CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Lynn & Jim Adcock and Sister & Gannett Backus.


CUC Class Attendance
January 29
99 members, 1 teacher for a total of 100


First Sunday Chapel Communion Service

The start time for First Sunday Chapel Communion on February 5th has changed. It will now start at 8:15 instead of 8:30. The service will last 45 minutes, ending at 9:00. This earlier start allows the Chapel Roswell team more time to set up and rehearse before their 10:30 service.

Don’t miss Kristen Heiden’s message this Sunday and the beautiful anthem by the Prime Time Singers: Create In Me a Clean Heart, O God from the text of Psalm 51.


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 and attached to bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Drop off non-perishable items Sundays at church and weekdays in the main office.


CUC Super Bowl Party – Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots!!!!!

This Sunday, February 5 is the CUC Super Bowl Party! Over 40 CUC members have signed up for the party at the Diner at North Point beginning at 5:30. Please thank Mike and Garlinn Story, and Claudia Phelps and other members of the CUC Social Committee for putting this party together.


CUC Website

Our CUC class has an outstanding website at http://www.cucrumc.info thanks to the diligent work of Doug Tatom. Be sure to get in the habit of using it if you don’t already.

It has an amazing amount of information on it. Among other things, there is the CUC calendar including all birthdays and anniversaries, the list of refreshment providers, photos, and CUC member contact information. Our weekly CUC newsletter is posted there each week and those newsletters and audios of CUC speakers for a number of years back are also there. Please thank Doug for his diligent work on keeping it all up to date.


Poverty Simulation

Get the first glimpse of what Global Impact Celebration (GIC) will offer in 2017! This event on this coming Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Dodson Center gym, 9-11AM will explore the challenges that families in poverty face every day. You will navigate through a payday loan office, an unemployment office, MARTA, jail, school, a food bank, etc. Walking in the shoes of poverty will be different than hearing about it in a news broadcast!


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

Betty Hunt announced that CUC will be hosting the February birthday party at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on Saturday, February 18. Only a small number of people need to help with the party but others may want to go 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. More information on needs for the party will be forthcoming.


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. Let’s try to get a full CUC table. Sign up to enjoy the tea, silent auction and raffle in class or contact Lynn Adcock at 770-993-2861. 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 http://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.


Foster Care Support Foundation Prom-A-Palooza 2017- volunteers needed

This is a wonderful event on Sunday, February 19, where girls in foster care can come to choose everything they need to go to their proms. Volunteers help girls choose from a selection of beautiful prom dresses and gowns to take home for their perfect evening. Personal shoppers will help them through the process of selecting dresses and also help with a selection of accessories such as shoes, shawls, purses etc. to find their perfect choices.

Rachel Ewald can use between 4 or 5 volunteers from CUC if anyone is interested in volunteering for the day, 9 am to 5 pm, please email rachel@fostercare.org and she will send the registration form for the volunteers for that date.

Unfortunately, they can’t take split shifts due to the nature of the event but they will have plenty of food for volunteers to eat. You can go to the Foster Care Support Foundation website to read all about the event. Volunteering there is a great experience!


Homestretch Road Race

Attention, all loyal HomeStretch Road Race Volunteers. It’s coming!!! The 16th Annual Run the River 5K/10K Road Race 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, April 22. Once again, it will begin and end the race at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Riverside Road. CUC has been a big part of Homestretch’s success in past races and we want to make sure you save the date.


Lost and Found

Have you left behind or lost anything at a CUC event or on Sunday morning? Thanks to Martha Thompson we now have a CUC “Lost and Found” collection place in our CUC closet.


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 into Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!
And for Murphy-Harpst watch for those boxtops and labels!


Prayer Requests

  • Sue Gardner for continued smooth recovery and relief of pain following hip replacement surgery
  • Dave Roberts for full recovery from his fall in his back yard
  • Frank Magaro broke his kneecap last Saturday night and has a boot/brace on his leg. He is restricted to a wheelchair and is not to put any weight on the leg. He is in good spirits, is aware of what is going on, and enjoys having visitors.

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

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

  • Gayle Crolius – February 6
  • Paricia Mashburn – February 6
  • Sig Hoogstraal – February 7
  • Bob Morisey – February 9
  • Betty Robertson – February 11

Anniversaries
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Calendar Reminders

  • February 5 – CUC Super Bowl Party
  • February 28 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea – Country Club of the South
  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College

 

 



Global Impact Celebration

This weekend is RUMC’s 11th annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC), February 25-28, a weekend to celebrate God’s work around the world and in our community and renew our commitment to the Great Commission. With times of prayer and worship, serving opportunities, education, interactions with guest mission agencies and missionaries, this weekend is a time of celebration of God’s will being done here in Georgia and around the globe. Check the RUMC website for information on the various events and opportunities for service.

GIC Prayer Initiative

As part of GIC, David Hills is collecting names of people who will pass out missionaries’ prayer requests to people before and after worship services. Please call David if you could do this for GIC.

Global Impact Celebration

Join in the 10th Anniversary events for RUMC’s Global Impact Celebration (GIC) from this Wednesday, February 25 through next Sunday, March 1. Scheduled activities are:

  • Wednesday, February 25: Start out at Wednesday Night Out (Fellowship Hall) from 5:00 to 6:30 pm and then at 6:30 pm join the Kick-off celebration (Chapel)
    Friday, February 27: Join the Celebration Dinner (Fellowship Hall) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 28: Participate in the Great Day of Service starting with breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 8:15 am and projects start at 9:00 am
  • Sunday, March 1: Communion (Chapel) at 8:30 am, International Missionary Presentations (around the RUMC campus at 9:30 am, Celebration Service (Sanctuary) at 10:30am and close out with lunch (Dining Room) at 12:15 pm.
    More information at http://www.rumc.com/globalimpact/

Global Impact Celebration

Join in the 10th Anniversary events for RUMC’s Global Impact Celebration (GIC) from Wednesday, February 25 through Sunday, March 1. Scheduled activities are:

Wednesday, February 25: Start out at Wednesday Night Out (Fellowship Hall) from 5:00 to 6:30 pm and then at 6:30 pm join the Kick-off celebration (Chapel)
Friday, February 27: Join the Celebration Dinner (Fellowship Hall) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 28: Participate in the Great Day of Service starting with breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 8:15 am and projects start at 9:00 am
Sunday, March 1: Communion (Chapel) at 8:30 am, International Missionary Presentations (around the RUMC campus at 9:30 am, Celebration Service (Sanctuary) at 10:30am and close out with lunch (Dining Room) at 12:15 pm.
More information at http://www.rumc.com/globalimpact/

Global Impact Celebration

  • Join in the 10th Anniversary events for RUMC’s Global Impact Celebration (GIC) from Wednesday, February 25 through Sunday, March 1. Scheduled activities are:
  • Wednesday, February 25: Start out at Wednesday Night Out (Fellowship Hall) from 5:00 to 6:30 pm and then at 6:30 pm join the Kick-off celebration (Chapel)
  • Friday, February 27: Join the Celebration Dinner (Fellowship Hall) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 28: Participate in the Great Day of Service starting with breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 8:15 am and projects start at 9:00 am
  • Sunday, March 1: Communion (Chapel) at 8:30 am, International Missionary Presentations (around the RUMC campus at 9:30 am, Celebration Service (Sanctuary) at 10:30am and close out with lunch (Dining Room) at 12:15 pm.
    More information at http://www.rumc.com/globalimpact/
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