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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


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∈∋ none —∈∋

 


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

Continuing prayers

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

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

 


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CUC Newsletter – September 21, 2018

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

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


Sunday, September 23, 2018

How Do You Say It?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 16
$104

CUC’s Music

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



Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

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

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


SAVE the DATE

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


CUC Endowment Fund

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

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

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


Thank You to CUC

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


 

Books to the People

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


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

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

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

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


Job Networking

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


 

Greeters needed in Children’s Area

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


RUMC Mission Booth

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


Required Minimum Distributions

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

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



Get Your Cans to Church!

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


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

 

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∈∋ none —∈∋

 


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

 

Thanksgiving

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


Continuing prayers

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

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


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CUC Newsletter – September 14, 2018

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

Joshua 1:6

Bible Verse of the Week

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


Sunday, September 16, 2018

When God Speaks

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 9
$103

CUC’s Music

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


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

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

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


Devotional Websites

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

www.dennisonforum.org

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

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


Thank You

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


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

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

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

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

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


Job Networking

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


Greeters needed in Children’s Area

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


Get Your Cans to Church!

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


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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

Continuing prayers

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

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


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CUC Newsletter – September 7, 2018

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Enjoy the Fruit of Your Labor

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

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NET Bible)

(selected by Shaw Skillings)


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Spiritual Blindness

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 2
$102

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

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


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

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

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

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

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


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

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

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


Homestretch Volunteers

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

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


Get Your Cans to Church!

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


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

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


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


 

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


Thanksgivings

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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

 


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 31, 2018

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psalms 23: 1-4 KJV

(My grandfather offered to give me a silver dollar if I memorized the 23rd Psalm. And so I did. Sara Beecham.)


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Four Principles for Daily Living

Our own Roger Davis will be teaching CUC this Sunday The topic is “Four Principles for Daily Living”. Roger always has a good message for us. The scripture reference is Romans 8:28-38.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sister & Gannett Backus and Jeannie & Jim Ehlers

CUC Attendance

Sunday, August 26
1 speaker, 5 guests, 93 members = Total 99

CUC Offering

Sunday, August 26
$100

Thanks to Outgoing CUC Officers and Committee Members

Thanks especially to Tom Knight for his leadership this past year as Sara Beecham takes over as our new president.

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

CUC’s 2018-19 class president is inviting class members to send a favorite Bible verse and a brief remark for our newsletter each week. Please send to: sarabeecham@gmail.com


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

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

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

For more information please contact Ann Douglas acdvld@aol.com or Roger Davis – rogale1123@gmail.com


Homestretch Year End Report

As CUC has always been a big supporter of Homestretch since its very beginning it is with pleasure that we hear the statistics June to June of this year:

Of 15 families, 14 graduated. All are full-time employed and in permanent housing. Two of their kids are off to college, one an honor graduate with a full scholarship to Stanford University.


Why Could Red Bird Christian School Use 2nd Language Textbooks?

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Recently Norma and David Hills took clothing, books etc. to Red Bird Missions including 2nd language textbooks.

UM Churches and volunteers with their money, labor, and materials renovated Red Bird’s two old dorms so a Residential Program could be offered. The 2 dorms house 24 students and each dorm has its own dorm parents.

Internationals attending the Residential Programs live in these dorms and concentrate on the skills of learning a new language: grammar, reading writing, vocabulary, listening and speaking. Their goals are to attend a college or university. That’s how the 2nd language textbooks are used.

To facilitate their spiritual growth, they participate in daily devotions, weekly chapel services, Sat. leadership training and 2 Bible Study courses during their high school career.


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

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

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


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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The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind

The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind by [Greer, Ronald J.]

Adult Bible Study taught by Jeff Ross, Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m, Aug. 22-Oct. 17 (Note time change) in the Crosstalk Classroom (across from CUC Room.)

Written by seasoned pastoral counselor, Ron Greer, the study explores the foundational truths of the Scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to love “your neighbor as yourself.”


Wednesday Night Out

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Join other CUC members along with the rest of the RUMC church family weekly on Wednesday 4:45-6:30 for dinner, planned by our new chef, Jacob Crane, in the Fellowship Hall. The menu each week can be found at rumc.com/wno


Get Your Cans to Church!

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


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  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from kidney surgery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney who has had multiple myeloma recurrence with fractured vertebra. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgivings

  • Beverly Tatom doing well after her spinal surgery
  • Birth of new grandson for Johnie and Nancy Wright

 

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


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Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – April 20, 2018

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Peter replied: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your Sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off–for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

Acts 2:38,39


Sunday, April 22, 2018

CUC’s Speaker This Sunday

Mark Goodwin will be our CUC speaker on Sunday. Mark and Debbie are among our newest CUC members. They recently moved here from Oregon where he retired from his post as a pastor in the Church of the Nazarene.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright, Pat Stamps and Patricia Mashburn

CUC Attendance

Sunday, April 15
67 members, 3 visitors, 1 teacher = 71 total

CUC Offering

Sunday, April 15
$99


Homestretch Road Race

Thanks to the more than 40 CUC members who volunteered or who competed in the Homestretch Run the River Road Race on April 14th or who contributed to the Congregational Challenge.

There were over 1500 runners for the biggest Homestretch road race ever. Among the winners in their age groups were our own Gale Davis, and Garlinn Story


Homestretch Congregational Challenge

The race is over and we will still be collecting checks or cash for pledges if unpaid. Checks need to be made payable to RUMC with HomeStretch Congregation Challenge on the memo line.

Thanks!


Believe Ministries Benefit

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” in class. We don’t want to come in “Second” to the Bereans!

An Evening of Music, Magic, Message and Merriment!
Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
Your hosts, Jane and Greg Davidson have an amazing night planned:
Christian Illusionist Greg Davidson
World-renowned Magician LEVENT

A great Auction
Coffee & Delicious Desserts
Tickets are free; your donation that evening will support the Christian outreach of Believe Ministries.

Order tickets before May 4.
Jane Riley (Davidson), 770.587.1292
or e-mail Jane@BelieveMinistries.org

Click here for your invitation:
https://tinyurl.com/BelieveCelebration2018


New Testaments for Honduras

For those that were not in class this past Sunday, Claudia Phelps has paperback New Testaments in Spanish to send down with the Honduras mission team.

Each Bible is $2.00. We had generous support this past Sunday and Claudia is ordering more. There has been a major request and appreciation for this show of love for the Word of God.

Bless you for your participation! In CUC Class there will be a bowl for dollars, and a stack of Bibles for any inscriptions you might wish to do. We heard that these Bibles and these inscriptions have had a big impact. Call Claudia Phelps with any questions 404-406-4664.


Why We Collect Box Tops

Red Bird Christian High School, a boarding high school serving mountain people from isolated communities spread over a wide distance, was founded in 1921 by the Evangelical Church. It soon united with the Brethren Church to form the Evangelical United Brethren then in 1968 united with the Methodists to become today’s United Methodist Church. Red Bird Center is a missionary conference of the UMC, one of three in the United States.

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RUMC and CUC can feel a connection to this school that serves mountain people from isolated communities in southwestern Kentucky. Collecting Box Tops on hundreds of products is an easy way to help this rural school obtain classroom supplies. Some of the well-known brands are Reynolds, General Mills, Cascadian Farms, Ziploc, Annie’s, Green Giant, Progresso, Betty Crocker, Scott, Boise, Nature Valley, Hefty, Kleenex. Please cut out any Box Tops found on products you buy and bring them to CUC. They will be forwarded to the school in Beverly, KY.


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.

 


Prayer Requests

  • Roger Davis – having back surgery for relief of pain this coming Wednesday, April 25
  • Pastor Andrew Bronson, wrongly imprisoned and on trial this week in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
    An Update from Terry Taylor:
    The first day of Pastor Brunson’s trial on Monday was filled with secret witnesses for the prosecution. Their testimony was broadcast into the courtroom via video with their voices and appearances altered.

    In the USA such devious tactics would have been thrown out of court. But not in Turkey!

    Then at the conclusion of a grueling, nearly 13-hour-long day trial, the judge refused to release Pastor Andrew Bronson , But worse, he ordered Pastor Bronson be thrown back into the first prison he had been in – a notoriously overcrowded and grim prison. Then the Turkish court delayed the trial until May 7th.

    Pastor Andrew Bronson is innocent. He’s on trial for “Christianization” – for his faith.

    Please continue to pray for him and his family.

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

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

  • Paul Beecham – April 22
  • Sister Backus – April 24
  • Dick Copeland – April 26
  • Larry Hunt – April 26

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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.


cookie   Birthdays

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

 

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CUC Newsletter – April 6, 2018

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“Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with Water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 1:4-5


Sunday, April 8, 2018

After Easter Clearance

Our own Jeff Coelho will be our speaker for CUC this Sunday and his subject is “Really…..Is Easter Over?”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Garlinn & Mike Story and Babs & Shaw Skillings


CUC Small Group Dinners

Here is your chance to have a nice evening out sharing food and fellowship with a small group of 6-10 fellow CUC members at one of our homes.

Donna and Vince Grosse and Julianna Goodson have been busy assigning 99 people to individual homes for small group dinners during April and May. You will be hearing from your hosts soon if you have not already.


Homestretch Road Race

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The Homestretch Run the River Road Race is coming up on Saturday April 14th. Volunteers are needed for activities very early that morning such as parking and route monitors. See Tom Knight if you want to help.


HomeStretch Congregation Challenge

There is still time to support Dr. Tom Davis in his 5k run in the HomeStretch Run the River race on April 14. 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


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Bob Davis for improved health
  • 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.


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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  • Jeff Coelho – April 11
  • Martha Knight – April 12

 

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Calendar Reminders

Saturday, April 14Homestretch 2018 Run the River

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – Concert on the Commons – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 – SONGS OF BROTHERHOOD – 4 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel

Sunday May 6 – 4th Annual Church BBQ 11:30- 1:30 – RSVP to RUMC.com/BBQ

Thursday, May 10 – Believe Ministries Event

Friday, June 29, 7:30 PM, and Sunday, July 1, 3 PM – Patriotic Celebration Concerts

August 2-4 – RUMC Garage Sale Extravaganza

Oct. 31, Nov. 1,2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape Retreat!!



 

CUC Newsletter – March 30, 2018

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Sunday, April 1, 2018
Easter Sunday – He is Risen!

CUC class will not be meeting this Sunday

RUMC Easter Sunday Services:

  • Sunrise Acoustic Service | 7 a.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Kristin Heiden (breakfast following in the RUMC parlor)
  • Contemporary Worship Service* | 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Dr. Tom Davis (breakfast following at the Sanctuary south entrance)
  • Chapel Roswell Modern Worship Service* | 10 a.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Eric Lee
  • Traditional Worship Service* | 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Dr. Tom Davis
  • Chapel Roswell Modern Worship Service* | 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel with Rev. Eric Lee

Shuttle Service from the City Hall and Wells Fargo parking lots will be available from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

You are invited to bring flowers or greenery to be part of the Flowering of the Cross at the Sanctuary south entrance.


CUC Attendance
March 25
Members 88  Visitors: 2  Total: 90

CUC Contributions
March 25
$ 91


CUC Small Group Dinners

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Here is your chance to have a nice evening out sharing food and fellowship with a small group of 6-10 fellow CUC members at one of our homes.

The sign-up sheet has been passed on the past few Sundays or you may contact Donna or Vince Grosse to be added to the list of class members who are being assigned to individual homes for small group dinners during April and May.

So far 99 people have signed up. Don’t be left out!


Homestretch Road Race

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The Homestretch Run the River Road Race is coming up on Saturday April 14th. Volunteers are needed for activities very early that morning such as parking and route monitors. See Tom Knight if you want to help.


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Bob Davis for improved health
  • 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.

Thanksgiving

  • Norma Hills – Back to CUC following successful hip surgery.

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


cookie   Birthdays

  • Pat Stamps – April 1
  • Tom Knight – April 1
  • Dave Roberts – April 4
  • Gannett Bacchus – April 4

 

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CUC Newsletter – March 23, 2018

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Palm Sunday

“At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid.”

John 19:41


Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Gospel of Love and Light

This Palm Sunday we continue the Adam Hamilton Lenten series on John — The Gospel of Light and Life

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sandy & Bill Griffin and Beth & Bob Hamilton.

CUC Attendance
March 18
Visitors: 2, Members: 91 – Total: 93

CUC Contributions
March 18
$ 89.00


CUC Small Group Dinners

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Here is your chance to have a nice evening out sharing food and fellowship with a small group of 6-10 fellow CUC members at one of our homes. The sign-up sheet is being passed on Sundays.

Or, you may contact Donna or Vince Grosse to be added to the list of class members who will be assigned to individual homes for small group dinners during April and May. 66 people had already signed up before this past Sunday. Don’t be left out!


Charis Gallery Exhibit

Charis Gallery Birdhouses

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit of decorated birdhouses which runs through April. Several CUC members, Patricia Mashburn, Sharon Schnackenberg and Larry Hunt, have their artwork exhibited and for sale. Proceeds from the exhibit go to local missions.


Homestretch Road Race

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The Homestretch Run the River Road Race is coming up on Saturday April 14th. Volunteers are needed for activities very early that morning such as parking. See Tom Knight if you want to help.


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Bob Davis for improved health
  • 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.


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  • Nancy Wright – March 29
  • Nancy Wistrand – March 31

 

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  • Sue & George Waite – March 30, 1968 – 50 years!
  • Pat & Ron Peterson – March 31, 1962 – 56 years !!

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CUC Newsletter – March 16, 2018

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God said to Moses, “I am Who I Am. This is what you say to the Israelites. ‘I Am has sent me to you'”

Exodus 3:14


Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Gospel of Love and Light

This Sunday we continue the Adam Hamilton Lenten series on John — The Gospel of Light and Life with The “I Am” Sayings of Jesus and The Farewell Discourse.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Jeannie & Jim Ehlers and Bettie & John Goss

Please express thanks to Wanda Taylor who coordinates the CUC refreshments, making sure there are always refreshments every Sunday morning for the enjoyment of CUC members and guests.

CUC Attendance
March 11
77 members and 3 visitors = total 80

CUC Contributions
March 11


CUC Small Group Dinners

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Here is your chance to have a nice evening out sharing food and fellowship with a small group of 6-10 fellow CUC members at one of our homes. The sign-up sheet is being passed on Sundays or you may contact Donna or Vince Grosse to be added to the list of class members who will be assigned to individual homes for small group dinners during April and May.


Job Networking

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Appreciation was expressed by Bob Schnackenburg for the many volunteers from CUC who assist with Job Networking two Monday nights each month.


Charis Gallery Exhibit

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Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit of decorated birdhouses which runs through April. Several CUC members, Patricia Mashburn, Sharon Schnackenberg and Larry Hunt, have their artwork exhibited and for sale. Proceeds from the exhibit go to local missions.


Homestretch Honored at 25th Anniversary

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On Monday, March 19th, HomeStretch will receive a proclamation in the State Capital to honor its 25th Anniversary. We are proud of this opportunity to celebrate HomeStretch “under the dome”. Representative Betty Price will welcome HomeStretch and will read a resolution proclaiming the 25th Anniversary of HomeStretch and its service to homeless families. CUC was involved at the very beginning of this ministry and has continued to support it through these years.

Homestretch Road Race

The Homestretch Run the River Road Race is coming up on Saturday April 14th. Volunteers are needed for activities very early that morning such as parking. See Tom Knight if you want to help.


Murphy Harpst Thanks CUC

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Another thank you letter was received from Murphy Harpst thanking CUC for the February birthday party.


Barefoot in the Park

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Tickets, which include dinner and the show, are now on sale for this romantic comedy presented by Acting Up March 23-24.


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Bob Davis for improved health
  • 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.

CUC Thanksgiving

  • Nancy Van Horn, back to CUC class with her health improved, expresses appreciation to CUC for the support she received during recent illness.

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

  • Virginia Thomason – March 20
  • Dave Hills – March 22

 

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  • Sharon & Bob Schnackenberg – March 23, 1968 – 50 years !

 


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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

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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

 


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

 

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  • –None–

 


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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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  • –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 – November 3, 2017

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

John 6: 16-20


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


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Last, Lost But Loved

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

October 21 – 85 + 2 leaders = 87

October 29 – 89 members + 4 visitors = 93

CUC Class Contributions

October 29 –  $127


CUC Retreat 

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

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


CUC Christmas Party

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


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

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

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

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

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy ?

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


Operation Christmas  Child

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

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


Pecans for Sale

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


RUMC Cookbooks For Sale

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

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


Homestretch News

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


CUC Artists

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

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


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

 

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

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

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


Prayer Requests

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

Thanksgiving

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

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.

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


cookie   Birthdays

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

love   Anniversaries

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

calendar    Calendar Reminders

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


 

CUC Newsletter – April 28, 2017

CUC Logo CleanWhen an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Seven Churches of Revelation

The CUC lesson this week will be given by one of our favorite teachers, Bob Fletcher, with the topic of the Seven Churches of Revelation.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Gayle & George Crolius and Linda & Tom Cantrell.

CUC Class Attendance
Sunday, April 23
78 members, 1 visitor =Total of 79.


Homestretch Run the River Road Race

Thanks to all the CUC members who helped make the 16th annual Homestretch Run the River Road Race a success. And congratulations to Mike Storey who placed 2nd in the 10K in his age group!


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Get free tickets from Garlinn Storey to be seated at CUC tables this coming Thursday, May 4th as CUC plans to support Believe Ministries with our CUC attendance at this event.

This will be An Evening of Music, Magic, Message and Merriment! The 10th Anniversary Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration, 7 PM in the RUMC Fellowship Hall.

The evening will include Christian Illusionist – Greg Davidson, Music, and Singing – with Jane Riley and Greg, A Silent Auction with Big Winners, Coffee and Delicious Desserts.

There will be tables for 8. Tickets are free. Your donation will celebrate 10 amazing years of family and friends supporting the ongoing Christian outreach of Believe Ministries. “Only with your help can we continue to share the promise of Jesus Christ at home and around the world.”

Jane and Greg


CUC Fall Retreat

As many of us are looking forward to the CUC fall retreat November 1,2, and 3 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) at Winshape on the campus of Berry College, Jim Ehlers is asking that anyone who has not yet signed up and wants to go to let him know by the end of this month. He also needs to know if singles want to share a room. We have 78 people signed up so far. (We do some flexibility on numbers until July.)


Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series continues with “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs” this Sunday, April 30 at 4 PM in the chapel, featuring the Kaleidoscope ensemble of the Michael O’Neal Singers performing some of the best-known hymns and songs of our faith. Tickets are not necessary.


Upscale Garage Sale

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Garage Sale Extravaganza –Aug. 3-5. Continue gathering your treasures!
August will be here before you know it! Start putting aside your good stuff to sell. Mark your calendar so you won’t miss the fun of working with other CUC and RUMC members helping to put on this big fundraiser for Job Networking.


Small Things Support Our Various Mission Outreaches!

Dental supplies for Peru – Haley Schroeder is doing a Senior Capstone Career Project through her school, Woodstock High, based on non-profit organizations. With this project, she has to present work that replicates that of a non-profit worker.

Through this project she has decided to focus her non-profit work around a medical mission trip to Peru she will be attending this summer with Roswell United Methodist Church. With this trip, the Medical Missions team wants to collect dental supplies such as floss, small tubes of toothpaste, and tooth-brushes. In total, the team’s goal is 1200(+) of each item, and all donated supplies will be distributed to the communities in Peru in which they will be serving so they have lots of collecting to do! Their deadline for collecting will be May 15th, as they will need some time to pack and prepare the supplies for the trip. All supplies will be kept at the RUMC campus in the Dod. She will have a box sitting right inside the entrance labeled: Peru Dental Supplies.

In total, the team’s goal is 1200(+) of each item, and all donated supplies will be distributed to the communities in Peru in which they will be serving so they have lots of collecting to do! Their deadline for collecting will be May 15th, as they will need some time to pack and prepare the supplies for the trip. All supplies will be kept at the RUMC campus in the Dod. She will have a box sitting right inside the entrance labeled: Peru Dental Supplies.
Foster Care Support Foundation is having an Open House and Tent Sale May 5, 6, and 7

On those days you can tour Foster Care Support Foundation and learn how you can help those 50,000 foster and displaced children served by Foster Care. Foster Care is looking for clean, high-quality items to sell and there will be furniture pickup through May 4th. More information will be available on flyers in class on Sunday.

Please continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House and bring them in to Nancy Wright.

For Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels for Betty Hunt

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Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock – pray for her as she begins a course of daily radiation and chemo treatment for lung cancer
  • Tom Cantrell – suffering from Spinal Stenosis plus Shingles
  • Jackie Hubbard –For a good recovery following her third knee replacement surgery this past Monday. As of this morning (Friday) she was still at North Fulton Hospital.
  • Frank Magaro – Brookdale-Neese Road Assisted Living facility in Woodstock-
    on the loss of his wife Betty
  • Sharon Schnakenberg recovering from bone spurs removed from her left shoulder.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

Pat Peterson as she continues to deal with health problems

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.

Thanksgivings

  • Safe return of our RUMC group from Honduras mission trip
  • Linda Temples’ suspicious lung lesion has disappeared
  • Marlene MacLeod returned from Florida and thankful for CUC prayer support following fractured clavicle

cookie  Birthdays

  • George Crolius – April 30

love  Anniversaries

  • Mary Lee & Dick Copeland  – May 3, 1969  – 48 years

calendar  Calendar Reminders

  • April 30 – Sounds of the Spirit ConcertMay 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • July 27-30 – “Meet Me In St. Louis”
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape Center, Berry College
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