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CUC Newsletter – March 12, 2017

It is writtCUC Logo Resized with I Adden: Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lenten Series – 24 Hours that Changed the World

Myra Belote will continue with our Lenten Lesson – The Garden of Gethsemane. I am looking forward to Myra’s lesson!

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by
Sandy & Bill Griffin, and Bettie & John Goss.

CUC Class Attendance

March 5, 2017

63 members, no visitors – total 63



Fabulous Fox Theater Tour and Lunch on Crescent Avenue!

Fox Theater

Join us Thursday, March 23 for a tour of the Fabulous Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta. Fox Theatre Tours is a 60-minute guided program that will showcase the must-see details of the Fox and its remarkable history. Guests will tour over 10 locations throughout the building – from the orchestra pit and Mighty Mo’, the largest working Moller theater organ in the world to the Men’s Lounge featuring the original furniture chosen by the wife of movie mogul William Fox.

They will also learn the incredible story of how the citizens rose up to save the Fox from the wrecking ball while walking the very same halls as Elvis and The Rolling Stones. Tickets are $15.

Lunch will be on Crescent Avenue where you can choose between South City Kitchen, Tin Lizzy’s, Lure or Front Page News. Vans will park across from Tin Lizzy’s.

Leaving from Parlor at 9:00 am.

Sign up today for this great tour and lunch!
Email Andrea’ Cummings – acummings@rumc.com


Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!

There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras


School Supplies for Honduras

HondurasCollage

On the left: These are some of the crafts we’re making.

Just a reminder for Honduras: School supplies including Elmers Glue (4oz ) and small plush toys($1.).

We are collecting school supplies for our April trip to Honduras. Items needed are crayons, washable markers, glue( sticks and small bottles), pencil sharpeners, pencils and small scissors. Small dolls and/or stuffed animals (dollar type) also appreciated. Just bring to CUC.

THANK YOU!!

Gale and Sandy Griffin

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.


A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;

Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com


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 Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!


Prayer Requests

  • Bob Carpenter had surgery for an aortic valve replacement last week. He is home and doing well. Please pray for Bob’s speedy recovery.
  • Marlene MacLeod – had a fall Thr Mar 2, and broke her clavicle (the bone connecting the breastbone and the shoulder). Please pray for Marlene and Don.
  • Nancy Van Horn – her co-worker Boris, has stage 4 lung cancer, he is still working and has started chemo. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Mary Serafina – her friend June’s grandson – Austin McQueen,  has bacterial pneumonia and is on a ventilator. Please pray for his recovery.
  • Marianna Brown –  Brother – Wendell Ladner needs a liver transplant. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Linda Leckie – daughter-in-law – Lulu Leckie, is being tested for heart problems. She is in her 50’s. Please pray for good test results.

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Sun Mar 12 – Diane Stephens
  • Tue Mar 14 – MariAnna Brown

love   Anniversaries

  • Thr Mar 16 – Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968 –  49 years

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • March 17-19 – Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple
  • March 23 – Fabulous Fox Theater Tour and Lunch on Crescent Avenue
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 3, 2017

CUC Logo Resized with I AddThen Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished.
Matthew 4:1-2


Sunday, March 5, 2017

CUC meets at 9 am for Social Time, Linda Boswell will do the announcements, and we will adjourn at 9:30 am to the Fellowship hall for the:

Continuum of Care in the Fellowship Hall

9:30 a.m. Continuum of Care Panel: hear representatives from agencies outlining the processes available to guide qualified families on their return to sustainable living. Open to all adults, SS classes and other individuals invited.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Jeannie & Jim EhlersPatricia Mashburn, and Bob Morisey.

CUC Class Attendance

February 26, 2017

88 members, no visitors – total 88

CUC Communications

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members for the next week for Sunday – March 12 please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, he can distribute it also.




star-on    CHRISTIANS UNDER CONSTRUCTION ENDOWMENT FUND

“The CUC Endowment continues to grow and provides us with another opportunity to do something worthwhile. We will have approx $2,700 to distribute this year.

Endowment Fast Facts

  • Date Established: 6/26/2008
  • Annual Distributions to be used for – a purpose determined by the donor (CUC Sunday School Class) each year and communicated to the gift distribution committee of the Foundation in writing or for RUMC’s general purpose needs if no specific purpose is documented.
  • Fund Corpus Amount at Inception: $25,000
  • Corpus Amount as of 12/31/16: $52,786.89
  • Account Balance as of 12/31/16: $60,467.32
  • Lifetime Distributions: $10,834.21

THIS ENDOWMENT’S CHRISTIAN LEGACY IN ACTION

This fund continues to grow through regular gifts from the generous CUC Sunday School
class members. Each year, the class’ endowment committee meets to make sure that the
funds are used in a way or ways that are meaningful to the class as a whole. This endowment was the first in the Foundation’s portfolio to be created by a Sunday School class and has inspired other Sunday School classes to begin creating their own endowments.

2016 Grants fulfilled: Provided support of RUMC’s Altar Guild and for an accessible
ramp at RUMC’s Chapel building, and furnished a room at Murphy-Harpst Children’s
Center.

2015 Grants fulfilled: Provided a gift to establish the Malone and Charlotte Dodson
Endowment to support Mentoring Ministries and the RUMC Foundation.

2014 Grants fulfilled: Helped to purchase a golf cart for the purpose of transporting
members between A and B buildings on Sunday mornings so that no one has to choose
between worship and Sunday School attendance.


light-bulb-on   Face to Face Encounter

Some of you have been approached about attending the Walk to Emmaus where you would spend three days and nights in a dorm at the Kings Retreat in Dallas, GA.

Well, there is a new version of the WTE, called Face to Face Encounters. There are 4-day time sessions, lasting 6 hours, each from 9 – 3. There are 2 sessions on Monday and Tuesday and then 2 the next week on Monday and Tuesday. And you get to go home and sleep in your own bed.

It is coed(husbands and wives or singles), and you need to be 60 or older.

There are 4 encounters this year.

The next encounter is March 13, 14, 20, and 21st @ Mt. Zion UMC.

And then there is one – May 23, 24, 30, 31 @ Kennesaw UMC.

This is not a group project. For each encounter, they only allow 6 people from one church to attend. At the most, there are 42 people that can attend. You can contact me to sign up or approach the person that has approached you in the past that has asked you to attend.

Contact Michael Ewing for more information



light-bulb-on   Global Impact Celebration!

Plan to participate in the GIC programs March 3-5,“Life on Mission”, an up-close and personal look at poverty and homelessness in our community.

Poverty and Homelessness are prevalent right here in Roswell. GIC 2017 will focus on education and awareness of issues surrounding these challenges, and share ways RUMC can make an impact in real people’s lives. You will have an opportunity to learn about our local mission partners and the services they offer.

Go to the RUMC website for full information: http://www.rumc.com/globalimpact/

To sign up for any of the GIC events: http://www.signupgenius.com


Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!

There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras


School Supplies for Honduras

crayolas

We are collecting school supplies for our April trip to Honduras. Items needed are crayons, washable markers, glue( sticks and small bottles), pencil sharpeners, pencils and small scissors. Small dolls and/or stuffed animals (dollar type) also appreciated. Just bring to CUC.
THANK YOU!!
Gale and Sandy Griffin

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.



A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;

Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com



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 Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!



Prayer Requests

  • Betty Smith – her long-time friend Joyce Orey passed away Fri, Feb 24 after a fall. She was 81. Please pray for her Husband and family.
  • Nancy Van Horn – her co-worker Boris, has stage 4 lung cancer, he is still working and has started chemo. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Mary Serafina – her friend June’s grandson – Austin McQueen,  has bacterial pneumonia and is on a ventilator. Please pray for his recovery.
  • Marianna Brown –  Brother – Wendell Ladner needs a liver transplant. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Linda Leckie – daughter-in-law – Lulu Leckie, is being tested for heart problems. She is in her 50’s. Please pray for good test results.

Thanksgiving

  • Linda Leckie – grand-daughter – is a student at UGA and she has been accepted for the summer session at Oxford, England. Also, her two grandsons have been accepted to Georgia Tech.

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Wed Mar 8 – Johnie Wright
  • Sat Mar 11 – Betty Smith

love   Anniversaries

  • Sat Mar 11 – Barbara & Bob Davis – 1961 – 56 years!

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


CUC Newsletter – February 24, 2017

CUC Logo Resized with I AddDear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.
1 John 3:18


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lenten series: 24 Hours that Changed the World

John Sharp will be Introducing our 2017 Lenten series and covering the Last Supper.  Be sure to be in class as John lead’s us in our 1st Lenten lesson!

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sharon & Tom ErdmanLinda Mooney, and Jan Ligon!

CUC Class Attendance

February 19, 2017
100 members, 3 visitors, and 1 Teacher – total 104

CUC Communications

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members for the next 2 weeks for Sundays – March 5, or March 12 please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, he can distribute it also.




light-bulb-on   Face to Face Encounter

Some of you have been approached about attending the Walk to Emmaus where you would spend three days and nights in a dorm at the Kings Retreat in Dallas, GA.

Well, there is a new version of the WTE, called Face to Face Encounters. There are 4-day time sessions, lasting 6 hours, each from 9 – 3. There are 2 sessions on Monday and Tuesday and then 2 the next week on Monday and Tuesday. And you get to go home and sleep in your own bed.

It is coed(husbands and wives or singles), and you need to be 60 or older.
There are 4 encounters this year.
The next encounter is March 13, 14, 20, and 21st @ Mt. Zion UMC.
And then there is one – May 23, 24, 30, 31 @ Kennesaw UMC.

This is not a group project. For each encounter, they only allow 6 people from one church to attend. At the most, there are 42 people that can attend. You can contact me to sign up or approach the person that has approached you in the past that has asked you to attend.

Contact Michael Ewing for more information


star-on   A Need for books at Murphy-Harpst

The recent visit to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers provided new insights, one of which is a real need of teenagers for age-appropriate books. The library is poorly stocked. One young lady happy with her new bedroom (partly furnished by CUC) has only three books which she reads and rereads.

The Mission Outreach Committee proposes an ongoing collection of books teenagers would like for recreational reading. Please ask any teenagers you know for suggestions of titles and book donations. The contact person at Murphy-Harpst approves this message.



star-on   Get Your Cans To Church!

February Is RUMC’s Month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. A list of items is available at rumc.com/nfcc. Drop off non-perishable items Sundays at church and weekdays in the main office.



light-bulb-on   Global Impact Celebration!

Plan to participate in the GIC programs March 3-5,“Life on Mission”, an up-close and personal look at poverty and homelessness in our community.

Poverty and Homelessness are prevalent right here in Roswell. GIC 2017 will focus on education and awareness of issues surrounding these challenges, and share ways RUMC can make an impact in real people’s lives. You will have an opportunity to learn about our local mission partners and the services they offer.
Go to the RUMC website for full information: http://www.rumc.com/globalimpact/
To sign up for any of the GIC events: http://www.signupgenius.com



Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!

There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras



checkbox-full   School Supplies for Honduras

Help‼ We will be supplying school supplies for the children in our Honduras school when we go April 20. If you can help us with crayons, colored pencils, markers and glue sticks they will be so appreciated. Bring them to CUC and Gale Davis will make sure they get them.

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

The 10th annual Peachtree Tea Champagne Reception and Lunch which benefits Homestretch will be held at the Country Club of the South, on Tuesday, February 28, 11;00-2:00. It is always a very nice event. Tickets are $75. There are already at least 11 CUC members going. Sign up to enjoy the tea, silent auction and raffle.

This is a great event and we would like to be well represented. To book tables, become a sponsor, or learn more about Homestretch visit www.homestretch.org/events or call 770-642-9185. For individual tickets and to register for the fabulous online auction visit www.tea2017.auction-bid.org .

To participate in the silent auction without purchasing tickets go to the www.homestretch.org/events website and at the Peachtree Tea logo click Register only. Your credit card will not be charged unless you are a bid winner.



A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;
Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com



RUMC Travelers Club

Sandra Nauman has recommended to the class that many of the RUMC Travelers Club activities might be of interest to CUC members. The club takes day trips as well as longer ones of several days. The next trip coming up is to Brumby, TN. For more information speak to Sandra or to Bonnie White.



Save the date!

You are invited to the 10th annual Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration. May 4, 2017, at 7 pm.



Save those Pull Tops and Labels!

Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them into Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!
And for Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!



Prayer Requests

  • Mary Kay Mills – niece – Traer, she’s 37  and Mother of three, was just diagnosed with M.S. Please pray for her and her family.
  • Donna Grosse’s – cousin – Joan in final stages chemo, she has pancreatic cancer and is not doing well. Please pray for Joan and her family.
  • Dave Hills – Pastor Zbigniew Chojnacki – for his daughter Agnes, her husband died suddenly, please pray for her and their family.
  • Bill Thompson’s – brother – Bruce Thompson passed away Wed – Feb 22. His wife had died 6 weeks ago. They lived in San Antonio, TX. Please pray for their family.
  • Wanda Taylor – Wanda had a procedure Wed – Feb 22, checking her carotid artery. She has a 95% blockage. Wanda is in St. Josephs to have a procedure to remove the blockage on Thr – Feb 23. Terry anticipates that she will be home today – Friday. Please pray for Wanda.
  • Mary Lee Copeland’s – Mother – Eva Thompson passed away peacefully Thr – Feb 23. Please keep Mary Lee and Dick Copeland and their family in your prayers.

Thanksgiving

  • Sue Gardner – is back in class, and doing well after her recent hip surgery
  • Bob MooreCecelia just had her routine check-up, and she remains cancer free!
  • Bob Morrisey – Oldest granddaughter is pregnant, and he is excited about becoming a Great Grandfather

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.



cookie   Birthdays

  • Mon Feb 27 – Marlene MacLeod
  • Tue Feb 28 – Jeannie Ehlers
  • Sat Mar 4 – Linda Boswell

love   Anniversaries

  • Mon Feb 27 – Stella and Wilford Boayue  – 1972
  • Mon Feb 27 – Linda and Tom Cantrell  – 1965

 



calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • February 28 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College

 



 

CUC Newsletter – February 17, 2017

CUC Logo Resized with I AddBe joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Romans 12:12-13


Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Only 3 Questions That Matter

One of CUC’s favorite teachers returns this Sunday. Rusty Gordon will be leading our class.The title of the lesson is “The only 3 questions that matter”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Nancy & Dave Wistrand and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho.

CUC Class Attendance

February 12
96 members and 1 visitor, total 97

CUC Communications

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members for the next 3 weeks for Sundays, February 26, March 5, or March 12 please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, he can distribute it also.



A Thank You for CUC Generosity

Following our year-end donations to foster care organizations we have received heartfelt thank you’s.

Most recently we heard from the United Methodist Children’s Home. They noted that our donation of $1100 (which was one of three that we sent out) will help them achieve their goal of serving 500 children by 2020.

They also reinforced the reason why we took up this collection; there are more than 13,000 children in state custody. “This staggering reality, coupled with a severe shortage of foster homes in many communities, represents a crisis for children across Georgia.”
Well Done CUC!


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

The CUC Mission/Outreach Committee members Betty Hunt and Norma Hills have made final plans for our annual birthday party, this Saturday, February 18th for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. Only a small number of people need to help with the party, but others are going for a tour of the Murphy-Harpst campus.

The group going will leave RUMC at 10:45 to arrive at noon with the party scheduled for 1:00. Thanks to those who made donations to cover basic expenses of the party.


Get Your Cans To Church!

February Is RUMC’s Month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. A list of items is available at rumc.com/nfcc. Drop off non-perishable items Sundays at church and weekdays in the main office.


Global Impact Celebration!

Plan to participate in the GIC programs March 3-5,“Life on Mission”, an up-close and personal look at poverty and homelessness in our community.

Poverty and Homelessness are prevalent right here in Roswell. GIC 2017 will focus on education and awareness of issues surrounding these challenges, and share ways RUMC can make an impact in real people’s lives. You will have an opportunity to learn about our local mission partners and the services they offer. Go to the RUMC website for full information.


Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short by 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!
There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras

 


School Supplies for Honduras

Help‼ We will be supplying school supplies for the children in our Honduras school when we go April 20. If you can help us with crayons, colored pencils, markers and glue sticks they will be so appreciated. Bring them to CUC and Gale Davis will make sure they get them.

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

The 10th annual Peachtree Tea Champagne Reception and Lunch which benefits Homestretch will be held at the Country Club of the South, on Tuesday, February 28, 11;00-2:00. It is always a very nice event. Tickets are $75. There are already at least 11 CUC members going. Sign up to enjoy the tea, silent auction and raffle.

This is a great event and we would like to be well represented. To book tables, become a sponsor, or learn more about Homestretch visit www.homestretch.org/events or call 770-642-9185. For individual tickets and to register for the fabulous online auction visit www.tea2017.auction-bid.org .

To participate in the silent auction without purchasing tickets go to the www.homestretch.org/events website and at the Peachtree Tea logo click Register only. Your credit card will not be charged unless you are a bid winner.


A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;
Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com


RUMC Travelers Club

Sandra Nauman has recommended to the class that many of the RUMC Travelers Club activities might be of interest to CUC members. The club takes day trips as well as longer ones of several days. The next trip coming up is to Brumby, TN. For more information speak to Sandra or to Bonnie White.


Save the date!

You are invited to the 10th annual Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration. May 4, 2017 at 7 pm.


Save those Pull Tops and Labels!

Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them in to Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!
And for Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!


Prayer Requests

  • John Goss’ mother in Louisville passed away February 15th. She would have been 101 yrs. on March 28 and has been living in a nursing home for many years.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Barbara Davis, Pat Peterson, Linda Temples as they continue to deal with health problems
  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, Woodstock

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

  • Sue Gardner ‘s recovery is going more smoothly now. Although she still uses a walker, the pain is much less, and she’s getting stronger every day. She expects to be in class on Sunday.That the son of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland did not have a heart attack heart, but pray for them in Tennessee as they continue care of Mary Lee’s mother on hospice care.
  • That the son of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland did not have a heart attack; But pray for them in Tennessee as they continue care of Mary Lee’s mother on hospice care.

Birthdays

  • Jim Adcock – Feb.19
  • Tom Erdman – Feb 19
  • Dee Scott – Feb. 20
  • Babs Skillings – Feb. 22
  • Cecelia Moore – Feb. 22
  • Judy Zierck – Feb 22
  • Lara Deaton – Feb. 22
  • Jane Bailey – Feb. 25

Anniversaries

  • Linda & Al Temples – Feb. 25, 1967 – 50 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • February 28 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


 

CUC Potluck Dinner

A CUC Potluck Dinner and Game Night will be held this coming Monday, November 7 at 5:30 pm at the Peach and the Pork Chop, 12040 Etris Road, Roswell. Please bring your favorite game and your favorite dish to share. Please put your name on your containers and bring serving utensils that are not too valuable.

Desserts will be provided by the social committee. Water will be provided but bring your own beverage of choice. There will be decaf coffee available at the dinner so coffee drinkers no worries about bringing a thermos with coffee!! We have it covered!! Look forward to seeing you!! If you have any questions or wish to be added or removed from the list call MariAnna Brown .

Since Chuck, the owner of the Peach & Porkchop, is kindly allowing us to use the space at no cost, we will have a donation box for anyone who would like to make a donation, a love offering, to Homestretch or the Foster Care Foundation. Please make checks payable to CUC with notation in the memo line to Homestretch or Foster Care.

Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs

Last chance!! Please join us for BBQ in the Burbs, a benefit for Homestretch, featuring Banks and Shane. Homestretch is a mission in our own community which CUC strongly supports. This event is this Sunday, November 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Little River Farms in Milton. Tickets are $100 which includes a full BBQ meal and dessert plus 2 beer and/or wine tickets. The entertainment is great and a lot of fun. We would like to have several full tables of CUC members. Make checks to Homestretch and get to Lynn Adcock.

Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs

Please join us for BBQ in the Burbs, a benefit for Homestretch, featuring Banks and Shane. Homestretch is a mission in our own community which CUC strongly supports. This event will be held Sunday, November 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Little River Farms in Milton. Tickets are $100 which includes a full BBQ meal and dessert plus 2 beer and/or wine tickets. The entertainment is great and a lot of fun. We would like to have several full tables of CUC members. Make checks to Homestretch and give to Lynn Adcock.

Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs

Please join us for BBQ in the Burbs, a benefit for Homestretch, featuring Banks and Shane. Homestretch is a mission in our own community which CUC strongly supports. This event will be held Sunday, November 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Little River Farms in Milton. Tickets are $100 which includes a full BBQ meal and dessert plus 2 beer and/or wine tickets. The entertainment is great and a lot of fun. Make checks to Homestretch and give to Lynn Adcock.

Homestretch Thanks CUC

A thank you letter was sent from Homestretch to CUC thanking the class for its continued support of the Homestretch program

HomeStretch Congregation Challenge

Thank you for your generous support in the HomeStretch Congregation Challenge. RUMC is currently running neck and neck with St. Andrew Catholic Church. So if you haven’t paid your pledge, please get it to Susan Günter. Make out your check to RUMC with Homestretch Congregation Challenge on the memo line. If you were a runner/walker participant and did not identify RUMC on your registration, please let Lynn Adcock or George Waite know. Thank you!

HomeStretch Run the River Race

The 15th Annual Run the River 5K, 10K, and Fun Run Road Race is tomorrow, April 16. The number of participants signed up as of Thursday was 1425 and registrations have been closed. We want to thank all members of CUC for supporting this year’s successful race. Also, we what to thank the CUC class for your strong response in supporting Mike Long with your donations. To date you have pledged $1090 toward the Congregation Challenge. Many of you have provided a check made out to RUMC with Congregation Challenge on the memo line, but there are still some who haven’t. We would like to close out the money pledges this Sunday. We will pass the clipboard again this Sunday, so please be sure to include the check for your pledge in the envelope. Thank you so much!

HomeStretch Run the River Race

The 15th Annual Run the River 5K, 10K, and Fun Run Road Race is just one week away, April 16. The race benefits RUMC mission partner HomeStretch, which provides housing and mentoring for homeless families. HomeStretch is one of two local mission that RUMC has helped birth.
CUC is a very generous Sunday School class in supporting the Homestretch Run the River. You have supported through running/walking, and volunteering to work the race. CUC has pledged to support Mike Long in the Congregation Challenge, a friendly competition among the Churches and Synagogues in the North Fulton area where the congregation that collects the most dollars from both runner fees and donations wins the Challenge Trophy. To date you have pledged about $700 for this wonderful effort. We will again this Sunday pass the clipboard to give you a chance to donate and give points to RUMC. Please consider bringing your check this Sunday to fulfill your pledge. An envelope will be available for your pledge check made out to RUMC with Homestretch Challenge in the memo line. This will help Susan Gunter in that she will not have to follow you for your pledge. You can also get credit when you sign-up on active.com. Lynn Adcock, Tom Knight and George Waite are on the committee. Let one of them know if you would like to help with this year’s race. Runners, Sponsors and Volunteers needed!
For full information go to http://www.runtheriver.org. To support the Congregation Challenge be sure anyone who registers to run or to make a donation include RUMC in the message area. The congregation with the highest dollar credit (registrations and donations) will receive the large Run the River trophy to display for a year, plus bragging rights!

HomeStretch Run the River Race

The 15th Annual Run the River 5K, 10K, and Fun Run Road Race is April 16. The race benefits RUMC mission partner HomeStretch, which provides housing and mentoring for homeless families.
CUC is a very generous Sunday School class in supporting the Homestretch Run the River. You have supported through running/walking, and volunteering to work the race. CUC has pledged to support Mike Long in the Congregation Challenge, a friendly competition among the Churches and Synagogues in the North Fulton area where the congregation that collects the most dollars from both runner fees and donations wins the Challenge Trophy. We will again this Sunday and next pass the clipboard to give you a chance to donate and give points to RUMC. An envelope will be available for your pledge check made out to Homestretch Challenge in the memo line. You can also get credit when you sign-up on active.com.

For full information go to http://www.runtheriver.org. To support the Congregation Challenge be sure anyone who registers to run or to make a donation include RUMC in the message area. The congregation with the highest dollar credit (registrations and donations) will receive the large Run the River trophy to display for a year, plus bragging rights!
Lynn Adcock, Tom Knight and George Waite are on the committee. Let one of them know if you would like to help with this year’s race. Runners, Sponsors and Volunteers needed!

It should be noted that if you do write a check for a donation toward the Homestretch Road Race, the check should be written to RUMC with “Homestretch Challenge” in the memo line.

Opportunities for Supporting Missions:

Homestretch
The 15th Annual Run the River 5K, 10K, and Fun Run Road Race will be April 16. The race benefits RUMC mission partner HomeStretch, which provides housing and mentoring for homeless families. CUC voted to support the 2016 Homestretch Road Race with a sponsorship of $750. A number of CUC members have volunteered to work on this race each year for a number of years. This year Lynn Adcock, Tom Knight and George Waite are on the committee.
For full information go to http://www.runtheriver.org. To support the Congregation Challenge, which is a friendly competition among local churches and synagogues, be sure anyone who registers to run or to make a donation include RUMC in the message area. The congregation with the highest dollar credit (registrations and donations) will receive the large Run the River trophy to display for a year, plus bragging rights!
Runners, Sponsors and Volunteers needed!

Murphy Harpst

Betty Hunt announced that with a CUC class donation of $488 for the February birthday party and expenses of only $309 there was an excess of $178 to be contributed to Murphy Harpst. With an additional donation from CUC’s class treasury we have sent a check for $450 to Murphy Harpst.

Red Bird Missions

A letter from Red Bird Mission thanked CUC for how it helps them: The letter states, “We have received over half the points to purchase a minivan through Campbell’s Labels for Education program. Please participate and encourage others to send in eligible bar codes to help us reach our goal to provide needed transportation for our Dormitory program. ” Please continue to save Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education including UPC’s (bar code). Some people in our class have been so very faithful about bringing those items on Sunday.

Homestretch

The 15th Annual Run the River 5K, 10K, and Fun Run Road Race will be April 16. The race benefits RUMC mission partner HomeStretch, which provides housing and mentoring for homeless families. CUC voted to support the 2016 Homestretch Road Race with a sponsorship of $750. A number of CUC members have volunteered to work on this race each year for a number of years. This year Lynn Adcock, Tom Knight and George Waite are on the committee.
For full information go to http://www.runtheriver.org. To support the Congregation Challenge, which is a friendly competition among local churches and synagogues, be sure anyone who registers to run or to make a donation include RUMC in the message area. The congregation with the highest dollar credit (registrations and donations) will receive the large Run the River trophy to display for a year, plus bragging rights!

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