Category Archives: Honduras Mission

CUC Newsletter – June 9, 2017

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When we have, through Christ, obtained mercy for our persons, we need not fear but that we shall have suitable and seasonable help for our duties.

John Owen, 17th century Puritan theologian


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Messianic Judaism
The CUC lesson on Sunday will be delivered by Bruce Tainowitz. Bruce is a Messianic Jew who will talk about his faith.

CUC Class Attendance

Sunday, June 4
73 members + 1 teacher = 74 total

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal and Rose & Jim Lappe.


WNO

The next CUC Wednesday Night Out dinner will be June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
HOLA Taqueria & Bar 688 Holcomb Bridge Rd Roswell  [MENU]

You may signup on the clipboard when passed Sunday or contact Pat or Grady Phillips .

For planning purposes you should know that there will not be a Wednesday Night Out dinner on June 28 or July 5.


MUST Summer Lunch Program

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  • Sandy Griffin and her team of volunteers will put together the lunch bags on June 20, July 18, and August 1.  Please make checks payable to RUMC and not to the CUC Class. Mark on the memo line that the check is for the MUST Summer Lunch program. We have arranged with Bill Barbour, RUMC’s Treasurer, for these contributions to be credited onto each individual’s annual giving statement from the church office.
  • Now it is up to the rest of us to help in making lunches! Sandy is asking for many hands to gather to make 800 sandwiches in the DOD at 8:00 AM on Tuesday , June 20.
  • The Griffins and Coelhos have agreed to co-chair the organization and implementation for CUC to participate in the MUST lunch program.  Jim Boswell has agreed to manage the financial side of the program.
  • This information should be helpful for you to decide how many lunches you would like to support. Completed Peanut butter ‘n’ Jelly lunch will be $1.00, Complete Ham and Cheese lunch is $1.35. Complete Turkey and Cheese lunch is $1.45. Three (3) families are already giving a check for $500 each and we encourage you to be prayerful and consider making a nice contribution.
  • RUMC has committed to making 37,000 lunches in this summer program. The church will be working with CUC so your contribution will be tax deductible and shown on your annual RUMC statement.

CUC Fall Retreat Deposits are Due

Everyone who plans to attend the retreat at Berry College in the fall should bring their deposit checks by the end of June to Sara or Paul Beecham for their retreat confirmation . We may not be able to hold their spot without a deposit. ($75 per person; $150 per couple).


Welcoming Tom and Gina

Save the date …..Wednesday, June 28, 2017… 5:30 pm

The Diner at North Point

2355 Mansell Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30022

This is a buffet dinner for CUC to welcome our new minister, Tom Davis and his wife Gina. They will be our guests. The cost will be about $23 per person.

Claudia Phelps and MariAnna Brown will begin circulating a sign up sheet Sunday, June 4. Checks are $23 per person made payable to CUC and memo line can say for June 28.

We will also have a box to collect welcome notes, cards, etc. (or people may bring them in the night of the dinner). We would like all checks turned in 2 weeks ahead if possible.


Trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers

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Join a group from RUMC Thursday, June 29 at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA. Lunch will be at Blue Willow Inn. The tour is free, lunch is paid individually. We will leave from the parlor at 9:00 am. Reservations, Andrea Cummings, acummings@rumc.com


Upscale Garage Sale Preparations

Garage sale

We are looking for storage space for early Garage Sale donations from June 1 to July 31. It Can be an unused/partially full storage unit, extra garage or any space that doesn’t involve steps and can be gotten to easily.

Please contact Donna Litton at dslitton@gmail.com or 678-358-8050 directly if you know of space available we can use.

Continue gathering your treasures for the Garage Sale Extravaganza Aug. 3-5! August will be here before you know it! Continue 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!

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

For Red Bird Missions watch for those Boxtops For Education and Labels for Education (include the bar code) for Betty Hunt

Support Murphy-Harpst and Red Bird Mission school -WEBSITE-


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock – pray for her as she continues daily radiation. The latest report is that the tumors have shrunk.
  • Betty Hunt – for relief of severe back and leg pain following procedure this past Tuesday
  • Johnie Wright – on mission trip to Peru
  • Norma Taylor – on the death of her brother Orest “Tony” Zuchegno on May 26

   Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magarohas been  moved  to Hearthstone assisted living in Roswell. It is close to his care-giver and RUMC.

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.

Thank you
From Pat and Ron Peterson – We want to thank our friends in CUC for your prayers, visits, telephone calls and cards.They meant so much to us and our daughter Karen’s family during this difficult time.

We saved the cards and Karen will be sharing them with her children. Losing a husband and father is never easy. The beautiful cards with their comforting comments will help ease the pain.  God bless you all.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Jan Ligon – June 11
  • John Goss – June 16

 

love   Anniversaries

  • Caryn & Scott Woodison – June14, 1969 – 48 years
  • Beth & Bob Hamilton – June 17, 1961 – 56 years !
  • Katherine & Craig Simons – June 17, 1967 – 50 years !!

 

calendar  Calendar Reminders

  • June 18 – Farewell for Dr. Harvey West
  • June 20 – 8:00 AM Sandwich-making in the DOD
  • June 23, 7:30 p.m., June 25, 3 p.m. -Patriotic Celebration Concerts
  • June 28 –Welcome Tom Davis & Gina
  • June 29 – RUMC trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit
  • July 27-30 – “Meet Me In St. Louis”
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • October 9 – 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape Center, Berry College


 

CUC Newsletter – June 2, 2017

CUC Logo CleanDon’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Romans 12:2


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Special Speaker

Alarm clockDon’t Forget! In order to be able to attend the combined service on Sunday June 4, CUC will be meeting earlier starting our class promptly at 9:15 to hear a special speaker, Rev. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road UMC. His topic is entitled: “A Life of Integrity”.

Please try to be in class by 9:00 am Smiley-face

CUC Class Attendance
Sunday, May 28
76 members + 4 visitors = 80 total

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by  Sue & Hugh Gardner and Norma & Dave Hills.


One Service on Sunday, June 4

This will an important Sunday to be at RUMC. All of RUMC and Chapel Roswell will gather in the Sanctuary at 10:30 am for one service to celebrate Mike Long’s 16 years of service at RUMC on his final Sunday with us. A reception for Mike and Terri will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.


WNO

WNO dining will be at 5:30 pm – Wed, June 7th at Crabapple Tavern, 12350 Arnold Mill Rd, Alpharetta [MENU]. As normal, a sign-up sheet will be passed on Sunday. Questions may be directed to Larry or Ann Douglas, 770-993-1270.


MUST Summer Lunch Program

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Flash message from Jim Boswell:

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Here is the deal……..We have enough donations to make 2537 lunches, which is “great”. Last Sunday was a holiday weekend and a short crowd.

We wanted to give everyone a chance to contribute, so the basket will be passed one more time, this Sunday.
Our goal is to make 800 lunches four times, or 3200 lunches for the summer program. If we could get $895 this Sunday we could reach our goal. (Complete Ham & Cheese Lunch – cost $1.35). Make your checks out to RUMC with Must Summer Lunch Program on the memo line. Let’s feed the hungry children.!!!

  • From Charlie Mason:
    The special offering for the summer lunch program last Sunday totaled $2983.
    This money will be used by the CUC Class to purchase the food supplies to make up the lunch bags. Each lunch bag costs approximately $1.45 to assemble. Make your checks out to RUMC with Must Summer Lunch Program on the memo line.
  • Sandy Griffin and her team of volunteers will put together the lunch bags on June 20, July 18, and August 1.  Please make checks payable to RUMC and not to the CUC Class. Mark on the memo line that the check is for the MUST Summer Lunch program. We have arranged with Bill Barbour, RUMC’s Treasurer, for these contributions to be credited onto each individual’s annual giving statement from the church office.

 

  • The Griffins and Coelhos have agreed to co-chair the organization and implementation for CUC to participate in the MUST lunch program.  Jim Boswell has agreed to manage the financial side of the program.
  • This information should be helpful for you to decide how many lunches you would like to support. Completed Peanut butter ‘n’ Jelly lunch will be $1.00, Complete Ham and Cheese lunch is $1.35. Complete Turkey and Cheese lunch is $1.45. Three (3) families are already giving a check for $500 each and we encourage you to be prayerful and consider making a nice contribution.
  • RUMC has committed to making 37,000 lunches in this summer program. The church will be working with CUC so your contribution will be tax deductible and shown on your annual RUMC statement.

CUC Fall Retreat Deposits are Due

Everyone who plans to attend the retreat at Berry College in the fall should bring their deposit checks by the end of June to Sara or Paul Beecham for their retreat confirmation . We may not be able to hold their spot without a deposit. ($75 per person; $150 per couple).


Welcoming Tom and Gina

Save the date …..Wednesday, June 28, 2017… 5:30 pm

The Diner at North Point

2355 Mansell Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30022

This is a buffet dinner for CUC to welcome our new minister, Tom Davis and his wife Gina. They will be our guests. The cost will be about $23 per person.

Claudia Phelps and MariAnna Brown will begin circulating a sign up sheet Sunday, June 4. Checks are $23 per person made payable to CUC and memo line can say for June 28.

We will also have a box to collect welcome notes, cards, etc. (or people may bring them in the night of the dinner). We would like all checks turned in 2 weeks ahead if possible.


Trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers

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Join a group from RUMC Thursday, June 29 at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA. Lunch will be at Blue Willow Inn. The tour is free, lunch is paid individually. We will leave from the parlor at 9:00 am. Reservations, Andrea Cummings, acummings@rumc.com


Upscale Garage Sale Preparations

Garage sale

We are looking for storage space for early Garage Sale donations from June 1 to July 31. It Can be an unused/partially full storage unit, extra garage or any space that doesn’t involve steps and can be gotten to easily.

Please contact Donna Litton at dslitton@gmail.com or 678-358-8050 directly if you know of space available we can use.

Continue gathering your treasures for the Garage Sale Extravaganza Aug. 3-5! August will be here before you know it! Continue 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!

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

For Red Bird Missions watch for those Boxtops For Education and Labels for Education (include the bar code) for Betty Hunt

Support Murphy-Harpst and Red Bird Mission school -WEBSITE-


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock – pray for her as she continues daily radiation and has another course of chemo this coming week
  • Tom Cantrell – for continued improvement and relief of pain
  • Jackie Hubbard –for continuing improvement following knee surgery
  • Betty Hunt – for relief of severe back and leg pain
  • Mary Serafina’s daughter Cindy for a return to health following severe complications of diabetes.
  • Pat & Ron Peterson  – prayers for their daughter Karen and her children, James and Chelsea after the sudden death of her husband Jeff Scarborough.
  • MariAnna Brown’s brother Wendell to find an appropriate donor for transplant
  • John Sharp –  their brother-in-law Steve Horton, is having surgery for a mass attached to his intestines.
  • T.J. McCready – who had a massive heart attack

   Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro – at Brookdale-Neese Road Assisted Living Facility in 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.

Thanksgivings

  • Tom Cantrell – he was in class last Sunday and reports that he is continuing to improve.
  • Frank Magaro – is moving to Hearthstone assisted living in Roswell. It is close to his care-giver and RUMC.
  • Kris Taylor – it is 102 day’s until Myra Ettenborough is released.

cookie   Birthdays

  • Sun, Jun 4: Louise Booysen
  • Sun, Jun 4: Charlie Mason
  • Tue, Jun 6: Julianna Goodson
  • Wed, Jun 7: Jackie Hubbard
  • Wed, Jun 7: Grady Phillips
  • Fri, Jun 9: Terry Taylor

 

love   Anniversaries

  • Thu, Jun 8: Claudia and John Phelps –  June 8, 1968 – 49 years!
  • Fri, Jun 9: Kris and Dave Taylor – June 9, 1968 – 49 years!
  • Sat, Jun 10: Martha and Tom Knight – June 19, 1961 – 56 years!

 

calendar  Calendar Reminders

  • June 23, 7:30 p.m., June 25, 3 p.m. -Patriotic Celebration Concerts
  • June 28 –Welcome Tom Davis & Gina
  • June 29 – RUMC trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit
  • July 27-30 – “Meet Me In St. Louis”
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • October 9 – 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape Center, Berry College


 

CUC Newsletter – May 26, 2017

CUC Logo CleanThe Holy Spirit’s great task is to carry on the work for which Jesus sacrificed his throne and his life – the redemption of fallen humanity.

Alan Redpath, 20th century author and pastor


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Honduras Mission
Our own Roger Davis will be coordinating our CUC class lesson this Sunday with a review of the recent Honduras Mission Trip. A number of our CUC class members participated in this trip both by traveling to Honduras and in helping prepare crafts and gifts for the children and the mothers who help with the Lunches for Learning program there.

CUC Class Attendance
Sunday, May 21
81 members + 2 visitors = 83 total

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Daphne Fradl, Pat & Grady Phillips, and Diane Stephens.


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

WNO
The CUC Wednesday Night Out Dinner this coming Wednesday, May 31, will be at the Thai House, 10930 Crabapple Rd, Roswell  at 5:30
A signup sheet will be passed on Sunday; however, if you wish, call Pat or Grady Phillips at 770-587-5392 or email ghpppp@bellsouth.net by Tuesday noon.


CUC Fall Retreat Deposits are Due

Everyone who plans to attend the retreat at Berry College in the fall should bring their deposit checks by the end of June to Sara or Paul Beecham for their retreat confirmation . We may not be able to hold their spot without a deposit. ($75 per person; $150 per couple).


CUC Email for Next Week

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email for Sunday, June 4, to the CUC members please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request this coming week , he can distribute it also.


One Service on Sunday, June 4

This will an important Sunday to be at RUMC. All of RUMC and Chapel Roswell will gather in the Sanctuary at 10:30 for one service to celebrate Mike Long’s 16 years of service at RUMC on his final Sunday with us. A reception for Mike and Terri will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.

Special Speaker for CUC
In order to be able to attend the combined service on Sunday June 4, CUC will be meeting earlier starting our class promptly at 9:15 to hear a special speaker, Rev. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road UMC.


Welcoming Tom and Gina

Save the date …..Wednesday, June 28, 2017… 5:30 pm

The Diner at North Point
2355 Mansell Rd. Alpharetta, GA 30022

This is a buffet dinner for CUC to welcome our new minister, Tom Davis and his wife Gina. They will be our guests. The cost will be about $23 per person.

Claudia Phelps and MariAnna Brown will begin circulating a sign up sheet Sunday, June 4. We will also have a box to collect welcome notes, cards, etc. (or people may bring them in the night of the dinner). We would like all checks turned in 2 weeks ahead if possible.


MUST Summer Lunch Program

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The Griffins and Coelhos have agreed to co-chair the organization and implementation for CUC to participate in the MUST lunch program. They will speak to the class on Sunday giving you the volunteer opportunities available. We can all be involved. Jim Boswell has agreed to manage the financial side of the program.

This information should be helpful for you to decide how many lunches you would like to support. Completed Peanut butter ‘n’ Jelly lunch will be $1.00, Complete Ham and Cheese lunch is $1.35. Complete Turkey and Cheese lunch is $1.45. Three (3) families are already giving a check for $500 each and we encourage you to be prayerful and consider making a nice contribution.

RUMC has committed to making 37,000 lunches in this summer program. Checks should be made out to RUMC with MUST Sandwiches noted on the memo line. The church will be working with CUC so your contribution will be tax deductible and shown on your annual RUMC statement.


Trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers

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Join a group from RUMC Thursday, June 29 at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA. Lunch will be at Blue Willow Inn. The tour is free, lunch is paid individually. We will leave from the parlor at 9:00 am. Reservations, Andrea Cummings, acummings@rumc.com


Upscale Garage Sale Preparations

Garage sale

We are looking for storage space for early Garage Sale donations from June 1 to July 31. It Can be an unused/partially full storage unit, extra garage or any space that doesn’t involve steps and can be gotten to easily.

Please contact Donna Litton at dslitton@gmail.com or 678-358-8050 directly if you know of space available we can use.

Continue gathering your treasures for the Garage Sale Extravaganza Aug. 3-5! August will be here before you know it! Continue 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!

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

For Red Bird Missions watch for those Boxtops For Education and Labels for Education (include the bar code) for Betty Hunt

Support Murphy-Harpst and Red Bird Mission school -WEBSITE-


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock – pray for her as she continues daily radiation and has another course of chemo this coming week
  • Tom Cantrell – for continued improvement and relief of pain
  • Jackie Hubbard –for continuing improvement following knee surgery
  • Betty Hunt – for relief of severe back and leg pain
  • Pat & Ron Peterson on the sudden death from massive heart attack of their daughter Karen’s husband Jeff Scarborough, 52. Funeral Services next Wednesday at Poole’s Funeral Home in Woodstock
  • Mary Serafina’s daughter Cindy for a return to health following severe complications of diabetes
  • MariAnna Brown’s brother Wendell to find an appropriate donor for transplant

   Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro – at Brookdale-Neese Road Assisted Living Facility in WoodstockPlease 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   Birthday

  • Kris Taylor – June 3

 

love   Anniversaries

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calendar  Calendar Reminders

  • June 23, 7:30 p.m., June 25, 3 p.m. -Patriotic Celebration Concerts
  • June 28 –Welcome Tom Davis & Gina
  • June 29 – RUMC trip to Monastery of the Holy Spirit
  • July 27-30 – “Meet Me In St. Louis”
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • October 9 – 20th Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape Center, Berry College


 

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

Support Murphy-Harpst and Red Bird Mission school -WEBSITE-


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

Good Morning from Honduras, Wednesday

 

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New School Construction

Today is a travel day back to our Tegucigalpa hotel near the airport. The drive is usually less than 3 hours but due to heavy construction, we can expect to be on the big yellow school bus up to 6 hours. We’ve shared lots of stories and laughs in that bus!

Construction on the school moved along yesterday with so many workers. They will continue to work on the project after we leave. Suzanne, leading us from Missions in Action, organized all our work, activities, arrangements, food, accommodations. She didn’t miss a beat. She even found a place to buy ice cream every day (at the strong prompting of Bill Scott) after a long hot day! Our next trip will be in July with adults and older youth continuing the work here. Please consider signing up. We started looking forward to it as we left the school! Thanks, Bill!!!

We could see the difference Lunches for Learning is making in the health of the children. For some of us, this was our 3rd and 4th returns. The kids who have been in the program, look bright, healthy and vibrant. We saw the moms bringing the food in big bowls on their heads and then serve the children.

We were so very blessed to be part of all that is happening at our RUMC school in Las Tablas.

Blessings fro your RUMC Mission Team in Honduras and thanks so much for your encouraging notes.

Good Morning from Honduras, Tuesday

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Honduras – Lunches for Learning – 2017

Yesterday was just over the top! Each day we get to know the children, teachers, mom, community workers better and seem to move through the day with more ease. Our men have made great progress on building while we have played educational games, told Bible stories, crafts, and continued with the care of teeth. With the older children, we did a lesson on teeth, how to care for them, and how to keep them healthy. Notice the Alligator Puppet in the photo with a full mouth of teeth and a giant size toothbrush. Thanks to Atlanta Dental Supply for giving us toothbrushes, puppet, and toothpaste. Today we will make sure all parents and siblings have brushes to take home also.

We also had an update from the principal regarding the computers given to us from Ackerman Security, one of our faithful employers attending RUMC Job Networking. He said they computers are constantly in use and that the 9th grade has set up computer labs so that they can rotate time.

Today is our last day at the school. We have a long drive tomorrow back to Tegu where we will board the plane Thursday. We are all enjoying our daily devotions and sharing time each evening. Tonight will be really special. Please keep your notes coming as we read them from all of you and find them so insightful and encouraging.

Blessings, Your RUMC

Good Morning from Honduras, Monday

Yesterday we were blessed with a worship service at the school given by one of the local pastors. Our men continued to work on making rebar under the cover made from vines that the workers made for them while the women continued with vacation Bible School and helping children learn to care for their teeth.

The children are split into small groups so we are able to provide personal attention. Perri Wagner will be guiding the children to paint their walls with Bible Stories. She painted the outline on the wall with the children Sunday for an early start Monday. We are accompanied by Juan Carlos who grew up in one of the Missions in Action supported schools. He tells us stories often about what life was like before MIA and then after MIA…he says “please never stop going to these children”.

Please pray for us to do and be in God’s will.

Your RUMC Mission Team in Honduras.

CUC/RUMC is in Honduras Day # 3 Sunday

Good Morning from Honduras to our Prayer Teams at Home! It’s Sunday morning and the roosters are up calling us to get out of bed! It is 2 hours earlier here and we are up with the sun (and the roosters!) We will travel on the big yellow bus to our school this morning where the children and all the pastors in the area have prepared a community worship service under the big very old tree in the school yard. We are excited to see that the concrete path has been completed to the school buildings that we left unfinished on our last trip. In fact, we now know that the 8 computers we brought on the last trip are in full use, set up as a “computer lab” for the children to rotate through, used by the 8th and 9th-grade classes.

We are excited to see that the concrete path has been completed to the school buildings that we left unfinished on our last trip. In fact, we now know that the 8 computers we brought on the last trip are in full use, set up as a “computer lab” for the children to rotate through, used by the 8th and 9th-grade classes.

The men building the school made huge progress yesterday! There are so many people here helping the community! Yesterday, our men made the steel rebar frames that were embedded in the cement while 20 or more men from the Los Tablos community worked on digging, lifting huge rocks, and mixing cement. Everyone worked tirelessly and with purpose. Meanwhile, our women created a “pop-up boutique” with clothes mostly provided by Claudia Phelps in CUC for all the moms and teachers. One tearful mom said this was the first new skirt she had in 5 years. (she had to go out of her way to tell us that as we had to find Allison Phelps to tell us what she was saying!!). Meanwhile, Allison (see below) reading Bible stories to the children and we followed up with crafts that matched the stories prepared by the “Stay Teams” at home in Roswell.

Meanwhile, our women created a “pop-up boutique” with clothes mostly provided by Claudia Phelps in CUC for all the moms and teachers. One tearful mom said this was the first new skirt she had in 5 years. (she had to go out of her way to tell us that as we had to find Allison Phelps to tell us what she was saying!!). Meanwhile, Allison (see below) reading Bible stories to the children and we followed up with crafts that matched the stories prepared by the “Stay Teams” at home in Roswell.

Meanwhile, Allison (see below) reading Bible stories to the children and we followed up with crafts that matched the stories prepared by the “Stay Teams” at home in Roswell.

Our new partner, Missions in Action, is doing an awesome job handling all the logistics….food, hotel, transportation, timing, people from the community to help, translators…everything…they even found ice cream for Bill Scott!! Suzanne brought with her RN Nurse Brenda (who has a watchful eye and stays on top of all health issues), an experienced Bible School leader, Carol Myers, Pastor Charlie Green from Clayton (seminary with Steve Dodson at Candler), and a host of people who live here in Honduras who have kept us on track. One of the men who live

One of the men who lives here is passionate about our mission as he is a direct product of a school taken care of by Missions in Action. MIA has been working in Honduras 20 years. Suzanne and her sister, Julie (lead MIA) are daughters of a Methodist pastor who went to Candler with Malone Dodson. They have a real passion for taking care of the people of Honduras.

Please continue to pray for safety and for our team. We read your encouraging notes to the team at night when we gather up for devotion and share our daily experiences. Please keep your notes coming!

Love from your RUMC Mission Team in Honduras

Saturday Morning in Honduras….Good Morning!

 

Honduras day 2 (1)

We were greeted with love and hugs as we arrived at the schoolyard of our
RUMC school. Children were everywhere waiting with open arms to see us as
we departed the big yellow school bus that takes us Nacaome to Los Tablos.
Only the sun, chickens and the early birds are up now writing and reading on
their electronic devices (2 hr. time difference). Yesterday we began the
Bible School with Allison reading stories in their language, the team
helping with crafts that matched the stories, and Carlos from Missions in
Action working with the dental team to teach the children how to care for
their teeth. The community showed up to help us with the hard work of
building the foundation for the new school building. We walk at night a
short distance to a home where we are served wonderful Honduran meals in the
yard. Oh, yes, it is hot here but we are in bed early and our bedrooms are
air-conditioned.

Today is MOM Day at the school. Gale’s team put together “gifts” for the moms (shampoo, soap, other basic toiletries) and much more. It is such a fun day with the moms and they appreciate the gifts so much! (this is the world without soap and a toothbrush). We will continue building. Please pray for safety for all the workers.

Your Honduras Team!

CUC/RUMC have arrived in Honduras

Good Morning from Honduras! We have arrived. This photo was taken at our hotel. We have air conditioned rooms! YIPPEE!!

We are leaving in one hour to drive out to our RUMC sponsored school. Thanks to Gale Davis and our amazing “Stay Team” we are well prepared to have fun with the children and our Bible School. We begin with a worship service prepared by the school and the 4 pastors with churches in the area.

Local Hondurans have begun work on the school building which we will pick up on today. Please continue to pray for safety, our best Christian message, and days full of love! Your Honduras Mission Team

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CUC Newsletter – April 21, 2017

I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
John 10:16


CUC Logo Clean

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Christ the Victor

The CUC speaker for Sunday is Paul Beecham. Paul will be concluding the 24 Hours that Changed the World series with the lesson title of “Christ the Victor”. Paul always has a thought-provoking and spiritually uplifting lesson.


CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Charlotte & Malone Dodson and Myra & Julian Belote.


CUC Class Attendance

April 16 – Easter – no class


Betty Magaro

Funeral Services for Betty Magaro will be in the Chapel at 2:00 this Friday, April 21.
There will be a reception to meet the family at 1:00.

For the past several years Betty & Frank Magaro have been included on our prayer lists but many CUC members have never met either of them. Here is part of their story. Betty and Frank were each married to their previous spouses for over 50 years. The two couples were close friends. Both of them were caregivers for their respective spouses for several years. After their

After their deaths, Betty and Frank were married and found a new place to worship and fellowship together at RUMC and especially in CUC class. Betty was one of the founding members of CUC’s “Betty Bunch”. Betty had prepared for and was looking forward to teaching a CUC lesson when she had to have heart surgery and subsequently suffered a stroke which has left her wheelchair-bound and speechless for the past 8 or 9 years.

Frank devotedly cared for her in their home, then at Chambrel, and then they went to Manor on the Square for assisted living, where in recent years CUC has celebrated both their 90th birthdays with them. Recently they moved to the Brookdale-Neese Road Assisted Living facility in Woodstock. (756 Neese Road, 30188)

Frank has requested that any memorials given in memory of Betty should be donated to the RUMC Foundation through the CUC Endowment.


Honduras Mission Trip

The Honduras Mission Trip group left on April 20th. They will be gone for one week. CUC members on this mission trip are Gale & Roger Davis, Bill and Sandy Griffin, and Bill Scott, Craig & Katherine Simons.


CUC Small Group Dinners

Here is another opportunity for an evening of food and fellowship at one of our CUC Small Group dinners. The clipboard for signups was passed this Sunday and will be next Sunday also. What a great chance to get to know CUC members better in a smaller setting than on Sunday mornings! For questions or to sign up contact Beth Hamilton.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Get free tickets from Garlinn Storey to be seated at CUC tables on 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 the month. He also needs to know if singles want to share a room. We have 78 people signed up so far. (We do have some flexibility on numbers until July.)


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

With this trip, the Medical Missions team wants to collect dental supplies such as floss, small tubes of toothpaste, and toothbrushes. 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. Johnie and Nancy Wright will be collecting supplies in CUC class and will be happy to get items to the Dod.

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.

Support Murphy-Harpst and Red Bird Mission school -WEBSITE-


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock – pray for her as she awaits results of PET scan Monday to determine course of treatment
  • Tom Cantrell – suffering from Spinal Stenosis plus Shingles
  • Jackie Hubbard – in much pain as she awaits her third knee replacement. Surgery is scheduled for Monday, April 24th
  • Frank Magaro – on the loss of his wife Betty
  • Peggy Rodway – whose sister June Deer-Williams died unexpectedly.
  • Sharon Schnakenberg will be in the hospital early Friday morning to have bone spurs removed from her left shoulder. Home Friday afternoon.
  • Ron Fox – brother- in-law of Bev Tatom – on some new medication and is a little better. Still weak but getting stronger every day.They wanted Bev to thank everyone for their prayers and asked for us to please keep them up.Pray for our CUC members and others for safety and success on their Mission Trip to Honduras this week

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Pat Peterson as she continues to deal with health problems
  • Marlene MacLeod – who continues to suffer from shoulder pain. Returning from Florida this Saturday

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

  • Sister Backus – April 24
  • Dick Copeland – April 26
  • Larry Hunt – April 26
  • Robin Hicks – April 29

love   Anniversaries

  • none

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • 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 – April 14, 2017

Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, went inside. He saw and believed.
John 20:8


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Sunday, April 16, 2016
He is Risen! Happy Easter!

No CUC Sunday School Class this Sunday
7 a.m. – Chapel Roswell in the Chapel with Rev. Eric Lee

Complimentary breakfast will be available from 8-9 a.m. in the dining room in the Chapel building following the service.

9 a.m. – Welcome Home Easter in the Sanctuary with Dr. Mike Long.

Complimentary breakfast and coffee will be available outside the Sanctuary (10-11 a.m.).

10 a.m. – Chapel Roswell (modern service) in the Chapel with Rev. Eric Lee

11 a.m. – Traditional service in the Sanctuary with Dr. Mike Long; music led by the Sanctuary Choir, including their performance of the Hallelujah Chorus.

11:30 a.m. – Chapel Roswell (modern service) in the Chapel with Rev. Eric Lee

 


CUC Class Attendance

April 9 – 94 members plus 1 visitors – Total – 95


Thank You From the Dismissed RUMC Staff

Mitch visited CUC and thanked CUC from the custodial staff for the generous contribution they gave the staff members who had been recently terminated.


Bequest from Betty Williams

It was announced that our dear Betty Williams left a bequest to our CUC Foundation Endowment Fund of $12,645. This will allow for a larger withdrawal each year to do more good works.


CUC Small Group Dinners

Here is another opportunity for an evening of food and fellowship at one of our CUC Small Group dinners. The clipboard for signups was passed this Sunday and will be next Sunday also. What a great chance to get to know CUC members better in a smaller setting than on Sunday mornings! For questions or to sign up contact Beth Hamilton.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Garlinn Storey has reminded us to be sure to save the date of 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. A Clipboard will be passed this Sunday for reservations. “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 let him know, and whether singles are planning to share a room, so he has a room count.

We have 78 people signed up so far. (We have do some flexibility on numbers until July.)


Homestretch Run the River Road Race

CUC has always been a big supporter of the big fundraising event, the Road Race. Let’s continue the tradition and donate to the Congregational Challenge supporting Eric Lee for RUMC. RUMC has won the Congregational Challenge every year but one. Let’s keep up our support! Contact George Waite with any questions or pledges.

Also, the CUC Class supports the race with lots of volunteers. Please sign up and help. Tom Knight is collecting names and assigning jobs. The race is April 22 and you’ll be free for the day by about 10:00 a.m! A few volunteers are also needed for jobs leading up to the day.


Honduras Mission Trip

Gale Davis thanks, those who have assisted in preparing crafts and gifts for the Honduras Mission Trip which leaves on April 20th. Nine suitcases of craft supplies and gifts are packed and ready to go. CUC members who are going on this mission trip are Gale & Roger Davis, Bill and Sandy Griffin, and Bill Scott, Craig & Katherine Simons.


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!

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.

Support Murphy-Harpst and Red Bird Mission school -WEBSITE-


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 With this trip, the Medical Missions team wants to collect dental supplies such as floss, small tubes of toothpaste, and toothbrushes. 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 or Johnie and Nancy Wright will be collecting supplies in CUC class and will be happy to get items to the DOD.


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock as she has further tests to determine the course of treatment for lung cancer.
  • Jackie Hubbard – in much pain as she awaits knee replacement surgery
  • Betty Magaro – at Wellstar Community Hospice following stroke
  • Peggy Rodway – sister June Deer Williams has died unexpectedly, and Peggy will be driving (alone) on Sunday to Wilmington for Tuesday funeral. She asks for prayers for the family and a safe trip for herself.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Pat Peterson as she continues to deal with health problems
  • Frank Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, Woodstock
  • Marlene MacLeod – She writes: Many many thanks to our friends in CUC for the calls, emails, cards, prayers, and good wishes. I’ve been doing physical and occupational therapy every day since I fell more than a month ago, but the pain continues in my shoulder. I’m so grateful for the support and uplifting prayers from CUC. We look forward to returning on April 22. Blessings to you all!

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

  • Bob Leckie – April 17
  • Bonnie White – April 17
  • Paul Beecham – April 22

love   Anniversaries

  • none

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • 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 24, 2017

Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.
John 9:39


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate
Our own Garlinn Story will be leading the CUC lesson this Sunday as we continue our Lenten series with Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Martha & Tom Knight, Mary Kay Mills, and Babs & Shaw Skillings

CUC Class Attendance
March 19, 2017
98 members


Love Offering for RUMC Custodial Staff

CUC is taking up an offering to be shared equally with the custodial staff members who have recently been laid off. These wonderful people have served us so well and been an example of Christ’s loving service. A total of $2181 was received Sunday for the love offering.

We will again pass a basket in Sunday school this week. If writing a check, make it out to CUC with “Staff Love Offering” in the memo line. Please do not mail checks to Charlie Mason since he will be out of town. Checks may be mailed to Claudia Phelps. Thank you for your commitment to these dear people.


CUC Fall Retreat

As many of us are looking forward to the CUC fall retreat at Winshape on the campus of Berry College, Jim Ehlers is asking that we get the names of those who are planning to attend so that he can put  a down payment on the number who are going. A signup clipboard was passed on Sunday and Jim asks that anyone who plans to go notify him so he has a count.


Preparing for Honduras Mission Trip

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Gale Davis is preparing to have a workshop at her home again this week, March 28, at 1:30 pm, to work on crafts and supplies for Honduras.We will work on preparing the gallon bags for each child – all 132 of them. Thank you for having a heart for the children in Honduras. Please come and feel free to bring a friend.


Upscale Garage Sale

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Garage Sale Extravaganza –Aug. 3-5. Start 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!

Please continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House and bring them into Nancy Wright.
For Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels for Betty Hunt.


Prayer Requests

  • Marlene MacLeod as she deals with a fractured clavicle
  • Don McNew for fast healing following surgery
  • For those faithful employees of RUMC whose jobs have been recently cut due to decreased funding and reorganization.

Thanksgiving

  • Bob Carpenter well-recovered from heart surgery!

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

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

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


Birthdays

  • Nancy Wright – Mar 29
  • Nancy Wistrand – March 31
  • Pat Stamps – April 1
  • Tom Knight – April 1

Anniversaries

  • Sue & George Waite – Anniversary – March 30, 1968- 49 years
  • Pat & Ron Peterson – Anniversary – March 31, 1962- 55 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • 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 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

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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


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