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CUC Newsletter -November 9, 2018

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Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

This week’s CUC Bible verse was submitted by Donna Grosse


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Report from Liberia

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Our speaker this Sunday is Dr. Wilfred Boayue. Wilfred and Stella have been members of CUC for a number of years but Wilfred spends a considerable amount of time in Liberia, where he was born.

He is currently serving as Commissioner for Program and Policy – National AIDS Commission of Liberia. Wilfred also serves as Chairman of the Board of Health – Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We look forward to getting caught up on Wilfred and Stella’s activities.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gloria & Jack Stadler and Martha & Bill Thompson

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 4
88 members + 1 visitor = 89

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 4
$101


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.


CUC Christmas Party

Please join us for fun, fellowship and great food at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3 from 6 to 10 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. $39 per person, cash or check. Please make checks payable to CUC with Christmas Party on the memo line. A cash bar will be available. If you have any questions please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the social committee.


An Expression of Appreciation

Those members of CUC who have gone through times when they needed a lift have known that CUC cared and were aware that they were missing from our midst. Thanks goes to Betty Williams(now deceased), Peggy Rodway, Gloria Stadler, and now Patsy Lanham who have written encouraging letters to absent CUC members as part of our Cares and Concerns Committee. Thank you.



Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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The CUC Class will help residents at Murphy-Harpst celebrate Christmas again in 2018. On the four Sundays in November a basket will be passed to receive donations of checks made out to CUC with CUC Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Teenagers receiving gift cards will be able to shop for themselves! Thank you, class, for your generosity. Questions? Contact Betty or Larry Hunt.


 

Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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Wednesday, November 14 –

  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy,
  • Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce,
  • Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup, Rolls, Pumpkin and
  • Pecan Pies


Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details) Website: Pack a shoe Box



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, Missions, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

The pecans will be available to purchase in our CUC classroom between 9:00 and 9:30 this Sunday or order online at rumc.com/pecans or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building.

Price of pecans: single bag – $9.00, 3 bags $25.00, case of 30 -$240.00. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18. Orders will be available for pick up Oct. 28-Dec. 9 in the main office Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m


Honduras Graduation Event

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During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that this church sponsors for the graduation celebration.

UPDATE –

During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that RUMC sponsors and participate in a grand graduation celebration of 18 9th grade students, 12 6th grade students and 11 kindergartners.  We will honor these students with our presence and gifts.

You all will remember that nearly 4  years ago RUMC began a partnerships with Lunches for Learning, Inc to sponsor the lunch program at this school with the CUC and Berean Classes being the dominant supporters of this program.  At the time 6th grade was the highest level of education that any of these students could achieve.  This coming week as a result of our efforts 18 of the 6th grade graduates in 2015 will graduate from 9th grade and will continue on to 10th grade.

Since then we have had about 10 mission trips, helping the community and the school.  This past year we completed a wonderful new middle school building that is to be used for both middle and high school in separate daily sessions.  We have also built a kitchen for this community and we are planning to begin work on a medical clinic and a trade school that will be used for multiple impoverished communities near this campus.

In 2017 and 2018 we engaged the youth department and had 3 youth lead mission trips with youth and parents of youth.  One of our own family, Allison Phelps, (daughter of John and Claudia Phelps), last year spent an entire month teaching these students English and she plans to return again next summer.

As a result of your support and participation the impact on this community is immeasurable and the impact on so many new participants from RUMC in this mission has been powerful. Several families have joined together to sponsor another school and new impassioned mission leaders have emerged.

In addition, CUC and  Bereans classes have been faithful in supporting the “Hearts for Honduras” fundraiser which is where administrative support for the organization is secured.  The results is that over these last few years God has truly blessed the work of Lunches  For Learning (L4L) providing funding that has now made it financially secure and has allowed for a growth in the number of schools and students being served.  God has brought to the organization a powerful Board of Directors, an impassioned Executive Director who carries a name we all know well, Phil Dodson (Son  of  Malone  &  Charlotte Dodson) as well as a staff that is now prepared to increase the reach of schools and students in 2019 by approximately 10-15%.

Please know that your support is changing lives both in Honduras and with those who now serve.


Community Thanksgiving Meal

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On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, RUMC opens doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the RUMC Fellowship Hall. As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. Information/Registrations: Rev. Marion Brown, mbrown@rumc.com or 770.261.1716 or visit rumc.com/thanksgiving


Open House at Wright’s

Mark your calendar! December 14 is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s. 6:00-11 PM. Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share. Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.



RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort.

You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road.
Questions: Ann Gordon770.490.7900


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

 


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  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Johnny Johnson – for return to better health
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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


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CUC Newsletter – Saturday – November 3, 2018

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Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Daylight Savings time ends this Saturday night. Be sure to set your clocks back unless you want to be extra early for CUC.

Five Prayers That Changed My Life

Our lesson this Sunday will be presented by Debbie Goodwin. The title is “Five Prayers That Changed My Life”. She will support each of the prayers with specific scripture. We look forward to being blessed and challenged by Debbie’s lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gayle & George Crolius, and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Attendance

Sunday, October 28
Members 87, Teachers 2, Guest 1
Total 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, October 28
$96


CUC Retreat

 

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Seventy seven CUC members have enjoyed a wonderful retreat at Winshape Retreat Center on the Berry College campus this week in spite of less than perfect weather.

Thanks especially to Roger and Gale Davis for making all the arrangements and leading the retreat, Rev. Jeff Ross and Rev. Tom Davis for presenting the program, Bonnie White for leading the music, Doug Tatom for video production, and Martha Knight for arranging for communion.


Consecration Sunday

This Sunday, November 4 is Consecration Sunday. Please pray about your commitment to give to support the mission and ministry of RUMC in 2019. Bring your pledge card with you to worship or you can also make your commitment online at rumc.com/pledge.



Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.



CUC Christmas Party

Please join us for fun, fellowship and great food at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3 from 6 to 10 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. $39 per person, cash or check. Please make checks payable to CUC with Christmas Party on the memo line. A cash bar will be available. If you have any questions please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the social committee.


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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The CUC Class will help residents at Murphy-Harpst celebrate Christmas again in 2018. On the four Sundays in November a basket will be passed to receive donations of checks made out to CUC with CUC Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Teenagers receiving gift cards will be able to shop for themselves! Thank you, class, for your generosity. Questions? Contact Betty or Larry Hunt.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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Wednesday, November 7 join with other RUMC members for

  • Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles,
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Yeast Rolls,
  • Italian Vegetable Soup, and
  • Dutch Apple Cobbler.


Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details)



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, Missions, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

The pecans will be available to purchase in our CUC classroom between 9:00 and 9:30 this Sunday or order online at rumc.com/pecans or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building.

Price of pecans: single bag – $9.00, 3 bags $25.00, case of 30 -$240.00. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18. Orders will be available for pick up Oct. 28-Dec. 9 in the main office Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


“Beautifully Broken” Girls’ Night Out

Ladies, join Melissa Mobley on Thursday, Nov. 8, 7-9 PM for good food, worship and story-telling as we learn how women can push past adversity as God creates us to be beautiful masterpieces. Donations benefit Drake House. Registration: mmobley@rumc.com



RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort.

You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road.
Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Mary Lee Copeland – Nov 4
  • Bill Griffin –  Nov 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov 7
  • Norma Taylor – Nov 8
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov 9


Anniversaries

  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – Nov 5, 1960 – 58 years!
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958 – 60 years !!

 


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  • Johnny Johnson for return to better health
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs
  • Mary Serafina and her family, as her sweet daughter Pam has gone to her home with God after a valiant battle with cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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


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CUC Newsletter – Saturday – October 28, 2018

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The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom (or what) shall I be afraid?

Psalms 27:1

Bible Verse of the Week

This week’s Bible verse is a favorite of Dal Zierk. He writes: When I was in grade 8 and being confirmed, my aunt and sponsor could not attend my confirmation because she lived too far away. But, she sent me a letter and stated how meaningful her Bible verse (Psalms 27:1) was to her and she knew that my Bible verse would be just as meaningful to me. Of the thousands of verses in the Bible, guess which verse the pastor chose randomly for me…Psalms 27:1. To me that was a miracle and the verse has been very impactful throughout my life. In fact, I say it to myself at least once every single day.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Missions

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho

CUC Attendance

Sunday, October 21
88 members, 1 guest, 1 teacher, total 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, October 21
$83

Welcome Our New CUC Member !

Charlotte Boroughs, long time RUMC member, has joined CUC


CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

The time is almost here ! ! Wednesday we convene for our 2018 CUC Retreat. Here are details you need to know:

  • Payment of remaining balance – If you haven’t paid the remaining balance for the retreat, please do so this Sunday. Amounts are:
  • Couples in double room $315, Single in private room $200, Single in shared room – $130

Speakers: Tom Davis and Jeff Ross

The theme of the retreat is: “Moving Forward”

Session Topics

  • Session 1 Celebrating who we are
  • Session 2 Making Disciples out of Followers, Followers out of Wanderers
  • Session 3 What are we called to build?

“Senior Trip with Cheryl Rogers”

For those who are not going to the retreat and who have not already seen this show, don’t miss it. It is great fun! Seniors Enriched Living (SEL) is hosting “Senior Trip with Cheryl Rogers” on Tuesday, Oct. 30th at 12:15 in the DOD gym.

This music and comedy show reminds us all to celebrate 55+ Boomer and Beyond life! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through SEL. 770-587-3750.


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.



CUC Christmas Party

Please join us for fun, fellowship and great food at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3 from 6 to 10 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. $39 per person, cash or check. Please make checks payable to CUC with Christmas Party on the memo line. A cash bar will be available. If you have any questions please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the social committee.



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

Consider attending the last of four round-table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.

Oct. 30 The Next Right Step – a panel discussion.

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



Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details)



Homestretch BBG in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 pm on The Grounds at Roswell City Hall. This family friendly event includes amazing BBQ, music, kid’s zone, games and raffles. This event supports Homestretch proudly serving our community for 25 years. Get your tickets at https://homestretch.org/events/roswell-bbq-in-the-burbs/.



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale begins Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

Order online at rumc.com/pecans or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18.

Orders will be available for pick up Oct. 28-Dec. 9 in the main office Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort.

You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road.
Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900


MURPHY-HARPST THANKS YOU

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CUC members, please continue to benefit Murphy-Harpst On Campus School when you shop at a Publix Supermarket. Using your computer, sign up for a Publix.com account.

On the website:

  1. locate My Publix Partners,
  2. select Murphy-Harpst On Campus School, Cedartown, GA,
  3. then close the website.

Information about signing up for a Publix account is available in the CUC classroom every Sunday.
At the store remember to enter your phone number in the credit card scanner BEFORE the cashier totals the charge of your purchase.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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WNO is cancelled for next Wednesday, October 31.


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∉ None ∋

 


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  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs
  • Nancy Van Horn – for good health and happiness as she moves to her new home in Delaware. We wish her well. She will be missed in CUC
  • Jan Williams who has moved to assisted living at the Mansions of Alpharetta to be near her husband Bob who is in memory care also at the Mansions of Alpharetta

Continuing prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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


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  • Sunday, October 28 – BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – CUC Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club


 

CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2018

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And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of His Glory.

Ephesians 1: 13-14. NIV

Bible Verse of the Week

This is a favorite verse of Paul Beecham – With this promise we can rest assured in our salvation.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Student Ministry 101

Our speaker this Sunday is Wilson Barber, Associate Minister to Students at RUMC. His topic is “Student Ministry 101: Why a healthy Student Ministry is critical for a healthy Church”. Wilson has a passion for working with students and has been especially involved with mission trips. Wilson will help us have a better appreciation of our Student Ministry.

CUC Refreshments

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Refreshments Last Sunday – 9-30-2018

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty & Larry Hunt and Ann & Don McNew.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 30
92

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 30
$96


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee is planning our upcoming CUC Small mstokes@rumc.com_Group Dinners, If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up please contact Kris Taylor

 


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and Beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Details to follow and the sign up sheet will be passed on Sunday, October 14th for 28 folks. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information  mstokes@rumc.com



CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

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Winshape Retreat Center

The CUC Retreat at WinShape Conference Center, October 31 – November 2, 2018 is rapidly approaching. We want to keep you informed as we move toward the date.

Due to a couple of unforeseen cancellations and our negotiations with WinShape we do have rooms available. If you have not signed up and would like to attend please contact us immediately.

  • SPEAKERS – Our speakers and their sessions are set. Jeff Ross will be with us Wednesday evening to start the retreat. Tom Davis will lead the morning session on Thursday, then Jeff will lead the sessions Thursday evening and Friday morning ending with Communion.
  • TIMES – Arrival time is 3:00 -5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31. We will gather in the meeting room at 5:30pm for a briefing before going to dinner at 6:00pm. The first session will begin at 7:45 pm.
  • ACTIVITIES – A number of leisure opportunities will be available for Thursday afternoon. These will include a tour of Martha Berry’s mountain top home, a driving tour of the grounds and buildings of WinShape, a self guided tour of the Berry College campus, several hiking opportunities, bike riding, tennis, disc golf, bocce ball, corn hole, as well as board games in the meeting room.

One other opportunity for Thursday afternoon is a tour of Martha Berry’s home, Oak Hill and Museum near the campus. Tickets are $7.00. If we have enough interest we can get a tour guide for a group. Go on the web and look at www.berry.edu/oakhill/ . Please check this out and if you are interested we need to make reservations by October 14. Call us and let us know of your interest.

PAYMENTS – We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat on October 14, 21, and 28. The amounts are: couple in double room – $315, single in a private room – $200 – Single sharing a room – $130.

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis



SAVE the DATE

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Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3, at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.

 


 

Filling Crate for Venezuela

Venezuela’s economic collapse has resulted in medicine being unavailable or in extremely short supply along with severe food shortages tmstokes@rumc.com_hat leave most people living on one meal a day. RUMC, through Venezuela Now! will send a crate of medicine and food to God’s people in Venezuela! In total,

Venezuela Now has successfully shipped over 20 crates of food and medical supplies to the Wesley Medical Center in Cabudare, Venezuela. The medicines from the crate will be given free of charge to patients of the Medical Center and the food will be distributed to the more than 40 churches in the area operating community soup kitchens and used by the Seminary to provide meals to students while on campus for classes.

To send a full crate will require donations of over the counter medicines and food from the congregation. The reason for the specific medications is that these simple, basic items are not available to the average citizen and especially the poor. The specific food items are exactly the ingredients that go into a hearty soup that is prepared.

The specific items are:

  • · Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • · Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • · Infant Tylenol and Advil
  • · Children’s and Adult’s multi-vitamins
  • · Powdered infant formula
  • · Canned chicken
  • · Dried rice
  • · Dried beans

MariAnna Brown is putting a plastic container in our CUC class for the next 2 Sundays for these items. The crate being filled by RUMC is 48″x40″x60″and will be in the south side of the sanctuary this Sunday.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the fellowship hall.

Next week’s menu: Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Vegetable Soup,Yeast Rolls, Chocolate Cake


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

Consider attending all four or choose what is most applicable to you of four round -table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room. Oct. 9 Normal Aging vs. Dementia, Oct 16: Virtual Dementia Tour, Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care, Oct. 30 The Next Right Step – a panel discussion. Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes mstokes@rumc.com or 770-261-1741


The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series

Carole Ford and Friends will be in concert on this Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel.

Carole will be joined by Fred Sawyers, James Casto, Jim Hettinger, Mike Shetler, “Sevenfold,” and the RUMC Praise Choir in a concert of favorite sacred music.

Selections will include “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “This Is Me.” Tickets are not needed for this concert.


Saturday, October 20th:  Great Day of Service! 

Service Projects will include Rise Against Hunger, Venezuela Now! Food and Medicine Crate, RUMC Street Grace team, Prayer Quilt Ministry, and RUMC Outreach Choir. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to join us. Please visit www.rumc.com/gds for information on times and locations.


Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 on The Grounds at Roswell City Hall. This family friendly event includes amazing BBQ, music, kid’s zone, games and raffles. This event supports Homestretch proudly serving our community for 25 years. Get your tickets at https://homestretch.org/events/roswell-bbq-in-the-burbs/.


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions.

All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort. You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900


Publix Murphy Harpst Support

On Oct. 1 Publix is changing how its customers contribute to charities such as Murphy Harpst (which has received $109,995 from Publix so far this year). Your tag will no longer work. The new system will only require you to give your phone number at checkout but you must set up your account with Publix. Information was passed out in class on Sunday. See Larry Hunt for full information.

Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor – Oct 8
  • Dal Zierk – Oct 10
  • Rose Lappe – Oct 12

Anniversaries

  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980 – 38 years

 

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  • Jim Boswell’s heart surgery was successfully completed and Jim is doing well and was released yesterday from the hospital. After several doctors appointments today the Boswells will return from Cleveland to Georgia on Saturday. Prayers have been answered!
  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Skalzo had knee replacement surgery this past week
  • Peggy Rodway’s brother-in-law Larry Crisler, in Hospice care, in deteriorating condition.

Continuing prayers:

Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. His next hearing is October 12th and he is hopeful that he will be released. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release.

Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues her fight against cancer. Pam had her first radiation treatment this morning for tumors on her brain. She had a tumor removed from her neck/spine last week and it relieved her severe pain. She is one strong person. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Thanksgivings

Malone Dodson’s surgery in preparation for his cochlear implant went well.

Marlene MacLeod was back to CUC following a bout with shingles and with a reminder for all to Get Your Shingles Shots!

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

 

CUC-Calendar

  • Oct. 7 – The Sounds of the Spirit Concert
  • Oct 8 – 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 20 – Great Day of Service
  • Oct. 28 – Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31,  Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club


 

CUC Newsletter – September 28, 2018

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This is my command. Love each other. John 15:17


Bible Verse of the Week

Our CUC Bible verse of the week, words of Jesus, of love and of self-discipline, is a favorite of George Martin.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Identity Theft

Mark Goodwin will be teaching our lesson Sunday. His topic is “Identity Theft”. He will be using multiple scriptures to talk about our identity in Christ and Satan’s attempt to steal our identity.

Mark and Debbie, in the short time they have been with us, have become very active participants is CUC and other RUMC ministries. We look forward to his lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jane Bailey, Louise Booysen and Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 23
78 members + 6 guests + 1 teacher + 85

New CUC Member

We welcome Nancy Spence as our newest CUC member. Nancy has been a member of RUMC since 1966.

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 23
$83

Welcome Back

It is good to see to Wilfred and Stella Boayue at CUC again as Wilfred is back from Liberia for 4 months.



Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

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

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


SAVE the DATE

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



Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the fellowship hall.

Next week’s menu:

Herb Roasted Bone-in Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Tomato Bisque, Yeast Rolls, Salad Bar, Peach Cobbler.



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

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

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

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


The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series

Carole Ford and Friends will be in concert on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel. Carole will be joined by Fred Sawyers, James Casto,

Jim Hettinger, Mike Shetler, “Sevenfold,” and the RUMC Praise Choir in a concert of favorite sacred music. Selections will include “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “This Is Me.” Tickets are not needed for this concert.


RUMC Mission Booth

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


Publix Murphy Harpst Support

On Oct. 1 Publix is changing how its customers contribute to charities such as Murphy Harpst (which has received $109,995 from Publix so far this year). Your tag will no longer work. The new system will only require you to give your phone number at checkout but you must set up your account with Publix. Information was passed out in class on Sunday. See Larry Hunt for full information.


Required Minimum Distributions

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

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



Get Your Cans to Church!

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



Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∈∋ none —∈∋

 


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

Continuing prayers

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

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

 


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CUC Newsletter – September 21, 2018

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

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


Sunday, September 23, 2018

How Do You Say It?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 16
$104

CUC’s Music

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



Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

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

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


SAVE the DATE

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


CUC Endowment Fund

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

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

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


Thank You to CUC

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


 

Books to the People

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


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

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

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

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


Job Networking

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


 

Greeters needed in Children’s Area

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


RUMC Mission Booth

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


Required Minimum Distributions

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

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



Get Your Cans to Church!

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


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

 

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∈∋ none —∈∋

 


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

 

Thanksgiving

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


Continuing prayers

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

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


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CUC Newsletter – September 14, 2018

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

Joshua 1:6

Bible Verse of the Week

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


Sunday, September 16, 2018

When God Speaks

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 9
$103

CUC’s Music

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


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

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

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


Devotional Websites

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

www.dennisonforum.org

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

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


Thank You

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


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

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

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

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

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


Job Networking

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


Greeters needed in Children’s Area

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


Get Your Cans to Church!

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


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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

Continuing prayers

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

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


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CUC Newsletter – September 7, 2018

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Enjoy the Fruit of Your Labor

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

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NET Bible)

(selected by Shaw Skillings)


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Spiritual Blindness

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 2
$102

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

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


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

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

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

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

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


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

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

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


Homestretch Volunteers

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

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


Get Your Cans to Church!

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


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

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


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


 

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


Thanksgivings

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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

 


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 31, 2018

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

Psalms 23: 1-4 KJV

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


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Four Principles for Daily Living

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, August 26
$100

Thanks to Outgoing CUC Officers and Committee Members

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

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

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


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

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

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

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


Homestretch Year End Report

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

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

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


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education

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

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

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

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


Wednesday Night Out

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


Get Your Cans to Church!

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


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

Thanksgivings

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

 

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


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Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 24, 2018

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“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Revelation 22:12-13


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dr Jim McCormick.. will be our Teacher this Sunday.
His Topic is “How Not To Read the Bible”

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Retired Methodist Pastor, Rev. Dr. James McCormick is the author of five books including: Welcome Home, Tell It Like It Can Be, Marriage Is For Adults, Does It Look and Sound Like Jesus? and The Gospel Goes to Broadway. He is a contributor to the Upper Room Disciplines and 1992 Abingdon Preaching Annual and 1993 Abingdon Preaching Annual. McCormick formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Theology at Claremont and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jim is one of our CUC all time favorite teachers. We look forward to his teaching us again this Sunday.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Caviness, Peggy Rodway, Linda Mooney and Betty Smith

CUC Attendance
Sunday, August 19
81 members + 1 teachers + 2 visitors = 84

CUC Offering
Sunday, August 19
$71


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CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education

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RED BIRD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FACTS:

Red Bird advertised in an educational periodical that Red Bird is a Christian, college preparatory program for students:

  • Did you know there are 24 international students at Red Bird?
  • Student objectives are to seek a closer relationship to the Lord, develop Christian leadership skills, and foster a spirit of service.
  • Focus is on 7-11th graders wanting to attend a university in the US.

Little Things Mean a Lot!

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


“Senior Trip”

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Join the “Boomers” and beyond

Sunday, August 26 at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall for a music and comedy show ”Senior Trip” with our own Cheryl Rogers celebrating the 55+ crowd. It is entertainment with a mission based on the fact that gray matters!


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

The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind by [Greer, Ronald J.]
Written by seasoned pastoral counselor, Ron Greer, the study explores the foundational truths of the Scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to love “your neighbor as yourself.” Compassion is more than just an emotion or an inspiration or simply an action. Compassion is all three working together in beautiful synergy. It involves a feeling of empathy, an experience of grace, and an impassioned engagement. These are the levels of compassion–heart, soul, and mind.

Ministry Area: Bible Study-Adult
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Meeting Instructions: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Aug. 22-Oct. 17. Trinity Cafe, Chapel building.
Cost of participant book: $13
Contact: Mobley, Melissa


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


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  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from Kidney Surgery he had on Thursday – Aug. 23. UPDATE: Friday morning – Some pain from Surgery but manageable without Meds. Should be home after lunch today
  • Earleen Sides – Mary Lee Copelands Sister – for Relief from NLD disease in her lower legs
  • Lara Todd Deaton – Prayers and Thanksgiving – starting Cosmetology School – Sept. 11
  • Andy Roberts – Lynne & Dave Roberts Son  – prayers for safety in participating in a 397 mile Bike marathon.
  • Pat Stamps –  Pat went to Florida to be with her aunt, who then died. The memorial service will be next weekend (Sept 1-2)
  • Lynda Leckie for continued relief of discomfort from 3 broken ribs
  • Dee Scott – pray for proper healing of misaligned shoulder fracture to avoid need for shoulder replacement

Thanksgivings

  • Jeannie Ehlers – who was back in Sunday School after her foot Surgery. Welcome back Jeannie!
  • Bev Tatom – on Thursday had her followup visit with the Surgeon, She is right on track in her recovery; And the Surgeon predicts a full recovery! Beverly and Doug want to Thank the Wonderful CUC Class for the Fantastic and Delicious Meals that they prepared and delivered to them!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
  • Jim Boswell’s voice is returning! and he has an appointment with Cleveland Clinic for further repair of his heart issue.

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


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Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 18, 2018

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“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.”

Revelation 21:2:


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Love–The One True Foundation

Sunday’s CUC class speaker this week is Sidney Moore. He last taught us in November 2016, and his talk was very inspiring. You will recall that he is Paul Beecham’s associate in prisoner care. Sidney’s topic is “Love–The One True Foundation”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sharon & Tom Erdman, and LaVerne Lamb & Dick Anthony

CUC Offering
Sunday, August 12
$103

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For any messages or announcements for this coming Friday’s CUC newsletter and for any midweek CUC announcements during this coming week (August 18th – 24th) please sent them to Doug Tatom by Thursday night


RUMC NAME BADGES

While we all have “CUC Name Tags”, the church is encouraging us to get the RUMC name badges and wear them when we are on the campus.

Patty Hampton, who works for Nancy Lane, is responsible for ordering the badges and will be placing an order soon.

We will pass a sign up sheet this Sunday for those who don’t already have a badge and want one. They sure help when you recognize someone but can’t remember their name. They also help in talking to those you don’t know.


THANK YOU TO CUC!

We want to thank you for all of your tremendous help and support for the last year and a half. We appreciate the prayers, cards, food, transportation, help cleaning out our house, unpacking at our new apartment, and helping with the garage sale. In honor of the CUC class we have given a donation of $1,000 to the CUC Endowment in the RUMC Foundation. We love you and your willingness to help and support us.

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Red Bird Missions

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CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education and recently Norma & Dave Hills took a carload of books and clothing from the Garage Sale.

Here are some RED BIRD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FACTS:

  • The first year (1922) two teachers had 2 senior high and 95 elementary students. This year there are 78 in elementary and preschool, 27 in middle school, and 89 in high school.
  • In 1988 Red Bird Christian School separated from the public system to focus on spiritual development of students and faculty by emphasizing Christianity and the Bible.
  • Their motto is “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.”
  • The school was why Red Bird Mission began.

Little Things Mean a Lot!

Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

 


“Senior Trip”

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Join the “Boomers” and beyond

Sunday, August 26 at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall for a music and comedy show ”Senior Trip” with our own Cheryl Rogers celebrating the 55+ crowd. It is entertainment with a mission based on the fact that gray matters!


Interested in digging a little deeper in Bible study?

Men and women are welcome to join in, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 at RUMC. Please contact study leader, Sally Dowland (sdowland@mindspring.com) if interested.

September 5 – October 10: six weeks

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links-icon-9889-20x20Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levine. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity.

In this Bible study, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. (Study guide with daily readings; DVD component for class time)


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


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  • Lynda Leckie for continued relief of discomfort from 3 broken ribs
  • Dee Scott – pray for proper healing of misaligned shoulder fracture to avoid need for shoulder replacement
  • Bev Tatom – For a good recovery and relief of pain as she recovers at home following back surgery this past Wednesday

Thanksgivings

  • Jim Boswell’s voice is returning and he has an appointment with Cleveland Clinic for further repair of his heart issue.

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter -August 3, 2019

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“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.”

Hebrews 1:1-3


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Working Together

 

CUC’s speakers this Sunday will be Rev. Keith Lawder, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation, and Kim Brammer who has been our Executive Director of the RUMC Foundation. Their message will be “Working Together… RUMC and the Georgia United Methodist Foundation Make a Great Team”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy Van Horn, Jan & Allen Buckley, and Julianna Goodson

A special thank you goes to Wanda Taylor who coordinates our refreshment providers each week. And here is an additional reminder that if you have arranged to exchange your Refreshment Provider date with someone else, or if you are unable to provide refreshments on your assigned date, please let Wanda or Terry Taylor know.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 29
98 members +1 visitor + 1 teacher = 100!

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 29
$87

Welcome Our New CUC Members

  • Lara Deaton – a returning CUC member
  • George Mittelholzer – Lara’s fiance

CUC Wednesday Night Out

 

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for August 1, at Peach & the Pork Chop was attended by 31 CUC members and guests.

Next Wednesday, on August 8th at 5:30pm, CUC will dine at Family Tradition Restaurant [MENU], 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy (Ga 140), Woodstock, This will be our last WNO for the summer. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


MUST Ministries

 

 

MUST Summer Lunch program is over for the summer and will not be needing any more apples. Thanks for all the apples we received! And thanks for all who volunteered in making the lunches!


Thanks for CUC’s Help

Lynn and Jim Adcock offer their thanks to a number of CUC members, especially Jeff Cohelo , who worked to prepare and put on the Adcock’s successful garage sale following their move to smaller quarters at Huntcliff. A portion of the earnings from the garage sale will go to the CUC Foundation.

 


Job Networking Garage Sale Extravaganza

 


Be sure to tell your neighbors and friends and come out yourselves to support the Job Networking program at the annual RUMC Garage Sale (and the Cake Sale) this Friday and Saturday. There are all kinds of treasures to be found at lowest possible prices while supporting a good cause. You’ll be seeing a lot of your CUC friends there too as CUC is well-represented with Garage Sale volunteers.


Voices Wanted!

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The RUMC Choir is holding an open house in the choir room for their August 15th, 7:00 PM rehearsal.

No commitment, but it helps to have the ability to sing! Questions? Ask Kris Taylor

 


Interested in digging a little deeper in Bible study?

Men and women are welcome to join in, Wednesday mornings, 10-11:30 at RUMC. Please contact study leader, Sally Dowland (sdowland@mindspring.com) if interested.

September 5 – October 10: six weeks

links-icon-9889-20x20Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by
links-icon-9889-20x20Amy-Jill Levine. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity. In this Bible study, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these “problems with parables” taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them.

With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us—and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. (Study guide with daily readings; DVD component for class time)


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


Little Things Mean a Lot!


Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.


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  • Jim Boswell will be going to the Cleveland Clinic on Monday for an evaluation and next steps for his heart valve issue. Grandson, Andrew Cox, will be traveling with them to “take care of the old folks”. They will be back on Wednesday. Pray for a safe trip with encouraging results. Also the Boswell’s granddaughter, Courtney Cox, is safely back in Atlanta after 2 months of mission work in Cambodia and Thailand. She’s good, but had to leave one young man in a Bangkok hospital with possible encephalitis or meningitis. His parents are with him, but it is very serious. Please include him in prayers.
  • Malone Dodson whose surgery to correct hearing had to be postponed due to heart problems
  • Jeannie Ehlers who is off her feet for a few weeks following foot surgery
  • Sharon Erdman for good results from biopsy
  • Johnny Johnson for good recovery after having hernia surgery this past week
  • Dee Scott– for relief of pain and rapid healing of the shoulder fracture which occurred when she fell at Job Networking.
  • Craig Simons – returning to Cleveland for a series of tests related to his heart
  • Bev Tatom – anticipating back surgery August 17th

Thanksgiving, but continue prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam has more chemo

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


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CUC Newsletter – July 27, 2018

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For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38, 39


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Looking Deeper at the Parables

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Scott Dickson returns to CUC this Sunday for the second part of his most interesting lesson “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. He is looking at the parables in a different way, making us think about where and when Jesus taught them and who His listeners were.

Two books about the parables that Scott Dickson recommended were Short Stories by

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CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Head, Robin Hicks, Jackie Hubbard and Jan Ligon

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 22
Total 100
95 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 22
$126.10

 


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 25 at Brookwood Grill was attended by 33 CUC members and guests.

Next Wednesday, August 1 at 5:30pm, CUC WNO will be at Peach & the Porkchop, 12040 Etris Rd, Roswell . The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas  by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


MUST Ministries

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Thanks again to those who donated financial assistance and those who assisted with the sandwich making for MUST and especially to those who served on the committee. Over the last 2 years CUC has provided lunches using over 5,000 slices of cheese, 15,000 slices of ham, 15,000 slices of bread and over 200 man-hours.

 


Job Networking Garage Sale Extravaganza Next Week!

 

You may drop off items for the Garage Sale on Sunday with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. However, if possible, wait and donate on Monday, July 30 or Tuesday, May 31.

Jan Ligon reminds us that the antiques that our kids don’t want would be of great value for the garage sale. Gale Davis reminds us that those good clothes that we hardly ever wear will be great for our boutique. We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We want women’s clothes on HANGERS please.

Plan to volunteer at almost any time during this coming week for the Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. (You do not have to sign up ahead if you realize you have time to help out.) CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods next Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is on Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B, Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.

 


Adcock Garage Sale

 

There is an additional garage sale going on this Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00 at the home of Lynn and Jim Adcock, 1455 Woodcrest Drive, Roswell, to assist them in clearing out their home of 45 years, before everything else is moved to the RUMC garage sale.

They have many beautiful things they have accumulated over the years that just won’t fit in their new apartment at Huntcliff Summit. Come and encourage others to came and you may find some treasures. Tools, glassware, appliances, decorative items, beautiful oriental rugs, gifts, linens, toys, games, books, and some very nice women’s clothes sizes 12-16 and shoes size 8, etc., etc.

 


Operation Christmas Child

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No, it is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas! Not when there are such great sales of school supplies going on! You can start your collection of shoebox items by shopping early!

 


Little Things Mean a Lot!


Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

 

 

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  • Bob Schnachenburg for relief of his back pain
  • Dee Scott – for relief of pain and rapid healing of the shoulder fracture which occurred when she fell at Job Networking this past week
  • Johnny Johnson who is having hernia surgery Monday

Thanksgiving, but continue prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson was released Wednesday after being held in prison for almost two years. He is now under house arrest at his home in Izmir, Turkey, while the charges remain the same.A Turkish state news agency said the court banned him from leaving the country. He will not be able to leave his house except for an interview or a hearing in court. Turkish authorities will keep his passport, and he must wear an electronic ankle bracelet. We hope this is a first step in completely freeing Pastor Andrew. His next court date is in October. (Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.)

    (News reports this Thursday morning are that he will soon return to the United States!)

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam begins more chemo

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

 


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

 


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800 Lunches made for MUST Ministrys Summer Lunch Program

CUC Newsletter – July 13, 2018

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There is one body and one Spirit –just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Ephesians 4:4-6


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Welcome Dr. Jeff Ross

Our new RUMC Associate Pastor in charge of Adult Discipleship, Dr. Jeff Ross, will be our CUC speaker this week. His subject will be:

  • Part 1 Introduction — Who Am I and How Did I Get Here?
  • Part 2 Adult discipleship–Ezekiel 37:1-14

 

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Steve Covert, Frank Foil, and Virginia Hardy

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 8, 2018
98 total
91 members, 6 visitors, 1 teacher.


CUC Wednesday Night Out

 

 

CUC’s WNO will be at Altobelli’s [MENU] this coming Wednesday, July 18, at 5:30 pm. Altobelli’s is located at 3000 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, June 12, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count. At our WNO at Chicago’s this past Wednesday there were 30 present. (38 were expected.)


Must Ministries Lunch Program

 

A big thank you to our class for the steady contributions of Apples for Must Ministries each week! Keep up the good work!

Continuing every Sunday through the months of June and July please bring bags of apples as you are able and they will be placed with the lunch crews for distribution with the bag lunches.

Our CUC class has made more than 4,000 lunches in the past 2 years and we plan to make still more. The next CUC lunch-making day is next Tuesday, July 17 at 9:00.

Drivers and riders are still needed for delivering the MUST lunches. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Griffin.


Job Networking Fundraisers

 

Drop Off Sundays for the RUMC Job Networking Garage Sale began last Sunday, July 8. You may drop off items for Garage Sale with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. Drop off Sundays continue all Sundays in July. However, if possible, wait and donate on July 30.

We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We only want women’s clothes on HANGERS.

Start planning to volunteer at almost any time during the week of the huge Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods on Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.


Charis Gallery

 

Last chance to see it! The “Celebration” Exhibit in the Charis Gallery outside the Sanctuary runs through July 16th. Jan Buckley has received the People’s Choice Award for her painting “Grandma Bathing Muffy”. Patricia Mashburn also has paintings in the exhibit.


Acting Up – “Annie”

 

Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 2627 – [28 matinee 1, matinee 2] – 29. We are hearing it will be a great show! For information and tickets, rumcactingup@gmail.com or rumc.com/actingup .


Little Things Mean a Lot!

Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!

Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags you have brought home from stores. You can find a current list of products that feature Box Tops for Education by searching for Box Tops for Education on your computers.

Quite a variety of brands helps schools this way. Many schools collect them. All these items contributed from our class are mailed to Red Bird Missionary Conference in Kentucky to help the Christian school there.

Over the years these Box Tops sent from churches and individuals across the USA have made a positive difference in the school’s ability to provide “extras” such as hall lockers, prizes for perfect attendance, fuel for vans, field trips. These benefits are not part of the school’s budget.

Red Bird Missionary Conference has an excellent computer site. Please refer to it for information about this Methodist center in rural Appalachia.

Flip tops from cans – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School. These go to support Ronald McDonald Houses


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  • Edna Smith – continuing her recovery from hernia surgery.
  • Mary Serafina at MD Anderson in Houston with her daughter Pam Pruit for a month, for Pam’s cancer treatments. Pray for Pam’s successful cancer treatment

Ongoing Prayer Request

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  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
  • UPDATE ON PASTOR ANDREW BRUNSON – June 25, 2018 President Trump made his boldest statement last weekend in defense of imprisoned Pastor Brunson assuring him that he is not forgotten, and we are working on his release. Also, the U.S. Senate is poised to approve legislation that would inflict a significant penalty on Turkey by denying their purchase of our F-35 jets should they not release Pastor Brunson. In addition, the European Parliamentarians are demanding Turkey release the innocent pastor. Meanwhile, Pastor Brunson is in prison awaiting the continuation of his trial this coming week on July 18.

Thanksgivings

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


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