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CUC Newsletter – March 15, 2019

“But among you, it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all.

Mark 10 43-44


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Are You a Volunteer or a Servant?

Our teacher this Sunday is Mark Goodwin. Mark taught the class in September of last year and presented a thought provoking lesson titled “Identity Theft”.

The title of Mark’s lesson this week is: “Are You a Volunteer or a Servant?” Come hear the answer to that question. The scripture passage he is using is Mark 10:35-45.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

March 10
Teacher 1 + guests 3 + members 86 = Total 90

CUC Collection

March 10
$79


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

Your CUC Fellowship Committee is preparing for our springtime round of small group dinners. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. We encourage all, but especially our newest members, to take advantage of dining at a classmate’s home with 6 or 8 other CUC’ers. Here are the details:

  1. Sign-ups will be taken until March 24th. A clip board will be passed in class or you can let a committee member know by email that you would like to join in. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina ).
  2. Simply add your name(s) and mark the column “Host” if you would like to hold the dinner in your home.
  3. The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!
  4. The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.

First Aid Kit

In an effort to be prepared for any emergency there is now a First Aid Kit in the CUC closet equipped with everything from a bandaid to a devices for checking blood pressure and blood oxygen level. In order to determine if what is needed is in the bag, there is a list of supplies included .


Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series and RUMC Women’s Ministry present An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. This Christian comedienne, singer, and author will be sure to entertain with her unique brand of humor. Complimentary childcare is available. Tickets may be purchased in the Main office, Worship Arts office, or online at itickets.com.


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu :

  • Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti with Marinara
  • Herbed Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread Sticks, Vegetable Soup
  • Featured Salad: Pasta Caesar
  • Caramelized Banana Cake

Job Networking Garage Sale

Mark your calendars and start collecting things you don’t anymore that might bring income to Job Networking at the annual garage sale which is being held at a new time this year. The dates are May 2-4 for the sale and of course a few days before that for volunteers.


Seniors Enriched Living

Registration has begun for the SEL spring session. Continuing education classes in finance, art, music, history, theology and more begin March 26 and are held every Tuesday and Thursday for eight weeks in the Dodson Youth Center. Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Margie Avery – Mar 18
  • Virginia Thomason – Mar 20
  • Dave Hills – Mar 22

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968 – 51 years

  • Virginia Thomason – relief from back issues.

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both recovering from Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.


  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – March 1, 2019

“Before they left, the men told her, “We can guarantee your safety only if you leave this scarlet rope hanging from the window. And all your family members …. must be here inside the house.”

Judges 2:17-18


Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Gospel Through a Rope

The title of this Sundays lesson is: “The Gospel through a rope”. Be sure to read the scripture passage, Joshua 2:12-21 before class so you will have the background for the lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jan Ligon, Jeannie & Jim Ehlers, and Julianna Goodson

CUC Attendance

Sunday, February 24
99 members + 1 teacher = 100 total

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 24
$106.50

CUC Mardi Gras Party

Thanks to our CUC Fellowship Committee especially Mike and Garlinn Story and Bill and Patsy Lanham for the planning and putting on the Mardi Gras Party this past Thursday evening. It was really a GREAT party!


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

Your Fellowship Committee is preparing for our springtime round of small group dinners. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. We encourage all, but especially our newest members, to take advantage of dining at a classmate’s home with 6 or 8 other CUC’ers. Here are the details:

  1. Sign-ups will be taken until March 24th. A clip board will be passed in class or you can let a committee member know by email that you would like to join in. Please Contact: Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina.
  2. Simply add your name(s) and mark the column “Host” if you would like to hold the dinner in your home.
  3. The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!
  4. The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.

Questions? Comments? Favorite recipes? Send all to Kris or Mary.


CPR Class

A CPR & AID class for CUC members will be taught on this Sunday, March 3rd, at 12:30 PM, in the A Building in rooms 177 & 178 which are near the elevator. It will be taught by Teresa Dean who is a certified instructor and a member of RUMC.

This is for anyone who wants to be newly certified or recertified. The cost is $15.00 per person. We suggest you bring a snack or light lunch. The class should last approx. 1 1/2 hrs. Questions? Please contact Sharon Erdman.


Dr. Jeff Ross will lead the Lenten study “Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess” by Tom Berlin on Wednesdays, March 6-April 17, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Room 358, Chapel building.
Information/registration: rumc.com/small groups


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu:

  • Stuffed Tortellini in a Roasted Garlic Alfredo Oven Roasted Buttered Broccoli
  • Garlic Bread, Chicken and Rice Soup, Salad Bar, Strawberry Shortcake

Seniors Enriched Living

Registration has begun for the SEL spring session. Continuing education classes in finance, art, music, history, theology and more begin March 26 and are held every Tuesday and Thursday for eight weeks in the Dodson Youth Center.

Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Jo Adcock, sister of Jim Adcock, being transferred to Manor Care following pneumonia and a fall.

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both recovering from Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.


  • March 17 – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – February 23, 2019

“Woman”, Jesus said to her, “your faith is great. Your request is granted.” And her daughter was instantly healed.

Matthew 15:28:


Sunday, February 24, 2019

When Jesus Seems Mean

Melissa Mobley, Associate Pastor for Families and Children at RUMC, will be presenting our CUC lesson this Sunday. Her scripture for the lesson is Matthew 15:21-28. The title of her lesson is: “When Jesus Seems Mean – How Context Helps Us Unwrap Difficult Stories”. Melissa has been with us once before and we look forward to her lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gale & Roger Davis and Sharon & Tom Erdman

CUC Attendance

Sunday, February 17
Teacher 1 + Visitors 4 + Members 96 = Total 101

New TV Monitors

You can’t help but notice that our class room, the Dining Room, has three new TV monitors that enhance our ability to view announcements and other video media.

Previously there was a video projector that was on its last legs and it was hard to view from all angles in the room. Certain members of the class have been advocating for this improvement and now the Church has heard our cry and installed these high definition TV monitors.

Among those who have been advocating from our class are Doug Tatom, Don McNew, George Waite, Jim Boswell and Roger Davis. Thank you all for persevering.


CUC Mardi Gras Party

The CUC Mardi Gras party is scheduled for this Thursday, February 28th at . Planning for Mardi Gras decorations, food, and “entertainment” is coming along well, and we are looking forward to a great evening!! The dinner party will run from 6:30 PM to about 9:30 PM. See you there! Contact Patsy Lanham for any questions.


Murphy Harpst Visit Recap

CUC’s Mission Outreach Committee sincerely thanks all class members for the successful birthday party for four teenagers at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on February 16.

We knew about three boys with February birthdays , but one girl had arrived to live there just the day before.

Fifteen of us carpooled to Cedartown, set up the dining hall with balloons; cake and ice cream, and then greeted the Murphy Harpst residents with their staff. Contact with them was friendly, especially during the rousing Bingo games.

Thanks to anyone who provided prizes for Bingo game winners. Cloudy weather outside did not cancel the cheerfulness inside that room. Your financial contribution covered more than expenses for that annual event; we presented a check for $500 from CUC to Pam Kramer, our contact person there. When the party ended, she conducted a brief tour of the campus and told us more about the program there and future plans.

Several Murphy Harpst girls also benefited from local assistance as they attended the “Promapalooza” at Foster Care Foundation last Sunday here in Roswell and were outfitted with gowns, shoes, and other accessories so that they are ready to attend their prom.


RUMC’s 13th Annual Global Impact Celebration

Global Impact Celebration Life on Mission: Serving Side By Side begins next week from Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3. There are so many opportunities to join in and get involved in this annual event. For a complete list of exciting events, please go to www.rumc.com/gic.

This is a four-day, church-wide event packed with opportunities for you to engage in the missional movement of RUMC. Several local ministry partners and global missionaries will be onsite to share the stories of Roswell and our world. There will be opportunities to assemble snack packs for students served by Action Ministries, have a Saturday in the Park, pack a crate to send to Venezuela, and learn about current issues impacting God’s people. This year, we will be taking a deeper look at the ways we can “serve side by side” to engage and encounter Christ.


Help us Pack the Crate!

As part of this year’s Global Impact Celebration, we are going to pack and send another crate to the people of Venezuela through the agency Venezuela Now! The items needed are very specific:

acetaminophen (Tylenol)

  • ibuprofen (Advil)
  • infant Tylenol and Advil
  • children’s and adult’s multi-vi­tamins
  • powdered infant formula
  • canned chicken, dried rice, and dried beans.

Please deliver to church by Monday, Feb. 25 to the Welcome Center, Sanctuary building, or the Main Office, Chapel building, and outside the CUC Classroom.


Lenten Bible Study

Dr. Jeff Ross will lead the Lenten studyRestored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess” by Tom Berlin on Wednesdays, March 6-April 17, from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Room 358, Chapel building. Information/registration: rumc.com/small groups.


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu:

  • Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Corn and Lima Bean Succotash
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Maple Candied Bacon Cake

Get Your Cans to Church

February is RUMC’s month to help fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. List of current needs: rumc.com/nfcc or on bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Please bring non-perishable items to church on Sundays or to the Main Office through Feb. 24.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Jane Bailey – Feb 25
  • Marlene MacLeod – Feb 27
  • Jeannie Ehlers – Feb 28

Anniversaries

  • Maureen & Gene Osborne – Feb 25, 1967 – 52 years!
  • Linda and Tom Cantrell – Feb 27, 2065 – 54 years!
  • Stella and Wilford Boayue – Feb 27, 1972 – 47 years!

CUC Class Prayer Requests

CUC now has a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. These will be read at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone. Prayer requests can also be emailed to: Sara Beecham. For the weekly newsletter please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates Sue Waite.


  • Jo Adcock, sister of Jim Adcock – Jo is in Northside Hospital following bout of pneumonia and a fall at rehab facility
  • Becky Copeland, daughter of Dick and Mary Lee Copeland as she is ordained

Best Wishes to Dick and Mary Lee Copeland as they move permanently to Tennessee

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both still recovering from Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.


  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 17 – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament



CUC Newsletter – February 15, 2019

“Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven. If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, ad running over. What ever measure you use in giving – large or small – it will be used to measure what is given back to you.”

Luke 6:37-38


Sunday, February 17, 2019

A New Look At Christian Ethics

Dr. Jim McCormick will be with us again this week and will continue on his topic, “A New Look at Christian Ethics”. Jim stimulated our thinking last week on this subject and we look forward to his concluding this two part series.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Caviness, Peggy Rodway, and Claudia & John Phelps.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, February 10
Members 90 + guests 3 + teacher 1 = Total 94

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 10
$79

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member!

Welcome John Lemke who has been an RUMC member since 2011 and works on the video production crew.


CUC Mardi Gras Party

The CUC Mardi Gras party scheduled for Thursday, February 28th continues to proceed exceedingly well. In fact, we have currently reached the capacity of the Bradshaw Farms Clubhouse so we will be holding off on further sign-ups unless we have cancellations. We need those who are signed up but have not paid to bring their check this Sunday to hold your reservation.

If you aren’t going to be there, please call Patsy Lanham. We will pass the clipboard for those wishing to be on the wait list. Planning for Mardi Gras decorations, food, and “entertainment” are coming along well, and we are looking forward to a great evening!! It will be a fun evening!!

All the information on the party is in the invitation which was sent out last week. The dinner party will run from 6:00 PM to about 9:30 PM. See you there! Contact Patsy Lanham for any questions.


Murphy Harpst Mission Outreach

CUC is planning for our annual February birthday party at Murphy Harpst in Cedartown this Saturday, February 16. Let Betty Hunt know if you would go to help with the party and/or to see what Murphy Harpst is all about.


Ladies Covenant Group

Many men and women in CUC belong to covenant groups which provide an opportunity for fellowship and study together in a small group.

The group that meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 in the 3rd floor B building Conference room invites any interested women to join them. Their next meeting will be Wednesday, February 20. For questions contact Martha Thompson.


HomeStretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStretch

About the time winter weather is ending, the Peachtree Tea festivities are a bright spot of hope for the families of Home Stretch. The event is on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am at Country Club of the South.

The day features a champagne reception and silent auction followed by a wonderful luncheon. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities as well as ticket sales and the purchase of raffle items go to support the work of HomeStretch. CUC always has at least one table and we carpool from the church.

For tickets contact Homestretch at Homestretch Tickets or call 770-642-9185 ext. 120. Also inform Lynn Adcock who is arranging our CUC table(s).


RUMC’s 13th Annual Global Impact Celebration

Life on Mission: Serving Side By Side is the theme of RUMC’s 13th annual GIC, Feb. 28 – March 3. This is a four-day, church-wide event packed with opportunities for you to engage in the missional movement of RUMC.

Several local ministry partners and global missionaries will be onsite to share the stories of Roswell and our world. There will be opportunities to assemble snack packs for students served by Action Ministries, have a Saturday in the Park, pack a crate to send to Venezuela, and learn about current issues impacting God’s people.

This year, we will be taking a deeper look at the ways we can “serve side by side” to engage and encounter Christ. For information on all that will be going on February 28-March 3 and to sign up to participate go to RUMC GIC


Help us Pack the Crate!

As part of this year’s Global Impact Celebration, we will be “Serving Side by Side” to pack and send another crate to the people of Venezuela through the agency Venezuela Now!

The items needed are very specific: acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), infant Tylenol and Advil, children’s and adult’s multi-vi­tamins, powdered infant formula, canned chicken, dried rice, and dried beans.

Please deliver to church by Monday, Feb. 25 to the Welcome Center, Sanctuary building, or the Main Office, Chapel building.


Get Your Cans to Church

February is RUMC’s month to help fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. List of current needs: rumc.com/nfcc or on bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Please bring non-perishable items to church on Sundays or to the Main Office through Feb. 24.CUC Newsletter – February 15, 2019


Wednesday Night Out

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

This week’s menu:

  • Fried Chicken
  • Mac and Cheese, Buttered Peas and Carrots
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Beef and Barley Soup, Gingerbread Cake

Arsenic and Old Lace

Acting UP! presents the zany dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,”

  • March 22-24. Friday show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday show at 5:30 p.m. includes dinner:

$15 for general admission/$30 reserved seat.

Sunday show only at 4 p.m.: $10 general admission/$25 reserved seat.

Tickets went on sale Tuesday, Feb. 5, and are selling out quickly! They may be purchased via the Box Office, Main Office, Worship Arts office, or online at iTickets.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Jim Adcock – Feb 19
  • Tom Erdman – Feb 19
  • Dee Scott  –Feb 20
  • Babs Skilling – Feb 22
  • Cecelia Moore– Feb 22
  • Judy Zierk – Feb 22
  • Lara Deaton Mittleholzer – Feb 22

Anniversaries

  • none

CUC Class Prayer Requests

CUC now has a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. These will be read at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone. Prayer requests can also be emailed to: Sara Beecham .

Continuing prayers:

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both recovering from Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.


  • Feb. 15 – Murphy Harpst birthday party
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 17 – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – February 8, 2019

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

John 13:34-35


Sunday, February 10, 2019

A New Look At Christian Ethics

Our CUC lesson this week will be presented by Dr. Jim McCormick. Jim is one of our very favorite teachers and will be with us for two Sundays. His topic is “A New Look at Christian Ethics”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by LaVerne Lamb & Dick Anthony and Ann & Larry Douglas

CUC Attendance

Sunday, February 3
Members 93 + guests 1 + teacher 1 = Total 95

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 3
$84


CUC Mardi Gras Party

The CUC Mardi Gras party, set for Thursday, February 28th, is proceeding well. We already have 59 members signed up for the dinner//potluck+/party!! We have room for 80 guests for the dinner, at the Bradshaw Farms Clubhouse, and are looking forward to more folks signing up.

We are targeting to have guests signed up by Sunday, Feb. 17th, so we know how many people to plan for at the dinner. It will be a fun evening!! $7.50/person covers the clubhouse rental, ingredients for the main entrees and two King Cakes.

The dinner party will run from 6:30 PM to about 9:30 PM. See you there! Contact Patsy Lanham if you do not get to sign up in class.


Murphy Harpst Mission Outreach

CUC is planning for our annual February birthday party at Murphy Harpst in Cedartown on Saturday, February 16. Let Betty Hunt know if you would go on that date to help with the party and/or to see what Murphy Harpst is all about.

CUC is collecting prizes for the party-goers. Pam Kramer at Murphy Harpst , when asked for suggestions of Bingo prizes, replied that those “that work best” are candy bars, drinks (Gatorade, teas, sodas), Ramen noodles, and decks of playing cards. Again on February 10 a basket will be passed to collect any cash donations to pay for party expenses. The committee appreciates any support the CUC Class provides for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center.

CUC has received several heart-warming thank you notes/letters from the teenagers who received generous gift cards which were sent to Murphy Harpst paid for with CUC’s Christmas donations. These will be displayed on the bulletin board in CUC class.


Ladies Covenant Group

Many men and women in CUC belong to covenant groups which provide an opportunity for fellowship and study together in a small group. The group that meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 in the 3rd floor B building Conference room invites any interested women to join them. Their next meeting will be Wednesday, February 20. For questions contact Martha Thompson.


Help us Pack the Crate!

As part of this year’s Global Impact Celebration, we will be “Serving Side by Side” to pack and send another crate to the people of Venezuela through the agency Venezuela Now!

The items needed are very specific: acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), infant Tylenol and Advil, children’s and adult’s multi-vi­tamins, powdered infant formula, canned chicken, dried rice, and dried beans. Please deliver to church by Monday, Feb. 25 to the Welcome Center, Sanctuary building, or the Main Office, Chapel building.


HomeStretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStrech

About the time winter weather is ending, the Peachtree Tea festivities are a bright spot of hope for the families of Home Stretch. The event is on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am at Country Club of the South.

The day features a champagne reception and silent auction followed by a wonderful luncheon. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities as well as ticket sales and the purchase of raffle items go to support the work of HomeStretch. CUC always has at least one table and we carpool from the church. For tickets contact Homestretch at Website or call 770-642-9185 ext. 120. Also inform Lynn Adcock who is arranging our CUC table(s).


Get Your Cans to Church

February is RUMC’s month to help fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. List of current needs: rumc.com/nfcc or on bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Please bring non-perishable items to church on Sundays or to the Main Office through Feb. 24


Wednesday Night Out

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

This week’s menu:

  • Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin with Herb Onion Gravy
  • Smashed New Potatoes with Buttermilk and Leeks
  • Herb Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, AND Chocolate Cake

RUMC Travelers Club

RUMC Travelers Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Following lunch, the program will be provided by Chris Nelson, Executive Director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.

Lunch reservations must be made by Monday, Feb. 11 to Mary Hagerman: 770.993.9496. Information: rumc.com/travelers


An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

Tickets are on sale now for “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe,” and would make a great Valentine’s Day gift! Anita is a Christian comedienne and author who became famous for “Momisms,” her comic rendition of everything a mother would typically say to her children in the course of a day, set to the “William Tell Overture.”

Advance tickets to the performance at 3 p.m. on March 17 are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors (65+) and may be purchased in the Main Office, Worship Arts office, or online at iTickets.com. Information: Ann Moore, amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


Arsenic and Old Lace

Acting UP! presents the zany dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” March 22-24.

  • Friday show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday show at 5:30 p.m. includes dinner
  • Sunday show only at 4 p.m.

$15 for general admission/$30 reserved seat. $10 general admission/$25 reserved seat. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 5, and may be purchased via the Box Office, Main Office, Worship Arts office, or online at iTickets.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Betty Robertson – Feb 11
  • Patrick Cooney – Feb 15

Anniversaries

  • -+- none -+-

CUC now has a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. These will be read at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone. Prayer requests can also be emailed to: Sara Beecham. For the weekly newsletter please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates to the editor: Sue Waite.

Thanksgiving

  • Rev. Harvey West – recovering from surgery for colon cancer – no chemo or radiation treatment required.

Continuing prayers

  • Barbara Davis and Shirley May who are both recovering from Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.


  • Feb. 16 – Murphy Harpst birthday party
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 17 @ 3 pm – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


Supplies needed for Altar your Life – 2019

Supplies are needed for the Altar Your Life Mission Project. RUMC Youth will be supporting hurricane relief in Panama City, Florida this spring. Please consider bringing the following items by February 8: There was a question as to what could be used and what needed to be new.

Can be GENTLY used:

  • Flat bars – for demolition of sheetrock
  • Hammers
  • Shovels
  • Brooms/dust pans
  • Ladders-Step

New Items Only:

  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunblock
  • Baby diapers
  • Baby formula
  • Dry dog/cat food
  • Bed linens
  • Towels
  • Trash bags – large/heavy duty
  • Work gloves
  • Face masks (N95)
  • Nail aprons
  • Gas cards

Donated items may be brought to the collection boxes located outside the Main Office in the Chapel, outside the Student Ministry in the Dod and there is now a box in the hallway outside our classroom and fellowship hall with a sign on it. Information/Questions: Wilson Barber, wbarber@rumc.com

CUC Newsletter – January 18, 2019

“For when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, He will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Here there is no conflict with the law.”

Galatians 5:22-23


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Reclaiming the Heart of Christian Values

Our teacher this week is Dr. Ron Greer, Director of Pastoral Counselling Service at Peachtree Road UMC. Ron has been with us several times and we are fortunate to have him come to lead us this Sunday.

He is the author of four books. His latest, The Path of Compassion was his subject the last time he was with us in February of last year. Ron’s subject for Sunday is: “Reclaiming the Heart of Christian Values”.


CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Robin Hicks, Steve Covert, and Nancy & Dave Wistrand

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 13
95 members + 2 visitors + 1 teacher = 98

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 13
$85

Welcome New CUC Members!

Please welcome our newest CUC members, Maureen and Gene Osborn.


CUC Class Prayer Requests

CUC will be having a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. Someone will read these requests at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone.


Support for Murphy Harpst

http://murphyharpst.org/

CUC has received a letter of thanks from Murphy Harpst. CUC members have recently given over $4,000 to Murphy Harpst.


A Special Award

We are very proud of our own Dr. Malone Dodson who served from 1977-2001 as pastor of RUMC and was last week presented the Pioneer Award, the highest award given by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. (Previous year award winners were Dr. Tom Price and Senator Johnny Isaacson.)

The Pioneer Award is presented to an individual who blazed a new trail preparing the way for others to follow. This is a special award and is not presented every year, but this year the Awards Committee chose to present the Pioneer Award to a recipient who fits the description perfectly.

In the late 70’s and early 80’s when Roswell was still a sleepy little suburb of Atlanta and growing, basic human needs started to show up that were left unaddressed and caused hardship for many. One of this pioneer’s strengths is getting behind human needs with resources and people to find practical solutions. In fact, Malone became the “wind beneath the wings” of many start-ups. Just a few of them were:

  • North Fulton Community Charities
  • The Community Counseling Center on Mimosa
  • Roswell’s Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Olympics
  • ENABLE which works to develop group homes
  • United Way in North Fulton
  • The Rotary Club of Roswell Charity Fund which exists to raise and to give away thousands of dollars each year to local charities
  • RUMC Job Networking which partners as an employment resource and right arm to the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
  • All of these organizations continue to thrive and provide great service to our community. (At the awards ceremony they failed to mention Homestretch and the Foster Care Support Foundation).

Malone truly pioneered the philosophy of giving and community unity in support of community needs by uniting all the people who could make a difference and teaching people their responsibility to contribute time, talent and treasure.


RUMC Name Tags

RUMC will provide magnetic name tags for you to wear for church events. If you would like one contact Gale Davis to be added to the list. If you lose the magnet to fasten it on, you can get a replacement from the church office.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Keep on bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!
Betty Hunt reports anther package of our contributed Box Tops have been sent off.

Why CUC Members Collect Box Tops

CUC members are asked to clip Box Tops for Education, small red rectangles on supermarket items like General Mills cereals and Ziploc plastic bags. There is a basket in the classroom every Sunday for any Box Tops brought in, and when enough are collected they are mailed to Red Bird Mission School to be used for needs not covered by its budget. Box Tops for Education are available on fewer and fewer supermarket items and are worth only ten cents each. Still, the Mission Outreach Committee hopes CUC members clip them and bring them to class.

Red Bird Mission School is part of the Red Bird Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church in the United States. Because of its location in Beverly, Kentucky, a very poor community in Appalachia, the best hope for young people is a good education. Members of our class have visited this isolated area and found that the conference’s ministry of outreach services to families and its school, grades pre-school to 12, make a big difference in the lives of the people there . High school graduates can go on to technical school, college, or the military. Anyone wishing to donate to this cause can send checks to Red Bird Mission School ,70 Queendale Center, Beverly, KY 40913-9607.


Blog for Devotions

Debbie Goodwin

For those wanting to receive a weekly e-mail of Debbie Goodwin’s devotional blog, go to her website at www.debbiegoodwin.net and scroll down until you find the “Let’s Connect” box.

Add your name and e-mail and click “Let’s Connect.”


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.
This week’s menu:

  • Shrimp Sauce or Mushroom Ragu over Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits
  • Garlic Butter Broccoli,
  • Yeast Rolls, Vegetable Soup, Salad Bar, Pineapple Cake

Birthday

Anniversary


  • Barbara Davis – who is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye. Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain
  • Rev. Harvey West – Pray for a good recovery following surgery last week for colon cancer
  • Marisol Roberts – Lynn & Dave Roberts’ daughter-in-law is now home after serious illness and is expecting a long recovery. Thanks for continuing prayers.

Continuing prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.




CUC Newsletter – January 11, 2019

When he left there, he met Jehonadab, son of Rechab, coming to meet him; he greeted him and said to him, “Is your heart as true to mine as mine is to yours?” Jehonadab answered, “It is.” Jehu said, “If it is, give me your hand.” So he gave him his hand. Jehu took him up with him into the chariot. He said, “Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord.” So he had him ride in his chariot.

2 Kings 10:15-16


Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Catholic Spirit

Scott Dickson will be back with us this Sunday. The title of his lesson is: “A Catholic Spirit”, based on John Wesley’s Sermon 39, from his standard sermons. This week’s scripture goes along with this lesson. We appreciate the insights Scott brings in his teaching.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty Smith, Jill Head, and Norma & Dave Hills.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 6
95 members + 3 visitors + 1 teacher = 99

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 6
$126

Welcome New CUC Members!

Please welcome our newest CUC members, Maureen and Gene Osborn.


CUC Class Prayer Requests

Starting this Sunday CUC will have a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. Someone will read these requests at the microphone at the appropriate time.

This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone.


Blog for Devotions

For those wanting to receive a weekly e-mail of Debbie Goodwin’s devotional blog, go to Debbie’s website at www.debbiegoodwin.net and scroll down until you find the “Let’s Connect” box.

Add your name and e-mail and click “Let’s Connect.”


Wednesday Night Out

Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

  • Meat Loaf with Spanish Sauce, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Herb Roasted Carrots,
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Creamy Mushroom Soup,
  • Salad Bar, Maple Cake.

New Bible Studies in 2019

Start the new year off by re-engaging with your faith through participation in one of RUMC’s many Bible studies!

New studies are beginning, with offerings almost every day of the week, both morning and evening. All are welcome; no previous study required! For more information, visit rumc.com/biblestudies or pick up a 2019 Discipleship Guide, available throughout the church.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

Start the new year right by bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ** None **

Prayer Requests

  • Barbara Davis – who is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain
  • Marisol Roberts Lynn & Dave Roberts’ daughter-in-law who has been seriously ill in ICU with clogged carotid arteries

Continuing prayers

Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.




CUC Newsletter – January 4, 2019

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; set all your hope on the grace that Jesus Christ will bring you when He is revealed. Like obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires that you formerly had in ignorance. Instead, as He who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct. For it is written, you shall be holy, for I am holy.”

1 Peter 1:13-16


Sunday, January 6, 2019

A Call to Holy Living

Scott Dickson will be teaching our lesson this week. Scott has taught CUC a number of times and we enthusiastically welcome him to help us start the New Year. His topic and scripture is very timely to challenge us to prepare spiritually for the year ahead of us. Scott’s topic is “A Call to Holy Living”, and will focus on John Wesley’s Covenant Service.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Linda & Jim Boswell,and Jackie Hubbard.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 30
Members 89, Teachers 2, Guests 17 – Total 108

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 30
$98


New Bible Studies in 2019

Start the new year off by re-engaging with your faith through participating in one of the many RUMC Bible studies!

New studies will begin in January, with offerings almost every day of the week, both morning and evening. All are welcome; no previous study required!

For more information, pick up the Spring 2019 Discipleship Guide, available throughout the church, or visit rumc.com/biblestudies


Wednesday Night Out

WNO resumes Jan. 9. Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Fellowship Hall.

This week’s menu is

  • Pecan Crusted Stuffed Pork Loin with Rosemary Au Jus,
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes,
  • Green Beans with Butter and Dill,
  • Tomato Bisque, Yeast Rolls, Salad Bar, Chocolate Cake

Box Tops and Flip Tops

Start the new year right by bringing in those accumulated box tops and flip tops for Red Bird Missions and Ronald McDonald Houses!


Birthdays

  • Donna Johnson – Jan 6
  • Jill Head – Jan 6
  • Sara Beecham– Jan 6
  • Katherine Simons – Jan 10
  • Roger Davis – Jan 11

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Barbara Davis – who is suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. 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.


  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – Global Impact Celebration
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza


CUC Newsletter – November 25, 2018

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I am trusting you O Lord, you are my God! My future is in your hands.

Psalm 31:14-15


Bible Verse

This week’s Bible verse is a favorite of Bonnie White.



The Epic of Eden

Tom Knight will be presenting the lesson this Sunday. Tom’s subject is “The Epic of Eden” based on a book by the same name written by Sandra Richter. This lesson will focus on helping us better understand the story of God’s plan for mankind.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte Boroughs, Bob Morisey, Babs & Shaw Skillings, and Diane Stephens

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 18
93 members +1 visitor+ 1 guest teacher = 95

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 18
$78

Welcome Our New Member

We extend a warm welcome to Margie Avery who is our newest CUC member.



CUC Christmas Party

The CUC Christmas Party is just a little more than a week away! The Social Committee is thrilled so many of you (110 at last count!)will be joining us on December 3 at The Metropolitan Club!

  • Each person will be exchanging a “White Elephant” gift so bring something you want to pass on to someone else to enjoy or not!!!!
  • Red gift bags will be available at CUC again this Sunday. If you have been unable to get one they will also be available as you enter the party on December 3.

The deadline for sign up and payment is this Sunday, November 25.
Please contact MariAnna Brown if you signed up and can no longer attend or if you need to give your payment and won’t be at CUC this Sunday.

Thank you and see you at the party prepared to socialize with our classmates!



Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thanks all class members who responded to the opportunity to make Christmas merry for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center next month.

This is the last of the four Sundays in November a Christmas basket will circulate during class to accept cash and checks. Approximately 130 young people will benefit from our generosity. CUC is following a suggestion from Murphy Harpst that “CUC could provide a smaller denomination of cash or gift card for every child ($10-$20).”

In early December the church will send a check for the total amount collected saying that the donation is from the CUC Class for young people celebrating Christmas at Murphy-Harpst. Checks should be made out to RUMC 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.



Operation Christmas Child

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Thanks from Lynn Roberts and the many children who will receive Christmas boxes from Samaritan’s Purse because of the CUC members who prepared 81 shoeboxes. And thanks to the others who contributed to boxes on line which brought the CUC box total to over our goal of 100.



Open House at Wright’s

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



Sunday Brunch

A Sunday brunch will be served on Sunday, Nov. 25, at noon in the Dining Room. Enjoy a full, hot brunch menu: $6 for adults.



Advent Study

You are invited to join Rev. Melissa Mob­ley in a four-week look at The Gift of the Nutcracker. This study by Matthew Rawle takes a look at the Christmas classic The Nutcracker in a new way—through the lens of faith. Join us Sunday mornings beginning Dec. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor, Chapel building. Registration: rumc.com/nutcracker



Service of Remembrance

All are invited to gather on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Service of Remembrance to remember those we miss. Gather in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m., the service begins at 7 p.m.


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Bob Moore – Nov 26
  • Martha Thompson – Nov 26
  • Charlotte Dodson – Nov 29
  • Doug Tatom – Nov 30

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – November 26, 1960 – 58 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – Nov 28, 1958 – 60 years!!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – Nov 28, 1987 – 29 years

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  • Jim Adcock for return to good health. He is in Northside Hospital having diagnostic tests and being treated for congestive heart failure and anemia
  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Malone Dodson for success with his cochlear implant.


Thanksgivings

  • Don McNew – recovering from fractured ribs and back to CUC

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 -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.


CUC-Calendar

 

 

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.


CUC-Calendar

  • 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

Refreshments Last Sunday - 9-30-2018

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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