Category Archives: Missions

CUC Newsletter – November 1, 2019

He also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? ”

Mark 4:30 (NRSV)


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson again has our CUC lesson for Nov 3. He continues with part 2 of his very interesting and enjoyable lesson of last week “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. Scott has led our class a number of times before and always brings us an excellent lesson.

CUC Announcements – Nov. 3, 2019

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Debbie & Mark Goodwin, Virginia Hardy, and Mary Serafina

CUC Attendance

October 27
1 teacher + I guest + 86 members = 88 total

CUC Collection

October 27
$96

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Already over 106 CUC’ers have signed up! Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact members of the fellowship committee with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are now available and will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Or you can contribute on- line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes !


CUC Mission Outreach

CUC Mission Outreach pamphlets were distributed recently describing the mission outreach of our CUC class. Be sure you get a copy to learn about these missions and how CUC supports them.


Service Opportunity

Needed – Part time substitute bakery pickup and delivery to church, etc.

Pickups available from either Publix at Northridge or Publix at Holcomb Bridge and 400

Pickups can be either morning or closing at pm. (Full time positions also available!!)

Please call either Claudia or John Phelps


Annual Pledge Sunday

With this coming Sunday being the Sunday when we consider what our annual pledge to the church will be, Vince Grosse offers the following information for your consideration:

When you take a distribution from a “Traditional” IRA, you must pay taxes on it as you haven’t paid taxes on the money you put into the IRA originally. However, if you are 701/2 years of age and you make a charitable deduction directly from your “Traditional” IRA to a qualified charity, it is not considered a taxable distribution.

You can use this charitable donation to meet all or part of your IRA’s RMD (required minimum distribution.) If you itemize your deductions, you cannot also claim this charitable donation as a deduction on Schedule A. If you don’t itemize but take the standard deduction, a charitable donation from your RMD will give you a tax break. Talk to your tax preparer or IRA manager for more information.

This is a great way to meet your annual pledge or donate to the Foundation, or both!


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for November 6:

  • Beef Lasagna, Herbed Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • French Onion Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Cannoli Cream Cake

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Time Forgotten – Time Remembered

Stop by the Charis Gallery to view the The Spirit Lives On exhibit featuring photographs and drawings by Alzheimer’s patients and their Caregivers.


Pecan Sale

It’s back! The annual pecan sale has begun. Proceeds support Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and Discovery Sunday School missions. Order online or at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. $9/bag, 3 bags for $25, or 30 bags for $240


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick , one of our favorite CUC speakers, has a new book out, Tell It Like It Can Be , and it is available on Amazon. According to Amazon: Each chapter of this book contains inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for those who take God seriously and who seek to be followers of Jesus. Not narrowly denominational or fundamental, it speaks to everyone who wants to experience the gracious gifts of God that are available to all sincere seekers and to pass that on to all the children of God.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. Awaiting move shortly to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Visitation is 4 to 9 and he will be there two weeks.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery following discharge from rehab on Thursday after 20 days. He has improved so much. They are very appreciative of the loving support from our incredible CUC Class.
  • Barbara Davis – recovering at Glancy Rehab Center in Duluth. Visitors are allowed.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he has begun chemo for his pancreatic cancer, and returned back to Atlanta for subsequent treatments. He’ll also continue exploring additional therapies. It was good to see them in class with their son on Sunday, having returned to their old home in Roswell.
  • George Martin and Sandy as George remains at home, placed on Hospice care last weekend. No visitors at this time but Sandy expresses thanks to everyone at CUC who have showered them with affection and prayers. Their family has rallied around them.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer

Thanksgiving

  • Betty Smith – back to CUC class, pain free, and settled in her new home

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • Virginia & Stan Thomason – Nov 5, 1960 -59 years!
  • Debbie & Mark Goodwin – Nov 8, 1980 – 39 years
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958 – 61 years!

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


Newsletter – October 26, 2019

All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables, and He did not speak to them without a parable.

Matt 13:34 (NASB)


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson has our CUC lesson Oct 27 and Nov 3. His subject will be “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. Scott has led our class a number of times before and always brings us an excellent lesson.

CUC Announcements – Oct 27, 2019

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty and Larry Hunt, and Sue and George Waite.

CUC Attendance

October 20
1 teacher + 99 members = 100 total

CUC Collection

October 20
$122

New CUC Member Welcomed

Jim Taylor – brother of Claudia Phelps


Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Already over 90 CUC’ers have signed up! Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact

Mike and Garlinn Story, MariAnna Brown, or Lesleigh Coelho with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are now available and will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes !


CUC Mission Outreach

CUC Mission Outreach pamphlets were distributed last Sunday describing the mission outreach of our CUC class. Be sure you get a copy to learn about these missions and how CUC supports them.

Service Opportunity

Needed – Part time substitute bakery pickup and delivery to church, etc.

Pickups available from either Publix at Northridge or Publix at Holcomb Bridge and 400

Pickups can be either morning or closing at pm. (Full time positions also available !!)

Please call either Claudia or John Phelps.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for October 30:

  • White Bean and Chicken Chili, Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
  • Southwestern Corn with Cotija Cheese
  • Green Chili Cheddar Corn Bread, Black Bean Soup
  • Tres Leche Cake
  • Featured Salad Bar:Garden Salad w/ Spring, Carrots, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers, Caesar Salad, Fruit Salad, Pasta Salad

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm


Time Forgotten – Time Remembered

This Sunday at 3:00, the Michael O’Neal Singers will be presenting a program at RUMC which will include the regional premiere of Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories, a critically acclaimed work which addresses the subject of memory loss. In addition to the full MOS choir there will be the chamber orchestra, guest soloists, and guest narrator actor, Tom Key. Also included in the concert will be performances of Long, Long, Ago, Shenandoah, Amazing Grace and You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Tickets 15/$20 in advance; $20/$25 at the door.
www.mosingers.com or 770-594-7974


Charis Gallery

Stop by the Charis Gallery to view the The Spirit Lives On exhibit featuring photographs and drawings by Alzheimers patients and their Caregivers.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming. He will be moved probably next week to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Visitation is 4 to 9 and he will be there two weeks.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery from hip fracture following rehab.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – recovering at Glancy Rehab Center in Duluth. Visitors are allowed.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they plan to begin the experimental drug therapy Winston Salem for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell.
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery, is being treated for anemia, and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – Oct 29
  • Bill Thompson – Oct 30
  • Linda Mooney – Nov 2

Anniversaries

§§ none §§


  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – October 12, 2019

“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven.”

Matthew 16.1


Who Are These People?

Sally Dowland is our CUC teacher Sunday. She has decided to do a lesson she calls “Who Are These People?” We will take a look at the groups who are so prominent in the New Testament- scribes, Pharisees, Sadducee’s, Samaritans, etc.) and not even given a mention in the Old Testament. This should be a very interesting lesson from a very good teacher.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg and Sister & Gannett Backus

CUC Attendance

October 6
85 members + 2 visitors = 87 total

CUC Collection

October 6
$106

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest member Jim Taylor ( Claudia Phelps’ brother)

CUC Fall Retreat

The CUC Retreat this past week at Amicolola Lodge was a really great experience for those 48 CUC members who were able to attend, thanks especially to the fine interesting and inspiring program led by Dr. Joe McKechnie on the theme of “Under Construction”. Thanks also goes to the organizers Tom Knight and George Waite and their spouses, and also to Joe Coelho who provided all the sound and video productions and equipment and the design and printing of the programs. Thanks also to Doug Tatom who provided his technical expertise and has recorded the sessions so that those CUC’ers who did not attend may be able to hear some of the most interesting and inspiring lessons which Dr. Joe presented. Thanks also to every one of the participants who joined actively in the discussion groups and in various other ways to make this retreat very special.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

Sandy Griffin and Kris Taylor have organized our large class into groups by geographical locations so that if someone needs a helping hand, transportation, or whatever, we will be aware of who lives near us who can come assist when and if help of some sort is needed. Here are the coordinators for our Neighborhood Care Groups:

  • Maureen Osborn – Marietta NCG
  • Charlotte Burroughs – Alpharetta NCG
  • Sandy Griffin – Woodstock NCG
  • Margie Avery – Roswell 30076 NCG
  • Martha Jane Mason and Sharon Erdman – Roswell 30075 NCG

Christmas is coming!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 3, 6-10 PM at the Metropolitan Club. This is the biggest and best CUC party of the year. Be sure you have marked your calendars! The cost will be $40 per person and the reservations will need to be in by November 17th. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange. The sign-up sheet will be passed this Sunday. Contact MariAnna Brown with any questions.


Operation Christmas Child

Yes, Christmas is coming! Start collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be distributed and then collected by Lynn Roberts on November 18th and 25th.


The Paint Lick Pickers – A Bluegrass Celebration

On this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the RUMC Chapel there is a Sounds of the Spirit Concert not to be missed! The Paint Lick Pickers is a bluegrass band composed of members of the music ministry at Alpharetta UMC. The band members have a variety of musical experiences and specialties, but the one thing they share is a love of bluegrass music. You will hear familiar hymns, popular tunes, and some true bluegrass classics. And it is free to the public.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45 – 6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm

WNO Menu for October 16:

  • Cheese Tortellini with Garlic and Herb Alfredo
  • Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Garlic Bread Sticks
  • Tomato Basil Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Triple Chocolate Cake

Gibbs Gardens Senior Trip

Jeff Ross is setting up a trip for the Seniors for Friday Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The plan is to meet at the church at 9am and return by 3pm.


Reminder

Be sure to get your Shingles shots and your flu shots!


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


Prayer Requests

  • Dick Anthony – Still hospitalized at Northside Hospital Cumming for recovery from pneumonia, multiple myeloma, and further diagnostic tests. He would like to see anyone that wants to come. Friendly faces might help him to get back to himself.
  • Julian Belote – For relief of pain and rapid recovery following right hip fracture last Monday
  • Tom Cantrell – as he determines treatment for stage 1 bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – hospitalized twice recently with blood clots in her legs and lungs
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as they determine course of therapy for his pancreatic cancer and return to their old home in Roswell
  • George Martin and Sandy as George recovers at home from major surgery and determines further treatment. He appreciates the cards, emails, and texts, but is not quite ready for visitors.
  • Betty Smith for good recovery following back surgery as she recuperates.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • –none–

Anniversaries

  • Babs and Shaw Skillings – October 22, 1966 – 53 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • Oct. 13 – Paint Lick Pickers Bluegrass Concert
  • Oct. 25 – RUMC Gibbs Garden Senior Trip
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 24, 2019

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs!

Psalm 100:2


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Psalms

CUC’s speaker this Sunday will be Dr. Michael Cromwell, RUMC’s Associate Pastor/Worship Arts. He has chosen as his subject “Psalms”. We are happy for this opportunity to get to know Michael better.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Claudia & John Phelps and Kris & Dave Taylor.

CUC Attendance

Aug 18
88 members + 1 speaker + I visitor = 90

CUC Collection

Aug 18
$107

CUC Music

Please express our appreciation to our CUC pianists Virginia Thomason and Bonnie White who provide CUC with beautiful piano music each week as we gather in our CUC room.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

About 55 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. We have 40 rooms reserved. Book now! The reserved rooms will be released September 6th. Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. The subject matter is planned to be be spiritual but light. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

If you have not yet signed up on the Sunday clipboard please let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Plan to Attend Worship!

We have had remarkably good turnouts of around 90+ attendees at our CUC class each Sunday. A number of CUC members leave early to usher, greet, participate in Altar Guild activities, or sing in the choir. Others after class have a brief gathering for refreshments and conversation and then move on to the 11:00 church worship service.

A number of others do not move on to worship. Those folks who don’t get to church are missing out on a wonderful worship experience. The amazing choir, the spectacular organ, the congregational singing, the pastor’s sermon, and joining with other members of the RUMC congregation in the worship of God are all worth being in attendance. If you don’t already go to worship regularly, try to start making it a habit. You’ll be glad you did!


CUC Class is Special!

The North Georgia Conference of the UMC issues a Statistical Report annually. For the full report go to www.ngumc.org – Resources – Documents & Forms – Statistical Tables – then choose a year.

Dave Roberts has shared some interesting statistics from this report.

One of the columns in the 2018 report is entitled “Total Professing Members at Close of Year” and of those 821 churches listed the CUC Class with 170 members is larger than 467 of the smaller churches – with 354 larger than our class. Of the largest reported memberships RUMC was in 4th position with 7561 total members at the close of 2018. Mt. Bethel was the largest, with Ben Hill second and Peachtree Road third.


Murphy Harpst and Red Bird Mission Schools

Each person in our CUC Class knows the value of a good education. We wanted it for ourselves, then for our children and grandchildren. Acquiring knowledge prepares a young person for whatever comes in the future. Two schools CUC knows about are Murphy-Harpst Campus School in Georgia and Red Bird Mission School in Kentucky. Both are part of Methodist institutions that minister to students who depend on help not available from normal home situations.

Thank you, CUC members, for your interest in these students, first for setting up an account at Publix, which supports Murphy-Harpst by automatically crediting the school with a percentage of your purchase. Every week located on a table manned by the CUC Membership Committee is a sheet of information about how to sign up for this benefit, if you have not done so already. The information you provide is secure.

Thank you also for faithfully clipping Box Tops for Education appearing on various market products. Many mailing envelopes full of “clippies” have been sent to Red Bird School located in an extremely poor part of Appalachia. Now General Mills is switching to a digital system requiring the shopper to scan the register receipt. Eligible items are recognized, and the school automatically receives credit. To sign up for the new plan, a customer must submit personal information which would be known to many stores other than Publix. How we can help this Kentucky school in a practical way is yet to be decided. If you have any questions contact Betty Hunt.

Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL): Tue/Thu, September 17 – November 7 in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes for ages 50+ available on such topics as history, art, behavioral economics, genealogy, and Music Fun, taught by RUMC’s Worship Arts Ministry. Cost is $60 for as many classes as you want to take! Register HERE or 770.587.3750.


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Enjoy cooler weather on the golf course, Monday, October 7, at Woodmont Golf Glub, Canton, GA for the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament. Spend a day on the course with friends, colleagues, and Church family… all for a great cause! This event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, or become a sponsor.


Early Reminder from Chip Lester

Christmas Gift Show coming soon

  • Dec 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Dec 6, 9:30 am – 6 pm
  • Dec 7, 9:30 – 4 pm.


We will need lots of cakes and sweets baked again. We are very thankful and grateful of your class participation last year and look forward to it again. We will require volunteers again with setup and working days of show. As well as take down. More information to come and advice and suggestions are always welcomed. We will be selling poinsettias again and wreaths this year along with pecans. No Christmas trees this year- as of now.


  • Dick Anthony – Continue to pray as he now deals with Shingles. His chemotherapy was suspended temporarily. The chemotherapy has been effective in improving Dick’s situation. Also, continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week. They both miss being able to be in CUC on Sunday mornings.
  • Jeff Coelho as he is making a good recovery from major cervical disk surgery but is still facing a long period of convalescence
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Edna Smith asks for prayers as she has suffered several small strokes and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and other health problems.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Congratulations!

  • Ann & Larry Douglas have a new adopted grandson Maxwell, adopted by their daughter Susan and her husband Murry, born on August 12 (Larry’s birthday) .

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)

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


Birthdays

  • Betty Gay – Aug 25
  • Fred Brown – Aug 28
  • Sharon Erdman – Aug 31

Anniversaries

  • Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969 – 50 years!

  • September 5 – Bill’s Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 -7 pm – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8 – 10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 9, 2019

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over,

will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38


Sunday, August 11, 2019

God’s Mission Today

CUC’s speaker this Sunday will be Rev. Scott Parrish, Associate Director, Center for Congregational Excellence of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church with focus on Mission and Disaster Response. Scott’s topic is “God’s Mission Today”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Head, Jill Caviness, and Peggy & Mac McMcNay

CUC Attendance

Aug 4
5 guests + 92 members = 97 total

CUC Collection

Aug 4
$96

Welcome Our Newest CUC Members!

  • Pat Ball
  • Cheryl McEntee
  • Ann O’Meara

CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 37 CUC members enjoyed the last of our summer CUC dinners out at Peach & the Porkchop (owned by MariAnna and Fred Brown’s daughter and son-in -law). We enjoyed some of MariAnna’s delicious cake!

Thanks to Larry and Ann Douglas and Grady and Pat Phillips and Johnny and Donna Johnson who coordinated our dinners out this summer.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Restarts

This coming Wednesday evening, 4:45 – 6:30 PM, RUMC’s WNO begins again where we can continue our good WNO fellowship with CUC friends, in our Fellowship Hall, while enjoying Jacob Crane’s great cooking!


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon, will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

We have 40 rooms reserved. Start booking now! Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates. Sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

A small but lucky number of CUCers will be going to see the Braves play the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Sept 5. It’s a night game and the limited numberof tickets are $20 apiece.

The seats are in the 1st and 2nd rows of the top section along the third base line. Tickets are going fast, so act quickly. There are still some available. Questions or reserve tickets? Contact Bill Scott


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

Come and help in RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach to Vickery Rose Adult Community. Vickery Rose is a retirement community located at 295 E. Crossville Road. We have started a Sunday evening service there.

Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher. The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship.

The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. The next Sunday Service will be on August 18.


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL): Tue/Thu, September 17 – November 7 in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes for ages 50+ available on such topics as history, art, behavioral economics, genealogy, and Music Fun, taught by RUMC’s Worship Arts Ministry. Cost is $60 for as many classes as you want to take! Register: SEL or 770.587.3750.


Georgia Ensemble Theater

A number of CUC’ers have season tickets to Georgia Ensemble. Our tickets are for Series 6 (Thursday nights) and the first show is “Cat on the Hot Tin Roof” Sept 19. Look on line ( https://get.org/ ) or call GET at 770-641-1260 for tickets.

If you’d like to join us for dinner please let Gale Davis know so she can add you to our group list.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

  • Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.
  • Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!
  • And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.

  • Dick Anthony – Continue to pray as he now deals with Shingles. His chemotherapy was suspended for this week but he hopes to restart next Monday. The chemotherapy has been effective in improving Dick’s situation. Also, continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week. They both miss being able to be in CUC on Sunday mornings.
  • Jeff Coelho as he is making a good recovery from major cervical disk surgery but is still facing a long period of convalescence
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Dr. Mike Long as he recovers from surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)

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


Birthdays

  • Larry Douglas – Aug 12
  • Gale Davis – Aug 14
  • Shaw Skillings – Aug 17

Anniversaries

  • Norma and Dave Hills – August 11, 1957-62 years!
  • Ann and Don McNew – August 12, 1961-58 years!
  • Myra & Julian Belote – August 1989-30 years!
  • Sue and Hugh Gardner – August 15, 1970 – 49 years

  • September 5 – Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 – 7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8 – 10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club


CUC Newsletter – August 2, 2019

God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.”  Romans 12:6

Sunday, August 4, 2019

CUC in Story Form

This Sunday Roger Davis will be presenting our lesson.  The title of the lesson is: “CUC in Story Form” There are two scripture passages for the morning.  The first is:  “Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds.  In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.”  Matthew 13:34   The second is:  “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well” Romans 12:6.  Be thinking about stories and experiences that you have had as a result of being a member of CUC.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Lynne & Dave RobertsBrenda Burrell, and Betty Smith

CUC Attendance

July 28
91 Members + I teacher + 5 visitors = 97

CUC Collection

July 28
$423


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 34 CUC members enjoyed a Southern cooking dinner together at Family Tradition Restaurant, owned by the Schnakenberg’s son.

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for August 7 at 5:30 will be at: Peach & the Porkchop [MENU], 12040 Etris Rd, Roswell. (This restaurant is owned by MariAnna and Fred Brown’s daughter and son-in -law).

If you don’t sign up on Sunday and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday. Regular RUMC WNOs begin the following week.


CUC Class Officers for 2019-20

Time flies by! August 4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one another.

Thank you to 2018-19 CUC Officers!

Thanks especially to outgoing president Sara Beecham who has led our class and been present to graciously preside over our CUC class every Sunday except one during this past year. A donation in her honor has been given to our CUC Foundation Endowment Fund.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell. Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th. Wednesday afternoon, will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

We have 40 rooms reserved. Start booking now! Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates. Sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

As announced in class last week, a small but lucky number of CUC’ers will be going to see the Braves play the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Sept 5. It’s a night game and the limited number of tickets are $20 apiece. The seats are in the 1st and 2nd rows of the top section along the third base line. Tickets are going fast, so act quickly. Questions or reserve tickets? just email Bill Scott bisco@mail.com

(What significance does Bill’s Birthday have here? None at all; but the alliteration was too good to pass up. When you run an event, you can put it on your birthday too!)


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

Come and help Jeff Ross and Bonnie White in RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach to Vickery Rose Adult Community.

Vickery Rose is a retirement community located at 295 E. Crossville Road. We have started a Sunday evening service there. Bonnie is our pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher. The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship.

The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. In August the Service will be on August 4 and 18.


The RUMC Coffeehouse

The newly-opened RUMC Coffee House, a collaboration between Kennesaw’s Independent Grounds Cafe and RUMC, has opened on Mimosa Boulevard. The coffee shop primarily employs people in the community living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The idea of it is to showcase what inclusive employment opportunities look like for local businesses that employ adults with special needs. For many of the employees, this is their first job opportunity. It provides them an opportunity to grow in confidence and develop their skills that they can then take anywhere. All they need is to be given a chance to shine.

The coffeehouse menu consists of a variety of coffee and espresso drinks and grab-and-go pastries. Light lunch fare is planned for the future. The shop offers seating inside and outside on the porch and at tables throughout the grounds. Consider stopping in for a cup of coffee sometime when you happen to be at the church!

  • Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the coffeehouse you can go to https://www.rumccoffeehouse.com


Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.


  • Jeff Koelho had major cervical disk surgery last Friday and is now home but faces a long period of convalescence
  • Sharon and Bob Schnakenberg’s grandson, Owen (13), moved to Scottish Rite Hospital for surgery on his facial tumor
  • Dr. Mike Long (now Atlanta Emory Area District Superintendent) had emergency surgery Tuesday at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and was to remain in the hospital at least through Thursday. Thank you for your prayers.

Thanksgiving

  • Myra Belote for excellent recovery and back to CUC following revision hip surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma and Laverne Lamb who continues to help Dick as she recovers from her own health issues.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)

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


Birthdays

  • Frank Foil – Jul 30
  • Peggy McNay – Jul 31
  • Bill Lanham – Aug 1
  • Dave Wistrand – Aug 1
  • Don Gay – Aug 2

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990 -29 years

  • Sept. 5 – Bill’s Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club


CUC Newsletter – July 26, 2019

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”  Matthew 7:21 (KJV)


Sunday, July 28, 2019

“What is on the final exam?” 

This Sunday, we are glad to welcome back Dave Mueller for the second session on the topic, “What is on the final exam?” 

He set the stage for us last week to answer this important question.  The overall scripture is Micah 6:6-8

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell and Charlotte & Malone Dodson

CUC Attendance

July 21
92 members + 4 visitors + guest speaker = 97

CUC Collection

July 21
$106

Also an additional $100 for the MUST Summer Lunch program


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 37 of us enjoyed dinner  together at Altobeli’s Italian restaurant.  

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 31 at 5:30 will be at: Family Tradition Restaurant [MENU], 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy(Ga 140), Woodstock. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Pat or Grady Phillips by noon Tuesday.


CUC Class Officers for 2020

Time flies by! August  4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction Class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one  another.

Please look over your 2018-19 list of CUC officers and if there are any committees that you see that you think you would like to contribute your own talents to please call or email Sara Beecham.


A Message From Our Outgoing CUC President

Dear CUC, I want to thank you for giving me the privilege to serve as your President this past year. Your support, commitment and generosity make it happen. The wonderful spiritual and inviting atmosphere in our class is so encouraging that we don’t want to miss a single Sunday… Sara


MUST Summer Lunches

Some CUC members picked up supplies this past Monday and prepared the Must Ministries foods assembly line in the Dod for the Tuesday CUC Crew. (Then  they checked out the new RUMC Coffee Shop and reported that the coffee shop looks nice after remodeling and renovating and the coffee was fine.)

 The CUC Tuesday Crew packed 1000 bags. Thanks to Sandy Griffin and her committee and all  helpers  and  financial  contributors  who  put  together  3000 lunch bags for the MUST Lunch  Program this  summer. The MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST.


 CUC Fall Retreat October 8–10, 2019

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Relax and commune with your God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains.  Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.  

Our leader will be Dr. Joe McKechnie, associate minister here at Roswell.  Our first session will begin Tuesday evening October 8th and will conclude on Thursday morning October 10th.   Wednesday afternoon, will be free to enjoy all the attractions the area, the park, and the lodge have to offer.

Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and State and Local Taxes. 

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening.  The other meals will be on your own.  There is an excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants.  Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates and sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Your absolute last chance to get to enjoy this great performance! The production runs this weekend, July 25-28. Acting UP is Presenting: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.


Birthdays

  • Peggy McNay-July 31
  • Bill Lanham – August 1
  • Dave Wistrand-August 1
  • Don Gay – August 2

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990 -29 years

  • Myra Belote for good recovery following revision hip surgery
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser as Lara recovers at home
  • Jeff Koelho who will be having major cervical disk surgery on this Friday, July 26,
  • Bill Griffin’s brother who is on chemo

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony– who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon.  Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Diane Frei and Gail Earman (former  CUC  members) as Diana is in her last months of her battle with  Lymphoma.

Thanksgiving

( Please  help to  keep  this  list  up to date  by  notifying  the  editor  of any  CUC  members  who  need  to be added  or  removed  from this  list)

We hear that Barbara and Bob Davis are improving and will soon be back to CUC

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.


  • July 25-28– Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at  Metropolitan  Club


CUC Newsletter – July 20, 2019

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers – the moon and the stars you have set in place – what are mortals that you should think of us, mere mortals that you should care for us?”  

Psalms 8:3-4


Sunday, July 21, 2019

What is on the final exam?

Our teacher this Sunday is Dave Mueller, a member of the Crosstalk Sunday School Class.  He has taught our class before and we look forward to welcoming him back.  Dave’s subject is “What is on the final exam?’  The overall scripture passage is Micah 6:6-8.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Babs & Shaw Skillings and Judy & Dal Zierk

CUC Attendance

July 14
90 members + 3 visitors + guest speaker = 94

CUC Collection

July 14
$116.

New CUC Donations

With the results from the potluck supper love offering of over $1600 plus some additional funds from the CUC treasury, checks in the amount of $1,000 have been given to Homestretch and to the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown.


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening, 36 of us dined at Brookwood Grill.

Reservation has been made for Altobeli’s Italian restaurant [MENU] for 5:30 pm on next  Wednesday, July 24. The location is 3000 Old Alabama Rd, Alpharetta  (corner of Haynes Bridge Rd & Old Alabama Rd). The owner will again provide free hors d’oeuvres for each table in our group.

If you don’t sign up on Sunday and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Larry or Ann Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


CUC Class Officers for 2020

Time flies by! August  4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction Class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one  another.

Please look over your 2018-19 list of CUC officers and if there are any committees that you see that you think you would like to contribute your own talents to please call or email Sara Beecham


MUST Summer Lunches

CUC will be picking up supplies on Monday, July 22 and will be packing bags in the DOD at 10:00 on Tuesday, July 23.
Contact Sandy Griffin if you would like to help, or just come. Many hands make light work!

MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST.

Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

Acting UP is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in five shows running July 25-28. With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed!

This popular musical re-imagines the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers, and his coat of many colors. Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.


Birthdays

  • Kathy Carpenter—Jul 22
  • Linda Cantrell—Jul 22
  • Bettie Goss—Jul 23
  • Steve Covert—Jul 27

 Anniversaries

  • none

  • Myra Belote for  good recovery following revision hip surgery
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser as Lara recovers  at  home
  • Jeff Koelho  who will be having cervical disk surgery on July 26
  • Laverne  Lamb on  the  loss  of  her  sister as  she  deals with  her  own  health  issues, and as she  continues to help Dick Anthony 

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony– who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon.  Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Diane Frei and Gail Earman (former  CUC  members) as Diana is in her last months of her battle with  Lymphoma.

Thanksgiving

  • Marlene McLeod back to CUC recovering from recent shoulder fracture

( Please  help to  keep  this  list  up to date  by  notifying  the  editor  of any  CUC  members  who  need  to be added  or  removed  from this  list)

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, July 23 –RUMC Chick-fil-A Day Trip
  • July 25-28– Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas  Party at  Metropolitan  Club


CUC Newsletter – July 12, 2019

“Jesus said unto them, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.”  Matthew 22:37-39


Sunday – July 14, 2019

The Main Thing

Our lesson this week will be presented by Dr. Jim McCormick, who is back after a very moving and insightful lesson last week.  Jim’s lesson this week is entitled “The Main Thing”.  The scripture passage is Matthew 22:35-40.  

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal and Dee & Bill Scott.

CUC Attendance

July 7
1 teacher + 1 guest + 82 members = 84 total

CUC Collection

July 7
$96


CUC Wednesday Night Out

Twenty eight CUC members and guests enjoyed this past week’s CUC WNO at Slopes BBQ.

Next week’s Wednesday Night dinner on July 17 at 5:30 will be at the Brookwood Grill [MENU], 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell. If you don’t sign up on  Sunday and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Larry or Ann Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count. 


CUC Class Officers for 2020

Time flies by! August  4th is the date that new Sunday School Class officers and committee members take over some of the tasks of keeping our Christians Under Construction Class organized, taught, cared for, prayed for, entertained, and in touch with one another.

Please look over your 2018-19 list of CUC officers and if there are any committees that you see that you think you would like to contribute your own talents to please call or email Sara Beecham


Continue To Support our Children’s Ministry!

Nancy Spence writes: The joy and music of 365 children and their leaders filled the walls of RUMC during VBS! Thank you, CUC for your financial and prayer support. Please continue to keep the children’s ministry in your prayers next week as they share God’s love during Mission Week.


Thank You From Homestretch

The following letter was received by the church from Talaya Parker, Executive Director of HomeStretch regarding the  gift the CUC Foundation sent  to Homestretch  recently:

On behalf of HomeStretch and the families we serve, we would like to thank you for your generous donation. We received your gift in the amount of $2,000.00.
Your generosity is so important to us and the homeless working families of North Fulton County.  With this gift, you are helping us provide supportive housing for families in crisis, so parents and their children can stay together.  But that’s not all.  During their time with us, the families receive life skills education and mentoring to cultivate stability and promote future self-reliance.  Through commitments such as yours, the families can focus on regaining their dignity and reaching financial independence without worrying about where they and their children will sleep each night. Providing transitional housing and supportive services is an expensive but worthwhile investment in the transformation of the lives of homeless families.   HomeStretch relies on donations like yours to help fund this program. Thank you for helping us through your gift.


MUST Summer Lunches

MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST. Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes.


 RUMC Senior Day Trip

Tuesday, July 23, will be a Senior Day Trip to the Chick-fil-A headquarters for a tour of the facilities and lunch at The Dwarf House. Cost is $15 (does not include lunch); register by this Sunday, July 14 at rumc.com/seniordaytrip. Questions: Dr. Jeff Rossjross@rumccom


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! The production runs July 25-28.

Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.

Birthdays

  • Jack Stadler – July 15
  • Malone Dodson– July 15
  • PD May—July 18
  • Edna Smith—July 20

Anniversaries

  • Shirley and PD May – July 19, 1958 – 61 years!!

( Please  help to  keep  this  list  up to date  by  notifying  the  editor  of any  CUC  members  who  need  to be added  or  removed  from this  list)

  • Myra Belote for  good recovery following revision hip surgery
  • Marlene McLeod for healing of shoulder fracture following  a fall
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser. Lara is still  hospitalized at  Northside Cherokee  following surgery on last Friday to remove her gallbladder. 

( Please help to  keep  this  list  up to date  by  notifying the editor of any CUC  members who need to be added or removed  from this  list)

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • 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.
  • Diane Frei and Gail Earman (former CUC members) as Diana is in her last months of her battle with  Lymphoma

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, July 23 –RUMC Chick-fil-A  Day Trip
  • July 25-28– Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas  Party at  Metropolitan  Club


CUC Newsletter – June 28, 2019

“Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you..”

1 Peter 3:15


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Christian, What do You Believe?

We will welcome Scott Dickson back this Sunday after his “thought provoking” lesson last week. The title of the lesson this week is “Christian, What do You Believe?”
(Listen to the Lesson) (Slides for the Lesson)

Scott’s lessons encourage us to think and be prepared to defend what we believe – as difficult as it might be at times. After last week, the one truth we can know for sure is: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believed in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Rose & Jim Lappe and Sue & Hugh Gardner

CUC Attendance

June 23
members 93, Visitors 1, total = 94

CUC Collection

June 23
$88


Patriotic Picnic Potluck

There was a great turnout for the Patriotic Picnic Wednesday evening, Jeff Coelho counted 83 in attendance.

We also celebrated Charlotte and Malone’s 60 wedding Anniversary, Dee and Bill Scott’s Anniversary and Beverly Tatom’s Birthday.

From Claudia Phelps: If you were unable to contribute to the love offering Wednesday night, you may bring checks Sunday and give them to Charlie Mason.

From Beverly Tatom: A great big thank you to my wonderful CUC family for the “Totally” surprise birthday accolades. Plus Birthday cake, roses and even a crown! I am so blessed to have such loving Christian friends and I love each of you.

Thanks to Jeff for MC’ing and the great presentation.
And a special Thanks to the Fellowship committee for their planning, hard work, and great execution!

It was a GREAT party….GREAT food, GREAT entertainment..and GREAT folks

               Photos from the Patriotic Potluck Picnic

Potluck Picnic Photos
(click on link to see the album)


MUST Summer Lunches

The next date for CUC to pack lunch bags will be Tuesday, July 2 – 10:00 – 11:00 am

Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday.

Volunteer help is also needed for volunteers to pack and load lunches or to drive or ride on a delivery route, to get all those lunches delivered each day. Visit rumc.com/must to sign up.


Patriotic Concerts

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts are Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. Complimentary tickets will be available in the Main Office, the Worship Arts office. Or, you may get your tickets from Sarah Beecham in the CUC class on Sunday morning (for the Sunday afternoon Concert).

If you would like to honor or memorialize a Veteran or active duty member of the military by purchasing a flower arrangement for the Patriotic Celebration Concerts, please contact Ann Moore at amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York.

This classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! The production runs July 25-28. Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766


Wednesday Night Out

There will be no dinner for July 3.
Dinners will resume on July 10.

Larry Douglas


Senior Day Trip: Tuesday, July 23, will be a Senior Day Trip to the Chick-fil-A headquarters for a tour of the facilities and lunch at The Dwarf House. Cost is $15 (does not include lunch); register by Sunday, July 14 at rumc.com/seniordaytrip. Questions: Dr. Jeff Ross, jross@rumc.com


Summer Bible studies will begin next month with the first studies beginning on July 11 (Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown) and July 16 (Listening to Scripture: Strategies for Interpreting the Bible, The Kerygma Program). To register, go to: http://www.rumc.com/special-interest-short-term-classes/


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.

Why Do We Want Boxtops for Red Bird Missions?

The United Methodist Conference has established this fully accredited Christian grade school through high school to educate poor children in Appalachia. It has a 97% graduation rate. United Methodist Churches all over the country collect and send Boxtops For Education so the schools can buy needed items. (As you save yours and bring them in, please check the expiration dates!)


Birthdays

  • Dick Anthony – July 1

Anniversaries

  • Nancy and Dave Wistrand – July 2, 1994 – 25 years
  • Ann and Larry Douglas – July 6, 1968 – 51 years!

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)

  • Prayers for Diana Frei, who is in the last stages of lymphoma. She has stopped treatment except for meds to keep her comfortable. She is being cared for at home by her partner of 40 years, Gail Erman.
  • Prayers for Rev. Melissa Mobley and her family. Her father Jack Kime, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 25th. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be Friday, June 28th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Thomas Funeral Home in Calhoun, GA. The funeral service will be Saturday, June 29th at 11:00 am at Calhoun First UMC (205 E Line St., Calhoun, GA).
  • Dick Anthony – Pray for good recovery after surgery on his leg as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma.
  • From Robin Hicks – Please pray for my daughter, Shannon Garrett. She will leave this Sunday, June 23, to have a stem cell transplant to halt the progression of Multiple Sclerosis. She will be at Clinica Ruiz for a month long treatment. This facility is run by Dr. Ruiz Arguelles , a top 50 Mayo Clinic Alumnus, and is one of two places in the world with proven results of stopping MS progression. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
  • Harvey West – for good recovery following his colon surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is still recovering from the effects of 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.


  • June 28 -7:30 PM – Patriotic Concert
  • June 30 – 3PM – Patriotic Concert
  • July 2 – 10:00 – 11:00 am – Pack Must Ministries Lunch Bags
  • July 25-28 – Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College!



CUC Newsletter – June 21, 2019

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God., the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might”. Deuteronomy 6:4-5


Today, June 21st, Is the 1st Day of Summer


Sunday, June 23, 2019

Embracing the Mystery

This Sunday we are delighted to welcome Scott Dickson back to present our lesson. The title of his lesson is: “Embracing the Mystery”.
(Listen to the Lesson) (Slides for the Lesson)

The Scripture is Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Scott has taught our class a number of times and we are always blessed through his gift of teaching.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Pat & Grady Phillips and Ann & Larry Douglas

CUC Attendance

June 16
members 86, Visitors 3, total = 89

CUC Collection

June 16
$92
(plus a contribution to the MUST summer lunch program of $100).


CUC Newsletter for Sunday, June 30

Please send all items for the Friday, June 28, publication of the Sunday, June 30, CUC newsletter or any prayer requests for the week of June 21st through 28th to Doug Tatom.


Debbie Goodwin’s Blog

This past Sunday CUC was treated to an inspiring lesson by Debbie Goodwin. To receive more of her wise Christian teaching you can sign up for her weekly blog at www.debbiegoodwin.net .


CUC Foundation Distribution

As a member of the CUC Foundation Committee Lynn Adcock last week announced the following distribution of funds:

The CUC Class voted to approve the recommendations of the CUC Endowment Committee for distribution of $3,775.61:

  • Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home $500
  • RUMC landscaping after trailer removal $500
  • CUC Must Ministry summer lunch program $775.61
  • Replacement pickup truck for Homestretch $2,000

Thank you for your support of the CUC Endowment Fund.


Patriotic Picnic Potluck

CUC is having a Patriotic Picnic Potluck at the Dod next Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 pm. Barbecue and tea provided. Entertainment is provided. No Charge – there will be a love offering for missions, which will be sent to Homestretch to help pay for a new truck, and to Murphy-Harpst.

70 people have signed up.

If anyone else wishes to sign up please contact either Lesleigh or Jeff Coelho or Claudia or John Phelps.

This is going to be a GOOD party….GOOD food, GOOD entertainment..and GOOD folks


MUST Summer Lunches

Thanks to the great organization by Sandy and Bill Griffin, and help by CUC volunteers, 1,000 lunch bags were packed last week in 45 minutes!

The next date for CUC to pack lunch bags will be announced shortly.
Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday.

With an additional $100 this past Sunday the total collected so far for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program is $2,230.59

Volunteer help is also needed for volunteers to pack and load lunches or to drive or ride on a delivery route, to get all those lunches delivered each day. Visit rumc.com/must to sign up.


Patriotic Concerts

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts are Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. Complimentary tickets will be available in the Main Office, the Worship Arts office, online at itickets.com or you may get your tickets from Sarah Beecham at CUC class on Sunday morning.

If you would like to honor or memorialize a Veteran or active duty member of the military by purchasing a flower arrangement for the Patriotic Celebration Concerts, please contact Ann Moore at amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York.

This classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! The production runs July 25-28. Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766


We have been asked by Mary Stokes to please share this invitation with our Sunday school class members and friends in the community.

On Tuesday morning, June 25 at 10 a.m. in the dining room we will welcome Molly Boone who is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, an alumnus of the University of North Carolina and now serves as the Divisional Dementia Care Manager of the South Coast Division (FL, GA, & SC) for Brookdale.

Molly will join us on Tuesday morning to elaborate on each of the six domains of an optimum life – physical, emotional, purposeful, spiritual, social, and intellectual. The focus will be on what you can do right now to change certain behaviors and make lifestyle changes. The goal is that these changes will promote wellness into your own life and the lives of others. This session is part of our RUMC C3 ministry that is our Proactive Approach to Caring.

So that we have adequate materials, please let me know that you can join us, mstokes@rumc.com or 770-261-1741.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.

Why Do We Want Boxtops for Red Bird Missions?

The United Methodist Conference has established this fully accredited Christian grade school through high school to educate poor children in Appalachia. It has a 97% graduation rate. United Methodist Churches all over the country collect and send Boxtops For Education so the schools can buy needed items. (As you save yours and bring them in, please check the expiration dates!)


Birthdays

  • Beverly Tatom – Jun 26
  • Evelyn Hatfield – Jun 26

Anniversaries

  • Charlotte and Malone Dodson – June 28, 1959- 60 years!!!!!
  • Dee and Bill Scott – June 28, 1997 -22 years

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)

  • Dick Anthony – Pray for good recovery after surgery on his leg as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • From Robin Hicks – Please pray for my daughter, Shannon Garrett. She will leave this Sunday, June 23, to have a stem cell transplant to halt the progression of Multiple Sclerosis. She will be at Clinica Ruiz for a month long treatment. This facility is run by Dr. Ruiz Arguelles , a top 50 Mayo Clinic Alumnus, and is one of two places in the world with proven results of stopping MS progression. Thank you in advance for your prayers.
  • Sara Beecham on the loss of her brother
  • Bill Griffin on the loss of his mother
  • Harvey West – for good recovery following his colon surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is still recovering from the effects of 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.


  • June 26 – 5:30 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • June 28 -7:30 PM – Patriotic Concert
  • June 30 – 3PM – Patriotic Concert
  • July 25-28 – Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College!



CUC Newsletter – June 14, 2019

But, he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” John 6:20

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mountainview or Stormview?

Our lesson this week will be brought by Debbie Goodwin. We value Debbie’s and Mark’s teaching gifts and we really appreciate their willingness to utilize those gifts on short notice. Their lessons have provided practical insights and serious “food for thought”. Debbie’s lesson is entitled: “Mountainview or Stormview?” The scripture passage is John 6:16-21.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Martha Jane & Charlie Mason and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Attendance

June 9
4 guests + 92 members = 96 total

CUC Collection

June 9
$95.

New CUC Member

Please welcome Evelyn Hatfield as CUC’s newest member!


CUC Foundation Distribution

As a member of the CUC Foundation Committee Lynn Adcock announced the following distribution of funds:

  • The CUC Class voted to approve the recommendations of the CUC Endowment Committee for distribution of $3,775.61:
  • Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home $500
  • RUMC landscaping after trailer removal $500
  • CUC Must Ministry summer lunch program $775.61
  • Replacement pickup truck for Homestretch $2,000

Thank you for your support of the CUC Endowment Fund.


CUC Summer WNO

Next week’s June 19th WNO will be at 5:30 at Houck’s Grille, 10930 Crabapple 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 Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.

Wednesday, June 5th, 28 CUC members, and on Wednesday, June 12th , 27 CUC members attended our CUC WNO dinners. Please join us!


Patriotic Picnic Potluck

CUC is having a Patriotic Picnic Potluck at the Dod on Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 pm. Barbecue and tea provided. Entertainment too – by the “Treble Makers”! (No Charge – there will be a love offering for mission). 70 people have signed up. If anyone else wishes to sign up please contact either Lesleigh or Jeff Coelho or Claudia or John Phelps.

This is going to be a GOOD party….good food, good entertainment..good folks!


MUST Summer Lunches

Thanks to those CUC members who assisted with packing bags for MUST this past Wednesday morning.

Members still wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes.

These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday. The total collected so far for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program is $2,130.59.

Volunteer help is also needed for volunteers to pack and load lunches or to drive or ride on a delivery route, to get all those lunches delivered each day. Visit rumc.com/must to sign up.


Patriotic Concerts

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts are Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. Complimentary tickets will be available in the Main Office, the Worship Arts office, online at itickets.com or you may get your tickets from Sarah Beecham at CUC class on Sunday morning.

If you would like to honor or memorialize a Veteran or active duty member of the military by purchasing a flower arrangement for the Patriotic Celebration Concerts, please contact Ann Moore at amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


Vacation Bible School Help Requests/ Venezuela Crate

CUC member, Nancy Spence, who was RUMC’s Children’s Ministry director for more than 20 years, emphasized the importance of the time spent at Vacation Bible School in the Christian development of our children.

Starting on Monday, almost 400 children will be on campus for Vacation Bible School. Snacks for volunteers would be appreciated. They can be dropped off this Sunday June 16th in the Trinity Café.

The VBS children will learn about the children in Venezuela, and they will bring in donations to fill a crate of food and medicine to send! Then, on Friday, June 21st, the 4th and 5th graders will help pack the crate! Please help them bring in donations for the crate! You can bring the donations by Thursday, June 20th, leave them in the Welcome Center or Front Office! Or, you can bring them to CUC class this Sunday.

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.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! The production runs July 25-28. Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support. Murphy Harpst.

Why Do We Want Boxtops for Red Bird Missions?

The United Methodist Conference has established this fully accredited Christian grade school through high school to educate poor children in Appalachia. It has a 97% graduation rate. United Methodist Churches all over the country collect and send Boxtops For Education so the schools can buy needed items. (As you save yours and bring them in, please check the expiration dates!)


Birthdays

  • John Goss – June 16

Anniversaries

  • Beth and Bob Hamilton – June 17, 1961 – 58 years!
  • Katherine and Craig Simons – June 17, 1967 – 52 years!
  • Cecelia and Bob Moore – June 20, 1970 – 49 years
  • Patsy & Bill Lanham – June 20, 1964 – 55 years!
  • Janet and Allen Buckley – June 22, 1991 – 28 years

( Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)

  • Dick Anthony – Pray for good recovery after surgery on his leg as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is still recovering from the effects of 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.


  • June 26 – 5:30 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • June 28 -7:30 PM – Patriotic Concert
  • June 30 – 3PM – Patriotic Concert
  • July 25-28 – Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – June 7, 2019

“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”

2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Grief, the Unwelcome Visitor

We are happy to welcome Mark Goodwin back this Sunday as our speaker. Mark’s subject is “Grief, the Unwelcome Visitor”. Mark will explore healthy ways to respond to the loss of a relationship, a job, our health or a close friend. We all experience loss, but how should we respond?

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Donna & Johnny Johnson and Gayle & George Crolius

CUC Attendance

June 2
88 members + 3 guests = 91

CUC Collection

June 2
$84

The total collected so far for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program is now $2,130.59


CUC Summer WNO

We have reservations on next Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30pm at Longhorn Steakhouse, 900 Mansell 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.


Patriotic Picnic Potluck

CUC is having a Patriotic Picnic Potluck at the DOD on Wednesday, June 26, at 5:30 pm. Barbecue and tea provided. Entertainment too ! By the “Treble Makers”! (No Charge – there will be a love offering for mission).

We had a large response that signed up this past Sunday. We will pass a signup sheet again this coming Sunday. Those that still need to sign up please bring hors d’oeuvre. We so far have signed up lots of salads, sides, and desserts. Questions? Ask Claudia Phelps.


MUST Summer Lunches

Donations are still being accepted for the summer lunch program. Checks may be placed in the CUC offering basket or given to Charlie Mason.

Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday. Donations are especially needed as now by law the food must come from a health certified facility and we will not be making them.

We will still be purchasing drinks, chips, cookies, and apples.

On this coming Wednesday, June 12th , CUC will be working in the Dod filling 1,000 bags with those potato chips, juice, cookies and maybe apples.

Volunteer help is also needed other times for volunteers to pack and load lunches or to drive or ride on a delivery route, to get all those lunches delivered each day. Visit rumc.com/must to sign up.


Patriotic Concerts

The Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts are Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. Complimentary tickets will be available in the Main Office, the Worship Arts office, online at itickets.com or you may get your tickets from Sarah Beecham at CUC class on Sunday morning.

If you would like to honor or memorialize a Veteran or active duty member of the military by purchasing a flower arrangement for the Patriotic Celebration Concerts, please contact Ann Moore at amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


Vacation Bible School Help Requests

CUC member, Nancy Spence, who was RUMC’s Children’s Ministry director for more than 20 years, emphasized the importance of the time spent at Vacation Bible School in the Christian development of our children. RUMC expects more than 380 children will be attending Vacation Bible School this summer. Help is needed. Snacks for volunteers would be appreciated. They can be dropped off on next Sunday June 16th in the Trinity Café.

The VBS mission emphasis will be “Venezuela Now!” You can help fill another crate for Venezuela by bringing in some of the items listed. 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.


Job Networking

At Job Networking, Monday, June 10, dinner is at 5:30 p.m. The dinner speaker will be Debbie Goodwin. CUC has many volunteers at each Job Networking program. Perhaps you would like to join them.


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL) will meet for a 6-week session on Thursdays, June 13-July 25 (no class July 4) in the Dodson Youth Center. Continuing education classes are offered in art, economics, health, history, and more. Come learn and connect with this active group! Register at selroswellga.org or call 770.587.3750.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


Birthdays

  • Terry Taylor – June 9
  • Jan Ligon – June 11

Anniversaries

  • Kris and Dave Taylor – June 9, 1968 – 51 years !
  • Martha and Tom Knight – June 10, 1961 – 58 years!
  • Caryn and Scott Woodison – June 14, 1969 – 50 years!

( Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the weekly newsletter editor of any CUC members who need to be added or removed from this list)

  • Dick Anthony – Good recovery after surgery on his leg as he also continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Laverne Lamb – for continued improved health as she helps care for Dick.
  • Rose Lappe – for good recovery following surgery
  • We were saddened this week to learn of the passing of Dolores Miller, dear wife of Dr. Mike Miller who was a former RUMC pastor and a frequent and beloved CUC speaker who always challenged us to think on a higher plane.

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is still recovering from the effects of Shingles.

(Reminder: Get your Shingles shots!!)

  • 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.


  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • June 28 – 7:30 PM – Patriotic Concert
  • June 30 – 3 PM – Patriotic Concert
  • July 25-28 – Acting Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College




CUC Newsletter – May 24, 2019

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6


Sunday, May 26, 2019

When Jesus Prayed For Us

This Sunday Mark Goodman is our CUC speaker. He will be using the scripture of John 17, when Jesus prayed for us. We always are inspired by Mark’s message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright and Debbie & Mark Goodwin

CUC Attendance

May 19
92 members + 1 visitor = 93

CUC Collection

May 19
$72

The new total for checks and cash given for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program amounts to $1955.59.

Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday for the next two months.


CUC Summer WNO

There were 24 CUC’ers attending this past week’s CUC Wednesday Night Out dinner.

Next week’s planned dinner destination is the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub [MENU], 12650 Crabapple Rd, Alpharetta. Sign up in class on Sunday or let Johnny Johnson know if you plan to attend.


Must Summer Lunch Program

MUST Summer Lunch kicks off Tuesday, May 28!

Donations are still being accepted for the summer lunch program. Checks may be placed in the CUC offering basket or given to Charlie Mason.

Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday for the next two months.

Donations are especially needed as now by law the food must come from a health certified facility and we will not be making them. We will still be purchasing drinks, chips, cookies, and apples.


Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration

Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts are Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m.

Complimentary tickets will be available beginning May 20 in the Main Office, the Worship Arts office, online at itickets.com, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to RUMC Patriotic Tickets, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA, 30075. For more Information, contact 770.594.0512.

If you would like to honor or memorialize a Veteran or active duty member of the military by purchasing a flower arrangement for the Patriotic Celebration Concerts, please contact Ann Moore at amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


At Job Networking, Monday, June 10, dinner is at 5:30 p.m. The dinner speaker will be Debbie Goodwin. CUC has many volunteers at each Job Networking program. Perhaps you would like to join them.


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL) will meet for a 6-week session on Thursdays, June 13-July 25 (no class July 4) in the Dodson Youth Center.

Continuing education classes are offered in art, economics, health, history, and more. Come learn and connect with this active group! Register at selroswellga.org or call 770.587.3750.


Card Writing Ministry

Team members send handwritten notes of care to those who are going through illness, loss of a loved one, or celebrating the birth of a child.

RUMC provides the necessary materials for this ministry. To volunteer, contact Mary Stokes, mstokes@rumc.com or 770.261.1741.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

From Betty Hunt:

CUC Class members have two easy ways to support Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown, GA. A shopper simply sets up an account with any Publix Supermarket. Then, the next time you shop there, type in your phone number while the cashier is ringing up your order. The school on that campus will automatically be credited with a percentage of your purchase.

Amazon Smile is a second way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. If you choose Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to that Methodist facility.

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home.

Every Sunday PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS for participation in these two opportunities are available in our classroom.


Birthdays

  • — None —

Anniversaries

  • Linda and Jim Boswell – May 27, 1961 – 58 years!

  • Dick Anthony – who is scheduled for two treatments per week for multiple myeloma if blood tests are favorable. He also needs surgery on his right leg.
  • Laverne Lamb – for continued improved health as she helps care for Dick.
  • Johnny Johnson’s Son (38) who has suffered a stroke
  • Malone Dodson’s family on the death of his brother-in-law
  • Bill Griffin’s brother who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer
  • Harvey West who is now home following surgery (Harvey’s address is 635 Brickleberry Court, Roswell, 30075)

Thanksgiving

  • It was good to see Barbara and Bob Davis back to CUC Class last Sunday!

Continuing prayers

  • Shirley May who is still recovering from the effects of 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.


  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • June 2838th Annual Patriotic Concert
  • June 3038th Annual Patriotic Concert
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College




CUC Newsletter – May 17, 2019

…For the Spirit, God gave us, does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline…

2 Timothy 1:7, (NIV)


Sunday – May 19, 2019

We are happy to welcome Jeff Coelho as our teacher this week. His topic is “Graduation 1959 and 60 years later”. He will cover these verses: Philippians 3:13-14 and Hebrews 12:1-3

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Mary Kay Mills, Bonnie White and MariAnna & Fred Brown

CUC Attendance

May 12
64 + 1 Visitor = 65

CUC Collection

May 12
$76

In addition, checks totaling $690 were received for Must Ministries summer lunch program.
A contribution of $250 from the CUC Class was given to RUMC for Wesley Woods.

Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday for the next two months.


Noah’s Ark

The Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day will be held on Saturday, May 18. This is a great event in the life of our church and we are hopeful that you will find some capacity in which you feel called to serve.

This makes such a difference for so many. The event will be held at Grimes Bridge park in Roswell.

Good Afternoon

I am coming to you today with a request for your help.

This Saturday is the Annual RUMC Field Day event for our own Noah’s Ark Sunday School class. This is such a large event with a long legacy and it serves our community in such a rich way. We are still in need of volunteers to help make this rewarding day happen.

Field Day will be held this Saturday, May 18 at Grimes Bridge Park from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. This is a wonderful event for the entire family to serve. If you are interested in serving with us, please go to the link below and pick your spot to volunteer.

Signup to Volunteer:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4aadab2aa31-2019

Esther C. Collins
Ministry Coordinator Adult Discipleship/Chapel Roswell
Roswell United Methodist Church
ecollins@rumc.com


Wednesday Night Out

CUC WNO will be at Crabapple Tavern [Menu], 12350 Arnold Mill Rd., Alpharetta, Ga 30004 on April 22nd at 5:30 pm.

Any questions, please contact Johnny Johnson


Greeters Needed

The Hospitality Committee has requested that a greeter be placed at the North door in the B building next to our CUC class before the 11:00 am service starting in May and continuing during the odd months.

With our class ending at 10:30 am, a greeter from our class would be the ideal candidate. Please advise Larry Douglas if you can help.


Must Summer Lunch Program

MUST Summer Lunch kicks off Tuesday, May 28!

RUMC serves as the North Fulton hub of the MUST Summer Lunch Program, delivering 1,000 lunches each day of the summer, May 28-July 26. Last year, volunteers donated, packed, and delivered over 50,000 sack lunches to children in our community who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year.

To sign up to pack and load lunches or drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST. Questions: Scotty Brewington, scotty@marketjet.com

FYI: We  now have $1500 put  aside  for  this  purpose and it will cost about $3900 for the June, July, August lunches this summer (2400 lunches). Contributions will be needed.


Disaster Relief

Interested in serving outside? Helping others? Being in Florida?

Join Dr. Jeff Ross from May 30-June 2 for the next Disaster Relief team headed to Marianna, Florida. All skill levels are welcome!

Information: rumc.com/disaster-relief-trips or Rev. Marion Brown, mbrown@rumc.com


Job Networking will meet Monday, June 10, in the Chapel building, with afternoon workshops starting at 12:30 p.m. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner speaker Debbie Goodwin.

Evening workshops are from 7-8 p.m. with keynote speaker at 8 p.m. Information/agenda: rumc.com/jobnetworking


Seniors Enriched Living

Seniors Enriched Living (SEL) will meet for a 6-week session on Thursdays, June 13-July 25 (no class July 4) in the Dodson Youth Center.

Continuing education classes are offered in art, economics, health, history, and more. Come learn and connect with this active group! Register at selroswellga.org or call 770.587.3750.


Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration

Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts are Friday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m.

Complimentary tickets will be available beginning May 20 in the Main Office, the Worship Arts office, online at itickets.com, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to RUMC Patriotic Tickets, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA, 30075. For more Information, contact 770.594.0512.

If you would like to honor or memorialize a Veteran or active duty member of the military by purchasing a flower arrangement for the Patriotic Celebration Concerts, please contact Ann Moore at amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


Card Writing Ministry

Team members send handwritten notes of care to those who are going through illness, loss of a loved one, or celebrating the birth of a child.

RUMC provides the necessary materials for this ministry. To volunteer, contact Mary Stokes, mstokes@rumc.com or 770.261.1741.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

From Betty Hunt:

CUC Class members have two easy ways to support Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown, GA. A shopper simply sets up an account with any Publix Supermarket. Then, the next time you shop there, type in your phone number while the cashier is ringing up your order. The school on that campus will automatically be credited with a percentage of your purchase.

Amazon Smile is a second way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. If you choose Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to that Methodist facility.

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home.

Every Sunday PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS for participation in these two opportunities are available in our classroom.


Birthdays

  • Martha Jane Mason – Sunday, May 19
  • Barbara Davis – Monday, May 20
  • Bob Schnakenberg – Tuesday, May 21
  • Myra Belote – Tuesday, May 21

Anniversaries

  • No Anniversaries this week

  • Prayers are requested for George Crolius’ cousin Michelle Hamilton, and family, following Michelle’s passing on Mother’s Day in Florida. Michelle had been diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in February. Michelle had been her Mother Silvas primary caregiver for the past several years.

Continuing Prayers

  • Marianna Brown asks for prayers for her niece – Diana, her Husband Chris and baby Jack. The Doctor had to take Jack at 25 weeks because Diana had preeclampsia. Jack weighs 1lb 3oz and is on a ventilator. Please pray for healing for Diana and strength, the Doctors have given Jack a 60% chance of survival.
    Update: Diana was able to go home. baby Jack is still on a ventilator. He will not be able to go home until August. Please continue your prayers for baby Jack and his family.
  • Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors.
    Update: Beverly talked to LaVerne Lamb PLease pray for Dick’s liver functions to improve so he may have chemo, and surgery on his right leg. Dick wants to thank CUC for the cards, calls, and especially all the prayers.
  • Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery from her surgery.
    Update: Ann McNew received a message from Jim Lappe: Rose is recovering well. There are ups and downs with her pain, but we are pleased with her progress. She appreciates all the cards, visits, flowers, food and thanks you for the many prayers,
  • Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery. She continues to improve.
  • Shirley May – is improving from the shingles, but is still having some pain. She said she loves her CUC family and will be back as soon as she can walk without a walker. 
  • Barbara Davis who is recovering from the effects of Shingles and her recent fall.
  • 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.


  • May 18Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day
  • May 22WNO – Wednesday Night Out – Crabapple Tavern
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • June 2838th Annual Patriotic Concert
  • June 3038th Annual Patriotic Concert
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College




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