Category Archives: Murphy Harpst

CUC Newsletter – November 15, 2019

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Psalm 28:7


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Developing a Trusting Heart

This Sunday our own Debbie Goodwin has the CUC class lesson. Debbie always brings us an inspiring lesson.

She has chosen as her subject “Developing a Trusting Heart”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Marlene & Don MacLeod and Myra & Julian Belote

CUC Attendance

November 10
Members 109 + 2 visitors = 111 !!

CUC Collection

November 10
$136


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase. Jim will be speaking in CUC in several weeks and will sign his books for you at that time.


Christmas is coming!

This Sunday, November 17, is the deadline to sign up and pay for our CUC Christmas party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. ( Checks should be made out to CUC with Christmas Party in the memo line). We are so excited to have approximately 109 people signed up for the party. If you won’t be in CUC and want to attend please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the committee to have your name added to the list or if you have any questions. The Metropolitan Club requires our final count and payment 10 business days before our event. If you are out of town please feel free to mail your payment before the deadline The cost will be $40 per person. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be collected by Lynn Roberts. 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 by the final date for collection November 17th!


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

Our CUC Class traditionally helps to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown. Pam Kramer, our contact person there, has sent the following message to us. “We are excited to provide the best holiday for our residential, specialized foster care, and community services children this season. Many have not ever experienced a real Christmas and it is truly a joy to see their faces light up on Christmas morning. We appreciate your continued support to make this year one children will never forget.”

The Mission Outreach Committee suggests that we donate cash or checks made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. All money will be handed to class treasurer Charlie Mason, who will send one check to this Methodist facility. The goal is to provide $25 gift cards for as many young people as our total will buy. Pam knows about our plan for this year.The Christmas basket will be passed around our classroom for the next three Sundays. Thank you for your kindness, CUC. Contact Betty Hunt with any questions.


Thanks to the Cares and Concerns Committee

Much appreciation goes to the CUC Cares and Concerns committee for organizing the food for the meal following the memorial service for George Martin.


Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for November 20:

  • Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Herbed Stuffing, Garlic Butter Green Beans,
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup De Jour, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie

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


Missions

There are mission trips planned to Panama City through January. If anyone is interested go, to rum.com/missiontrips. Also if anyone is interested in missions right here in our own backyard, contact mbrown@rumc.com.


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 – came home from rehab on Tuesday to Laverne Lamb’s home for further recuperation. Doing OK just needs to grow stronger.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – was not doing well in rehab and has been returned to the Gwinnett Northside Hospital in Duluth. Room 405.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Patsy Lanham is scheduled for a heart ablation at Emory/St. Joseph’s next Monday morning at 7:30 and would appreciate prayers for a successful procedure. This is to hopefully get rid of the impulses causing atrial fibrillation. She will be there overnight.
  • Sandy Martin – Prayers and sympathy on the loss of George.

Thanksgiving

  • Julian Belote – for good recovery following fractured hip

It was good to see Earnie Robertson back to CUC and participating in the Veteran’s Day program in CUC. We wish Bettie Robertson well.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Baby Jack premature infant grand nephew of Marianna Brown who continues to battle multiple complications, and his parents.

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

  • Lynn Roberts—Nov 18
  • Ron Peterson—Nov 18
  • Sandy Griffin—Nov 19

Anniversaries

  • Brenda & Bob Burrell – November 17, 1990 – 29 years
  • Gale and Roger Davis – November 23, 1961 – 58 years!

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30, Dec.15, 3PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • 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 19, 2019

And all people will see God’s salvation.”

Luke 3:6


Sunday, October 20, 2019

A Place of Hope

Rev. Nancy Lane is bringing us the CUC lesson this Sunday. Her topic is “A Place of Hope”. As Associate Pastor/Pastoral Care at RUMC for about the past 18 years Nancy is well known to us and her work and caring is known and appreciated by all of us. In the few times she has led our CUC class she always brings us a good message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Martha & Tom Knight and Garlinn & Mike Storey

CUC Attendance

October 13
71 Members + 1 Speaker + 2 Visitors = TOTAL: 74

CUC Collection

October 13
$68


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 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 will be distributed and then collected by Lynn Roberts on November 18th and 25th.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

WNO Menu for October 23:

  • Shepherd’s Pie with Mushroom Gravy, Herb Roasted Carrots and Parsnips,
  • Fresh Buttered Yeast Rolls,Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Strawberry Shortcake

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


Gibbs Gardens Senior Day Trip

Jeff Ross has set up a trip for the Seniors for Friday, Oct. 25th to Gibbs Garden. The Japanese Maple trees should be beautiful! The plan is to meet at the church parlor at 9am to board the buses and return by 3 pm. Register by October 21: rumc.com/gibbsgardens


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 would like to see anyone that wants to come. Still waiting to go to rehab when his condition improves.
  • Julian Belote – He will be in rehab following his hip fracture until October 24. He is improving each day but it is slow going. So grateful to our wonderful class for calls, cards, emails, texts and especially for prayers
  • Tom Cantrell – as he begins 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 begin 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.

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

  • §§ none §§

Anniversaries

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

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


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 – 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 – July 5, 2019

“What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen for his own.” Psalms 33:12


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Our lesson this Sunday will be brought by Dr. Jim McCormick. The title of his lesson is: “One Nation Under God”. The lesson is based on the scripture passage Psalms 33:8-22.

Listen To Dr McCormick’s Lesson

Jim’s lesson will help us as we continue the celebration of Independence Day.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

June 30
1 teacher + 2 guests + 91 members = 94 total

CUC Collection

June 30
$118


The CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic

It was as a GREAT party, with GREAT food, GREAT entertainment and GREAT folks who contributed $1500 to our chosen recipients ($750 to Homestretch and $750 to Murphy Harpst).


CUC Wednesday Night Out

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 10 at 5:30 pm will be at: Slopes BBQ, 34 E Crossville Rd., Roswell. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Pat or Grady Phillips: phone 770-587-5392 or email ghpppp@bellsouth.net by noon Tuesday.


MUST Summer Lunches

A group from CUC packed lunch bags this past Tuesday, July 2.

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. 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


 Hot Dogs and Ice Cream on The Commons

Join us this  Sunday, July 7, at noon on The Commons for complimentary grilled hot dogs and sweet treats from Atlanta Ice Cream Truck. No reservations needed—everyone is invited! Please stop by to enjoy good food and fellowship courtesy of the RUMC Hospitality Ministry.


Job Networking

Mark Goodwin

 Job Networking will meet Monday, July 8, with afternoon workshops starting at 12:30 p.m. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner speaker Mark Goodwin.


 Caregivers’ Support Group

Do you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Or know  someone  who is? Join us for a caregivers’ support group on Wednesday, July 10, at 10 a.m. in room 239, Chapel building.


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 Sunday, July 14 at rumc.com/seniordaytrip. Questions: Dr. Jeff Rossjross@rumc.com


Summer Bible studies

Summer Bible studies will begin 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/


 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

  • Craig Simons — July 11

Anniversaries

  • Donna and Vince Grosse—July 11, 1965-54 years!
  • Lenna and John Sharp—July 11, 1964 – 55 years!
  • Betty and Larry Hunt—July 13, 1963 – 56 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 from surgery on his leg as he continues  treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Myra Belote for  good recovery following  revision hip surgery last Monday for recalled hip device.
  • Marlene McLeod for healing of shoulder injury following  a fall
  • Pat  Deaton who is  scheduled  for  cataract  surgery  this  week and  her  daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser who  has  been  hospitalized for a week at  Northside  Cherokee  with  gal stones  and  pancreatitis which  has  delayed  surgery to remove  her gallbladder until today. 
  • Thanksgiving – Shirley May is beginning to get out and about again following bad bout with Shingles

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo.  Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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


  • Tuesday, 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
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


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




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