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CUC Newsletter – June 8, 2018

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Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOW GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands”.

Acts 17:22-24.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Update on RUMC’s Counseling Center

Martha Little Allgood is a psychiatrist who works with our RUMC Counseling Center. She is an active member of RUMC and will be bringing our CUC lesson on Sunday and will update the class on the work of the counseling center.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Ann & Larry Douglas and Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal

CUC Attendance

Sunday, June 3
91 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher = 96

CUC Offering

Sunday, June 3
$93


CUC’s Wednesday Night Out

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This past week’s Wednesday Night Out Dinner on June 6 at the Thai House, was attended by 34 CUC members.

CUC dinner for June 13 will be at Marlow’s Tavern, 625 Crossville Rd, Roswell (next to Pikes Nursery) at 5:30pm. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, please call Ann or Larry Douglas (770.363.3568) by noon Tuesday, June 12, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


Newsletter Items

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It is always good to get contributions for this newsletter from CUC class members and committee chairs. It wouldn’t be at all interesting or useful to our CUC members and church staff without your input.

Next week from June 8 through June 16 anything that you wish to have sent out to CUC please send to Doug Tatom.

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email for Sunday June 17 to the CUC members, please send it to Doug by Thursday evening.


CUC CLASS OFFICERS FOR 2018-19

It’s time to beginning thinking about class officers for 2018-19 with responsibilities beginning in August. Sara Beecham, current Vice President, will move into the President position but many other jobs will likely be available.

Current committees have all done a great job and keeping some experienced persons on their current assignments is advisable. However, it is equally important to get new people involved.

A nominating committee will begin working on this in the next few weeks. Information on current class committees is available on the class web site (CUC Class Officers) and will also be available as a handout on Sunday. If you’re interested in serving on any committee or would like to change your current assignment, please let me know asap. My goal is to have everything tied down by mid-July.

Many thanks, Tom Knight


Must Ministries Lunch Program

We will be collecting bags of apples in CUC for the MUST Summer Lunch program. Every Sunday through the months of June and July please bring bags of apples as you are able and they will be placed with the lunch crews for distribution with the bag lunches.

Last year we made 2400 lunches and plan to do that again this year. Our first date is June 12, Tuesday, 9:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall. We have enough volunteers signed up for that date but may need more some later on.

The CUC MUST Lunch Committee consists of Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell, Claudia Phelps


From the Fellowship Committee:

Patriotic Potluck Picnic!

There will be a CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic in the DOD on Wednesday, June 27th! Save the date! Signup sheets will be passed in class. Plan to bring potluck dishes The Fellowship Committee is providing barbecue, buns, and iced tea. The Treble Makers will be singing for us.


2018 CUC RETREAT – OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 2

By unanimous vote at our last retreat, we are returning to Chick-fil-A’s Winshape facility at Berry College for 2018. The facility, the staff, and the amenities are outstanding.

From a cost standpoint we are estimating the following rates: (subject to slight change)

  • Married couple – $465
  • Single – sharing a room $280
  • Single – not sharing a room $350
  • These rates include all meals, coffee breaks, ice cream breaks, etc.

We are not ready to announce our program at this time but feel the class will be well pleased and blessed by being there.

Please be prayerfully considering your participation in this annual event. More information will be coming, but we want to get an initial indication concerning your attendance and we want you to get it on your calendar to avoid conflicts.

We had a great response to the retreat sign up last week – 58 are signed up to attend. We will continue to “Pass the clipboard” this week. Deposits will be due in late June. The program is shaping up very well and will be announced soon! Questions? Ask Roger Davis.

DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL EVENT!!


Bibles to Honduras

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Thanks to the generosity of the CUC Class enough bibles will be going with the mission trip to Honduras to provide each family with their own bible.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!

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Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags you have brought home from stores and brought for CUC Red Bird Ministry basket

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


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  • Beverly Tatom – who has been suffering from severe back pain for several weeks.
  • Granddaughter of Linda & Jim Boswell as she leads a mission team going to Cambodia

Ongoing Prayer Requests

  • Mary Serafina asked that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer. She is going to MD Anderson in Houston for further evaluation.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey. Andrew’s trial has been postponed to July 18th.

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


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • Martha & Tom KnightJune 10, 1961- 57 years !
  • Caryn & Scott WoodisonJune 14 – 1969 – 49 years

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CUC Newsletter – May 18, 2018

Then I heard a voice telling me, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” I replied, “Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” The voice spoke from heaven a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

Acts 11: 7-9


Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Mission of the Church

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We are fortunate to have Kristin Heiden teaching our lesson this Sunday. Her topic is “The Mission of the Church”. This will be our last time with her as her last day at RUMC is June 10.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell and MariAnna & Fred Brown

CUC Attendance
Sunday, May 13
78 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher
Total 83

CUC Offering
Sunday, May 13
$87

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest CUC member, Bev Harrell


CUC’s Wednesday Night Out!

 

The CUC Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 16th was enjoyed by 24 CUC members. Next week’s Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 23 at 5:30, we will be at the Olde Blind Dog, 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and didn’t sign up, call Grady or Pat Phillips at 770-587-5392 by noon Tuesday, May 22.


Must Ministries Lunch Program

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Fellow CUCers, summer is here and that means Must Summer Lunches.

As of this date, we have $1350.00 in our treasury plus $500.00 from the Boswell Foundation that should enable us to make approximately 1600 lunches. Last year we made 2400 lunches and to do that again this year, we will need the funds necessary to do so! We will be passing the hat this Sunday and that will determine the number of lunches we can provide.

We will also be passing the clipboard for volunteers to make the lunches. Y’all were so great last year and we had many volunteers. It takes about 15 volunteers to put these lunches together. We know we can do it again this year! Our first date is June 12, Tuesday, 9:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for all you do throughout the year.

Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell


From the Fellowship Committee:

Patriotic Potluck Picnic!

There will be a CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic in the DOD on Wednesday, June 27th! Save the date! Plan to bring potluck and games to share.


Celebrate

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Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery in the hallway by the south lobby of the Sanctuary to see the “Celebrate” exhibit which includes an award-winning painting by Patricia Mashburn and also a painting by Jan Buckley and one by Perri Wagner, daughter of Gale & Roger Davis.


RUMC May Senior Trip-Mercedes Benz Stadium Tour

From Andrea Cummings: Join us for a tour of the Mercedes Benz Stadium on May 30th. Meeting in the parlor by 9:00 a.m., leaving by 9:15 a.m. We will have lunch at the Hudson Grille (https://hudsongrille.com/menu).

Tickets are $15 and lunch is on your own. Tickets have to be purchased in advance. As such, I will need payment for your ticket prior to the trip. Please register and pay online, if you can at www.rumc.com/seniortrip. Otherwise, please drop a check or cash off Monday-Thursday. Make checks payable to Roswell United Methodist Church. If you have any additional questions email or call, acummings@rumc.com|770.261.1796.


Missions

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Little Things Mean a Lot! Please remember to keep collecting and bring to Sunday School your flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses and your Box Tops for Redbird Missions. Thank you for clipping the Box Tops when you see them on boxes, cans, bags. CUC has a basket for their deposit.


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  • Jim Boswell –Admitted Thursday to Piedmont Hospital for a “heart tune up” and will be there for several days.
  • Mary Serafina – following mild stroke which has left her with some problems with balance.
  • Jim and Rose Lappe request prayers for their daughter-in-law Melissa Lappe as she will be getting intensive chemo treatments for the next 18 weeks to address cancer in lymph nodes.
  • Bonnie White – sympathy on the death of her brother in Missouri

Ongoing Prayer Requests

  • Mary Serafina asked that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.

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

Thanksgiving

Congratulations to Becky Copeland, daughter of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland who has now earned her Doctorate of Divinity degree. She is assistant professor of religion at Boston University.


 

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CUC Newsletter for Friday December 8, 2017

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This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly.

(Matthew 1:18-19)


WHOSE CHILD IS THIS?

Church and Sunday School was cancelled. RUMC lost power due the Snow Storm, and the parking lots have not been cleared of snow.

The speaker this Sunday is our own Myra Belote continuing the Adam Hamilton book: “Faithful, Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”. She is reviewing Chapter 2 –“Whose Child is This?”, based on this week’s scripture.

Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, CUC will continue the Advent lessons through December 31st. RUMC has a full complement of worship services on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sue & Hugh Gardner and Shirley & P.D. May

CUC Attendance
December 3
95 members and 2 visitors – total 97

CUC Class Contributions
December 3
$96


CUC Christmas Party

CUC had a great Christmas party at the Metropolitan Club this past Monday night with over 100 of us enjoying the festive atmosphere,food, fun, and fellowship. Thanks especially goes to Vince & Donna Grosse who chaired the event. Also thanks to Patricia Mashburn who did the decorations, and to Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Coehlo who provided the music. Thanks also for our photographers Stan Thomason and Nancy Wistrand and to Malone Dodson leading our grace and Paul & Sara Beecham who led us in song.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

CUC’ers, we have one more Sunday for the decorated white hamper to still be in our CUC classroom before this Christmas White Towel Shower ends. Keep those wash cloths and towels coming!
Thank you, CUC members, for your terrific response to the White Towel Shower organized to fulfill a request from Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. Thanks especially to Dave and Normal Hills, John and Claudia Phelps for their leadership these past several Sundays. After December 10 a second delivery will be arranged with our contact person, Pam Kramer. The class will receive a complete report on goods delivered. In addition to towels, some CUC members also donated items like puzzles and costume jewelry. You people have such warm hearts for needy young people!


Open House at the Wrights

Nancy & Johnie Wright have invited CUC members to their annual Open House. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share with friends!!
The Wright home is at 4987 Hickory Fairway Drive,Woodstock.

Directions from Houze Road/Arnold Mill and Crabapple:
Go north on Arnold Mill, travel 7 miles to Hickory Road, You will pass 4 stoplights, New Providence Road, Cox Road, then you will go over the bridge into Cherokee County. Arnold Mill veers off to the left ( DO NOT take that, even if your GPS says to). Continue on 140/ Hickory Flat Highway. Go to next stoplight Earnie Road/Mountain Road, and then next stoplight is Hickory Road. Remember, you have traveled 7 miles. Turn left on Hickory Road, go about 1/2 mile to next stoplight-E. Cherokee Drive. Turn left, go 2 miles to Bradshaw Club Drive, turn right, first stop sign, turn right, 10th house on the right. # 4087. Please park on sidewalk side of street only!


MUST desperately needs throw blankets!

Here is another opportunity to help MUST Ministries.
At the MUST Christmas Toy Shop moms can go “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children. Donated toys are set up in a warehouse and moms go through with a volunteer shopper to help them choose one “big” toy (typically a Lego set or football, for example), two small toys, a handful of books, underwear, gloves, a hat and a scarf for each child in their family. They are also allowed to choose one blanket PER CHILD to help bulk up the Christmas haul. Just last week, there were virtually NO blankets except some second-hand red Delta blankets that someone donated.

When there are no blankets, the mom simply passes that station empty handed. The blankets that are needed are the nice NEW plush or fleece throw blankets. The ones with characters (Frozen, Star Wars, etc.) are especially popular and are at Costco now for around $12. There are also good deals at Kohls, Sears and Amazon. Any solid color or pattern is great, too!

If you would like to help fill this need, you can drop blankets off at RUMC “Scout Hut” this Sunday morning (12/10) until 12:30 PM and we will take them to MUST Monday morning. The Scout Hut is the double-wide trailer/building with a deck behind the B Building. If that time doesn’t work for you, you can always take them directly to the Cobb County Toy Shop (and brand new MUST warehouse) at 1280 Field Parkway, Marietta.
Little Things Mean a Lot!

Thanks to CUC members who want to help Red Bird Mission School in Kentucky, two mailings have been sent there recently. In October, 203 Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education worth 28 points went in the mail. This week 131 Box Tops and Labels worth 49 points were also mailed. We do receive thank you letters from the Red Bird Mission Center for these contributions to the school. Please continue to clip these items when you find them on grocery items like General Mills cereals, Progresso soups, Green Giant canned vegetables, Cascadian Farm cereals and bars, and Ziplock plastic bags.

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


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Lynn Adcock for recovery of mobility as she begins further physical therapy
  • Linda Boswell as she deals with pain from a herniated disc
  • Bob Davis – to continue improvement following recent fall as he seeks treatment for Parkinson’s
  • Juliana Goodson’s son-in-law for healing of his foot many weeks after auto accident
  • Mary Serafina’s daughter Pam Pruitt who is having chemo through the middle of December for colon cancer

Thanksgivings

  • Carolyn Batterson – back to CUC as she recovers from her recent fall
  • Laverne Lamb vision improving slowly after recent eye surgery
  • Nancy and David Wistrand have a new great grand daughter
  • Betty Hunt – back to CUC following back surgery a month ago, which relieved her pain. She says: Attending CUC class meetings every Sunday is a blessing. On the Sundays I was home with a recovering back, I really missed your fellowship and great lessons. Thank you for all the kindness shown me after surgery and then during weeks following: prayers, cards, calls, food, flowers. Your caring made every day brighter. I appreciate more than ever the situation of a housebound person who would like to be remembered. Thanks for remembering me.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.

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

  • Hugh Gardner – December 10
  • Bob Burrell – December 11

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Tom Erdman – December 13, 1959 – 58 years!

Calendar Reminders

  • December 8 – 7 PM and December 10 – 3 PM Christmas Festival Concerts
  • December 12 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • December 15 – ALERT UPDATE: The Christmas Festival Concert has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. No tickets required.
  • December 16 – Christmas in Bethlehem
  • December 17 – Messiah Sing-a-long 3 PM
  • December 17 – Evening in Bethlehem – 4 – 6:30 PM


 

Supplies for Must Lunches – 2017

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Vince Grosse, Tom Knight, Jim Boswell pick up supplies for Must Lunches.

Must Summer Lunches – Volunteers

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MUST wants RUMC to pack about 37,000 lunches over the Summer. CUC is being asked by RUMC if we want to be a part of the program.

From Jim Boswell:

I heard Linda Boswell ask CUC on May 14th if the class would like to participate in the MUST lunch program this summer. I saw a lot of hands going up showing…..YES….., we want to be involved. I saw an email from Sue Waite asking who wants to do the deal. As of this morning, we don’t have a champion to lead CUC.

As of this afternoon you have a champion……..Jim Boswell is putting on his armor and is asking for two CUCers to be helpers kind and good to move the project forward.

The 1st two phone calls I get  will be the coordinators. Their job will be to coordinate volunteers and get the lunches made. I will make sure we have the finance side covered and will be responsible for buying our ingredients If I don’t get some helpers Linda and I will write a check and move on.

Thanks, Jim Boswell

Must Ministries Lunch Program

Beth Hamilton and Claudia Phelps report that helpers are needed for driving, riding, packing, or wherever is required for the MUST Summer Lunch Program.They especially need drivers and riders to accompany the drivers on their deliveries. If you have some free time and a heart to help get lunches to theses kids please contact scotty@marketjet.com.

Must Ministries Lunch Program

Beth Hamilton and Claudia Phelps report that helpers are needed for driving, riding, packing, or wherever is required for the MUST Summer Lunch Program.They especially need drivers and riders to accompany the drivers on their deliveries. If you have some free time and a heart to help get lunches to theses kids please contact scotty@marketjet.com.

Must Ministries Lunch Program

Beth Hamilton and Claudia Phelps report that helpers are needed for driving, riding, packing, or wherever is required for the MUST Summer Lunch Program.They especially need drivers and riders to accompany the drivers on their deliveries. A sign-up sheet was passed in class. If you have some free time and a heart to help get lunches to theses kids please contact scotty@marketjet.com.

Must Ministries Lunch Program

Beth Hamilton reports that helpers are needed for driving, riding, packing, or wherever is required for the MUST Summer Lunch Program.This past week they especially needed drivers and riders. If you have some free time and a heart to help get lunches to theses kids please contact scotty@marketjet.com.

Must Ministries Lunches

Beth Hamilton thanks those CUC members who provided 400 lunches for the MUST lunch program last week.

Lunches for MUST Ministries

Hi CUC Class! Our help is much needed for the MUST ministry! I have signed us up to make 300 lunches for Friday, June 3 lunches!! WE CAN DO IT! We will get together at the church on Thursday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. We need 300 turkey and cheese sandwiches. No condiments! This great group can have a great assembly line! If you cannot come on Thursday, and you would like to make sandwiches at home, please feel free to do so. Also, you may donate money to help us buy the ingredients – just for the sandwiches. Please let me hear from you, if you can help. Thanks!
Beth Hamilton.

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