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CUC Newsletter – March 1, 2019

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

Judges 2:17-18


Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Gospel Through a Rope

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 24
$106.50

CUC Mardi Gras Party

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


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

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

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

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


CPR Class

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

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


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


Wednesday Night Out

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

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

Seniors Enriched Living

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

Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • None

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – February 23, 2019

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

Matthew 15:28:


Sunday, February 24, 2019

When Jesus Seems Mean

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

New TV Monitors

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

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

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


CUC Mardi Gras Party

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


Murphy Harpst Visit Recap

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

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

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

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

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


RUMC’s 13th Annual Global Impact Celebration

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

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


Help us Pack the Crate!

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

acetaminophen (Tylenol)

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

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


Lenten Bible Study

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

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

Get Your Cans to Church

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

CUC Class Prayer Requests

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


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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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



CUC Newsletter – February 15, 2019

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

Luke 6:37-38


Sunday, February 17, 2019

A New Look At Christian Ethics

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 10
$79

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member!

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


CUC Mardi Gras Party

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

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

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


Murphy Harpst Mission Outreach

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


Ladies Covenant Group

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

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


HomeStretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStretch

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

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

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


RUMC’s 13th Annual Global Impact Celebration

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

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

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


Help us Pack the Crate!

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

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

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


Get Your Cans to Church

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

This week’s menu:

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

Arsenic and Old Lace

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

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

$15 for general admission/$30 reserved seat.

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • none

CUC Class Prayer Requests

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – February 8, 2019

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

John 13:34-35


Sunday, February 10, 2019

A New Look At Christian Ethics

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 3
$84


CUC Mardi Gras Party

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

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

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


Murphy Harpst Mission Outreach

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

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

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


Ladies Covenant Group

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


Help us Pack the Crate!

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

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


HomeStretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStrech

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

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


Get Your Cans to Church

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

This week’s menu:

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

RUMC Travelers Club

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

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


An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

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

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


Arsenic and Old Lace

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

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • -+- none -+-

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

Thanksgiving

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

Continuing prayers

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – February 1, 2019

I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33


Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Anatomy of Peace

Rev. Yvette D. Massey, Associate Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence, North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, will be teaching the CUC Class this Sunday.

She will be teaching from the Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute using a variety of scriptures about peace.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda Mooney, Kris Taylor, and Daphne Fradl

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 27
Members 81 + teacher 1 + Total 82

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 27
$200


Homestretch Road Race Sponsorship

The CUC Class voted unanimously to contribute a $750 sponsorship for the Homestretch Road Race.


CUC Mardi Gras Party

Be sure to mark your calendars for the Thursday, Feb 28th Mardi Gras dinner party at the Bradshaw Farms clubhouse The party will start at 6:00 PM and end sometime around 9:30 PM. Come join the fun!!”

This will be a “potluck+” where guests will bring salads, appetizers, deserts, etc., and the main entrée will be prepared by the Fellowship committee. Decorations will have a Mardi Gras theme, and wearing Mardi Gras apparel will be welcomed. There will be a $7.50 cover charge for the clubhouse rental and entrée ingredients.

We have 41 people signed up already for the party, and we are excited about this great start!! The capacity of the Bradshaw Farms Clubhouse is 80, so there is plenty of room for more CUC’ers. The signup sheet will be passed around each Sunday until the party.


CUC Class Prayer Requests

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


Murphy Harpst Mission Outreach

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

CUC is collecting prizes for the party-goers. Pam Kramer at Murphy Harpst , when asked for suggestions of Bingo prizes, replied that those “that work best” are candy bars, drinks (Gatorade, teas, sodas), Ramen noodles, and decks of playing cards. On February 3 and 10 a basket will be passed to collect any cash donations to pay for party expenses. The committee appreciates any support the CUC Class provides for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center.

CUC has received several heart-warming thank you notes/letters from the teenagers who received generous gift cards which were sent to Murphy Harpst paid for with CUC’s Christmas donations.


Youth Hurricane Relief Support

Panama City Hurricane relief

Supplies are needed for the Altar Your Life Mission Project. RUMC Youth will be supporting hurricane relief in Panama City, Florida this spring. Please consider bringing by February 8, the items listed on the email sent on Wednesday.

Donated items may be brought to the collection boxes located outside the Main Office and there will also be a place to collect them in the hallway outside our classroom and fellowship hall with a sign on it. Information/Questions: Wilson Barber, wbarber@rumc.com


HomeStretch Peachtree Tea

About the time winter weather is ending, the Peachtree Tea festivities are a bright spot of hope for the families of Home Stretch. The day features a champagne reception and silent auction followed by a wonderful luncheon. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities as well as ticket sales and the purchase of raffle items go to support the work of HomeStretch. The event is on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am at Country Club of the South.

CUC always has at least one table and we carpool from the church. For tickets contact Homestretch at https://homestretch.org/?event=peachtree-tea or call 770-642-9185 ext. 120. Also inform Lynn Adcock who is arranging our CUC table(s).


Arsenic and Old Lace

Acting UP! presents the zany dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” March 22-24. Friday show at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday show at 5:30 p.m. include dinner: $15 for general admission/$30 reserved seat. Sunday show only at 4 p.m.: $10 general admission/$25 reserved seat. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 5, and may be purchased via the Box Office, Main Office, Worship Arts office, or online at iTickets.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Get Your Cans to Church

February 2019 North Fulton Community Charities

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Caribbean Meatballs with Tropical Gravy
  • Coconut Infused Rice Pilaf, Buttered Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Sweet Potato Bisque, Raspberry Tres Leche Cake, Salad Bar

Birthdays

  • Don MacLeod – Feb 4
  • Tom Cantrell – Feb 4
  • Gayle Crolius – Feb 6
  • Patricia Mashburn – Feb 6
  • Sieg Hoogstraal – Feb 7
  • Bob Morisey – Feb 9

Anniversaries

  • none
  • Barbara Davis – is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye but is doing better.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain though she is improving
  • Rev. Harvey West – Pray for a good recovery following surgery for colon cancer

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.


  • Feb. 15– Murphy Harpst birthday party
  • Feb. 22 – Hearts for Honduras -Lunches for Learning Fundraiser
  • Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – DOD Building CUC Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – January 25, 2019

“And Jesus said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.'”

Luke 7:50.


Sunday, January 27, 2019

When We Overthink Our Faith

Our teacher this week is Dr. Jeff Ross, Pastor for Adult Discipleship. The title of Jeff’s lesson is, “When We Overthink Our Faith”. His scripture is Luke 7:36 -50. We look forward to having Jeff lead us this Sunday.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jan Ligon, Judy & Dal Zierk, and Norma Taylor

CUC Attendance

Sunday, January 20
Teacher 1 + Guests 3 + Members 79 = Total 83

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 20
$80


CUC Fellowship Plans

At Sunday’s CUC Class Mike Story announced the Fellowship Committee’s planned events for the next 6 months.

  • Feb 28 – Mardi Gras dinner party at the Bradshaw Farms clubhouse. A “potluck+” where guests will bring salads, appetizers, deserts, etc., and the main entrée will be prepared by the Fellowship committee. Decorations will have a Mardi Gras theme, and wearing Mardi Gras apparel will be welcomed. There will be a $7.50 cover charge for the clubhouse rental and entrée ingredients. Sign-up sheets will start Sunday, Jan 27.
  • June 26 – DOD Building CUC Potluck, coordinated by Claudia Phelps, with entertainment, and the same venue as our successful potluck a year ago. Claudia will coordinate information sharing and planning with the CUC at future Sunday Class gatherings.
  • Trips – Patsy Lanham is organizing for two potential trips: one to the Chick Fil A headquarters, and one for an Atlanta “Beltline Tour”. More information will be shared in future CUC meetings by Patsy.
  • Small Group Dinners – Kris Taylor is coordinating these, and she will be putting out sign-up sheets in March for dinners to be scheduled in April and May.

CUC Class Prayer Requests

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


RUMC Name Tags

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


Youth Hurricane Relief Support

Supplies are needed for the Altar Your Life Mission Project. RUMC Youth will be supporting hurricane relief in Panama City, Florida this spring.

Please consider donating flat bars for demolition of sheet rock, hammers, work gloves, face masks (N95), nail aprons, trash bags (large/heavy duty), shovels, brooms/dust pans, stepladders, insect repellent, sunblock, baby diapers and formula, dry dog/cat food, bed linens, towels, and gas cards.

Donated items may be brought to the collection boxes located outside the Main Office in the Chapel building, in the South Lobby, and outside the Student Ministry office in the Dod by Feb. 8. Information/Questions: Wilson Barber, wbarber@rumc.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti with Marinara
  • Italian Vegetable Medley
  • Garlic Bread Sticks, Italian Soup, Salad Bar
  • Banana Tiramisu,

Birthdays

  • Ann McNew – Jan 28
  • Lesleigh Coelho – Jan 31
  • Jim Lappe – Feb 2

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Barbara Davis – who is still suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye.
  • Shirley May – for relief of continuing Shingles pain
  • Linda Temples– who had been briefly hospitalized recently following collapse due to calcium imbalance. She is having further tests to determine cause and treatment.
  • Rev. Harvey West – Pray for a good recovery following surgery last week for colon cancer

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.


  • Feb. 22 – Hearts for Honduras -Lunches for Learning Fundraiser
  • Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – DOD Building CUC Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – January 18, 2019

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

Galatians 5:22-23


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Reclaiming the Heart of Christian Values

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

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


CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 13
$85

Welcome New CUC Members!

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


CUC Class Prayer Requests

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


Support for Murphy Harpst

http://murphyharpst.org/

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


A Special Award

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

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

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

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

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


RUMC Name Tags

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Why CUC Members Collect Box Tops

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

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


Blog for Devotions

Debbie Goodwin

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

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

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

Birthday

Anniversary


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

Continuing prayers

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

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




CUC Newsletter – January 11, 2019

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

2 Kings 10:15-16


Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Catholic Spirit

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, January 6
$126

Welcome New CUC Members!

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


CUC Class Prayer Requests

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

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


Blog for Devotions

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

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

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

New Bible Studies in 2019

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ** None **

Prayer Requests

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

Continuing prayers

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

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




CUC Newsletter – January 4, 2019

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

1 Peter 1:13-16


Sunday, January 6, 2019

A Call to Holy Living

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 30
$98


New Bible Studies in 2019

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

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

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

This week’s menu is

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

Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • None

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – December 28, 2018

“But when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8


Sunday, December 30, 2018

We are fortunate this Sunday to have a very special guest to bring our lesson which will add insight and meaning to our scripture verse above.

Courtney Cox, granddaughter of Linda and Jim Boswell, will share her perspectives gained from a year long experience with Adventures in Mission. During her time with Adventures In Missions, she basically traveled around the world and had opportunities to interact with other cultures and people groups as they presented the gospel and offered hope in very diverse situations. Courtney’s presentation will help us appreciate how young people are making themselves available to go to the ends of the earth, as Jesus commanded.

Come prepared to be blessed and challenged!!

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sandy & George Martin and Rose & Jim Lappe

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 23
87 members + 5 visitors = 92

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 23
$196

Plans for this Sunday, December 30

CUC will meet as usual. There is only ONE worship service on Sunday, December 30 at 11:00 in the sanctuary.


CUC Ronald McDonald House Support

Nancy Wright reports that she recently took 27 pounds of pop tops collected by CUC members to one of Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.

Since 2010 pop tops have provided a total of $133, 000 toward these Ronald McDonald houses which have provided lodging every year for over 2000 families of ill or injured children. It seems like such a little thing to do, to take tops off of can tops, but $133,000 in 8 years is not insignificant!!


Year-End Donations

As you make your year-end donations to the RUMC Foundation, don’t forget the CUC Endowment.


New Bible Studies in 2019

Start the new year off by re-engaging with your faith through participating in one of the many RUMC Bible studies! New studies will begin in Jan­uary, with offerings almost every day of the week, both morning and evening. All are welcome; no previous study required!

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


SEL Winter Session

Registration is ongoing for SEL’s Winter Session which runs from Jan. 8 – Feb. 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SEL offers 23 different classes and the $50 fee covers taking as many classes as you like. Registration can be done online at www.selroswellga.org or you can mail in a paper copy. See Bonnie White for a brochure or call 770-587-3750 for more details.


Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • Lynne and Dave Roberts  Jan 3, 196158 years !

  • Barbara Davis – who is suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye. She is seeing a corneal specialist.
  • Shirley May – for relief of Shingles pain

Continuing prayers

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

Thanksgiving

  • Jim Boswell is celebrating 3 months out from his successful major heart surgery

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.


Happy New Year!



CUC Newsletter – December 21, 2018

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14.


Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Word Became Flesh

Don McNew will be bringing our fourth Advent lesson this Sunday. The lesson title is: “The Word Became Flesh”. We look forward to Don’s presentation of the lesson as we prepare for Christmas next week.


CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Marlene & Don MacLeod and Dee & Bill Scott

Celebrating Christmas

We will be graced with the voices of our own Voice Our Faith Sunday School class this Sunday between 9:45-10:15. They will carol in the halls of the Sanctuary and Chapel buildings, as they have done in years past. They want to spread good cheer and a happy holiday spirit.

Be sure to wear your best holiday duds to CUC this Sunday. We will see who wears the most festive sweaters, ties, or socks.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 16
92 members

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 16
$94

Plans for Sunday, December 30

CUC will meet as usual. There is only ONE worship service on Sunday, December 30 at 11:00 in the sanctuary.


New Bible Studies in 2019

Start the new year off by re-engaging with your faith through participating in one of the many RUMC Bible studies! New studies will begin in Jan­uary, with offerings almost every day of the week, both morning and evening. All are welcome; no previous study required!

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


SEL Winter Session

Registration is ongoing for Seniors Enriched Living’s Winter Session which runs from Jan. 8 – Feb. 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SEL offers 23 different classes and the $50 fee covers taking as many classes as you like. Registration can be done online at www.selroswellga.org or you can mail in a paper copy.

See Bonnie White for a brochure.


Birthdays

  • Lynda Leckie – Dec 26
  • Jim Boswell – Dec 27
  • Brenda Burrell – Dec 28
  • Patricia Deaton – Dec 28
  • Lynn Adcock – Dec 29

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and John Goss – December 27, 1961 –57 years!
  • Pat and Grady Phillips – December 28, 1963 – 55 years!

  • Barbara Davis – who is suffering from Shingles which has affected her eye. She is seeing a corneal specialist.
  • Shirley May – for relief of Shingles pain which has been severe enough to require brief hospitalizations

Continuing prayers:

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

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


  • Dec. 24 Christmas Eve at RUMC:
    • 10 a.m. Worship Service with Communion in the Chapel
    • 4 p.m. Family Worship Service with Candlelight in the Sanctuary
    • 6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary
    • 11 p.m. Candlelight Service with Communion in the Chapel
  • Feb 28 – March 3 – Global Impact Celebration


CUC Newsletter – December 14, 2018

“… Then they opened their treasure chests and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”

Matthew 2:11


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Foremothers, Angels, a Star, and Gifts

Our teacher for this Sunday is John Sharp. This will be our third lesson of the Advent season. John’s topic is: “Foremothers, angels, a star, and gifts”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Lynne & Dave Roberts and Patsy & Bill Lanham

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 9
Members 72, guests 3, total 75

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 9
$73


Open House at Wright’s

This Friday night, December 146:00-11 PM  is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s. Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share.

Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.


SEL Winter Session

Registration has begun for SEL’s Winter Session which runs from Jan. 8 – Feb. 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays. SEL offers 23 different classes and the $50 fee covers taking as many classes as you like.

Registration can be done online at www.selroswellga.org or you can mail in a paper copy. See Bonnie White for a brochure or call 770-587-3750 for more details.


Evening in Bethlehem

On this Saturday, Dec., 15, journey through an indoor re-enactment of an authentic first-century marketplace, then praise with the shepherds, rejoice with the angels, and bow down with the Magi as we experience the Christmas story together. The marketplace will be open from 4-6:30 p.m. in the Dining Room. Presenta­tion of the Nativity will be at 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a free event for all ages and is open to the community; tickets are not required, but reservations are necessary to ensure an open seat. A suggested donation of $10 per family is appreciated. Reservations: rumc.com/rkevents


Angel Tree

If you would like to provide gifts for a resident of enAble this Christmas, stop by the Angel Tree in the South Lobby of the Sanctuary building and select an angel.

Gifts must be returned by Sunday, Dec. 23, to the South Lobby on Sundays or to the Main Office, Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Birthdays

  • ** none **

Anniversary


  • Shirley May – for relief of Shingles pain which has been severe enough to require brief hospitalizations

Continuing prayers:

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

  • Dec. 14 – Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 15 – Evening in Bethlehem
  • Dec. 16 – 3pm – 13th annual MOS Messiah Sing along
  • Dec. 24 Christmas Eve at RUMC
    • 10 a.m. Worship Service with Communion in the Chapel
    • 4 p.m. Family Worship Service with Candlelight in the Sanctuary
    • 6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary
    • 11 p.m. Candlelight Service with Communion in the Chapel


CUC Newsletter – November 30, 2018

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

John 1:1,14 (NIV)



Sunday, December 2, 2018

How Could the Eternal God Be So Vulnerable?

Paul Beecham will be presenting our lesson this Sunday. The title of Paul’s lesson is: “How Could the Eternal God Be So Vulnerable?” The scripture references are John 1: 1, 4. We look forward to Paul leading us in our first Advent lesson for the season.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by MariAnna & Fred Brown and Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 25
84 members + 1 Visitor = 85

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 25
$76



Christmas Contribution to Murphy Harpst

CUC members generously contributed a total of $3708 to Murphy Harpst for Christmas gifts for the 130 children there.



CUC Christmas Party

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We look forward to celebrating with you at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3, from 6PM to 10PM at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA. It will be a great night!

Remember to bring a White Elephant gift to exchange. PLEASE don’t cause yourself stress about the White Elephant! Don’t buy anything just bring something you want to regift or something you no longer want. It’s all in fun and hopefully will make you laugh! Red bags will be available if you haven’t received one or you forget it!
Please contact MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.



Open House at Wright’s

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December 14 is the annual open house at the Nancy & Johnie Wright’s, 6:00-11 PM.

Please bring finger type appetizer or dessert to share. Carpool if possible and park on sidewalk side of street only.



RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

We hear that the Christmas Gift and Craft Show this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30- Dec. 1, 9am to 5pm in the Dod, is not to be missed! Proceeds from booth rentals, bake sale, raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and tree and poinsettia sales will benefit Youth Missions.


 

Wednesday Night Out

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Join us on December 5 for the last WNO dinner of 2018, 4:45-6:30 p.m.

Students involved in the after-school tutoring program at Vickery Mill Elementary will be singing Christmas songs at 5:30 p.m.

Menu: Beef Bourguignon, Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans with Butter and Dill, Cream of Mushroom Soup



SEL Winter Session

Registration has begun for SEL’s Winter Session which runs from Jan. 8 – Feb. 28th on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SEL offers 23 different classes and the $50 fee covers taking as many classes as you like. Registration can be done online at www.selroswellga.org or you can mail in a paper copy. See Bonnie White for a brochure or call 770-587-3750 for more details.



Christmas Festival Concerts

Christmas Festival Concerts will be Friday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available in the Main Office and in the Worship Arts Office



MOS Christmas Joy Concert

The Michael O’Neal Singers and the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet present Christmas Joy this

Sunday, December 2 at 3 PM.

Featuring the 140-voice MOS chorus, the 36-voice Kaleidoscope ensemble, and the ASO Brass Quintet, Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students and seniors age 60+ and are available online or by phone at 770.594.7974. Tickets will also be sold at the door on Sunday ($25/$20),


 

HURRICANE RELIEF

There will be an Emergency Response Team training event on

Saturday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Dining Room, Chapel building.

To register for the training event or to indicate your interest in a particular area, go to rumc.com/disaster-relief-trips.

If you are interested in being a part of the Panama City trip Dec. 13-16 or for more informa­tion, please contact Rev. Marion Brown, mbrown@rumc.com.



Service of Remembrance

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



Advent Devotionals

As a part of her Quiet Circle weekly blog, Debbie Goodwin sends out 4 weeks of short Advent devotionals.

This year’s theme is “Make (a) Way for Christmas.” Anyone can sign up to receive them on her website www.debbiegoodwin.net.



Congratulations!

Best wishes to Lara Todd Deaton, daughter of Pat Deaton, and George Mittelholzer who were married by Rev. Nancy Lane on Saturday, November 24, at Primrose Hall.


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • George Waite – Dec 3
  • George Martin – Dec 7
  • Mary Serafina – Dec 7

 

Anniversaries

  • Sandy & George Martin – December 6, 1996 – 22 years

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  • Jim Adcock recovering at home following treatment for congestive heart failure and anemia
  • Malone Dodson for success with his cochlear implant.
  • Shirley May who has been diagnosed with Shingles which are very painful
  • Continuing prayers:
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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


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CUC Newsletter – November 25, 2018

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

Psalm 31:14-15


Bible Verse

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



The Epic of Eden

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 18
$78

Welcome Our New Member

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



CUC Christmas Party

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

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

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

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



Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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

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

In early December the church will send a check for the total amount collected saying that the donation is from the CUC Class for young people celebrating Christmas at Murphy-Harpst. Checks should be made out to RUMC with CUC Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Teenagers receiving gift cards will be able to shop for themselves! Thank you, class, for your generosity. Questions? Contact Betty or Larry Hunt.



Operation Christmas Child

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



Open House at Wright’s

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



Sunday Brunch

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



Advent Study

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



Service of Remembrance

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


Celebrations

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


Thanksgivings

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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