Category Archives: Red Bird Missions

CUC Newsletter – August 24, 2019

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

Psalm 100:2


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Psalms

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

Aug 18
$107

CUC Music

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


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

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

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

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

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


Plan to Attend Worship!

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

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


CUC Class is Special!

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

Dave Roberts has shared some interesting statistics from this report.

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


Murphy Harpst and Red Bird Mission Schools

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

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

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

Seniors Enriched Living

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


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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


Early Reminder from Chip Lester

Christmas Gift Show coming soon

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


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


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

Continuing prayers:

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

Congratulations!

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – August 16, 2019

All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.

1 Samuel 17:47


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Goliath Was the Underdog

One of CUC’s favorite guest speakers will be back with us this Sunday. Bob Fletcher will be speaking and his subject is “ Goliath was the Underdog!”

Listen to Bob’s Lesson (Full Class Audio)

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

Aug 11
Members 95 + I new member + 1 speaker =97

CUC Collection

Aug 11
$103


Job Networking

Bob Schnackenburg thanked the many CUC members for your continued support of RUMC’s Job Networking program every other Monday night. This past Monday was a big Job Fair which helped many job seekers find good employment opportunities.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

About 57 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains.

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

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

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

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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

The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. The next Sunday Service will be on this Sunday, August 18.


Pull Tabs For Ronald McDonald Houses

Nancy and Johnie Wright recently took our CUC pull tabs collection (12 pounds worth!) to an Atlanta Ronald McDonald House. A thank you letter from an ARMH Charities volunteer notes that since 1998 the local pop top recycling program has raised over $148,000 for the two Atlanta houses which house nearly 2000 families of ill and injured children each year in order to keep families together when they need it the most. Keep collecting CUC!

Murphy Harpst Thank You

CUC has also received several thank yous from Murphy Harpst for donations totaling $1500.

Homestretch Thank You

The following are thank you notes from Homestretch for the $1,000 donated by the CUC class for the truck:

From Talaya Parker, Executive Director:
Thank you for your generous financial support and continued prayers to encourage and uplift us as we serve our vulnerable community. We appreciate you all. We could not serve our neighbors and be steadfast in our mission without you.

From Max Myers, Maintenance Director:
Thank you so much for the ways you encourage and support us here at Homestretch! Your investment of recent is going to provide a much needed vehicle. Bless you all!


The RUMC Coffeehouse

The newly-opened RUMC Coffee House, a collaboration between Kennesaw’s Independent Grounds Cafe and RUMC, has opened on Mimosa Boulevard. It is the red brick house two doors up from the church in the building which formerly housed SEL.

Consider stopping in for a cup of coffee sometime when you happen to be at the church! Or plan to use one of the rooms for a covenant group or small meeting while enjoying a cup of coffee. It is open Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The coffeehouse menu consists of a variety of coffee and espresso drinks and grab-and-go pastries. Light lunch fare is planned for the future. The shop offers seating inside and outside on the porch and at tables throughout the grounds.

The coffee shop primarily employs people in the community living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The idea of it is to showcase what inclusive employment opportunities look like for local businesses that employ adults with special needs. For many of the employees, this is their first job opportunity. It provides them an opportunity to grow in confidence and develop their skills that they can then take anywhere. All they need is to be given a chance to shine. For more information about the coffeehouse you can go to https://www.rumccoffeehouse.com


Seniors Enriched Living

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


Georgia Ensemble Theater

A number of CUC’ers have season tickets to Georgia Ensemble. Our tickets are for Series 6 (Thursday nights) and the first show is “Cat on the Hot Tin Roof” Sept 19. Look on line (info@get.org) or call GET at 770-641-1260 for tickets. If you’d like to join us for dinner please let Gale Davis know so she can add you to our group list.


Save the Date!
Monday, October 7, 2019. Woodmont Golf Club, Canton, GA.

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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

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


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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • John Phelps – Aug 18
  • Daphne Fradl – Aug 23

Anniversaries

  • Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008 – 11 years
  • Martha Jane & Charlie Mason – August 24, 1968- 51 years

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


CUC Newsletter – July 20, 2019

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

Psalms 8:3-4


Sunday, July 21, 2019

What is on the final exam?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 14
$116.

New CUC Donations

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


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2020

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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

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


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

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

 Anniversaries

  • none

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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgiving

  • Marlene McLeod back to CUC recovering from recent shoulder fracture

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – July 12, 2019

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


Sunday – July 14, 2019

The Main Thing

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 7
$96


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2020

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

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


Continue To Support our Children’s Ministry!

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


Thank You From Homestretch

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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


 RUMC Senior Day Trip

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


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – June 14, 2019

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

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mountainview or Stormview?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

June 9
4 guests + 92 members = 96 total

CUC Collection

June 9
$95.

New CUC Member

Please welcome Evelyn Hatfield as CUC’s newest member!


CUC Foundation Distribution

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

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

Thank you for your support of the CUC Endowment Fund.


CUC Summer WNO

Next week’s June 19th WNO will be at 5:30 at Houck’s Grille, 10930 Crabapple Rd., Roswell. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.

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


Patriotic Picnic Potluck

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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

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

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


Patriotic Concerts

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

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


Vacation Bible School Help Requests/ Venezuela Crate

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

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

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

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


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Why Do We Want Boxtops for Red Bird Missions?

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


Birthdays

  • John Goss – June 16

Anniversaries

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

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – June 7, 2019

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

2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Grief, the Unwelcome Visitor

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

June 2
88 members + 3 guests = 91

CUC Collection

June 2
$84

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


CUC Summer WNO

We have reservations on next Wednesday, June 12 at 5:30pm at Longhorn Steakhouse, 900 Mansell Rd., Roswell. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up.

If you want to come and don’t sign up, or if you sign up and cannot attend, please call Ann or Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


Patriotic Picnic Potluck

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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

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

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

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


Patriotic Concerts

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

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


Vacation Bible School Help Requests

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

The VBS mission emphasis will be “Venezuela Now!” You can help fill another crate for Venezuela by bringing in some of the items listed. The items needed are very specific: acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), infant Tylenol and Advil, children’s and adult’s multi-vi­tamins, powdered infant formula, canned chicken, dried rice, and dried beans.


Job Networking

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

(Reminder: Get your Shingles shots!!)

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

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


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




CUC Newsletter – May 24, 2019

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

Philippians 4:6


Sunday, May 26, 2019

When Jesus Prayed For Us

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

May 19
92 members + 1 visitor = 93

CUC Collection

May 19
$72

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

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


CUC Summer WNO

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

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


Must Summer Lunch Program

MUST Summer Lunch kicks off Tuesday, May 28!

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

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

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


Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration

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

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

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


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


Seniors Enriched Living

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

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


Card Writing Ministry

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

From Betty Hunt:

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

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • — None —

Anniversaries

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

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

Thanksgiving

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

Continuing prayers

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

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


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




CUC Newsletter – May 17, 2019

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

2 Timothy 1:7, (NIV)


Sunday – May 19, 2019

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

May 12
64 + 1 Visitor = 65

CUC Collection

May 12
$76

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

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


Noah’s Ark

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

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

Good Afternoon

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

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

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

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

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

Any questions, please contact Johnny Johnson


Greeters Needed

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

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


Must Summer Lunch Program

MUST Summer Lunch kicks off Tuesday, May 28!

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

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

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


Disaster Relief

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

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

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


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

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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

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


Thirty-Eighth Annual Roswell Patriotic Celebration

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

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

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


Card Writing Ministry

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

From Betty Hunt:

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

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • No Anniversaries this week

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

Continuing Prayers

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

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


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




CUC Newsletter – May 10, 2019

“It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God says we must not eat it or even touch it, or we will die”. “You won’t die!” the serpent hissed. “God knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it. You will become just like God, knowing everything, both good and evil.”

The woman was convinced. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious, and it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. Then he ate it, too. At that moment, their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they strung fig leaves together around their hips to cover themselves.

Genesis 3:4-7


Sunday – May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day

We are happy to welcome Dr. Paul Beecham back as our teacher this Sunday. The title of the lesson is: “Sin and Addiction”. This lesson should provide some interesting insight into some of the addictions we are faced with today.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Diane Stephens, Virginia Hardy and Betty and Larry Hunt

CUC Attendance

May 5
71 + 1 Teacher = 72

CUC Collection

May 5
$71

In addition, $480 was collected for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program.

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


Gale Rodgers would like to Thank all 72 of the CUC Volunteers that worked so hard at the 2019 Garage Sale extravaganza . Yay!
The Garage Sale took in about $36,000 this year.

Other Ministries also benefited from receiving items that were not sold at the Garage Sale. The Organizations – No Longer Bound, Foster Care, and Cheaper by the Dozen received clothing and other items. And Job Networking – Job Seekers also volunteered to help with the Garage Sale. Great Job Everyone!


Wednesday Night Out

CUC WNO dinner for May 15 at 5:30pm will be at Chicago’s restaurant [MENU]
4401 Shallowford Rd., Roswell.
We had 21 participate in the dinner at Provinos.
Any questions, please contact Larry Douglas.


Noah’s Ark

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

This makes such a difference for so many. The event will be held at Grimes Bridge park in Roswell. To register, go to: http://www.rumc.com/special-needs/


Greeters Needed

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

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


Must Summer Lunch Program

Sandy Griffin reminded us about the MUST Summer Lunch program coming up. CUC has provided 5400 lunches in the past couple of years.

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.


CUC Weekly Newsletter

The usual editor of the CUC newsletter and sender of special announcements during the week will not be available during the next couple of weeks due to travel plans. Thankfully CUC has a very good back-up plan in Doug Tatom who has agreed to keep CUC email communications going along with his usual excellent CUC website. From today until Sunday, May 19th please send anything you wish to communicate to CUC members to Doug Tatom. Do not send to the address from which you receive this week’s email!


Birthdays

  • Scott Woodison – Wednesday, May 15

Anniversaries

  • No Anniversaries this week

  • Marianna Brown asks for prayers for her niece – Diana, her Husband Chris and baby Jack. The Doctor had to take Jack at 25 weeks because Diana had preeclampsia. Jack weighs 1lb 3oz and is on a ventilator. Please pray for healing for Diana and strength, the Doctors have given Jack a 60% chance of survival.
    Update: Diana was able to go home this last week. baby Jack is still on a ventilator. He will not be able to go home until August. Please continue your prayers for baby Jack and his family.
  • George Crolius – asks for prayers for the daughter of his 1st Cousin Silvia. Her daughter Michelle has been diagnosed with terminal Liver cancer and been given approximately 4 more months. Michelle has been Silvia’s primary caregiver for the past several years.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors.
    Update: Roger Davis talked to Dick last Friday, his blood platelets are still not at the level needed to be able to start chemotherapy. He will have his platelets checked again this week (last Monday – May 6th) to see if he can begin chemo.
  • Laverne Lamb could use some prayers as she has been suffering from a variety of medical problems recently.
  • Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery from her surgery.
    Update: Ann McNew received a message from Jim Lappe: Rose is recovering well. There are ups and downs with her pain, but we are pleased with her progress. She appreciates all the cards, visits, flowers, food and thanks you for the many prayers,
  • Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery. She continues to improve.
  • Shirley May and Barbara Davis who are still recovering from the effects of Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple Myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgiving!

From a Facebook post from Linda Temples on May 1, 2019:

Linda is back on the kidney transplant list after being taken off due to collapse in January and has a donor. But, her numbers are so stable that they are postponing surgery until more need arises. She says, “Thank you to all my wonderful prayer warriors. God is so good! Praise his Holy name!”

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


  • May 18Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College





CUC Newsletter – May 3, 2019

“Jesus repeated the question:  Simon, son of John, do you love me?”  “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.” 

John 21:16


Sunday – May 5, 2019

We are happy to welcome Bob Fletcher back as our teacher this Sunday. He has an intriguing lesson title of “Mission of the Church” with a subtitle of “Fishermen and Shepherds” The lesson will come from the scripture passage: John 21:1-17.

Listen:

April 28, 2019 – Bob Fletcher – “Suddenly their eyes were opened” Luke 24:13-35

May 5, 2019 – Bob Fletcher – “Mission of the Church” John 21:1-17

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

April 28
84 + 1 Visitor + 1 Teacher = 86

CUC Collection

April 21
$73

Charlie Mason also received checks amounting to $150 for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program.
Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday for the next two months.


Parking Sunday – May 5, 2019

The 5th Annual RUMC BBQ is this Sunday:

The Parking lot behind the Fellowship hall (with the handicap parking) will be blocked off for the BBQ.

If you need a ride on campus, look for the Hospitality carts, they will be available to get people to the Sanctuary, “B” building and the parking lots.


RUMC 5th Annual BBQ

The 5th Annual Church Barbeque will be held Sunday, May 5th, on the Commons from noon – 1:30pm.

Please sign-up if you plan to attend at www.rumc.com/bbq. There will be BBQ from Williamson brothers, a jumping room for the kids and an ice cream truck.


The Garage Sale Extravaganza is Here!

Shop

  • Friday, May 3, shop 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4, shop 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Through the generosity of those who DONATE and those who BUY, job seekers enjoy a hot meal every time they attend Job Networking.

We can use your help any day, anytime. Check rumc.com/garagesale or see Gale Davis, Mary Serafina, or Dee Scott.

Gale  Davis  reminded  us  about  the past  Monday  night’s attendance as  an  example of how active the Job Networking program is:

  • 240  people  total  attendance
  • 194 for  dinner
  • 77 first time attendees
  • 19 people getting  interview  appropriate clothing from  “Attire for  Hire”
  • 85 volunteers – many from CUC
  • You will see many other CUC members there.

Wednesday Night out

Wednesday night class dinners will commence May 8 with the first outing at 5:30pm at:

Provino’s Italian Restaurant [Menu] 1255 Grimes Bridge Rd., Roswell.

Sign-up sheet will be passed on Sunday. For questions, contact Larry Douglas


Noah’s Ark

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

This makes such a difference for so many. The event will be held at Grimes Bridge park in Roswell. To register, go to: http://www.rumc.com/special-needs/


Greeters Needed

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

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


Must Summer Lunch Program

Sandy Griffin reminded us about the MUST Summer Lunch program coming up. CUC has provided 5400 lunches in the past couple of years.

We  have $800 put  aside  for  this  purpose and it costs about $1300 each  summer. Contributions will be needed.


Thank You!

Thanks to the Lanhams for planning the great Chick-Fil-a trip and to Roger Davis for driving the bus.

Thank you CUC! for your generous contributions and help to support the HomeStretch Road Race Congregation Challenge. CUC donated $1645 with other donations of $225 making a total of $1870 from RUMC. Hope we win the Challenge!


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.


CUC Weekly Newsletter

The usual editor of the CUC newsletter and sender of special announcements during the week will not be available during the next couple of weeks due to travel plans. Thankfully CUC has a very good back-up plan in Doug Tatom who has agreed to keep CUC email communications going along with his usual excellent CUC website. From today until Sunday, May 19th please send anything you wish to communicate to CUC members to Doug Tatom. Do not send to the address from which you receive this week’s email!


Birthdays

  • Bob Hamilton – Tuesday, May 7
  • Elaine Estill – Wednesday, May 8
  • Pat Phillips – Thursday, May 9

Anniversaries

  • Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho – Thursday, May 9
  • Gayle & George Crolius – Thursday, May 9

  • Marianna Brown asks for prayers for her niece – Diana, her Husband Chris and baby Jack. The Doctor had to take Jack at 25 weeks because Diana had preeclampsia. Jack weighs 1lb 3oz and is on a ventilator. Please pray for healing for Diana and strength, the Doctors have given Jack a 60% chance of survival.
  • George Crolius – asks for prayers for the daughter of his 1st Cousin Silva. Her daughter Michelle has been diagnosed with terminal Liver cancer and been given approximately 4 more months. Michelle has been Silva’s primary care giver for the past several years.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors.
  • Laverne Lamb could use some prayers as she has been suffering from a variety of medical problems recently.
  • Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery from her surgery.
  • Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery
  • Shirley May and Barbara Davis who are still recovering from the effects of Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple Myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgiving!

From a Facebook post from Linda Temples on May 1, 2019:

Linda is back on the kidney transplant list after being taken off due to collapse in January and has a donor. But, her numbers are so stable that they are postponing surgery until more need arises. She says, “Thank you to all my wonderful prayer warriors. God is so good! Praise his Holy name!”

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


  • May 2 – 4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • May 5 – RUMC Annual BBQ
  • May 8 Wednesday Night Class dinner at 5:30pm at: Provino’s Italian Restaurant
  • May 9RUMC Men’s Breakfast at 6:45 am
  • May 18Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College





CUC Newsletter – April 26, 2019

“Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him”

Luke 24:31.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Suddenly Their Eyes Were Opened

We are happy to welcome back Bob Fletcher as our teacher this Sunday and next Sunday. Bob’s topic is “Suddenly their eyes were opened.” For the rest of the story read the account told in Luke 24:13-35. Bob’s lesson is very appropriate for this the first Sunday after Easter.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Pat Stamps, Garlinn & Mike Story, and Mary Serafina.

CUC Attendance

April 21
No Sunday school -Easter Sunday

CUC Collection

April 21
0


Job Networking Garage Sale

Garage Sale Extravaganza will be happening next week! Early Bird Sale is Thursday, May 2 – 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. with $10 donation.

Friday, May 3, shop 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, May 4, shop 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Through the generosity of those who DONATE and those who BUY, job seekers enjoy a hot meal every time they attend Job Networking.

Donated items can be dropped off at the trailer near the Fellowship Hall (building “E”) before and after worship services on Sunday. Pick-up is offered for large items April 28 – May 1; contact: Ann Gordon at 770.490.7900. This is now officially a “Garage Sale,Bake Sale and Plant Sale”! If anyone has plants they would like to donate they would love to have them. For information or to volunteer: rumc.com/garagesale


More About the Garage Sale

Volunteers are needed to help with the sale and to donate “treasures”. Please bring ladies clothes (on hangers) and other household items to the Fellowship Hall beginning this Sunday, April 28.

We can also use your help this Monday through Saturday, April 29 – May 4, sorting, setting up, selling, and as cashiers. Fun and easy! 😊 You will see many other CUC members there. We can use you any day, anytime. Check rumc.com/garagesale or see Gale Davis, Mary Serafina, or Dee Scott.


Garage Sale Help Needed

If anyone is interested in helping in the Book Room for the Garage Sale let Dave Roberts know. Several of the usual workers will be out of town.

Mary Serafina is coordinating the bake sale (which was highly profitable last year) at the Garage Sale. Please sign up to contribute your own favorite baked goods. Plan to bring in your baked goods on this Wednesday , May 1 between 2 and 4 PM.


RUMC Annual BBQ

The 5th Annual Church Barbeque will be held Sunday, May 5th, on the Commons from noon – 1:30pm. Please sign-up if you plan to attend at www.rumc.com/bbq. There will be BBQ from Williamson brothers, a jumping room for the kids and an ice cream truck.


CUC Weekly Newsletter

The usual editor of the CUC newsletter and sender of special announcements during the week will not be available during the next couple of weeks due to travel plans. Thankfully CUC has a very good back-up plan in Doug Tatom who has agreed to keep CUC email communications going along with his usual excellent CUC website. From today until Sunday, May 19th please send anything you wish to communicate to CUC members to Doug Tatom. Do not send to the address from which you receive this week’s email!


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.


Birthdays

  • Robin Hicks – Apr 29
  • George Crolius – Apr 30

Anniversaries

  • Mary Lee & Dick Copeland – May 3, 1969 – 50 years!

Best Wishes

Congratulations to Peggy Rodway and Maurice (Mac) McNay who were married recently.


  • Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors. Dick has been a faithful member of RUMC’s Job Networking Ministry and an active participant in the annual Garage Sale. He will be missed in those two ministries as he goes through his treatments.
  • Laverne Lamb could use some prayers as she has been suffering from a variety of medical problems recently.
  • Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery following her surgery which is scheduled for this Friday.
  • Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery

Continuing prayers:

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

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


  • May 2 – 4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • May 5RUMC Annual BBQ
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College



CUC Newsletter – April 19, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

He Is Risen!

Easter Sunday

Note: There will be no Sunday School on Easter Sunday.

  • Sunrise Service – 6:30 – Chapel
  • Contemporary Worship Service- 9 am – Sanctuary
  • Chapel Roswell Modern Worship Service -10 am – Chapel
  • Traditional Worship Service -11 am – Sanctuary
  • Chapel Roswell Modern Worship Service -11:30 am – Chapel

CUC Attendance

Sunday, April 14
69 members

CUC Collection

Sunday April 14
$58


Golf Cart Drivers Needed!

Jacob Crane has emailed Jim Boswell and asked for Golf Cart Drivers every Sunday, but especially this Easter Sunday. If you feel led to volunteer this coming Easter Sunday, give Jim a call or email.


Wednesday Night Out

Last WNO Until August. Gather around the table once more for food and fellowship. This week’s menu is:

  • Stuffed Chicken Roulade with Herbed Cream Sauce
  • Vegetable Rice Pilaf, Honey Glazed Carrots
  • Fresh Yeast Roll, Salad Bar, Banana Pudding

RUMC Library Books

Stop by the Books to the People tables at Wednesday Night Out on April 24 and browse the selection of new library books available for checkout.

This is also a great time to return any overdue books or DVDs you have checked out. The RUMC library is located in the Parlor across from the Main Office in the Chapel building and has a large selection of books and DVDs.


Job Networking Garage Sale

rumc.com/garagesale

The Annual Garage Sale and Bake Sale benefiting Job Networking will be held May 2-4. Donated items can be dropped off at the trailer near the Fellowship Hall (building “E”) before and after worship services on Sunday April 28.

Pick-up is offered for large items April 28-May 1; contact: Ann Gordon. This is now officially a “Garage Sale,Bake Sale and Plant Sale”! If anyone has plants they would like to donate they would love to have them. For information or to volunteer: rumc.com/garagesale


More About the Garage Sale

Through the generosity of those who DONATE and those who BUY, job seekers enjoy a hot meal every time they attend Job Networking. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale and to donate “treasures. Please bring ladies clothes (on hangers) and other household items to the Fellowship Hall beginning Sunday, April 28.

We can also use your help Monday- Saturday, April 29 – May 4, sorting, setting up, selling, and as cashiers. Fun and easy 😊! You will join many other CUC members there. We can use you any day, anytime. Check rumc.com/garagesale or see Gale Davis, Mary Serafina, or Dee Scott.


Garage Sale Help Needed

If anyone is interested in helping in the Book Room for the Garage Sale let Dave Roberts know. Several long-time book-sorters and book- sellers will be missing this year!

Mary Serafina is coordinating the Bake Sale (which was highly profitable last year) at the Garage Sale. Please sign up to contribute your own favorite baked goods. Plan to bring in your baked goods on May 1 between 2 and 4 PM.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Another batch of Box Tops has been sent off to Red Bird Missions and CUC has received a special Easter card from Red Bird.


Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.


Birthdays

  • Paul Beecham – Apr 22
  • Sister Backus – Apr 24
  • Larry Hunt – Apr 26
  • Dick Copeland – Apr 26

Anniversaries

  • =None=

  • Rose Lappe for a fast recovery following her surgery which is scheduled for next Friday, April 26th
  • Janice Scalzo for good recovery from her knee surgery
  • Claudia Phelps requests prayers for her friend Judy Parker who has liver disease and is trying to get qualified for transplant.

Continuing prayers:

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

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


  • May 2 – 4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – April 5, 2019

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.”

Romans 12:2


Sunday, April 7, 2019

It is All About the AND

We are happy to welcome Rusty Gordon back as our teacher this Sunday. His lessons are interestingly titled and thought provokingly taught. The title of his lesson is: “It is all about the AND.” He will be using several scripture references – John 4:23-24, John 14:6, Romans 12:1-2, and Micah 6:6-8.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sister & Gannett Backus and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 31
89 members + 3 guests = 92 total

CUC Collection

Sunday March 31
$96


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your CUC classmates at a more intimate gathering. The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal.

The committee has matched up guests and hosts, and guests will be contacted shortly if not already. Nearly 100 people have signed up to participate.

Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all. Questions? Comments? Contact Kris Taylor – or Mary Serafina).


CUC Chick-fil-A Tour

eat – mor- chikn

The Chick-fil-A tour is this coming Tuesday, April 16th. We will meet at the church at noon and board the buses and leave at 12:15. Google says it will take us 59 minutes, which will leave time to get there, park, and be ready for the tour which is SOLD OUT. Tour is 1:30 – 3:30.

  • remember to eat lunch prior to coming to the church
  • wear comfortable walking shoes
  • business casual attire

PLEASE, call or text Patricia Lanham if you are not going to be joining us for the tour. See you at noon



Brunch will be served following the worship services on Sunday, April 7, at 12:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building. Enjoy a full, hot brunch menu at $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 & under:

eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits, and fresh fruit; orange juice, coffee, and iced tea.

Everyone is invited!


Hospitality Opportunity

You have the opportunity to play a role in hospitality management at RUMC……..

GOLF CART DRIVERS are needed to drive 30 minute shifts on Sunday morning.

The times are 9:00 to 9:30, 10:00 to 10:30 and 12:00 to 12:15……..

We are looking for drivers with “Big Smiles” to drive four (4) shifts over a one month period. Routes will be defined and the opportunity to serve others will be unlimited. Jim Boswell will be at CUC this Sunday to take your names and answer your questions. Thanks!


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge and have volunteered to help at the “Run the River” this Saturday, April 6.

Those who have pledged your financial support, please turn in your checks with the amount you have pledged on the clipboard which will be passed this Sunday. Make checks payable to RUMC with Homestretch Road Race on the memo line.


Easter Egg Hunt Basket

Responding to a request from Children’s ministry, CUC will be contributing a basket which was put together by Jeannie Ehlers and Sara Beecham for the Easter Egg Hunt.


Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, through April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Beef Bourguignon, Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Soup du Jour
  • Pasta Caesar Salad,and Smores.

This week the Outreach Choir, part of the Sanctuary Choir, will entertain us with a few of the songs that they perform during the year with their visits to assisted living residences.


Job Networking Garage Sale

The Annual Garage Sale and Bake Sale benefiting Job Networking will be held May 2-4. Donated items can be dropped off at the trailer near the Fellowship Hall (building “E”) before and after worship services on Sundays, April 7, 14, and 28. Pick-up is offered for large items:
April 28 – May 1

Contact: Ann Gordon. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale and to donate “treasures.” For information or to volunteer: rumc.com/garagesale


Bake Sale at the Garge Sale

Mary Serafina is coordinating the bake sale (which was highly profitable last year) at the Garage Sale.

Please sign up to contribute your own favorite baked goods.


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

Birthdays

  • Nance Spence – April 9
  • Jeff Coelho – April 11
  • Martha Knight – April 12

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Barbara Davis – recuperating at home following a bad fall following eye surgery to correct effects of Shingles
  • Rose Lappe for surgery to go well this Friday
  • Janice Scalzo for successful knee surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is 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.


  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 29, 2019

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will Stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

Ruth 1:16


Sunday – March 31, 2019

The Story of Ruth

Our lesson this week will be brought by our own Tom Knight. The lesson title is “The Story of Ruth”, and is based on the book The Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter. The book of Ruth is short, so read the entire book in preparation for the lesson.


CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Tom Cantrell and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 24
Guests 3 + Members 105 = total 108

CUC Collection

Sunday March 24
$244


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

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 CUCers.

The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!

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. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina).


CUC Refreshments Reminder

A note from Terry and Wanda Taylor – There have been many changes in the 2nd Quarter Refreshment calendar. Please check the CUC website – CUC Refreshments Provider Page to verify those persons that will be hosting with you. Any questions, please contact call Wanda.


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge. In preparation for the “Run the River”.

There is still time to donate. Homestretch Race on April 6 Tom Knight is looking for volunteers to assist with parking (at 6AM) and other duties. People are also needed for handing out t-shirts and registration both on Friday afternoon and at the race on Saturday. Please let Tom know if you can help.


Easter Egg Hunt Basket

Responding to a request from Children’s ministry, CUC will be contributing a basket for the Easter Egg Hunt.


Lenten Luncheons

Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, through April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Job Networking Garage Sale

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


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

  • Nancy Wistrand – Mar 31
  • Pat Stamps – Apr 1
  • Tom Knight -Apr 1
  • Dave Roberts – Apr 4
  • Gannett Backus – Apr 4

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Ron Peterson – March 31, 1962- 57 years!

  • Barbara Davis – recuperating at home following a bad fall
  • Rose Lappe for further tests and surgery to go well and she will be back on her feet soon.
  • Janice Scalzo for relief of pain as she awaits knee surgery on April 5
  • George Waite on the loss of his sister Jean

Thanksgivings

  • Bob Schnakenberg – recovering well from recent pulmonary embolism

Best Wishes!

  • Peggy Rodway and Maurice (Mac) McNay are getting married on April 13th.

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is 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.


  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 22, 2019

But (Jesus’) mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you”.

John 2:5


Sunday, March 24, 2019

What a Servant Does First

Our lesson for this Sunday will be presented by Debbie Goodwin. We were blessed by Debbie’s teaching last November when her topic was: “Five Prayers That Changed My Life”. This Sunday her topic is: “What a Servant Does First”, based on the scripture passage, John 2:1-11. This is a great follow-up to Mark Goodwin’s lesson last week on “Are you a Volunteer or a Servant?”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Beth & Bob Hamilton

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 17
Members 88 + 1 new member = 89

CUC Collection

Sunday March 17
$85.00


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 CUCers. Here are the details:

1) Sign-ups will be taken until March 24th. A clip board will be passed in class or you can let a committee member know by email that you would like to join in. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina).

2) Simply add your name(s) and mark the column “Host” if you would like to hold the dinner in your home.

3) The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!

4) The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.

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


Emergency Preparedness

There is now a First Aid Kit in the CUC closet equipped with everything from a bandaid to a devices for checking blood pressure and blood oxygen level.

In order to determine if what is needed is in the bag, there is a list of supplies included . With 18 CUC members receiving their certificates having taken a CPR course given by Teresa Dean recently CUC should be prepared for any emergency.


CUC Refreshments Reminder

A note from Terry and Wanda Taylor – There have been many changes in the 2nd Quarter Refreshment calendar. Please check the CUC website to verify those persons that will be hosting with you. Any questions, please call Wanda Taylor.


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge. In preparation for the “Run the River” Homestretch Race on April 6 Tom Knight is looking for volunteers to assist with parking (at 6AM) and other duties. Please let Tom know if you can help.


Thank you from Murphy Harpst

Murphy Harpst sent a letter to CUC expressing appreciation to CUC for a recent donation of $500 to support their program to get troubled children on the right path.


Lenten Luncheons

Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, March 26 – April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Stuffed Pork Loin with Rosemary Pork Jus,
  • Gouda Mac and Cheese, Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic Butter
  • Fresh Yeast Roll, Salad Bar, Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Apple Cobbler

Job Networking Garage Sale

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


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

  • Maureen Osborn – Mar 24
  • Nancy Wright – Mar 29

Anniversaries

  • Sue & George Waite – March 30, 1968 – 51 years

  • Lara Mittelholzer requests prayers for her husband George Mittelhholzer who suffered 2 grand mal seizures on Thursday, and also for her and her mother Pat Deaton

Thanksgivings

  • Larry Douglas had successful surgery for removal of benign parotid gland tumors
  • Bob Schnakenberg and Sharon cannot offer up enough THANK YOU tributes to our CUC Sunday School Class for your Love, Prayers and Best Wishes we received during this past week. It all began about 1:30 AM this past Monday Morning. Bob was experiencing numerous pains on his upper left arm and shoulder. Sharon said we are not going to handle this problem alone, so in about 10 minutes we were in an ambulance on our way to Well Star North Fulton hospital. They were ready for us and the treatment procedure began. Over the next three days we received excellent care and advice as to what our next few treatment days would be like. The plan the Hospital Doctors worked out was right on point. Receiving all the kinds of “Get Well Thoughts and your Love and Prayers points out how great it is to be a Member of CUC. Many Numerous Thank Yous !!!!!
  • Sue Waite also expresses thanksgiving for all the concerns expressed when she experienced chest pain, though after multiple tests in Urgent Care her heart is fine and she just needs to get her BP meds under control.

Continuing prayers:

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

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

  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament



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