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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

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!


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


  • 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


  • 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

Continue Your Prayers for Larry Hunt

Larry had a heart procedure this morning, 2/20/12, and it was determined that a stent was not needed.

He is scheduled at 7:30 am tomorrow for surgery to open his hip, remove the debris around the joint and close the hip up. This should reduce the infection in the area so they can do the hip replacement procedure some time in the future.

Continue your prayers for Larry and Betty.

Good News on JB Hardy

Virginia reports that JB is no longer in any pain with his colon and they are hoping to get a clean bill of health from the doctor on the 29th of the month.

He is still dealing with his urinary tract problems.  JB will see his Parkinson doctor on the 28th and if all goes well he will return to his medication that will help with his confusion.  Virginia and JB want to continue to thank all the wonderful CUC people for their prayers and visits.

Continue your prayers for JB and Virginia.

Thank God for Sandra’s Healing

Sandra reports that she is pretty much “out of the woods” after her surgery.

She still get tired a bit, probably from her anemia, and request to remove her from the prayer list as It is just a matter of a little more time and she will be back to my usual “cranky” self.

Please continue your prayers for complete healing and for the marvelous works of healing for Sandra.

Shaw Skillings – 50 how to Videos from Google

Here is the web site with the 50 “how to” videos.  


marketing manager at Google developed a website to help his parents and some of his co-workers parents do simple “tech fixes”. There is a list more than 50 two-minute videos with step-by-step instructions on everything from how to cut and paste copy to creating a blog. If you are stymied just go to the site and view the video. Very easy.

CUC – Sunday, March 13, 2011

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. — Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

—- Spring Forward—Daylight Savings Times Begins This Sunday Morning —-

Lenten Lesson Begin

For the first Sunday in Lent, Roger Davis will present the lesson entitled In the Garden of Gethsemane.

Please read Matthew 26:36-56, Mark 14:32-50 and Luke 22:59-54 in preparation.

We are thankful for Gale and Roger for their leadership of both CUC and RUMC.

Work in Progress

We are in the process of updating our CUC logo and you may have noticed that our CUC internet site has been added to the current logo. Over the next several weeks, we will be using various iterations of the CUC logo in the weekly newsletter. Your feedback is appreciated on this work in progress.

Ed. Note: If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members please forward it to me ( by the Thursday evening of the week. Of course, it there is an urgent request, we can distribute it to the class at any time

Pray for Lenna and John Sharp

John Sharp’s brother-in-law, Gary Moore passed away in his sleep on Wednesday evening, March 9, in Waterloo, SC.

He was in his early sixties and died of an apparent stroke. His funeral will be in Gaffney, SC on Monday at 2:00 pm with visitation prior to the funeral at the Shuford Hatcher Funeral home, 986 Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney, SC.

This was totally unexpected and impacts heavily on John’s sister, Sandy. Please keep the family including Sandy, John and Lenna in your prayers.

Roswell Women’s Club Home Tour – March 10, 2011

Roswell Women’s Club Home Tour

March 10 – March 27 is the 2011 Roswell Women’s Club Home Tour

  (Wednesday- Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.)

Tickets are available from members for $15.00 or at the door for $20.00.

CUC’ers Sister Backus, Sara Beecham and Beth Hamilton have tickets available for purchase.

As you know, The Women’s Club donates most of the proceeds from this terrific event to local charities. Free parking at RUMC.

CUC Congratulates This Coming Week – March 13, 2011


  • Sandy and Bill Griffin — March 16, 1968

Her Birthdays:

  • Marianna Brown — March 14
  • Cindy Woodworth — March 15

His Birthdays:

  • None Reported

Prayer Concerns – March 13, 2011

Current Concerns

  • Lenna and John Sharp in the death of John’s brother-in-law, Gary on March 9, 2011
  • Dee Scott thanksgiving for a successful back surgery on March 7, 2011
  • Lynda Leckie is home and recovering from shoulder and kneecap injury from a fall at work
  • Betty and Jack Williams starting another round of treatments that will last through March
  • Margaret Huddleston, mother of Lynn Adcock is now home after being released from Manor Care

Ongoing Concerns

  • John Mills for successful treatments for urinary cancer
  • Christine Granger mother of Beverly Tatom, doing better and trying to get her stabilized enough to go back to the Terrace Memory Unit
  • Georgia Witschy, wife of Gary Witschy, is now home and is having additional chemo treatments to begin in a couple weeks  

Calendar Reminders – March, 13, 2011

  • Senior Adult Bible Study on The Gospel of John taught by Tom Knight —continues for five more weeks at 4:00 pm in Room B234-236
  • Spring Forward, Daylight Savings time begins — March 13, 2011
  • Michael O’Neil Singers presents Brahms “A German Requiem” — March 13, 2011
  • 2011 RUMC Great Days of Service — March 19 & 20, 2011
  • Wrapped Candy for Easter Egg Hunt — Now to March 20, 2011
  • Foster Care Support Gala—March 19, 2011
  • CUC Spring Retreat — April 8-10, 2011
  • Homestretch Road Race — April 16, 2010
  • Easter—April 24, 2011
  • 2011 Trinity Table — July 23 and 24th, 2011

Continue Your Prayers for Dee Scott

As all you all know, Dee Scott had back surgery this past Monday.  Bill writes and wants you to know the following: 

I’m happy to report that the operation on Dee’s back went well and all signs point to a complete sucess. That is, Dee no longer has the extreme, constant pain she was experiencing prior to the operation.Dee and I both appreciate the oupouring of prayer and concern from all our friends at CUC.It is heartening to be part of such a caring community. Thanks for your concern, Bill 

Let’s keep Dee and Bill in our prayers.

Home Stretch Mail-outs – Tuesday March 8, 2011

Tom Knight is requesting help to get Home Stretch mail-outs done.

Time: Tuesday Mar 8 , 2011 – 1:00p

Place: Home Stretch office – 89 Grove Way Roswell, GA 30075

PH: 770-642-9185

Please stop by and help if you can.

CUC – Sunday, March 6, 2011

For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.  Philippians 4:13 (NLT)

Dr Harvey West Leads the CUC Lesson

This week CUC is blessed to have Harvey West teaching the lesson.  His topic, that inaugurates the Easter season, is The Meaning of the Cross.  Harvey came to RUMC in 2005 after retiring from full time ministry in the North Georgia Conference and is our Minister of Pastoral Care.  We are thankful for Harvey and is wife Charlyn and their contributions to our Church.

Congratulations to New Grandparents

Linda and Al Temples are the proud grandparents of a new grandson, Wyatt Austin Lyles, born Monday, February 28th to parents Tiffany and Norman Lyles.  He was 7 lbs 13 oz.; 18 1/4 inches long.  He had some breathing difficulties at birth and was in the neonatal intensive care unit until Wednesday evening.  Wyatt and mother came home from the hospital yesterday and both are doing well, although Wyatt is still having some breathing problems while feeding.  Keep Wyatt in your prayers.

Ed. Note:  If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members please forward it to me ( by the Thursday evening of the week.  Of course, it there is an urgent request, we can distribute it to the class at any time

CUC Congratulates This Coming Week – March 6, 2011


  • None Reported 

Her Birthdays:

  • Judy Galphin — March 10
  • Betty Smith — March 11

His Birthdays:

  • Johnie Wright — March 8
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