Category Archives: Retreat

CUC Newsletter – August 30, 2019

“My grace is sufficient for you”.

2 Corinthians 12:9


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Christians Without Wax

Dr. Jim McCormick, one of our very favorite speakers, will be back with CUC for the next two weeks. This Sunday his topic is “Christians Without Wax”. The scripture is Matthew 23:27-28.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jeannie & Jim Ehlers, Linda Mooney, and Steve Covert.

CUC Attendance

Aug 25
98 Members + 8 guests including teacher = 106!!

CUC Collection

Aug 25
$118

RUMC Name Tags

If you would like a magnetic RUMC name tag please sign the appropriate clip board which will be passed in CUC or contact Gale Davis


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Last chance to book rooms at the Amicalola Falls Lodge!

About 56 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains.

We have 40 rooms reserved. 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 about $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 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 and may plan to attend or have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


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.


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on September 8th and 22nd. There is the hope 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. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


Best Wishes

Best wishes to Robin Hicks, Daphne Fradl, and Donna & Johnny Johnson who have all moved away from our area. They will be missed!


  • Larry Douglas who is having gallbladder removal surgery on Tuesday
  • Betty and Don Gay – back in their own home where Betty now has a caregiver
  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from a mild heart attack and stent placement
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain following a fall which fractured several vertebrae
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Edna Smith as she deals with various health problems.
  • From MariAnna Brown: Please continue to pray for my great nephew, Jack, and his parents, Dianna and Chris. Jack remains in the NICU as he has been more than 126 days. While he has gotten stronger and made progress he is still a very sick baby. He now weighs 6 lbs 5 oz, up from his birth weight of 1 lb 3 oz. Jack’s lungs were damaged from MRSA, and he can’t breathe without strong oxygen. This weekend the doctor will lower the oxygen level and make other changes. Please pray that he can maintain his life with the changes and the hole in his heart will not require surgery.

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he deals with Shingles and Multiple Myeloma. Also continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week.
  • 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.

Thanksgivings

  • Jeff Coelho – back to CUC Class as he is making a good recovery from major cervical spine surgery
  • From Gail Earman, former CUC member – Diana (Frei) and I are so appreciative of the CUC Newsletter and look forward to it every week. Just wanted to give you an update on Diana’s health. Dr. is thrilled with her blood results as she continues to deal with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I asked if we could erase the 6 month life expectancy and he said it sure looks that way. He said at that point, that he never will give a specific life expectancy to a patient because he does not presume to know more than God. The basis on the 6 month time was given by the radiologist oncology chief, who said without radiation that would be the expected time. Diana is also receiving infusion every three weeks which is working beautifully at keeping her blood levels normal. Praise God for His work. Prayers by so many have been a blessing and we want to thank the members of CUC for their continued prayers and concerns. She looks great and is functioning very well. Thanks again. Blessings to all.

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

(Please 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)

Birthdays

  • Ann Douglas – Sept. 1
  • LaVerne Lamb – Sept. 3
  • Virginia Hardy– Sept. 5

Anniversaries

  • Lynn and Jim Adcock – Sept. 1, 1967 – 52 years
  • Donna & Johnny Johnson – Sept. 2, 1972 – 47 years
  • Jeannie and Jim Ehlers – Sept. 2, 1967 – 52 years
  • Lynda and Bob Leckie – Sept. 2, 1962 -57 years !
  • Gloria and Jack Stadler – Sep 4, 1954 – 65 years!!

  • Oct. 3 -7PM – 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 – August 9, 2019

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over,

will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38


Sunday, August 11, 2019

God’s Mission Today

CUC’s speaker this Sunday will be Rev. Scott Parrish, Associate Director, Center for Congregational Excellence of The North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church with focus on Mission and Disaster Response. Scott’s topic is “God’s Mission Today”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Head, Jill Caviness, and Peggy & Mac McMcNay

CUC Attendance

Aug 4
5 guests + 92 members = 97 total

CUC Collection

Aug 4
$96

Welcome Our Newest CUC Members!

  • Pat Ball
  • Cheryl McEntee
  • Ann O’Meara

CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 37 CUC members enjoyed the last of our summer CUC dinners out at Peach & the Porkchop (owned by MariAnna and Fred Brown’s daughter and son-in -law). We enjoyed some of MariAnna’s delicious cake!

Thanks to Larry and Ann Douglas and Grady and Pat Phillips and Johnny and Donna Johnson who coordinated our dinners out this summer.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Restarts

This coming Wednesday evening, 4:45 – 6:30 PM, RUMC’s WNO begins again where we can continue our good WNO fellowship with CUC friends, in our Fellowship Hall, while enjoying Jacob Crane’s great cooking!


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.

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

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

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates. Sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

A small but lucky number of CUCers will be going to see the Braves play the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Sept 5. It’s a night game and the limited numberof tickets are $20 apiece.

The seats are in the 1st and 2nd rows of the top section along the third base line. Tickets are going fast, so act quickly. There are still some available. Questions or reserve tickets? Contact Bill Scott


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

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

Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher. The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship.

The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. The next Sunday Service will be on August 18.


Seniors Enriched Living

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


Georgia Ensemble Theater

A number of CUC’ers have season tickets to Georgia Ensemble. Our tickets are for Series 6 (Thursday nights) and the first show is “Cat on the Hot Tin Roof” Sept 19. Look on line ( https://get.org/ ) or call GET at 770-641-1260 for tickets.

If you’d like to join us for dinner please let Gale Davis know so she can add you to our group list.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

  • Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.
  • Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!
  • And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • Larry Douglas – Aug 12
  • Gale Davis – Aug 14
  • Shaw Skillings – Aug 17

Anniversaries

  • Norma and Dave Hills – August 11, 1957-62 years!
  • Ann and Don McNew – August 12, 1961-58 years!
  • Myra & Julian Belote – August 1989-30 years!
  • Sue and Hugh Gardner – August 15, 1970 – 49 years

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


CUC Newsletter – August 2, 2019

God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.”  Romans 12:6

Sunday, August 4, 2019

CUC in Story Form

This Sunday Roger Davis will be presenting our lesson.  The title of the lesson is: “CUC in Story Form” There are two scripture passages for the morning.  The first is:  “Jesus always used stories and illustrations like these when speaking to the crowds.  In fact, he never spoke to them without using such parables.”  Matthew 13:34   The second is:  “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well” Romans 12:6.  Be thinking about stories and experiences that you have had as a result of being a member of CUC.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Lynne & Dave RobertsBrenda Burrell, and Betty Smith

CUC Attendance

July 28
91 Members + I teacher + 5 visitors = 97

CUC Collection

July 28
$423


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 34 CUC members enjoyed a Southern cooking dinner together at Family Tradition Restaurant, owned by the Schnakenberg’s son.

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for August 7 at 5:30 will be at: Peach & the Porkchop [MENU], 12040 Etris Rd, Roswell. (This restaurant is owned by MariAnna and Fred Brown’s daughter and son-in -law).

If you don’t sign up on Sunday and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday. Regular RUMC WNOs begin the following week.


CUC Class Officers for 2019-20

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.

Thank you to 2018-19 CUC Officers!

Thanks especially to outgoing president Sara Beecham who has led our class and been present to graciously preside over our CUC class every Sunday except one during this past year. A donation in her honor has been given to our CUC Foundation Endowment Fund.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.

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

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

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates. Sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

As announced in class last week, a small but lucky number of CUC’ers will be going to see the Braves play the Washington Nationals on Thursday, Sept 5. It’s a night game and the limited number of tickets are $20 apiece. The seats are in the 1st and 2nd rows of the top section along the third base line. Tickets are going fast, so act quickly. Questions or reserve tickets? just email Bill Scott bisco@mail.com

(What significance does Bill’s Birthday have here? None at all; but the alliteration was too good to pass up. When you run an event, you can put it on your birthday too!)


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

Come and help Jeff Ross and Bonnie White 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 is our 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. In August the Service will be on August 4 and 18.


The RUMC Coffeehouse

The newly-opened RUMC Coffee House, a collaboration between Kennesaw’s Independent Grounds Cafe and RUMC, has opened on Mimosa Boulevard. 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.

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. Consider stopping in for a cup of coffee sometime when you happen to be at the church!

  • Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the coffeehouse you can go to https://www.rumccoffeehouse.com


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.


  • Jeff Koelho had major cervical disk surgery last Friday and is now home but faces a long period of convalescence
  • Sharon and Bob Schnakenberg’s grandson, Owen (13), moved to Scottish Rite Hospital for surgery on his facial tumor
  • Dr. Mike Long (now Atlanta Emory Area District Superintendent) had emergency surgery Tuesday at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and was to remain in the hospital at least through Thursday. Thank you for your prayers.

Thanksgiving

  • Myra Belote for excellent recovery and back to CUC following revision hip surgery

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma and Laverne Lamb who continues to help Dick as she recovers from her own health issues.
  • 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

  • Frank Foil – Jul 30
  • Peggy McNay – Jul 31
  • Bill Lanham – Aug 1
  • Dave Wistrand – Aug 1
  • Don Gay – Aug 2

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990 -29 years

  • Sept. 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
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club


CUC Newsletter – July 26, 2019

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”  Matthew 7:21 (KJV)


Sunday, July 28, 2019

“What is on the final exam?” 

This Sunday, we are glad to welcome back Dave Mueller for the second session on the topic, “What is on the final exam?” 

He set the stage for us last week to answer this important question.  The overall scripture is Micah 6:6-8

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell and Charlotte & Malone Dodson

CUC Attendance

July 21
92 members + 4 visitors + guest speaker = 97

CUC Collection

July 21
$106

Also an additional $100 for the MUST Summer Lunch program


CUC Wednesday Night Out

This past Wednesday evening 37 of us enjoyed dinner  together at Altobeli’s Italian restaurant.  

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 31 at 5:30 will be at: Family Tradition Restaurant [MENU], 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy(Ga 140), Woodstock. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Pat or Grady Phillips by noon Tuesday.


CUC Class Officers for 2020

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

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


A Message From Our Outgoing CUC President

Dear CUC, I want to thank you for giving me the privilege to serve as your President this past year. Your support, commitment and generosity make it happen. The wonderful spiritual and inviting atmosphere in our class is so encouraging that we don’t want to miss a single Sunday… Sara


MUST Summer Lunches

Some CUC members picked up supplies this past Monday and prepared the Must Ministries foods assembly line in the Dod for the Tuesday CUC Crew. (Then  they checked out the new RUMC Coffee Shop and reported that the coffee shop looks nice after remodeling and renovating and the coffee was fine.)

 The CUC Tuesday Crew packed 1000 bags. Thanks to Sandy Griffin and her committee and all  helpers  and  financial  contributors  who  put  together  3000 lunch bags for the MUST Lunch  Program this  summer. The MUST Summer Lunch Program will continue to deliver lunches each day through August 9. To sign up to pack and load lunches or to drive and ride on a delivery route, visit rumc.com/MUST.


 CUC Fall Retreat October 8–10, 2019

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Relax and commune with your God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat hosted by the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains.  Amicalola is just a short hour drive from Roswell and is near many fall attractions such as Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, downtown Dahlonega, Ellijay apple country, etc.  

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

Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and State and Local Taxes. 

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening.  The other meals will be on your own.  There is an excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants.  Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates and sign-up on the clipboard Sunday to let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Your absolute last chance to get to enjoy this great performance! The production runs this weekend, July 25-28. Acting UP is Presenting: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With a live orchestra, a cast of 45, and costumes from New York, this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is not to be missed! Tickets are available from the Worship Arts office or the Acting UP box office. $10 General Admission, $25 reserved seating. Information: 678.871.7766 


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

  • Peggy McNay-July 31
  • Bill Lanham – August 1
  • Dave Wistrand-August 1
  • Don Gay – August 2

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990 -29 years

  • Myra Belote for good recovery following revision hip surgery
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser as Lara recovers at home
  • Jeff Koelho who will be having major cervical disk surgery on this Friday, July 26,
  • Bill Griffin’s brother who is on chemo

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgiving

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

We hear that Barbara and Bob Davis are improving and will soon be back to CUC

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


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


CUC Newsletter – July 20, 2019

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

Psalms 8:3-4


Sunday, July 21, 2019

What is on the final exam?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 14
$116.

New CUC Donations

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


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2020

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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

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


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

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

 Anniversaries

  • none

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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgiving

  • Marlene McLeod back to CUC recovering from recent shoulder fracture

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – July 12, 2019

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


Sunday – July 14, 2019

The Main Thing

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 7
$96


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2020

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

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


Continue To Support our Children’s Ministry!

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


Thank You From Homestretch

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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


 RUMC Senior Day Trip

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


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – July 5, 2019

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


Sunday, July 7, 2019

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

Listen To Dr McCormick’s Lesson

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

June 30
$118


The CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic

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


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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


 Hot Dogs and Ice Cream on The Commons

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


Job Networking

Mark Goodwin

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


 Caregivers’ Support Group

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


RUMC Senior Day Trip:

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


Summer Bible studies

Summer Bible studies will begin on July 11 (Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown) and July 16 (Listening to Scripture: Strategies for Interpreting the Bible, The Kerygma Program). To register, go to:http://www.rumc.com/special-interest-short-term-classes/


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

  • Craig Simons — July 11

Anniversaries

  • Donna and Vince Grosse—July 11, 1965-54 years!
  • Lenna and John Sharp—July 11, 1964 – 55 years!
  • Betty and Larry Hunt—July 13, 1963 – 56 years!

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

  • Dick Anthony– Pray for good  recovery from surgery on his leg as he continues  treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Myra Belote for  good recovery following  revision hip surgery last Monday for recalled hip device.
  • Marlene McLeod for healing of shoulder injury following  a fall
  • Pat  Deaton who is  scheduled  for  cataract  surgery  this  week and  her  daughter Lara Deaton Mittlehouser who  has  been  hospitalized for a week at  Northside  Cherokee  with  gal stones  and  pancreatitis which  has  delayed  surgery to remove  her gallbladder until today. 
  • Thanksgiving – Shirley May is beginning to get out and about again following bad bout with Shingles

Continuing prayers:

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

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


  • Tuesday, July 23 –RUMC Chick-fil-A  Day Trip
  • July 25-28– Acting  Up – “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC  Christmas  Party at  Metropolitan  Club
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – 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 12, 2019

“Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing, yet, if you say so, I will let down the nets….they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break.”

Luke 5:5-6


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Change

Marion Brown, Associate Pastor – Missions and Outreach, will be presenting our lesson this Sunday. The title of her lesson is: “Change”. The scripture verses for the day are stories that will be discussed and connected which are found in Luke 5:1-11 and Luke 19:28-40. We are happy to have Marion back. She was with us in September of 2018. We look forward to her presentation this Sunday.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Louise Booysen and Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg

CUC Attendance

Sunday, April 7
93 CUC members + 1 teacher = 94

CUC Collection

Sunday April 7
$91


Easter Sunday

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


CUC Chick-fil-A Tour

The Chick-fil-A tour is Monday, April 15th. 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!


CUC Communications Reminder

If you have something to be communicated to CUC members during the week or to be included in the CUC weekly newsletter, please send it to Sue Waite’s email address, not to the address that you receive the weekly CUC newsletter from. That address is mainly used to send the large number of emails to the whole CUC address list and is not checked for incoming messages on a regular basis and important messages are sometimes missed.


Hospitality Opportunity

If you missed the small meeting after CUC class last week, GOLF CART DRIVERS are needed to drive the 3 battery operated golf carts for 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 at least 9 drivers each Sunday 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.
  • Contact Jim Boswell if you would be willing to help with any aspect of this hospitality ministry of our church.

Lenten Luncheon

This Tuesdays, April 16, is the last time to join other RUMC members for a Lenten lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


RUMC Prayer Walk

Map

Mary Stokes spoke to the CUC Class this past Sunday, strongly encouraging members to set time apart to use all or part of the one-mile Prayer Walk which has been developed and upgraded on the RUMC campus. The stations start at the Magnolia and Mimosa corner parking lot and each one has a box which contains a prayer and supporting scriptures. The prayers for this period of Lent have been written by Dr. Harvey West.


Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo and Veggie Medley
  • Garlic Bread Sticks, Salad Bar, Soup Du Jour
  • Pineapple Cake

Job Networking Garage Sale

Website

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 14, and 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 now a “Plant Sale”! If anyone has plants they would like to donate they would love to have them.

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


Bake Sale at Garage 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. Plan to bring in your baked goods on May 1 between 2 and 4 PM.


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge and volunteered to help at the “Run the River” last Saturday, April 6. There were at least 27 CUC volunteers working at the race early in the morning on April 6th.


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

  • Bob Leckie – April 17
  • Bonnie White – April 17

Anniversaries

  • -*- None -*-

  • Barbara Davis – for continued improvement from a bad fall following eye surgery for effects of Shingles
  • Rose Lappe for a fast recovery following her surgery which is scheduled for April 26th
  • Janice Scalzo that her complicated knee surgery was a success and she soon will be back on her feet again and without pain
  • Brenda Burrell requests prayers for her family after her daughter’s brother-in-law in China was found murdered.

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.




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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