Category Archives: SEL

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!”

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 – June 7, 2019

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

2 Corinthians 1:4 NLT


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Grief, the Unwelcome Visitor

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

June 2
88 members + 3 guests = 91

CUC Collection

June 2
$84

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


CUC Summer WNO

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

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


Patriotic Picnic Potluck

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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

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

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

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


Patriotic Concerts

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

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


Vacation Bible School Help Requests

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

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


Job Networking

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

(Reminder: Get your Shingles shots!!)

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

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


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




CUC Newsletter – March 15, 2019

“But among you, it should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be the slave of all.

Mark 10 43-44


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Are You a Volunteer or a Servant?

Our teacher this Sunday is Mark Goodwin. Mark taught the class in September of last year and presented a thought provoking lesson titled “Identity Theft”.

The title of Mark’s lesson this week is: “Are You a Volunteer or a Servant?” Come hear the answer to that question. The scripture passage he is using is Mark 10:35-45.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Bettie & John Goss and Sandy & Bill Griffin

CUC Attendance

March 10
Teacher 1 + guests 3 + members 86 = Total 90

CUC Collection

March 10
$79


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

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

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

First Aid Kit

In an effort to be prepared for any emergency 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 .


Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series and RUMC Women’s Ministry present An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. This Christian comedienne, singer, and author will be sure to entertain with her unique brand of humor. Complimentary childcare is available. Tickets may be purchased in the Main office, Worship Arts office, or online at itickets.com.


Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti with Marinara
  • Herbed Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread Sticks, Vegetable Soup
  • Featured Salad: Pasta Caesar
  • Caramelized Banana Cake

Job Networking Garage Sale

Mark your calendars and start collecting things you don’t anymore 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.


Seniors Enriched Living

Registration has begun for the SEL spring session. Continuing education classes in finance, art, music, history, theology and more begin March 26 and are held every Tuesday and Thursday for eight weeks in the Dodson Youth Center. Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

  • Margie Avery – Mar 18
  • Virginia Thomason – Mar 20
  • Dave Hills – Mar 22

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968 – 51 years

  • Virginia Thomason – relief from back issues.

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
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – March 8, 2019

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less”.

John 3:30


Sunday, March 10, 2019

Our New Worship Arts Pastor

Dr. Michael Cromwell, Associate Pastor for Worship Arts, will be sharing his story and testimony with us this Sunday. Although he has been at RUMC a relatively short time, we have been blessed through Michael’s ministry.

It will be good to get to know him better as we hear his story and testimony in this smaller group setting. His chosen scripture verse for the morning is: John 3:30

Dr. Michael Cromwell – My Story and My Testimony

Time Change Sunday!

Remember to “spring forward” this Saturday night–turn your clocks ahead one hour and be on time for Sunday School this week!

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jan & Allen Buckley and Martha & Tom Knight

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 5

Members: 87 | New Member: 1 | Visitors: 4 | Speakers: 2 — Total: 94

New Member

Please welcome our newest CUC member, Barbara Zellner. She is already known to choir members.


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.


Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series and RUMC Women’s Ministry present An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. This Christian comedienne, singer, and author will be sure to entertain with her unique brand of humor. Complimentary childcare is available. Tickets may be purchased in the Main office, Worship Arts office, or online at itickets.com.


The RUMC Lenten devotion, “Perspectives,” is now available throughout the church. This guide includes writing from our laity, staff, and pastors. Please pick up a guide to use as part of your Lenten journey, and take an extra one to share with a friend.


Wednesday Night Out

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

  1. Corned Beef and Potato Hash
  2. Apple Cider Braised Cabbage, Scrambled Eggs
  3. Soda Bread, Irish Potato and Leek Soup, Salad Bar
  4. Irish Bread Pudding

Seniors Enriched Living

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

Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

  • Betty Smith – Mar 11
  • Diane Stephens – Mar 12
  • Patsy Lanham – Mar 13
  • MariAnna Brown – Mar 14

Anniversaries

  • Barbara & Bob Davis – March 11, 1961 –58 years
  • Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968 – 51 years

  • Virginia Thomason – relief from back issues.
  • Jo Adcock – Jim Adcock’s sister who has been transferred to Manor Care

Continuing prayers:

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

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


  • March 17 – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament

CUC Newsletter – March 1, 2019

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

Judges 2:17-18


Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Gospel Through a Rope

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 24
$106.50

CUC Mardi Gras Party

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


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

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

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

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


CPR Class

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

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


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


Wednesday Night Out

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

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

Seniors Enriched Living

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

Information/registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • None

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – December 28, 2018

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

Acts 1:8


Sunday, December 30, 2018

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

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

Come prepared to be blessed and challenged!!

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 23
87 members + 5 visitors = 92

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 23
$196

Plans for this Sunday, December 30

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


CUC Ronald McDonald House Support

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

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


Year-End Donations

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


New Bible Studies in 2019

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

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


SEL Winter Session

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

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


Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • Lynne and Dave Roberts  Jan 3, 196158 years !

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

Continuing prayers

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

Thanksgiving

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

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


Happy New Year!



CUC Newsletter – December 21, 2018

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


Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Word Became Flesh

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


CUC Refreshments

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

Celebrating Christmas

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

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 16
92 members

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 16
$94

Plans for Sunday, December 30

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


New Bible Studies in 2019

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

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


SEL Winter Session

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

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

See Bonnie White for a brochure.


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – December 14, 2018

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

Matthew 2:11


Sunday, December 16, 2018

Foremothers, Angels, a Star, and Gifts

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 9
$73


Open House at Wright’s

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

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


SEL Winter Session

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

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


Evening in Bethlehem

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


Angel Tree

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

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


Birthdays

  • ** none **

Anniversary


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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


CUC Newsletter – November 30, 2018

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

John 1:1,14 (NIV)



Sunday, December 2, 2018

How Could the Eternal God Be So Vulnerable?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 25
84 members + 1 Visitor = 85

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 25
$76



Christmas Contribution to Murphy Harpst

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



CUC Christmas Party

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

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



Open House at Wright’s

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

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



RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

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


 

Wednesday Night Out

WNO

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

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

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



SEL Winter Session

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

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



Christmas Festival Concerts

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



MOS Christmas Joy Concert

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

Sunday, December 2 at 3 PM.

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


 

HURRICANE RELIEF

There will be an Emergency Response Team training event on

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

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

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



Service of Remembrance

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



Advent Devotionals

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

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



Congratulations!

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


Celebrations

Birthdays

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

 

Anniversaries

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

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

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


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