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CUC Newsletter – Saturday – November 3, 2018

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Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Daylight Savings time ends this Saturday night. Be sure to set your clocks back unless you want to be extra early for CUC.

Five Prayers That Changed My Life

Our lesson this Sunday will be presented by Debbie Goodwin. The title is “Five Prayers That Changed My Life”. She will support each of the prayers with specific scripture. We look forward to being blessed and challenged by Debbie’s lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gayle & George Crolius, and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Attendance

Sunday, October 28
Members 87, Teachers 2, Guest 1
Total 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, October 28
$96


CUC Retreat

 

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Seventy seven CUC members have enjoyed a wonderful retreat at Winshape Retreat Center on the Berry College campus this week in spite of less than perfect weather.

Thanks especially to Roger and Gale Davis for making all the arrangements and leading the retreat, Rev. Jeff Ross and Rev. Tom Davis for presenting the program, Bonnie White for leading the music, Doug Tatom for video production, and Martha Knight for arranging for communion.


Consecration Sunday

This Sunday, November 4 is Consecration Sunday. Please pray about your commitment to give to support the mission and ministry of RUMC in 2019. Bring your pledge card with you to worship or you can also make your commitment online at rumc.com/pledge.



Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.



CUC Christmas Party

Please join us for fun, fellowship and great food at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3 from 6 to 10 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. $39 per person, cash or check. Please make checks payable to CUC with Christmas Party on the memo line. A cash bar will be available. If you have any questions please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the social committee.


Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

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The CUC Class will help residents at Murphy-Harpst celebrate Christmas again in 2018. On the four Sundays in November a basket will be passed to receive donations of checks made out to CUC with CUC Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. Teenagers receiving gift cards will be able to shop for themselves! Thank you, class, for your generosity. Questions? Contact Betty or Larry Hunt.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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Wednesday, November 7 join with other RUMC members for

  • Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles,
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Yeast Rolls,
  • Italian Vegetable Soup, and
  • Dutch Apple Cobbler.


Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details)



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, Missions, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

The pecans will be available to purchase in our CUC classroom between 9:00 and 9:30 this Sunday or order online at rumc.com/pecans or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building.

Price of pecans: single bag – $9.00, 3 bags $25.00, case of 30 -$240.00. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18. Orders will be available for pick up Oct. 28-Dec. 9 in the main office Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


“Beautifully Broken” Girls’ Night Out

Ladies, join Melissa Mobley on Thursday, Nov. 8, 7-9 PM for good food, worship and story-telling as we learn how women can push past adversity as God creates us to be beautiful masterpieces. Donations benefit Drake House. Registration: mmobley@rumc.com



RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort.

You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road.
Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Mary Lee Copeland – Nov 4
  • Bill Griffin –  Nov 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov 7
  • Norma Taylor – Nov 8
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov 9


Anniversaries

  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – Nov 5, 1960 – 58 years!
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958 – 60 years !!

 


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  • Johnny Johnson for return to better health
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs
  • Mary Serafina and her family, as her sweet daughter Pam has gone to her home with God after a valiant battle with cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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


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CUC Newsletter – Saturday – October 28, 2018

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The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom (or what) shall I be afraid?

Psalms 27:1

Bible Verse of the Week

This week’s Bible verse is a favorite of Dal Zierk. He writes: When I was in grade 8 and being confirmed, my aunt and sponsor could not attend my confirmation because she lived too far away. But, she sent me a letter and stated how meaningful her Bible verse (Psalms 27:1) was to her and she knew that my Bible verse would be just as meaningful to me. Of the thousands of verses in the Bible, guess which verse the pastor chose randomly for me…Psalms 27:1. To me that was a miracle and the verse has been very impactful throughout my life. In fact, I say it to myself at least once every single day.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Missions

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho

CUC Attendance

Sunday, October 21
88 members, 1 guest, 1 teacher, total 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, October 21
$83

Welcome Our New CUC Member !

Charlotte Boroughs, long time RUMC member, has joined CUC


CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

The time is almost here ! ! Wednesday we convene for our 2018 CUC Retreat. Here are details you need to know:

  • Payment of remaining balance – If you haven’t paid the remaining balance for the retreat, please do so this Sunday. Amounts are:
  • Couples in double room $315, Single in private room $200, Single in shared room – $130

Speakers: Tom Davis and Jeff Ross

The theme of the retreat is: “Moving Forward”

Session Topics

  • Session 1 Celebrating who we are
  • Session 2 Making Disciples out of Followers, Followers out of Wanderers
  • Session 3 What are we called to build?

“Senior Trip with Cheryl Rogers”

For those who are not going to the retreat and who have not already seen this show, don’t miss it. It is great fun! Seniors Enriched Living (SEL) is hosting “Senior Trip with Cheryl Rogers” on Tuesday, Oct. 30th at 12:15 in the DOD gym.

This music and comedy show reminds us all to celebrate 55+ Boomer and Beyond life! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through SEL. 770-587-3750.


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information.



CUC Christmas Party

Please join us for fun, fellowship and great food at the CUC Christmas Party, Monday, December 3 from 6 to 10 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, Georgia. $39 per person, cash or check. Please make checks payable to CUC with Christmas Party on the memo line. A cash bar will be available. If you have any questions please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the social committee.



C3: Care.Converse.Connect – a Proactive Approach to Caring

Consider attending the last of four round-table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 in the RUMC Dining room.

Oct. 30 The Next Right Step – a panel discussion.

Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes mstokes@rumc.com
or 770-261-1741



Operation Christmas Child

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes are now available—Please help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

Lynne Roberts will have boxes available in CUC class. Collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in at any time between now and then on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn will collect them on the 12th and 18th of November or you can bring a filled box anytime. ( See Operation Christmas Child email from Dave Roberts, sent Oct. 17, for details)



Homestretch BBG in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 pm on The Grounds at Roswell City Hall. This family friendly event includes amazing BBQ, music, kid’s zone, games and raffles. This event supports Homestretch proudly serving our community for 25 years. Get your tickets at https://homestretch.org/events/roswell-bbq-in-the-burbs/.



Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale begins Oct. 28, and supports the Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts.

Order online at rumc.com/pecans or pick up a form in the main office, Chapel building. Deadline for orders is Sunday, Nov. 18.

Orders will be available for pick up Oct. 28-Dec. 9 in the main office Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. All proceeds realized from the October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC hurricane relief effort.

You can help by donating collectibles, seasonal items, small furniture, and china. Drop off your donations at the RUMC front office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road.
Questions: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900


MURPHY-HARPST THANKS YOU

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CUC members, please continue to benefit Murphy-Harpst On Campus School when you shop at a Publix Supermarket. Using your computer, sign up for a Publix.com account.

On the website:

  1. locate My Publix Partners,
  2. select Murphy-Harpst On Campus School, Cedartown, GA,
  3. then close the website.

Information about signing up for a Publix account is available in the CUC classroom every Sunday.
At the store remember to enter your phone number in the credit card scanner BEFORE the cashier totals the charge of your purchase.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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WNO is cancelled for next Wednesday, October 31.


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∉ None ∋

 


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  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs
  • Nancy Van Horn – for good health and happiness as she moves to her new home in Delaware. We wish her well. She will be missed in CUC
  • Jan Williams who has moved to assisted living at the Mansions of Alpharetta to be near her husband Bob who is in memory care also at the Mansions of Alpharetta

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.


CUC-Calendar

  • Sunday, October 28 – BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – CUC Booth Museum trip
  • Nov 29 – Dec 1 – RUMC 1st Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 3 – CUC Christmas Party at the Metropolitan Club


 

CUC Newsletter – May 18, 2018

Then I heard a voice telling me, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” I replied, “Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” The voice spoke from heaven a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.”

Acts 11: 7-9


Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Mission of the Church

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We are fortunate to have Kristin Heiden teaching our lesson this Sunday. Her topic is “The Mission of the Church”. This will be our last time with her as her last day at RUMC is June 10.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell and MariAnna & Fred Brown

CUC Attendance
Sunday, May 13
78 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher
Total 83

CUC Offering
Sunday, May 13
$87

New CUC Member

Please welcome our newest CUC member, Bev Harrell


CUC’s Wednesday Night Out!

 

The CUC Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 16th was enjoyed by 24 CUC members. Next week’s Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 23 at 5:30, we will be at the Olde Blind Dog, 12650 Crabapple Road, Milton. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up. If you want to come and didn’t sign up, call Grady or Pat Phillips at 770-587-5392 by noon Tuesday, May 22.


Must Ministries Lunch Program

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Fellow CUCers, summer is here and that means Must Summer Lunches.

As of this date, we have $1350.00 in our treasury plus $500.00 from the Boswell Foundation that should enable us to make approximately 1600 lunches. Last year we made 2400 lunches and to do that again this year, we will need the funds necessary to do so! We will be passing the hat this Sunday and that will determine the number of lunches we can provide.

We will also be passing the clipboard for volunteers to make the lunches. Y’all were so great last year and we had many volunteers. It takes about 15 volunteers to put these lunches together. We know we can do it again this year! Our first date is June 12, Tuesday, 9:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for all you do throughout the year.

Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell


From the Fellowship Committee:

Patriotic Potluck Picnic!

There will be a CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic in the DOD on Wednesday, June 27th! Save the date! Plan to bring potluck and games to share.


Celebrate

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Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery in the hallway by the south lobby of the Sanctuary to see the “Celebrate” exhibit which includes an award-winning painting by Patricia Mashburn and also a painting by Jan Buckley and one by Perri Wagner, daughter of Gale & Roger Davis.


RUMC May Senior Trip-Mercedes Benz Stadium Tour

From Andrea Cummings: Join us for a tour of the Mercedes Benz Stadium on May 30th. Meeting in the parlor by 9:00 a.m., leaving by 9:15 a.m. We will have lunch at the Hudson Grille (https://hudsongrille.com/menu).

Tickets are $15 and lunch is on your own. Tickets have to be purchased in advance. As such, I will need payment for your ticket prior to the trip. Please register and pay online, if you can at www.rumc.com/seniortrip. Otherwise, please drop a check or cash off Monday-Thursday. Make checks payable to Roswell United Methodist Church. If you have any additional questions email or call, acummings@rumc.com|770.261.1796.


Missions

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Little Things Mean a Lot! Please remember to keep collecting and bring to Sunday School your flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses and your Box Tops for Redbird Missions. Thank you for clipping the Box Tops when you see them on boxes, cans, bags. CUC has a basket for their deposit.


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  • Jim Boswell –Admitted Thursday to Piedmont Hospital for a “heart tune up” and will be there for several days.
  • Mary Serafina – following mild stroke which has left her with some problems with balance.
  • Jim and Rose Lappe request prayers for their daughter-in-law Melissa Lappe as she will be getting intensive chemo treatments for the next 18 weeks to address cancer in lymph nodes.
  • Bonnie White – sympathy on the death of her brother in Missouri

Ongoing Prayer Requests

  • Mary Serafina asked that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.

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 send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so this editor can keep information current)

Thanksgiving

Congratulations to Becky Copeland, daughter of Mary Lee and Dick Copeland who has now earned her Doctorate of Divinity degree. She is assistant professor of religion at Boston University.


 

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CUC Newsletter – May 11, 2018

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Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here has sent me that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”-

Acts 9:17


Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Happiness or Joy?

We are fortunate to have Michael O’Neal, RUMC’s retiring Director of Worship Arts, as our CUC speaker this Sunday. As part of his talk, which he titles “Happiness or Joy?”, he will share with us several of his poems.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Gayle & George Crolius and Sara & Paul Beecham

CUC Attendance

Sunday, May 6
85 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher  |  Total 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, May 6
$106


Memorial Service Information

The service for Carolyn Batterson will be Monday at 11 a.m. in. the Chapel. There will be a sign up in CUC Sunday to help with refreshments following the service. We will be providing the reception after the service. Sandwiches, cheese and crackers, fruit, or sweets would be appreciated. It will be lunch time so probably a little heavier on the sandwiches. Please bring the refreshments to the parlor after 10:30.

There is also a viewing at Northside Chapel Saturday evening from 6 to 8.


‘Tis the Season for CUC’s Wednesday Nights Out!

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The CUC Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm will be at Crabapple Tavern, 12350 Arnold Mill Rd Alpharetta, Ga.

If you want to come and can’t sign up on the Sunday clip board, call Grady or Pat Phillips 770-587-5392 by noon Tuesday May 15.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

For this year’s Believe Ministries benefit on May 10, the CUC Fellowship Committee made this one of CUC’s social events and coordinated our participation.

The Bereans Sunday School Class challenged CUC to a “participation” contest for this event. CUC Class won with 40 CUC members attending!


From the Fellowship Committee:

Patriotic Potluck Picnic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patriotic Potluck Picnic in the DOD on June 27th! Save the date! More details later.


Celebrate!

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Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery in the hallway by the south lobby of the Sanctuary to see the “Celebrate” exhibit which includes an award-winning painting by Patricia Mashburn and also a painting by Jan Buckley and one by Perri Wagner, daughter of Gale & Roger Davis.


RUMC May Senior Trip-Mercedes Benz Stadium Tour

From Andrea Cummings: Join us for a tour of the Mercedes Benz Stadium on May 30th. Meeting in the parlor by 9:00 a.m., leaving by 9:15 a.m. We will have lunch at the Hudson Grille (https://hudsongrille.com/menu).

Tickets are $15 and lunch is on your own. Tickets have to be purchased in advance. As such, I will need payment for your ticket prior to the trip. Please register and pay online, if you can at www.rumc.com/seniortrip. Otherwise, please drop a check or cash off Monday-Thursday. Make checks payable to Roswell United Methodist Church. If you have any additional questions email or call, acummings@rumc.com|770.261.1796.


RUMC Travelers Club

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Looking to take more trips with the wonderful folks of RUMC? Check out these trips with the RUMC Travelers Club:

For more information, contact Cindy Hogan, Secretary, RUMC Travelers, hogandogs@bellsouth.net | 404-735-3288.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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THANK YOU for clipping Box Tops when you see them on boxes, cans, bags you have brought home from stores. Please remember to keep collecting and bring to Sunday School your flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses and your Box Tops for Redbird Missions. CUC has a basket for their deposit.


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  • Pray for George Batterson whose wife, Carolyn Batterson passed away Wednesday morning.
  • Mary Serafina – following mild stroke which has left her with some problems with balance.
  • Jim and Rose Lappe request prayers for their daughter-in-law Melissa Lappe as she will be getting intensive chemo treatments for the next 18 weeks to address cancer in lymph nodes.
  • Aldona & JB Titus former CUC members as JB has been diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Kay Swartz the wife of Dick Swartz, the first Church Business Administrator for RUMC, who served during the 1990’s, passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, May 4. Sympathy cards can be sent to Dick at: 5319 Clover Drive, Sheffield Village, Ohio 440345
Ongoing Prayer Requests
  • Mary Serafina asked that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer.
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey. Andrew’s trial was begun again this past week and then has again been postponed until July 31.
Thanksgiving
  • Roger Davis – back to class, doing well after back 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.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so this editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter – April 27, 2018

 

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Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we may be saved.

Acts 4:8-12


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Anatomy of Peace

Our speaker this Sunday is Allan Kennedy, RUMC Lay Leader. His topic is “Anatomy of Peace”. We always enjoy Allan’s lessons.

Book: the Anatomy of Peace
What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts
in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we 
systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, 
we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think 
we are trying to solve? Every day.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Bonnie White, Mary Kay Mills, and Betty & Larry Hunt

CUC Attendance

Sunday, April 22
79 members and 4 visitors for a total of 83

CUC Offering

Sunday, April 22
$100


Believe Ministries Benefit

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This year’s benefit will be May 10, 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The CUC Fellowship Committee is again making this one of CUC’s social events and will be coordinating our participation. The Bereans Sunday School Class has challenged CUC to a “participation” contest for this event. So, put this date on your calendar and be prepared to sign-up via a “Clip Board Passing”. We don’t want to come in “Second” to the Bereans!

An Evening of Music, Magic, Message and Merriment!
Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
Your hosts, Jane and Greg Davidson have an amazing night planned:

Christian Illusionist Greg Davidson
World-renowned Magician LEVENT
A great Auction
Coffee & Delicious Desserts

Tickets are free; your donation that evening will support the Christian outreach of Believe Ministries.
Order tickets before May 4 by signing up on the clipboard in CUC class or contact
Jane Riley (Davidson), 770.587.1292 or e-mail Jane@BelieveMinistries.org
Your invitation:  https://tinyurl.com/BelieveCelebration2018


4th Annual Church BBQ

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This weekend is the final big push to get folks signed up for the May 6th noon to 1:30 churchwide BBQ on the Commons. If you have not signed up, please RSVP at the link www.rumc.com/bbq


RUMC May Senior Trip-Mercedes Benz Stadium Tour

From Andrea Cummings: Join us for a tour of the Mercedes Benz Stadium on May 30th. Meeting in the parlor by 9:00 a.m., leaving by 9:15 a.m. We will have lunch at the Hudson Grille (https://hudsongrille.com/menu).

Tickets are $15 and lunch is on your own. Tickets have to be purchased in advance. As such, I will need payment for your ticket prior to the trip. Please register and pay online, if you can at www.rumc.com/seniortrip. Otherwise, please drop a check or cash off Monday-Thursday. Make checks payable to Roswell United Methodist Church. If you have any additional questions email or call, acummings@rumc.com |770.261.1796.


RUMC Travelers Club

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Looking to take more trips with the wonderful folks of RUMC? Check out these trips with the RUMC Travelers Club:

For more information, contact Cindy Hogan, Secretary, RUMC Travelers, hogandogs@bellsouth.net | 404-735-3288.

 


Little Things Mean a Lot!

Please remember to keep collecting and bring to Sunday School your flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses and your box tops and labels for Redbird Missions.


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  • Mary Serafina – who we heard had been taken ill and hospitalized earlier this week.
  • Roger Davis – at home and doing well after back surgery this past Wednesday
  • Patricia Cooney who fell at home and broke her wrist.
  • Pastor Andrew Bronson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
Ongoing Prayer Requests
  • Mary Serafina asked that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer. Pam feels your prayers and feels God’s hand on her life. She wrote a thank you note to CUC expressing her appreciation for our prayers.
  • Bob Davis for improved health

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


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CUC Newsletter – December 29, 2017

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In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. Everyone went to their own cities to be enrolled. Since Joseph belonged to David’s house and family line, he went up from the city of Nazareth in Galilee to David’s city, called Bethlehem, in Judea. He went to be enrolled together with Mary, who was promised to him in marriage and who was pregnant.

Luke 2:1-5


Sunday, December 31, 2017
Happy New Year!

The Journey to Bethlehem

Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, CUC will continue the Advent lessons through the beginning of January.

The teacher for this Sunday is our own John Sharp. John continues the Advent series with the fourth chapter entitled “The Journey to Bethlehem” from the Adam Hamilton Advent series of “Faithful – Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Norma Taylor and Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal

CUC Attendance
December 24
79

CUC Class Contributions
December 24
$75

Thanks to Charlie Mason for keeping up with the weekly contributions and his excellent accounting of CUC’s funds.

Welcome Our New CUC Members!
Donna & Johnny Johnson


New Year’s Eve at RUMC

There will be just one service on Sunday, December 31st, and that will be at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary.


New Bible Studies for 2018

Start the new year by re-engaging with your faith through participating in one of RUMC’s Bible studies.

For information go to rumc.com/biblestudies


RUMC Margaret Mitchell House Tour

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Join an RUMC group on a guided tour of the Margaret Mitchell House and lunch at Ted’s Montana Grill [MENU] on January 24, 2018 at 10 am.

Tickets for the tour are $7.50 and lunch will be on your own. Please sign up by January 19th, tickets have to be purchased in advance.

You are able to register online at www.rumc.com/daytrip (preferred) or by email. Have questions? kheiden@rumc.com


CUC Prayer Requests

  • Jim Boswell for recovery of strength following heart surgery
  • Robert Leckie – in Northside Hospital with complications of the flu
  • Lynda Leckie for quick recovery from pneumonia
  • Martha Jane Mason on the loss of her 99 year old mother
  • Bonnie White recovering from pneumonia

Thanksgivings

  • Lynn Adcock recovering of mobility as she has further physical therapy
  • The happy occasion of the marriage of Sharon & Tom Erdman’s daughter on Saturday
  • Julianna Goodson’s son-in-law finally being able to put weight on his foot months after auto accident

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • December 31 – Donna Grosse, Vince Grosse
  • January 3 – Susan Emmons, Sandy Martin, Gloria Stadler
  • January 5 – Norma Hills, Sue Waite
  • January 6 – Sara Beecham, Jill Head, Donna Johnson

 

love   Anniversaries

  • Lynn & Dave Roberts – January 3, 1961 – 57 years!

 

Calendar Reminders

CUC Newsletter – December 24, 2017

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Sunday, December 24, 2017 Merry Christmas!

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly.

(Matthew 1:18-19)

 

WHOSE CHILD lS THIS?

The speaker this Sunday is our own Myra Belote continuing the Adam Hamilton book: “Faithful, Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”. She is reviewing Chapter 2 –“Whose Child is This?”, based on this week’s scripture. This is the lesson we missed on December 10th because of the snow. Although Advent traditionally ends on December 24, CUC will continue the Advent lessons through the beginning of January.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Martha Jane & Charlieand Mason Claudia & John Phelps

 

CUC Attendance

December 17

89 members + 3 guests = total 92

 

CUC Class Contributions

December 17

$152

 

Men’s Christmas Socks Contest

Don’t miss CUC class this Sunday! The men will wear their best Christmas socks!

The women were judged this past Sunday on their Christmas sweaters. Now is the chance for the men to show their socks!

Christmas at RUMC

RUMC has a full complement of worship services on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve Sundays. See the Christmas Eve schedule below.

RUMC Margaret Mitchell House Tour

Join an RUMC group on a guided tour of the Margaret Mitchell House and lunch at Ted’s Montana on January 24, 2018 at 10 am. Tickets for the tour are $7.50 and lunch will be on your own. Please sign up by January 19th, tickets have to be purchased in advance. For more information about the Margaret Mitchell House please visit, http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/destinations/margaret-mitchell-house. You are able to register online.www.rumc.com/daytrip(preferred) or by email. Have questions? kheiden@rumc.com

CUC Prayer Requests

Dick Anthony on the loss of his son Robert

Lynn Adcock for recovery of mobility as she has further physical therapy

Jim Boswell for recovery of strength. He is at home following a successful unprecedented heart surgery

Bonnie White recovering from pneumonia

Dave Hill‘s brother who has had to have a pacemaker placed

Brenda Burrell‘s family as her great-grandson, born too early with multiple problems, has been placed on hospice care

Thanksgivings

Carolyn Batterson– rapid recovery from head injury caused by a fall

Linda Boswell – relief of back pain

Bob Davis – reported to be improving

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

Frank Magaro at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.

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

Dec. 26 – Lynda Leckie

Dec. 27 – Jim Boswell

Dec. 29 – Brenda Burrell

Dec. 28 – Pat Deaton

Dec. 29 – Lynn Adcock

Dec. 30 – Claudia Phelps

Anniversaries

Bettie & John Goss – December 27, 1961 – 56 years!

Pat & Grady Phillips – December 28, 1963 – 54 years!

Calendar Reminders

December 24

9:30 a.m. Welcome Home Nine-Thirty Contemporary Service (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis Full Roswell Kids programming for birth – fifth grade- live streamed at rumc.com/live

11 a.m. Traditional Service (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis- Full Roswell Kids programming for birth – fifth grade- live streamed at rumc.com/live

11 a.m. Chapel Roswell (Chapel)-Rev. Eric Lee-Full Roswell Kids programming for birth – fifth grade- live streamed at chapelroswell.com/live

4 p.m. Family Worship Service with Candlelight (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis –Childcare available for birth – five years old-Doors open at 3:30 p.m.- live streamed at rumc.com/live

6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service (Sanctuary) Dr. Tom Davis-Childcare available for birth – five years old-This service will be live streamed at rumc.com/live

11 p.m. Traditional Candlelight & Communion (Chapel) -Dr. Tom Davis

January 24 – Margaret Mitchell House Tour

February 10 Lunches for Learning Valentine’s event at Founder’s Hall

February 9 -10 RUMC Women’s Retreat

March 1-4RUMC’s 2018 Global Impact Celebration

CUC Newsletter – March 12, 2017

It is writtCUC Logo Resized with I Adden: Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Matthew 4:4


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lenten Series – 24 Hours that Changed the World

Myra Belote will continue with our Lenten Lesson – The Garden of Gethsemane. I am looking forward to Myra’s lesson!

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Class Attendance

March 5, 2017

63 members, no visitors – total 63



Fabulous Fox Theater Tour and Lunch on Crescent Avenue!

Fox Theater

Join us Thursday, March 23 for a tour of the Fabulous Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta. Fox Theatre Tours is a 60-minute guided program that will showcase the must-see details of the Fox and its remarkable history. Guests will tour over 10 locations throughout the building – from the orchestra pit and Mighty Mo’, the largest working Moller theater organ in the world to the Men’s Lounge featuring the original furniture chosen by the wife of movie mogul William Fox.

They will also learn the incredible story of how the citizens rose up to save the Fox from the wrecking ball while walking the very same halls as Elvis and The Rolling Stones. Tickets are $15.

Lunch will be on Crescent Avenue where you can choose between South City Kitchen, Tin Lizzy’s, Lure or Front Page News. Vans will park across from Tin Lizzy’s.

Leaving from Parlor at 9:00 am.

Sign up today for this great tour and lunch!
Email Andrea’ Cummings – acummings@rumc.com


Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!

There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras


School Supplies for Honduras

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On the left: These are some of the crafts we’re making.

Just a reminder for Honduras: School supplies including Elmers Glue (4oz ) and small plush toys($1.).

We are collecting school supplies for our April trip to Honduras. Items needed are crayons, washable markers, glue( sticks and small bottles), pencil sharpeners, pencils and small scissors. Small dolls and/or stuffed animals (dollar type) also appreciated. Just bring to CUC.

THANK YOU!!

Gale and Sandy Griffin

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.


A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;

Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com


Save those Pull Tops and Labels!

Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them into Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!

And for Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!


Prayer Requests

  • Bob Carpenter had surgery for an aortic valve replacement last week. He is home and doing well. Please pray for Bob’s speedy recovery.
  • Marlene MacLeod – had a fall Thr Mar 2, and broke her clavicle (the bone connecting the breastbone and the shoulder). Please pray for Marlene and Don.
  • Nancy Van Horn – her co-worker Boris, has stage 4 lung cancer, he is still working and has started chemo. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Mary Serafina – her friend June’s grandson – Austin McQueen,  has bacterial pneumonia and is on a ventilator. Please pray for his recovery.
  • Marianna Brown –  Brother – Wendell Ladner needs a liver transplant. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Linda Leckie – daughter-in-law – Lulu Leckie, is being tested for heart problems. She is in her 50’s. Please pray for good test results.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Barbara Davis, Pat Peterson, Linda Temples as they continue to deal with health problems
  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, Woodstock

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Sun Mar 12 – Diane Stephens
  • Tue Mar 14 – MariAnna Brown

love   Anniversaries

  • Thr Mar 16 – Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968 –  49 years

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • March 17-19 – Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple
  • March 23 – Fabulous Fox Theater Tour and Lunch on Crescent Avenue
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 3, 2017

CUC Logo Resized with I AddThen Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished.
Matthew 4:1-2


Sunday, March 5, 2017

CUC meets at 9 am for Social Time, Linda Boswell will do the announcements, and we will adjourn at 9:30 am to the Fellowship hall for the:

Continuum of Care in the Fellowship Hall

9:30 a.m. Continuum of Care Panel: hear representatives from agencies outlining the processes available to guide qualified families on their return to sustainable living. Open to all adults, SS classes and other individuals invited.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Jeannie & Jim EhlersPatricia Mashburn, and Bob Morisey.

CUC Class Attendance

February 26, 2017

88 members, no visitors – total 88

CUC Communications

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members for the next week for Sunday – March 12 please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, he can distribute it also.




star-on    CHRISTIANS UNDER CONSTRUCTION ENDOWMENT FUND

“The CUC Endowment continues to grow and provides us with another opportunity to do something worthwhile. We will have approx $2,700 to distribute this year.

Endowment Fast Facts

  • Date Established: 6/26/2008
  • Annual Distributions to be used for – a purpose determined by the donor (CUC Sunday School Class) each year and communicated to the gift distribution committee of the Foundation in writing or for RUMC’s general purpose needs if no specific purpose is documented.
  • Fund Corpus Amount at Inception: $25,000
  • Corpus Amount as of 12/31/16: $52,786.89
  • Account Balance as of 12/31/16: $60,467.32
  • Lifetime Distributions: $10,834.21

THIS ENDOWMENT’S CHRISTIAN LEGACY IN ACTION

This fund continues to grow through regular gifts from the generous CUC Sunday School
class members. Each year, the class’ endowment committee meets to make sure that the
funds are used in a way or ways that are meaningful to the class as a whole. This endowment was the first in the Foundation’s portfolio to be created by a Sunday School class and has inspired other Sunday School classes to begin creating their own endowments.

2016 Grants fulfilled: Provided support of RUMC’s Altar Guild and for an accessible
ramp at RUMC’s Chapel building, and furnished a room at Murphy-Harpst Children’s
Center.

2015 Grants fulfilled: Provided a gift to establish the Malone and Charlotte Dodson
Endowment to support Mentoring Ministries and the RUMC Foundation.

2014 Grants fulfilled: Helped to purchase a golf cart for the purpose of transporting
members between A and B buildings on Sunday mornings so that no one has to choose
between worship and Sunday School attendance.


light-bulb-on   Face to Face Encounter

Some of you have been approached about attending the Walk to Emmaus where you would spend three days and nights in a dorm at the Kings Retreat in Dallas, GA.

Well, there is a new version of the WTE, called Face to Face Encounters. There are 4-day time sessions, lasting 6 hours, each from 9 – 3. There are 2 sessions on Monday and Tuesday and then 2 the next week on Monday and Tuesday. And you get to go home and sleep in your own bed.

It is coed(husbands and wives or singles), and you need to be 60 or older.

There are 4 encounters this year.

The next encounter is March 13, 14, 20, and 21st @ Mt. Zion UMC.

And then there is one – May 23, 24, 30, 31 @ Kennesaw UMC.

This is not a group project. For each encounter, they only allow 6 people from one church to attend. At the most, there are 42 people that can attend. You can contact me to sign up or approach the person that has approached you in the past that has asked you to attend.

Contact Michael Ewing for more information



light-bulb-on   Global Impact Celebration!

Plan to participate in the GIC programs March 3-5,“Life on Mission”, an up-close and personal look at poverty and homelessness in our community.

Poverty and Homelessness are prevalent right here in Roswell. GIC 2017 will focus on education and awareness of issues surrounding these challenges, and share ways RUMC can make an impact in real people’s lives. You will have an opportunity to learn about our local mission partners and the services they offer.

Go to the RUMC website for full information: http://www.rumc.com/globalimpact/

To sign up for any of the GIC events: http://www.signupgenius.com


Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!

There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras


School Supplies for Honduras

crayolas

We are collecting school supplies for our April trip to Honduras. Items needed are crayons, washable markers, glue( sticks and small bottles), pencil sharpeners, pencils and small scissors. Small dolls and/or stuffed animals (dollar type) also appreciated. Just bring to CUC.
THANK YOU!!
Gale and Sandy Griffin

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.



A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;

Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com



Save those Pull Tops and Labels!

Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them into Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!

And for Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!



Prayer Requests

  • Betty Smith – her long-time friend Joyce Orey passed away Fri, Feb 24 after a fall. She was 81. Please pray for her Husband and family.
  • Nancy Van Horn – her co-worker Boris, has stage 4 lung cancer, he is still working and has started chemo. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Mary Serafina – her friend June’s grandson – Austin McQueen,  has bacterial pneumonia and is on a ventilator. Please pray for his recovery.
  • Marianna Brown –  Brother – Wendell Ladner needs a liver transplant. Please pray for him and his family.
  • Linda Leckie – daughter-in-law – Lulu Leckie, is being tested for heart problems. She is in her 50’s. Please pray for good test results.

Thanksgiving

  • Linda Leckie – grand-daughter – is a student at UGA and she has been accepted for the summer session at Oxford, England. Also, her two grandsons have been accepted to Georgia Tech.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Barbara Davis, Pat Peterson, Linda Temples as they continue to deal with health problems
  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, Woodstock

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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Wed Mar 8 – Johnie Wright
  • Sat Mar 11 – Betty Smith

love   Anniversaries

  • Sat Mar 11 – Barbara & Bob Davis – 1961 – 56 years!

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


CUC Newsletter – February 24, 2017

CUC Logo Resized with I AddDear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth.
1 John 3:18


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lenten series: 24 Hours that Changed the World

John Sharp will be Introducing our 2017 Lenten series and covering the Last Supper.  Be sure to be in class as John lead’s us in our 1st Lenten lesson!

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sharon & Tom ErdmanLinda Mooney, and Jan Ligon!

CUC Class Attendance

February 19, 2017
100 members, 3 visitors, and 1 Teacher – total 104

CUC Communications

If you have a prayer request or an announcement to be included in the Friday email to the CUC members for the next 2 weeks for Sundays – March 5, or March 12 please forward it to Doug Tatom by Thursday evening. If there is an urgent request, he can distribute it also.




light-bulb-on   Face to Face Encounter

Some of you have been approached about attending the Walk to Emmaus where you would spend three days and nights in a dorm at the Kings Retreat in Dallas, GA.

Well, there is a new version of the WTE, called Face to Face Encounters. There are 4-day time sessions, lasting 6 hours, each from 9 – 3. There are 2 sessions on Monday and Tuesday and then 2 the next week on Monday and Tuesday. And you get to go home and sleep in your own bed.

It is coed(husbands and wives or singles), and you need to be 60 or older.
There are 4 encounters this year.
The next encounter is March 13, 14, 20, and 21st @ Mt. Zion UMC.
And then there is one – May 23, 24, 30, 31 @ Kennesaw UMC.

This is not a group project. For each encounter, they only allow 6 people from one church to attend. At the most, there are 42 people that can attend. You can contact me to sign up or approach the person that has approached you in the past that has asked you to attend.

Contact Michael Ewing for more information


star-on   A Need for books at Murphy-Harpst

The recent visit to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers provided new insights, one of which is a real need of teenagers for age-appropriate books. The library is poorly stocked. One young lady happy with her new bedroom (partly furnished by CUC) has only three books which she reads and rereads.

The Mission Outreach Committee proposes an ongoing collection of books teenagers would like for recreational reading. Please ask any teenagers you know for suggestions of titles and book donations. The contact person at Murphy-Harpst approves this message.



star-on   Get Your Cans To Church!

February Is RUMC’s Month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. A list of items is available at rumc.com/nfcc. Drop off non-perishable items Sundays at church and weekdays in the main office.



light-bulb-on   Global Impact Celebration!

Plan to participate in the GIC programs March 3-5,“Life on Mission”, an up-close and personal look at poverty and homelessness in our community.

Poverty and Homelessness are prevalent right here in Roswell. GIC 2017 will focus on education and awareness of issues surrounding these challenges, and share ways RUMC can make an impact in real people’s lives. You will have an opportunity to learn about our local mission partners and the services they offer.
Go to the RUMC website for full information: http://www.rumc.com/globalimpact/
To sign up for any of the GIC events: http://www.signupgenius.com



Honduras Mission Trip

Gale and Roger Davis write that the Honduras mission trip scheduled for April still needs participants!! The missions committee of the church has made some funds available for participants.

The Board of Stewards Meeting Wednesday night voted to help us fund mission trip volunteers! We are REALLY hoping that this new funding will help with individual costs enough that you will now be able to join us! We are short 10 people for our April 20 trip!! To date, 10 of your best friends are signed up! We need you!

There will be a $500 credit toward an RUMC International mission trip for attendance at 4 of the following GIC events : Thursday Men’s or Women’s events, Friday morning Tour, Friday night Poverty simulation, Friday night dinner at Elizabeth Inn, Saturday morning Stop Hunger event, Saturday afternoon block party, any Sunday worship service (volunteering at any event is included) Credit of $250 toward an RUMC International mission trip expense for attendance at 3 of the above mentioned events. Non-transferrable.

Only RUMC members are eligible and, credits only apply to RUMC trips in 2017. Note: this will not be a strenuous trip. We will be on bumpy roads traveling in a van or bus but we can all handle the projects! Complete information can be found at http://wwwrumc.com/honduras



checkbox-full   School Supplies for Honduras

Help‼ We will be supplying school supplies for the children in our Honduras school when we go April 20. If you can help us with crayons, colored pencils, markers and glue sticks they will be so appreciated. Bring them to CUC and Gale Davis will make sure they get them.

If you and/or your grandchildren would like to make a craft for the children to make just give Gale a call. Any simple craft with the accompanying supplies will be great. We can also use small cosmetic bags. Thank you.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

The 10th annual Peachtree Tea Champagne Reception and Lunch which benefits Homestretch will be held at the Country Club of the South, on Tuesday, February 28, 11;00-2:00. It is always a very nice event. Tickets are $75. There are already at least 11 CUC members going. Sign up to enjoy the tea, silent auction and raffle.

This is a great event and we would like to be well represented. To book tables, become a sponsor, or learn more about Homestretch visit www.homestretch.org/events or call 770-642-9185. For individual tickets and to register for the fabulous online auction visit www.tea2017.auction-bid.org .

To participate in the silent auction without purchasing tickets go to the www.homestretch.org/events website and at the Peachtree Tea logo click Register only. Your credit card will not be charged unless you are a bid winner.



A New Look at The Odd Couple

Acting UP will present Oscar & Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple March 17-19 at RUMC. Tickets are on sale in the Sanctuary south lobby and online. Friday and Saturday dinner theater shows are $15/30;
Sunday matinee is $10/$25. Details: rumcActingUP.webs.com



RUMC Travelers Club

Sandra Nauman has recommended to the class that many of the RUMC Travelers Club activities might be of interest to CUC members. The club takes day trips as well as longer ones of several days. The next trip coming up is to Brumby, TN. For more information speak to Sandra or to Bonnie White.



Save the date!

You are invited to the 10th annual Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration. May 4, 2017, at 7 pm.



Save those Pull Tops and Labels!

Remember to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta and bring them into Nancy Wright. We’re aiming for 10 pounds worth!
And for Red Bird Missions watch for those boxtops and labels!



Prayer Requests

  • Mary Kay Mills – niece – Traer, she’s 37  and Mother of three, was just diagnosed with M.S. Please pray for her and her family.
  • Donna Grosse’s – cousin – Joan in final stages chemo, she has pancreatic cancer and is not doing well. Please pray for Joan and her family.
  • Dave Hills – Pastor Zbigniew Chojnacki – for his daughter Agnes, her husband died suddenly, please pray for her and their family.
  • Bill Thompson’s – brother – Bruce Thompson passed away Wed – Feb 22. His wife had died 6 weeks ago. They lived in San Antonio, TX. Please pray for their family.
  • Wanda Taylor – Wanda had a procedure Wed – Feb 22, checking her carotid artery. She has a 95% blockage. Wanda is in St. Josephs to have a procedure to remove the blockage on Thr – Feb 23. Terry anticipates that she will be home today – Friday. Please pray for Wanda.
  • Mary Lee Copeland’s – Mother – Eva Thompson passed away peacefully Thr – Feb 23. Please keep Mary Lee and Dick Copeland and their family in your prayers.

Thanksgiving

  • Sue Gardner – is back in class, and doing well after her recent hip surgery
  • Bob MooreCecelia just had her routine check-up, and she remains cancer free!
  • Bob Morrisey – Oldest granddaughter is pregnant, and he is excited about becoming a Great Grandfather

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Barbara Davis, Pat Peterson, Linda Temples as they continue to deal with health problems
  • Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, Woodstock

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.



cookie   Birthdays

  • Mon Feb 27 – Marlene MacLeod
  • Tue Feb 28 – Jeannie Ehlers
  • Sat Mar 4 – Linda Boswell

love   Anniversaries

  • Mon Feb 27 – Stella and Wilford Boayue  – 1972
  • Mon Feb 27 – Linda and Tom Cantrell  – 1965

 



calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • February 28 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 2-5 – Global Impact Celebration
  • April 22 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • May 4 – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration.
  • Aug. 3-5 – The Upscale Garage Sale
  • November 1,2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College

 



 

Senior Day Trips

There are two RUMC Senior Day Trips planned in the near future.

  • The first of these trips is a day trip to the Carter Presidential Library on Thursday, July 28. This is a trip into Atlanta to visit the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum featuring photographs and memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 – 1981). An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured. We will leave from RUMC at 9:30 a.m. and return following lunch at Fox Bros. BBQ. The cost of the trip is $6 plus lunch. Reserve your spot: rturner@rumc.com
  • The September trip is a WSBTV behind-the-scenes tour on September 29th and sign-ups haven’t started for that yet. Rachel Turner is just trying to get vans reserved and drivers lined up at this time.

Senior Day Trips

There are two RUMC Senior Day Trips planned in the near future.

  • The first of these trips is a day trip to the Carter Presidential Library on Thursday, July 28. This is a trip into Atlanta to visit the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum featuring photographs and memorabilia from the Carter presidency (1976 – 1981). An exact replica of the Oval Office and gifts received by the Carters are also featured. We will leave from RUMC at 9:30 a.m. and return following lunch at Fox Bros. BBQ. The cost of the trip is $6 plus lunch. Reserve your spot: rturner@rumc.com
  • The September trip is a WSBTV behind-the-scenes tour on September 29th and sign-ups haven’t started for that yet. Rachel Turner is just trying to get vans reserved and drivers lined up at this time.
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