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CUC Newsletter – November 16, 2018

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Know that the Lord is God. It is He who has made us and we are His; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Psalms 100:3


This week’s Bible Verse from Lynn Adcock

Lynn states: this Bible verse is on a coffee cup given to me by a dear friend and is one of my favorites. The cup has morning glories and a beautiful hummingbird on it. It is a reminder to thank God every day that we belong to him through good times and bad. I also thank him daily for the CUC Class and all of the help given to us.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Way Forward

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Our speaker this Sunday is Bill Barbour, RUMC Church Business Administrator. His topic is “The Way Forward: Fear vs Reality”. Bill will also be sharing some information about himself so we will know him better. We look forward to his being with us.CUC

Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright and Barbara & Bob Davis

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 11
88 members + 3 visitors + 1 speaker = 92

“Thank You”s to CUC Class Members

Thank you also to Nancy Wistrand and Wanda Taylor who took and shared with us great pictures of our 2018 CUC Retreat.

A huge thank you to Doug Tatom who provides technical support to our audio and video production in our CUC class each Sunday. Doug also has developed and maintains our CUC Website which has a wealth of information about CUC.



Didn’t receive the CUC email newsletter?

You can always view the Current (or older) CUC Newsletters on the CUC Website:

Sue sends out the Newsletter by email, normally during the morning, every Friday. So, usually the current Newsletter is posted on the website by noon or no later than 2 p.m. that day.

Don’t want to have to go to website to view the Newsletter?

  1. Go to C-U-C.com
  2. Look at the bottom-right hand-side of the webpage. There will be a pop-up button:
  3. Click on the button, and then enter your email address in the box
  4. Then Click on the “Sign Me Up” button
  5. You will now receive every post (Newsletter) in a nice formatted email.
  6. This will double your chances of receiving the Newsletter by email!

Questions? Ask Doug Tatom



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 Mission Outreach Committee thanks all class members who responded to the opportunity to make Christmas merry for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center next month.

Each of the four Sundays in November a Christmas basket will circulate during class to accept cash and checks. Approximately 130 young people will benefit from our generosity.

CUC is following a suggestion from Murphy Harpst that “CUC could provide a smaller denomination of cash or gift card for every child ($10-$20).” In early December the church will send a check for the total amount collected saying that the donation is from the CUC Class for young people celebrating Christmas at Murphy-Harpst.

Checks should be made out to RUMC 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.


Operation Christmas Child

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Last Chance!

It is Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box time when we help fill boxes with gifts for children in impoverished countries around the world through Samaritans Purse.

collection week is November 12-18 and you may bring your box in on Sunday or leave it in the closet in our room. Lynn Roberts will collect them on this Sunday, the 18th of November.   INSTRUCTIONS

From Lynn Roberts:
Thank you for your great response to all of you who already brought in your filled shoeboxes. This Sunday, Nov 18 is The Collection Day. If you have not already let me know that you donated or filled an online box, thank you and let me know the number to add to the count.We are hoping for a good response to make many children happy as they learn if the love of Christ in the story of receiving a gift filled box.


Annual RUMC Pecan Sale for Missions

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The annual Pecan Sale began Oct. 28, and the deadline to buy or order is November 18th.

This supports the Boy Scouts, missionaries, MUST Ministries, and other Discovery Sunday School missions and outreach efforts. You can 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.

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.


Community Thanksgiving Meal

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On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, RUMC opens doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the RUMC Fellowship Hall.

As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. Information/Registrations: Rev. Marion Brown, mbrown@rumc.com or 770.261.1716 or visit rumc.com/thanksgiving



Open House at Wright’s

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Mark your calendar! 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 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

Anniversaries



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  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs and vertigo
  • Malone Dodson for success with his cochlear implant. The processor was hooked up last Friday, and he has responded well. The biggest challenge is getting adjusted to the 2 different sounds. The confusing part is the variety of accessories, batteries, and charging stations. Charlotte says, “We miss being in class, but we are thankful for your friendship, concern, and your prayers.”

Thanksgivings

  • Johnny Johnson – for return to better health and back to CUC
  • Janet Skalzo – back to CUC following knee replacement
  • We also welcome back Mary Serafina after her long absence as she cared for her daughter Pam.

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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CUC Newsletter -November 9, 2018

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Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

This week’s CUC Bible verse was submitted by Donna Grosse


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Report from Liberia

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Our speaker this Sunday is Dr. Wilfred Boayue. Wilfred and Stella have been members of CUC for a number of years but Wilfred spends a considerable amount of time in Liberia, where he was born.

He is currently serving as Commissioner for Program and Policy – National AIDS Commission of Liberia. Wilfred also serves as Chairman of the Board of Health – Liberia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. We look forward to getting caught up on Wilfred and Stella’s activities.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, November 4
88 members + 1 visitor = 89

CUC Offering

Sunday, November 4
$101


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.


An Expression of Appreciation

Those members of CUC who have gone through times when they needed a lift have known that CUC cared and were aware that they were missing from our midst. Thanks goes to Betty Williams(now deceased), Peggy Rodway, Gloria Stadler, and now Patsy Lanham who have written encouraging letters to absent CUC members as part of our Cares and Concerns Committee. Thank you.



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 14 –

  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy,
  • Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce,
  • Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup, Rolls, Pumpkin and
  • Pecan Pies


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) Website: Pack a shoe Box



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


Honduras Graduation Event

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During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that this church sponsors for the graduation celebration.

UPDATE –

During the week of November 11 a team of 6 members of RUMC will visit the Manuel Bonilla School that RUMC sponsors and participate in a grand graduation celebration of 18 9th grade students, 12 6th grade students and 11 kindergartners.  We will honor these students with our presence and gifts.

You all will remember that nearly 4  years ago RUMC began a partnerships with Lunches for Learning, Inc to sponsor the lunch program at this school with the CUC and Berean Classes being the dominant supporters of this program.  At the time 6th grade was the highest level of education that any of these students could achieve.  This coming week as a result of our efforts 18 of the 6th grade graduates in 2015 will graduate from 9th grade and will continue on to 10th grade.

Since then we have had about 10 mission trips, helping the community and the school.  This past year we completed a wonderful new middle school building that is to be used for both middle and high school in separate daily sessions.  We have also built a kitchen for this community and we are planning to begin work on a medical clinic and a trade school that will be used for multiple impoverished communities near this campus.

In 2017 and 2018 we engaged the youth department and had 3 youth lead mission trips with youth and parents of youth.  One of our own family, Allison Phelps, (daughter of John and Claudia Phelps), last year spent an entire month teaching these students English and she plans to return again next summer.

As a result of your support and participation the impact on this community is immeasurable and the impact on so many new participants from RUMC in this mission has been powerful. Several families have joined together to sponsor another school and new impassioned mission leaders have emerged.

In addition, CUC and  Bereans classes have been faithful in supporting the “Hearts for Honduras” fundraiser which is where administrative support for the organization is secured.  The results is that over these last few years God has truly blessed the work of Lunches  For Learning (L4L) providing funding that has now made it financially secure and has allowed for a growth in the number of schools and students being served.  God has brought to the organization a powerful Board of Directors, an impassioned Executive Director who carries a name we all know well, Phil Dodson (Son  of  Malone  &  Charlotte Dodson) as well as a staff that is now prepared to increase the reach of schools and students in 2019 by approximately 10-15%.

Please know that your support is changing lives both in Honduras and with those who now serve.


Community Thanksgiving Meal

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On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, RUMC opens doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the RUMC Fellowship Hall. As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. Information/Registrations: Rev. Marion Brown, mbrown@rumc.com or 770.261.1716 or visit rumc.com/thanksgiving


Open House at Wright’s

Mark your calendar! 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 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 Gordon770.490.7900


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries

 


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  • Vince Grosse for a quick recovery following surgery
  • Johnny Johnson – for return to better health
  • Don McNew – for relief of pain as he recovers from 5 fractured ribs

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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CUC Newsletter – Sunday- October 21, 2018

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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans

12:1-2 (Old King James Version)

Bible Verse of the Week

This week’s Bible verse is one of Roger Davis’ favorites.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

“Yo Mama and Em”

Our teacher this Sunday is Rusty Gordon. Rusty has taught our class on a number of occasions. He has amused us and challenged us each time he is with us. We look forward to what he has to say this Sunday. Rusty’s lesson title is “Yo Mama and em”. His scripture reference is the second chapter of John.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance
Sunday, October 14
89 members, 2 visitors, 1 teacher, = Total 92

CUC Offering
Sunday, October 14
$73


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 RETREAT BULLETIN

We are two weeks from our retreat and the general information about the retreat has been provided. Important information for this week is:

  1. All room reservations are now final and we are committed for all those who put down a deposit.
  2. If someone is interested in attending but has not made a reservation, please contact us immediately, and we will contact Winshape to determine if rooms are available.
  3. If you are interested in the tour of Martha Berry’s home, Oak Hill and Museum near the campus let us know. Check the website at http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/. If there is sufficient advance interest we may be able to get a tour guide for the group. Tickets are $7.00.
  4. We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat this Sunday and on October 28. The amounts are:

a. Couple in double room – $31
b. Single in private room – $200
c. Single shared room – $130

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis


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.


Saturday, October 20th:  Great Day of Service!

Service Projects will include Rise Against Hunger, Venezuela Now! Food and Medicine Crate, RUMC Street Grace team, Prayer Quilt Ministry, and RUMC Outreach Choir. Bring your family, friends and neighbors to join us. Please visit www.rumc.com/gds for information on times and locations.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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Join us weekly from 4:45-6:30 p.m. for dinner in the fellowship hall.

Next week’s menu: Southern Fried Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Soup, Salad Bar


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

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

  • Oct. 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Elder Care
  • Oct. 30: The Next Right Step – a panel discussion.

Pick up a flyer for full details or contact Mary Stokes mstokes@rumc.com or 770-261-741


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/.


Required Minimum Distributions

Mark 12:17 – says, “Give Caesar what is his and give God what is His” (The Message)

When your Required Minimum Deduction (RMD) comes due consider sending all or part of it directly as your contribution to RUMC or one of it’s Mission Partners. That will help you save on your total taxable income when you pay your taxes. For more information contact Nancy Irwin at 770-261-1726 or nerwin@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,


Celebrations

Birthdays

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Anniversaries


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  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Skalzo as she recovers from knee replacement surgery
  • Gale Earman and Diana Frei, former CUC members, need our prayers. Diana was diagnosed with lymphoma about three years ago. It has not gone well. She has had to have her spleen removed and part of her left lung. She has broken both hips and is wheel chair bound. She is also suffering from dementia. Gale is her sole caregiver and is understandably exhausted. They are receiving support from their church, but prayers, cards and notes would be uplifting.
  • Peggy Rodway requests prayers for the family and friends of Larry Crisler, her brother-in-law, who passed away Thursday.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues her fight with cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Thanksgivings

  • Jim Boswell is back to CUC following heart surgery and doing well
  • Pastor Andrew Brunson is back home in the United States.
  • Pray for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who remains in his ministry at Pastor Brunson’s church.

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 the editor (at suewaite@bellsouth.net) can keep information current)


 

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  • Oct. 28 – Homestretch BBQ in the Burbs
  • Oct. 31,  Nov. 1, 2 – CUC Annual Retreat at Winshape
  • Nov 14th – 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 – July 27, 2018

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For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38, 39


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Looking Deeper at the Parables

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Scott Dickson returns to CUC this Sunday for the second part of his most interesting lesson “Looking Deeper at the Parables”. He is looking at the parables in a different way, making us think about where and when Jesus taught them and who His listeners were.

Two books about the parables that Scott Dickson recommended were Short Stories by

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CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Head, Robin Hicks, Jackie Hubbard and Jan Ligon

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 22
Total 100
95 members, 4 visitors, 1 teacher

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 22
$126.10

 


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 25 at Brookwood Grill was attended by 33 CUC members and guests.

Next Wednesday, August 1 at 5:30pm, CUC WNO will be at Peach & the Porkchop, 12040 Etris 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.


MUST Ministries

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Thanks again to those who donated financial assistance and those who assisted with the sandwich making for MUST and especially to those who served on the committee. Over the last 2 years CUC has provided lunches using over 5,000 slices of cheese, 15,000 slices of ham, 15,000 slices of bread and over 200 man-hours.

 


Job Networking Garage Sale Extravaganza Next Week!

 

You may drop off items for the Garage Sale on Sunday with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. However, if possible, wait and donate on Monday, July 30 or Tuesday, May 31.

Jan Ligon reminds us that the antiques that our kids don’t want would be of great value for the garage sale. Gale Davis reminds us that those good clothes that we hardly ever wear will be great for our boutique. We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We want women’s clothes on HANGERS please.

Plan to volunteer at almost any time during this coming week for the Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. (You do not have to sign up ahead if you realize you have time to help out.) CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods next Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is on Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B, Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.

 


Adcock Garage Sale

 

There is an additional garage sale going on this Friday and Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00 at the home of Lynn and Jim Adcock, 1455 Woodcrest Drive, Roswell, to assist them in clearing out their home of 45 years, before everything else is moved to the RUMC garage sale.

They have many beautiful things they have accumulated over the years that just won’t fit in their new apartment at Huntcliff Summit. Come and encourage others to came and you may find some treasures. Tools, glassware, appliances, decorative items, beautiful oriental rugs, gifts, linens, toys, games, books, and some very nice women’s clothes sizes 12-16 and shoes size 8, etc., etc.

 


Operation Christmas Child

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No, it is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas! Not when there are such great sales of school supplies going on! You can start your collection of shoebox items by shopping early!

 


Little Things Mean a Lot!


Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC your Boxtops for Education for Red Bird Missions and your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

 

 

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  • Bob Schnachenburg for relief of his back pain
  • Dee Scott – for relief of pain and rapid healing of the shoulder fracture which occurred when she fell at Job Networking this past week
  • Johnny Johnson who is having hernia surgery Monday

Thanksgiving, but continue prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson was released Wednesday after being held in prison for almost two years. He is now under house arrest at his home in Izmir, Turkey, while the charges remain the same.A Turkish state news agency said the court banned him from leaving the country. He will not be able to leave his house except for an interview or a hearing in court. Turkish authorities will keep his passport, and he must wear an electronic ankle bracelet. We hope this is a first step in completely freeing Pastor Andrew. His next court date is in October. (Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.)

    (News reports this Thursday morning are that he will soon return to the United States!)

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam begins more chemo

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 the editor can keep information current)

 


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CUC Newsletter – Friday November 24, 2017

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He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No, they answered” Then he said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.”  When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.”

John 21:5-6


Sunday, November 26, 2017

By Water and the Spirit

Lets finish up the Thanksgiving Holiday with a bang!
Scott Dickson returns and talks about his “the Bucket List of Holy Places” [AUDIO]

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by Linda & Jim Boswell, Diane Stephens and Daphne Fradl

CUC Attendance

November 19, 2017

105 Members + 1 Teacher + 1 Guest  = 107 Total.

CUC Class Contributions

November 19  – $100


CUC Christmas Party

 

 

We’ve had a great sign-up for our CUC Christmas Party on December 4th. One hundred and six classmates have signed-up, and it is still not too late to put your names on the list.

The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 P.M. with a selection of passed hors d ‘oeuvres, followed by dinner at 7:00 in the ballroom.  The menu includes a carving station with prime angus loin and turkey, holiday salad, two vegetables, pasta, and artisanal breads. There will be a cheesecake station and a gourmet coffee and tea station with Italian syrups, etc.

After dinner, there will be a short program followed by dancing and fellowship. We will have a “white elephant” pass-a-long, and you will be provided bags during Sunday School for this event. So, dig out your Uncle Odell’s gift of a tie from last year or Aunt Opal’s hand knitted socks and prepare to have some fun with your friends.

The cost is $39.00 per person, and payment is due by Sunday Nov. 26th.  Make checks payable to CUC. Please call Vince or Donna Grosse if you have any questions. We would greatly appreciate everyone bringing a check this coming Sunday, as we will begin making the final arrangements with the club the following week. Additionally, anyone who didn’t pick up a bag for your “white elephant present” last Sunday should do so this Sunday. Dress for the party is “Christmas Casual or Festive Semi-Formal.”

Directions to the Metropolitan Club: Go north on GA-400 and exit onto Windward Parkway. Go east (right) on Windward approximately .4 mile to Edison Drive.  Turn right and then right again into the parking lot.  The club is located to the left of the foyer on the first floor of this building. The address is: 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta.


CUC Social Committee at Work

The  social  committee is already at work planning for a CUC class outing to The Lion King at  the Fox sometime between  the 10th  and  28th of January.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

 

 

 

Pam Kramer, the Director of Community Engagement, has sent her thanks to the CUC class of RUMC for the towels and other items  delivered on  November 17.

“The towels are AWESOME!!!  We already accounted for everything, labeled them and provided them to the cottages.  Your class is amazing!  There were 112 big, fluffy towels, washcloths, candy and much appreciated MP3 players.”

CUC’ers, we have a few Sundays to go before this Christmas White Towel Shower ends.  Keep those wash cloths and towels coming.  Another delivery will be made to M-H after December 10.  Thank you, every one, for your generous donations!

Pam said 19 children were discharged last month and 19 others were received.  That’s quite a number to provide clothes and immediate needs for as these new residents come to Murphy Harpst without a thing.

In addition, Murphy Harpst maintains a Point Store where, as a special reward for good behavior, children can choose to get rewards like candy, Gatorade, MP3s, etc.  For this Point Store, the staff would appreciate any such donations you are moved to provide.


Pecan Sale

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If  you  ordered pecans from  the Discovery Class they  can be  to be picked up at the  church office 9-4:30.


Christmas Tree/Wreath Sale to Support RUMC Youth Missions

It  is  that  time  again! Those of us who have purchased trees and  wreaths from our youth in the past highly recommend them for their high quality and freshness. In addition this is a great way to support our RUMC youth. The order deadline will be Sunday, Nov. 26.  Tree or wreath pick up is on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary parking lot.

To order, complete a paper form,and please put it in the offering plate on Sunday or bring it to the main church office or the youth office. Or to order online, go to www.rumc.com/trees. Contact Jill Cosgrove with any questions at jcosgrove@rumc.com


RUMC Christmas at Callanwolde Tour

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Christmas at Callonwolde

Join us December 11th at 10 am, on a tour of The Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House– an Atlanta holiday tradition for 40 years! Visitors of all ages will enjoy touring the 27,000 square-foot historic mansion elaborately decorated by Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers, as well as professional holiday displays, an expansive artists’ market, and themed events for all ages. Every room inspires and captures the spirit of the season.

After the tour we will have lunch at Murphy’s (https://www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com/lunch-menu). Tour tickets are $15 and lunch will be on your own.You are able to register and pay online at www.rumc.com/tour Questions? acummings@rumc.com or 770.261.1796


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

 

 

145 Operation Christmas Child boxes have been collected. There may be more, Waiting for a final count from Lynn.

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


Prayer Requests

  • Bob Davis – who recently had two falls, and is now doing rehab
  • Nancy Van Horn Brother – has a severe sinus infection and a low blood platelet count.
  • Carolyn  Batterson Is Hopefully home and recovering. They may need some meals.
  • Lynn Adcock as she continues to recover from effects  of chemo and radiation
  • Betty Hunt –  Pray  for  her continued  good  recovery and  she is pain free in her leg!
  • Laverne Lamb eye surgery went well to repair a  hole in  her  retina
  • Alan Adcock, son of Lynn and Jim, is home from the Hospital and the bleeding has stopped.
  • Mary  Serafina‘s  daughter  Pam Pruitt who  will  be  having chemo  through  the  middle  of  December
  • Jack and Gloria Stadler – their home was hit by a tree in the recent windstorm last weekend.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • Frank Magaro  at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • Juliana Goodson‘s  daughter and son-in-law have been able to return to their own home, but her son-in-law has developed an infection in his foot which is requiring IV antibiotics

Thanksgivings

  • Nancy Wright’s Cousin is Cancer Free!!
  • Lynn  Adcock – thanks  to  class  for  all  the  support  given  her these  past  8  months

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

  • Bob Moore – November 26th
  • Martha Thompson – November 26th
  • Charlotte Dodson – November 29th
  • Doug Tatom – November 30th

love   Anniversaries

  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – November 26, 1960 – 57 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – November 28, 1958 – 59 years!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – November 28, 1987 – 30 years!
  • 146 Years of Wedded Bliss this week!!!!!

calendar   Calendar Reminders



 

CUC Newsletter – November 3, 2017

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       When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum.  By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them.  A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.  When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.  But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.

John 6: 16-20


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Don’t  forget !  Saturday night turn your clocks back one hour for Daylight  Savings Time!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Last, Lost But Loved

One of our favorite speakers, Bob Fletcher, is giving our CUC lesson this  week and next.  His title this week is “Last, Lost But Loved”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.  This week they will be provided by MariAnna & Fred Brown and Gloria & Jack Stadler

CUC Attendance

October 21 – 85 + 2 leaders = 87

October 29 – 89 members + 4 visitors = 93

CUC Class Contributions

October 29 –  $127


CUC Retreat 

Thanks to Sara & Paul Beecham and Jeanie and Jim Ehlers for planning and  organizing the retreat this week at Berry College.  Kristin Heiden did an outstanding job in leading a study of scriptures relating to “The  Kingdom  of  God”.

Fifty five CUC members attended. The Winshape hospitality, food, and facilities were excellent! So much so that it was decided, if possible, to return there for next year’s CUC retreat.


CUC Christmas Party

Mark your Calendars!  The CUC Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 4th,  at the Metropolitan Club.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

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As the result of CUC asking about a practical need at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, we will be collecting white bath towels for the teenagers there.  The teenagers are responsible for doing their own laundry, and towels are in demand.

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To give this project a festive flavor, a large laundry hamper decorated with a big ribbon will be available in the CUC classroom on Sundays starting November 5th.

After December 10th  all these gifts will be sent to Murphy-Harpst. Thanks for sharing Christmas Blessings!  Questions?  Contact Betty Hunt, Norma Hills, or Claudia Phelps.

What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy ?

Please plan to bring extra Halloween candy to CUC  and we will collect it for Murphy Harpst to send with the towels. There  are  75 residents  and  16  clinical  professionals on  staff there who will enjoy the treats!


Operation Christmas  Child

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Many people are gathering items  for Operation Christmas ChildLynn  Roberts is collecting  the boxes.  Our CUC goal is 100! The filled boxes are due back by November 13th. (absolute  last  date –Nov.  20). Bring them to Sunday School or drop them off in the church office.

Go on-line to Operation Christmas Child – How to Pack a Shoebox for full information. Have fun filling your box(es)!  (No candy, liquids or toothpaste!) You will make some  child very happy! The cost to Samaritan’s Purse for shipping each box this year is $9. The best way to pay is on line.


Pecans for Sale

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The Discovery Class is selling the pecans for missions this  year. Orders will be accepted through Monday, November 6 to be picked up at the  church office 9 -4:30 after   November 9. One bag – $9, 3 bags-$25, case of  30- $240. Make checks payable to the Discovery Class.


RUMC Cookbooks For Sale

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There are about 120 cookbooks left from last year. They will  be sold this holiday season, for the price of $15.00 and all proceeds go to NFCC food pantry. There are three locations during the week to purchase the  cookbooks: the chapel building, church office, Julie’s  office and at WNO.

Cookbooks will not  be sold on Sundays in the sanctuary welcome center, but can be purchased on Sundays in chapel building office. This is a great gift item and would be great to sell out!


Homestretch News

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Tom Knight announced good news from Homestretch which CUC supports and in which several of our members are actively involved. Homestretch has just  been notified that they are receiving a $25,000 grant.


CUC Artists

Bob Hamilton is having an Art Show on this coming Sunday, November 5 from 1:00 until 4:00 at The Orchards at Crabapple Clubhouse. This at the corner of Crabapple and Rucker Rds. Please join him!

Jan  Buckley recently won Best in Show for a watercolor interpretation of  a photo at an art exhibit by the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance and Ga.Nature Photographers Association. The  show runs through November at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

 

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn  Adcock as she continues to recover from chemo and regains mobility
  • Betty Hunt  for  relief of pain and a good recovery from back surgery this Friday
  • Sue  Gardner on the  loss of her  brother, Dave Dowling, in Virginia
  • Laverne Lamb diagnosed this  week  with  a  retinal  hole after  sudden  loss of some vision in  one  eye
  • Don  MacLeod on the loss of his brother
  • Mary Sarafina’s daughter Pam  Pruitt who will be having chemo until the middle of December
  • Dave Taylor‘s mother Carolyn Taylor in  San Antonio with a broken tail bone and anemia after a fall

Thanksgiving

  • Betty and  Don  Gay – Betty was recovered enough after her broken hip for them to come out  to Sunday School again

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

  • 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.


cookie   Birthdays

  • Bill Griffin – Nov. 5
  • Betty Hunt – Nov. 7
  • Garlinn Storey – Nov 8
  • Norma  Taylor – Nov. 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov. 9

love   Anniversaries

  • Virginia & Stan  Thomason – Nov. 5, 1960 – 57  years
  • Sara & Paul  Beecham – Nov. 8, 1958, – 59 years

calendar    Calendar Reminders

  • December 4 – CUC Christmas  Party
  • December 12 – Wright’s Christmas  Open  House


 

CUC Newsletter – October 20, 2017

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On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. 

John 2: 1-3 and 7-9


Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Report On The 2017 Annual Conference

This  Sunday Linda & Ernie Bond who were RUMC lay representatives to the Annual Conference will  give the  CUC class a report on the 2017 Annual Conference [AUDIO].

 CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week.
This week they will be provided by Virginia Hardy, Garlinn & Mike Story, and Frank Foil

CUC Class Attendance Sunday, October 15

85 members and 2 visitors –  total 87


CUC Retreat Coming  Soon!

Our retreat is getting closer. 65 people had originally  signed  up to  attend our Berry College retreat, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Be aware that you still can sign up.  We have at least 3 rooms available and would like to fill them if possible. Have  you  made  a last minute  decision  to  go?  Do you  have  friends  who  would  like  to join  us?  Please see Paul or Sara Beecham, Jeannie or Jim Ehlers, our  retreat  coordinators, to sign up.

All meals will  be  provided. It will be a very memorable retreat in a beautiful location. Check in is 3 PM on Wednesday. Check  out  11:00  Friday.


A White Christmas for Murphy Harpst

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As the result of CUC asking about a practical need at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, we will be collecting white bath towels for the teenagers there.  The teenagers are responsible for doing their own laundry, and towels are in demand.  To give this project a festive flavor, a large laundry hamper decorated with a big ribbon will be available in the CUC classroom on Sundays starting November 5th.  After December 10th  all these gifts will be sent to Murphy-Harpst by way of Pam Kramer, a staff member who lives in Marietta. Thanks for sharing Christmas Blessings!  Questions?  Contact Betty Hunt, Norma Hills, or Claudia Phelps.


Operation Christmas  Child

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Many people  are  gathering  items  for Operation Christmas Child. Lynn  Roberts still has the boxes waiting to  be  filled.  Our CUC goal is 100! The filled  boxes  are  due back  by November 13th. Bring  them  to  Sunday  School  or  drop  them  off in the  church  office.

Go on-line to Operation Christmas Child – How to Pack a Shoebox for  full  information. Have fun filling your box(es)!  (No candy, liquids or toothpaste!) You will make some  child very happy! By the way, the cost to Samaritan’s Purse for shipping each box this year is $9. The  best  way  to  pay  is  on  line.


CUC Christmas Party

Mark your Calendars!  The CUC Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 4th,  at the Metropolitan Club. (A sneak  peek  at  the  menu sounds  delicious!).


RUMC Murphy  Harpst  Offering

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This year, the  annual RUMC children’s offering to be collected this Sunday, Oct. 22, will support Murphy-Harpst, which CUC has been  actively  supporting for some time. Murphy  Harpst is committed to meeting the needs of abused and neglected young people through residential treatment, placements in specialized foster care, and community programs.


You are invited to Grow in Faith in 2018

Please join RUMC for one of the following Grow in Faith gatherings with Tom  Davis, where we will learn about some specific ways God is working in the lives at RUMC and beyond. Together, we will celebrate what God is doing through you and your support of RUMC.  At each of these gatherings, there will be an opportunity to turn in a pledge card or you might want to take some time to pray about your contribution and return it later.Please let RUMC know you are coming by choosing a gathering listed. Each event will include a full meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner).There are two more available dates left,


Little Things Mean a Lot! 

For the benefit of Red Bird Mission School, please continue to clip Box Tops for Education  bring them to class.

Labels for Education bar codes are still accepted until December 1, 2017, so any brought to CUC will be sent in before then.

Betty  Hunt this  week  is ready  to send in 157 Box Tops. If any are turned in Sunday, they will be added.  Also 9 Labels for Education are ready to be mailed.  Not a big number for either, but they help to make a big number for Red Bird Mission School once they are added to others sent in from other  sources.

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Please  continue to save the pull tops from soda cans to support the Ronald  McDonald House which Nancy and  Johnie Wright are  collecting.


Prayer Requests

  • Lynn  Adcock as she continues to recover from chemo and regains mobility
  • Jim Boswell had his heart procedure done on Thursday and  plans to  be home on Friday.
  • Shirley  May  is having  Carpel  Tunnel surgery  on  Monday
  • Juliana Goodson‘s daughter Leslie and her  husband Jason as they, along with their family, recover at Juliana’s home from multiple severe injuries following an auto accident.
  • Mary Serafina‘s daughter Pam in Burmingham who has been diagnosed with liver cancer.  Please keep Pam and her family in your prayers.
  • Terry Taylor’s son, Kent, is an ordained pastor serving on the mission field in Turkey for the past 12 years.  He works with Pastor Andrew Brunson who has led the Resurrection Church in Izmir for 23 years.  In October 2016, Andrew was thrown into prison, and falsely accused of being part of the failed coup in Turkey. Franklin Graham, President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, has called Andrew’s wife, Norine, to offer comfort and support.  President Trump and Vice President Pence have tried to persuade Turkey’s President Erdogan (in two separate meetings) to release Andrew to no avail.  The Turkish government has indicated that they will free Andrew if the United States will turn over Turkish Pastor Gulen who has lived in exile in the United States since 1999.  Gulen is accused of instigating the coup.
    Please pray for Kent and AndrewNorine, and their three children as they deal with this crisis.  Andrew & Norine’s children – JordanJackie, and Blaise are currently in the United States going to school.

Thanksgiving

  • Beth  Hamilton back  to CUC after suffering a  fractured  pelvis several weeks ago.

Ongoing CUC Prayer Request

  • Frank Magaro – at Hearthstone Assisted Living in Roswell.
  • Betty and  Don  Gay – now at Cottonwood Retirement Community

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

  • — none —

 

love   Anniversaries

  • Babs &  Shaw Skillings – October 22, 1966 – 51 years !

 

calendar   Calendar Reminders

  • October 21 –  Great Day of Service
  • November 1, 2, and 3 – CUC Annual Retreat – Winshape  Center,  Berry  College
  • December 4 – CUC Christmas  Party


 

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Due to be Turned In This Week!

Lynn Roberts again is providing boxes for the CUC class and collecting the the filled ones for Operation Christmas Child. So it is time for collecting good things to place in those boxes to be given to children around the world to let them know they are loved.

For information on packing and to get labels go to Operation Christmas Child. Bring your filled boxes in to Sunday School this week!

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts reports that over the past 3 Sundays CUC members have filled and brought in a total of 92 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. A big “Thank you” to all who participated!

Operation Christmas Child

Last week was the final week to turn in your boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. We were aiming for 100 boxes from CUC to help spread the word of Jesus Christ and His love for us! CUC greatly surpassed that with 115 boxes donated! That is 115 children who will have special surprises at Christmas and will learn the good news of Jesus’ coming.

Operation Christmas Child

This is the final week to turn in your boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. We’re aiming for 100 boxes from CUC to help spread the word of Jesus Christ and His love for us! As of this past Sunday we were up to 60!
(You may go online to pay for the postage and get your label and find full directions. You can go to samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 1-800-353-5949 if you have questions or of course you may call Lynn Roberts. For some it is easier to just going online and making your contribution directly. If you do this please let Lynn know as we add that to our final count.)

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts continues to collect Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. You may bring in your filled shoebox at any time before our turn-in date, Nov 16. Two weeks to go! We’re aiming for 100 boxes from CUC to help spread the word of Jesus Christ and His love for us!
(You may go online to pay for the postage and get your label and find full directions. You can go to samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 1-800-353-5949 if you have questions or of course you may call Lynn. For some it is easier to just going online and making your contribution directly. If you do this please let Lynn know as we add that to our final count.)

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts will be continuing to pass out Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and labels this Sunday. You may go online to pay for the postage and get your label and find full directions. You may bring in your filled shoebox at any time before our turn-in date, Nov 16. If you have leftovers from your box-filling you can bring them in for the church-wide box-filling event.
You can go to samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 1-800-353-5949 if you have questions or of course you may call Lynn. For some it is easier to just go online and make your contribution directly. If you do this please let Lynn know as we add that to our final count. We are aiming for 100! The boxes are given out to children who may have no other gifts at Christmas and also are given out at other times such as during disasters, to help spread the word of Jesus Christ.

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts will be continuing to pass out Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes this Sunday. You may go online to pay for the postage and get your label and find full directions. Lynn will print extra labels and bring them to class Sunday for those unable to print their own.You may bring in your filled shoebox at any time before our turn-in date, Nov 16. If you have leftovers from your box-filling you can bring them in for the church-wide box-filling event.
You can go to samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 1-800-353-5949 if you have questions or of course you may call her at 770-667-2284. For some it is easier to just going online and making your contribution directly. If you do this please let Lynn know as we add that to our final count. The shoeboxes are a great project with grandchildren, or dedicate a filled box to each of your children and grandchildren to remind them of those who will receive only this gift at Christmas. The boxes are also given out at other times during disasters, to help spread the word of Jesus Christ and His love for us.

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts will be continuing to pass out Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes this Sunday. You may go online to pay for the postage and get your label and find full directions. Lynn will print extra labels and bring them to class Sunday for those unable to print their own.You may bring in your filled shoebox at any time before our turn-in date, Nov 16. If you have leftovers from your box-filling you can bring them in for the church-wide box-filling event.
Lynn says you can go to samaritanspurse.org/occ or call 1-800-353-5949 if you have questions or of course you may call her at 770-667-2284. For some it is easier to just going online and making your contribution directly. If you do this please let Lynn know as we add that to our final count.

How to Pack a Shoebox
1. Shoebox
Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box and lid separately, but wrapping is not required.
2. Boy or Girl
Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4,5-9, 10-14
3. Fill with Gifts
Fill the box with a variety of quality gifts that will bring delight to a child (see Gift suggestions).
4. Include $7 and Shipping Label
Your $7 per box donation to cover international shipping and related costs will help us speed your shoebox gifts on their journey around the world and into the hands of children in need.
Standard Shipping Label:
Donate $7 per box by check to Samaritan’s Purse (Note “OCC” on the memo line). Use a boy/girl label. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box.”
Follow-Your-Box Shipping Label:
Donate your $7 online and discover the country destination of your shoebox. We’ll email you a special Follow-Your-Box label to print and use. Later, you’ll receive a notification about the destination of your shoebox gift.
5. Pray
Ask God to use your gifts to Show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.
6. Drop Off
Place a rubber band around each shoebox and take it to the CUC class by Nov 17. You can also send your shoebox gift to:
Gift Suggestions
All Ages:
Toys: Start with a central item that a child will cherish, like a beautiful doll, a deflated soccer ball with pump, or a plush stuffed animal. Then add quality items like cars, musical instruments, puzzles, jump robes, etc..
School Supplies: Such as pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc..
Non-Liquid Hygiene items: such as toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloth, combs, etc..
Accessories: Such as socks, hats, t-shirts, flip-flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc..
Personal Note and photo of you and your family or group. If you include your name and address, the child may be able to write back.
Younger Children: Blankets, sticker and picture books, blocks, finger puppets, pages of colorful stickers.
Older Children: Small tools, tape measures, sewing kits, fabric squares, etc.: deflated balls with pumps with needles, solar calculators, rulers, scissors, jewelry, deodorant.
DO NOT INCLUDE used or damaged items: war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; seeds; chocolate or food; out-of-date hard cans; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.
The shoeboxes are a great project with grandchildren, or dedicate a filled box to each of your children and grandchildren to remind them of those who will receive only this gift at Christmas. The boxes are also given out at other times during disasters, to help spread the word of Jesus Christ and His love for us.

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