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CUC Newsletter – September 6, 2019

“Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the world!”

Matthew 28:20


Sunday, September 8, 2019

When Trouble Comes

Dr. Jim McCormick, one of our very favorite speakers will be back with CUC again this week. This Sunday his topic is “When Trouble Comes”. The scriptures for his lesson are: Matthew 27:45-46; 28:20

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Julianna Goodson, Bettie & John Goss, and Jane Bailey.

CUC Attendance

September 1
97 Members + 3 Guests + 1 Speaker = 101!

CUC Collection

Aug 25
$111

RUMC Name Tags

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


CUC Braves Baseball Game

Thanks to Bill Scott for organizing a CUC outing for 14 CUC members this past Thursday night to join him for his birthday at the Braves stadium. They enjoyed watching the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4 to 2. Thanks to Roger Davis for driving the bus.


CUC Fall Retreat

About 53 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park , October 8-10, in the splendid north GA Mountains. Information about amount and when payment will be due for extra retreat expenses will be coming soon. If you have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


CUC Small Group Dinners

Small Group Dinners are being organized. Be sure to sign up on the clipboard when it is passed on Sunday or contact Kris Taylor to be included.


RUMC Wednesday Night Dinner

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30pm, take out available until 6:45pm

WNO Menu for September 11 is Shrimp Sauce or Mushroom Ragu over Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits, Green Beans with Caramelized Onions, Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, and Pineapple Cake.

Jacob Crane, Director of Hospitality is now selling frozen take home meals out of the kitchen. Each meal is in a microwavable container that is dishwasher safe Each container is $5.00 apiece and contains 2 servings per container. Currently in stock: Mac and Cheese, Baked Ziti, and Chicken Parmesan. He will also have plenty of Chicken Pot Pie starting Monday evening.


Seniors Enriched Living

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on September 8th and 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


  • Larry Douglas who had gallbladder removal surgery on Tuesday for a continued good recovery
  • Betty and Don Gay – back in their own home where Betty now has a caregiver
  • Rose Lappe who has been having ongoing therapies since her cancer surgery but is hoping to be back to CUC soon
  • Babs Skillings for relief of pain following a fall which fractured several vertebrae
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Nancy Van Horn – for a good recovery following a fall.

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he deals with Shingles and Multiple Myeloma. Also continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgivings

  • Shirley and PD May and Barbara and Bob Davis returned to CUC this Sunday after Shirley’s and Barbara’s long bouts with the effects of Shingles

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

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

Birthdays

  • Bob Carpenter – Sep 9
  • Jill Caviness – Sep 14

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Fred Ball – September 10, 1960
  • Judy and Dal Zierk – Sep 12, 1964

  • Oct. 3 -7 PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 30, 2019

“My grace is sufficient for you”.

2 Corinthians 12:9


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Christians Without Wax

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

Aug 25
$118

RUMC Name Tags

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


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

Last chance to book rooms at the Amicalola Falls Lodge!

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

We have 40 rooms reserved. The reserved rooms will be released September 6th! Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute about $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates.

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

If you have not yet signed up on the Sunday clipboard and may plan to attend or have any questions contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Seniors Enriched Living

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach of a Sunday evening service at Vickery Rose Adult Community, the retirement community at 295 E. Crossville Road, will continue on September 8th and 22nd. There is the hope that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship. Bonnie White is the pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher for the “Vespers” type service held in the theater room at Vickery Rose.


Best Wishes

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


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

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – as he deals with Shingles and Multiple Myeloma. Also continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgivings

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

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

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

Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

  • Oct. 3 -7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 24, 2019

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs!

Psalm 100:2


Sunday, August 25, 2019

Psalms

CUC’s speaker this Sunday will be Dr. Michael Cromwell, RUMC’s Associate Pastor/Worship Arts. He has chosen as his subject “Psalms”. We are happy for this opportunity to get to know Michael better.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Claudia & John Phelps and Kris & Dave Taylor.

CUC Attendance

Aug 18
88 members + 1 speaker + I visitor = 90

CUC Collection

Aug 18
$107

CUC Music

Please express our appreciation to our CUC pianists Virginia Thomason and Bonnie White who provide CUC with beautiful piano music each week as we gather in our CUC room.


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

About 55 of our CUC members plan to relax and commune with God and nature at the CUC Fall Retreat at the Amicalola Falls Lodge in the Amicalola Falls State Park in the splendid north GA Mountains. We have 40 rooms reserved. Book now! The reserved rooms will be released September 6th. Reserve your room for the nights of October 8 and 9th by calling 800 573-9656 and indicating that you are attending the RUMC/CUC retreat. The room rate is $154.10 which includes Lodge Service Fee and state and local taxes.

We will have one common meal together on Wednesday evening. The other meals will be on your own. There is the excellent Maple Restaurant on site and nearby Dahlonega has many fine restaurants. Each person attending will be asked to contribute $75 each to common expenses (common meal, conference room with coffee service, and the speaker’s room and meals). Make your room reservation by September 6th to obtain the CUC rates.

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

If you have not yet signed up on the Sunday clipboard please let us know of your intentions to attend. Questions? Contact George Waite or Tom Knight.


Plan to Attend Worship!

We have had remarkably good turnouts of around 90+ attendees at our CUC class each Sunday. A number of CUC members leave early to usher, greet, participate in Altar Guild activities, or sing in the choir. Others after class have a brief gathering for refreshments and conversation and then move on to the 11:00 church worship service.

A number of others do not move on to worship. Those folks who don’t get to church are missing out on a wonderful worship experience. The amazing choir, the spectacular organ, the congregational singing, the pastor’s sermon, and joining with other members of the RUMC congregation in the worship of God are all worth being in attendance. If you don’t already go to worship regularly, try to start making it a habit. You’ll be glad you did!


CUC Class is Special!

The North Georgia Conference of the UMC issues a Statistical Report annually. For the full report go to www.ngumc.org – Resources – Documents & Forms – Statistical Tables – then choose a year.

Dave Roberts has shared some interesting statistics from this report.

One of the columns in the 2018 report is entitled “Total Professing Members at Close of Year” and of those 821 churches listed the CUC Class with 170 members is larger than 467 of the smaller churches – with 354 larger than our class. Of the largest reported memberships RUMC was in 4th position with 7561 total members at the close of 2018. Mt. Bethel was the largest, with Ben Hill second and Peachtree Road third.


Murphy Harpst and Red Bird Mission Schools

Each person in our CUC Class knows the value of a good education. We wanted it for ourselves, then for our children and grandchildren. Acquiring knowledge prepares a young person for whatever comes in the future. Two schools CUC knows about are Murphy-Harpst Campus School in Georgia and Red Bird Mission School in Kentucky. Both are part of Methodist institutions that minister to students who depend on help not available from normal home situations.

Thank you, CUC members, for your interest in these students, first for setting up an account at Publix, which supports Murphy-Harpst by automatically crediting the school with a percentage of your purchase. Every week located on a table manned by the CUC Membership Committee is a sheet of information about how to sign up for this benefit, if you have not done so already. The information you provide is secure.

Thank you also for faithfully clipping Box Tops for Education appearing on various market products. Many mailing envelopes full of “clippies” have been sent to Red Bird School located in an extremely poor part of Appalachia. Now General Mills is switching to a digital system requiring the shopper to scan the register receipt. Eligible items are recognized, and the school automatically receives credit. To sign up for the new plan, a customer must submit personal information which would be known to many stores other than Publix. How we can help this Kentucky school in a practical way is yet to be decided. If you have any questions contact Betty Hunt.

Seniors Enriched Living

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


Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Enjoy cooler weather on the golf course, Monday, October 7, at Woodmont Golf Glub, Canton, GA for the 22nd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament. Spend a day on the course with friends, colleagues, and Church family… all for a great cause! This event funds the operations of the RUMC Foundation, Inc. where investment earnings distribute over $150,000 a year to phenomenal causes! Sign up to play, or a foursome with your friends, or become a sponsor.


Early Reminder from Chip Lester

Christmas Gift Show coming soon

  • Dec 5, 6 – 8 pm
  • Dec 6, 9:30 am – 6 pm
  • Dec 7, 9:30 – 4 pm.


We will need lots of cakes and sweets baked again. We are very thankful and grateful of your class participation last year and look forward to it again. We will require volunteers again with setup and working days of show. As well as take down. More information to come and advice and suggestions are always welcomed. We will be selling poinsettias again and wreaths this year along with pecans. No Christmas trees this year- as of now.


  • Dick Anthony – Continue to pray as he now deals with Shingles. His chemotherapy was suspended temporarily. The chemotherapy has been effective in improving Dick’s situation. Also, continue to pray for Laverne Lamb as she provides care for Dick and manages the many appointments that are necessary throughout each week. They both miss being able to be in CUC on Sunday mornings.
  • Jeff Coelho as he is making a good recovery from major cervical disk surgery but is still facing a long period of convalescence
  • Betty Smith as she anticipates back surgery
  • Edna Smith asks for prayers as she has suffered several small strokes and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and other health problems.

Continuing prayers:

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

Congratulations!

  • Ann & Larry Douglas have a new adopted grandson Maxwell, adopted by their daughter Susan and her husband Murry, born on August 12 (Larry’s birthday) .

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

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


Birthdays

  • Betty Gay – Aug 25
  • Fred Brown – Aug 28
  • Sharon Erdman – Aug 31

Anniversaries

  • Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969 – 50 years!

  • September 5 – Bill’s Baseball Outing
  • Oct. 3 -7 pm – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Oct. 8 – 10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 29 – Homestretch Golf Tournament
  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show


CUC Newsletter – August 2, 2019

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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

CUC in Story Form

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 28
$423


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2019-20

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

Thank you to 2018-19 CUC Officers!

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


CUC Fall Retreat – October 8-10

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

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

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

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


CUC Baseball Outing

A reprise of a popular event from several years ago …

Braves Baseball with Bill on his Birthday!

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

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


RUMC Sunday Evening Outreach

Come and help Jeff Ross and Bonnie White in RUMC’s new bi-monthly ministry outreach to Vickery Rose Adult Community.

Vickery Rose is a retirement community located at 295 E. Crossville Road. We have started a Sunday evening service there. Bonnie is our pianist and Jeff Ross is the preacher. The service is a “Vespers” type service. Bonnie and Jeff are hoping that the service could be a mission outpost for the church, but also a fun and inspirational service option for RUMC members who would like to experience Sunday Evening worship.

The service is held in the Theater Room at Vickery Rose where the seating is comfortable and the acoustics are outstanding. In August the Service will be on August 4 and 18.


The RUMC Coffeehouse

The newly-opened RUMC Coffee House, a collaboration between Kennesaw’s Independent Grounds Cafe and RUMC, has opened on Mimosa Boulevard. The coffee shop primarily employs people in the community living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The idea of it is to showcase what inclusive employment opportunities look like for local businesses that employ adults with special needs. For many of the employees, this is their first job opportunity. It provides them an opportunity to grow in confidence and develop their skills that they can then take anywhere. All they need is to be given a chance to shine.

The coffeehouse menu consists of a variety of coffee and espresso drinks and grab-and-go pastries. Light lunch fare is planned for the future. The shop offers seating inside and outside on the porch and at tables throughout the grounds. Consider stopping in for a cup of coffee sometime when you happen to be at the church!

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

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


Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


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

Thanksgiving

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

Continuing prayers:

  • Dick Anthony – who is improving as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma and Laverne Lamb who continues to help Dick as she recovers from her own health issues.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Her condition has improved and she hopes to stop chemo soon. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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


CUC Newsletter – July 26, 2019

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


Sunday, July 28, 2019

“What is on the final exam?” 

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

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 21
$106

Also an additional $100 for the MUST Summer Lunch program


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2020

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

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


A Message From Our Outgoing CUC President

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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


 CUC Fall Retreat October 8–10, 2019

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

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

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

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


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgiving

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

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – July 20, 2019

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

Psalms 8:3-4


Sunday, July 21, 2019

What is on the final exam?

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

July 14
$116.

New CUC Donations

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


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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

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

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


CUC Class Officers for 2020

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

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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

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


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

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

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

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

 Anniversaries

  • none

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

Continuing prayers:

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

Thanksgiving

  • Marlene McLeod back to CUC recovering from recent shoulder fracture

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – July 5, 2019

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


Sunday, July 7, 2019

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

Listen To Dr McCormick’s Lesson

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

June 30
$118


The CUC Patriotic Potluck Picnic

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


CUC Wednesday Night Out

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


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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


 Hot Dogs and Ice Cream on The Commons

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


Job Networking

Mark Goodwin

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


 Caregivers’ Support Group

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


RUMC Senior Day Trip:

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


Summer Bible studies

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


 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 

Acting UP is Presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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


Birthdays

  • Craig Simons — July 11

Anniversaries

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

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

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

Continuing prayers:

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

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


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


CUC Newsletter – May 10, 2019

“It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God says we must not eat it or even touch it, or we will die”. “You won’t die!” the serpent hissed. “God knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it. You will become just like God, knowing everything, both good and evil.”

The woman was convinced. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious, and it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. Then he ate it, too. At that moment, their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they strung fig leaves together around their hips to cover themselves.

Genesis 3:4-7


Sunday – May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day

We are happy to welcome Dr. Paul Beecham back as our teacher this Sunday. The title of the lesson is: “Sin and Addiction”. This lesson should provide some interesting insight into some of the addictions we are faced with today.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Diane Stephens, Virginia Hardy and Betty and Larry Hunt

CUC Attendance

May 5
71 + 1 Teacher = 72

CUC Collection

May 5
$71

In addition, $480 was collected for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program.

Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday for the next two months.


Gale Rodgers would like to Thank all 72 of the CUC Volunteers that worked so hard at the 2019 Garage Sale extravaganza . Yay!
The Garage Sale took in about $36,000 this year.

Other Ministries also benefited from receiving items that were not sold at the Garage Sale. The Organizations – No Longer Bound, Foster Care, and Cheaper by the Dozen received clothing and other items. And Job Networking – Job Seekers also volunteered to help with the Garage Sale. Great Job Everyone!


Wednesday Night Out

CUC WNO dinner for May 15 at 5:30pm will be at Chicago’s restaurant [MENU]
4401 Shallowford Rd., Roswell.
We had 21 participate in the dinner at Provinos.
Any questions, please contact Larry Douglas.


Noah’s Ark

The Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day will be held on Saturday, May 18. This is a great event in the life of our church and we are hopeful that you will find some capacity in which you feel called to serve.

This makes such a difference for so many. The event will be held at Grimes Bridge park in Roswell. To register, go to: http://www.rumc.com/special-needs/


Greeters Needed

The Hospitality Committee has requested that a greeter be placed at the North door in the B building next to our CUC class before the 11:00 am service starting in May and continuing during the odd months.

With our class ending at 10:30 am, a greeter from our class would be the ideal candidate. Please advise Larry Douglas if you can help.


Must Summer Lunch Program

Sandy Griffin reminded us about the MUST Summer Lunch program coming up. CUC has provided 5400 lunches in the past couple of years.

We  now have $1500 put  aside  for  this  purpose and it will cost about $3900 for the June, July, August lunches this summer (2400 lunches). Contributions will be needed.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.


CUC Weekly Newsletter

The usual editor of the CUC newsletter and sender of special announcements during the week will not be available during the next couple of weeks due to travel plans. Thankfully CUC has a very good back-up plan in Doug Tatom who has agreed to keep CUC email communications going along with his usual excellent CUC website. From today until Sunday, May 19th please send anything you wish to communicate to CUC members to Doug Tatom. Do not send to the address from which you receive this week’s email!


Birthdays

  • Scott Woodison – Wednesday, May 15

Anniversaries

  • No Anniversaries this week

  • Marianna Brown asks for prayers for her niece – Diana, her Husband Chris and baby Jack. The Doctor had to take Jack at 25 weeks because Diana had preeclampsia. Jack weighs 1lb 3oz and is on a ventilator. Please pray for healing for Diana and strength, the Doctors have given Jack a 60% chance of survival.
    Update: Diana was able to go home this last week. baby Jack is still on a ventilator. He will not be able to go home until August. Please continue your prayers for baby Jack and his family.
  • George Crolius – asks for prayers for the daughter of his 1st Cousin Silvia. Her daughter Michelle has been diagnosed with terminal Liver cancer and been given approximately 4 more months. Michelle has been Silvia’s primary caregiver for the past several years.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors.
    Update: Roger Davis talked to Dick last Friday, his blood platelets are still not at the level needed to be able to start chemotherapy. He will have his platelets checked again this week (last Monday – May 6th) to see if he can begin chemo.
  • Laverne Lamb could use some prayers as she has been suffering from a variety of medical problems recently.
  • Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery from her surgery.
    Update: Ann McNew received a message from Jim Lappe: Rose is recovering well. There are ups and downs with her pain, but we are pleased with her progress. She appreciates all the cards, visits, flowers, food and thanks you for the many prayers,
  • Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery. She continues to improve.
  • Shirley May and Barbara Davis who are still recovering from the effects of Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple Myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgiving!

From a Facebook post from Linda Temples on May 1, 2019:

Linda is back on the kidney transplant list after being taken off due to collapse in January and has a donor. But, her numbers are so stable that they are postponing surgery until more need arises. She says, “Thank you to all my wonderful prayer warriors. God is so good! Praise his Holy name!”

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


  • May 18Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College





CUC Newsletter – May 3, 2019

“Jesus repeated the question:  Simon, son of John, do you love me?”  “Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.” 

John 21:16


Sunday – May 5, 2019

We are happy to welcome Bob Fletcher back as our teacher this Sunday. He has an intriguing lesson title of “Mission of the Church” with a subtitle of “Fishermen and Shepherds” The lesson will come from the scripture passage: John 21:1-17.

Listen:

April 28, 2019 – Bob Fletcher – “Suddenly their eyes were opened” Luke 24:13-35

May 5, 2019 – Bob Fletcher – “Mission of the Church” John 21:1-17

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte Buroughs and Bob Morisey and Babs & Shaw Skillings

CUC Attendance

April 28
84 + 1 Visitor + 1 Teacher = 86

CUC Collection

April 21
$73

Charlie Mason also received checks amounting to $150 for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program.
Members wishing to make donations to the summer lunch program should make out their checks to CUC and include “MUST summer lunches” on the line for notes. These checks can be placed in the collection basket any Sunday for the next two months.


Parking Sunday – May 5, 2019

The 5th Annual RUMC BBQ is this Sunday:

The Parking lot behind the Fellowship hall (with the handicap parking) will be blocked off for the BBQ.

If you need a ride on campus, look for the Hospitality carts, they will be available to get people to the Sanctuary, “B” building and the parking lots.


RUMC 5th Annual BBQ

The 5th Annual Church Barbeque will be held Sunday, May 5th, on the Commons from noon – 1:30pm.

Please sign-up if you plan to attend at www.rumc.com/bbq. There will be BBQ from Williamson brothers, a jumping room for the kids and an ice cream truck.


The Garage Sale Extravaganza is Here!

Shop

  • Friday, May 3, shop 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 4, shop 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Through the generosity of those who DONATE and those who BUY, job seekers enjoy a hot meal every time they attend Job Networking.

We can use your help any day, anytime. Check rumc.com/garagesale or see Gale Davis, Mary Serafina, or Dee Scott.

Gale  Davis  reminded  us  about  the past  Monday  night’s attendance as  an  example of how active the Job Networking program is:

  • 240  people  total  attendance
  • 194 for  dinner
  • 77 first time attendees
  • 19 people getting  interview  appropriate clothing from  “Attire for  Hire”
  • 85 volunteers – many from CUC
  • You will see many other CUC members there.

Wednesday Night out

Wednesday night class dinners will commence May 8 with the first outing at 5:30pm at:

Provino’s Italian Restaurant [Menu] 1255 Grimes Bridge Rd., Roswell.

Sign-up sheet will be passed on Sunday. For questions, contact Larry Douglas


Noah’s Ark

The Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day will be held on Saturday, May 18. This is a great event in the life of our church and we are hopeful that you will find some capacity in which you feel called to serve.

This makes such a difference for so many. The event will be held at Grimes Bridge park in Roswell. To register, go to: http://www.rumc.com/special-needs/


Greeters Needed

The Hospitality Committee has requested that a greeter be placed at the North door in the B building next to our CUC class before the 11:00 am service starting in May and continuing during the odd months.

With our class ending at 10:30 am, a greeter from our class would be the ideal candidate. Please advise Larry Douglas if you can help.


Must Summer Lunch Program

Sandy Griffin reminded us about the MUST Summer Lunch program coming up. CUC has provided 5400 lunches in the past couple of years.

We  have $800 put  aside  for  this  purpose and it costs about $1300 each  summer. Contributions will be needed.


Thank You!

Thanks to the Lanhams for planning the great Chick-Fil-a trip and to Roger Davis for driving the bus.

Thank you CUC! for your generous contributions and help to support the HomeStretch Road Race Congregation Challenge. CUC donated $1645 with other donations of $225 making a total of $1870 from RUMC. Hope we win the Challenge!


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

Other Opportunities to Support Our Missions

Be sure to sign up with Publix and with Amazonsmile.com to support Murphy Harpst Children’s Home. How-to information is available in class.


CUC Weekly Newsletter

The usual editor of the CUC newsletter and sender of special announcements during the week will not be available during the next couple of weeks due to travel plans. Thankfully CUC has a very good back-up plan in Doug Tatom who has agreed to keep CUC email communications going along with his usual excellent CUC website. From today until Sunday, May 19th please send anything you wish to communicate to CUC members to Doug Tatom. Do not send to the address from which you receive this week’s email!


Birthdays

  • Bob Hamilton – Tuesday, May 7
  • Elaine Estill – Wednesday, May 8
  • Pat Phillips – Thursday, May 9

Anniversaries

  • Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho – Thursday, May 9
  • Gayle & George Crolius – Thursday, May 9

  • Marianna Brown asks for prayers for her niece – Diana, her Husband Chris and baby Jack. The Doctor had to take Jack at 25 weeks because Diana had preeclampsia. Jack weighs 1lb 3oz and is on a ventilator. Please pray for healing for Diana and strength, the Doctors have given Jack a 60% chance of survival.
  • George Crolius – asks for prayers for the daughter of his 1st Cousin Silva. Her daughter Michelle has been diagnosed with terminal Liver cancer and been given approximately 4 more months. Michelle has been Silva’s primary care giver for the past several years.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Dick’s schedule includes two treatments per week if blood tests are favorable. Please keep Dick in your prayers as he begins this series of treatments and consultations with his doctors.
  • Laverne Lamb could use some prayers as she has been suffering from a variety of medical problems recently.
  • Rose Lappe – pray for a fast recovery from her surgery.
  • Janice Scalzo – pray for good recovery and relief of pain following her recent major knee surgery
  • Shirley May and Barbara Davis who are still recovering from the effects of Shingles
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple Myeloma. Her condition has improved but she will need to continue chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgiving!

From a Facebook post from Linda Temples on May 1, 2019:

Linda is back on the kidney transplant list after being taken off due to collapse in January and has a donor. But, her numbers are so stable that they are postponing surgery until more need arises. She says, “Thank you to all my wonderful prayer warriors. God is so good! Praise his Holy name!”

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


  • May 2 – 4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • May 5 – RUMC Annual BBQ
  • May 8 Wednesday Night Class dinner at 5:30pm at: Provino’s Italian Restaurant
  • May 9RUMC Men’s Breakfast at 6:45 am
  • May 18Annual Noah’s Ark Field Day
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8 -10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 7 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College





CUC Newsletter – March 29, 2019

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will Stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”

Ruth 1:16


Sunday – March 31, 2019

The Story of Ruth

Our lesson this week will be brought by our own Tom Knight. The lesson title is “The Story of Ruth”, and is based on the book The Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter. The book of Ruth is short, so read the entire book in preparation for the lesson.


CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Tom Cantrell and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 24
Guests 3 + Members 105 = total 108

CUC Collection

Sunday March 24
$244


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

Small Group Dinners

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

The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!

The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.Questions? Comments? Favorite recipes? Send all to Kris or Mary. (Kris Taylor or Mary Serafina).


CUC Refreshments Reminder

A note from Terry and Wanda Taylor – There have been many changes in the 2nd Quarter Refreshment calendar. Please check the CUC website – CUC Refreshments Provider Page to verify those persons that will be hosting with you. Any questions, please contact call Wanda.


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge. In preparation for the “Run the River”.

There is still time to donate. Homestretch Race on April 6 Tom Knight is looking for volunteers to assist with parking (at 6AM) and other duties. People are also needed for handing out t-shirts and registration both on Friday afternoon and at the race on Saturday. Please let Tom know if you can help.


Easter Egg Hunt Basket

Responding to a request from Children’s ministry, CUC will be contributing a basket for the Easter Egg Hunt.


Lenten Luncheons

Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, through April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Job Networking Garage Sale

Mark your calendars and start collecting things you don’t anymore as you think about downsizing that might bring income to Job Networking at the annual garage sale which is being held at a new time this year. The dates are May 2-4 for the sale and of course a few days before that for volunteers.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • Pat & Ron Peterson – March 31, 1962- 57 years!

  • Barbara Davis – recuperating at home following a bad fall
  • Rose Lappe for further tests and surgery to go well and she will be back on her feet soon.
  • Janice Scalzo for relief of pain as she awaits knee surgery on April 5
  • George Waite on the loss of his sister Jean

Thanksgivings

  • Bob Schnakenberg – recovering well from recent pulmonary embolism

Best Wishes!

  • Peggy Rodway and Maurice (Mac) McNay are getting married on April 13th.

Continuing prayers:

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

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


  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC 2019 Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 22, 2019

But (Jesus’) mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you”.

John 2:5


Sunday, March 24, 2019

What a Servant Does First

Our lesson for this Sunday will be presented by Debbie Goodwin. We were blessed by Debbie’s teaching last November when her topic was: “Five Prayers That Changed My Life”. This Sunday her topic is: “What a Servant Does First”, based on the scripture passage, John 2:1-11. This is a great follow-up to Mark Goodwin’s lesson last week on “Are you a Volunteer or a Servant?”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Myra & Julian Belote and Beth & Bob Hamilton

CUC Attendance

Sunday, March 17
Members 88 + 1 new member = 89

CUC Collection

Sunday March 17
$85.00


Get Ready for the Fun of Small Group Dinners!

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

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

2) Simply add your name(s) and mark the column “Host” if you would like to hold the dinner in your home.

3) The host provides the main course and wine if desired. Each guest will bring a portion of the meal. Easy peasy!

4) The committee will start matching up guests and hosts at the end of March. Dinners will be held throughout the spring (April, May, June) as each group selects a date convenient to all.

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


Emergency Preparedness

There is now a First Aid Kit in the CUC closet equipped with everything from a bandaid to a devices for checking blood pressure and blood oxygen level.

In order to determine if what is needed is in the bag, there is a list of supplies included . With 18 CUC members receiving their certificates having taken a CPR course given by Teresa Dean recently CUC should be prepared for any emergency.


CUC Refreshments Reminder

A note from Terry and Wanda Taylor – There have been many changes in the 2nd Quarter Refreshment calendar. Please check the CUC website to verify those persons that will be hosting with you. Any questions, please call Wanda Taylor.


Homestretch Road Race

Thank you to the CUC members who have donated generously to support the Homestretch Church Challenge. In preparation for the “Run the River” Homestretch Race on April 6 Tom Knight is looking for volunteers to assist with parking (at 6AM) and other duties. Please let Tom know if you can help.


Thank you from Murphy Harpst

Murphy Harpst sent a letter to CUC expressing appreciation to CUC for a recent donation of $500 to support their program to get troubled children on the right path.


Lenten Luncheons

Plan to join us on the remaining Tuesdays during Lent, March 26 – April 16, for lunch in the Fellowship Hall at noon, followed by a message from Dr. Jeff Ross. No reservations are required: cost for lunch is $6.


Wednesday Night Out

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

  • Stuffed Pork Loin with Rosemary Pork Jus,
  • Gouda Mac and Cheese, Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic Butter
  • Fresh Yeast Roll, Salad Bar, Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Apple Cobbler

Job Networking Garage Sale

Mark your calendars and start collecting things you don’t anymore as you think about downsizing that might bring income to Job Networking at the annual garage sale which is being held at a new time this year. The dates are May 2-4 for the sale and of course a few days before that for volunteers.


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

  • Maureen Osborn – Mar 24
  • Nancy Wright – Mar 29

Anniversaries

  • Sue & George Waite – March 30, 1968 – 51 years

  • Lara Mittelholzer requests prayers for her husband George Mittelhholzer who suffered 2 grand mal seizures on Thursday, and also for her and her mother Pat Deaton

Thanksgivings

  • Larry Douglas had successful surgery for removal of benign parotid gland tumors
  • Bob Schnakenberg and Sharon cannot offer up enough THANK YOU tributes to our CUC Sunday School Class for your Love, Prayers and Best Wishes we received during this past week. It all began about 1:30 AM this past Monday Morning. Bob was experiencing numerous pains on his upper left arm and shoulder. Sharon said we are not going to handle this problem alone, so in about 10 minutes we were in an ambulance on our way to Well Star North Fulton hospital. They were ready for us and the treatment procedure began. Over the next three days we received excellent care and advice as to what our next few treatment days would be like. The plan the Hospital Doctors worked out was right on point. Receiving all the kinds of “Get Well Thoughts and your Love and Prayers points out how great it is to be a Member of CUC. Many Numerous Thank Yous !!!!!
  • Sue Waite also expresses thanksgiving for all the concerns expressed when she experienced chest pain, though after multiple tests in Urgent Care her heart is fine and she just needs to get her BP meds under control.

Continuing prayers:

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

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

  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • April 15 – Chick-Fil-A tour
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • June 26 – CUC Picnic Potluck
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament



CUC Newsletter – February 8, 2019

“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

John 13:34-35


Sunday, February 10, 2019

A New Look At Christian Ethics

Our CUC lesson this week will be presented by Dr. Jim McCormick. Jim is one of our very favorite teachers and will be with us for two Sundays. His topic is “A New Look at Christian Ethics”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by LaVerne Lamb & Dick Anthony and Ann & Larry Douglas

CUC Attendance

Sunday, February 3
Members 93 + guests 1 + teacher 1 = Total 95

CUC Offering

Sunday, February 3
$84


CUC Mardi Gras Party

The CUC Mardi Gras party, set for Thursday, February 28th, is proceeding well. We already have 59 members signed up for the dinner//potluck+/party!! We have room for 80 guests for the dinner, at the Bradshaw Farms Clubhouse, and are looking forward to more folks signing up.

We are targeting to have guests signed up by Sunday, Feb. 17th, so we know how many people to plan for at the dinner. It will be a fun evening!! $7.50/person covers the clubhouse rental, ingredients for the main entrees and two King Cakes.

The dinner party will run from 6:30 PM to about 9:30 PM. See you there! Contact Patsy Lanham if you do not get to sign up in class.


Murphy Harpst Mission Outreach

CUC is planning for our annual February birthday party at Murphy Harpst in Cedartown on Saturday, February 16. Let Betty Hunt know if you would go on that date to help with the party and/or to see what Murphy Harpst is all about.

CUC is collecting prizes for the party-goers. Pam Kramer at Murphy Harpst , when asked for suggestions of Bingo prizes, replied that those “that work best” are candy bars, drinks (Gatorade, teas, sodas), Ramen noodles, and decks of playing cards. Again on February 10 a basket will be passed to collect any cash donations to pay for party expenses. The committee appreciates any support the CUC Class provides for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center.

CUC has received several heart-warming thank you notes/letters from the teenagers who received generous gift cards which were sent to Murphy Harpst paid for with CUC’s Christmas donations. These will be displayed on the bulletin board in CUC class.


Ladies Covenant Group

Many men and women in CUC belong to covenant groups which provide an opportunity for fellowship and study together in a small group. The group that meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 in the 3rd floor B building Conference room invites any interested women to join them. Their next meeting will be Wednesday, February 20. For questions contact Martha Thompson.


Help us Pack the Crate!

As part of this year’s Global Impact Celebration, we will be “Serving Side by Side” to pack and send another crate to the people of Venezuela through the agency Venezuela Now!

The items needed are very specific: acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), infant Tylenol and Advil, children’s and adult’s multi-vi­tamins, powdered infant formula, canned chicken, dried rice, and dried beans. Please deliver to church by Monday, Feb. 25 to the Welcome Center, Sanctuary building, or the Main Office, Chapel building.


HomeStretch Peachtree Tea

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About the time winter weather is ending, the Peachtree Tea festivities are a bright spot of hope for the families of Home Stretch. The event is on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 am at Country Club of the South.

The day features a champagne reception and silent auction followed by a wonderful luncheon. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities as well as ticket sales and the purchase of raffle items go to support the work of HomeStretch. CUC always has at least one table and we carpool from the church. For tickets contact Homestretch at Website or call 770-642-9185 ext. 120. Also inform Lynn Adcock who is arranging our CUC table(s).


Get Your Cans to Church

February is RUMC’s month to help fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. List of current needs: rumc.com/nfcc or on bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Please bring non-perishable items to church on Sundays or to the Main Office through Feb. 24


Wednesday Night Out

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

This week’s menu:

  • Rosemary Roasted Pork Loin with Herb Onion Gravy
  • Smashed New Potatoes with Buttermilk and Leeks
  • Herb Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, AND Chocolate Cake

RUMC Travelers Club

RUMC Travelers Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Following lunch, the program will be provided by Chris Nelson, Executive Director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.

Lunch reservations must be made by Monday, Feb. 11 to Mary Hagerman: 770.993.9496. Information: rumc.com/travelers


An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe

Tickets are on sale now for “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe,” and would make a great Valentine’s Day gift! Anita is a Christian comedienne and author who became famous for “Momisms,” her comic rendition of everything a mother would typically say to her children in the course of a day, set to the “William Tell Overture.”

Advance tickets to the performance at 3 p.m. on March 17 are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors (65+) and may be purchased in the Main Office, Worship Arts office, or online at iTickets.com. Information: Ann Moore, amoore@rumc.com or 770.261.1719.


Arsenic and Old Lace

Acting UP! presents the zany dark comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” March 22-24.

  • Friday show at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday show at 5:30 p.m. includes dinner
  • Sunday show only at 4 p.m.

$15 for general admission/$30 reserved seat. $10 general admission/$25 reserved seat. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 5, and may be purchased via the Box Office, Main Office, Worship Arts office, or online at iTickets.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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


Birthdays

  • Betty Robertson – Feb 11
  • Patrick Cooney – Feb 15

Anniversaries

  • -+- none -+-

CUC now has a prayer request basket at the door where you enter the classroom. These will be read at the microphone at the appropriate time. This is to help eliminate the problem of not being heard when the speaker requesting prayers is away from the microphone. Prayer requests can also be emailed to: Sara Beecham. For the weekly newsletter please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates to the editor: Sue Waite.

Thanksgiving

  • Rev. Harvey West – recovering from surgery for colon cancer – no chemo or radiation treatment required.

Continuing prayers

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

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


  • Feb. 16 – Murphy Harpst birthday party
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • Feb. 28 – CUC Mardi Gras dinner party
  • Feb. 28 – March 3 – RUMC Global Impact Celebration
  • March 17 @ 3 pm – “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe”
  • March 22-24 – Acting UP! “Arsenic and Old Lace”
  • April 6 – Run the River Homestretch Road Race
  • May 2-4 – RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza
  • Oct. 8-10 – CUC Retreat Amicalola Falls Lodge
  • Oct. 14 – RUMC Foundation Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – December 28, 2018

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

Acts 1:8


Sunday, December 30, 2018

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

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

Come prepared to be blessed and challenged!!

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

Sunday, December 23
87 members + 5 visitors = 92

CUC Offering

Sunday, December 23
$196

Plans for this Sunday, December 30

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


CUC Ronald McDonald House Support

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

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


Year-End Donations

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


New Bible Studies in 2019

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

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


SEL Winter Session

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

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


Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • Lynne and Dave Roberts  Jan 3, 196158 years !

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

Continuing prayers

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

Thanksgiving

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

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


Happy New Year!



CUC Newsletter – October 12, 2018

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“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, and will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:4-7

Bible Verse of the Week
The Bible verse of the week is from Gale Davis. It is one of her favorite verses.


Sunday, October 14, 2018


We Rejoice with Music

Our RUMC Interim Director of Worship Arts, Dr. Jerry Ulrich, will be our CUC speaker this Sunday.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Patricia Mashburn and Pat Stamps.

CUC Attendance
Sunday, October 7
Members 78, Teacher 1, Guests 1 – Total 80

CUC Offering
Sunday, October 7
$78


CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

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Winshape Retreat Center

We are three weeks from our retreat and the general information about the retreat was provided last week. Important information for this week is:

  1. Due to an unforeseen cancellation and our negotiations with Winshape, we do have rooms available. If you have not signed up and would like to attend please contact us immediately.
  2. 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 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. Let us know of your interest by Tuesday.
  3. We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat this Sunday and on October 21 and 28. The amounts are:
  • a. Couple in double room – $315
  • b. Single in private room – $200
  • c. Single shared room – $130

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis

The CUC Retreat at WinShape Conference Center, October 31 – November 2, 2018 is rapidly approaching. We want to keep you informed as we move toward the date.

Arrival time is 3:00 -5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31. We will gather in the meeting room at 5:30pm for a briefing before going to dinner at 6:00pm. The first session will begin at 7:45 pm. Our speakers and their sessions are set. Jeff Ross will be with us Wednesday evening to start the retreat. Tom Davis will lead the morning session on Thursday, then Jeff will lead the sessions Thursday evening and Friday morning ending with Communion.


Booth Western Art Museum

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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. Details to follow and the sign up sheet will be passed on Sunday, October 14th for 28 folks. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information


CUC Christmas Party

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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.


Filling Crate for Venezuela

Venezuela Now

Venezuela’s economic collapse has resulted in medicine being unavailable or in extremely short supply along with severe food shortages that leave most people living on one meal a day. RUMC, through Venezuela Now! will send a crate of medicine and food to the Wesley Medical Center in Cabudare, Venezuela. These simple specific medications are not available to the average citizen and especially the poor. The specific food items are exactly the ingredients that go into a hearty soup.

The specific items are:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Infant Tylenol and Advil
  • Children’s and Adult’s multi-vitamins
  • Powdered infant formula
  • Canned chicken
  • Dried rice
  • Dried beans

MariAnna Brown is putting a plastic container in our CUC class for these items this Sunday.


I Hear America Singing

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The Michael O’Neal Singers open their 30th Anniversary concert season with I Hear America Singing, this Sunday at 3 p.m at RUMC.

Drawing inspiration from American poet Walt Whitman, this program celebrates the vitality, variety, and optimism of America which is reflected through the creative endeavor of all its people. Including choral classics, folk songs, and spirituals, I Hear America Singing reminds us that patriotism at its core consists of both pride of country and a mutual respect for each other.

Tickets are $15/$20 in advance and $20/$25 at the door. www.mosingers.com


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

Consider attending all four or choose what is most applicable to you 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 770-261-1741


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

WNO

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

Next week’s menu:

  • Spanish Meatloaf with Gravy, Herbed Mashed Potatoes,
  • Steamed Broccoli with Pickled Red Onions and Garlic, Yeast
  • Rolls, Corn Chowder

Fall Festival Help Needed

The Children’s Ministry is in desperate need of some more volunteers for the Fall Festival. They’re looking for some help passing out information/concessions, helping direct children at carnival games, etc.

It’s on Thursday, October 18 at 5-7 p.m. They have two shifts 4:45-6 and 6-7:15. If you are able to help contact Lorin Tate, Children’s Ministry Operations Coordinator ltate@rumc.com


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.


Homestretch BBG in the Burbs

BBQ in the Burbs will be held on Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-6:00 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, 770.490.7900


Publix Murphy Harpst Support

You can go to Publix.com/partners to be registered to Murphy Harpst as your tag will no longer work. The new system will only require you to give your phone number at checkout, but you must set up your account with Publix.


Model Railroad Open House

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Every fall many of the members of the Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association open their model railroads to the public.

This year on Saturdays and Sundays in October and November seventy-three members will have open houses. There will be an open house at Charlie Mason’s model railroad this Sunday afternoon, October 14, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend. The address is 1110 Orchard Way in Roswell, just off Coleman Road. Come to the basement at the rear of the house. For more information go to http://www.piedmontpilgrimage.com/


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Lenna Sharp—Oct 17
  • Shirley May—Oct 18
  • Sue Gardner—Oct 18
  • Janet Buckley—Oct 19

Anniversaries

  • ⊂⊂None⊃⊃

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  • Jim Boswell’s heart surgery was a success. Pray for his continued recovery. They are back in Georgia and Jim is doing well. Prayers have been answered!
  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Scalzo 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.


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 against liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Thanksgivings

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)


CUC-Calendar

Calendar Reminders

  • Oct 14 -MOS – “I Hear America Singing”  3 PM
  • Oct. 20 – Great Day of Service
  • 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

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