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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)

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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

CUC Newsletter – October 5, 2018

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And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of His Glory.

Ephesians 1: 13-14. NIV

Bible Verse of the Week

This is a favorite verse of Paul Beecham – With this promise we can rest assured in our salvation.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Student Ministry 101

Our speaker this Sunday is Wilson Barber, Associate Minister to Students at RUMC. His topic is “Student Ministry 101: Why a healthy Student Ministry is critical for a healthy Church”. Wilson has a passion for working with students and has been especially involved with mission trips. Wilson will help us have a better appreciation of our Student Ministry.

CUC Refreshments

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Refreshments Last Sunday – 9-30-2018

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Betty & Larry Hunt and Ann & Don McNew.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 30
92

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 30
$96


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee is planning our upcoming CUC Small mstokes@rumc.com_Group Dinners, If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up please contact Kris Taylor

 


Booth Western Art Museum

Wednesday, November 14th at 9:00 AM is planned for a CUC trip to the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville to see the Frederic Remington exhibit. Experience the biggest Remington exhibit ever in the South, with treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum and Beyond. We will tour the museum and have lunch. Details to follow and the sign up sheet will be passed on Sunday, October 14th for 28 folks. Contact Patsy Lanham for more information  mstokes@rumc.com



CUC RETREAT BULLETIN

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Winshape Retreat Center

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.

Due to a couple of unforeseen cancellations 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.

  • SPEAKERS – 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.
  • TIMES – 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.
  • ACTIVITIES – A number of leisure opportunities will be available for Thursday afternoon. These will include a tour of Martha Berry’s mountain top home, a driving tour of the grounds and buildings of WinShape, a self guided tour of the Berry College campus, several hiking opportunities, bike riding, tennis, disc golf, bocce ball, corn hole, as well as board games in the meeting room.

One other opportunity for Thursday afternoon is a tour of Martha Berry’s home, Oak Hill and Museum near the campus. Tickets are $7.00. If we have enough interest we can get a tour guide for a group. Go on the web and look at www.berry.edu/oakhill/ . Please check this out and if you are interested we need to make reservations by October 14. Call us and let us know of your interest.

PAYMENTS – We will be collecting checks for the remaining balance for the retreat on October 14, 21, and 28. The amounts are: couple in double room – $315, single in a private room – $200 – Single sharing a room – $130.

If you have any questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis



SAVE the DATE

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Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company!

The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3, at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.

 


 

Filling Crate for Venezuela

Venezuela’s economic collapse has resulted in medicine being unavailable or in extremely short supply along with severe food shortages tmstokes@rumc.com_hat leave most people living on one meal a day. RUMC, through Venezuela Now! will send a crate of medicine and food to God’s people in Venezuela! In total,

Venezuela Now has successfully shipped over 20 crates of food and medical supplies to the Wesley Medical Center in Cabudare, Venezuela. The medicines from the crate will be given free of charge to patients of the Medical Center and the food will be distributed to the more than 40 churches in the area operating community soup kitchens and used by the Seminary to provide meals to students while on campus for classes.

To send a full crate will require donations of over the counter medicines and food from the congregation. The reason for the specific medications is that these simple, basic items 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 that is prepared.

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 the next 2 Sundays for these items. The crate being filled by RUMC is 48″x40″x60″and will be in the south side of the sanctuary this Sunday.


Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

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

Next week’s menu: Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Vegetable Soup,Yeast Rolls, Chocolate Cake


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. 9 Normal Aging vs. Dementia, Oct 16: Virtual Dementia Tour, 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


The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series

Carole Ford and Friends will be in concert on this Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel.

Carole will be joined by Fred Sawyers, James Casto, Jim Hettinger, Mike Shetler, “Sevenfold,” and the RUMC Praise Choir in a concert of favorite sacred music.

Selections will include “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and “This Is Me.” Tickets are not needed for this concert.


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 BBQ 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/.


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

On Oct. 1 Publix is changing how its customers contribute to charities such as Murphy Harpst (which has received $109,995 from Publix so far this year). 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. Information was passed out in class on Sunday. See Larry Hunt for full information.

Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • Dave Taylor – Oct 8
  • Dal Zierk – Oct 10
  • Rose Lappe – Oct 12

Anniversaries

  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980 – 38 years

 

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  • Jim Boswell’s heart surgery was successfully completed and Jim is doing well and was released yesterday from the hospital. After several doctors appointments today the Boswells will return from Cleveland to Georgia on Saturday. Prayers have been answered!
  • Jackie Hubbard – has had her 3rd right knee replacement. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Janet Skalzo had knee replacement surgery this past week
  • Peggy Rodway’s brother-in-law Larry Crisler, in Hospice care, in deteriorating condition.

Continuing prayers:

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

Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. His next hearing is October 12th and he is hopeful that he will be released. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release.

Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues her fight against cancer. Pam had her first radiation treatment this morning for tumors on her brain. She had a tumor removed from her neck/spine last week and it relieved her severe pain. She is one strong person. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Thanksgivings

Malone Dodson’s surgery in preparation for his cochlear implant went well.

Marlene MacLeod was back to CUC following a bout with shingles and with a reminder for all to Get Your Shingles Shots!

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

  • Oct. 7 – The Sounds of the Spirit Concert
  • Oct 8 – 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • 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



 

CUC Newsletter – September 21, 2018

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“Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield. Our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22

Bible Verse of the Week
Our CUC Bible verse of the week, Psalm 33:20-22, is Malone Dodson’s favorite.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

How Do You Say It?

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Our speaker this Sunday is Marion Brown, Associate Pastor for Missions. Marion’s topic is “How do you say it? She will also be sharing her story so that we can get to know her better. We look forward to Marion being with us.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sandy & Bill Griffin and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 16
87 members +2 guests +1 speaker = 90

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 16
$104

CUC’s Music

Each week CUC members enjoy a piano accompaniment of Christian music as we gather. Thank you Virginia Thomason!



Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee will pass the clipboard for the next two Sundays to attend or host Small Group Dinners. In case you won’t be in town or just want to be first on the list, please contact Kris Taylor to participate. Be sure to indicate if you are available to host.

Newcomers!! This twice-a-year activity is a delightful way to get to know your classmates The Fellowship Committee assigns 6 – 8 guests to “host homes.” The host then organizes the group by finding a convenient date and preparing the main course. Guests bring the side dishes. Easy peasy and lots of fun!


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3, at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


CUC Endowment Fund

The CUC Endowment Distribution committee met to distribute $3,210.70 in funds from the RUMC Foundation.

  • Homestretch – 25th Anniversary $1,300.00
  • Noah’s Ark Bowling League Endowment $500.00
  • MUST Summer Lunch program $1,000.00
  • Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home $410.70

Thank you for your donations to RUMC Foundation for the CUC Endowment. It allows us to support church projects as well as missions.


Thank You to CUC

CUC received a thank you from Phil Dodson for our contribution to Lunches For Learning.


 

Books to the People

“Books to the People” will be on Wednesday, September 26, 5-6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall during Wednesday Night Out. This is a great time to look over new book selections from the RUMC library which is located in the RUMC parlor. Come check out the books and join other CUC members for dinner at WNO.


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. 9 Normal Aging vs. Dementia
  • Oct 16: Virtual Dementia Tour
  • 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


Job Networking

Many of our CUC members are involved two Monday nights each month in our RUMC Job Networking program. If you are interested in helping with this active program contact Bob Schnackenberg .


 

Greeters needed in Children’s Area

You are invited to enjoy meeting young RUMC families! Be a greeter once a month in the children’ area for the 9:30 or 11:00 Sunday services. Help children get signed in and to the correct classroom. 9:15-9:45 or 10:40-11:15. Contact Nancy Spence nspence.bumc@gmail.com for information or to volunteer.


RUMC Mission Booth

All proceeds realized from the sale of items at the RUMC Mission Booth at City Antiques are designated for missions. 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


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 its 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



Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

 

Birthdays

Anniversaries

  • ∈∋ none —∈∋

 


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  • Linda & Jim Boswell as Jim has open heart surgery to replace his tricuspid valve at Cleveland Clinic on Monday, September 24. . He will be in the hospital for about 10 days after surgery, and they will remain in Cleveland for a few more. They are tentatively scheduled to come home on October 6.
    Linda says they feel very blessed to have this opportunity, to know they have your thoughts and prayers.
    Latest news from Linda: Jim, Lisa, and I arrived in Cleveland last night (Wednesday Night). Lots of tests all day. In spare time, Jim got 6000 flood buckets and lids donated and delivery arranged. Will have more tests tomorrow, and enter the hospital on Saturday. All is well. Thanks For thoughts and prayers.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Jackie Hubbard – will have her 3rd right knee replacement on September 26th. Please pray for this to be successful.
  • Marlene MacLeod has been suffering with a severe case of shingles since August 24. The shingles are subsiding now, but the pain remains constant. Pray for relief of pain.
  • Bob Moore recovering from surger
  • Johnie Wright’s mother, Wilma Diemer, fell Wednesday on her front porch and was having full hip replacement surgery Thursday afternoon in Cookeville, Tn. She is 89 years old.
  • Received today from Sandy Martin: I received an urgent email just now from our daughter, Jennie. She has friends who have a 9 year old son, Clinton Goode, who had a serious bike accident Tuesday.
    He is in ICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with extensive internal injuries to organs including his pancreas. They are attempting a stent to the pancreas tomorrow.
    Clinton needs a miracle and I KNOW they happen. I am asking all you prayer warriors and anyone you may know to pray for this child. If you are in a prayer group, could you please add his name?

 

Thanksgiving

  • Bev Tatom – back to CUC, recovered from recent back surgery


Continuing prayers

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release soon.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo for liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter – September 14, 2018

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“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:6

Bible Verse of the Week

Joshua 1:6 is Charlotte Dodson’s favorite verse. God commissioned Joshua as leader of the Israelite after the death of Moses. He presented assurances to him in Joshua 1, as they were getting ready to cross the Jordan River into the promised land.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

When God Speaks

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Our lesson for this Sunday will be presented by Associate Pastor, Melissa Mobley, The title of her lesson is When God Speaks. The Bible references are I Samuel 3:1-10 and 2 Corinthians 12:14-15. Melissa will also be sharing about her background and her ministry at RUMC.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Shirley & P.D. May and Bettie & John Goss

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 9
1 teacher + 2 guests + 87 members = 90 total

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member

Janice Scalzo
We will be seeing her more often after she recovers from her planned knee surgery.

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 9
$103

CUC’s Music

Each week CUC members enjoy a piano accompaniment of Christian music as we gather. Thank you Virginia Thomason!


Time to Sign Up for Small Group Dinners!

The Fellowship Committee will pass the clipboard for the next two Sundays to attend or host Small Group Dinners. In case you won’t be in town or just want to be first on the list, please contact Kris Taylor to participate. Be sure to indicate if you are available to host.

Newcomers!! This twice-a-year activity is a delightful way to get to know your classmates The Fellowship Committee assigns 6 – 8 guests to “host homes.” The host then organizes the group by finding a convenient date and preparing the main course. Guests bring the side dishes. Easy peasy and lots of fun!


Devotional Websites

The two devotional web sites Roger Davis mentioned in his lesson on September 2 were:

www.dennisonforum.org

www.hutchcraft.com/a-talk-with-you

Note: these links have been added to the CUC Links menu on the cucx.wordpress.com home page (the CUC Links menu is located on the right hand side of the web page)


Thank You

George Batterson has expressed his appreciation to CUC for their support after the loss of his wife Carolyn and has given a nice contribution to CUC in her memory.


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


Job Networking

Many of our CUC members are involved two Monday nights each month in our RUMC Job Networking program. If you are interested in helping with this active program contact Bob Schnackenberg.


Greeters needed in Children’s Area

You are invited to enjoy meeting young RUMC families! Be a greeter once a month in the children’ area for the 9:30 or 11:00 Sunday services. Help children get signed in and to the correct classroom. 9:15-9:45 or 10:40-11:15. Contact Nancy Spence nspence.bumc@gmail.com for information or to volunteer.


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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  • Linda & Jim Boswell as they prepare for their trip to Cleveland for Jim’s open heart surgery to replace his tricuspid valve at Cleveland Clinic on September 24. They will go up on Wednesday, September 19. He will have tests for two days, and enter the hospital on Saturday, September 22. He will be in the hospital for about 10 days after surgery, and they will remain in Cleveland for a few more. They are tentatively scheduled to come home on October 6. Linda says they feel very blessed to have this opportunity, to know they have your thoughts and prayers, and to have their family traveling with them
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney as she has chemo for multiple myeloma. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.
  • Johnny Johnson for a rapid recovery following surgery last week
  • Bob Moore recovering from successful surgery on Thursday afternoon and coming home Friday afternoon

Continuing prayers

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson is still on house arrest. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry. Please pray for Andrew’s release soon.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo for liver cancer. Mary says they feel our CUC love and prayers wrapped around them.

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made.(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)


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CUC Newsletter – September 7, 2018

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Enjoy the Fruit of Your Labor

18 I have seen personally what is the only beneficial and appropriate course of action for people: to eat and drink, and find enjoyment in all their hard work on earth during the few days of their life which God has given them, for this is their reward. 19 To every man whom God has given wealth, and possessions, he has also given him the ability to eat from them, to receive his reward and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God. 20 For he does not think much about the fleeting days of his life because God keeps him preoccupied with the joy he derives from his activity.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 (NET Bible)

(selected by Shaw Skillings)


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Spiritual Blindness

The speaker this Sunday will be Bob Fletcher. He is one of CUC favorite guest speakers. His talk will be from Mark, chapters 8-10, titled “Spiritual Blindness”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Beth & Bob Hamilton and Kris & Dave Taylor

CUC Attendance

Sunday, September 2
4 guests, 84 members = Total 88

CUC Offering

Sunday, Sept 2
$102

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

CUC’s 2018-19 class president Sara Beecham is inviting class members to send a favorite Bible verse and a brief remark for our newsletter each week.


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas  or Roger Davis


SAVE the DATE

Please mark your calendars and be ready to have lots of fun, good food, and enjoy great company! The annual CUC Christmas Party will be Monday, December 3 at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. More information will be announced later.
Please feel free to call MariAnna Brown if you have any questions.


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

Do you like to sing? For the Prime Time Singers, RUMC’s Senior Adult Choir under the direction of Tom Alterman, no experience or audition is necessary.

PTS rehearses on Wednesday mornings in the choir room beginning September 5 through May from 10:45 -12 noon for a fun-filled time of rehearsal and fellowship. The choir sings for the First Sunday Communion Services, Senior Adult Activities, and at venues in the community.


Homestretch Volunteers

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CUC has been a big supporter of Homestretch since its very beginning. Our own Malone Dodson was an original founder of Homestretch 25 years ago when he saw the need in our community for housing for families who were homeless.

Currently CUC still has a number of active volunteers with Homestretch. Hugh and Sue Gardner work regularly in the office. Sandy Martin serves at the reception desk each Monday. Lynn Adcock serves on the Homestretch Board. Tom Knight and George Waite regularly serve on committees for fund-raising events. Ask any of these people if they know of how you might be of service in this organization


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


More About Red Bird Missions
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Red Bird Christian School has National Honor Society inductees, not only in high school but also junior high. More than 2/3rds of the students continue their studies in universities or colleges beyond Appalachia.

During the years since 1921, this school has gained the reputation as one of the best academic institutions in the mountains and beyond. Red Bird Christian Schools has been recognized by UMC’s Global Ministries Board and given Advance placement because of the institution’s goal of providing career and college preparation, spiritual growth and Christian Leadership Development.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education


 

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney has had multiple myeloma recurrence with fractured vertebra. She is having surgery for pain relief and will be starting chemo. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayer
  • Bob Moore having surgery this coming Thursday
  • Carolyn & Ron Hatcher, former CUC members, who within two days, August 26th and 27th, lost their daughter Melanie and grandson Luk


Thanksgivings

  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from kidney surgery and already back to CUC class on Sunday.

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

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

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

 


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 31, 2018

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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psalms 23: 1-4 KJV

(My grandfather offered to give me a silver dollar if I memorized the 23rd Psalm. And so I did. Sara Beecham.)


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Four Principles for Daily Living

Our own Roger Davis will be teaching CUC this Sunday The topic is “Four Principles for Daily Living”. Roger always has a good message for us. The scripture reference is Romans 8:28-38.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sister & Gannett Backus and Jeannie & Jim Ehlers

CUC Attendance

Sunday, August 26
1 speaker, 5 guests, 93 members = Total 99

CUC Offering

Sunday, August 26
$100

Thanks to Outgoing CUC Officers and Committee Members

Thanks especially to Tom Knight for his leadership this past year as Sara Beecham takes over as our new president.

CUC’s Weekly Scriptures

CUC’s 2018-19 class president is inviting class members to send a favorite Bible verse and a brief remark for our newsletter each week. Please send to: sarabeecham@gmail.com


NEW COVENANT GROUPS FORMING

Tom Davis spoke in a recent sermon, ” For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am in the midst of them.” This verse really applies to our class, where 97 people currently meet and study in small groups.

In recent months we have added more new members to the class who might be interested in forming their own groups. We have resources for study books and guidelines for setting up these groups.

For more information please contact Ann Douglas acdvld@aol.com or Roger Davis – rogale1123@gmail.com


Homestretch Year End Report

As CUC has always been a big supporter of Homestretch since its very beginning it is with pleasure that we hear the statistics June to June of this year:

Of 15 families, 14 graduated. All are full-time employed and in permanent housing. Two of their kids are off to college, one an honor graduate with a full scholarship to Stanford University.


Why Could Red Bird Christian School Use 2nd Language Textbooks?

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Recently Norma and David Hills took clothing, books etc. to Red Bird Missions including 2nd language textbooks.

UM Churches and volunteers with their money, labor, and materials renovated Red Bird’s two old dorms so a Residential Program could be offered. The 2 dorms house 24 students and each dorm has its own dorm parents.

Internationals attending the Residential Programs live in these dorms and concentrate on the skills of learning a new language: grammar, reading writing, vocabulary, listening and speaking. Their goals are to attend a college or university. That’s how the 2nd language textbooks are used.

To facilitate their spiritual growth, they participate in daily devotions, weekly chapel services, Sat. leadership training and 2 Bible Study courses during their high school career.


Calling All Seniors (age 60+)

Do you like to sing? For the Prime Time Singers, RUMC’s Senior Adult Choir under the direction of Tom Alterman, no experience or audition is necessary.

PTS rehearses on Wednesday mornings in the choir room beginning September 5 through May from 10:45 -12 noon for a fun-filled time of rehearsal and fellowship. The choir sings for the First Sunday Communion Services, Senior Adult Activities, and at venues in the community.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.

CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education

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The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind

The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind by [Greer, Ronald J.]

Adult Bible Study taught by Jeff Ross, Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m, Aug. 22-Oct. 17 (Note time change) in the Crosstalk Classroom (across from CUC Room.)

Written by seasoned pastoral counselor, Ron Greer, the study explores the foundational truths of the Scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to love “your neighbor as yourself.”


Wednesday Night Out

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Join other CUC members along with the rest of the RUMC church family weekly on Wednesday 4:45-6:30 for dinner, planned by our new chef, Jacob Crane, in the Fellowship Hall. The menu each week can be found at rumc.com/wno


Get Your Cans to Church!

September is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Charities. Remember to bring nonperishable items to church on Sunday mornings or to the church office during office hours Monday-Thursday


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  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from kidney surgery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney who has had multiple myeloma recurrence with fractured vertebra. Keep her and her husband Pat in your prayers.

Thanksgivings

  • Beverly Tatom doing well after her spinal surgery
  • Birth of new grandson for Johnie and Nancy Wright

 

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

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

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


Celebrations

Birthdays

Anniversaries


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CUC Newsletter – August 24, 2018

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“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Revelation 22:12-13


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Dr Jim McCormick.. will be our Teacher this Sunday.
His Topic is “How Not To Read the Bible”

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Retired Methodist Pastor, Rev. Dr. James McCormick is the author of five books including: Welcome Home, Tell It Like It Can Be, Marriage Is For Adults, Does It Look and Sound Like Jesus? and The Gospel Goes to Broadway. He is a contributor to the Upper Room Disciplines and 1992 Abingdon Preaching Annual and 1993 Abingdon Preaching Annual. McCormick formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Theology at Claremont and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jim is one of our CUC all time favorite teachers. We look forward to his teaching us again this Sunday.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jill Caviness, Peggy Rodway, Linda Mooney and Betty Smith

CUC Attendance
Sunday, August 19
81 members + 1 teachers + 2 visitors = 84

CUC Offering
Sunday, August 19
$71


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CUC Helps Red Bird Missions by collecting Labels for Education

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RED BIRD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FACTS:

Red Bird advertised in an educational periodical that Red Bird is a Christian, college preparatory program for students:

  • Did you know there are 24 international students at Red Bird?
  • Student objectives are to seek a closer relationship to the Lord, develop Christian leadership skills, and foster a spirit of service.
  • Focus is on 7-11th graders wanting to attend a university in the US.

Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Don’t forget to collect and bring in to CUC  your flip tops to support Ronald McDonald Houses.


“Senior Trip”

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Join the “Boomers” and beyond

Sunday, August 26 at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall for a music and comedy show ”Senior Trip” with our own Cheryl Rogers celebrating the 55+ crowd. It is entertainment with a mission based on the fact that gray matters!


The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind

The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind by [Greer, Ronald J.]
Written by seasoned pastoral counselor, Ron Greer, the study explores the foundational truths of the Scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and to love “your neighbor as yourself.” Compassion is more than just an emotion or an inspiration or simply an action. Compassion is all three working together in beautiful synergy. It involves a feeling of empathy, an experience of grace, and an impassioned engagement. These are the levels of compassion–heart, soul, and mind.

Ministry Area: Bible Study-Adult
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Meeting Instructions: Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., Aug. 22-Oct. 17. Trinity Cafe, Chapel building.
Cost of participant book: $13
Contact: Mobley, Melissa


The 21st Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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The annual tournament that benefits the RUMC Foundation is Monday, October 8. A special discount is offered to church members who register by Friday, August 31 at RUMC.com/golf. Can’t we get together a foursome or two from the CUC class?


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  • John Sharp – for quick recovery from Kidney Surgery he had on Thursday – Aug. 23. UPDATE: Friday morning – Some pain from Surgery but manageable without Meds. Should be home after lunch today
  • Earleen Sides – Mary Lee Copelands Sister – for Relief from NLD disease in her lower legs
  • Lara Todd Deaton – Prayers and Thanksgiving – starting Cosmetology School – Sept. 11
  • Andy Roberts – Lynne & Dave Roberts Son  – prayers for safety in participating in a 397 mile Bike marathon.
  • Pat Stamps –  Pat went to Florida to be with her aunt, who then died. The memorial service will be next weekend (Sept 1-2)
  • Lynda Leckie for continued relief of discomfort from 3 broken ribs
  • Dee Scott – pray for proper healing of misaligned shoulder fracture to avoid need for shoulder replacement

Thanksgivings

  • Jeannie Ehlers – who was back in Sunday School after her foot Surgery. Welcome back Jeannie!
  • Bev Tatom – on Thursday had her followup visit with the Surgeon, She is right on track in her recovery; And the Surgeon predicts a full recovery! Beverly and Doug want to Thank the Wonderful CUC Class for the Fantastic and Delicious Meals that they prepared and delivered to them!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
  • Jim Boswell’s voice is returning! and he has an appointment with Cleveland Clinic for further repair of his heart issue.

Continuing prayers:

  • links-icon-9889-20x20Pastor Andrew Brunson  is still on house arrest in Turkey while the U.S. imposes sanctions on Turkey, demanding his release. Please pray for his release soon, or at the scheduled hearing October 12. Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent is Andrew’s partner in ministry.
  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as Pam continues chemo.

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

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


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