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CUC Newsletter – January 17, 2020

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak. The Lord delivers him in times of trouble.

Psalm 41:1


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Having A Giving and Grateful Heart

Talaya Parker, Executive Director of HomeStretch, is our speaker. Her lesson title is “Having a Giving and Grateful Heart”.

HomeStretch is one of the local ministries that CUC has supported for years with both talent and donations. It was founded by three local churches as a spin-off of North Fulton Charities.

RUMC was one of those churches and CUC was a “hands on” contributor in the early days and continues its financial support and usually has a member on the HomeStretch Board of Directors.

The ministry of HomeStretch is ever evolving so it’s time to let both long time and recently joined members of CUC know of the exciting things happening in providing a “hands up” to deserving families who find themselves homeless.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

January 12
94 members + 2 Guests+ 1 Speaker = 97 total

CUC Collection

January 12
$100


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

On Sundays there will be a basket with cards and a pen for you to write down your prayer requests and/or thanksgivings. It will be on the table to the left as you come in the double doors. After you fill it out, give the card to Sandy Griffin and she will read it from the podium. Our prayer requests are too important and we want everyone to hear them.


Mardi Gras Party

CUC will be having a second annual Mardi Gras Party on
February 25 at 6:00 PM
at the Huntcliff River Club. Our first one was such fun that over 50 people signed up the first time the signup sheet was passed! This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Sign up on Sunday morning! Contact Mike Story with any questions.


The Neighborhood Care Group list is now updated and has been sent out via email by Dave Roberts. If you notice that anyone in your group has been absent for a while send them a card or a phone call. Have a big dinner party, or dessert and coffee and play games, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and sit together. Anything you can think of that is good fellowship.

The Neighborhood Care groups have been added to the CUC Contact List. If you have forgotten the password please contact Doug Tatom.


Murphy Harpst Thank You

CUC has been sent a “thank you” letter from Murphy Harpst for the $4000 contribution from CUC which was to provide gift cards for the children there at Christmas.


Wednesday Night Out

This Wednesday night, January 22, we continue a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Other changes are being planned for the evening. Roger Davis and Larry Hunt are making arrangements for short programs at the Wednesday night dinners and have entertainment lined up for 5:30. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

Jacob Crane and his excellent staff will be preparing a great meal. This week’s menu is:

  • Cajun Jambalaya, Fried Okra, Green Beans
  • Corn Bread, Creole Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar
  • Spiced Apple Bread Pudding.

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm. In case you have missed out Jacob prepares take-out dinners enough for two for $5. We hear they are delicious!


Drop off your donations for the Mission Booth at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. Needed is jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, and best-seller hardback books. Income from the booth goes for missions. The booth is in City Antiques at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/information: Ann Gordon, rumc.com/missionbooth


Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup II is the theme of the Charis Gallery’s 6th annual art project and silent auction to benefit RUMC’s local mission partners. All are invited to participate! You may pick up your wooden letter to decorate in the Worship Arts office. Embellished letters are due by February 6.


  • Brenda Burell for a good recovery following surgery this week for bone spurs
  • Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
  • Barbara and Bob Davis – moved to Sunrise at Ivey Ridge. However Barbara has suffered a mild stroke and is at North Fulton Hospital where she is now in Rehab.
  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma , will need surgery
  • Juliana Goodson – having knee surgery on Wednesday
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Lynn Roberts as she recovers from foot surgery

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma. (They sent CUC a thank you note in appreciation for the cards and calls and visits.)
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgiving

  • Dick Anthony and Laverne Lamb back to CUC as Dick continues his recovery

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

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor (suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Janice Scalzo – Jan 21

Anniversaries

  • Sister and Gannett Backus – January 22, 1972- 48 years

  • Feb 22 – Birthday Party at Murphy Harpst
  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – January 10, 2020

1. Once safely on shore, we found ou.t that the island was called Malta.
2. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
3. Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand.
4. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.”
5. But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.
6. The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
7. There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and showed us generous hospitality for three days.
8. His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him.
9. When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured.
10. They honored us in many ways; and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed.

Acts 28:1 – 10


Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Mission

This Sunday Rev. Joe McKechnie is again our CUC class teacher. His subject is “The Mission” This is a good way to start off the first two weeks of the new year with lessons from the speaker that we so enjoyed as he led our 2019 CUC retreat.

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

January 5
103 Members + 1 speaker =Total 104!

CUC Collection

January 5
$80


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

On Sunday there will be a basket with cards and a pen for you to write down your prayer requests and/or thanksgivings. It will be on the table to the left as you come in the double doors. After you fill it out, give the card to Sandy Griffin and she will read it from the podium. Our prayer requests are too important and we want everyone to hear them.


Mardi Gras Party

CUC will be having a second annual Mardi Gras Party on February 25 at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club. Our first one was such fun! This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Sign up on Sunday morning! Contact Mike Story with any questions.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

The Neighborhood Care Group list is now updated and should be sent out via email by Dave Roberts very soon. Everyone will be aware of who is in their group. If you notice that anyone in your group has been absent for a while send them a card or a phone call. Have a big dinner party, or dessert and coffee and play games, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and sit together. Anything you can think of that is good fellowship.


WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT

This Wednesday night, January 8, we continue a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Other changes are being planned for the evening. Roger Davis and Larry Hunt are making arrangements for short programs at the Wednesday night dinners and have entertainment lined up for 5:30. WNO this next week will feature Bonnie White at the piano. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

Jacob Crane and his excellent staff will be preparing a great meal. This week’s menu is:

  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sawmill Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Buttered Yeast Rolls, Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar
  • Banana Pudding Tiramisu

FYI…Dinner menu is inspired by all of Patty Hampton’s favorite dishes in honor of her dedication and service to RUMC.

Serving hours: 4:45-6:30 pm, take out available until 6:45 pm. In case you have missed out Jacob prepares take-out dinners enough for two for $5. We hear they are delicious!


Sanctuary Choir Open House

On January 15 the Sanctuary Choir will host an Open House at 6:30. You can stay for rehearsal as the choir prepares for “Voices of Mimosa” on March 15 when all the churches on Mimosa will join forces for a concert. No long term commitment is necessary.


RUMC Mission Booth

Drop off your donations for the Mission Booth at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. Needed is jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, and best-seller hardback books. Income from the booth goes for missions. The booth is in City Antiques at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/information: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900 or rumc.com/missionbooth


Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup II is the theme of the Charis Gallery’s 6th annual art project and silent auction to benefit RUMC’s local mission partners. All are invited to participate! You may pick up your wooden letter to decorate in the Worship Arts office. Embellished letters are due by February 6.


  • Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
  • Barbara and Bob Davis – moved to Sunrise at Ivey Ridge, 2950 Old Alabama Rd., #224, Alpharetta, GA 30004. However Barbara has suffered a mild stroke and was moved to North Fulton Hospital where she has been in ICU and is anticipating a move to rehab.
  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma , will need surgery
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Mother-in-law and family of David and Norma Hills’ son Tom. She is in Emory with inoperable brain tumor.
  • Family of Wilfred Bouye whose brother has been in a coma for several years to make right decision

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues his recovery
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgiving

  • Bob Morisey’s Brother Bob had successful implantation of 5 stents following a heart attack.
  • Evelyn Hatfield back after recent illness

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

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


Birthdays

  • Mike Story – Jan 14
  • Julian Belote – Jan 17
  • Don McNew – Jan 13

Anniversaries

-*- None -*-


  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – January 3, 2020

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

Isaiah 43:18-19


Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

New Year’s Revolution

This Sunday Rev. Joe McKechnie is our CUC class teacher. His subject is “New Year’s Revolution”. This is a good way to start off the new year with a lesson from the pastor that we so enjoyed as he led our 2019 CUC retreat.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Lesleigh & Jeff Coelho and Patsy & Bill Lanham

CUC Attendance

December 29
91 members + 1 guest = 92 total

CUC Collection

December 29
$83


WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT

This Wednesday night, January 8, we will begin a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Jacob Crane and his excellent staff will be preparing a great meal for opening night. Other changes are being planned for the evening. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

This week’s menu is:

  • Chicken Cacciatori, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Medley
  • Buttered Yeast Rolls, Tomato Bisque,
  • Featured Salad Bar
  • Key Lime Pie.

SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


RUMC Mission Booth

Drop off your donations for the Mission Booth at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. Needed is jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, and best-seller hardback books. Income from the booth goes for missions. The booth is in City Antiques at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/information: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900 or rumc.com/missionbooth


Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup II is the theme of the Charis Gallery’s 6th annual art project and silent auction to benefit RUMC’s local mission partners. All are invited to participate! You may pick up your wooden letter to decorate in the Worship Arts office. Embellished letters are due by February 6.


  • Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma and will need surgery
  • Evelyn Hatfield – for a full recovery
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues his recovery
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara and Bob Davis – both now at Sunrise at Ivey Ridge, 2950 Old Alabama Rd., #224, Alpharetta, GA 30004
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Sad News from former CUC member Gail Earman. Diana Frei passed away on Sat. Dec. 28th. Her service will be on Wed., Jan. 8th at 11AM at Johns Creek UMC.

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

(Please help to keep this weekly email up to date by notifying the editor (suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Norma Hills – Jan 5
  • Sue Waite – Jan 5
  • Jill Head – Jan 6
  • Sara Beecham – Jan 6
  • Katherine Simons – Jan 10
  • Roger Davis – Jan 11

Anniversaries

–*– None –*–


  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Merry Christmas!

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”.

Luke 2: 10,11


The Journey to Joy

The title of the CUC lesson this week is: “The Journey to Joy” and it is being led by Bill Griffin. This is the third of the Advent Lessons, from the advent lesson book Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine. This series includes excellent videos of the author telling the story of the birth of Christ.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Mary Kay Mills, Charlotte Boroughs, Bob Morisey, and Janice Scalzo

CUC Attendance

December 15
86 members +1 guest = 87

CUC Collection

December 15
$95


Operation Christmas Child

Congratulations CUC! Lynn Roberts has announced that we reached our goal of donating 100+ boxes.

Thank you

Thank you to Nancy & Johny Wright for again hosting a wonderful Christmas open house attended and enjoyed by so many CUC members.


CUC Foundation

As you are taking out your Required Minimum Distribution consider making a donation to the RMC Foundation through the CUC Foundation. This is not only a worthy cause but also a tax saving. Call Vince Grosse if you have questions


RUMC 2020 Pledge Campaign

CUC still places as number 4 for Sunday School class pledges for this next year’s RUMC campaign! Have you sent in your pledge yet?


Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Sing along with the Michael O’Neal Singers this Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Add your voice to a chorus of hundreds in this annual holiday tradition! Bring your own score, or purchase one there. Along with vocal soloists and chamber orchestra, hundreds of singers will perform the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah. Listeners are welcome, too! Tickets/information: 770.594.7974 or mosingers.com


Help Wanted

Please let George Waite know if you are available to assist with ushering at the 11:00 pm service in the chapel on Christmas Eve.

We are looking for a few good hands to help with the RUMC Library for the upcoming year. Duties would include shelving and managing the check-in system. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Rev. Melissa Mobley at mmobley@rumc.com


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


  • Tom Erdman – recently diagnosed with a recurrence of liposarcoma and will need surgery after talking with doctors
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

Thanksgivings

  • Dick Anthony – His multi myeloma is in remission!
  • Fred Brown and Malone Dodson both back to CUC and looking well after recent scares
  • Tom Cantrell – as he has been treated for bladder cancer and was pronounced cancer-free
  • Bob Leckie – doing well after recent hospitalization with infected toe
  • Ann McNew – Home after short hospital stay with all test results normal
  • Evelyn Grossedaughter-law of Donna & Vince Grosse who has had successful life-saving surgery for a non-malignant brain tumor

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Lynda Leckie – Dec. 26
  • Jim Boswell – Dec. 27
  • Brenda Burrell – Dec. 28
  • Patricia Deaton – Dec. 28

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and John Goss – December 27, 1961 – 58 years !
  • Pat and Grady Phillips – December 28, 1963 – 56 years !

  • Dec 13, 7:30, Dec.15, 3PM-Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Dec. 14 – 4-5:30 PM – An Evening in Bethlehem
  • Dec. 22 – 3 PM – Annual MOS Messiah Sing-Along
  • Dec 24 -10:00 AM Christmas Eve Morning Worship with Communion
  • 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Family Worship
  • 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
  • 11:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service
  • Feb 25 – CUC MardiGras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College

CUC Newsletter – December 14, 2019

“The angel replied, The Holy Spirit will come over you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the one who is to be born will be holy. He will be called God’s son. Luke 1:35


Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Promise of Potential

Garlinn Story will be delivering the lesson this coming Sunday. The title is “The Promise of Potential”. This is the second of the Advent Lessons, from the advent lesson book Light of the World by Amy-Jill Levine. This series includes excellent videos of the author telling the story of the birth of Christ.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Attendance

December 8
91 CUC members

CUC Collection

December 8
$105


Christmas Festival Concerts

Don’t miss this incredible annual holiday tradition! RUMC’s Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and available in the Main Office, Chapel building; the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary building; or ONLINE.


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


CUC Foundation

As you are taking out your Required Minimum Distribution consider making a donation to the RMC Foundation through the CUC Foundation. This is not only a worthy cause but also a tax saving. Call Vince Grosse if you have questions.


A Recommended Movie

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood -a story about Fred Rogers


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is discontinued and changed to an online system which may still be a few years off, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Dick Anthony – on the death of his brother on Wednesday. Dick is improving and seems to be getting around better. He still has a long road ahead to be totally independent
  • Fred Brown following surgery to have a cardiac defibrillator implanted.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • Rev. Jeff Ross as he recovers from hip surgery
  • Evelyn Grossedaughter-law of Donna & Vince Grosse who has been diagnosed with a meningioma in her brain and is having surgery this Friday morning at Northside Hospital.
  • Dave Stewart, seriously ill husband of friend of Jan Ligon in Indianapolis had 7th pace maker put in on Thursday to opposite side of chest due to recurring infections.

Continuing Prayers

  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • — None —

Anniversaries

  • Marianna and Fred Brown – December 18, 1966 – 53 years !

  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3 PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Dec. 14 – 4-5:30 PM – An Evening in Bethlehem
  • Dec. 22 -3 PM – Annual MOS Messiah Sing-Along
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 29, 2019

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Mark 1:3


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?

Jim McCormick is again our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic will be, for the first Sunday in Advent, is “Do You Know the Way to Bethlehem?” The text is: Mark 1:1-8. Our class really looks forward to hearing from Jim. His messages are always so inspiring. He will also have more Tell It Like It Can Be books, since all previous ones have been sold and he will sign books both before the program and after.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Ann & Don McNew and Gayle & George Crolius

CUC Attendance

November 24
102 members and 3 visitors = 105 !

CUC Collection

November 24
$95


Murphy-Harpst Collection

The amount collected from the special collection for Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home totaled $3924. A check has been written from CUC to Murphy-Harpst in the amount of $4000.


Special Remembrance Presentation

On the evening of December 3, (the night of the CUC Christmas Party) RUMC is having a special Remembrance evening. For those of you attending the class Christmas Party, we would like to extend a special invite for you to share your remembrances with fellow CUC classmates in a special presentation which will occur at the start of our CUC class on this coming Sunday, December 1. To have your loved ones included, please provide names and photos if any, by Friday, November 29 to Jeff Coelho


Christmas is coming!

We are looking forward to our CUC Christmas party on this coming Tuesday, December 3. We are so excited to have approximately 110 people signed up for the party. The event begins at 6:00 pm at The Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Traffic at that time is very heavy and tends to back up getting off GA 400 and also turning off Westside Parkway. Please allow extra time.

You turn right at the traffic light on Windward onto Edison. Take the first right off of Edison and the club will be on the left. There is handicap parking and a ramp.

The party begins at 6:00 pm and there will be hand passed appetizers in the area around the piano outside the main dining room. Adam Coelho has kindly agreed to make photographs again. Please contact MariAnna Brown with any questions. Be sure to remember your bag with your gift for the white elephant gift exchange.


CUC Christmas Gift for Murphy Harpst Children

Betty Hunt has mailed a letter and check to Pam Kramer which tells how our CUC class responded to the request for helping make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers. The main paragraph and closing:

The Christians Under Construction Class is pleased to send a check for $4000.00 to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers for Christmas this year. Our objective was to provide every young person there with a $25 gift card, so that goal was surpassed this month. Money not needed for gift cards could be used for other Christmas items. Class members are sympathetic with how staff members there help residents and agree that this December 25 should be a happy day for them. With best wishes for all of you this holiday season, CUC Mission Outreach Committee.


CUC Membership

Dave Roberts reports we have the following statistics regarding our CUC Class:

The CUC Class has 105 families, 65 couples and 40 single family members. 32 of the females do not have spouses shown and 8 of the males have no spouses shown. Our class list shows 73 female and 97 male members. Total class membership – 170.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is still being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. George and Sandy Martin paid for the publication of the book and all proceeds will be going into a CUC fund as a memorial to George. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase.


RUMC Wednesday Night Out

This is the menu for the final WNO of the year on December 4th. We have had great turn outs, and we are continuing to grow in numbers each week! Hoping to make this final WNO the best of the year.

  • Beef Bourguignon, Smoked Gouda Risotto, Roasted Brussel Sprouts,
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup De Jour,
  • Apple Cobbler Cake

Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


RUMC Second Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show

Come on Thursday, Dec 5th (6-8 p.m.), Friday, Dec 6th (9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, Dec 7th (9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

for this amazing event featuring 75 vendors selling high end quality gifts including accessories, art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, sports memorabilia and much more! It will be held in The Dodson Center (Dod). There will also be a bake sale, a raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and wreath and poinsettia sales. All proceeds will benefit Roswell Student Ministries Youth Missions. Please come shop and consider volunteering your time or a fabulous baked good! For more information and to volunteer your time and/or baked goods, please go to www.rumc.com/christmasgcs


Christmas Festival Concerts

Don’t miss this incredible annual holiday tradition! RUMC’s Christmas Festival Concerts are Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are complimentary but required, and available in the Main Office, Chapel building; the Worship Arts Office, Sanctuary building; or ONLINE.


SEL Winter Classes

Seniors Enriched Living is celebrating 30 years of offering classes to senior adults! Join us for our winter session from January 7-February 27, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Dodson Youth Center. Attend as many classes as you like for one fee of $60. Topics include history, current events, arts, music, healthcare, and more. Registration: selroswellga.org or 770.587.3750.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer and seeks further options.
  • Bob Leckie, recently diagnosed with diabetes, at home since Sunday, prayers for healing of toe and leg.
  • Malone Dodson’s sister who has broken her hip
  • Bev Tatom has two prayer requests: For her stepson Jeff Petersen and family. He had a stroke Wednesday and is in ICU at Kennestone hospital. And for her sister, Judy, and brother-in-law Ron Fox who fell Thursday and he has a possible broken hip.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates from recent illnesses
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center and Bob Davis at home with family help
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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


Birthdays

  • George Waite – December 3
  • Mary Serafina – December 7

Anniversaries

** None **


  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – November 9, 2019

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:13


CUC Announcements – Nov. 10, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

A Salute to CUC Veterans

November 10 is the birthday of the Marine Corps and November 11 is Veterans Day, so in our CUC class it is planned to have a tribute to retired military class members who will share their stories along with a Power Point presentation. Jim McCormick will also be at our CUC class this Sunday to tell us about his new book.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Norma & Dave Hills and Nancy & Johnie Wright

CUC Attendance

November 3
90 members + 2 guests + teacher = 93

CUC Collection

November3
$119

New CUC Member

Welcome Mary Jennings, our newest member.


Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick , one of our favorite CUC speakers, has a new book out, Tell It Like It Can Be , and it is available on Amazon. But instead of ordering it from Amazon, it will be offered through CUC with 100% of the sales price going to a CUC mission project.

Each chapter of this book contains inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for those who take God seriously and who seek to be followers of Jesus. Not narrowly denominational or fundamental, it speaks to everyone who wants to experience the gracious gifts of God that are available to all sincere seekers and to pass that on to all the children of God.

We understand our own George Martin was instrumental in having Jim write this book as he told Jim he wanted a book that he could give to his grandchildren about the Christian faith.


Christmas is coming!

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

We are so excited to have approximately 109 people signed up for the Christmas Party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. If you won’t be in CUC and want to attend please contact MariAnna Brown or a member of the committee to have your name added to the list or if you have any questions.

The Metropolitan Club requires our final count and payment 10 business days before our event so please make sure your payment is received NLT November 17. If you are out of town please feel free to mail your payment before the deadline The cost will be $40 per person. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.


Operation Christmas Child

Collect your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which will be collected by Lynn Roberts any time you want to bring them in. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 17th!


RUMC Wednesday Night Out Dinner

Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Pork, Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese, Braised Collard Greens, Sliced Yeast Rolls, Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Pudding

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


Pecan Sale

It’s back! The annual pecan sale has begun. Proceeds support Boy Scouts, MUST Ministries, and Discovery Sunday School missions. Order online or at the RUMC Main Office, Chapel building. $9/bag, 3 bags for $25, or 30 bags for $240


Another Christmas Event

Yes, Christmas is coming!

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.


Missions

There are mission trips planned to Panama City through January. If anyone is interested go, to rum.com/missiontrips. Also if anyone is interested in missions right here in our own backyard, contact mbrown@rumc.com.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on bringing in those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.


  • Sandy Martin – Prayers and sympathy on the loss of George last Sunday morning. Our CUC class president, he was a very special Christian man who will be sorely missed and well-remembered. (George’s memorial service will be on Friday, Nov. 8 at 11:00 in the Chapel with a dinner provided by the CUC Class following in Fellowship Hall.)
  • Dick Anthony – Has been moved to Glancy Rehabilitation Center in Duluth as of last Saturday. Visitation is 4 to 9 He is scheduled to come home on Thursday. He will be going to Laverne’s house.
  • Julian Belote – for continued good recovery following fractured hip
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – was not doing well in rehab and has been returned to the Gwinnett Northside Hospital in Duluth. Room 405.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. He’ll also continue exploring additional therapies.

Thanksgiving

From Larry and Betty Hunt: Thanks to an attentive heart physician and a skilled vascular surgeon, Larry Hunt was operated on October 30 for a carotid artery found 80% occluded. He was at Northside Hospital Forsyth for only that day and the next. We thank God for all the good attention from the staff there and for knowing that fellow members of CUC would wish him well. Recovery time is about two weeks.

Continuing prayers:

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

(Please help to keep this list up to date by notifying the editor(suewaite@bellsouth.net)of any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


Birthdays

  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – Nov 14
  • Jim Taylor – Nov 15
  • John Lemke – Nov 15
  • Judy Hoogstraal – Nov 15

Anniversaries

  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – Nov 16, 1962 – 57 years
  • Wanda and Terry Taylor – Nov 16, 1991 -28 years

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5, 6, 7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – May 31, 2019

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

Acts 1:8


Sunday, June 2, 2019

RUMC’s Mission Outreach

Our CUC lesson this Sunday will be brought by Marion Brown, RUMC’s Associate Pastor for Missions. When Marion was last with us there were many questions about missions.

She will be giving a Missions Overview and April Henderson, Director of Street Grace, will be with her to talk about that ministry. This will be a great opportunity to get caught up on RUMC missions. The overall scripture for the morning is Acts 1:1-11.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Martha & Bill Thompson and Ann & Don McNew

CUC Attendance

May 26
Members 86 + guests 3 = 89

CUC Collection

May 26
$91

The amount contributed for the MUST Ministries summer lunch program is now at $2,080.59. The CUC Endowment Fund will be providing an additional $775 for the summer lunch program.


CUC Summer WNO

Sewage problems caused a venue change at the very last minute from Olde Blind Dog to Dukes Bar and Grill which was across the street. In spite of that, 20 CUC’ers enjoyed fellowship at last week’s CUC Wednesday Night Out dinner.

Next week’s Wednesday, June 5th, CUC dinner destination is for Marlow’s Tavern [MENU], 625 W Crossville Rd. (Next door to Pike’s Nursery). Sign up on Sunday or contact Johnny Johnson


CUC Potluck Picnic

CUC is having a potluck picnic on Wednesday, June 26th. We will start a sign up sheet in class this coming Sunday. Claudia Phelps will be providing further details.


MUST Summer Lunches

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

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

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

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

Patriotic Concerts

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

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


Vacation Bible School Help Requests

RUMC expects more than 380 children will be attending Vacation Bible School this summer. Help is needed. Snacks for volunteers would be appreciated. They can be dropped off on Sunday June 16th in the Trinity Café.

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


Job Networking

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


Seniors Enriched Living

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


Box Tops and Flip Tops

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

CUC Class members have two easy ways to support Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown, GA. A shopper simply sets up an account with any Publix supermarket. Then, the next time you shop there, type in your phone number while the cashier is ringing up your order. The school on that campus will automatically be credited with a percentage of your purchase.

Amazon Smile is a second way for customers to support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon. If you choose Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, Amazon will donate a portion of the price of eligible purchases to that Methodist facility. How-to information is available in class.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to all those grandchildren of CUC members who are celebrating graduations!


Birthdays

  • Charlotte Boroughs – June 2
  • Kris Taylor – June 3
  • Charlie Mason – June 4
  • Louise Booysen – June 4
  • Julianna Goodson – June 6
  • Grady Phillips – June 7

Anniversaries

  • Claudia and John Phelps – June 8, 1968- 51 years!

  • Dick Anthony– Good recovery after surgery on his leg this Wednesday as he continues treatment for Multiple Myeloma
  • Laverne Lamb – for continued improved health as she helps care for Dick.
  • Rose Lappe – for good recovery following surgery on Wednesday

Thanksgiving

  • Janice Scalzo is back to CUC after recovery from knee surgery. She thanks the class for its support during her recovery.

Continuing prayers:

  • Shirley May who is 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.

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


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


CUC Newsletter – 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





Thanks CUC

CNN: White House rejects Turkey’s offer for pastor’s release: report

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/19/politics/white-house-rejects-turkey-offer-andrew-brunson/index.html

CUC Newsletter – July 21, 2018

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“Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.”

Philippians 1:12-14

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson returns to CUC and has the lesson Sunday. His topic is “Looking Deeper at the Parables”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte & Malone Dodson and Claudia & John Phelps.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 15
107 total!
104 members, 2 visitors, 1 teacher.

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 15

$94


CUC Wednesday Night Out

CUC’s WNO at Altobelli’s this past Wednesday, July 18, was enjoyed by 30 CUC members and guests.

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 25 at 5:30 will be at: Brookwood Grill, 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Grady or Pat Phillips.


CUC Officers and Committees for 2018-19

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Tom Knight and the nominating committee have been hard at work arranging for next year’s officers. This is our “final” list of CUC officers and committees for 2018-19

PRESIDENT Sara Beecham
VICE PRESIDENT George Martin
TREASURER Charlie Mason & Lynn Adcock
CARES & CONCERNS Nancy Wright, Martha Knight, Ann & Don McNew, Judy Zierk, Pat Stamps, PD & Shirley May
COMMUNICATIONS Sue Waite, Doug Tatum
CUC FOUNDATION Lynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, Nancy Van Horn, George Waite
DATA BASE & ROSTER Dave Roberts
FELLOWSHIP Mike & Garlinn Story, Chairpersons; Patricia Mashburn, Daphne Fradl, Marianna & Fred Brown,
Bill & Patsy Lanham, Claudia & John Phelps
HISTORIAN Dee Scott
HOMESTRETCH Sandy Martin, Tom Knight, Lynn Adcock, George Waite, Hugh & Sue Gardner
MEMBERSHIP Jim & Jeannie Ehlers, Chairpersons: Beverly Tatom, Sandy Martin, Julianna Goodson, Gale Davis.
Julian & Myra Belote
MUSIC Virginia Thomason, Bonnie White
OUTREACH Betty & Larry Hunt, Charipersons; Norma & Dave Hills, Virginia Hardy, Mark & Debbie Goodwin
Tom & Martha Knight
PRAYER COORINATOR Bob Morisey
PROGRAMS Roger Davis, Martha Jane Mason
REFRESHMENTS Terry & Wanda Taylor, Mary Kay Mills
RETREAT Yet to be identified!
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE Doug Tatom. Don McNew
WEBMASTER Doug Tatom
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT Ann & Larry Douglas, Johnny & Donna Johnson
WEDNESDAY WARRIORS Ann McNew, Jeannie Ehlers, Sandy Griffin, Donna Grosse, Betty Hunt, Shirley May, Linda Mooney,
Pat Phillips, Beverly Tatum, Wanda Taylor, Sue Waite, Gale Davis
COVENANT GROUP ADVISORS Ann Douglas, Martha Knight, Gale & Roger Davis

Must Ministries Lunch Program

 

A big thank you to our class for the steady contributions of bags of apples for Must Ministries each week! One more week to go!

After this past Tuesday we will have made 4800 lunches in the past 2 years for the children of Roswell who otherwise may not have lunch that day! We are so blessed to be able to do this wonderful ministry.

Drivers and riders are still needed for delivering the MUST lunches. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Griffin. The CUC MUST Lunch Committee has consisted of Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell, Claudia Phelps.


Job Networking Fundraisers

 

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

We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We only want women’s clothes on HANGERS.

Start planning to volunteer at almost any time during the week of the huge Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

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


Operation Christmas Child

 

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

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD


Acting Up – “Annie”

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Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 26-29. We are hearing it will be a great show! For information and tickets, rumcactingup@gmail.com or rumc.com/actingup.


Little Things Mean a Lot!

 

Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!

Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags and brought in to the CUC basket. You can find a current list of products that feature Box Tops for Education by searching for Box Tops for Education on your computers. Quite a variety of items have them. Red Bird Missionary Conference Methodist center in rural Appalachia has an excellent computer site. Please refer to it for information about this.

Flip tops from cans – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School. These go to support Ronald McDonald Houses

 


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  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as they make every effort to deal with Pam’s advancing cancer as she returns home to Alabama for chemo.

Thanksgivings

  • Edna Smith – recovered and back to CUC following hernia surgery.
  • Linda Temples, former CUC member, has been approved by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to be listed for a kidney transplant and asks for prayers for her and Al as “this is a new journey and is somewhat stressful”!

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Please pray for Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.

A Turkish court on Wednesday (July 18, 2018)rejected appeals
to release Pastor Andrew Bronson, an American pastor being
tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and
lengthy imprisonment has become a flash point in the 
increasingly testy relationship between the US and Turkey. 
After a prosecutor requested that Pastor Bronson be remanded, 
a judge set the next court date for Oct.12.

Pastor Bronson is innocent. Yet he’s being accused of “ 
Christianization” as a crime by the Turkish regime. 
This loving father and husband has been unjustly imprisoned
for more than 21 months, and now this travesty could continue
for another three months.

This mockery of justice - bogus charges, hearsay testimony
from “secret witnesses”, and intolerable delays - must end.

Inhumane conditions, an unjust trial and possibly 
years in a Turkish prison face Pastor Brunson. "He can never
leave his cell, ever, not to eat, not to go to the restroom,
not to get some fresh air”, said Kristina Arriaga, 
vice chairwoman of the US Commission on Internal Religious
Freedom [USCIRF]

Pastor Bronson has said: “ I desperately miss my wife and
children Yet, I believe this to be true, it is an honor to
suffer for Jesus Christ, as many have before me. 
My deepest thanks to all those around the world who are
standing with and praying for me."

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

  • ⊂None⊃

CUC-Calendar

 

 



 

American pastor in Turkish jail could be freed Wednesday | News | LifeSite

UPDATE:

Wednesday – July 18, 2018, 1:20 pm

ALIAGA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected appeals to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor being tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and lengthy imprisonment has become a flash point in the increasingly testy relationship between the United States and Turkey.

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American pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkish jail could be freed Wednesday. Today!

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/american-pastor-in-turkish-jail-could-be-freed-wednesday

CUC Newsletter – May 26, 2018

“While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.”

Thus begins Paul’s first missionary journey! AD 46

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Bringing Hope to Honduras

Our speaker this Sunday will be Phil Dodson, son of our own Malone &Charlotte Dodson.

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Phil joined the Lunches for Learning team as Executive Director in April of 2016.

His topic will be “Bring Hope to Honduras…One Lunch at a Time”. Several of our CUC members have traveled to Honduras on mission teams and seen firsthand what a difference this program has made.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Linda & Tom Cantrell and Pat & Grady Phillips

CUC Attendance

Sunday, May 20

94 members + 2 visitors + 1 teacher = 97.

CUC Offering

Sunday, May 20

$88

CUC Coffee Cups

At Linda Boswell’s suggestion and to be sure we are taking better care of our Father’s earth CUC is planning on replacing the styrofoam coffee cups which are not recyclable with paper cups and reusable cardboard covers.


CUC’s Wednesday Night Out!

The Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 23rd at The Olde Blind Dog was enjoyed by 22 CUC people.

Unfortunately they did not honor the agreement that we be put within the desired spaces where we normally are placed; however, the covered patio was just the past week air conditioned and was not too hot. The manager (Lisa) provided complementary appetizers and desserts. The service was great.

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Next week’s Wednesday Night Out Dinner on May 30 at 5:30 will be at the Longhorn Steakhouse , 900 Mansell Road. The clipboard will be passed on Sunday to sign up.

If you want to come and don’t sign up, please call Ann or Larry Douglas (770.363.3568) by noon Tuesday, May 29, so we can provide the restaurant with an accurate count.


Must Ministries Lunch Program

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Fellow CUCers, summer is here and that means Must Summer Lunches. Last year we made 2400 lunches and plan to do that again this year.

Beginning Sunday June 10 we will be collecting bags of apples in CUC for the Must Ministry lunch program. We will continue this collection every Sunday through the months of June and July. Please bring as you are able and they will be placed with the crews for distribution with the bag lunches.

We will also be passing the clipboard for volunteers to make the lunches. They will be ham sandwiches this year. Y’all were so great last year and we had many volunteers.

It takes about 15 volunteers to put these lunches together. We know we can do it again this year!

Our first date is June 12, Tuesday, 9:00 am, in the Fellowship Hall.

Thank you for all you do throughout the year.
Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell


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


Homestretch Road Race Results

Rose Burton has expressed her appreciation to the CUC Class for its participation in the recent Run the River Road Race.

It was the biggest yet with more than 1500 runners. The gross income was over $83,000


Little Things Mean a Lot!

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Please keep on clipping Box Tops when you see them on boxes, cans, bags you have brought home from stores. CUC has a basket for their deposit.

Please remember to keep collecting and bring to Sunday School your flip tops from cans for Ronald McDonald Houses


  • Lynn & Jim Adcock as they prepare for their move to Huntcliff Summit on July 1
  • Mary Serafina – following mild stroke which has left her with some problems with balance. Still somewhat “housebound” but doing better.
  • Pray for the families and congregations of the nine pastors and their spouses from the Church of the Nazarene who were killed in the recent Cuban airplane crash.

Thanksgivings

  • Jim Boswell – Home after a “heart tune up” at Piedmont Hospital.
  • Betty Robertson – out of the hospital and doing well after adjustment of medications.

Ongoing Prayer Requests

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

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

Thank you

  • The family of Carolyn Batterson thanked the CUC Class for assisting with funeral arrangements and providing food for the reception following the service.

Celebrations

Birthdays

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Anniversaries

  • Linda & Jim Boswell – May 27, 1961 -57 years!

 


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CUC Newsletter – February 23, 2018

 

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and then God stepped in

(Jesus is praying for his disciples just before his betrayal and trial) “Father, I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.”

John 17:13-15, 18,19


Sunday, February 25, 2018

RUMC Missions Program

Our leader this week is Ayrin Peterson, our RUMC Missions Coordinator. She will speak on the Missions Program at RUMC and the upcoming Global Impact Celebration.

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Sharon & Tom Erdman and Lenna & John Sharp

CUC Attendance
February 18
77 members and 1 teacher = total 78

CUC Contributions
February 18
$64


Murphy Harpst Support Continues

 

We can keep up our support of Murphy Harpst by remembering to always use our Murphy Harpst tags when we shop at Publix.

Correction: Murphy Harpst receives about $3000 from Publix each quarter as a result of people using those tags.

Current Donations to Murphy Harpst made by Publix


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

 

The 11th annual Peachtree Tea to benefit Homestretch is this coming Tuesday February 27, 11:00 – 1:30 > .   CUC always has a nice turnout to this event and Lynn Adcock has reservations for a full table from our class. Those who are planning to carpool from the church should meet in the area of the parking lot near the vans at 10:15.


RUMC GIC Coming Up

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The theme of this year’s GIC – March 1 – 4 >  is Life on Mission: Hope in the Face of Injustice, with an emphasis on human trafficking. Plan to attend at least some of the sessions. CUC will be having one of the missionaries as our speaker that Sunday or members may choose to attend the “Taking Hope to the Streets” session.


Tortured for Christ Needs Your Help!

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The Griffins, Davis’ and Petersons have ordered tickets to see the movie Tortured For Christ. It is based on the book of the same name written by Richard Wurmbrand. He was a minister in Romania. After the communists took control he was arrested. He served 14 years in prison because he refused to renounce his faith.

The movie is being shown March 5 at the GTC Merchants Walk Stadium theater at 7:30. Tickets are $12.50. If you are interested in joining

three exceptionally friendly couples, please order your tickets from the below web site. Your credit card will not be charged until they have 44 tickets sold. If enough tickets are not sold by 2/26, the movie will be cancelled. Please join us. Questions? Call Ron Peterson.

Share the Link: https://www.tugg.com/events/tortured-for-christ-movie-t7_o


CUC Annual Retreat

 

Our 2018 CUC RETREAT will be back at WINSHAPE Retreat Center located on BERRY COLLEGE CAMPUS, October 31, Nov. 1 & 2  . Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss this outstanding event.


Get your Cans to Church!

 

 

Last chance this Sunday! February is RUMC’s month to fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. Remember to bring non-perishable items to the church this month.


Information about Water Filters Mission

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Our recent CUC speaker, Dr. Ron Greer, talked about a mission of providing water filters to decrease waterborne illness in impoverished developing countries. For more information about this mission you can go to uzimafilters.org


   CUC Prayer Requests

  • Jane Bailey on the death last Monday of her father at the age of 99
  • Linda Mooney’s husband Bob – for good recovery from his back surgery
  • Nancy VanHorn – pray for a return of good health following a short stay in North Fulton Hospital this past week
  • Mary Serafina asks that we continue to pray for her daughter Pam Pruit as she battles cancer. Pam feels your prayers and feels God’s hand on her life.

 

Thanksgiving

  • Rose & Jim Lappe’s daughter-in-law will require only minor surgery to remove slow growing tumor

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


cookie   Birthdays

  • Jane Bailey – February 25
  • Marlene MacLeod – February 27
  • Jeannie Ehlers – February 28

 

love   Anniversaries

  • Linda & Tom Cantrell – February 27,1965 – 53 years!
  • Stella & Wilfred Boayue – February 27, 1972- 46 years

calendar   Calendar Reminders

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  • Tuesday, February 27 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 1-4 – GIC -Life on Mission: Hope In the Face of Injustice
  • March 23-24 – Acting Up’s Barefoot in the Park
  • Saturday, April 14 – Homestretch 2018 Run the River
  • October 31, November 1,2 – CUC Annual Retreat


 

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