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CUC Newsletter – January 27, 2023

I will rejoice in the Lord, I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
—Habakkuk 3:18


Sunday, January 29, 2023

Senator John Albers will be presenting our lesson entitled “I surrender….” this Sunday. Bible verse is Isaiah 43:2:

“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Senator Albers represents the 56th District which includes portions of Fulton, Cobb and Cherokee counties. He serves as chairman of the Public Safety committee, vice chairman of Finance, and subcommittee chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He is a member of the Senate leadership serving as the Chief Deputy Whip. When not attending to state business, he is an executive, business owner and entrepreneur.

Senator Albers is a fourth generation firefighter serving as a volunteer in Alpharetta and his sons continue the family legacy as 5th generation first responders. John is an organ donor and gave a kidney to his son in 2021. He and his wife of 29 years, Kari, have two sons and are active members of Roswell United Methodist Church.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – January 22, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM Eastern time

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

Tom Cantrell – prayers needed – he has been in Northside Hospital at Johnson ferry since Saturday as they had to go to the emergency room due to complications from the catheter he had from his cystoscopy on Friday.

George Waite – has been moved out of North Fulton Hospital ICU but still needs lots of prayers for his recovery.

LaVerne Lamb – My daughter Kathy has been at Emory for three weeks. She is going to move to therapy hopefully by Wednesday, January 11, to learn to walk again. Please pray she will get use of her legs and her right hand.

Lori Walsh – We are fortunate to have her as our RUMC Business Administrator. She began chemotherapy this week for ovarian cancer and has asked CUC to be a prayer support partner. Please put her on your prayer list. You may also send cards to her at the church as she will continue to work. If you have questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis.

Jeannie Ehlers continues chemo. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.

Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she also continues chemo

Edna Smith at Village Park Alpharetta. She very much appreciates your prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities

Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain

Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

Ann McNew – Saturday, Jan 28

Ann Parkhurst – Saturday, Jan 28

Lesleigh Coelho – Tuesday, Jan 31

Jim Lappe – Thursday, Feb 2

Anniversarys

-=None=-

Second Sunday Communion

First Sunday Chapel Communion has been moved to second Sundays at 8:30 a.m. for the remainder of 2023. Second Sunday Chapel Communion is a 30-minute service which includes the sacrament of Holy Communion, a short meditation, music, and a time of prayer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday Night Supper with CUC – Feruary 15, 2023

Mark your calendar for Wednesday night, February 15 to come eat Wednesday night dinner together and then join us in our classroom for BINGO!  We will pass a signup sheet Sunday so we know the number of tables we need and Jacob will know the number for supper. Plan to join us.

From Jacob:

The RUMC Hospitality team is thrilled to be back in action next week!
Our next Community and Fellowship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Lunch will be each Tuesday from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. This will be a dine-in hot meal that includes beverages and dessert in our Fellowship Hall. We do still have the option to pick up your meal in our Drive-through take out line or we also have a “to go” station set up and volunteers present to assist if you would like to take you meal home. Lunch will be $7.00 per guest. You can also order a $30.00 family meal “To Go”; just please give me 24-hour advance notice for family meals.

Wednesday Night Supper will be on Wednesday, February 1, 2023! Dine in at the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm. All you can eat each week includes: Main Buffet, Salad Bar, Soup Station, Dessert Station, and Beverages all included! You can also order Wednesday Night Supper as Family Meal for $30.00 and we will have it ready for you to pick up by 5:00 PM.

You can pre-order Lunch, Dinner, or any frozen meals by clicking links below. No reservations are required unless you wish to pre-order by credit card online. You can pay with cash, check or card at the welcome table as well, but we prefer credit sales online if possible.

Community and Fellowship Lunch Tuesday, January 31, 2023>> http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=25239
(Click to order Tuesday Lunch or Frozen Meals)

Chicken Parmesan w/ Linguine Marinara, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Assorted Cookies, Iced Tea, Coffee, and Water.

$7.00 per person

Family Meal Option Available for $30.00 (24 Hour Advance Notice)

Dine In (Fellowship Hall) or “To go”

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Frozen Meals $7

  1. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf
  2. Spaghetti and Meatballs
  3. Italian Sausage Pasta
  4. Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potato and Gravy

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10)

  1. Chicken and Rice Soup
  2. Creamy Celery and Leek Soup
  3. Tomato Bisque

Frozen Family Size Meal ($25.00)

  1. Chicken Pot Pie

http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=25239
(Click to order Tuesday Lunch or Frozen Meals)

Wednesday Night Supper February 1, 2023 >> http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=25289
(Click to order Wednesday Night Supper)

Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Buns, Chicken and Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Pudding and Assorted Cookies, Iced Tea, Coffee.

Kids: Pulled Pork Sandwich or PB&J, Fresh Fruit, Mac and Cheese or Chips, Rice Krispy Treat or Cookie, Apple Juice, Milk.

$10.00 per adult

$4.00 per Child 12 and under

$5.00 for Soup and Salad Bar

$30.00 Family Max

$30.00 Family Meal “To go” (24 Hour Advance Notice)

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=25289
(Click to order Wednesday Night Supper)

We’re just two weeks away from the next MUST Neighborhood Pantry:

Monday, February 6th!

Our February Pantry is just around the corner – here’s how you can help!

1: Volunteer!

We have volunteer shifts throughout the day. If you are available, use this link to sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

2: Donate!

We desperately need laundry detergent (larger size to last a month) and feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons). Drop them off on the 6th before 4:00 PM!

3: Let us do the shopping!

We use monetary donations to buy produce, protein, laundry detergent, tortillas, feminine hygiene products and more.

To donate, go to www.rumc.com and choose About/Giving/Give Online. After you click on “Give Online,” there’s a page with a drop-down menu that says: “Tithes and Offerings 2022.” Pull-down that menu to “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” and donate there. You can also drop off monetary donations in the RUMC front office. Just write “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” on the check or envelope to ensure it gets to us.

Remember that we are operating out of the RUMC Fellowship Hall for the next few months. Drive around to the back of the B Building and you’ll see the double-doors by the handicap spaces. That’s us!

Thank you! Pray for sunshine!

Bread Pickup from Publix

Would anyone be interested in picking up bread and sweets from Publix once or twice on Monday mornings?

This is used by our church for a variety of activities, including , My Neighbors Pantry, Job Networking, and youth activities, to name some.

For further information please call Claudia Phelps at 404406 4664 or John at 404697 8593


Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat



CUC Newsletter – January 19, 2023

We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.
—Hebrews 10:39

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Ron Greer will be our speaker this Sunday – His topic will be “And How Shall We Best Live This New Season.” Let me share with you three scripture references:

Ecclesiastes 3:1
Romans 12:2
Philippians 3:13-14

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – January 22, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM Eastern time

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

George Waite – George is slowly improving and will soon be moved out of ICU. Prayers are working! From Sue – 9:57am – Jauuary 19, 2023 = Update: 9:20am 1/20/2023 – FridayGeorge is back in Surgery. Prayers needed!

LaVerne Lamb My daughter Kathy has been at Emory for three weeks. She is going to move to therapy hopefully by Wednesday, January 11, to learn to walk again. Please pray she will get use of her legs and her right hand.

Lori Walsh – We are fortunate to have her as our RUMC Business Administrator. She began chemotherapy this week for ovarian cancer and has asked CUC to be a prayer support partner. Please put her on your prayer list. You may also send cards to her at the church as she will continue to work. If you have questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis.

Jeannie Ehlers continues chemo. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.

Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she also continues chemo

Edna Smith at Village Park Alpharetta. She very much appreciates your prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities

Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain

Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

Birthdays

Carol Kline – Monday, Jan 23

Anniversarys

Elaine and Roger Estill – January 21, 1956

Sister and Gannett Backus – January 22, 1972

From Jacob:

The RUMC Hospitality team is thrilled to be back in action next week! Our next Community and Fellowship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Lunch will be each Tuesday from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. This will be a dine-in hot meal that includes beverages and dessert in our Fellowship Hall. We do still have the option to pick up your meal in our Drive-through take out line or we also have a “to go” station set up and volunteers present to assist if you would like to take you meal home. Lunch will be $7.00 per guest. You can also order a $30.00 family meal “To Go”; just please give me 24-hour advance notice for family meals.

Wednesday Night Supper will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2023! Dine in at the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm. All you can eat each week includes: Main Buffet, Salad Bar, Soup Station, Dessert Station, and Beverages all included! You can also order Wednesday Night Supper as Family Meal for $30.00 and we will have it ready for you to pick up by 5:00 PM.

You can pre-order Lunch, Dinner, or any frozen meals by clicking links below. No reservations are required unless you wish to pre-order by credit card online. You can pay with cash, check or card at the welcome table as well, but we prefer credit sales online if possible.

Event Details

Tue, Jan 24, 2023 11:30 am – 1:30 PM

Community and Fellowship Lunch Tuesday, January 24, 2023

  • Beef Chili, Rice Pilaf, Southwest Garden Salad w/ Cumin Vinaigrette, Cheddar Corn Bread, Assorted Cookies, Iced Tea, Coffee, and Water.

o $7.00 per person

o Family Meal Option Available for $30.00 (24 Hour Advance Notice)

o Dine In (Fellowship Hall) or “To go”

o 11:30 am –2:00 pm

Frozen Meals $7

  1. Chicken, Shrimp, and Smoked Pork Jambalaya
  2. Italian Sausage Pasta
  3. Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potato and Gravy

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10)

  1. Beef and Vegetable Soup
  2. Creamy Celery and Leek Soup

Frozen Family Size Meal ($25.00)

  1. Chicken Pot Pie

Event Details

Event Details

Wednesday Night Supper

Wednesday Night Meals in the Fellowship Hall. Dine in or Take out available from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM.

This Week’s Menu:

Wednesday Night Supper January 25, 2023

  • Spaghetti and Jumbo Meatballs, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Tomato Basil Bisque, Italian Caramel Rice Pudding, Featured Salad Bar, Iced Tea, Coffee.

o Kids: Pasta and Meatballs w/ Mariana, or PB&J, Fresh Fruit, Chips, Rice Krispy Treat or Cookie, Apple Juice, Milk.

 $10.00 per adult

 $4.00 per Child 12 and under

 $5.00 for Soup and Salad Bar

 $30.00 Family Max

 $30.00 Family Meal “To go” (24 Hour Advance Notice)

 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

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Please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with ordering online. We are looking forward to seeing you all and Serving you next week!

Blessings,

Jacob Crane

Director of Hospitality

Bread Pickup from Publix

Would anyone be interested in picking up bread and sweets from Publix once or twice on Monday mornings?

This is used by our church for a variety of activities, including , My Neighbors Pantry, Job Networking, and youth activities, to name some.

For further information please call Claudia Phelps at 404406 4664 or John at 404697 8593


Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat



CUC Newsletter – January 13, 2023

Since His character is constant, you can always trust that He will be faithful, gracious, and merciful to you in every situation. Malachi 3:6


Sunday, January 15, 2023

Michael Grant will be  our  CUC speaker this Sunday. He is RUMC’s Facilities Manager, and we are looklng forward to his message this Sunday.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.  We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or  who  are  away  from  home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – Junaury 15, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM Eastern time

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to  prevent  feedback  noise. Also during the  class please  be  sure  to  MUTE!  Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

George  Waite – George  remains  in  critical  condition .  Please  continue  prayers. – From Sue Waite at 8:27am – Friday – Jan 13, 2023

LaVerne Lamb – My daughter Kathy has been at Emory for three weeks. She is going to move to therapy hopefully by Wednesday, January 11, to learn to walk again. Please pray she will get use of her legs and her right hand.

Lori Walsh – We are fortunate to have her as our RUMC Business Administrator.  She began chemotherapy this week for ovarian cancer and has asked CUC to be a prayer support partner.  Please put her on your prayer list.  You may also send cards to her at the church as she will continue to work.  If you have questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis.

Jeannie Ehlers  continues  chemo. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.

Rose Lappe -continue prayers as she also continues chemo

Edna  Smith  at Village Park Alpharetta. She  very  much  appreciates your  prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities

Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain

Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and  for  the  people  of Ukraine.

Birthdays

Julian Belote – Birthday

Janice Scalzo – Birthday

Anniversarys

Joyce & Mike Michno – January 19, 1969

Elaine and Roger Estill – January 21, 1956

Update from Jaccob

Good Afternoon,

The RUMC Hospitality team is thrilled to be back in action next week! Our next Community and Fellowship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Lunch will be each Tuesday from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. This will be a dine-in hot meal that includes beverages and dessert in our Fellowship Hall. We do still have the option to pick up your meal in our Drive-through take out line or we also have a “to go” station set up and volunteers present to assist if you would like to take you meal home. Lunch will be $7.00 per guest. You can also order a $30.00 family meal “To Go”; just please give me 24-hour advance notice for family meals.

Wednesday Night Supper will be on Wednesday, January 18, 2023! Dine in at the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm. All you can eat each week includes: Main Buffet, Salad Bar, Soup Station, Dessert Station, and Beverages all included! You can also order Wednesday Night Supper as Family Meal for $30.00 and we will have it ready for you to pick up by 5:00 PM.

You can pre-order Lunch, Dinner, or any frozen meals by clicking links below. No reservations are required unless you wish to pre-order by credit card online. You can pay with cash, check or card at the welcome table as well, but we prefer credit sales online if possible.

http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=25237

Tue, Jan 17, 2023 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Hot dine in or Take-out lunches and frozen meals available in the Chapel building (Building B) in the Fellowship Hall near the kitchen.

This Weeks’ Meals:

Community and Fellowship Lunch Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Creamy Sweet Italian Sausage Pasta, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Assorted Cookies and Cake, Iced Tea, and Water.

$7.00 per person

Family Meal Option Available for $30.00 (24 Hour Advance Notice)

Dine In (Fellowship Hall) or “To go”

11:30 am –1:30 pm

Frozen Meals $7

  1. Sautéed Chicken & Leeks w/ Cranberry Cashew Couscous
  2. Smoked BBQ Pork Loin, Wild Rice, and Black-Eyed Collards

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10)

  1. Chicken and Rice Soup
  2. Creamy Celery and Leek Soup

Frozen Family Size Meal ($25.00)

  1. Chicken Pot Pie

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http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=25287

Wednesday Night Supper January 18, 2023

Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Caramelized Onion and Green Bean Medley, Buttered Biscuit, Beef and Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Assorted Cookies and Dessert Bars, Iced Tea, Coffee.

Kids: Chicken Fingers or PB&J, Fresh Fruit, Chips, Rice Krispy Treat or Cookie, Apple Juice, Milk.

$10.00 per adult

$4.00 per Child 12 and under

$5.00 for Soup and Salad Bar

$30.00 Family Max

$30.00 Family Meal “To go” (24 Hour Advance Notice)

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

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From Nancy Erwin: Offering Envelopes

Some of you have contacted me to let me know that you have not yet received your 2023 offering envelopes. The Church Budget Envelope Company creates and distributes these envelopes for RUMC and they have apologized the delay, citing staffing and supply chain issues. I am sorry for this inconvenience to you!

However, the list below might be helpful when making your upcoming donations:
– If you are donating cash, feel free to choose an envelope from the pew racks and indicate your name and desired distribution. I will be sure to post it correctly.
– If you are donating a check in person, simply drop it in the offering plate.
– If you are mailing a check, our address is 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell, GA 30188. Pat Kelley will get it to me.
– Or, if you would like to donate online, use this link. https://rumc.onlinegiving.org/donate/login

Thank you for supporting RUMC. What a blessing it is to serve Jesus with you!

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat



CUC Newsletter – January 7, 2023

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5,6

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Prayer Lessons from a Missionary Mentor

Debbie  Goodwin  will  be  our  CUC  speaker  on  this  first  Sunday  School  class  of  the  new  year.  Her  lesson  title  is “Prayer Lessons from a Missionary Mentor”

and  her chosen  Scripture  is : All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.  Acts 2:42, NLT

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.  We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or  who  are  away  from  home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to  prevent  feedback  noise. Also during the  class please  be  sure  to  MUTE!  Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

  • George  Waite as of  Thursday night  is  stable  but  critical in ICU  at  North  Fulton  Hospital  following  emergency  surgery. Thank  you  for  continuing  prayers.
  • Jeannie Ehlers  continues  chemo. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.
  • Rose Lappe -continue prayers as she also continues chemo
  • Edna  Smith  at Village Park Alpharetta. She  very  much  appreciates your  prayers.
  • Laverne Lamb asks  for  prayers for  her daughter Kathy who  has another lesion in her brain.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain

Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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 lovedones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and  for  the  people  of Ukraine.

Thanksgiving

  • From  David  Hills – Hey CUC, Thank you for your prayers for my successful pacemaker installation. Thanks also to the medical staff, Norma and the Great Physician.

(Please help keep  your weekly  CUC newsletter editor  updated  as  to  prayers  needed  for  our  fellow  CUC  members and  their  families.)

Birthdays

  • Debbie Goodwin – January 9
  • Roger Davis – January 11
  • Ann Carter – January 12
  • Don McNew – January 13
  • Mike Story – January 14

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Second Sunday Chapel Communion Service

8:30 a.m. | Sunday, January 8, 2023

You’re invited to join us this Sunday morning in the Chapel at 8:30 a.m. Included in this 30-minute service will be the sacrament of Holy Communion, a short meditation, music, and a time of prayer. All are welcome at the table!

 (Please note that First Sunday Communion is now Second Sunday Communion for 2023.)

Update  from Jacob

The RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! Wednesday Night Suppers will return on Wednesday, January 11. We will start a new Sit Down or Take-Home Hot Lunch on Tuesday, January 12. Keep an eye out for upcoming details!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals by clicking the links published each  week  and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

From Scotty  Brewington: It happened again. All of it. It poured rain. All night.

Volunteers still showed up and got it done. Over 200 families got their groceries.

Even more impressive? Many of the volunteers out there soaking wet for hours were doing it for the second month in a row. “Thank you” doesn’t even come close to covering it, but thank you. Without those  volunteers, none of this happens. Thanks for everything you do! See you on Monday, February 6th. Sunshine and good vibes only.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t  forget  to make  a call or a text  or visit  this  week  to  someone  in your CUC Neighborhood  Care  Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and  Kroger.
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023  CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – December 30, 2022

<*> Please Forgive, I forgot to post this last Friday. <*>

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy New Year!

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phillipians 4:6 (NIV)

CUC Sunday School Class

Prayer Requests

  • Jeannie Ehlers  has begun a new chemo recommended by Dr. at MD Anderson at Northside  Forsyth. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.
  • David Hills- prayers for good  results  from  his pacemaker installation last  week
  • Rose Lappe -continue prayers as she also continues chemo
  • Edna  Smith  suffering  from  progressive Parkinson’s  disease.  She  is now back at Village Park Alpharetta, 555 Wills Road, Alpharetta,30009. She  very  much  appreciates your  prayers.
  • Laverne Lamb asks  for  prayers for  her daughter Kathy who  has another lesion in her brain.
  • Stan Thomason, former long-time CUC member, died peacefully on Wednesday.  His son Scott was with him. Keep his family in our prayers. Scott Thomason’s address is 114 Sugar Cane Ct, Greer, SC   29650

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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 lovedones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and  for  the  people  of Ukraine.

(Please help keep  your weekly  CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and  their  families.)

Birthdays

  • Sandy Martin-January 3
  • Gloria Stadler-January 3
  • Norma Hills -January 5
  • Sue Waite-January 5
  • Sara Beecham-January 6
  • Jill Head-January 6

Anniversaries

  • Dave & Lynne Roberts – January 3, 1961 , West Palm Beach, FL, 61 years

Update  from Jacob

Although our Hot Meal Programs are taking a break until January 2023, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! Wednesday Night Suppers will return on Wednesday, January 11. We will start a new Sit Down or Take-Home Hot Lunch on Tuesday, January 12. Keep an eye out for upcoming details!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals by clicking the links published each  week  and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is on Tuesday, January 3rd!

Rain prevented us from giving out the coffee and children’s pajamas at our last pantry, so we’ll continue collecting these items throughout December and give them out in January! For the Jan 3rd Pantry, we need laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, coffee (K-cups and bags of ground coffee) and children’s pajamas (all sizes).

We will collect items the day of the pantry 12-4:00 PM. (We’re not collecting this Sunday because it is New Year’s Day). On January 3rd, we’re asking people to drop items off at the Fellowship Hall because we will operate out of the FH for the next three months (because it’s so cold)!

We always need lots of help bagging the produce, which is generally 12:00-3:00 PM. If members of CUC would like to participate, just come on in during that time! They don’t need to sign up.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t  forget  to make  a call or a text  or visit  this  week  to  someone  in your CUC Neighborhood  Care  Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a

portion of your receipts at Publix and  Kroger.

Calendar

Oct 17- 19, 2023  CUC Fall Retreat

CUC Newsletter – December 23, 2022

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve

Be sure to attend one of the Christmas Eve services.

Dec 24 Christmas Eve Services

  • 10 a.m. Worship Service with Communion in the Chapel
  • 4 p.m. Family Worship Service with Candlelight in the Sanctuary
  • 6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary
  • 11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service in the Chapel

Christmas Day

There will be one service Christmas Day, in the Chapel at 10:30.

CUC Sunday School Class

There will be no CUC class on Sunday, December 25th or Sunday, January 1.

CUC Attendance

December 18

Members 66

Zoom 15

Total 81

CUC Has Lots of Christmas Spirit!

This past Sunday, the last Sunday before Christmas, we had 10 of our CUC men showing off their best Christmas ties. The ladies also wore their Christmas-themed clothing and jewelry as we gathered to hear the last of our Advent series of lessons.

  • Jeannie Ehlers is beginning a new chemo recommended by Dr. at MD Anderson at Northside Forsyth. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.
  • David Hills asks for prayers for his pacemaker installation on Tuesday of next week.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she also continues chemo
  • Edna Smith suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease. She is now back at Village Park Alpharetta, 555 Wills Road, Alpaharetta,30009. She very much appreciates your prayers.
  • Doug Tatom – suffering from back pain and various other medical problems keeping him “under the weather”. Pray for his recovery.
  • Laverne Lamb asks for prayers for her daughter Kathy who has another lesion in her brain.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Birthdays

  • Jim Boswell – December 27
  • Brenda Burrell – December 28
  • Lynn Adcock – December 29
  • Claudia Phelps – December 30
  • Donna Grosse – December 31
  • Vince Grosse – December 31

Anniversaries

  • Grady & Pat Phillips – December 28, 1963 Washington, DC, 59 years!

Christmas Festival Concert

Did you miss going to the Christmas Festival Concert? Or would you like to see it again? The concerts are available on demand throughout the holiday season at RUMC.com/Christmas.

Update from Jacob

Although our Hot Meal Programs are taking a break until January 2023, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! Wednesday Night Suppers will return on Wednesday, January 11. We will start a new Sit Down or Take-Home Hot Lunch on Tuesday, January 12. Keep an eye out for upcoming details!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals by clicking the links published each week and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is on Tuesday, January 3rd!

Rain prevented us from giving out the coffee and children’s pajamas at our last pantry, so we’ll continue collecting these items throughout December and give them out in January! For the Jan 3rd Pantry, we need laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, coffee (K-cups and bags of ground coffee) and children’s pajamas (all sizes).

We will collect items the day of the pantry 12-4:00 PM. (We’re not collecting this Sunday because it’s Christmas and the following Sunday is New Year’s Day). On January 3rd, we’re asking people to drop items off at the Fellowship Hall because we will operate out of the FH for the next three months (because it’s so cold)!

We always need lots of help bagging the produce, which is generally 12:00-3:00 PM. If members of CUC would like to participate, tell them just to come on in during that time! They don’t need to sign up.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve Services
    • 10 a.m. Worship Service with Communion
    • 11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service
    • 6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service
    • 11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service
  • December 25 – 10:30 Service in the Chapel
  • Oct 17-19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – December 16, 2022

Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased! Luke 2:14

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

For the last Sunday of Advent, we will continue to be guided by Susan Robb’s book; “The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. John Sharp will finish our Advent Series this Sunday morning with Chapter Four of “The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. His lesson title is “Hark the Herald Angels Sing: The Angels and the Shepherds.” Key scripture verses for this chapter are Luke 2:13-14. Our lesson this week will include Susan Robb’s video as she shares her insights into the birth of Christ and the angel’s visit to the shepherds.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

December 11

Members 78

Teacher 1 (member)

Zoom 11

Total 90

CUC Has Lots of Christmas Spirit!

The men started with their gay Christmas socks the past 2 Sundays. This Sunday, the last Sunday before Christmas, we will have a Christmas tie contest. So guys… wear your best Christmas ties!

  • Jeannie Ehlers is beginning a new schedule requiring 3 weeks of chemo at Northside Forsyth then a week off, and then repeat. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she also continues chemo
  • Edna Smith is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease and is recovering from a severe infection. She very much appreciates your prayers.
  • Doug Tatom – suffering from back pain and various other medical problems keeping him “under the weather”. Pray for his recovery.
  • Laverne Lamb asks for prayers for her daughter Kathy who has another lesion in her brain.
  • Susan Gunter’s husband Charlie has been discharged home from the hospital after suffering several strokes. Please pray for his complete recovery.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Fred & MariAnna Brown – December 18, 1966 Flora, MS, 56 years

RUMC Christmas Concerts

The Christmas Concerts last weekend were outstanding! Everyone says the best yet! We are proud of the CUC members of the Choir… Bill Griffin, choir president, Martha Jane Mason, and Cecelia Moore who have to leave CUC early each week to participate.

Christmas Party Photos

Thanks to Jeff Coelho’s son, last Sunday we received photos that he took at the Christmas party. If your portraits turned out well and you would like to have the negatives, please write your name on the back and get them to Jeff.

CUC Computer

The CUC IT Committee determined that CUC needed a new computer and we have gotten a new computer for our use. The old CUC has been donated to Homestretch.

Handel’s Messiah

This Sunday, December 18, at 3:00 pm in our sanctuary is the MOS sing along of Handel’s Messiah., $15 General Admission. Tickets are available online and at the door of the sing-along. 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, chamber orchestra, hundreds of singers under the baton of Michael O’Neal, Conductor, will perform the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah. Listeners are also welcome!

Update from Jacob

Although our Hot Meal Programs are taking a break until January 2023, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! Wednesday Night Suppers will return on Wednesday, January 11! We will start a new Sit Down or Take-Home Hot Lunch on Tuesday, January 12. Keep an eye out for upcoming details!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals by clicking the links published each week and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is on Tuesday, January 3rd!

Rain prevented us from giving out the coffee and children’s pajamas at our last pantry, so we’ll continue collecting these items throughout December and give them out in January!

For January, there are three ways to help:

Donations: We need laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, coffee and children’s pajamas (all sizes) this month! You can drop-off donations at the pantry building on the RUMC campus Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or at the Fellowship Hall on the day of the pantry (January 3rd) 12:00-4:00 PM.

Volunteers: There are many ways to volunteer on pantry days! To volunteer for all shifts, sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

Money: We use monetary donations to buy detergent and feminine hygiene products to supplement what is donated. We also buy fresh produce (apples, oranges, onions and potatoes), ground beef and tortillas for our families.

To donate, go to http://www.rumc.com, then choose About/Giving/Give Online. After you click on “Give Online,” there’s a page with a drop-down menu that says: “Tithes and Offerings 2022.” Pull-down that menu to “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” and you can donate there. You can also drop off monetary donations in the RUMC front office! Just write “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” on the check or envelope to ensure it gets to us.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

Calendar

  • Dec. 18 3:00 p.m. MOS “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Dec 24 Christmas Eve Services
    • 10 a.m. Worship Service with Communion in the Chapel
    • 4 p.m. Family Worship Service with Candlelight in the Sanctuary
    • 6 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary
    • 11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion Service in the Chapel
  • December 25 – 10:30 service in the Chapel
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – November 9, 2022

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel— that is, “God with us.” (Isaiah 7:14)

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Acting on the Unbelievable

For the next 2 weeks of Advent we will continue to be guided by Susan Robb’s book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Jan Buckley continues with our Advent Series this Sunday morning with Chapter Three of “The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Her lesson title is “Acting on the Unbelievable: An Angel of the Lord and Joseph.” Matthew 1:20 Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Parking Alert for this Sunday

The Children’s Sunday School will be closing off a few of the parking spaces near the fellowship hall entrance on Sunday morning, but not all of them. There will be the Children’s Christmas Party from 10-11 am, and we will have animals in the parking lot. Also, there will be young children and families in building B for the live nativity.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

December 4

Members 85

Teacher (member) 1

Zoom 12

Total 98

  • Jeannie Ehlers is not getting the trial chemo at MD Anderson. She is getting a new treatment plan from her Atlanta oncologist. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease and recovering from a severe infection, is at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab from which she is about to be released. She very much appreciates your prayers.
  • Doug Tatom – suffering from back pain and various other medical problems keeping him “under the weather”. Pray for his recovery.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob who both continue to have PT and family assistance at home
  • Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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 lovedones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Birthdays

  • Brenda Burrell – December 11
  • Bill Floyd – December 14

Anniversaries

  • Tom & Sharon Erdman – December 13, 1959 , Beaufort, SC, 62 years!

CUC Knows How to Have Fun!

On this past Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Advent, no less than 7 of our men were already showing off their Christmas socks!!

CUC Christmas Party

What a great Christmas party CUC had this past Tuesday night! Much thanks to our wonderful CUC Fellowship Committee! Special thanks to our favorite MC, Jeff Coelho. Also thanks to Patricia Mashburn for the beautiful table decorations. And of course thanks too to MariAnna Brown who made the arrangements with the Metropolitan Club, and to Garlin and Mike Story. Thanks also to Dee Sott who played the piano for caroling, and Gene Osborn working the audio- visuals for our MC. And thanks to any others on our Fellowship Committee who had a part in putting on the great party. A good time was had by all. What a great way to begin our Christmas season!

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: this Friday, December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server. Please invite someone from your Neighborhood Care Group to ride with you.

Christmas Open House.

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serveware with you. Hope to see you then. PLEASE PARK ON SIDEWALK SIDE OF STREET ONLY.

Christmas Festival Concerts

The not-to-be-missed Christmas Festival Concerts will be held on this Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. The concerts feature the RUMC Sanctuary Choir; Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra; Roswell Ringers; and Tom Alderman, organist. Tickets are not needed to attend the concerts this year.

Update from Jacob

Although our Hot Meal Programs are taking a break until January 2023, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! Wednesday Night Suppers will return on Wednesday, January 11! We will start a new Sit Down or Take-Home Hot Lunch on Tuesday, January 12. Keep an eye out for upcoming details!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals by clicking the links below and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

Here are the links to order for this upcoming week: December 11- December 15,

Event Details

Frozen Meals $7- Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Chicken Parmesan, Stuffed Pork Loin w/ Carrot Souffle and Wild Rice, Cheesy Chicken Pasta Alfredo,

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Vegetable Minestrone, Tomato Bisque, Brunswick Stew

Family Size Frozen Meals $25 (Feeds 8-10) Lasagna Bolognese, Turkey Pot Pie

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Dec. 9 11:30 CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 MOS “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • December 25 – 10:00 service in the Chapel
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – December 2, 2022

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel, Isaiah 7:1

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Gabriel and Mary

Martha Jane Mason continues with our Advent Series this Sunday morning with Chapter Two of “The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Her lesson title is “Let It Be, Gabriel and Mary”.

Luke 1:29 NIV – Do not be afraid Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.

For the next 3 weeks of Advent we will continue to be guided by Susan Robb’s book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Susan Robb’s Videos explore the visits and dive deep into the history of angels surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. These lessons use the angelic appearances to discuss God’s presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 27

Members 85

Visitor 2

Zoom 12

Total 99

  • Barbara Cook – for a quick recovery from a bad case of Covid
  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim have been to MD Anderson for further tests during Thanksgiving week and will be returning back to Houston next week. She will get the new chemo drugs on the 8th. They thank you for your continuing prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease and a severe infection and is in a rehab facility

Thank You

  • Laverne Lamb expresses thanks to all for the prayers and support for her and for Dick Anthony and for her daughter Kathy during the last many months when that support was especially needed.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.
  • 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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts expressed her appreciation for all who participated with boxes and donations for this year’s Operation Christmas Child.

There was also a nice contribution of a number of hand-crocheted caps for children which have been donated to a local children’s hospital.

Birthdays

  • Hugh Gardner – December 10

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be next Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 CUCers who have signed up! The event is being held at the Metropolitan Club at 5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get there to allow for much traffic at that time of day.

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server. Please invite someone from your Neighborhood Care Group to ride with you. Parking is limited at 3313 Chimney Lane.

Christmas Open House.

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serve ware with you. Hope to see you then.

Update from Jacob

We have one more night to gather and celebrate together at Wednesday Night Supper this year ! The last Wednesday Night Supper of the year will be on December 7, 5:00– 7:00 pm with:

  • Brown Sugar Crusted Stuffed Pork Loin, Wild Rice Pilaf, Carrot Souffle, Yeast Rolls, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Assorted Pie and Cookies.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer. You can still pre-order any frozen meals or Wednesday Night Supper by clicking the links below and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

Here are the links to order for this upcoming week: Wed Night Supper Dec 7 – https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_detail.aspx?id=23196

Frozen Meals Dec 4 – December 8 – http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=23208

Frozen Meals $7-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetable Rice Casserole,Chicken Verde Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice, Turkey Pot Pie, Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Cheesy Beef Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice, Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Vegetable Minestrone

MUST Update

The next MUST Neighborhood Pantry will be Monday, December 5th. If you want to help we need laundry detergent, coffee, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas! Also laundry detergent (the larger size to last the month), also coffee (ground or K-Cups), tea, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas (all sizes).Donations can be dropped-off at the Pantry building at RUMC on Sunday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or Monday (12/5) 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. We need lots of volunteers for the December Pantry. (To sign-up, use the SignUp link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

In addition to all of the awesome food MUST provides, we use donated funds to purchase additional items. To make a donation, you can drop off a check to RUMC earmarked for “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” or you can make a donation online by going to the RUMC website (rumc.com) Under “About Us,” choose “Giving” then choose “Give Online.” In order to ensure your gift gets to us, you must select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the drop-down menu.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm – MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6 6:00 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 9 11:30 – CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 – Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 MOS – “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter for November 6, 2022

How from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:15-17

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Don’t forget you can get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night as Daylight Saving Time ends,and you can have plenty of time to get to Sunday School!

The Apocrypha

Dean Tucker will be continuing his very interesting two part lesson on the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha is not considered, by most Protestant denominations, as the inspired word of God and was never canonized. Nevertheless, the Apocrypha was written by Godly men and thus considered of some value. Dean thanks the CUC class for the opportunity to present his research findings on the Apocrypha these two Sundays.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! (and for those with or exposed to Covid or flu) CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 30

Members 75

Teacher 1

Visitors 2

Zoom 12

Total 90

CUC Foundation Distribution

The CUC Class voted to distribute the $4,443.30 in our endowment account as follows:

  • Murphy – Harpst School $1,863.30
  • HomeStretch $1,480.00
  • MUST Neighborhood Pantry $1,100.00.

Thank you for making this distribution.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues recovering from her latest chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod now moved in at Village Park at Wills Road-Marlene is now suffering from Covid
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Joyce Michno for good recovery from surgery this past week
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith now at Village Park at Wills Road
  • Bev Tatom’s brother-in-law Ron’s surgery went well on Thursday. They repaired the aneurysm and had no problems with his breathing. He is doing well. His wife Judy wants to thank everyone for their prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell for improvement in back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, improving after a stroke.
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Birthdays

  • Betty Hunt – Nov. 7
  • Garlinn Story – Nov 8
  • Allen Buckley – Nov. 9

Anniversaries

  • Paul & Sara Beecham, – November 8, 1958, Decatur, GA -63 years!
  • Goodwin, Mark & Debbie – November 8, 1980, MO, Kansas City- 41years

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club). Bring checks to class or send them to the Storys.

Christmas is Coming!

Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn Roberts will be gathering them starting the first of November. So bring in your filled boxes. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Columbarium Painting

The Columbarium Committee has honored Patricia Mashburn with a $500 contribution to the RUMC Foundation in Patricia’s honor, for the special painting, sharing her artistic gift, she has done on the RUMC Columbarium wall. Be sure to stop by the columbarium to see the beautiful painting.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.
This week’s menu is Honey Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast, Roasted Root Vegetable Medley, Cinnamon Apples, Maple Butter Biscuit, Chicken and Rice Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar, Assorted Cookies

Must Neighborhood Pantry Update

MUST Neighborhood Pantry is Monday, November 7th.. Our October pantry served almost 175 families. This now makes the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa the largest of MUST’s 32 neighborhood pantries!

Want to help? This month, we need three main things: Laundry detergent (the larger size to last a month), Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), Dog food + Cat food + Cat litter.

Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or on Monday, November 7th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

RUMC Commons Project

Jim Gebhardt gave a status report in CUC Class that the Commons Project is moving along with the beginning goal of $1,000,000 about to be reached. The first phase which will begin shortly will include storm water control, relocating the pavilion, and removing the “Scout Hut”. This will be a 6-month project.

Open House Market

You are invited to an open house market, this Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring Carol Kline’s original creations ( Wreathes, spun icicles, cotton snowballs, pumpkins, jewelry, table arrangements, nature scapes, and other unique gifts) at the Kline’s home in Alpharetta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – November 25, 2022

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. – Psalms 91:11

Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Angels of Christmas

Jeff Coelho will teach CUC on November 27th as we observe the beginning of the Advent season. For the next four weeks of Advent we will be guided by Susan Robb and her book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. During these next 4 weeks Susan Robb’s Videos will explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel-and other angels-in the Old Testament and surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. These lessons use these four angelic appearances to discuss God’s presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now.

Luke 1:11-13KJV And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 20

Members 77

Teacher 1

Visitor 1

Zoom 12

Total 91

Appreciation For Our CUC Musicians

We should be sure to express our appreciation for our CUC musicians who provide a special atmosphere as we enter our CUC classroom on Sunday mornings……. Bonnie White and Dee Scott on the piano, and Maureen Osborn on the flute.

Appreciation For Our CUC Treasurer

Also we appreciate the work done by Charlie Mason who has kept the CUC financial records in order for most of the past 40 years.

  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim have been to MD Anderson and will be returning there for new trial treatments. They thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Doug Tatom as he goes through heart monitoring and a number of tests to determine source of recent TIA

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease, also at Village Park at Wills Road.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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 lovedones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Birthdays

  • Charlotte Dodson – Nov 29
  • Doug Tatom – Nov 30
  • George Waite – Dec 3
  • Kathy Seamen – Dec 3

Anniversaries

  • Bill & Martha Thompson – November 28, 1958 , Decatur, GA, 64 years !
  • Johnie & Nancy Wright – November 28, 1987, Blue Springs ,MO, 35 years

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 signed up. It is not too late! Contact Garlinn Story if you haven’t yet signed up and want to attend.

Murphy Harpst Christmas

For several years the CUC Class has helped to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. This year a total of 130 young people live at this Methodist therapeutic residential treatment center in Cedartown, GA. Along with other church groups, CUC provides the only Christmas joy these children enjoy. The best way we can help is to donate money which staff members there will use to purchase items the residents request. The special offering for the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home now totals $2,222. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Update from Jacob

We will be back November 30th and December 7th for our final two Wednesday Night Suppers this year. Wednesday Night Supper November 30 menu is:

  • Lasagna Bolognese, Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread, Vegetable Minestrone, Featured Salad Bar, Chocolate Chip Cake, and Assorted Cookies.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, we still have Frozen Meals

MUST Update

In November we served just over 200 families and because of people’s generosity everyone received detergent and those with pets also received bags or multiple cans of pet food.

The next MUST Neighborhood Pantry will be Monday, December 5th! If you want to help we need laundry detergent, coffee, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas! Also laundry detergent (the larger size to last the month), also coffee (ground or K-Cups), tea, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas (all sizes).

Donations can be dropped-off at the Pantry building at RUMC on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or the Monday of the Pantry (12/5) 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

We need lots of volunteers for the December Pantry. (To sign-up, use the SignUp link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

In addition to all of the awesome food MUST provides, we use donated funds to purchase additional items. To make a donation, you can drop off a check to RUMC earmarked for “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” or you can make a donation online by going to the RUMC website (rumc.com) Under “About Us,” choose “Giving” then choose “Give Online.” In order to ensure your gift gets to us, you must select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the drop-down menu.

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server. Please invite someone from your Neighborhood Care Group to ride with you. Parking is limited at 3313 Chimney Lane.

Christmas Open House

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serve ware with you. Hope to see you then.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Nov. 30 6:00 PM – Service of Remembrance
  • Dec. 6 6:00 – CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm – MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 9 11:30 – CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm – Sanctuary Choir Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 – Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 – MOS “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – November 18, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:3

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Holy, Holy, Holy

Scott Dickson will be our CUC teacher again this coming Sunday. He is starting to write a series of lessons based on his Favorite Hymns. He is going to continue our CUC lessons on the hymns. His title: My Favorite Hymns – Holy, Holy, Holy. Verse: Isaiah 6:1-3 (NRSV)

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 13

Members 75

Teacher 1

Zoom 9

Total 85

  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim are going to MD Anderson next week to discuss possible trial treatments. They thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she recovers from a fall
  • Lynn Roberts for good recovery from fractured wrist and other injuries from a fall.
  • Doug Tatom as he goes through heart monitoring and a number of tests to determine source of recent TIA

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease, also at Village Park at Wills Road.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Appreciation Expressed

Marlene and Don McCleod expressed appreciation for all the support and love they have received from CUC during their illnesses and recent move. It was good seeing them back in class this past Sunday.

Birthdays

  • Martha Thompson – November 26
  • Bob Moore – November 26

Anniversaries

  • Roger & Gale Davis – November 23, 1961, Gainesville FL, 61 years !

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 signed up.

It is not too late! Contact Garlinn Story if you haven’t yet signed up and want to attend.

Murphy Harpst Christmas

For several years the CUC Class has helped to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. This year a total of 130 young people live at this Methodist therapeutic residential treatment center in Cedartown, GA. Along with other church groups, CUC provides the only Christmas joy these children enjoy.

The best way we can help is to donate money which staff members there will use to purchase items the residents request. In CUC a Christmas basket will be passed around again November 20 to receive our cash and checks. The amount collected this past Sunday in the special offering totaled $1246. Make out checks to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. Treasurer Charlie Mason’s check for the total amount collected will be sent promptly to M-H. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Update from Jacob

No Wednesday Night Supper this week. We will be back November 30th and December 7th for our final two Wednesday Night Suppers this year. This week we will focus on our ministry partner neighbors experiencing food insecurity for the holidays. RUMC will be delivering 100 meals to families in our community who are served by our mission partners. Thanksgiving meals for purchase will not be offered, but we do look forward to feeding you after the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, we still have Frozen Meals week of November 21- November 23, 2022…Please pick up meals this week on Monday or Wednesday by noon. We will be closing at noon on Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Thank You!!

Frozen Meals $7.. Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetable Rice Casserole, Turkey Noodle Casserole, Macaroni and Cheese, Sliced Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy, Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Roasted Root Vegetable Medley,Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Butternut Squash Soup,Family Size Frozen Meals $25 (Feeds 8-10) Macaroni and Cheese Family Size

http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=23206

Thanksgiving Pies for Sale (All orders must be received by end of day this Friday November 18th!!) Bobby Dickens’ Pecan and Pumpkin Pies for sale! Take home a delicious Bobby Dickens Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for your holiday dinner! $15.00 for Pecan Pie or $10 for Pumpkin Pie. To order, please visit: http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=24447

Pre-purchased pies may be picked up in the Trinity Café on Tuesday, November 22nd from 2 pm – 4 pm or Wednesday, November 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Service of Remembrance

There will be a gathering to remember those we miss on Wednesday, November 30 at 6PM in the chapel. If you would like to have your loved one’s name read during the service please email their name to remembrance@rumc.com by this Sunday, November 20.

New Interim Discipleship Director

Debbie Goodwin has been asked to be RUMC’s Interim Discipleship Director. She is just beginning and trying to find the best way to support you. She is starting with the Resource Library. She is in the process of organizing material by category and developing an easy check-out system. Jeff Ross is still your main contact, but if there is any way she can assist you with material for a study series for a covenant group or a stand-alone lesson or whatever, please let her know.

MUST Update

In November we served just over 200 families and because of people’s generosity everyone received detergent and those with pets also received bags or multiple cans of pet food.

The next MUST Neighborhood Pantry will be Monday, December 5th! If you want to help we need laundry detergent, coffee, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas! Also laundry detergent (the larger size to last the month), also coffee (ground or K-Cups), tea, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas (all sizes).Donations can be dropped-off at the Pantry building at RUMC on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or the Monday of the Pantry (12/5) 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

We need lots of volunteers for the December Pantry. (To sign-up, use the SignUp link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084fabad29a31-myneighbors1

In addition to all of the awesome food MUST provides, we use donated funds to purchase additional items. To make a donation, you can drop off a check to RUMC earmarked for “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” or you can make a donation online by going to the RUMC website (rumc.com) Under “About Us,” choose “Giving” then choose “Give Online.” In order to ensure your gift gets to us, you must select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the drop-down menu.

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server.

Christmas Open House.

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serve ware with you. Hope to see you then.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Nov. 30 6:00 PM Service of Remembrance
  • Dec. 6 6:00 CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6 6:00 CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 9 11:30 CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm Sanctuary Choir Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 MOS “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat


CUC Newsletter – November 11, 2022

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Scott Dickson will be our CUC teacher this coming Sunday and next. He is thinking of starting to write a series of lessons based on his Favorite Hymns – beginning with “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. He has chosen this verse: 1 Sam 7:12 (CEB)Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer, explaining, “The Lord helped us to this very point.”

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 6

Members 82

Teacher 1

Visitors 5

Zoom 9

Total 97

International CUC Member

Peter Oliver, CUC’s first international member, was able to attend CUC in person this past Sunday on his visit from his home in France and expressed his appreciation for the CUC Class.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues recovering from her latest chemo
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she recovers from a fall

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell recovering from stroke
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief
  • Don and Marlene McCleod are now moved into their new apartment at Village Park Alpharetta
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease, also at Village Park at Wills Road.
  • Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Birthdays

  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – Nov 14
  • Jim Taylor – Nov 15
  • Judy Hoogstraal – Nov 15
  • Lynn Roberts – Nov 18
  • Ron Peterson – Nov 18
  • Sandy Griffin – Nov 19

Anniversaries

  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – Nov 16, 1962, Watertown, Mass., 59 years!
  • Wanda and Terry Taylor – Nov 16, 1991, Roswell Ga, 30 years
  • Brenda & Bob Burrell – Nov 17, 1990, Roswell, Ga, 31 years

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship.

Operation Christmas Child!

Lynn Roberts will be gathering the boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14. So bring in your filled boxes this Sunday. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Murphy Harpst Christmas

For several years the CUC Class has helped to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. This year a total of 130 young people live at this Methodist therapeutic residential treatment center in Cedartown, GA. Along with other church groups,

CUC provides the only Christmas joy these children enjoy. The best way we can help is to donate money which staff members there will use to purchase items the residents request. In CUC a Christmas basket will be passed around November 13 and 20 to receive our cash and checks.

Make out checks to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. Treasurer Charlie Mason’s check for the total amount collected will be sent promptly to M-H. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. CUC always has several tables and the food and fellowship are excellent.

For Wednesday Night Supper November 16, 2022. A Thanksgiving Feast is planned…Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Rosemary Gravy, Herbed Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Pecan Topping, Carrot and Green Bean Vegetable Medley, Fresh Buttered Rolls, Autumn Squash Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Assorted Sliced Pies and Cookies.

The last Wednesday Night Supper of the year will be on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. (We will not have Wednesday Night Supper the day before Thanksgiving 11/23/22).

More from Jacob…..

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! We will also still be hosting Wednesday night Suppers each Wednesday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals or Wednesday Night Supper by clicking the links below and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

Wed night supper –https://my.rumc.com/portal/eventsignup.aspx?id=23193

Here are the links to order for this upcoming week:

Frozen Meals week of November 14, 2022 – November 17, 2022:

http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=23205

  • Frozen Meals $7 Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast w/ Rice Pilaf
  • Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Family Size Frozen Meals $25 (Feeds 8-10) Macaroni and Cheese Family Size

Thanksgiving Pies for Sale

Bobby Dickens’ Pecan and Pumpkin Pies for sale! Take home a delicious Bobby Dickens Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for your holiday dinner! Thanksgiving week, we are offering Bobby Dickens’ pecan and pumpkin pies for sale. $15.00 for Pecan Pie or $10 for Pumpkin Pie. To order, please visit: http://www.rumc.com/widgets/event-details/?id=24447 Orders must be placed by Friday, November 18th.

Pre-purchased pies may be picked up in the Trinity Café on Tuesday, November 22nd from 2 pm – 4 pm or Wednesday, November 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This will be the only item available for sale so that we can focus on our ministry partner neighbors experiencing food insecurity for the holidays. Thanksgiving meals for purchase will not be offered, but we do look forward to feeding you before and after the Thanksgiving holiday week. Order now to ensure your pie(s) for Thanksgiving!

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server.

Celebration of Life Service

For those who remember Marty Fortney, former CUC member…Celebration of Life service for Marty will be held on Thursday, December 1st, at 1:00 p.m. at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • Dec. 6 CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm = MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 9 11:30 – CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30pm, – Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00pm – Sanctuary Choir Concert
  • Dec. 18 – “Messiah” Sing-a-Long (sponsored by MOS)


CUC Newsletter – October 28, 2022

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 NIV

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Dean Tucker will be providing a two part lesson on the Apocrypha on October 30th and November 6th. The Apocrypha is not considered, by most Protestant denominations, as the inspired word of God and was never canonized. Nevertheless, the Apocrypha was written by Godly men and thus considered of some value. Dean, a retired Oglethorpe professor, thanks the CUC class for the opportunity to present his research findings on the Apocrypha over the next two Sundays.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 16

Members 76

Teacher 1

Visitors 3

Zoom 18

Total 98

CUC Foundation Distribution

The CUC Foundation Committee has met and would like to distribute the $4,443.30 in our endowment account as follows:

  • Murphy – Harpst School $1,863.30
  • HomeStretch $1,480.00
  • MUST Neighborhood Pantry $1,100.00.

Thank you for making this distribution.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues recovering from her latest chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree and Kathy’s family as she is home and is being treated for tumors.
  • Joyce Michno for good recovery from surgery this coming week
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure this past week she can have relief of her pain.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, after a stroke.
  • Edna Smith now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please continue to help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Birthdays

  • Linda Mooney – Nov 2
  • Bill Griffin – Nov 5

Anniversaries

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CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club).Bring checks to class or send them to the Storys.

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opened Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit. Jan Buckley won second place and Roger & Gale Davis’ daughter Perri won first. Exhibit will be up all month…some really nice art.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday , Nov 2: Beef Bourguignon, Mushroom Wild Rice, Dill Butter Green Beans, Yeast Roll, Vegetable Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Apple Bread Pudding, Assorted Cookies

No lunches next week. But there will still be the link up for frozen meals.

Must Neighborhood Pantry Update

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is Monday, November 7th. Our August pantry served around 80 families. In September, that number grew to 125 families. Our October pantry served almost 175 families. This now makes the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa the largest of MUST’s 32 neighborhood pantries!

Want to help? This month, we need three main things: Laundry detergent (the larger size to last a month), Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), Dog food + Cat food + Cat litter.

Why dog/cat food? North Fulton Community Charities told us there is a high demand for pet food among their clients. One client said, “Sometimes, when I’m at my lowest point, my dog is the only one who loves me. Thank you for helping me take care of him and show him that same love.” We can help with this!…

Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or on Monday, November 7th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Open House Market

You are invited to an open house market, Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring Carol Kline’s original creations ( Wreathes, spun icicles, cotton snowballs, pumpkins, jewelry, table arrangements, nature scapes, and other unique gifts) at the Kline’s home in Alpharetta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


CUC Newsletter – October 22, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

How to Pray Blessings and Affirmations

Debbie Goodwin is our CUC speaker this Sunday, keeping her promise to share the last part of her previous presentation about praying for those you love that she ran out of time to deliver. Her lesson is “How to Pray Blessings and Affirmations”.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

October 16

Members: 75

Teacher 1

Visitors 2

Zoom: 16

Total: 94

New RUMC Pastor

This past Sunday the Rev. Dan Brown introduced himself and his wife Carol to CUC. He has come out of retirement to serve as a new RUMC Associate Pastor.

During his past assignments he has served as a pastor to a number of churches and as District Superintendent.

CUC 2022 Annual Retreat

It was a wonderful retreat this past week at the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee with Michael Cromwell’s theme of “I’ve Got the Joy!”, focusing on the happiness, comfort, and strength of our Christian faith. We had a record turnout of 66 folks. Pickleball and traveling to see the beautiful local sites was a great “fill-in” for the open afternoon. Much thanks goes to our retreat organizers Sandy Martin and Jim Morman.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues her chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe – pleased with consultation at MD Anderson where they have offered further treatment options. Upon returning to Roswell she will be receiving a new treatment that has good potential.
  • Laverne Lamb on the loss of Dick Anthony, and for Laverne’s daughter, Kathy Acree and Kathy’s family as she is home and is being treated for tumors.
  • Linda Mooney’s husband, Bob, back in the hospital with heart problems after two episodes of passing out recently. He will have a device that will allow easier diagnosis of events.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and Bob Burrell, making progress at home after a stroke.
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please continue to help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Lynda and Bob Leckie are settling into their new home in Dublin GA, but wish to continue to keep up on CUC news and let us know they will continue to hold CUC members in prayer.

Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – October 29

Anniversaries

  • Skillings, Shaw & Babs – October 22, 1966, Cincinnatti, Ohio, 56 years !

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. Mark your calendars and save your pennies!

It will be a bargain for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club).

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration with Jane Riley and Greg Davidson will be held this coming Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall. The CUC class has always enjoyed the evening and usually fill up several tables. Tickets are free! You and your special guests can come together for magical entertainment, music, yummy desserts, and great fellowship with Greg’s humor, magic, and guitar playing, and an extra performer this year, Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

Claudia Phelps will have invitation packets for those who do not receive one in the mail. Questions? Write to Jane Riley – jane.riley@att.net or text to 678.852.1685 to be placed on the “yes” list.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opened Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit. Jan Buckley won second place and Roger & Gale Davis’ daughter Perri won first. Exhibit will be up all month…some really nice art.

Meals-To-Go

Information from Jacob, RUMC Director of Hospitality:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up great meals next week!

Our Final Lunch Service of 2022 will be on Tuesday, October 25, 11:30 Am -1:30 PM with Creole Fried Catfish, Red Beans and Rice, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw.

(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later).

The Hospitality staff will be gearing up for the holiday season in November and December. We will return in January of 2023 and will continue to have frozen meal options in the absence of the hot lunch drive through.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday: , October 26th: Smothered Pork Chops w/ Onion Gravy, Wild Rice Pilaf, Braised Collard Greens, Buttermilk Corn Bread, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Chocolate Cake and assorted Cookies

Journeying Through Dementia

Unfortunately in our age group we are often confronted with this problem. You’re invited to a program for “Journeying Through Dementia”on this coming Thursday, October 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Dining Room. Learn more about recognizing stages of dementia, common behaviors, ways to communicate, and managing caregiver stress. Pre-registration is required to attend the presentation or to request on-site care for your loved one (provided by Caravita Home Care).To preregister: rumc.com/outreach/care-support-group/

Must Neighborhood Pantry Update

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is Monday, November 7th. Our August pantry served around 80 families. In September, that number grew to 125 families. Our October pantry served almost 175 families. This now makes the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa the largest of MUST’s 32 neighborhood pantries!

Want to help? This month, we need three main things: Laundry detergent (the larger size to last a month), Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), Dog food + Cat food + Cat litter.

Why dog/cat food? North Fulton Community Charities told us there is a high demand for pet food among their clients. One client said, “Sometimes, when I’m at my lowest point, my dog is the only one who loves me. Thank you for helping me take care of him and show him that same love.” We can help with this!…

Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or on Monday, November 7th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Open House Market

You are invited to an open house market, Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring Carol Kline’s original creations ( Wreathes, spun icicles, cotton snowballs, pumpkins, jewelry, table arrangements, nature scapes, and other unique gifts) at the Kline’s home in Alpharetta.

Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.
  • Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.
  • Also register at Publix.com with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix and Kroger.

  • Journeying Through Dementia-October 27, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6


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