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CUC – Newsletter – October 25, 2020

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7


Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fake News!

Scott Dickson will present the CUC lesson this coming Sunday. He always brings us a good thought provoking lesson. “Fake News!” is the topic. And at least the starting point will be:

1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom following Speaker

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 80 participants last Sunday. This Sunday will be the 30th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – online at: RUMC CONNECT CARD and select the event that you are attending to register. Even if you are attending CUC on Zoom you should register your attendance. Sunday School – 9:30 am”. When you chose the time that our class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

Fred Brown

As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is no option. As long as you can carry your burden alone, you don’t need a burden bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. And as long as you can take Him or leave Him, you might as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken half-heartedly.

But when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, then cast all your cares to Him, for He is waiting in the mist of the storm……..
Max Lucado

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7


  • Jim Adcock – As he recovers from successful partial hip replacement. He remains in the hospital with some atrial fib issues
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Brenda Burrell – having Mohs surgery for a little skin cancer around nose area Tuesday Oct. 27th. Would appreciate prayers that all will be well.
  • Malone Dodson – grateful for your love and your prayers. Malone’s procedure went according to expectations without a hitch. He is home and feeling well. He notices that he can breathe better, and during the procedure, he could feel the valve open up. What a miracle. We love you all.
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she recovers from chemo and complications. She is at home and is improving slowly.
  • Bob Hamilton doing well at home after his partial hip replacement surgery on Wednesday. Many thanks for prayers
  • Mary Kay Mills recovering at home following lengthy hospital stay for treatment of leukemia
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his brother who has now tested negative for COVID. Please continue praying for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who has learned that she will now be facing chemotherapy as cancer was detected in a lymph node.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason Virginia has palliative Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson are celebrating 13 years in ministry and mission with Believe Ministries, using Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ. For the past several years, they have hosted an annual Benefit Celebration at RUMC. Many CUC’ers came for an exciting night of entertainment, message, and a chance to give support to their work.

With all the challenges that the Covid virus has brought to all mission work, they feel it’s even more imperative to find new ways to getting the gospel message to the world…virtually. They are inviting you to an event: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration “Abra-ca-ZOOM”, a magically fun “God Night”, Thursday, November 12, 7 PM, a private event by Zoom invitation link. It will include comedy, magic, music and message, with an opportunity to support Believe Ministries. There will be an on-line auction too…that will include by popular demand, the “MagicBoy BBQ dinner and entertainment for 8”. They are still accepting auction items.

You are invited to request an invitation packet (with raffle prize tickets) that will result in the ZOOM invitation link for the program itself. Do this by clicking on this web link for the Believe invitation page, click on the red button “send my packet” https://tinyurl.com/Believe-VIP-Invite

Or, send Jane at Jane@BelieveMinistries.org a direct email request for your invitation packet. Please include your mailing address, email address, and the name that you use to zoom. Call Jane if you need help! 770.587.1292.


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Jacob Crane reports: Thanks you all for your continued efforts to promote and share information pertaining to this ministry. We are showing no signs of decreasing numbers and everybody who comes through our drive-thru are always supportive and thankful for all of our efforts.

Week of October 27th – October 29th

  • Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Egg Roll, Fresh Fruit
  • Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread

My Neighbor’s Pantry

Just 3 weeks left of My Neighbors Pantry. The last day will be Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th.

In the meantime, here’s what we need this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • butter
  • Feminine Hygiene products

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Birthdays

  • Pat Peterson – October 29
  • Bill Thompson – October 30

Anniversaries

  • =None=

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

November 1 – CUC returns to our classroom with livestreaming

November 12 – 7:00 PM Believe Ministries Benefit “Abra-ca-ZOOM”



CUC Newsletter for October 11, 2020

“There remains, then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.” (Hebrews 4:9-11)


Sunday, October 11, 2020

Reckless Love: Living For Things That Die

This Sunday will be a little different. Jeff Ross will have a presentation for multiple classes from 9:30 until 10:00. CUC will have its announcements, etc. from 10:00 until 10:30.

Jeff Ross will take 5 minutes at the beginning to introduce what we are doing. Then he will push the play button so that all can see the presentation. It lasts 20 minutes. So that at 10:00 all can break into your separate Sunday school zoom meetings.

The speaker is Ted Smith. His topic is: “Reckless Love: Living for things that die.”

Ted is the Professor of Preaching and Ethics at the Candler School of Theology. He works at the intersections of practical and political theology, paying special attention to the forms preaching and worship take in late modern societies.

We will need to use Doug’s zoom number for the second part.
CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom following Speaker

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 95 participants last Sunday including our teacher.

This Sunday will be the 27th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – online at: http://www.rumc.com/connect-card and select the event that you are attending to register. Even if you are attending CUC on Zoom you should register your attendance. Choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am”. When you choose the time that our class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

RESTING EASY

Rest is important to maintain physical-and spiritual-health. Rest for you might mean a good eight hours of sleep. Or a quiet Sunday morning that begins on your back deck or patio with the Sunday paper and a hot cup of coffee. Maybe a weekend getaway to the beach or the mountains, where the most strenuous thing you do is change positions in the hot tub.

God promised rest to you of a particular kind. His rest comes through faith. As you spend your day in the presence of God, you are revitalized and rejuvenated. The world around you may degenerate into chaos, but your soul remains at peace, at rest.

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs,

(Parts are taken from Daily Devotions for Die-Hard GA Bulldog fans by Ed McMinn.)

Fred


CUC MUST Food Program Funds

Charlie Mason has reimbursed CUC members a total of $5,842 for groceries. We had $6,665 in donations for the food program. He is still reimbursing class members for their expenses for the current food program.


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip now scheduled for October 20th.
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she recovers from chemo and complications and prepares for surgery for ovarian cancer in 4 to 5 weeks.
  • Mary Kay Mills, with leukemia in remission, will be returning home from rehab today. Family will be with her at home.
  • Deidra Morrison, sister of Vince Grosse, who had colon cancer surgery this past week is doing well but still needs prayers for a good recovery.
  • Susan Ouzts, family friend of the Grosses, who is undergoing the 7th & 8th round of chemo prior to surgery for pancreatic cancer

Thanksgiving

  • Pat Deaton – is recovering well from her fractured hip and she and her daughter Lara want to express their appreciation for the prayers and cards and notes from CUC members.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has palliative Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Mission Booth

The RUMC Mission Booth needs nice articles to sell for missions, (small furniture, sterling or gold jewelry and nice costume jewelry especially vintage, holiday items for fall and Christmas, pictures, lamps, decorative items, vintage or antique novelty items). All jewelry sales at this time is going to job Networking, which has totaled over $1000 within the last 3 months. We would encourage everyone to come shop at City Antiques which is where we have two booths donated to us. It is a fun place to look and shop and all proceeds of what is sold goes to missions supported by RUMC. These sales have been averaging $2000 per month. If anyone has any questions call Ann Gordon 770-490-7900 or
Annette Whaley 770-634-2289


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Pray for good weather on this coming Monday, October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson. Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great event with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers. The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. Please consider your participation even if you don’t play or volunteer!


My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry continues. Needs this week are: household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products and butter. Reminder: Drop-offs are

on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

We are still getting praise from numerous people every day; everybody is so thankful for this service. Thank you all for all of your continued efforts in keeping the community here at RUMC informed of weekly menu options.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals: https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19255

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of October 13th – October 15th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatori, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Southern Meatloaf w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peas and Corn, Yeast Roll

Birthdays

  • Rose Lappe – October 12
  • Lenna Sharp – October 17
  • Sue Gardner – October 18
  • Shirley May – October 18

Anniversaries

  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980-40 years – Roswell, GA

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – October 4, 2020

NLT Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Philippians 1:27 NLT


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Mark Goodwin has our lesson October 4. His title is “How should Christians respond to the upcoming elections?” Mark always gives a very thought-provoking message with a strong Christian background. His scripture is from Philippians 1:27


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 99 participants last Sunday including our teacher.

This Sunday will be the 27th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

This coming Sunday, October 4, weather permitting, RUMC will begin holding Sunday worship services on the Commons. It is planned to be a simple, casual service and you are invited to bring your chair(s) or a blanket. You are requested to wear a mask, but they will not be required outside. Temperatures will be taken, and social distancing will be practiced. As RUMC continues with a phased approach of opening the campus, small groups (SG) will be welcomed to meet inside campus facilities beginning Oct. 19. SG leaders should contact Lorin Tate at discipleship@rumc.cpm to schedule a space.

Sunday morning worship on campus will resume Nov. 1. Worship will be at 9:00 and 11:15 AM, with adult Sunday School (SS) at 10:00AM. This phase and schedule will be in place until late May or early June 2021.

During Jeff Ross’s recent Zoom presentation to our class, he discussed returning to the campus on Nov. 1 for Sunday School. I could not get an accurate count on how many were interested in doing so when he asked the question, but it appears there are some, maybe up to 50%, who want to come back to the campus for SS. I believe we should consider a hybrid solution, by having both in class and Zoom options. Doug has indicated that he has the equipment to live stream and record the class meeting at the church and even though he won’t be able to physically participate, he is willing to train someone to use the equipment. So if we can set up Zoom and live stream in our classroom so that we are all still together, that should be our goal beginning Nov 1. In order to return to our classroom and maintain social distancing, we will need to get a more accurate count on those who plan to attend in person. Send me a short email, if you plan to return to the campus beginning on Nov.1. (IF YOU ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON ZOOM YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPLY)

Just a reminder, the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament is in less than 2 weeks, Oct. 12. This event is the Foundation’s ONLY source of budget funds, and the Foundation needs all the help possible. Please consider helping by offering up something to be given away in the virtual auction. For example, use of vacation home/cabin for a week, use of RV, artwork, services, or a wine basket to name a few ideas. If you want to play go to http://www.rumc.com/golf or http://www.rumcf.org/events

Second week of SEC football, the Georgia Bulldogs hosts the Auburn Tigers, and my bulldogs host the Razorbacks of Arkansas.

Praise the Lord and Go Dawgs!!

Fred


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Pat Deaton – recovering at home after hip replacement for fractured hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she begins chemo treatments for ovarian cancer
  • Mary Kay Mills with leukemia in remission is now at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital for rehabilitation
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Deidra Morrison, sister of Vince Grosse, who is undergoing colon cancer surgery October 8.
  • Susan Ouzts family friend of the Grosses, who is undergoing the 7th & 8th round of chemo prior to surgery for pancreatic cancer
  • Linda Temples as she recovers at home from a successful kidney transplant

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Mission Booth

The RUMC Mission Booth needs nice articles to sell for missions, (small furniture, sterling or gold jewelry and nice costume jewelry especially vintage, holiday items for fall and Christmas, pictures, lamps, decorative items, vintage or antique novelty items). All jewelry sales at this time is going to job Networking, which has totaled over $1000 within the last 3 months. We would encourage everyone to come shop at City Antiques which is where we have two booths donated to us. It is a fun place to look and shop and all proceeds of what is sold goes to missions supported by RUMC. These sales have been averaging $2000 per month. If anyone has any questions call Ann Gordon 770-490-7900 or Annette Whaley 770-634-2289


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Your help and support are needed! On October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson. Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great, even with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers. The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $7,500. Also any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day. Please consider your participation!


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals: https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19255

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of October 6th – October 8th

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad
  • Thursday: Cincinnati Style Beef Chili over Spaghetti, Sliced Fruit, Corn Bread

Birthdays

  • Barbara Zellner – October 4
  • Debbie Goodwin – October 7
  • Stan Thomason – October 7
  • Dave Taylor – October 8
  • Dal Zierk – October 10

Anniversaries

  • ** None **

My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry will continue into 2021! The program will run as-is through Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th. More details coming your way soon.

In the meantime, here’s what we need this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • butter

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – September 27, 2020

Psalm 51:11-12. “Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit.”


Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Diamond, COVID 19 and Our Relationship With God.

Dave Mueller, who has taught our class a number of times, has our CUC lesson Sunday. The title of his lesson is “The Diamond, COVID 19, and Our Relationship With God.” Dave and his wife, Sherry, are members of Crosstalk Class.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 88 participants last Sunday including Jeff Ross.

This Sunday will be the 26th Sunday we have met on Zoom!


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


A Note from CUC President

HURRY UP AND WAIT !

We rush to our endless doctors’ appointments and wind up sitting in the “waiting room” for an hour. We wait in line to check out at a retail store. You’re put on hold when you call a tragically misnamed “customer service” center. All of that waiting is time lost and we can never get it back.

Sometimes we even wait for God. We have needs, and we desperately call upon the Lord. Our pleas to God are often for an immediate response; prayer is, after all, a last respite for many. Thus, we are often disappointed when we perhaps get no reply right away.

But Jesus’ last command to his disciples was to wait. Our entire Christian life is spent in an attitude of waiting for Jesus’ return. However, we don’t just sit around and wait; instead, we grow stronger in our faith. Waiting for God is never time lost.

“Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.” Acts 1:4

Football season begins in the SEC this Saturday, tomorrow in fact, if you are reading this on Friday. My Miss State Bulldogs travel to “Death Vally” to take on the defending National Champs the LSU Tigers. The other Bulldogs travel to Arkansas.

A former Miss State Men’s BB coach always ended an interview or press conference with the phrase,” Praise the Lord and Go Dawgs” You will see that from me often this season.

Stay safe and pray for our Country,

Fred


Update on CUC Mission Outreach

For several years CUC members have supported the Christian School at Red Bird Mission in southeastern Kentucky. This rural settlement is a missionary conference of the United Methodist Church. Box Tops for Education, coupons clipped from various grocery products, were then collected and sent on to the school for cash reimbursement. These “clippies” are being replaced with a digital system requiring CUC members to submit personal information online. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee recommends that class members no longer clip any expiring coupons and thanks all of you who did participate.

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center remains a mission project for our class. One way to help the budget there is to register at Amazon Smile and designate Murphy-Harpst as the charity you support. A portion of whatever you spend at Amazon Smile will be sent to this UMC home for needy young people. A second easy way is to register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix. Whatever information you submit about yourself is kept within the Publix system. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thanks the class for continuing to support Christmas joy at M-H and then a birthday party every February for residents there.


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Myra Belote has been diagnosed again with breast cancer after 18 years of being cancer free. She is asking for your prayers for favorable final lab reports that might determine a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy. She is scheduled for surgery early November.
  • Pat Deaton – Having partial hip replacement today for fractured hip after fall at home
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia may still be in the hospital for a couple more weeks
  • Jim Morman as he recovers at home from a mild stroke
  • Earnie Robertson on the loss of his wife Betty
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Linda Temples as she recovers from a successful kidney transplant

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingle
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Your help and support are needed! On October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson.

Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great even with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers. The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $7,500.

Also any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day. Please consider your participation!


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page. Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Week of September 29th – October 1st

  • Tuesday: French Onion Beef and Rice Casserole, Garlic Butter Green Beans, Yeast Roll Water.
  • Wednesday: White Bean and Chicken Chili, Corn and Pepper Rice Pilaf, Fresh Fruit, Corn Bread.
  • Thursday: Lasagna Bolognese, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread

Birthdays

  • Mary Kay Mills – September 28
  • Wanda Taylor – October 2
  • Stella Boayue – October 2
  • Barbara Zellner – October 4

Anniversaries

  • ** None **

My Neighbor’s Pantry

The number of families we serve each week continues to rise!

Household cleaners continue to be the biggest need, but this week we need cheese and hot dog buns, too. We’re also adding butter this week…

Our biggest needs this week:

  • · household cleaning supplies
  • · hot dog buns
  • · cheese (blocks or shredded)
  • · butter
  • · laundry detergent

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at Publix.com with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – September 18, 2020

Hebrews 12:28 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

A Faith for Tough Times

Jeff Ross has our CUC lesson Sunday. We are glad to have him with us again. His title is “A Faith for Tough Times” using scriptures from Hebrews.

Hebrews 6:19 19 – We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 98 participants last Sunday including Bob Fletcher.

This Sunday will be the 25th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: http://www.rumc.com/worship/live-stream-library/ to register within Ministry Platform.

After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to http://www.rumc.com/worship/live-stream-library/ at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President

KEEPING THE PEACE

Hopefully you have never been in a brawl or a public brouhaha. But maybe in your younger days you were involved in a “disagreement” on the playground, basketball court, or football field. Maybe you retaliated when you got one elbow too many in a pickup basketball game. Or maybe you have been involved in road rage.

While we do seem to live in a more belligerent, confrontational society than ever before, fighting is not the solution to a problem. Rather, it only escalates the whole confrontation, leaving wounded pride, and simmering hatred in its wake. Actively seeking and making peace is the way to a solution that lasts and heals broken relationships and aching hearts.

Peace is not as easy as fighting. Making peace instead of fighting takes courage and strength. It is also exactly what Jesus would do.

“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy.” Hebrews 12:14

Taken from Daily Devotions by Ed McMinn
God bless and keep you safe

Fred


CUC Christmas Party?

The CUC Fellowship Committee has reserved the Metropolitan Club dining room for our annual Christmas Party on December 1st. We will need to put down money soon to guarantee the room. Our price is based on having our usual 100 people attend the party.

The Fellowship Committee, thinking we will probably still be in a COVID Pandemic environment in early December, is recommending canceling the party for 2020 because of the vulnerability to COVID for our CUC class members. Mike and Garlinn Story, and Marianna Brown are looking for any issues class members may have on this. We will talk about this briefly on our CUC zoom call this Sunday.


CUC Sponsorship of Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Charlie Mason made a motion and it was approved by CUC this past Sunday to provide a $750 sponsorship for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament for the benefit of the RUMC Foundation.

As long as there has been a Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, CUC has always provided a sponsorship. Sponsorships reduce the tournament costs so that more of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation. Shaw Skillings is chairman of the Foundation this year and Lynn Adcock, Jack Stadler, and George Waite are on the committee.


23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Your help and support are needed! On October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson. Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great event with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers.

The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $7,500. Also any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day. Please consider your participation!


Tell It Like It Can Be

Martha Knight still has some copies of Jim McCormick’s latest book, Tell It Like It Can Be. Let her know if you would like to purchase one. Send a check made out to the CUC Class for $15.00 with Jim’s Book on the memo line to Martha Knight. She will give Charlie Mason the checks in a couple of weeks and will deliver the book to you.


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke:
    Phil Dodson has reported that Malone has good days and bad. On the good days, he’s very upbeat and does everything that his therapists want him to do. Unfortunately the strokes affected his right aside and he’s right handed, so that has presented a problem but he’s working very diligently on getting his strength and movement back. He has occupational, physical and speech therapists and someone that comes in at 7 each night and leaves at 7 in the morning and helps get him ready for bed and is available when he wants to use the bathroom during the night and then gets him dressed in the morning. This helps Charlotte to get some sleep during the night. His strokes damaged his right side and, as he is right-handed, progress is a little slow and frustrating at times. He misses his normal activities like feeding the birds, going shopping, visiting with people etc. but they don’t want visitors right now. On good days, he uses his walker around the house. His three children have also been a big help. Just thought you’d like to know about this. Please continue to keep them in your prayers and pass this to anyone in your groups that have asked about them.
  • Susan Emmons asks for prayers as she has studies to determine cause of a heart murmur
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia will be returning home shortly and will need full-time care at home for 3 weeks. Her son and daughter-in-law will be helping.
    Earnie Robertson on the loss of his wife Betty
    Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
    Gale & Roger Davis and extended family on the sudden death of their grandson, Tyler’s 29-year-old wife, Roxanne.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

As of Wednesday this week there had been couple of great take-out days at RUMC! They had Served @ 225 hot meals and @ 90 Frozen meals over the past couple of days. Thanks to all of you who continue to spread the word about this essential Service to our community here at the church and beyond.

Week of September 22,23, and 24th

  • Tuesday: Garlic Pork and Broccoli Stir-fried Noodles, Egg Roll, Sliced Fruit
  • Wednesday: Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans and Rice
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Buttered Corn on the Cobb, Honey Buttermilk Biscuit
  • All served with Bottled Water.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page.

Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals: Order Online


Birthdays

  • Jim Ehlers – September 22
  • Mike Ewing – September 22
  • Wilfred Boayue – September 23
  • Beth Hamilton – September 24

Anniversaries

  • — None —

My Neighbor’s Pantry

The number of families we are serving is definitely going up! Household cleaners continue to be our biggest need because they are hard to find and many stores have purchasing limits. While you shop for your own family this week, if you can pick-up 1-2 extra dish soaps, spray cleaners, toilet cleaners or laundry detergents, we would love to have them!

Our biggest needs this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • hand soap
  • feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons)

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – September 11, 2020

Revelation 21:4 –  “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

 Sunday, September 13, 2020

He will wipe every tear from their eyes

CUC  is  blessed  with  great  speakers  who  present  the  most  interesting  lessons.

Bob Fletcher has our lesson again on Sunday. He will conclude his series on Revelation. His  scripture  is Revelation 21:4


 CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 81 participants last Sunday including Jim McCormick and former CUC members JB and Aldona Titus.

This Sunday will be the 24th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Be sure that   you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. 

Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform.  After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register.  If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance.

The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” or “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


 RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President

ONE-MAN ARMY

In the 2005 Egg Bowl, Ole Miss didn’t stand a chance against MSU’s one-man army. Senior halfback Jerious Norwood rushed for 204 yards and scored four touchdowns in State’s 35-14 win. Though Norwood was a one-man army on the scoreboard, the win belonged to the team. 

A similar situation will occur when Christ returns. He will be a one-man army, a rider on a white horse, who will destroy those forces responsible for disorder and chaos in God’s world. The image of Jesus as a warrior may shock and discomfort some of us, but it should excite and thrill us. It reminds us that God will unleash his awesome power to effect justice and righteousness in a world that persecutes his people and slanders his name. It should also cause a sense of urgency in us because on that glorious day when that one-man army returns, the time for decisions for Christ will have passed. 

For now, Jesus has an army at his disposal of billions of Christians around the world. We are Christian soldiers; we have a world to conquer – before he returns as a one-man army to finish the job. 

“The rest of them were killed by the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse”, Revelation 19:21

(Comments taken from Dailey Devotions for Die-Hard MSU Fans by Ed McMinn)

May God Bless,

Fred


Treasurer’s  Update

 Reimbursements to the individuals who have been shopping for the summer food program now total $5,705.

A motion will be made in CUC this Sunday to provide a $500 sponsorship for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament for the benefit of the RUMC Foundation.  As long as there has been a Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, CUC has always provided a sponsorship.  Sponsorships reduce the tournament costs so that more of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation.

Charlie Mason


Your help and support are needed!  On October 12th,, 2020 – the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former minster, Malone Dodson.  

Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation.  Woodmont promises to make this a great even with all the necessary safety precautions.  The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate.  Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event.  See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information.  You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day.  Please consider your participation!


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia will continue to be in the hospital for another week and when released, she will need full-time care at home for 3 weeks. Her son and daughter-in-law will be helping. She thanks everyone for the cards and notes.
  • Cecelia Moore on the loss of her brother, Rodney in SC
  • Jim Morman as he recovers from a mild stroke this past week
  • Betty Robertson After being hospitalized and many tests, was diagnosed with 4th stage Cervical Cancer. Earnie said Hospice has been helpful
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Linda Temples says: Thank you CUC for your prayers. You brought us through before. God is all wise and merciful.
  • Vince Grosse requests prayers for his younger sister, Deidra Morrison, who has been diagnosed with colon cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still  recovering with post-shingles neuropathy          
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason –. Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members. 

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus!  Special prayers  for  CUC  members who  have  had severely  limited outside  contacts  for  these  past  few  months due  to  Covid 19  risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of September 15th – September 17th   

  • Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff with Buttered Egg Noodles and Caramelized Onions, Roasted Carrots and Beets, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad and Fresh Fruit, Bottled Water.
  • Thursday: Slow Roasted Pulled BBQ Pork, Macaroni and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page. 

Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals:          

Order Online: https://my.rumc.com/portal/event_signup.aspx?id=19255

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

Jacob Crane 
Director of Hospitality


Birthdays

  • Jill Caviness—Sept 14
  • Janet Thomas—Sept 19
  • John Sharp—Sept 19

Anniversaries

  • Betty and Don Gay – Sept 16, 1956 – 64 years! Winston, GA
  • Rose and Jim Lappe – Sep 16, 1967- 53 years! Grand Rapids MI
  • Beverly & Doug Tatom – Sep 19, 1998-22 years- Roswell  GA

We are excited to announce that Second Helpings Atlanta and the Atlanta Community Kitchen have partnered with us for another month! 

In addition to groceries, our families will receive prepared meals from Proof of the Pudding Catering. This awesome program provides amazing food for families while also providing jobs for commercial kitchen workers in our community.

Our biggest needs this week:  

  • laundry detergent
  • household cleaning supplies
  • cheese (blocks or shredded)
  • hand soap
  • feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons)
  • toothpaste
  • hot dog buns

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. THANK YOU!!

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so.  Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST  ministry.


Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.




CUC Newsletter – September 4, 2020

“And God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” Revelation 21:4

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Jesus the Man of Sorrows

Dr. Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson Sunday. We are delighted to have him back! Back in March he started our Lenten Series, then the pandemic hit. He still had three lessons to present and will cover the last of them this week. This Sunday he will present “Jesus, the Man of Sorrows”.

The scripture is Isaiah 53:3-5:
3. He was despised and rejected by mankind,a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4.Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5.But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 96 participants last Sunday including Jim McCormick.

Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.

Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.


RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President

THANK YOU!

Thank you CUCers for all the beautiful cards you have sent to MariAnna and me. Today I sat down and read them all again. I want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

President’s Message:

When you lose a loved one, especially during this time of COVID, when you don’t get to be with them, you feel really sad and cheated. You cry. Crying is as much a part of life as are breathing and potholes on the highway. Usually our tears are brought on by pain, sorrow or disappointment.

But what about when your child or grandchild was born? You see a bride walking down the aisle? A grandchild graduates from high school or college? When Mississippi State beats Ole Miss (Sorry Ole Miss fans)? When you discovered Jesus Christ? Those times elicit tears too; we cry at times of our most overwhelming sorrow and our greatest joy.

If I shed a tear when Mississippi State wins a game, especially over Ole Miss, can we really believe that we will stand dry-eyed and calm in the presence of Jesus? Thus, while there will be tears in Heaven, they will only be tears of sheer, undiluted joy. The greatest joy possible, a joy beyond our imagining, must occur when we finally see Christ.

“(God) will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more deathor mourning or crying or pain.”, Revelation 21:4

(Parts of my comments are from Daily Devotions for Die-Hard Mississippi State Bulldog Fans by Ed McMinn)

Thank you CUCers for who you are,

Fred


My Neighbor’s Pantry

Reminder: Drop-offs are now on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST ministry.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. A number of CUC members are serving as volunteers each day. We are starting to see more and more new faces each week! Thank you all for your support in making our community here at RUMC aware of this essential Service that we are able to provide. We are continually grateful to be able to touch so many lives that have been negatively impacted by the current pandemic. We Served 230 hot lunches, and just over 100 frozen meals over the first two days last week!

Please continue to pass along our menu to those in need in and around thiscommunity wherever you see fit.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of September 8th – September 10th

  • Tuesday: Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Steamed White Rice, Asian Vegetable Medley, Roasted Sesame Roll
  • Wednesday: Chicken Forestiere Stew, Mushroom Wild Rice, Herb Crusted Baked Tomato, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Yeast Roll,

All meals include bottled water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals.

Order online or email Jacob: jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
    Friday morning update:
    ER doctors insisted on admitting Malone to Emory John’s Crreek last evening to run more tests and see a cardiologist. I can’t go on floor of
    hospital, which is a difficult situation in his case. He needs me to hear,interpret, and speak for him. At least I was able to advocate for him in ER. He did not have any further stroke damage symptoms. This episode appeared to be one of his similar syncope episodes. It happened when OT had him up from bed in a wheelchair at home, after OT left. He was sitting up and making his usual jokes in ER, when I had to leave, come home to get his charging stations for hearing devices, and deliver back to him last night. I have insisted they keep me informed, and I’ll update you as I know more. We are working on getting some assistance at home. Thank you for continuing prayers and your care and concern. We love you all dearly
    Charlotte
  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia, receiving treatment.
    Address: Northside Hospital,
    1000 Johnson Ferry NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, Room 4228
    where she will be for a while.
  • Don MacLeod after having surgery Wednesday for Melanoma
  • Pat Stamps – suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Ron Greer, of Peachtree Road UMC, who has been our CUC speaker several times, on the loss of his wife, Karen. Ron has mentioned his wife’s long time battle with cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite.


Birthdays

  • Bob Carpenter – September 9

Anniversaries

  • Judy and Dal Zierk – Sep 12, 1964 – Dundee, IL, 56 years!

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – August 22, 2020

Revelation 1:3 – Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Introduction to Revelation

Bob Fletcher has our lesson Sunday. It is Part 2 of his Revelation series which he began with his most interesting lesson 2 weeks ago. Bob asks that we read Chapters 2 and 3 prior to Sunday.


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It has been 21 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom!

We had 102 participants last Sunday including the speaker.

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet.

Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card to register within Ministry Platform.

After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event. At this time, the system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.


RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President Fred Brown

Please add the Union County Nursing Home in Blairsville, GA to our prayer list. 10 patients (my Mother, Loree Brown is one of them) and 7 staff members have tested positive for COVID. I haven’t been able to find out any particulars yet. I have left messages but so far they have not returned my calls.

This week Bob Fletcher returns for the second part of his three part series on the Book of Revelation. In v.13, chapter 22 of Revelation, Jesus says “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

In September 2009, LSU and Tulane announced the end of their football series. After more than 125 years, one of the South’s oldest rivalries ended. LSU’s first ever football game was against Tulane on Nov.25, 1883 which they lost to the Green Wave. However the final series record stood at 69-22-7 in favor of the Tigers. The LSU-Tulane series is just one example of one of life’s basic truths: Everything ends. One of the greatest ironies of God’s gift of life is that not even death is immune from the great truth of creation that all things must end. But, because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, God himself acted to end any power death once had over life. Eternity is ours for claiming. “Everything ends: thanks to Jesus Christ, so does death”- Ed McMinn. My comments are taken from a book by Ed McMinn, “Daily Devotions for Die-Hard LSU Fans”.
Fred


Report from Charlie Mason

We have passed the $4,000 mark last week for shopping for the summer food program. As of last week CUC members have been reimbursed a total of $4,162 for food purchases. Also, thank you to all the members who have sent checks for the CUC “virtual” offering.

Members of CUC contributed a total of$6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.


Reminder from the CUC Weekly Newsletter Editor

The gmail address from which this newsletter is sent is used almost exclusively for sending the CUC newsletter as my Bellsouth account does not allow me to send the large number of emails. I do not always check my gmail account and when I do I expect it to be exclusively for CUC announcements. Please send all emails to me personally to my bellsouth email.


My Neighbor’s Pantry

From Scotty Brewington

We are learning as we go! Some important updates:

  • We are moving donation drop-offs to Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will come get items from your car.
  • We need help with traffic. The number of families we are serving is up, which means traffic is also up! We need four people every Monday 4:15-8:00 PM dedicated to managing our traffic pattern and telling families where to line-up. If this interests you, e-mail me!
  • Our primary needs for donations are: laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, soap(hand soap/bar soap/liquid dish soap), toothpaste/toothbrushes, household cleaning supplies, fresh produce (vegetables and fruit).

How can you help? Our growing operation requires more hands on deck! If you are interested in volunteering on Mondays, e-mail me at scotty@marketjet.com. As always, thanks for all you do!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Thanks to all of you for your continued efforts to help publicize this essential Ministry to our community! It is such a pleasure to be able to provide affordable meals to those in need during these difficult times. Please continue to promote our meal service and publicize our weekly menu to both our church community here at RUMC and our surrounding neighbors around the Roswell area. With many families back to school and juggling very hectic schedules, both our frozen meals and our hot take out lunches could provide some much needed relief in some of these households.

Week of August 25th – August 27th

  • Tuesday: Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry over Chimichurri Roasted Potatoes, Cucumber and Tomato Salad, Grilled Flat Bread,
  • Wednesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans,
  • Thursday: Roasted Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo over Rotini Pasta, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane.

(A number of CUC members are serving as volunteers each day.)

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


Drive-thru Ice Cream Party

This Sunday, August 23, The Drake House (our mission partner) will hold their annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event as a drive-thru! Don’t miss this chance to eat ice cream and support this vital ministry for mothers and their children. Miss Mary Drake (a member of RUMC) spent her life working to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Roswell, GA community. The Drake House was named after her to recognize her work, and Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was established as a way to raise funds for our short-term crisis center for homeless mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta. Mary always loved a good ice cream social, and we don’t plan on breaking the tradition any time soon!

This year’s Crankin’ looks a little different, but just as FUN! Mark your calendars for this Sundayfor our 16th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ — Drive Thru edition! See the RUMC weekly email to get tickets and further information.


  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Mary Kay Mills has been diagnosed with leukemia and is receiving treatment.
    She can receive cards – no flowers, etc. She will be in the hospital for another week and doesn’t know at this point if it will be longer.
  • Bonnie White for a good recovery at home following surgery
  • Fred Brown’s mother, Loree Brown and 7 staff members at her nursing home tested positive for COVID.
  • Susan Outz, a friend of Vince & Donna Grosse with pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay – Message from daughter, Melissa. They are doing okay. We have a caregiver (CNA) who comes in Monday through Friday mornings to get Mom up, etc. Then I take care of things for them the rest of the day and weekends. Dad is able to help with Mom and he is a big help! Thank you for your prayers and hello to the CUC class.
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Betty Gay – August 25
  • Fred Brown – August 28
  • Colleen Taylor – August 29

Anniversaries

  • Judy & Sieg Hoogstraal – August 23, 2008- 12 years
  • Martha Jane & Charlie Mason – August 24, 1968 – 52 years!
  • Garlinn & Mike Story – August 28, 1969- 51 years!

  • Sunday, August 23 – Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Cranking
  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – August 14, 2020

How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? Psalm – 137:4

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Moving Beyond Lament

One of CUC’s favorite teachers Scott Dickson has our lesson this coming Support for Our Missions:Sunday. His lesson is titled: Moving Beyond Lament and his scripture is

Psalm 137: 1,4 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It is about 20 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom!

We had 107 participants last Sunday including the speaker.

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

As everyone knows, in the last few months of sheltering in place, Church staff has been reviewing and implementing new programs and procedures to allow for “our new normal” – whatever that maybe. A definitive guideline is to remove all paper and printed materials that can pass from person to person in order to negate the transmission of germs.

Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to:

www.rumc.com/connect-card

to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event. At this time, the system will allow you to chose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.”When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday.

Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!


A Note from CUC President Fred Brown

As we enter our 20th week of Zoom, I am very pleased to see our attendance continue to grow. I thank all you for being so loyal every Sunday. One of the reasons has been our lineup of great speakers this past year. Don McNew and Jeff Coelho did an amazing job putting together our programs each week. We are truly blessed to have great speakers within the CUC class and within RUMC as a whole. I know Bill Griffin and Bob Moore will continue with excellent programs. No pressure guys!

One item I failed to mention last Sunday was the Drive -thru Ice Cream Party on Sunday August 23. The Drake House will hold their annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event as a drive-thru! Don’t miss this chance to eat ice cream and support this vital ministry for mothers and their children. Please see the RUMC website for information and tickets.

Charles McClendon (Cholly Mac) was the head football coach at LSU from 1962-79, the longest tenure in school history. His teams won 137 games, the most of any Tiger coach. In 1970, he was the National Coach of the Year and he was inducted into the Collage Football Hall of Fame in 1986. McClendon died of cancer in December 2001. His voice was heard at his own funeral as he wrote part of his eulogy. “ I would like to be remembered as a family man, father, grandfather who loved his family, friends, profession and life in general,” he wrote. “I have prayed that what little I could contribute to our society would help make the place we live a little better.” Few present that December day would doubt that the world was “a little better” because Cholly Mac had been in it.

“Amid tears there is hope; amid death there is resurrection-if Jesus is at the funeral”-Unknown

Fred


Report from Charlie Mason

We have passed the $4,000 mark this week for shopping for the summer food program. CUC members have been reimbursed a total of $4,162 for food purchases. Also, thank you to all the members who have sent checks for the CUC “virtual” offering.

Members of CUC have contributed a total of $6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.


My Neighbor’s Pantry

The new program, which kicked off last Monday (August 10th), will continue to serve the 250+ families we served before. The first night of our new program, My Neighbor’s Pantry, was exciting! We served so many families that the traffic backed-up on Mimosa and we gave it ALL away. Thank you for your support!

RUMC uses federal grant money to purchase the bread, milk, chicken, beef, fresh produce, tortillas, toilet paper and paper towels. We now also have a source for hot dogs/buns and cheese. So, here’s what we need this week:

  • laundry detergent
  • feminine hygiene products
  • soap (hand soap/bar soap/liquid dish soap)
  • toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • household cleaning supplies
  • fresh produce (vegetables and fruit)

How can you help?

We will be collecting donated items on Mondays 5:00-6:00 PM at the RUMC Fellowship Hall. Drop-off is easy. Just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn and a volunteer will come get the items from your car. NOTE: Our families typically begin lining-up by 5:45 PM, so try to make your drop-offs closer to 5:00 PM than 6:00 PM.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Close to 400 hot meals were served this week in 3 days this week! Thursday we were able to send hot meals out to 50 fire fighters here in Roswell to thank them for their dedicated service to our community. We are seeing more and more new faces each week, and our total numbers of meals served is also gaining speed! Thanks as always to each of you for helping to support these essential ministry efforts. Please continue to let our community know that we are here for them.

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane.

A number of CUC members are serving as volunteers each day.

  • Tuesday: Swedish Meatballs with Eggs Noodles
  • Wednesday: Asian Glazed Pork Loin
  • Thursday: Pie-fried Honey Chicken

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email and just pull up to the curb!

Email: Jacob, jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


Plans for Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Planning is beginning for the golf tournament for 2020. The date is: Monday October 12 th at Woodmont Country Club. (Columbus Day). All monies, after expenses, will be going to the RUMC Foundation.


Drive-thru Ice Cream Party

On Sunday, August 23, The Drake House (our mission partner) will hold their annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event as a drive-thru! Don’t miss this chance to eat ice cream and support this vital ministry for mothers and their children.

Miss Mary Drake ( a member of RUMC) spent her life working to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Roswell, GA community. The Drake House was named after her to recognize her work, and Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was established as a way to raise funds for our short-term crisis center for homeless mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta. Mary always loved a good ice cream social, and we don’t plan on breaking the tradition any time soon!

This year’s Crankin’ looks a little different, but just as FUN! Mark your calendars for August 23rd for our 16th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ — Drive Thru edition!

See the RUMC weekly email to get tickets and further information.


  • Allen Buckley’s 94 year-old Mother Myrtle passed away Thursday afternoon. ”She is now dancing in Heaven with her beloved husband, parents and puppies. All is well.”
  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Lynda Leckie – would appreciate prayers for a good recovery after outpatient surgery for umbilical hernia last Tuesday
  • Mary Kay Mills for encouraging results from bone biopsy
  • Bonnie White for a good recovery at home following surgery

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems. He and Laverne Lamb thank you
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Stan & Virginia ThomasonVirginia is now on Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk.

Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Shaw Skillings – Aug 17
  • John Phelps – Aug 18

Anniversaries

  • None

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


Save the Date

  • Sunday, August 23 – Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Cranking
  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – August 7, 2020

Revelation 1:3  – Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Introduction to Revelation

Bob Fletcher has our lesson Sunday. He always brings us an excellent and thought- provoking lesson. His title is “Introduction to Revelation”. Bob says it would be great if people could read the first chapter of Revelation before Sunday.

 CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It  is  about  19 weeks  since  CUC  has  met  together  as  a class.  Thank goodness for Zoom!

We had 100 participants last Sunday

Just enter that meeting  ID when  you  start  Zoom and  you  will  be connected to  the CUC  Sunday  School  meeting .  Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays.  This  gives  you  a chance to  say  Hello, and  then  the  class  starts at  9:30 am  sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

As everyone knows, in the last few months of sheltering in place, Church staff has been reviewing and implementing new programs and procedures to allow for “our new normal” – whatever that maybe.  A definitive guideline is to remove all paper and printed materials that can pass from person to person in order to negate the transmission of germs. Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet.  Class members will initially go online to:

                        www.rumc.com/connect-card

to register within Ministry Platform.  After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register.  If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event.  At this time, the system will allow you to chose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.


 RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday.

Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch. Be sure to  register  your  attendance  for  that too!


A Note from Our New CUC President Fred Brown

Hello CUCs from the mountains of NC.

MariAnna and I are on a short getaway enjoying the cool weather here in Linville Falls. We are off the Blue Ridge Parkway about 50 miles east of Ashville. We will be back on Friday, so we look forward the seeing you on Zoom Sunday morning.

First, let me thank Sandy Griffin and all the officers and committees for their excellent work this past year. Sandy, you have come through as a true champion under trying times! Who would have thought!! Everyone really stepped up their game as we continued on Zoom. Attendance each Sunday has been outstanding.

I want to also thank all of you who have agreed to remain as officers, committee chairs and members. To all our new officers and committee members, thank you for volunteering and welcome aboard. Sandy Martin agreed to be my Vice President, and I know she will do a great job.

Fred


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue. We are still providing a very essential service to so many, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane.  During the last two weeks of July, we served over 400 hot meals and @ 275 Frozen meals. That means we are still averaging serving over 100 meals per day of service. Thanks to all of you for helping to make this happen. Please continue to promote this service to those in need in our community as each of you sees fit. 

Week of August 11th – August 13th

  • Tuesday: Korean BBQ Beef, Sesame Chive Rice, Pickled Veggies, Sesame Roll
  • Wednesday: Chicken, Shrimp, and Sausage Jambalaya, Fried Okra, Cheddar Corn Bread
  • Thursday: Classic Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Herb Roasted Carrots, Yeast Roll

Bottled Water with all meals

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted.  Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn!  Same for frozen meals – order online or email and just pull up to the curb!  

Mail: jcrane@rumc.com 
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


My Neighbor’s Pantry

From  Scotty  Brewington:

As the Summer Grocery Program comes to a close today, we are excited to announce the next phase of our community outreach: My Neighbor’s Pantry! Because of the success of our summer program, we were awarded a federal grant to continue through the first week of November. Though this new program will not be affiliated with MUST, it will still be a community effort. In short, we still need your help! 

The new program, which kicks off next Monday (August 10th), will continue to serve the 250+ families we serve now, but it will look a little different.  

  • #1: What we have: RUMC will use the grant money to purchase several items each week for our families including bread, milk, chicken, beef, fresh produce, tortillas, toilet paper and paper towels.  
  • #2: What we need: In addition to these items, we are asking for donations of: hot dogs/buns, cheese (blocks or packages of shredded), fresh vegetables and fruits and non-food items not covered by food stamps including soap, hand soap, toothpaste/toothbrushes, household cleaning supplies, detergent/liquid dish soap and feminine hygiene products.  

How can you help? We will be collecting these items on Mondays 5:00-6:00 PM at the RUMC Fellowship Hall. Drop-off procedures will be the same. Come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.  

As always, THANK YOU for everything you do to care for the families in our community. Like Johnny Cash says, “We’re all in this together if we’re in it at all.” Thank you for your love, faith, support and generosity. None of this is possible without you. Let’s do this!


Plans for Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Planning is beginning for the golf tournament for 2020. The date is:
Monday October 12 th at Woodmont Country Club. (Columbus Day). All monies, after expenses, will be going to the RUMC Foundation.


  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery on Thursday
  • Mary Kay Mills undergoing a bone marrow biopsy next Friday
  • Bonnie White for a good recovery following surgery this past Thursday

Continuing Prayers

  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease. She expresses much thanks to CUC members who have called her and sent notes and cards.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has now been placed on Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.
  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems. He and Laverne Lamb thank you for your notes, cards and prayers.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite.


Birthdays

  • Jim Morman – August 11
  • Larry Douglas– Aug 12
  • Ann O’Meara – Aug 13
  • Gale  Davis –  August  14

Anniversaries

  • Norma and Dave Hills – August 11, 1957- 63 years!
  • Myra & Julian Belote  – August 12, 1989- 31 years
  • Ann and Don McNew – August 12, 1961 –59 years!
  • Sue and Hugh Gardner – August 15, 1970 – 50 years!

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

  • Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!
  • You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.

Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – Jul 31, 2020

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All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Great Expectations

Debbie Goodwin has our lesson Sunday. Her lesson title is “Great Expectations” using the Scripture:

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now, we live with great expectation. I Peter 1:3, NLT


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It is about 18 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom !

We had 102 participants last Sunday.
Doug Tatom is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting this coming Sunday.

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

As everyone knows, in the last few months of sheltering in place, Church staff has been reviewing and implementing new programs and procedures to allow for “our new normal” – whatever that may be. A definitive guideline is to remove all paper and printed materials that can pass from person to person in order to negate the transmission of germs.

Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering

attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to: www.rumc.com/connect-card

to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event. At this time, the system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.


A Note from CUC president Sandy Griffin

Good Friday to all of you. This will be my last Newsletter Article as the president of CUC. My year has come to an end and what a year it has been. I became president of the class due to the untimely and tragic death of our beloved George Martin. “God’s plan will continue on God’s schedule”, A.W. Tozer. You have learned over the past year and some of you knew this fact already, I am not a Bible scholar nor have I claimed to be. I love the Lord and the Lord loves me and we take each day as it is given. It has been an honor to have served as the class president and I appreciate all of the kind words from many of you over the past year. I also appreciate if there were any unkind words, you kept them to yourself.

The class will be served well by our new President, Fred Brown and Vice-President Sandy Martin. There is no “I” in class, it will take all of us to continue in the way this class has always represented itself to others.

Love y’all and see you Sunday!
Sandy


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

Message from Scotty Brewington:

We are gearing up for our final week of the 2020 Summer Grocery Program!

This coming Monday (8/3) will be the last day of the traditional grocery program, but we are not done yet! Beginning Monday, August 10th and running through November 9th, the program will have a new name and a new look. More details coming soon!

In the meantime, it’s business as usual!

The good news is that we have a LOT of stuff left to give out, so we really only need a handful of items this week. This is what we need:

  • Hot dogs/buns
  • Fresh produce (veggies and fruit)
  • Cheese (blocks or packages of shredded)

We are also still collecting liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

REMEMBER: You can drop-off donations on Sunday (8/2) and Monday (8/3) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car. Thanks for all you do and THANK YOU for a great Summer!

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. The total of reimbursements for the summer grocery program is $3956.

Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday.
Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Week of August 4th – August 6th

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue. We are still providing a very essential service to so many, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

  • Tuesday: Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Peppers, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread,
  • Wednesday: Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken and Dumplings, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Yeast Bread

All meals include bottled water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email and just pull up to the curb!
Contact Jacob at jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


Plans for Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Planning is beginning for the golf tournament for 2020. The date is:
Monday October 12th at Woodmont Country Club. (Columbus Day).

This year there will be an additional event on Friday night, October 9th at a private residence in Roswell, an adult “Par-Tee”. It is to “kick off” the weekend. It is also a way for those “non” golfers to get in on the fun. All monies, after expenses, will be going to the RUMC Foundation.


Prayer requests

  • Bill Griffin as he has coronary artery bypass surgery, this Thursday, August 6

Continuing Prayers

  • Edna Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with Stan in the same facility. He looks forward to calls from CUC members. His phone number is 864-292-7297

Thanksgiving

  • Dick Anthony – recent PET scan showed no sign of multiple myeloma. He and Laverne Lamb thank you for your notes, cards and prayers.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Covid-19 virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid-19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Don Gay-August 2
  • Earnie Robertson-August 5
  • Bob Davis – August 6

Anniversaries

  • Bettie and Earnie Robertson – August 3, 1990-30 years!

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


Save the Date

  • Friday, October 9 -“Par-Tee” Event
  • Monday, October 12– Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – July 24, 2020

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matt 7:7


Sunday, July 26, 2020

How does God Really Feel About Us?

Mark Goodwin has our CUC lesson this coming Sunday. Mark always brings us an interesting lesson. His lesson title is “How does God Really Feel About Us?”.

His Scripture is:

Hebrews 5:7:
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

  • It is about 17 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom !
  • We had 98 participants last Sunday.

Zoom meeting info for this Sunday:
Mark Goodwin – Teacher

Time: Jul 26, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


A Note from CUC president Sandy Griffin

Happy Friday CUCer’s!

As promised here are the 2020-2021 Officers for CUC:

OfficerName
PresidentFred Brown
Vice PresidentSandy Martin
TreasurerCharlie Mason and Lynn Adcock
Cares and ConcernsNancy Wright, Martha and Tom Knight, Patsy Lanham, Rose and Jim Lappe, Pat Stamps, Judy Zierk
CommunicationsSue Waite, Doug Tatom
Covenant Group AdvisorsRoger and Gale Davis, Martha Knight
CUC FoundationLynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, George Waite
Database & RosterDave Roberts
FellowshipMike and Garlinn Story, MariAnna and Fred Brown, Lesleigh Coelho, Julianna Goodson, Patsy and Bill Lanham, Rose and Jim Lappe, John and Claudia Phelps, Janice Scalzo, Dee and Bill Scott, Kris Taylor
HistorianDee Scott
HomestretchLynn Adcock, George Waite, Tom Knight, Sandy Martin
MembershipBeverly Tatom, Julianna Goodson, Gale Davis, Sandy Griffin, Jim Morgan
MusicBonnie White, Dee Scott
Outreach and MissionsLarry and Betty Hunt, Hugh and Sue Gardner, Norma and Dave Hills, Virginia Hardy
Prayer CoordinatorBob Morisey
ProgramsBill Griffin, Bob Moore
RefreshmentsTerry and Wanda Taylor, Mary Kay Mills
RetreatGene and Maureen Osborn, Bill and Dee Scott
TechnicalDoug Tatom, Don McNew, Gene Osborn
Web MasterDoug Tatom
Wednesday Night OutLarry and Ann Douglas, Martha and Tom Knight
Wednesday WarriorsAnn McNew, Gale Davis, Sue Waite, Betty Hunt, Donna Grosse, Shirley May, Jeannie Ehlers, Linda Mooney, Pat Phillips, Wanda Taylor, Beverly Tatom

As you can see not a lot of changes. It is never too late to join any of the groups, simply contact anyone in the group(s) in which you are interested. Congratulations to all of our new officers.

“God is as likely to send angels when we are doing the dishes, working at some task or having coffee with a friend, as when we are engaged in some grand and mighty scheme. The challenge is for us to pay attention.” James Koester

See you Sunday,
Sandy


CUC Treasurer’s Update

To date Charlie Mason has reimbursed class members a total of $3735 for groceries for the summer food program. CUC class members have also sent in a total of $904 for our regular Sunday offering.


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

From Scotty Brewington: Another successful week! We served almost 260 families this week and are getting ready for Monday. We need everything, but especially hot dogs, hot dog buns and jelly.

Also, we are excited to announce that we are extending the program through the first week of November! The new program, which will be called “My Neighbor’s Pantry,” will begin August 10th and will be structured a little differently. Stay tuned for more details!

Here’s what we need this week:

Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce, Hot Dogs/Buns, Rice (especially yellow), Grape/Strawberry Jelly, Cereal,Tortillas (corn or flour), Blocks of Cheese or Shredded Cheese, Mac n’ Cheese, Bags of Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.) As always, the more fresh produce the better – onions, bell peppers, apples, oranges, lemons/limes, potatoes – and we can always use liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

We will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/26) and Monday (7/27) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Monday, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car. Thanks for all you do!

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665 for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday.
Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue. We are still providing a very essential service to so many.

Message from Jacob Crane:

We are still serving meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

Week of July 28th – July 30th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Steamed White Rice, Fruit Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: Caribbean Braised Pork, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Flat Bread
  • Thursday: Lasagna Bolognese, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread

All meals include bottled water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he deals with health problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Bill Griffin as he awaits coronary artery bypass surgery August 6
  • Edna Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with Stan in the same facility. He looks forward to calls from CUC members.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite.


Birthdays

  • Steve Covert – July 27
  • Frank Foil – July 30
  • Peggy McNay – July 31
  • Bill Lanham – August 1
  • Dave Wistrand – August 1

Anniversaries

  • None

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.


Save the Date

  • Friday, October 9 -“Par-Tee” Event
  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament


CUC Newsletter – July 17, 2020

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So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12


Sunday, July 19, 2020

Specks, Logs, Pearls and Dogs

Jeff Ross has our CUC lesson Sunday followed by Holy Communion. 

He has titled his lesson “specks, logs, pearls and dogs”! His accompanying  

scripture is  Matthew 7:1-12.

 CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It  is  about  16  weeks  since  CUC  has  met  together  as  a class.  Thank goodness for Zoom !

 We  had  87  participants  last  Sunday  including  a guest,  Malone  Dodson’s  sister.

Just enter the meeting  ID when  you  start  Zoom and  you  will  be connected to  the  Sunday  School  meeting .  Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays.  This  gives  you  a chance to  say  Hello, and  then  the  class  starts at  9:30 am  sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.  


A Note from CUC  president Sandy  Griffin

My good friends and fellow CUCer’s, 

    As you are aware, Billy’s brother passed away due to kidney cancer Wednesday afternoon.  He was 76 years old.  He was a believer so we know he is in the hands of our Lord.  We are mourning not being able to be with him physically but know he is pain free and as the old saying goes, in a much better place. 

    I was reading a devotional by David Jeremiah a few days ago and read about Ruth (not the Biblical one).  On her 100th birthday the police came to her home to arrest her.  They handcuffed her and took her to their patrol car kicking and screaming.  She was taken to jail, put in an orange jumpsuit and had her mug shot taken.  Apparently one of the remaining items on her bucket list was to be arrested.
Whatever you miss on earth will be quickly forgotten when you get to heaven, for that is when our life truly begins in splendor.  Sometimes we think we are missing out because we can’t visit every country, fulfill every desire, experience every adventure. Earth is fading away and our future is glorious – heaven with God.
Pray all of you are well and safe.
See you Sunday from Guyton, GA
       Sandy


In case you missed RUMC’s Friday Blast

RUMC will be honoring social distancing guidelines until further notice.

 Due to safety concerns for our congregation and community, Roswell United Methodist Church has decided to suspend in-person worship and gatherings of small groups starting July 19. We hope that conditions will improve so that we could resume these activities as soon as possible. In the meantime, please continue to pray for our church, our country and our leaders as we look forward to a time when we can all be together in person again.

  • RUMC will stream all worship services (9:30 Contemporary / 11:00 Traditional / 11:00 Chapel Roswell) on Sunday mornings at rumc.com/live and chapelroswell.com/live.
  • Watch previous services anytime on-demand at rumc.com/sermons.
  • If you do not have access to the stream, DVD copies of the services will be available the following week upon request

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC continues providing at least one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. MUST needs us to do the shopping.  

We are light on everything this week, so we’ll take it all…  

Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce, Hot Dogs/Buns, Rice (especially yellow),Grape/Strawberry Jelly, Cereal

Tortillas (corn or flour), Blocks of Cheese or Shredded Cheese, Mac n’ Cheese,Bags of Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.). As always, the more fresh produce the better – onions, bell peppers, apples, oranges, lemons/limes, potatoes – and we can always use liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665for the MUST summer grocery program.  To date we have spent $3,344  to reimburse shoppers for groceries. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so.  Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from  the  money  that  has  been  donated  for  the  MUST  Ministry.

 MUST volunteers will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/19) and Monday (7/20) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Thanks for all you do!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue. We are still providing a very essential service to so many.

Message from Jacob Crane:

We are still serving meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. Our numbers have been dropping a little over the past couple of weeks, but we are still serving an average of 144 meals a day combined with Hot Lunches and Frozen take Home meals and soups.  This was our last week serving frozen meals to the Star House Kids Organization, so our numbers will be dropping a little bit more. We are still seeing a few new faces each week, which means we are getting a little buzz through word of mouth.  Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

 Week of July 21 thru 23 :

  • Tuesday: Pesto Chicken Alfredo over Garlic Herb Cavatappi, Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Marinated Bean and Beet Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad w/ Pickled Veggies, Yeast Roll

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted.  Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn!  Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb! 

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889 
jcrane@rumc.com 
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


  • Bill and  Sandy  Griffin on  the  loss  of  Bill’s   brother  Fred  last  Wednesday and as Bill  awaits  coronary artery bypass surgery August 6. 

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he deals with health problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Edna  Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with Stan in the same facility. He looks forward to calls from CUC members. His phone number is 864-292-7297

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Edna Smith—July 20
  • Kathy Carpenter—July 22
  • Linda Cantrell—July 22
  • Bettie Goss—July 23

Anniversaries

  • Shirley and PD May – July 19, 1958 – 62years!!

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



CUC Newsletter – July 10, 2020

When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. Proverbs 10:25

 Sunday, July 12, 2020

What Can Stand in the Way?

Again for our CUC class we have  one  of  our  favorite  speakers. Scott Dickson has our lesson this coming Sunday. His title is 

“What can stand in the way?”.  He is using the scripture: Acts 8:36 : As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” (NIV)

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Just enter that meeting  ID when  you  start  Zoom and  you  will  be connected to  the  Sunday  School  meeting .  Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays.  This  gives  you  a chance to  say  Hello, and  then  the  class  starts at  9:30 am  sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.

Scheduled Zoom meeting for CUC.

Topic: 07-12-2020 – CUC Sunday School – Zoom Meeting – w/Scott Dickson
Time: Jul 12, 2020 09:15 AM
 Eastern Time

CUC Treasury

It  has  been  suggested that  in order to  maintain our CUC  treasury that  we send  checks to  our treasurer Charlie  Mason  for  the  amounts  we  would  normally  put in the  collection  basket  on Sunday  mornings.

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC is providing at least one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. MUST needs us to do the shopping.

Members of CUC have contributed to our treasury for the MUST summer grocery program and have spent $3,344 from those contributions  so  far. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so.  Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from  the  money  that  has  been  donated  for  the  MUST  Ministry.

This week’s message from  Scotty  Brewington :

A special treat this week… eggplant, zucchini, jalapenos, corn, fresh veggies from the RUMC garden and WOW!! Wonderful watermelons!!… Fresh produce continues to be the big game-changer with this program. A HUGE hit for all involved! Thank you for all you do for this community… 

Everything is needed again this week, especially cereal, spaghetti sauce, rice and tortillas. (By the way – we did a little “focus group” and asked some of the families in line this week which they preferred – white or yellow rice. Yellow rice was the clear winner! If you have a choice, make it yellow!) 

As always, the more fresh produce the better – onions, bell peppers, apples, oranges, lemons/limes, potatoes – and we can always use liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.  

The List: Spaghetti/pasta sauce, hot dogs/buns, rice (especially yellow!), jelly (grape), cereal, tortillas (corn or flour), block of cheese/packages of shredded cheese, mac & cheese, bags/cans of beans (bags are better),canned corn, canned tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.). 

REMEMBER:  We will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/12) and Monday (7/13) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Monday, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Thanks for all you do!

RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

http://RUMC.com/live

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.

Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Please continue to promote and spread the word about the take out and frozen meals wherever you can. Jacob is thinking he will keep the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule.  Thanks so much to all of you for all of your help with this ministry! We are still providing a very essential service to so many.

Last week we served roughly 415 Hot Meals and another 135 Frozen Meals! We were even able to serve 66 hot meals to the Roswell Police Department on Thursday!

 “To Go” Menu: Week of July 14th – July 16th

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Green Beans, Yeast Roll, Bottled Water.
  • Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Garlic Toast, Bottled Water.
  • Thursday: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti w/ Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Bottled Water.

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted.  Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn!  Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!  

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889 
jcrane@rumc.com 
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


  • Dick Anthony as he has more tests and deals with health  problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Bill Griffin is waiting to have coronary artery bypass surgery August 6. 
  • Edna  Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jim McCormick as he recovers  from a mild  stroke

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still  recovering with post-shingles neuropathy 
  •  Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with  Stan in the same  facility. He looks forward  to calls from CUC members. 

Special prayers  for  CUC  members who  have  had severely  limited outside  contacts  for  these past  few  months due  to  Covid 19  risk.     

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus!  Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.  

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


 Birthdays

  • Malone Dodson – July 15
  • Jack Stadler – July 15
  • PD May– July 18

Anniversaries

  • Betty and Larry Hunt – July 13, 1963 – 57 years!

Support for Our Missions:

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!
You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



CUC Newsletter – July 3, 2020

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:32, NIV


Sunday, July 5, 2020

CUC Virtual All American Backyard Bar B Cue

This Sunday’s CUC meeting is planned by Jeff Coelho as a virtual all American backyard BBQ so that in addition to our usual announcements and prayer there will be a video, a tribute for the 4th of July, with some of the best video clips celebrating our country. Then we will have breakout sessions to gather with our CUC friends as if at a traditional 4th of July backyard BBQ.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class.


Message from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Happy Friday, July 4th Eve.

We gave Jacob the check from CUC Thursday and he was very appreciative. Jacob and his staff are a special part of RUMC. I personally thank the kitchen for being open these past weeks as I have been able to get out of the house and feel as if I am providing a service. I think I can thank them in part for my “Covid 15” because of the hot, out of the oven chocolate chip cookies! Yum!
From Jim Denison, “How can we set an example for our fractured culture, or how can we be civil in an uncivil age?

  1. Pray for discernment to see the world as they do.
  2. Build a relational bridge, earning the right to share unwelcome truth. Ken Medea says in one of his songs, “Don’t tell me I have a friend in Jesus until you show me I have a friend in you.”
  3. Say about people only what you would say to them.
  4. Remember that winning souls is more important than winning debates.
    As ambassadors for Christ our appeal is simple, we implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”

Have a happy and safe July 4th weekend!


MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program.

MUST needs us to do the shopping. Members of CUC have contributed to our treasury for the MUST summer grocery program. Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.

Another week down! Thanks for all you do!

We need it all again this week, but especially tortillas, hot dogs, hot dog buns, jelly, and canned tomatoes (diced, whole, etc.) – and always more fresh produce! This could be onions, bell peppers, oranges, apples, lemons/limes, potatoes, etc.)

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Because of the July 4th holiday, we will NOT be collecting donations this Sunday (7/5), but we WILL be open for drop-offs on Monday (7/6) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Monday, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Thanks for all you do!


RUMC Patriotic Concert

The wonderful 39th annual Patriotic Celebration Concerts held on Friday, June 26 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 can be viewed at rumc.com/music for on-demand viewing through July 5 on the RUMC website.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Last week we served over 315 hot meals and 220 frozen meals. Combined, we are still averaging over 130 meals a day, which is great! Please continue to promote and spread the word about the take out and frozen meals wherever you can. We will plan to have a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule for lunches next week. Jacob is thinking he will keep the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule for the time being unless directed otherwise. Please feel free to let him know all of your thoughts on this as to how to best serve our community for the remainder of the summer and beyond if needed.

Our Wonderful Staff and Volunteers

“To Go” Menu: Week of July 7th – July 9th

  • Tuesday: Penne Pasta with Portabella Mushroom Ragout, Honey Roasted Carrots, Yeast Roll.
  • Wednesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Fresh Fruit, Sesame Roll
  • Thursday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peas and Corn, Yeast Roll

All meals include Bottled Water

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. Just drive up and honk your horn! Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889
jcrane@rumc.com
Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/


  • Dick Anthony – biopsy was negative on reoccurrence of multiple myeloma but he is having further tests and CAT scan. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick and deals with health issues of her own.
  • Bill Griffin is having cardiac bypass surgery August 6. The stent does not seem to be working so this is the best alternative. The doctor, of course, says “No big deal. I do several of these everyday”.
  • Edna Smith who is dealing with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jim McCormick – in the wee hours of Saturday morning, June 20, suffered a minor stroke. Says Jim: (Actually, minor is something that happens to someone else!) It knocked me for a loop and for a brief while I felt helpless. Fortunately, since that morning I have been improving each day. My neurologist said that he expects a complete recovery. I should be driving the car within 2-3 weeks and back on the tennis court shortly after that. Thank you for your prayers and concern. God bless!

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Several CUC members talked to Stan this week. Virginia has been released from the rehab center and is now with Stan. Stan reports that she is extremely weak from all the laying in bed and much more forgetful. He says she is quiet and subdued, not like the Virginia he has known for so long. He had her out a little but she is mostly in a wheelchair and sleeps a lot. She is getting PT at home. He did say that their place in Alpharetta is under contract; so that is good news.

Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk.

Thanksgivings

  • John Sharp recently had a coronary artery stent placement after slight chest pain on exertion and is doing well.
  • Don McNew had a procedure for vertigo and is doing better

Thank you

  • Babs Skillings appreciates all the prayers, calls, cards and love.

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, especially at this difficult time with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people, and for the reopening of churches.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


Birthdays

  • Cheryl McEntee – July 10
  • Craig Simons – July 11

Anniversaries

  • Ann and Larry Douglas -July 6, 1968 – 52 years!
  • Donna and Vince Grosse – July 11, 1965- 55 years!
  • Lenna and John Sharp – July 11, 1964- 56 years!

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



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