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CUC Newsletter – March 18, 2022

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Matt 27:54

The Soldiers

Mike Story has our lesson for the next two weeks. We are continuing Witness at the Cross with Amy Jo Levine. This week is Chapter Three, “The Soldiers”.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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

CUC Class Attendance

March 13, 2022

  • Members: 62
  • Visitors: 2
  • Teacher (class member) 1
  • Zoom: 24
  • Total: 89

Welcome Our Newest CUC Members!
Allen and Carol Kline

CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Thank you to Mike and Garlinn Story, Jeff Coelho, and the rest of our wonderful CUC Fellowship Committee for planning and putting on a really great and fun St. Patrick’s Day Party. A good time was had by all!

CUC Small Group Dinners

Sign-ups are starting for CUC Small Group Dinners. This is a wonderful chance to get together in small groups and get to know your fellow CUC members better while enjoying a shared meal. Sign up in class or contact Kris Taylor if you would like to participate.

CUC Retreat Planning

If you are planning to go to our CUC retreat, Oct. 18-20, and wish to reserve your room now (cancellation up to 72 hours before the event), you may call The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge (Tel. #: 706 896 2262) at any time.

Please tell the resort that you are booking one of the rooms being held in a block for CUC (lakeside room) for Oct. 18-20, 2022. Rate is $149.48/night. and we are currently holding 30 rooms. Although The Ridges will ask for a credit card to secure your reservation, your credit card will not be charged until you check out at the conclusion of the retreat.

The Retreat Committee hopes we will have a great turnout for what promises to be a joyous experience of worship and fellowship.

A Reminder

Please, each of you CUC members, do your part in keeping this newsletter interesting and current. Don’t think that somebody else will do it! If there are events that you think would be of interest to CUC members or updates or additions to prayer requests please let the editor know before Thursday evening each week. That is what will keep our weekly newsletter up-to-date and interesting.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Carey Floyd recovering from a fall
  • Lynn Adcock’s great niece, Elizabeth Watts, age 11, as she is making a good recovery from open heart surgery last Monday
  • Vince Grosse’s brother recently diagnosed with liver cancer.
  • Vince and Donna’s friend Susan Ouzts as she battles cancer. This is a critical time for her. She has received the T-cell infusion and will have an MRI/CT scan in two weeks to gauge her progress.She is aware of and appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray for CUC family members in harm’s way ….
  • Bob and Sharon Erdman’s grandson Alex who is teaching in Georgia
  • Martha & Tom Knights’ daughter Dorothy and family in Warsaw.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke. He has had improvement with his swallowing issues.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod with multiple health issues.
  • Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ucraine.

Memorial Service

Cheryl Hammersley’s husband Bill‘s memorial/celebration of life is on Thursday, March 24 at 1 PM in the RUMC Chapel followed by greeting and refreshments in the Parlor.

Birthdays

  • Diane Johnson – March 23
  • Maureen Osborn – March 24
  • Hazel Pearce – March 26

Anniversary

  • Bob and Sharon Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968, Las Vegas, NV , 54 years!

Neighborhood Care Groups

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

From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 until 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for March 22th and March 24th

  • Tuesday: Ginger-Sesame Beef, Steamed White Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Egg Roll.
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll.
  • Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options! Shepherd’s Pie, Spinach and Mushroom Frittata, and Irish Beef Stew
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Potato and Leek Bisque, Black Bean Soup

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, March 16, 4:30 -6:45PM in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

  • Pan Fried Chicken Breast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Fresh Corn on the Cob, Biscuits, Featured Salad Bar, Tomato Bisque, Lemon Pie, and Assorted Cookies

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take-out containers will be set up and available.

Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up this weekend March 18-20. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that distributes food and other aid to needy people in developing nations. As part of the upcoming church wide mission project, Serving Side by Side, RUMC has committed to packaging 15,000 meals to support Rise Against Hunger. Pastor Marion Brown needs 125 volunteers to help reach this goal.

The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thinks that our class could be part of this worthwhile project Saturday, March 19 from 10 to Noon. There are jobs for everyone.

There are many more mission opportunities coming up. See the RUMC website for more information.

Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! For Saturday March 26, 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and Sunday March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show.

Support for Ukraine

As we keep all those suffering from war in your prayers , if you would like to donate for support of relief efforts, please make checks out to RUMC with “Ukraine” in the memo line or go to rumc.com/give and select disaster relief.

Support for Our CUC Missions:

  • March 18 -20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30, March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • March 30, 6:30 – Board of Stewards meeting on Commons Project
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital-rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat

CUC – Sunday, March 13, 2022

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.

Psalm 33:22 NIV

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Don’t forget that Daylight Savings time starts Sunday. Set your clocks ahead and don’t be late for class!

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The Other Victims

We continue our Lenten series in the book Witness at the Cross by Amy Jill Levine. The title of her second chapter is “The Other Victims”. Our own John Sharp is again our lesson leader.

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CUC Sunday School Class

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

CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – March 13, 2022

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

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CUC Class Attendance

March 6, 2022

Members ..76

Visitors ..2

Zoom ..16

Total ..94

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CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Our St. Patrick’s Day party is Thursday, March 17th at 6PM at the Huntcliff Community Clubhouse and we are looking forward to a fun evening. We will have the food, dessert, iced tea, and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

If you have not paid, please be sure to get check for $30 each to CUC on Sunday or send a check to Mike Story.

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CUC Newsletter Updates

Thank you to Doug Tatom for filling in for your regular CUC weekly newsletter editor while the regular editor was on vacation.

Please, each of you CUC members, do your part in keeping this newsletter interesting and current. Don’t think that somebody else will do it! (They don’t!). If there are events that you think would be of interest to CUC members or updates or additions to prayer requests please let the editor know before Thursday evening each week. That is what will keep our weekly newsletter up-to-date and interesting.

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Prayer Requests

  • Gale Crolius as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Lynn Adcock’s great niece, Elizabeth Watts, age 11, will be having open heart surgery on:
    Monday, March 14.

We are saddened by our loss of Margie Avery after her valiant battle with cancer

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma and he with Parkinsons Disease
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke. He has had improvement with his swallowing issues.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod who both are having multiple health issues.

Pray also for our caregivers of those who are ailing!

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation, the world, and its people.

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Birthdays

  • Patsy Lanham – March 13
  • MariAnna Brown – March 14
  • Pat Ball – March 17
  • David Hills – March 19

Anniversaries

  • Bill and Sandy Griffin – March 16, 1968, Newnan, GA, 54 years!

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Neighborhood Care Groups

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

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From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 until 2PM at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for March 15th and March 17th

  • Tuesday: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breast, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Irish Beef Stew, Basil Mashed Potatoes, Braised Cabbage, Soda Bread.

Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

  • Cheeseburger Pot Pie, Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Greek Pork Meatballs w/ Golden Raisin Couscous
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Black Bean Soup

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, March 16, 4:30 -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

Shepherd’s Pie, Glazed Tri-Colored Carrots, Caraway Rolls, Potato Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Mint Chocolate Chip Cake, Assorted Cookies. Cost is $10.00 per adult for all you can eat Buffet, Soup, Salad, Dessert, and Beverage, $5.00 for Soup, Salad, Dessert, and Beverages Meal.

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take-out containers will be set up and available.

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Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up Next weekend March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization that distributes food and other aid to needy people in developing nations. As part of the upcoming church wide mission project, Serving Side by Side, RUMC has committed to packaging 15,000 meals to support Rise Against Hunger. Pastor Marion Brown needs 125 volunteers to help reach this goal.

The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thinks that our class could be part of this worthwhile project Saturday, March 19 from 10 to Noon. There are jobs for everyone.

A large number of people are needed to fill bags with vitamin packs, veggies, rice and soybeans to be transported to hungry people all over the world. Let’s form a CUC team to serve side by side in support of Rise Against Hunger. Sign up by clicking on:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a5a82da2fd0-rise/

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Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed!

  • For Saturday March 26, 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show:
  • Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60)table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.

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Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

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

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Calendar

  • March 17 – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30, March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital-rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat

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CUC – Sunday, March 6, 2022

As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).  Matthew 27:32-33

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Bystanders and Scoffers
This Sunday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for 2022. As we do each year, members of our class will lead us in the study. John Sharp is our teacher this week from the book “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine. His lesson title is “Bystanders and Scoffers” We are going to take a close look at those who were present at the Crucifixion.

Each Gospel has its own story to tell, the witnesses have their own memories, and we will have an opportunity for a new insight. The witnesses watch Jesus die… we watch with them… we watch them…and we will come away transformed

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CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – March 6,  2022

Time: 9:30 AM Eastern time

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9712823041

Meeting ID: 971 282 3041

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

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CUC Class Attendance

February 27, 2022

Members .. 64

Visitors .. 2

Teacher .. 1

Zoom .. 19

Total .. 86

Visitors: Carol & Allen Klien

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Sign up for Daily Lenten Devotionals 
Pastor on the Porch

Join Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall for a time of conversation, connection, and prayer. We make space for people to explore questions, faith, and discipleship. This time is open to all people and ages. 
The group will meet bi-weekly from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. beginning on Thursday, March 3 and ending on Thursday, May 12 on The Porch at 846 Mimosa Blvd. No registration is required. For more information,
contact Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall – email: mkimehall@rumc.com


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CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s DayOur St. Patrick’s Day party (Thursday, March 17th) is on the calendar and thanks to the many who have signed up we are looking forward to a fun evening.

Please remember you are still able to sign up for the next week. This Sunday we will be passing the sign-up sheet and collecting checks ($30 per person) for the dinner and venue. If you want to sign up and have not been able to do so in class, please email Mike Storywith your name(s).

We will have the food, dessert, iced tea and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

Watch for an announcement in the next few weeks of another Wednesday church dinner/game night. Those who attended enjoyed great food, fellowship and fun.

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Prayer Requests:

  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills – thanksgiving that she is in remission and she is gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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

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Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Tuesday, March 8 – Johnie Wright
  • Friday, March 11  Betty Smith
  • Saturday, March 12 – Diane Stephens

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

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

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From Jacob Crane:Wednesday Night Supper
March 9, 2022 – 4:30-6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 

Adult price for Wednesday Night Supper will now be $10.00 for all you can eat Buffet, Soup, Salad, Dessert, and Beverages! 

  • Oven Roasted Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy! 
  • Reverend Bill Floyd will be cooking up his famous Banana Pudding for dessert!

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals
continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

March 8th and March 10th:

  • Tuesday:  Cheesy Chicken Verde Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Black Beans.
  • Thursday:  Greek Pork Meatballs, Golden Raisin Couscous, Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Salad, Flat Bread.
  • Bottled Water Available Upon Request

Frozen Meals $5
1. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf (GF)
2. Ham Cordon Bleu Casserole
3. Mac and Cheese (Veg)
4. Cheeseburger Pot Pie

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)
5. Corn Chowder (GF)(Veg)
6. Beef Chili (GF)

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Volunteers Are NeededThe Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs >> jhobbs@rumc.com.

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Serving Side by SideServing Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit organization  that distributes food and other aid to needy people in developing nations. As part of the upcoming church wide mission  project, Serving Side by Side, RUMC has committed to packaging 15,000 meals to support  Rise Against Hunger. Pastor Marion Brown needs 125 volunteers to help reach this goal. 
The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thinks that our class could be part of this worthwhile project on: 
Saturday, March 19 from 10 to Noon. There are jobs for everyone..  
At this time Pastor Brown is short of the number needed to fill bags with unopened vitamin packs, veggies, rice and soybeans to be transported to hungry people all over the world. Let’s form a CUC team to serve side by side in support of Rise Against Hunger. Sign up  by clicking on: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0844a5a82da2fd0-rise/

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Life With Father
ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For:

  • Saturday March 26 5:30 pm – Dinner and Show
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm – Brunch and Show

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: 

  • Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60) 
  • Table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). 
  • If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.

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Support for Our CUC Missions:

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Dean Tucker – How the English Bible Came to Be

Selected Scholarly Bibliography

  • A Theology of the New Testament by George Eldon Ladd  
  • All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer 
  • All the Women of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer 
  • Encyclopedia of Early Christianity edited by Everett Ferguson, Michael P. McHugh & 
  • Frederick W. Norris 
  • How We Got the Bible by Neil R. Lightfoot 
  • The Age of Faith by Will Durant 
  • The Dictionary of Bible and Religion edited by William H. Gentz 
  • The Journey from Texts to Translations: The Origin and Development of the Bible 
  • by Paul D. Wagner 
  • The Murderous History of the Bible Translations: Power, Conflict, and the Quest for Meaning by Harry Freedman 
  • The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church edited by F.L. Cross & E.A. 
  • Livingstone 
  • Various versions and translations of the Bible

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  • March 6, Sunday – 8:30 a.m. –  First Sunday Chapel Communion Service
  • March 17, Thursday – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20, Friday thru Sunday – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, Saturday – 5:30pm and March 27, Sunday – 12:30pm – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 14 – 7:00-9:00am & 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday – Maundy Thursday – drop-in (in the Sanctuary)
  • April 15 – noon & 7:30pm, Friday – Good Friday – Youth-led service in the Chapel at noon & Seven Last Words of Christ service in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.
  • APRIL 17. Sunday – Easter
    • Sunrise – 6:30 a.m. on The Commons
    • Sanctuary Services – 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
    • Chapel Roswell – 11:15 a.m.
  • April 24, Sunday, 3:00pm – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20, Tuesday thru Thursday  – CUC Retreat

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CUC Newsletter for February 27, 2022

It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This down payment from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.  Ephesians 1:13-14



Sunday, February 27, 2022

How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker will conclude his excellent series this week. He is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe.

The title of his lesson will be “How the English Bible Came to Be.” In this lesson he will be exploring such topics as:

  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible.
  • The case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God
  • In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?
  • When was the Bible written?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Why was the Bible written?
  • How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
  • How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?
  • How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?
  • The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible
  • How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?

The three lessons will be built upon the following words of Scripture:

Mark 13:312 Timothy 3:16-172 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13


CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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


CUC Class Attendance

February 20, 2022

Members .. 68

Visitors .. 5

Teacher .. 1

Zoom .. 9

Total .. 83


CUC Weekly Newsletter Updates

For any items to be added or removed from the Friday CUC newsletter, or any CUC prayer requests through Friday, March 4th please send to Doug Tatom.


Sign up for Daily Lenten Devotionals 

Ash Wednesday
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

  • Join us for a drop-in Ash Wednesday Experience
  • All are welcome to receive an imposition of ashes, Holy Communion, and a time of prayer in the Chapel.
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Pastor on the Porch

Join Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall for a time of conversation, connection, and prayer. We make space for people to explore questions, faith, and discipleship. This time is open to all people and ages. 
The group will meet bi-weekly from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. beginning on Thursday, March 3 and ending on Thursday, May 12 on The Porch at 846 Mimosa Blvd. No registration is required. For more information,
contact Rev. Melissa Kime-Hall – email: mkimehall@rumc.com


CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s DayOur St. Patrick’s Day party (Thursday, March 17th) is on the calendar and thanks to the many who have signed up we are looking forward to a fun evening.

Please remember you are still able to sign up for the next week. This Sunday we will be passing the sign-up sheet and collecting checks ($30 per person) for the dinner and venue. If you want to sign up and have not been able to do so in class, please email Mike Story with your name(s).

We will have the food, dessert, iced tea and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

Watch for an announcement in the next few weeks of another Wednesday church dinner/game night. Those who attended enjoyed great food, fellowship and fun.


Prayer Requests:

  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer
  • Bev Tatom’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Ron Fox – Judy is home and feeling better, no change in brother-in-law Ron Fox. They would like to Thank CUC for all their wonderful prayers

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills – thanksgiving that she is in remission and she is gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Celebrations

Birthdays

  • Marlene MacLeod – Sunday, February 27
  • Jeannie Ehlers – Monday, February 28
  • Linda Boswell – Friday, March 4

Anniversaries

  • Linda and Tom Cantrell – Sunday, February 27 – Anniversary – 1965
  • Stella and Wilfred Boayue – Sunday, February 27 – Anniversary – 1972

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


From Jacob Crane: Wednesday Night Supper
March 2, 2022 – 4:30-6:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Dill Crusted Salmon, Vegetable Rice Pilaf, Herbed Veggie Medley, Yeast Roll
  • Soup: Corn Chowder
  • Featured Salad Bar
  • Burnt Sugar Cake, and Assorted Cookies
  • Iced Tea and Coffee

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals
Continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Here are the menus for March 1st and March 3rd: 

  • Tuesday:  Chicken Cacciatore w/ Egg Noodle, Veggie Medley, Yeast Roll. 
  • Thursday:  Beef Chili, Steamed White Rice, Sauteed Corn and Peppers, Corn Bread. 

You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs >> jhobbs@rumc.com.


Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For:

  • Saturday March 26 5:30 pm – Dinner and Show
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm – Brunch and Show

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: 

  • Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60) 
  • Table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). 
  • If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.

Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.


Support for Our CUC Missions:


  • March 2, Wednesday – 11:30 am-1:00 pm & 4:00-7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday – drop-in
  • March 17, Thursday – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20, Friday thru Sunday – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, Saturday – 5:30pm and March 27, Sunday – 12:30pm – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 14 – 7:00-9:00am & 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday – Maundy Thursday – drop-in (in the Sanctuary)
  • April 15 – noon & 7:30pm, Friday – Good Friday – Youth-led service in the Chapel at noon & Seven Last Words of Christ service in the Sanctuary at 7:30 p.m.
  • APRIL 4. Sunday – Easter
    • Sunrise – 6:30 a.m. on The Commons
    • Sanctuary Services – 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
    • Chapel Roswell – 11:15 a.m.
  • April 24, Sunday, 3:00pm – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20, Tuesday thru Thursday  – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – February 18, 2022

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV


Sunday, February 20, 2022

How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker will be leading CUC for the last 2 weeks in February, continuing his series . He is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe.

The title of his lesson will be “How the English Bible Came to Be.” In this lesson he will be exploring such topics as:

  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible.
  • The case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God
  • In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?
  • When was the Bible written?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Why was the Bible written?
  • How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
  • How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?
  • How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?
  • The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible
  • How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?

The three lessons will be built upon the following words of Scripture:

Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13


CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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


CUC Class Attendance

February 13, 2022

Members …73

Teacher………1

Zoom………..18

Total ……….. 92


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

It has been agreed that CUC will donate $300 from our CUC treasury to support the Murphy Harpst February Birthday Party since we will be unable to go there to give the party this year.


CUC Weekly Newsletter Updates

For any items to be added or removed from the Friday CUC newsletter, or any CUC prayer requests through Friday, March 4th please send to Doug Tatom


CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Our St. Patrick’s Day party (Thursday, March 17th) is on the calendar and thanks to the many who have signed up we are looking forward to a fun evening.

Please remember you are still able to sign up for the next two weeks. This Sunday we will be passing the sign-up sheet and collecting checks ($30 per person) for the dinner and venue. If you want to sign up and have not been able to do so in class, please email Mike Story with your name(s). We will have the food, dessert, iced tea and coffee supplied by Jacob. He has planned a wonderful Irish-style meal for us. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage. Looking forward to an evening where we will be Wear’n the Green and celebrating all things Irish!

Watch for an announcement in the next few weeks of another Wednesday church dinner/game night. Those who attended enjoyed great food, fellowship and fun.


  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer
  • Bev Tatom’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Ron Fox. Judy is home now recovering, but was hospitalized with repeated symptoms of TIA.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills – thanksgiving that she is in remission and she is gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

Cheryl Hammersley’s husband Bill‘s memorial/celebration of life will be on Thursday, March 24 at 1 PM in the RUMC Chapel followed by greeting and refreshments in the Parlor.

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


Birthdays

  • -=none=-

Anniversaries

  • Gannett and Sister Backus – January 22, 1972- Birmingham, AL, 50 years!!

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


From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for February 22nd and February 24th:

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad, Fresh Fruit.
  • Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie, BLT Salad, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals ($5) are:

  • Mac and Cheese,
  • BBQ Pulled Pork and Mac Combo,
  • Chicken Parmesan,
  • Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya,
  • Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs w/ Asian Rice,
  • Green Bean Casserole, and Potato and Ham Au Gratin Casserole.

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10):

  • Brunswick Stew,
  • Hot and Sour Ginger Cabbage Soup,
  • Tomato Bisque.

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, February 23, in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner is 4:30 PM -6:45.

This week’s menu is:

  • Pineapple Glazed Ham, Mac and Cheese,
  • Green Bean and Carrot Medley,
  • Yeast Roll, Black Eyed Pea Soup,
  • Featured Salad Bar,
  • Pineapple Upside-down Cake, Assorted Cookies

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take-out containers will be set up and available.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs >> jhobbs @rumc.com.


Life With Father

ActingUp is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For:

  • Saturday March 26 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and
  • Sunday March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60)table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.


Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.


Support for Our CUC Missions:

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

  • March 17 – CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30 and March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital – rededication of the updated organ.
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – February 11, 2022

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Mark 13:31


Sunday, February 13, 2022

How the English Bible Came to Be

Dean Tucker will be leading CUC for the last three weeks in February. He is a member of the BYKOTA Sunday School class and was a professor at Oglethorpe.

The title of his lesson will be “How the English Bible Came to Be.” In this lesson he will be exploring such topics as:

The three lessons will be built upon the following words of Scripture:

  • Christian beliefs about the creation of the Bible.
  • The case for the Bible as the inspired Word of God
  • In what language(s) was the Bible originally written?
  • When was the Bible written?
  • Who wrote the Bible?
  • Why was the Bible written?
  • How was the Bible written and preserved throughout the early stages?
  • How was it determined what to include or exclude in the Bible?
  • How were the books of the Bible named and ordered?
  • The bloody, violent and murderous path to our present day English Bible
  • How and why are there so many translations and versions of the Bible?
  • Mark 13:31, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21,1 Thessalonians 2:13

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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


CUC Class Attendance

February 6, 2022

Members 75

Visitors 4

Teacher 1

Zoom 17

Total 97


Tour of RUMC Campus

CUC is fortunate to have a number of folks who have joined the class recently. Several have mentioned they would like to know more about the history of RUMC and to tour the facilities.

We have scheduled an event for this coming Wednesday, February 16. We will gather in the parlor at 4:00 pm. The session will last approximately 1 ½ hours

The tour will end around 5:30 pm, just in time for Wednesday Night Dinner (which is optional – but you will be missing a good meal and fellowship).

The tour will be led by Gale & Roger Davis. There will be a sign-up sheet passed this Sunday and next.


CUC St Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Garlinn Story has announced plans for a CUC social event. The Huntcliff clubhouse has been booked for March 17th. So mark your calendar and plan to attend a fun party on that date.

A clipboard will be passed for signups for the St. Patrick’s Day party Thurs. March 17th. We have an estimate on the per person cost of $30 for a Irish style meal to be hosted at the Huntcliff Club house. Bring your own beverage (alcohol or not). Bottled water will be on each table. We need a firm commitment and clear numbers in order to proceed.

If you will be on Zoom, but want to sign up – please email Mike Story with your name(s)


CUC Fall Retreat

Photos – The Ridges 2021

Jim Morman has announced plans for the 2022 CUC Fall Retreat. It will be October 18-20, to be held again at The Ridges in Hiawasee. Our leader will be Michael Cromwell with the subject being “The Joy of Christianity”. Mark your calendars!


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

Birthday Party

Every February our CUC Class has the privilege of hosting a birthday party for residents at Murphy- Harpst Children’s Center. 2022 would be our seventh year to do this. Because that facility is on lockdown through the end of this month, we cannot visit the campus. Another plan is for us to provide funds for the staff there to provide cake, ice cream, paper goods and Bingo prizes for that very popular game, the amount to be decided. An announcement about this will be made in class on Sunday.


  • Margie Avery is now in assisted living at Hearthstone, 350 Market Pl., Roswell 30075. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she recovers from surgery
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her chemo treatments
  • Cheryl Hammersley on the loss of her husband, Bill
  • Vince Grosse’s brother who has been diagnosed with liver cancer
  • Bev Tatom’s sister and brother-in-law, Judy & Ron Fox. Judy has been hospitalized with repeated symptoms of TIA. Ron also has major health problems. Bev & Doug are visiting with them in SC. Pray also for negative Covid tests. (Update: there were Negative Covid Tests!)

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony with ongoing problems with multiple myeloma. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts who has cancer. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • (Mr.)Pat Cooney – February 15
  • Tom Erdman – February 18

Anniversaries

  • -=none=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

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


From Jacob Crane:

Take Home meals – Wednesday Night Out

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for February 15th and February 17th:

  • Tuesday: Crunchy Beef Tacos, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans.
  • Thursday: Ham and Potato Au Gratin, Green Bean Casserole, Yeast Roll.

Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals is:

  • BBQ Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf,
  • Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta,
  • Stir-Fried Vegetable Lo-Mein,
  • BBQ Pork and Mac Combo,
  • Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya,
  • Sweet and Sour Pork, Meatballs w/ Asian Rice,
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) Hot and Sour Ginger Cabbage Soup, and Brunswick Stew

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, February 16, in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner is 4:30 PM -6:45. This week’s menu is

  • Chicken Piccata,
  • Lemon Basil Linguine,
  • Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli,
  • Garlic Bread,
  • Featured Salad Bar, Tomato Bisque, Italian Cream Cake, Assorted Cookies.

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs jhobbs @rumc.com.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStretch is hosting the Fourteenth Annual Peachtree Tea on February 22, at 11:00 AM in the Grand Ballroom of the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. Guests participate in a silent auction of items from the best retailers and service providers in the metro area. In addition to the silent auction, guests will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a luncheon with a special guest speaker, and of course, a selection of freshly brewed teas.

Proceeds will help HomeStretch provide safe, affordable, quality housing and life changing services for working, homeless parents and their children.

CUC always has at least one table of guests for this event and usually a carpool drives from the church. You can register on line. See Lynn Adcock for more information and to be sure you have a ride if you need one and a seat at the CUC table.


Life With Father

Acting Up is putting on a new show! Life with Father! These shows are really great. Not to be missed! Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, February 16th. For Saturday March 26, 5:30 pm Dinner and Show, and Sunday, March 27 12:30 pm Brunch and Show:

Tables are available for either 6 or 8. If you would like to choose your table: Table of 6: $180 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $60) table of 8: $240 (includes a tax-deductable donation to ActingUP for $80). If you would like General Admission at tables selected for you by ActingUP, seats are $20 apiece.


Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals.


Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

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


  • February 16 – TOUR OF RUMC CAMPUS– 4:00 pm
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 17- CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • March 26, 5:30 and March 27,12:30 – Acting Up, Life with Father
  • April 24, 3:00 – Organ recital
  • October 18-20 – CUC Retreat


CUC Newsletter – February 4, 2022

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1


Sunday, February 6, 2022

When

Dr. Tom Davis, RUMC Senior Pastor, will be speaking to us this Sunday about “When”. His Bible reference is Matthew 6:1-15. Tom has been Senior Pastor since 2017. He served as Associate Pastor from 1992-1996 at RUMC. We look forward to his lesson.


CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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


CUC Class Attendance

January 30, 2022

Members 61
Visitors 3
Teacher 1
Zoom 23

Total 98

Welcome Newest CUC Member
Will Holland


Tour of RUMC Campus

CUC is fortunate to have a number of folks who have joined the class recently. Several have mentioned they would like to know more about the history of RUMC and to tour the facilities.

We have scheduled an event for Wednesday, February 16. We will gather in the parlor at 4:00 pm. The session will last approximately 1 ½ hours.The tour will end around 5:30 pm, just in time for Wednesday Night Dinner (which is optional – but you will be missing a good meal and fellowship). The tour will be led by Gale & Roger Davis. There will be a sign-up sheet passed this Sunday and next.


CUC St Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Garlinn Story has announced plans for a CUC social event. The Huntcliff clubhouse has been booked for March 17th. So mark your calendar and plan to attend a fun party on that date.


Notes from the Fellowship Committee:

  • A clipboard will be passed for signups for the St. Partick’s Day party, Thurs. March 17th. We have an estimate on the per person cost of $30 for a Irish style meal to be hosted at the Huntcliff Club house. Bring your own beverage (alcohol or not). Bottled water will be on each table. We need a firm commitment and clear numbers in order to proceed.
    • If you will be on Zoom, but want to sign up – please email Mike Story with your name(s)
  • We are planning a Wednesday night dinner at the church and game night following on Wed. Feb. 9th. Meet for dinner at 5:45 and play games in CUC classroom from 6:30 or 6:45 until 8:30 (or whenever you need to leave). Please bring a game to play!!
  • We are thinking we will pass a sign up for this so we will have an idea how many tables need to be set up in our classroom.

CUC Fall Retreat

Fall Retreat 2019

Jim Moreland has announced plans for the 2022 CUC Fall Retreat. It will be October 18-20, to be held again at The Ridges in Hiawasee. Our leader will be Michael Cromwell with the subject being “The Joy of Christianity”. Mark your calendars!


  • Margie Avery as she continues her rehab. She will be moving to assisted living as of Feb 12.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she is having surgery this Friday, Feb 6.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her 3rd of 6 chemo treatments
  • Cheryl Hammersley as her husband Bill is “in transition” under Hospice Care.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony recovering well from jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She has sent a message that she greatly appreciates our prayers and a recent card from CUC.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Gayle Crolius – February 6
  • Patricia Mashburn – February 6
  • Sieg Hoogstraal – February 7
  • Bob Morisey – February 9

Anniversaries

  • -=none=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

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


From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Kitchen

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for February 8th and February 10th:

  • Tuesday: Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Roasted Corn on the Cobb, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya, Creole Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

  • Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals are:
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Cheeseburger Pot Pie
  • and Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) are Caribbean Pork Stew and Brunswick Stew

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, February 9, in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner is 4:30 PM -6:45. This week’s menu is:

  • Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs, Vegetable Fried Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Egg Roll, Ginger and Cabbage Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Pineapple Bread Pudding, Assorted Cookies

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs jhobbs @rumc.com.


My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry starts back up again THIS Monday, February 7th! The 2022 MNP program will be monthly through May, then we will launch the summer program, which will likely be weekly. The next four pantries will be: February 7th,March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd.

Want to help? Here’s what is needed…Laundry detergent (liquid, larger size since we are now monthly), Feminine hygiene items (pads more popular than tampons),Bags of yellow rice, Bags of black beans, Mac n’ cheese, Additional fresh produce. You can drop items off on Monday 12:00-4:00 PM in front of the Fellowship Hall. Just pull-up to the Fellowship Hall at RUMC and a volunteer will unload them from your car!

You can also help with Monetary Donations. We collect money throughout the month and use these funds to purchase items including ground beef, tortillas, apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, cheese and more. To ensure funds get to us, follow these easy steps:

  • Go to http://www.rumc.com
  • Under the “About” tab, click on “Giving.”,
  • Choose “Give Online.”,
  • Pull down the drop-down menu (where it says “Tithes and Offerings 2022”)
  • and choose “My Neighbor’s Pantry.”

You can also Volunteer In-Person. There is a monthly SignUp Genius for in-person volunteering opportunities. Interested? Let Scotty Brewington know (404) 518-2829 or scotty@marketjet.com and she will add you to the volunteer e-mail list, which has a Sign-Up genius for each month’s pantry.

As always – thanks for everything you do!!


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStretch is hosting the Fourteenth Annual Peachtree Tea on February 22, at 11:00 AM in the Grand Ballroom of the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. Guests participate in a silent auction of items from the best retailers and service providers in the metro area. In addition to the silent auction, guests will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a luncheon with a special guest speaker, and of course, a selection of freshly brewed teas.

Proceeds will help HomeStretch provide safe, affordable, quality housing and life changing services for working, homeless parents and their children.

CUC always has at least one table of guests for this event and usually a carpool drives from the church. You can register on line. See Lynn Adcock for more information and to be sure you have a ride if you need one and a seat at the CUC table.


Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals .


Support for Our CUC Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

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


  • February 9- 5:45 Wednesday Night supper and CUC Game Night
  • February 16 – TOUR OF RUMC CAMPUS– 4:00 pm
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 17- CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • October 18-20 –


CUC Newesletter – January 28, 2022

Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord …

Malachi 3:7 NIV


Sunday, January 30, 2022

All of Me

Mark Kramer from the Berean class will be our speaker on Sunday. The title of his lesson is “All of Me”. He will look at the books of Haggai and Malachi. Haggai is 2 chapters and Malachi is 4. The specific scripture references are Haggai 1:3-15 and 2:15-19 and Malachi 1:8-14 and Malachi 3:7.


CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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


CUC Class Attendance

January 23, 2022

Members   61
Visitors   3
Zoom      36
Total    100 !

Fellowship Committee Update

Garlinn Story reports that the CUC Fellowship Committee is at work considering CUC’s upcoming social events. Plans are somewhat hampered by the continuing Covid virus; realizing that we need to get together but also need to stay safe!

Being considered are events for St. Patrick’s Day, small group dinners, and in the spring, outdoors at the Peach and Porkchop


  • Margie Avery Now has Covid as she continues her rehab. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues chemo.
  • Patricia Lanham who had carpal tunnel surgery on her right hand
  • Tom Davis and family on the loss of his mother

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony recovering well from jaw surgery. Able to eat solid food again. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She has sent a message that she greatly appreciates our prayers and a recent card from CUC.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Lesleigh Coelho – January 31
  • Jim Lappe – February 2
  • Tom Cantrell – February 4
  • Don MacLeod – February 4

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

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


From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for February 1st and February 3rd:

  • Tuesday: Cheeseburger Pot Pie, Home Fries, BLT Salad.
  • Thursday: BBQ Glazed Pork Loin, Black Eyed Peas & Collard Greens, Corn Bread.

Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals
First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Meatloaf w/ Rice and Gravy
  • BBQ Pork w/ Mac & Cheese
  • Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf.
  • And Frozen Soups are $4 (3 for $10):
    • Lemon Chicken and Orzo
    • Bacon and Corn Chowder
    • Brunswick Stew

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, February 2, in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner is 4:30 PM -6:45.
This week’s menu is:

  • Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Roasted Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread
  • Featured Salad Bar
  • Pasta Fagioli Soup
  • Tiramisu
  • Assorted Cookies.

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available for anyone.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend; we hope to see you next week!


Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week .
Contact: Joann Hobbs.

My Neighbor’s Pantry is back as a monthly program on the first Monday of each month beginning
Feb. 7. Volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles.
Contact Scotty Brewington.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStretch is hosting the Fourteenth Annual Peachtree Tea on February 22, at 11:00 AM in the Grand Ballroom of the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek.

Guests participate in a silent auction of items from the best retailers and service providers in the metro area. In addition to the silent auction, guests will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a luncheon with a special guest speaker, and of course, a selection of freshly brewed teas. Proceeds will help HomeStretch provide safe, affordable, quality housing and life changing services for working, homeless parents and their children.

CUC always has at least one table of guests for this event and usually a carpool drives from the church. You can register on line. See Lynn Adcock for more information.


Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals .


Support for Our CUC Missions:

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

  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side


CUC Newsletter – January 23, 2022

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Waiting To Be Heard

We are pleased to have Mark Goodwin teach the CUC class again , completing his series of 3 lessons. He will return this Sunday for Lesson 3: “Waiting To Be Heard”, Psalm 27:8, Isaiah 65:1-2 & I Thess. 5:16-18. We have very much enjoyed his messages these past few weeks.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, January 16.

In spite RUMC closure with snow and ice and power outages, and thanks to our wonderful CUC Technical Team members Doug Tatum, George Waite, and Gene Osborne and with the help of Garlinn Story and her Zoom connection, and then Sue Waite’s ability to be able to communicate quickly to CUC members via email, we were able to have our CUC class last Sunday.

Total of 53 Members on Zoom !

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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


  • Dick Anthony as he recovers from jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery with serious medical issues, continues her rehab. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from her latest chemo.
  • Patricia Lanham who had carpal tunnel surgery on her right hand last Monday,
  • Julia Wilson on the loss of her husband Doug
  • Tom Davis and family– Joanne Cooper Davis, mother of Dr. Tom Davis, passed away peacefully January 16, 2022. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24th at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Historic Marietta Chapel of the Funeral Home.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke. He sends his love to all!
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She has sent a message that she greatly appreciates our prayers and a recent card from CUC.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Ann Parkhurst – January 28

Anniversaries

  • -=none=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

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


From Jacob Crane:

Here are the menus for the Affordable Meals To Go for January 25th and January 27th, 12:00- 2:30 :

  • Tuesday: Beef Tacos, Mexican Rice, and Pinto Beans.
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options! :

  • Mac and Cheese,
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin w/ Apple Cider Jus and Rice Pilaf,
  • Chicken Pot Pie,
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potatoes,
  • Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf,.
  • Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)… Tomato Bisque, Lemon Chicken and Orzo

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, January 26 from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This week’s menu is:

  • Southern Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Zucchini Squash and Potato Gratin, Yeast Roll,
  • Featured Salad Bar, and Corn Chowder,
  • Chocolate Cream Pie, Assorted Cookies and plenty of FELLOWSHIP!

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available for anyone.


Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins this Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration rumc.com/support.griefshare.org or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or770-261-1767


Family Promise

Family Promise is returning soon to RUMC! Two families will be staying with us from January 23-30, and we need your support! Please consider volunteering to provide meals, make purchases, host overnight, or much more. For more information or to volunteer, go to RUMC website.


Support for Our Missions:

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

  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – January 14, 2022

Psalm 42:8 By day the Lord will command his gracious love, and by night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Learning Key Steps to Worship

We are pleased to have Mark Goodwin teach the CUC class for the next 2 Sundays. He will return this Sunday for the second of his 3 week series.

His topic is “Learning Key Steps to Worship”. His scripture is Isaiah 6:1-8 & Psalm 42.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, January 9

Members: 55
Visitor 1
Zoom: 27

Total 83

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

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


  • Dick Anthony as he recovers from jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – Went to the hospital again on Thursday, but then returned back to rehab. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she recovers from her latest chemo.
  • Patricia Lanham who is having carpal tunnel surgery on her right hand next Monday, the 17th
  • Julia Wilson on the loss of her husband Doug following a long a battle with Alzheimers. Memorial service this Friday 11:00. His Obituary.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from stroke. He sends his love to all!
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Julian Belote – January 17
  • Jim McCormick – January 17

Anniversaries

  • Gannett and Sister Backus – January 22, 1972, Birmingham, AL, 50 years!

CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

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


From Jacob Crane:

Here are the Take – Out menus for January 18th and January 20th 12:00-2:00:

  • Tuesday: Beef Bourguignon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad, Fresh Fruit.

  • Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!
    • Ham Pasta Cacciatore, Mac and Cheese,
    • Jerk Chicken w/ Rice Pilaf,
    • Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Collard Greens, Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf.
    • Frozen Soups$4 (3 for $10) Chicken Noodle Soup

Take out Ordering

Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend; we hope to see you next week!

Wednesday Night Supper will be back next week as well. We have changed the price a little to $10 to reflect the increased food cost demands. This week we will be Serving:

  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin w/ an Apple Cider Jus and Rice Pilaf,
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin w/ Apple Cider Jus, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll,
  • Featured Salad Bar, and Tomato Bisque,
  • Chocolate Cake, Assorted Cookies!

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available for anyone.


Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration RUMC Griefshare or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or – 770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions:

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

  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – January 7, 2022

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!” Rev. 5:13


Sunday, January 9, 2021

Worship: The Antidote for Self-importance

We are pleased to have Mark Goodwin teach the CUC class for the next 3 Sundays. His topic and scripture for this Sunday is “Worship: The Antidote for Self-importance”, Revelation 5:9-14

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, January 2

Members: 36
Zoom: 22

Total 58

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!


Thank You from Murphy Harpst

“It is with a grateful heart that I thank you for your recent gift of $2000.000 which we received on December 12, 2001. In this season of Christmas, we are especially thankful for what your generosity means in the lives of the children at Murphy-Harpst. Unfortunately, cherished memories of family and warm memories of childhood often do not exist for them before they arrive in our care. So it is truly your support that helps us make the very most of the holidays for our children.” James Waddy, Vice President of Advancement


  • Dick Anthony as he prepares for partial removal of his jaw on Tuesday, Jan. 11th at Cancer Center of America in Newnan. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, Scans show her cancer seems to be gone, but she is requiring PT to enable her to walk again. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she had chemo this past week
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke. He sends his love to all!
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Debbie Goodwin – January 9
  • Katherine Simons – January 10
  • Roger Davis – January 11
  • Don McNew – January 13
  • Mike Story – January 14

Anniversaries

  • -=None=-

Neighborhood Care Groups

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


Wednesday Night Supper

From Jacob Crane:

Happy New Year…I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season and got to spend time with all of your loved ones!!

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, January 12, 2022! Dinner will be in person each Wednesday from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will include: a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP!

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available for anyone.

Pre-orders are available online or you can pay in person at the door. We have added a slight price increase as our food costs have more than doubled over the past year. The adult price for all you can eat will be $10.00 starting this week.

Menu for Wednesday, January 12, 2021:

  • Southern Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Collard Greens, Honey Butter Biscuits, Featured Salad Bar, Chicken Noodle Soup, Banana Pudding, Assorted Cookies

Drive-through Take Out Meals

From Jacob Crane:

We are super excited to start back up our Tuesday/Thursday Drive-through Take out Meals next Tuesday, January 11th! We have a fully stocked freezer as well to meet all of your needs for each week. Looking forward to seeing everybody back on campus; we can’t wait to Serve you all again!

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen this week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. You can register online to purchase both hot and frozen meals with your credit card. Online orders are closed on Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm., but open at all other times. You should receive an email confirmation if your order has been successfully submitted. Please contact me via email if you have any issues with ordering, questions about menu items, or if you would like to reserve a certain frozen meal to pay by cash or check at pick up. Here are the menus for January 11th and January 13th:

  • Tuesday: Ginger-Soy Minced Pork with Sesame Chive Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Sesame Bun.
  • Thursday: Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf, Sauteed Corn, Corn Bread.

Frozen Meals $5:

  • Ham Pasta Cacciatore
  • Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing
  • Roast Beef w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Turkey Pot Pie
  • Beef Chili and Rice
  • Chili Cheese Pasta
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  • Vegetable Beef Soup w/ Rice
  • Creamy Mushroom

Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration rumc.com/support.griefshare.org or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions:

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

  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV


Sunday, January 2, 2021

A Message for the New Year

This Sunday CUC class will be taught with a message from Rev. Bill Floyd. Bill is RUMC Associate Pastor/Congregational Care. His lesson is”Second Chances”, Luke 15:11-19. We are fortunate to have Bill and his wife Carey as CUC members.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 19th

Members: 25

We will have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

Note: We will have CUC in the classroom this week but please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


  • Dick Anthony‘s cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well and he has been OK’d for his jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, Scans show Her cancer seems to be gone, but she is requiring PT to enable her to walk again. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo next week.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don is recovering from successful implantation of a pacemaker.

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Susan Emmons – January 3
  • Sandy Martin – January 3
  • Gloria Stadler – January 3
  • Norma Hills – January 5
  • Sue Waite – January 5
  • Sara Beecham – January 6
  • Jill Head – January 6
  • Donna Johnson – January 6

Anniversaries

  • Dave and Lynne Roberts -January 3, 1961, West Palm Beach, FL, 61 years

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


Wednesday Night Supper and Hot Meals for Take-out

Wednesday Night Supper and hot meals for take-out will resume the week of January 10th.


Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration rumc.com/support.griefshare.org or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or 770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions

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

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS –

By Max Lucado

How did those who first heard that Christ had been born respond to the news of His birth? Because this is where Christmas truly begins for all of us.

I. Proclaiming

Luke tells us that the shepherds, whose lives were generally considered among the least significant, told everyone they met what they had seen and heard. “When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child” (Luke 2:17).

II. Wondering

Christmas is indeed a cause for holy wonder. How can it be that God should become a man? How can a King be born in a feeding-trough? How could the world ignore his coming? And what sort of God comes into the world like this? “And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them” (Luke 2:18).

III. Pondering

Pondering is hard work, which is why many of us never get around to it. And yet this is the perfect time of the year to do it. What better time than the end of December to ponder what God has been teaching you? To look back over the last 12 months and consider the ways and works of God in your life and in the world around you? “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).

IV. Glorifying

Having seen Jesus in the manger, the shepherds were overwhelmed by God’s power, his grace, his goodness, his wisdom, and the amazing miracle of the Incarnation. They simply couldn’t stop talking about what they had seen and heard. “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told” (Luke 2:20).

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS – Did you see Jesus this year at Christmastime? If you did, then go back to what you were doing before and take the memory of Christmas with you. Glorify God and praise him as you go about your routine and you will find your days filled with joy.

Sandy Martin


  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – December 24, 2021

Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel.”

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 26, 2021

The Christmas Miracle

Our CUC teacher this Christmas Sunday will be our own Tom Knight. Tom always presents an excellent lesson. His subject is “The Christmas Miracle”. His scripture is Isaiah 7:14.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 19th

Members: 69

Zoom: 19

Visitor 1

Total: 89

We will not be having CUC on Zoom this Sunday, December 26.

Note: We will have CUC in the classroom on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


Welcome Our New CUC Member!

Mary Mitchell


Prayer Requests

  • Dick Anthony‘s cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well and he has been OK’d for his jaw surgery after Christmas. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, Scans show Her cancer seems to be gone, but she is requiring PT to enable her to walk again. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don had successful implantation of a pacemaker last week.
  • Martha Knight’s sister Ann now hospitalized in Gainesville with Covid complications

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.

Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Lynda Leckie – December 26
  • Jim Boswell – December 27
  • Brenda Burrell – December 28
  • Lynn Adcock – December 29
  • Claudia Phelps – December 30
  • Donna Grosse – December 31
  • Vince Grosse – December 31

Anniversaries

  • Grady and Pat Phillips – December 28, 1963, Washington, DC, 58 years!

Neighborhood Care Groups

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


Wednesday Night Supper and Hot Meals for Take-out

Wednesday Night Supper and hot meals for take-out will resume the week of January 10th.


Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration rumc.com/support.griefshare.org or Toni Fagin, tfagin@rumc.org or770-261-1767


Support for Our Missions:

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

The Christmas Questions

by Max Lucado

I love Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better. I love Christmas. The tinsel and the clatter and waking up “to see what was the matter.” Bing and his tunes. Macy’s balloons. Mistletoe kisses, Santa Claus wishes, and favorite dishes. Holiday snows, warm winter clothes, and Rudolph’s red nose. I love Christmas!

I love it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? And what does his birth have to do with me? The questioner may be a child looking at a front-yard creche. He may be a soldier stationed far from home. She may be a young mom who, for the first time, holds a child on Christmas Eve. The Christmas season prompts questions. And may you find answers to yours.

A very Merry Christmas to all CUCers, their families, friends and loved ones. We are all so blessed to have each other, our church and clergy, this great nation, the love of Jesus, and this beautiful and special Christmas season.

Sandy Martin


“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”



CUC Newsletter – December 17, 2021

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10


Sunday, December 19, 2021

When Joy is our Song

CUC is continuing our series for Advent for 2021. Garlinn Story is our teacher this Sunday from the book The Heart that Grew Three Sizes by Matt Rawle. Garlinn’s lesson is entitled “When Joy is our Song”. We look forward to Garlinn’s lesson.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 12th

Members: 84
Zoom: 12

Total: 96

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC has a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register


CUC Refreshments

In appreciation and to thank CUC for all the attention given her during the past few months Margie Avery is providing for CUC refreshments on this Sunday, December 19th.

Note: We will have CUC on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


Welcome New CUC Members

  • Cathy Chaplin
  • Robin Hicks (returning member)

  • Dick Anthony pray that his cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery– this is her new address. Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, 1500 S. Johnson Ferry Road, NE Atlanta, Ga. Cards and texts are best. She appreciates all the cards and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don was to have placement of a pacemaker on Wednesday.
  • Louise Booysin’s cousin Peter Oliver (who Attends CUC regularly via zoom from France) on the death of his brother in South Africa.
  • Marth Knight’s sister Ann who has been diagnosed with Covid.
  • Nancy Wright’s brother Steve who received a liver transplant this past week and her sister who has major liver and kidney problems

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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

  • Birthdays – none!
  • Anniversaries – none!

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

RECRUITING FOR WELCOME HOST VOLUNTEERS

Share God’s love for one and all at RUMC during the Holiday Season and Beyond!!
The RUMC Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is always recruiting for volunteers
to serve as Welcome Hosts and Sanctuary Hosts each Sunday morning now and
into the New Year.
(Scheduled weekly so there is no requirement for an individual set schedule commitment!)
Contact JoAn Hobbs, Coordinator, for more info!

Christmas Eve Day RUMC will have four (4) worship services:

  • 10:00 am – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel
  • 4:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 6:00 pm Worship Service — Sanctuary
  • 11:00 pm Worship and Communion – In the Chapel

Welcome Hosts (Greeters) are needed for all 4 services – (Each Volunteer assignment is for about 30 minutes prior to a selected service – then one can attend that service)
Please contact JoAn Hobbs – 770-261-1731 or email jhobbs@rumc.com


Wednesday Night Supper and Hot Meals for Take-out

Wednesday Night Supper and hot meals for take-out will resume the week of January 10th.


Support for Our Missions:

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

CUC President’s Message

On the fourth and last Sunday of Advent the “Angels Candle”, symbolizing peace, is lit. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.” In some traditions this fourth candle is called the “Wise Men’s Candle,” remembering the light of the star that guided them in their long journey from the East to see the child in the manger.

And finally, on Christmas Eve, the beautiful white center candle of the Advent wreath is traditionally lit. This candle is called the “Christ Candle” and represents the life of Christ who came into the world, bringing purity and love to all mankind. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” ‎John 8:12 NIV

A very Merry Christmas to all CUCers, their families, friends and loved ones. We are all so blessed to have each other, our church and clergy, this great nation, the love of Jesus, and this beautiful and special Christmas season.

Sandy Martin


  • Dec. 24 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 PM – Christmas Eve Worship Services – Chapel
  • Dec. 24 – 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM – Worship Services – Sanctuary
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


CUC Newsletter – December 10, 2021

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5


Sunday, December 12, 2021

When Light Shines

CUC is continuing our series for Advent for 2021. Linda Boswell is our teacher this Sunday from the book The Heart that Grew Three Sizes by Matt Rawle. Linda’s lesson is entitled “When Light Shines”. We look forward to Linda’s lesson.


CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 5th

Members 92

Guests 3

Zoom 14

Total 109 !!

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at http://www.rumc.com/connect-card to register

Thank you to the anonymous donor who has been providing food for the CUC class on Sundays for the past couple of months.

In appreciation and to thank CUC for all the attention given her during the past few months Margie Avery is providing for CUC refreshments on December 19th.

Note: We will have CUC on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!


Show Off Your Christmas Spirit !

Now that it’s the month of December it is fun to see all those Christmas sweaters, blouses, scarves, ties, socks, belts, etc., being worn to class and shown off. They don’t wear well in the other eleven months!


CUC Christmas Party

Thanks to our wonderful CUC Fellowship Committee for a great Christmas party last Tuesday evening! Thanks especially to Mike and Garlinn Story, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Dee and Bill Scott, Marianna and Fred Brown, and Patricia Mashburn. A great time was had by all!


Christmas Open House

Johnie and Nancy Wright have again decorated their home to have their annual Christmas open house this year and CUC members are invited on this coming Monday, Dec 13 starting at 2:00. Guests are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please bring food items on a disposable dish. The Wrights will provide drinks and Chick-fil-A nuggets. Please plan to carpool. Parking is limited to one side of the street. Please leave the semi-circular driveway free for drop-offs.


  • Dick Anthony – Pray that his cardiac catheterization on December 14th goes well, his heart can be fixed, so that he can proceed with his jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery Instead of staying in the hospital for the next 6 weeks, she’ll be transported to a rehab center close to the Northside hospital this Friday evening and then they will take her from rehab center to hyperbaric oxygen every day. She appreciates all the cards and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has begun receiving chemo again.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don is scheduled for surgery with placement of a pacemaker on Wednesday, December 15th
  • Johnie and Nancy Wright’s son needs prayers as he recovers from Covid and double pneumonia

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts. She greatly appreciates our prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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


Birthdays

  • Bill Floyd – December 14

Anniversaries

  • Tom and Sharon Erdman – December 13, 1959, Beaufort, SC, 62 years !!
  • Fred and MariAnna Brown – December 18, 1966, Flora, MS, 55 years !
  • Bill Floyd reports that RUMC member Joyce Nunn’s 100th birthday will be on 12/22. He is asking the class to bring Birthday cards to him and they will be delivered to her at St George on that day. You can bring them on Sunday, or during the week you can leave them for him in the church office.

Neighborhood Care Groups

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


RECRUITING FOR WELCOME HOST VOLUNTEERS

Share God’s love for one and all at RUMC during the Holiday Season and Beyond!!

The RUMC Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is always recruiting for volunteers

to serve as Welcome Hosts and Sanctuary Hosts each Sunday morning now and

into the New Year. (Scheduled weekly so there is no requirement for an individual set schedule commitment!) Contact JoAn Hobbs, Coordinator, for more info!

Christmas Eve Day RUMC will have four (4) worship services:

  • 10:00 am – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel
  • 4:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 6:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 11:00 pm – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel

Welcome Hosts (Greeters) are needed for all 4 services – (Each Volunteer assignment is for about 30 minutes prior to a selected service – then one can attend that service) Please contact JoAn Hobbs – 770-261-1731 or email jhobbs@rumc.com


Bridge Players Needed

Join the fun of playing Bridge. Open House is every Tuesday from 10 – 1 in room 256 of the sanctuary building.


Thank You from Homestretch

Talaya Parker has expressed thanks to the CUC Single Women’s group who at their latest gathering collected canned goods for Homestretch families.


Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

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

portion of your receipts at Publix.


CUC President’s Message

On the third Sunday of Advent we light the “Shepherds’ Candle,” representing our joy that our hope in Christ is certain and that the proclamations regarding the coming Savior are always fulfilled. “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.” (Luke 1:68 NIV)

So we have seen and proved that what the prophets said came true…But when you consider the wonderful truth of the prophets’ words, then the light will dawn in your souls and Christ the Morning Star will shine in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:19 CLB)

The Shepherd’s candle, traditionally pink, the liturgical color for joy, reminds us, too, that the faithful have reached the midpoint of Advent and that the day of our celebration of the Savior’s birth is near.

Sandy Martin


  • Dec 10 -7:30 pm – Christmas Festival Concert
  • Dec 12- 3:00 PM – Christmas Festival Concert
  • Dec 13 – 2PM – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec. 24 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – Worship Services – Chapel
  • Dec. 24 – 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM – Worship Services – Sanctuary
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea


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