CUC Newsletter – April 25, 2020

Sunday, April 26, 2020

“Now, LORD our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong. 16 LORD, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us. 17″Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, LORD, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary. 18Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. 19LORD, listen! LORD, forgive! LORD, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

Daniel 9:15-19 15


The Power of Nostalgia

Dr. Jeff Ross will be our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic is “The Power of Nostalgia”. He requests that everyone bring a rubber band. Any size will do.


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Good morning to all of my fellow CUCer’s. Billy and I have been helping with the curb-side pick-up lunch at church this week so I have been able to see some of you in the flesh and know you are faring well during this time. Cannot wait for us all to be together again in God’s house.
As you know we lost one of our CUC family this week, Johnny Johnson. Please pray for Donna Johnson and her family. This family has had more challenges this past year than some of us have had in our lifetimes.

I read part of the eulogy for Dr. Lois Evans in one of Dr. Jim Denison’s articles this week. She was the wife of Dr. Tony Evans. Their son Jonathan explained how God had responded to his family’s prayers for her: “There were always two answers to your prayers – either she was going to live or she was going to live, either she was going to be with family or she was going to be with family, either she was going to be well taken care of or she was going to be well taken care of.. the two answers to your prayers are “yes” and “yes”, because victory belongs to Jesus.” I love that and think it is a great explanation for “life everlasting “.

Something else I read that is a very good way to improve our moods. Every day at the end of the day, write down 3 things you are grateful for in your life. “See” y’all Sunday and don’t forget, wash your hands, say your prayers, germs and Jesus are everywhere.


CUC 2020 Retreat Cancelled

Sadly, the 2020 CUC Retreat scheduled to be held in October at Winshape on the Berry College campus had to be cancelled due to the Corona virus threat. True to the good Christian values of Winshape, CUC was released from our contract with no penalties.

Thanks to Donna and Vince Grosse and Patsy and Bill Lanham for the work they had already put in on preparation for the retreat.


CUC Activities During the Corona Virus Threat

It was interesting this past Sunday morning hearing on Zoom what CUC’ers were doing to pass the time while we are doing “social isolation”. We even got to see the McLoeds in Naples, Florida. Here are some of the activities mentioned:

taking walks (around the neighborhood, in local parks, and on the boardwalk along the river), gardening, chores around the house, cleaning, pressure washing driveways and porches, cleaning closets, using the treadmill, picking up meals at the church (and some even helping with giving out the lunches), zoom meetings with family and friends, seeing neighbors not usually seen, meeting with family and friends outside in the yard using “social distancing”, occasional “senior shopping”, Sunday drives, enjoying spring flowers, jigsaw puzzles, Mahjong on line, Mexican Train for two, video games with distant grandchildren, baking, genealogy, model trains, woodworking projects, golf with restrictions, online teaching, even a neighborhood outside concert….and growing hair and beards! The Adcocks on total lockdown at Huntcliff have food brought to their door and daily temperature-taking to assure their wellness!

We are thankful we do not have children at home to keep entertained!

A tip….Be careful with your hearing aids when using a mask!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob Crane and his team are serving hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 4:00. Each meal is only $5.00 each!

From Jacob:

Our Meal program is still picking up speed! Tuesday alone the RUMC kitchen able to serve 107 hot meals to first responders around the Roswell community; what a way to give back and Serve our community! As of Wednesday we have sent over 300 hot meals out the door at RUMC. We also sent out 175 frozen meals this week to Star House Kids Organization. These meals will keep children who were on school lunch programs in Roswell fed during these difficult times.

(Several CUC class members including Gale and Roger Davis, Steve Covert, Ann and Larry Douglas, Sandy and Bill Griffin, and Sandy Martin have been helping with distribution.)

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

Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

RUMC Weekly $5.00 “To Go” Menu

  • Monday April 27th:
    • Spaghetti and Meatballs, Italian Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • Tuesday April 28th:
    • Mild Jerk Chicken, Jamaican Rice and Peas, Roasted Veggies, Grilled Flat Bread,
  • Wednesday April 29th:
    • Slow Roasted Asian Glazed Pork Belly, Sesame Chive Rice, Sautéed Garlic Green Beans, Sesame Roll.
  • Thrusday, April 30th:
    • Meatloaf, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Veggie Medley, Buttered Roll,.

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas


RUMC Service during Covid-19 Virus

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


Subject: 40……….

The official lockdown started March 23 and will likely end May 1st.

That is EXACTLY 40 days.
The Latin root of the word “quarantine” is “forty”.
So what does the Bible say about 40?
The flood lasted 40 days.
40 years Moses fled Egypt.
40 days Moses stayed on Mount Sinai to receive the Commandments.
Exodus lasted 40 years.
Jesus fasted for 40 days.
40 days for a woman to rest after giving birth.
Optimum number of weeks for human gestation is 40.
A group of theologians thinks the number 40 represents “change”. It is the time of preparing a person, or people, to make a fundamental change.
Something will happen after these 40 days. Just believe and pray. Remember, whenever the number 40 appears in the Bible, there is a “change”.
Please know that during this “quarantine” rivers are cleaning up, vegetation is growing, the air is becoming cleaner because of less pollution, there is less theft and murder, healing is happening,(the RUMC Sanctuary is getting new carpeting) and most importantly, people are turning to Christ. The Earth is at rest for the first time in many years and hearts are truly transforming.
Remember we are in the year 2020, and 20 + 20 = 40.
Also, 2020 is the year of the United States Census. Jesus Christ, the savior of the world, was born during a census.
Lastly, 2020 is perfect vision. May our sight focus on the Lord and living according to His perfect vision for us knowing He holds us in the palm of His hand. May these days of “quarantine” bring spiritual liberation to our souls, our nation, and our world.


Recommended Book

“What Today’s Methodists Need to Know About John Wesley” by Dr. Rem B. Edwards


Prayer Requests

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of hip pain.
  • Donna Johnson on the loss of her husband Johnny on Thursday
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers from a partial hip replacement
  • Babs Skillings having a nerve ablation in her lower back on Tuesday for relief of back pain
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her bicycle accident with 5 broken ribs.
  • Susan Ouzts, who recently retired at the age of 56 and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; keep her and her family in your prayers. She is a longtime friend of the Grosses.

Thanksgivings

  • Lena Sharp – better after ER trip, and daughter-in-law Nancy in Brooklyn recovering from virus with no other family members ill.
  • Bev Tatom – some relief of pain following injection, and her brother-in-law Ron Fox getting better

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • John Lemke as he continues his recovery and is able to be back on his feet again
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

Other News

The obituary of former CUC member, Nancy Whitehead, was in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Congratulations and Best Wishes

  • Sharon Schnakenburg on the birth of a new great-granddaughter
  • Sandy and Bill Griffin’s daughter to be married on Zoom this Saturday

Birthdays

  • Larry Hunt – April 26
  • George Crolius – April 30

Anniversaries

  • None

  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)


CUC Newsletter – April 17, 2020

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4: 11-13


Sunday, April 19, 2020

CUC on ZOOM

The CUC program committee, in response to requests from class members who enjoyed last week’s presentation by Dr. Jim McCormick, and the “live camera open mic” portion hosted at the end by Doug Tatom, invites class members to join in this weekend and have fun sharing with fellow class members. Doug will go around the room, and it will be your turn to let us know what’s been happening in your families day to day. To help Doug out, when you are completed sharing simply end with (your names) “wishing you well”, or “stay healthy” or whatever. Then Doug will “activate” the next class member’s mic and camera. Sandy will do a wrap up.

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


Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCers. Hope everyone is well and Covid-19 free. I don’t have a lot to add to the Newsletter this week. I have heard that Bill Gates will spend billions of dollars from his foundation to help find a vaccine for Covid-19. So buy Microsoft!

  • Samaritan’s Purse has setup a field hospital at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
  • An auto-body worker in Virginia and his daughter went to the grocery and spent $2,600 buying groceries for thirty strangers.
  • A Virginia restaurant owner had to lay off almost 80 percent of his staff, so he is feeding them for free.

This generosity advances the gospel when it comes from Christians who serve others in Jesus’ name. Of all people, God’s people should be willing to risk ourselves for others. That’s because the worst that can happen leads us to the best that can happen to us. In these desperate times remember: kindness is not cancelled, love is not cancelled, hope is not cancelled and best of all faith is not cancelled. Stay safe and well and will “see” you Sunday.


Masks for CUC Members

In the spirit of assuring that all of our CUC members are adequately protected from this Corona-19 virus, two of our members, Virginia Hardy and Nancy Wright, have been busy making masks as gifts for CUC members, hoping this will help our CUC family in some small way. The masks have been delivered to Jacob’s office which is open 9-5 Monday-Thursday. So while supplies last if you are stopping by for Jacob’s delicious meals between 12 and 2, or any other time, be sure to ask for and pick up your masks. And keep safe!


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob Crane and his team are serving hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 4:00. Each meal is only $5.00 each! While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. You can come inside or (the preferred method) just honk your horn!

Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889

jcrane@rumc.com

Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

Next week’s lunch menu:

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of April 20th – April 23rd

  • Monday:
    • Pineapple Glazed Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Tuesday:
    • Thai Peanut Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Sesame Roll, Cookie
  • Wednesday:
    • Shepherd’s Pie, Buttered Roll, Cookie
  • Thursday:
    • Chicken and Dumplings, Yeast Roll, Cookie

Bottled Water and Canned Sodas included with all meals

(Incidentally, Jacob’s birthday is April 21st. For greetings or cards his contact info is above or mail cards to the church)


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Response

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


Prayer Requests

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of hip pain.
  • Johnny Johnson was admitted to St Joe’s earlier this week. Please pray for him and Donna.
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her bicycle accident with 5 broken ribs.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • John Lemke as he continues his recovery and is able to be back on his feet again

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.


CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Birthdays

  • Paul Beecham – April 22
  • Sister Backus – April 24

Anniversaries

  • None

Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)

CUC Newsletter – April 11, 2020

“I am with you always to the close of the age”

Matthew 28:20


He is Alive Again!

We are fortunate to have our favorite teacher, Dr. Jim McCormick as our CUC speaker this Easter Sunday. His subject is “He is Alive Again”. His text is: Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20.


Masks for CUC Members

In the spirit of assuring that all of our CUC members are adequately protected from this Corona-19 virus, two of our members, Virginia Hardy and Nancy Wright, have been busy making masks as gifts for CUC members, hoping this will help our CUC family in some small way. The masks have been delivered to Jacob’s office which is open 9-5 Monday-Thursday. (Just ask when you pick up your meals.)


RUMC COVID-19 Virus Response

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


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob and his staff and volunteers continue to provide delicious meals from the RUMC kitchen to help us through this time of isolation.

Just drive up to the Fellowship Hall entrance and honk your horn and your meals will be delivered to your car. The plan is to serve a hot lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00. They will have selections of frozen meals as well, available until 4:00.

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted.

Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Next week’s lunch menu:

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

  • Monday April 13th:
    • Stuffed Peppers, Pinto Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Tuesday April 14th:
    • Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Vegetable Fried Rice, Sesame Roll
  • Wednesday April 15th:
    • Classic Beef Goulash, Roasted Vegetables, Buttered Roll
  • Thursday, April 16th:
    • Southern Pan-Fried Chicken, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas.


Prayer Requests

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain. Bob says: Please express my thanks for all the wonderful acts of concern. Bethie is taking great care of me and my rehab exercises are going well.
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues with chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke as he continues to have health difficulties following foot surgery, infection, and pneumonia.
  • Peggy Rodway McNay – sympathy and prayers on the recent loss of her husband Mac
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her bicycle accident with 5 broken ribs. Still in the hospital, but hopes to be released on Saturday. Her Corona virus test came back this Friday morning and was negative!!
  • John & Lenna Sharp’s daughter-in-law Nancy in Brooklyn with Corona -19 symptoms which should peak over the weekend. So far she is not getting any worse. Prayers are appreciated for Nancy and John.

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason as they adjust to their move to South Carolina

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Birthdays

  • Martha Knight – April 12
  • Bob Leckie – April 17
  • Bonnie White – April 17

Anniversaries

* None *


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage
    (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)


CUC Newsletter – April 4, 2020

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7


Topic: CUC Sunday School

Roger Davis – Life is Unusual

Roger Davis is our speaker! His subject is “Living in Unusual Times”. The scripture is

Philippians 4:8. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Message from Sandy Griffin

Hello fellow CUCers. I am still missing all of you and getting quite tired of this and we have only just begun I think. I read today we need to keep our stress levels down. Stress decreases the body’s lymphocytes, white blood cells that help fight infection.

Get out there and walk, love on your doggies and kitties, jigsaw puzzles (although those cause me stress), meditation, anything to get our minds off this situation we are in.

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7

I read that a doctor in Italy said this “until 2 weeks ago me and many of my colleagues were atheists. One hundred percent believed that science excludes God because we are doctors. A clergyman arrived in our hospital nine days ago. He always had a Bible in his hand. He reads to the patients and sometimes places the Bible in their hands. I have come to see that as human beings we have reached our limits and we begin to feel that God begins where man ends. Unfortunately the priest died. He helped give us peace in just nine days when all hope was shattered. Now I realize I am nothing on this earth but I will live like that priest until my last breath for others.” In my humble opinion, I think the churches will have more people in the pews when we can gather there than before this pandemic happened. For a little while at least.

In the “truth is stranger than fiction” category: the patron saint of resisting epidemics is named St. Corona. She was martyred as a teenager eighteen hundred years ago. Her relics have been preserved in Germany since AD 997. Her shrine is being prepared for display once the pandemic has passed. Who knew!!


Hope to “see” many of you Sunday at 9:30. Pray I will be able to figure out Zoom by then!
Sandy


Thank you CUC Class

From Jim and Linda Boswell:

We were stunned by the love and generosity of our wonderful CUC Class. You donated $4600 to Christ CUC to take care of the homes of flood victims in Jackson, Ms. It is especially meaningful that we show love to our neighbors that we will never know or see.

It is one of the big blessings in our life to be a part of CUC. Thank you being our friends.

Dear CUC friends and family in Christ,

Wow! What a blessing you are, have been, and will continue to be to our Christ UMC and neighbors whose homes were flooded. Imagine the additional concerns in our current circumstances that we all face on top of completely disrupted home environment.

Early on, we used your generous gifts to prepare meals for 450 neighbors that we delivered with love, hugs, and prayer. Many were stunned by that simple gesture. We have been in the process of meeting and evaluating longer term needs while partnering directly with UMCOR.

Thank you ALL for your care, your prayers, and your gifts of love in our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3

Betsy Boswell Cox

Here is another thank you letter from Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson:


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Response

As you know, nearly everything at RUMC is cancelled. Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.

RUMC sends out short, daily text messages. RUMC is a place of Community & Faith, and social media is no replacement for personal interaction, but we know that God can use such technology to bring about a sense of connection. If you would like to receive these daily e-mails, please text RUMC to 833-279-1728.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob has come up with a wonderful plan to assist us as we try to cut back on outside exposure while maintaining our supplies at home. There is drive – through service for $5 meals from our wonderful RUMC kitchen. Just drive up to the Fellowship Hall entrance and honk your horn and your meals will be delivered to your car. The plan is to serve a hot lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00. They will have selections of frozen meals as well, available until 4:00.

From Jacob: “After this week our RUMC Kitchen will have served around 350 hot lunches and around 350 frozen meals to our community over the past couple of weeks. These meals are keeping many people fed during this difficult time, and numerous members have told me how much safer they feel getting their meals from us rather than having to go out to the stores. We are so happy to be able to provide this service to our members and community, and we have the capacity to up our output if needed, so please keep spreading the word.”

While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted.

Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Next week’s lunch menu:

  • Monday April 6th:
    • Beef Stroganoff over buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Beats, Buttered Yeast Roll,
  • Tuesday April 7th:
    • Herb Roasted Pork Loin over Wild Rice, Green Beans, Buttered Yeast Roll, Bottled.
  • Wednesday April 8th:
    • Chicken Cacciatori over Steamed White Rice, Roasted Vegetables, Buttered Yeast Roll,
  • Thursday, April 9th:
    • BBQ Pulled Pork, Macaroni and Cheese, Braised Collard Greens,

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas.


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues with a new chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke as he continues to have health difficulties following foot surgery, infection, and pneumonia. John has sent the following message: I want to thank all the class members who have been supportive during my surgery and pneumonia. Sincerely, John Lemke
  • Peggy Rodway McNay – sympathy and prayers on the loss of her husband Mac

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason as they adjust to their move to South Carolina

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


Birthdays

  • Nancy Spence – April 9
  • Jeff Coelho – April 11

Anniversaries

None


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • August 6-8Job Networking Garage (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 27, 2020

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Our hope as Christians always has been and always will be in the love and provision for our Lord.

  • He assures us that when we pass through waters, rivers and fires, I will be with you (Isiah 43:2).
  • He meets our needs by His grace (Philippians 4:19),
  • offers His sustaining joy and peace (Philippians 4:4-7) and,
  • one day, leads us to our eternal home (John 14:3)

Message from Sandy Griffin

Hello Fellow CUC’ers. I do miss being with all of you. We will all be together again! Having said that, there will be NO CUC this Sunday. Pray that we will all be back to church Easter Sunday!! Please pray for our daughter Kelly as she has been exposed to the virus by her neighbor (her sister-in-law) also pray for the sister-in-law!

I am quoting from Dr. Jim Denison here;

“The four most welcome words in the Bible are God is for us. The unchanging creator is for us. His love is constant and unchanging, He is not plotting to take us down, He wants to build us up, He hasn’t turned away from us, He has turned towards us and is inviting us to run to Him for peace and strength.”“While we do not know why God allows all that He does, we are convinced that He redeems all He allows.”
Charles Spurgeon “without Christ there is no hope, but if our hope is in our Lord, pray and let God worry.”

Trivia question: How many does the Bible say Jesus fed with the loaves and fishes?

First one to send me an email with the correct answer will get their prize when we meet again!


Words of Wisdom

Once a man was asked what he gained by regularly praying to God? His reply

“nothing..but I have lost anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity and fear of death”. Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing;which ultimately is the gain. Anonymous


RUMC COVID-19 Virus Response

As you know, nearly everything at RUMC is cancelled. Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.

Starting in the upcoming days, RUMC will send out short, daily text messages. RUMC is a place of Community & Faith, and social media is no replacement for personal interaction, but we know that God can use such technology to bring about a sense of connection. If you would like to receive these daily e-mails, please text RUMC to 833-279-1728.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

RUMC’s Hospitality mission has come up with a wonderful plan to assist us as we try to cut back on outside exposure while maintaining our supplies at home. There is drive – through service for $5 meals from our wonderful RUMC kitchen.

Just drive up to the Fellowship Hall entrance and honk your horn and it will be delivered to your car. The plan is to serve a hot lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00. There will be selections of frozen meals as well. Right now they are just down to the Shepherd’s Pies in the freezer, but Jacob plans to restock next week starting with Chicken Pot Pie. He will also be working on adding some frozen soups to the selection of frozen meals. Next week he will try and make and freeze Tomato Basil Bisque and Corn Chowder. Pay by cash or check or online later.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu March 30 – April 2

Monday March 30th:

  • Chicken Pot Pie, Fruit Salad, Yeast Roll,

Tuesday March 31st:

  • Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna, Garlic Bread Sticks, Cookie, Water

Wednesday April 1st:

  • Chimichurri Pulled Pork, Black Beans and Rice, Grilled Flat Bread,

Tuesday, April 2nd:

  • Korean BBQ Beef, Sesame Chive Rice, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Sesame Roll,

All meals include Bottled Water and Canned Sodas.


CUC Small Group Dinners

The spring round of small group get-togethers has been cancelled. We will resume again in the fall.


RUMC Garage Sale Plans Changed

Due to the Corona Virus, the Garage Sale has been moved from May to August 6-8 with setup beginning Sunday, August 2. We have been able to acquire those dates for us as the church calendar is booked for the remainder of the year.


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

Continuing Prayers

  • Tom Cantrell’s follow up cystoscopy delayed until April 15 due to Coronavirus.
  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues with a new chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke hospitalized at Kennestone for infection in foot and pneumonia
  • Mac McNay in ICU at Kennestone with several serious problems with uncertain outcomes
  • Continue prayers for Judy and Ron Fox, Bev Tatom’s brother in- law who is recovering in a rehab facility following near fatal ruptured aortic aneurysm
  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

Thanksgiving

  • Susan Emmons’ COVID-19 test came back negative. Thank you all so very very much for your prayers.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the coronavirus!


Birthdays

  • Nancy Wright – Mar 29
  • Nancy Wistrand – Mar 31
  • Pat Stamps – Apr 1
  • Tom Knight – Apr 1
  • Dave Roberts – Apr 4
  • Gannett Backus – Apr 4

Anniversaries

  • Sue & George Waite – March 30
  • Pat & Ron Peterson – March 31

Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • April 25Homestretch Run the River Road Race-postponed by city of Roswell
  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • August 6-8Job Networking Garage sale (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 21, 2020

Lord teach us to pray – Luke 11:1


Sunday, March 22, 2020

As you probably know, nearly everything at RUMC is cancelled including our weekly CUC Class. Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to RUMC.com/live at the time of the service you want to watch.


CUC Small Group Dinners

The spring round of small group get-togethers has been cancelled. We will resume again in the fall.


Words of Wisdom

From Sandy Griffin

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people,
A heart that forgives the worst
A mind that forgets the bad
And a soul that never loses faith in God


Additional Warning of Worldwide Epidemic

From David Hills:

Today, Wednesday, Norma and I spoke with Sergio Ubbiali from Bergamo in northern Italy. He told us that Bergamo (COVID-19)is now the epicenter of the virus outbreak. Almost everything is shut down except the hospitals and morgues. He called our children to give us this warning: “Tell Norma and David to avoid all people, have someone do the shopping and wear a mask if they go out. THIS IS NO JOKE!”

He asked us to warn our friends, so I am passing Sergio’s warning on to you. Be safe!!


Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Tom Cantrell’s follow up cystoscopy delayed until April 15 due to Coronavirus.
  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Bob Hamilton for relief of severe hip pain
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery. (CUC is providing food while he recovers. Dates are covered through March. Please prepare food for 2 days with one in a non-returnable plate for microwave to use on a second day.)
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason need our prayers especially since they have moved to SC to be near their son Scott. Virginia was moved to a skilled nursing facility with an infection in her heel. Unfortunately the move has worsened Virginia’s mental status. Stan is in a senior living facility. He is no longer driving. Stan enjoys phone calls. He has asked us, CUC, to keep them in our prayers.

Continuing Prayers

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

CUC Cares and Concerns

  • Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.
  • Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite
  • Please pray for needs expressed and unexpressed for CUC members, and for friends and relatives of CUC class members who are facing illnesses, loss of loved ones, and important decisions to be made, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!

Birthdays

  • Dave Hills – March 22

Anniversaries

  • Sharon & Bob Schnakenberg – March 23, 1968 – 52 years!


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

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!


  • April 25 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race-postponed by city of Roswell
  • May 7-9Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – March 15, 2020

Lord teach us to pray – Luke 11:1


CUC HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.

It seems to be the consensus of the majority that we cancel CUC for the next 2 weeks.

Additionally, I just learned worship has been cancelled for 2 weeks. I will let Jim McCormick know as he has emailed me about Sunday.

Stay well!
My words of wisdom:

  • Wash your hands and say your prayers
  • Germs and Jesus are everywhere.

Sandy Griffin


Who is This?

One of our favorite teachers, Dr. Jim McCormick has our lesson Sunday. His lesson title is “Who is this?” Jim is on track to give the programs at CUC for the next four Sundays, through Palm Sunday. His topic for the series is, “Who Is This?”. This week the lesson planned is: “Who Is This? Jesus, the Man of Prayer”. Scripture: Luke 11:1-4

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Beth & Bob Hamilton and Norma & Dave Hills.
There will be no coffee service however.

CUC Attendance

March 8
80 members + 1 guest + 1 speaker = TOTAL: 82

CUC Collection

March 8
$84


Donations to Flood Relief

CUC has sent $4,540 to Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

I am most happy with the number of CUC members that stepped up to send aid to those in need. Our average Sunday attendance is 100…….Our giving was at 80 percent. What a wonderful world……..Thanks! Jim Boswell


CUC Small Group Dinners

Plan to sign up to attend or host one of our CUC April Small Group Dinners! We started passing the clipboard for the Small Group Dinners last Sunday.

We will continue to do that through March 29th. Kris Taylor will take email requests through that date as well. Our committee will meet to make the assignments on or about March 30th….so all who are interested should get on the list before the end of the month.


The Voices of Mimosa Concert

The concert scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th, at 3PM in our sanctuary of The Voices of Mimosa will not be held. It will be rescheduled for another date.


Job Networking Being Honored

Many CUC members are actively involved in the Job Networking program two Monday nights each month. RUMC’s Job Networking program will be honored at the State Capitol on March 18th.


Wednesday Night Out

Wednesday Night Out will be canceled for this week.


Aging Gracefully University

We all want to be proactive in best care practices for our “Golden Years”. Gather in the Dodson Center at 6pm on Tuesday, March 24, for an evening of up to three 20-minute sessions of your choice with respected professionals in the field, starting with an intro to the evening led by Beth Casey of Caravita Home Care. Sessions will focus on topics such as residence options and long term care, Medicare, finances and more. Advance registration is suggested to secure your seat in the desired classes. Registration: rumc.com/care or Mary Stokes, 770-261-1741.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

Save and bring in those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Recently the Wrights turned in our CUC collection of 20 pounds of pop tops (worth 40-50 cents a pound)


  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Bob Hamilton has to have a hip replacement. They cannot do it because of his age. They are doing a “shot” which is surgery as soon as he can get a date. He cannot walk without severe pain.
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery. (CUC is providing food while he recovers. Dates are covered through March but we will pass sign-up again. Please prepare food for 2 days with one in a non-returnable plate for microwave to use on a second day.)
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – are moving to Greer SC. Virginia is moving to a rehab facility and Stan will be staying with his son Scott for now. Scott Thomason’s address is 114 Sugar Cane Ct., Greer SC 29650

Continuing Prayers

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

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


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

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


Birthdays

  • Pat Ball – Mar 17
  • Margie Avery – Mar 18
  • Virginia Thomason – Mar 20

Anniversaries

  • Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968 – 52 years!

  • March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – postponed
  • March 24Aging Gracefully University – 6 PM
  • March 27-29 – The Acting UP production of Life with Father-postponed.
  • May 7-9Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newletter – March 6, 2020

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 5 “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Matthew 21:1-11


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Who is This? Jesus, the Prophet from Nazareth

One of our favorite teachers, Dr. Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson Sunday. His lesson title is “Who is this? Jesus, the Prophet from Nazareth.” Jim is on track to give the programs at CUC for the next five Sundays, through Palm Sunday. His topic for the series is, “Who Is This?”

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Jeanne & Jim Ehlers, Jan Ligon, and Julianna Goodson

CUC Attendance

March 1
Members 93 + Guests: 8 + Speaker: 1 = 102

CUC Collection

March 1
$115


CUC Sponsorship of HomeStretch Road Race

CUC class voted to support a motion by our treasurer Charlie Mason to contribute $750 to sponsor the Homestretch Road Race 2020.


CUC Small Group Dinners

Plan to sign up to attend or host one of our CUC April Small Group Dinners, coming soon!


CUC Website Addition

Doug Tatom has added a Podcast box to the CUC website and will add podcasts as they are available. (on the right hand side of this page)

Also, Doug Tips box has been added to the right hand side of the page, with blog articles by Doug.


Job Networking Being Honored

Many CUC members are actively involved in the Job Networking program two Monday nights each month. RUMC’s Job Networking program will be honored at the State Capitol on March 18th.


Pop Tops from CUC

Recently the Wrights turned in our CUC collection of 20 pounds of pop tops (worth 40-50 cents a pound) to the Ronald McDonald House and received the following thank you note: “Thank you for collecting pop tops for Ronald McDonald House charities. Since 1998 the Pop Tops Recycling program has raised over $148,000 for the two Ronald McDonald Houses in Atlanta.

ARMHC relies on friends like you to keep our hearts and doors open to nearly 2,000 families of ill and injured children each year. This donation will help us make a significant difference in children’s lives by keeping families together when they need each other the most.”


Wednesday Night Out

The menu for Wednesday, March 11 is:

  • Peppered Beef Tips and Gravy, Sesame Chive Rice Pilaf, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buttered Yeast Rolls
  • Featured Salad Bar and Soup De Jour
  • Maple Candied Bacon Cake

Make your plans to be there with many of your CUC friends…..don’t miss it….delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be.


Acting Up presents Life with Father

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased via the Box Office at 678.871.7766; Main Office, Chapel building; Worship Arts office, Sanctuary building; or online at brownpapertickets.com.

The show runs Friday through Sunday, March 27-29. Tickets for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. include dinner and are $15 for general admission or $30 reserved seat. Tickets for Sunday at 4 p.m. are $10 general admission or $25 reserved seat. Information: 678.871.7766 or rumcactingup@gmail.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – are moving to Greer SC. Virginia is moving to a rehab facility and Stan will be staying with his son Scott for now.

Continuing Prayers

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

Thanksgiving

  • Julianna Goodson back to class after complicated knee surgery

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


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

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.


A Note From Former CUC Member

From Nancy Van Horn:

Everyone wanted to see my miniatures before I left but was not able to show them. We are now putting them on Auction on Invaluable.com on March 14 under Karen’s Miniature (Dollhouse) Shop.

To bid you do have to register on line, but can look at everything now. Can you pass the information to CUC? I hope all is well with you. I really miss all of you. I am

happy here in Pa near my son Bob.


Birthdays

  • Johnie Wright – March 8
  • Betty Smith – March 11
  • Diane Stephens – March 12
  • Patsy Lanham – March 13
  • MariAnna Brown – March 14

Anniversaries

none

March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – 3 P.M.

April 25 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race

May 7-9 – Job Networking Garage Sale

June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM

Oct. 21-23- CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College



CUC Newsletter – February 28, 2020

1 After this the LORD appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Luke 10:1-3


Sunday, March 1, 2020

God’s Kingdom: In Mission Together

Rev. Scott Parrish, Associate Director for Congregational Excellence of the North Georgia Conference, brings our message Sunday. His lesson is “God’s Kingdom: In Mission Together”

Scott was here six months ago and brought us an excellent message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Margie Avery, and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

February 23

  • Members: 102
  • Visitors
  • Teacher: 1
  • Total: 104

CUC Collection

February 23
$108


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

From the CUC Mission Outreach Committee:

Thank you, CUC Class, for providing a successful birthday party for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on February 22. Thirteen of us were on hand there in Cedartown, GA, to set up party supplies and interact with those teenagers, but credit for their smiles goes to the whole class.

You donated funds and awesome Bingo prizes for that day. We met the new Recreation Manager, Jessica McWilliams, who understands this special population and shares mutual respect with them. Jessica led some of us to the new athletic field, a need finally realized, where these young people can now play various sports.

A new goal is to incorporate canine therapy at M-H, enabling young people to bond with dogs when human contact is difficult. Thanks again for your help with the party.


Mardi Gras Party

Partying like it’s 2020
the Photo Booth

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Day Party last Tuesday was a great success and lots of fun. Thanks to Garlinn and Mike Story and the CUC Fellowship Committee.


Mississippi Flood Relief

Jim Boswell is coordinating contributions for Mississippi flood relief. Make checks payable to CUMC (Christ United Methodist Church) in Jackson.

From Jim & Linda: CUC has pulled out all the stops to give your financial support to the flood victims in South Jackson Mississippi. As of Thursday your contributions, including our $1,000 match, brings the total to $2745.

We have not received our mail today (Thursday) and I know there are checks in the mail. If YOU are interested in getting us past $3500 you can hand me a check on Sunday. The Lord is Good and So I Thank The Lord and Christians Under Construction.


CUC Website Addition

Doug Tatom has added a POD cast box (widget) to the CUC website and will add podcasts as they are available.


Job Networking Being Honored

Many CUC members are actively involved in the Job Networking program two Monday nights each month. RUMC’s Job Networking program will be honored at the State Capitol on March 18th.


Wednesday Night Out

Make your plans to be there with many of your CUC friends…..don’t miss it….delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be.


Acting Up presents Life with Father

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased via the Box Office at 678.871.7766; Main Office, Chapel building; Worship Arts office, Sanctuary building; or online at brownpapertickets.com.

The show runs Friday through Sunday, March 27-29. Tickets for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

includes dinner and tickets are $15 for general admission or $30 reserved seat. Tickets for Sunday at 4 p.m. are $10 general admission or $25 reserved seat. Information: 678.871.7766 or rumcactingup@gmail.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Tom Erdman – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Juliana Goodson – for a continued good recovery from knee surgery
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – Virginia fell last week and sprained her ankle and is now in a wheelchair. They anticipate a move soon to an assisted living facility in South Carolina near their son.

Continuing Prayers

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

From the editor (Sue): Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!

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


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

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


Birthdays

  • Linda Boswell – March 4

Anniversaries

none


  • March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – 3 P.M.
  • May 7-9 – Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – February 21, 2020

But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

Matthew 17:7-8.


Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Transfiguration

Scott Dickson has our lesson again this Sunday. His topic is The Transfiguration. Scott always brings us an interesting lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Claudia & John Phelps and Rose & Jim Lappe.

CUC Attendance

February 16
Members 101 + Guests 3+ Speaker 1= TOTAL 105!

CUC Collection

February 16
$102

Welcome Our New Member

Be sure to welcome our newest CUC member, Lizann Gibson.


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

This Saturday, February 22nd, will be the CUC birthday party for the Murphy Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown. A group of CUC members will be providing the party for about 75 residents and staff; bringing party supplies, gifts, and prizes, and serving, playing Bingo, and visiting with the students.

Please pray for a successful party and that the contributions of CUC members may make a difference in the lives of these unfortunate children.


Mardi Gras Party

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Day Party is next Tuesday, February 25, at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club, 9072 River Run Avenue, Sandy Springs. (Written directions will be available in the CUC class.)

Red beans and rice Jambalaya will be served. There will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Contact Garlinn or Mike Story with any questions. Please make arrangements to carpool.


Wednesday Night Out

This coming Wednesday’s menu is:

  • Southern Shrimp Sauce or Wild Mushroom Ragu over Creamy Cheese Grits
  • Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Dill
  • Buttered Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Mushroom Chowder
  • Banana Pudding, Cookies.

We will also have Bonnie White on the Piano! Make your plans to be there with many of your CUC friends…..don’t miss it….delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

Homestretch Peachtree Tea is next Tuesday, February 25th , held at the Country Club of the South. Several of our very talented CUC members have donated great raffle items for the on-line auction that day. CUC has a number of people going and we carpool from the church. Talk to Lynn Adcock for information.


Get Your Cans to Church!

February is RUMC’s month to help stock the Food Pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. To simplify the process, we will have a collection point in our classroom this Sunday and the next. The Boy Scouts will pick up the items and deliver them to NFCC.

The ten recommended items to bring are: Dried Beans (1lb Bags), Tomato Paste, Canned Fish/Meat, Peanut Butter/Jelly, Cream Soups & Regular Soups, Broth, All Toiletries, Juice Boxes, Canned Fruit & Canned Peas, Hamburger Helper, Baking Items. However, any food item you bring will be appreciated.

A number of members of our CUC class volunteer as helpers in the Food Pantry; others pick up food items from local establishment on a regular basis, and others in general operation of NFCC. They can attest to the significance of this ministry to the community.

Interesting fact: Malone Dodson was actively involved in the founding of NFCC almost 40 years ago!!


Acting Up presents Life with Father

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased via the Box Office at 678.871.7766; Main Office, Chapel building; Worship Arts office, Sanctuary building; or online at brownpapertickets.com.

The show runs Friday through Sunday, March 27-29. Tickets for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. include dinner and are $15 for general admission or $30 reserved seat. Tickets for Sunday at 4 p.m. are $10 general admission or $25 reserved seat. Information: 678.871.7766 or rumcactingup@gmail.com


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Tom Erdman – For good recovery following surgery for a recurrence of liposarcoma
  • Juliana Goodson – for a continued good recovery from knee surgery
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke as he recovers from foot surgery at Manor Care

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery. Good to see him and Laverne at CUC again
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Bob Davis – it was good to see him back to CUC this past Sunday

CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

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

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


Birthdays

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

Anniversaries

  • Stella and Wilford Boayue – Feb 27, 1972 – 48 years
  • Linda and Tom Cantrell – Feb 27, 1965 – 55 years

  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • Feb 25 – HomeStretch Peachtree Tea – 11:00 AM
  • March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – 3 P.M.
  • May 7-9 – Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – February 14, 2020

Jesus replied, “Moses allowed you to divorce your wives because your hearts are unyielding. But it wasn’t that way from the beginning.”

Matthew 19:8 (CEB)


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Protocols and Proposed Legislation for General Conference 2020

Slide Presentation for the Lesson

Scott Dickson has our lesson Sunday, his topic: Protocols and Proposed Legislation for General Conference 2020. After years of heartfelt conflict and sincere disagreement, leaders from all of the major constituencies of the United Methodist Church have come together, along with a world-renowned mediator, to try to craft a new way forward.

Unlike previous efforts, this way forward is a path of amicable and respectful separation in our disagreement. Out of this group has come a set of legislation that is receiving wide-spread support in advance of the upcoming General Conference 2020 in May. While not yet any kind of action or foregone conclusion, it is important to understand the proposals that are going to be at the forefront of discussions for us as United Methodists.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Nancy & Johnie Wright and Maureen & Gene Osborn.

CUC Attendance

February 9
72 members + 1 guest + 1 teacher = 74 total

CUC Collection

February 9
$62


Mardi Gras Party

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Day Party will be on February 25, at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club, 9072 River Run Avenue, Sandy Springs. (Written directions will be available in the CUC class, or click the link above.)

Our first one was such fun that 77 people have signed up! Red beans and rice Jambalaya will be served. This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. $12 per person. Sign up and pay on Sunday morning! Contact Garlinn or Mike Story with any questions. Please make arrangements to carpool.


Wednesday Night Out

This Wednesday’s menu is:

  • Chipotle Glazed Meatloaf
  • Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Herbed Vegetable Medley
  • Buttered Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup de Jour,
  • Floating Cherry Cobbler.

There are now short programs of entertainment at the Wednesday night dinners. Make your plans to be there with many of your CUC friends…..don’t miss it….delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

Support Homestretch while attending this wonderful annual event! The Homestretch Peachtree Tea is on Tuesday, February 25th , held at the Country Club of the South.

Tickets are $80 and it is a major fundraiser along with its silent auction for Homestretch. Several of our very talented CUC members have donated great raffle items for the on-line auction that day. CUC usually fills at least one table and we carpool from the church. We are well on our way to filling a second table! Talk to Lynn Adcock for information. For tickets call 770-642-9185 or Homestretch.org


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

Next Saturday, February 22nd will be the 6th year that CUC has provided a birthday party for the Murphy Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown.

Murphy Harpst provides safety and intensive therapy for severely abused and neglected young people. We will give a $25 gift card to each of the 3 children celebrating a February birthday and provide the party for about 75 residents and staff.

We need 12-15 people to bring and set out all the party supplies, bingo games and prizes, and to serve, play Bingo and visit with the students. Please sign up to attend or donate toward party supplies (playing cards, sodas, candy, chips and raffle prizes). Contact Betty Hunt for more information.


Serving Side By Side

2020’s mission celebration is a 4-week event this year. February 3-28. Serving Side By Side. Week 4 will be for commitment to donate and serve including next Saturday morning, Feb. 22, at 10:00 when 150 people will be needed for packing food – 25,000 meals for shipment to hungry people. See the RUMC website and “Friday Blast”** for further information to determine how you can participate and to sign up for activities.

** To subscribe to the Friday Blast, click on the RUMC website link above, then on the RUMC website, scroll to the bottom of the page. On the Right side of the page, under Newsletter signup, put your email address in the email box, then click the subscribe button to receive the “Friday Blast” newsletter in your email every week.


Get Your Cans to Church!

February is RUMC’s month to help stock the Food Pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. To simplify the process, we will have a collection point in our classroom this Sunday and the next. The Boy Scouts will pick up the items and deliver them to NFCC.

The ten recommended items to bring are:

Dried Beans (1lb Bags), Tomato Paste, Canned Fish/Meat, Peanut Butter/Jelly, Cream Soups & Regular Soups, Broth, All Toiletries, Juice Boxes, Canned Fruit & Canned Peas, Hamburger Helper, Baking Items. However, any food item you bring will be appreciated.

A number of members of our CUC class volunteer as helpers in the Food Pantry, others pick up food items from local establishment on a regular basis, and others in general operation of NFCC. They can attest to the significance of this ministry to the community.

Interesting fact: Malone Dodson was actively involved in the founding of NFCC almost 40 years ago!!


Acting UP presents Life with Father

Tickets are on sale and may be purchased via the Box Office at 678.871.7766; Main Office, Chapel building; Worship Arts office, Sanctuary building; or online at brownpapertickets.com. The show runs:

Friday through Sunday, March 27-29. Tickets for Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. include dinner and are $15 for general admission or $30 reserved seat. Tickets for Sunday at 4 p.m. are $10 general admission or $25 reserved seat. Information: 678.871.7766 or rumcactingup@gmail.com

(Watch the Full Movie on YouTube)


Planning Ahead

Mark your calendars and start collecting your no-longer-needed items together! RUMC Job Networking’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza and Bake Sale will be May 7, 8, & 9.The garage sale to benefit Job Networking starts with set up Sunday after church, May 3. Plan to bring your in donations and to encourage others to bring them too.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Tom Erdman – Scheduled for surgery this Thursday for a recurrence of liposarcoma
  • Juliana Goodson – for a continued good recovery from knee surgery
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.
  • John Lemke as he recovers from foot surgery at Manor Care
  • Michael Grant’s father, Hoyt Grant Sr. passed away suddenly last Sunday. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • MariAnna Brown has 2 requests for prayers – Baby Jack has had a seizure. Please pray that he can be treated with medication to alleviate any more seizures. Also a family friend, Thomas Williamson, 51, diagnosed with lymphoma with blood clots in lungs and fighting for his life. Please pray for him and his family.

Continuing Prayers

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

CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • Jim Adcock – Feb 19
  • Tom Erdman – Feb 19
  • Dee Scott – Feb 20
  • Babs Skilling – Feb 22
  • Cecelia Moore – Feb 22
  • Judy Zierk – Feb 22

Anniversaries

  • none

  • Feb 22 – Birthday Party at Murphy Harpst
  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party – Huntcliff River Club
  • Feb 25 – HomeStretch Peachtree Tea – 11:00 AM
  • March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – 3 P.M.
  • May 7-9 – Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23- CUC annual retreat at Winshape


CUC Newsletter – February 7, 2020

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:28


Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Upside-Down World of the Kingdom of God.

Bob Fletcher, one of our favorite speakers, has our lesson Sunday. His topic sounds interesting: “The upside-down world of the Kingdom of God”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Judy & Dal Zierk and Martha Jane & Charlie Mason

CUC Attendance

February 2
96 members+ 1 New member + 1 visitor = Total 98

CUC Collection

February 2
$80

Welcome Our New Member

Be sure to welcome our newest CUC member, Lizann Gibson.


Mardi Gras Party

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Day Party will be on February 25, at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club, 9072 River Run Avenue, Sandy Springs. Our first one was such fun that more than 77 people have signed up!

Red beans and rice Jambalaya will be served. This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. $12 per person. Sign up and pay on Sunday morning! Contact Garlinn or Mike Story with any questions. Please make arrangements to carpool.


Wednesday Night Out

There are now short programs of entertainment at the Wednesday night dinners. The entertainment for WNO next week is the Ewald Band. Come and enjoy some “easy listening music” during dinner.

This week’s menu is:

  • Pork Marbella with Plum Pork Jus
  • Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Green Beans with Peppers and Onions
  • Fresh Buttered Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Minestrone Soup
  • Italian Cream Cake

Make your plans to be there with many of your CUC friends…..don’t miss it….delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be.


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

Support Homestretch while attending this wonderful annual event!

The Homestretch Peachtree Tea is on Tuesday, February 25th , held at the Country Club of the South. Tickets are $80 and it is a major fundraiser along with its silent auction for Homestretch. Several of our very talented CUC members have donated great raffle items for the on-line auction that day.

CUC usually fills at least one table and we carpool from the church. We are well on our way to filling a second table! Talk to Lynn Adcock for information. For tickets call 770-642-9185 or Homestretch.org


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

February 22nd will be the 6th year that CUC has provided a birthday party for the Murphy Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown. Murphy Harpst provides safety and intensive therapy for severely abused and neglected young people.

We will give a $25 gift card to each of the 3 children celebrating a February birthday and provide the party for about 75 residents and staff. We need 12-15 people to bring and set out all the party supplies, bingo games and prizes, and to serve, play Bingo and visit with the students.

Please sign up to attend or donate toward party supplies (playing cards, sodas, candy, chips and raffle prizes). Contact Betty Hunt for more information.


CUC 2020 Retreat

This year’s CUC retreat will be at a favorite CUC retreat location at Winshape on the Berry College campus, October 21-23. Mark your 2020 calendars now! Rusty Gordon will be our leader for an “Old Fashioned Methodist Camp Meeting”.


Serving Side By Side

2020’s mission celebration is a 4-week event this year. February 3-28, Serving Side By Side. RUMC will be providing food for North Fulton Community Charities all month long.

Week 3 will provide opportunities to serve locally.

Week 4 will be for commitment to donate and serve including a Saturday morning at 10:00 when 150 people will be needed for packing food – 25,000 meals for shipment to hungry people.

See the RUMC website and “Friday Blast” for further information to determine how you can participate and to sign up for activities.


Acting UP presents: Life with Father

Tickets on sale now. Purchase your tickets at the Box Office, 678.871.7766; the Main Office, Chapel building; Worship Arts office, Sanctuary building, or online.

The production runs March 27-29. Friday & Saturday evening shows include dinner, $15 general seating, $30 reserved. Sunday afternoon show tickets are $10 general seating, $25 reserved.


Planning Ahead

Mark your calendars and start collecting your no-longer-needed items together! RUMC Job Networking’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza and Bake Sale will be May 7, 8, & 9, 2020.The garage sale to benefit Job Networking starts with set up Sunday after church, May 3. Plan to bring your in donations and to encourage others to bring them too.


Get Your Cans to Church!

Help us fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities! A list of current needs can be found HERE, and is also attached to bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. You can bring non-perishable items on Sundays or to the Main Office, Chapel building .

Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Pat Ball and family as she mourns the loss of her husband Fred.
  • Bob Davis and family as they mourn the loss of Barbara.
  • Tom Erdman – still awaiting surgery for a recurrence of liposarcoma
  • Juliana Goodson – for a continued good recovery from knee surgery
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. And for Donna on the loss of her mother.
  • John Lemke had successful foot surgery St. Joseph’s on Monday and has been moved to Manor Care in Marietta for rehab.
  • Dave and Norma Hills – Their son Tom and wife Susan in Decatur have two cancer patients in their home. Susan’s mom Ellen is receiving hospice care and daughter Sadie, aged 15, has lymphoma and is beginning treatment with surgery this past Monday.

Continuing Prayers

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

CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • Bob Morisey – Feb. 9
  • Betty Robertson – Feb. 11
  • Mr. Patrick Cooney – Feb. 15

Anniversaries

  • NONE

  • Feb 22 – Birthday Party at Murphy Harpst
  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • Feb 25 – HomeStretch Peachtree Tea – 11:00 AM
  • March 15 – The Voices of Mimosa Concert – 3 P.M.
  • March 27-29 – Life with Father
  • May 7-9 – Job Networking Garage Sale
  • June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – January 31, 2020

Hear what the LORD says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:1


Sunday, February 2, 2020

God’s Call Today

The CUC lesson this Sunday will be divided into two parts, both led by CUC members.

The first, led by Doug Tatom will be on using your computer, tablet, and phone to best “hear God’s call”. How to get to our church and CUC websites, phone apps, the Login, creating your own bookmarks, etc.; information on church activities, fellow classmates, and previous CUC lessons can be found here…… if you know how to find them.

The second part, led by Jeff Coelho will be “God’s call today”, are you listening for it?”

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Babs & Shaw Skillings and Jill Head and Jane Bailey

CUC Attendance

January 26
94 Members + 1 visitor = 95 total

CUC Collection

January 26
$129

CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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

Thanksgiving

We are fortunate to have Bonnie White playing beautiful piano music each week as we gather.


Mardi Gras Party

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Party will be on February 25, at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club. Our first one was such fun that over 70 people have signed up! Red beans and rice Jambalaya will be served. This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Sign up on Sunday morning! Contact Garlinn or Mike Story with any questions.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

The Neighborhood Care Group list is now updated and has been sent out via email by Dave Roberts and have now been incorporated into our CUC contact list by Doug Tatom. See Doug to find out how to add the list of CUC contacts to your cell phone so you will always have all the information you need to find about your classmates literally at your fingertips. If you notice that anyone in your group has been absent for a while send them a card or a phone call. Have a big dinner party, or dessert and coffee and play games, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and sit together. Anything you can think of that is good fellowship!


Wednesday Night Out

Wednesday night we continue a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Roger Davis and Larry Hunt are making arrangements for short programs at the Wednesday night dinners and have entertainment lined up each week. The food and the programs have been great. The entertainment for next Wednesday will be Jane Riley and Gregg Davidson of Believe Ministries. Jacob Crane and his staff have really been working hard to make this an enjoyable event. Come enjoy the evening with your CUC friends. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

This week’s menu

  • Herbed Chicken Pot Pie, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli
  • Fresh Buttered Yeast Rolls, Featured Salad Bar, Soup de Jour
  • Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream.

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


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

Support Homestretch while attending this wonderful annual event! The Homestretch Peachtree Tea is coming up on Tuesday, February 25th. It is held at the Country Club of the South. Tickets are $80 and it is a major fundraiser along with its silent auction for Homestretch. CUC usually fills at least one table and we carpool from the church. Talk to Lynn Adcock for information. For tickets call 770-642-9185 or Homestretch.org


Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

February 22nd will be the 6th year that CUC has provided a birthday party for the Murphy Harpst Children’s Center in Cedartown. Murphy Harpst provides safety and intensive therapy for severely abused and neglected young people.

We will give a $25 gift card to each of the 3 children celebrating a February birthday and provide the party for about 75 residents and staff. We need 12-15 people to bring and set out all the party supplies, bingo games and prizes, and to serve, play Bingo and visit with the students.

Please sign up to attend or donate toward party supplies. (playing cards, sodas, candy, chips). See Betty Hunt for more details.


CUC 2020 Retreat

Winshape Retreat Center

This year’s CUC retreat will be at a favorite CUC retreat location at Winshape on the Berry College campus, October 21-23. Mark your 2020 calendars now! Rusty Gordon will be our leader for an “Old Fashioned Methodist Camp Meeting”.


Serving Side By Side

2020’s mission celebration will be a 4-week event this year. February 3-28. Serving Side By Side. RUMC will be providing food for North Fulton Community Charities all month long. “Get your cans to church!!”

Week 1 will include Family Promise – housing a homeless family for the week.

Week 2 will provide opportunities to listen and learn from our sponsored missionaries.

Week 3 will provide opportunities to serve locally.

Week 4 will be for commitment to donate and serve including a Saturday night when 150 people will be needed for packing food.

See the RUMC website and “Friday Blast” for further information to determine how you can participate and to sign up for activities.


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Sister Backus for relief of severe back pain
  • Bob Davis and family as they mourn the loss of Barbara. Her service will be on Monday at 10:30 in the chapel. (Go to northsidechapel.com to see her obituary).
  • Tom Erdman – scheduled for surgery on Feb. 3 for a recurrence of liposarcoma
  • Juliana Goodson – for a continued good recovery from knee surgery last Wednesday. Her surgery went well and she thanks the class for all the prayers, calls, and texts. She said she felt covered with all the prayers and appreciates them so much.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. Also on Thursday Donna’s Mother, Leila Niedelman, passed away in her sleep. She was two days shy of her 93rd birthday. They are at peace with her being with the Lord and no longer suffering. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
  • Dave and Norma HillsTheir son Tom and wife Susan in Decatur have two cancer patients in their home. Susan’s mom Ellen is receiving hospice care and daughter Sadie, aged 15, has lymphoma and will begin chemo. Thanks for praying with and for their family.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery it is good to see him back in class!
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

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

Thank you

  • From Gail Earman – a thank you to all the people who sent cards and those that attended Diana’s Memorial service. The prayers were felt and I can’t thank you all enough. She was much loved by so many and will be missed.

Birthdays

  • Jim Lappe – Feb 2
  • Don MacLeod – Feb 4
  • Tom Cantrell – Feb 4
  • Gayle Crolius – Feb 6
  • Patricia Mashburn – Feb 6
  • Sieg Hoogstraal – Feb 7

Anniversaries

~~ none ~~


  • Feb 22 – Birthday Party at Murphy Harpst
  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • Feb 25 – HomeStretch Peachtree Tea – 11:00 AM
  • June 23 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – January 24, 2019

It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.

Hebrews 11:7


Sunday, January 26, 2020

Is Faith a Journey on an Ark or a Cruise Ship?

Mark Goodwin has our lesson this coming Sunday. His lesson title is “Is Faith a Journey on an Ark or a Cruise Ship?” Mark always brings us a wonderful lesson.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sue & Hugh Gardner, Steve Covert, and Linda Mooney

CUC Attendance

January 19
92 members + 5 visitors + 1 teacher = 98

CUC Collection

January 19
$91

CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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


Mardi Gras Party

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Party will be on February 25, at 6:00 PM at the Huntcliff River Club. Our first one was such fun that over 70 people have signed up already! Red beans and rice Jambalaya will be served. This will be “pot luck” for sides and appetizers. Sign up on Sunday morning! Contact Garlinn or Mike Story with any questions.


CUC Neighborhood Care Groups

The Neighborhood Care Group list is now updated and has been sent out via email by Dave Roberts and have now been incorporated into our CUC contact list by Doug Tatom.

If you notice that anyone in your group has been absent for a while send them a card or a phone call. Have a big dinner party, or dessert and coffee and play games, or come to Wednesday Night Dinner and sit together. Anything you can think of that is good fellowship!


Thanks to Doug Tatom!

Thanks to Doug Tatom we have on outstanding and very useful CUC website. If you are a CUC Class member, see Doug to find out how to add the list of CUC contacts to your cell phone so you will always have all the information you need to find about your classmates literally at your fingertips: all contact information; pictures, address, phone, email address, how to get to their home, as well as the Neighborhood Care Group they are in. You must also know the password.


Wednesday Night Out

This Wednesday night we continue a new series of Wednesday Night Out suppers. Come and enjoy delicious food, warm fellowship and a friendly place to be. Roger Davis and Larry Hunt are making arrangements for short programs at the Wednesday night dinners and have entertainment lined up.

This week entertainment will be provided by Raleigh Warren a young, very accomplished pianist who will be playing background music with a couple of special pieces during the middle of the dinner time. Make your plans to be there…..don’t miss it!!

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

  • Caribbean Pulled Pork with Fresh Chimichurri
  • Black Beans and Rice, Roasted Plantains
  • Fresh Yeast Rolls, Soup de Jour
  • Featured Salad Bar, Vanilla Coconut Cream Cake

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


Homestretch Peachtree Tea

Support Homestretch while attending this wonderful annual event! The Homestretch Peachtree Tea is coming up on Tuesday, February 25th. It is held at the Country Club of the South.

Tickets are $80 and it is a major fundraiser along with its silent auction for Homestretch. CUC usually fills at least one table and we carpool from the church. Talk to Lynn Adcock for information. For tickets call 770-642-9185 or Homestretch.org


Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

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

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


  • Sister Bachus for relief of severe back pain
  • Barbara Davis at North Fulton Hospital recovering from another stroke
  • Tom Erdman – scheduled for surgery on Feb. 3 for a recurrence of liposarcoma
  • Juliana Goodson – for a good recovery from knee surgery last Wednesday. Her surgery went well and she thanks the class for all the prayers, calls, and texts. She said she felt covered with all the prayers and appreciates them so much.
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery
  • Tom Cantrell as he continues his radiation treatments through January
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Bob Davis now at Ivey Ridge
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance

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

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


Birthdays

  • Ann McNew – Jan 28
  • Lesleigh Coelho – Jan 31

Anniversaries

  • None

  • Feb 22 – Birthday Party at Murphy Harpst
  • Feb 25 – CUC Mardi Gras Party at Huntcliff River Club
  • Feb 25 – HomeStretch Peachtree Tea – 11:00 AM
  • June 24 – CUC Patriotic Party – 6:00 PM
  • Oct. 21-23 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College


CUC Newsletter – January 17, 2020

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

Psalm 41:1


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Having A Giving and Grateful Heart

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

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

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

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

CUC Refreshments

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

CUC Attendance

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

CUC Collection

January 12
$100


CUC Sunday Cares and Concerns

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


Mardi Gras Party

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


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

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


Murphy Harpst Thank You

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


Wednesday Night Out

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

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

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

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


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


Alphabet Soup

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


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

Continuing Prayers

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

Thanksgiving

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

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

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


Birthdays

  • Janice Scalzo – Jan 21

Anniversaries

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

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


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