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Christmas Festival Concerts – RESCHEDULED for Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. No tickets are necessary. Information: 770.594.0512 or

An Evening in Bethlehem Tenth Anniversary! Come experience a Christmas like no other with your whole family on Saturday, Dec. 16. Details:

The Michaeol O’Neal Singers Twelfth Annual Messiah Sing-Along will be in the Sanctuary on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. Bring your own score or purchase one at the door. Listeners are welcome! Tickets/Information: or 770.594.7974

The W.A.Y. Presents “In Bethlehem Inn” on Sunday, Dec. 17, 6-8 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please join us for a dinner theater. Tickets ($10) are available in the Dod.

Job Networking will meet on Monday, Jan. 8 (our first meeting of 2018), in the Chapel building. Information and agenda:

Senior Trip: Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House Tour – Tickets are $22 (lunch is on your own.) This trip will be rescheduled for a later date. Please contact Andrea’ Cummings with questions, or 770.261.1796. Register:

Are You Ready to Join RUMC?  If you have questions or are ready to join the church, contact Rev. Martha Fielden, 770.261.1731 or You may also go to for more information.

Acting UP will be holding open group auditions for the March comedic play, “Barefoot in the Park,” on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Information: 

DivorceCare – This 12-week course will meet Tuesdays from 6:15-8:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Jan. 9. Details/Registration: or Jennie Martin, or 770.261.1781

GriefShare – This 12-week course will meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Jan. 9. Details/Registration: or Jennie Martin, or 770.261.1781

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University – Learn practical ways to manage your money in this 9-week course that begins Sunday, Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m. Details/Registration: Jennie Martin, 770.261.1781, or

RUMC Women’s Retreat Registration! We hope you will join us at Lake Lanier Islands Feb. 9-10, 2018, as we hear from author Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner who currently serves as Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School as well as vicar of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She will focus on themes from her most recent book, “Wearing God,” as we explore the variety of images for God from the Bible, including God as clothing, God as comedian, and God as lactation consultant. Registration:

Fitness Classes are offered at RUMC. Go to for information.

Bridge Club meets weekly in room 252 in the Sanctuary building from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Open to all ages and skill levels. Information: Sieg Hoogstraal, or 770.312.8379

The RUMC Devotional Line is updated daily. Start or end your day by calling 770.640.2266 to hear a short devotional and prayer.

Support Groups and 12-Step Groups are offered at the Counseling Center located on the RUMC campus. Groups include: Parkinson’s Support, Survivors of Suicide, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), Women’s AA (“Sober Sisters”), Al-Anon (Families of Alcoholics), Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA), CASA (Kleptomaniacs/Shoplifters Anonymous), CMA (Crystal Meth), EA (Emotions Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), SA (Sexaholics Anonymous), and S-Anon (Families of Sexaholics). Information: Patty Hampton, or 770.261.1767