CUC Newsletter – January 20, 2017

CUC Logo Resized with I AddFor the word of God is alive and active…it judges the thoughts and attitudes of our heart.
Hebrews 4:12

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Who Do You Say that I Am?
This Sunday we will all look forward to having one of our favorite teachers. Dr. Harvey West will be bringing us our lesson. The topic of his lesson, based on the words of Jesus in Mark 8: 27-33, is “Who Do You Say that I Am?”

CUC Refreshments
We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This week they will be provided by Peggy Rodway, Betty & Earnie Robertson and Wanda & Terry Taylor.

CUC Class Attendance
January 15
86 members, 7 visitors, 1 teacher = 94

New CUC Member
Please welcome our new member Jackie Hubbard.

CUC Super Bowl Party

Save the date of February 5 for a CUC Super Bowl Party! The party will be at the Diner at North Point beginning at 5:30. Heavy hors’deurves and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Other drinks may be purchased.

The clipboards will be passed this Sunday. Please sign up and bring $20 per person check or cash. If check, please make it to CUC and put “party” on the memo line. If unable to sign up this Sunday please contact Mike and Garlinn Story.

The Right Order of Things

Jim McCormick’s new book, The Right Order of Things, has arrived and will again be available at CUC on Sunday! See Tom or Martha Knight for a copy. Many of you will recall that Jim shared parts of this book with us when he taught CUC a few months ago. It’s a great summary of Jim’s thoughts on Christian beliefs in our modern world presented in a simple way that all of us can understand.

The cost is $15 per book. Thanks to Jim, a $7 donation will be made to the RUMC Foundation for every book sold at RUMC. Make checks payable to the RUMC Foundation. If you didn’t sign up to receive a copy earlier there’s no problem. We have plenty available and Jim has personally signed every copy!

Homestretch Peachtree Tea

The annual Peachtree Tea which benefits Homestretch will be held at the Country Club of the South on Tuesday, February 28. It is always a very nice event. Let’s try to get a full CUC table.

RUMC as Movie Set

Bill Scott announced that RUMC was used recently as a star-studded movie set thanks to the efforts of some CUC members.

Catherine Simons, knowing the big part that movie making is playing in our local economy, thought it would be neat if RUMC could offer the assets it has on its campus to filmmakers for their sets. The filmmakers would get the sets they needed and RUMC would get some publicity and income.

Stan Thomason had proven ability as a photographer, owned professional equipment and was happy to help. Stan spent a couple of days shooting all around the campus then processing and culling the photos for consideration.The sanctuary didn’t make the cut, but the chapel proved to be exactly what was needed for a brief but dramatic scene in a movie.

Netflix’s new feature movie, Come Sunday, is based on a This American Life episode from 2005. Come Sunday chronicles the story of Carlton Pearson a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. He loses everything and must rebuild his church and his family and find his own personal faith. Any income from this goes to the church general fund.

Prayer Requests

  • Jim Adcock – continued good recovery following kidney stone removal
  • Larry Douglas for good recovery following rotator cuff surgery
  • Linda Boswell for continued good recovery following knee replacement surgery
  • Sue Gardner who will be having hip replacement surgery next Tuesday
  • Sandy Griffin – for healing following a slip on ice resulting in a broken left leg
  • Jack Stadler– for good recovery following successful aortic heart valve replacement procedure
  • Wilma Stump – for a good recovery following recent abdominal surgery


  • Jim Lappe’s brother’s recovery from a serious illness

Ongoing CUC Prayer Requests

Barbara Davis, Pat Peterson, Linda Temples as they continue to deal with health problems.

Frank and Betty Magaro at Brookdale – Neese Road Assisted Living, Woodstock

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


  • Ann McNew – January 28


  • Sister & Gannet Backus – January 22, 1972 – 45 years

Calendar Reminders

  • February 5, 2017 – CUC Super Bowl Party
  • February 28, 2017 –Homestretch Peachtree Tea – Country Club of the South
  • April 22, 2017 – Homestretch Run the River Road Race
  • November 1,2, and 3, 2017 – CUC Annual Retreat- Winshape Center, Berry College


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