CUC Newsletter – July 21, 2018



“Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.”

Philippians 1:12-14


Sunday, July 22, 2018

Looking Deeper at the Parables

Scott Dickson returns to CUC and has the lesson Sunday. His topic is “Looking Deeper at the Parables”.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Charlotte & Malone Dodson and Claudia & John Phelps.

CUC Attendance

Sunday, July 15
107 total!
104 members, 2 visitors, 1 teacher.

CUC Offering

Sunday, July 15


CUC Wednesday Night Out

CUC’s WNO at Altobelli’s this past Wednesday, July 18, was enjoyed by 30 CUC members and guests.

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner for July 25 at 5:30 will be at: Brookwood Grill, 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend please notify Grady or Pat Phillips.

CUC Officers and Committees for 2018-19

Tom Knight and the nominating committee have been hard at work arranging for next year’s officers. This is our “final” list of CUC officers and committees for 2018-19

PRESIDENT Sara Beecham
TREASURER Charlie Mason & Lynn Adcock
CARES & CONCERNS Nancy Wright, Martha Knight, Ann & Don McNew, Judy Zierk, Pat Stamps, PD & Shirley May
COMMUNICATIONS Sue Waite, Doug Tatum
CUC FOUNDATION Lynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, Nancy Van Horn, George Waite
FELLOWSHIP Mike & Garlinn Story, Chairpersons; Patricia Mashburn, Daphne Fradl, Marianna & Fred Brown,
Bill & Patsy Lanham, Claudia & John Phelps
HOMESTRETCH Sandy Martin, Tom Knight, Lynn Adcock, George Waite, Hugh & Sue Gardner
MEMBERSHIP Jim & Jeannie Ehlers, Chairpersons: Beverly Tatom, Sandy Martin, Julianna Goodson, Gale Davis.
Julian & Myra Belote
MUSIC Virginia Thomason, Bonnie White
OUTREACH Betty & Larry Hunt, Charipersons; Norma & Dave Hills, Virginia Hardy, Mark & Debbie Goodwin
Tom & Martha Knight
PROGRAMS Roger Davis, Martha Jane Mason
REFRESHMENTS Terry & Wanda Taylor, Mary Kay Mills
RETREAT Yet to be identified!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT Ann & Larry Douglas, Johnny & Donna Johnson
WEDNESDAY WARRIORS Ann McNew, Jeannie Ehlers, Sandy Griffin, Donna Grosse, Betty Hunt, Shirley May, Linda Mooney,
Pat Phillips, Beverly Tatum, Wanda Taylor, Sue Waite, Gale Davis
COVENANT GROUP ADVISORS Ann Douglas, Martha Knight, Gale & Roger Davis

Must Ministries Lunch Program


A big thank you to our class for the steady contributions of bags of apples for Must Ministries each week! One more week to go!

After this past Tuesday we will have made 4800 lunches in the past 2 years for the children of Roswell who otherwise may not have lunch that day! We are so blessed to be able to do this wonderful ministry.

Drivers and riders are still needed for delivering the MUST lunches. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Griffin. The CUC MUST Lunch Committee has consisted of Sandy and Bill Griffin, Martha Jane Mason, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Jim Boswell, Claudia Phelps.

Job Networking Fundraisers


You may drop off items for Garage Sale on Sundays with people waiting at the “Scout Hut” starting at 8:30 am and again between and after services. Volunteers will be able to help you unload your car. However, if possible, wait and donate on July 30.

We are not taking men’s clothes or shoes this year. We only want women’s clothes on HANGERS.

Start planning to volunteer at almost any time during the week of the huge Garage Sale Extravaganza August 2- 4th. CUC always has a large group of volunteers working that whole week.

Consider donating homemade baked goods and/or purchasing baked goods at the Job Networking fundraising Bake Sale. Drop off baked goods on Thursday, 8/2, 12:00-2:00 at the south side of Chapel Building just before the portico. Please identify baked item and include your name. Someone will be at curbside to receive your baked goods. The Bake Sale is Friday, August 3, 8:00am-6:00pm Bldg B Room 123-125.Questions? Contact Claudia Phelps.

Operation Christmas Child


No, it is not too early to begin thinking about Christmas! Not when there are such great sales of school supplies going on! You can start your collection of shoebox items by shopping early!


Acting Up – “Annie”


Don’t forget to get your tickets for RUMC’s drama ministry’s production of “Annie”, July 26-29. We are hearing it will be a great show! For information and tickets, or

Little Things Mean a Lot!


Apples to CUC for MUST lunches!

Box Tops should be clipped when you see them on boxes, cans, bags and brought in to the CUC basket. You can find a current list of products that feature Box Tops for Education by searching for Box Tops for Education on your computers. Quite a variety of items have them. Red Bird Missionary Conference Methodist center in rural Appalachia has an excellent computer site. Please refer to it for information about this.

Flip tops from cans – keep collecting them and bring to Sunday School. These go to support Ronald McDonald Houses



  • Pray for Mary Serafina and her daughter Pam Pruit as they make every effort to deal with Pam’s advancing cancer as she returns home to Alabama for chemo.


  • Edna Smith – recovered and back to CUC following hernia surgery.
  • Linda Temples, former CUC member, has been approved by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to be listed for a kidney transplant and asks for prayers for her and Al as “this is a new journey and is somewhat stressful”!

Ongoing Prayer Request

  • Please pray for Pastor Andrew Brunson, wrongly imprisoned in Turkey, his wife and family, and for Terry and Wanda Taylor’s son Kent who is Andrew’s partner in ministry in Turkey.
A Turkish court on Wednesday (July 18, 2018)rejected appeals
to release Pastor Andrew Bronson, an American pastor being
tried on terrorism-related charges whose prosecution and
lengthy imprisonment has become a flash point in the 
increasingly testy relationship between the US and Turkey. 
After a prosecutor requested that Pastor Bronson be remanded, 
a judge set the next court date for Oct.12.

Pastor Bronson is innocent. Yet he’s being accused of “ 
Christianization” as a crime by the Turkish regime. 
This loving father and husband has been unjustly imprisoned
for more than 21 months, and now this travesty could continue
for another three months.

This mockery of justice - bogus charges, hearsay testimony
from “secret witnesses”, and intolerable delays - must end.

Inhumane conditions, an unjust trial and possibly 
years in a Turkish prison face Pastor Brunson. "He can never
leave his cell, ever, not to eat, not to go to the restroom,
not to get some fresh air”, said Kristina Arriaga, 
vice chairwoman of the US Commission on Internal Religious
Freedom [USCIRF]

Pastor Bronson has said: “ I desperately miss my wife and
children Yet, I believe this to be true, it is an honor to
suffer for Jesus Christ, as many have before me. 
My deepest thanks to all those around the world who are
standing with and praying for me."

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.

(Please send updates on any of our ill or recovering classmates so the editor can keep information current)





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