CUC Newsletter – November 22, 2019

I Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Give thanks in all circumstances.”

Sunday, November 24, 2019

How Can I Say Thanks?

Jim McCormick is our CUC speaker this Sunday. His topic will be, “How Can I Say Thanks?”. Our class really looks forward to hearing from Jim. His messages are always so “down to earth” and inspiring. Jim will also be available this Sunday for signing of his new book, Tell It Like It Can Be.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Sara & Paul Beecham and MariAnna & Fred Brown

CUC Attendance

November 17
102 members + 2 guests = 104 total!

CUC Collection

November 17

CUC Officers Update

Sandy Griffin has agreed to continue as CUC president after our loss of George Martin

Fred Brown will take Sandy’s place as 2019-2020 CUC vice president.

Tell It Like It Can Be

Jim McCormick’s new book, Tell It Like It Can Be, is being offered through CUC with 100% of the $15 sales price going to a CUC mission project. George and Sandy Martin paid for the publication of the book and all proceeds will be going into a CUC fund as a memorial to George. Tom Knight is handling the sales. Please write your check to CUC and note it is for the book purchase.

Christmas is coming!

We are looking forward to our CUC Christmas party on December 3 at the Metropolitan Club. We are so excited to have approximately 110 people signed up for the party. Please contact MariAnna Brown with any questions. Be sure to pick up your bag for the white elephant gift exchange.

Operation Christmas Child

Finish collecting your goodies to put in the boxes for Operation Christmas Child which are being collected by Lynn Roberts. Or you can contribute on-line. Please let Lynn know if you choose to donate your box on-line. The aim is for CUC to contribute 100 boxes by the final date for collection November 24th! We are almost there! Lynn will be out of town the Sunday after Thanksgiving but boxes can be left in the closet if anyone brings them in that week.

Community Thanksgiving Meal

On Thanksgiving Day, RUMC opens its doors, shares hospitality, and gives thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the Fellowship Hall.

As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. For information or to volunteer, contact Pam Anderson, or visit

Christmas for Murphy Harpst Children

Our CUC Class traditionally helps to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home in Cedartown. Pam Kramer, our contact person there, has sent the following message to us. “We are excited to provide the best holiday for our residential, specialized foster care, and community services children this season.

Many have not ever experienced a real Christmas and it is truly a joy to see their faces light up on Christmas morning. We appreciate your continued support to make this year one children will never forget.”

The Mission Outreach Committee suggests that we donate cash or checks made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. All money will be handed to class treasurer Charlie Mason, who will send one check to this Methodist facility. The goal is to provide $25 gift cards for as many young people as our total will buy. Pam knows about our plan for this year. The Christmas basket will be passed around our classroom for the next three Sundays. Thank you for your kindness, CUC. Contact Betty Hunt with any questions.

RUMC – “In His Steps” Campaign

CUC Class is now at #4 place church wide in the “In His Steps” campaign. Please be sure to turn your annual pledge in!

New RUMC Members

Last Sunday, Lesleigh and Jeff Coelho and Pat Ball officially joined RUMC during the new member luncheon.

Another Christmas Event

CUC is invited to the Wrights for our annual Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 10th, starting at from 6 P.M. Bring an hors d’oeuvres or a dessert. Beverages will be provided.

Library Help Needed

RUMC is looking for a few good hands to help with the RUMC Library for the upcoming year. Duties would include shelving and managing the check-in system. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Rev. Melissa Mobley at

Model Railroad Open House

Each fall the Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association conducts a series of open houses for members to show off their model railroads. This year there are 74 railroads all over the greater Atlanta area open to the public over a seven week period in October and November. This Saturday, November 23, Charlie Mason’s railroad will be open from 1 PM to 5 PM. Members of the CUC Class are invited to see model trains run over a layout modeling the South Jersey area in the 1950’s.

For CUC email Communications

If you want to communicate with the editor of the weekly CUC newsletter, Sue Waite, for additions to the weekly newsletter or to send out an announcement midweek please send her an email to be sure the editor gets it promptly. The gmail address from which you receive this newsletter is used primarily for sending the all 180 addresses currently on the list and is not checked as regularly for input.

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!

And remember to set up accounts and use your purchases at Publix and Amazon Smile to support Murphy Harpst.

  • Lynn Adcock on the loss of her mother
  • Dick Anthony – as he recuperates at Laverne’s home from recent illnesses.
  • Tom Cantrell – as he is treated for bladder cancer
  • Barbara Davis – who is now at Fountainview Center on Druid Hills Road. The family has requested limited visitors.
  • Mary Jennings – our newest CUC member, had auto accident 2 weeks ago and is recovering from a cracked sternum
  • Johnny Johnson and Donna as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer. It was good to see them out to CUC this past Sunday!
  • Bob Leckie, recently diagnosed with diabetes, has been at Northside Hospital this week, and has had a vascular procedure to open blood vessels to improve healing of injury to toe after a fall last week. Asking for prayers for healing.
  • Catherine Simons as she deals with her father’s failing health
  • Dave Woodworth, former CUC member, on the loss of his son David
  • Mauricio Cuervo, next door neighbor of Sandy Martin, who is battling lymphoma and may need a bone marrow transplant.


  • Patricia Lanham would like to thank the class for their prayers, emails, calls and cards following her ablation. “I really do appreciate it! I am home taking it easy per doctor’s orders and beginning to feel much better.”

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • Betty and Don Gay at home with assistance
  • Diana Frei (former CUC member) is in home Hospice now. She looks good and feels pretty good, but all treatment for lymphoma was stopped.

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( any CUC members who need to be added, updated, or removed from the list)


  • Bob Moore – Nov 26
  • Martha Thompson – Nov. 26
  • Charlotte Dodson —Nov. 29
  • Doug Tatom —Nov. 30


  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – Nov. 26, 1960 – 59 years!
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – Nov. 28, 1958 – 61 years!!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – Nov.28, 1987 – 32 years

Calendar Reminders

  • Dec. 3 – CUC Christmas Party at Metropolitan Club
  • Dec. 5,6,7 – RUMC Christmas Gift Show
  • Dec 10 – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec 13, 7:30 PM, Dec.15, 3 PM – Christmas Festival Concerts
  • Oct. 21-23, 2020 – CUC annual retreat at Winshape at Berry College

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