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

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

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 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

(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)


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


  • 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

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