CUC Newsletter – February 28, 2020

1 After this the LORD appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Luke 10:1-3

Sunday, March 1, 2020

God’s Kingdom: In Mission Together

Rev. Scott Parrish, Associate Director for Congregational Excellence of the North Georgia Conference, brings our message Sunday. His lesson is “God’s Kingdom: In Mission Together”

Scott was here six months ago and brought us an excellent message.

CUC Refreshments

We are thankful for our CUC refreshments each week. This Sunday they will be provided by Brenda Burrell, Margie Avery, and Donna & Vince Grosse

CUC Attendance

February 23

  • Members: 102
  • Visitors
  • Teacher: 1
  • Total: 104

CUC Collection

February 23

Murphy Harpst Birthday Party

From the CUC Mission Outreach Committee:

Thank you, CUC Class, for providing a successful birthday party for residents at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center on February 22. Thirteen of us were on hand there in Cedartown, GA, to set up party supplies and interact with those teenagers, but credit for their smiles goes to the whole class.

You donated funds and awesome Bingo prizes for that day. We met the new Recreation Manager, Jessica McWilliams, who understands this special population and shares mutual respect with them. Jessica led some of us to the new athletic field, a need finally realized, where these young people can now play various sports.

A new goal is to incorporate canine therapy at M-H, enabling young people to bond with dogs when human contact is difficult. Thanks again for your help with the party.

Mardi Gras Party

Partying like it’s 2020
the Photo Booth

CUC’s second annual Mardi Gras Day Party last Tuesday was a great success and lots of fun. Thanks to Garlinn and Mike Story and the CUC Fellowship Committee.

Mississippi Flood Relief

Jim Boswell is coordinating contributions for Mississippi flood relief. Make checks payable to CUMC (Christ United Methodist Church) in Jackson.

From Jim & Linda: CUC has pulled out all the stops to give your financial support to the flood victims in South Jackson Mississippi. As of Thursday your contributions, including our $1,000 match, brings the total to $2745.

We have not received our mail today (Thursday) and I know there are checks in the mail. If YOU are interested in getting us past $3500 you can hand me a check on Sunday. The Lord is Good and So I Thank The Lord and Christians Under Construction.

CUC Website Addition

Doug Tatom has added a POD cast box (widget) to the CUC website and will add podcasts as they are available.

Job Networking Being Honored

Many CUC members are actively involved in the Job Networking program two Monday nights each month. RUMC’s Job Networking program will be honored at the State Capitol on March 18th.

Wednesday Night Out

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.

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.

includes dinner and tickets 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

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 – As he continues to recover following surgery
  • Juliana Goodson – for a continued good recovery from knee surgery
  • John Lemke as he recovers at home from extensive foot surgery
  • Virginia and Stan Thomason – Virginia fell last week and sprained her ankle and is now in a wheelchair. They anticipate a move soon to an assisted living facility in South Carolina near their son.

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
  • Johnny Johnson as he continues chemo for his pancreatic cancer.

From the editor (Sue): Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!

(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)

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.


  • Linda Boswell – March 4



  • 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 at Berry College

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