CUC Newsletter – April 17, 2020

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4: 11-13

Sunday, April 19, 2020


The CUC program committee, in response to requests from class members who enjoyed last week’s presentation by Dr. Jim McCormick, and the “live camera open mic” portion hosted at the end by Doug Tatom, invites class members to join in this weekend and have fun sharing with fellow class members. Doug will go around the room, and it will be your turn to let us know what’s been happening in your families day to day. To help Doug out, when you are completed sharing simply end with (your names) “wishing you well”, or “stay healthy” or whatever. Then Doug will “activate” the next class member’s mic and camera. Sandy will do a wrap up.

Due to the limit of 100 participants Doug suggests that you watch the Class meeting on one device, such as your tablet, iPad, or computer so that it can be viewed by you and your significant other. This will give everyone a chance to view the class. Be sure to install ZOOM on your device before Sunday.

Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Hello CUCers. Hope everyone is well and Covid-19 free. I don’t have a lot to add to the Newsletter this week. I have heard that Bill Gates will spend billions of dollars from his foundation to help find a vaccine for Covid-19. So buy Microsoft!

  • Samaritan’s Purse has setup a field hospital at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
  • An auto-body worker in Virginia and his daughter went to the grocery and spent $2,600 buying groceries for thirty strangers.
  • A Virginia restaurant owner had to lay off almost 80 percent of his staff, so he is feeding them for free.

This generosity advances the gospel when it comes from Christians who serve others in Jesus’ name. Of all people, God’s people should be willing to risk ourselves for others. That’s because the worst that can happen leads us to the best that can happen to us. In these desperate times remember: kindness is not cancelled, love is not cancelled, hope is not cancelled and best of all faith is not cancelled. Stay safe and well and will “see” you Sunday.

Masks for CUC Members

In the spirit of assuring that all of our CUC members are adequately protected from this Corona-19 virus, two of our members, Virginia Hardy and Nancy Wright, have been busy making masks as gifts for CUC members, hoping this will help our CUC family in some small way. The masks have been delivered to Jacob’s office which is open 9-5 Monday-Thursday. So while supplies last if you are stopping by for Jacob’s delicious meals between 12 and 2, or any other time, be sure to ask for and pick up your masks. And keep safe!

Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob Crane and his team are serving hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 4:00. Each meal is only $5.00 each! While it is preferred that orders are made online, payments of cash or check are still accepted. Just click on the link below to pre-order online or email Jacob and then pull up to the curb outside the Fellowship Hall doors. You can come inside or (the preferred method) just honk your horn!

Same for frozen meals – order online or email or call Jacob during daytime hours and just pull up to the curb!

Jacob, cell: 404-291-0889

Online ordering:

Next week’s lunch menu:

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of April 20th – April 23rd

  • Monday:
    • Pineapple Glazed Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Tuesday:
    • Thai Peanut Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Sesame Roll, Cookie
  • Wednesday:
    • Shepherd’s Pie, Buttered Roll, Cookie
  • Thursday:
    • Chicken and Dumplings, Yeast Roll, Cookie

Bottled Water and Canned Sodas included with all meals

(Incidentally, Jacob’s birthday is April 21st. For greetings or cards his contact info is above or mail cards to the church)

RUMC Covid-19 Virus Response

Be sure to live stream the church service on Sunday. Go to at the time of the Sunday service you want to watch.

Prayer Requests

Pray for all our CUC Classmates and their families to stay safe and avoid this terrible communicable virus which has so changed our daily lives.

  • Bob Hamilton for relief of hip pain.
  • Johnny Johnson was admitted to St Joe’s earlier this week. Please pray for him and Donna.
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her bicycle accident with 5 broken ribs.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma.
  • John Lemke as he continues his recovery and is able to be back on his feet again

We continue to pray for God’s protection for all people during this uncertain time.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will not be meeting it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming.

Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite

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, especially at this difficult time of national emergency with the Corona virus!


  • Paul Beecham – April 22
  • Sister Backus – April 24


  • None

Box Tops and Flip Tops, etc.

Before the Box Top plan is completely discontinued and changed to an online system, please keep on saving those accumulated Box Tops for Education for Red Bird Missions.

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

  • August 6-8 – Job Networking Garage (setup beginning Sunday, August 2.)
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