CUC Newsletter – May 15, 2020

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matt 28:20


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Knowing God’s Grace while Sheltering-In-Place

Ron Greer, Director, Pastoral Counseling Service, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is our CUC speaker Sunday. His topic: “Knowing God’s Grace while Sheltering-In-Place”. We look forward to having Ron as our speaker. He always has a wonderful message.

Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

For our CUC Zoom Sunday School Classes, instead of scheduling links, Doug Tatom would like us to just use his Zoom Personal ID.

Just enter that ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the Sunday School meeting . Doug normally starts the meeting about 9:15 am on Sundays. This gives you a chance to say Hello, and then the class starts at 9:30 am sharpish!

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. Pray everyone is well and survived another week of Covid-19. I will quote my go-to guy Dr. Denison “if you are struggling to trust God with your future, remember the times He led you faithfully in the past. If you are worried about your needs, remember the time your Father met them before. If you are dealing with temptation, remember the time He blessed your obedience.”

I have heard from Scotty Brewington concerning Summer Must Program. We will NOT be making lunches this year. RUMC will be partnering with MUST, the Cathedral of Christ the King and other churches in the area.

Beginning June 1 – August 3 Must will have curbside grocery pickup at RUMC. The initial goal is to serve 500 families each week. I have a list of the items that will be in every person’s grocery pickup. We can give MUST the funds to purchase these items or we can contribute specific items. We will deliver items to the church and they will be collected from our cars.

Sundays and Mondays 2:00 to 4:00 with no personal contact. We can do this individually as often as you would like or make this a class project as we have in the past. I do believe we have funds in our treasury earmarked for MUST but I will have to ask Charlie and make sure. A lot of the items can be bought in bulk as they will be using 500 each week. I will be happy to purchase items and deliver to church weekly. They are not taking volunteers to pack and distribute due to safety concerns.

If you have any questions, email me.

“I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. Any by the grace of God, I will.”
Edward Everett Hale


Blessings to all of you!


CUC Endowment Distribution

The CUC Endowment Committee has met several times via email. The committee consists of Lynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, and George Waite. The 2019 distribution of the endowment is $3547.

After prayerful consideration and input from the Church staff, it is recommended that the entire distribution of $3547 be donated to the RUMC Help Fund that recognizes that there are many hurting families in both our congregation and the community. As of the end of 2019 the value of the CUC endowment fund was $100,291. And at the end of the first quarter it stood at $83,864.

The lower value is due to the unrealized loss in the equity markets due to the Covid-19 economy shutdown. The committee recommends to the class to approve the distribution for 2019 to the RUMC Help Fund.


RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

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


Update on RUMC Finances

We have learned from Shaw Skillings some interesting information about our church from the RUMC Foundation meeting last week. Giving is down 3-10% depending on the base year. We missed the usual big bump in Easter giving. The giving trend is down and there is concern about the future, particularly year end giving because of the stock market decline.

The church was able to acquire a Paycheck Protection Program loan from the Federal government that will cover staff salaries for May and June. That loan will not have to be repaid since it will go specifically for staff payroll. We are working hard to avoid layoffs.

In order for the church to reopen, we will have to follow stringent CDC sanitation procedures. This will require $67,860 for sanitation stations, disinfecting fogging equipment and other materials. Foundation endowment disbursements will be able to cover most of this un-budgeted expense. Other endowments may be able to cover some of the staff salaries. The CUC grant disbursement for 2020 is $3547. The CUC Endowment committee has evaluated the use for these funds.


Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob and his team continue to serve hot meals from 12:00 – 2:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays and frozen meals each day are provided until 2:00. 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. 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 jcrane@rumc.com Online ordering: http://www.rumc.com/wno/

RUMC Weekly $5.00 “To Go” Menu

All meals include Bottled Water

Week of May 18th- May 21st

  • Monday:
    • Sweet and Sour Pork, Vegetable Fried Rice, Sesame Roll
  • Tuesday:
    • Shrimp and Grits, Sautéed Green Beans, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday:
    • Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Corn on the Cobb, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday:
    • Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti with Marinara, Roasted Broccoli, Garlic Bread

Job Networking Garage Sale

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Garage Sale has been moved from August, 2020 to May 6-8, 2021 with setup beginning Sunday, May 2, 3, 4, 5, 2021. We are blessed we will be able to host this in the spring before the heat of summer is upon us!


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.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he continues his recovery.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Kris Taylor as she recovers from her 5 broken ribs.
  • Babs Skillings for relief of back pain
  • Patricia McCormick as she recovers at home from a partial hip replacement after a fall

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!

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

Thanksgiving

From Bob Hamilton – Thanks for all the greetings sent from all in our wonderful class.


Birthdays

  • Martha Jane Mason – May 19
  • Bob Schnakenberg – May 21
  • Myra Belote – May 21

Anniversaries

  • None

Support for Our Missions:

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!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile.



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