CUC – Newsletter – Jun 12, 2020

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Christian Smoothie

Joe McKechnie has the lesson Sunday. His wife, Catherine, will be with him. This will be an opportunity for the class to bid them both farewell.

His lesson title is “The Christian Smoothie”.

His Scripture is:

Galatians 5:22-25

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

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.

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!

Note from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Happy Friday! Opportunities abound! The day for our new Class Officers is August 9. If you have a special talent (or not) and you would like to serve on one of our committees please send me an email. I will send your name to your desired committee preference.

Also, would someone from each committee let me know who is staying and who is dropping off. I sent an email to each committee asking for the information and I have heard back from Membership, Foundation Committee, Bob Morisey, and Charlie Mason. This has certainly been an interesting year and it’s not over yet!

Thanks to all of you who are out buying groceries for Must. They expect the number of families to get larger as the weeks progress and the word gets out. I am fairly certain we will not be able to spend the entire amount of money you donated for Must. I would like for you to consider giving $2500 to the RUMC Help Fund. I know there are people in our church who have lost jobs and are hurting. I wish we could be in our classroom so I could see how many of you agree or disagree! Feel free to email or text me your feelings on this.

“The God who speaks, listens and leads invites us to pay forward His service by serving others for His glory.” Jim Denison

“See” you Sunday.

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for 500 families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. That is $200,000 worth of groceries.

MUST needs us to do the shopping. The total amount contributed by CUC for the MUST summer grocery program is $6340.

This week, we distributed around 450 bags of groceries to almost 200 families. We do expect these numbers to continue to rise as the program continues and word spreads. This week, we need it all again.

You can drop-off groceries this week at the RUMC Fellowship Hall on Sunday (6/14) or Monday (6/15) 2:00-4:00 PM. Just pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Here’s what we need:

  • Frozen ground beef, chicken, sausage, etc., Hot dogs/buns, Jelly,Block of cheese or packages of shredded cheese, Spaghetti, Pasta sauce, Mac & Cheese,Tortillas (corn of flour),
  • Bags or cans of beans (refried or black), Canned corn, Canned tomatoes (diced, sauce, etc.)
  • Bags of rice (white, yellow, Mexican, Spanish, etc.), Bags of beans, Boxes of cereal
  • We’re also accepting fresh produce! Potatoes, onions, apples, oranges keep the best. We will also take liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

Anyone who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the church can do so. Please keep your receipt and send or email a copy of your receipts for Charlie Mason and you will be reimbursed from the money that has been donated for the MUST Ministry.

RUMC Covid-19 Virus Sunday Alternative

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

Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Monday through Thursday from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. We will also have Bonnie White at the piano on Monday and Wednesday and Mark Ewald and “The Me and T” band performing on the drive through sidewalk on Tuesday and Thursday.

We are still getting a great turn out each week, and Jacob is hopeful that the summer will keep bringing us a few new faces to Serve!

This week’s RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu:

  • Monday – Chicken Tortellini Alfredo,
  • Tuesday – Herbed Turkey Meatloaf
  • Wednesday – Chicken Stroganoff
  • Thursday -BBQ Pulled Pork

All meals include Bottled Water

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 drive up and 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:

Also Father’s Day Quiches and Casseroles can be ordered on line by Wednesday June 17 to be picked up on Thursday, June 18, between 9AM and 5 PM

Study Recommendation

Often our small groups are looking for recommendations. In my small group we have been studying “The Epic of Eden.” It’s a 12 lesson video series on the Old Testament by Sandra Richter, who has taught at Asbury and other seminaries. It clarifies a lot about OT culture and the foundation for the New Testament. I’d be happy to discuss with them. Dave Hills

  • Dick Anthony with continuing health problems
  • Jack Stadler’s brother Curtis in North Carolina on Hospice care

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Babs Skillings for relief of back pain and for successful knee replacement surgery June 24.
  • Stan and Virginia Thomason – Virginia remains hospitalized with leg infection. Stan appreciates notes and calls as he is alone in independent living facility.

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 with the Corona virus! Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the reopening of churches.


  • From David and Norma Hills – Thank you for your health prayers for our family. Son Brian, wife Amy and grandson Clark in Michigan are recovering from Covid. Granddaughter Sadie in Decatur has completed chemo, feels good and will have a scan next week.

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


  • John Goss – June 16


  • Beth and Bob Hamilton – June 17, 1961 – 59 years!
  • Katherine and Craig Simons – June 17, 1967- 53 years!
  • Patsy & Bill Lanham – June 20, 1964 – 56 years!
  • Cecelia and Bob Moore – June 20, 1970- 50 years!

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.

  • First Sanctuary Worship Service – June 28, 5:00 PM
  • 39th Patriotic Concert – Virtual – Friday, June 26, 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 28, 3:00 PM

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