CUC Newsletter – Jun 26, 2020

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. 3 For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

Psalm 91 NLT

Sunday, June 28, 2020
Gracious Uncertainty

Rusty Gordon has our lesson Sunday. We always enjoy Rusty’s lessons.

His title is “Gracious Uncertainty” and it comes from an Oswald Chambers teaching and is rooted in Psalm 91 and Isaiah 7. (Oswald Chambers was an early-twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher.)

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Last Sunday was a great turnout. We had 57 participants. So our estimated CUC attendance was about 97.

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.

Message from CUC Pres. Sandy Griffin:

Good Morning. First of all thank you for all of the emails concerning Billy’s brother Fred and Billy. Billy’s procedure has been rescheduled for Monday due to doctor availability.

The Committee to elect the 2020-2021 officers has begun their search. Some of you will be getting a call and asking if you would please consider Vice-President and other committee availability. A “yes” would be greatly appreciated. The new officers term will begin August 9.

One of my friends had this small snippet of an article sent to them and in turn sent it to me. I have no idea where this article originated but I thought it was quite thought provoking so I will share it with you. In 3 short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said “you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down the Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down the theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the Stock Markets. You don’t want to go to church and worship me, I will make it so you cannot go to church.

If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14

Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. JESUS.
“See” you Sunday morning and maybe Sunday evening!

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC plans to provide one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy 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. Members of CUC have contributed to our treasury for the MUST summer grocery program. 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.

Another week down! We are consistently serving around 450 bags of groceries (220 families) each week. None of that happens without you, so THANK YOU!!…

In addition to produce (onions, bell peppers, potatoes, oranges, apples, lemons/limes, etc.), we need everything on the list we have previously published , but we are especially low on spaghetti/sauce, rice, canned tomatoes and jelly this week.

You can drop-off groceries at the RUMC Fellowship Hall on Sunday (6/28) or Monday (6/29) 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. Thanks for all you do!

RUMC Patriotic Concert

The 39th annual Patriotic Celebration Concerts are being held virtually this year. While we are not able to present the concerts in person, this will be an experience you won’t want to miss. As always, the concerts will feature favorite Patriotic music provided by the RUMC Sanctuary Choir and Atlanta Wind Symphony. Our music ministry has created a unique presentation that includes popular footage from the 2019 concert and some favorite musical moments from previous years. It will also feature a few new elements including a virtual choir performance with the RUMC Chamber Choir. In addition, there will be a virtual display of photos of veterans and active duty military from RUMC, to honor these men and women during our annual “Armed Forces Salute.”

The concerts will be held on this Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m. and can be viewed at They will also be available for on-demand viewing from June 28 (following the 3 p.m. presentation) through July 5 on the RUMC website. While we will miss being together in person, we hope you will plan to “join” us as we celebrate all that makes America great!

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.

Jacob served over 150 hot meals and another 140 Frozen meals through the first two days of the week.

Come on Monday thru Thursday – it could be an “outing” for you and the food is good.

On Thursday, July 2, we will be celebrating the Fourth of July. The “Ewald Band” will be playing patriotic music and Red, White, and Blue will be the theme.

We will still have the Monday – Thursday lunch service next week. Jacob’s plan after that is to switch to a 2-3 day a week meal service. Jacob is planning on switching to a Tuesday/Thursday Lunch schedule starting the week of July 6th.

“To Go” Menu: Week of June 29th- July 2nd

  • Monday: Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Mushroom Wild Rice, Green Beans, Yeast Roll,
  • Tuesday: Chicken and Dumplings, Roasted Broccoli, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: Chimichurri Pork, Black Beans and Rice, Grilled Flat Bread
  • Thursday: Southern Pan-Fried Honey Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll,

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:


Gale and Roger Davis participated in a Zoom meeting this week set up by John Pearson with our missionaries in Peru, Arthur and Mary Alice Ivey, along with their key leaders in the various areas of Peru. Included in the meeting were other supporters here in the states. Unfortunately all trips to Peru this year have been cancelled.

The good news however, is that the Peruvian leadership has assumed major responsibility for the ministry. The outreach is growing, training programs are effective and Arthur is very pleased with the overall status of the ministry there.

CUC had a unique opportunity to participate in the first mission trip to an “unreached tribe” – The Ashaninkas in the jungle area of Peru. Paul Beecham and Jo Ann Ewing were members of that trip in 2013. CUC also funded solar recording devices – “Proclaimers” which allowed the Ashaninkas to hear scripture in their own language. Today there are more than 200 Christians there, an established church with local leadership and training programs. Also, in conjunction with the Government of Peru, the first school has been built for this tribe of people.

Finally, the cocoa and coffee farms are producing well and should lead to financial self sufficiency for the ongoing missions work in Peru which was one of Arthur Ivey’s goals. Arthur and Mary Alice are considering retiring in the next 2-3 years.

  • Dick Anthony for good results next Monday from his June 1st bone biopsy to determine the status of his multiple myeloma. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Bill Griffin having a heart catheterization this coming Monday. Also pray for his brother Fred in home hospice and his family
  • Edna Smith who is dealing with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Steve Covert ‘s daughter-in-law, Wendi Vaughn Covert, recovering from 2 craniotomies for brain tumor.

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 ongoing back pain
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – 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.

CUC Cares and Concerns

Since we will still not be meeting together it is important that we keep those CUC prayers coming. Please send prayer requests and updates to Sue Waite


  • Dick Anthony – July 1


  • Charlotte and Malone Dodson – June 28, 1959- 61 years!!
  • Dee and Bill Scott – June 28, 1997- 23 years
  • Nancy and Dave Wistrand – July 2, 1994 -26 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, 5PM
  • 39th Patriotic Concert -Virtual – Friday, June 26, 7:30 PM, Sunday, June 28, 3:00 PM

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