CUC Newsletter – July 17, 2020

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So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Specks, Logs, Pearls and Dogs

Jeff Ross has our CUC lesson Sunday followed by Holy Communion. 

He has titled his lesson “specks, logs, pearls and dogs”! His accompanying  

scripture is  Matthew 7:1-12.

 CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It  is  about  16  weeks  since  CUC  has  met  together  as  a class.  Thank goodness for Zoom !

 We  had  87  participants  last  Sunday  including  a guest,  Malone  Dodson’s  sister.

Just enter the meeting  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.  

A Note from CUC  president Sandy  Griffin

My good friends and fellow CUCer’s, 

    As you are aware, Billy’s brother passed away due to kidney cancer Wednesday afternoon.  He was 76 years old.  He was a believer so we know he is in the hands of our Lord.  We are mourning not being able to be with him physically but know he is pain free and as the old saying goes, in a much better place. 

    I was reading a devotional by David Jeremiah a few days ago and read about Ruth (not the Biblical one).  On her 100th birthday the police came to her home to arrest her.  They handcuffed her and took her to their patrol car kicking and screaming.  She was taken to jail, put in an orange jumpsuit and had her mug shot taken.  Apparently one of the remaining items on her bucket list was to be arrested.
Whatever you miss on earth will be quickly forgotten when you get to heaven, for that is when our life truly begins in splendor.  Sometimes we think we are missing out because we can’t visit every country, fulfill every desire, experience every adventure. Earth is fading away and our future is glorious – heaven with God.
Pray all of you are well and safe.
See you Sunday from Guyton, GA

In case you missed RUMC’s Friday Blast

RUMC will be honoring social distancing guidelines until further notice.

 Due to safety concerns for our congregation and community, Roswell United Methodist Church has decided to suspend in-person worship and gatherings of small groups starting July 19. We hope that conditions will improve so that we could resume these activities as soon as possible. In the meantime, please continue to pray for our church, our country and our leaders as we look forward to a time when we can all be together in person again.

  • RUMC will stream all worship services (9:30 Contemporary / 11:00 Traditional / 11:00 Chapel Roswell) on Sunday mornings at and
  • Watch previous services anytime on-demand at
  • If you do not have access to the stream, DVD copies of the services will be available the following week upon request

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

RUMC continues providing at least one $40 bag of groceries every week for needy families for ten (10) weeks for the MUST Summer Grocery food program. MUST needs us to do the shopping.  

We are light on everything this week, so we’ll take it all…  

Spaghetti/Pasta Sauce, Hot Dogs/Buns, Rice (especially yellow),Grape/Strawberry Jelly, Cereal

Tortillas (corn or flour), Blocks of Cheese or Shredded Cheese, Mac n’ Cheese,Bags of Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce, etc.). As always, the more fresh produce the better – onions, bell peppers, apples, oranges, lemons/limes, potatoes – and we can always use liquid dish soap, toothpaste and hand soap.

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665for the MUST summer grocery program.  To date we have spent $3,344  to reimburse shoppers for groceries. 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.

 MUST volunteers will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/19) and Monday (7/20) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall, pull up in front of the double-doors, honk your horn, and a volunteer will come get the groceries from your car.

Thanks for all you do!

Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue. We are still providing a very essential service to so many.

Message from Jacob Crane:

We are still serving meals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane. Our numbers have been dropping a little over the past couple of weeks, but we are still serving an average of 144 meals a day combined with Hot Lunches and Frozen take Home meals and soups.  This was our last week serving frozen meals to the Star House Kids Organization, so our numbers will be dropping a little bit more. We are still seeing a few new faces each week, which means we are getting a little buzz through word of mouth.  Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

 Week of July 21 thru 23 :

  • Tuesday: Pesto Chicken Alfredo over Garlic Herb Cavatappi, Veggie Medley, Garlic Bread
  • Wednesday: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Marinated Bean and Beet Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie, Garden Salad w/ Pickled Veggies, Yeast Roll

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:

  • Bill and  Sandy  Griffin on  the  loss  of  Bill’s   brother  Fred  last  Wednesday and as Bill  awaits  coronary artery bypass surgery August 6. 

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he deals with health problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Edna  Smith as she deals with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia is now with Stan in the same facility. He looks forward to calls from CUC members. His phone number is 864-292-7297

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! Special prayers for CUC members who have had severely limited outside contacts for these past few months due to Covid 19 risk. 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


  • Edna Smith—July 20
  • Kathy Carpenter—July 22
  • Linda Cantrell—July 22
  • Bettie Goss—July 23


  • Shirley and PD May – July 19, 1958 – 62years!!

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 and send your collected ones to Betty Hunt.

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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