CUC Newsletter – July 24, 2020

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matt 7:7

Sunday, July 26, 2020

How does God Really Feel About Us?

Mark Goodwin has our CUC lesson this coming Sunday. Mark always brings us an interesting lesson. His lesson title is “How does God Really Feel About Us?”.

His Scripture is:

Hebrews 5:7:
During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

  • It is about 17 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom !
  • We had 98 participants last Sunday.

Zoom meeting info for this Sunday:
Mark Goodwin – Teacher

Time: Jul 26, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time

Just enter that 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

Happy Friday CUCer’s!

As promised here are the 2020-2021 Officers for CUC:

PresidentFred Brown
Vice PresidentSandy Martin
TreasurerCharlie Mason and Lynn Adcock
Cares and ConcernsNancy Wright, Martha and Tom Knight, Patsy Lanham, Rose and Jim Lappe, Pat Stamps, Judy Zierk
CommunicationsSue Waite, Doug Tatom
Covenant Group AdvisorsRoger and Gale Davis, Martha Knight
CUC FoundationLynn Adcock, Jim Boswell, Frank Foil, Vince Grosse, George Waite
Database & RosterDave Roberts
FellowshipMike and Garlinn Story, MariAnna and Fred Brown, Lesleigh Coelho, Julianna Goodson, Patsy and Bill Lanham, Rose and Jim Lappe, John and Claudia Phelps, Janice Scalzo, Dee and Bill Scott, Kris Taylor
HistorianDee Scott
HomestretchLynn Adcock, George Waite, Tom Knight, Sandy Martin
MembershipBeverly Tatom, Julianna Goodson, Gale Davis, Sandy Griffin, Jim Morgan
MusicBonnie White, Dee Scott
Outreach and MissionsLarry and Betty Hunt, Hugh and Sue Gardner, Norma and Dave Hills, Virginia Hardy
Prayer CoordinatorBob Morisey
ProgramsBill Griffin, Bob Moore
RefreshmentsTerry and Wanda Taylor, Mary Kay Mills
RetreatGene and Maureen Osborn, Bill and Dee Scott
TechnicalDoug Tatom, Don McNew, Gene Osborn
Web MasterDoug Tatom
Wednesday Night OutLarry and Ann Douglas, Martha and Tom Knight
Wednesday WarriorsAnn McNew, Gale Davis, Sue Waite, Betty Hunt, Donna Grosse, Shirley May, Jeannie Ehlers, Linda Mooney, Pat Phillips, Wanda Taylor, Beverly Tatom

As you can see not a lot of changes. It is never too late to join any of the groups, simply contact anyone in the group(s) in which you are interested. Congratulations to all of our new officers.

“God is as likely to send angels when we are doing the dishes, working at some task or having coffee with a friend, as when we are engaged in some grand and mighty scheme. The challenge is for us to pay attention.” James Koester

See you Sunday,

CUC Treasurer’s Update

To date Charlie Mason has reimbursed class members a total of $3735 for groceries for the summer food program. CUC class members have also sent in a total of $904 for our regular Sunday offering.

MUST Summer Grocery Bag Program

From Scotty Brewington: Another successful week! We served almost 260 families this week and are getting ready for Monday. We need everything, but especially hot dogs, hot dog buns and jelly.

Also, we are excited to announce that we are extending the program through the first week of November! The new program, which will be called “My Neighbor’s Pantry,” will begin August 10th and will be structured a little differently. Stay tuned for more details!

Here’s what we need this week:

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.

We will be open for drop-offs on Sunday (7/26) and Monday (7/27) from 2:00-4:00 PM. To drop off, just come to the RUMC Fellowship Hall this Monday, 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!

Members of CUC have contributed $6,665 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.

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. 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. Please continue to promote this service as you each see fit within your areas of ministry.

“To Go” Menu:

Week of July 28th – July 30th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Steamed White Rice, Fruit Salad, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: Caribbean Braised Pork, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Flat Bread
  • Thursday: Lasagna Bolognese, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread

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 and just pull up to the curb!

Online ordering:

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony as he deals with health problems. Prayers also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick
  • Bill Griffin as he awaits coronary artery bypass surgery August 6
  • 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.

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.


  • Steve Covert – July 27
  • Frank Foil – July 30
  • Peggy McNay – July 31
  • Bill Lanham – August 1
  • Dave Wistrand – August 1


  • 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 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.

Save the Date

  • Friday, October 9 -“Par-Tee” Event
  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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