CUC Newsletter – August 14, 2020

How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? Psalm – 137:4

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Moving Beyond Lament

One of CUC’s favorite teachers Scott Dickson has our lesson this coming Support for Our Missions:Sunday. His lesson is titled: Moving Beyond Lament and his scripture is

Psalm 137: 1,4 By the rivers of Babylon— there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion. How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

It is about 20 weeks since CUC has met together as a class. Thank goodness for Zoom!

We had 107 participants last Sunday including the speaker.

Just enter that meeting ID when you start Zoom and you will be connected to the CUC 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.

Online Attendance Register for all SS Classes

As everyone knows, in the last few months of sheltering in place, Church staff has been reviewing and implementing new programs and procedures to allow for “our new normal” – whatever that maybe. A definitive guideline is to remove all paper and printed materials that can pass from person to person in order to negate the transmission of germs.

Effective, August 2, 2020, all Sunday School Classes and Small Groups will be registering attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation – via online attendance using everyone’s personal cell phone or tablet. Class members will initially go online to:

to register within Ministry Platform. After that, each time you sign-on you will just need to select the event that you are attending to register. If you are attending via Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance to a selected event. At this time, the system will allow you to chose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.”When you choose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to your specific Class.

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. Be sure to register your attendance for that too!

A Note from CUC President Fred Brown

As we enter our 20th week of Zoom, I am very pleased to see our attendance continue to grow. I thank all you for being so loyal every Sunday. One of the reasons has been our lineup of great speakers this past year. Don McNew and Jeff Coelho did an amazing job putting together our programs each week. We are truly blessed to have great speakers within the CUC class and within RUMC as a whole. I know Bill Griffin and Bob Moore will continue with excellent programs. No pressure guys!

One item I failed to mention last Sunday was the Drive -thru Ice Cream Party on Sunday August 23. The Drake House will hold their annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event as a drive-thru! Don’t miss this chance to eat ice cream and support this vital ministry for mothers and their children. Please see the RUMC website for information and tickets.

Charles McClendon (Cholly Mac) was the head football coach at LSU from 1962-79, the longest tenure in school history. His teams won 137 games, the most of any Tiger coach. In 1970, he was the National Coach of the Year and he was inducted into the Collage Football Hall of Fame in 1986. McClendon died of cancer in December 2001. His voice was heard at his own funeral as he wrote part of his eulogy. “ I would like to be remembered as a family man, father, grandfather who loved his family, friends, profession and life in general,” he wrote. “I have prayed that what little I could contribute to our society would help make the place we live a little better.” Few present that December day would doubt that the world was “a little better” because Cholly Mac had been in it.

“Amid tears there is hope; amid death there is resurrection-if Jesus is at the funeral”-Unknown


Report from Charlie Mason

We have passed the $4,000 mark this week for shopping for the summer food program. CUC members have been reimbursed a total of $4,162 for food purchases. Also, thank you to all the members who have sent checks for the CUC “virtual” offering.

Members of CUC have contributed a total of $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.

My Neighbor’s Pantry

The new program, which kicked off last Monday (August 10th), will continue to serve the 250+ families we served before. The first night of our new program, My Neighbor’s Pantry, was exciting! We served so many families that the traffic backed-up on Mimosa and we gave it ALL away. Thank you for your support!

RUMC uses federal grant money to purchase the bread, milk, chicken, beef, fresh produce, tortillas, toilet paper and paper towels. We now also have a source for hot dogs/buns and cheese. So, here’s what we need this week:

  • laundry detergent
  • feminine hygiene products
  • soap (hand soap/bar soap/liquid dish soap)
  • toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • household cleaning supplies
  • fresh produce (vegetables and fruit)

How can you help?

We will be collecting donated items on Mondays 5:00-6:00 PM at the RUMC Fellowship Hall. Drop-off is easy. 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 items from your car. NOTE: Our families typically begin lining-up by 5:45 PM, so try to make your drop-offs closer to 5:00 PM than 6:00 PM.

Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

Close to 400 hot meals were served this week in 3 days this week! Thursday we were able to send hot meals out to 50 fire fighters here in Roswell to thank them for their dedicated service to our community. We are seeing more and more new faces each week, and our total numbers of meals served is also gaining speed! Thanks as always to each of you for helping to support these essential ministry efforts. Please continue to let our community know that we are here for them.

The hot $5.00 takeout meals continue Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 2 outside of Fellowship Hall in the drive through lane.

A number of CUC members are serving as volunteers each day.

  • Tuesday: Swedish Meatballs with Eggs Noodles
  • Wednesday: Asian Glazed Pork Loin
  • Thursday: Pie-fried Honey Chicken

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!

Email: Jacob,
Online ordering:

Plans for Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Planning is beginning for the golf tournament for 2020. The date is: Monday October 12 th at Woodmont Country Club. (Columbus Day). All monies, after expenses, will be going to the RUMC Foundation.

Drive-thru Ice Cream Party

On Sunday, August 23, The Drake House (our mission partner) will hold their annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event as a drive-thru! Don’t miss this chance to eat ice cream and support this vital ministry for mothers and their children.

Miss Mary Drake ( a member of RUMC) spent her life working to improve the lives of those less fortunate in the Roswell, GA community. The Drake House was named after her to recognize her work, and Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ was established as a way to raise funds for our short-term crisis center for homeless mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta. Mary always loved a good ice cream social, and we don’t plan on breaking the tradition any time soon!

This year’s Crankin’ looks a little different, but just as FUN! Mark your calendars for August 23rd for our 16th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ — Drive Thru edition!

See the RUMC weekly email to get tickets and further information.

  • Allen Buckley’s 94 year-old Mother Myrtle passed away Thursday afternoon. ”She is now dancing in Heaven with her beloved husband, parents and puppies. All is well.”
  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Lynda Leckie – would appreciate prayers for a good recovery after outpatient surgery for umbilical hernia last Tuesday
  • Mary Kay Mills for encouraging results from bone biopsy
  • Bonnie White for a good recovery at home following surgery

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems. He and Laverne Lamb thank you
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Stan & Virginia ThomasonVirginia is now on Hospice Care to assist Stan in caring for her. Stan 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


  • Shaw Skillings – Aug 17
  • John Phelps – Aug 18


  • 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

  • Sunday, August 23 – Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Cranking
  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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