CUC Newsletter – September 4, 2020

“And God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” Revelation 21:4

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Jesus the Man of Sorrows

Dr. Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson Sunday. We are delighted to have him back! Back in March he started our Lenten Series, then the pandemic hit. He still had three lessons to present and will cover the last of them this week. This Sunday he will present “Jesus, the Man of Sorrows”.

The scripture is Isaiah 53:3-5:
3. He was despised and rejected by mankind,a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4.Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5.But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 96 participants last Sunday including Jim McCormick.

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 Be sure that you register your attendance – either Zooming or on-site participation online using your 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 CUC on Zoom you will do the same to register your attendance. The system will allow you to choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am” OR “Sunday School – 11:00 am.” When you chose the time that your class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.

RUMC Sunday Services

Be sure to live stream the church service. 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


Thank you CUCers for all the beautiful cards you have sent to MariAnna and me. Today I sat down and read them all again. I want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

President’s Message:

When you lose a loved one, especially during this time of COVID, when you don’t get to be with them, you feel really sad and cheated. You cry. Crying is as much a part of life as are breathing and potholes on the highway. Usually our tears are brought on by pain, sorrow or disappointment.

But what about when your child or grandchild was born? You see a bride walking down the aisle? A grandchild graduates from high school or college? When Mississippi State beats Ole Miss (Sorry Ole Miss fans)? When you discovered Jesus Christ? Those times elicit tears too; we cry at times of our most overwhelming sorrow and our greatest joy.

If I shed a tear when Mississippi State wins a game, especially over Ole Miss, can we really believe that we will stand dry-eyed and calm in the presence of Jesus? Thus, while there will be tears in Heaven, they will only be tears of sheer, undiluted joy. The greatest joy possible, a joy beyond our imagining, must occur when we finally see Christ.

“(God) will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more deathor mourning or crying or pain.”, Revelation 21:4

(Parts of my comments are from Daily Devotions for Die-Hard Mississippi State Bulldog Fans by Ed McMinn)

Thank you CUCers for who you are,


My Neighbor’s Pantry

Reminder: Drop-offs are now on Mondays 12:00-2:00 PM. Please only drop-off donations during this time. Pull up to the Fellowship Hall, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get items from your car. CUC members 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.

Meals from the RUMC Kitchen

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. We are starting to see more and more new faces each week! Thank you all for your support in making our community here at RUMC aware of this essential Service that we are able to provide. We are continually grateful to be able to touch so many lives that have been negatively impacted by the current pandemic. We Served 230 hot lunches, and just over 100 frozen meals over the first two days last week!

Please continue to pass along our menu to those in need in and around thiscommunity wherever you see fit.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of September 8th – September 10th

  • Tuesday: Ginger Sesame Pork Meatballs, Steamed White Rice, Asian Vegetable Medley, Roasted Sesame Roll
  • Wednesday: Chicken Forestiere Stew, Mushroom Wild Rice, Herb Crusted Baked Tomato, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Shepherd’s Pie, Pickled Vegetable Salad, 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 Jacob:
Online ordering:

  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
    Friday morning update:
    ER doctors insisted on admitting Malone to Emory John’s Crreek last evening to run more tests and see a cardiologist. I can’t go on floor of
    hospital, which is a difficult situation in his case. He needs me to hear,interpret, and speak for him. At least I was able to advocate for him in ER. He did not have any further stroke damage symptoms. This episode appeared to be one of his similar syncope episodes. It happened when OT had him up from bed in a wheelchair at home, after OT left. He was sitting up and making his usual jokes in ER, when I had to leave, come home to get his charging stations for hearing devices, and deliver back to him last night. I have insisted they keep me informed, and I’ll update you as I know more. We are working on getting some assistance at home. Thank you for continuing prayers and your care and concern. We love you all dearly
  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Bill Griffin as he recovers from coronary artery bypass surgery
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia, receiving treatment.
    Address: Northside Hospital,
    1000 Johnson Ferry NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, Room 4228
    where she will be for a while.
  • Don MacLeod after having surgery Wednesday for Melanoma
  • Pat Stamps – suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Ron Greer, of Peachtree Road UMC, who has been our CUC speaker several times, on the loss of his wife, Karen. Ron has mentioned his wife’s long time battle with cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has 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.


  • Bob Carpenter – September 9


  • Judy and Dal Zierk – Sep 12, 1964 – Dundee, IL, 56 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 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

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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