CUC Newsletter – September 18, 2020

Hebrews 12:28 28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

A Faith for Tough Times

Jeff Ross has our CUC lesson Sunday. We are glad to have him with us again. His title is “A Faith for Tough Times” using scriptures from Hebrews.

Hebrews 6:19 19 – We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 98 participants last Sunday including Bob Fletcher.

This Sunday will be the 25th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

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

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 choose 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


Hopefully you have never been in a brawl or a public brouhaha. But maybe in your younger days you were involved in a “disagreement” on the playground, basketball court, or football field. Maybe you retaliated when you got one elbow too many in a pickup basketball game. Or maybe you have been involved in road rage.

While we do seem to live in a more belligerent, confrontational society than ever before, fighting is not the solution to a problem. Rather, it only escalates the whole confrontation, leaving wounded pride, and simmering hatred in its wake. Actively seeking and making peace is the way to a solution that lasts and heals broken relationships and aching hearts.

Peace is not as easy as fighting. Making peace instead of fighting takes courage and strength. It is also exactly what Jesus would do.

“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy.” Hebrews 12:14

Taken from Daily Devotions by Ed McMinn
God bless and keep you safe


CUC Christmas Party?

The CUC Fellowship Committee has reserved the Metropolitan Club dining room for our annual Christmas Party on December 1st. We will need to put down money soon to guarantee the room. Our price is based on having our usual 100 people attend the party.

The Fellowship Committee, thinking we will probably still be in a COVID Pandemic environment in early December, is recommending canceling the party for 2020 because of the vulnerability to COVID for our CUC class members. Mike and Garlinn Story, and Marianna Brown are looking for any issues class members may have on this. We will talk about this briefly on our CUC zoom call this Sunday.

CUC Sponsorship of Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Charlie Mason made a motion and it was approved by CUC this past Sunday to provide a $750 sponsorship for the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament for the benefit of the RUMC Foundation.

As long as there has been a Malone Dodson Golf Tournament, CUC has always provided a sponsorship. Sponsorships reduce the tournament costs so that more of the proceeds go directly to the Foundation. Shaw Skillings is chairman of the Foundation this year and Lynn Adcock, Jack Stadler, and George Waite are on the committee.

23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Your help and support are needed! On October 12th,, 2020 the 23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament at the Woodmont Country Club in Canton, GA will be convened to honor our beloved member and former pastor, Malone Dodson. Yes, it will go on in spite of the Covid-19 situation. Woodmont promises to make this a great event with all the necessary safety precautions for players and volunteers.

The Foundation needs this annual event to proceed as this is the only way the RUMC Foundation has funds to operate. Please provide your support by playing on October 12th and/or sponsoring the event. Sponsorships are available from $250 to $7,500. Also any size donation can be made on line or write a check to RUMC noting that it is for the Foundation. See the RUMC Foundation Golf website for more information. You can also support by volunteering on Columbus Day. Please consider your participation!

Tell It Like It Can Be

Martha Knight still has some copies of Jim McCormick’s latest book, Tell It Like It Can Be. Let her know if you would like to purchase one. Send a check made out to the CUC Class for $15.00 with Jim’s Book on the memo line to Martha Knight. She will give Charlie Mason the checks in a couple of weeks and will deliver the book to you.

  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke:
    Phil Dodson has reported that Malone has good days and bad. On the good days, he’s very upbeat and does everything that his therapists want him to do. Unfortunately the strokes affected his right aside and he’s right handed, so that has presented a problem but he’s working very diligently on getting his strength and movement back. He has occupational, physical and speech therapists and someone that comes in at 7 each night and leaves at 7 in the morning and helps get him ready for bed and is available when he wants to use the bathroom during the night and then gets him dressed in the morning. This helps Charlotte to get some sleep during the night. His strokes damaged his right side and, as he is right-handed, progress is a little slow and frustrating at times. He misses his normal activities like feeding the birds, going shopping, visiting with people etc. but they don’t want visitors right now. On good days, he uses his walker around the house. His three children have also been a big help. Just thought you’d like to know about this. Please continue to keep them in your prayers and pass this to anyone in your groups that have asked about them.
  • Susan Emmons asks for prayers as she has studies to determine cause of a heart murmur
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia will be returning home shortly and will need full-time care at home for 3 weeks. Her son and daughter-in-law will be helping.
    Earnie Robertson on the loss of his wife Betty
    Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
    Gale & Roger Davis and extended family on the sudden death of their grandson, Tyler’s 29-year-old wife, Roxanne.

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

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

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

As of Wednesday this week there had been couple of great take-out days at RUMC! They had Served @ 225 hot meals and @ 90 Frozen meals over the past couple of days. Thanks to all of you who continue to spread the word about this essential Service to our community here at the church and beyond.

Week of September 22,23, and 24th

  • Tuesday: Garlic Pork and Broccoli Stir-fried Noodles, Egg Roll, Sliced Fruit
  • Wednesday: Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans and Rice
  • Thursday: Country Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Buttered Corn on the Cobb, Honey Buttermilk Biscuit
  • All served with Bottled Water.

The RUMC Hospitality team is still preparing these convenient, delicious, affordable meals every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. No need to pre-order unless you plan to pay by credit card. To pay by card, please click the link below and remember you may need to refresh your browser when you arrive at the RUMC web page.

Online orders are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm., but open at all other times.

Place your order here for any of next week’s hot meals or pre-order some of our delicious frozen meals: Order Online


  • Jim Ehlers – September 22
  • Mike Ewing – September 22
  • Wilfred Boayue – September 23
  • Beth Hamilton – September 24


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My Neighbor’s Pantry

The number of families we are serving is definitely going up! Household cleaners continue to be our biggest need because they are hard to find and many stores have purchasing limits. While you shop for your own family this week, if you can pick-up 1-2 extra dish soaps, spray cleaners, toilet cleaners or laundry detergents, we would love to have them!

Our biggest needs this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • hand soap
  • feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons)

Reminder: Drop-offs are 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. THANK YOU!!

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.

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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