CUC Newsletter for October 11, 2020

“There remains, then a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.” (Hebrews 4:9-11)

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Reckless Love: Living For Things That Die

This Sunday will be a little different. Jeff Ross will have a presentation for multiple classes from 9:30 until 10:00. CUC will have its announcements, etc. from 10:00 until 10:30.

Jeff Ross will take 5 minutes at the beginning to introduce what we are doing. Then he will push the play button so that all can see the presentation. It lasts 20 minutes. So that at 10:00 all can break into your separate Sunday school zoom meetings.

The speaker is Ted Smith. His topic is: “Reckless Love: Living for things that die.”

Ted is the Professor of Preaching and Ethics at the Candler School of Theology. He works at the intersections of practical and political theology, paying special attention to the forms preaching and worship take in late modern societies.

We will need to use Doug’s zoom number for the second part.
CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom following Speaker

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 95 participants last Sunday including our teacher.

This Sunday will be the 27th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

Be sure that you register your attendance – online at: and select the event that you are attending to register. Even if you are attending CUC on Zoom you should register your attendance. Choose between “Sunday School – 9:30 am”. When you choose the time that our class normally meets, the system will then automatically connect your attendance to the CUC class.

A Note from CUC President


Rest is important to maintain physical-and spiritual-health. Rest for you might mean a good eight hours of sleep. Or a quiet Sunday morning that begins on your back deck or patio with the Sunday paper and a hot cup of coffee. Maybe a weekend getaway to the beach or the mountains, where the most strenuous thing you do is change positions in the hot tub.

God promised rest to you of a particular kind. His rest comes through faith. As you spend your day in the presence of God, you are revitalized and rejuvenated. The world around you may degenerate into chaos, but your soul remains at peace, at rest.

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs,

(Parts are taken from Daily Devotions for Die-Hard GA Bulldog fans by Ed McMinn.)


CUC MUST Food Program Funds

Charlie Mason has reimbursed CUC members a total of $5,842 for groceries. We had $6,665 in donations for the food program. He is still reimbursing class members for their expenses for the current food program.

  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip now scheduled for October 20th.
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she recovers from chemo and complications and prepares for surgery for ovarian cancer in 4 to 5 weeks.
  • Mary Kay Mills, with leukemia in remission, will be returning home from rehab today. Family will be with her at home.
  • Deidra Morrison, sister of Vince Grosse, who had colon cancer surgery this past week is doing well but still needs prayers for a good recovery.
  • Susan Ouzts, family friend of the Grosses, who is undergoing the 7th & 8th round of chemo prior to surgery for pancreatic cancer


  • Pat Deaton – is recovering well from her fractured hip and she and her daughter Lara want to express their appreciation for the prayers and cards and notes from CUC members.

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
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • 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
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason -. Virginia has palliative 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

RUMC Mission Booth

The RUMC Mission Booth needs nice articles to sell for missions, (small furniture, sterling or gold jewelry and nice costume jewelry especially vintage, holiday items for fall and Christmas, pictures, lamps, decorative items, vintage or antique novelty items). All jewelry sales at this time is going to job Networking, which has totaled over $1000 within the last 3 months. We would encourage everyone to come shop at City Antiques which is where we have two booths donated to us. It is a fun place to look and shop and all proceeds of what is sold goes to missions supported by RUMC. These sales have been averaging $2000 per month. If anyone has any questions call Ann Gordon 770-490-7900 or
Annette Whaley 770-634-2289

23rd Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

Pray for good weather on this coming Monday, 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. 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. Please consider your participation even if you don’t play or volunteer!

My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry continues. Needs this week are: household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products and butter. 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!!

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

We are still getting praise from numerous people every day; everybody is so thankful for this service. Thank you all for all of your continued efforts in keeping the community here at RUMC informed of weekly menu options.

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. 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:

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu Week of October 13th – October 15th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatori, Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Yeast Roll
  • Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Southern Meatloaf w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peas and Corn, Yeast Roll


  • Rose Lappe – October 12
  • Lenna Sharp – October 17
  • Sue Gardner – October 18
  • Shirley May – October 18


  • Kathy and Bob Carpenter – Oct 12, 1980-40 years – Roswell, GA

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can also contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

Save the Date

  • Monday, October 12 – Malone Dodson Golf Tournament

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