CUC Newsletter – October 4, 2020

NLT Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Philippians 1:27 NLT

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Mark Goodwin has our lesson October 4. His title is “How should Christians respond to the upcoming elections?” Mark always gives a very thought-provoking message with a strong Christian background. His scripture is from Philippians 1:27

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 99 participants last Sunday including our teacher.

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

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.

A Note from CUC President

This coming Sunday, October 4, weather permitting, RUMC will begin holding Sunday worship services on the Commons. It is planned to be a simple, casual service and you are invited to bring your chair(s) or a blanket. You are requested to wear a mask, but they will not be required outside. Temperatures will be taken, and social distancing will be practiced. As RUMC continues with a phased approach of opening the campus, small groups (SG) will be welcomed to meet inside campus facilities beginning Oct. 19. SG leaders should contact Lorin Tate at discipleship@rumc.cpm to schedule a space.

Sunday morning worship on campus will resume Nov. 1. Worship will be at 9:00 and 11:15 AM, with adult Sunday School (SS) at 10:00AM. This phase and schedule will be in place until late May or early June 2021.

During Jeff Ross’s recent Zoom presentation to our class, he discussed returning to the campus on Nov. 1 for Sunday School. I could not get an accurate count on how many were interested in doing so when he asked the question, but it appears there are some, maybe up to 50%, who want to come back to the campus for SS. I believe we should consider a hybrid solution, by having both in class and Zoom options. Doug has indicated that he has the equipment to live stream and record the class meeting at the church and even though he won’t be able to physically participate, he is willing to train someone to use the equipment. So if we can set up Zoom and live stream in our classroom so that we are all still together, that should be our goal beginning Nov 1. In order to return to our classroom and maintain social distancing, we will need to get a more accurate count on those who plan to attend in person. Send me a short email, if you plan to return to the campus beginning on Nov.1. (IF YOU ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON ZOOM YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPLY)

Just a reminder, the Malone Dodson Golf Tournament is in less than 2 weeks, Oct. 12. This event is the Foundation’s ONLY source of budget funds, and the Foundation needs all the help possible. Please consider helping by offering up something to be given away in the virtual auction. For example, use of vacation home/cabin for a week, use of RV, artwork, services, or a wine basket to name a few ideas. If you want to play go to or

Second week of SEC football, the Georgia Bulldogs hosts the Auburn Tigers, and my bulldogs host the Razorbacks of Arkansas.

Praise the Lord and Go Dawgs!!


  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Pat Deaton – recovering at home after hip replacement for fractured hip
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she begins chemo treatments for ovarian cancer
  • Mary Kay Mills with leukemia in remission is now at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital for rehabilitation
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Deidra Morrison, sister of Vince Grosse, who is undergoing colon cancer surgery October 8.
  • Susan Ouzts family friend of the Grosses, who is undergoing the 7th & 8th round of chemo prior to surgery for pancreatic cancer
  • Linda Temples as she recovers at home from a successful kidney transplant

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
  • Pat Stamps suffering with a severe case of Shingles
  • 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

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

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, even 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!

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

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:

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Week of October 6th – October 8th

  • Tuesday: Cheesy Beef Enchiladas, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans
  • Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad
  • Thursday: Cincinnati Style Beef Chili over Spaghetti, Sliced Fruit, Corn Bread


  • Barbara Zellner – October 4
  • Debbie Goodwin – October 7
  • Stan Thomason – October 7
  • Dave Taylor – October 8
  • Dal Zierk – October 10


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My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry will continue into 2021! The program will run as-is through Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th. More details coming your way soon.

In the meantime, here’s what we need this week:

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • butter

CUC members who would like to buy and deliver items from the list to the 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!!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:

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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