CUC Newsletter – September 27, 2020

Psalm 51:11-12. “Cast me not away from your presence and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit.”

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The Diamond, COVID 19 and Our Relationship With God.

Dave Mueller, who has taught our class a number of times, has our CUC lesson Sunday. The title of his lesson is “The Diamond, COVID 19, and Our Relationship With God.” Dave and his wife, Sherry, are members of Crosstalk Class.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 88 participants last Sunday including Jeff Ross.

This Sunday will be the 26th 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


We rush to our endless doctors’ appointments and wind up sitting in the “waiting room” for an hour. We wait in line to check out at a retail store. You’re put on hold when you call a tragically misnamed “customer service” center. All of that waiting is time lost and we can never get it back.

Sometimes we even wait for God. We have needs, and we desperately call upon the Lord. Our pleas to God are often for an immediate response; prayer is, after all, a last respite for many. Thus, we are often disappointed when we perhaps get no reply right away.

But Jesus’ last command to his disciples was to wait. Our entire Christian life is spent in an attitude of waiting for Jesus’ return. However, we don’t just sit around and wait; instead, we grow stronger in our faith. Waiting for God is never time lost.

“Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.” Acts 1:4

Football season begins in the SEC this Saturday, tomorrow in fact, if you are reading this on Friday. My Miss State Bulldogs travel to “Death Vally” to take on the defending National Champs the LSU Tigers. The other Bulldogs travel to Arkansas.

A former Miss State Men’s BB coach always ended an interview or press conference with the phrase,” Praise the Lord and Go Dawgs” You will see that from me often this season.

Stay safe and pray for our Country,


Update on CUC Mission Outreach

For several years CUC members have supported the Christian School at Red Bird Mission in southeastern Kentucky. This rural settlement is a missionary conference of the United Methodist Church. Box Tops for Education, coupons clipped from various grocery products, were then collected and sent on to the school for cash reimbursement. These “clippies” are being replaced with a digital system requiring CUC members to submit personal information online. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee recommends that class members no longer clip any expiring coupons and thanks all of you who did participate.

Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center remains a mission project for our class. One way to help the budget there is to register at Amazon Smile and designate Murphy-Harpst as the charity you support. A portion of whatever you spend at Amazon Smile will be sent to this UMC home for needy young people. A second easy way is to register at with M-H’s school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix. Whatever information you submit about yourself is kept within the Publix system. The CUC Mission Outreach Committee thanks the class for continuing to support Christmas joy at M-H and then a birthday party every February for residents there.

  • Jim Adcock – dealing with various medical issues while preparing for necessary replacement of painful hip
  • Myra Belote has been diagnosed again with breast cancer after 18 years of being cancer free. She is asking for your prayers for favorable final lab reports that might determine a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy. She is scheduled for surgery early November.
  • Pat Deaton – Having partial hip replacement today for fractured hip after fall at home
  • Malone Dodson and Charlotte following Malone’s recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills diagnosed with leukemia may still be in the hospital for a couple more weeks
  • Jim Morman as he recovers at home from a mild stroke
  • Earnie Robertson on the loss of his wife Betty
  • Sharon Schnackenberg’s family and friends in fire zones in Oregon and California
  • Linda Temples as she recovers 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 Shingle
  • 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

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.

Week of September 29th – October 1st

  • Tuesday: French Onion Beef and Rice Casserole, Garlic Butter Green Beans, Yeast Roll Water.
  • Wednesday: White Bean and Chicken Chili, Corn and Pepper Rice Pilaf, Fresh Fruit, Corn Bread.
  • Thursday: Lasagna Bolognese, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread


  • Mary Kay Mills – September 28
  • Wanda Taylor – October 2
  • Stella Boayue – October 2
  • Barbara Zellner – October 4


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My Neighbor’s Pantry

The number of families we serve each week continues to rise!

Household cleaners continue to be the biggest need, but this week we need cheese and hot dog buns, too. We’re also adding butter this week…

Our biggest needs this week:

  • · household cleaning supplies
  • · hot dog buns
  • · cheese (blocks or shredded)
  • · butter
  • · laundry detergent

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 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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