CUC – Newsletter – October 25, 2020

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fake News!

Scott Dickson will present the CUC lesson this coming Sunday. He always brings us a good thought provoking lesson. “Fake News!” is the topic. And at least the starting point will be:

1 John 4:1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom following Speaker

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 80 participants last Sunday. This Sunday will be the 30th Sunday we have met on Zoom!

Online Attendance Register for SS Classes

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

A Note from CUC President

Fred Brown

As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is no option. As long as you can carry your burden alone, you don’t need a burden bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. And as long as you can take Him or leave Him, you might as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken half-heartedly.

But when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, then cast all your cares to Him, for He is waiting in the mist of the storm……..
Max Lucado

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7

  • Jim Adcock – As he recovers from successful partial hip replacement. He remains in the hospital with some atrial fib issues
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Brenda Burrell – having Mohs surgery for a little skin cancer around nose area Tuesday Oct. 27th. Would appreciate prayers that all will be well.
  • Malone Dodson – grateful for your love and your prayers. Malone’s procedure went according to expectations without a hitch. He is home and feeling well. He notices that he can breathe better, and during the procedure, he could feel the valve open up. What a miracle. We love you all.
  • Jeannie Ehlers – pray for her as she recovers from chemo and complications. She is at home and is improving slowly.
  • Bob Hamilton doing well at home after his partial hip replacement surgery on Wednesday. Many thanks for prayers
  • Mary Kay Mills recovering at home following lengthy hospital stay for treatment of leukemia
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his brother who has now tested negative for COVID. Please continue praying for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who has learned that she will now be facing chemotherapy as cancer was detected in a lymph node.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • 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.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson are celebrating 13 years in ministry and mission with Believe Ministries, using Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ. For the past several years, they have hosted an annual Benefit Celebration at RUMC. Many CUC’ers came for an exciting night of entertainment, message, and a chance to give support to their work.

With all the challenges that the Covid virus has brought to all mission work, they feel it’s even more imperative to find new ways to getting the gospel message to the world…virtually. They are inviting you to an event: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration “Abra-ca-ZOOM”, a magically fun “God Night”, Thursday, November 12, 7 PM, a private event by Zoom invitation link. It will include comedy, magic, music and message, with an opportunity to support Believe Ministries. There will be an on-line auction too…that will include by popular demand, the “MagicBoy BBQ dinner and entertainment for 8”. They are still accepting auction items.

You are invited to request an invitation packet (with raffle prize tickets) that will result in the ZOOM invitation link for the program itself. Do this by clicking on this web link for the Believe invitation page, click on the red button “send my packet”

Or, send Jane at a direct email request for your invitation packet. Please include your mailing address, email address, and the name that you use to zoom. Call Jane if you need help! 770.587.1292.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Jacob Crane reports: Thanks you all for your continued efforts to promote and share information pertaining to this ministry. We are showing no signs of decreasing numbers and everybody who comes through our drive-thru are always supportive and thankful for all of our efforts.

Week of October 27th – October 29th

  • Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Egg Roll, Fresh Fruit
  • Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread

My Neighbor’s Pantry

Just 3 weeks left of My Neighbors Pantry. The last day will be Monday, November 9th. Then we’ll take a short break and resume on Monday, January 4th.

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

  • household cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • butter
  • Feminine Hygiene products

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.


  • Pat Peterson – October 29
  • Bill Thompson – October 30


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Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses!

You can continue to 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

November 1 – CUC returns to our classroom with livestreaming

November 12 – 7:00 PM Believe Ministries Benefit “Abra-ca-ZOOM”

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