CUC Newsletter – November 1, 2020

John 14:27 Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Don’t forget the time change! Saturday night we will be setting our clocks back!

Serenity in Troubled Times

Allen Kennedy will be the CUC speaker on 11/1. The title of his lesson will be “Serenity in Troubled Times”. CUC is fortunate to have such excellent guest speakers.

CUC is Coming Back to RUMC !

This will be our first Sunday back in our CUC classroom. We are anticipating 22-25 will be attending in the classroom. The dining room’s suggested capacity due to Covid-19 is 46. Our speaker this week will be on Zoom.

The class will be conducted using a new camera and computer plus TV screens in the classroom. All will get to hear the announcements.

We will begin as usual at 9:30, have two breakout sessions, then announcements beginning at 10:00, followed by our speaker who will be on Zoom this week.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! We had 85 class members and 14 visitors, including the teacher making a total of 99 in attendance last Sunday. This Sunday will be the 31st Sunday we have met on Zoom, but this week also back in our classroom for some.

We will have the Zoom meeting in the CUC classroom. It will be displayed on the TV screens in class. Allen Kennedy wants to teach from home, so he will be displayed for the people at home and also the people in class via the Zoom meeting. So it’s really a hybrid meeting.

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. 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

“A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. Mark 1:40-42

What was it that drew men to Jesus? Yes, he spoke with authority and he did miraculous and wonderful deeds, but I think the one thing that men could not ignore was the compassion and love that came from his heart and on to his face and into his words and deeds.

If we abide in him as he abides in us, we begin to see things differently. We begin to look at things with his eyes. —Bob Benson

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs,

Fred Brown

  • Jim Adcock – As he recovers from successful partial hip replacement
  • Myra Belote – as she awaits surgery in early November for breast cancer
  • Malone Dodson – following aortic valve replacement last week
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers from chemo complications and has more chemo on Wednesday.
  • Bob Hamilton recovering well from partial hip replacement surgery
  • Wanda Taylor’s sister in law, Nancy Bardin who has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. There is no cure, but as an abatement, she is in Moffitt Cancer Institute Hospital in Tampa undergoing a procedure where they harvest stem cells. She then will undergo chemo to wipe out her immune system, and then re-introduce her stem cells, hopefully to improve her immune system. Please pray for Nancy and Jim, her husband, who Is staying with her as her caregiver.
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who is 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
  • Mary Kay Mills at home following lengthy hospital stay for treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat Stamps recovering from 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.


  • Brenda Burrell – following Mohs surgery last Tuesday, “absolutely everything went exceptionally well. I thank everyone for prayers & concerns on my behalf. To God be the Glory – always.”

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: Thank 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.

My Neighbor’s Pantry

Just 2 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.

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.

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