CUC Newsletter – November 8, 2020

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?

Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Temple of God

Dave Mueller will be leading our CUC Class this Sunday with the second part part of a series. The title he’ll use is “The Temple of God”. The scripture will be

1 Cor. 6: 19-20. “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own: you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom and Back to RUMC

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 32nd Sunday we have met on Zoom. This past week some of us also got back in our classroom. On Zoom there were 72, 17 were in class, making a total attendance of 89.

Sunday we will again have the Zoom meeting in the CUC classroom. It will be displayed on the TV screens in class so it’s really a hybrid meeting. There is a capacity for 47 in the classroom.

Online Attendance Register for 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

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36

There is a striking difference between knowing about God and knowing God. We may know the right God-words yet not experience God. Only in Jesus, the Son of God, can we truly know God the Father…

What we think of God makes a tremendous difference in our lives. Where we get our ideas of God makes a tremendous difference too. We can gather up data and develop our own image of God, or we can allow God to reveal himself in a self portrait—his Son, Jesus Christ…- Reuben R. Welch

I will not be with you this Sunday, as MariAnna and I will be attending the wedding of our oldest Granddaughter. You will be in the highly capable hands of our Vice President, Sandy Martin. See you on November 15.

God Bless you all,

Fred Brown

  • Jim Adcock – As he recovers from successful partial hip replacement
  • Myra Belote says “Thank you for the cards, calls, and emails of support and prayers for my surgery on this coming Monday, Nov. 9. Blessed to be part of this wonderful CUC class.”
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers from chemo this past Wednesday
  • Susan Emmons would appreciate prayers for her brother-in law Gordon in Cadillac Michigan who is going to need open heart surgery for a stenosed aortic valve and 3 bypasses. He is a poor surgical risk with diabetes and obesity.
  • 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. Please continue to pray for the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts. She is on a new chemo treatment and has one treatment remaining. If her “numbers are good” she will return to the Mayo Clinic on Dec 14th and begin radiation.
  • Wanda Taylor’s sister in law, Nancy Bardin who has been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma.

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
  • Malone Dodson – recovering following aortic valve replacement
  • Betty and Don Gay – at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Bob Hamilton recovering well from partial hip replacement surgery
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills at home and continuing 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. Stan looks forward to calls from CUC members.

Big Thank you to CUC Angels from Mary Kay Mills

To My CUC Family:

Don’t know where to begin thanking all of you for everything that you have done to get me through my extensive bout with leukemia. The many cards & prayers I have received (and are still receiving) have been such God-sends & you will never know how much they have helped & supported me. In addition I thank you for all the wonderful food I have received since returning home. Such a good variety & all meals have been so delicious & enjoyed by many family members; we appreciate your taking the time and effort to do this.

I begin another round of chemo tomorrow. (Last Monday) While I am currently in remission, this new treatment protocol consists of a combination of a series infusions & a pill regiment which is supposed to help prevent the leukemia from returning. According to my doctor, they have had very good results with those in the “senior category” which definitely includes me! We will see! The really good news is that this series will be given as an outpatient at Northside Forsyth; no more trips to “pill hill”! For this I am asking for continued prayers; I feel they will go a long way toward completing the healing process.

Once more, THANK YOU to everyone for everything! God’s continued blessings to all; I feel so honored to be a part of such a special family!

Mary Kay

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.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

From Jacob Crane:

We had another great week this week in the RUMC kitchen! Even after the loss of power for a few days, we were still able to Serve hundreds of members and community guests this week. Over the past three days, we have served 342 Hot Meals and 184 Frozen Meals. That is averaging over 175 meals per day going out of the kitchen! Thanks to all of you who are able to help volunteer for and/or promote this wonderful Service that we are able to provide each week!

Week of November 10th – November 12th

  • Tuesday: Beef Noodle Casserole, Roasted Carrots, Garlic Rolls, Bottled Water.
  • Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Mixed Vegetables, Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Brown Sugar Crusted Pork Loin w/ Caramelized Onion Pork Jus, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Baked Cinnamon Apples, Yeast Roll

My Neighbor’s Pantry

Just 1 week 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. Needs this week are: household cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products and butter.

Reminder: Drop-offs are on Monday 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.


  • Garlinn Story – November 8
  • Norma Taylor – November 8
  • Allen Buckley – November 9
  • Mrs. Pat Cooney – November 14


  • Debbie & Mark Goodwin – Nov 8,1980, Kansas City, MO, 30 years
  • Sara & Paul Beecham – Nov 8, 1958, Decatur, GA, 62years!!

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

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