CUC Newsletter – November 22, 2020

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm  118:1 

Sunday, November 22, 2020 Not So Forbidden History

Scott Dickson will be our CUC speaker on Sunday 11/22. His lesson title is “Not So Forbidden History” with the scripture from 2 Timothy.

Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good.2

Timothy 3: 16-17 

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom and Back to RUMC

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 34th Sunday we have met on Zoom. There were  17 CUC members in the classroom and  70 joining  on line for  a total socially-distanced attendance of 92 . 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

To wait on God is to struggle and sometimes fail. Sometimes the failures teach us more than the successes. For the failures teach us that to wait on God is not only to wait for his mercy, but to wait by his mercy… The glory hidden in our failures is the discovery that the very thing we wait for is what we wait by! The success of our waiting lies not in who we are but in who God is. It is not our strength that will pull us through to the end, it is God’s amazing grace and mercy. —Ben Patterson

“So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Jesus Christ before the beginning of time, 

2 Timothy 1:8-9

Look forward to being with you Sunday in person and on Zoom.

Praise the Lord and go Dawgs!!

Fred Brown

Pop-up Lunches a Success

Thanks to Garlinn and Mike Story CUC had another nice “Pop-up Lunch” on the RUMC Commons this past Monday.  There were about 17  CUC members  there. Again it was good to see and chat with other CUC members face to face.

CUC Plans Christmas Party!

From Patsy Lanham – SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday, December 15th 5:30-7:00PM for our CUC virtual Christmas Party.

Christmas Gifts for Murphy Harpst Children

The CUC Class has the opportunity again in 2020 to help make Christmas a happy time for the residential, specialized foster care, and community services children at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center.  For many children in care, this is an emotional time.  For some it will be their first real Christmas experience! 

In 2019 our class contributed $4000 to provide Christmas gifts for 146 children at Murphy-Harpst. Thank you very much for that generous support. We hope CUC can meet that goal again this year.  Since we will not be passing around a decorated basket in our classroom on Sundays in November, the Mission Outreach Committee asks that you write checks made out to CUC with “Murphy-Harpst Christmas” on the notation line. 

Send your check to Charles Mason .  The special collection for the Murphy-Harpst Christmas now totals $2375. One check for the total amount will be mailed to M-H by December 8, the deadline for all donations to be received there.


Help Needed

Mary Kay Mills is going to be receiving daily treatments beginning after Thanksgiving.  She will have a 10-15 minute treatment for 7 consecutive days, off a week, and treatment again.  Not sure of the number of weeks involved.  In the off week, she will need to get blood draws twice.  Treatments will be at Northside Hospital in Sandy Springs. We are not sure of the time of day yet.  The Cares and Concerns Committee is asking for your help with transportation. 

If you can drive any of these days, please email Nancy Wright with your name.
Mary Kay appreciates YOU ALL

Christmas Gift & Craft Show

This year’s RUMC Christmas Gift & Craft Show will be:
Friday Dec. 4, 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Come for festive gifts, artisan crafts, delicious goodies, and gorgeous lights and decorations. You’ll find all that and more at RUMC’s annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show.

Find the perfect gift for anyone and everyone in your life; from kids to in-laws to teachers and anyone in between. 100% of the proceeds from vendor booth fees go to support our student mission efforts both domestically and internationally.

Like a European Christmas Market, it is moving outdoors this year. Vendor booths will be set up in the Sanctuary Parking Lot according to recommended distancing guidelines and a one-way traffic flow.  Please come wearing a mask and be prepared to have your temperature taken. Come safely shop and support local businesses this holiday season!

One thing that hasn’t changed, is the need for volunteers. So, this is a link for anyone interested in volunteering at the show.

  • Jim Adcock – Ongoing recovery at home following partial hip replacement
  • Jeannie Ehlers– as she recovers from latest chemo treatment
  • Beth and Beth Hamilton – for a quick recovery from Covid-19
  • Pat Phillips is scheduled for surgery on December 7, at Piedmont, for a lumpectomy, and would appreciate prayers. 
  • Vince and Donna Grosse appreciate all your prayers for his sister, Deidra Morrison, who is facing chemotherapy, and for the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts completing new chemo treatment and hopefully will begin radiation at Mayo on Dec.14th.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she receives PT for 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
  • Shirley May still recovering with post-shingles neuropathy
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stan & Virginia Thomason – Virginia has palliative Hospice Care. 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.


  • Bob Moore – November 26
  • Martha Thompson – November 26


  • Gale and Roger Davis – Nov 23, 1961, Gainesville, FL, 59 years!
  • Pat & Patrick Cooney – November26,1960, New York NY, 60 years!
  • Nancy & Johnie Wright – November28,1987, Blue Springs,MO, 33years
  • Martha & Bill Thompson – Nov 28,1958, Decatur GA, 62 years!

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

  • December 15 – CUC Virtual Christmas Party
  • December 4 and 5 – RUMC Christmas Gift & Craft Show

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