CUC Newsletter – November 27, 2020

Love your neighbor as yourself.
Mark 12:31

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Making Room

As you know, this Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Our own John Sharp will deliver the lesson based on the book written by Ed Robb titled “Making Room”, sharing the love of Christmas. The Bible verse for this lesson is Mark 12:31.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom and in Our Classroom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 35nd Sunday we have met on Zoom. There were 15 CUC members in the classroom and approximately 47 were able to join us on Zoom, joining on line after we had a computer glitch, for a total socially-distanced attendance of about 62.

Thanks to Garlinn Story for her assistance in allowing us to use her zoom account after we were blocked out of Doug’s account.

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.

If the meeting doesn’t start for you by 9:30 am on Sundays, PLEASE check your emails for a new (alternate) link to the Sunday School meeting.

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 chose 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 believe means to realize not just with the head but with the heart that God loves me in a creative, intimate, unique, reliable and tender way. Creative: out of his love I came forth; through his love I am who I am. Intimate: his love reaches out to the deepest in me. Unique: his love embraces me as I am, not as I am considered to be by other people or supposed to be in my own self-image. Reliable: his love never lets me down. Tender…Tenderness is what happens to you when you know you are deeply and sincerely liked by someone.” —Brennan Manning

“Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.”, Isaiah 49:13

Hope everyone had a wonderful and fulfilling Thanksgiving Day!
Look forward to seeing everyone Sunday morning,

Fred Brown

CUC Plans Christmas Party!

Christmas Party – 2015

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

Our CUC Treasurer reported that as of November 21 a total of $2550.00 has been received from CUC members for the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Christmas Kindness Project 2020. This week and the weeks of November 29 and December 6 remain before the check from our class is mailed to Murphy-Harpst.

The Mission Outreach Committee asks that our class members be generous with this worthy cause we have always supported at Christmas time. According to Pam Kramer of M-H, the number of young people to receive gifts this year is 140. Some are in specialized foster care, some live in the community, and those who are part of this Methodist residential treatment center know it as their home, their school, their “family.” Our committee hopes every class member/couple will send a check to CUC treasurer Charles Mason made out to CUC with Murphy-Harpst Christmas on the notation line. THANK YOU, CUC! BEST WISHES FOR YOUR HAPPY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS.

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

It was a very busy week this week in the RUMC kitchen as the kitchen staff was able to provide Thanksgiving meals to around 100 different families. Thanks so much to all of the volunteers that helped us distribute all of these meals today! I spoke to several people today who could not be more thankful and appreciative to not only be able to receive these meals, but to also just get out of the house and connect a little with other members of this wonderful community here at RUMC!

Order Online

  • Tuesday – Turkey Tetrazzini, Garden Salad with Pickled Vegetable, Garlic Bread,
  • Wednesday – Orange-Sesame Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Egg Roll, Fresh Fruit,
  • Thursday – Beef Stroganoff with Buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli, Yeast Roll

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 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
  • Sister Backus – as she deals with continuing back problems and dealing with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers from latest chemo treatment
  • 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.
  • David Hills requests prayers for his brother Dan Hills who has a knee replacement scheduled for Friday, November 27. His situation is complicated by Parkinson’s and diabetes.
    Keith Stump who has had multiple myeloma for many years is no longer able to be treated. He will be coming home from the hospital today on home hospice. Please keep Keith and Wilma in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days.


  • Beth and Bob Hamilton express their heartfelt appreciation for the unbelievable love and support that you all have given to us during their covid illness. “To all of those in our class,…..many thanks for the cards, prayers & individual deliveries of delicious dinners. Just great!!!! Beth and I are today free of the covid virus! “

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
  • Pat Deaton and her daughter Lara who is caring for her
  • Malone Dodson – Malone is going to North Fulton Physical Therapy for rehab with machines this week. We are hopeful that this will help him strengthen his weak right leg. He received a good report from the structural heart doctor last week, regarding the success of his heart procedure. We are grateful for your continued prayers.
  • 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.


  • Charlotte Dodson – November 29
  • Doug Tatom – November 30
  • George Waite – December 3


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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

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

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