CUC Newsletter – January 10, 2021

Sunday, January 10, 2021

This Sunday we will be looking forward to Bill Floyd’s second Sunday of teaching about the parables of Jesus. We are very pleased that Bill and his wife Caren will be joining CUC as members.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 40nd Sunday we have met on Zoom. Attendance January 3 was 85.

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. 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

God wants whatever You’ve Got
By Rick Warren:

In John 6:5-6 Jesus asks, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat? He asked this only to test them, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.”

You all know the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish. I think it is amazing that, out of 5,000 people only one person brought a lunch. I’m thinking a lot of people were hiding picnic baskets under their robes because they didn’t want to share with anybody else.

But one little boy offered the bread and fish he packed for his lunch. He gave Jesus what little he had and God used it to not just feed a lot of people but also show how much he cares and how powerful he is.

God always starts with what you have. You may not have much time. Your finances may not be much. You may not think you have much talent. But you can give God everything in your life. Give him your heart, Give him your reputation. Give your past, present, and future. It may not be much, but you can give him your five loaves and two fish.

Jesus wasn’t worried about how to feed 5,000 people. He already had in mind what he was going to do. He saw the need long before the disciples did. And he had a plan.

You need to understand this truth today: God always has the answer before you even know the problem. God is not worried, he saw your problem long before you did. He knew it was coming, and he already had a plan for it. God knows the solution to your problem before you even recognize it’s a problem.

So why are you worrying? Just admit you have an unsolvable problem, and then give God everything you have. Watch him take your loaves and fish and turn them into a feast.

God bless you all and thank you for your prayers,

Fred Brown

New Bible Study

Jeff Ross is starting a bible study the end of January called the Grand Sweep. It is study based on reading the whole bible in a year. He will have a weekly “Facebook Live” meeting instead of an in-person meeting. There will be a discussion board for people to talk with other people and with him.

From Jeff Ross:

Read through the Bible with me starting the 3rd week of January 2021. We will be using J. Ellsworth Kalas’s “The Grand Sweep”. I will host a weekly Facebook live group that will look at what we have read that week and consider the threads tying it to the weeks before and the weeks to come. To join go to “Jeff’s Grand Sweep” on Facebook and ask to join. Or, if you are not on Facebook or just have questions email me at

RUMC Weekly “To Go” Menu

Jacob is all set to resume our take home meal program next Tuesday, January 12th. We have the freezer fully stocked up and some great menu items lined up to start off the New Year! Looking forward to seeing many of you to kick the New Year off ! Thanks in advance to all of you that help to Serve our community and help communicate to others in the community about the Service that we are providing

Week of January 12th – January 14th

  • Tuesday: Beef Fried Rice, Egg Roll, Fresh Fruit
  • Wednesday: Ham Pasta Cordon Blue, Roasted Broccoli and Carrots, Buttered Yeast Roll
  • Thursday: Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole, Mexican Rice, Charro Beans

  • Jim Adcock – recovering in ICU at Northside Hospital following surgery to remove blood clot on brain following recent fall
  • Fred Brown – for good results from new cardiac medication
  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – as she deals with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Jeannie Ehlers – as she recovers at home from successful surgery on Thursday
  • Beth Hamililton following loss of her sister Kathie
  • Patsy Lanham will be having a knee replacement (her other knee) Thursday, Jan 14, at Emory – St. Joseph Hospital. Coming home the same day
  • Don Macleod – as he recovers from surgery
  • Bob Morisey for a quick recovery from Covid
  • Nancy Spence – on the loss of her brother Frank
  • Vince’Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she is currently undergoing chemo therapy following successful colon cancer surgery and the Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts as she has finished chemo and is undergoing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer.

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson – as he continues his recovery from stroke
  • 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.


  • Katherine Simons – January 10
  • Roger Davis – January 11
  • Don McNew – January 14
  • Mike Story – January 14


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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.

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