CUC Newsletter – March 14, 2021

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Mark 16:15

Sunday, March 14, 2021
Global Missions Sunday

This Sunday is Church-Wide Mission Sunday. Chris Leiner a member of the RUMC Global Missions Team, will be the CUC presenter with a taped interview from missionaries in Egypt.

CUC Sunday School Class on Zoom

Thank goodness for Zoom! This Sunday will be the 48th Sunday we have met on Zoom.

CUC attendance March 7

Zoom: 78
Class: 13
Total: 91

This Sunday we will continue to have class both in the classroom and on zoom.
Doug Tatom and CUC are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

If you don’t receive the newsletter any week, andif you have jotted down this Meeting ID number, then you may just click on join meeting in Zoom and type in that number to join the meeting. If the meeting does not 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.

CUC 2021 Retreat Update

The CUC Fall Retreat is planned for October 10 to 12, 2021-Sunday to Tuesday at The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee. The cost per couple is $420. The cost per single is $360. Our retreat leaders will be Debbie and Mark Goodwin. Please consider joining us. Text, email or call Gene Osborn.

CUC Christmas Party Plans

Good news on the CUC XMAS party. We are now up to 60 CUC’ers signed up for the party. And, we feel we will get many more signups in the next 6+ months!! With this, we will be making a deposit to save the date at the Metropolitan Club – Tuesday, Dec 7th, 2021. Again, if you have not signed up and plan to attend, please email or call Mike Story. It will be a great party!!

A Message from the CUC President

Fourth Sunday of Lent – 2021

A new year offers renewed commitment for our relationship with God. Lent is a perfect time to reflect on how God has renewed our faith and plopped hope down into the middle of our difficulties And not only did 2020 produce many difficulties to all of us, but life in general can be difficult.

In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul says “…but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, character, and hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” Our difficulties in life, relationships, and faith move us through to hope, if we stay close to God and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.

“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3: 14-16.

A lot of you will get your second shot this Sunday, March 14, in the CUC classroom, and you will be able to join us on the 28th.

As we move forward to Easter Sunday, those of you who have had your second shot and at least two weeks have passed, I ask you to consider returning to CUC in person. We can hold up to 47 in our classroom under current guidelines, it would be great to see 47 on Easter Sunday.

God Bless,
Fred Brown

Telephone Volunteer Needed

Volunteers are needed to make welcome phone calls to First Time Visitors at RUMC Job Networking. This is the most satisfying and heartwarming volunteer opportunity you will ever have! As Nancy Lane use to say, this is the “bow on the ministry”. It’s a simple call asking how their job search is going. People knowledgeable about the offerings at the church will love this as it is a chance to refer people to other areas of RUMC. Call Katherine Simons for further details. 404-518-1377

My Neighbors Pantry

When you grocery shop think of My Neighbor’s Pantry. They are in need especially for laundry detergent, black/pinto beans and feminine hygiene products, Flour, vegetable oil, and household cleaning products. You can drop items off on Mondays 12-2:00 PM. Just drive to the back of the B Building at RUMC, honk your horn, and a masked volunteer will get them from your car. We are also in need of monetary donations to keep our program alive!

RUMC Weekly “To Go”

From Jacob Crane:

We served over 350 hot meals again this week and added another 200+ frozen meals as well. All together almost 600 meals. Keep letting others know about the Service we are providing. We are so blessed and thankful to be able to provide for the community! Meals continue every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00.

Menu for the Week of March 16th, 17th, and 18th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Pickled Veggie Salad, Fresh Fruit.
  • Wednesday: Irish Beef Stew, Basil Mashed Potatoes, Braised Cabbage, Caraway Roll.
  • Thursday: Crispy Pan-Fried Chicken, Red Beans, Seasoned Rice, Biscuit w/ Peppered Gravy.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Served:

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Spaghetti and Meatballs
  2. Chicken and Leeks w/ Herbed Raisin Couscous
  3. Shrimp and Sausage Etouffee w/ Rice Pilaf Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  • Margie Avery – undergoing radiation treatment and chemo having problems with low blood count delaying treatment.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she is recovering from her Chemo and has follow-up tests
  • Vince Grosse’s sister Deidre Morrison as she continues chemotherapy and The Grosse’s friend Susan Ouzts continuing radiation therapy at the Mayo Clinic for pancreatic cancer. They appreciate your continued prayers.
  • Hugh & Sue Gardner still ask continued prayers for their neighbor Doug Reed and his wife Chris. Doug
    is off a ventilator, having had a trach tube inserted. The doctors have stopped sedation, but as of Wednesday, he remains in a coma.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony – as he continues to deal with health problems.
  • Sister Backus – with continuing back problems and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson as he continues PT to improve function of right leg
  • Betty and Don Gay– at home with daily help of caregiver
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues treatment of leukemia
  • Edna Smith as she deals with increasing problems with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Betty Smith is back living at the Mansions. However, she is in a private studio apartment in assisted living, not living in independent living where she was before. She is getting rehab.
  • Dave Wistrand for a continued good recovery from major heart surgery
  • Stan Thomason – He appreciates phone calls as he does not use a computer and is alone in an elder care facility.


  • Don Macleod – is doing so well enough following his heart surgery that he can be removed from our prayer list.

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.


  • MariAnna Brown – March 14
  • Pat Ball – March 17
  • Margie Avery – March 18


  • Sandy & Bill Griffin – March 16, 1968, Newnan GA, 53 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.

  • October 10,11,12- CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party

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