CUC Newsletter – July 30, 2021

And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love. 2 John 1:6

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Am I Doing Enough?

We are pleased to have Phil Dodson as our speaker this Sunday. He will reference John 21:17. His title is “Am I doing enough?”. His discussion will include an update on how Lunches for Learning has had to adapt to a changing world in 2021.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, July 25

Members 68
Visitors 3
Zoom 8
Total 79

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom.

Attendance Register for CUC Class

We are now signing an attendance sheet passed in class. If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance to show participation online using your personal cell phone or tablet. Go online to: to register

President’s Message

Transformed people transform people
By Peter Branjerdporn

“(God) did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.” (Acts 15.9)

In today’s passage the Apostle Peter responded to Jewish followers of Jesus who demanded that non-Jewish believers should practice all their laws also. He emphatically reminds the early Christians to remember that God loves everyone, including the Gentiles, not because of how good any of them are, but because of how good God is. God “made a choice” to accept all of us as we are without discrimination.

No one can follow the law perfectly. And, that’s the point of God’s love: while we were still ‘Gentiles’ God loved us first. It is only through Grace that any of us can know and be transformed by God. (v. 11) So when we seek to force upon others, especially those who are considered to be on the outside (such as people seeking asylum, people from the LGBTIQ+ community, First Nations peoples, the list goes on) the way we want them to live, are we not like those in Acts who fall into the trap of thinking that the law is what makes us God’s chosen people?

Lord, help us to be merciful and inclusive. May we extend the same grace shown to us in Christ Jesus to all others. Amen

I hope everyone had a great week. Just a reminder, 2nd Fridays on the Commons is Aug 13 at 5:30.

Aug 15 is a big day for CUC and the church. RUMC is hoping to get everyone back on campus. After church, lunch will be provided (more info to come).

Wednesday night suppers are scheduled to begin on September 9.

Cumming First UMC has a trip to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, Oct 5-8. As of July 28, they had about 20 spots that they are trying to fill. Contact Jeff Ross if you are interested.

See you on Zoom.

God Bless.


CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC members will dine at Altobelli’s Italian restaurant, 3000 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta on August 4 at 5:30 pm. Todd Schnakenberg’s Family Tradition restaurant hosted 48 CUC diners providing excellent service and yummy food. Summer Dinner Out Signup sheet will be passed at Sunday School. If you don’t sign up and can attend or you sign up and can’t attend, please notify Larry Douglas by noon Tuesday.

Help With CUC Prayer Requests

Your CUC newsletter editor greatly appreciates updates to the CUC prayer requests. It is better to get too many emails than none at all to keep our prayer requests up to date. Please send any additions, changes, updates, or requests for removal from the prayer list to Sue Waite by Thursday evening of each week.

  • Margie Avery for relief of pain as she has further surgery this coming Thursday and then goes to rehab for several weeks for her recovery
  • Betty Smith at The Mansions
  • Diane Stephens as she has continues radiation

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
  • Mary Kay Mills – as she continues to recover from her bout with leukemia
  • Earnie Robertson as he adjusts to his new home at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts to residency at The Mansions. Visitors are appreciated (Try to call ahead as she goes to physical therapy).
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends

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. Prayers also for our nation and its people.


  • Bill Lanham – Aug 1
  • Dave Wistrand – Aug 1
  • Earnie Robertson – Aug 5


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From Jacob CraneWeekly Meals

We had another busy week here in the kitchen, Serving up 268 Hot Meals and 107 Frozen Meals! Thanks again to each of you for helping to spread word of our ministry efforts. We have a couple of really nice meals planned for next week and the menu is attached. Please share the menu as you see fit.

August 3rd and August 5th

  • Tuesday: Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Loin w/ Vanilla Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans, Buttered Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Egg Noodles, Roasted Vegetables, Buttered Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Macaroni and Cheese
  2. Roasted Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy
  3. Braised Beef Ragu
  4. Carrot Souffle w/ Pecan Topping
  5. Chicken Pot Pie

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses! Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using Amazon Smile. Also register at with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

  • August 13 – 5:30 – 2nd Friday on the Commons
  • August 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 9th – RUMC WNO restarts
  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party

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