CUC Newsletter – August 13, 2021

Be joyful in hope; patient in affliction; faithful in prayer. 

Romans 12:12  (NIV) 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Note: Remember that  starting this  Sunday, our  CUC class  will  begin promptly at 9:45  rather  than 10:00 and  end at 10:45 in order to give  us more time to get to the 11:15 church worship in the sanctuary.

A Brief History of Religion in America

We are pleased to again have Dean Tucker to be our speaker this  Sunday. His topic will be a “A Brief History of Religion in America-Part  2.” 

Dean and family have been members of RUMC for 37 years in the BYKOTA class. He has an extensive professional resume including being a professor at Oglethorpe.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 8

Members   59

      Visitors 1

      Teacher 1

       Zoom   24

         Total 85

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

It is good to be together again face to face, but thank goodness for Zoom for  those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!

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

Back to Church Sunday!

Sunday, August 15th is Back to Church and School BBQ on the Commons (12:00 -2:00 pm). 

RUMC’s many ministries will have tents set up so that interested folks can stop by and learn more about each ministry’s activities and opportunities.  For those who wish to eat indoors, there will be tables and chairs set up in the Seekers Sunday School classroom. 

IF IT RAINS, the event will be moved inside to our CUC classroom.  Jacob would appreciate help from the CUCers to quickly put out tables and chairs if we have to move inside.  Any and all help will be appreciated if we have to convert our classroom to the event room as time will be short.

Welcome Our Newest Class Member

We are happy that Julia  Wilson  has  joined  CUC.

CUC Wednesday Night Dinner

CUC has a dinner reservation on August 18 at 5:30pm at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, 12650 Crabapple Rd., Milton. We had 24 members dine at Paradise Grill last  week.  The 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.

President’s Message:

On behalf of the entire CUC class, thank you Fred and all of your committee chairs and committee members, for navigating us through the unique and trying circumstances of Covid in 2020-2021!   Under Fred’s able leadership every committee demonstrated incredible resilience and dedication to keeping us engaged with each other despite overwhelming challenges.  Compassion and service are always hallmarks of CUC, and during the 2020-2021 year those qualities shown even brighter. 

We would be remiss if we did not extend a special thank you to our technical team, Doug TatomGeorge WaiteGene Osborn and Don McNew, who learned a lot of new and challenging things on the fly to make it possible for us to continue to meet, to learn, and to share our concerns, thanksgivings, needs, hopes, fears, ideas and love via zoom during these difficult months. 

Thanks to everyone for an amazing response to an almost unbelievable year of crisis!  Thanks to all of you who have agreed to continue on as committee chairs and members!  Thanks to those of you who are new volunteers for CUC!  And if you haven’t volunteered for something but would like to, please do so at any time.  We can never have too much help! 

And now, let’s start looking forward to 2021-2022 when we can once again be together in service and fellowship in the name of Jesus Christ!  God bless CUC!

Sandy Martin

Let’s Go!! RUMC to visit the Biblical History Center

Date: Friday, August 27.

This archaeological museum explores daily life in ancient times and brings the words and stories of the Bible to life for visitors. As one earlier RUMC visitor stated, “I learned more here in one day than I learned on a two week visit to Israel!” Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Select one of the two different tours available:- The Garden Tour, a docent-led tour through the Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, and Life of the Village areas in the Archaeological Replica garden or – The “l Am” Tour, a docent-led tour of the garden, focusing on replicas giving us deeper understanding of the meaning of the “I Am” sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Depart RUMC by motor coach at 8:15 a.m. with return approximately 4:30 p.m.

Each tour includes a guided visit to the Artifact Gallery, which displays over 250 ancient artifacts on loan from the Israeli Antiquities Authority, all shown in a contextual setting.

Both tour groups will enjoy a biblical meal in authentically designed meal rooms, enjoying food very similar to that Jesus and his disciples would have shared at the Last Supper.

$60/person includes transportation, tours, and meal. Register at (scroll down below all the study/group options). Limited space available, so register soon

  • Margie Avery – released Tuesday from hospital and transferred to Salude in Suwanee for rehab.  She thanks you for all the prayers
  • Susan Emmons-for her high blood pressure to get under control
  • Diane Stephens as she 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 at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at the Mansions
  • Edna Smith as she adjusts  to residency at the Mansions. Visitors, with call  ahead, are appreciated.
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank  you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts being  treated  for pancreatic  cancer. She  is  doing  well and  appreciates  your prayers.

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.


  • Shaw Skillings—Aug 17
  • John Phelps—Aug 18


  • Sue and Hugh Gardner—August 15, 1970 – Watertown, NY – 51  years

From Jacob Crane

The RUMC Hospitality team will be back in the kitchen this week preparing convenient, delicious, affordable meals, and we plan to continue these meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall.

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu 17th and August 19th 

Tuesday: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast w/Cranberry Sauce, Herbed Stuffing, Roasted Vegetables, Yeast Roll.

Thursday: Chicken parmesan w/ Spaghetti Marinara, Caeser Salad, Garlic Bread.

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

Frozen Meals $5

1. Macaroni and Cheese

2. Beef Stroganoff w/ Egg Noodles

3. Jerk Chicken Wings w/ Rice Pilaf

4. Pesto Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Alfredo

5. Cheesy Beef Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

6. Chicken and Dumpling Soup

7. Beef and Barley Soup

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 14 – 2021 HomeStretch Road Race
  • September 8 – 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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