CUC Newsletter – September 3, 2021

Romans 12:11 (CLB) Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

God in the Public Square

Our own Roger Davis has volunteered to bring our Labor Day weekend lesson. The title of the lesson is “God in the Public Square”. His scriptures are:

“So they called the apostles back in and told them never again to speak or teach about Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Do you think God wants us to obey you rather than him? We cannot stop telling about the wonderful things we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:18-20 and “Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God.” Romans 13:1

Note: Remember we are now beginning our CUC class 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.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, August 22

Members   71
Visitors   2
Speakers   1
Zoom      19
Total     93

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

Welcome Our Newest CUC Member!

Ron Smith has officially joined CUC after just a couple of visits

  • Dick Anthony – Discharged from the hospital. Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – discharged from hospital to home with caregivers and requiring continuing transportation for daily treatment. Needing prayer and appreciating phone calls.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain
  • Malone Dodson – Hospitalised with symptoms of recurring stroke
  • Rose Lappe – Please pray bone biopsy on September 14 shows improvement enough so that if her doctors call for hip replacement it may be done successfully.
  • Marlene MacLeod – For relief of pain and healing of fractured ribs
  • Johnie Wright on the loss of his mother, Wilma Diemer

Continuing Prayers

  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith has moved from the Mansions and is now at her previous assisted living address
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions. Visitors are appreciated.Please call ahead.
  • 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.

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 Scott – September 5
  • Virginia Hardy – September 5
  • Bob Carpenter – September 9


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New Address

Patsy and Bill Lanham wanted you to know that they have moved to their new home in Marlowe, off Neese Road in Woodstock. The new address has been updated in the CUC Contact List. They no longer have a landline so you can reach them on their cell phones. They are still moving clothes, etc., but their furniture and Bill’s workshop are moved. Their Bradshaw Home closes Sept 24th.

Cart Greeter Ministry

Fellow CUCers: The church is starting a Cart Greeter Ministry and in order for this ministry to work, we need friendly faces as drivers for the carts. We will be the friendly face our members and visitors see before they even enter a building.

There are 3 carts and 4 time slots each and every Sunday. If my math is correct, 12 drivers are needed each and every Sunday. We would ultimately like to have 24 drivers to staff odd and even months.

The time slots are: 8:45-9:05, 9:45-10:05, 11:00-11:20 and after 11:15 service. We will have routes for each cart so we are not wandering aimlessly through the campus and designated Cart Stops around the campus.

We also need someone to be responsible for cart maintenance. We are in the process of securing a permanent place for the carts in front of the C Building. This ministry is an Equal Opportunity Employer meaning we will accept men and women, must be 25 or older with a valid drivers license. Please email me and I will get you started right away. Thank you.

Sandy Griffin

From Jacob Crane

We are very excited for the return of our Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, September 8, 2021! Dinner will be in person each Wednesday from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will include: a full hot meal, featured salad bar, soup of the day, desserts, beverages, and plenty of FELLOWSHIP! Pre-orders are available online or you can pay in person at the door. Cost is $8.00 per adults and children 13+. ($5.00 for Soup, Salad and Dessert Only.)

We are very excited to get our Wednesday Night Suppers back up and running next week here at RUMC! We are in the process of building our Wednesday Night Hospitality Team back up. I have created a Sign Up Genius and broken each volunteer role up into two shifts so that nobody feels like that they have to be working the whole time they are here on any given Wednesday Night. You are more than welcome to sign up for double shifts as you see fit!

Here is the link to the Wednesday Night Volunteer Sign Up Genius page:

I hope you can all make it out whether choosing to volunteer or just being here for good food and great fellowship! Please let me know if you would like to volunteer but have trouble navigating the Sign Up Genius; I would be more than happy to sign up for you if needed. Many Blessings to you all; looking forward to seeing you all soon! Jacob Crane

RUMC Weekly Take Home Menu

September 7th and September 9th

  • Tuesday: Beef & Pork Bell Pepper casserole, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Fresh Tortilla Chips.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Ham Pasta Cordon Bleu w/ Garlic Parmesan Cabbage, Yeast Roll.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals…First Come First Serve! Check back later in the week for more options!

Frozen Meals $5

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. Brown Sugar Pork Loin w/ Rice Pilaf

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Vegetable Minestrone
  2. Brunswick Stew

CUC Christmas Party – planning ahead!

MariAnna Brown reports that we will be beginning our sign up for the CUC Christmas Party which is planned to be held December 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. The cost will be $45 per person if we have 60-79 guests. Payment must be received by November 7. Checks should be made payable to CUC and put Christmas Party on the memo line. If you signed up in the spring, please confirm that you still plan to attend.

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.

CUC President’s Message, Labor Day 2021

In 1894 Congress made Labor Day a legal holiday to honor the American worker, demonstrating the priority Americans place on work and workers.

And work – for the good of man and the glory of God – is also Biblical.

Throughout, the Bible extols work:

The work of God for mankind: 8:28 (NIV): “And in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose;

And the work of God’s people to His glory: Colossians 3:23 (NIV) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Enjoy a blessed Labor Day weekend!

Sandy Martin

  • October 10,11,12 – CUC Retreat at Hiawasee
  • October 11 – Annual Malone Dodson Golf Tournament
  • December 7 – CUC Christmas Party

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