CUC Newsletter – October 24, 2021

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” Isaiah 54:10

Sunday, October 24, 2021

The Last Parable

Jim McCormick has our CUC lesson again this week. We welcome him back. We have enjoyed his series of lessons. He is one of our favorite teachers! For Sunday, he will complete his series on “Stories Jesus Told”. This Sunday’s lesson will be: “Stories Jesus Told: 4. The Last Parable” Mark 12:1-12.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, October 17

Members 67

Visitors 6

Teacher 1

Zoom 9

Total 83

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. It is good to be together again face to face, but we still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home!

CUC 2021 Retreat

Reports are that the 2021 retreat was the “most spiritual retreat ever”. This was due to the excellent program led by Debbie and Mark Goodwin. Also thanks to Gene and Maureen Osborn and Bill and Dee Scott who chaired this year’s retreat and Bonnie White who provided the music. Those who participated agreed that The Ridges Resort in Hiawassee should be considered again for next year’s retreat which will be organized by the Scotts and Jim Morman and Pat Ball.

CUC Small Group Get-togethers

Small Group Get-togethers have been assigned by Kris Taylor. If you have still not signed up for some reason and still want to participate contact Kris.

At least 90 people have signed up for the Christmas Party! It should be a great party! Please plan to pay before November 4. Checks, made out to CUC, can be sent to Mike Story.

  • Dick Anthony– Recovering at the home of Laverne Lamb with full-time caregivers
  • Margie Avery – has been receiving rehab and nursing care to the Jewish Rehab Center 4150 Howell Mill Road but has again been hospitalized She surely needs prayers for pain relief and healing.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is continuing recovery at home with caregivers. Charlotte reports: Malone is making progress daily. Our calendar is full with Home Health therapists keeping us busy moving and swallowing. We cherish the love expressed to us through the multitude of prayers and cards from CUCers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Betty Smith has had Covid and several falls and will again be going to rehab
  • Brenda Burrell would appreciate prayers for her sister Linda Elling. She is scheduled Monday for a knee replacement.
  • Continuing Prayers
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy and gains back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta adjusting meds for Parkinsons
  • Stan Thomason – He enjoys hearing from CUC friends
  • Vince and Donna Grosse thank you for your continued prayers for their friend Susan Ouzts She greatly appreciates our continued prayers.
  • Pray also for our Caregivers of those who are ailing!

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.


  • Pat Peterson – Oct. 29
  • Bill Thompson – Oct. 30


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Neighborhood Care Groups

Don’t forget to make a call or a text or visit this week to someone in your CUC Neighborhood Care Group!

Thanks from Murphy Harpst

Murphy Harpst has written to CUC thanking us for the recent contribution of $600.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

Jane and Greg Davidson’s Believe Ministries (a mission partner of RUMC) uses Greg’s theatrical illusions, music and multi-media to win hearts for Christ.

The event you are invited to is: The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration IN-PERSON on this coming Thursday, October 28, 7 PM at the RUMC Fellowship Hall. There will be delicious desserts and the program will include Greg’s magic, comedy, music & message, and a special guest performance by Alan Howard, comedy juggler. A LIVE auction too…vacation stays, Bill Browne Wooden bowl, and more! It will be a magically fun “God Night”

So, get your invitation, free VIP tickets and Raffle tickets… call or write Jane right away to “activate” your tickets and save your VIP seat! Questions? Write to or call her office 770.587.1292.”

From Jacob Crane

Here are the menus for the 12:00 to 2:00 Drive-through October 26th and October 28th:

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Yeast Rolls.
  • Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, Cole Slaw, Sliced Yeast Rolls.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals:

  1. Ham Baked Ziti al Gratin
  2. Fried Pork Chop w/ Rice Pilaf
  3. Mongolian Beef w/ Vegetable Fried Rice
  4. Shrimp and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya

Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10)

  1. Potato and Leek Soup
  2. Thai Chicken and Rice Soup
  3. Cream of Mushroom

Come out for Wednesday Night Supper October 27th! Come enjoy a great meal in the Fellowship Hall, or contact me in advance to order “to Go”. This week we will be Serving Spaghetti and Meatballs w/ Marinara, Roasted Garlic Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Ham and Bean Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars and Cookies!! Also… the kids will be out this Wednesday to Trick or Treat around the Fellowship Hall and show off their costumes!

Support for Our Missions:

Continue to save those flip tops for Ronald McDonald Houses.

Continue to contribute support to Murphy Harpst using AmazonSmile.

Also register at with Murphy Harpst school as the one to receive a portion of your receipts at Publix.

CUC President’s Message

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV) “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,;” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

Leslie D. Weatherhead, author of the highly-regarded book The Will of God, says that for three reasons being “within the will of God means peace.”

The second of those reasons is that “the dread of carrying the responsibility for what happens is removed.” It is as if God’s message to us is, “As long as you try to do my will, I will accept responsibility for whatever happens. I will carry that burden for you. I will direct you, and the consequences are my responsibility, not yours.”

Sandy Martin

  • Oct 23 – MOS Concert
  • Oct 24, 3PM – Sounds of the Spirit “Brothers in Song”
  • Oct 28 , 7PM – Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration
  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 2-4 – Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party

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