CUC Newsletter – November 12, 2021

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Turkey Day or Thanksgiving – Rethinking Gratitude

We are pleased to have Melissa Kime-Hall teaching the CUC lesson Sunday. Her lesson title is “Turkey Day or Thanksgiving – Rethinking Gratitude”. She is using the scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-18.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, November 7th

Members 71

Visitors 5

Teacher 1

Zoom 19

Total 96

CUC Endowment Distribution

The CUC Class approved this year’s distribution of the funds of $3,454.72 from the CUC Endowment as was recommended by the CUC Endowment Committee. $1150 for Murphy Harpst, $1150 for Homestretch, and $1540.72 for the RUMC Commons project. As of June 30th the Market Value of the CUC Foundation was $136,416.

CUC Social Plans

There are 94 signed up and paid for the CUC Christmas Party on December 7 at the Metropolitan Club. We are looking forward to a great party put on by our CUC social committee.

As we are enjoying our Fall Small Group Dinners arranged by Kris Taylor, We look forward to another round of our small group dinners in the spring.

  • Margie Avery – needs prayers for pain relief and healing. Hoping to go home November 15th
  • Dick Anthony has complications from a drug used in cancer therapy and may require major surgery removing part of his lower jawbone. Requesting prayers for Dick to get relief and to have discernment about the treatment. Prayers also requested for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone Dodson who is making progress in recovery at home with caregivers.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • Shirley May who is suffering with increased pain and may be facing surgery
  • Betty Smith currently at Georgian Lakeside on Hardscrabble in Roswell

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, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Edna Smith at the Mansions, Alpharetta
  • 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 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.

  • Judy Hoogstraal – November 15
  • Jim Taylor – November 15
  • Lynne Roberts – November 18
  • Ron Peterson – November 18
  • Pat Cooney – November 19
  • Sandy Griffin – November 19


  • Don and Marlene MacLeod – November 16,1962, Watertown, MA, 59 years !
  • Terry and Wanda Taylor – November 16,1991, Roswell, GA, 30 years
  • Brenda and Bob Burrell – November 17,1990 Roswell, GA, 31 years

Our CUC rolls have been so carefully kept up by Dave Roberts, who after previous numbers were sent out last week, updated his information to include new members. His numbers show there are 67 married couples. By the end of November there will be 17 couples married 60 years or longer. As of today there are 49 couples married 50 years or longer — or 73% of us. Only 18 couples married less than 50 years.

From Jacob Crane

Here is the menu for Drive Through Pickup on Tuesday, November 16th, 12:00 to 2:00…We will be Closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving Prep!

  • Sundried Tomato Chicken Penne, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Our Current Selection of Frozen Meals..

  1. Mac and Cheese
  2. 2.Greek Pork Meatballs w/ Herbed Couscous
  3. Chicken Pot Pie
  4. Ham and Cheese Tortellini

Soup Quarts ($7.00 Per Quart or 3 for $15)

  1. Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup
  2. Potato and Ham Chowder

We are looking forward to hosting another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, November 17th from 4:30 PM -6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. A good time of fellowship and a delicious menu of Roasted Turkey Breast w/Rosemary Gravy, Herb Stuffing, Root Vegetable Medley, Fresh Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Rolls, Pumpkin Soup, Featured Salad Bar, and Assorted Pies

RUMC is happy to be able to offer Take Home Thanksgiving Meals again this year! Please Pre Order online by November 18th!! Pick up on Wednesday, November 24th, by 2:00 PM.

We are offering Family Meals that will feed 4-6 people for $60.00.

Also offering each item a la cart for $5.00 (2 portions) or individual Bobby Dickens Baked Pies for $10.00 each!

Here is the menu:

RUMC Thanksgiving Take Home Heat and Serve Meals

· Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast over Herbed Stuffing

· Green Bean and Bacon Casserole

· Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Candied Pecan Topping

· Fresh Cranberry Sauce

· Turkey Gravy

· Choice of Bobby Dickens Fresh Baked Pecan or Pumpkin Pie!!!

Place your order here:


Wednesday Night Supper

Please let me know if you have any questions. Please try and have orders in ASAP so that I can plan accordingly!

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child has always been well supported by CUC. Time is running short. Boxes can be picked up at the church office and dropped off at specific locations by November 22. Alternatively, you can fill an online shoebox at

Tools Needed for Biblical History Center

A message from Scott Dickson:

Got a garage full of tools you don’t know what to do with? The Biblical History Center can help you out!

Our operations director recently retired, and when he did, most of his tools did, too. We are in need of a few specifics: Gas chainsaw, Circular Saw, Handheld Jigsaw, Gas string trimmer, Gas leaf blower, and other general landscape and maintenance tools.

There’s a lot of garden to tend and things to build at the Biblical History Center , so we welcome all sorts of donations. Tax receipts are available.

I’m heading down there on 11/20 and am happy to take stuff if anyone has anything that quickly.

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

Lessons Learned From Noah’s Ark:

  1. Don’t miss the boat.
  2. Remember that we are all in the same boat.
  3. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
  4. Stay fit. When you’re 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
  5. Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
  6. Build your future on high ground.
  7. For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
  8. Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
  9. When you’re stressed, float a while.
  10. Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
  11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

Hopefully this brings a smile and a ray of sunshine!

Sandy Martin

  • Nov 14 – Giving Sunday
  • Dec 1- 6PM Service of remembrance in the Chapel
  • Dec 2-4 – RUMC Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show
  • Dec 7 – CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec 13 – Wright’s Christmas Open House 2PM
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea

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