CUC Newsletter – December 10, 2021

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5

Sunday, December 12, 2021

When Light Shines

CUC is continuing our series for Advent for 2021. Linda Boswell is our teacher this Sunday from the book The Heart that Grew Three Sizes by Matt Rawle. Linda’s lesson is entitled “When Light Shines”. We look forward to Linda’s lesson.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 5th

Members 92

Guests 3

Zoom 14

Total 109 !!

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 or who are away from home! CUC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM. This will eliminate the terrible feedback issues we experience when late Zoomers enter with their mics unmuted while allowing the tech team to concentrate at getting the various class presentations operable for presentation. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

If you are attending by Zoom be sure that you register your attendance at to register

Thank you to the anonymous donor who has been providing food for the CUC class on Sundays for the past couple of months.

In appreciation and to thank CUC for all the attention given her during the past few months Margie Avery is providing for CUC refreshments on December 19th.

Note: We will have CUC on both 12/26 and 1/2/22. On both days please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!

Show Off Your Christmas Spirit !

Now that it’s the month of December it is fun to see all those Christmas sweaters, blouses, scarves, ties, socks, belts, etc., being worn to class and shown off. They don’t wear well in the other eleven months!

CUC Christmas Party

Thanks to our wonderful CUC Fellowship Committee for a great Christmas party last Tuesday evening! Thanks especially to Mike and Garlinn Story, Jeff and Lesleigh Coelho, Dee and Bill Scott, Marianna and Fred Brown, and Patricia Mashburn. A great time was had by all!

Christmas Open House

Johnie and Nancy Wright have again decorated their home to have their annual Christmas open house this year and CUC members are invited on this coming Monday, Dec 13 starting at 2:00. Guests are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Please bring food items on a disposable dish. The Wrights will provide drinks and Chick-fil-A nuggets. Please plan to carpool. Parking is limited to one side of the street. Please leave the semi-circular driveway free for drop-offs.

  • Dick Anthony – Pray that his cardiac catheterization on December 14th goes well, his heart can be fixed, so that he can proceed with his jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery Instead of staying in the hospital for the next 6 weeks, she’ll be transported to a rehab center close to the Northside hospital this Friday evening and then they will take her from rehab center to hyperbaric oxygen every day. She appreciates all the cards and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has begun receiving chemo again.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don is scheduled for surgery with placement of a pacemaker on Wednesday, December 15th
  • Johnie and Nancy Wright’s son needs prayers as he recovers from Covid and double pneumonia

Continuing Prayers

  • Sister Backus– for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Pat (Mrs.) Cooney and (Mr.) Pat as she continues to battle multiple myeloma
  • Malone Dodson to continue recovery from recent stroke
  • Mary Kay Mills as she continues treatment and physical therapy, gaining back her strength
  • Earnie Robertson at Vickory Rose
  • Betty Smith at The Georgian Lakeside
  • 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.


  • Bill Floyd – December 14


  • Tom and Sharon Erdman – December 13, 1959, Beaufort, SC, 62 years !!
  • Fred and MariAnna Brown – December 18, 1966, Flora, MS, 55 years !
  • Bill Floyd reports that RUMC member Joyce Nunn’s 100th birthday will be on 12/22. He is asking the class to bring Birthday cards to him and they will be delivered to her at St George on that day. You can bring them on Sunday, or during the week you can leave them for him in the church office.

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!


Share God’s love for one and all at RUMC during the Holiday Season and Beyond!!

The RUMC Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is always recruiting for volunteers

to serve as Welcome Hosts and Sanctuary Hosts each Sunday morning now and

into the New Year. (Scheduled weekly so there is no requirement for an individual set schedule commitment!) Contact JoAn Hobbs, Coordinator, for more info!

Christmas Eve Day RUMC will have four (4) worship services:

  • 10:00 am – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel
  • 4:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 6:00 pm – Worship Service – Sanctuary
  • 11:00 pm – Worship and Communion – In the Chapel

Welcome Hosts (Greeters) are needed for all 4 services – (Each Volunteer assignment is for about 30 minutes prior to a selected service – then one can attend that service) Please contact JoAn Hobbs – 770-261-1731 or email

Bridge Players Needed

Join the fun of playing Bridge. Open House is every Tuesday from 10 – 1 in room 256 of the sanctuary building.

Thank You from Homestretch

Talaya Parker has expressed thanks to the CUC Single Women’s group who at their latest gathering collected canned goods for Homestretch families.

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

On the third Sunday of Advent we light the “Shepherds’ Candle,” representing our joy that our hope in Christ is certain and that the proclamations regarding the coming Savior are always fulfilled. “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.” (Luke 1:68 NIV)

So we have seen and proved that what the prophets said came true…But when you consider the wonderful truth of the prophets’ words, then the light will dawn in your souls and Christ the Morning Star will shine in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:19 CLB)

The Shepherd’s candle, traditionally pink, the liturgical color for joy, reminds us, too, that the faithful have reached the midpoint of Advent and that the day of our celebration of the Savior’s birth is near.

Sandy Martin

  • Dec 10 -7:30 pm – Christmas Festival Concert
  • Dec 12- 3:00 PM – Christmas Festival Concert
  • Dec 13 – 2PM – Wright’s Christmas Open House
  • Dec. 24 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM – Worship Services – Chapel
  • Dec. 24 – 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM – Worship Services – Sanctuary
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea

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