CUC Newsletter – December 17, 2021

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10

Sunday, December 19, 2021

When Joy is our Song

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

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 12th

Members: 84
Zoom: 12

Total: 96

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 has 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

CUC Refreshments

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 this Sunday, 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!

Welcome New CUC Members

  • Cathy Chaplin
  • Robin Hicks (returning member)

  • Dick Anthony pray that his cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery– this is her new address. Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, 1500 S. Johnson Ferry Road, NE Atlanta, Ga. Cards and texts are best. She appreciates all the cards and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don was to have placement of a pacemaker on Wednesday.
  • Louise Booysin’s cousin Peter Oliver (who Attends CUC regularly via zoom from France) on the death of his brother in South Africa.
  • Marth Knight’s sister Ann who has been diagnosed with Covid.
  • Nancy Wright’s brother Steve who received a liver transplant this past week and her sister who has major liver and kidney problems

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.

  • Birthdays – none!
  • Anniversaries – none!

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

Wednesday Night Supper and Hot Meals for Take-out

Wednesday Night Supper and hot meals for take-out will resume the week of January 10th.

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 fourth and last Sunday of Advent the “Angels Candle”, symbolizing peace, is lit. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.” In some traditions this fourth candle is called the “Wise Men’s Candle,” remembering the light of the star that guided them in their long journey from the East to see the child in the manger.

And finally, on Christmas Eve, the beautiful white center candle of the Advent wreath is traditionally lit. This candle is called the “Christ Candle” and represents the life of Christ who came into the world, bringing purity and love to all mankind. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” ‎John 8:12 NIV

A very Merry Christmas to all CUCers, their families, friends and loved ones. We are all so blessed to have each other, our church and clergy, this great nation, the love of Jesus, and this beautiful and special Christmas season.

Sandy Martin

  • Dec. 24 – 10:00 AM, 11:00 PM – Christmas Eve Worship Services – Chapel
  • Dec. 24 – 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM – Worship Services – Sanctuary
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea

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