CUC Newsletter – December 31, 2021

Happy New Year!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Sunday, January 2, 2021

A Message for the New Year

This Sunday CUC class will be taught with a message from Rev. Bill Floyd. Bill is RUMC Associate Pastor/Congregational Care. His lesson is”Second Chances”, Luke 15:11-19. We are fortunate to have Bill and his wife Carey as CUC members.

CUC Sunday School Class

CUC attendance Sunday, December 19th

Members: 25

We will 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!

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!

Note: We will have CUC in the classroom this week but please bring your own coffee and snacks, if you want refreshments! If you cannot join us in person, please try to zoom with us!

  • Dick Anthony‘s cardiac catheterization on December 14th went well and he has been OK’d for his jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • Margie Avery – at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab, Scans show Her cancer seems to be gone, but she is requiring PT to enable her to walk again. She appreciates all the cards and texts and attention from CUC members during this difficult time.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with chemo next week.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues. Don is recovering from successful implantation of a pacemaker.

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.


  • Susan Emmons – January 3
  • Sandy Martin – January 3
  • Gloria Stadler – January 3
  • Norma Hills – January 5
  • Sue Waite – January 5
  • Sara Beecham – January 6
  • Jill Head – January 6
  • Donna Johnson – January 6


  • Dave and Lynne Roberts -January 3, 1961, West Palm Beach, FL, 61 years

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

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.

Griefshare Course

A 13-week biblically based course begins Monday, Jan. 24 , 1-3 PM. Details and registration or Toni Fagin, or 770-261-1767

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.


By Max Lucado

How did those who first heard that Christ had been born respond to the news of His birth? Because this is where Christmas truly begins for all of us.

I. Proclaiming

Luke tells us that the shepherds, whose lives were generally considered among the least significant, told everyone they met what they had seen and heard. “When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child” (Luke 2:17).

II. Wondering

Christmas is indeed a cause for holy wonder. How can it be that God should become a man? How can a King be born in a feeding-trough? How could the world ignore his coming? And what sort of God comes into the world like this? “And all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them” (Luke 2:18).

III. Pondering

Pondering is hard work, which is why many of us never get around to it. And yet this is the perfect time of the year to do it. What better time than the end of December to ponder what God has been teaching you? To look back over the last 12 months and consider the ways and works of God in your life and in the world around you? “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).

IV. Glorifying

Having seen Jesus in the manger, the shepherds were overwhelmed by God’s power, his grace, his goodness, his wisdom, and the amazing miracle of the Incarnation. They simply couldn’t stop talking about what they had seen and heard. “The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told” (Luke 2:20).

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS – Did you see Jesus this year at Christmastime? If you did, then go back to what you were doing before and take the memory of Christmas with you. Glorify God and praise him as you go about your routine and you will find your days filled with joy.

Sandy Martin

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