CUC Newsletter – February 4, 2022

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1

Sunday, February 6, 2022


Dr. Tom Davis, RUMC Senior Pastor, will be speaking to us this Sunday about “When”. His Bible reference is Matthew 6:1-15. Tom has been Senior Pastor since 2017. He served as Associate Pastor from 1992-1996 at RUMC. We look forward to his lesson.

CUC Sunday School Class

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!

Those attending class via Zoom should be signed into Zoom and admitted no later than 9:40 AM to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Class Attendance

January 30, 2022

Members 61
Visitors 3
Teacher 1
Zoom 23

Total 98

Welcome Newest CUC Member
Will Holland

Tour of RUMC Campus

CUC is fortunate to have a number of folks who have joined the class recently. Several have mentioned they would like to know more about the history of RUMC and to tour the facilities.

We have scheduled an event for Wednesday, February 16. We will gather in the parlor at 4:00 pm. The session will last approximately 1 ½ hours.The tour will end around 5:30 pm, just in time for Wednesday Night Dinner (which is optional – but you will be missing a good meal and fellowship). The tour will be led by Gale & Roger Davis. There will be a sign-up sheet passed this Sunday and next.

CUC St Patrick’s Day Party

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Garlinn Story has announced plans for a CUC social event. The Huntcliff clubhouse has been booked for March 17th. So mark your calendar and plan to attend a fun party on that date.

Notes from the Fellowship Committee:

  • A clipboard will be passed for signups for the St. Partick’s Day party, Thurs. March 17th. We have an estimate on the per person cost of $30 for a Irish style meal to be hosted at the Huntcliff Club house. Bring your own beverage (alcohol or not). Bottled water will be on each table. We need a firm commitment and clear numbers in order to proceed.
    • If you will be on Zoom, but want to sign up – please email Mike Story with your name(s)
  • We are planning a Wednesday night dinner at the church and game night following on Wed. Feb. 9th. Meet for dinner at 5:45 and play games in CUC classroom from 6:30 or 6:45 until 8:30 (or whenever you need to leave). Please bring a game to play!!
  • We are thinking we will pass a sign up for this so we will have an idea how many tables need to be set up in our classroom.

CUC Fall Retreat

Fall Retreat 2019

Jim Moreland has announced plans for the 2022 CUC Fall Retreat. It will be October 18-20, to be held again at The Ridges in Hiawasee. Our leader will be Michael Cromwell with the subject being “The Joy of Christianity”. Mark your calendars!

  • Margie Avery as she continues her rehab. She will be moving to assisted living as of Feb 12.
  • Gale Crolius asks for prayers as she is having surgery this Friday, Feb 6.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues with her 3rd of 6 chemo treatments
  • Cheryl Hammersley as her husband Bill is “in transition” under Hospice Care.

Continuing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony recovering well from jaw surgery. Pray for him and also for Laverne Lamb as she cares for Dick.
  • 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 stroke.
  • Marlene and Don MacLeod – who both are having multiple health issues.
  • 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 has sent a message that she greatly appreciates our prayers and a recent card from CUC.

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.


  • Gayle Crolius – February 6
  • Patricia Mashburn – February 6
  • Sieg Hoogstraal – February 7
  • Bob Morisey – February 9


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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!

From Jacob Crane:

RUMC Kitchen

RUMC Weekly Take Home and Frozen Meals continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. You can pick up meals at our drive-through outside of Fellowship Hall. All meals are just $5.00. Here are the menus for February 8th and February 10th:

  • Tuesday: Country Fried Steak w/ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Roasted Corn on the Cobb, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya, Creole Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Yeast Roll.

  • Our Current Selection of $5 Frozen Meals are:
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Cheeseburger Pot Pie
  • and Frozen Soups $4 (3 for $10) are Caribbean Pork Stew and Brunswick Stew

We are looking forward to another Wednesday Night Supper next Wednesday, February 9, in the Fellowship Hall! Dinner is 4:30 PM -6:45. This week’s menu is:

  • Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs, Vegetable Fried Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Egg Roll, Ginger and Cabbage Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Pineapple Bread Pudding, Assorted Cookies

We encourage you to dine in and enjoy the fellowship, but we understand that many of you feel more comfortable taking food home, so take out containers will be set up and available.

Volunteers Are Needed

The Sunday Morning Volunteer Team is looking for Welcome and Door Hosts for Sanctuary services. The schedule is done weekly with those available to serve that week . Joann Hobbs jhobbs

My Neighbor’s Pantry

My Neighbor’s Pantry starts back up again THIS Monday, February 7th! The 2022 MNP program will be monthly through May, then we will launch the summer program, which will likely be weekly. The next four pantries will be: February 7th,March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd.

Want to help? Here’s what is needed…Laundry detergent (liquid, larger size since we are now monthly), Feminine hygiene items (pads more popular than tampons),Bags of yellow rice, Bags of black beans, Mac n’ cheese, Additional fresh produce. You can drop items off on Monday 12:00-4:00 PM in front of the Fellowship Hall. Just pull-up to the Fellowship Hall at RUMC and a volunteer will unload them from your car!

You can also help with Monetary Donations. We collect money throughout the month and use these funds to purchase items including ground beef, tortillas, apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, cheese and more. To ensure funds get to us, follow these easy steps:

  • Go to
  • Under the “About” tab, click on “Giving.”,
  • Choose “Give Online.”,
  • Pull down the drop-down menu (where it says “Tithes and Offerings 2022”)
  • and choose “My Neighbor’s Pantry.”

You can also Volunteer In-Person. There is a monthly SignUp Genius for in-person volunteering opportunities. Interested? Let Scotty Brewington know (404) 518-2829 or and she will add you to the volunteer e-mail list, which has a Sign-Up genius for each month’s pantry.

As always – thanks for everything you do!!

Homestretch Peachtree Tea

HomeStretch is hosting the Fourteenth Annual Peachtree Tea on February 22, at 11:00 AM in the Grand Ballroom of the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. Guests participate in a silent auction of items from the best retailers and service providers in the metro area. In addition to the silent auction, guests will be treated to a champagne reception followed by a luncheon with a special guest speaker, and of course, a selection of freshly brewed teas.

Proceeds will help HomeStretch provide safe, affordable, quality housing and life changing services for working, homeless parents and their children.

CUC always has at least one table of guests for this event and usually a carpool drives from the church. You can register on line. See Lynn Adcock for more information and to be sure you have a ride if you need one and a seat at the CUC table.

Serving Side by Side

Serving Side by Side weekend is coming up March 18-20 so save the date. RUMC will be working with other mission partners to support mission partners worldwide including Rise Against Hunger to package 15,000 meals .

Support for Our CUC 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.

  • February 9- 5:45 Wednesday Night supper and CUC Game Night
  • February 16 – TOUR OF RUMC CAMPUS– 4:00 pm
  • Feb 22 – Homestretch Peachtree Tea
  • March 17- CUC St. Patrick’s Day Party
  • March 18-20 – Serving Side by Side
  • October 18-20 –

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