CUC Newsletter – July 1, 2022

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! Psalm 33:12

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17

Sunday July 3, 2022

The Unity of the Bible

Again this week Sally Dowland will be our teacher. Her lesson title is “The Unity of the Bible.”… Let’s talk some more about the Old Testament: why some of us don’t like it, what ‘problems’ we have with studying it, and how we can come to love the stories of the Old Testament as our ‘family’ stories.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the person of God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.

CUC Sunday School Class

We continue to have class both in the classroom and on Zoom. We still have Zoom for those of CUC who prefer to stay at home or who are away from home! And for those with or exposed to Covid.

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 Attendance

June 19

Members: 64

Visitor: 1

Teacher: 1

Zoom: 18

Total: 84

CUC Wednesday Night Out

CUC’ers will dine at Altobeli’s Italian restaurant [Menu] (3000 Old Alabama Rd., Alpharetta) at 5:30pm on July 6.

We had 24 diners at Longhorn Steakhouse.

If you don’t sign up in class and can attend, please notify Larry Douglas by Tuesday noon.

  • Brenda Burrell requests prayers for her husband, Bob, for success of outpatient procedure last Tuesday 6/28 for relief of his ongoing pain.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has had complications with new chemo capsules and doctors are determining what next. Jeannie thanks everyone for their prayers, cards, and calls.
  • Bob Hamilton – pray that new neurologist will find reason for his problems
  • Evelyn Hatfield is now at Dalton Place, 1300W Waugh Rd., Dalton 30720. She asks for prayers.
  • Rose Lappe asks for prayers as she is being treated with radiation
  • Marlene McCleod who is facing amputation of her toe next week due to antibiotic-resistant infection.
  • Babs Skillings – pray that the spinal cord stimulator for pain relief that was surgically placed in her back last Monday has the desired effect.
  • Betty Gay’s family on her passing on Thursday, June 16.
  • Ann & Don McNew ask for your continued prayer support for their son, Mike, who remains hospitalized in ICU at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois. Mike is being treated for an esophagus ailment which occurred while visiting his daughter and son-in-law in nearby Champaign. We thank you for your support thus far and want you to know how much it is helping. It means so much and we can feel it!!
  • From Donna & Vince Grosse: Our friend Susan Outz went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning. Thank you, CUC friends, for your prayers during her illness. We ask for continued prayers for Vince’s brother Vern who is responding well to treatment for liver cancer.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Malone and Charlotte Dodson as they anticipate a move to Chambrel
  • Laverne Lamb as she continues her recovery from shoulder surgery. She appreciates your cards and notes.
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.
  • Thanksgiving for Sharon & Tom Erdman’s grandson Alex’s safe return from Georgia and that he is now out of harm’s way. Alex is home and they would like to thank all of the CUC for their prayers and support during their worries.

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 and for the people of Ukraine.


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  • Larry and Ann Douglas – July 6, 1968, St. Petersburg, FL, 54 years!

From the RUMC Kitchen:

Jacob says:

I hope you have had a wonderful week! We have been busy in the kitchen this week stocking up the freezer w/ some new frozen meal options. Our freezer is stocked up with over 200 meals ready for you to take home. Reserve meals by ordering online through the link below, or just stop by the kitchen between 9-3 Tuesday through Thursday. (This Monday we will be closed for the 4th of July).

Use link to sign up and pay via credit card:

You can find the link through also

Current Frozen Meal Selections…Check Back Next Week for More Options!!:

  • Frozen Meals $5: BBQ Pulled Pork and Mac & Cheese Combo, Mediterranean Beef and Pork Stew w/ Seasoned Rice, Chicken Pot Pie, Roasted Cuban Pork Loin w/ Black Beans and Rice
  • Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10): Potato and Leek Soup, Beef Cabbage Roll Soup
  • Family Sized Frozen Meals $25(Feeds 8-12):Lasagna Bolognese, Chicken Pot Pie, Mediterranean Beef and Pork Stew w/ Seasoned Rice

Thank You

Nancy Erwin, RUMC Contributions Coordinator, thanks members of the CUC class who made contributions to RUMC toward medical care for Jacob Crane during his possible cancer scare recently. Thankfully he is doing fine after surgery.

Summer Grocery Program

MUST Summer Lunch & My Neighbor’s Pantry served 221 families this past week (773 people; 372 kids; 52 seniors)! There will be no pantry this Monday (July 4th), but the Pantry will reopen on Monday, July 11th and runs every Monday in July. Donations can be dropped-off at RUMC on Sundays 8:30-12:30 PM or Mondays 12:00-4:00 PM at The Porch building (formerly the Coffee House).

For July 11th, the biggest needs are cereal, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce and laundry detergent. For in-person volunteer opportunities or to be added to the Pantry’s weekly e-mail, contact Scotty Brewington ( or Mary Ann Bender (

We need volunteers – especially shoppers! We rely on five sources for groceries:

1: RUMC purchases and prepares several items in bulk.

2: MUST Ministries donates many items.

3: Christ the King donates many items.

4: Individuals donate items.

5: Volunteer shoppers make large purchases for us and are then reimbursed. (Though RUMC purchases many things in bulk, there are some items we rely on individuals to go out and physically get for us in quantities of 25 or higher.)

If you are interested in being a “shopper,” please sign-up! Below is the SignUp Genius link for July for all volunteer shifts (including shoppers).

Second Friday on the Commons

Plan to bring your own lawn chair and gather on the Commons on Friday, July 8, from 5:30 to 8PM for visits with friends, enjoying live music, and a vintage car show featuring cars from the 1940’s through the 70’s. Also food will be available for purchase.

The Sound of Music

RUMC’s Acting Up group will be presenting The Sound of Music July 28- July 31, 2022, on Thursday, July 28 at 7 pm , Friday, July 29th at 7 pm, Saturday, July 30th at 6 pm, and Sunday, July 31st at 3 pm. Sound of Music runs approximately three hours. Be sure you get your tickets. All seats are just $10. Several CUC members have been busily involved in building the stage sets. It promises to be a wonderful performance as usual.

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!

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 and Kroger.
  • Vintage Car Show on the Commons-July 8
  • Christmas in July Craft Show -July 23
  • The Sound of Music -July 28-31
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament -October 10
  • CUC Retreat- October 18-20

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