CUC Newsletter – July 29, 2022

“In this world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Sunday, July 31, 2022

You Can Be Stressed or Blessed

We are so pleased to have as our teacher in CUC this Sunday, Dr. Harvey West. His topic is “You Can Be Stressed or Blessed”. The basic scripture verse for his lesson is John 16:33.

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. ) 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 to prevent feedback noise. Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

July 24

Members: 67

Speaker: 1

Visitors: 3

Zoom: 18

Total: 89

Thank You

CUC members thank an anonymous donor for our CUC refreshments each Sunday!

Lost and Found

What appears to be a garage door opener was found under the food table at CUC. Is it yours? Sandy will bring it to class next Sunday.

CUC Wednesday Night Out

CUC will meet for dinner next Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Family Tradition [Menu], 7830 Hickory Flat Hwy., Woodstock. We had 28 diners at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub this past Wednesday.

If you don’t have the opportunity to sign up in class or have to cancel, please phone or email Ann or Larry Douglas.

Update on CUC Retreat

If you are among the 66!!!! folks planning to attend the CUC 2022 Retreat (Oct. 18-20, 2022) at The Ridges on Lake Chatuge, please be sure to get your check for $138 per person ($276 per couple) to either Jim Morman or Sandy Martin as soon as possible. Remember that our associate pastor of worship arts, Dr. Michael Cromwell, will be our presenter, and Michael’s presence and his program preparation on “The Joy of Christianity” guarantee a happy, uplifting and spiritual couple of days for CUCers!

Your retreat payment includes (1) a cookout dinner on the evening of Oct. 18 (burgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and a great dessert!); (2) a full buffet breakfast on the morning of Oct. 19; (3) dinner on Oct. 19 (meat loaf, roasted chicken, mac & cheese and green beans and another quite yummy dessert); (4) a continental breakfast on the morning of Oct. 20; and (5) all the miscellaneous expenses associated with the retreat. The committee has worked closely with The Ridges to ensure reasonable costs, the best possible food, and a great overall experience in 2022.

As Oct. 18 approaches, the committee will be emailing attendees more information about activities available in the area.

If you have not yet signed up to attend the retreat but wish to do so, please contact The Ridges ((706) 896-2262) to reserve your room. If you have registered but are unable to attend, please let Jim or Sandy know as soon as your plans change.

NOTE: All communication about the retreat will be by email, so be sure to look for emails titled “CUC RETREAT” as they will contain information you will want to read. If you are attending the retreat but do not receive any emails about it in the next couple of weeks, please let Jim or Sandy know so you can be properly registered and on the email list!

Prayer Requests

  • Malone and Charlotte Dodson – Charlotte writes: Thank you CUC for your prayers , cards, and concerns getting us through this transition. We are settling in our new home, and have been graciously received at Brookdale Chambrel. Malone was extremely disoriented for 4 – 5 days, but is now getting adjusted. He is continuing speech and PT, and beginning OT. We love you and miss you.
  • Jeannie Ehlers – She will be starting a new course of cancer-fighting drugs
  • Lizanne Gibson for good recovery following hip replacement surgery
  • Evelyn Hatfield now at Dalton Place. She asks for prayers.
  • Bill Lanham for a good recovery following hip replacement.
  • Rose Lappe for prayers as she is being treated with radiation
  • Marlene McCleod writes “Please relay to CUC how very grateful we are for their support, prayers, cards, emails and phone calls. I am on the way to recovery from my foot surgery, but Don is having total hip replacement surgery on Tuesday, August 2, at Northside Forsyth Hospital in Cumming. We would be most appreciative of prayers for a successful outcome and recovery for him.”
  • Babs Skillings pray that the spinal cord stimulator placed in her back has the desired effect of relief of her pain.
  • Please keep Vince Grosse’s ’s brother, Vern, in your prayers as he recovers from a procedure to destroy cancer cells in his liver. Vince & Donna appreciate all your prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who is doing better with multiple myeloma
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities Malone and
  • Brenda Burrell’s husband Bob for pain relief
  • Bob Hamilton – Sends thanks to all of the CUCers for all the prayers. His condition is classified as neuropathy and is being treated now so he is confident a cure is on the way. All the prayers are truly appreciated.
  • Laverne Lamb as she continues her recovery from shoulder surgery.
  • Pray for our caregivers of those who are ailing.


  • We welcome back to CUC Mary Kay Mills in person for the first time in 2 years. Her leukemia is in remission.

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.


  • Peggy McNay – July 31
  • Bill Lanham – August 1
  • David Wistrand – August 1
  • Earnie Robertson – August 5


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From the RUMC Kitchen

Jacob says:

Hopefully you are having a great summer and staying cool! We have some great meals in the freezer for you to take home next week.

Stop by the kitchen Monday-Thursday from 9-3 to pick up your orders or to just come say hello.

Click on the link below to pre-order some of our convenient frozen meals:

Summer Grocery Program

Update on My Neighbors Pantry:

After partnering with MUST Ministries for 15+ years – serving as the North Fulton hub of the MUST Summer Lunch Program and later the Summer Grocery Program, My Neighbor’s Pantry will become an official MUST Neighborhood Pantry as of August 1st. It will continue to operate out of our current location on RUMC’s campus.

My Neighbor’s Pantry will now be called the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa. MUST has 32 of these pantries all over the Atlanta area and we will become the first and only official MUST Neighborhood Pantry in North Fulton. The pantry will run monthly – the first Monday of each month on most months. As a MUST Neighborhood Pantry, MUST will provide us with all kinds of non-perishable food, as well as proteins, produce and dairy.

We will still ask for both in-kind and monetary donations to supplement what MUST provides. The needs may change month to month. Donations will be accepted the day of the monthly pantries, anytime between 11:00-4:00 PM. We will still need volunteers. Here’s the Sign-up Genius for the first MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Monday, August 1st.Here’s the link:

Partnering with MUST is great news for needy families.

The Sound of Music

RUMC’s ActingUp group is presenting The Sound of Music 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.

Several CUC members have been very involved in this production including Pat Ball who made the costumes and Gene Osborn who built the sets. Sound of Music runs approximately three hours. Get your tickets if any are still available from the ActingUp Box office at 678-871-7766 or through iTickets at All seats are just $10.

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.


  • The Sound of Music – July 28-31
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20

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