CUC Newsletter – October 2, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Hebrews 12:1

Focused on Jesus

We are delighted to have Cheryl Rogers as our guest leader this Sunday in our CUC Class. This will be something special it seems, as the piano is being moved to the front of the room. As Cheryl describes her program….“It will be a little bit of a potpourri of some music/comedy but also a short talk on building spiritual muscle memory and keeping our eyes focused on Jesus”.

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

September 25

Members: 78

Visitors: 3

Zoom: 15

Total: 96

  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, now at home, following a stroke.
  • Jeannie Ehlers as she has another round of chemo this week
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe as she continues treatment for metastatic cancer and plans trip to MD Anderson to find further treatment options. She appreciates your prayers.
  • Laverne Lamb’s daughter, Kathy Acree. Prayers for her and her family as she is treated for tumors in her lungs and brain.
  • Julie Wright, former RUMC Associate Pastor, on the death of her daughter, Chelsie

Ongoing Prayers

  • Dick Anthony who continues to have health problems and for Laverne Lamb who cares for him
  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Gayle Crolius for relief of her chronic back and leg pain
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with a new procedure she can have relief of her pain.
  • Edna Smith is now at home with the help of caregivers
  • Stan Thomason, former CUC member in declining health
  • Pray 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 and for the people of Ukraine.

(Please continue to keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)


  • Wanda Taylor – Oct. 2
  • Carey Floyd – Oct 4
  • Barbara Zellner – Oct 4
  • Karen Sledge – Oct 6
  • Debbie Godwin – Oct 7
  • Stan Thomason – Oct 7
  • David Taylor – Oct 8


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CUC Retreat

The CUC 2022 retreat in Hiawasse with Dr. Michael Cromwell, October18-20, is promising to be a wonderful event. Sixty -eight people are planning to attend. If you are not yet signed up to attend and would like to do so, call Sandy Martin. It is not too late.

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. Mark your calendars and save your pennies! It will be a bargain for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship at $49 per person.

Tee shirts for Honduras

During fall closet clean out, if you run across some tee shirts you would like to donate, please them bring to CUC. We are sending another box of clothing to Honduras and these are well used and greatly appreciated. All sizes can be used. Thank you and any questions call Claudia Phelps

Christmas is Coming!

Lynn Roberts has boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Collection will end November 14 and Lynn will be gathering them starting the first of November. People may also fill a box online at Samaritans Purse, Operation Christmas Child. The fee per box to cover shipping etc has increased from $9 per box to $10 per box.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

A Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, 7-9 PM in Fellowship Hall. The CUC class has always enjoyed the evening and usually fill up several tables. Tickets are free! You and your special guests can come together for magical entertainment, music, yummy desserts, and great fellowship.

Believe Ministries was founded in 2007 in order to share the good news of Christ around the world. Jane Riley and Greg Davidson are long- time members of RUMC and have shared the good news of Christ all over the world, and have seen thousands of people give their lives to Christ. In addition to Greg’s humor, magic, and guitar playing, the special extra performer this year is Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

Previous year’s guests have received their invitations and tickets by mail. Claudia Phelps will have invitation packets for those who do not receive one in the mail. Questions? Write to Jane Riley or text to 678.852.1685 to be placed on the “yes” list.

Charis Gallery Exhibit

Be sure to visit the Charis Gallery exhibit “Passages” which opens Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit.


Information from Jacob, RUMC Director of Hospitality:

The RUMC Hospitality Team will be serving up more great meals next week! Our Tuesday/Thursday Hot Lunches are available from 11:30 Am -1:30 PM.(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later). Our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family!

  • Tuesday: October 4th: Cheesy Ham, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole, Pickled Veggie Salad, Buttered Biscuit.
  • Thursday: October 6th: Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti, Ceasar Salad, Garlic Bread.
  • Frozen Meals $7 Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf
  • Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10) Black-Eyed Pea Soup, Brunswick Stew, Bacon Corn Chowder,
  • Family Size Meals ($25)Macaroni and Cheese

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday, October 5th the menu consists of Southern Meatloaf w/ Mashed Potatoes and Tomato Gravy, Vegetable Medley, Yeast Roll, Creamy Mushroom Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Cinnamon Apple Cobbler, Assorted Cookies.

MUST Neighborhood Pantry

For our October pantry, this coming Monday October 3, we’re collecting laundry detergent (the larger-sized jugs to last one month), feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), paper towels and bath towels. Why towels? We asked our local food pantry and thrift store at NFCC what were some of their most requested items. Towels were high on their list! (Buy your paper towels in bulk at Costco? Perfect! They are individually wrapped – we can break them down.) Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC on Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or Monday, October 3rd 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Bridge Players:

For more than 3 decades a group of senior men have met on Mondays to enjoy a friendly competitive game of Bridge and fellowship at RUMC. This is an open invitation to join the group on Mondays from 12:15 to around 4:15 pm at the RUMC campus. For more information please either email or call Jim Boswell –or– Jeff Coelho

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.
  • Malone Dodson Golf Tournament – October 10
  • CUC Retreat – October 18-20
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6

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