CUC Newsletter – October 7, 2022

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12

Sunday, October 9, 2022

What Does it Mean to Forgive Someone?

Our own Mark Goodwin will teach CUC for the next two weeks. His lesson this Sunday is “What does it Mean to Forgive Someone?” using scripture from Matthew 6:9-15. We always receive more insight into scripture through Mark’s lessons.

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

October 2

Members: 81

Visitors: 1

Zoom: 20

Leader 1

Total: 103!

  • Dick Anthony on home hospice care and for Laverne Lamb who cares for him
  • Jeannie Ehlers now has shingles so her chemo will be delayed for at least another week.
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe as she continues treatment for metastatic cancer and is making a 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.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and her husband Bob Burrell, now at home, following a stroke.
  • 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.

In Memoriam

Our former CUC classmate, Marty Fortney, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, October 1st. She was 78. Many in our class will remember the fun social events Marty planned for CUC and her work with Homestretch and Habitat for Humanity. In recent years the Fortneys divided their time between Roswell and their horse farm in Kentucky.

The circumstances of Marty’s death were tragic and we are asking for prayers that the family may find their way through the darkness and find a meaningful way to grieve her death and celebrate her life.

If you would like to send a note to Marty’s husband, Jim, his address is: 3946 Loch Highland Pass, Roswell, GA 30075. Please call Kris Taylor if you have any questions.

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.Birthdays

  • Rose Lappe – October 12


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New CUC Member

Very shortly we will be welcoming our long-time international visitor, M. Peter Oliver who worships with us on zoom every Sunday. Peter is the cousin of Louise Booysen, and will be visiting her here from France for a few weeks. We now have an application for him to be an official CUC member. He has been a regular CUC attendee by zoom for quite some time. We will add Peter to the CUC Attendance Roll and welcome him as a new RUMC Guest. Our first international member! He lives in the Northwestern part of France in the Bretagne, or Brittany, peninsula, a part of France. We are all looking forward to meeting him after visiting with him on zoom so many Sundays in the last few years.


Please mark your calendar for next week’s Wednesday night supper (October 12th) at fellowship hall. CUCers are hoping to meet at 5:30 PM and share dinner together. Then, depending on interest levels, we can adjourn to a nearby room to PLAY GAMES. In recognition of the new name attached to our class (thanks to Cheryl Rogers) , “Christians Using Clipboards”, we will pass out a clipboard on Sunday so that we know how many tables to reserve at the dinner. Thanks everyone!!

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday: Pot Roast and Gravy, Rosemary New Potatoes, Carrot and Broccoli Medley, Yeast Roll, Tomato Basil Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Carrot Cake, Assorted Cookies,

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. Please make checks out to CUC for $49 per person; all checks MUST be in by November 6th (a requirement of Metropolitan Club).

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.

Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration

A Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration with Jane Riley and Greg Davidson 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 with Greg’s humor, magic, and guitar playing, and an extra performer this year, Todd Charles, a multi -talented and very funny entertainer. It will be a wonderfully fun “God Night.”

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 opened Oct. 2 in building A, outside the sanctuary. Several artists associated with CUC have pieces in the exhibit. Jan Buckley won second place and Roger & Gale Davis’ daughter Perri won first. Exhibit will be up all month…some really nice art.


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). Also our freezer is fully stocked up with great meals for the whole family! October 11th and October 13th

  • Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore, Rice Pilaf, Pickled Vegetable Salad, Yeast Roll.
  • Thursday: Italian Sausage and Peppers Pasta, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread.

Frozen Meals $7- Shepherd’s Pie, Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf, Chicken Parmesan w/ Spaghetti, Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Pepper Steak w/ Garlic Noodles, Frozen Soup $4(3 pints for $10) Black-Eyed Pea Soup, Creamy Mushroom Soup

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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