CUC Newsletter – October 22, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

How to Pray Blessings and Affirmations

Debbie Goodwin is our CUC speaker this Sunday, keeping her promise to share the last part of her previous presentation about praying for those you love that she ran out of time to deliver. Her lesson is “How to Pray Blessings and Affirmations”.

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! 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 16

Members: 75

Teacher 1

Visitors 2

Zoom: 16

Total: 94

New RUMC Pastor

This past Sunday the Rev. Dan Brown introduced himself and his wife Carol to CUC. He has come out of retirement to serve as a new RUMC Associate Pastor.

During his past assignments he has served as a pastor to a number of churches and as District Superintendent.

CUC 2022 Annual Retreat

It was a wonderful retreat this past week at the Ridges Resort in Hiawassee with Michael Cromwell’s theme of “I’ve Got the Joy!”, focusing on the happiness, comfort, and strength of our Christian faith. We had a record turnout of 66 folks. Pickleball and traveling to see the beautiful local sites was a great “fill-in” for the open afternoon. Much thanks goes to our retreat organizers Sandy Martin and Jim Morman.

  • Jeannie Ehlers as she continues her chemo
  • Don and Marlene McCleod as they move to assisted living
  • Rose Lappe – pleased with consultation at MD Anderson where they have offered further treatment options. Upon returning to Roswell she will be receiving a new treatment that has good potential.
  • Laverne Lamb on the loss of Dick Anthony, and for Laverne’s daughter, Kathy Acree and Kathy’s family as she is home and is being treated for tumors.
  • Linda Mooney’s husband, Bob, back in the hospital with heart problems after two episodes of passing out recently. He will have a device that will allow easier diagnosis of events.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell as she suffers from back pain and Bob Burrell, making progress at home after a stroke.
  • 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 help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Lynda and Bob Leckie are settling into their new home in Dublin GA, but wish to continue to keep up on CUC news and let us know they will continue to hold CUC members in prayer.


  • Pat Peterson – October 29


  • Skillings, Shaw & Babs – October 22, 1966, Cincinnatti, Ohio, 56 years !

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

The Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration with Jane Riley and Greg Davidson will be held this coming 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 great meals next week!

Our Final Lunch Service of 2022 will be on Tuesday, October 25, 11:30 Am -1:30 PM with Creole Fried Catfish, Red Beans and Rice, Hush Puppies, Cole Slaw.

(We are still around after that if you need to pick up later).

The Hospitality staff will be gearing up for the holiday season in November and December. We will return in January of 2023 and will continue to have frozen meal options in the absence of the hot lunch drive through.

Wednesday Night Supper

Enjoy our Wednesday Night Supper in the Fellowship Hall each Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. This Wednesday: , October 26th: Smothered Pork Chops w/ Onion Gravy, Wild Rice Pilaf, Braised Collard Greens, Buttermilk Corn Bread, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Chocolate Cake and assorted Cookies

Journeying Through Dementia

Unfortunately in our age group we are often confronted with this problem. You’re invited to a program for “Journeying Through Dementia”on this coming Thursday, October 27 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Dining Room. Learn more about recognizing stages of dementia, common behaviors, ways to communicate, and managing caregiver stress. Pre-registration is required to attend the presentation or to request on-site care for your loved one (provided by Caravita Home Care).To preregister:

Must Neighborhood Pantry Update

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry is Monday, November 7th. Our August pantry served around 80 families. In September, that number grew to 125 families. Our October pantry served almost 175 families. This now makes the MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa the largest of MUST’s 32 neighborhood pantries!

Want to help? This month, we need three main things: Laundry detergent (the larger size to last a month), Feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons), Dog food + Cat food + Cat litter.

Why dog/cat food? North Fulton Community Charities told us there is a high demand for pet food among their clients. One client said, “Sometimes, when I’m at my lowest point, my dog is the only one who loves me. Thank you for helping me take care of him and show him that same love.” We can help with this!…

Donations can be dropped-off at the pantry building at RUMC Sundays 9:00-12:00 PM or on Monday, November 7th 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

Open House Market

You are invited to an open house market, Saturday, November 5, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring Carol Kline’s original creations ( Wreathes, spun icicles, cotton snowballs, pumpkins, jewelry, table arrangements, nature scapes, and other unique gifts) at the Kline’s home in Alpharetta.

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.

  • Journeying Through Dementia-October 27, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Believe Ministries Benefit Celebration – October 27, 7-9
  • CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday, December 6

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