CUC Newsletter – November 18, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:3

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Holy, Holy, Holy

Scott Dickson will be our CUC teacher again this coming Sunday. He is starting to write a series of lessons based on his Favorite Hymns. He is going to continue our CUC lessons on the hymns. His title: My Favorite Hymns – Holy, Holy, Holy. Verse: Isaiah 6:1-3 (NRSV)

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty, and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

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

November 13

Members 75

Teacher 1

Zoom 9

Total 85

  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim are going to MD Anderson next week to discuss possible trial treatments. They thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • Mary Kay Mills as she recovers from a fall
  • Lynn Roberts for good recovery from fractured wrist and other injuries from a fall.
  • Doug Tatom as he goes through heart monitoring and a number of tests to determine source of recent TIA

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Laverne Lamb to regain her own health and for her daughter, Kathy Acree
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease, also at Village Park at Wills Road.
  • Pray for the 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 help keep your weekly CUC newsletter editor updated as to prayers needed for our fellow CUC members and their families.)

Appreciation Expressed

Marlene and Don McCleod expressed appreciation for all the support and love they have received from CUC during their illnesses and recent move. It was good seeing them back in class this past Sunday.


  • Martha Thompson – November 26
  • Bob Moore – November 26


  • Roger & Gale Davis – November 23, 1961, Gainesville FL, 61 years !

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 signed up.

It is not too late! Contact Garlinn Story if you haven’t yet signed up and want to attend.

Murphy Harpst Christmas

For several years the CUC Class has helped to make Christmas a happy time at Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center. This year a total of 130 young people live at this Methodist therapeutic residential treatment center in Cedartown, GA. Along with other church groups, CUC provides the only Christmas joy these children enjoy.

The best way we can help is to donate money which staff members there will use to purchase items the residents request. In CUC a Christmas basket will be passed around again November 20 to receive our cash and checks. The amount collected this past Sunday in the special offering totaled $1246. Make out checks to CUC with Murphy-Harpst on the notation line. Treasurer Charlie Mason’s check for the total amount collected will be sent promptly to M-H. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Update from Jacob

No Wednesday Night Supper this week. We will be back November 30th and December 7th for our final two Wednesday Night Suppers this year. This week we will focus on our ministry partner neighbors experiencing food insecurity for the holidays. RUMC will be delivering 100 meals to families in our community who are served by our mission partners. Thanksgiving meals for purchase will not be offered, but we do look forward to feeding you after the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, we still have Frozen Meals week of November 21- November 23, 2022…Please pick up meals this week on Monday or Wednesday by noon. We will be closing at noon on Wednesday for Thanksgiving. Thank You!!

Frozen Meals $7.. Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetable Rice Casserole, Turkey Noodle Casserole, Macaroni and Cheese, Sliced Turkey Breast w/ Herbed Stuffing and Gravy, Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Roasted Root Vegetable Medley,Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Butternut Squash Soup,Family Size Frozen Meals $25 (Feeds 8-10) Macaroni and Cheese Family Size

Thanksgiving Pies for Sale (All orders must be received by end of day this Friday November 18th!!) Bobby Dickens’ Pecan and Pumpkin Pies for sale! Take home a delicious Bobby Dickens Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for your holiday dinner! $15.00 for Pecan Pie or $10 for Pumpkin Pie. To order, please visit:

Pre-purchased pies may be picked up in the Trinity Café on Tuesday, November 22nd from 2 pm – 4 pm or Wednesday, November 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Service of Remembrance

There will be a gathering to remember those we miss on Wednesday, November 30 at 6PM in the chapel. If you would like to have your loved one’s name read during the service please email their name to by this Sunday, November 20.

New Interim Discipleship Director

Debbie Goodwin has been asked to be RUMC’s Interim Discipleship Director. She is just beginning and trying to find the best way to support you. She is starting with the Resource Library. She is in the process of organizing material by category and developing an easy check-out system. Jeff Ross is still your main contact, but if there is any way she can assist you with material for a study series for a covenant group or a stand-alone lesson or whatever, please let her know.

MUST Update

In November we served just over 200 families and because of people’s generosity everyone received detergent and those with pets also received bags or multiple cans of pet food.

The next MUST Neighborhood Pantry will be Monday, December 5th! If you want to help we need laundry detergent, coffee, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas! Also laundry detergent (the larger size to last the month), also coffee (ground or K-Cups), tea, hot chocolate and children’s pajamas (all sizes).Donations can be dropped-off at the Pantry building at RUMC on Sundays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or the Monday of the Pantry (12/5) 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.

We need lots of volunteers for the December Pantry. (To sign-up, use the SignUp link:

In addition to all of the awesome food MUST provides, we use donated funds to purchase additional items. To make a donation, you can drop off a check to RUMC earmarked for “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” or you can make a donation online by going to the RUMC website ( Under “About Us,” choose “Giving” then choose “Give Online.” In order to ensure your gift gets to us, you must select “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” from the drop-down menu.

CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon

Calling all CUC ladies – It’s time for the CUC ladies Christmas luncheon. This was a great event last year and Babs Skillings and Gale Davis want to continue the fun. Here are the details: Friday December 9 at 11:30 at the Skillings home. Bring a dish to share and the rest will be provided. No RSVP necessary, just come for some Christmas fun. Sorry guys, this is a ladies only event, although Roger will again be the parking attendant and Shaw will be the server.

Christmas Open House.

Nancy and Johnie Wright have set a date for their annual Christmas open house. It will be held December 14 from 1:00 to 5:00. They look forward to having you there. Bring an appetizer or finger dessert to share with others. Please bring on disposable dishes and bring serve ware with you. Hope to see you then.

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.
  • Nov. 30 6:00 PM Service of Remembrance
  • Dec. 6 6:00 CUC Christmas Party – Tuesday
  • Dec. 4 3:00pm MOS Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 6 6:00 CUC Christmas Party
  • Dec. 9 11:30 CUC Ladies Christmas Luncheon
  • Dec. 9 7:30 pm, Sanctuary Choir Christmas Concert
  • Dec. 11 3:00 pm Sanctuary Choir Concert
  • Dec. 14 1:00-5:00 Wright’s Open House
  • Dec. 18 MOS “Messiah” Sing-a-Long
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat

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