CUC Newsletter – November 25, 2022

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. – Psalms 91:11

Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Angels of Christmas

Jeff Coelho will teach CUC on November 27th as we observe the beginning of the Advent season. For the next four weeks of Advent we will be guided by Susan Robb and her book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. During these next 4 weeks Susan Robb’s Videos will explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel-and other angels-in the Old Testament and surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. These lessons use these four angelic appearances to discuss God’s presence in history and our lives today. The messages of the angels hold meaning for listeners both then and now.

Luke 1:11-13KJV And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

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 20

Members 77

Teacher 1

Visitor 1

Zoom 12

Total 91

Appreciation For Our CUC Musicians

We should be sure to express our appreciation for our CUC musicians who provide a special atmosphere as we enter our CUC classroom on Sunday mornings……. Bonnie White and Dee Scott on the piano, and Maureen Osborn on the flute.

Appreciation For Our CUC Treasurer

Also we appreciate the work done by Charlie Mason who has kept the CUC financial records in order for most of the past 40 years.

  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim have been to MD Anderson and will be returning there for new trial treatments. They thank you for your prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.
  • 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 lovedones, 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.)


  • Charlotte Dodson – Nov 29
  • Doug Tatom – Nov 30
  • George Waite – Dec 3
  • Kathy Seamen – Dec 3


  • Bill & Martha Thompson – November 28, 1958 , Decatur, GA, 64 years !
  • Johnie & Nancy Wright – November 28, 1987, Blue Springs ,MO, 35 years

CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00. 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. The special offering for the Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home now totals $2,222. THANK YOU, CUC CLASS!

Update from Jacob

We will be back November 30th and December 7th for our final two Wednesday Night Suppers this year. Wednesday Night Supper November 30 menu is:

  • Lasagna Bolognese, Italian Vegetable Medley, Garlic Bread, Vegetable Minestrone, Featured Salad Bar, Chocolate Chip Cake, and Assorted Cookies.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January 2023, we still have Frozen Meals

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. Please invite someone from your Neighborhood Care Group to ride with you. Parking is limited at 3313 Chimney Lane.

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 – 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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