CUC Newsletter – December 2, 2022

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel, Isaiah 7:1

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Gabriel and Mary

Martha Jane Mason continues with our Advent Series this Sunday morning with Chapter Two of “The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Her lesson title is “Let It Be, Gabriel and Mary”.

Luke 1:29 NIV – Do not be afraid Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.

For the next 3 weeks of Advent we will continue to be guided by Susan Robb’s book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Susan Robb’s Videos explore the visits and dive deep into the history of angels surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. These lessons use the 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.

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. Also during the class please be sure to MUTE! Thanks for everyone’s cooperation on this!

CUC Attendance

November 27

Members 85

Visitor 2

Zoom 12

Total 99

  • Barbara Cook – for a quick recovery from a bad case of Covid
  • Jeannie Ehlers and Jim have been to MD Anderson for further tests during Thanksgiving week and will be returning back to Houston next week. She will get the new chemo drugs on the 8th. They thank you for your continuing prayers and words of encouragement.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo after MD Anderson visit.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob Burrell
  • Babs Skillings – pray that with the new procedure she can have relief of pain
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease and a severe infection and is in a rehab facility

Thank You

  • Laverne Lamb expresses thanks to all for the prayers and support for her and for Dick Anthony and for her daughter Kathy during the last many months when that support was especially needed.
  • 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.)

Operation Christmas Child

Lynn Roberts expressed her appreciation for all who participated with boxes and donations for this year’s Operation Christmas Child.

There was also a nice contribution of a number of hand-crocheted caps for children which have been donated to a local children’s hospital.


  • Hugh Gardner – December 10


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CUC Christmas Party

Christmas will be here before you know it! And the CUC Christmas Party will be next Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00. It will be an evening of food, fun, and fellowship for the 81 CUCers who have signed up! The event is being held at the Metropolitan Club at 5895 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get there to allow for much traffic at that time of day.

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.

Update from Jacob

We have one more night to gather and celebrate together at Wednesday Night Supper this year ! The last Wednesday Night Supper of the year will be on December 7, 5:00– 7:00 pm with:

  • Brown Sugar Crusted Stuffed Pork Loin, Wild Rice Pilaf, Carrot Souffle, Yeast Rolls, Tomato Bisque, Featured Salad Bar, Assorted Pie and Cookies.

Although our Take-Out Lunch Program is taking a break until January, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer. You can still pre-order any frozen meals or Wednesday Night Supper by clicking the links below and frozen meals can be picked up at your convenience between the hours of 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday at the RUMC Kitchen.

Here are the links to order for this upcoming week: Wed Night Supper Dec 7 –

Frozen Meals Dec 4 – December 8 –

Frozen Meals $7-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetable Rice Casserole,Chicken Verde Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice, Turkey Pot Pie, Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Cheesy Beef Enchiladas w/ Black Beans and Rice, Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Vegetable Minestrone

MUST Update

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 Sunday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM or Monday (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.

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.
  • 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 Christmas 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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