CUC Newsletter – November 9, 2022

Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel— that is, “God with us.” (Isaiah 7:14)

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Acting on the Unbelievable

For the next 2 weeks of Advent we will continue to be guided by Susan Robb’s book; “ The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Jan Buckley continues with our Advent Series this Sunday morning with Chapter Three of “The Angels of Christmas, Hearing God’s Voice in Advent”. Her lesson title is “Acting on the Unbelievable: An Angel of the Lord and Joseph.” Matthew 1:20 Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Parking Alert for this Sunday

The Children’s Sunday School will be closing off a few of the parking spaces near the fellowship hall entrance on Sunday morning, but not all of them. There will be the Children’s Christmas Party from 10-11 am, and we will have animals in the parking lot. Also, there will be young children and families in building B for the live nativity.

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

December 4

Members 85

Teacher (member) 1

Zoom 12

Total 98

  • Jeannie Ehlers is not getting the trial chemo at MD Anderson. She is getting a new treatment plan from her Atlanta oncologist. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo
  • Edna Smith who is suffering from progressive Parkinsons disease and recovering from a severe infection, is at Sandy Springs Health and Rehab from which she is about to be released. She very much appreciates your prayers.
  • Doug Tatom – suffering from back pain and various other medical problems keeping him “under the weather”. Pray for his recovery.

Ongoing Prayers

  • Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities
  • Brenda Burrell and her husband Bob who both continue to have PT and family assistance at home
  • Babs Skillings – to have relief of pain
  • 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.)


  • Brenda Burrell – December 11
  • Bill Floyd – December 14


  • Tom & Sharon Erdman – December 13, 1959 , Beaufort, SC, 62 years!

CUC Knows How to Have Fun!

On this past Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Advent, no less than 7 of our men were already showing off their Christmas socks!!

CUC Christmas Party

What a great Christmas party CUC had this past Tuesday night! Much thanks to our wonderful CUC Fellowship Committee! Special thanks to our favorite MC, Jeff Coelho. Also thanks to Patricia Mashburn for the beautiful table decorations. And of course thanks too to MariAnna Brown who made the arrangements with the Metropolitan Club, and to Garlin and Mike Story. Thanks also to Dee Sott who played the piano for caroling, and Gene Osborn working the audio- visuals for our MC. And thanks to any others on our Fellowship Committee who had a part in putting on the great party. A good time was had by all. What a great way to begin our Christmas season!

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: this 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.

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 serveware with you. Hope to see you then. PLEASE PARK ON SIDEWALK SIDE OF STREET ONLY.

Christmas Festival Concerts

The not-to-be-missed Christmas Festival Concerts will be held on this Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. The concerts feature the RUMC Sanctuary Choir; Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra; Roswell Ringers; and Tom Alderman, organist. Tickets are not needed to attend the concerts this year.

Update from Jacob

Although our Hot Meal Programs are taking a break until January 2023, the RUMC hospitality team and kitchen crew are still cooking up some delicious meals to put in the freezer! Wednesday Night Suppers will return on Wednesday, January 11! We will start a new Sit Down or Take-Home Hot Lunch on Tuesday, January 12. Keep an eye out for upcoming details!

You can still pre-order any frozen meals 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: December 11- December 15,

Event Details

Frozen Meals $7- Sweet Potato and Pecan Casserole, Chicken Parmesan, Stuffed Pork Loin w/ Carrot Souffle and Wild Rice, Cheesy Chicken Pasta Alfredo,

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) Vegetable Minestrone, Tomato Bisque, Brunswick Stew

Family Size Frozen Meals $25 (Feeds 8-10) Lasagna Bolognese, Turkey Pot Pie

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. 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
  • December 25 – 10:00 service in the Chapel
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat

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