CUC Newsletter – January 27, 2023

I will rejoice in the Lord, I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
—Habakkuk 3:18

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Senator John Albers will be presenting our lesson entitled “I surrender….” this Sunday. Bible verse is Isaiah 43:2:

“When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Senator Albers represents the 56th District which includes portions of Fulton, Cobb and Cherokee counties. He serves as chairman of the Public Safety committee, vice chairman of Finance, and subcommittee chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He is a member of the Senate leadership serving as the Chief Deputy Whip. When not attending to state business, he is an executive, business owner and entrepreneur.

Senator Albers is a fourth generation firefighter serving as a volunteer in Alpharetta and his sons continue the family legacy as 5th generation first responders. John is an organ donor and gave a kidney to his son in 2021. He and his wife of 29 years, Kari, have two sons and are active members of Roswell United Methodist Church.

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.

Topic: CUC Zoom Meeting – January 22, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM Eastern time

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!

Tom Cantrell – prayers needed – he has been in Northside Hospital at Johnson ferry since Saturday as they had to go to the emergency room due to complications from the catheter he had from his cystoscopy on Friday.

George Waite – has been moved out of North Fulton Hospital ICU but still needs lots of prayers for his recovery.

LaVerne Lamb – My daughter Kathy has been at Emory for three weeks. She is going to move to therapy hopefully by Wednesday, January 11, to learn to walk again. Please pray she will get use of her legs and her right hand.

Lori Walsh – We are fortunate to have her as our RUMC Business Administrator. She began chemotherapy this week for ovarian cancer and has asked CUC to be a prayer support partner. Please put her on your prayer list. You may also send cards to her at the church as she will continue to work. If you have questions please contact Gale or Roger Davis.

Jeannie Ehlers continues chemo. Jeannie and Jim really appreciate all of your prayers for healing.

Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she also continues chemo

Edna Smith at Village Park Alpharetta. She very much appreciates your prayers.

Ongoing Prayers

Sister Backus – for relief of increased back pain and other disabilities

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 loved ones, and important decisions to be made. Prayers also for our nation and its people and for the people of Ukraine.


Ann McNew – Saturday, Jan 28

Ann Parkhurst – Saturday, Jan 28

Lesleigh Coelho – Tuesday, Jan 31

Jim Lappe – Thursday, Feb 2



Second Sunday Communion

First Sunday Chapel Communion has been moved to second Sundays at 8:30 a.m. for the remainder of 2023. Second Sunday Chapel Communion is a 30-minute service which includes the sacrament of Holy Communion, a short meditation, music, and a time of prayer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday Night Supper with CUC – Feruary 15, 2023

Mark your calendar for Wednesday night, February 15 to come eat Wednesday night dinner together and then join us in our classroom for BINGO!  We will pass a signup sheet Sunday so we know the number of tables we need and Jacob will know the number for supper. Plan to join us.

From Jacob:

The RUMC Hospitality team is thrilled to be back in action next week!
Our next Community and Fellowship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Lunch will be each Tuesday from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm. This will be a dine-in hot meal that includes beverages and dessert in our Fellowship Hall. We do still have the option to pick up your meal in our Drive-through take out line or we also have a “to go” station set up and volunteers present to assist if you would like to take you meal home. Lunch will be $7.00 per guest. You can also order a $30.00 family meal “To Go”; just please give me 24-hour advance notice for family meals.

Wednesday Night Supper will be on Wednesday, February 1, 2023! Dine in at the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm. All you can eat each week includes: Main Buffet, Salad Bar, Soup Station, Dessert Station, and Beverages all included! You can also order Wednesday Night Supper as Family Meal for $30.00 and we will have it ready for you to pick up by 5:00 PM.

You can pre-order Lunch, Dinner, or any frozen meals by clicking links below. No reservations are required unless you wish to pre-order by credit card online. You can pay with cash, check or card at the welcome table as well, but we prefer credit sales online if possible.

Community and Fellowship Lunch Tuesday, January 31, 2023>>
(Click to order Tuesday Lunch or Frozen Meals)

Chicken Parmesan w/ Linguine Marinara, Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Assorted Cookies, Iced Tea, Coffee, and Water.

$7.00 per person

Family Meal Option Available for $30.00 (24 Hour Advance Notice)

Dine In (Fellowship Hall) or “To go”

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Frozen Meals $7

  1. Chicken Cacciatore w/ Rice Pilaf
  2. Spaghetti and Meatballs
  3. Italian Sausage Pasta
  4. Buttermilk Fried Chicken w/ Mashed Potato and Gravy

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10)

  1. Chicken and Rice Soup
  2. Creamy Celery and Leek Soup
  3. Tomato Bisque

Frozen Family Size Meal ($25.00)

  1. Chicken Pot Pie
(Click to order Tuesday Lunch or Frozen Meals)

Wednesday Night Supper February 1, 2023 >>
(Click to order Wednesday Night Supper)

Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork, Mac and Cheese, BBQ Baked Beans, Buns, Chicken and Corn Chowder, Featured Salad Bar, Banana Pudding and Assorted Cookies, Iced Tea, Coffee.

Kids: Pulled Pork Sandwich or PB&J, Fresh Fruit, Mac and Cheese or Chips, Rice Krispy Treat or Cookie, Apple Juice, Milk.

$10.00 per adult

$4.00 per Child 12 and under

$5.00 for Soup and Salad Bar

$30.00 Family Max

$30.00 Family Meal “To go” (24 Hour Advance Notice)

5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
(Click to order Wednesday Night Supper)

We’re just two weeks away from the next MUST Neighborhood Pantry:

Monday, February 6th!

Our February Pantry is just around the corner – here’s how you can help!

1: Volunteer!

We have volunteer shifts throughout the day. If you are available, use this link to sign-up:

2: Donate!

We desperately need laundry detergent (larger size to last a month) and feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons). Drop them off on the 6th before 4:00 PM!

3: Let us do the shopping!

We use monetary donations to buy produce, protein, laundry detergent, tortillas, feminine hygiene products and more.

To donate, go to and choose About/Giving/Give Online. After you click on “Give Online,” there’s a page with a drop-down menu that says: “Tithes and Offerings 2022.” Pull-down that menu to “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” and donate there. You can also drop off monetary donations in the RUMC front office. Just write “MUST Neighborhood Pantry” on the check or envelope to ensure it gets to us.

Remember that we are operating out of the RUMC Fellowship Hall for the next few months. Drive around to the back of the B Building and you’ll see the double-doors by the handicap spaces. That’s us!

Thank you! Pray for sunshine!

Bread Pickup from Publix

Would anyone be interested in picking up bread and sweets from Publix once or twice on Monday mornings?

This is used by our church for a variety of activities, including , My Neighbors Pantry, Job Networking, and youth activities, to name some.

For further information please call Claudia Phelps at 404406 4664 or John at 404697 8593

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.

Oct 17- 19, 2023 – CUC Fall Retreat

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