CUC Newsletter – April 21, 2023

“Encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”    1 Thess. 5:11 NLT. 

Sunday, April 23, 2023

CUC Sunday School Class

 The Power of an Encouraging Word

 This Sunday and  next  we  will  have  Mark  Goodwin as our speaker.  A retired minister from Church of the Nazarene, Mark always  brings us an inspiring  message. His Scripture this week is 1 Thess. 5:11 .

This Sunday, Lydia Bassaly and her husband, Adriano, will also be speaking to the class for a few minutes about their mission work.


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

April 16, 2023

Class – 84
Guests – 3
Teacher – 1
Zoom – 16

Total – 104 !

CUC  Tech  Team

The Tech Team Jeff Coelho, Doug  Tatom, and Gene Osborn would like you all to thank Hugh Gardner, Garlinn Story and Tom Knight for stepping up and helping out with our weekly audio/visual Zoom set up. They have had hands-on training and are ready to take charge so that those who can’t be in class can enjoy CUC either at home or away from home. It’s great to have backups! 

Prayer Requests

  • Shirley  May– pray for relief of back  pain following repeated  surgeries
  • Ann McNew – remains in ICU in stable  condition on a ventilator.  Pray for Ann and  Don and their family at this difficult  time.
  • Carol Kline- pray for continued successful relief of her A-Fib problem
  • Edna Smith  for full recovery from infection

Ongoing Prayers

  • Laverne Lamb needs prayers for her daughter Kathy who is home now gaining  strength  but faces more  chemo
  • Rose Lappe – continue prayers as she continues chemo

Pray for the caregivers of those who are ailing.


 Bev Tatom – her niece,Cindy Pardue, got her report from her PET scan. Everything is all clear!!! But she will do Chemo for 6 months just to be sure.

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.

(Please help keep  your weekly  CUC newsletter editor  updated  as  to  prayers  needed  for  our  fellow  CUC  members and  their  families.)


  • Sister Backus – April 24
  • Larry Hunt – April 26
  • Robin Hicks – April 29


  • Jim & Colleen Taylor – April 28, 2002  Las Vegas, NV, 20 years

The Commons  Project

Vince Grosse reports that work is progressing on the Commons Project and  encourages all  to get  out and take a look! The project should  be completed by August. Go  to  for  more information or  to donate. Money ( $900,000 ) is  needed so  get those pledges in!

Update from Jacob (His  birthday is  today, Friday, April 21)

Community and Fellowship Lunch Tuesday, April 2511:30 am – 1:30 pm, Dine In (Fellowship Hall), or “To go” $7.00 per personHam Cordon Bleu Casserole, Garden Salad, Buttered Yeast Rolls, Assorted Cookies,Family Meal Option Available for $30.00 (24 Hour Advance Notice) 

Wednesday Night Supper, April 265:00 pm – 6:45 pm, $10.00 per adult,

Beef Bourguignon, Wild Rice Pilaf, Roasted Garlic Butter Broccoli, Yeast Rolls, Ham and Bean Soup, Featured Salad Bar, Chocolate Brownies and Assorted Cookies,

$5.00 for Soup and Salad Bar, $30.00 Family Meal “To go” (24 Hour Advance Notice)
Frozen Meals $7 –  
Smoked Pork Loin w/ Wild Rice and Black-Eyed Collards, 
Beef Chili w/ Rice Pilaf,           
Pineapple Glazed Ham w/ Wild Rice, 
Broccoli and Cheese Frittata, 
Mac and Cheese, 
Shepherd’s Pie,            
BBQ Pulled Pork and Mac Combo, 
Green Bean Casserole,

Frozen Soup $4 (3 pints for $10) –
Chicken and Rice Soup,
Bacon and Corn Chowder,
Vegetable Soup,.
Frozen Family Size Meal ($25 Feeds6-8)- 
Shepherd’s Pie, 
Chicken Pot Pie, 
Lasagna Bolognese (Click to order Tuesday Lunch or Frozen Meals) 

MUST Neighborhood Pantry: 

Our next MUST Neighborhood Pantry on Mimosa will be Monday, May 1st!  There are many ways to help…

#1: Volunteer!NOTE: We will be packing both the produce bags AND the blue MUST bags of non-perishable groceries onsite for the foreseeable future. Pallets and pallets of groceries and fresh produce! This means we will need more volunteers between 11:00 AM-2:30 PM! We have broken this into two shifts: Produce Packing 12:30-2:30 PM and Blue Bag Packing 11:00-1:00 PM. Sign-up 

#2: Donate! We need laundry detergent (larger size to last a month) and feminine hygiene products (pads more popular than tampons). You can drop donations off on the Monday of the Pantry any time before 4:00 PM. 

#3: Let us do the shopping! We use $$ donations to buy laundry detergent, tortillas, feminine hygiene products and more.  

To donate online, 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.” 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. We’re operating out of the RUMC Fellowship Hall. Drive around to the back of the B Building and you’ll see us.

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.


  • Saturday, June 10- HomeStretch Run the River Road Race
  • Monday, October 9 – Malone  Dodson Golf Tournament
  • Oct 17- 19, 2023 CUC Fall Retreat

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