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January 5, 2022

PRAYERS REQUESTS

  Lorraine Baker: “Pray for all my children.”

  Dot Bowen: “Prayer request for healing on behalf of Ms. Pearl Eatman. She is out of CCU and into room 360 at Huntsville Hospital. Also, pray for strength for her son, Joseph, as he navigates with arrangements for her long-term care.”

  Zyreon Cole: “My little brother has trial January 9 – 12. Just pray for him and that he can forgive me. His name is Terrell Otey.”

  Lisa Cooper: “Praise God for my sister’s (Lorie) successful surgery. Thanks so much for all of your prayers.”

  Jamie Kuhn: “A friend of mine named Meadow just messaged that a friend of their family got into a car accident and is currently in one of the ICUs at Huntsville hospital with a brain bleed and 12 staples in his head. If you would be willing to let people know to pray for him, we would be so grateful. Many Blessings.”

  Kuhn Kids: “Jamie is now engaged to be married. Thank you for praying for her. Please continue to pray for healing.”

  Allison Ledford: “1) Close friend is waiting to hear about spots on liver – prayer for healing. 2) Friend overseas is searching for God – prayer for open heart and mind. 3) Allison is waiting to get doctor’s appointment – prayer for appointment, strength, and healing.”

  Jared McCall: “Safe travels for a coworker and me, as we will be traveling to Florida this week for job training.”

  Don and Janice Phillips: “Please pray for Tom, Darryl, and Jake to get well soon.”

  Kevin Prempeh: “I wanna pray that healing and comfort comes to the family of the Reynolds. Also, I pray for the Gurley Family.”

  Grant Ralph: “My sister, April, is doing much better thanks to your prayers and doctor’s treatments. Pray that something more can be done about my knee, lower back and other bodily parts which seem to be getting worse.”

  Selwyn Reynolds: “1) Family of Stuart Whiting whose older brother died this weekend. 2) Healing and pain relief for Regina Ralston.”

  Ryans Family: “Please pray for a healthy pregnancy with baby #2 due July 2022.”

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Emilie Porter (1/6/2022), Stephany Moore (3/5), and Rachael Sherrill (4/11), Jessica Ogle (4/20), and Mishaella Ryans (7/7)

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Clyde Jones, Jamie Kuhn, Ted Moore, Mary Etta Neiland, Bill & Sheril Townsley, and Sue Underwood.

  Our Missionaries: Denisovs & Rahimovs (Tomsk, Russia), Kishore Etwaroo Family (Port Kaituma, Guyana), Carlos & Linda Eguizabal (Juayua & Salcoatitan, El Salvador) & YOU (Huntsville Area)

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to Kyearia Booker and her family in the passing of her grandfather, Don Sutton, Thursday morning, December 30th. There will be a memorial for him in Satsuma, AL on Saturday, January 15th. (Place not known as of this writing.)

THANK YOU

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers during my back surgery last week.

Linda Tyler

ALL ARE INVITED

All are invited to join in celebrating

the upcoming birth of

Kyle and Stephany Moore’s baby girl!

Sunday, January 16

2:00-3:30 PM

Central Church of Christ

They are registered at Amazon and Target.

2022 Central Marriage Retreat

Join us at the Joe Wheeler State Park in 2022 and enjoy time connecting with other couples while strengthening your marriage.

Theme: We Are in This Together – Couple, Family, Church, God

Date/Location: Feb 11 – 12 at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge

Speakers: Well Known Speakers

Registration: Ends January 16.

Suggested donation: $100 per couple (Donations not required but appreciated.) Assistance by providing scholarship money will be appreciated.

All meals are on your own.

2022 SIGN UP FOR COMMUNION PREPARATION

The communion preparation list for signing up for a month in 2022 is posted in the kitchen. This is one of those behind-the-scenes acts-of-service that is appreciated by everyone. Questions – contact Jim Phillips 256-417-8202.

JONAH SERIES – NOTE FROM ALLEN WRIGHT

I have been asked to preach for the next 4 weeks from the prophet Jonah. There are four short chapters, and we will take one chapter each week. I want to encourage you to read the first chapter this week. (You may be intrigued by the story and end up reading the entire book!). In your first reading, simply enjoy the telling of the tale. You’ll get caught up in the action of a fleeing prophet and a terrible storm and the drama that lead to Jonah being thrown overboard. Then read it a second time. This time ask yourself the question, “What is the point God is making?” Or another way to think about it is, “What is the theme of Jonah?”. The theme of Jonah sets the stage for the entire book and every sub-theme (and there are many) is based on one very important underlying thought. Here’s a hint: the theme of Jonah is stated in a short sentence right in the middle of the first chapter. Those of you who have children may consider reading it together and seeing if the children can discover the theme. (A qualifier: you will discover several ‘themes’ or ‘points’ that are being made as you read. What I believe to be the main theme, that is the undercurrent of the entire book, I discovered after several readings. I might be wrong, and you may find the main point better than me!) Hope to see you Sunday as we explore Jonah together. – Allen

PLEASE SEND A CARD

Sheril Townsley (one of our shut-ins) will celebrate her birthday Saturday, January 8th. Please send her a card – 7004 Oak Creek Circle, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.

SONRISERS CANCELED FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6TH

Due to possible bad weather, Sonrisers’ LIFE Talk has been canceled for tomorrow.

SUNDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – WINTER TERM 2022

January 2 through February 27

1.   The Story of Redemption (Gymnasium; Coordinator: Loren Wisehart)

This series presents the biblical account of the human problem, salvation, and a new life in Jesus Christ. Beginning with creation, the class follows the “big picture” storyline of the Bible as it finds meaning and completion in Jesus.

Each week, participants are invited to arrive early for fellowship. Upon entering the gymnasium, participants will be assisted in finding a small group. After a call to order and welcome, all groups will watch a 5–10-minute video. Once the video is done, groups will read a Bible passage related to the video, discuss questions, and pray for one another. Groups will wrap up at 9:45 a.m. in order to move chairs into place for the large assembly which begins at 10:15 am. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83086751743?pwd=RjNTYVR3QXNUUDRXYUxtN25VRmM0QT09

This Sunday, January 9th, the topic and text will be Jesus’ Temptations and the Spiritual Disciplines (Matthew 4:1-11).

2.   Women’s Ministry (Library; Coordinators: Sue Underwood and Kim Story)

This class provides Bible-based content in a LIFE Talk setting and is set up to minister to women who are the head of their household and women whose husbands are not Christians. Women of all ages and situations are welcome who wish to participate in this ministry. The class is generally organized to alternate between Old Testament and New Testament books, topics, and ideas. However, prayer and sharing are also integral parts of the class. As participants begin to apply the teaching to their own lives, they are invited to openly share burdens with one another. This is so that others who have walked that path previously can share their own experience and wisdom in how to face that situation faithfully. While two ladies provide the

principal oversight for the class, a number of ladies from within the class will be encouraged to lead individual sessions, usually a week or two at a time.

WEDNESDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – WINTER TERM 2022

January 5 through March 2

1.   Generational Discipleship (Room 200; Leader: Daniel Alavi)

The Church in the West is facing a steep decline, yet the Body of Christ worldwide is thriving like never before. The center of Christianity is slowly moving towards the Global South, into areas and people groups where the church has virtually no major denominational leanings, no governmental recognition or legitimacy, no bank accounts, no 501c3s, no Bible Schools or seminaries, and no assets, properties, or buildings. In spite of this, hundreds of churches are being planted, thousands of disciples are being made, and millions are being baptized into the name of Jesus!

2.   God’s Promises Fulfilled in the Gospel According to Matthew (Room 113; Leader: Loren Wisehart)

In the Old Testament, God made some amazing promises to people like Abraham, Israel, and David. These promises established how God related with His people for centuries. In the New Testament, one of the things that distinguishes Matthew’s biography of Jesus from other similar accounts is how from cover to cover, he demonstrates how Jesus fulfills these promises. In this short overview of the Gospel According to Matthew, we will examine how Jesus fulfills these promises and explore how they remain relevant for our lives today. This class can either be in-person or join in on Zoom. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363371603?pwd=cjM1bmFxZ0kyTU5SR1VQUlN2QlpOZz09

MEN TO SERVE – JANUARY

Chair Set-Up – Tony Callins’ Team

Counting – Yocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team