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January 9, 2022

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Shane Whelchel, who is resident at His Way, was baptized Wednesday, January 5th. Please welcome and encourage him.

PRAYERS REQUESTS

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Stephany Moore (3/5), Jessica Ogle (4/20), Rachael Sherrill (4/11), 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)

THANK YOU

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

Linda Tyler

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to Nathan and Deborah Brown, who are the proud grandparents of a boy. Noah Gerald Brown was born December 13th, weighing 8 pounds. Noah’s parents are James and Roxi. Noah is the Browns’ 4th grandchild.

Our congratulations to Wade and Emilie Porter, who are the proud parents of a boy. Levi Wade Porter made his arrival Wednesday night, January 5th, weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces. Grandparents, Mike and Lora Porter, and Aunt Loran are excited and anxious to meet him! The Porters appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers as they begin this new chapter as a family of three.

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.

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

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

The topic and text for Sunday, January 16th: Jesus Calls the Disciples at the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18-25)

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 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

TUESDAY MORNING LADIES’ BIBLE CLASS

The Tuesday morning Women's Bible Study plans to resume on January 25th. Class begins at 10:00 AM, with a time for fellowship, and study begins at 10:15. Childcare will be provided. We look forward to our time together. Please come join us! 

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.

MEN TO SERVE – JANUARY

Chair Set-Up – Tony Callins’ Team

CountingYocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team