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January 12, 2022


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.


  Canterburys: “Please pray for Jon’s cousin, Melissa Jordan, who is in Crestwood Hospital. She had back surgery December 28th. That procedure went as planned with no issues but had complication afterwards.”

  Bill and Carol Kuhn: “Please pray for students returning to college – safe trip and success and spiritual strength.”

  John Kuhn Family: “Thankful for Jamie’s recovery.”

  Daniel Lewis: “Prayers for the Evans family. Dave Evans (coworker’s husband) has ALS and is expected to begin Hospice care soon. Pray for comfort for Dave, Carol and their family as they enter this phase of his disease.”

  Michael and Marjie Nance: “Please pray for a good upcoming semester for all students (especially college and high school students).”

  Tom and Selwyn Reynolds: “Please pray for the family of Paul Farley, former Way resident. Paul passed away this week.”

  Peter Romine: “Seeking God’s wisdom for my path forward to be a better husband and father.”

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


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 their 4th grandchild.

We also congratulate 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 are Mike and Lora Porter and Aunt Loran, who are excited about his arrival. The Porters appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers as they begin this new chapter as a family of three.


I would like to thank my Central family for the prayers, love and comfort they have given me during the passing of my paw Don. Also, a huge thank you for the beautiful plant.

Love you lots,

Kyearia Booker


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 THIS COMING SUNDAY, 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.


I was happy to hear from several who had read and thought about Jonah 1. Thanks for your feedback (personally, texts, on the Central family Facebook) and thank you for reading ahead. This week we are going to look at Jonah chapter 2. It's a prayer that Jonah composed while in the giant fish. (I'm sure he wrote it down after he got out not while he was in!). Often people get wrapped around Jonah in the fish and how he survived. But the bigger question concerns what was going on inside Jonah, not inside the fish. Jonah's prayer is a reflection on the changes that happened to him after he reflected on his rebellion. Read over the chapter, a short 10 verses and meditate on it. Is there a key word? Right now (Monday) I'm seeing one, but I haven't thought about it enough. What can we learn and apply from this prayer?                        – Allen


**If you are a parent of elementary age children this is extremely valuable as well.


We have the opportunity to hear from a doctorate level youth ministry friend of Rodney Keeton.

Dave Blanchad is in pursuit of a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Seminary and will be presenting two sessions on Adolescent Development and Its' Connection to Ministry to Children and Teens.

During the workshop, Dave will share with us some fundamentals about adolescent development and then walk us through thinking critically about those things within our own families and our ministry opportunities at Central. This experience will allow us to think together about what our students need most and how to provide it for them together. Please make plans to attend!

FRIDAY, January 28th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Teen Room)



9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Teen Room)

(Please stay so Dave can get his surveys completed.)

SUNDAY 30th Class Time (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) in Teen Room

Dave will share with the Teen Class.


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.


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 (FLC; 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:        


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:

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.


  Selah Thompson Koger’s new address is 191 Cherry Laurel Drive, Hazel Green, Alabama 35750.

  Nathanael Wade’s new address is 200 Mill Keys Rd, Hazel Green, Alabama 35750.

  Louise Williams’ new email address is louisew609(-at-)  




End Registration for Marrieds’ Retreat



Baby Girl Shower Honoring Stephany and Kyle Moore (2:00-3:30 pm)



Student Ministry Workshop (See times in announcement)



Marrieds’ Retreat at Joe Wheeler State Park



Senior High – Winterfest



Wedding Shower Honoring Libby Newman and Jacob Jackson (2:00-3:30 pm)



Baby Girl Shower Honoring Sarah Goad Phillips (2:00-3:30 pm)



Wedding Shower Honoring William Ashburn and Emma Howell (2:00-3:30 pm)



Daylight Savings Tim Starts


Chair Set-Up – Tony Callins’ Team

Counting – Yocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team