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January 23, 2022

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of three new brothers. Marquand “Marc” Hall (left), Robbie Elledge (center), and Kevin Prempeh (right) all residents of His Way, were baptized this past week. Marc and Robbie were baptized Tuesday, January 18th, and Kevin on Thursday, January 20th. Please welcome and encourage them.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Allison Goad is recuperating at home after having gall bladder surgery Thursday, January 20th.

  Melia Romine: “1) Please pray for my cousin, Joanna. She will have ovarian cancer surgery January 26th. Please pray for complete healing. She is only 30 years old and just had her first child a month ago. Since it was caught early (during her pregnancy), we are praying it can be completely removed. 2) Add Uncle John to the prayer list. He was admitted to the ER Thursday morning and is having some heart issues that are not yet diagnosed. Please pray for healing for him.

  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

Dear Central Family,

Words cannot express how much love we felt from all of you during my mom’s recent sickness. Thank you for all the cards, texts, prayers, visits, food, and gift basket. My mom was overwhelmed by all the kindness and love shown to her. We are thankful to be a part of such a wonderful church family.                                                Love,

Sonja and Scott Eads and Sandra Rager

ALL ARE INVITED

All are invited to join in celebrating

the upcoming birth of

Kyle and Stephany Moore’s baby girl!

TODAY

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 TODAY.

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

All meals are on your own.

2021 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

The 2021 Contribution Statements have been emailed. If you did not receive yours, please contact the church office.

MINISTRY TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

FOR ALL ADULTS AND STUDENTS!!

*Parents of elementary age, children this is extremely valuable.

STUDENT MINISTRY WORKSHOP

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

FRIDAY, January 28th

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Teen Room)

DINNER PROVIDED

SATURDAY 29th

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Teen Room)

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

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

Dave will share with the Teen Class.

TUESDAY MORNING LADIES’ BIBLE CLASS

Sisters, 

After much consideration and gathering of input, we are going to push the start date of Tuesday morning Bible study into February. Stay tuned for a new start date, which will be evaluated weekly. Please pass on any further input you have to Terri Apgar at harmonyforhim(-at-)yahoo.com. Meanwhile, if you desire a copy of the book we are using this quarter, Human AND Holy, let Terri know. We look forward to being reunited.

                                                                                          Love,

Kathleen, Allison, and Terri

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

The topic and text for Sunday, January 23rd: Jesus Calls the Disciples at the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18-25)

Sunday, January 30th, the topic and text will be The Early Church & the Light of the World (Matthew 5:1-10, 14-16).

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 (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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363371603?pwd=cjM1bmFxZ0kyTU5SR1VQUlN2QlpOZz09

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.

PARENTS OF TEENS MEETING

There will be a meeting today in the Teen Room for all parents of teens immediately after assembly. Lunch is provided.

ACTIVITIES

Jan

23

End Registration for Marrieds’ Retreat

 

 

Parents of Teens Meeting (Teen Room – after assembly – lunch provided)

 

 

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

 

28-30

Student Ministry Workshop (See times in announcement)

Feb

11-12

Marrieds’ Retreat at Joe Wheeler State Park

 

18-20

Senior High – Winterfest

 

20

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

 

27

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

Mar

6

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

MEN TO SERVE – JANUARY

Chair Set-Up – Tony Callins’ Team

CountingYocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team