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JANUARY 27, 2021

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of two new brothers, Zach Miskelly (left) and Mario Perez (right). Zach was baptized Tuesday, January 19th, and met with the elders and wants to work and fellowship with us. Zach is a resident at His Way.

Mario, who has been studying with Walter and Tracy Franklin, was baptized Sunday, January 24th.  Cards of encouragement may be sent to him at 508 Dorn Street, Grovetown, GA 30813.      

IN THE HOSPITAL

  Johnny Powell has been transferred to Regency Rehabilitation, Room 224 after having surgery on his broken hip. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Please keep Bobbye Ashley in your prayers as she will be having surgery this week in Florence, Alabama. (Update: Bobbye had surgery Monday morning. All went well. She will be going to rehab in a few days. Notes of encouragement may be sent to her – Bobbye Ashley, c/o Dr. Tim Ashley, 6125 County Road 47, Florence, Alabama 35634.)

  Ed and Robbie Griffin: “Our family would appreciate prayers on behalf of our daughter-in-law, Toni, who was just diagnosed with COVID last week. Toni is a general practitioner working in a family clinic. The numbers of COVID in the county where she works have been very high. She has received her first vaccine, but is still a couple of weeks out from receiving her second one. At the moment her symptoms are much like the flu. Please pray that her condition doesn't worsen and that she is able to get her second vaccination and return to work. Also, please pray for our son, Matt, and 3 grandchildren who were exposed before it was known that she had COVID.”

  Angie James in Missouri (sister of Regina Ralston): “A dear friend of mine is scared of the biopsy results she’s waiting on. She’s got growths that are rapidly growing in her groin, underarm, and on one of her breasts. Her name is Shawnna. Please add her into your prayers. Thank you.”

  Please continue praying for Tim and Jimi Johnson. Their daughter texted Sunday morning (January 24th): “They are both doing pretty well. We’re really just focused on getting up their strength and energy so they can get back home.” (Update – when texted this morning as to how the were doing: “Not as well as we hoped.”)

  Please keep David and Michael Nance in your prayers as both of them have tested positive for COVID. Suzie has tested negative. This is the second time Michael has gotten COVID in the past 6 months.

  Reynolds: “Please pray for the family of Lisa Cooper. Her mother and father are both in the hospital with COVID in serious condition. Lisa is also positive but asymptomatic.”

  Donna Roshell: This prayer request was from Sunday, January 17 - Please see update. “My friend, Patricia, asked me to pray for her mother, Pauline. She has blood around her heart and refused treatment. She's 99 years old and has dementia.” Update from Donna: "My friend Patricia's mother passed Monday, January 25th. Prayers for her and her family and safe travels. Mother lived in New Jersey."

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Deborah Brown, Jamie Cole, Lee Strickland, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Jessica Ogle (2/4), Allison Goad (2/7), Caroline Lowery (3/16), Heidi Haviland (5/5) and Anna Mosley (5/17).

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

THANK YOU

We are so thankful for those in our church family who have remembered us in prayer and have expressed condolences to us at the passing of Bill’s sister, Sally. You have supported us with love and caring, including sharing with us at her memorial service last Saturday. It is such a blessing to have this wonderful Christian family. Thank you.                     We love you.

Bill and Carol Kuhn

JACK AND JILL WALK-THRU WEDDING SHOWER

Please join us as we celebrate the upcoming marriage of

Reece Howell and Courtney Jones

Sunday, January 31st – from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Central’s Family Life Center

Reece and Courtney are registered at Amazon, Target,

and Bed Bath & Beyond; They would also appreciate

gift cards to Cabela’s and Rural King.

Please note: We follow COVID state protocols – masks are required.

UPCOMING SHOWERS

January 31 Reece Howell & Courtney Jones (Wedding)

February 21 Bryan & Heidi Haviland (Baby Boy)

March 14 Kathyrn Ashburn & David Walker (Wedding)

March 28 Jared & Anna Mosley (Baby Boy)

April 25 Michael Nance & Marjie Jarvis (Wedding)

May 16 Mary Beth Burns & Ryan Cox (Wedding)

PLEASE SIGN UP

Help is needed from LIFE Talks, other groups, or individuals to provide meals for our college ministry’s FNLs. The food may be either dropped off at the building or brought and served. Masks are required (provided if needed) for both those serving and those being served. Gloves will also be provided for those serving. Just a few more spots are available – March 26 and April 23. Those providing meals will need to “sign-up” via email to pat(-at-)centralfamily.org or if you have any questions, please contact Carla Campbell at 256-882-6449.

CENTRAL ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONLINE CLASS

Winter Term – January 6 - March 3 – Wednesdays at 7 pm

Living the Ways of Jesus

During the winter terms, the adult midweek class will explore what it means to live the ways of Jesus in our relationships within the church and toward the world. Each week, we will read a text, observe the flow of thought, identify the main ideas, and discuss what a specific point looks like in practice. We look forward to your participation!

 

 

DATE

CONCEPT

APPLICATION AREAS

1/27

Worship and gratitude (Eph. 5:19-20)

Focusing on God versus preference

2/3

Household dynamics (Eph. 5:21-6:9)

Showing love and respect in close relationships

2/10

Government (1 Pet. 2:13-17)

Engaging in God-honoring politics

2/17

Unbelievers in the household (1 Pet. 2:18-3:7)

Navigating close relationships with unbelievers

2/24

Witnessing to Jesus amid persecution (1 Pet. 3:8-22)

Dealing with injustice

3/3

Living between Jesus’s cross & second coming (1 Pet. 4:1-11)

Dealing with culture shifts

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81356466276?pwd=UTZ4T09pYWV5VHV0WFNmbUk5dSs1Zz09

MEN TO SERVE

Chair Set-Up – Tony Callins’ Team

CountingYocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team