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FEBRUARY 12, 2020

WELCOME

We welcome Brenda Newman back to Central. She met with the elders and expressed her wishes to work and fellowship with us. Please welcome and encourage her.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Nathan and Deborah Brown: “Please pray for all those affected by the Novel Corona Virus.”

  Pat Canterbury: “Please continue praying for Destiny Riekeberg, 9 years old friend of one of my great-nieces, Sophia. Destiny is still in the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham with a rare type of liver cancer (Hepatoblastoma). She has had some complications. Please pray that she overcomes all obstacles. Also, please keep her parents in your prayers.”

  Follin Clark:Ben is home with a very painful toothache. Pray for relief and strength until he can go the dentist tomorrow morning (Sunday, February 9th).” (Update: Ben is doing well after having a root canal Monday morning.)

  Justin Cummings, son of Jon and Willa Cummings/grandson of William and Janice Greenleaf, is recuperating at home after having an appendectomy late Monday night, February 10th. “Please pray for a quick and safe recovery so he can get back to running track.J

  Dittos: “Continue to pray for our marriages at Central.”

  Steven Huie: “Thank God for another day. Pray for Matt Norman too.”

  Bill Kuhn: “Please pray for healing and comfort for my sister, Sally.”

  Mike and Dawn Long: “Thanks so much for the marriage retreat to invest in better marriages.”

  Dana Mercier: “Please pray for a good friend of mine, Jeff Jones, and his family. His 7 years old grandson accidentally shot himself with his dad’s gun.”

  Jim and LaVonne Norville: “Thank you, Lord, for the committee who planned and organized this marriage retreat and for Robert and Stella for a wonderful presentation and example.”

  Addy Ray: “I pray that my friend RJ’s stomach gets better. She’s been acting strange lately and I just pray that she’s okay.”

  Reynolds: “Please pray God will strengthen our brothers and sisters who are persecuted and let their faith and example lead their persecutors to desire Christ.”

  Ryans: “Thank you to all who came for the marriage retreat, especially those who have long striving marriages. It sets the perfect example of how my wife and I need to be as we grow.”

  Minnie Teague: “Please continue to pray for Louis and our son, Eric. Thanks. We love you all. Louis sends his love.”

  Ryan and Kenzie Wright: “Please pray for good long-lasting marriages with God at the core.”

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans,  Johnny Powell, Louis Teague, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Amanda Coleman (6/12), Rachael Sherrill (6/13), Stephanie Clark (7/10), and Angie Harrison (7/23)

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

CENTRAL ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES

Adults, please join us in the auditorium Wednesday night for another lesson on our Saints and Sinners in the World series. Our speaker tonight will be Tom Reynolds. 

 

THANK YOU

Dear Central Family,

Thank you for all your kind words of sympathy for the passing of my stepmom. The peace lily is beautiful, and all of our family has appreciated your prayers and love through her months of failing health and passing.                                                              Love,

Charlotte and Dwaine Simmons 

Go Digital         Use Online Apps          Facebook

If any of these terms intimidate, scare, or make you uncomfortable do not read the rest of this article. If you chose to read on, please be aware that knowledge and insight will be gained. Let’s start.

The best way to begin is to say welcome to the digital age. Our goal is to become more efficient at information management while not losing the personal interaction. The following is presented to help this situation.

First, a question. Did you know that we email the Sunday bulletin to every household in the database each week on the Friday before? Check it out. Oh, you say I haven’t seen it. Well, let’s see about that. Ask yourself these questions. Is my family listed in the database as members of Central? Is the email listed in the database the main email for your household? If you answered no to either, give our member relations resource representatives (Juanita or Pat) a call and the situation will be corrected.

One of the most useful tools in Central’s digital toolbox is the ability to make your contributions and or donations through the Online Giving app. The advantage is the process is quick, easy and secure. Simply sign on to the Central website (www.centralfamily.org) and click the Online Giving Icon in the lower left portion of the website.  Establish your member profile and you are set.

Facebook is our social media platform and is the best way Central members have to interact with one another. Central has two Facebook Accounts. One is the public site (Central Church of Christ) and the other a private site (Central Members Private Group). Both of these are very useful in getting and giving information. The difference is the private group requires an invitation due to the nature of the information contained on the site.

Online database access is the most requested tool in the box. If you are a member, you have access to the Central database directory. For your privacy and the privacy of others access is by invitation only. Send a request to the Central Office and if approved you will be sent a link and instructions on how to access the member portal.

The information mentioned above is simply an overview of the tools available in our digital toolbox. There are obviously details which are not in this article. If you need more information, have questions or comments please feel free to contact one of our customer relations resource representatives (256-534-0382) who will greet you with a live, friendly human voice with access to all the knowledge of the Central digital world and the surrounding galaxies.

HELP NEEDED

Servants are needed to serve in the Nursery (both the Nursery and Toddlers) during Sunday Assemblies. A new signup sheet has been posted outside the Nursery and Toddler A classrooms or contact Cathy Farless at 256-509-3541 (text or voice) if you are willing to help. 

GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN CHORUS

Please join us Sunday, February 16th, at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium to hear a program from the Greater Atlanta Christian Chorus.

SERVANTS NEEDED!

We still need servants to sign up for a month of preparing the communion trays. The list for signing up is posted in the kitchen. This is one of those behind the scenes acts-of-service that is appreciated by everyone. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Phillips 256-417-8202.

MEAL PREPARATIONS FOR FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

The sign-up list to prepare meals for the college ministry at their FNLs (Friday Night Live) is posted inside of the kitchen area. LIFE Talks or individuals, please sign up. There are two dates that need to be filled. Thanks. Any questions contact Carla Campbell (256-882-6449).  

DIRECTORY UPDATE

  Jeff Norville’s email address is JeffJaceNorville(-at-)gmail.com and phone: 256-679-8924.

  Ryan and Kenzie Wright’s address is 7900 Old Madison Pike, Apt. 8006, Madison, AL 35758.

FEBRUARY TEAM SERVANTS

Ushers—Ronald Graham’s Team

Counting—Matt McCauley’s Team

Nursery— Feb 16—Rachel & Emma McCauley; Feb 23—Jessica Ogle;

ACTIVITIES

Feb

14

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

14-16

Senior High – Winterfest

 

16

Greater Atlanta Christian Chorus (6:00 pm See article.)

 

18

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

21

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

23

HUGS (during morning assembly)

 

 

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

 

25

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

28

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

Mar

1

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

 

3

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

6

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

8

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

 

10

Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)

 

13

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

MEN TO SERVE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Communion Thoughts: Justin Harrison

Serving: Yocus Jones, Michael Nance, Joseph Nance, James Palmer, Ronald Graham, Andy Trapane, Mike Baucum, Andrew Baucum

Prayer: Yocus Jones