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March 9, 2022

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Ashburns: “Update on Barney and Avonda Johnston. A month ago, doctors told Barney that Avonda was going to die. Today (Sunday, March 6th) she is being released to rehab. We are very hopeful for a complete recovery.”

  Darrell Brown: “Please pray for Jessica Rikard’s mom, Brenda Rikard. She was taken to Huntsville Hospital via ambulance. She is dealing with heart issues.”

  Dittos: “The Ralstons have suffered the death of Russell’s, stepfather. Regina continues to struggle with cancer. They need our prayers.”

  Allison Ledford: “Allison Ledford would like to thank everyone so much for their prayers for her health. The doctors have been so great and have helped her find relief and the right direction for moving forward.”

  John Kuhn: “Please pray for Jessica Rikard’s mom, Brenda Rikard. She had to go to the hospital and is being evaluated.”

  Kathleen Lowery:Joseph is home now. Continue praying for peace and wisdom.”

  Selwyn Reynolds:Russell Ralston’s dad passed away. Pray for peace and comfort for his mom, Verda, and his family. Also continue to pray for pain relief and healing for Regina. Sympathy cards may be sent to Verda Ralston, 150 Johnson Drive, Lenoir City, TN 37771.”

  Delois Smith: “Update on my baby sister, Velma Batie. She is stable. In cardiac care and holding her own. Continued prayers for strength, stamina and medical answers.” (Update today from Delois: “Please continue to pray. She had surgery today (Wednesday, March 9th). They placed an apparatus that will help the heart function some better. She said to tell everyone at Central to and I’m quoting her, Thank you for all your prayers for me. Pray also for my husband and son. I thank you from the bottom of my raggedy heart.“ Cards may be sent to Velma at 6125 SW 11th PL., Apt. B, Gainesville, FL 32607 or you can email her at velmahunterbatie(-at-)yahoo.com)

  Please pray for Bill Townsley, who was admitted to Huntsville Hospital (Room 255) with lingering pneumonia.

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Rachael Sherrill (4/11), Jessica Ogle (4/20), Sarah Phillips (5/5), Mishaella Ryans (7/7) and Breanna Baucum (7/13).

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Clyde Jones, Ted Moore, Mary Etta Neiland, and Bill & Sheril Townsley

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

THANKS

I want to thank the congregation for praying for me while I was in the hospital.

                                                                                    Don Phillips

Brothers and Sisters at Central,

Thanks for the very generous basket of goodies, all of the cards, prayers, calls and visits. God’s love through you is obvious and rich. I am progressing well, and I look forward to being back with you soon. God bless you all!

                                                                                          Love in Christ,

Tom Reynolds

Dear Family,

Words cannot express how thankful I am for all of you. I appreciate so much all the cards, texts, calls, meals, the bountiful goodie basket, and especially your prayers. Please continue to keep me in your prayers as I recover.

                                                                                          Love,

Pat Canterbury

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to Lisa Cooper in the passing of his brother, Greg, Tuesday, March 8th. Cards may be sent to her at 12030 Comanche Trail, Huntsville, AL 35803.

THANK YOU, CENTRAL!

$20,150 was collected and sent to our Ukrainian Refugee Effort. Thank you for your generous donations for the Sopot, Poland Church of Christ to take care of some of those fleeing from Ukraine.

Couples Shower

Honoring

Emma Eads and Caleb Sanders

Sunday, March 27, 2022

2:00-3:30 PM

Central Church of Christ

407 Clinton Avenue East – Huntsville, AL 35801

Registered at Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and WalMart.

THE ETWAROOS ARE COMING TO CENTRAL THIS SUMMER!

Cheryl and Kishore Etwaroo, our missionaries in Guyana, South America, plan to visit us from June 13 through July 5. Please be making plans to welcome them into your houses, LIFE Talks, family activities, etc. A schedule calendar will be posted soon on which you can sign up.

SUNDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – SPRING 2022

March 6 through May 22

1.      The Story of Redemption (Family Life Center; 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 before 10 am in order to move chairs into place for the large assembly which begins at 10:15 am.

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 – SPRING 2022

March 9 through May 25

1.      The Power to Change the World: A Study of the Book of Acts (Library; Coordinator: Melinda Goad; Women only)

The Christian church began in a provincial backwater and was led by people with no power, wealth, or status. Because the same Jesus and Spirit reside in us, we too can influence a decaying society without relying on laws, endowments, or viral movements.

Ladies, join us Wednesdays this Spring at 7 pm, in person or via Zoom, as we study the acts of Jesus and the Spirit as they guide ordinary people in establishing a Godly community. You can join us in person in the library, or you can participate via Zoom by clicking the link in each week's bulletin.

During the week, each of us will use the Bible study method we find most suitable and on Wednesdays we will share what we learned from the assigned reading. If you are interested in participating, please call or email Pat Canterbury and Juanita Crittenden at the church office to have your name added to the email list. We look forward to hearing your thoughts. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86546256824?pwd=ZndPSUdCUm02ZVJ1THdZVG5KWEk2QT09

2.      Growing in Personal Bible Study (Family Life Center; Teacher: Gregg Rigney)

Many Christians feel the need for more intentional personal Bible study, but do not know how to begin. This quarter we will explore ways to read Scripture more carefully, better interpret the text, and make robust applications to our personal circumstances. Wherever you are in your Christian walk, we welcome you to join us as we work together to improve our understanding of and faithfulness to God’s story. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363371603?pwd=cjM1bmFxZ0kyTU5SR1VQUlN2QlpOZz09

3.      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!

SUNDAY MORNING ASSEMBLY– THE HERE AND THE HEREAFTER

  March 13 – David Nance – Living in the Here and Hereafter

NEW SUNDAY MORNING ASSEMBLY SERIES BEGINS MARCH 20TH

THE KINGDOM OF GOD

When religious words are used frequently, they can begin to lose their meaning by becoming too familiar. The word “Gospel” is no exception. In our upcoming 5-week series entitled The Kingdom of God, we’re going to unpack not just the basic meaning of the word “Gospel” but also its implications for Christians and non-Christians alike. Why is the Gospel considered good news? Why should I care? And even more so, why should I share it with others?

Join your Central Family as we explore this simple yet profound phrase and learn how it shapes every aspect of our lives.

  March 20 – The Kingdom of God = Gospel of Christ – Daniel Alavi

  March 27 – The Sufferings of Christ – Rodney Keeton

  April 3 – The Blessings of Christ – Rondell Crittenden

  April 10 – The Community of Christ – Jim Norville and Gerry Binford

  April 17 – The Cross and Resurrection of Christ – Allen Wright

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.

MAKE SURE TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS SATURDAY NIGHT

Please remember that Daylight Savings Time begins and you don’t want to be late for class Sunday morning (March 13th). Therefore, Spring Forward your clocks on Saturday!

ACTIVITIES

Mar

11

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

13

Daylight Savings Time Begins

 

22

Ladies’ Class – Topic: Alone Time (10:15 am)

 

25

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

27

Jack ‘n Jill Wedding Showering Honoring Emma Eads & Caleb Sanders

(2:00-3:30 pm See invitation.)

 

29

Ladies’ Class – Topic: Hungry, Thirsty and Interrupted (10:15 am)

Apr

1

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

1-3

Teens’ Spring Retreat

 

5

Ladies’ Class – Topic: Compassion (10:15 am)

 

8-10

College’s Spring Retreat

 

14-17

11th-12th graders – Spring Sing

 

24

Senior Sunday (during morning assembly)

MEN TO SERVE – MARCH

Chair Set-Up – Joel Moore’s Team

Counting – Alan Moore’s Team

Ushering – Yocus Jones’ Team