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MARCH 11, 2020


  Ashburn: “Please remember our family as Kathryn, William and Laura Grace all have oral surgery in the morning, (Monday, March 9th).” (Update: All are doing.)

  Bjorkman: “Dear Family, several weeks ago I was diagnosed with an area of abnormal breast cells. Out of an abundance of caution, my doctor will be performing surgery to remove the area for further testing. Please pray that I have no complications during and after the surgery, and that my diagnosis is not upgraded to early breast cancer.”

  Trevvor Clark Family: “As many of you saw on Facebook, we’re having a baby girl in July named Anne Elizabeth. Please pray for all the parents here expecting Central’s next crop of girls this summer, for healthy mamas and daughters and smooth pregnancies and deliveries.”

  Ed Ditto: “Thank you all for prayers. Sharon’s surgery went well. She is feeling good. We go to the Doctor’s office for pathology results on Tuesday.” (Update: They met with the surgeon and the pathology report was “all clear”. They are making appointments with the radiation and chemotherapy doctors to decide what is best.)

  Jonathan Goad: “Pray for my uncle Chris. He has cancer.”

  Guthrie: “Pray for Civil Air Patrol Cadet Michael Ivan who was critically injured in a plane crash last Sunday afternoon. He is recovering in Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga TN. Pray that they are able to save the vision in his left eye and that his head injuries heal without permanent damage.”

  Clay Kuhn: “I hope that my family won’t get sick.”

  Evelyn Jones requests prayers for one of her co-workers, whose brother is in a hospital with a brain injury.

  James Lawrence: “Please pray for my dad, Jim Lawrence. He is having a procedure done next week on a hereditary skin condition.”

  David Nance:Kishore Etwaroo writes, He is very nervous. Please pray for Guyana. They may be heading for a military take over. There is an order sought to prevent the army to support a regime change. Kishore signs with tears. L

  Jim Phillips requests are prayers as he will be having a test tomorrow to see if he has cancer.

  Brandon Powell: “Pray that I adjust to the new position as warehouse manager. That I may become the right hand my boss is looking for.”

  Grant Ralph: “My mother seems to be a little better, but she still struggles with being out of breath even on her oxygen tank that she has. So, please continue to pray for her.”

  Reynolds: “Please pray for Doris Jackson, receptionist at His Way, who will be having hip surgery on Tuesday.”

  Peter Romine: “Prayers for Summer Wilson, injured in car wreck and is in ICU at a Phoenix, AZ hospital.”

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Sharon Ditto, James Hall, Barbara Hopkins, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Dean Oden, 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)



Our sympathy to the following:

  Larry Bishop in the passing of his mother Saturday, March 7th. No services will be held.

  The Seal Family in the passing of Brad’s grandfather, Myron Standridge, Monday, March 2nd. His funeral was Thursday, March 5th, in Trinity, Alabama.

  Louise Williams. Her 96 years old aunt, Ada Hilton, passed away Tuesday, March 3rd, in New Jersey.


As was announced Sunday, March 8th, you are asked to please take time to pray for our candidates as well as fast if able. If you have any concerns or questions that need resolution, do not hesitate to call, email, or set up a time to meet with the follow men or their families. Meetings and conversation should be concluded the week of March 22nd.



Jamie Burns





Rondell Crittenden





David Nance





Robert Wade

256-895-9930 (corrected number)



On Sunday, April 5th, we will have our annual Special Contribution for missions. The goal for this year will be $20,000. $15,000 will go to our El Salvador Summer Mission Trip and $5,000 will be set aside for Guyana’s VBS Supplies. Please start your planning for this now.


Wednesdays During Spring Term 2020 – March 11 through May 27 (12 Weeks)

Classes for the spring term are largely drawn from the New Testament.

1. New Members 101

This course is for those who have recently become Christians or placed membership with Central. It is a fundamental course on basic Biblical teachings and beliefs. It will focus on integrating the new members into the congregation and helping prepare them for works of service (Ephesians 4:12), so that they can grow and become more productive as they become more like Christ. It will cover basic Christian concepts about God’s word, faith, grace, mercy, salvation and living out our faith by using the gifts God has given us. It will also introduce them to the various ministries that are now present at Central and encourage them to participate or begin new ministries. Teachers: Gerry Binford, Jim Norville, and Allen Wright (Room 219)

2. Unschooled and Ordinary

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13). Jesus was a real man, who lived in our world and interacted with ordinary people on a daily basis. This class will take a look at ordinary people in the gospel accounts and how their lives were changed in an extraordinary way after they had been with Jesus. Facilitators: Loren Wisehart and David Nance (Room 205)

3. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Ephesians was written by Paul to strengthen and encourage the church in the Ephesus area and remind the believers of God's nature and purpose for both the Church and individual believers. The letter is a reminder that Christ is the Center of everything and we have many spiritual blessings through Him. The class will look into not only the lessons for the early Church, but how the message and themes apply to us today. Some of the themes include what a Living Church should be, how each believer is gifted through and receives strength from the Spirit of God, how Christians should live in our community, and how our faith should work into our relationships within the Church, with our families, and outside of the Church. Teacher: Dan Spiceland, William Greenleaf, Nathanael Wade, and Michael Nance (Auditorium)

4. BETTER (Ladies Only)

Dearest Ladies, how would your corner of the world change if you knew Jesus BETTER? What if you were confident of Jesus’ eagerness to shower you with the gift of BETTER? BETTER love, hope, and rest! BETTER peace, forgiveness, and assurance! How would maturing toward a deeper appreciation of Jesus’ BETTER sacrifice and BETTER covenant change the way you understand yourself, your purpose, and your influence? Join us this Spring and build a BETTER faith, a BETTER joy, and BETTER endurance as we study Hebrews.

To fully participate in this class, you will need to complete 2-3 hours of reading and homework each week and to purchase a copy of the workbook. But, do NOT let the $ stop you! We will ensure the cost is affordable to everyone who wishes to attend.

Please contact Melinda Goad if you have any questions and if you’d like to commit to this class so that a workbook can be ordered for you. Facilitator: Melinda Goad (Room 113)


The Campus Ministry committee is excited about bringing in two candidates to look at our college ministry, Caleb Taylor and Daniel Alavi. The first candidate that will be coming is Caleb and Tiffany Taylor and their two-months-old son, Hollen. They will be with the Central family on March 14-15. Caleb will lead a Saturday night devotional with college students. Also, he will lead a combined Sunday morning class. Please be in prayer for the Taylor family and their visit with us.


There are at least 12 parking spots on the North side of the gym (alleyway). You must enter and exit through the alleyway for these spots. All other parking spots must be entered and exited from Clinton Avenue. Do NOT drive across the trench.


I want to thank everyone who sent cards/notes to Destiny Riekeberg, 9-year-old friend of my great-niece, Sofia. She and her parents appreciated them so much. A big thank you to the elementary students who made her cards, and a special thanks to Juanita Crittenden, who delivered them Thursday, March 4th.

Please continue your prayers for Destiny who has a rare form of liver cancer.

Love you all!

Pat Canterbury


Servants are needed to serve in the Nursery (both the Nursery and Toddlers) during Sunday Assemblies. A signup sheet is 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.


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.


Copies of the latest Tomsk (The Rahimovs Family) and El Salvador (The Eguizabal Family) are available on the counter ledge in the Fellowship Hall.


Kyla Jo Hale’s new phone number is (256) 606-3366.


Ushers—Yocus Jones’ Team

Counting—Alan Moore’s Team




College – FNL on a Saturday (6:30 pm See Campus Ministry Update article.)



HUGS (during morning assembly)



Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)



College – FNL (6:30 pm)



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



Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)



Ladies Bible Class Hosting Sonrisers’ Meal



Teens – Spring Advance



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



Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)



11th & 12th Graders – Harding Spring Sing



College – FNL (6:30 pm)



Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)



Usher and Response Team Workshop (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)


Communion Thoughts: Gregg Rigney

Serving: Joseph Nance, Michael Nance, John Kuhn, Alex Coleman, Jonathan Goad, Walter Franklin,   Chris Pickens, Al Jones

Prayer: Darryl Floyd