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March 14, 2021

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Nic Barham, a resident at His Way, was baptized Sunday, March 7th. Please welcome and encourage him.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Osvaldo Azucena (a brother in El Salvador): “I suffered a mishap the last Monday morning. I went for a run early in the morning with my wife, Lucy, and tripped. The fall was very bad. Large scrapes and fissured on right wrist – three to four weeks in a splint. Thank you for your prayers for my speedy recovery. God is good.”

  Ayesha Bhatnagar: “Dear brothers and sisters in the Huntsville church, thank you for your prayers and calls regarding the health of me. I am going through the stages of grief and I am weak in this struggle because I am so attached to the things of this world. My treatment option of aggressive chemotherapy will impact my life in many ways. The Lord's mercies have been steady. The Lord is teaching me something, but I don't yet know what lesson that is. Old fears, vicariously lived through my Mom's struggle with cancer, have resurfaced. She was my age-36, when she was first diagnosed. Please pray that I handle cancer in a way that glorifies my LORD. Pray my faith to fail me not; and when my fears are pressing overwhelmingly, to trust God’s enduring love.” (Cards may be sent to Ayesha Bhatnagar, 14141 E Jewell Ave, Apt 103, Aurora, CO 80012.)

  Charlie and Barbara Hopkins:Charlie is being released from the hospital today (Friday, March 12). He is feeling much better, but problem not solved. He will be looking into an alternate solution. Thanks to everyone for their concern and prayers.”

  Shirley O’Hanian will have a medical procedure on her broken nose Wednesday, March 17th, in day surgery. Pray the procedure is successful and pain free.

  Reynolds:Regina Ralston had a biopsy on a sore she has had on her foot. It is melanoma. Prayers for peace for her and Russell during this would be appreciated.”

  Our Shut-ins: Bobbye Ashley, Amelia Biser, Deborah Brown, Jamie Cole, Claudia Ford, Joan Hacker, Charlie Hopkins, Rachel Johnson, Shirley O’Hanian, Dean Oden, Johnny Powell, Lee Strickland, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

  Mothers-In-Waiting: 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)

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to Amorita Jones (former member) in the passing of her mother, Waverly Jones, Monday morning, March 8th. Cards may be sent to her at 124 Carnegie Loop, Meridianville, AL 35759.

THANK YOU

Dear Central Brothers, Sisters,

You have been such a blessing during these past 2 months as we recover. Thank you for all that you have done for us but especially your prayers. The fruit basket was wonderful — fruit was the one food item that we ate throughout our journey. I (Jimi) especially enjoyed the chocolate! All the snacks were wonderful and appreciated. We are so thankful that we are now able to be mobile and hope to see many of you soon.                                           Love,

Tim & Jimi Johnson

CENTRAL ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE CLASSES

Spring Term – March 17 through June 2 – 7 pm

1.   The Gospel According to Mark — In-Person (Mask Optional) and Zoom Option

Each gospel account is a character sketch of Jesus. In Matthew we see him as King; in Luke, his humanity is emphasized as Son of Man. In John, we see him as Son of God. Mark, the shortest of the four gospels, shows Jesus in action and this action shown is the nature of a servant. “The Son of Man did not also come to be served but to serve and give his life a ransom for many” (10:45). Throughout Mark's account we see Jesus going from place to place, immediately responding to situations, just as one would expect a servant to respond. Mark is the shortest of all the gospels and can be easily read in one sitting. Our class will attempt to lift up Jesus as servant and discuss how we can follow his example and do the same.

The gymnatorium will be available for those who want to participate in person. Masks will be optional, and chairs will be configured to support as much physical distancing as desired. Class participation will be moderated to promote interaction both from the floor and from those who choose to participate online via Zoom. Teacher: Allen Wright

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88120774173?pwd=ZC9uakhBdHV4WE02VFdydTJRNnNIUT09

2.   Let Your Hearts Not Be Troubled (Women Only, Zoom Only)

2020 troubled the world with fear, confusion, and mistrust as pestilence, civil unrest, and disrespect engulfed our communities. Fortunately, Christianity is a faith of hope and of certainty; of blessings independent of external circumstances. Join us this quarter as Jesus and Paul remind us that, regardless of the turmoil in our society, we can know that we are loved, protected, and blessed, and that we have the strength to love, protect, and bless others.

Wednesday evenings this Spring, the Ladies’ Bible class will study selected New Testament scriptures in detail using a variety of proven Bible study methods. The class will meet over Zoom and the majority of the class time will be dedicated to discussing what we’ve learned, so participants should be prepared to share their insights and discoveries. If you have any questions, contact Melinda Goad or Tina Palmer. If you’d like to participate, send an email to Pat Canterbury <pat(-at-)centralfamily.org> asking her to add you to the email list that will include the Zoom link and class handouts.

Zoom link:

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

PLEASE HELP

There is a black trash can under the back stairwell for you to place your clean, empty aluminum cans. These are collected by a gentleman, who will recycle them and give the money to Childhaven.

TEEN NEWS

Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 21 will be the teens’ Spring Retreat at Camp-To-Know-Him. Cost: $70, but do not hinder from coming because of the money if you want to come. The group will leave from Central on Friday at 6:00 p.m. (Eat supper before coming.) And return around noon on Sunday, March 21st. Let Rodney know if you are planning on attending.

 

Jack and Jill Walk-Thru Shower

In honor of

Kathryn Ashburn & David Walker

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021

FROM 2-3:30 PM

Central Church of Christ

407 Clintons Avenue East

Huntsville, AL 35801

Kathryn and David are registered at Anthropologie,

Bed Bath and Beyond, and Target

Please Note: We follow COVID protocol – masks are required.

 

 

 

Oh, the places Baby Mosley will go!

Please join us for a boy shower to honor

Anna and Jared Mosley

Sunday, March 28th, 2:00 – 3:30 (come and go)

407 Clinton Ave. East, Huntsville, AL

All are invited! Masks required.

Registered at Amazon and Target

HELP NEEDED

Our brother, Lee Strickland, has been diagnosed with cancer. Specifics are still awaiting further tests. His daughter, Christy, is caring for him and needs our help in the following ways:

·        Men to stay through the night with Lee. If you can help, please call/text Steve Lowery at 256-797-4923.

·        Meals to help feed her family while she cares for Lee. If you can help, please call/text Melinda Goad at 256-426-1418.

At this time, please do not call Lee on his cell phone. He would enjoy short visits, but please call or text Christy first at 256-509-7389 to make sure it is a good time to visit.

Cards are appreciated and above all prayers for Lee and his family.

UPCOMING SHOWERS

We follow COVID Protocols – Masks are required.

TODAY – Kathyrn Ashburn & David Walker (Wedding)

March 28 – Jared & Anna Mosley (Baby Boy)

April 25 – Michael Nance & Marjie Jarvis (Wedding)

May 16 – MaryBeth Burns & Ryan Cox (Wedding)

May 23 – Jasmine Binford & Abe Dysmas (Wedding)

October 17 Jasmine Franklin & Mario Perez (Wedding)

BENEVOLENCE SUPPER

On Sunday, March 21st, at 5:30 pm, Central is hosting a congregational supper with a focus on sacrificial love and benevolence.

This will be a celebration of our time together in the letter of James over the last six weeks, as well as another opportunity to practice obedience to biblical teaching. James begins his letter by encouraging his readers to “not just be hearers of the word, but doers” (1:22) and he concludes his letter with a warning to the rich, specifically to those who selfishly value money over people. As a family of God serving in the city of Huntsville, we value the financial blessings we’ve received, and we strive to use our resources to help others in need.

For our meal, we’ll have soup, crackers, and water. The simplicity of the meal as well as its lower cost is intentional. Our goal is to partake in a sacrificial meal and to give what we would normally spend on a Sunday night dinner to our benevolence fund. May the Lord use this meal and the Central Family to bless those in need!

MEN TO SERVE – MARCH

Chair Set-Up – Joel Moore’s Team

Counting – Alan Moore’s Team

UsheringYocus Jones’ Team

ATTENDANCE

March 7: Class – 228                                       Assembly – 191                                         Streaming Est – 144

CONTRIBUTION

Sunday, 3/7 – $32,047                                   Budget – $19,492                                      Over – $12,555

YTD – $184,419                                               YTD Budget – $194,920                            Short – $19,501