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March 16, 2022

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Jim Blue: “Dear Lord, Bless the many people of this world that are being persecuted for their beliefs and very existence. Amen.”

  Dot Bowen: Please pray for my classmate, Delores Calhoun, who is grieving the loss of her only child, Chikeila. Words of encouragement would be appreciated. 711 Guy Street, Tuskegee, Alabama 36083. Thank you.”

  Please keep Deborah Brown in your prayers. She has two blood clots and some complications making removal challenging. Surgery will hopefully take place the week of March 14th

  Dittos: “Remember our sister, Lisa Cooper, as she buries her brother, Greg, today (Sunday, March 13th). This is her 3rd family member to pass in a year.”

  Eric Hamer: “Please pray for Tim and Ruth Ann Stephens to have safe surgery and great health.”

  Please pray for Mike Hammer, former member and grandson of former member, Martha Jones. He will be seeing a doctor in Birmingham as they have found he has melanoma in his retina. Please pray for it not to have spread.

  Jeremy Haynes: “Pray for strength and encouragement for all my brothers at His Way.”

  John Kuhn Family: “Jamie is walking! (with a boot) and is returning to work tomorrow (Monday, March 14th). Please continue to pray for complete healing and a smooth transition back to work.”

  Ashley Norville is recovering at home after having surgery Thursday, March 10th. Please continue to pray for her healing.

  Please continue to pray for Delois Smith’s sister, Velma Batie, as she recuperates at her home after having heart surgery Wednesday, March 9th. 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 continue to keep Bill Townsley in your prayers. He is in Huntsville Hospital, Room 593.

  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, Ashley Norville, 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)

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to Lisa Cooper in the passing of his brother, Greg Cooper, Tuesday, March 8th. His funeral was Sunday, March 13th. Cards may be sent to Lisa at 12030 Comanche Trail, Huntsville, AL 35803.

EASTER GATHERING

The Timberland Trace LIFE Talk has celebrated Easter together for many years. This year we are celebrating here at the building and would like to invite anyone who would like to join us for an Easter Potluck. Please bring a dish to share and filled eggs if you would like for your kids to join in on an egg hunt. Our kids who are "too old" for the egg hunt usually play board games so if that is more your speed come join them. This has become a favorite annual event for us, and we would like to share it with the rest of our family.

April 17, 2022

12:00 – 5:00 pm

If you have any questions please contact: Suzie Nance, Brenda Wade or Carrie Wisehart.

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 THIS SUMMER!

Cheryl and Kishore Etwaroo, our missionaries in Guyana, South America, plan to arrive the evening of June 13th and depart on July 5th. They fly into Birmingham and will be sleeping at the Ditto’s house. When they leave Huntsville, they will be driven to the Felton’s house in Greenville, NC. From Greenville, they plan to visit family in New York, then fly back to Guyana. A “Sign-Up” calendar will be posted in the fellowship area on Wednesday, March 30th. For more information, contact Ed Ditto.

THANK YOU, CENTRAL!

$20,150 was collected and sent to our Ukrainian Refugee Effort.  As of today (March 16th), $1,536 more has been donated and will be sent soon. Thank you for your generous donations for the Sopot, Poland Church of Christ to take care of some of those fleeing from Ukraine.

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!

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.

ACTIVITIES

Mar

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