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MARCH 17, 2021

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of two new brothers. Nic Barham (left) was baptized Sunday, March 7th, and Cody Moore (right) was adopted on Friday, March 12th. Both of these men are residents at His Way. Please welcome and encourage our newest brothers.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Kyearia Booker: “Prayers for me and my family, my fiancé and his family, and over our lives. Praying for good news soon and, also for my mental health.”

  Ben Clark:Follin is in Mississippi since her grandmother is recovering from a fall last week. Please pray for wisdom as we make arrangements to move her here to be with us.”

  Darryl Floyd: “Prayer for Jackie and Victoria Parcus. They recently had twins – Jak-Jak and Frankie. Jak-Jak has been released to home. Frankie is still in the hospital. Frankie still needs help feeding. Prayers that Frankie starts eating well.”

  Carol Kuhn: “Please pray that Bill’s surgery this Friday, the 19th, goes well and that he heals quickly.”

  LaVonne Norville: “Thank you everyone who is praying for good news from the biopsy. I’m hoping to hear this week and am expecting it to be good.”

  Reynolds: “Please pray for Regina Ralston’s appoint with oncologist on Wednesday as she finds out treatment for the malignant melanoma on her foot. Pray they can remove all the cancer and that it hasn’t spread.”

  Sherrills: “We would appreciate prayers for our youngest, Adeline. She has been having complications with her digestive system. She has an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist Monday, the 22nd. We ask for prayers for medical answers, healing for her body, and peace during this time.”

  Please keep Lee Strickland in your prayers. Along with finding out that he has cancer, he fell Friday night and broke his arm. He is in Huntsville Hospital, Room 455. No visitors at this time. (Lee had a rod successfully put in his arm Monday, March 15th.)

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

  Mothers-In-Waiting: 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)

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to Mark and Caroline Lowery, who are the proud parents of a girl. Daisy Piper was born Monday, March 15th, weighing 9 pounds. Her big sister, Alice, and grandparents, Scott and Terri Apgar and Steve and Karen Lowery, are eagerly awaiting her arrival home.

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

I give thanks to our God and to all you good people here at Central church. For all your prayers for my recovery from pneumonia, for calls and cards, and for wonderful food and visits. I am much better but please continue prayers for full recovery and return to strength and peace. I do still have Home Health coming in for therapies and nursing.

                                                                                          Much love,

Joan Hacker 

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

                                                            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 – No In-Person this Wednesday (March 17) due to possible severe weather.

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

THIS 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.

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!

SENIOR SUNDAY

Central’s Senior Sunday will be April 18th. We want to honor ALL those graduating from high school and college this year. Graduates, please fill out your form and turn it back into the office or email everything to pat(-at-)centralfamily.org along with a picture of yourself by Wednesday, April 6th!!! If you know of anyone at Central who is graduating in 2021, please let the office know. Those we know are:

High School:  Caleb Arnolds, Sadie Austin, Andrew Baucum, Ellie Eads, Sija Headrick, Johnny Kuhn, Chris Long, Joseph Nance, and JJ Sledge.

College:          Jasmine Binford, MaryBeth Burns, Rachel Franklin, and Nathanael Wade

P.S. Digital pictures are preferred but not necessary.

UPCOMING SHOWERS

We follow COVID Protocols – Masks are required.

                                                                                                                                                      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)

MEN TO SERVE – MARCH

Chair Set-Up – Joel Moore’s Team

Counting – Alan Moore’s Team

UsheringYocus Jones’ Team