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March 23, 2022

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Lorraine Baker: “God bless all my children.”

  Jim Blue: “With the first day of Spring coming tomorrow (March 21st) – let us renew our relationship with our Lord God!! Amen. Have a blessed day!”

  Follin Clark: “Prayers that my grandmother’s new chemo will have only minor and manageable side effects.”

  Arzell Flint: “I thank God for Central Church of Christ – for the love they have shown me. Amen.”

  Barbara Hammer (former member): “Update on my son, Michael Hammer (former member). He saw the retina specialist on Thursday and was assured that he does not have melanoma on his retina but does have a bleeding freckle which needs removal. This will be done soon. Request to leave him on the prayer list. I will keep you informed. Thanks. I love Central.”

  Terri Jones: “Pray for my family’s walk with God – that we all put God 1st in all we do.”

  John Kuhn Family: “Safe travels for Rose, Riley, and Julia back to Harding.” (Update: They arrived safely.)

  Kevin Prempeh: “Pray for Listia Lyons’ heart surgery this week. Also, for the increasing of faith in all of God’s believers in these days.”

  Tom Reynolds and Chip Jones Family: “Please pray for the family of Justin Paul Parker in the passing of his mother, Debbie Parker, this past Thursday. Justin went through His Way a few years ago and is a former member.” (See arrangements below.)

  Reynolds: “Please pray for Lisa Cooper’s uncle, Lowell Shirley. He is in hospital with COVID pneumonia and has now had a heart attack. Pray for healing. Also, pray for comfort for her Aunt Ronnielots of family loss. Also, pray Regina Ralston will be able to get into the clinical trial the doctor found and that it will heal her.”

  Jason Sampson: “Please pray for healing; my father had surgery yesterday (Saturday, March 19th) and is still in the hospital.

  Allen and Julia Wright: “Julia’s nephew fell and has severe brain damage. He has been placed in palliative care.”

  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 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 the following:

·        The family of our sweet brother, Bill Townsley, who passed away Wednesday, March 16th. His funeral was Sunday, March 20th. Please continue to keep his beautiful wife, Sheril, in your prayers.

·        Justin Parker (former member) and his family in the passing of his mother, Deborah Parker, Thursday, March 17th. Visitation will be tomorrow (March 24st) at the New Hope Funeral Home from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Her funeral will be Friday, March 25th, at the Lincoln Church of Christ at 1:00 p.m.

·        Savannah Ricketts and her family in the death of her father, Damian Ricketts, Saturday, March 19th. The family will receive friends tonight (March 23rd) from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home. Cards can be sent to Savannah at 1689 Charity Lane, Hazel Green, AL 35750.

·        The family of Sid Smith (former member), who passed away Sunday, March 20th. His visitation will be tomorrow (March 24th) from 10:00 a.m. till noon at the Mayfair Church of Christ, with his funeral following. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Cards can be sent to his wife, Patty Smith, 1106 Randolph, Huntsville, AL 35801.

SONRISERS’ CANCELED TOMORROW

Sonrisers has been cancelled for tomorrow (March 24th) so people will be free to attend Sid Smith’s visitation and/or funeral if they choose. Sonrisers will resume next week (Thursday, March 31st) with Jack Gibbs teaching and pizza for lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Lowery.

PARKING

In recent weeks, our attendance at all our assemblies has been on the increase. This past Sunday our attendance was back to almost pre-Covid levels. This is a very encouraging sign that the Central family desires to be with one another. With the increased numbers an old familiar problem comes up and that is the parking situation. We would offer the following suggestions to help alleviate the problem. 1) Be considerate of our senior and handicapped members. Handicapped parking is available on the East side the Gym (glass doors) and there are several slots for seniors by the Kitchen door. 2) Park in the perimeter spaces where possible. 3) Use the new parking garage. You can use the Lincoln Street or Greene Street entrance and walk down the alley to the Gym. Garage parking is free on Sunday. Thank you for your support and help.

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

THIS 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.

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 SERIES

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 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

SENIOR SUNDAY

Central’s Senior Sunday will be April 24th. 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 digital picture (jpg or img) of yourself by Wednesday, April 13th!!! If you know of anyone at Central who is graduating in 2022, please let the office know. Those we know are:

High School:  Caleb Arnold, Nechiah Green, Carlos Keeton, Jordan Palmer, Christopher Wade, and Alison Wisehart.

College:          Brandon Crittenden, Cameron Crittenden, Brandon Smith, and Daniel Wisehart

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 – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am

Apr

1

College – FNL (6:30 pm)

 

1-3

Teens’ Spring Retreat

 

5

Ladies’ Class – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am

 

8-10

College’s Spring Retreat

 

12

Ladies’ Class – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am

 

14-17

11th-12th graders – Spring Sing

 

19

Ladies’ Class – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am

 

24

Senior Sunday (during morning assembly)

 

26

Ladies’ Class – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am

MEN TO SERVE – MARCH

Chair Set-Up – Joel Moore’s Team

Counting – Alan Moore’s Team

Ushering – Yocus Jones’ Team