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JUNE 5, 2019

Prayer Requests

  Garrett and Karin Bell: “Please  pray for our friend, Tyler Keel, who is currently going through a divorce. Pray that Garret can minister to him and encourage him.”

  Dittos: “Prayers for a safe and successful work camp.”

  Melanie Gipson: “Please pray for my niece, Cheyenne, who’s expecting a baby. Doctors discovered infant has enlarged kidney. The newborn will have surgery when born. The baby’s name is Tanley.”

  Headricks: “Thank you for your prayers for Jay Smith. His open-heart surgery went well on Wednesday (May 29). Requesting continued prayers for his recovery process and for family relationships as he will be staying with our mother and step-father while recovering.”

  Bill Kuhn: “We are grateful to the Central Family for prayers for healing of knee surgery for Carol and Tonda. Thank you also for the meals and cards. The fruit/snack basket was a joy. Keep the prayers coming – they are being answered beautifully!”

  Lance and Jodi Moore: “Please pray for my nephew, Justin, that he chooses the right path.”

  Joan Palmer: “Follow-up info on my sister, Betty, in Louisiana. Surgery for blockage in her legs deferred. Doctor thinks adequate small vessel circulation for now. Thanks for prayers.”

  Ella Roe: “You are loved!!!”

  Alli Roe: “Hope my eye gets better. I got hit by a football in the eyeball.”

  Alexander Spencer: “Thank you for all your support, love and prayer. Prayer for salvation, guidance, direction, and family unity. Please keep us in your prayers.”

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Margie Gough, James Hall, Martha Jones, Carol Kuhn, Tonda Kuhn, Sally Mans, Ted & Rosalie Moore, Johnny Powell, Louis Teague, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

  Mothers In Waiting: Eva Mitchell (8/28)

Thank You

To Ms. Juanita and My Sweet Church Family,

Your thoughtfulness means so very much. I so appreciate the cards and gift of the fruit and snacks basket. They brighten my days and encourage me. I am so blessed.

Love, Carol Kuhn

Back to the Future

Some of you reading this will remember when Central had “cornbread meals.” We would gather as a family, eat cornbread, and contribute the cost of a meal to assist those of our family who are not as blessed. As we progress on our Journey Together we are focusing on INWARD – belonging to one another. What better way to express our belonging to one another than to share of our abundance with those who are not as fortunate. On June 9, Earl Lavender will be with us again. He will be teaching a combined Bible class (teens and up) at 9 am and share a lesson with us at the assembly. That evening at 5 pm we will have a cornbread and beans meal and share with one another—please bring cornbread and/or beans. The Red Box will be available for your contributions. After our meal together, Earl will be having another Q&A time beginning at 6:00 and ending at 7:30. 

Message from D’Mitri Lewis

This Sunday, June 9th, will be D’Mitri’s last Sunday with us before moving to Missouri. Please continue to pray for him throughout this transition and feel free to contact him at 904-887-4006.

Tonight’s Teen and Adult Classes

The HandsFree WorkCamp is not only a teen-oriented service week but also a camp designed to teach missionary and discipleship skills. In additional to the Journey devotional at 6:30 pm, tonight’s activity will include both teens and adults in the auditorium at 7 pm. The lesson will be presented by Scott Karnes, Missions/Singles Minister at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas.

From the Elders

This past week we focused our attention on the Christian characteristic of, “Devotion to My Community of Believers.”   As Christians, we have been adopted into the family of God with heaven as our final destination. During our temporary journey here on  earth, it is our duty and responsibility, to love and take care of one another, and to encourage each other daily until we all reach  our full potential in Christ. To be successful in this endeavor will require everyone to do as Paul stated in Philippians 2:4, “…not looking to your own interest, but each of you to the interest of others.”  

This coming week our Christian characteristic is, “Standing Firm on Biblical Truths.” On the day of  our conversion, each of us made a public statement of our belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (God’s Son) from the dead, for the forgiveness of our sins and received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Starting on the day of Pentecost, after Jesus’ resurrection, every Christian has made this statement of faith in response to the Gospel message. It is the message of the gospel that we are all committed to follow and share with those who are  lost and those who are saved.

 There are several characteristics of the gospel that we are called to remember and hold fast too: 1) Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection that was confirmed by eye witnesses (I Corinthians 15: 1-8);  2) The power of God for salvation of everyone who will accept it (Romans 1:16-17); 3) The command to take the gospel  into all the world (Luke 24:46-49); 4) The negative consequences for anyone who  alters or distorts the Gospel message (Galatians 1: 6-9).

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only truth that we can count on to powerfully change the direction of a person’s life, by giving life to the lifeless, hope to hopeless, courage to the fearful, and most  importantly, love to those without love. Let’s continue to hold firmly to the gospel message, and remind one another, daily, of our mission for Christ on the journey homeward.

As we continue the Journey Inward, we will be focusing on the following trait:

Christian Characteristic:  Standing Firm on Biblical Truths

Key Words: Hold Firmly     

Memory Verse: Hebrews 3:14

May God continue to shower his blessings on us all as we discover, and in some cases, re-discover what it means to love our neighbor as we love ourselves in meaningful and practical ways.                                      

The Elders,

Chip, Ed, and Richard

Nursery Workers Needed

Please sign up on the list outside of the Nursery door to serve during our morning assembly.

June Team Servants

Ushers—Ronald Graham’s Team

Counting—Alan Moore’s Team

FLC Set Up—Jared Mosley’s Team  


 

 “Hearing from Family” - Summer Series

On Wednesday nights this summer, all adults will meet in the gym for a “fireside chat style” presentation designed to allow members of the congregation from various backgrounds and generations to share their experiences with regards to each week’s topic of focus.

You are invited to bring your dinner and eat together in the gym any time, starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday nights. This is not an essential part of the class, but rather, an additional period to fellowship. “Journey Thoughts” will take place at 6:30, and children/teachers will be dismissed for the Summer Program at 7 p.m.

The purpose of this class is to showcase the experiences of those from various backgrounds and celebrate that we are all united as family because of Christ. This class will provide an opportunity to grow in love and understanding for one another, and to appreciate how our experiences shape our perspectives.

One couple will serve as the “hosts” of each week. The “hosts” will simply fill the roles of interviewers of the “guests” who will share their experiences regarding the following topics.

Schedule

June 12— Intro to Class: How did you arrive at Central?

June 19 — Faith in the Workplace

June 26 — Faith in the Family

July 3 — Singing Service

July 10 — Faith in Social Media/Entertainment

July 17 — Doubts/Questioning of Faith

July 24 — Resolving Conflicts Between Christians

July 31 — Impactful Moments in Your Faith 

August 7 — Discipleship/Mentoring

August 14 — Faith Through Pain and Suffering

August 21 — Wrap Up/Conclusion 

Activities

June

2-7

Handsfree Workcamp (See article.)

 

5

Elementary Summer Program Begins

 

9

Combined classes – Teens and Up (9:00 am)

 

 

Fellowship Meal (5:00 pm See article.)

 

 

Q&A with Earl Lavender (6:00-7:30 pm See article.)

 

11

Teens – Higher Grounds (6:00-10:00 pm)

 

14-17

Impact Junior

 

17-22

Impact Senior

 

18

Junior High – Higher Grounds (6:00-9:00 pm)

 

23

HUGS (during morning assembly)

 

 

Teen Time (5:30-8:00 pm)

 

25

Teens – Higher Grounds (6:00-10:00 pm)

Men to Serve Sunday, June 9

Communion Thoughts: Sam O’Hanian

 Serving: Joseph Nance, David Nance, Joel Moore, Jonathan Goad,

Lee Strickland, Andy Trapane, Ryan Bell, Al Jones

Prayer: Ed Goad