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CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST WEDNESDAY NIGHT GATHERINGS

JUNE 17, 2020

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Debbie Cole:Good morning! Jamie, Frankie, and I are still staying 'close' to home...Jamie has dealt with being at home pretty well. She will be starting a new injection protocol for her daily headaches. Pray for both of us as I have never "stuck" someone on purpose! She has another medication to try too. They hope to improve her daily quality of life...as it is now, she has to sleep a lot to escape the pain. I hope the assembly yesterday (June 14th) was a safe one for everyone there. We miss you all!"

  The Guthrie Family: “Please pray for our Grandpop Guthrie who is in the ICU in Delaware recovering from a stroke and heart attack. Also, pray for our Grandmom who is unable to visit him due to COVID restrictions.”

  Tim and Jimi Johnson: “Please pray for Bill Everett, a friend who has been in a coma for 3 weeks. Doctors are unable to determine why and are reaching out to other doctors in the country for help.”

  Tonda Kuhn requests our prayers for her mom, Betty Madden, as her health is going down quickly.

  Tom and Selwyn Reynolds: “Please pray for Joni Blackman’s spiritual growth at LoveLady Center and ask God to give guidance, protection and to provide a place for Ashley Wharton and Alana.”

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Stephanie Clark (7/10), Angie Harrison (7/23), and Mishaella Ryans (10/1)

  Our Missionaries: Denisovs & Rahimovs (Tomsk, Russia), Kishore Etwaroo Family (Port Kaituma, Guyana), Carlos & Linda Eguizabal (Juayua & Salcoatitan, El Salvador) & YOU (Huntsville Area)

CENTRAL ONLINE ADULT “SUNDAY MORNING” CLASSES

Robert Wade has begun a new Series called The Shadows: The Centrality of Jesus. This class is prerecorded on YouTube and will be posted by Saturday evening each week ahead of Sunday morning assembly. To watch at any time, go to https://www.centralfamily.org/ Click on "Live Streaming", then click on "Click here for previous recordings", finally click on "Classtime 06-21-20".

SUNDAY, JUNE 21st, ASSEMBLY – 10:15 A.M.

We are inviting you to assemble with all of us in one of three ways: (1) Live stream from home; (2) meet in the auditorium to view the live stream, or (3) meet in the gym for a live assembly.

Please note that this week, those who choose to wear masks at all times will be in the auditorium and will enter and exit through the Clinton Avenue street level doors. Those with “optional masks” will be meeting in the FLC (gym), where they will enter and exit through the east side glass doors.

CAMPUS MINISTRY UPDATE

The Campus Ministry is excited about bringing in the second candidate to look at our college ministry, Daniel Alavi. Daniel and his wife, Fallon, will be with the Central family on June 18-21. There will be a church meet/greet event on Saturday, June 20, from 11:30-1:30 at the church building. (Please see article below entitled Campus Ministry Church Meet & Greet With The Alavis. This will be an opportunity for anyone to drop by and meet Daniel and Fallon. Lunch will not be provided. Later, on Saturday, there will be a dinner/devotional event with the college students at Mike and Lora Porters’ house from 3:00-7:00. College students and graduating high schoolers are encouraged to participate as  this will give them an opportunity to interact with Daniel and Fallon. On Sunday, June 21, Daniel will teach in the gym during the assembly time. His lesson will be primarily directed toward a college audience. College students, graduating high-schoolers, and New Beginnings folks are encouraged to attend. This will give the college students and graduating high-schoolers a second opportunity to interact with Daniel and Fallon. This will also give those closest in age to the Alavis an opportunity to interact with them. Please be in prayer for the Alavi family and their visit with us.

CAMPUS MINISTRY CHURCH MEET & GREET WITH THE ALAVIS

There will be a time for the body to meet and greet Daniel and Fallon Alavi on Saturday, June 20, from 11:30-1:30 at the church building in the gym. The plans are as follows:

1)     You will enter and exit the gym through the glass doors on the east side.

2)   We are requesting that you wear a mask to this event. If you do not have a mask, there will be some  available.

3)   The Alavis will be at a table on the stage area. There will tables in the gym for folks to sit.

4)   The Alavis will be introduced and a discussion will take place allowing them to tell us about themselves and answer any questions we may have.

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to Jim and LaVonne Norville (52 years – June 1), Bill and Carol Kuhn (54 years – June 11), Jon and Pat Canterbury (50 years – June 13), and David and Mary Williams (52 years – June 17) who have or will be celebrating their wedding anniversaries this month. Thank you all for your example to us.

A MESSAGE TO THOSE GRADUATING IN 2020 – HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

Those we know about are:

High School: Jack Condron, Rachel Cummings, Steve Franklin, Eric Harper, Byron Headrick, Gerald Howard, Jayvon Jefferson, Tanaiah Jefferson, Jordan Johnson, Jalen Jones, Michael Raum, Logan Sigler, Javyn Stewart, Taylor Taft, Ceci Trapane, Brandon Tucker, and Tyrell Washington

College: Christopher Ashburn, Mysteree Bowen, Gala Crawford, Lindsay James, Jamie Kuhn, Clay Neiland, Kemet Preer, Brandon Smith, Nicole Story, and Selah Thompson

If should have received an email or letter from the church office asking you to fill out a form and return it, along with a digital picture, to pat(-at-)centralfamily.org If you did not receive one, please contact the church office. Please send everything ASAP. Thank you for your cooperation. (Note: If your name is marked through, that means we have received everything from you.)

CENTRAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONLINE CONGREGATIONAL GATHERING

TONIGHT from 7:00-8:00pm, Central will host an online session with the newly appointed elders. The elders will share some things that have been on their hearts and minds, and they will open the floor for questions and feedback. This session will be hosted online using Zoom. The waiting room will open by 6:45pm so that you can test your connection ahead of time. To connect, select the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86477566814?pwd=UnM1WWdCMHlYQjRJdXlpbVVzRUdiUT09. Look forward to seeing you then!

CENTRAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONLINE SUMMER ADULT CLASSES

From June 17 through August 26 from 7:00-8:00pm, Central will host a series of “how to” sessions.     The doctor and historian Luke reported that the early church “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42). What are some ways that could look like in practice? Join us each week to learn and to share! Each session will suggest some ways we can put into practice the teachings of Jesus and the apostles. This series will be hosted online using Zoom.

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DATE

TOPIC

The Apostles’ Teaching

1

June 17

How to Learn Scripture in Community

2

June 24

How to Teach Your Children and Grandchildren

The Fellowship

3

July 1

How to Visit the Sick and Help Those in Urgent Need

4

July 8

How to Encourage the Weak

5

July 15

How to Visit and Help Shut-ins

6

July 22

How to Encourage One Another in LIFE Talks

The Breaking of Bread

7

July 29

How to Show Hospitality

8

August 5

How Central Prepares and Presents Communion

 

The Prayers

9

August 12

How to Seek God’s Will

10

August 19

How to Grow Deeper in Praying with Others

11

August 26

How to Grow Deeper in Praying for Others