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CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST WEDNESDAY NIGHT GATHERINGS

JULY 1, 2020

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Desmond Elmore, a resident at His Way, was baptized Sunday, June 28th. Please welcome and encourage him.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  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)

THANK YOU

To the Central Family

Sandra and I want to thank you as best we can for the many expressions of appreciation and love at the reception given Sunday before last to honor the two elders who are resigning from serving in the formal role of elder. The reception, coming home and reading the cards carefully and reflecting on the many kind words said to us personally were simply overwhelming. This is a great congregation of God’s people, and it is truly an honor to have been selected three times to serve as an elder, some 32 years in all. Frankly, there have been times when I, Richard, wondered about my worthiness to serve in the role. I appreciate your many prayers, your support in so many ways and, yes, at times your forbearance, all of which have sustained me in this role. We very much appreciate your standing beside us for these many years. Together, the outpouring of appreciation at my 88th birthday on May 30th, speaking to the church, the reception, the many other expressions of appreciation, those who asked me to consider continuing – well, my words fail me. All of these have brought about a deeply moving and humbling experience.

A special note of thanks to Pat Canterbury, Juanita Crittenden, and Jimi Johnson for their labor of love in hosting this most memorable occasion.

Godspeed to each and every one of you in your Christian walk and may He continue to bless you!

In Christian Love,

Richard and Sandra

CENTRAL ONLINE ADULT “SUNDAY MORNING” CLASSES

Robert Wade continues the 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 07-05-20".

SUNDAY, JULY 5th, 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.

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, Javyn Stewart, Ceci Trapane, Brandon Tucker, and Tyrell Washington

College: Christopher Ashburn, Mysteree Bowen, Gala Crawford, Chiana Walker Evans, Lindsay James, Jamie Kuhn, Clay Neiland, Kemet Preer, Brandon Smith, Kristen Story, 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 ONLINE ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASSES

From June 17 through August 26 from 7:00-8:00pm, Central is hosting 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). 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. To connect, select the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89700172301?pwd=M0FwcVpJTkxjWHNYVjBYa0dNQnJoZz09. We look forward to seeing you then!

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DATE

TOPIC

SPEAKER/DISCUSSION LEADER

 

The Fellowship

3

July 1

How to Visit the Sick and Help Those in Urgent Need

Jim Norville & Ronald Graham

4

July 8

How to Encourage the Weak

Tom & Selwyn Reynolds; Ed & Melinda Goad

5

July 15

How to Visit and Help Shut-ins

Allen & Julia Wright

6

July 22

How to Encourage One Another in LIFE Talks

Gerry & Connie Binford; John & Tonda Kuhn

 

The Breaking of Bread

7

July 29

How to Show Hospitality

Jamie & Jan Burns; John & Tonda Kuhn

8

August 5

How Central Prepares and Presents Communion

Jim Phillips & Richard Brown

 

The Prayers

9

August 12

How to Seek God’s Will

Barrion Palmer & Neal Nixon

10

August 19

How to Grow Deeper in Praying with Others

Ed & Sharon Ditto

11

August 26

How to Grow Deeper in Praying for Others

Mike Lowery & Rondell Crittenden