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July 25, 2021

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Asher Keeton, son of Rodney and SióBhan, was baptized Sunday, July 18th. Please welcome and encourage him.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Mary Etta Neiland is in Huntsville Hospital, Room 493 with pneumonia. She is scheduled to go home Saturday, July 24th. Please keep her in your prayers. No visitors until after she goes home, please.

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Emilie Porter (1/6/2022)

  Our Shut-ins: Bobbye Ashley, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Ted Moore, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill 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 Daniel and Stephanie Lewis and their family in the passing of Stephanie’s mother, Karen Nance, Sunday, July 21st. Her graveside service was Wednesday, July 21st, in Athens, Alabama. Cards may be sent to The Lewis Family, 201 Idared Lane, Madison, AL 35758.

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to The Keetons on the adoption of Carlos Alexander. Asher is so excited about his big brother!

THANK YOU

Sincere appreciation for the recent outpouring of the love and support from so many after my mother's death. Nothing lessens the pain of the loss, but the support and friendship was heartfelt and meant alot. So many thanks.

Thank you for the flowers and plants you sent. The plants were so beautiful in this hard time. Betty loved to see the beauty in the world, and she would have enjoyed this gift from you!          

Sincerely

The Biser family

Thank you for the plant. Debbie will use her “green thumb” to keep it healthy! My mom’s first name was Vera, so it will always be Vera’s plant to us.

Vera loved God, the church, and her family. She had a servant’s heart and loved many good friends.

God bless you all….

Frank, Debbie, and Jamie

HAPPY TIMES PRESCHOOL OPENINGS

Happy Times has a few openings for the 2021-2022 school year. Please tell family and friends about our school and excellent program. We offer small class sizes as well as affordable tuition. For more information and to schedule a visit, call Debbie Baucum, 256-509-6200. Thank you for your support and please pray for our ministry.

LADIES, YOU ARE INVITED

Come-and-Go Baby Girl Shower

for Sean and Holly (Guthrie) Andino

Friday, August 6th from 4-6 pm.

Baby Esther Elizabeth is due in October.

They are registered at Amazon.

COMMUNION AND CONTRIBUTION

In the next few weeks, we will resume passing trays in the assembly for communion and contribution. For those who may be uncomfortable with this process, we will continue to have the prepackaged communion available at the door. For those who are unable to attend in person, we will have the prepackaged communion available in the office.

WEDNESDAY ADULT CLASS – 7:00 p.m.

Summer Term 2021 – June 16 through September 1

Proverbs:  God’s Book on “How to Wise up and Live”

This class is, to borrow from Proverbs chapter 1,

for attaining wisdom and discipline,”

for understanding words of insight,”

for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,”

for giving prudence to the simple,”

for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.” 

The gymnatorium will be available for those who want to participate in person, and a Zoom option will be available for those who want to participate online. Teacher: Ed Ditto

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88120774173?pwd=ZC9uakhBdHV4WE02VFdydTJRNnNIUT09

LETTER FROM ALLAN AND CHIANA EVANS

The Central Family has been a part of my life for over 7 years. I started attending after an invite to FNL from J. Hill in 2012. After attending FNL for a few weeks and being completely encouraged by Macky's lesson, I decided to attend Sunday morning service. During my first service at Central, I was shown so much love and hospitality. I was in complete shock; I had been searching for a church home for a few months and felt so blessed to have found this church. Central has helped me grow in my faith in ways that I did not even know I struggled with. You all have helped me learn ways to share God's love with the people in my life, which is so important to me. Through yearly spiritual weekends with Follin Clark, I learned to be vulnerable with God and persistent in my prayers. I have never had someone spiritually challenge me so much until I met her. Through LIFE Talks with the New Beginnings group and my friendship with Mishaella Ryans, I have learned how important it is to be surrounded by like-minded individuals and ways to be more hospitable. Through marriage counseling with The Binfords and attending marriage retreats, I have learned how to be a loving, forgiving and godly wife to my husband Allan. I could go on and on listing everyone who has contributed to my life (and Allan's since his move to Huntsville in 2017). Thank you Central for loving God so much, thank you for being so filled with love for God that it spilled over into Allan and I. Thank you for accepting us and giving us a community. Thank you.  But it is with a heavy heart that I give everyone an update on our life. I was recently accepted into a Physician Assistant Masters Program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California. We are so thankful for this blessing from God but concurrently heartbroken that we will be leaving the church for a couple of years. The program switched to online last year due to COVID-19, but they have decided to return to on campus this fall. Allan and I will be relocating July 31st to the bay area. We are asking for prayers for our transition and for God's protection in a new city.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” - John 13:34-35

With Love,

Allan and Chiana Evans

TO LIVE IS CHRIST

(New Series on Philippians)

The Discussion Guide for this week has been emailed to all families in which we have email addresses, or you may pick one up from the ledge of the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall. These will be available each week.

DIRECTORY UPDATE

  The Matt Lucas Family has sold their home. Their temporary address is with Amy’s parent’s home at 143 Madelyn Drive, Meridianville, AL 35759.

NEED

The Rahimovs are collecting gently used baseballs and gloves to take back to Russia. If anyone would like to donate these, please bring them to Central to give to Suzie Nance on Sundays and Wednesdays over the next couple of weeks. Thanks!

MEN TO SERVE – JULY

Chair Set-Up – Joel Moore’s Team

CountingYocus Jones’ Team

UsheringYocus Jones’ Team

MEN TO SERVE – AUGUST

Chair Set-Up – Garrett Bell’s Team

Counting – Matthew McCauley’s Team

Ushering – Alex Coleman’s Team