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JULY 31, 2019

 Those in the Hospital

  Delora Ward, step-mother of Charlotte Simmons, is now at her home. 

Prayer Requests

  Dittos:Strickland family, our hearts mourn with you.”

  Jonathan Goad: “I miss my mom.” (His mom is with the Mission Team in Guyana.)

  John Kuhn Family: “Please pray for Jamie as she takes the HESI Monday, July 29th, for nursing school.” (Update: Jamie passed with a 95!)

  Lance Moore: “Please pray for Gavin Tillison, Jason Jones, James Brandon, and John Brown. Pray that they may make the next right decision.”

  Brandon Powell: “Pray for all those who are sick and suffering, and pray for my loved ones and friends.”

  Charlotte Simmons: “Stepmom, Delora Ward, is in MICU Huntsville Hospital with heart problems. Pray for her in this difficult time.” (Update: Ms. Ward is now at home.)

  Drue Wright: “Please pray for my long-time friend, Nancy Cantrell, who is leaving her home for assisted living in Jasper, AL. Also continue in prayer for Doyal. Visitors are welcome!”

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

  Mothers In Waiting: Eva Mitchell (8/28) and ChaKaya Bowen (11/2)


Margie Gough’s memorial will be in our auditorium tomorrow (Thursday, August 1st) at 10:00 a.m. Margie has been one of our shut-ins for several years and the mother of Beth Bentley.

Our sympathy is extended to Lee Strickland and his family. His daughter, Heather Jacoby, was killed in a tragic accident Thursday night, July 25th. Her memorial was yesterday at Central. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NAMI.

Our sympathy is also extended to The Caleb Simmons Family in the passing of Della’s grandmother in Cullman, Alabama Tuesday, July 30th.


Our congratulations to Jack and Becky Gibbs, who are the proud grandparents of a boy. Aiden Jack Caraway (son of Jonathan and Kim) was born Wednesday, July 24th, weighing 7 pounds 12 ounces. His big brother, Luke, is excited about arrival.

 Thank You

Thank you for the prayers for my sister, Geri. She is home from the hospital and doing better.

Bill Kuhn

I deeply thank everyone of those who brought me food and money and I am grateful to all of you. Grateful to God mostly for ya’ll having such big hearts as you have. I was denied Workman’s Comp. Pray that I will get a job as soon as possible.                   Thank you!

Grant Ralph

“Hearing from Family” Summer Series - Wednesday Night Adult Class in the Gym

TONIGHT — Impactful Moments in Your Faith 

Please Continue to Pray

Please continue to pray for our Guyana Summer Mission Team (Melinda Goad, Rachel Franklin, Steve Lowery, Jared and Anna Mosley, and Mishaella and James Ryans), as they work and fellowship with our missionaries, The Etwaroo Family. They will be returning TOMORROW.

From the Elders

In the past week we completed the Inward portion of Our Journey together with a focus on how Christians should be accepting of one another. Just as Christ accepted each of us, in all our imperfections and shortcomings, we should accept each other. As Christians, we are bonded together by our common belief in Jesus Christ and our faith to follow his example. In our unity, we glorify and bring praise to God (Romans 15:6-7).

This coming week, we kick off the next portion of the Journey, named Outward. We will cover topics with the goal of seeing the world as Jesus sees it, and taking action through our love, concern and compassion for others. However, if we realize we are acting out of fear, we need to pause and reflect on why this is happening. The Apostle John tells us that “there is no fear in love…the one who fears is not made perfect (or fully mature) in love” (1 John 4:18). So as we consider ways to take action, let’s be mindful to act out of love, not fear.

Earl Lavender was with us Sunday, July 28th, to bring us his perspective on the Outward series of topics, with insights from his study of the scriptures, and examples from his ministry.

Let’s work together to see the world as Jesus sees it, so our actions towards the world around us will be aligned with His will and His love.

Christian Characteristic:  Striving to see the world as Jesus sees it

Key Words: Helpless and Harassed

Memory Verse: Matthew 9:36 

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”

When we see the world as Jesus does, we will:

1.   Be confident in who we are, as followers of Christ and workers in his kingdom, and

2.   Have concern and compassion for those in need, so we can

3.   Encourage and assist the harassed and helpless to

4.   Learn and understand the hope that we have.

May God continue to shower his blessings on us all as we discover what it means to love each other, as Christ has loved us, in meaningful and practical ways.

The Elders,

Chip, Ed, and Richard

Happy Times Preschool News

Happy Times has several openings in our 3-year-old class for the upcoming school year. Children must be 3 by November 1st and potty trained (or close) to start preschool. We offer an excellent program with small class sizes and affordable rates. For more information, call Debbie Baucum, 256-509-6200.

Orientation for registered students is August 13th from 9:00 to 1:00. The first day of school is August 19th.

Please pray for our ministry, that will meet the children's and their families' needs as we share the love of Jesus with them! 





Congratulations, Ms. Martha!

Thursday, July 25th, Governor Bill Lee presented Martha Jones with the Centenarian Award in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ms. Martha was born on October 10, 1911 (107 years old).






Save The Date

Central Women’s Retreat

“Becoming A Vessel God Can Use: Bringing Our Lives More In Line With the Will of God”

September 6-7, 2019

Stone Bridge Farms, Cullman, Alabama

Guest Speaker: May Patterson, Twickenham Church of Christ

Join Us for This Time of Spiritual Equipping and Renewal

School Supply Drive

A big THANK YOU to everyone for helping with our School Supply Drive.

Nursery Workers Needed

Infant and Toddler Nursery workers are needed for morning assembly for Sundays in August. Please sign up on the schedule posted outside the Nursery and the Toddler B classroom. Please sign up for these openings.

August Team Servants

Ushers—Alex Coleman’s Team

Counting—Matthew McCauley’s Team

FLC Set Up—Justin Harrison’s Team

Nursery—August 4—Ben Clark Family




Memorial Service for Margie Gough (10:00 am)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



College—FNL (6:30 pm)



Date Rape Class (9:00 am)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



Happy Times Orientation (9:00-1:00 pm See article.)



College—FNL (6:30 pm)



Date Rape Class (9:00 am)



HUGS (during morning assembly)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



College—FNL (6:30 pm)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



College—FNL (6:30 pm)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



Ladies’ Retreat (See article.)

Men To Serve Sunday, August 4

Communion Thoughts: Daniel Goad

Serving: Joseph Nance, David Nance, Devin Crittenden, Tristan Henderson, Dana Mercier, Andy Trapane, Larry Rice, Matthew Wright

Prayer: Chip Jones