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AUGUST 14, 2019

Rejoice

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new sister. Lily Clark, daughter of Ben and Follin, was baptized Sunday, August 4th. Lily is part of our elementary ministry and is in the 3rd grade. Please welcome and encourage our little sis.

Welcome

We welcome the Spiceland Family (Dan, Emily, Faith, and Madison), who met with the elders and want to work and fellowship with us at Central. Faith, who is attending UAH, and Madison, who attends Harding University, are in our college ministry, as well as their parents (Dan and Emily). Please welcome them.

Prayer Requests

  Chris Baker: “Please pray for my friend, Sarah Gregory and her family, as her 92-year-old grandfather (George Epps) passed away Wednesday (August 7th).”

  Anne Claire Bell: “Please keep my sister, Allison, safe while she’s back at Auburn.”

  Stacey and Patrick Condron: “Prayers for Scott Wright. He had a brain aneurysm. He had a stint placed in the vein. He is stable and is in ICU. Prayers for his recovery. Also for his wife, Laura, and daughter, Carter. Peace and comfort through this.”

  Janice Greenleaf:William and I have a personal request for prayer. I am having unexpected hearing loss in my right ear, the good ear. It began last Thursday and escalated. I saw my ENT doctor on Monday, got a hearing test that confirmed our suspicion of loss. The doctor has prescribed a regime of steroids for 2 weeks. My history with those is rocky but after 2 days dose no reaction, thankfully. I cannot hear enough to talk on the phone so pray for William who is left to answer it, his least favorite thing to do. I can only hear him when we face each other and concentrate. Thankful that I can still hear the garbage disposal, dishwasher, etc. at toned down volume. The bottom line, we need prayers for healing and coping. Thank you.”

  Laura Jones: “Thank you for your prayers for my father, David Jones. He had a stroke and lost his vision and mobility.”

  John Kuhn Family: “Please be praying as we take Rose to Harding this week. Pray for all of the kids starting school again.”

  Daniel Lewis: “Please join me in congratulating Tim Lewis and Susan Isbell, who were married on Friday.”

  Jodi Moore: “Please pray for healing for Ms. Julia Wright.”

  Nance Family: “Pray for the fellow believers in Guyana who have recently lost loved ones and for Kishore who is ministering to them.”

  Sam O’Hanian: “Please pray for outgoing college freshman that they continue to grow spiritually and make wise decisions in their daily life.”

  Alli Rose: “Pray that Gracie feels better, and my eye feels better.”

  Donna Roshell: “Pray for all young men and women who are going off to college – near and far away. Pray for protection and guidance; that they remember whose they are and the word of God.”

  Taylor Taft: “Pray for my aunt as she battles Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. And pray for me and my father as we walk with the Lord and get our lives together.”

  Minnie Teague: “Please continue to pray for Louis.”

  Terri Williams: “Please help me to show love to the people in my life, especially my enemies. I need prayers to continue to trust that God knows my needs and that he will provide.”

  Jonah Wright:Julia Wright has had a migraine for one week and three days. I pray that she gets better.”

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

  Mother In Waiting: ChaKaya Bowen (11/2)

Congratulations

 Our congratulations to Jeremy and Eva Mitchell, who are the proud parents of a boy. Levi Josiah was born Saturday, August 10th, weighing 5 pounds and 4 ounces.

Acquaintance Rape and Sexual

Harassment Awareness/Workshop

Yes, it happens to Christians too!

Acquaintance Rape and Sexual Harassment happens to our Central young men and women as well in these times in which we live.

Two passages of scripture speak to our intentions to prepare our young men and women. Romans 16:19 states, “Everyone has heard about your innocence, so I am full of joy over you; but  I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil.”  Matthew 10:16 states, “l am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” Therefore we must train our sons and daughters to be careful observers, wise in their choices and shrewd judges of character.

Fathers and mothers are invited to attend with their sons and daughters to be made aware of the same information and to be better equipped to support their child. Specific vulnerable situations, rape drug information, legal consequences and what to do if you are compromised will be discussed and covered.

Although specifically geared toward high school and college students, the workshop is open to any interested brother or sister. You are invited to attend the next scheduled sessions on Sunday, August 18, at 9:00 a.m. at Central. There will be separate classes for guys and girls. Guys will be in the old auditorium with Ed Smith and Gerry Binford, and girls will be in the Teen Room (room 202 and 204) with Delois Smith and Pat Canterbury. Informational folders will be provided. Please do not be late as the workshop will begin promptly at 9.

The world of late has focused a great deal of attention on this public crisis. We would be most remiss, as believers, to do less in the protection of our children.

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.

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! 

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

TONIGHT — Faith Through Pain and Suffering 

From The Elders

Sunday (August 4th) was an awesome time of fellowship and encouragement as we looked at the Journey Point, to “Seek and Save” the lost. We were reminded that Jesus’ entire life was focused on redeeming all men from a lost condition and to a restored relationship with him and God, the father (Luke 19:10). 

As disciples of Christ, we are called to follow in his footsteps and focus our attention on helping others to know and come into a saved a relationship with him as well. We were also blessed to watch video presentations from some of our missionaries in Russia and a recent visit by some Central members to Guyana, South America. Their accounts reminded us of how the gospel message impacts people all over the world from all walks of life. Finally, we heard a more detailed report from James Ryans, who traveled with six others to Guyana, to visit our missionaries, the Etwaroo family, and churches in Port Kaituma, Guyana. The team’s goal was to especially encourage the young marrieds, and single professionals, and share with them ways that Christ is working in their lives and how this was possible for them as well. May God continue to bless the relationships that were formed and the hearts that were refreshed by those who traveled and shared with our brothers and sisters there.  

The Journey point for this week is Invite. On some occasion, we have all received invitations to an event: a banquet, birthday party, a rally, or a wedding. We feel really special, especially if the invitation comes from someone we respect or have a good relationship with. One such example was the day Jesus met a man named Zacchaeus, while he (Jesus) was going about his normal business. Jesus expressed his need to reside at the man’s home. Zacchaeus was a tax collector, and that profession was not respected by most people, because they worked for the government and tended to extort extra money above and beyond what was required. They often kept those funds for themselves.  Jesus took the opportunity to show him how important he was to God, and as a result of Jesus’ going to Zacchaeus’ home, eating a meal with him and sharing his purpose (mission) this man’s life was changed for eternity. (Luke 14:13-14).

How about us, are we willing to Invite those who may not look or behave in ways we are accustom to into our homes, so that we can hear their life story, share with them our story, and let them know how Jesus can make a difference in their lives?

Christian Characteristic:  Compassion for the poor and disenfranchised

Key Word: Invite     

Memory Verses: Luke 14:13-14

May God give us the, compassion, boldness, courage, and heart to go as he commands, and Invite others into our homes and lives for the sake of the Gospel. In the hope that they, like us may have the blessing and opportunity to be saved.                       The Elders,

Chip, Ed, and Richard   

Congratulations

Our congratulations to Bill and Sheril Townsley (August 5—58 years), Charles and Barbara Hopkins (August 6—63 years), and Herb and Sue Underwood (August 17—65 years). Thanks for your example to us! Also, happy birthday to Bill Townsley—August 9th! 

Tuesday Ladies Class

Tuesday Ladies Class, Fall Session will begin September 3rd, 10:15 in Room 113. The topic inspired by Lysa Terkeurst's It is Not Supposed to Be This Way is: Walking With God Through Life's Difficulties. (Childcare for preschool children is provided.)

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.

Meal Preparations For Friday Night Live

The sign-up list to prepare meals for the college ministry at their FNLs is posted outside of the fellowship hall outside of the kitchen area. LIFE Talks or individuals, please sign up. Thanks. Any questions contact Carla Campbell (256-882-6449).

 

REGISTRATION

2019 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 Farm, Cullman, AL

Registration currently in progress in the fellowship area.

Only eight more opportunities left to register. 

Closing date is Wednesday, September 4

NOTE:  Friday overnight stay will accommodate ONLY THE FIRST 62, due to limited bed

            space. However, if/when we reach that limit, others who wish to stay overnight, are welcome to bring a sleeping bag/air mattress.

Directory Update

Chris Baker’s new address is 2803 Mallory Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35810.

August Team Servants

Ushers—Alex Coleman’s Team

Counting—Matthew McCauley’s Team

FLC Set Up—Justin Harrison’s Team

Activities

Aug

18

Acquaintance Rape and Sexual Harassment Awareness/Workshop (9am See article.)

 

 

HUGS (during morning assembly)

 

 

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

 

23

College—FNL Kickoff (6:30 pm)

 

25

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

 

26

College— UAH X-Chat Begins (6:30 pm)

 

28

Elementary Summer Program (7:00 pm)

 

30

College—FNL (6:30 pm)

Sept

1

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

 

3

Ladies’ Bible Class (10:15 am See article.)

 

6-7

Ladies’ Retreat (See article.)

 

8

Wedding Shower Honoring Leanna Simmons (2:00-3:30 pm)

Men To Serve Sunday, August 18

Communion Thoughts: Darryl Floyd

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

Prayer: Alan Moore