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September 22, 2021

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Several of our Members: “Please pray for Ronald Graham, who had to go to the ER Saturday, September 18th. He has been diagnosed with pneumonia – not COVID. He is now at home.” (Update: Ronald says he is feeling a little better.)

  Stacey Condron: “Prayer of thank you to those who sent prayer cards to my friend, Linda. She was touched and so thankful receiving them. Update: Her parents are being taken care of and living with her brother.”

  John Kuhn: “Pray for an end to COVID and all of the destruction and division it is causing. Everyone is weary, especially our over-burdened healthcare workers.”

  Aqueel Moss: “My mother feels very sick and is very frail. I’m asking the church to pray for her health. She’s had some testing done for HIV, and I’m hoping that’s not the case.”

  Michael Nance: “Please pray for all college students. It’s a tough year with all COVID requirements and with difficult majors.”

  Kevin Prempeh: “Please pray that God would continue to feed God’s people the wisdom to make wise decisions and give understanding within the knowledge of God.”

  Addy and Rachel Ray: “Graham continues to improve after surgery. Thank you for the prayers, texts, Facebook messages, and cards of encouragement and concern.”

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Emilie Porter (1/6/2022), Stephany Moore (3/5/22), and Rachael Sherrill (4/11/2022)

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Ted Moore, Mary Etta Neiland, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sheril Townsley.

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

NOTE FROM FRITZ NELSON

Dear Church Family,

The past several weeks have been difficult. Your prayers and cards have been a great help. My daughter, Misty, is now in rehab. My granddaughter, Jessica, has been by her side during my daughter’s time in ICU.

My son, Danny, had surgery September 10th with hope of finding out what was causing his abdominal pain. During the surgery they removed his gallbladder and appendix. They found a problem with his urinary bladder. We have an appointment with a urologist September 21 to get that checked.

Thank you all for your prayers and notes of encouragement.

Your Brother in Christ,

Fritz

YOU ARE INVITED

Jeff Norville requests your presence on Saturday, October 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. to witness the publicly sharing of marriage vows with his fiancé, Ashley Boston. Please come and support our brother as they begin their lives together.

They are registered at WalMart and Amazon.

UPCOMING SHOWERS

October 17 – Mario and Jasmine (Franklin) Barrera (Wedding)

Taco ‘bout

LYve

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A COUPLES’ SHOWER HONORING

Jasmine and Mario

October 17, 2021

407 Clinton Avenue, East

Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Registered at Target & Amazon

TRUNK OR TREAT

This year our Trunk or Treat event will be on Saturday, October 30th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. We will need lots of help with the following:

·        Kitchen Helpers (We are providing hot dogs, chips, cookies, and lemonade.)

·        Meeters & Greeters

·        Lots of Candy – Need in case some of our cars run out.

·        Decorated Vehicles (Please note if you are decorating your vehicle, you are also providing candy to give out at your vehicle. You will also need to be here early in order to set up and be ready by 6:00.)

Everyone is invited to come and help in this event. Please be praying for the church and this outreach to our community.

If you have any questions or can fulfill one of these needed areas, please contact Rodney Keeton (256-520-9196).

CENTRAL WOMEN’S MINISTRY – GAME NIGHT

Ladies, join us for an evening of fun and fellowship at a Game Night at Central on Friday, October 22nd. Please bring your own dinner or eat before you come! Time for the dinner is 6:30 p.m. We will start off at 7:00 p.m. with a group game of BUNCO! Prizes await our winners. For any questions, please contact Caroline Lowery (603) 714-9863 or Emilie Porter (903) 603-3595.

SAVE THE DATE!

Sonrisers, mark your calendars to attend

Harvest Banquet on Saturday, November 6th!

If you are not a Sonriser and would like to

Help with Harvest Banquet, please contact

Hollye Dickey (hbdickey(-at-)gmail.com) or

Allison Goad (allisonmgoad(-at-)gmail.com).

More details coming soon!

SERVANTS NEEDED!

The communion preparation list for signing up for a month in 2021 is posted in the kitchen. Only the month of October is left. This is one of those behind-the-scenes acts-of-service that is appreciated by everyone. Questions – contact Jim Phillips 256-417-8202.

WEDNESDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – FALL TERM 2021

September 8 through December 1 (Thanksgiving Devotional on November 24)

Wednesday classes have returned to a traditional classroom format at 7:00 pm. Options are provided for deep Bible study/prayer, equipping for ministry, and God’s guidance for life situations. Zoom links will be provided for online access to some of the groups. For those interested in supporting men’s and women’s ministries at that time outside of Central’s building, please contact Jim Norville and Selwyn Reynolds, respectively.

1.   Better Together (Library; Coordinator: Melinda Goad; Women only)

This class for ladies can either be in-person or zoomed. The two-fold goal is to 1) teach each other through our growing Bible study skills and 2) develop deeper relationships as we examine challenging texts. Contact Melinda Goad to be added to the class roster. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86546256824?pwd=ZndPSUdCUm02ZVJ1THdZVG5KWEk2QT09

2.   Generational Discipleship (Room 200; Leader: Daniel Alavi)

The Generational Discipleship class is designed to explore the wonderful ways God is moving throughout His people worldwide in order to equip one another for work of ministry that’s been divinely tasked to us.

3.   Raising Godly Kids (Room 113; Coordinator: Chad Dickey)

This class can either be in-person or join in on our zoom link. Topics include: 1) how to set parenting in a God-honoring context; 2) how to pass on your faith in daily life; 3) how to establish God-honoring priorities and boundaries/limits; 4) how to shape God-honoring character; 5) how to focus children on others above self; 6) how to foster purity and protect from spiritual attack; 7) how to discipline bad attitudes and behaviors; 8) how to handle children’s low moments; 9) how to deal with being angry at your children; 10) how to encourage care for extended family; 11) how to establish a godly work ethic; and 12) how to transition children into adulthood. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363371603?pwd=cjM1bmFxZ0kyTU5SR1VQUlN2QlpOZz09

SUNDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – FALL TERM 2021

September 12 through November 21 – 9:00 A.M.

Two classes are offered on Sunday adult classes. Please plan to arrive before 9:00 am to be seated. Also please note that the adult classes will not be livestreamed. Instead, a Zoom link will be provided for access to an online small group. Also, for parents of preschoolers coming in person, please wait until 8:55 am to drop your children off at preschool classes so that their teachers can get situated.

1.   The Story of Redemption (Gymnasium; Coordinator: Loren Wisehart)

This series presents the biblical account of the human problem, salvation, and a new life in Jesus Christ. Beginning with creation, the class follows the “big picture” storyline of the Bible as it finds meaning and completion in Jesus.

Groups will wrap up at 9:45 am in order to move chairs into place for the large assembly which begins at 10:15 am. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83086751743?pwd=RjNTYVR3QXNUUDRXYUxtN25VRmM0QT09

2.   Women’s Ministry (Library; Coordinators: Sue Underwood and Kim Story)

This class provides Bible-based content in a LIFE Talk setting and is set up to minister to women who are the head of their household and women whose husbands are not Christians. Women of all ages and situations are welcome who wish to participate in this ministry. While two ladies provide the principal oversight for the class, a number of ladies from within the class will be encouraged to lead individual sessions, usually a week or two at a time.

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who contributed baseball equipment and money to buy baseball equipment for the Rahimovs. They (and the youth group in Tomsk) are very grateful to have the equipment! The Rahimovs also appreciated everyone’s hospitality while they were here. They made it safely home by the end of August.

SERVANTS NEEDED

Sharon Ditto is asking for volunteers to help with the final cleanup of Joan Hacker’s apartment before she moves to Arkansas. The date is October 8, starting at 1:00 pm. Wear your work clothes and bring gloves if you want to work in them. She will bring her vacuum and some other supplies. “Many hands make light work J.” Please consider honoring Joan with your help.

MEN TO SERVE – SEPTEMBER

Chair Set-Up – Tony Callins’ Team

Counting – Alan Moore’s Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team