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SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Joan Hacker: “I have been diagnosed with a torn meniscus. Prayers for healing and relief from pain, and to get an appointment with an orthopedic Doctor ASAP.  Thank you.”

  Sue Underwood: “Elliott and Kay Tyler's son-in-law, Chris, has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemo at Vanderbilt. Surgery is scheduled for December. Please pray that the chemo is effective and that he tolerates it well. He and Derinda will appreciate prayers.

  Please continual to keep Marshall Dearing in your prayers as he is having some health issues. Marshall and his wife, Emma, have been visiting with us.

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Russ and Vickie Cook, James Hall, Gail Jones, Sally Mans, Mike Porter, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

  Mother-In-Waiting: Jessica Ogle (2/4), Allison Goad (2/7), and Caroline Lowery (3/16).

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

THANK YOU

Dear Central,

Please accept my sincere thanks to everyone who has sent me cards and letters recently. I also want to thank those who have called or visited me at home.

These have been a great encouragement during recent times, as I’m not able to leave home or attend our assemblies and other meetings like I used to. I am mostly staying at home now due to the Covid situation, and my difficulties with mobility. My current health condition will not allow me to respond to each act of encouragement individually, as much as I would like to do so. So please know I am very much encouraged and grateful for your thoughts and prayers. I miss you all.

In Christian Love,

Clyde Jones

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to James and Mishaella Ryans, who are the proud parents of a girl. Mahogany Jade “MJ” was born early Wednesday morning, September 23rd, weighing 5 pounds and 7 ounces. All are doing well.

Our congratulations also to Claudia Ford (grandmother) and Drue Wright (great-grandmother) of a boy. Harrison Reed Ford, son of Stewart and Martha Ford, was born Wednesday, September 23rd, weighing 7 pounds and 14 ounces.

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy to the family and friends of Jonathan “Jon” Brown, who passed away Thursday, September 24th. A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 27th, at the Mayfair church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. No visitation. Cards may be sent to his parents, Dr. Mike and Kay Brown, 108 Bell Ridge Drive, Madison, Alabama 35758, and the residents at His Way, 582 Shields Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35811, where he had been a resident.

DISASTER RESPONSE TO HURRICANE LAURA

Matt Lucas and David Nance are leading a team to Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 9-12. If you are interested in joining the team or if you want more information, please contact David Nance 256-653-1802. You can also find out more information about the group we are working with at: https://www.churchesofchristdrt.org/

CENTRAL MARRIAGE RETREAT 2021

The February 2021 Marriage retreat is going digital! In lieu of having a fully in-person retreat, we are exploring options that will allow for multiple levels of social distancing. There will be more details to come, but for now, we would like to ask a few questions to all the married couples at Central. Below you will find six questions pertaining to your marriage. We ask that every couple answer as many of these questions as possible and submit your responses for possible use in our upcoming retreat. 

Three ways you can submit your responses (please choose one)

1.      Utilize the Google Form provided below to answer the questions. 

2.      Submit your answers in an email to Pat with the subject "MARRIAGE RETREAT RESPONSE"  

3.      Film yourself and your spouse answering the questions and email the videos to Pat.

We would love to see all the married couples at Central share your experiences and responses to these questions.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER 1ST.

1.      How do you develop spiritually as a couple? List a few things that you do.

2.      How does your marriage serve as a ministry? List a few examples.

3.      What are some challenges that you have faced? How did you handle these challenges as a couple?

4.      How do you practice forgiveness and reconciliation with your spouse?

5.      How do you prioritize quality time and romance with your spouse? Share some examples of how you date your spouse.

Share a dream date you would like your spouse to take you on! What has been your most fun Covid-19 date?

6.      How do children, parents and extended family affect your marriage relationship? How do you keep your marriage the priority amidst managing these relationships?

Link to the google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePRTtHcDcySPoD8TUVq6Y7LfXsu2wwkihQTosb4cP42RFZUQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

FALL TERM ADULT WEDNESDAY ONLINE CLASSES

1.   A Confident Faith – Study of Ruth and Esther (Ladies Class)

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81356466276?pwd=UTZ4T09pYWV5VHV0WFNmbUk5dSs1Zz09

2.   Hope in Troubled Times: A Study of 1 and 2 Chronicles

 Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82984842232?pwd=VzY4Um04MHk5M2JNK1BaR0lmQ2xmdz09

This Wednesday, September 30th, lesson will be in 1 Chronicles – Seeking God After Sinning.

CENTRAL ONLINE ADULT “SUNDAY A.M.” CLASSES

Watch Robert Wade’s prerecorded class on YouTube. It will be posted by Saturday evening each week. 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 09-27-20”.

PLEASE SIGN UP

Help is still needed from LIFE Talks, other groups, or individuals to provide meals for the campus ministry’s Friday Night Lives (FNL) for either October 9, October 30, or November 6. If you or your group will be able to provide one of these dates, please email Pat at pat(-at-)centralfamily.org and let her know what date and what the meal with be. Thank you in advance for helping our Campus Ministry.

COME AND GO

ZOOM JACK & JILL WEDDING SHOWER

Honoring

Nicole Story and Isaiah Martin

Sunday, October 18, 2020

From 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Zoom link will be published later.

Nicole and Isaiah are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

LADIES, YOU ARE INVITED TO

A WALK-THROUGH WEDDING SHOWER

Please join us to Celebrate the Bride-To-Be

Sarah Grace Newman

Daughter of Brenda Newman

Sunday, October 25th – From 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Central’s Family Life Center

ATTENDANCE

Sunday, September 20, Assembly – 145      YouTube Estimate – 153

CONTRIBUTION

Sunday, 9/13 – $25,056                                 Budget – $20,699                                         Over – $4,357

YTD – $721,476                                               YTD Budget – $786,562                               Short – $65,086