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SEPTEMBER 30, 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.” (Update: “No surgery at this time. Conservative treatment for now. Very thankful!!”)

  Jim and LaVonne Norville ask us to continue praying for their good friend, Daniel Hamm, who is in the Vanderbilt Hospital having critical health problems with a new cancer in addition to his leukemia. (Update from The Norvilles: “Thank you everyone who has prayed for Daniel. Please continue praying for this faithful servant of the Lord. The Lord is blessing his kingdom, by making Daniel stronger. 

  Reynolds: “Please pray for childhood friend of Selwyn’s, Marsha, who is struggling to care for aging parents. Pray for wisdom, comfort and path forward.”

  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)

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations 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 was held Sunday, September 27th, at the Mayfair church of Christ. 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.

SINGING ON THE LAWN

There will be “Singing on the Lawn” on Sunday, October 11th, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please plan on joining us for singing and social distancing fellowship. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and/or blankets. In case of rain, it will be on Sunday, November 1st. If you have any questions, contact Gerry Binford at (256-508-9407).

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 10-04-20”.

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.

Please have gifts delivered to Nicole’s home (324 Natchez Trail, Huntsville, AL 35806)

by Wednesday, October 14th, or drop off at the church office by Friday, October 16th.

 

 

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

Sarah is registered at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Pottery Barn

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

TONIGHT’S lesson will be in 1 Chronicles – Seeking God After Sinning.

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/

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.

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