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OCTOBER 2, 2019


We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Brian Kavanagh, a resident at His Way, was baptized Sunday morning, September 29th. Please welcome and encourage our newest brother.


  Garrett and Karin Bell: “Please pray for our college students as they face big sins, struggles, and hurt, and join us in walking with them along their journeys.”

  Joni Blackman: "My father (Alan Wharton) had a biopsy yesterday and his lung collapsed during the procedure. They kept him last night and he is still in the hospital awaiting more news. Thank you."

  Samantha Bottomley: “Please pray for my mother, Denise Crosswhite, who struggles with alcohol and drugs. Pray she finds the Lord and accepts Him and will draw closer to him and be a good mother to me and my sister. Please pray she will accept me as her daughter and love me and my kids.”

  Tony Callins: “Pray for Mary Callins. She is having intense pain in her lower abdomen. The CT Scan Friday night did not reveal anything.”

  Zachary Miskelly: “Pray for those struggling in directionless living. Also, pray for my Mother and Grandmother.

  Brandon Powell: “Pray for those who are sick and suffering and those who have turned from the Lord that they may rediscover the path of the Lord.”

  Grant Ralph had abnormal test results on his lungs. He asks that we pray it is not cancer.

  Loren Wisehart: “Thank you all for your many expressions of concern during Carrie’s illness and her surgery Friday. She appears to be on a good path to recovery, for which we thank God so much. We can’t thank you enough for your prayers.” (Update: Carrie had to go back in the hospital earlier this week, but is now home. Please continue to keep her in your prayers for her recovery.)

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

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

  Mother In Waiting: Kaya Bowen (11/2)


Our sympathy is extended to Russ and Vickie Cook in the loss of one of their grandsons, who was 29 years old. Also, please keep his father, Randy, in your prayers.


Thanks Central for your prayers, words of encouragement and get-well basket following my knee surgery.                                                                                  Tony Callins

Central Family,

Thank you so much for the plant, for the kind words, thoughts and loving prayers you extended to our family during the passing of our grandmother, Mama Judy. It was deeply appreciated.

In His Love, Greg & Kara Cornelius

Imagine our surprise when Julia delivered the basket full of scrumptious goodies from our Central Family! The note to Doyal meant a lot to all of us. It warms our hearts to be remembered.

God’s blessings on our Central Family and lots of love from Doyal, Drue and Claudia. 


Jack & Jill Wedding Shower

You are invited to

a Jack & Jill Wedding Shower honoring

Christopher Ashburn and Sara Roibal

This Saturday, October 5th

2:00—4:00 p.m.

Central church of Christ

Room 200

Christopher and Sara are registered at

Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Target, and Amazon. 


As we continue the Outward portion of Our Journey, we have been exploring how love and faith are revealed in our actions. This past week we discussed persecution at home. How can we lovingly take a stand to show to others that we love Jesus? I heard from fellow Christians this week who have experienced persecution. They were strengthened and comforted by Christians close to them, and both emerged from the experience stronger than before. Some visitors also related instances when they felt Christians were unkind to others who didn’t share their beliefs. So we need to remember to … be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, …(1 Peter 3:15).

The Characteristic of the Journey this week:

Considerate, friendly and generous in receiving sojourners, visitors and newcomers

Memory Verse:  Mark 9:41

Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

We want to take action to reach out and welcome others as we go about our daily life. As a Christian, I want to be sure I am known as a warm, friendly, and helpful person to others in my neighborhood, where I work, and anywhere else I encounter people. Reaching out to strangers is not really natural to me, but I have tried to follow the example of fellow Christians I admire in this respect. I have changed because of my experiences with hospitality, which have usually been very positive. In any case, I have learned something each time, and am now stronger because of it.

Fortunately, the nature of hospitality is a group endeavor, so you don’t have to “go it alone.” Use your encounters as an opportunity to include other members of your family or friends as you welcome and share God’s love with others. The love you share will shine like a light - The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp (Rev 21:23). 

From the Elders,

Chip, Ed, and Richard 


Martha Jones—our oldest member, who will turn 108 October 10th. Her address is NHC, 420 North University Street, Room 222B, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.


Dear Central Family,

Brother Glenroy Pratt (Nikki Holley’s brother) of the Church of God at Westridge in Nassau, Bahamas has requested help for Christians in the Bahamas.

The specific items are listed below. If you are interested in purchasing items, please purchase and bring the items back to the building by Wednesday, October 10th. Neal Nixon will be sending two shipments of items via large containers/barrels to the Bahamas. 

If you would like to donate cash, please coordinate with Jon Canterbury so we can keep track of the total amount donated.

Thank you.

Hurricane Dorian Relief Supplies 2019

Food Supplies

Grits – 1 Case

Cooking Oil – 1 Case

Rice – 1 Case

Corned Beef – 2 case

Tuna – 3 Cases

Canned Mackerel – 2 cases

Canned Soups

First Aid Supplies



Cleaning solutions

Hand Sanitizer x 1 case

Work/Plastic Basins x 12

Cleaning Agents

Bleach x 2 cases

Dishwashing Liquid x 1 case

Scrubbers x 10

Detergent x 1 case


Female Sanitary Napkins x 1 case

Baby Wipes x 1 case

Manual Shavers x 1 box

 Male Deodorant x 1 case

Female Deodorant X 1 case

Toothbrushes + Toothbrush Covers x 1 box

Toothpaste x 1 case

Soap x 1 case

Bathroom Tissue x 1 case


Sheet Sets x 6 Twin Sheet Sets

Queen Sheet Sets x 6

King Sheet Sets x 4

Blow Up Mattresses x 6

Household Items

Battery Powered Fans x 4

Batteries: C, D, AA, AAA


Leather/Work Gloves

Portable Gas Stoves x 5

Butane Gas Cans x 1 case


Can Openers x 6

Garbage Bags x 10 boxes

Insect Repellant x 12 cans

Specific Personal Clothing items

T-shirts – Male & Female: Small, Medium and Large

Xl Male T-shirts

Boys Socks White – size 8

Boys Shoes – size 8 & 9

Boys Underwear – Large briefs

Boys Navy Blue Pants – size 12

Boys Shirts – size 14

Boys Sneakers & Slippers – size 8

Women and Men’s Work Clothing

Ladies Shoes – sizes 7.5 & 8



Please Join Us For A

Couples Shower

in honor of

Chris Campbell & Victoria Black

Sunday, October 13, 2019

from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

in the Central College Room

Chris and Victoria are registered at


Step right up to the greatest Harvest Banquet ever yet beheld!

All Sonrisers are invited to enjoy an afternoon

under the big top.

Saturday, November 2nd at 11:30 AM

the Banquet Hall at the 

His Way Community Outreach Center

582 Shields Road, Huntsville, 35811

Shuttle vans from Central to the Outreach Center will be available if needed.

RSVP through the church office (256-534-0382) or by signing up

at one of the tables in the Library or in the Fellowship Hall

after Sunday morning assembly, starting Sunday, October 6th.

If you are not a Sonriser and you would like to help or make a donation,

please stop by one of the tables in the Library or in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks!


Please help us keep the auditorium clean by picking up any bulletins, papers, bottles, etc. that may have been left in and around the pews and racks. Since we are not taking up chairs and having an empty floor, it is harder to keep clean. PLEASE, JUST POLICE YOUR AREA AND REMOVE ALL TRASH. Thank you.


Ushers—Ronald Graham’s Team

Counting—Larry Rice’s Team

Nursery—Jill Howell, Jimi Johnson, and   Kathleen Lowery 





College – FNL (6:30 pm)



Jack & Jill Wedding Shower Honoring Christopher Ashburn and Sara Roibal (2:00-4:00 pm See article.)



Teens and Their Families Potluck after morning assembly (game day)



College – FNL (6:30 pm)



Couples Wedding Shower Honoring Chris Campbell and Victoria Black (3:00-4:30 pm See article.)

CYG Fusion (4:30-7:30 pm)



Ladies’ Bible Class (10:00 am)



College – FNL (6:30 pm)



HUGS (during morning assembly)



Ladies’ Bible Class (10:00 am)



Ladies’ Bible Class Hosting Sonrisers’ Meal (10:30 am)



College – Game Night (6:30 pm)



Teens Fall Party at The Johnsons



Ladies’ Bible Class (10:00 am)



Trunk or Treat (6:00-9:00 pm)


Communion Thoughts: John Gibbs

Serving: Yocus Jones, Michael Nance, David Nance, James Palmer, Ronald Graham, Andy Trapane, Michael Baucum, Andrew Baucum

Prayer: Nathan Brown