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OCTOBER 4, 2020 

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new sister. Anne Claire Bell, daughter of Ryan and Lindsey Bell/granddaughter of Claudia Ford/great-granddaughter of Drue Wright, was baptized Sunday, September 27th. Anne Claire is in the 5th grade at Madison Academy and is active in our elementary ministry. Please encourage our new little sis.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Kishore Etwaroo (our missionary in Guyana) asks us to pray for the Turu Mission church and Port Kaituma. The Corona Virus has gotten much worse. The Etwaroo family are all okay, but the overall situation is bad. Two men of the Turu Mission church have died in the last couple of weeks and many, if not most of the congregation, are ill with typical Covid19 symptoms. Many people in Port Kaituma are also sick. Medical support and supplies are poor to non-existent. Cheryl has been making masks (around 225 of them) to distribute to the community.

  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.)

  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)

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 16

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

TRUNK OR TREAT

It's happening and we need you!

With so much uncertainty and separation, this event will be an opportunity for our congregation to gather and provide a safe and fun experience for our community. 

When:   October 31 (Saturday)

                    5pm-9pm (we will be wrapped up and gone by 9pm)

Needs:   Approximately 25 families (cars) to decorate and handout candy

               8 kitchen/food helpers

               2 greeters (hand out bags)

               2 parking lot attendants to assist members and others in parking until 5pm (We will then open the office side lot to anyone.)

To address safety/health concerns:

1.   All cars and spots will continue to be spaced out as usual to make sure our congregants are six feet apart

2.   All Central folks need to wear masks (feel free to incorporate that into your costumes!)

3.   If you are handing out candy, it needs to be PRE-WRAPPED.

4.   Whomever hands out the candy must wear gloves and not allow trick or treaters to grab candy on their own.

5.   We WILL still serve food, however only a select few cooking people will be allowed in the building.

6.   All food (as always) will be pre-wrapped and handed out by selected GLOVED/MASKED workers.

7.   Building will be closed to everyone except Central members – you can use the bathrooms near the glass doors of the gym. 

To participate and/or donate (money/food/candy) you can contact Rodney Keeton (256-520-9196 or rodney(-at-)centralfamily.org) OR go to the link below and register your family online!

https://www.handsfreemissions.org/trunk-or-treat-registration/

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).

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

October 7th lesson will be in 1 Chronicles 29:26 and 2 Chronicles 1:17 – Asking God with The Right Motives.

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”. Robert’s class will air at 5pm Saturday, October 3, https://youtu.be/M7sfIWinaNQ

ATTENDANCE

Sunday, September 27, Assembly – 160      YouTube Estimate – 138

CONTRIBUTION

Sunday, 9/27 – $15,104                                 Budget – $20,699                                         Short – $5,595

YTD – $736,580                                               YTD Budget – $807,261                               Short – $70,681