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OCTOBER 9, 2019


  Sally Mans is in Crestwood Hospital, room 430.


  Ashley Baker: “Pray for my brother, James, as he is struggling and needs Christ in his life.”

  Lorraine Baker: “God bless my daughters, Bonni Sue and Sandra, and all my children. Thank you, Lord.”

  Garrett and Karin Bell: “Pray for our college students, Kyearia and Arianna. Kyearia is looking for help to fix her car and a temporary car. Arianna is looking for a family to stay with over winter break. Please pray for all the students as they take midterms.”

  Samantha Bottomley: “Please pray for my mother, Denise Crosswhite, who struggles with drugs and alcohol depression. She does not believe in God. Please pray she will draw close to Him as well. Pray for Cathy Farless – that she has a safe flight home! Also pray as I start my next term at Purdue college. I would love to be a member.”

  Stacey Condron: “Please pray for comfort, peace and strength through their illnesses for: Catherine Long, Nancy Clanton, and Jack Bequette. Thank you.J

  Claudia Ford: “Prayers of thanksgiving. Our dad, Doyal Wright, is able to swallow again. Prayers for continued improvement.”

  Daniel and Allison Goad:Sonrisers are reminded to sign up for Harvest Banquet starting today by visiting the tables in the library or fellowship hall or by calling the church office. If you are not a Sonriser and you would like to help or donate, please also stop by one of the tables.”

  Ronald Graham:John Dunigan needs prayer that his doctors can find out some answers to his recent health issues.”

  Bill and Carol Kuhn:Bill’s sister, Sally Mans, has been hospitalized with a debilitating UTI. Please pray for quick recovery so that she can return to assisted living facility.” (Update: Sally is in Crestwood Hospital, room 430.)

  John Kuhn Family: “Please be in prayers for Mindy Sims, as her cancer has returned and has spread to the lungs. Also please pray that we can figure out why Rose’s car keeps dying. We have exhausted all of the normal problems.”

  James Palmer: “Please pray for the family and friends of Lauren Wallace. She died in a car accident this morning (Sunday, October 6th) on her way home. She was 18 and a senior this year.”

  Brandon Powell: “Pray for my court date of November 13th. Pray for all who are sick and suffering.”

  Reynolds: “Please pray for our brother and sisters in N. Korea – for strength and also provision for daily needs, especially food as that is scarce.”

  Louise Williams: “Pray for my co-worker and ex-coworker of Richard Brown, Teresa Plaster. She will have knee replacement surgery on Monday, October 7. Thank you.”

  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:

  Dayo Idowu in the loss of his 36 years old sister, Victoria Idowu, who died in complications in childbirth along with her unborn child, Thursday, September 17th, in Georgia. She leaves behind a husband, a 3 years-old, and a 1 year old.

  Allen and Julia Wright and all of their family in the passing of Julia’s brother, Robin Miller, Sunday, October 6th. Visitation will be tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., followed by his funeral at 7:00 p.m. at the West 7th church of Christ, 405 West 7th St. Columbia, TN 38401. Cards may be sent to Robin’s wife, Ellen Miller, 506 Winning Drive, Columbia, TN 38401.

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 (those who are at least 60 years old by the end of 2019)

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!


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

Jamie Cole, another one of our shut-ins. Her birthday will be Monday, October 14th.


All adult classes will be combined in the auditorium THIS Sunday, October 13th. 


Allen’s message on hospitality was encouraging and challenging. Encouraging because many of us have been shown that hospitality as blessed recipients of invitations extended to us by his family. Challenging, because we too have the ability and opportunity to share our homes and  lives with each other and  strangers in like  fashion. Just as God challenged his chosen people in the Old Testament about how to treat aliens they would meet as they journeyed in the promise land, he expects us to do likewise with individuals he sends our way (Leviticus 19:34). Jesus stressed the importance of hospitality to his disciples using the example of sheep and goats. He stated that on the day of judgment, God would separate people into two groups, the sheep and the goats. He expressed that the sheep would be rewarded with eternal life, for their service and hospitality to those in need, while the goats would be destroyed, because they refused to serve others and show hospitality to those in need (Matthew 25:31-46). Let us all be busy in God’s kingdom extending, serving and showing hospitality, in the same way as we have opportunity.

The Journey characteristic for this week is “Not ashamed to proclaim the Gospel Message.” The apostle Paul was converted from a rigorous, religious upbringing in Judaism. That conversion brought with it a radical change in relationships with his family, friends, and those of the Jewish faith. He was viewed as an outcast, threatened, beaten, maligned, and even written off as mentality unstable. Despite all of the adversity he faced, his goal was to see that as many people as possible would have an opportunity to hear the Good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So, what is it about the Gospel message that caused Paul and Christians throughout the ages to dedicate their lives to spreading this message? The following four reasons lend some clarity: 1) God’s universal salvation plan, 2) God’s Power, 3) God’s Presence, and 4) God’s Peace. First, God’s plan of redemption through the death of his son, was put in place long before the world was created. His grace was made available to anyone who would believe and accept it by faith (Romans 1: 16-17). Second, God’s power to save and change the trajectory of a person’s life, totally independent of our personal efforts (Romans 1:16). Third, God’s presence in the world is on full display throughout creation, and clearly recognizable by all men (Romans 1:20). Lastly, when a person accepts the gospel message, they immediately receive peace from God that passes all understanding, because we are then restored to the one who made and  knows us and what we need the most to live with real purpose (Romans 1:7).

 The Williams Brothers’ gospel song summed up the Gospel message best in these lines, “I’m just a nobody, trying to tell everybody, about somebody, who can save anybody,” (Song: “I’m Just a Nobody”). 

Key Words:  Not Ashamed   

Memory Verse: Romans 1:16-17 

The gospel of Jesus Christ is like dynamite; small in content, but powerfully effective by its results. May God give us all the attitude of Paul as we search for ways to impact our world with the Gospel message.                                                                   The Elders,

Chip, Ed, and Richard   



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.

Please place all your purchased items in the designated barrel in the Fellowship Hall by TONIGHT. If you would like to donate cash, please give to Jon Canterbury. 


Thursday, October 31st, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Central will have its 2nd Trunk or Treat for our church and the community. This will be discussed today in our assembly. We will need 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.)

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 go by the table located by the water fountain (close to the downstairs restrooms) or contact Rodney Keeton (256-520-9196).


Graham Ray will be teaching a class Sunday morning, October 13th, at 9:00 in the Teen Room (Room 202 and 204) for anyone who would like to know how to help prevent acquaintance rape and sexual harassment. This is the class that was previously scheduled August 25th. If you have any questions, please contact Graham.


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)



Combined Adult Class (9:00 am See article.)



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 See article.)



College Movie Night



Harvest Banquet (11:30 am See article.)



Daylight Saving Time Ends



Jack and Jill Wedding Shower Honoring Ariana Drygval and Phil Lowery (3:00-4:30 pm)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 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