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OCTOBER 21, 2020

WELCOME

We welcome Deontay McDonald, who meet with some of the elders and stated that he wants to be part of the family that meets at Central. Please get to know and encourage him.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Jay and Carla Campbell: “Prayer requests for Carla’s mother, Bonnie Pfuehler, and brother, Paul Warren. Her mother is undergoing chemo and has been exposed to COVID. Her brother has diabetes and has become sick with COVID.”

  Please keep Cheryl Etwaroo’s sister and her family in your prayers, as her sister’s house was devasted by a fire in Queens, NY. Cheryl has flown over to the states to be with her.

  Cathy Farless:The wildfires in Colorado are very close to my daughter, Carrie, in Loveland. The evacuation zones are less than 2 miles from where she works and from her home. Please pray that the winds change and/or they get lots of rain.”

  Nikki Holley: “Prayers of Thanksgiving for my niece, Caitlin Pratt. The doctors finally found and are working to correct the painful difficult problem she has been having with her stomach. Thank you ALL for the prayers. Please keep them coming as the surgeons work to correct the problem. Praise and Honor to our God. Our God is healer and Awesome in power!!”

  Jim Phillips:Rebecca Bonnell, 26, (a friend's daughter) just graduated from Washington State Patrol Academy. She begins patrol as a rookie very soon. Please ask for prayers for her safety.”

  Mike Porter Family: “Mike received good news Friday, he is responding very well to the chemo and is almost in remission! He is at 3 months of treatment where the doctor wanted him to be at a year. Please continue your prayers that he will continue to respond well to treatment. Thanks to all of you, the cards and prayers and calls have been a blessing.”

  Grant Ralph: “My mental health is being challenged by having to work 8 hours every day that I am scheduled. Please pray for me not to get anxious and depressed every day that I have to work. Sometimes I have to cry just before I go into work.”

  Tom Reynolds: “Please pray for James and Joni Blackman to experience and walk in God’s peace.”

  Della Simmons’ father is unresponsive and in CCU at the Cullman Regional Medical Center. Please pray for him and Della and the girls, who are with him.

  Linda Tyler: “Please keep Eric Tyler in your prayers. He is in the hospital with heart issues.” (Update: Eric is doing well and is scheduled to be discharged tomorrow. At the present time he is in room 602 at Huntsville Hospital.)

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jim Blue, Jamie Cole, James Hall, Gail Jones, Sally Mans, 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)

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Cindy Anderson, who passed away Tuesday, October 13th, in Aliceville.

Our sympathy is also extended to The Teague Family, in the passing of Louis’ brother, Frank Teague, Thursday, October 15th.

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 21st lesson will be in 2 Chronicles 10-12 – A Portrait of Strong Devotion That Wanes.

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

LADIES, YOU ARE INVITED TO

A WEDDING SHOWER

Please join us to celebrate the Bride-To-Be

Catherine Guthrie

Daughter of Mike and Dorothy Guthrie

Sunday, November 8th – From 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Central’s Family Life Center

Catherine and Bryce are registered at Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Williams Sonoma, REI Co-op, and Costco.

They would also be grateful to receive gift cards to Costco, Home Depot and Amazon.

SINGING ON THE LAWN

Our Singing on the Lawn has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 1st, 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. If you have any questions, contact Gerry Binford at (256-508-9407).

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/530ed488e4b0d21c5296dc0b/t/53e44b9ce4b0891e7f859304/1407470492785/Teen+Song+Book.pdf

Harvest Banquet

Saturday, November 7th

9:00-10:30 AM 

Central Church of Christ

All Sonrisers are invited to a drive-thru event and are encouraged to honk,

wave, and smile as you receive breakfast and a small gift. 

RSVP to the church office at 256-534-0382 or by emailing pat(-at-)centralfamily.org

by November 1st and tell us how many meals you will be picking up.

Meal delivery will be available upon request

to those unable to attend the drive-thru event. 

Be on the lookout for event directions and details closer to the date! 

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 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.

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/

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASS

Join us this Sunday in the Family Life Center for our in-person adult class. This will be streamed live from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Our assembly will follow at 10:15.

HELP NEEDED

Four new teams are being formed for Chair Set-Up for our assemblies in our Family Life Center. The four team leaders and the months for which they are responsible are: Tony Callins’ Team – January, May, September; Steve Lowery – February, June, October; Joel Moore – March, July, November; and Garrett Bell – April, August, December. Four people are needed on each team. If you can help, please let Gerry Binford know or email pat(-at-)centralfamily.org and let us know which team you would like to be on. Thank you in advance for serving the body in this capacity.

PRESCHOOL CLASSES TO BEGIN SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

Please note that our Preschool Classes will begin Sunday, November 1st. Please mark your calendar.