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OCTOBER 28, 2020

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Cathy Farless: “We thank everyone for their prayers for the Colorado fires. Last Sunday (October 18th) afternoon the wind died down and they had some rain. The fires are still increasing in size but have not encroached any nearer to Loveland where Carrie lives. They are still dealing with lots of smoke and Carrie says it is snowing ash. Continue to pray that this situation improves.”

  Claudia Ford: “Prayers for safe travel this upcoming week as I travel to Ohio to spend a few days with family and then returning with our mother who is there now.”

  William Greenleaf’s cataract surgery on his left eye went well today. Please continue to keep him in your prayers for healing.

  Nikki Holley: “Please pray for Gaynell Murray Heastie , who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Pray for her as she continues with more testing. Please pray also for her daughters, Samantha and Brittney, especially her youngest as she is really having a hard time with this news.”

  Barbara Hopkins will be having surgery tomorrow on her finger. Please pray that all goes well.

  Carol Kuhn:Bill will be having some significant medical testing done on November 3.  Please pray for a good outcome.”

  “Pray for a family that are friends of Mike and Dawn Long. They are having family difficulties. Pray for peace, love, and forgiveness for the family. Can’t give name because of privacy. Thanks.”

  Please keep Tim Lewis in your prayers, as he had neck surgery Tuesday, October 22nd.

  Jim and LaVonne Norville ask us to pray for their friend, Daniel Hamm, who was taken back to Vanderbilt Hospital as he needs treatments that they do not have in Paducah. The new cancer (lymphoma) is the problem right now. Please pray that this trip will not be 5 weeks and that the treatment will work for good and not shutdown everything like before. Also pray for Daniel’s wife and for her strength.

  David and Doris Smith request our prayers for their son-in-law’s mother, Patti Gipson. Mrs. Gipson is struggling with the death of her brother, John Barnes, Jr. Please send cards to Patti Gipson, 713 Harding Way, Huntsville, AL 35802.

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jim Blue, Jamie Cole, James Hall, 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 Steve Ronk, graduate of His Way, who passed away in a single car accident on Tuesday, October 20. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to His Way.

  The Caleb Simmons Family in the passing of Della’s father, Dennis Dobbins, Friday, October 23rd. Cards may be sent to The Caleb Simmons Family, 17746 Maisons Dr., Clinton TWP, MI  48038.

Ben and Brenda Rhodes (former members) in the passing of their daughter, Raven, who was killed in a vehicle accident Sunday night, October 25th. The Rhodes live in the Memphis, TN area.

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 THIS SUNDAY, 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! 

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 – THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST

Our Singing on the Lawn has been rescheduled for THIS 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).

Below is a link you can download to your electronic devises (tablet, phone, etc.) before coming to our Singing on the Lawn. You will be able to use this for most of the songs – we will also have printed copies for one per household (please share) of the songs available if you would prefer a hard copy. This app is free.

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

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 28th lesson will be in 2 Chronicles 14-16 – A Portrait of Strong Devotion That Wanes.

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.

HURRICANE EFFORT NEWS FROM DAVID NANCE

Disaster Response to Hurricanes Laura and Delta (and maybe Zeta!) Second attempt: Matt Lucas and I are leading a team to Lake Charles, Louisiana on November 8-11. We will leave from Central at 7:00 AM on Sunday November 8 (arriving there about 4:00 PM) and leaving there November 11 at 8:00 AM and return around 5 PM.

If you are interested in joining the team or if you want more information, please contact me (David Nance 256-653-1802). You can also find out more information about the group we are working with at: https://www.churchesofchristdrt.org

Also, if you want to go, please go ahead and sign up on the volunteer page on this site.  Please use the dates and time estimates provided. It is better for DRT for you to sign up and not show than to not sign up and show up.

HELP NEEDED

Four new teams are being formed for Assembly Set-Up for Sunday mornings in our Family Life Center. The four team leaders and the months for which they are responsible are: Tony Callins – 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 – 16 servants. 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. (Please note: set-up is on Saturday; therefore, even if you are watching on-line during Sunday morning at the present time, you can help set-up on Saturday.) Thank you in advance for serving the body in this capacity.

PRESCHOOL TO BEGIN THIS SUNDAY

Preschool will begin to meet for classes Sunday, November 1. Please only bring your child to class if he or she is well. Teachers and helpers will plan to wear face shields or masks. Students will not be expected to wear masks. We will plan for the children to wash or sanitize their hands when they enter the class and before they eat if there is a snack. We plan to have a 4-year-old/Kindergarten class meet in the Kindergarten room, a 3’s and 2’s class meet in the 2-year-old room, and toddlers and under will meet in the toddler/childcare room. Please plan to have children to their classes and allow yourself enough time to get to the gym for class by 9:15.

Also, at assembly time, we will offer childcare for ages 2 and under in the toddler/childcare room.

If someone is interested in helping in this area, please contact Suzie Nance (256-653-2508 or drnance(-at-)hiwaay.net ).

ELEMENTARY TO BEGIN SUNDAY MORNING CLASS THIS SUNDAY

Elementary will begin meeting for classes on Sunday, November 1. Please only bring your child to class if he or she is well. Teachers and helpers will wear face shields or masks. Elementary students are expected to wear masks or face shields and to sanitize their hands upon entry. Based on parent responses, we will have two classes: a younger elementary class for 1st & 2nd graders in the Big Room and an older elementary class for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders in the normally 2nd grade room; both classrooms are prepared for students to practice social distancing. A virtual lesson will continue to be provided on Central's Elementary Ministry Facebook group. Club Xtreme will resume class and continue their weekly Zoom meetings. Please plan to have children to their classes at 9:00 and allow yourself enough time to get to the gym for class before the live streaming commences at  9:15. 

TRUNK OR TREAT – THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST – 5:00 – 9:00 P.M.

A couple of reminders for those helping with our Trunk or Treat this year.

1.   Everyone needs to be ready by 5:00 p.m. with your mask.

2.   If you are a helper and are not decorating your vehicle, you are asked to park in the parking lot across from the church building.

3.   If you are decorating your vehicle, please have everything set up before 5:00 p.m. You are also responsible for at least a couple of bags of candy to pass out at your spot. (If you run out of candy, please see Rodney, as some has been donated.) Also, if you are passing out candy, you must wear gloves. (If you need some, please see Rodney or the food court.) Do not allow the children to grab their own candy.

4.   Restrooms are available in the Teen House for members.

SHARING SOME GOOD NEWS

Allen and Julia Wright would like to share some great news! Their grandson, Jonah Wright (son of Matthew and Colleen Wright) was baptized Tuesday, October 28th. We rejoice with them. Drue Wright is the blessed great-grandmother.