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OCTOBER 30, 2019


  Update on Sarah Williams Betterton (former member): Tuesday, October 29th, Sarah had digressed from her recovery and was having some bad symptoms again. She is now back in the hospital were the doctors feel they need to start over with testing to make sure they don’t miss anything or misdiagnose her. Please continue to keep her and her husband, Joey, and their two young children in your prayers.

  Sally Mans is in Valley View Rehab, 5968 Wall Triana Hwy, Room 507, Madison, AL 35757.

  Billy McCauley, father of Matthew McCauley, is in Huntsville Hospital, room 368, have suffering a heart attack Sunday, October 27th.


  Samantha Bottomley: “I pray that my mother can get off drugs and start being a mother before it’s too late. I pray she finds God and draws close to Him.”

  Dittos: “Pray for Chris and Victoria Campbell who have started their married life together. Pray their marriage will glorify God.”

  Claudia Ford: “Continued prayers for our dad, Doyal, and our mom, Drue Wright.”

  Hopkins: “We want to thank Rodney and Lilly and the teens for their visit on Sunday evening. We thank them for the gift and really enjoyed getting to know the teens better. Love.”

  Bill Kuhn: “Please continue to pray that my sister, Sally Mans, will improve sufficiently to return to assisted living. She is currently undergoing physical therapy at a total care facility.”

  McCauleys:Matthew’s father, Billy McCauley, had a heart attack early Sunday morning, October 27th. He is being transported to Huntsville Hospital. Please keep Billy and the rest of the family in your prayers for healing.” (Update: Mr. McCauley is in Huntsville Hospital, room 368.)

  Zach Miskelly: “Pray for my friend, Rae, to find herself and for my mother and grandmother.”

  Lance Moore: “Please pray for all the new residents at His Way.”

  Nixons: “Continue in prayer for the family and friends of little Cupcake of Birmingham as they go through this very difficult time. We pray for forgiveness and healing.”

  Don Phillips: “Please pray for my wife, Janice, to heal and feel better. Thank you.”

  Brandon Powell: “I pray for the completion of my 6 months program at His Way and the acceptance and understanding of my transition out. I also pray for a positive court date and that my officer follows through with his word.”

  Grant Ralph: “Please pray for my mother. She is in a nursing home because her feet and body are wracked in pain. Pray that the pain will be relieved and that she will be able to go back home very soon. Her name is Nadean Thurston.”

  Selwyn Reynolds: “Please pray God will strengthen and comfort our brothers and sisters who live in areas of conflict like Syria, Africa, Israel, Gaz, Pakistan, etc.”

  Louise Williams: “Please pray for a safe, successful procedure on my sinuses on Friday morning, November 1, 2019.”

  Toshiko Wingard: “Please pray for Andrew Kruger’s mother in Jackson, MS, as she fell and shattered her shoulder. Pray for her speedy recovery.”

  Jonah Wright: “I pray that Doyal Wright (Great Daddy) feels better soon.”

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Debbie Cole, 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)


Everything you need, you get in the fruit basket Juanita puts together. Thank you, church family, for that. We also want to thank you for the cards and especially the prayers during my time of convalescing.                                                                         Love to All, Barbara Hopkins

Please Join Us For A


in honor of

Philip Lowery


Arina Drygval

Sunday, November 3

from 2:30-4:00pm

in the Central College Room

Philip and Arina are registered at Target.


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) – deadline TODAY.

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!


TOMORROW from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Central will have its 2nd Trunk or Treat for our church and the community. We need help with the following:

·         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).


We are thankful to God for the opportunity to travel with you on this spiritual journey together, and to be reminded of the many blessings we have as children of God. Last week we concluded the  third trek of Our Journey. The “Outward” focus addressed the physical and spiritual needs of those God brings our way and gives us opportunities to influence and serve. As followers of Christ, we are called to see  all people as Christ did when he came and lived among us. Jesus said he came to seek and save that which was lost (Luke 19:10); he was the shepherd and answer for those who were harassed and helpless, and that workers are needed to spread the good news (Matthew 9:36-38). As Christians, we can all remember a time when we didn’t know Christ and experienced those feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. We can remember the relief and gratitude we felt when someone came along and shared the good news of God’s love and grace with us. We must, out of love and gratitude, do the same.

The Journey characteristic for the upcoming week is “A community of believers humbly seeking God’s guidance.” Every day, we all make choices, some are small and inconsequential, while others have the potential to be life altering. We must be willing to humbly and totally submit to what we read in God’s word above all else as we make decisions and choices. Much time and energy are required to accomplish this goal: Bible Study, Meditation, Prayer and Fasting, and faithfully executing whatever it is God calls us to do.

In the coming week we will be moving along to the last leg of the Journey, “Forward.” We will look at how we can keep ourselves on the right path, and encourage others around us to develop and grow in their faith and service to God. To be successful  demands that we pause and remember   those who influenced us in our walk, how they accomplished the role and responsibility given to them by God, and use that as an example or roadmap for us to follow.

Key Words:  A Community of Believers Humbly Seeking God’s Guidance     

Memory Verse: I Thessalonians 5:16-18

To God be the glory.

The Elders,

Chip, Ed, and Richard   



We are excited about our next stop on Our Journey which begins this Sunday, November 3rd, with our guest speaker: Earl Lavender. The theme for this series is Preparing God’s people for works of service.

The schedule for this Sunday is:

  9:00 a.m. – Combined adult classes (teens and up)

  10:15 a.m. – Morning Assembly: Sermon on Ephesians 4:11-16

  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Teaching/Training in preparing God’s people for the works of service. These 2 sessions are opened to all. Leaders, teachers, and at least one person per family are urged to attend. There will be a break in between these 2 sessions.


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.


Everyone is invited to the wedding of

Arina Drygval


Philip Lowery

Saturday, November 16, 2019

At 4:00 p.m.

At Central church of Christ

An hors d’oeuvre reception will follow at the Cooper House.

Guests are welcome to dress in medieval

clothing if they choose but it is not necessary.


Ushers—Yocus Jones’ Team

Counting—Matt McCauley’s Team

Nursery—November 3—Rachel & Emma McCauley 




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 Arina Drygval and Phil Lowery

(2:30-4:00 pm See article.)



CYG Fusion (5:30-7:30 pm)



Ladies’ Bible Class (10:00 am)



College FNL (6:30 pm)



Teens’ Fall Retreat



Ladies’ Bible Class (10:00 am)



College FNL (6:30 pm)



Arina Drygval and Philip Lowery Wedding (4:00 pm See invitation.)


Communion Thoughts: Gregg Rigney

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

Prayer: Ed Ditto