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NOVEMBER 1, 2020


We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Matthew Weeks, a resident of His Way, was baptized this morning (October 28th). Please welcome and encourage our newest brother.


  Please continue to keep Barbara Hopkins (finger surgery) and William Greenleaf (cataract surgery) in your prayers as both of them had surgery this past week.

  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)


Our sympathy is extended to:

  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.


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


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’ 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 – 16 servants. If you can help, please let Gerry Binford know or email pat(-at-) 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 at the present time on-line during Sunday morning, you can help set-up on Saturday.) Thank you in advance for serving the body in this capacity.



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.


1.   A Confident Faith – Study of Ruth and Esther (Ladies Class)

Zoom link:

2.   Hope in Troubled Times: A Study of 1 and 2 Chronicles

 Zoom link:

November 4th lesson will be in 2 Chronicles 18:1-19:3 – Having Ears to Hear God’s Unhappy News


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:

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.


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-) ).


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. 


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


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.


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-)

by TODAY 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!