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NOVEMBER 20, 2019

WELCOME

Samantha Bottomley met with the elders and wants to work and fellowship with us at Central. Samantha has one son, Josh, who is in the fifth grade and has been attending here. Please get to know Samantha and Josh and encourage them.

SICK REPORT

  Anna Brown is in a hospital in Charlotte, NC . Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

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

  Please keep the Wright Family in your prayers. Doyal’s health is declining quickly.

PRAYER REQUESTS

  Garrett and Karin Bell: “Please pray for our college students as they work through the last few weeks of the semester. Pray that they stay strong and focused.”

  Samantha Bottomley: “Pray for Cathy Farless has a safe flight home. Also for myself as I was in a hit and run accident and with the holidays approaching God will help me remain faithful that everything will be okay emotionally, physically and financially.”

  Ditto: “1) Pray for the new (and not-so-new) marriages at Central. 2) Praise for the new Etwaroo grandbaby, Emerald, born to Kelly and Ernesto.”

  Ronald Graham: “Prayer for John Dunigan that the doctors will find out what is causing his health issues. He is in Huntsville Hospital, 759.” (Update: John has been discharged.)

  Justin and Angie Harrison:Lindsay Bridges, a close family friend, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumor. They have two small kids. Please pray for comfort and healing and more faith.”

  Bill Kuhn: “Thank you for the prayers for my sister, Sally. While her improvement is slow, the prayers are encouraging! Please keep them coming. Again, thank you.”

  Jodi Moore: “Please pray for T.A.R.C.O.G. as they need support for the upcoming holidays.”

  Lance and Jodi Moore: “Please pray for Jodi’s new caregiver, that she be the one we’ve been looking for.”

  Joan Palmer: “My brother, Bruce Harris, in Louisiana is scheduled for heart surgery (specifics unknown) this week in New Orleans. Pray for steadfast faith and healing. Thanks.” (Update: The doctors were unable to do surgery as he has developed pneumonia. Please pray that he recovers from the pneumonia quickly and be able to have surgery.)

  Grant Ralph: “Please pray for my mother. She has had congestive heart failure and Huntsville Hospital is trying to get all the fluid out of her. Please pray that God and the doctors will be successful. Prayers answered – the nursing home has given her an oxygen machine and small tanks.”

  David Walls: Please pray for Carlos and his son to get the job on (200) apt. units.”

  Ali Wisehart: “Please keep my friend, Kaylee Ray, in your prayers. She has been suffering a migraine for almost 4 weeks and will go to Vanderbilt for testing on Tuesday.”

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Debbie Cole, Jamie Cole, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans,  Johnny Powell, Rachel Ray, Louis Teague, Bill & Sherill Townsley, Carrie Wisehart, and Doyal Wright.

  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 Sean Tyler Family in the loss of Kieandra’s grandfather, Leroy Houston, Thursday morning, November 14th. Notes of sympathy may be sent to Kieandra’s mom, Johnnie Mae Scott, 506 East Lyon Street, Demopolis, AL 36732.

THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who helped to make Phil and Arina’s wedding so special and to all who attended. Please pray for them to have safe travel this week.

Steve and Karen Lowery

Congratulations

Our congratulations to our missionaries in Guyana, Kishore and Cheryl Etwaroo, who are the proud grandparents of a girl. Emerald Kiva John was born Thursday morning, November 14th, to her parents, Ernesto and Kelly John.

NEEDS

  Nursery needs: workers for Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm, 1-3 months: December, January, and/or February.

  Preschool needs: subs for Sunday and Wednesday Bible classes and helpers and teachers for Wednesday Bible classes (at least winter quarter).

  Please contact Suzie Nance at 256-653-2508 or drnance(-at-)hiwaay.net if you can help. If anyone has told me in the past that they would be willing to sub for preschool or nursery, please let me know again so I can have an updated sub list.

  Also, please remember to see if there are still unfilled blanks on the Sunday sign-up sheets outside the Nursery and Toddler rooms for assembly times. When committing to those times, let Cathy Farless or Suzie Nance know if you cannot make it.

Religious Volunteer training for the prison ministry

 at Limestone Correctional Facility

Saturday, December 7th, starting at 9:00 AM in the Old Auditorium

If you would like to volunteer within Limestone Correctional Facility as a part of the prison ministry, either for family nights or to teach a class, you must attend the annual training. (Please note that the minimum age for a religious volunteer is 19.) You do not need to sign up ahead of time, just show up at the above time and place. The training may last approximately 3 hours.

Childcare will be provided for Central members.

Please let Hollye Dickey know if you will need childcare.

Please contact David Nance or Hollye Dickey with any questions. Thanks!

We appreciate your support of the prison ministry!

CENTRAL CHURCH ANGEL TREE CARDS

The purpose of Central's Angel Tree is to help those who would not have a good Christmas due to financial difficulties. The Angels will be ready to pick up in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday, November 24th. Please bring your wrapped gift with the Angel tag on it and place on the table in the Fellowship Hall by Sunday, December 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Crittenden.

FROM THE ELDERS

As Christians, we are each blessed with a gift from God that we can personally use to honor and glorify him, and pass on to those following in our footsteps. The apostle Paul instructed his son in the faith, Timothy, to “… entrust to reliable men…” the things that he had seen and heard (II Timothy 2: 2). Paul mentored Timothy and entrusted to him the things of God; now, he was certain that Timothy was capable of doing the same for those under his leadership and responsibility. We routinely  pass on things of value to the next generation in our physical families: 1) family  recipes, 2) heirlooms and 3) rituals and traditions. Those treasured recipes are learned and passed on, and sometimes span many generations. We may have a family tradition that we have practiced and passed on to the next generation, by teaching, training, and modeling. In the same way that we attempt to pass on our family recipes and traditions, God instructs us as Christians to actively do the same for each other using the spiritual gifts and talents he has blessed us with.

This week Our Journey characteristic is: “Passing the treasure on –The older in the faith are intentional about nurturing those who recently have been born again.” In I Peter 2:2 the apostle Peter talked to new Christians about the importance of eagerly growing in their faith. The key to growth in their new found faith involved craving the spiritual milk that comes from God’s word. As older and mature Christians in the faith, we are responsible for and charged with providing those who are young in the faith with spiritual weapons required to live a victorious life in Christ.  

 Key Word: Milk       

 Memory Verse: I Peter 2:2-3 

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted the Lord is good.                    

The Elders, Chip, Ed, and Richard   

NOVEMBER TEAM SERVANTS

Ushers—Yocus Jones’ Team

Counting—Matt McCauley’s Team

Nursery—November 24—Rachel & Emma McCauley

ACTIVITIES

Nov

22

College Game Night (6:30 pm)

 

28

Thanksgiving Devotional (6:30 pm)

Dec

1

Teens – Fusion (4:30-7:30 pm)

 

6

College Holiday Party (6:30 pm)

 

7

Religious Volunteer Training for Limestone Correctional Facility (9:00 am See article.)

 

 

Senior High Holiday Party (5:30-9:00 pm at The Keetons)

 

8

Combined Adult Class with Earl Lavender (9:00 am)

 

 

Teens – Cookie Day (after morning assembly)

 

 

Family Gathering with Earl Lavender(5:30-7:30 pm)

 

15

HUGS (during morning assembly)

 

 

Elementary Holiday Party (5:00-7:00 pm)

MEN TO SERVE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Communion Thoughts: Rondell Crittenden

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

Prayer: Al Jones