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December 1, 2021

REJOICE

We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new brother. Carlos Keeton, son of Rodney and SióBhan, was baptized early Tuesday morning, November 23rd. Please welcome and encourage him.

PRAYERS REQUESTS

  Ashley Baker: “Pray for my brother, James Dodson, for his mental health as well as him finding Jesus.”

  Stacey Condron: “Prayer request for my nephew, Michael Condron. He continues to battle mental illness. He's getting very destructive and refuses medicine and help. His parents had to kick him out of the house because he was so destructive, and now he's living in his car. Please pray that he can comprehend what he is doing to himself and his family, and that he takes the help that is being offered. Pray for God's overall strength and wisdom in this situation. And pray that God will protect Michael and pierce his heart to seek Him. Thank you.”

  Ed and Sharon Ditto: “Pray that our Elders will be given wisdom to lead us well and that we, the church, will be good followers.”

  Janice Greenleaf: “Sonja Eads' mother, Sandy Yager, was hospitalized Wednesday due to a dangerously low blood oxygen level. She is in Madison Hospital, Room 502. (Update: She is still not well enough to go home. Please pray for her and for Sonja as her only caretaker. Cards would be appreciated. Please send them to The Eads' address: 104 Sawrock Drive, Madison, AL 35756.)

  John Kuhn Family: “Please pray for our bonus daughter, Abigail Zarnesky. She was hospitalized Saturday night (November 27th) again for infection in her transplanted kidney.”

  Brenda Newman: “Please pray for an employee of The Saving WayAshley Lippincott, who lost her mother Sunday morning, November 28th, due to a long-term illness.”  

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Emilie Porter (1/6/2022), Stephany Moore (3/5/2022), and Rachael Sherrill (4/11/2022)

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Clyde Jones, Ted Moore, Mary Etta Neiland, and Bill & Sheril Townsley.

  Our Missionaries: Denisovs & Rahimovs (Tomsk, Russia), Kishore Etwaroo Family (Port Kaituma, Guyana), Carlos & Linda Eguizabal (Juayua & Salcoatitan, El Salvador) & YOU (Huntsville Area)

THANK YOU

Thank you, Central Family, for your prayers my Paw Paw. He is now in a room and waiting to start chemo. They are monitoring to be sure there is no swelling.

Kyearia Booker

 Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our soon to be baby boy last Sunday!! It was a beautiful shower, and we are so grateful for everyone who took the time to be a part of such a special afternoon. We are thankful to be able to raise our son in this church family, and we can’t wait to be back with you all in person and for you all to meet him in the New Year!

Wade and Emilie Porter

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to the Minnie Teague and her family in the passing of her oldest aunt, Alberta Lumpkin Thanksgiving Day (November 25th) in California.

WEDNESDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – FALL TERM (DECEMBER 1)

1.   Better Together (Library; Coordinator: Melinda Goad; Women only) – In Person or Zoom

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86546256824?pwd=ZndPSUdCUm02ZVJ1THdZVG5KWEk2QT09

2.   Generational Discipleship (Room 200; Leader: Daniel Alavi)

3.   Raising Godly Kids (Room 113; Coordinator: Chad Dickey and Ben Clark)

This class can either be in-person or join in on our zoom link. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86363371603?pwd=cjM1bmFxZ0kyTU5SR1VQUlN2QlpOZz09

SUNDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – WINTER TERM 2021

December 5 through February 27

1.   The Story of Redemption (Gymnasium; Coordinator: Loren Wisehart)

This series presents the biblical account of the human problem, salvation, and a new life in Jesus Christ. Beginning with creation, the class follows the “big picture” storyline of the Bible as it finds meaning and completion in Jesus.

Each week, participants are invited to arrive early for fellowship. Upon entering the gymnasium, participants will be assisted in finding a small group. After a call to order and welcome, all groups will watch a 5-10 minutes video. Once the video is done, groups will read a Bible passage related to the video, discuss questions, and pray for one another. Groups will wrap up at 9:45 am in order to move chairs into place for the large assembly which begins at 10:15 am. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83086751743?pwd=RjNTYVR3QXNUUDRXYUxtN25VRmM0QT09

2.   Women’s Ministry (Library; Coordinators: Sue Underwood and Kim Story)

This class provides Bible-based content in a LIFE Talk setting and is set up to minister to women who are the head of their household and women whose husbands are not Christians. Women of all ages and situations are welcome who wish to participate in this ministry. The class is generally organized to alternate between Old Testament and New Testament books, topics, and ideas. However, prayer and sharing are also integral parts of the class. As participants begin to apply the teaching to their own lives, they are invited to openly share burdens with one another. This is so that others who have walked that path previously can share their own experience and wisdom in how to face that situation faithfully. While two ladies provide the principal oversight for the class, a number of ladies from within the class will be encouraged to lead individual sessions, usually a week or two at a time.

WEDNESDAY ADULT CLASS OPTIONS – WINTER TERM (BEGINNING DECEMBER 8)

New and follow-on classes are planned to begin December 8. More details to come!

CENTRAL ANGEL TREE SELECTION

Our Angel Tree is open for selection. We have a few angels still available. To select from our Angel Tree, please go to https://www.handsfreemissions.org/central-angel-tree-online-selection-page/ . Gentle Reminder: All angels are due back by Wednesday, December 15th. Thanks for you continued support. If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Crittenden.

SERVANTS ARE NEEDED

  Need teacher for the 2 and 3 years’ old class on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM from January to March.

  Someone willing to do childcare on Sundays during assembly. Please let me know the dates you would be able to cover.

If you are able to help with either of these, please contact Suzie Nance (Drnance(-at-)hiwaay.net or 256-653-2508).

COMING SOON! SAVE THE DATE!

2022 Central Marriage Retreat

Join us at the Joe Wheeler State Park in 2022 and enjoy time connecting with other couples while strengthening your marriage.

Theme: We Are in This Together – Couple, Family, Church, God

Date/Location: Feb 11 – 12 at Joe Wheeler State Park Lodge

Speakers: Well Known Speakers

Registration: Begins early December; Ends mid-January.

Suggested donation: $100 per couple (Donations not required but appreciated.) Assistance by providing scholarship money will be appreciated.

All meals are on your own.

UPCOMING EVENTS

December    3    College Holiday Party (6:00 pm)

                     4    Senior High Christmas Party at the Teen House (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

                     5    Teens’ Cookie Day (after morning assembly – till 5:00 p.m.)

                           Elementary Holiday Party in FLC (5:00 p.m.)

MEN TO SERVE – DECEMBER

Chair Set-Up – Garrett Bell’s Team

Counting – Alan Moore’s Team

Ushering – Ryan Bell’s Team