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DECEMBER 16, 2020

THOSE IN THE HOSPITAL

James Hall is in Room 598 at Huntsville Hospital, where he is in stable condition. Please pray for his healing. (Update: James’ nurse said that he is doing better.)

Kim Smith (former member) is in Huntsville Hospital, ICU. (See prayer request below.)

PRAYER REQUESTS

Dot Bowen: “Please pray for Tony and Mary Callins and Alisha (Humble) as they continue their COVID-19 quarantine with symptoms. Pray for complete healing.”

Daniel Brown: “My mom needs prayers right now more than ever. She’s been fighting breast cancer and going through chemotherapy and immunotherapy.”

Burns:Eve Pope, cousin of Jan Burns, has been hospitalized due to complications from COVID. Please seek healing from this illness and comfort in isolation.”

Lora Porter: “For pray for Kim Smith (former member) is in Huntsville Hospital on a ventilator. He had COVID-19 a month ago, recovered well but had an acute pancreatic attack. Kim is in critical condition, responsive, on the vent with low settings. Keeping him calm so his heart will withstand fighting the infection. He had a CT scan, still has a lot of fluid which goes along with the pancreatic issues.” [Update from his wife, Teresa: “WILL TRY AND WAKE HIM UP!!! All day yesterday (Tuesday, December 15) and last night they began weaning him off “the big guns” pain and onto the next level of pain meds. These new meds will be the ones he will be using as he wakes up. Today (December 16) will be a hard day for him - maybe one of the hardest - pray that God helps intervene with this process. His heart will be the big issue - pray that vitals stay in the safe levels as they start the wake up. Waking up doesn’t mean that he is off the ventilator it means they want him less dependent on it. Right now it’s working 50% for him - they need him to be using only 30 to 40%. HE CAN DO THIS! He will have full “crew” surrounding him as they begin. Our earthly angels (as we call them) pray for them. We all want to express our gratitude and thanks for all your support you are giving us right now. We feel the power and strength!!!"] Notes of encouragement may be sent Kim (and Teresa) at 201 Darnell Place, Harvest, AL 35749.

Grant Ralph: “My sister has completely returned to her normal good health! She’s even working again. Praise God, and I thank all of you for your prayers.”

Louise Williams: “Update on my sister-in-law, Ruth Butler. She is still recovering from her stroke and surgery. Will go to rehab within the next week or so. Thanks for the prayers.”

Ryan Wright Family: “Please pray for Kenzie Wright. She was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday with heart issues. She will follow up with the heart doctor Monday to see what’s going on.”

Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Sally Mans, Dean Oden, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

Mothers-In-Waiting: Jessica Ogle (2/4), Allison Goad (2/7), Caroline Lowery (3/16), and Anna Mosley (5/17).

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

THANK YOU

A great big thanks for all the cards, flowers, thoughts, prayers, and other acts of kindness you bestowed on behalf of our family in the death of my precious mother-in-law, Ms. Thelma Bowen Collins. You’re always there in our time of need, and we appreciate and love you all.                                                                                                                                                                          The Bowen Family

Thank you, thank you to the teens and their cookie visit quest! We greatly appreciated our visit.                                                                                       John and Joyce Davis

Please convey our heartful thank yous to the Central children and to the “elves” who delivered the Christmas card and gift bag filled with fruit and cookies and other kinds of tasty treats. David and I appreciate their thoughtfulness and love.

With love and thanksgiving,

Mary and David Williams

CENTRAL ADULT WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONLINE CLASSES

December 9 through December 23 – Wednesdays at 7 pm

Delighting in God’s Word

Is reading the Bible easy or hard for you? Do you read the Bible because you feel like you should or because you enjoy it? If asked to be candid, a number of Christians might confess reading the Bible more out of a sense of obligation than out of a sense of privilege. So how does one get out of a rut? How can one start off the year seeking God through His word with heart, mind, soul, and strength?

During December, the adult midweek class will explore what it means to delight in God's word. We'll hear from fellow Christians about their favorite Scriptures and what gets them fired up about God's word. We'll hear from one another about practical things we can do to approach God's word.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to enter 2021 encouraged to encounter God through the Scriptures!

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82984842232?pwd=VzY4Um04MHk5M2JNK1BaR0lmQ2xmdz09

DIRECTORY UPDATE

Jeff Norville’s new address is 22501 New Garden Road, Lot 3, Elkmont, Alabama 35620.