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DECEMBER 19, 2018

THOSE IN THE HOSPITAL AND SHUT-IN

  Andrew Baucum, son of Mike and Debbie, had ear surgery today. The surgery went well and he is recuperating at home. Please continue to pray for his recovery and that all improves.

  Jamie Cole is in UAB Hospital, 1802 6th Ave S, room M866, Birmingham, AL 35233.

  Mother-To-Be: Jordan Gibbs (4/15/19)

  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Roosevelt Augustus, Jamie Cole, Viola Drappier, Margie Gough, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Ted & Rosalie Moore, Johnny Powell, Louis Teague, Bill & Sherill Townley, and Mary Williams

PRAYER REQUESTS AND COMMENTS

  Lorraine Baker: “God bless all my children.”

  SaJeana Bowen: “I pray that homeless people all over the world get to have some part of Christmas celebration.”

  Jim Blue: “Lord, here’s a prayer for all our brothers and sisters that are separated from our love at this time. Help them to find their way back to your care and protection. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen!”

  Callins: “Tony’s brother, Doug Callines, had heart bypass surgery on December 3rd. Things are not going well. He does not have blood flow from his knee to his foot. Another procedure will be done soon. If this doesn’t work, they will have to amputate his leg. Please pray that everything goes well.” (Cards may be sent to Doug Callines, 1612 2nd Street NW, Birmingham, AL 35215.)

  Jon and Pat Canterbury: “Please pray for our granddaughter, Tori Hunt. She is in the ER in Madison with 106-degree temp.” (Update: Tori is at home, but still not feeling well. Please continue to pray for healing.)

  Dittos: “Keep Jamie Cole in your prayers as she undergoes this difficult hospitalization to determine the cause of seizures.” (Update: Jamie is in UAB Hospital, 1802 6th Ave S, room M866, Birmingham, AL 35233.)

  Cathy Farless: “Pray that my son, Chris, will be able to find a new job after being laid off last week.”

  Alex and Caroline Henderson: “We are thankful for the fellowship we have had here. We will miss you all. We ask for prayers for safety in our travels.”

  Jared McCall: “Thank God for my job at His Way. I like being able to talk to the residents there. Also, pray for my friend that is thinking about getting baptized.”

  Aqueel Moss: “Pray I have a safe trip to California on Thursday. Also, pray for my families’ hearts as I officially announce to them that I plan to stay in Huntsville after graduation.”

  Grant Ralph: “A co-worker of mine named Jo-Jo has cancer and is going through chemo. Please pray for his healing. Thank you.”

  Selwyn Reynolds: “Pray for our brothers and sisters who are facing increased persecution in China and Egypt.”

  Jonah Wright: “I hope that the Hendersons have a safe trip to Arizona.J

  Mothers-To-Be: Jordan Gibbs (4/15/19)

  Missionaries: The Denisovs, Phil Lowery, and The Rahimovs – Tomsk, Russia, The Etwaroos – Guyana, Dwaine and Charlotte Simmons – Juayúa, El Salvador, and YOU – Huntsville Area

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy is extended to Daniel and Allison Goad in the passing of Allison's grandmother, Mattie McReynolds. Her funeral was Saturday, December 15th, in DeRidder, LA. Cards may be sent to David McReynolds, 750 David McReynolds, DeRidder, LA 70634.

CHURCH OFFICE

The church office will be closed for the holidays beginning Monday, December 24th and will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd. As always, you may reach us on our cell phones if needed.

THANK YOU

Fritz Nelson wanted to thank “Santa’s Helpers” (the teens) for bringing goodies to his home Sunday (December 9th).

Dear Teens and Leaders,

Thank you so much for the goodie package that was brought to us last Sunday. We have already begun enjoying it. Your visit was much appreciated and enjoyed. We miss our Central family so much when we aren’t able to join you in person.

A very special thanks to D’Mitri Lewis, Christopher Wade, Mary Carolyne Bell, and Lauren Raum who visited. It was our pleasure!

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and bright New Year.

Love, appreciation and the best to all of you this holiday season and beyond.

Doyal and Drue Wright

Dear Family in Christ,

Thank you for the clothes that you gave to me. May God bless and multiply his blessings in you.

I love you!

Jeremy and Eva Mitchell

CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to Ed and Sharon Ditto (51 years) and Elliott and Kay Tyler (54 years), who are both celebrating their anniversaries Sunday, December 23rd.  Thank you all for your example to us.

MEAL PREPARATIONS FOR FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

The sign-up list to prepare meals for the college ministry at their Friday Night Lives is posted outside of the fellowship hall outside of the kitchen area. LIFE Talks or individuals, please sign up. Thanks. If you have any questions, contact D’Mitri Lewis (904-887-4006).

SERVANTS NEEDED!

To everyone who helped with Communion Preparation this past year, THANK YOU!

The list for signing up for 2019 is posted in the kitchen. This is one of those behind the scenes acts-of-service that is appreciated by everyone. Questions – contact Jim Phillips 256-417-8202.

Central church of Christ

2019 Marriage Retreat

February 8 – 10, 2019

Joe Wheeler State Park

(4401 McLean Drive, Rogersville, AL 35652)

*Suggested donation amount: $85/couple

MISSING – PLEASE RETURN

Someone has borrowed/taken without permission one of the drink dispensers out of the closet in the kitchen. This is NOT one of the church's dispensers, but someone’s personal one. If you have it, PLEASE RETURN IMMEDIATELY. As a last resort, we will have to watch the surveillance cameras.

ANGEL TREE

A thank you to everyone who took an Angel and made their Christmas a little brighter.

 

HOLIDAY CLASS SCHEDULE

The following is the schedule for Central’s classes over the upcoming holidays.

Christmas: Sunday classes are planned to run as usual both before and after Christmas. On Wednesday, December 26th, the night after Christmas, adult and children’s classes alike will not meet in order to support a devotional in the old auditorium. New Year: All classes are planned to run as usual.

If teachers will be out of town or think their class attendance will be small on one of these days, they may make special arrangements for their class (e.g., have prayer time; combine classes with another group; etc.).

FAMILY VACATION RETREAT

JANUARY 18 – 21, 2019

The campus ministry's annual Family Vacation Retreat is here again. However, due to the damage caused by Hurricane Michael, the normal venue in Panama City Beach is unavailable this year. Instead, the event will be at the Camden on the Lake Resort in Lake Ozark, MO. This year's theme is Generations Reunion Weekend. This year is special – it’s our 10th anniversary, and we’re inviting not only current college students to attend, but alumni as well.  As last year, those Central teens who are juniors and seniors are also invited to join and the campus ministry will help sponsor those that want to go. There will be a teen track with breakout classes designed for them. Rodney, our youth minister, will be going to aid in leading the trip. We really hope this will be well attended by our teens, college, and alumni. The cost is $80 per person including a $20 deposit when you sign up. Note that cash will also need to be taken to cover meals. If you have any questions, interested in going, or interested in helping someone to go that is financially unable, please contact D’Mitri Lewis (904-887-4006).

TEEN ACTIVITIES

  December 31, 2018 (7:00 pm) – January 1, 2019 (7:00 am) – Lock-In. Bring snack foods to share and $3.00 for pizza.

  February 15 – 17 – Senior High Winterfest – Cost: $85. To reserve your spot, sign up now with $20 non-refundable deposit. A table will be in the Fellowship Hall.

DIRECTORY UPDATE

  Jay and Carla Campbell’s new email address is jcampbell7905(-at-)gmail.com

DECEMBER TEAM SERVANTS

USHERS – Alex Coleman’s Team

COUNTING – Alan Moore’s Team

FLC SET UP Jared Mosley’s Team

NURSERY – Anna Mosley, Julie Meyer, and Carrie Arnold

ACTIVITIES

Dec

23

NO Teen Time

 

26

All children and adults in the auditorium

 

31-1

Teens – Lock-In (7:00 pm-7:00 am)

Jan

6

NO Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

 

10

Sonrisers will meet (10:15 am)

 

11

College Ministry Kickoff (6:30 pm)

 

13

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

 

14

UAH Mixer (6:30 pm)

 

 

A&M Door Knocking (6:30 pm)

 

18-21

College and 11th and 12th Graders – Family Vacation Retreat (See article.)

 

20

HUGS (during assembly)

 

 

Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)

MEN TO SERVE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23

Leading:

John Gibbs

D’Mitri Lewis, Mike Lowery, Travis Bowen, Tristan Henderson, Dana Mercier, Walter Franklin, Alex Coleman, Jim Phillips

Prayer:

William Greenleaf