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DECEMBER 23, 2020


James Hall is back at Brookshire Health Facility after being in the hospital.

Kim Smith (former member) is in Huntsville Hospital, MICU. Notes of encouragement may be sent Kim (and Teresa) at 201 Darnell Place, Harvest, AL 35749.

Lee Strickland is recuperating at home after having out-patient surgery Tuesday, December 22nd. Please pray for his complete recovery.


Jim Blue: “Please pray for Jerry Copeland, my son-in-law. He is in ICU in Florence with a serious heart condition. Please pray for his wife (my daughter) Jenna. Pray for the entire Copeland family.”

Tony Callins: Update on James Hall – Friday, December 18th – “I talked to one of James' doctors today. She said that once he gets to Brookshire they will start a once a day antibiotic treatment till December 27. If it is not working, they will stop it before then and setup a hospice plan. The doctor said that his kidneys are not strong enough to keep giving him that medicine.”

Dittos: Please pray for the best friend of our daughter-in-law. Stephanie, is beginning treatment for an aggressive breast cancer. The cancer was found early, but the situation is frightening, especially for a non-Christian.”

Bill and Carol Kuhn: “Please include in your prayers our family’s gratitude for all the prayers on behalf of Bill’s sister, Sally Mans. She went to be with Jesus this morning.”

David Nance: “I received a message from Kishore (our missionary in Guyana) to pass along to the church: Their family is well and the churches in Port Kaituma are meeting again. (Turu is divided into smaller groups of about 30 each which meet at different times.) The virus is still a problem for them but it’s not as bad in Port Kaituma now as it is in the surrounding region. He and his family send their love the church at Central.”

Joan Palmer: “Please pray for my son, Charles Palmer, in Mobile. He is ill with lung symptoms after exposure to COVID. Pray for his physical, and most especially, spiritual well-being. Thank you.”

Grant Ralph: “My cashier and customer service position at Speedway is quite stressful because some people are rude to me, and I continually have to try to memorize how to do difficult transactions on the register. This triggers anxiety and depression on me mentally. Please pray that I will continually get more confident and be better able to memorize difficult transactions.”

Kenzie Wright: “Please pray for good results with my follow up on the 28th with the heart doctor. And also healing for my older sister. She had a stroke on last Sunday. Thank you.”

Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, James Hall, 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)


Our sympathy is extended to the family of our sister, Sally Mans, who passed away Sunday, December 20th. Sally is a sister of Bill Kuhn/aunt to John Kuhn and Suzie Nance. Cards may be sent to Sally’s daughter, Liz Audenaert, and her husband (Brian) and children, 250 Jacks Road, New Market, AL 35761. There will be a memorial service for Sally in January 2021.


Dear Central,

Thanks for your prayers and words of encouragement concerning our family's health. We appreciate the meals, running of errands and other ways you have supported us.

We took COVID tests again late last week. Tony, Mary and Stephen tested negative, but Alexandra tested positive for COVID. (Update TODAY: She now has tested negative!) Stephen is, however, suffering from an upper respiratory ailment and is recovering well with medication.

Keep Alex and us in your prayers as we progress. We love and appreciate you MUCH!

The Callins Family


Our congratulations to Ed and Sharon Ditto, who are celebrating their 53rd anniversary TODAY.  Thank you for your example to us.


Harry Ellett (one of our shut-ins) celebrated his birthday Tuesday, December 22nd. Please send him at card – 1320 Monte Sano Blvd, Huntsville, AL 35801.


TONIGHT at 7 pm

Delighting in God’s Word

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:


The church office will be closed from tomorrow till Monday, January 4, 2021. As always, anyone of them may be reached on their cell phone. Hope you all have a very Happy Holiday!!!


Please plan to be part of our Year End Devotional, Wednesday, December 30, at 7:00 pm at Central. The devo will also be available on our YouTube channel (Central Family), the same as our Sunday class and assembly, for those who chose to participate via Live Stream.