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JANUARY 4, 2023




  Nic Barham: “Pray for the family of Derrick Hicks. He was a co-worker and friend who was killed in an accident.”

  Jim Blue: “A prayer of gratitude to our Lord for the chance to start this New Year with Him in His House! Amen!!”

  Richard Brown: “1) Sandra and I are thankful that we were not seriously hurt in an accident last Sunday that totaled both vehicles. The safety equipment did its job. We were whipped around but no broken bones. 2) With regard to my pancreatic cancer – I met with the surgeon last week. He said the tumor was operable and he expected a positive outcome but there would be a long recovery. I am to meet with the cancer doctor this week. We will decide where to go from here – to treat and what the protocol will be, or not to treat. Sandra and I are very, very appreciative of your concern and support – the offers of help, encouraging comments and support through prayer. To God be the glory.”

  The Dittos: “Bless Michael and Marjie Nance as they wait for their little one.”

  Jackson and Allison Ledford: “Allison’s dad was taken to the hospital last night (Saturday, December 31st) for a possible heart attack. Currently being monitored. Please pray!” (Update: Mr. Mitchell was discharged Sunday night after all his tests came back normal.)

  Kat Nambo: “Please pray for healthy and happy babies for Marjie, Kat, and Allison.”

  Lora Porter: “My mother, NoraBelle Reed, has been taken to the ER for vomiting. Please pray for a quick recovery.” (Update from Lora: “She is somewhat better and we hope to bring her home on Friday.”)

  Chloe Raum: “Please pray for Lauren Raum’s sprained ankle to heal quickly.”

  Tom and Selwyn Reynolds: “Praise God the treatment is continuing to heal the cancer in Regina Ralston!”

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Marjie Nance (1/2/23), Kat Nambo (2/2023), Allison Ledford (6/2023), and Samantha Strachan Ajayi (6/2023).

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Randall Biser, Jamie Cole, Fritz Nelson, Sheril Townsley, and Doug Wingard

  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 Hopkins Family in the passing of Charlie’s brother, Thomas L. Hopkins, Thursday, December 29th, in Georgia.


We can bearly wait!

Join us for a baby boy shower honoring

Kat and Tonino Nambo

Sunday, January 8th – 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Central Church of Christ

Registered at Amazon and Target.


Join us for a come and go Wedding Shower


Michael and Brittany Hammond

January 29, 2023 / 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Central church of Christ

Registered at Amazon.


Tonight after classes, please meet in the auditorium and witness the baptism of Andrew Hard, son of Sarah Hard/grandson of Chip and Laura Jones.


Sheril Townsley, one of our shut-ins, will be celebrating her birthday Sunday, January 8th. Please send her a card wishing her a Happy Birthday!

2023 Marriage Retreat

Mutations of Marriage

February 10 - 11, 2022

Speakers: Bennie and Tonya Wilkerson (of Simpson Street Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA)

Registration: Now – January 29th Sundays in Fellowship Hall

Register online:

Suggested donation: $65 per couple

Payments can be made online here:


Wednesday, January 4th, in the Old Auditorium from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. we will be practicing the songs we have learned over the past weeks for the Praise and Harmony Workshop, which is scheduled for January 13-15. Please come and learn with us.


There is a new sign up link for those willing to be a childcare worker during Sunday assembly. We have 3 classrooms and 2 workers per classroom so we could use 6 people every week. Please contact Suzie Nance at drnance(-at-) or 256-653-2508 to receive the link. Also, let her know if you are willing to fill in as needed. Thanks!


Friday, January 14           7-8:30 p.m.         ReGenHarmony Activity – This activity is targeted to teens and college ages but is open to anyone who wants to attend. They will be learning new songs in our Family Life Center.

Saturday, January 15      2-4 p.m.              Area Wide Praise and Harmony Singing

Sunday, January 16         9-10 a.m.            Teens and Up

                                            10:15 a.m.          Assembly

            SERVANTS NEEDED!

The list for signing up for 2023 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.


1.   Paul’s Guidance to the Corinthian Church (Family Life Center)

Paul often wrote letters to churches he knew. Usually, he had several pleasant things to say about the people to whom he was writing. Sometimes, however, the people were so immature that he struggled for words of commendation. Such it was with Corinth. A significant port city in Greece during the Roman Empire, Corinth was known for its worldly lifestyle. And the Corinthian church, in many respects, resembled the culture in which they lived. How can God’s people live godly lives in a pagan culture? This textual study of 1 Corinthians walks through the cultural challenges of the church in Corinth and looks for points of application for Christians in today’s culture.

The series will pause on January 15 for a session of the Praise and Harmony Workshop in the Family Life Center. The remaining weeks will be circle-up discussion groups.

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.


January 8 through February 12 – “Looking in the Wrong Place”

Where do you look for answers to life’s questions? Do you watch a how-to video? Do you phone a friend? Do you follow a celebrity on their social media feed? For routine matters in life, there may well be “an app for that.” But when it comes to making life decisions, navigating relationships, and seeking security, where do you look? Where should you look?

It’s easy to look in the wrong places for such guidance. Even in the early church, we find examples of Christians who looked to themselves and the world around them for guidance. They fit very agreeably within the culture around them. In a word, they were worldly.

This series examines what it means to be worldly and provides practical ways of living rightly focused on God and the cross.







Jan. 8

1 Corinthians

Introduction: Why These Lessons?

Rodney Keeton & Jamie Burns


Jan. 15

1 Cor. 1:1-17

Losing Sight of the Cross

Daniel Alavi


Jan. 22

1 Cor. 1:18-2:5

Relying on Our Wisdom

Bill Neiland


Jan. 29

1 Cor. 3:1-23

Who Do You Follow?

Steve Lowery


Feb. 5

1 Cor. 3:11; 4:1-21

We. Are. Immature.

Jackson Ledford


Feb. 12

1 Cor. 5:1-13

Dealing with It

James Ryans


Winter Term: January 4 through March 1

1.   Praying Jesus’s Model Prayer in Everyday Life (Family Life Center)

When Jesus’s disciples asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1-4), they implied something we don’t always recognize: how to pray to God isn’t completely obvious. In this series, we will examine aspects of the Lord’s model prayer and then spend time praying for specific areas of our everyday lives that relate to that model prayer.

Week / Date

Lesson / Scripture

Topics About Which to Pray

1 – Jan. 4

Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed Be Your Name (Matt. 6:9)

Seeking God with all we are and have; being God focused and selfless

2 – Jan. 11

Your Kingdom Come (Matt. 6:10)

Gospel/outreach efforts; opportunity and boldness in testifying about Jesus; salvation for loved ones; developing personal ministry

3 – Jan. 18

Your Will Be Done on Earth (Matt. 6:10)

Help to widows, the fatherless, the war ravaged, the oppressed

4 – Jan. 25

As It Is in Heaven (Matt. 6:10)

Praise for God’s perfection and his perfect reign over all things

5 – Feb. 1

Give Us Today Our Daily Bread (Matt. 6:11)

Meeting physical needs such as food, job, money, housing, and maintenance; chronic health issues and physical pain

6 – Feb. 8

Forgive Us Our Debts

(Matt. 6:12)

Forgiveness for relationship strife at home, work, school, and church; country strife pertaining to politics, race, and media

7 – Feb. 15

As We Also Have Forgiven Our Debtors (Matt. 6:12)

Forgiving those who have wronged us

8 – Feb. 22

Lead Us Not Into Temptation (Matt. 6:13)

Rescue from trials, growth in personal maturity during trials, freedom over besetting sin

9 – Mar. 1

Deliver Us from the Evil One (Matt. 6:13)

Relief from anxiety and other inner turmoil; refreshed spirit over weariness; spiritual protection for physical and spiritual children

Zoom link:

2.   Romans, Part 2 (Women Only; Library and Online; Facilitator: Melinda Goad)

It has been said, “If you get Romans, God will get you!”  Join us this winter as we continue an in-depth look at the book of Romans in order to grow in our understanding of the profound truths Paul relays in this text. Each week class participants will study the assigned reading independently and join together on Wednesday evenings to discuss their insights. To allow for a more in-depth look at the text, we will only cover ½ chapter per week. You can attend the class in person at the building or from home on Zoom. If you have questions, please contact Melinda Goad. Zoom link:

***Please note that on January 4th (tonight) and 18th that class will only be on Zoom. No class in the library on those dates.



Chair Set-Up – Garrett Bell’s Team

CountingYocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team




Singing Group (6:00-7:00 pm – old auditorium)



Baby Boy Shower Honoring Kat and Tonino Nambo (2:00-3:30 pm See invitation)



Teen Time (5:30 pm – Teen House)



Singing Group (6:00-7:00 pm – old auditorium)



Praise and Harmony Workshop (See article – agenda.)



Teen Time (5:30 pm – Teen House)



Teen Time (5:30 pm – Teen House)



Wedding Shower Honoring Michael and Brittany Hammonds (2:00-3:30 pm See invitation.)



Teen Time (5:30 pm – Teen House)



Teen Time (5:30 pm – Teen House)



Marrieds’ Retreat (See article.)