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April 6, 2022


  Jim Ashburn: “Greta is having hip surgery Tuesday (April 5th). My dad and his wife are both having procedures Wednesday (April 6th). Pray for them and for me.” (Update: Greta is doing well.)

  Connie Binford: “Please keep Gerry’s nephew, William, and family in your prayers. His wife, Rashonda, and 2 years old daughter, Charlie, were in a bad car accident last night (Saturday, April 2nd). Charlie only had a few scratches. His wife had to be med flight to Birmingham. She is currently stable.” (Update: Rashonda had surgery on her hand yesterday and is to have surgery on her face today. She is in UAB Hospital. Please continue to keep all of them in your prayers.)

  Jim Blue: “On this beautiful day let us praise the Lord by asking Him how we can serve him. Amen.”

  Crittendens: “Please keep our son, Brandon in your prayers. He is scheduled for a thyroid fine needle biopsy Friday, April 8th. Pray that everything goes well.”

  Tim Davis: “For His Way Fellowship.”

  Sharon Ditto: “Please add our dear Joan Hacker to your prayers. She has an eye problem and is being referred to a specialist in Little Rock. Pray also for Gerry Binford’s nephew. His wife experienced a serious auto accident yesterday (Saturday, April 2nd). Prayers are requested. Thanksgiving that the small child involved was not injured.” (Text from Joan Hacker: “Went to eye doctor Monday in Little Rock. I have Macular Degeneration. Not a good diagnosis but can be treated. I will slowly lose sight. My sister has it, so it is not a big surprise. I appreciate your interest and prayers. I am enjoying having Rose Kuhn and friends to visit frequently. They were here last night. I watch Central sometimes on Sunday morning. College church has worship at 9 a.m. so I can do both.” Cards may be sent to her at 801 S. Benton Avenue, Apt. A108, Searcy, AR 72143.)

  Melanie Gipson: “Pray for a person willing to help me with my math to pass in college.”

  Tim Lewis: “Susan Lewis’ son, Matt Howard, is in Huntsville Hospital pursuant. He is in a semi-catatonic state; he can talk but is not animated at all. The doctors are trying to determine what if any meds can correct this. His condition is believed to be because of medicine interactions.”

  LaVonne Norville: “I am having shoulder replacement surgery this Thursday, April 7th, at Crestwood Hospital. Pray for a successful surgery and easy recovery. Thank you.”

  Jim Phillips:My son, Joshua Claspille, who I didn't know about until he was 36 years old (long story) has come down with medical problems. His kidneys are operating at 30%, his blood pressure is over 300 and his heart muscles have thickened as well. He's in bad shape. Doctors are working to get his BP under control so they can begin draining fluid that has collected in his body.”

  Don Phillips: “Please pray for the V.A. to approve my medication. Thank you.”

  Selwyn Reynolds: “Please pray God will relieve the pain Lisa Cooper’s aunt Ronna is experiencing.”

  Minnie Teague: “Asking prayers for my nephew, Stephon Harper. He is on a ventilator.” (Update: Mr. Harper is still in the hospital but doing much better.)

  “Pray for Dalton Eddy and Justin Cheetom, who are no longer at His Way. Pray that they will make wise decisions and for God’s protection.”

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Jessica Ogle (4/20), Sarah Phillips (5/5), Mishaella Ryans (7/7) and Breanna Baucum (7/13).

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

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


Our congratulations to Brandon and Rachael Sherrill, who are the proud parents of a girl. Vivian Rose was born early Friday morning, April 1st, weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces. All are doing well. Austin, Sophia and Adeline are super excited about the birth of their little sister.


Central Church,

Thank you for the plant you sent after the passing of our mom and wife. We appreciate you thinking of us during this time of sorrow. Your prayers, love and support are what will get us through the days ahead.                                                                   

                                                                                          God Bless!

The Parker Family


Our sympathy to The Caleb Simmons Family (former members) in the passing of Della's brother, Daniel Dobbins, Sunday, April 3rd. Cards may be sent to The Simmons Family, 12040 Congress Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48315.



When religious words are used frequently, they can begin to lose their meaning by becoming too familiar. The word “Gospel” is no exception. In our upcoming 5-week series entitled The Kingdom of God, we’re going to unpack not just the basic meaning of the word “Gospel” but also its implications for Christians and non-Christians alike. Why is the Gospel considered good news? Why should I care? And even more so, why should I share it with others?

Join your Central Family as we explore this simple yet profound phrase and learn how it shapes every aspect of our lives.

  April 10 – The Community of Christ – Jim Norville and Gerry Binford

  April 17 – The Cross and Resurrection of Christ – Allen Wright


Couples Shower


Jamie Kuhn and Reid McNabb

Sunday, May 1st, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Central Church of Christ

407 Clinton Avenue, East

Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Registered at Amazon Home Depot and Target


The Timberland Trace LIFE Talk has celebrated Easter together for many years. This year we are celebrating here at the building and would like to invite anyone who would like to join us for an Easter Potluck. Please bring a dish to share and filled eggs if you would like for your kids to join in on an egg hunt. Our kids who are "too old" for the egg hunt usually play board games so if that is more your speed come join them. This has become a favorite annual event for us, and we would like to share it with the rest of our family.

April 17, 2022
12:00 – 5:00 pm

If you have any questions please contact: Suzie Nance, Brenda Wade or Carrie Wisehart.


Central’s Senior Sunday will be April 24th. We want to honor ALL those graduating from high school and college this year. Graduates, please fill out your form and turn it back into the office or email everything to pat(-at-) along with a digital picture (jpg or img) of yourself by Wednesday, April 13th!!! Those we know are:

High School:  Caleb Arnold, Nechiah Green, Carlos Keeton, Jordan Palmer, Christopher Wade, and Alison Wisehart.

College:          Laura Grace Ashburn, William Ashburn, Mysteree Bowen, Brandon Crittenden, Cameron Crittenden, Lucny Jean, Daniel Lewis, Deborah Romine, Brandon Smith, Kathryn Ashburn Walker, and Daniel Wisehart


Cheryl and Kishore Etwaroo, our missionaries in Guyana, South America, plan to arrive the evening of June 13th and depart on July 5th. They fly into Birmingham and will be sleeping at the Ditto’s house. When they leave Huntsville, they will be driven to the Felton’s house in Greenville, NC. From Greenville, they plan to visit family in New York, then fly back to Guyana. A “Sign-Up” calendar is posted in the fellowship area. For more information, contact Ed Ditto.


March 6 through May 22

1.      The Story of Redemption (Family Life Center; Coordinator: Loren Wisehart)

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


March 9 through May 25

1.      The Power to Change the World: A Study of the Book of Acts (Library; Coordinator: Melinda Goad; Women only) – In person or Zoom

Zoom link:

2.      Growing in Personal Bible Study (Family Life Center; Teacher: Gregg Rigney) – In person or Zoom

Zoom link:

3.      Praise and Worship Gathering (Room 200; Coordinators: Daniel Alavi, Gerry Binford, and Rodney Keeton)

Starting TONIGHT, an optional gathering will be offered during the 7:00 pm class time. This gathering is intended to be both outreach and encouragement focused. It is designed to reach new members, “Covid” displaced members, visitors, and anyone seeking a time of praise and worship on a Wednesday evening. In an effort to be sensitive to younger families who cannot stay late on Wednesdays, this gathering will start promptly at 7:00 pm and finish at 7:30 pm. Anyone wishing to stay until 8:00 pm can do so and fellowship with one another. During this time, there will be singing, prayer and Scripture reading centered around spiritual disciplines. All are welcome to attend! If you already attend a Bible class or small group on Wednesday evenings, please continue to do so! If not, feel free to join us in Room 200. 


It's time to update your family picture for our directory! New pictures will be taken on Sunday, April 24th, and Sunday, May 1st. Please make your way down to room next to the library/across from the nursery either between class and assembly or after assembly to take your family photo.


Our congratulations to William and Janice Greenleaf, who will be celebrating their 55th anniversary this Friday, April 8th and to and Harry and Nobuko Ellett, who will celebrate their 59th anniversary Tuesday, April 12th. Thank you all for your example to us.


The kitchen will be out of service this weekend (Friday afternoon, April 8, until Monday morning, April 10) as it is being updated.




College’s Spring Retreat



Ladies’ Class – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am



Deadline to turn in Senior Sunday form and picture (See article.)



11th-12th graders – Spring Sing



Ladies’ Class – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am



Senior Sunday (during morning assembly)



Picture Day (See article.)



Ladies’ Class – Arrival and Fellowship 10:00 am; Bible Study 10:15 am



Picture Day (See article.)



Couples Shower Honoring Jamie Kuhn and Reid McNabb (See invitation.

2:00-3:30 pm)



Baby Shower Honoring Adam and Breanna Baucum (2:00-3:30 pm)



Make Day for Picture Taking


Chair Set-Up – Garrett Bell’s Team

Counting – Yocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – Ryan Bell’s Team