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June 5, 2022


We rejoice with the angels over the birth of two new brothers. Matt McMurtrie and Jordan Osborne, who are residents at His Way, were baptized Wednesday, June 1st. Please welcome and encourage them.


  Mothers-In-Waiting: Mishaella Ryans (7/7), Breanna Baucum (7/13), and Karin Bell (11/3).

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Ted Moore, Mary Etta Neiland, Sheril Townsley, and Herb Underwood

  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 Mike Guthrie Family in the passing of Mike’s mother, Catherine Kuykendall’s grandmother, Elizabeth Marie Loughrey, Tuesday, May 31st. Her funeral will be at the Holy Rosary Church in Claymont, DE Tuesday, June 7th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Bayada Hospice, 4250 Lancaster Pike, Suite 308, Wilmington, DE 19805.


Many thanks for the basket with the fruit and snacks. We all really enjoyed it and the visit from Juanita. Your prayers, cards, calls and visits have meant so much during this time. I am doing better each day and look forward to the day we can be with you all in person again. Please continue to keep us in your prayers!                                                        Herb Underwood


June 5 – Practicing Spiritual Disciplines – David Nance

June 12 – Handsfree Workcamp: Afterward – Rodney Keeton

June 19 – Guyana Missions – Kishore Etwaroo


To all those who have completed 1st grade through 5th grade and their teachers, get ready to have a great time in Central’s Elementary Summer Program. It will begin this coming Wednesday (June 8th).


 Hope you can join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. as we have a meal together, along with the churches attending our HandsFree Work Camp. We will be celebrating the time we spent together during our Prayer and Fasting and look forward to seeing what God has in store for us.


Our congratulations to Bill and Carol Kuhn, Jon and Pat Canterbury, and David and Mary Williams, who will be celebrating their anniversary in the next 2 weeks. Bill and Carol will be celebrating their 56th anniversary Saturday, June 11th, Jon and Pat’s 52nd anniversary will be Monday, June 13th, and David and Mary will celebrate their 55th anniversary Friday, June 17th. Thank you all for your example to all of us.


Cheryl and Kishore Etwaroo, our missionaries in Guyana, South America, plan to arrive the evening of June 13th and depart on July 5th. A “Sign-Up” calendar is posted in the fellowship area. For more information, contact Ed Ditto.


May 29 through June 19

1.   General Bible Class (Family Life Center)

Through June 19, the general Bible class will have a new topic each week. The topic for June 5 is “Understanding, Encouraging, and Practicing Prayer” (Teacher: Ed Ditto). The format will be small groups organized around a handout that will be provided prior to the beginning of class.

A new series called “Spiritual Vision for Life” is planned to begin on June 26, which will be conducted alongside a sermon series addressing the same topics each week. More information will be provided in coming weeks.

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.


Handsfree Workcamp: Combined Teen and Adult Wednesday Night Class on June 8

The Handsfree Workcamp is not only a teen-oriented service week but also a camp designed to teach missionary and discipleship skills. These lessons can be beneficial to all ages and our speakers have been selected to share those messages and their experiences on the theme of “Glimmer” (reflecting the light of Christ to the world). Adults can participate in Workcamp by coming and serving alongside the teens. The teens are working with a wide variety of local organizations and charities. This is beneficial and educational for all ages.

Another way to participate is through fellowship and worship. The activity on Wednesday, June 8 will include both teens and adults in the old auditorium from 7-8 pm. The lesson will be presented by Coleman Yoakum, Executive Director of Micah 6 Community in Pontiac, Michigan. Please plan to participate in person.

Summer Term: June 15 through August 24

1.   Designed for Happiness – The Beatitudes: An Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12) (Family Life Center; Teacher: Allen Wright)

“A Christian shouldn’t be concerned with happiness,” the man said. “He should only be concerned with Christian joy,” he continued with a sour look on his face. Why is it that Christians are accused of being miserable? If we are free from sin, if we are saved from punishment, if we are at peace with God and loved by him, it would follow that we would be happy people.  My question as we look at the Sermon on the Mount is, “Just how happy are you?” If you struggle with happiness and you are more comfortable with anxiety and fear, then this study is for you. In 11 weeks, we will only have time to cover the first 12 verses of chapter 5 of Matthew but what goldmine there is in these verses! There is a slight possibility that we might get into being “Salt and Light” (5:14-16) but no promises.

2.   Practicing Personal Bible Study (Library; Facilitator: Gregg Rigney)

As a follow-up to last quarter’s inductive Bible Study class, we will be meeting this summer to engage in either a Biblical book or topical study of the group’s choosing. The format is anticipated to be mostly class-participatory, rather than a teacher-led lecture. Participants will want to do reading and study during the week to contribute to their own and the group’s learning. Attendance of the inductive study class will be helpful, but not necessary.

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

An optional gathering is 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.


Chair Set-Up – Steve Lowery’s Team

Counting – Alan Moore’s Team

Ushering – Ronald Graham’s Team




Handsfree Workcamp



Central Meal Together (5:30pm See article.)



Elementary Summer Program Begins (See article.)



Etwaroo Visits at Central (See article.)



Jr. High Impact



Sr. High Impact



Jr. High Higher Grounds



Teens’ Higher Grounds



Meal Together