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August 3, 2022


We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new sister. Brittany Gibbs was baptized Wednesday, July 20th. Please welcome and encourage her.


  Michael Hammond: “Prayers for Sam Wright on the journey he will soon be taking. Let him use the tools and knowledge to find peace and happiness and led him back to his brothers!”

  The Law Family: “E.J. Law – a cyst was found in his mouth, and he has to have surgery in August. Prayers for his health.”

  Carol Kuhn: “Hector Cortez is in a lot of pain. He may have a tumor. He is David Nance’s brother’s son-in-law.”

  Please continue to pray for Joan Palmer’s son, Charles Palmer, as he recuperates at his home after having surgery. He will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatments for 6 to 7 weeks. Cards may be sent to Charles Palmer, 2164 Gibson Street, Mobile, Alabama 36617.

  Paula Pope: “Mom’s surgery is still scheduled for Tuesday. No infection found in her bloodstream. She’s on antibiotics to keep the infection at her toe from spreading through the body.” (Update: Rhonda Pope had her toe amputation surgery Tuesday, August 2nd, and is in room 779 at Huntsville Hospital.)

  JoAnn Rice: “Thank you for all the prayers and kindness shown to me and my family. Please keep Fritz and his family in your prayers.”

  Tom Reynolds: “1) Jodi Moore has COVID – pray for quick healing. 2) We praise God that our oldest grandson, Jacob, was baptized into Christ yesterday (Saturday, July 30th) on his mother’s 40th birthday.”

  James Ryans: “My first day is tomorrow (Monday, August 1st) for work. Pray that it all goes well with the new transition for our family.”

  Seal Family: “Please pray for my mom, Okhui Brown. She is still in South Korea taking care of her sister who is dying.”

  David and Doris Smith: “Please pray for the Lamb family in the loss of their 3-year-old son Friday night. He drowned in our community’s pool.”

  Please keep Drue Wright in your prayers as she spent the night in Crestwood and had all sorts of tests especially for heart problems. Her heart is fine, but she is still having problems with fatigue. She would appreciate prayers for more energy.

  Mothers-In-Waiting: Karin Bell (11/3), Marjie Nance (1/2/23), and Kat Nambo (2/2023).

  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Darryl Floyd, Dawn Long, Ted Moore, Mary Etta Neiland, Fritz Nelson, 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 Ryan and Lindsey Bell, who are the proud grandparents of a girl. Evelyn “Evie” Mae was born to Morgan and Allison Brown Friday night, July 29th, weighing 9 pounds. Great-grandmother, Claudia Ford, and great-great-grandmother, Drue Wright, are excited about her arrival, along with aunts, Mary Carolyne, Laurie, and Anne Claire.


Central Family,

We are so thankful to have so many generous and loving people in our lives! These past few months you have blessed us in so many ways: prayers, encouraging words, food, gifts, the wonderful snack basket and fellowship. We cannot thank you enough for your love and support as we adjusted to bringing home our sweet Melanie.J                           

JeVontee and Sarah (Goad) Phillips

The many calls and cards sent by the Central body have been so encouraging. I get several cards every day! Thank you so much for showing your love this way. Please continue your prayers for me. I go to Atlanta August 1 for more evaluation regarding re-starting the clinical trial treatment for this cancer.                                                                                   Love,

Regina and Russell Ralston


Everyone is invited to join in on the fun for the next two Fridays (August 5th and 12th) beginning at 7:00 p.m. You can either play a group game in the gym – or if you’re not into sports, bring your favorite card or board game and play in the Fellowship Hall. You can also just come and enjoy the company of all. Drinks and snacks will be provided.


There is a sign-up list posted in the kitchen for those who would like to prepare food for our Campus Ministry’s FNL. If your family, group, or LIFE Talk is preparing the meal for any of the weeks, the Campus Ministry invites you to join them for the entire evening if you can and get to know our college students.


We have made the nursery and toddler care available to families for Bible class time and for assembly time. For that, we need several more people. Please let Suzie Nance know at drnance(-at-) or 256-653-2508 if you are available to help with those needs. Contact Suzie for the web link to choose your day and time to serve. Thanks!


We are providing nursery and toddler care as well as our existing childcare for the children on Sunday mornings. Children ages 0 – 4 years old have childcare during assembly and class time in three separate classroom settings according to their ages.


If you could prepare the communion for one of these months (October, November, or December), please sign the list in the kitchen. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Phillips.


Our congratulations to Charles and Barbara Hopkins, who will be celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 6th. Thank you for your example to all of us.


Summer Term: June 26 through August 28

1.   Spiritual Vision for Life (Family Life Center)

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


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)

Zoom link:

Please Note: This class is being recorded. You can access it by going to the website and it will be under the "Media" tab.

2.   Practicing Personal Bible Study (Library; Facilitator: Gregg Rigney) – NOT MEETING TONIGHT.

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


Spiritual Vision for Life: June 26 through August 28

As Christians, we are called to “live by faith, not by sight” and to “regard no one from a worldly point of view” (2 Corinthians 5:7, 16). So, do we see things the way the world sees them, or do we see things from a spiritual point of view? In this series, speakers will present lessons on several topics to help us think spiritually and see spiritually.






August 7

Spiritual Vision for Marriage and Family

Fernando Moreno


August 14

Spiritual Vision for Work, Retirement, Entertainment

Steve Lowery


August 21

Spiritual Vision for the Church

Jack Gibbs


August 28

Spiritual Vision for Our Total Life

Tom Reynolds


Chair Set-Up – Garrett Bell’s Team

Counting – Matt McCauley’s Team

Ushering – Ryan Bell’s Team




Everyone – Open Gym Night (7:00 pm)



Everyone – Open Gym Night (7:00 pm)



College – FNL (6:30 pm)



College – FNL (6:30 pm)