JANUARY 20, 2021


Kyearia Booker met with some of the elders Sunday, January 10th, saying she would like to work and fellowship with us at Central. Kyearia is active in our campus ministry. Please welcome and encourage her.           


Ø  Johnny Powell has been transferred to Regency Rehabilitation, Room 224 after having surgery on his broken hip. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.


Ø  Dot Bowen: “Update on Mary Robinson’s niece, Tiphany Crum. She went to the hospital a week ago today; but was able to come back home. Mary said she is doing much, much better and thanks the church for lifting Tiphany up in prayer.”

Ø  Chad Dickey: “I would like to request prayers for my Mom at this time who drove herself to the hospital today after experiencing some stroke like symptoms. They’re currently trying to get her transferred to a neurologist at a hospital in Jackson TN for further evaluation and with COVID they’re not allowing my dad to get in and see her. Thanks."

Ø  Greenleafs: “1) Thank you for the prayers for our daughter, Willa, and her husband, Jon. He is recovered and back at work. Willa is almost fully recovered, not contagious and will return to work soon. 2) Continue to pray for our neighbor, Erskine. He had a set back and was put back on the ventilator.”

Ø  Update on Tim and Jimi Johnson from their daughter, Skadi, Sunday, January 17: “Mom had a better day yesterday. I’m hoping that will continue today. Dad is still doing well – just really tired.” (Update today: “Skadi is now with her parents and said that they are tired and sleeping a lot, but she thinks that they are on the upswing. Notes of encouragement can be sent to Tim and Jimi Johnson, 3102 Country Club Road, Sanford, FL 32771.)

Ø  Donna Roshell: “My friend, Patricia, asked me to pray for her mother, Pauline. She has blood around her heart and refused treatment. She’s 99 years old and has dementia. She also asked me to pray for Marva, Adriane, and Eric. Please join me in prayer.”

Ø  Louise Williams’ update on her dad, Johnny Powell: “Dad is doing pretty good, all things considered. Will update tomorrow (Monday, January 18th) on where he will go for rehab.” (Update: Johnny has been transferred to Regency Rehabilitation, Room 224.)

Ø  Drue Wright: “Need the prayers of my brother and sisters please.”

Ø  Our Shut-ins: Amelia Biser, Deborah Brown, Jamie Cole, Lee Strickland, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

Ø  Mothers-In-Waiting: Jessica Ogle (2/4), Allison Goad (2/7), Caroline Lowery (3/16), Heidi Haviland (5/5) and Anna Mosley (5/17).

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


I appreciated your prayers for my cataract surgeries. Everything went so well. It is great to be able to read without glasses.                                              Pat Canterbury

Prayers of thanksgiving. My brother was released from the hospital on Friday evening. He was so sick at one point; the doctors were expecting to send him to rehab and he would require 24/7 care after that. All praise to God! He was able to go straight home and is doing remarkably well. Thank you all for your prayers during this challenging time.     Sandra James


Please join us as we celebrate the upcoming marriage of

Reece Howell and Courtney Jones

Sunday, January 31st – from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Central’s Family Life Center

Reece and Courtney are registered at Amazon, Target,

and Bed Bath & Beyond; They would also appreciate

gift cards to Cabela’s and Rural King.

Please note: We follow COVID state protocols

 – masks are required.


The campus ministry will resume Friday Night Lives (FNL) this semester on January 22nd. Help is needed from LIFE Talks, other groups, or individuals to provide meals for their FNLs begin January 29th. The food may be either dropped off at the building or brought and served. Masks are required (provided if needed) for both those serving and those being served. Gloves will also be provided for those serving. Those providing meals will need to “sign-up” via email to pat@centralfamily.org or if you have any questions, please contact Carla Campbell at 256-882-6449.


Sisters, we continue to seek your feedback on our Fall 2020 Tuesday e-mail Bible study, and input for the one that is coming up. An e-mail with a link to our short survey was sent out to all previous participants. If you would like to express interest in joining us for our Feb-May study, you are warmly welcomed to click this link, let us know (state your name in the last response area), and provide input. Please submit your responses by Friday, January 22.

In Christ,

Terri Apgar, Sue Underwood, and Janice Greenleaf

February-May Tuesday Ladies' Class Survey


Winter Term – January 6 - March 3 – Wednesdays at 7 pm

Living the Ways of Jesus

During the winter terms, the adult midweek class will explore what it means to live the ways of Jesus in our relationships within the church and toward the world. Each week, we will read a text, observe the flow of thought, identify the main ideas, and discuss what a specific point looks like in practice. We look forward to your participation!






Out with the old and in with the new (Eph. 4:17-5:18)

Listening and speaking in ways that honor God


Worship and gratitude (Eph. 5:19-20)

Focusing on God versus preference


Household dynamics (Eph. 5:21-6:9)

Showing love and respect in close relationships


Government (1 Pet. 2:13-17)

Engaging in God-honoring politics


Unbelievers in the household (1 Pet. 2:18-3:7)

Navigating close relationships with unbelievers


Witnessing to Jesus amid persecution (1 Pet. 3:8-22)

Dealing with injustice


Living between Jesus’s cross & second coming (1 Pet. 4:1-11)

Dealing with culture shifts

Zoom link:



Chair Set-Up – Tony Callins’ Team

CountingYocus Jones’ Team

Ushering – James Ryans’ Team