APRIL 12, 2020
Ø Canterburys: “Please continue your prayers for the recovery of Diana Groves (mother of our daughter-in-love, Tara). Diana had emergency surgery Sunday, March 29th. She was able to go home Friday, April 10th. Also pray for her husband, Andy, and Tara as they take care of her.”
Ø Please keep the Ben Clark Family in your prayers. Ben and Follin have COVID-19.
Ø Melinda Goad asks for continued prayers for her brother-in-law, Chris Brown. He had surgery Monday, April 6th, to remove a melanoma from his colon. Please pray that his next scan will show that they were able to remove all the melanoma.
Ø Dean and Sandy Oden thank you for your prayers for Daniel Chun (father of their daughter-in-love, Helen Oden). From The Oden: “He came home later that day, but had to go back to the hospital the next day with some bleeding issues. Please to continue to pray for his healing. Mr. Chun is the grandfather of our grandsons, Dean and Zach, who live with us.”
Ø Please keep Jim Phillips in your prayers. He is scheduled for surgery Wednesday, April 15th.
Ø Louise Williams asks us to please continue to pray for her cousin, Bettie Bumpas, in Somerset, New Jersey and Bettie’s daughters, Brenda and Clarissa.
Ø Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.
Ø Mothers-In-Waiting: Amanda Coleman (6/12), Rachael Sherrill (6/13), Stephanie Clark (7/10), Angie Harrison (7/23), AND ???? (10/1) (Join us Sunday and find out during our closing prayer.)
Ø 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 Vincent and Karen Doran, who are the proud grandparents of a boy. Harrison Brooks Doran was born Friday, April 3rd, weighing 7pounds, 14 ounces. Shane and Abby are the very excited parents.
Also our congratulations to Jonathan and Monica Dean (former members), who are the proud parents of twin boys. Judah Alexander and Jonah Michael were born Saturday, April 4th, weighing 4 lbs., 7 oz. and 5 lbs., 5 oz.
BABY GIRL SHOWER
The baby shower honoring Amanda Baucum Coleman has been postponed till Sunday, May 17th. Not all details have been planned yet, but we will be celebrating baby girl on that day in whatever safe way we can! Ladies, please mark this down on your calendar.
Some of the class options have been updated. In particular, the hosts of Central Connections will meet tonight but the actual gatherings will begin next week. Please take advantage of one of these opportunities for fellowship and instruction. We look forward to seeing you!
1. BETTER - Hebrews Study (Ladies Only)
Melinda Goad and Heidi Haviland are continuing their class on the book of Hebrews using the Zoom application. This is an interactive forum that takes place on Wednesday nights at 7:00-8:00pm. This discussion-based class requires participants to do some weekly reading prior to class to get the most out of the study. Contact Heidi for additional details. Video participation requires a smartphone or a computer with a microphone, and videocam if you want to share your video. For those interested in being added to the electronic coordination list, please email Heidi Haviland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Central Connections – Begins this Wednesday, April 15
This forum enables several small groups to connect each week for spiritual conversations and to get to know one another better. Groups are currently being identified, and the number of groups will be determined by the number of participants. After the groups are formed, groups may self-organize around topics of interest such as concepts they are studying, passages they are personally reading, follow-up from Sunday’s lesson, and/or times of group prayer. If participants don’t have anything to discuss, the group leader will be prepared with something to share. These interactive forums will use the Zoom application. Participation requires a smartphone or a computer with videocam and microphone. Meetings nominally takes place on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, but once groups are established, participants may set their own date and time. Each session will last 30 to 40 minutes. Each group will last for the duration of the month, and then new groups may be established. For those interested in being added to a Central Connections group, please email Pat Canterbury (email@example.com). Instructions will be provided later how you will be associated with a group and how you can connect.
Barrion Palmer plans to host a time for group prayer via video OR telephone. Video participation requires a smartphone or a computer with videocam and microphone. Anyone is welcome to participate beginning Wednesday at 7:00pm. To join, go to https://www.gotomeet.me/Barrion/central-prayer-group OR dial 1-646-749-3122 with passcode 668809877#.
4. Unschooled and Ordinary
David Nance and Loren Wisehart are continuing their class that looks at ordinary people and their encounters with Jesus. This is an interactive forum that takes place on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. Participation requires a smartphone or a computer with videocam and microphone. To participate effectively in the next class, you will need in advance to have watched Episode 2 from “The Chosen,” a video series that is free online through April 30. To sign up for free, go to https://www.vidangel.com/. Or to download “The Chosen” app, go to https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen. To join the discussion, go to https://zoom.us/j/784365247?pwd=WkVPOFRvTDFKUzE2UHZPZ3ZwRDFlQT09 and enter the Meeting ID (784 365 247) and Password (014454).
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASS WITH ROBERT WADE
Robert Wade is continuing his auditorium class on Jesus’s parables. Robert is using Central’s YouTube channel to present this class. The class airs online on Sundays at 9:00am, and the recording will remain online for subsequent on-demand access. The feed is accessible through the Media/Streaming tab on Central’s website. For those interested in being added to the electronic coordination list, please email Pat Canterbury (firstname.lastname@example.org), and she will email the lesson materials ahead of class each week.
INDIVIDUAL COMMUNION SUPPLIES
Individual prefilled communion cups are available at the church office. You may pick up as many as you need. (Please call – 256-534-0382 or 256-508-9404 before coming to make sure we are here.) When we leave the church office on Friday, we will leave some on the small wicker table on the church office porch. If you are unable to pick them up and would like some, please call (256-534-0382 or 256-508-9404) and we will have some brought to you.
Please pray for those on the Front-Line (Nurses, Doctors, Paramedics, Ambulance Drivers, Nursing Home, Pharmacists, Fire Department, Police Department, Military, etc.) with this virus and the patients. Some of these may be on furlough at the present moment, but may be called in.
RJ Bowen (Japan) – Son of Richard and Dot Bowen
Clint Brown – Grandson of Shirley Boutte
Babs Bruce’s daughter-in-law – Babs is a friend of Mary Callins
Baylee and Kasey – Neighbors of Joan Hacker
Tina Cassmeyer (Georgetown, KY) – Submitted by Drue Wright
Rachel Clark – Works with Chloe Raum and visits Central
Corey Cook – Son of Russ and Vickie Cook
Brett Cravens – Former member
Captain Jon Cummings – Son-in-law of William and Janice Greenleaf
Willa Cummings – Daughter of William and Janice Greenleaf
Leah Doran Davis – Daughter of Vince and Karen Doran
Nandish Dayal (Portland, OR) – Son-in-law of Allen and Julia Wright
Shane Doran – Son of Vince and Karen Doran – Also his wife, Abby, who is pregnant and due to deliver any time
Chiana Walker Evans
Dr James Gilbert – Colleague of Delois Smith
Holly Smith Gipson – Daughter of David and Doris Smith
Catherine Guthrie – Daughter of Mike and Dorothy Guthrie
Leesa Hartz – Aunt of Stephanie Lewis
(Rochester, MN) – Submitted by Drue
Miah Hazelman (Denver, CO) – Submitted by Drue Wright
Stephanie Hill (Batesville, AR) – Submitted by Drue Wright
Sarah Jarvis (Little Rock, AR) – Submitted by Drue Wright
LeKeith Kneeland (Memphis, TN) – Nephew of Dot Bowen, Mary Callins, and Bennie Thompson
Toni Kulpinsky – Daughter of Herb and Sue Underwood
Lindsay Harbin Lamb – Former Member
Kristi LeBlanc (Metairie, LA) – Niece of Carrie Wisehart
David Lewis – Son of Tim Lewis
Tres Lowrance (Oklahoma City, OK) – Submitted by Drue Wright
Katie Marks – Works with Catherine Guthrie and visits Central
Ana McReynolds (New Orleans, LA) – Allison Goad’s sister
Martha Newman – Family friend of The Canterburys
Sarah Newman (Birmingham, AL) – Daughter of Brenda Newman
Sarah Goad Phillips – Daughter of Ed and Melinda Goad
Hunter Platt (Batesville, AR) – Submitted by Drue Wright
Hayden Richardson (Jacksonville, AL) – Former member
Van Riggins (Atlanta, GA) – Friend of Trevvor Clark
Meghan Smith (Oregon) – Daughter of Ed and Delois Smith
BJ Thompson (Police) – Son of Bennie and Dorothea Thompson
Chelle Culver Thompson – Daughter of Nikki Holley
DréAndrea Thompson (VA in Birmingham) – Niece of Dot Bowen, Mary Callins, and Bennie Thompson
Victoria Underwood Clay (Kentucky) – Granddaughter of Herb and Sue Underwood
Sarah Villegas (Gabon, West Africa) – Friend of Heidi Haviland
Brandi Whitten, Daughter of Jo Whitten
Dr. William Woodall – Former member
Conilia Yobo – Niece of Dot Bowen, Mary Callins, and Bennie Thompson
Sunday, April 5th we had around 120 concurrent viewers.
Sunday, April 5, Contribution – $23,123 Budget – $20,699 Over – $2,424
YTD Contribution – $264,993 YTD Budget – $289,786 Short – $24,793