APRIL 26, 2020


We rejoice with the angels over the birth of 2 new brothers. Cole Willoughby and Jacob Neill, residents at His Way, were baptized Sunday, April 19th. Please welcome and encourage them.


We welcome Rachel Clark, who met with some of the elders Sunday, April 19th, and wishes to work and fellowship with us at Central. Rachel works with Chloe Raum and has been visiting with us for several months. Please welcome and encourage her.


Ø  Carla Arnold and her son, Caleb, are not feeling well. Please pray that they do not have Coronavirus.

Ø  The Ben Clark Family appear to be doing much better from the COVID-19.

Ø  Please continue to keep Tonda Kuhn’s mother, Betty Madden, in your prayers. She was transferred by ambulance to her granddaughter’s house Thursday, April 23rd, from the hospital to continue Hospice Care. She is very weak and in a lot of pain. Ms. Madden has broken ribs from the CPR they performed on her last Thursday. Cards may be sent to her at 2727 S 124th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74129.


Ø  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Jim Phillips, 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 Mishaella Ryans (10/1)

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


There will be a Baby Girl shower celebration in honor of Amanda and Alex Coleman on Sunday, May 17th. Amanda is registered on Amazon and at Target. The provided links will get you to their online registry. More details to come about the specifics of this event! 






Thursday, May 7th, has been designated as National Day of Prayer. The roots of this day dates to the time of George Washington during the Revolutionary War as he was leading the colonial army in the struggle to gain our nation’s independence from England. His prayer called upon God to grant Divine Wisdom and Guidance through the trying times. Today, the nation faces many struggles and as Christians we are called to pray that our leaders, whom God has placed in power, to ask for the same Divine Guidance and Wisdom for which Washington prayed. In these unusual times of social distancing and limited gatherings, we would ask that each of you take a time as individuals or families on May 7th to pray for our nation.


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.


Some of the class options have been updated. 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 (heidi.fuqua@gmail.com). This week they are studying Lesson 7.

2. Central Connections

This forum enables multiple small groups to connect each week for spiritual conversations and to get to know one another better. Depending on the group, the gathering may include devotional thoughts, sharing, and prayer. In particular, one group plans to focus on important lessons from church history. Another will take important insights from Philippians when the author himself was “quarantined”! Still other groups will adapt their format to the specific needs and desires of the group. 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. For those interested in being added to a Central Connections group, please contact Loren Wisehart (lwisehart@knology.net; 256-721-3359). He will help you get connected with a small group and help you with instructions on how to dial in.

3. Prayer

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 4 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).


Join Robert Wade TODAY (April 26th) at 9:00 a.m. as he continues The Parables class. Please note that in conjunction, there is a short lesson for our children by Tim and Jimi Johnson. Robert put a coloring page on the back of the lesson (which was emailed to everyone Wednesday, April 22nd) for our children of all ages. Please email to pat@centralfamily.org or place on our Central Private Facebook group your colored page. Thank 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.

Some of these may be on furlough at the present moment, but may be called in.

Nina Bennett (New York City, NY) – Friend of Rachel Clark

Dot Bowen

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

Victoria Campbell

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

Vince Doran

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

Kyla Hale

Angie Harrison

Leesa Hartz – Aunt of Stephanie Lewis

Ashely Hazelman (Rochester, MN)  – Submitted by Drue Wright
Miah Hazelman (Denver, CO) – Submitted by Drue Wright

Stephanie Hill (Batesville, AR) – Submitted by Drue Wright

Reece Howell

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

Steve Lowery

Tres Lowrance (Oklahoma City, OK) – Submitted by Drue Wright

Katie Marks – Works with Catherine Guthrie and visits Central

Matthew McCauley

Ana McReynolds (New Orleans, LA) – Allison Goad’s sister

Kelly Moreno

Martha Newman – Family friend of The Canterburys

Sarah Newman (Birmingham, AL) – Daughter of Brenda Newman

Sarah Goad Phillips – Daughter of Ed and Melinda Goad

Tracy Phillips

Ibukun Pickens

Hunter Platt (Batesville, AR) – Submitted by Drue Wright

Emilie Porter

Lora Porter

Chloe Raum

Hayden Richardson (Jacksonville, AL) – Former member

Van Riggins (Atlanta, GA) – Friend of Trevvor Clark

Doris Smith

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

Dorothea Thompson

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-in-law of Jo Whitten

Dr. William Woodall – Former member

Conilia Yobo – Niece of Dot Bowen, Mary Callins, and Bennie Thompson


Sunday, April 19, Contribution – $11,676         Budget – $20,699                                Short – $9,023

YTD Contribution – $298,246                              YTD Budget – $331,184                      Short – $32,938