MAY 13, 2020


Ψ  Follin Clark: “Please pray for my dad who had a heart attack and is in open heart surgery this morning (Tuesday, May 12th). Thanks.” (Update: “He came through the surgery. They were only able to do 1 bypass. The doctor said the whole right side of his heart is calcified and hasn't been doing anything for quite a while. They did a bypass on the front left and are going to do a stent on the back left on Thursday. That is all they can do. Thank you for your prayers.”)

Ψ  Rondell Crittenden is recuperating at home after having shoulder surgery Thursday, May 7th. Please continue to keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

Ψ  Chiana Evans: “Please pray for my cousin, Eugene. He went into the hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL for respiratory issues and he is now in a coma.” (Update: “My cousin successfully awoke from his coma. His kidneys were not functioning correctly while he was asleep, so he is headed to dialysis. He is doing a lot better, glory to God. Thank you all for your prayers.”

Ψ  Melanie Gipson: “My 21 years old son will be coming within 6 weeks to Alabama where he can visit me. He was adopted. I’m his mom. I love him. Looking forward to my visit.”

Ψ  Joan Hacker: “I’m asking for prayers for the 20 years old daughter of a friend of my daughter, Cathy. Her name is Sarah Goad. She was in surgery Thursday for the removal of her entire colon due to severe infection. She will live with an ileostomy the rest of her life. Pray for her uncomplicated recovery from the surgery and for her adjustment of a different way of life. Pray also for her family to be able to help her through all of this. She is at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.”

Ψ  Nikki Holley: “Thank you, God, for this beautiful spring weather.”

Ψ  “Minnie Teague is asking for prayers for her faith, strength and comfort on this first Mother’s Day without Louis

Ψ  Dorian Thompson: “Prayers for the Lord’s guidance in this phase of life.”

Ψ  Several Moms have expressed their appreciation for the gift they received from Central Saturday, May 9th, from the Central elves.

Ψ  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Rondell Crittenden, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Jim Phillips, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

Ψ  Mothers-In-Waiting: Amanda Coleman (6/12), Rachael Sherrill (6/13), Stephanie Clark (7/10), Angie Harrison (7/23), and Mishaella Ryans (10/1)

Ψ  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 family of Alice Payne (former member at Central). She passed away Monday night, May 11th. There will be a graveside service at Maple Hill Cemetery Friday, May 15th, at 3:00. Since the service is outside, there is no limit as to how many people may attend.


Join Robert Wade this Sunday, May 10rd, 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 – so children, get your Bibles ready. Robert is putting a coloring page on the back of the lesson (which will be emailed to everyone before Sunday) for our children of all ages. Please email to or place on our Central Private Facebook group your colored page. Thank you.














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 wicker chair 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.


Our congratulations to those who have or are going to celebrate 50 years or more in April or May. They are William and Janice Greenleaf (53 years – April 8th), Harry and Nobuko Ellett (57 years – April 12th), Russ and Vickie Cook (55 years – May 8th), and Dean and Sandy Oden (62 years – TODAY (May 13th). We thank all of you for your example to us.


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.

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

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

DrιAndrea 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