JULY 29, 2020


Ø  The Binfords:Rylan had a low-grade fever for the last couple of days. We’re waiting on results of COVID-19 testing. Ry didn’t have a fever when she woke up this morning. Praying it stays that way all day.” (Update: Rylan does have COVID-19. Please pray for her and Gerry and Connie.)

Ø  Jamie Burns: “1) My mom (Ava Burns) was rushed to the hospital Monday, July 27th, due to pain from fluid on her lungs and extreme high blood pressure. At this time she is not being allowed any visitors. Please pray for my parents during this time. They haven't been separated like this for years. Please pray for my mom. 2) Also my sister (Beth Messier) and her daughters (Laura and Lily) have COVID. Beth and Laura are struggling with harsh symptoms. Lily seems to be recuperating. Please keep them and the rest of their household in your prayers.”

Ø  Allison Goad:“Please keep Jim Ware in your prayers as he prepares to receive a lung transplant. He is the father of my college roommate, Jordan Perry, from Harding and the family has asked for prayers for comfort and peace as they await this procedure. Jim and his wife live in Dallas and Jordan and her husband, Brandon are members at Mayfair.” 

Ø  Chip Jones requested our prayers for his dad, Clyde Jones, who is in the ER at Crestwood with swollen ankles. (Update: Clyde is now home. He has a blood clot behind his right knee. The doctors have increased his blood thinners to dissolve it.)

Ø  Sam O’Hanian: “I start cataract eye surgery tomorrow followed by the second eye two weeks later. Pray that the surgery goes well and I have a smooth recovery.” (Update: Sam’s surgery went well. They would appreciate continued prayers for successful healing and for the next surgery in two weeks.)

Ø  Mike Porter Family: “Update on Mike. He is on chemo, doing well. His last blood work showed he is responding to treatment. Thank you all for your prayers and cards. We would love to be with you, but are streaming from home. Love you all.”

Ø  Grant Ralph: “My stepdad may have mesothelioma because x-rays showed that something was wrong with his lungs because he worked in old buildings in Memphis, TN in the early 2000’s and was exposed to asbestos a lot, plus one of his arms goes numb sometimes. Please help me pray for him.”

Ø  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Lorraine Baker, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Vickie Cook, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Joy McKee, Mike Porter, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.

Ø  Mother-In-Waiting: 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)


Our congratulations to Dana Mercier, who is the proud grandfather, and Lorraine Baker, who is the proud great-grandmother, of a girl. Abigaile Grace was born to Tayler and Meredith Hinkle Saturday, July 25th, weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces.


We need to say a special thank you to all of the individuals that helped us move Saturday; Tom and Selwyn Reynolds, Jeff Norville, Adam Clemons, Chris Stolz, Mike and Dawn Long, Dan and Emily Spiceland, Chris and Ashley Baker, Steve Lowery, Darryl Floyd, Doug Stogner, Daniel Hohnsted and any others we forgot! Jessica and I are eternally grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful people and would like to ask for special blessings as they were such a tremendous blessing to us!

Brandon and Jessica Ogle

Hi, Central Staff

I love you!

Special thanks to audiovisual team and presenters making worship and Bible learning possible during this pandemic.


Joan Palmer


Our congratulations to the following:

Ø  Ed and Nancy Jackson, who celebrated their 54th anniversary Thursday, July 23rd.

Ø  Bill and Sheril Townsley’s 59th anniversary will be celebrated Wednesday, August 5th.

Ø  Charlie and Barbara Hopkins will be celebrating their 64th anniversary Thursday, August 6th.

Ø  Herb and Sue Underwood’s 66th anniversary will be celebrated on Monday, August 17th.

We want to thank all of you for your example to the family here at Central.


We are so thankful to God for answered prayers. Our firstborn granddaughter, Miranda Hunt (daughter of Travis and Amy Hunt), was baptized Tuesday, July 28th, around 11:00 p.m. We are blessed to have been there for her physical birth and there to watch as she was spiritually born! So proud of her. Best decision she will ever make.                             

Jon and Pat Canterbury


Join us (Zoom wise) this Wednesday from 7–8 when Jamie & Jan Burns and John & Tonda Kuhn will be sharing How to Show Hospitality. To connect, select this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89700172301?pwd=M0FwcVpJTkxjWHNYVjBYa0dNQnJoZz09. We look forward to seeing you then!


Robert Wade continues the series called The Shadows: The Centrality of Jesus. This class is prerecorded on YouTube and will be posted by Saturday evening each week ahead of Sunday morning assembly. To watch at any time, go to https://www.centralfamily.org/ Click on "Live Streaming", then click on "Click here for previous recordings", finally click on "Classtime 08-2-20".


We are trying to get a feel for those who are watching online, those who are present at the church building, or those who are not able to do either on Sundays. Can you please email pat@centralfamily.org as to what you are doing? Thank you so much.