August 11, 2021
We rejoice with the angels over the birth of two new brothers. Cristian Rosal (left) and Roy Blankenship (right), both residents of His Way, were baptized Wednesday, August 4th. Please welcome and encourage them.
Ø LaQuinta Andrews: “Thank you for the thoughts, and prayers, and the beautiful plant in support of our family in memory of the loss of my mother. We sincerely appreciate all of the love and support.”
Ø Lorraine Baker: “God bless all my children, especially my daughters, Sandra and Bonni.”
Ø Jon and Pat Canterbury: “Please keep our son, Shawn Canterbury, in your prayers as he will be having surgery Monday, August 9th, in Nashville for his Maisonneuve Fracture that he sustained last weekend.” (Update: Shawn’s surgery went well but was worse than they first thought. He is recuperating at home. Please continue to keep him in your prayers as he recovers.)
Ø Ben Clark: “1) Pray for those living near the wildfires, including some friends and their families in Greece. 2) Pray for the accuracy and results of my head MRI this week.”
Ø Stacey Condron: “Please pray for our friend, Reggie Hubbard, who is going to a back specialist for serious back pain. Pray they will diagnose the source of pain and come up with a plan for comfort and possible healing.”
Ø Greg and Kara Cornelius: “Please keep my nephew and his family in your prayers. Jordan lost his mother this week in a car wreck. He is only 12.”
Ø Please keep Juanita Crittenden's mother, Ruth Thompson, in your prayers. She was taken to the hospital Tuesday, August 3rd. After running tests, the doctors say she has COVID Pneumonia. Cards may be sent to her at 18870 SW 328th Street, Homestead, Florida 33030. (Update: “My mom is doing some better. She was moved into a room Thursday. Breathing better, but still on oxygen.”)
Ø Melanie Gipson: “Pray for me that I can pass my GED so I can work soon at Drake College.”
Ø Bill Kuhn: “Carol has bad cold and flue symptoms. Please pray for quick healing.”
Ø Jared McCall: “My baby sister gave birth to a boy on Friday. I pray that he grows healthy and will one day turn to the Lord.”
Ø Lance and Jodi Moore: “Pray for Jodi’s physical therapy; my cousin, Marty, who has cancer; and for my son, Matthew, and his wife, Suzie, who are having twins on September 2.”
Ø Tom and Selwyn Reynolds: “Please pray for Kenzie Wright’s family. Her brother-in-law died of COVID. His wife’s name is Crystal (Kenzie’s sister).”
Ø David Walls: “Pray for me as I start in the fall quarter at Drake college. I will get my auto mechanic’s degree by 2023.”
Ø Mothers-In-Waiting: Emilie Porter (1/6/2022)
Ø Our Shut-ins: Bobbye Ashley, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Ted Moore, Mary Etta Neiland, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.
Ø Our Missionaries: Denisovs & Rahimovs (Tomsk, Russia), Kishore Etwaroo Family (Port Kaituma, Guyana), Carlos & Linda Eguizabal (Juayua & Salcoatitan, El Salvador) & YOU (Huntsville Area)
The 2021 Fall Ladies’ Class will begin September 7. This class encourages all ladies, young to old, to seek growth through study and service. This session our study focus is developing and reflecting the character of God. Jen Wilkin’s book, In His Image, will help guide us through scripture on this topic.
Class meets each Tuesday, 10:00 -11:30, until November 16. (No class during school breaks). Childcare for preschool children is provided. Please make your plans to join us. If you have questions, see Sue Underwood, Janice Greenleaf, or Terri Apgar.
Our sympathy is extended to the family of Billy Cook (former member) who passed away, Saturday, July 31st, at his home in Missouri. There will be a memorial service at Central later.
We want to express our heartfelt thanks for the prayers, generosity, and love of our Central family. Especially for the ladies who made baby Essie’s shower so special.
Holly and Sean Andino
(Dorothy and Mike Guthrie’s daughter)
Your kindness made a difference…and your thoughtfulness touched my heart. Thank you so very much for the plant from the Sonrisers and the fruit and snack basket from my church family.
Mary Etta Neiland
WEDNESDAY ADULT CLASS – 7:00 p.m.
Summer Term 2021 – June 16 through September 1
Proverbs: God’s Book on “How to Wise up and Live”
The gymnatorium will be available for those who want to participate in person, and a Zoom option will be available for those who want to participate online. Teacher: Ed Ditto
SCREEN PROTECT YOUR FAMILY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 21ST
On Saturday, August 21st, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Twickenham will be hosting an event called Screen Protecting Your Family. The purpose of the event is to educate our families on the hazards of screen time/social media and to present options on how they can better get involved in their teen’s personal and technological lives. Dr. Joshua Straub, Ph.D., will be explaining the dangers of screens in the home, educating how to bridge the emotional gap and fill the emotions voids left by screen time, and demonstrating how to bridge the spiritual gap left by screen time. We believe that learning how to manage and engage screens are imperative to family life in our current culture. Please make plans to join this event.
Where? Twickenham church of Christ, 7500 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35802
Cost? $5 per person
Note: This event is for parents, not youth
Breakfast and snacks will be provided.
PARENT(S) OF TEENS MEETING – AUGUST 22ND
There will be a meeting for all parents of teens immediately following morning assembly (12:15 – 1:30 pm.) on August 22nd. We will be discussing CURRENT NEEDS, the summer activities, upcoming fall activities, and adjustments to the ministry based on COVID and quarantine. FOOD PROVIDED!!
Walk4Water is a 4-mile fundraising walk that aims to raise money for clean water projects all over the world. Four miles is the average distance women and children walk each day in the developing word to get clean water. Below are the details for this event:
Host: Huntsville Area-Wide Walk
Date: August 28th
Time: 9:00 a.m. registration / 9:30 a.m. start time at Big Spring Park, 200 Church Street
Parents of teens will be getting info via email.
If you’d like to be involved or want more information, contact Rodney (256-520-9196).
TO LIVE IS CHRIST – (Series on Philippians)
The Discussion Guide for this week has been emailed to all families in which we have email addresses, or you may pick one up from the ledge of the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall. These are available each week.
Our congratulations to the Herb and Sue Underwood, who will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary Tuesday, August 17th. Thank you for your example to us.
HAPPY TIMES PRESCHOOL STARTING SOON
Orientation for registered students is August 17 from 9:00-12:00. The first day of school is August 23. We only have a few openings left as God is continuing to send more children for us to teach and love!
MEN TO SERVE – AUGUST
Chair Set-Up – Garrett Bell’s Team
Counting – Matthew McCauley’s Team
Ushering – Alex Coleman’s Team