We rejoice with the angels over the birth of a new sister. Anne Claire Bell, daughter of Ryan and Lindsey Bell/granddaughter of Claudia Ford/great-granddaughter of Drue Wright, was baptized Sunday, September 27th. Anne Claire is in the 5th grade at Madison Academy and is active in our elementary ministry. Please encourage our newest little sis.
Ø Greg and Kara Cornelius: “Please pray for my dad, Max Cornelius, as he is having surgery this Friday.”
Ø Kishore Etwaroo (our missionary in Guyana) asks us to pray for the Turu Mission church and Port Kaituma. The Corona Virus has gotten much worse. The Etwaroo family are all okay, but the overall situation is bad. Two men of the Turu Mission church have died in the last couple of weeks and many, if not most of the congregation, are ill with typical Covid19 symptoms. Many people in Port Kaituma are also sick. Medical support and supplies are poor to non-existent. Cheryl has been making masks (around 225 of them) to distribute to the community.
Ø Darryl Floyd: “Prayers for Jim Blue, a staff driver for His Way. He will be having shoulder surgery on Tuesday. Prayers that he has a speedy recovery and healing.” (Update: Jim’s surgery was more extensive than first expected. He is in Crestwood Hospital, room 364, and should be going home either this afternoon or tomorrow depending on his progress. Cards may be sent to him at 1000 Airport Road, Unit 10, Huntsville, Alabama 35802.)
Ø Nikki Holley: “Pray for Chelle’s coworker who has COVID, which means they are pulling double duty in the ER in Florence, Alabama.”
Ø Jim and LaVonne Norville ask us to continue praying for their good friend, Daniel Hamm, as he is doing better and is now home from Vanderbilt Hospital. In about a week, he will begin outpatient chemo in Paducah Kentucky.
Ø Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Amelia Biser, Jamie Cole, Russ and Vickie Cook, James Hall, Gail Jones, Sally Mans, Mike Porter, Johnny Powell, and Bill & Sherill Townsley.
Ø Mother-In-Waiting: Jessica Ogle (2/4), Allison Goad (2/7), and Caroline Lowery (3/16).
Ø 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 Jon and Paige Jackson and their sons in the passing of Paige’s father, Willis “Mack” Tillery, Saturday, October 3rd. His memorial was today in Cullman. Cards may be sent to The Jon Jackson Family, 2206 Hilltop Drive, Albany, GA 31707.
Thanks to everyone for the food and all the help and prayers through my recovery after surgery. Everything is appreciated beyond words. Please continue the prayers.
SINGING ON THE LAWN
There will be Singing on the Lawn on THIS SUNDAY, October 11th, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please plan on joining us for singing and social distancing fellowship. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and/or blankets. In case of rain, it will be on Sunday, November 1st. If you have any questions, contact Gerry Binford at (256-508-9407).
Below is a link you can download to your electronic devise (tablet, phone, etc.) before coming to our Singing on the Lawn. You will be able to use this for the songs – we will also have printed copies of the songs available if you would prefer a hard copy. This app is free.
Please join us to Celebrate the Bride-To-Be
Sarah Grace Newman
Daughter of Brenda Newman
Sunday, October 25th – From 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Central’s Family Life Center
Sarah is registered at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Pottery Barn
ADULT WEDNESDAY ONLINE CLASSES
1. A Confident Faith – Study of Ruth and Esther (Ladies Class)
2. Hope in Troubled Times: A Study of 1 and 2 Chronicles
TRUNK OR TREAT
It's happening and we need you!
With so much uncertainty and separation, this event will be an opportunity for our congregation to gather and provide a safe and fun experience for our community.
When: October 31 (Saturday)
5pm-9pm (we will be wrapped up and gone by 9pm)
Needs: Approximately 25 families (cars) to decorate and handout candy
8 kitchen/food helpers
2 greeters (hand out bags)
2 parking lot attendants to assist members and others in parking until 5pm (We will then open the office side lot to anyone.)
To address safety/health concerns:
1. All cars and spots will continue to be spaced out as usual to make sure our congregants are six feet apart
2. All Central folks need to wear masks (feel free to incorporate that into your costumes!)
3. If you are handing out candy, it needs to be PRE-WRAPPED.
4. Whomever hands out the candy must wear gloves and not allow trick or treaters to grab candy on their own.
5. We WILL still serve food, however only a select few cooking people will be allowed in the building.
6. All food (as always) will be pre-wrapped and handed out by selected GLOVED/MASKED workers.
7. Building will be closed to everyone except Central members – you can use the bathrooms near the glass doors of the gym.
To participate and/or donate (money/food/candy) you can contact Rodney Keeton (256-520-9196 or firstname.lastname@example.org) OR go to the link below and register your family online!
BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH
The elders announced Sunday, October 4th, that the class Robert Wade teaches will be streamed live from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. No other class will be held. However, other classes for all age groups are being planned and will be offered soon. Information will be sent out as soon as the elders know the details of additional classes. All classes will be held from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
PLEASE SIGN UP
Help is still needed from LIFE Talks, other groups, or individuals to provide meals for the campus ministry’s Friday Night Lives (FNL) for either October 9, October 30, or November 6. If you or your group will be able to provide one of these dates, please email Pat at email@example.com and let her know what date and what the meal with be. Thank you in advance for helping our Campus Ministry.
DISASTER RESPONSE TO HURRICANE LAURA POSTPONED
Since another Hurricane appears to be coming toward Louisiana this week, the team that was to leave this Friday, October 9th, for Lake Charles, Louisiana has been postponed till a later date.
Ø The Wisehart’s new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Ø Daniel Wisehart’s new email address is email@example.com