NOVEMBER 7, 2018


Ø  Bobbye Ashley recovering from surgery. She is in Florence with her son, Tim Ashley, for rehabilitation. His address is: 6125 County Rd. 47, Florence, AL 35634.”

Ø  Viola Drappier is recuperating at her nursing care facility after having surgery Tuesday, October 16th. Cards may be sent to her at Barfield Healthcare, 22444 Hwy 431, Guntersville, Alabama 35976.

Ø  Merle Gowen, a graduate of His Way, is in rehab at Encompass Health, 107 Governors Drive SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801.

Ø  We are so happy that Phoebe Lucas, infant daughter of Matt and Amy, is now at her home with her parents and big sisters.

Ø  Our Shut-ins: Cindy Anderson, Bobbye Ashley, Roosevelt Augustus, Jamie Cole, Viola Drappier, Margie Gough, James Hall, Martha Jones, Sally Mans, Ted & Rosalie Moore, Johnny Powell, Louis Teague, Bill & Sherill Townley, and Mary Williams


Ø  Jim Blue: “Thank you, Dear Lord, for keeping me sober for 3 years today and for Tom Reynolds and the staff of His Way for showing me the love of Christ.”

Ø  Sandra and Richard Brown: “The Harvest Banquet was wonderful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Ø  Deborah Cole: “Please pray for us as we try to decide if Jamie should try brain surgery in December.”

Ø  Cathy Farless: “Pray for God and Christ to comfort the family of Lexi Webster, who passed away this past week. She was a young mother and wife of Jason Webster, good friend of my son, Chris Farless.”

Ø  Darryl Floyd: “Prayers for a friend and former resident of His Way. May God guide and guard him in his weakness.”

Ø  Charles Hopkins: “Kudos to Rodney for a very successful Trunk or Treat. We were able to come in contact with many people in our community and hopefully can set up Bible studies with many of them.”

Ø  Hussains: “Pray for Jim Lodge to be able to visit with us soon. Also, we are thankful that Joanna, our friend from Fiji who lives in New Zealand, got to visit a church with Dad.”

Ø  Mike and Kathleen Lowery: “Many thanks to the Young Marrieds for a wonderful Harvest Banquet. Those of us who used to be the Young Marrieds know how much time and creativity went into the Banquet! Thank you for your love!”

Ø  Jared McCall: “I haven’t been living for God like I should. Pray that I can come to repentance and represent Christ like I should.”

Ø  Please pray for Terry Mims (visitor) and her husband. They woke up to a flooded house Tuesday (November 6th), and she is getting over surgery on her foot! The flood has caused serious problems throughout.

Ø  Aqueel Moss: “Pray for the college ministry to be the salt and light on our campuses. Also, that the church can spread the kingdom of heaven to those in need.”

Ø  Norvilles: “Thank the Lord for such a wonderful group of Younger Marrieds who are so talented and who bless us older folks each year with a wonderful banquet. Thank you for another great time.”

Ø  O’Hanians: “A special thanks to all who honored the Sonrisers of the congregation by Saturday’s Harvest Banquet. We were truly honored by your service.”

Ø  Daniel Omamushere: “I’m in the process of transferring to a wonderful school, with a great football program. I’m having faith in God that everything will go perfectly well for me in both academics and football, asking for prayers from the church to pray for the process to go perfect for me.”

Ø  Reynolds: “Continue to pray for Merle Gowen’s full recovery.”

Ø  Ella Roe: “Thank you for letting us gather together and worship Jesus.©J

Ø  Minnie Teague: “Please pray for the Teague and Harper Families on the passing of our brother, Gregory Harper. Services will be in Arkansas. Thanks. Also, continue to pray for Louis.”

Ø  Doyal and Drue Wright: “Thanks to the New Beginnings and Young Married Classes who hosted another fantastic Harvest Banquet for us ‘mature’ people of Central. We are already looking forward to see what is in store for next year.”

Ø  David: “Pray for job and pray for my mother.”

Ø  Missionaries: The Denisovs, Phil Lowery, and The Rahimovs – Tomsk, Russia, The Etwaroos – Guyana, Dwaine and Charlotte Simmons – Juayúa, El Salvador, and YOU – Huntsville Area


Our sympathy is extended to the family of our sweet sister, Louise Whitten, who passed away Monday, November 5th. Visitation will be at the Spry Funeral Home Saturday, November 10th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. followed by her funeral at 3:00 p.m. No Graveside Service.


Dear Family,

I don’t know how people make it without family. Thank you all for your expressions of love after my recent surgery. The goodie basket was so-o-o-o good and the meals and gift cards helped a lot. The cards, calls, and visits lifted my spirits. Above all, I appreciate your prayers.       Love,

Pat Canterbury


A big Thank You to all who helped with Trunk or Treat, October 31st. It was a HUGE success. We served over 600 people. So many of them expressed how pleased they were with the event and how they felt safe, not having to worry about their children. Said it was the best one they had ever been to. Rodney did an excellent organizing!!

Also, a special thanks to our New Beginnings and Young Marrieds for hosting such a great tribute to our Sonrisers with another successful Harvest Banquet. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship, food, decorations, and gifts.


We need empty paper towel tubes. Please drop them off in the teacher’s supply room. Thanks.


Cleared by the Supreme Court of Pakistan of blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad,

death sentence commuted and released from prison after eight years.

This past Sunday Tom Reynolds reminded us of our calling to: “Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:3) and showed a moving video about persecuted Christians, after which we prayed.

This week we have cause for thanksgivings. The Supreme Court of Pakistan reversed the death sentence of Asia Bibi and had her released her from prison after eight years. Her crime: committing blasphemy under Islamic law through her faith in Jesus Christ. The court found the charges to be false. But keep praying. There have been violent protests in major cities, threats of “horrible” consequences to the judges and forces are working to try to prevent her from leaving to join her husband and two daughters in London.   

Also, the situation is dire in northern Nigeria. Journalists with Christianity Today in an article dated November 6 and headlined, “No Checks Left to Turn: The Double Persecution of Africa’s Largest Christian Church,” reports that the Christians are weary of deadly attacks by Boko Haran, and Fulani herdsmen are asking how long they are supposed to persevere, and why, after years of the crisis, there is so little response from their federal government or from abroad. Let us at least pray earnestly and fervently on their behalf.  


The purpose of our Central's Angel Tree is to help those who would not have a good Christmas due to financial difficulties. If you know of anyone who needs to be on our Angel Tree, please fill out the Wishlist Card located on the counter top in the kitchen and put it in the OFFICE mailbox (which is located under the stairwell) or return to the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Crittenden at 256-426-3316.


The Tuesday Ladies Bible Class

would like to invite all ladies to a

Christmas Coffee

at the home of Pat Canterbury

1606 Sun Valley Place, SE

Huntsville, AL 35801

Tuesday, December 4th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.


We need of servants to work in the Nursery (starting in December) and Toddler B (beginning NOW) during Sunday morning assembly. There are sign-up sheets outside the Nursery and Toddler B classrooms. Please sign up soon and text, call or email me the dates you signed up for – or if you need more information – – 256-509-3541.


There will be an Usher Workshop Sunday, November 17th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in room 200. If you would like to be a part of this or need any information, please contact Gerry Binford (256-508-9407).


The Weighted Blanket Ministry invites you to join us in the fellowship hall at Central on Saturday November 17th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. We will be making weighted blankets for children and families in need. For more information about what to bring and this ministry, please contact Della Simmons at 256-288-5572,  or Terri Apgar at 603-714-8642,   


USHERS – Ronald Graham’s Team

COUNTING – Larry Rice’s Team

FLC SET UP Tony Callins’ Team

NURSERY – Becky Gibbs and Crew




College – FNL (6:30 pm)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



Ladies Bible Class (10:15 am)



Weighted Blanket Ministry (See Article.)



Usher Workshop (9:00 am-12:00 pm in room 200)



HUGS (during assembly)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



Central’s Thanksgiving Devotional



College – Holiday Party (6:30 pm)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



Ladies Holiday Party at the home of Pat Canterbury (10:00-11:30 am See article.)



Senior High Holiday Party



Teens – Cookie Day (after assembly)



Elementary Holiday Party (5:30 pm)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



HUGS (during assembly)



Teen Time (5:30-7:30 pm)



Herb Underwood

Jerell Cromartie, Michael Nance, David Nance, James Palmer, Barrion Palmer, Andy Trapane, Michael Baucum, Andrew Baucum


Caleb Simmons