Central Church of Christ
300 North Donley Avenue
P.O. Box 357
Tulia, TX 79088
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Don’t Be an Ouch Looking for a Hurt

Will Bowen, a Kansas City minister, has designed an innovative tool in the fight against negativity, murmuring, and complaining. It comes in the form of a simple purple bracelet, which he first offered to his congregation with a challenge to go 21 days without complaining. Each time one of them  complained, they had to switch the bracelet to their other wrist and start again from day one.

"It was simple but effective awareness training," reports Tim Ferris of the Huffington  Post. "The effects were immediate and life-changing."

“Complaining”, Bowen suggests in his book “A Complaint Free World”, “is a habit which can be broken. And once broken, one can be liberated to enjoy a life of greater gratitude, contentment and happiness.”

According to research, it can take as little as 21 days to replace an old habit with a new one. Switching the bracelet from one wrist to the other after each complaint, until the bracelet eventually stays put for 21 days, is a simple and easy exercise that yields huge rewards.

As Bowen puts it, "Don't be an ouch looking for a hurt." Break the habit of whining and complaining about life. Take the 21 day challenge to help reset your mind's default setting from the negative to the positive. As you speak fewer and fewer negative words, you'll generate fewer and fewer negative thoughts.

Philippians 2:14-15

Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.

I love you all,




**  We are again collecting Christmas boxes for the children of Nicaragua. This year we are asking that you fill a plastic shoe box with the requested items, or you may make a monetary donation and we will purchase the needed items. Money is also needed to cover the cost of shipping. You may pick up a box and instruction sheet at the back of the auditorium or give a donation to an elder. We will need your boxes brought to the office no later than Sun., August 30th.

**  We continue today having one Bible class for all ages, beginning at 9:30 a.m. We are also having one worship service, starting at 10:30 a.m. We ask everyone to sit throughout the auditorium for social distancing. If you do not feel comfortable in this setting, we understand and encourage you to watch at home on our YouTube channel.

**  All of our other group worship, children’s classes, and other activities continue to be  canceled until further notice.

**  Our Wednesday evening “Pick Me Up” devotional is available every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. on our YouTube channel, “Tulia Central Church of Christ.




If you are visiting us today, we are honored you chose us. We hope that today’s time together will help deepen your relationship with God and widen your circle of friends.

We are a church family who seeks to follow Jesus and be true to the Bible.

Please stay around after our assembly so that we might get to know you better. 

Thank you again for worshipping with us today.






Our Prayer List


** Virgie Webb has tested positive for coronavirus. Please keep her in your prayers.

** Avreelynn Moreno’s grandmother, Rebecca DeLaRosa, has been in the hospital. She’s home now but continues to need our prayers.

** Gaye Young is stable for now. She will go back to Houston in three months for check-ups.

** Gayle Scott fell and broke her femur. She had surgery at UMC in Lubbock last Thursday. She needs our prayers.

** Also be praying for Patti Allison as she struggles with health issues.

** We extend our sympathy to the family of David George. He passed away July 24th. Family members include his sister, Melody Jennings, and niece, Shana Bailey. No services are planned at this time.

** Congratulations on the birth of a new son, Koley Everett, to Taylor and Lizzie Dutton and big sister, Bria. Proud grandparents are Barry and Jana Dutton. Proud great-grandparents are Verna Dutton and Sib and Ed Workman.

Also keep these people in your hearts and prayers:  

Service men and women, AIM Mission Teams, College Students, Ray Jennings, Darla Young, Gaye Young, Melody Jennings, Linda Hodges, Lanelle Dovel, Dwight Rampley, Wynelle Waldo, Janet Wright, Butch Moore, Bill Huff, Terry Cash, Margaret Huff, Sean Chambers, Linda Hayhurst, Lena Allison, Yvonne Nevins, Noe Jackson, Haley Klein, Charles McKone, Carolyn Cox


Mike Allison              Toby Brown

Larry Stewart             Daryl Tucker


Richard Combest      Ross James   

                  Kevin Leatherman

 Bobby Moudy           Danny Tucker

Brian Bailey


Tim Johnson          Delphine Ruiz

Because the Lord is my

Shepherd, I have everything

I need! He lets me rest in

meadow grass and leads me

beside the quiet streams.

Psalm 23:1-2 TLB




Mission Contribution

Bible Study at 9:30
 Services at 10:30

Schedule of Services

Sunday:  Bible Class...9:30 a.m.

Worship...10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.


Bible Class 9:30 A.M.
Bible Study...6:00 p.m.

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month...potluck followed by early evening services.


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