Get a glimpse of all of the exciting events that are happening at Central! Also be sure to check our Facebook Page often for event updates!
The featured shut-in for the month of October is F. Eber Reitzel. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of October. At the end of the month Pastor Cole will deliver them.
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"Black Sheep" Street Evangelism
Street Evangelism happens on every other Saturday beginning January 27th at 10:30 a.m. weather permitting. If you want to participate, meet in the church's parking lot. See Victor Reyes for questions or for more details. If you would like to call him, he can be reached at 484-894-6048.
Central Assembly has a DayCare!
Please call Diane Mann, Director, at 610-694-0444 to register your child/children.
Visit the Day Care's website at:
Day Care Job Opportunities: For more information, please call Diane Mann at the number above.
KidCentral/Encounter Ministries Opportunities:
- Nursery Ministry (birth to 3 years) Days/Times: Sunday School, Sunday Worship & Wednesday Worship. Contact(s): Rosie Gonzalez 484-661-0834 or Shandell Velez 917-450-3771, Pastor Amy McClenithan (Sunday School and Wednesday Worship) at firstname.lastname@example.org. See Wivina John (Sunday School Nursery)
- Pre-K (3 to 5 years) Days/Times: Sunday Worship. Contact: Rachel Smith at 484-934-4240
- Kid Central (6 years to 5th grade) Days/Times: Sunday Worship and Wednesday Worship. Contacts: Paul McKay (Sunday) at email@example.com, Ronnie Lee (Wednesday ages 4 years to 5th grade) at 610-865-0577 or KidCentralBethlehem@yahoo.com
- Luv-N-Grub Days/Times: Wednesday Worship (Kid Central & Encounter Youth). Contact: Miriam Poche @ 484-553-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bus Monitors & Van/Bus Drivers Days/Times: Wednesday Worship (before and after). Contacts: Chuch office at 610-865-0577 or email@example.com or see Trudy Reif or Alex Velez.
Encounter Youth is a dynamic ministry for Teens! See Pastor Nicole, Mario or Vanessa Trinidad and Maria Centeno for any questions or how to get involved. Also you can e-mail Pastor Nicole:
Every teen is welcome to attend on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.
ALL4God Worship Dance is accepting people to participate within this ministry. Please go to Pastor Nicole McKay's facebook page for google.doc sign up and/or see Pastor Nicole and/or Vanessa Trinidad for questions and more details. This ministry meets Thursday evenings.
FEARLESSONEDAY.Com event details:
Friday, October 5th Central A/G, Bethlehem, PA sanctuary Saturday, October 6th GT Church, Reading, PA Joey Furjanic THE BLOCK WORSHIP. Who may attend: All youth enrolled in grades 6-12 during the 2018-2019 school year and their leaders may attend.
COST: Early registration: $25 per person
Cost includes: main sessions, breakout sessions, digital downloads, resources and Chick-fil-A lunch!
Please see Pastor Nicole, Mario or Vanessa Trinidad and Maria Centeno to register and other details surrounding these events.
ALL4God, Sunday, October 7th Pre-Order Empanadas through All4God. Platters available after service 10/7/2018.
Pork, Rice, Side Drink - $7.00 per platter
6 Meat & Cheese Empanada - $12 ($20/Dozen)
6 Meat Empanada - $12 ($20/Dozen)
6 Cheese Empanada - $7 ($10/Dozen)
NOTE: Meals will be served in the Family Life Center immediately after this Sunday's Worship Service so consider joining us for lunch. Call Pastor Nicole @ 484-767-0391 or see Vanessa Trinidad to pre-order.
Wednesday, October 10th Encounter Youth will be leading the Family Night Service @ 7:00 p.m. Please save this date & time to encounter a special time in the Lord and to encourage our youth.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Takes place every Saturday morning in at 7:00 a.m. in the church's sanctuary! There will be a men's prayer meeting followed by a breakfast at Bethlehem Diner. All men are welcome!
NEW is another Men's Prayer (ONLY) at 9:00 a.m. in the church's sanctuary. Please plan to be a praying part of one of these gatherings.
Central Provision (Food Pantry) Ministry
Keep in mind that this ministry can always use your non-perishable food/personal care donations.
Donations can be placed along the wall outside the Pastoral/Administrative Offices.
Monetary donations can be received at anytime; please mark offering envelopes "Food Pantry". Contact persons: Jacob or Lisa Bartholomew or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.
NOTE: This ministry needs people to help pick up and unload food PLUS food distribution.
October 2018 dates for food distribution:
Monday, October 8th & 22nd from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Event is held in the foyer of the Family Life Center.
Please use entrance on Eaton Ave. ONLY and have proof of Bethlehem Residency (Required).
New opportunities to serve the Lord and CAG. How? We would like to establish a donations committee and a closet committee.Find out more by seeing, e-mail at email@example.com, call 610-865-0577 for Pastor Amy McClenithan ASAP!
Can't make it to church on Sunday?
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CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD IS GOING MOBILE:
Text cagfamilyapp to 77977 to download the latest version of our church's app to your mobile device! On our app you can stay up-to-date on every announcement, event, what's going on in particular ministries that you're interested in, give, take and download sermon notes, watch sermons and MORE!
Try it today!
Is the CAG Sound or IT Minitry calling your name? Please see or call George Mendez @ 610-462-8412
This ministry NEEDS your ministry -- WILL TRAIN
PROCEEDS for the women's wedding set to go to CAG Family Life Center. See or call 610-865-0577 Pastor Cole to make your purchase. Asking price is $275. Ring set is size 8.
Click the link below for a picture of the set:
"Chosen Few" Boys Basketball Club meets every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. Club is for boys ages (14-19 years) and is held in the Family Life Center. Please see Anthony Colon, Stephan Richards, Orlando Melendez or contact the church office for more details and/or questions.
School of Ministry ADSOM Association of District Schools of Ministry Starting Fall 2018. PennDel School of Ministry is a member of the National Association of District Schools of Ministry. Classes meet at: Central Assembly of God, 1300 Eaton Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Contact #: 724-212-7975 (Bob Lecocq) or PDSOM website @ penndelsom.org or take a paper brochure at our Welcome Desk.
For questions, please see Helen Edwards, site coordinator. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Cole along with the Executive Board of Central Assembly of God desires to make you aware that beginning in May 2018 construction will begin within the Family Life Center.
As the saying goes, "please be patient" with the co-ordination of building use as this construction is in progress. PTL we are moving forward. Sow a financial seed to the Family Life Center so CAG can complete its mission.
NOTE: In the basement of the FLC the wall has been broken through for the elevator. The elevator has been installed with only final wiring to complete. Framing and plumbing have been put in for the bathrooms. SEE outside that landscaping has taken place. There are several new trees and other landscaping improvements.
WM's Ministries project is with Compact Family Services. Assemblies of God COMPACT Family Services is the national affiliate child welfare agency of the General Council of the Assemblies of God and is a 501c3 non-profit.
Go to COMPACTFAMILYSERVICES.ORG to see what they do. You can give to our project anytime. Please indicate your gift is for Compact Family Services.
SURPRISE announcement: Central Assembly is the host site for School of Ministry (PDSOM): Penndelsom.org beginning Fall 2018 1st Saturday of each month.
Contact Bob Lecocq 724-212-7975 or pick up a brochure at Welcome Desk for more details and to register for your classes.
Royal Rangers Ministries meets every Sunday evening at 5:45 p.m. Interested? See Mario Trinidad or e-mail him at email@example.com
NOTE: This ministry started on Sunday, September 9th. Ages 5-17.
Royals Ranger's Motto: "Ready, Reaching, Teaching and Keeping Boys for Christ!"
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. Men's Basketball Fellowship in the Family Life Center (18 years and up). See or call Anthony Colon 484-353-8251 or Victor Reyes 484-894-6048.
Sunday, October 7th & 21st @ 6:00 p.m. (also check out their Facebook page for dates). This ministry meets in the last two rooms on the right lower level of the church.
Please invite a friend/s and bring a snack to share.
Focus is Serving God through your Call.
Please see Carlos & Aurora Garcia for any questions.
Also you can check out this ministry's facebook page "Rooted" CAG Young Adults, Bethlehem, PA. We hope you will come!
X-Treme Sisters' Summertime Invites: R.I.S.E..... Friday, October 12th at the Whispering Pines Country Club. Keynote Speaker: Pastor Amy McClenithan. Please go to Amy McClenithan's facebook page or Women's Ministries Central Assembly of God, Bethlehem, PA facebook page for more details about this event. Call 646-298-7041 to reserve your space ASAP. If you would like to ride with Pastor Amy, please let her know. Van leaves church's parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
She is Fearless "A Women's Conference" November 9th & 10th in Hershey, PA. There is a variety of options for this conference. Go to Penndel.org and click on women's ministries for all details and options. Then communicate with Tina Morales or Rebecca Lambrecht to reserve your hotel room and ticket ASAP.
We introduced the X-Treme Sisters' (CAG Women's Ministries) Facebook page along with the purpose of this page and other exciting details.
Special thanks to Robin Allen for her expertise.
We are looking for women who like to write and would be willing to share a 3 minute video devotion on the Facebook page--if this type of ministry is calling your name, please see or inbox Pastor Amy. Everyone has something to share!
X-TREME SISTERS' FALL Bible Study "Broken & Blessed" by Jessica LaGrone. "Broken & Blessed" bible study traces the story of Genesis Family from Adam and Eve through the generation to Joseph bringing blessing from brokenness. Each and every family needs God's healing touch in some way at some time. Broken and Blessed reminds us that no matter how we mess up, our heavenly Father never gives up on us. He even uses our brokenness to bring blessing to His children. To reserve your study book, please see Pastor Amy, Kayla Albino, Florence Mestric, Corinne Poplawski and/or Shandell Velez ASAP. Cost is $13.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Dates: 10/10 & 10/24, 11/14 & 11/28, and 12/12
(Complete with Sweet Conversations and a Continental Breakfast). These X-Treme Sisters meet in the last two rooms on right first floor. See Pastor Amy, Florence Mestric and/or Corine Poplawski.
Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Dates: 10/12 & 10/26, 11/16 & 11/30 and 12/14
(Complete with Sweet Conversations and Snacks). These X-Treme Sisters meet in the upstairs' Conference which is over the Pastoral/Administrative Offices. See Kayla Albino and/or Shandell Velez.
SAVE THE DATE: September 28th-30th at Bongiorno Conference Center, Carlisle, PA. Chi Alpha Campus Ministries/College -- Age Retreat -- go to PennDel.org/Chialpha or call 814-777-4404 to register. Questions: contact the church office at 610-865-0577.
Sunday, September 9th 2018 begins the next series of Discipleship Classes at 9:30 a.m.
Sign up at Welcome Desk and/or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place within one of these Christian Educational classes:
Leadership brochures are in paper form at the Welcome Desk for more details.To reserve your space simply e-mail the church at email@example.com or sign up at the Welcome Desk NO later than Sunday, September 2nd.
- D1: Relationship with the Lord and know Him.
- D2: Church life and knowing our A/G Doctrines.
- D3: Your life with Christ in public, a faithful witness and serving in the Body of Christ in church and outside.
- Leadership Classes 1 , 2 & 3: Our desire is to prepare leaders for the ministry of the Word as the Scriptures state in Ephesians 4:11 "... for the equipment of the saints, for the working of the ministry..." Suggested topics will be: *Introduction to leadership. *Are you called or made? *Becoming a leader. *Being a leader.
Sunday, August 5th through Friday, August 10th Jonathan Shuttlesworth Revival Today. Sunday Services will be 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Services will be 7:00 p.m. Child Care will be available for all services up to 3rd graders.
Monday through Friday Services there will be a light dinner from 5:30 pm. till 6:40 p.m. in the large room outside of the kitchen lower level. Extra parking will be available at St. Luke's on Eaton Ave.
Check out www.revivaltoday.com
NOTE: If you would like to assist in handing out promo cards, e-mail the church office or take promo cards from Welcome Desk to do so. If you would like to go with a group from CAG, e-mail church office to say so and you will be contacted with the data and time the group will be going.
Sunday, September 9th @ 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. MPact Girls Club (ages 3 1/2 - 12 grades) Christ-Centered Activities. Questions and/or how to register: Ronnie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper brochures for more information are available at the Welcome Desk. Go to: www.ngm.ag.org to learn more about this Christ Centered Girls Club.
Sign Language Classes Part 2-- began Wednesday, April 25th, but there is still room for you.These classes begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held in room #13 in the first floor hall.
Please contact Helen Edwards at email@example.com to register.
Wide-ranging things are on the horizon for Central A/G's Family Life Center. However, that means big hearted commitment from each of us followed by an intentional commitment to give financially. Please begin thinking and praying about a financial gift.
While final numbers are not squared away, clearly $300,000 towards the $1.2 million needed for completion will make this much more manageable. This will include a finished main floor, kitchen, required (by city) elevator, bathrooms downstairs and exterior landscaping/retention pond.
Please communicate to the church office either through a paper offering envelope or an on-line monetary gift what your financial commitment to this project is going to be. Paper brochures are available at the Welcome Desk with more visionary details.
Harley Motorcycle is for sale to assist with this project; help us spread the word so it sells. Also a diamond ring set and a woman's gold chain.
Pastor Cole's inspirational thoughts for July 2018: Be Trustworthy:
What does trustworthy leadership look like to you? The apostle Paul said, "Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful" (1 Corinthians 4:2). And proverbs 13:17 says, "A wicked messenger galls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing." As the old saying goes, "Please don't listen to your speak; they watch your feet."
So how do you build the hidden variable of trust? Here are four keys to get you started:
- Character. Does your character reflect the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)? Are you the same person in private as you are in public?
- Communication. Failure to communicate usually leads people to jump to conclusions, second-guess intentions, and fill in the gaps with misinformed assumptions. Good communication keeps trust gaps from forming.
- Compassion. When people feel noticed and cared for by their leader or family or friend, they will always trust you more.
- Consistency. Anybody can do anything right once, but trustworthy people have learned to live with character, communicate and show compassion consistently. When the desired quality is delivered consistently over time, trust naturally grows.
Again, trust is the hidden multiplier. You feel its effects when you need it the most, or when it's no longer present.
Reflect on the four keys to building trust and give yourself a score from 1 to 10 (10 being the best). Where is your greatest strength and where do you need to ask the Lord for help. I trust you will allow yourself to grow in these inspirational thoughts.
- Character. Does your character reflect the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)? Are you the same person in private as you are in public?
Teamwork makes the dream work:
Luke 5:1-11 It's true that teams have the ability to accomplish more than any one person could do on their own. Jesus certainly understood this concept and intentionally teamed up high-capacity leaders with one another. He almost never sent people out to do ministry on their own. Teams get more done, generate higher levels of creativity and demonstrate greater problem solving ability, while providing encouragement and support for members. Besides all that, teams have more fun. An old African proverb says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together."