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-ins for the month of May are Roy & Anna Applegate. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of May. At the end of the month Pastor Cole & Amy will deliver them.
It's that time again! VBS 2017
SAVE the dates: July 9th - 14th!
"Maker Fun Factory -- Created by God Built for a Purpose".
BUT before that, we need to prepare. WORK NIGHTS Every Thursday in May & June!
Adding Monday Nights beginning June 5th.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the basement of the FLC.
Contact: Ronnie Lee at church office (610) 865-0577 or e-mail: email@example.com
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"Black Sheep" Street Evangelism
Street Evangelism has begun on Fridays weather permitting. If you want to participate, meet in the church's parking lot between 5:30/6:00 p.m. on those days.
Please see Jacob Bartholomew and/or Victor Reyes for questions and more details.
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:
2017 DayCare Spring Concert will be held on Monday, May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in church's sanctuary. Consider this your personal invite.
KidCentral Ministries has the following opportunities for you to make a difference in lives:
We NEED bus monitors on Wednesday evenings!We NEED helpers Sunday Morning!Please see Pastor Amy, Anita Allen, Ronnie Lee or Stephanie Kammetler or Paul McKay (for Sunday Mornings) to say you can count on me!
- Luv-n-Grub: a hot meail every Wednesday p.m.
- Nursery: (birth to age 3) Wednesday & Sunday
- KidCentral Pre-School: (4 years to 6 years Wednesday & Sunday
- KidCentral Elementary: (7 years to 11 years) Wednesday & Sunday
Great news! Kid Central Sunday mornings is bursting with Kids! Which means we need helpers once a month. Please see Paul McKay or call/e-mail the church office for details!
Continuing February 2017, 3rd through 5th graders will stay with parents through worship and then go to Kid Central. Meet KC Leaders in back of sanctuary after worship. Ages K through 2nd grade will meet downstairs at beginning of service.
Men's Prayer Breakfast
Continuing to take place every Saturday morning in at 6:30 a.m. there will be a men's prayer meeting in the church's sanctuary 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.
NEW: Central Provision (Food Pantry)
Ministry has begun. PTL! 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.
May 2017 dates for food distribution:
5/1, 5/15, & 5/29 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Event is held in the foyer of the Family Life Center.
Mother's Day Sunday, May 14th 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.We will honor and give gifts to every mother in attendance.
Creating a "Leadership Culture" Class, Sunday, April 9th at 9:30 a.m.
Class is free. There is still room for you. Pastor Cole is desiring that every ministry leader and those involved in some type of ministry at CAG will make plans to attend. Please know that every one is welcomed; especially those who are new to the Family!
For questions/more details please see Al Sosa, Pastor Nicole or contact the church office!
No rsvp is necessary, just come. Detailed brochures about this "Leadership Culture" Class are at Welcome Desk.
Topics will include:
- What is a Servant-Leader?
- Styles of Leadership
- Leader's Platform in Church
- Working with a Vision
(Leadership is like music: "Many instruments, One Conductor and One Concert")
If you are a Ministry Leader, you are asked to come to this meeting and see the new opportunities of growth and service in Central. We are creating a Leadership Culture... -Come.
Pastor Cole M. McClenithan
- What is a Servant-Leader?
"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, Alex Velez or contact the church office for more details and/or questions.
Thriving Marriages Meeting Sunday, May 14th at 4:00 p.m will take place at Central Assembly of God Church.
1300 Eaton Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018
The theme will be: Freed-Up Financial Living
Potluck fellowship at the end! RSVP Oscar Mendoza's email or facebook (use his name) email:
Meeting in last room on right lower level. You can see Anthony or Brenda Colon.
Missions' Cafe 1st & 3rd Sundays of every month. Missions' Cafe will take place in the foyer of the church from 9:20 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.
Purpose is to give you an outlet to have conversations with your church family and to raise funds for CAG's Missions' Ministry.
Festival of Life is a community event for families. Appealing to all ages, we bring music, games and a message of hope to our city. Festival of Life seeks to positively impact our community. Along with meeting physical needs, it is our belief that the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can change hearts and set those in bondage free.
Each evening, Evangelist Jonathan Shuttlesworth will bring a powerful message of hope to those in attendance at Festival of Life. This event will be held at Jordan Park, Allentown, PA May 7th - May 12th nightly.
You CAN help by:
Volunteer: Fill out a volunteer application online: www.festivaloflife.us/volunteer
Give: Donate to FOL by going to www.revivaltoday.com/give
Pray: Stand with us in prayer (Pastor Cole & Amy/Revival Today) to see families and communities set free by the power of Jesus Christ!
Rooted Young Adults Ministry Sunday, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. Memorial Weekend Special is being planned.
Contact Emily McClenithan; email@example.com or go to rooted young adults cag facebook page!
Hoping that the Rooted Young Adults will participate in Festival of Life in lieu of another get together during May 2017.
Inspirational Brunch on 5/10 @ 9:30 a.m. last two rooms right, first floor of church's building! Gifts for every lad yin attendance, fun and food.
Invite cards are at Welcome Desk. Please invite a friend!
Friday 2017 5/12 & 5/26 @ 7:00 p.m. in upstairs conference room by Pastoral/Administrative Offices.
Kayla Albino is heading up the Friday option.
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:
Encounter Youth Students going to General Council Fine Arts Competitions in August; please connect with Pastor Nicole or e-mail her as to how you can sponsor one of these students in prayer or financially!
Encounter Youth Dorney Park Day June 15th
See one of the Youth Sponsors or Pastor Nicole for any questions and/or how to reserve a space for your youth.
Worship Service will be honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice one can make in service of our country.
Monday, May 29th Pastoral/Administrative Offices are closed!
Honoring our Graduates on Sunday, June 11th during the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.
Please SAVE THE DATE and please inform Pastor Nicole or the church office if someone within your household is graduating from High School or College NO later than Wednesday May 31st.
Water Baptism Service
Service scheduled for Sunday, June 25th during the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. E-mail the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot NO later than Sunday, June 18th.
Please see Pastor Cole or Amy McClenithan for any questions.
Iron Pigs Game Tickets reserved for Friday, June 9th at Coca-Cola Park, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109-3509.
Game Time: 7:05 p.m.
Gates open at 5:45 p.m.
Tickets are $11 each; children under 2 years of age are free, plus $5 for parking.
Tickets are on sale as of this writing and on a first come first serve basis. To purchase tickets see Pastor Cole or Amy McClenithan, e-mail email@example.com, sign up at the Welcome Desk or call the church office.
This event is planned in honor of Mother's & Father's Day.
Summer Dates for Chick, Chat & Coffee:
Saturday @ 9:30 a.m.
June 24th, July 29th & August 26th
Rudy's Diner & Grill
1406 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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.
The following are some special scriptural thoughts for you to mediate on:
DREAM GOD SIZE DREAMS in 2017 PLUS allow God's destiny for your life and family's lives to be fulfilled. BELIEVE!
Build your confidence by repeating the Bible verse: "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid... for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9).
Enthusiasm is a great antidote for fear. Practice being thrilled by the world, by beauty, by opportunity and by people.
USE TIME TO HELP REDUCE ENERGY COSTS
By simply changing the time of day in which you perform certain household activities, you can help reduce your overall energy costs and save. By performing activities such as washing and drying clothes and running the dishwasher after 9:00 p.m. you will save on the cost of energy. Using energy during what are called off-peak hours creates a savings to the consumer since the rate applied to the kilowatt hour is reduced during these off-peak hours.
Generally this can reduce your energy bill anywhere from $5-$15 per month. Over a year that can be as much as $180 or an entire monthly energy bill.