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 August is Irma Longenberger. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of August. At the end of the month Trudy Reif 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 email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: Brenda Stewart at email@example.com
- Bus Monitors & Van/Bus Drivers Days/Times: Wednesday Worship (before and after). Contacts: Chuch office at 610-865-0577 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see Trudy Reif or Alex Velez.
Purpose in your heart/mind to donate funds for Nationals Fine Arts in Texas July 30th through August 3rd. We have (4) youth that have advanced to this level and your donations will help them to go. This event helps youth to discover/develop/deploy their God given talents. Financially donate through Mogiv or by using a paper offering envelope in back of pews. Please indicate your offering is for National Fine Arts.
Sunday, July 1st is Luncheon for Houston immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. Luncheon will be held in Family Life Center. Suggested donation is $7 per Adult and $5 per Child. All proceeds go to support the (4) youth that have advanced to National Fine Arts.
Friday, July 20th Worship Night at 5:30 p.m. until..... Sponsored by Encounter Youth Ministries. This event's purpose is to provided a night to soak in the Lord's presence through worship and enjoy fellowship with snacks following. A free will offering will be received and all proceeds will go to support the (4) youth that have advanced to National Fine Arts. Event will take place in Sanctuary and Family Life Center.
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.
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 email@example.com or call the church office.
NOTE: This ministry needs people to help pick up and unload food PLUS food distribution.
July 2018 dates for food distribution:
Monday, July 9th & 30th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, call 610-865-0577 for Pastor Amy McClenithan ASAP!
Saturday, July 21st Squeeky Scrubbles, Clean Up Day (CHURCH PRIDE). Begins 8:00 a.m. and goes until 2:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast will be served and a light lunch. Hot/cold drinks served all day. Food/drinks will be served in the large room outside of kitchen lower level. Please bring a willingness to serve through a variety of tasks to make our church look even better. If you can't attend on this day/time, please e-mail email@example.com to say when you can spend some time and we can assign a job/jobs to be completed.
See Mario Trinidad, Deacon, for questions.
NOTE: If you are a Ministry Head, Pastor Cole along with the Deacons are requesting you plan on being a part of Squeeky, Scrubbles Clean Up Day AND that you clean the shelves and/or filing cabinets that are a part of the rooms your ministries are housed in. In the event you or a representative from your respective ministry/ies aren't present, items you may not want to be disposed of will be.
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.
Sunday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 25th Fasting/Prayer Emphasis for Jonathan Shuttlesworth Revival Services PLUS CAG's ministries.
Pastor Cole is asking everyone, that physically can, to eat one meal a day and fast/pray. Can go to www.fastingblog.com for the benefits and practical tips about fasting/prayer. We will pray in our homes BUT if you would like to join us in the church's sanctuary Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. and/or Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. please do so.
NEW option: Conference Call Prayer Meeting Tuesday, July 24th at 9:00 p.m. CALL 605-472-5542 access # 827488 (prayer about 30 minutes). Hope you will join us.
We welcome Wivina John as Central Assembly of God's new Sunday School Director. Please take time to pray for her and introduce yourself to her. Her picture will be on the Elders, Deacons & Deaconess' Bulletin Board down the first hall, just past bathrooms on right.
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 continue to spring forward.
Deacons: Anthony Figueroa & John Lusk.
Deaconess: Robin Allen, Sandra Brown, Gladys Carcamo, Danisha Diaz, Wivina John, Dee Nola Lowery and Miriam Poche.
We are pleased to announce that James John has accepted his nomination to become an Elder.
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 6:00 p.m. Interested? See Mario Trinidad or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: This ministry takes a break during summertime months July through August. Starts again the second Sunday in September...
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, July 1st & 15th @ 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: Saturday, July 28th "Open House" Fellowship at Florence Mestric, 3190 10th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please bring a side dish to share.
Friday, August 24th "Painting & People" Fellowship at Michelle Betances, 1313 Foxview Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. If you desire to participate in the painting part of this time; reserve your space by e-mailing email@example.com cost $15. If you just want to come and enjoy food/fellowship just come and bring a snack to share.
FALL X-Treme Sisters' Bible Studies begin Wednesday, September 26th 9:30 a.m. and Friday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m.
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 mintute 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!
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.
Friday, July 13th Family Night at Coca Cola Park--Baseball Game-- purchase tickets through CAG Administrative Offices or see Pastor Amy.
Saturday, July 21st Squeeky Scrubbles Clean Up Day.
Sunday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 25th Fasting/Prayer Emphasis -- more details to come.
Sunday, August 5th through Friday August 10th Jonathan Shuttlesworth Revival Today.
July/August 2018 NO Royal Rangers/IMPact Girls -- Start again Sunday, September 9th -- watch for details in on-line and/or paper bulletin communications.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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."