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 July is Lorilee Kanard. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of July. At the end of the month Corinne Poplawski will deliver them.
We are looking for drivers for our Wednesday night kids and youth ministries! If you are interested in using your driving skills to impact lives, please contact Ronnie Lee or Pastor Nicole or call the church office ASAP. Those licensed to drive a school bus would be an even greater help to us (specifically Class B CDL or willing to train to get Class B or Class B CDL license). The church is willing to cover the expense of this training provided you will donate at least one Wednesday a month to drive for these ministries.
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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 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. 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.
July 2017 dates for food distribution:
7/17 & 7/31 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Event is held in the foyer of the Family Life Center.
MPact Girls' Ministry July and August 2017 will NOT be happening.Look to kick off the new year in September 2017!Stay tuned for those exciting details and consider ministering within this group and/or signing up your daughter/s or granddaughters/s.
Sunday, July 30th @ 12:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center is a Luncheon! Proceeds to support the youth going to California for Fine Arts in August.
Fine Arts is a Christian Competition that teaches our students to develop their gifts for ministry but also gives them opportunities to earn annual scholarships for college.
"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 meetings in July and August will NOT be happening, BUT a couples' breakfast is planned for September SO watch for those exciting details and INVITE a couple.
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.
Sowing Life Producing Seeds-How?
Teaching in the First (1st) & Second (2nd) grades or Third (3rd) & Fourth (4th) grades Sunday School Classes.
If interested, email Eric Evans: email@example.com or contact the church office ASAP.
Rooted Young Adults Ministry July and August will NOT be happening.
Please watch our media outlets for future details.
X-Treme Sisters would like to invite every lady to attend "Roar" in the Valley Conference.
Save the dates: September 14th, 15th & 16th.
Go to www.ROARintheValley.org to register and to see a video of this year's speaker.
See promo information in paper form at the Welcome Desk. We will coordinate rides from our church closer to the time.
Conference is FREE!
NEW: August 2017 we will be introducing 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.
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!
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.
Begin on Sunday, June 4th at 9:30 a.m. Upon arrival to the church's foyer a greeter will instruct you which space the Discipleship Class of your choice is being held. Consider this your personal invite.
Squeaky Scrubbles Day
Squeaky Scrubbles Day, Saturday July 22nd 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
This is a spring clean up day so we need ALL hands on deck. Why? So we can clean windows, outside yard work and much much more.
Please save this date; bring your tools and a willingness to work. The church will provide hot/cold drinks plus donuts for the breakfast time and a light lunch for lunch time.
Pastor Cole, along with the Deacon Ministry is requesting that each ministry head be present and plan to clean/straighten your classrooms and other details surrounding your space of ministry. Any questions call the church office 610-865-0577.
If you can't make this specific day BUT would like to help schedule a time that you can come, we will be happy to assign you a task. Assist us by indicating at the Welcome Desk sign up sheet that we can count on you.
Watch CAG's communications for more details about this time.
PLUS: Sunday, August 13th through Friday, August 18th Jonathan Shuttlesworth Revival Service.
Watch CAG's and his communications for more details.
If you would like to help with the many details of running this type of an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office 610-865-0577 ASAP. I.E. greeters, parking lot attendants, food service, child care, worship teams, etc
Summer Dates for Chick, Chat & Coffee:
Saturday @ 9:30 a.m.
July 29th & August 26th
Rudy's Diner & Grill
1406 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Consider this your personal invite and invite a friend. Paper invites are at the Welcome Desk in the church's foyer.
See Pastor Amy, Florence Mestric, Corinne Poplawski, Kayla Albino or Bonnie Dzambo for any questions.
Twenty17 Women of Purpose Conference
2017 Women of Purpose Conference November 10th and 11th Giant Center, Hershey, PA.
Go to penndelwomenofpurpose.org to see communicators, conference prices, etc. If you are interested in going with us; sign up at the Welcome Desk. Any questions, see Tina Morales or Rebecca Lambrecht.
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.