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 May is Alfreida (Toby) Diaz. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of May. At the end of the month Esther Reagle 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
- 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: Brenda Stewart at 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.
We are receiving your donations beginning now through May 10th for Encounter's Youth Yard Sale. Purpose is to raise 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. Donations can be placed behind the platform along the wall outside the Pastoral/Administrative Offices during office hours or after any church services. Check out Nicole McKay's facebook page to give financially online. Please commit to pray for every family represented. Also financially give via paper offering envelopes; mark them fine arts offering/s.
2018 High School Graduates: If your teen/teenagers will be graduating from High School this year, please contact Pastor Nicole: firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office NO later than Wednesday, May 23rd. Sunday, June 3rd High School Graduates will be honored during this Morning's Worship Service.
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.
May 2018 date for food distribution:
5/14 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!
Go tell everybody and get excited Tiff Shuttlesworth will be with us May 20th - 23rd.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday: 7:00 p.m .
We will have child care for kids birth to 9 years of age each service. Please begin to pray and promote these services. You can promote on your on-line sites or pick up paper invites at the Welcome Desk.
Evangelist Tiff's desire is to lead one million people to a personal relationship to Christ. Go to lostlambassociation.org to check out his ministry or his facebook page. Begin to think about the lost people in your life to invite. During his time with us, he will help you to understand Biblical End Time Prophecies.
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.
HELP us enable others to walk through the door of struggles due to the effects of Hurricane Maria. How? Prayer and give financially. Puerto Rico Missions Trip February 23rd to March 3rd, 2018.
Team Members are: Bob Alpha, Debbie Alpha, Marian Betances, Jaime Lopez, Pastor Amy McClenithan, Pastor Cole McClenithan, Yazmin Saez, Zoraiya Saltos, Rachelle Soto, Vanessa Trinidad, Mario Trinidad, Isaiah Trinidad, Karina Trinidad, Giana Trinidad, Amanda Torres, Vivian Velez, Matthew Walters, Brenda Cordero, Ana Figueroa, Anthony Figueroa, Carmen Serra.
Testimonies from your faithful prayer and financial support was communicated on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. If you would like to see photos of this trip, please go to www.centralfamily.net
Faith pledge promise forms can be picked up in the weekly friendship folders and/or on the stations immediately upon entering the sanctuary. We trust you will commit to financially giving to missions on a monthly basis. Please let us know what your faith pledge is by turning in this form ASAP.
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.
Wednesday, April 11th was CAG's Annual Business (REVISED) Meeting.
SURPRISE announcement: Central Assembly is the host site for School of Ministry (ADSOM): 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 email@example.com
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, May 6th @ 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 setting 2018 Goals.
See Carlos & Aurora Garcia or JC & Kassidy Lax; Leaders for this ministry.
Also you can check out this ministry's facebook page "Rooted" CAG Young Adults, Bethlehem, PA. We hope you will come!
On 5/20, we will be joining in the sanctuary for Evangelist Tiff Shuttlesworth's Services at 6:00 p.m.
X-Treme Sisters' Uninvited Bible Study by Lysa Terkeurst & Continental Breakfast, Wednesday, May 9th & 23rd @ 9:30 a.m. Please pray, promote and attend. Paper invites are at Welcome Desk. Wednesday's study meets last two rooms on right first floor hall. Inbox or see Pastor Amy, Corinne Poplawski and/or Florence Mestric.
Friday, May 4th @ 7:00 p.m. "Uninvited" Bible Study by Lysa Terkeurst. Please pray, promote and attend. Paper invites are at Welcome Desk. Friday's study meets in upstairs conference room over the Pastoral/Administrative Offices. Inbox or see Kayla Albino and/or Shandell Velez.
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!
"Vintage PAR-Tea" Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:30 a.m. Consider bringing a t-cup to exchange and promote this get together. Paper invites are at the Welcome Desk and/or CAG facebook page to share electronically. Event meets in last two rooms on right; first floor.
May 20th 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:
- 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.
- Plus Leadership Classes 1, 2, & 3
Saturday, May 5th Rev. Alisha M. Tatem from Grace Deliverance Baptist Church will be teaching on "Anatomy of Forgiveness." You will learn the impact of unforgiveness within your soul, body and spirit. Teaching begins in Sanctuary at 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A free will offering will be taken.
Sunday, May 13th Mother's Day Specials during Morning Worship Service.
Monday, May 14th Day Care's Spring Recital 7:00 p.m. in Sanctuary.
Sunday, May 20th through 23rd Tiff Shuttlesworth Revival Meetings -- more details to come.
Monday, May 28th Memorial Day Pastoral/Administrative Offices closed.
Sunday, June 3rd Honoring High School Graduates during Morning Worship Service.
Sunday, June 10th Water Baptism Service a.m. reserve your space either through e-mail email@example.com or sign up at Welcome Desk in foyer.
MPact Girls Crowning 6:00 p.m. in Sanctuary. MPact Girls' brochures at Welcome Desk with details about this discipleship ministry for girls; check it out.
Thursday, June 14th Encounter Youth Dorney Park Day.
Saturday, June 16th Elevation Family Worship Banquet.
Sunday, June 17th New Generation Ministries a.m. Father's Day Specials.
Sunday, June 24th through Friday June 29th Vacation Bible School 2018 ROME -- kids will visit a crowded Roman Marketplace, meet with Apostle Paul and tiptoe past Roman guards to meet first century Christians hiding in a cave. Go to christianbook.com and key in Rome VBS series to watch a video of this year's exciting VBS. E-mail Ronnie Lee at KidCentralBethlehem@yahoo.com to volunteer for this ministry, with questions and/or to say how many in your family will be attending. NOTE: Every Thursday p.m. VBS volunteers are meeting in the basement of the Family Life Center to do preparations for VBS at 6:30 p.m. Consider joining this team!
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, August 5th through Friday August 10th Jonathan Shuttlesworth Revival Today.
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 May 2018: "Master Your Emotions"
"Cease from anger, and forsake wrath..." -- Psalm 37:8
In psychology, the state of constant annoyance is known as infantile narcissism. It means that you resent anything that frustrates you. You want everything to be exactly right. If it is not, you become irritated. To overcome such a condition, say to yourself, "Why should everything always come my way?" That is an infantile state. Learn to deal with life's irritations like an adult.
A second form of emotional disturbance is emotional transference. It might reveal itself this way: Your assistant at work or the waitress at lunch may irritate you, but you have to be at least halfway polite with these people because they are outside the family. But when you get home, you take it out on your husband or wife.
- Get on top of your emotions by repeating the Bible verse, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5)
- Make a list of all the things that irritated you yesterday. Now, throw it away! Forget the past and face today with a fresh outlook.
- Take the heat out of a charged situation by consciously thinking "cool". Make it your responsibility to calm the situation.
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."
Part-time Handyman Job
CAG has an opening for a part-time handyman job (20-24 hours per week).
For questions and/or to apply call Deacon Richie Rivera @ 484-655-3063.