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 February is Charity Yeboah. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of February. At the end of the month Fred & Shirley Benjamin 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.
KidCentral/Encounter Ministries Opportunities:
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!
- Nursery Ministry (birth to 3 years) Days/Times: Sunday School, Sunday Worship & Wednesday Worship. Contact(s): Anita Allen (Sunday Worship) at 610-905-8128 (call or text), 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: Stephanie Kammetler at Skammetler@gmail.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.
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.
February 2018 dates for food distribution:
2/05 & 2/19 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Event is held in the foyer of the Family Life Center.
Pastor Cole along with the Executive Board of Central Assembly of God desires to make you aware of the results from the Special Church Business Meeting that took place on Sunday, January 14th, 2018.
Membership overwhelmingly voted to take a $540,000-$580,000 loan to finish phase one on the Family Life Center. Exciting times are ahead for Central Assembly. Please commit to financially give to this project either on-line or with paper offering envelopes.
Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. will be the church's Annual Business Meeting--more details to come!
"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.
If you desire to give to any of the above on-line through Mogiv or in a paper offering envelope PLEASE indicate your financial donation is for the Puerto Rico Missions Trip and Team Member/s name/s.
Another opportunity to participate in this missions effort is the Valentine-grams. Valentine Telegrams to celebrate Valentine's Day. These fun Valentine-grams will be sold from January 28th until February 18th, 2018 for $6.00 each. Each Valentine-gram comes with one of the following:
Your loved one will be serenaded with a worship song of your choice and your message delivered.
Your loved one will be recited a poem of your choice and your message delivered.
Your loved ones will be given an appointment for a hand massage and your message will be delivered.
All Valentine-grams will be delivered on Wednesdays and Sundays. We can only deliver at CAG. Orders can be received at the Welcome Desk.
Men's Conference Courageous Hearts is scheduled for Friday, February 2nd through Saturday, February 3rd. Please register online at www.centralfamily.net/mensconference or at the Welcome Desk.
Registration includes light refreshments (Friday), Continental Breakfast & Lunch (Saturday).
Deadline for early registration @ $10 is Sunday, January 28th. Price at the door is $15 for those who are not preregistered.
Host: Pastor M. Cole McClenithan
Keynote Speakers: Pastor Wade Wilson
Break Out Session Speaker: Pastor Manny Hernandez
Worship with Robert Albino, Jr. and Worship Team.
Water Baptism is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. If you or one of your loved ones desire to follow the Lord through the Waters of Baptism; please e-mail the church: firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the Welcome Desk NO later than Sunday, February 11th.
Questions; please see Pastor Cole or inbox him on his Facebook page M. Cole McClenithan.
"His Love" Worship Dinner Cafe:
Saturday, February 10th. $15 per person, $25 per couple, and $5 childcare.
Vendors, Raffles and an Art Auction. Cafe is held in the Family Life Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:00 p.m.
Call Brenda Cordero 347-340-0912 or inbox Pastor Nicole McKay or Vanessa Trinidad to reserve ticket/s for dinner, childcare and/or be a vendor!
Royal Rangers--Looking for a few GOOD men.
If you are ready to work, play, serve, worship, live and obey God's Word, then you may be ready to lead in Royal Rangers. We are looking to reboot the Royal Ranger program at Central A/G and we are looking for men that feel called to work with boys from ages 5-17. Please see Mario Trinidad or call him at 610-390-6867 to say count me in and/or for more details or e-mail email@example.com.
Royal Rangers meets every Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.
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, February 18th @ 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.
Note: In lieu of a separate "Rooted" Fellowship on 2/4/18, there is a Football Fellowship on Sunday February 4th @ 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. We hope you will come!
X-Treme Sisters' Uninvited Bible Study by Lysa Terkeurst & Continental Breakfast, Wednesday, February 14th & 28th @ 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, February 9th & 23rd @ 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!
SAVE DATES: Ladies' Brunch on Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. Nazareth A/G. Pastor Amy McClenithan along with All4God Ministering. Free will offering will be received. Inbox Amy McClenithan or sign up at the Welcome Desk if your desire to reserve your space.
Also Sunday, April 15th "Removing the Mask" ladies' event in the Poconos--Pastor Amy McClenithan Communicator. Go to events on facebook to reserve your space for $5. More details to come next month.
"Paint Party" Sunday, February 11th 1 to 4 p.m. two sessions of 20 people each. Family package $15 for the first two in your family, the other family members $10. $15 per person otherwise. (All proceeds go to Puerto Rico Missions Trip).
Call Brenda Cordero 347-340-0912 to reserve your space and/or your family's space.
Sunday, February 25th after the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service IMPact Girls will be doing a coin toss. All coins go to CAG's Missions efforts.
Discipleship 1, 2, 3 PLUS Leadership Classes 1 & 2 began on Sunday, January 7th at 9:30 a.m.(still room for you) Please sign up at Welcome Desk as to which class is calling your name. See Eric Evans, Al & Alma Sosa for any questions you may have.
Upon arriving on this Sunday, ask the greeter where the class you signed up for is meeting. Brochures with more details about these classes are at Welcome Desk.
Couple's Breakway March 15-17, 2018.
A retreat for a more focused marriage life in 2018. See Ana & Anthony Figureroa (Event Coordinators), e-mail the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to this event's page on Facebook for more details and to register. Invite a couple to attend with you and please begin to pray for this enriching time.
Please see Helen Edwards or call the church office at 610-865-0577 with your interest in sign language interpretation.
NOTE: Class for this started Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. Class will meet in room #13 (room across from the upstairs nursery). Still room for you.
Beginner's Class for ASL
Lean the BASICS with 7 weeks of instruction.
Meetings will take place in Room 13.
If you would like a book, please purchase "The Joy of Signing" textbook through your favorite supplier.
Basics covered to include:
- the manual alphabet
- building a vocabulary
- every day phrases
- deaf culture
This is a real language and it will require much more than 7 weeks to master, but this is your opportunity to begin!
Please contact Helen Edwards at email@example.com to register. There is no fee.
- the manual alphabet
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 February 2018: "Improve Your Attitudes".
How do I change this? Simply by going to work to change my attitudes. And how do I go to work on my attitudes? For 15 minutes every day, apply selected thoughts to the thing that isn't going well. By selected thoughts, I mean take everything you know about God, about Jesus Christ, about prayer, about faith, about love, about righteousness. Bring all those selected, spiritual thoughts to bear upon the issue that isn't going well. Surround it. Saturate it with those powerful selected thoughts. If the situation is particularly difficult, repeat and continue the process three times every day until you get in the habit of thinking right about the problem.
By applying these right thoughts to your own attitudes, they will become right, and the situation will become right. When your attitude is correct, everything will tend to be correct. This change, when you experience it, is so powerful that not even the impossible things can stand against it.
Remember attitudes are shaped by thoughts. Exercise your mind by repeating the Bible verse "Therefore gird up the loins of your mind..." (I Peter 1:13).
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.