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 September is Irma Longenber. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of September. At the end of the month Trudy Reif 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 Victor Reyes for questions and more details. If you would like to call him; request his number through the church office.
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 email@example.com or call the church office.
NOTE: This ministry needs people to help pick up and unload food PLUS food distribution.
September 2017 dates for food distribution:
9/11 & 9/25 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Event is held in the foyer of the Family Life Center.
MPact Girls' Club begins Sunday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m. Girls from all over the world will be participating. This is an award based discipleship program for boys and girls 3 & 4 years of age, girls 5-17 years of age.See Ronnie Lee or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you would like to look at the MPact Girls' Clubs national on-line site go to: www.ngm.ag.org
Pastor Cole is planning a Water Baptism Service on Sunday, October 15th 10:30 a.m. If you or someone within your circle would like to follow the Lord through the Waters of Baptism, please e-mail the church: email@example.com or sign up at the Welcome Desk NO LATER THAN Sunday, October 8th.
"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.
Starting Wednesday, September 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary, Pastor Cole will encourage believers who are struggling through trials. He will give you tools to use when your faith is tested. Also, you will receive instruction on the practical outworking of your faith in righteous living and good deeds. We will get all this from the half-brother of Jesus... James.
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.
On Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. Missionary Jo Wiley will be sharing her life's journey through missions and how your prayer and financial support has impacted her part of the world.
The next meeting will be on September 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the last room on the right lower level of the church.
Please invite a friend/s and bring a snack to share.
Watch the bulletin and Rooted "Young Adults" Ministry Facebook Page for more details.
See Carlos & Aurora Garcia or JC & Kassidy Lax; Leaders for this ministry.
X-Treme Sisters' fall bible study is "Uninvited" by Lysa Terkeurst. Consider this your personal invite and invite a friend. Paper invites with dates & times 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 or if you would lik ea study book for $10. You can also go on-line (amazon.com) for a sneak preview of this study. Study will begin in October and paper invites will be available the 3rd week in September!
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!
If you register on-line before this event, you are eligible to win a Michael Kors purse--see this purse on the registration site.
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.
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 Pastor Amy, Florence Mestric, Corinne Poplawski, Kayla Albino or Bonnie Dzambo.
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 went to General Council Fine Arts Competitions in August. It is their desire to express their sincere appreciation for everyone's prayers and financial support.
Saturday, September 9th "Fearless" Event will be held at our church. You need to register on-line for your student/s: FearlessOneDay.com
Any questions see Pastor Nicole or e-mail (above) her.
Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m. is a Youth Lead Service. Please make plans to be present to see the ministry talents within the teens who will be ministering.
Wednesday, September 27th is "See You at the Pole" event. Please connect with Pastor Nicole via her e-mail (above) or see her for any questions you may have concerning this and how you can get involved.
Sunday, October 1st 2017 ALL4GOD will be hosting a fundraiser. Please watch weekly paper bulletins for more details!
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, September 10th 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.
Leadership Classes 1 & 2 will also begin on this date.
- What is a Servant-Leader?
- Style of Leadership
- Personalities of Leaders
- Leader's Platform in Church
- Working with a Vision
- Submission to Pastoral Authority
- Continual Training of Leaders in the Face of Contextual Ministerial Demands
- Finances of the Leaders at Home and at Church Ministries
A paper brochure with more details will be at the Welcome Desk.
- What is a Servant-Leader?
If you're currently attending Central A/G, are devoted to and loving the Lord and His Word, and are committed to growing in Him we are looking for worshipers to be a part of the worship team! If you play bass, drums, electric/acoustic guitar, keyboard/piano or are gifted in running sound or in the media area (will train), please see Pastor Nicole for more details or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Konia in the Park, Saturday, September 16th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) Event will take place at East Allen Township Bicentennial Park -- Pavilion A.
We NEED you to bring a side dish to pass and a dessert; enough for your family PLUS 3 adults. The church is providing meat, cold drinks, and paper products. We NEED strong and able bodies to help with the set up, take down and other details for this event. Please contact Maribel Vega at 484-353-3163 ASAP.
Paper directions are on the Welcome Desk.
Saturday, September 30th there is a men's conference in the Poconos (free). Please see Ronald Victory to confirm you would like to go. They plan to meet at the church around 7:00 a.m., go to breakfast at Borderline on Pennsylvania Ave, then proceed to the Poconos for this conference.
Men's Conference October 20-21 2017, Christian Life Assembly, Camp Hill, PA.
Early registration (by October 1st) is $50 and includes Friday and Saturday sessions plus lunch.
Brochures with more details like speakers and scheduling are at the Welcome Desk.
Please sign up at the Welcome Desk and please contact Malcolm Ramsay and/or Pastor Cole with any questions and/or to give your monies for this conference.
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.
INSULATE HOT WATER LINES FOR SAVINGS:
Insulating hot water lines can not only save you money on your utility bill, but also on the time ti takes to get hot water to the faucets within your home. By simply visiting your local home improvement store, you can purchase preformed foam tubes that can be formed around the hot water lines within your home for good insulation.
One of the most important areas you can insulate, even if you cannot reach other areas of hot water lines, is the hot water pipe that immediate exits the hot water heater. This particular line is crucial when delivering hot water to the different areas of your home. Making sure that it is insulated properly will help save energy and hot water.