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-ins for the month of November are Fred and Marge Miller. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of November. At the end of the month Pastor Cole will deliver them.
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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 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 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: 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 email@example.com or see Trudy Reif or Alex Velez.
Incentives to explore these ministries: fill out the paper form in foyer of the church, contact the contact person/s or visit one of these ministries. If you do, your name will be entered for two prize drawings on November 26th.
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.
KC Parent's Visitation Inviations are available in the church's foyer. Since there are often 40 plus children downstairs in Kid Central, we are asking you to check the visitation invitation to see what Sunday is your date to visit.A - I is November 12th.J - R is November 19th.S - Z is November 26th.Please email Kidcentralbethlehem@yahoo.com or call the church office at 610-865-0577 and ask for Ronnie Lee if you have any questions.
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.
November 2017 dates for food distribution:
11/6 & 11/20 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Event is held in the foyer of the Family Life Center.
Christmas Outreach 2017 is taking place Sunday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Details to keep in mind:
*Prayer points as mentioned below.
*Promo flyer will be ready and sent to you via e-mail and in paper form for you to promote this event.
*Please post promo flyer on your online sites, facebook, twitter and instagram along with handing out paper promo flyers.
*Please sign up to volunteer for one of the ministry teams either in the foyer of the church or via this link NO later than November 19th.
*St. Luke's Parking Lot, 1107 Eaton Ave., Bethlehem, A 18018 is available for this day so PLEASE park there upon arriving so there is parking spaces available for our guests.
*Consider purchasing a CAG T-shirt ($20) to have to wear for this day. (See P. Amy McClenithan).
*Saturday, December 2nd, ALL HANDS ON DECK to set up for Christmas Outreach 2017 9 a.m.
*NO Sunday School on this day.
"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.
Thriving Marriages Breakfast Saturday, November 11th.
Event will be held at Rudy's Diner
1406 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Please e-mail Oscar or Rosie Mendoza at: email@example.com to rsvp your place, plus your guests and to find out the time this event begins and who the special speakers will be.
Cost is $10 per couple. Consider this an evangelistic opportunity to invite a couple for breakfast and to be inspired within their marriage.
Pastor Cole & Amy along with the CAG Leadership Missions' Team would like to make you aware that September's financial donations were given to Convey of Hope. This ministry will assist in helping the Hurricane Harvey Victims. PLEASE regularly pray for the Church & Government Leadership over this area and other areas affected by hurricanes as well as the hurricane victims. If you chose to give an offering to this project online, look for the Hurricane Harvey icon. Total Financial giving for September is $2,400.
NOTE: CAG will continue to receive your financial offerings for Hurricane victims in other parts of the world. Offerings given beginning October 2017 will be given to the Puerto Rico Hurricane relief efforts through Convey of Hope. To give on-line please look for the hurricane icon or mark paper offering envelope "hurricanes".
Once Pastor Cole along with the CAG Leadership Missions' Team finalize how the church will be helping with hurricane victims, communications will be made. Example, if a trip will be made to a certain part of affected area....
One way we will be assisting the victims and enabling a trip to PR is by participating in One Day to Feed the World: onedaytofeedtheworld.org/give
Pastor Cole, beginning Sunday, November 5th, 12 & 19th will take a few minutes during these 10:30 a.m. Worship Services to explain how this works, show video promo and inspire you to consider giving a whole day's salary to this project to finalize CAG's missions efforts for the hurricane victims, including a missions trip. Please consider this challenge so that others can have their basic needs met.
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.
November 2017 dates are: Sunday, November 5th and November 19th at 6:00 p.m. 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.
The "Love Dare" continues.
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.
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 Shandell Velez for any questions or if you would like a study book for $10. You can also go on-line (amazon.com) for a sneak preview of this study.
Dates: Wednesdays @ 9:30 a.m. 11/15, 11/29, 12/13
Fridays @ 7:00 p.m. 11/3, 11/17, 12/1.
NEW: September 2017 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.
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:
Please be aware that Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. will be a Youth Lead Service. Plan to share in this inspirational evening as we encourage the youth to use their ministry gifts for the Lord's Service.
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
Harvest of Souls through our Christmas Outreach, Smooth flow of all ministries for that day, Leaders sharp and capable flowing in their gifts, Effective ministry in every department, Maintain the harvest (help those saved to gain a foundation in Christ) and God moves us to become the greatest impact church in the Lehigh Valley.
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.
Please see Helen Edwards or call the church office at 610-865-0577 with your interest in sign language interpretation.
NOTE: Class for this starts Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. Class will meet in room #13 (room across from the upstairs nursery).
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
Tuesday, November 21st "Thanksgiving Community Service" 7:00 p.m. -- Sharing in this evening will be Central A/G, Epic Church, Grace Deliverance and Kingdom Life. You will experience Live Worship, Creative Arts Pieces and Dynamic Testimonies. Child Care birth to 4 years of age.
NO regular Wednesday, November 22nd Family Night Service in lieu of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Pastoral/Administrative Offices are closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.
Sunday, November 26th at 10:30 a.m. Volunteer Appreciation Service. Details to keep in mind: You are eligible to place your name in the "Volunteer Appreciation" drawing box in foyer as many times as the ministries you are involved in i.e. volunteer in three (3) ministries you get (3) chance to win. The box will be in the foyer for the whole month of November, so please consider this option.
IF you are in attendance for this service, you will receive an appreciation gift. There will be live worship, creative pieces of affirmation and an abundance of love shown to each of you for your ministry efforts within the CAG Family.
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.
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.
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."