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 January is Gloria Tito. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of January. At the end of the month Pastor Cole will deliver them.
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Or now, you can use this link to take you directly to Central Assembly's Smile login:
Amazon will give a percentage of your purchase to the church!
"Black Sheep" Street Evangelism
Street Evangelism has begun on Fridays weather permitting. If you want to participate, meet in the church's parking lot at 6:30 p.m. on those days. (Please note time change.)
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/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.
January 2018 dates for food distribution:
1/08 & 1/22 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 a Special Church Business Meeting on Sunday, January 14th towards the end of the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.
The Executive Board together with the Finance Committee has determined we are ready to finish phase one on the Family Life Center. This will require a $540,000 - $580,000 loan. Membership must agree before moving forward or taking out this additional loan. Please be in prayer and present for this special business meeting. Everyone is welcome to be in attendance. ONLY official church members can vote. We are conducting the meeting at this time so the whole church family can know our plans moving forward. Exciting times are ahead for Central Assembly.
2018 21 Days of Prayer & Fasting:
Beginning Sunday, January 7th through Saturday, January 27th.
Details to keep in mind: Sunday, January 7th Worship & Prayer 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Sanctuary, Monday January 8th Prayer 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sanctuary, Tuesday, January 9th Prayer Noon Sanctuary, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. RM #13 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sanctuary, Wednesday, January 10th 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sanctuary, Thursday, Janary 11th 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sanctuary Friday, January 12th 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sanctuary. Saturday, January 13th 7:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. Sanctuary.
The rest of these 21 days, please fast & prayer in your homes UNLESS you would like to join the Tuesday Noon Sanctuary Prayer or 6:00 p.m. RM #13 Prayer and/or Saturday 7:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. Sanctuary times.
Check out Central's Facebook page and/or web page for daily declarative prayers from Pastor Cole.
"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.
Pastor Cole & Amy; along with the CAG Leadership Missions' Team would like to make you aware that you gave $9,617.99 for One Day to Feed the World:
These financial donations will enable CAG's missions efforts for the PR hurricane victims and a mission trip to PR. More specific communication will be made in the near future about this mission's trip.
FREE Job Fair Saturday, January 27th @ 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Event is held in the Family Life Center. See or call Brenda Cordero 347-340-0912.
Faith Builders Recruitment is the sponsor. Employers interested in registering, please see or call Brenda Cordero to discuss registration package and fee.
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.
Winter Retreat "Meltdown" January 26th-28th, 2018. Purpose is to encourage and challenge students to meltdown idols in their lives. It is for students in grades 7-12. It will be held at the Bongiorno Conference Center, Carlisle, PA.
Go to penndelyouth.com for more details like cost, speakers and worship teams for this particular weekend. If your student/s would like to go to this retreat, please e-mail Pastor Nicole and/or see Mario or Vanessa Trinidad asap.
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 will begin Sunday, January 7th 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.
Sundays in January 2018 dates @ 6:00 p.m. (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.
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' Uninvited Bible Study by Lysa Terkeurst & Continental Breakfast, Wednesday, January 17th & 31st @ 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. Invox or see Pastor Amy, Corinne Poplawski and/or Florence Mestric.
Friday, January 12th & 26th @ 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!
Sunday, January 28th Central Assembly of God will host Pastor John V. T. Prakash, Assistant to Pastor Paul Tangia, Bangalore, India. Pastor John has been with Pastor Paul since the beginning of this AG church in Bangalore, India. Amazing detail to note that this church is the largest A/G church in that region; home to approximately 18,500 believers. He is an amazing Pentecostal preacher.
Come expecting to receive an impartation from the Lord and invite a friend. See and/or hear more on Facebook and look for Full Gospel Assemblies of God@fgagtiym Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Sunday, January 28th following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service will be a "Potluck" fellowship luncheon in the Family Life Center. Please bring a main dish (meat or salad or vegetable or rice or potato dish) and a dessert to share (enough for your family plus 3 adults). Food can be brought to the Family Life Center and a Deaconess will receive your food donations. Everyone Welcome. Invite a family member and/or a friend.
Discipleship 1, 2, 3 PLUS Leadership Classes 1 & 2 will begin on Sunday, January 7th at 9:30 a.m. 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.
To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, please do not file your 2017 Income Tax Return until you have received a written acknowledgement of your contributions from the financial office of the church. Calendars & Envelopes for 2018 will be available in the foyer of the church after its' a.m. worship services. 2017 Contribution Statements will be ready for pick up Sunday, January 14th in the main foyer. Please note that the finance office will be upgrading their software systems. They are asking that for the first few weeks of the new year you COMPLETELY and CLEARLY fill out your tithe envelopes.
Thank You -- Malcolm Ramsay,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2018:
"Seek first the kingdom of God... and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33. Define your goals. What is your goal in life? We should ask ourselves, "Why was I born? For what purpose did I come into this world? What am I supposed to do here?" Nobody will ever get far who can not clearly define what he/she is aiming for. Your goal should be well enough defined so that you can unhesitatingly state it to others. (My goal, for example, is to show people that Jesus Christ is the answer to their lives.) And everything you do should be dedicated to your goal. When that happens, you bring meaning into your life.
So focus on your goals by repeating the above scripture verse. Write down one goal you wish to accomplish this week, this month and this year. Place the written goal somewhere you will see it. Imaging the successful outcome your goal represents. Visualize this image at least once each day.
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."
If your country's flag isn't represented in our sanctuary, please see Pastor Amy or e-mail her at email@example.com to reserve your country's flag NO later than Sunday, January 28th.