Upcoming Events

Get a glimpse of all of the exciting events that are happening at Central! Also be sure to check us out at Facebook.com/Central Assembly PA  often for event updates!

  • Up-N-Coming:



    Wednesday, September 11th at 8:45 p.m. in the church's sanctuary will be our first 2019 Christmas Outreach Meeting (say what; yes Christmas in September). NOTE: We need anyone who is willing to begin to contact businesses during the month of August for toy, financial and food donations. Official donation letters can be received through the church office or request one via e-mail.


    Saturday, September 14th Men's Inspirational Brunch with Allen Griffin. The event will be held in the Family Life Center beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 


    Sunday, September 15th (9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.), Monday, September 16th throughWednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m.

    More details next month. Allen Griffin's Holy Ghost Revival Meetings (He was born to a Master Sergeant Father and a Lieutenant Mother. So he knows tough love and strict discipline. He was raised in the inner city and has seen first hand the power of the Holy Ghost.) Expect Revival Fires to flow throughout each of these services. Expect to be motivated to SOAR with a ROAR. Expect your limitations to be met with the Lord's miraculous power. Sunday a.m. services our regular kids' ministries. The evening worship services there will be a nursery to 4 years of age and kids' church from 4 years of age to 2nd grade. Van Services for the evening worship services will be per request.


    Saturday, September 28th Koinonia (Church Picnic) at the East Allen Township Bicentennial Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pavilion "A" Sign up in the foyer of the church to reserve your family's space (helps this planning team to know how to prepare), donations needed which can be placed in baskets indicated for this along with joining a competitive team for the games throughout this day. Any questions please see Maribel Vega and/or contact the church office.


    Sunday, September 29th Water Baptism Worship Service during the 11:00 a.m. If you desire to follow the Lord through the waters of Baptism; please sign up at the Welcome Desk or e-mail centralvision@juno.com to reserve your space.


  • New Sunday School Class

    "The Book of Signs" 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse by Pastor Jeremiah. What a better time to study end times and prepare us for what is to come including the Rapture. Questions see Wivina John or e-mail her at wivina.john@gmail.com. Purchase your study book on Amazon or christianbook.com

    (This NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS starts Sunday, September 15th 9:30 a.m.).

  • Shut-In of the Month

    The featured shut-in for the month of September is Gloria Tito.  Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of September.

  • DREAM TEAM

    We NEED you to join the DREAM TEAM of people who work for the Lord at CAG. Especially with another Worship Service you could, at least initially, consider attending the early service. There is something about a crowd that ignites enthusiasm and adds to the presence of God.


    Also, we will need people to help in areas such as nursery, parking, greeting, audio/visual and ushering.


    Please e-mail: centralvision@juno.com ASAP to join the DREAM TEAM for the 9:00 a.m. Worship Service.

  • FYI(for your information) if you make purchases from Amazon, consider going through smile.amazon.com and looking up Central Assembly of God, Bethlehem, PA. 


    Or now, you can use this link to take you directly to Central Assembly's Smile login:

    smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1976585


    Why? 


    Amazon will give a percentage of your purchase to the church!

  • "Black Sheep" Street Evangelism

    "Black Sheep" Street Evangelism

    Street Evangelism happens on every other Saturday 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.

  • Day Care Registrations

    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:

    christiandaycare.net


    Day Care Job Opportunities: For more information, please call Diane Mann at the number above.

  • KidCentral/Encounter Ministries

    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 centralvision@juno.com. Wivina John (Sunday School Nursery) at wivia.john@gmail.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 paulcmckay@gmail.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: Miriam Poche @ 484-553-2390 or miriampoche@ymail.com
    • Bus Monitors & Van/Bus Drivers Days/Times: Wednesday Worship (before and after). Contacts: Chuch office at 610-865-0577 or centralvision@juno.com or see Trudy Reif or Alex Velez.
  • Encounter Youth

    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:

    nicolemmckay@gmail.com


    Every teen is welcome to attend on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center.


    ALL4God Worship Dance is accepting people to participate within this ministry. Please go to Pastor Nicole McKay's facebook page for google.doc sign up and/or see Pastor Nicole and/or Vanessa Trinidad for questions and more details. This ministry meets Thursday evenings. Ministry is held in the sanctuary and/or Family Life Center.


  • Men's Ministry

    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!


    Men's Ministries Devotion & Fellowship Gatherings :

    This men's group normally meets on a Thursday in the last two rooms on the right first floor. Please bring a snack to share.


    Contact person is Stephan Richards 610-990-2355 for dates.

  • Central Provision

    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 centralprovision@gmail.com or call the church office.


    NOTE: This ministry needs people to help pick up and unload food PLUS food distribution September 2019 dates for food distribution:

    Monday, Sept 9th & 23rd from 7:00 p.m. - 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 WAYS:

    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 centralvision@juno.com, call 610-865-0577 for Pastor Amy McClenithan ASAP!


  • Online Giving

    Can't make it to church on Sunday?

    Don't worry, you can still give your tithe and offering online with Pushpay "A simpler way to give". Text cagfamily to 77977, follow the link that is sent to your phone and follow these easy steps. Enter the amount of your gift, choose Tithes/Offerings and choose the type of gift you are giving (either one time or recurring). Then tap NEXT Create a Pushpay account and tap NEXT again and enter your giving information of your choice and tap NEXT again to choose which method you'd like to give with. Finally tap GIVE and success!

    Tap "On" to enable fast mode and your giving experience will be even easier!


    When you send centralfamily to 779977 you will receive a one time reply containing a link to give to (msg/request). Please be aware that message and data rates may apply. For full terms & conditions please visit https://pushpay.com/terms

    For privacy policy information, please visit https://pushpay.com/privacy. For help, reply HELP or STOP to cancel.


    CENTRAL ASSEMBLY OF GOD IS GOING MOBILE:

    Text cagfamilyapp to 77977 to download the latest version of our church's app to your mobile device! On our app you can stay up-to-date on every announcement, event, what's going on in particular ministries that you're interested in, give, take and download sermon notes, watch sermons and MORE!


    Try it today!

  • CAG Sound or Media Ministry

    Is the CAG Sound or Media Ministry calling your name?

    Please see or call George Mendez @ 610-462-8412

    This ministry NEEDS your ministry -- WILL TRAIN

  • "Chosen Few" Boys Basketball Club Friday evenings

    "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 or contact the church office for more details and/or questions.

  • School of Ministry ADSOM

    School of Ministry ADSOM Association of District Schools of Ministry Bethlehem Campus Winter 2019. PennDel School of Ministry is a member of the National Association of District Schools of Ministry. Classes meet at: Central Assembly of God, 1300 Eaton Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018

    Contact #: 724-212-7975 (Bob Lecocq) or PDSOM website @ penndelsom.org or take a paper brochure at our Welcome Desk.


    For questions, please see Helen Edwards, site coordinator. E-mail her at hearingaides@gmail.com


    Registration opens the 1st of each month and closes the 22nd of each month. Affordable, Fast-track Bible College. Become Certified, Licensed, Ordained Minister of the Assemblies of God.



  • Church News

    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 complete its mission.


    NOTE: The elevator has been installed and IS fully operational. Framing and plumbing have been put in for the bathrooms. SEE outside that landscaping has taken place. There are several new trees and other landscaping improvements. The retention pond is about 3/4 completed. See the expansion of the main parking lot is underway.

  • WM Ministries

    WM's Ministries project is with Compact Family Services. Assemblies of God COMPACT Family Services is the national affiliate child welfare agency of the General Council of the Assemblies of God and is a 501c3 non-profit.


    Go to COMPACTFAMILYSERVICES.ORG to see what they do. You can give to our project anytime. Please indicate your gift is for Compact Family Services.



  • 2019 Birthday CLUB

    Consider the birthday club challenge. If someone within your home has a birthday in whatever month of the 2019 year, you will give the amount of the age they turn on their birthday.


    Example: John Doe or Jose Rodriguez turns 9 in January 2019, then they give $59 to the Family Life Center. Thank you for joining the 2019 BIRTHDAY CLUB challenge!

  • Royal Rangers

    Royal Rangers Ministries meets every Sunday evening from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from September through June. 


    Interested? See Mario Trinidad or e-mail him at cag_royalrangers@yahoo.com

    Boys Ages 5-17.


    Royals Ranger's Motto: "Ready, Reaching, Teaching and Keeping Boys for Christ!"


  • BGMC Website for Kids

    If you want a co-teaching missions experience for your children or kids you teach or kids' leaders/teachers please go to BGMCKids.ag.org This website offers virtual world travels with downloadable passports, interesting facts, devotions, activities, scripture pictures, games, language skills and much more.


    Visitors to the site can listen to letters from missionaries who share what God is doing through funds given by BGMC kids. The site also features kids sharing what they are doing for missions and talking about how to pray. give and go for Jesus.


    Free Online Lessions and Videos for kids at www.elife.ag.org


  • Men's Basketball Fellowship

    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.

  • Rooted Young Adults Ministry

    Sunday, Sept 8th & 22nd at 5:45 p.m. 

    "Let's Talk"


    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 Serving God through your Call.


    Please see Carlos & Aurora Garcia for any questions.


    Also you can check out this ministry's facebook page for update

    at Facebook.com/Rooted Young Adults CAG


    We hope you will come!

  • X-Treme Sisters

    X-Treme Sisters

    We  introduced the X-Treme Sisters' (CAG Women's Ministries) Facebook page along with the purpose of this page and other exciting details.


    We are looking for women who like to write and would be willing to share a 3 minute 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!


    Roar in the Valley September 19th, 20th, 21st (more details like speakers, etc. next month) If you would like to volunteer; please plan to attend the volunteer meeting on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 p.m. Kingdom Life, 4333 Lime Kiln Road, Orefield, PA 18069. If you would like to go you can meet Pastor Amy there or text her at 484-951-5179 to say can I ride with you (she would love the company).


  • Water Baptism Service

    Water Baptism Service is scheduled for Sunday, September 29th 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

    If you or someone you know desires to follow the Lord through the Waters of Baptism  please e-mail centralvision@juno.com and/or sign up at the Welcome Desk.


  • Discipleship Classes

    2019 Discipleship Classes starting October 13th @ 9:30 a.m. 

    Sign up at Welcome Desk and/or e-mail centralvision@juno.com 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.
    • Leadership Classes 1 , 2 & 3: Our desire is to prepare leaders for the ministry of the Word as the Scriptures state in Ephesians 4:11 "... for the equipment of the saints, for the working of the ministry..." Suggested topics will be: *Introduction to leadership. *Are you called or made? *Becoming a leader. *Being a leader. 
    Paper brochures are available at the Welcome Desk for more details.

    To reserve your space simply e-mail the church at centralvision@juno.com or see
    Wivina John, Sunday School Director or sign up at the Welcome Desk.
  • CALM the STORM

    CALM the STORM Ministries--Rev. Peggy A. Schuele, B.S., M.P.C., C.R.T. certified in crisis and trauma therapy. Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.


    Available by appointment. Please call to schedule your appointment at 484-282-0785 or e-mail: PastorPeg@calm-the-storm.org


    This is a new ministry within the Central Assembly of God Ministries.

  • Sign Language Interpretation

    Sign Language Classes are available through Central A/G Ministries.


    Please contact Helen Edwards at hearingaides@gmail.com to if you are interested. There is no fee.


    Deaf Ministry 101 (New Sunday School Class) will begin Sunday, September 8th in room #7 (last room on the right lower level).   ASL Textbook:  "American Sign Language Phrase Book" Third Edition by Lou Fant and Barbara B. Fant   This SS Class begins Sunday, September 8th and ends November 24th.  No small children, please.  Participants should be at least 12 years old.   Options just show up with textbook and/or e-mail Helen Edwards Teacher at hearingaides@gmail.com to say you can count me in.


  • Financial Office NEWS:

    2018 Contribution Statements will be available in January 2019. Please note they usually are ready for pick up towards the end of January.


    Any questions, contact Teresa McNish, Treasurer and/or Ronnie Lee or Joe Fassman, Bookkeeping Office (610-865-0577)

  • Prayer Opportunities

    We would like you to e-mail us at centralvision@juno.com if you would like to be a part of web warrior team--you receive weekly prayer requests through e-mail or unchanged gang which receives prayer requests through a telephone call. Or if you would like to be a part of Minister Tina Morales-Negron prayer partners; contact her at 484-426-3006 for more details.

  • SPECIAL SCRIPTURAL THOUGHTS

    Pastor Cole's inspirational thoughts in September 2019:  


    There is a consistent pattern throughout Scripture where God entrusts vision to the leader of His People.   God gave Moses a vision to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian bondage.  Exodus 3:10.  God gave Joshua a vision to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land  Joshua 1:2-3  And God gave Nehemiah a vision to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem.  Nehemiah 1:3-4.


    In each case, God birthed the vision, and the people's responsibility was to follow.  The same is true for us today.  When God gives a pastor or leader a vision, our job is to follow it, not hijack it.  Vision hijackers create dissension, division and disunity.  If you can't agree with the vision, then you've become sideways energy to the vision.  The best strategy is to follow the vision enthusiastically.  How?


    1.  Follow the vision personally.  The first way to personalize the vision is by choosing not to create your own vision.   It's a commitment to maintaining unity and a singular focus on the vision of the house.  When you put the vision before your own preferences, ideas, and ambitions, you demonstrate loyal commitment. 

    2.  Follow the vision practically.  Once you personalize the vision, your next step is to live it practically in your day-to-day life.  Following the vision in practical and applicable ways moves the vision from a corporate statement to a personal stance.  It elevates your commitment. 

    3.  Follow the vision publicly.  You follow the vision publicly when you enthusiastically share it with others.  This is where you inspire teams with the vision, and champion the vision so others can run with it. 

    The prophet Habakkuk records the words of the Lord:  "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it" (Habakkuk 2:2).


    Ask yourself? 

    1.  How have you seen split visions create division within a church? 

    2.  What are some personal and practical ways to embrace and live your church's vision? 

    3.  What have you found to be the best way to communicate a vision publicly and rally people

         to pursue? 

    4.  Please allow the Lord to work in your heart and mind to cooperate with the vision.


  • Personal Living Tips

    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."