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Pastor Alfredo E. Chavez has taken up his new residence in Heaven on July 2, 2019. We rejoice that he is now home in the presence of the Lord.
On Saturday, July 13th, 2019 a service will be held at:
Central Assembly of God
1300 Eaton Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18018
The viewing will take place at 9-10am with a service to follow
Wednesday, July 17th through Friday, July 19th @ 7:00 p.m.
"Holy Ghost Services"
Come Experience the SuperNatural at Central Assembly of God.
Friday night will be a youth emphasis.
Child care available in nursery for birth to 4 years. Kids church available for K - 2nd grade.
Saturday, July 20th 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Squeaky Scrubbles Clean Up Day
Help us de-clutter inside and outside of all the rooms, closets, and cabinets.
Hot/Cold Drinks along with a light Breakfast and Lunch will be served!
Saturday, July 27th 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Women's Ministry Event)
Join us for a summer evening potluck picnic where we will have dinner and discussion. Please bring one of your family's favorite dishes, along with the recipe and a special ingredient or a tool required for the dish, so we may have a "family recipe exchange." Please include with your family recipe, what/why it is so special to you and your family. This fellowship will be held at Rosie Gonzalez' home, 2415 6th Street. Bethlehem, PA 18020 RSVP to Rosie 484-661-0834 if you are planning on attending so she knows how to prepare.
Sunday, July 28th during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service
Pastor Cole & Helen Edwards will be honoring CAG's Interns from the school of ministry. They are Jared Centeno, Tina-Morales-Negron, Vanessa Trinidad, John Lusk, and Maria Lusk. They have completed their first year of Bible School College and the Internship that goes with this training.
The featured shut-in for the month of July is Clair/Ruth Messinger. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of July.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to join the DREAM TEAM for the 9:00 a.m. Worship Service.
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"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.
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:
Day Care Job Opportunities: For more information, please call Diane Mann at the number above.
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 email@example.com. Wivina John (Sunday School Nursery) 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: Miriam Poche @ 484-553-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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.
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 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 for July 2019:
Thursday, July 11th at 6:30 p.m. This month let's go bowling!
This men's group normally meets in the last two rooms on the right first floor. Please bring a snack to share.
Contact person is Stephan Richards 610-990-2355.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.
NOTE: This ministry needs people to help pick up and unload food PLUS food distribution July 2019 dates for food distribution:
Monday, July 8th & 22nd 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 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 email@example.com, call 610-865-0577 for Pastor Amy McClenithan ASAP!
Can't make it to church on Sunday?
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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!
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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'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.
SPECIAL NOTE OF THANKS: Ruth Puleo, District WM's Director, extends a special note of thanks for CAG Women's Ministry gift and appreciation card as she transitions from District WM's Director to retirement. Please keep her and her husband John in prayer as they move to NC to be nearer to their two daughters and grandchildren.
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 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 email@example.com
Boys Ages 5-17.
Royals Ranger's Motto: "Ready, Reaching, Teaching and Keeping Boys for Christ!"
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
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.
Staring Sunday, August 4th at 5:45 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.
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!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and/or sign up at the Welcome Desk.
2019 Discipleship Classes begin Sunday, July 14, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.
Sign up at Welcome Desk and/or e-mail email@example.com to reserve your place within one of these Christian Educational classes:
Paper brochures are available at the Welcome Desk for more details.To reserve your space simply e-mail the church at firstname.lastname@example.org or seeWivina John, Sunday School Director or sign up at the Welcome Desk.
- 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.
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 Classes are available through Central A/G Ministries.
Please contact Helen Edwards at email@example.com to if you are interested. There is no fee.
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)
We would like you to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Pastor Cole's inspirational thoughts in July 2019:
Assess: When and where did you decide to follow Christ? Good leaders first learned how to follow before receiving the reigns of leadership. Understanding followership early on will help you exercise better leadership later on. But followership isn't seasonal.
Even if your leadership title expands, you will always find yourself in the role of a follower. You might report to another leader, a board of directors, or a group of overseers. Whatever the case, leadership is never fully separated from followership. That's especially true as a follower of Christ.
If you're a leader in charge, it's essential to remind yourself daily that you are first and foremost a follower of Christ. Your identity is in Him. Jesus said, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23).
This verse gives us three insights into what it means to follow Christ.
1. Surrender--Jesus began by saying that His disciples must "deny themselves." As a follower of Jesus, we have a calling to live in continual surrender to His lordship. That means denying our selfish interests. Author and Pastor Gerald Brooks often say, "When you become a leader, you lose the right to think about yourself." Our primary focus is one of continual surrender to Jesus and His perfect will.
2. Sacrifice--You will make sacrifices in leadership, but God also calls you to sacrifice in followership. Jesus said His disciples must "take up their cross daily." While we wear the cross as a beautiful piece of jewelry, the truth is, it's a symbol of humiliation, suffering, and death. It represents the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us, and it's a reminder of the sacrifice He calls us to make as His followers. How often? Jesus said "daily"
3. Submission--Jesus concludes by saying, "Follow me." Followers always submit to a leader. As followers of Christ, we recognize and readily admit that our allegiance is to Jesus, and He is the One we follow. We must be willing to submit all of our plans, strategies, hopes, and dreams to Christ, the Head of the Church.
The longer we lead, the more tempted we are to expect the perks and privileges of power. That's one reason why maintaining the posture of followership is so critical. It keeps us grounded. If we ever forget that we are followers before we are leaders, we will be more prone to poor leadership. Simply put, how we follow Christ affects how we lead others.
Apply: It's important for leaders to stay centered. One way this happens is by continually reminding ourselves of whom we are following, and that our leadership is ultimately in submission to God. Spend a few minutes in prayer, recommitting yourself to Christ, and choosing a life of surrender, sacrifice, and submission to Him.
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."