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!
The featured shut-in for the month of May is Peter Sneckenburg. Please bring your thinking of you cards to the Welcome Desk anytime during the month of May.
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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VBS is June 23th-28th!!!
Who better to learn that life is unpredictable and surely has its ups and downs but from Moses & the Israelites? Through captivity and slavery in Egypt, crossing the Red Sea, wandering the wilderness and finally arriving in the Promised Land the Israelites learned that GOD is GOOD...ALL THE TIME! We will be visiting and discovering the Continent of Africa and focusing on a few specific countries and what makes them different and special. It is sure to be a Wild Safari Adventure? Each night is filled with...GAMES, MUSIC, SNACK, Activities and Bible Stories!
Vacation Bible School is FREE and open to all children ages 4 years old to those who just completed the 6th grade.
Sunday, June 23rd 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Monday, June 24th thru Friday, June 28th 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Friday we will end with a recap/performance for the parents followed by a time of refreshments and fellowship. Registration will open to the public on June 1st at www.centralfamily.net. Contact Ronnie Lee at 610-865-0577 or e-mail: email@example.com
NOTE: Monday evening from now until VBS is work nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. contact Ronnie Lee as to how you can allow the Lord to use your talents to get all details ready for this dynamic ministry.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Wivina John (Sunday School Nursery) 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: Miriam Poche @ 484-553-2390 or email@example.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.
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.
Honoring our Graduates on Sunday, June 2nd @11:00 a.m. If someone within your home is graduating from High School/College please NO later than Sunday, May 26th inform Pastor Nicole (see her e-mail above). CAG Ministry wants to honor each graduate during this Worship Service and we need your help to do so. Thank you!
Thursday, June 13th is Dorney Park Day for Encounter Youth. Please see Pastor Nicole, Mario or Vanessa Trinidad for details and permission slips for your teen/s to be able to attend ASAP.
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!
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 June 2019 dates for food distribution:
Monday, June 3rd & 17th from 7:00 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 IT Minitry calling your name? Please see or call George Mendez @ 610-462-8412
This ministry NEEDS your ministry -- WILL TRAIN
Friday, June 07th Prayer Vigil "Upper Room Experience" 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. in Central A/G's Sanctuary. Minister Tina Morales-Negron contact person.
We would like you to e-mail us at email@example.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.
Sunday, June 02nd 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Holy Communion Served.
Sunday, June 02nd during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service
2019 High School Graduates will be honored! We are proud of our High School and College Graduates.
Sunday, June 02 at 6:00 p.m.
Sofia Hussey and Alyssia Colon will be Crowned in an MPact Girls ceremony along with Royal Rangers and MPact Girls year-end awards ceremony. Followed by light refreshments and fellowship. Plan to be a part of this exciting evening and to show your love and support to the boys and girls achievements.
Friday, June 07th Prayer Vigil "Upper Room Experience" 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. in Central A/G's Sanctuary. Minister Tina Morales-Negron contact person.
Sunday, June 09th@6:00 p.m. Pentecost Gathering at Emmanuel A/G, Allentown, PA. You can meet us there or plan to ride the church van which leaves at 5:15 p.m. Child care is available. Evangelists Tim & Katie Bennett will be ministering through song and spoken word. Come and experience a powerful move of the Holy Spirit.
Sunday, June 16th during the 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship Services Fathers will be honored and inspired to be the very best they can be including taking care of their health (soul & spirit). Everyone present will be inspired and experience the hope we have in God. Special gifts for Fathers and a photo opt for families in the foyer of the Family Life Center will be exchanged. We trust the men of the CAG House will lead the way to honor the Lord and their families on this day by being present for Worship!
NEW for this year: One family pack of four Iron Pigs baseball tickets will be raffled off during the 9:00 a.m. Worship Service and One family pack of four Iron Pigs baseball tickets will be raffled off during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service.
"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
Classes begin again Saturday, January 5th. 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.
Saturday, January 5th is Ministerial Ethics. Instructor: Pastor Steve DeFrain.
Saturday, February 3rd Class is Acts. Sign in deadline January 22nd.
Instructor: Pastor Cole McClenithan.
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. Interested? See Mario Trinidad or e-mail him at email@example.com
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.
June 2019 dates:
Sunday, June 2nd & 16th at 5:45 p.m. (also 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.
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 "Rooted" CAG Young Adults, Bethlehem, PA. 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!
X-TREME SISTERS' Winter/Spring Bible Study "Broken & Blessed" by Jessica LaGrone. "Broken & Blessed" bible study traces the story of Genesis Family from Adam and Eve through the generation to Joseph bringing blessing from brokenness. Each and every family needs God's healing touch in some way at some time. Broken and Blessed reminds us that no matter how we mess up, our heavenly Father never gives up on us. He even uses our brokenness to bring blessing to His children. To reserve your study book, please see Pastor Amy, Kayla Albino, Florence Mestric, Corinne Poplawski and/or Shandell Velez ASAP. Cost is $13.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Dates: 1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8
(Complete with Sweet Conversations and a Continental Breakfast). These X-Treme Sisters meet in the last two rooms on right first floor. See Pastor Amy, Florence Mestric and/or Corine Poplawski.
Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Dates: 10/12 & 10/26, 11/16 & 11/30 and 12/14
(Complete with Sweet Conversations and Snacks). These X-Treme Sisters meet in the upstairs Conference room which is over the Pastoral/Administrative Offices. See Kayla Albino and/or Shandell Velez.
Water Baptism Service is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th 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, April 14th, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m. There's still room!
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 see Wivina 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)
Pastor Cole's inspirational thoughts in June 2019:
What to say when you talk to yourself (replacing sabotaging self-talk with strengthening self-talk: So, what do you say when you talk to yourself? The answer to that question matters more than one might think. Sure, some of our self-talk is innocuous: Where did I put my keys? But there are other forms of self-talk that greatly affect our peace and potential. The inner script we heed will sway the way we live, love and lead. It's important to notice these two potent kinds of self-talk: sabotaging self-talk (the inner critic) and strengthening self-talk (the inner coach).
Sabotaging Self-Talk: The inner-critic--the voice that disrupts our peace and frustrates our faith, thereby diminishing our ability to be who God has created us to be --- speaks in two primary dialects: worry and regret.
In Genesis 45:5, immediately after revealing his true identity to his estranged brothers, Joseph told them, "And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here."
Like Joseph's brothers, we often get ourselves into tangled messes of our own doing. Even redeemed people need God's ongoing work of redemption in many areas of living: relationships, finances, leadership roles, life work, balance, and physical and emotional health. What doesn't help is distress and anger with ourselves--twin mental scripts of worry and regret that can play on repeat. Worry is present -- and future -- related fear. Regret is past--related fear and often involves self-loathing.
NOTE to self: Face yourself, then grace yourself.
Strengthening Self-Talk: Sometimes we just have to talk back to self-talk. We need the inner coach, rooted in the truths of God's Word, to stand up to the bullying inner critic. We need to say, Hey soul, put your hope in God!
We don't know all the reasons the writer of Psalm 42 was downcast that day, but we have some hints: the taunting of enemies, remembering better days in the past, a sense of distance from God's presence. When we're evaluating our sabotaging self-talk and its origin, a good place to begin is, "Why?"
I love that the Psalmist didn't stop with the "why" question. He told himself what to do next: "Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God" (42:5).
Psalm 119:160 says, "The very essence of your words is the truth" (NLT). Despite what worry and regret whisper to you, what is true? If you are going to be a person who inspires others with truth, you must appropriate those same truths for yourself.
Start with these:
*God loves me (I John 3:1).
*I am forgiven and free (John 3:36, I John 1:9).
*God's eyes are on me (I Peter 3:12).
*God is working in and for me (Philippians 2:13).
*Who I am and what I do matters (I Corinthians 6:19-20).
*Evil will not have the last word in my life (Jeremiah 29:11).
So, go ahead. Talk to yourself--we all do it. Just make sure the default orator in your head is that inner coach who speaks the language of God's truth.
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."