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BAM (Blessed Angels in Ministry) - That’s the new name for the combined GWOH (God’s Work. Our Hands) and SAM (Stewards, Angels in Ministry) social ministry committee that offers events and projects for our members to serve local and global needs. Thank you in advance for continuing to support our ministries with your time, talent, and treasure.

Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. - 1 Peter 4:9-10

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Food Banks

The UPG receives offerings of food on the second Sunday of each month for three different food pantries across Bethlehem.

  • We also have disciples cooking at New Bethany Ministries once a month.

  • Serving at the Calvary Templo Food Pantry on distribution days.

  • Serving at Nativity Thrift Store twice a month.

  • Cooking for the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter once a month during the winter months.


The women of Blessed Trinity (STP, SJW, and LOC) meet every Wednesday, noon to noon, for Projects, Devotions, and Lunch. It is a time of fellowship while working on current or unfinished projects. Do you have something that you wish to learn or teach others? Lunch will be Brown Bag following brief devotions' For additional information or ques
tions, please call Carol Quirk, 610-346-8073 or 
(Take ramp entrance, go down one level [F -
Fellowship] on the elevator, through the double doors on the far right side of the room).

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Blanket Making

As fall sets in, we all reach for a warm, snuggly blanket to ward off the cold.  Imagine experiencing a flood, fire, tornado, or needing to flee your home taking nothing with you. Lutheran World Relief provides blankets to people in need around the world.  People use them for warmth, protection, privacy, to carry their possessions and so much more.

Sunday, November 13 in St. Peter’s Social Room, following worship, YOU can help make some of these life saving blankets.  No special skills are needed, everyone can help with blanket making.

A light lunch will be provided.  Let’s see how many blankets we can put together in 2 or 3 hours! Stay as long as you can.  Know there will be helpers there if you are new to this project. See Louise Fielding or call Elizabeth Elterich (610-691-3130) if you have questions or need more info.

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Partnering with the Wreaths Across American program, we place Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at the Fountain Hill cemetery.

Pantry Sunday

Food Pantry Sunday February 12th

New Bethany special needs list.


Canned soup (chicken noodle)

Canned pasta meals

Insta Cups of Mac n’Cheese, pasta meals,                                                                            soups

1 & 2 pound bags of rice

Dried beans

Canned or pouches of tuna and chicken

Hot chocolate packs

Instant coffee

Cereal, single serves too

Baby food

Pet food 

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Crafters' Group

On the 3rd Monday night of each month at 6:30PM several people gather to knit prayer shawls and various other goods in order to share these items with folks who are in need both in our community and around the world.

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Bethlehem Crop Walk

The 38th annual CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Sunday, October 9.

This will be a virtual event with some church teams or individuals walking on their own and others congregating on Sand Island at 1:30 p.m. Our group will be at Sand Island, but if you prefer to set your own goals and walk a route you've walked before, please do so. In either case, we ask that you register online - please click here.


If you are unable to walk with us, please consider a donation to our team. Last year our three congregations raised over $1,700. Let's see if we can top that in 2022. To make a donation to our team or a team member, just click here.

Blanket Making


Another blanket making session will happen on Sunday, February 26th, at St.

Peter’s following the 10 AM worship. Blanket making happens in the Social Room. A light lunch will be served.  IF you can use a scissors, use an iron, and/or tie your shoes, YOU could help make blankets.  These  3-layered blankets are one of the Lutheran World Relief projects that congregations support so that blankets can be shipped around the world to people in crisis.  Imagine how it feels to receive a new, warm blanket after you have fled from a war zone, survived a natural disaster,  or some other life changing experience, but now have nothing left of your own  possessions.  These are some of the situations when LWR arrives to give aid and distribute these blankets, food , temporary shelter, and other necessities.  Making these blankets is one way to show hurting people around the world that Lutherans care about their neighbors around the world.

Please consider saving some time on Sunday, Feb. 26th, to help with blanket making.  Any time you can give to this project is helpful and appreciated. If you need more information or details, see Louise Fielding or call Elizabeth Elterich (610-691-3130).


Cedarbrook Bingo

Bingo at Cedarbrook nursing home for residents to enjoy a night of fun and fellowship playing bingo.


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Compassion and Caring

CCC is a newly formed ministry that was created in response to Covid 19 restrictions.  Volunteers from all three campuses, Light of Christ, St. John’s Windish and St. Peter’s, call members of the communities of faith to say hello and check on any needs they may have. 

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast &Luncheon
Volunteers Needed!

We are so excited to announce that the First Responders' Appreciation Breakfast & Lunch event has been rescheduled!!! The event will take place on Saturday,
May 14 from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm at St. John's Windish (at least we won't need a snow date!).
Food donations & time donations are always welcome! If you would like to volunteer your time (breakfast shift, lunch shift, or both) or if you would like to donate food for the
event, please reach out to Gina Brockway at 610-703-8249 or Thank you for your willingness to help us make this event a success in thanking our city's first responders for all that they do!


"Souper" Bowl Sunday

Please vote for your favorite Super Bowl Team or Team UPG/St John’s Windish on Sunday, February 13at St. Peter’s. Your monetary donations placed in the soup pot of your choice will help to alleviate hunger. Thanks for being generous.

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