Using "our hands" to help complete "God's Work!"
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
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.
Christian Service Day
Each Wednesday morning from 9AM to noon, several people gather in our Light of Christ Fellowship Hall to spend time sharing their own unique gifts and talents with the world. From quilt making, to completing various tasks needed to help advance the gospel, this faithful group of people help share their love of God through their time and talent.
On the 3rd Tuesday of each month several people gather in our St. Peter’s Campus social room to make blankets that are donated to Lutheran World Relief. These blankets offer warmth and caring to people across the world in need of feeling God’s love.
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.
Partnering with the Wreaths Across American program, we place Christmas wreaths on the graves of veterans at the Fountain Hill cemetery.
Bethlehem Crop Walk
The UPG participates in this annual walk to raise funds and awareness of the need for food across the Lehigh Valley. In 2019 we were joined by "Amos" the Moravian College mascot.
Bingo at Cedarbrook nursing home for residents to enjoy a night of fun and fellowship playing bingo.
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.
Christmas in July Ingathering
Covid caused the postponement of our traditional Bethlehem-Easton Mission District Ingathering last December. The new date and location is July 28th at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church on Apples Church Road. Items to be collected from the UPG and St. John’s Windish are 75 bottles of lotion, 75 women’s personal care items, and 360 tubes of toothpaste. Collection boxes will be available on all three campuses from Sunday, May 23rd until Sunday, July 25th, the last day of our campus collection.
Additional items to contribute are new or good used towels, blankets, sheets, pillow cases, caps gloves, mittens, scarves, baby clothes and any new or good used board games with all the pieces, toys, puzzles, playing cards, cleaning supplies, socks and sweat shirts. Thank you for blessing others with your generosity.