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.

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WEDNESDAY MORNING LADIES GROUP

To the ladies of STP, SJW, and LOC,
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday,
June 1, 2022, at 9:00 am at LOC for an organi-
zational meeting for a new group - Wednesday
Morning Ladies Projects, Devotions, and Lunch.
It will be a time of fellowship while working on
current or unfinished projects. Do you have
something that you wish to learn or teach oth-
ers? Lunch will be Brown Bag following brief
devotions' For additional information or ques-
tions, please call Carol Quirk, 610-346-8073 or
hequirk@verizon.net.
(Take ramp entrance, go down one level [F -
Fellowship] on the elevator, through the dou-
ble doors on the far right side of the room).

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Blanket Making

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.

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

Pantry Sunday

As we observe Harvest Home this coming Sunday, October 9, at 9:15 a.m. in

St John’s Windish, please contribute the following items for the pantry at New Bethany Ministries: pasta sauces (no pasta - only sauces), canned pasta meals (spaghettio's or ravioli), Cup of Soup, Cup of Ramen, regular ramen noodle packages, and instant mashed potatoes in a pouch. Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger.

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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.

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Gift Cards for Thanksgiving Baskets

Throughout October at St. John's Windish and November 6 and 13 at St. Peter's, please consider placing a monetary donation or a check made out to SJW for gift cards that will accompany Thanksgiving baskets that BAM (Blessed Angels in Ministry) will assemble. You will find envelopes marked “Thanksgiving Basket Donation” on the table as you enter the church. Thank you for blessing a family with a Thanksgiving dinner.

 
 

Cedarbrook Bingo

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

Christmas Ingathering

Our commitment to this year’s Ingathering is 300 bottles of shampoo (children’s and adult’s). The annual Ingathering takes place at New Jerusalem on Wed, Dec 7. The last day of collection will be Dec 4. Each church will have a collection box as we rotate for worship (Light of Christ - Sept, St John’s Windish - Oct, and St Peter's - Nov). Our fall worship will begin at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings and 5:00 PM on Saturday evenings at St Peter's.

 
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Calls of

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 ginbrockway86@gmail.com. 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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