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

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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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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.

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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

Pantry Sunday is March 8 at St. Peter's for the Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley. Pantry needs are cereal, pancake mix, oatmeal, tuna fish, canned chicken, canned corn, canned fruit, tomato sauce (in plastic containers) and fruit juice (in plastic containers). Please bring your food donations to St Peter’s on Sunday, May 8.
Thank you..

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Bethlehem Crop Walk

"This year's walk will be virtual, that is, anyone who wants to walk may do so on their own, at any time in October, raising donations or you can walk in-person with a small group at Louise Moore Park, Pavillion 2 on Sunday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m.   Walker donation envelopes can be obtained from Donna Macaravitz, Penny Weiss or by contacting Matt Piszel at  Individual donor envelopes will also be available weekends at in-church worship beginning October 2."

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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. 


Day of Service Oct. 31

God’s Work. Our Hands Day of Service was held following 10:30 AM worship on October 31st hosted by St. John’s Windish Church, We offered three projects of outreach for your help: signing cards for homebound members, painting rocks with positive messages for the Striders and others to place around the community, and a display of little girls dresses that have been made for "Dress a Girl Around the World.” Kits have been prepared to take home to sew. We had a fellowship luncheon. See more pictures below.

Cedarbrook Bingo

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

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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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