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.
Pantry Sunday will be at Light of Christ on December 12. These are the special needs for Calvary Temple: tuna, rice, jelly (plastic jars), canned chicken, canned stew, pancake syrup and pretzels. Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger.
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 email@example.com. Individual donor envelopes will also be available weekends at in-church worship beginning October 2."
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.
Bingo at Cedarbrook nursing home for residents to enjoy a night of fun and fellowship playing bingo.
Social Justice Film and Discussion
The Social Justice Group is embarking on a new endeavor. We will be viewing the documentary entitled The 13th, a film about the amendment that abolished slavery. The film continues our conversations about race, injustice and mass incarceration. We will then discuss the ideas by Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 PM.
If yoy are interested, you can view The 13th alone either on Netflix or on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8. You could also watch the film with a group at St. John’s Windish on Tuesday, November 30 at 1:00PM.
Lastly, please plan to share the conversation about The 13th on Zoom on Dec. 7. Please RSVP to Cindy Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org so she can send the Zoom link on Dec. 7
Coat and Jacket Collection
New and gently used Mens' and Women's jackets and coats are being collected to distribute to Northampton County Inmates. Sometimes someone enters the prison system in the warmer months without the proper clothing for the later colder months. Please assist the Social Justice Committee in this outreach.
During November, coats and jackets may be brought to St. Peter's on Sundays when you attend worship. In December, coats and jackets may be brought to Light of Christ when you attend worship there. Items will be collected until December 12. Only coats and jackets at this time please.
Any questions, please contact Cindy Kemp, email@example.com.