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Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin

Christmas Message from Bishop Kevin from Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem   A transcript of the message: I’m bringing you good news of great joy—born this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. And suddenly there was with the angel a heavenly host praising God and singing, “Glory to…

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Refugee Community Center Creates Partners for Ministry

Though new U.S. policies are limiting the number of refugees entering into the country, the Refugee Community Center at Church of the Mediator in Allentown is still providing a vital ministry to the community. “The low admission cap for refugees, and even less funding, means there just aren’t the new arrivals we had become accustomed…

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Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Kevin

As I celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with my family, I have been reflecting on how spending the holidays with family can seem like a rerun of a special Thanksgiving episode of a TV series. Our families often have interesting characters that show up just around the holidays. We have difficult and uncomfortable conversations. And a…

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Calendar

Feb
9
Sat
9:00 am Worship Leader Training @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Worship Leader Training @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training for laypeople who are interested in becoming Worship Leaders will be offered Saturday, February 9 from 9am to noon at Trinity Church in Pottsville. A Worship Leader is a lay person who is authorized to lead public...

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Feb
28
Thu
9:30 am Clergy Day @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Clergy Day @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
The clergy of the diocese will gather together on February 28 from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. The topic of the day will be Communications. Sessions will be led by...

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Mar
16
Sat
9:00 am Worship Leader Training @ St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church
Worship Leader Training @ St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Training for laypeople who are interested in becoming Worship Leaders will be offered Saturday, March 16 at St. Gabriel’s Church in Douglassville. A Worship Leader is a lay person who is authorized to lead public worship...

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Apr
11
Thu
11:00 am Chrism Mass @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Chrism Mass @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
At the service, Bishop Kevin will bless oil for each congregation in the diocese. The liturgical color for clergy vesting is white. Those who have leftover oils may bring them to the Chrism Mass.
Apr
26
Fri
6:30 pm Christophany Youth Retreat @ Bear Creek Camp
Christophany Youth Retreat @ Bear Creek Camp
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm
An event for Middle & High School Youth. Learn to overcome obstacles with God’s help. Challenge yourself. Connect with other youth. Make new friends. Enjoy just plain fun. Register now!    
Apr
29
Mon
all-day Planning for Wellness
Planning for Wellness
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day
This is a conference for Active Clergy participating in the Church Pension Fund’s Clergy Pension Plan and not yet receiving a retirement benefit from the plan. The conference will begin at with registration at 9...

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May
21
Tue
9:30 am Clergy Day @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
Clergy Day @ Cathedral Church of the Nativity
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
 
Oct
4
Fri
9:00 am 148th Convention @ Crowne Plaza
148th Convention @ Crowne Plaza
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm
Visit the webpage for more information.
Oct
28
Mon
4:00 pm Clergy Conference 2019 @ St. Francis Retreat House
Clergy Conference 2019 @ St. Francis Retreat House
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm
 

Non-parochial Clergy Reports

All Clergy (including retirees) who are Canonically Resident in the Diocese of Bethlehem and who do not have a Parish Cure are required to submit a yearly report for the bishop. If you are unable to access the online form, you may request a paper copy from Paula Lapinski by calling the Diocesan Office at 610-691-5655. Forms must be submitted by February 15. Click here to access the form.