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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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Watch Footage of the Seating of the Bishop

Bishop Nichols was officially seated in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity on Friday, October 12, at the Convention Eucharist. Watch full footage of the service below. Bishop Nichols’ sermon begins at the 42 minute mark.  

Designer Who Created Bishop’s Pectoral Cross Explains Symbolism

Bishop Nichols’ pectoral cross, which was gifted to him at his consecration by the clergy of the diocese, was created by local designer Curtis Dretsch. Dretsch, the Director of Design and Technical Theater at Muhlenberg College, created the cross with designs and materials that carry special regional and theological significance. The following is an explanation…

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Kitch-Peck to Serve on Task Force to Study Sexism

Sophie Kitch-Peck, one of the diocese’s deputies to the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, has been appointed to the Task Force to Study Sexism in the Episcopal Church and Develop Anti-Sexism Training. This task force is an interim body, which helps carry out resolutions set forth by General Conventions between meetings. “I am excited…

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Theiner Pursues Social Work After Attending Youth Mission Trips

In her report to Diocesan Convention, Deacon Michelle Causton, Coordinator of Diocesan Youth Programs, told a brief story of a young man who chose to major in social work after his experiences at youth mission trips for the diocese. That young man is Charles Theiner, a freshman at New York University who lived in the…

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