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One Parish, Six Congregations at St. Gabriel’s, Douglassville

Last year, St. Gabriel's collected Christmas gifts for children in need and distributed them through the Salvation Army.

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Douglassville is one parish, but it is not one congregation. “The way we think about St. Gabriel’s right now is that we are actually six congregations,” says the Rev. David Green, St. Gabriel’s rector. “We have a Saturday congregation which meets in the chapel. We have two Sunday congregations: one…

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Refugee Ministry: Where Is God Calling Us to Respond?

Joan Roy of Grace, Allentown, tutors women from Syria at the Refugee Community Center.

Allentown is home to refugees from Eritrea, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burma (Myanmar), who speak Arabic, Kiswahili and multiple Burmese dialects. The Refugee Community Center at Church of the Mediator in Allentown is among the leading organizations responding to their needs. The center, which grew out of an Arabic-English…

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Kitch Becomes Canon to the Ordinary on April 1

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The Rev. Canon Anne Kitch will become canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Bethlehem on April 1, Bishop Sean Rowe announced today. Kitch, who has served as canon for ministry formation and transitions in the diocese since 2014, will report directly to Rowe and assume the responsibilities previously held by the diocese’s archdeacon,…

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Knisely to Keynote Conference on Social Media, Evangelism

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Participants in the May 20 conference on social media and evangelism at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity will get a sneak peek at a new church-wide curriculum currently under development by a task force appointed by General Convention. The conference, which begins at 9:30 a. m., will be led by Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely of…

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Join us for Shrove Tuesday Pancake Suppers

Photo: last year's Shrove Tuesday supper at Trinity, West Pittston.

Shrove Tuesday pancake suppers are taking place at the following parishes in the Diocese of Bethlehem on Tuesday, February 28. Join us! Church of the Mediator in Allentown 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Adults: $4.00, Children, $2.00 St. Andrew’s in Allentown 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (in the parish hall) Adults, $8.00, Children under 12…

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