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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 anĀ 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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Responding to the Killing of 11 Innocent People at Tree of Life Synagogue

Dear beloved of God, Yesterday, just 250 miles away in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, worshippers gathered to celebrate their Jewish faith–and the sacredness of their gathering was shattered by the actions of a gunman armed with an assault rifle and shouting anti-Semitic slurs. As of this writing, 11 people are known dead and…

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Momentum Builds at the 147th Diocesan Convention

The Diocese of Bethlehem continued to build momentum at its 147th Diocesan Convention. “We have exciting work before us,” Bishop Kevin Nichols said in his address on Friday morning. “Let’s get moving!” Nichols commended the diocese for entering into a pilgrimage together and taking a season for discernment, emphasizing that the diocese’s envisioning process is…

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Pictures from the 147th Convention

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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A Compassionate Response

A Compassionate Response: A Statement on Opioids (Prepared by The Task Force of Province III of the Episcopal Church) Opioid use disorder, like other substance use disorders, profoundly affects the mind, body, and spirit. Scientific research shows that addiction is a disease that originates in the brain – not a moral or spiritual failing. Much…

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Consecration Photos

Watch Footage of the Consecration

Full footage of the ordination and consecration of Bishop Kevin Nichols is now available for viewing.

Ecumenical Food Pantry Feeds Hungry, Builds Community

The Ecumenical Food Pantry (EFP) at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Milford is still thriving after 27 years serving Pike county residents. With the help of local businesses, community organizations, churches, and individual volunteers, the pantry helps feed around 40 families every week. When asked about what’s involved in running the pantry, the…

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