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Bishop Search Committee Launches New Website

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The search committee for the ninth bishop of Bethlehem has launched a new website that includes videos, a timeline, and answers to frequently asked questions. “Like many places, the sand on which the foundation of how we are Church and where we have been church are shifting and our challenges are real,” reads the home page….

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Which Road Do I Take?

Lynne Graham, senior warden at St. Paul’s, Montrose, wrote this reflection on the 2017 diocesan convention theme, “Jesus said, ‘I am the Way.’” The Diocese of Bethlehem recently completed a pilgrimage that left us as a different people and a different diocese than when we began. The purpose of a pilgrimage is not to simply…

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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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