Newcomer Orientation: Sunday, January 13 at Noon – 2pm (FH). Are you looking for a new church family? Do you want to support what we are doing here? Are you interested in using your gifts to start new ministries? Check out our Newcomer class and find out more.
Newcomer Social at the Grist Mill: Saturday, January 26 at 7pm. Please come out to meet our newcomers and enjoy a fun filled night of food and refreshments. All are welcome! Any questions, contact church office at 610-838-0400.
Newcomer Sunday: Sunday, February 17. We welcome our new families at both services.
Annual Congregational Carol Sing for the homebound, Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Dress for weather: silly headgear & holiday wear. All welcome to join the caravan at 12:45pm. Contact Steve Wysocki or Enid Rank for more information.
Calling All Youth! Save the Dates: December 15, 2018, 6:00-9:00pm: Pizza and a Movie “The Star”
All youth ages K – 12 are invited to join us for pizza and a movie in Fellowship Hall. Parents of the younger children are welcome to stay. Contact Wendy Youells at Youells@ptd.net to sign up.
June 2021: National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis Children currently in 6th grade to 10th grade will be eligible to attend the next NYG. We would like to begin fundraising now for the 2021 gathering, parents of youth who may be interested, please contact April Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-597-5009 so that we can begin planning. A Cash Bingo is tentatively being planned for February 2019.
Why am I alive? Does my life matter? What on earth am I here for?
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10-11:30am — God created each of us for a purpose. We will be exploring what our purpose is beyond our mere survival and success to a life of significance, a life that can make this world a better place for all. Starting November 7, we will meet for this six-week study. Each week we will view a video, followed by discussion and prayer. We will be using “The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here For?” by Rick Warren. The first meeting will be at the home of Sharon Coe (1942 Carriage Knoll Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015) Please contact Sharon if you would like to attend, would like to purchase the book ($11.00), and if you need transportation. Sharon.coe@Lehigh.edu, 610-419-1208.
Holiday Choir Singers – Extra voices needed for special choir piece to be sung October 28 at the 9:30am Reformation/Confirmation Service (one service that Sunday). Join us for practice Monday nights at 7:00pm OR after band Tuesday nights at 8:00pm. COME TRY CHOIR!
Father Richard Rohr, “Embracing an Alternative orthodoxy” on the Legacy of St. Francis.
Atonement theology—Did Jesus need to die to satisfy an angry God?
Eco-spirituality—What does it mean for humanity to “Sub-due” the Earth?
The Cosmic Christ—God in all things.
Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy—The difference between correct belief and correct practice of faith
Mysticism—Having a faith in which you sense a oneness with God, others, and creation. The people who know God well, the mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God, always meet a lover not a dictator. ~ Richard Rohr
These topics will be addressed thru a DVD presentation and work books for each participant. Join Pastor Phil as we delve deeply into these relevant topics of faith, life and the future of Christianity.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7-7:45pm held in a circle at the altar. A service of contemplation, introspection, and listening. Looking for a break from our fast-paced world? Quiet time to reflect on a reading from scripture and listen to what others hear from those readings. This service is designed as a service of silence, light, contemplation, and reflection. It’s not your typical Lutheran Worship service.
Thursdays 12:15-1:15pm—Presently reading through Mark. No Bible knowledge needed. Join us as we read the Bible and study what is written.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:00am. You’re invited to exercise for a healthier you. Lower Saucon Trail, Walnut Street entrance. Weather permitting. Contact: Enid Rank, FCN 610-349-2970.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6pm Relax your mind and soothe your soul. Enjoy beautiful music and the therapeutic effects of Adult Coloring. Bring your favorite adult coloring book & colored pencils or choose from those provided by the church.