By the Grace of God and with the people consenting, the Right Reverend Kevin D. Nichols, bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, will ordain Kurt Kovalovich and to the Sacred Order of Priests in Christ’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church on Saturday, March 7, at 11am at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pottsville. Your prayers and presence are requested. Reception following. Clergy: Red stoles
Embracing the Full Household of God is an all-day event designed to help participants reach out in love to immigrants and refugees in their communities. Learn real-life examples of what people who come into this country experience. Explore what scripture says about offering welcome and how the Church has done so throughout history. Understand the unique needs of immigrants and refugees in our communities and hear from others who have successfully developed meaningful relationships and effective programs. The event is free, but registration is required. Lunch is included. Please plan to arrive by 8:45am. Speakers include:
- Teresa Waggener, Immigration Attorney for the Office of Immigration Issues of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Sandy Milien, Missioner for Community Engagement for the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem
- The Rev. Dr. Deborah Appler, Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Director of MATS Program at Moravian Seminary
- The Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood, Charles D. Couch Chair of Moravian Theology and Director of Center For Moravian Studies at Moravian Seminary
- The Rev. Maria Tjeltveit, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Allentown, site of the Refugee Community Center
A freewill offering will be taken during lunch to support local community organizations that offer aid to immigrants and refugees. Representatives from community organizations will be available during lunch to discuss their mission and how you and your church can help immigrants and refugees.
Join us for fun, fellowship, and training opportunities. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. More details will be forthcoming.
Grace House on the Mountain is a ministry of the Diocese of Southwest Virginia and serves the people who live in the coalfields of Appalachia. Meet new people, assist in the repair of homes, gain valuable skills, help people in need, and learn from another culture. We will travel together leaving from Bethlehem. For youth completing grades 9-12 and young adults. The cost to attend is $150. Scholarships are available. Contact the Rev. Doug Moyer to learn more. Download the flyer.
The Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is an international event for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 academic year and their adult leaders. EYE for 2020 will take place from July 7-11 at the University of Maryland. Please note the change in location.
Youth are invited to register to join the Diocese of Bethlehem EYE delegation. The registration cost of $300 includes airfare, meals and lodging during the event, transportation to and from the airport, and all EYE20 sessions and regularly planned activities. The group will travel by air on July 7 and 11.
Scholarships are available. Please contact Sandy Milien if you are interested.
Please register by January 10. Learn more and register here.