We are a church that is FOR Bethlehem. We a church that is FOR the Lehigh Valley.
God spoke these words to His people through the prophet Jeremiah:
“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
We are not in exile the same way that the Jews were then. But we do believe that God has placed us here in the Lehigh Valley. He called us to serve and love our city in Jesus’ name. We love to see it prosper. We love to see all people thrive.
That’s why we go to Musikfest every year. We get out of our seats at church, and into the streets of our city. That’s why we “Feed Bethlehem” and work with ministry partners to end food insecurity. That’s even why many of us will go to the IronPigs game tonight. We will enjoy the fellowship, but also, we love our city. We love to see things thrive in our city – the sports, the music, the education, the business and industry, the leaders, the police and public servants, all people throughout the Lehigh Valley.
It is a privilege to be salt and light in the Lehigh Valley – loving, serving, and pointing all people to the grace of Jesus by our lives.
Over 100 of us are already going to the IronPigs game tonight as the finale of our RECONNECT Summer. We have a few tickets remaining. CLICK HERE to get a ticket and join us.
On Sunday, we continue our Summer Stories series. Kyra Thomas will preach on the story “The Friend at Midnight.” Come ready for God to do a work in your life.
Hope to see you there.
Dr. Marnie Crumpler