Serve Bethlehem

Our life in Christ awakens as we serve those around us. Serving is how we live out our faith: Know, Love, Serve. We love our city.  Join us as we demonstrate that love and #ServeBethlehem.  See below for opportunities to serve.

This year, we turned Serve Day into Serve Week to light up Bethlehem, in the name of Jesus, by serving all over Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.

Let your light so shine before people…Matthew 5:16

CLICK HERE to see photos!

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Saturday Serve

Saturday Serve will give you an opportunity to use your God-given gifts in our surrounding community.

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Feed Bethlehem

Serve at a Free Farmer's Market or participate in our brown bag initiative to bring food to our neighbors.

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Freemansburg Partnership

As we expand our Partnership with Freemansburg Elementary School, we will continue to have exciting opportunities for you to #ServeBethlehem. Check back this fall for more details on how you can get involved.

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El Camino Fellowship

Worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley.

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Emergency Sheltering

Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering provides a network of care and hospitality for the homeless in our community.

Our Community Partners

Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering is a faith-based partnership that provides a network of care and hospitality for the homeless in our community.  Overnight sheltering is provided during the coldest months of the year—December through March. To learn more and get involved contact: bethlehememergencysheltering.org

As we continue to expand our Partnership with Freemansburg Elementary School, we have several exciting opportunities for you to #ServeBethlehem.  For more information, CLICK HERE, or contact Carol VanArtsdalen

Helping students come to know Jesus, grow in their faith, then go to their families, their communities and all over the world to tell others about God’s love.  If you are interested in college ministries in this area, contact Ed Hannah.

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley puts God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.  Team Contact: Shannon Cawley

Helping Hands is a Care Team of the Lehigh Presbytery that organizes trips to disaster areas to help rebuild damaged homes and bring new hope. Team Contacts: Sandy & Terry Jenkin and Kevin Kehoe

The Hispanic Center LV’s mission is to improve the quality of life of Hispanic and other families by empowering them to become more self-sufficient, while promoting an intercultural understanding in the Lehigh Valley.  Learn more: www.hclv.org

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) is an evangelical campus mission serving students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide.  Its vision at Lehigh is to see students and faculty transformed by Jesus to impact the university.

The Mentoring Program at Nitschmann Middle School and Donegan Elementary School pairs mentors with students. Goals of the program include the development of a close interpersonal relationship, provision of a positive adult role model, and assistance with academics and social skills. Team Contacts: Terry Cline (Donegan) and Ted White (Nitschmann).

Volunteering with New York City Relief Bus is as an opportunity to embody Isaiah 58:9-10, by serving those living in extreme poverty and homelessness. The NYC Relief Bus outreach consists of two former school buses now customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless in Newark, NJ and NYC. Friendly faces serve up a delicious, hot meal, compassion, and connections to resources that lead to life transformation.

New Bethany Ministries is located in the heart of Southside Bethlehem.  The mission of New Bethany Ministries is to provide care, services, and facilities to the homeless, the hungry, the mentally ill, and the poor with a level of quality that exceeds that of secular agencies.  Serve opportunities are available on the 1st Saturday of each month through Saturday Serve (see above) and the last Saturday of each month. Team Contacts:  1st Saturday of the month: David Feaver and Linda Heberling; Last Saturday of the month: Sue Stevens and Bill Stevens

Northeast Ministry’s primary focus is to help the children living in the Marvine/Pembroke public housing community reach their potential in life and break the cycle of dependence by providing them with the personal and spiritual resources to improve the quality of their lives.

Priority One Foundation works to introduce Christ into the lives of men and to challenge them to make Him the foundation of all the priorities in their life. Team Contact: Steve Fessler

ShareCare Faith In Action is a non-profit network of trained volunteers from faith groups and the wider community that provides compassionate and practical services to the elderly and those with special needs to enhance their dignity, independence, and quality of life. ShareCare always has great need for volunteers to help especially with clients’ transportation to doctors’ appointments and other small tasks.  If interested Team Contact: Scott Fogel swfogel@gmail.com or contact ShareCare directly: 610-867-2177.

Since inception, TFW has reached out to women who are lost, broken, and in need of truth. It operates Truth for Women Center and My Sister’s Closet. Their mission is to transform women from the inside out by confronting life issues such as sex trafficking, through support, education, and advocacy.  Team Contacts: Trish Fritz and Tammy Adelsberger

Victory House of the Lehigh Valley addresses the problems of homeless men.  The facility provides 24-hour emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services such as counseling, life skills education, medical care, and employment assistance to males who have found themselves displaced due to recent incarceration, mental health or substance abuse issues, or other related dependency problems.  Serve opportunities available on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 5:30–7p.m.  Team Contacts: Sue Stevens and Bill Stevens.

Young Life is a community of Christ-centered people committed to reaching adolescent youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Learn more: www.younglife.org

YFC is committed to reaching young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners, to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus. These young people are devoted to study God’s word and to prayer.  Learn more: www.yfclv.org

Upcoming Opportunities to Serve

CLICK HERE to see pics from Serve Day 2018!