Following Christ’s example, we create caring communities.
Some missions and programs we work with and collect for are listed below. The most current information about things needed for current collections are posted in the Bulletin each week.
Backpack Pals of Bethlehem – Provides food backpacks (commercially packaged non-perishable nutritious food) over long vacation weekends to local school children who may be experiencing food insufficiency when not in school. Backpack Pals is a partnership. Key volunteers and food items come from the community, congregations, organizations and individuals. Non-food items are also included, such as age appropriate reading and educational materials and personal hygiene products.
Northeast Ministry Food Bank – Our mission is to empower individuals and families of the Marvine-Pembroke community to break the cycle of dependence and reach their highest potential. Our vision is a unified community which supports and builds self-reliant and responsible individuals
Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley – Turning Point is a safe place where victims of abuse and their children can find refuge. They provide services in lehigh and Northampton Counties and reach nearly 4000 people a year through their programs and services. These services include a 24-hour help line, safe house, counseling, support groups, court advocacy, community outreach, prevention education, and medical advocacy.
New Bethany Ministries- The mission of New Bethany Ministries is to provide opportunities for a secure future to the hungry, homeless, poor and mentally ill of the lehigh Valley. The organization’s goal is to help families and individuals who are capable to become self sufficient and live independently. They als strive to identify and optimize opportunities to improve the quality of life for their guests who cope with mental illness, disabilities and/or extreme poverty.
Mission Partner for November
The following items will be accepted throughout the month:
Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues)
Soaps (antibacterial hand soap, dish soap, bath soap/bath gel)
Non-perishable food items
School supplies: backpacks, crayons, sharpened pencils, acrylic paint, glitter glue, markers and 2” and 3” ring binders
Diapers and diaper wipes
After a very rewarding week of hard work, devotions, prayer, fellowship and service, our 37 member Epworth Mission Crew has returned home from Red Bird Mission in Beverly KY. Our crew was made up of dedicated individuals ranging in age from 11 to 70+!! Every member of the team has returned with a story or two or ten to share with the members of the Epworth congregation. The Red Bird Mission Team is planning to share our stories on a special Sunday afternoon so stay tuned for more information due out shortly. We are especially grateful to the congregation for all of your support both financially and prayerfully. We truly couldn’t have made a difference without you.
Join us for lunch and intergenerational mission activities on Sunday, November 8th from noon to 2 PM. We will be packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Lunch will be provided. So that we know how many will be attending, please sign up on the sheet posted in the Narthex.
Item Request: Safe Harbor is in need of forks, both plastic and metal.
Items may be placed in the basket in the Narthex.
The July Safe Harbor dinner is Tuesday, July 21st. Please sign up on the sheet posted in the Narthex to provide stew, salad, dessert, rolls or butter.