Social Ministry

….to live out our faith, active in love; to care, share, help, and serve those in need around us; to bear witness to our faith as a response to God’s love by proclaiming God’s Word through our deeds.

The following ministries are ways in which we respond to God’s love by serving others:

  • the preparation of the noon meal at New Bethany Ministies (3rd Thursday of the month)
  • the preparation of the Sunday evening meal at Victory House (1st Sunday – every other month)
  • sponsorship of Easter baskets for weekend residents of the Children’s Home of Easton
  • donation of health care items for the yearly Christmas ingathering
  • participation in the Bethlehem area CROP walk for hunger
  • donations of non-perishable foods for St. Matthew’s Food Bank and Harvest Sunday in October
  • knitted mittens, scarves, and hats to clients of local social service agencies
  • prayer shawl ministry– knitted/crocheted shawls accompanied by prayer and meditations for individuals who need the blessing of God’s presence and love during their illness, their sorrows, joys and celebrations.
  • Blood Drive – 3 times per year.
  • Special offerings to support local and global ministries
  • participation in the ELCA Malaria program (see video below)
  • participation in the ELCA World Hunger Appeal (see video below)

Please call the church office for additional information on any of our activities listed above.  Or, if you have a particular interest, please let us know.

ELCA World Hunger Appeal

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Opportunities to serve

See monthly calendar for dates.


The UPG is sponsoring a Lenten project to support
God’s Global Barnyard, a program of ELCA World Hunger. Our
offering this year will provide farming families in developing countries with the gift of goats. These nimble animals are considered to be the superheroes of the barnyard. Goats can go where other animals can’t and are able to survive in some of the world’s harshest environments. Fresh milk from a goat will provide daily nutrition for children and their families and, as goats increase in number, they can transform a community.
Please consider making a contribution; offering envelopes are found in the pew racks. If donating by check, please make the check payable to “St. Peter’s or “Light of Christ” and please write “Good Gifts” on the memo line. Thank you for your generosity.


Calvary Food Pantry 

United Proclamation of the Gospel participates in the Calvary Food Pantry  at 111 Dewberry Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017.
This is a very important ministry to persons who do not have enough to eat. Please call the church office if you can help at the pantry or donate some food.



Prayer Shawls

Crop Walk

Crop Walk

Blood Drive

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9:00 AM on Light of Christ Campus

Join us for a time of quilt making, blanket making, and various other ministries that assist not only our community of faith but the people who live among us in our communities! The Light of Christ Christian Service is filled with good will, wonderful fellowship, and an incredible love of sharing our abundance with others! We gather together each Wednesday morning in the Light of Christ Fellowship Hall, please come out and join us!


More Service Ops

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