Mission News

Special Request from our Mission Partners

Our local partnering mission agencies are asking for our help  through this COVID-19 crisis. 

A large plastic tub with a lid will be placed at the front doors of our church.

Items collected can be placed in this tub and will then be distributed to the appropriate agencies.

The following items are needed:

Turning Point:  Breakfast muffins (individually wrapped), breakfast bars, mac and cheese (individual cups), fruit cups,

juice boxes/pouches, frozen meals (adults and kids), microwave soup, microwave oatmeal, plastic forks, spoons and napkins

Allentown Rescue Mission:  Hand sanitizer, Clorox disinfecting wipes, all-purpose disinfecting spray, Pine Sol,

toilet paper and brown commercial paper towels  

Northeast Community Center and New Bethany Ministries:  Non-perishable foods

Mission Trip for 2020

Plans are underway for our 2020 distant mission trip. We are planning a trip to Crisfield, Maryland. The dates are July 25 through August 1. Housing will be at Janes Island State Park in Crisfield. We will be able to accommodate up to 30 missionaries. The Mission Team has begun working on the logistics for housing and identification of projects.

Mission Blitz Week at Epworth

From Sunday, July 28th through Friday, August 2nd Missionaries from Epworth United Methodist Church fanned our across the Lehigh Valley to perform work at several of our Mission Partners.

To kick off Mission Blitz week, we, as a congregation, assembled hygiene kits for Mission Central (Umcor). These kits are distributed around the globe to promote better hygiene.

At Allentown Rescue Mission our volunteers stained and repaired the gazebo, installed baseboard molding, repaired and sub-floor and stripped water-damaged wall board and plaster in their medical clinic and classroom exposing some beautiful old brick.

At Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley, we installed 120 linear feet of shelving in their storage area and built two picnic tables for residents at the organization’s Safe House.

At New Bethany Ministries volunteers helped prepare and serve lunch while others helped clear and re-organize some much needed office space.

On Thursday, some of youngest (age 2 to 7) Missionaries made greeting cards and took them to several our home-bound members.

For more Mission Blitz pictures, visit our Photo page.

Turning Point of Leigh Valley visits Epworth

Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley visits Epworth

Grace, a representative of Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley spoke at  a special meeting of the UMW on Monday evening, May 20th.  The meeting was open to all members and members from our Cluster Churches were also in attendance.

Grace spoke about the mission of Turning Point and the various services they provide.

‘Turning Point is a safe place where victims of abuse and their children can find refuge. We Provide services in Lehigh & Northampton counties & reach nearly 2,600 people a year through our programs & services. Those include: a 24 hour Helpline, Emergency Safe House, Empowerment of Counseling, Empowerment Groups, Legal Advocacy, Out-reach Education & Medical Advocacy.