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Not MCCLV's First Challenge (and not our last)

Over the past twenty years, MCCLV has resided in four different buildings, experienced intolerance, faced loss, survived a recession, journeyed through conflict and endured the demands of a competitive religious marketplace. The COVID-19 pandemic is not MCCLV's first challenge and will not be our last.

The church is most grateful for the continuing support of many faith-filled people. The prayers, financial giving and online presence has made an immeasurable positive impact. Since the start of the pandemic MCCLV has provided over $5,000 in grocery store gift cards to households in need and has provided spiritual encouragement to countless individuals and families.

Want to be a part of a dynamic, vibrant and inclusive community that seeks a living, loving God? Join #MCCLVStrong for online worship and classes this week and learn more about all that God is doing through the faith community.
This Week @ MCCLV

Wednesday Adult Bible Study
April 29 @ 7pm

This week, MCCLV's Bible Study focuses on the mystical Gospel of John, chapters 3, 4 and 5. Join in Bible Study via Zoom at this link at 7pm on 4/29/20:
Meeting ID: 951 1656 7976. "Meet" for dinner at 6pm as the Zoom video will be open for fellowship and conversation between 6pm and 7pm.

Thriving on Thursday Prayer Gathering
April 30 @ 7pm

Enter into God's invitation to thrive on Thursdays at MCCLV. Join in prayer and praise at 7pm on 4/30/20 by going to or to view the live video.

Annual Church Retreat
Saturday, May 2 @ 10am

For the first time ever, MCCLV's annual retreat will be online. To join on 5/2/20 at 10am, go to this link: Meeting ID: 957 6739 4312. Retreat is planned from 10am to Noon.   

4th Sunday of Easter
May 3 @ 10am & 11:30am

The 10am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation class on Zoom video will be with Feather Suneagle, Sadi Delaney and Karl Steiner teaching. To attend the class, go to this link at 10am on 5/3/20: Meeting ID: 847 4208 7515

11:30am MCCLV Sunday Worship Service via Facebook Livestream or viewable on the website. At 11:30am on 5/3/20 go to or to view the live video.
Support Available via MCCLV

MCCLV's Grocery Store Gift Card Program helps individuals and families in need of support during times of unemployment, furloughs, underemployment or reduced hours. To receive cards or facilitate cards for someone in need, contact or

In need of spiritual support? To set up an appointment to talk, phone 610-866-8223 or email
Bethlehem Interfaith Group Hour of Prayer

Share in an hour of prayer with representatives of Bethlehem faith communities on Thursday, May 7 from Noon-1pm. Originally scheduled for the City of Bethlehem's Payrow Plaza, the gathering will now be held online via Zoom. To join the event on 5/7/20 @ 12pm, go to this link:

Scheduled to pray are representatives of Congregation Brith Sholom, Respect Graduate School, Central Moravian Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Epworth United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), Cathedral Church of the Nativity and Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley.
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