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A Study, a Service, a Wedding and a Pride Service

MCCLV would be honored to see you at its programs this week.

Wednesday Adult Bible Study
August 12 @ 7pm

This week, MCCLV's Bible Study takes a closer look at Acts 17-19. Join in Bible Study via Zoom: Meeting ID: 857 8817 3520 

Thriving on Thursday
Online Prayer Service
August 13 @ 7pm

Thrive on Thursday through song and praise led by MCCLV Music & Worship Director Brian Jones. Log on to or to view the live video.

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Hatfield-Jerista Marriage Ceremony
August 15 @ 1pm

Support MCCLV'ers Don Hatfield & Andrew Jerista as they take their marriage vows and celebrate their love and lifetime commitment. All are warmly invited to participate virtually by viewing on MCCLV's Facebook livestream:

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11th Sunday of Pentecost
Spiritual Formation
August 16 @ 10am

Join MCCLV's 10am Sunday Adult Spiritual Formation class on Zoom. To attend the class, go to: Meeting ID: 851 1250 3116

11th Sunday of Pentecost Worship
Annual PRIDE Service
August 16 @ 11:30am

11:30am MCCLV Sunday Worship Service via Facebook Livestream or viewable on the website: or Limited in-person seating is available (note reservation process below)
Worship Reservation Form

MCCLV's August Signup for in-person worship can be found here:

Thank you for helping MCCLV worship safely by signing up for a seat in advance:
  • Reminder: Reservations close each week at 9am on Thursdays
  • All in attendance are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing. There is no congregational singing and also no social hour. Know that it typically takes a few Sundays to become comfortable and adapt to worshiping in this new way.
  • MCCLV continues with the 25-person in-person limit
For those unable to attend in-person, the worship livestream continues every Sunday at 11:30am on Facebook as well as the church's website.
Virtual Lehigh Valley Pride 2020

MCCLV once again kicks off the Pride celebration this year by hosting worship. The Pride Worship Service will take place on Sunday, August 16 @ 11:30am. You can view the livestream on MCCLV's Facebook page: or via the church's website:

The virtual Lehigh Valley Pride 2020 will take place from 2pm-5pm on August 16. The event will be viewable on RCN TV. Pride is a program of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and you can review the full slate of events here:
MCCLV's Children & Youth Coordinator Featured at Pride

MCCLV's Children & Youth Coordinator Tirsa Rothman will lead craft-making at this year's Pride KidSpace on Sunday, August 16 at 10am. Youth up to age 13 and their families are invited to an hour of family-friendly pride activities. In addition to craft-making, children’s book author Jacinta Bunnell will read from her soon-to-be-released and highly anticipated new Children’s Book, A More Graceful Shaboom. This is the first children’s book to have a non-binary protaganist who uses they/them pronouns. Additionally, Miss Amie Vanité will lead Drag Queen Story Time. To register for the KidSpace event, use this link: (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar). 
Sunday School Teacher Training

MCCLV Children's Sunday School enthusiastically invites all to consider serving as a teacher or teacher's aide for the 2020-21 school year. Teaching children and youth spiritual values is a vital ministry. All are welcome to attend a Sunday School teacher training on Sunday, August 23 at 10am via Zoom video. Write MCCLV's Children & Youth Ministry Coordinator Tirsa Rothman for more information:
An Abundance of Prayer

Join MCCLV Staff Members Rev. Goudy, Brian Jones and a number of local faith leaders in an Interfaith Service of Prayer on Sunday, September 13 @ 7pm. All are warmly welcome to pray with Bethlehem spiritual leaders representing a wide diversity of religious communities. Sponsored by the Bethlehem Interfaith Group, view the livestream here:
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