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Join Local Rabbis, Pastors and Imams in 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, including Rabbi Michael Singer of Congregation Brith Sholom, Rev. Candy LaBar of Wesley United Methodist Church, Rev. Dan Miller of Edgeboro Moravian Church, Rev. Melissa Johnson of Advent Moravian Church, Imam Beytullah Colak of Respect Graduate School, Rev. Tammie Rinker of West Side Moravian Church, Rev. Nina Patton-Semerod of Epworth United Methodist Church, Rev. Giuseppe C. Esposito of St. Anne Roman Catholic Church and Student Rabbi Armin Langer of Congregation Am Haskalah.

The event is sponsored by the Bethlehem Interfaith Group and produced by MCCLV Music & Worship Director Brian Jones. You may view the "Abundance of Prayer" livestream on Sunday, September 13 @ 7pm at this link:
Online This Week @ MCCLV

MCCLV warmly invites all to join in the community's spiritual growth opportunities this week.

Wednesday Adult Bible Study
September 9 @ 7pm

This week, MCCLV's Bible Study takes a closer look at Romans 1-2. Join in Bible Study via Zoom: Meeting ID: 857 8817 3520 

15th Sunday of Pentecost
Spiritual Formation
September 13 @ 10am

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

15th Sunday of Pentecost
September 13 @ 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)

An Abundance of Prayer
Interfaith Service of Prayer
September 13 @ 7pm

Sponsored by the Bethlehem Interfaith Group and produced by MCCLV Music & Worship Director Brian Jones. View the livestream via YouTube at this link:
Worship Reservation Form

Signup for MCCLV's in-person worship for the remaining Sundays in September 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
  • MCCLV continues with a limit of 25 people for in-person worship
  • 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.
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.
2020 Tricky Tray Event Cancelled
MCCLV’s Tricky Tray Committee has come to the difficult decision of cancelling this year’s Tricky Tray event due to the COVID-19 pandemic in that it may not be safe or advised to hold a gathering of its usual size indoors this year. Also, the Tricky Tray Committee does not want to burden its generous supporters during this time of financial uncertainty or unemployment by seeking basket donations and ticket sales. The Committee has every intention of holding the 2021 Tricky Tray event on Saturday, November 6, 2021 with the theme, “A Day at the Fair.” 
The Disciple's Role in Social Activism

Coming up in October, MCCLV offers a four-part series of classes on "The Disciple's Role in Social Activism." The objective of the series is to explore and discuss the role of Christians in the fight against systemic racism and poverty. The four-week study will explore four broad categories of oppression against people of color and people who are poor. Both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian scriptures have prominent themes woven throughout that explicitly testify to God’s justice for the oppressed, the poor and foreigner. Activism against bigotry and poverty is a holy fight that the congregation commits to weekly, as the faith community collectively states that "MCCLV's purpose is to worship and serve God through acts of justice and compassion."

The classes will be facilitated by Lisa Noriega, Lisa Engle and other MCCLV Action Team Members. All are welcome. Mark your calendars for 10am on October 4, 11, 18 & 25 via Zoom ID 851 1250 3116

Welders join metal parts together and work on the metal components of various structures including bridges, power plants, buildings, refineries, automobiles or ships. In the church, welding is about connecting people to God and God's people. MCCLV's New Member process is called "WELD" because its purpose is to connect disciples with God and with other disciples.

For the first time ever, MCCLV's WELD New Member classes will be held entirely online. Classes will meet via Zoom on Tuesday nights in October @ 7pm: October 6, 13, 20 and 27.

All are welcome, register for the WELD classes and receive the first homework assignment by emailing MCCLV's Office Administrator Lauren Noll at
Leadership Opportunities @ MCCLV

Are you experiencing a call from God to serve in leadership at MCCLV? For 2021, there will be three open Board positions. Additionally, there is an open Outreach & Justice Ministry Coordinator position. After time in prayer and discernment, for those wanting to move forward: job descriptions and a leadership application can be viewed at this link:

These are volunteer positions: email completed leadership applications to Applications for the Board are due October 15 and are included in the annual Congregational Meeting packet. The Board election is held at the annual Congregational Meeting on November 15 @ 1pm. FYI, applicants do not run for a specific Board position - upon election, the Board determines in what capacity each member will serve. Ministry Coordinator applications are due on September 15. Praise God for the opportunity to serve God through the faith community of MCCLV. 
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