|Date Posted||November 19, 2021|
Bethlehem (Melinda Artman)
|Communicants in Good Standing||225|
|Average Sunday Attendance||50 in person, 40 livestream|
|Child Population in Church School||10|
|Adult Population in Church School||10|
|Teacher Population in Church School||2|
Over the last decade, through thoughtful guidance from our former rector and our vestry and annual commitment pledges by our parishioners, we have become financially sound. Our congregation has nurtured strong lay leadership. Our accepting nature has encouraged boundless opportunities in ministries. We have a knowledgeable, steadfast, and respected presence in our part time Assisting Priest, who is a retired professor of Hebrew Bible and who joined our congregation in June 2018.
Formation: Our congregation has a thirst for knowledge. We want to understand the Word of God and its context in our lives. We welcome new ideas in faith formation for all ages.
Communication: Our mission statement is "We are a welcoming, compassionate, healing community." We cherish our diverse and inclusive congregation. We would like to explore opportunities to have a more visible presence in our community.
Innovation: We hope to find a rector who will celebrate who we are and help us to use our time, talents, and treasures to strengthen our connection to God, each other, and the surrounding area.
Christ Episcopal Church is a tight knit congregation. We see our differences as strengths and welcome all to join us on our faith journey.
The Rev. Canon Melinda M. Artman
Northern Canon Missioner
Diocese of Bethlehem