Founded in 1954 on the principle that working together churches can do more to improve the lives of ‘the least among us’ than any one church can do alone, The Lehigh Conference of Churches addresses food and nutrition, housing, mental and physical health, and  the barriers preventing at-risk youth from succeeding. 138 member churches, 3,000 volunteers, and a staff of 30 live out our mission:



Responding to the call of Jesus Christ, the mission of The Lehigh Conference of Churches is to unite communities of faith as ecumenical partners. Putting our faith into action, we minister to and advocate for those in need and encourage all to reach their full potential.










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Shelter for at least 50 homeless people opens Nov. 1 in Allentown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A homeless shelter that can accommodate at least 50 people will open in the middle of Allentown on Nov. 1 – and remain open every night through April 30. Operated by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches inside Alliance Hall at Sixth and Chew streets, the shelter will be open from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily. It’s being called a warming center.


WFMZ report on 6th & Chew Winter Shelter


Morning Call article re 6th & Chew Winter Shelter





Finding Peace In the Midst of Brokenness


The Emotional Wellness Ministry’s mission is to minister to those impacted by emotional health issues within a faith perspective.  Jesus had a ministry of healing, and the church has been dealing with healing longer than anyone else.  According to Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, the church is supposed to be a “Hope Dispenser.”


Finding Peace in the Midst of Brokenness
Saturday, 8 a.m. –1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, October 11, 2014



Please join us for a faith-based workshop presented by the Emotional Wellness Ministry of First Presbyteian Church of Bethlehem. The cost is $10 if you register by October 3, $15 after this date. This includes continental breakfast. Click here to register online.For more information please visit: emotional wellness ministry



Chipping in for Aspires Kids

A Driving Range Challenge to Support At-Risk Youth in Allentown


Saturday, October 18th from 10 AM – 2 PM  

Where: Allentown Municipal Golf Course
3400 Tilghman Street; Allentown, PA 18104


The mission of the Aspires Mentoring Program is to inspire and empower at-risk youth to realize their full potential. We achieve this by providing year-round one-on-one mentoring, group mentoring, and innovative after-school and summer programming for students in the Allentown School District.


Kits for a Cause

The Local Housing Options Team (LHOT) of the Lehigh Valley in conjunction with the Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community is seeking donations to help assemble survival kits to distribute to our homeless in the Lehigh Valley. The Local Housing Option Team is a coalition that brings together stakeholders on the regional level to identify local housing needs and solutions for people with disabilities. Please donate


Rise Together Allentown

We are asking everyone and every part of the community - families, schools, businesses, non-profits, and churches to lend ladders. The ladders will represent their hopes and dreams – everything they hope to be – and we will tie them all together, holding on and supporting each other - RISING TOGETHER!




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