LEHIGH COUNTY CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES

Belonging to the Conference

 

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! — Psalm 133:1

The Lehigh County conference of Churches is composed of 140 member congregations and faith-based organizations representing nearly every variety of Christian tradition in the area.

 

 

...that they may all be one… — John 17:21

We work together to embody Christian unity as our Lord commanded.

 

 

When was it that we last saw you hungry? Mathew 25:37

We put our faith into action by assisting those most in need in our community through nine major programs directed to the homeless, the hungry, at-risk youth, and people with mental health concerns, as well as church and community members.

 

 

The mission of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches is . . . Responding to the call of Jesus Christ, the mission of the Lehigh County 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.

A seven-minute video describing the work of the Conference is available for the use of current and prospective members.

 

The Conference and its members enter into a Membership Covenant whereby:

 

The Conference provides these opportunities to members:

  • To share in the social ministry of the Conference to people in need.
  • To participate in the ecumenical   ministry of the Conference.
  • To volunteer at the Conference in hands-on-ministry to people in need.
  • To use the Conference as a referral agency for people in need and for  ecumenical information.
  • To join the Conference in advocacy around social-justice issues of common interest such as legalized gambling, welfare reform and poverty.
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    Members commit to:

  • Affirmation of the LCCC Mission Statement.
  • A financial commitment to the Conference of a monetary and/or in-kind nature commensurate with the member’s ability to contribute.
  • Participation in the social ministry of the Conference.
  • Participation in the ecumenical ministry of the Conference.
  • Designation of clergy and church member delegates.
  • Service as a goodwill ambassador for the Conference by sharing with others all that the Conference has to offer.
  • An annual presentation by the LCCC at an event of the member church.
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    Ecumenical Ministries of the Conference of Churches

  • Campbell Lectures on Christian Unity
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
  • Noontime Lenten Services
  • Theological Discussions
  • CropWalk for World Hunger
  • Speakers on Poverty and Ecumenical issues
  • Interfaith Programs
  • Hospital Church Code System
  • Justice and Advocacy Network
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    Social Ministries of the Conference of Churches

  • Aspires Mentoring
  • Clearinghouse
  • Daybreak Drop-in Center
  • Homeless Supportive Services
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Linkage Homeless Street Ministry
  • Pathways Referral Service
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance
  • Soup Kitchen
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    Membership Requirements

  • Affirmation of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches Statement of Mission by the official board of the church.
  • An annual financial commitment commensurate with the size and giving capability of the church.
  • Completion of the Membership Request Form. (WORD file)
  • Affirmation of the request by vote of the Board of Directors of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches.
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    Please direct the Membership Request (WORD file) form and supporting materials to the address below. Any questions, please contacts our Ecumenical Director.