Bethlehem Winter Emergency Shelter
Beginning in 2009, St. Andrew's opened our church on Friday nights to serve as an overnight shelter for Bethlehem's homeless. St. Andrew's, along with 12 other churches, provided shelter, a place to sleep, dinner, breakfast, and companionship to our guests from the beginning of December until the end of March.
Beginning in December 2017, the shelter for men and women was moved to a single location, United Church of Christ at Market and Center streets. St. Andrew's is responsible for the first and third Friday nights and Saturday mornings. We provide a meal, overnight presence, and a light breakfast for approximately 50 guests.
Pennsylvania Ave. Interfaith Food Pantry
The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry (PAIFP) at St. Andrew's serves food-insecure families in our area. The food pantry is open on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 6 PM-8 PM - except for church holidays. Designed to supplement Bethlehem's West End Food Bank, we depend upon donations and volunteers to meet our goals. St. Andrew's partners with several other area churches to fulfill this mission.
Volunteers are needed for about 2 hours on the first and third Thursday mornings of each month to unload deliveries from Second Harvest Food Bank and to stock shelves. Volunteers are also needed to hand out food on the first and third Wednesday nights of the month.
Victory House of Lehigh Valley
Victory House is a residential non-profit organization located on the south side of Bethlehem. Through its programs and support efforts, it helps homeless men, many of them veterans, return to productive lives in the community.
Our volunteers prepare and serve a home-cooked meal the first Saturday of every month at this shelter. We usually serve around twenty men.
Contact The Rev. Lane Perdue to volunteer a meal or for more information.
Every October, members from St. Andrew's participate in the annual CROP Hunger Walk in Bethlehem, PA. This event raises funds for those in need in our community and abroad, provides disaster relief, and aids refugees world-wide.
Walk or be a sponsor in the Bethlehem CROP Hunger Walk. For more information about the Bethlehem event contact Alana Hercules. Learn more how your donations help here.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
1900 Pennsylvania Ave.
Allentown, PA 18109-3187
The Rev. T. Scott Allen
Our office hours are from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Or use our contact form.
8 AM and 10:30 AM on Sundays
8 AM suspended during covid-19
Contact the Rev. Scott Allen here for a Zoom invitation to online Sunday worship at 10 AM. The Zoom link is also included in each week's Friday E-Blast.
Ministers of the Parish
The Rt. Rev. Kevin Nichols
The Rev. T. Scott Allen
The Rev. Dr. R. Jane Williams
The Rev. John Marcantonio,
The Rev. Abraham Valaith
The Rev. Lane Perdue
Organist/ Choir Director
Finance Committee Chair
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