Putting our faith into action

What is systemic racism? It is the policies and practices that foster the disparity in health care, education, living wages, affordable housing, even access to healthy food (read about “food deserts”). 

 

Why racial justice? Black people are disprportionately arrested; juries find Black people guilty disproportionately; judges give Black people disproportionately longer sentences.

 

We are all God's beloved children. We can no longer sit in silence while our brothers and sisters suffer.

Celebrate the life and ministry of African American abolitionist and priest Blessed Absalom Jones at Nativity Cathedral on Sunday, February 27 at 5 PM. The service will also be live streamed on the Diocesan's You Tube page.

What can I do?

  1. Educate yourself. Our school history books did not present the reality of the meaning and devastation of chattel slavery, the fallacy of race, and the many contributions that Blacks contributed to our national life. Request books from your local library. Here’s a great reading list.
  2. What is it like to be Black in Bethlehem, PA? Listen to these oral histories compiled M. Rayah Levy, Bethlehem Area Public Library.  
  3. Call out bigotry. Loudly. Have the difficult conversations with your family, friends and neighbors. Again, call out bigotry. Loudly.
  4. Find opportunities to learn more and work with local groups dedicated to eliminating racial policies.
  5. VOTE! Support candidates who are righting the wrongs of our history. Black history is Our History.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

1900 Pennsylvania Ave.

Allentown, PA 18109-3187

 

The Rev. T. Scott Allen

gambaguy@gmail.com

 

OFFICE HOURS

Our office hours are from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

610-865-3603

Email: saec@ptd.net

 

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WEEKLY SERVICES

10:30 AM on Sundays

8 AM temporarily suspended in 2022

Masks required and CDC

recommendations followed.

Ministers of the Parish

 

The Rt. Rev. Kevin Nichols

Bishop

 

The Rev. T. Scott Allen

Rector

 

 

The Rev. Abraham Valaith

Assisting Priest

 

The Rev. Lane Perdue

Deacon

 

Sandy Evans

Organist/ Choir Director

 

Mark Shipman,

Finance Committee Chair

 

Marlene Yocum,

Parish Administrator

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