Welcome, and thank you for visiting West Side Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Moravian Church is a church where people matter and where love and compassion flow freely from God through people, an accepting atmosphere in which to grow in your relationship with God and people.
COVID and In-Person Worship:
**Due to the recent surge of the COVID 19 virus in our community our Joint Board has decided to cease in-person worship.
This decision is made with heavy hearts but also with the knowledge that we are making the very best choice for our congregation.
Our Joint Board will continue to meet and monitor the metrics put out by state and local health departments.
Unless the virus abates significantly it is very likely that we will not meet until after the new year.**
Please continue in prayer for a safe, effective, and universally available vaccine.
Please continue to pray for effective and universally available treatments to fight this virus.
Lastly, please continue in hope, we all long for the day we will worship *with singing* and all together safely.
Parking Lot Worship at College Hill Moravian Church
Sunday Mornings 10:00 a.m. (Parking Lot opens at 9:30 a.m.)
Follow the guidance of the Parking Attendants and leave an empty space between vehicles.
Practice physical distancing by staying in your vehicle.
Tune your radio to 98.5 FM.
If, after adjusting your radio, you discover you cannot pick up the signal, please alert a Parking Attendant. (You may step out of your vehicle long enough to flag down assistance, but please continue with masking and distancing yourself).
Wear a mask if you choose to open your windows and turn off your engine.
Keep your engine running if you prefer to have your windows closed and operate your heater.
Follow along with the service in the Moravian Book of Worship; store the book in your vehicle and bring it with you to all future Parking Lot Worship services. (Plan to return the book at the conclusion of the pandemic!)
Exit safely at the end of the service.
Livestreaming of our 10:00AM service is an additional way to worship with West Side and College Hill The service that is celebrated for the Parking Lot Service at 10:00 a.m. will be live streamed through YouTube.
West Side on YouTube!
We now have a YouTube channel!
It's brand new, check to see what we've posted so far:
Keep checking back for new content.
1. Church Council will be Sunday, February 7th @ 1PM. Due to ongoing COVID concerns, this meeting be conducted by phone (or computer).
Call-in information will be shared prior to the meeting. Church Council booklets will arrive via US mail or email prior to the meeting.
2. Bethlehem Area Moravians (BAM) annual meeting is Tuesday, February 16th @ 6:30. This is an open meeting, all church members are welcome to attend.
Call-in information will be shared with anyone requesting it.
3. We will host a drive-by food and plastic collection Saturday, January 30th from 10AM to noon.
Volunteers will be present in our parking lot to receive your nonperishable food items and/or plastic bags.
Mark your calendars and save your plastic bags.
Watchword for 2021
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
To find out more information on the preschool please click on the links below!
West Side Moravian Church now has online giving enabled through the Moravian Ministries Foundation.
Online giving can be a way for people to support your church from afar, make memorial gifts in lieu of flowers, honor a loved one, schedule tithing, and more.
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