November 19, 2020
In This Issue
Lay License Applications Due Advent

The season of Advent is also the season for renewing Lay licenses. We invite you to submit or renew your Lay ministry licenses as required by the Episcopal Church. Licenses for Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitors, and Worship Leaders are valid for three years. Each licensee requires their own application.
Please complete and return license applications to the Paula Lapinski either via email ( or mail to the diocesan office:

Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem
333 Wyandotte Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015

A  Way Of Love Rhythm For Small Groups
Here's s brand-new printable resource that ties together two of the main focuses on the churchwide staff of The Episcopal Church. This resource, entitled A Way of Love Rhythm for Small Groups is available in English, French, and Spanish, and gives concrete suggestions on how your small group can intentionally engage each of the practices of the Way of Love at your gatherings.
Episcopal Service Corps Applications Now Available
From the Public Affairs Office of the Episcopal Church:

The Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) discernment quiz and application are now available for the 2021-2022 #ServiceYear.
"This is a remarkable ministry and a remarkable opportunity," said Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, "Making it possible for young adults to actually make a positive and profound difference in the lives of others and in the life of our society . . . Episcopal Service Corps affiliates throughout the country have continued to work and serve, even in this time of pandemic, even when it is most difficult . . . We need more people to become a part of that ministry, that work, around the country, and I assure you, it is labor that is well served."
Self-care in a Pandemic
Check out this article written by Sandra Montes. Our very own Sandy Milien shares what she has been doing to stay motivated and healthy - in all aspects - and how she is practicing self-care, especially during this time and the holidays.

"I find time to be active, work out, dance and go on socially distanced walks at least once a week. Staying hydrated has helped a lot with my energy and mood. I try to be proactive and schedule times to chat with friends and family to talk about how we're feeling and the things that are weighing on all of us. It helps to actually name those feelings, frustrations and fears..." 

Join Book Discussion

Province III is hosting 10 Zoom sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The final session will be with Dr. Kendi.

Dates and Chapter Assignments
11/17 Intro, Chapters 1-2
12/1 Chapters 3-4
12/15 Chapters 5-6
1/5 Chapters 7-8
1/19 Chapters 9-11
2/2 Chapters 12-13
2/16 Chapters 14-15
3/2 Chapters 16-18
3/16 Wrap-up/Overview
3/23 Final Session with Dr. Kendi
(3/30 & 3/16 are alternate dates - TBD)

Sponsored by the Province III Social Justice & Anti-Racism Committee
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