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Vol. 1, Iss. 13
Regional Confirmations The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Bethlehem is pleased to announce three regional conﬁrmations to be held this fall during Bishop Paul’s sabbatical. If you have candidates to be conﬁrmed, received, or who desire to rea�ﬁrm their baptismal vows, please contact the host parish with their names by the deadlines listed. Sunday, October 6��, 4 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte Street,
in Bethlehem with the Rt. Rev. Anthony Poggo, Bishop of Kajo-Keji, Episcopal Church of the Sudan. Deadline: Friday, September 20��, 12 p.m. Thursday, November 21��, 7 p.m. at Christ Church, 435 Court Street, in Reading with the Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of Rhode Island. Deadline: Monday, November 4��, 5 p.m. Friday, November 22�, 7 p.m. at Grace Church, 30 Butler Street, in Kingston with the Rt. Rev. Nich-
Youth, Mission, and Direction “Point your kids in the right di- and sustain and renew the life of rection — when they’re old they the earth. The broad deﬁnition won’t be lost.” — Prov. 22 : 6 (msg) of mission is “to go out into the world and spread the faith,” howAt the last General Convention, ever, the Five Marks of Mission The Episcopal Church adopted outline speciﬁc ways in which a budget for the Five Anglican mission can be done. Marks of Mission. Those ﬁve This year, the Youth and Young marks, in brief, are: proclaim Adult Ministries of the Diocese the good news of the kingdom; of Bethlehem will be underteach, baptize and nurture new taking a deeper look into the believers; respond to human Five Marks of Mission, endeavneed by loving service; seek to oring to use them as guidelines transform unjust structures of in planning our events. And at society; challenge violence of ev- every youth event, teen leadery kind and pursue peace and ers will share their understandreconciliation; strive to safe- ing of the ﬁve marks with the guard the integrity of creation rest of the youth.
The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem 333 Wyandotte Street, Bethlehem, PA (610) 691-5655 • www.diobeth.org
Canon Andrew Gerns* olas Knisely, Bishop of Rhode Island. Deadline: Monday, November 4��, 5 p.m. We are thrilled that Bishop Anthony and Bishop Nick, both of whom have deep connections to our diocese, will be joining us for these important diocesan celebrations.
* Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton and President of the Standing Committee, Diocese of Bethlehem
Ellyn Sif tar* I recommend that each of you, whether parent or grandparent, aunt, uncle, or godparent, pray for God’s guidance in your relationships with the teens in your life. Which direction do you point them? What compass will you give them so they can navigate the world? How will you support them as they go out into the world and spread the good news? For more information about upcoming youth events, please visit www.diobeth.org. * Missioner for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Diocese of Bethlehem