"The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions."
The Soup Kitchen at Christ Church UCC serves our street neighbors in the Bethlehem area every Saturday of the year. Volunteers prepare the meal, provide hospitality and a warm welcome, serve the meal to the guests and clean up. Your ministry is greatly appreciated!
Questions about volunteering? Please email Bob Rapp at or call the Church Office at 610-865-6565.
If you want to sign-up you can also do so by following the link below.
Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering is a faith-based partnership that provides a network of care and hospitality for the homeless in our community. Overnight sheltering is provided during the coldest months of the year--December through March.
You can volunteer to prepare dinner one evening during the week or to stay over night.
Click the link below to visit the website and find out more information about volunteering.
Stand Up Bethlehem partners with S.T.A.R., veterans organizations and others to serve those in need in our community. They provide free hot food, clothing and personal items, free haircuts, and veterans services.
If you would like to donate your time, goods, or for more information, please contact Bob at 484-357-0600 or or Arnie at 484-294-6436 or . You are also welcome drop off donations ahead of time at Christ UCC.
BOB RAPP JR.
PASTOR FOR MISSION
A 2013 Graduate of the Crossroads Lay Leadership Program at Moravian Theological Seminary, Bob first came to Christ Church in the summer of 2016, as a pastoral intern working toward licensed ministry in the UCC Church. He accepted the call to be the Pastor for Mission of Christ Church beginning October 7, 2018. His previous life endeavors were as a business owner and a truck driver specializing in hauling heavy equipment. In recent years, his passion for homeless veterans led him to an outreach position with Hope for Veterans. Bob currently works full-time as the Outreach Liaison for the Street Medicine Program of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, reaching out to our 'street neighbors' throughout the Lehigh Valley. He serves as Board Vice-Chair of Bethlehem Emergency Shelter as well as Shelter Manager.
He and His wife Linda currently reside in Lower Saucon Township with their three four-legged children Charcoal, Randi, and Dixie. Between them they have six adult children, twenty-one grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Bob is at home in any garage or truck and loves rides on his Harley.