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All Souls Ecumenical Church

P.O. Box 15020,
Reading, PA 19612-5020

Berks County

610-621-1738

www.allsoulsecumenical.org

All Souls Ecumenical Church is a progressive, inclusive and welcoming congregation. We celebrate diversity and are a predominantly GLBT church in the Reading area. Please join us for worship at 1pm on Sundays at the chapel at Calvary United Church of Christ, 640 Centre Ave. Reading, PA. The entrance for the chapel faces Oley Street.

All Souls is a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. The word “catholic” means “universal” it should not be understood to only refer to the church of Rome. The ECC is a new denomination which brings together several independent churches claiming an Old Catholic (Utrecht) heritage. The Old Catholic Church (Utrecht) is recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, but is not in full communion with the see of Rome. In our worship, we predominantly use liturgies in the Anglican Rite tradition, but are committed to include a variety of liturgies as we explore what it means for us to be a part of the “catholic” (universal) church.


GLBT-Friendly
GLBT Operated
GLBT Owned

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Am Haskalah

1190 West Macada Road
Bethlehem
PA

(Lehigh County)

610-435-3775

Jewish Reconstructionists

http://www.amhaskalah.org/

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Am Haskalah - Dubonim (a monthly program for Jewish kids ages 2-5 and their parents)
Joysa Winter

Northampton County

Contact Person's Phone: 267-902-7752
Congregation Am Haskalah: 610-435-3775

joysa@aol.com

www.amhaskalah.org

Dubonim, a monthly program for Jewish kids ages 2-5 and their parents, is accepting registrations. Held on the first Sunday of the month at the JCC, from 4-5 pm, the program includes Jewish songs, crafts and celebration. Dubonim is sponsored by Am Haskalah, the Lehigh Valley’s Jewish Reconstructionist congregation, a community that values its GLBT members. The cost is $36 for the year. Contact Joysa Winter at 267-902-7752 or joysa@aol.com.

Further Information (describe services, programs, experience, expertise. Include anything you feel is helpful.): Are you looking for a Jewish religious school for your child? Am Haskalah, the Lehigh Valley’s Reconstructionist congregation, welcomes families to an open house on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 pm at the Allentown JCC. A warm, progressive and pluralistic congregation, Am Haskalah offers small classes (fewer than 10 children), and a curriculum that emphasizes the joys and richness of Jewish traditions, and the importance of social activism/tikkun olam. Am Haskalah is deeply committed to serving the GLBT community. For more information, please contact religious school director Joysa Winter at 267-902-7752 or joysa@aol.com.

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Buxmont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Rikki Fire

Street Road & Route 61
Warrington
PA

(Bucks County)

(215) 343-0406

kgallagher@buxmontuu.org
http://www.buxmontuu.org

We are a congregation welcoming to gay,lesbian,bisexual and/or transgender
people. We have monthly GLBT movie nights, meetings and involvement with the
larger regional and national groups on GLBT issues. We have social events
specifically for GLBT people and allies.

GLBT Friendly

GLBT Owned/Operated

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Celtic Christian Church
Fr. Arthur Conquest

Po Box 299
Canadensis, PA

(Monroe County)

570-595-2705

fatheraconquest@aol.com
www.celticchristianchurch.org

I'd like to introduce you to the The Celtic Christian Church's GLBT Ministry here in the Poconos. The Celtic Christian Church is an Old Catholic Celtic Rite Church with communities in Pennsylvania, and around the United States. Some of our priests and deacons work with Lutheran or Episcopal parishes, or as chaplains in hospitals and nursing homes, or as university professors, but all are pastors or deacons of small worshipping communities, or cell groups. Part of my own ministry involves the GLBT community who live here or visit.

We have five priests here in the Poconos, and in Eastern PA, each of whom are committed to the Celtic Christian Church\'s position on homosexuality. Additionally, we are in communion with other Old Catholic and Independent Catholic Church bodies whose priests are also available. We are available to assist you while you travel to the Poconos or in PA, if you do not belong to a Faith Community already. The Celtic Christian Church practices open Communion, and you are welcome to worship with us or with one of our Sister Churches around the United States.

We offer a SAFE spiritual home to those who seek Christ and are turned away from other Christian Churches, or those who have had no spiritual home and want one. We are in local contact with PFLAG and other supportive groups and will be happy to help you find the support you need.

In addition, for GLBT couples planning a commitment ceremony, priests of the Celtic Christian Church offer counseling, and planning assistance. I will sit with you to plan your ceremony so that it will reflect YOUR love as you express it publicly. If you do not have a place chosen for your ceremony, we can offer a few options for indoor or outdoor services in the Poconos.

Additionally, we have a working relationship with several area photographers, bakers, DJs, and resorts in this area who can assist you in planning those aspects of your celebration.

You can contact me personally by e-mail at: FatherAConquest@aol.com, or telephone to make an appointment to sit and plan your special day so that you will remember it.

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Christ Episcopal Church
Fr. John Francis


435 Court Street,
P.O. Box 1094, Reading, PA

Berks County

610-374-8269

officemgr@rdgchristchurch.org
www.rdgchristchurch.org

Christ Episcopal Church is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem.
All are welcome.

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Grace UCC
Jeffrey Clouser


1947 New Holland Pike
Lancaster, PA

PA County: Lancaster

717-397-1012

graceucc@comcast.net
http://
graceucc.yolasite.com

Welcome to Grace United Church of Christ! We are a warm & distinctive congregation with vibrant worship, progressive social justice concerns, and an encouraging community for your faith journey. Find us in person at 1947 New Holland Pike, Lancaster (directions under "Contact Us"). Worship begins at 10:30am on Sunday mornings.
Grace is all about:
WELCOMING ALL
SHARING LOVE
PROCLAIMING GOD'S GRACE

GLBT-Friendly and fully GLBT inclusive


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Integrity: Lesbian & Gay Episcopalians Family & Friends

PO Box 22
Bethlehem
PA

(Lehigh County)

610-435-1155

gambaguy@gmail.com
www.integrityusa.org

Integrity is an organization of les/bi/gay/transgender Episcopalians and their friends and family. Membership is through the national organization at $35/year. Quarterly gatherings, local newsletter and national magazine are part of the dues. For more information please call or email us.

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Lehigh Valley Religious Society of Friends (Quaker)

Route 512 & 22
P.O. Box 20827
Lehigh Valley
PA

(Lehigh County)

610-691-3411
610-866-6632
610-867-4495

Route 512 1/2 mile north of Route 22. Meets Sundays 9:30 am.

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Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley
Rev. Elizabeth Goudy, M. Div.


(new address)
1401 Green View Drive
(click here to go to the MCC web site for a map and directions)
Bethlehem
PA

(Northampton County)

610-866-8223

info@mcclv.org
rev.goudy@mmclv.org
www.mcclv.org

Call people to a holy life in Christ, changing lives and transforming the word.

MCCLV hosts many events including:
***Eunuchos (Latino Ministry) meets the 3rd Friday of the month at 7pm
***The 20's 30's group meets the last Thursday of the month at 7pm
***Movie night is the last Friday of the month at 7pm
***The Children's Choir sings every other week, with practice after service
Sunday School starting January 2009

***Martin Luther King Celebration in January
***Community Thanksgiving Dinner in November
And many other events including: movies, book groups, Bible study, social events, outreach to other communities, etc. Check the Church web site for more information.

There is a coffee hour for fellowship after the morning service. People seeking support of the GLBT community in a gentle welcoming setting are encouraged to experience the service and stay for the coffee hour.


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Episcopal Church
Rev. T. Scott Allen


gambaguy@gmail.com

Pastoral Care: Anyone that needs a safe clergy person with whom to talk or a safe mainline Church community in which to worship. Rev. Allen lists as a gay man.

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St Andrew’s Church Episcopal Church
The Rev. T. Scott Allen


1900 Pennsylvania Ave. Allentown, PA

PA County: Lehigh

610-691-8303
610-865-3603

gambaguy@gmail.com
saec@ptd.net

Mainstream (Not-specifically GLBT oriented), GLBT People welcome
Will preform same-sex weddings in states where same-sex weddings are legal and union ceremonies in PA church.

Holy Eucharist 8am (Rite I)
Holy Eucharist 10:30 am (Rite II)

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Right Reverend Tom Cormier

5120 Freemansburg Ave #1
Easton, Pa

Northampton County

570-657-6447


Life rituals, weddings GLBT or straight, funerals, child namings, house blessing and spiritual counseling

GLBT Owned/Operated

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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Debra Kellerman


35 S. Franklin St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA

PA County: Luzerne

570-825-6653

ststephens.wb@gmail.com

office@ststephenswb.org

ststephenswb.org

We are a welcoming and inclusive faith community striving through worship, love and service to welcome all people just as God created them. No matter where you are on your faith journey, no matter who your are, we believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

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Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
Sandy Wilburn

1280 Clover Ln.,
Harrisburg, PA

(Dauphin County)

717-564-4761

office@harrisburguu.org
www.harrisburguu.org

Further Information (describe services, programs, experience, expertise. Include anything you feel is helpful.): We are a Welcoming Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which indicates a special designation of GLBT awareness and advocacy.

GLBT-Friendly

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Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley

424 Center Street
Bethlehem
PA

(Northampton County)

610-866-7652

uuclv@uuclvpa.org
www.uuclvpa.org

*Copies of the Valley Gay Press are available at this site.

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos
Joan Kistler

940A Ann Street
Stroudsburg, PA

PA County: Monroe

570-730-4122

jmk6468@verizon.net
gfinch@ptd.net
www.uupoconos.org

A fellowship where members of the GLBT community will feel more than just accepted, but welcomed and celebrated.
We are an official Welcoming Congregation actively supporting the GLBT community.
A spiritual home where members of the GLBT community can really be themselves and have total freedom to explore their spiritual beliefs.


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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley
Carol Hussa

82 South Main Street
Wilkes Barre
PA

(Luzerne County)

(570) 696-3949

http://www.uucwv.org

GLBT Friendly

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Unity of Lehigh Valley
Rev. Joy Wyler

26 N 3rd Street
Emmaus, PA

PA County: Lehigh

610-965-3036

revjoy@rcn.com
unitylv@rcn.com
www.unityoflehighvalley.org

Unity of Lehigh Valley welcomes all people to discover and express their spiritual nature. We co-create an awakened world of peace, harmony and abundance by living and teaching the principles of positive, practical Christianity. We offer sacred ceremonies for life events including christenings, commitment ceremonies and memorial services. Join us for a Sunday celebration at 10 am and see our website for classes, concerts and activities.

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Unity Church of Reading
Rev. Sharon Davidson

4443 10th Ave.
Temple
PA

(Berks County)

610-929-1990

www.unityofreading.org

sdavidson888@aol.com

Spiritual counseling

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Vision of Hope Metropolitan Community Church
Rev. Deb Coggin

130 E. Main Street
Mountville, PA 17538

Lancaster, Reading, and York Counties

717-285-9070

vohpastordeb@verizon.net
info@visionofhopemcc.org
www.visionofhopemcc.org

Worship services Sundays at 10am in Mountville (pre-praise starts at 9:45am). Children’s Ministry and Sunday School.

New multi-sites starting in York and Reading. Email us for more information.

GLBT “Owned” and Operated

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