New Bethany’s Green Thumb

Meet Mary Trubek, a devoted friend of New Bethany Ministries. Mary, inspired by our efforts to provide housing opportunities to neighbors in need, began giving to New Bethany in April 2020. After her initial contribution, she became even more driven to help those New Bethany serves and signed up for monthly donations. A retired farmer,…

by on October 13, 2021

New Bethany Ministries to Host 30th Annual Souper Day Featuring Actor, Daniel Roebuck, and Local PBS39 Reporter, Genesis Ortega

The organization will pivot its long-standing fundraising event to a hybrid luncheon. New Bethany Ministries will present its 30th Annual Souper Day at the Event Center at Blue on September 28th, 2021, at 12 p.m. This year’s hybrid event offers guests the opportunity to attend in person or online. Funds raised from the celebration will…

by on September 8, 2021

Board Member Highlight – Jane ​​Brooks

Meet Board of Directors member Jane Brooks, Community Affairs Regional Manager for Highmark Blue Shield. In addition to her primary role at Highmark, she serves as program officer for the Highmark Foundation, providing high-impact health grants to organizations serving the uninsured and underinsured population in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Jane discovered New Bethany Ministries in…

by on August 24, 2021

An Offer of Help

New Bethany Ministries is home to many in the Lehigh Valley. Through our Single Room Occupancy Program, Transitional Housing Program, and Wyandotte Apartments, the organization offers various ways for those in need to work towards self-sufficiency and security. But sometimes all someone needs is a little housing assistance to get back on their feet. As…

by on June 29, 2021

Board Member Highlight – Roland Kushner

Meet Board of Directors member Roland Kushner, a business professor at Muhlenberg College. The Canadian relocated to Bethlehem, PA in 1980 and quickly got involved, including leadership roles supporting Musikfest, The Bach Choir, Rose Garden Children’s Festival, and WDIY.  A passionate volunteer, Roland discovered New Bethany Ministries in the mid-2000s while part of United Way…

by on June 29, 2021
New Bethany Ministries and ArtsQuest Partner in Musikfest Memorial Fundraiser

New Bethany Ministries and ArtsQuest Partner in Musikfest Memorial Fundraiser

The joint operation pays tribute to COVID-19 frontline workers, those lost, and survivors during Musikfest celebrations.  In honor of those affected by COVID-19, ArtsQuest and New Bethany Ministries are joining forces to present Poppies of Remembrance, Lanterns of Hope, with proceeds benefiting both organizations. Poppies of Remembrance, Lanterns of Hope features small paper bags illuminated…

by on June 24, 2021

Board Member Highlight – Brian Gates

Bethlehem native Brian Gates was familiar with New Bethany Ministries but it wasn’t until his interest in the community grew that he truly recognized the organization’s impact.  After meeting New Bethany’s Executive Director, Marc Rittle, Brian knew he wanted to get involved. Now, as one of New Bethany’s newest Board Members, Brian aims to grow…

by on June 23, 2021

Home, Sweet Home

On May 3, 2021, Idah and her niece, Elizabeth, received a phone call that would change their lives. They finally found a permanent home of their own.  Idah and Elizabeth lost their home in the spring of 2020 during a domestic dispute. Thanks to New Bethany’s Housing Assistance office, the small family spent eight weeks…

by on June 23, 2021

Employee Spotlight – Emily Parker

New Bethany Ministries’ new Director of Development, Emily Parker, may be a fresh face around the office, but she jumped headfirst into her position. From the moment she accepted in February, she began brainstorming creative ways to build donor relations and fundraise for New Bethany. Now she’s branching into the world of philanthropy and grants…

by on June 2, 2021

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