To all our volunteers, staff, and prayer warriors,

As you may know our shelter season did not start or end as we had planned. However the work done in between those two times was nothing short of inspirational. I want to thank each and every one of you for your great efforts this season and look forward to a time when we can shake hands (or hug) in celebration of where God has created space for our paths to cross.

We are currently taking donations of small pop top cans of fruit, meat, peanut butter, energy and granola bars, small hand sanitizers and water. These items will be used for lunch bags created for our street neighbors and also used in conjunction with sanitary stations in locations that our street folks can use. Items can be dropped off at the church ONLY at the door on the school street alley adjacent to the dumpster (left of door). Or, you can call Bob Rapp for delivery (484) 357-0600.

Thank you for your continued support, your well wishes for our street neighbors, and all of your prayers.

I wish you well, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Bob Rapp, BES Executive Director

Bottled water, eggs, rolls of toilet paper (to be given to guests).

Items can be dropped off at the Gathering Place doors this week during our bagged lunch program 11:30am-1pm. Thank you for your generous support!


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 - November to April.


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​live calendar.

 BES Non-Discrimination Policy 
Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering Inc prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation,
based on a protected classification, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

BES is unable to serve families.


Over 100 volunteers make this important ministry possible.
Go to the Contact page if you are interested in volunteering or

want more information or call 484-379-6694