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The College views a student’s spiritual development as an integral part of her educational experience. To this end, Cedar Crest provides students of all faiths the opportunity to seek avenues of personal growth. The chaplain is available for support and counseling on spiritual concerns and you may contact Dr. Allen Richardson at 610-606-4666, extension 3320.

The CDI will also work with individual students to create avenues and partnerships to best support student development and spaces for spiritual growth and reflection. For more information please reach out to Tatiana Diaz 610-606-4666, extension 3596.

Spaces for Prayer and Services

The chaplain facilitates on-campus activities for students of all faiths and assists all students who wish to interact with a local faith community. (The Allentown area is home to many religions and denominations.) Campus religious activities include worship services, interest groups, and various other programs. please contact Dr. Allen Richardson at 610-606-4666, extension 3320.  Or you can also contact The CDI as we  collaborate with Chaplain office in supporting students needs, development and programing. Further information can also be found in My Cedar crest Center for Diversity and inclusion. Contact inclusion@cedarcrest.edu 610-606-4666 Ext. 3596

Chapel

Be advise because of COVID-19 restrictions the Chapel will be mainly used for academic purposes during the academic year of 2020-21  
Located in Alumnae Hall, the Cedar Crest Chapel is intended to be an open space for our students to use for prayer and reflection. Occasional services are hosted in the space.

Chapel Windown

 

Muslim Prayer Room 

Located in the Lower Level of Butz Hall. 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS 

Embodying a culturally and spiritually diverse community, Cedar Crest College recognizes that on important or solemn religious days, some of our community members will observe practices that preclude them from attending to their regular duties, whether faculty members, staff, or students. On such days, it is important for all who do not share in these practices to understand and work with their colleagues and students.

Students whose conscientious religious practices require that they observe religious holidays, such as those listed below, can make use of the following procedure: prior to the holiday, the student is responsible to inform the instructor in writing of an anticipated absence. Students are encouraged to discuss their religious needs at the start of the semester, or as soon as the dates of holidays are confirmed. Students are responsible for making up any classwork missed for a verified absence. If circumstances make such prior notification impossible, the student may contact the instructor and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Traditional Enrollment to request a verified absence notification. It is the prerogative of the individual instructor to decide whether students who miss class for any reason are granted make-up privileges. Any arrangements are to be made between the student and the instructor.

Click here for the Summer 2020 List of Religious Holidays 

Click here for the academic year 2020-21 List of Religious Holidays 

 

Chaplain

Dr. Allen Richardson
arichard@cedarcrest.edu
610-606-4666 extension 3320
Curtis Hall 237
Biography

Local Student Serving Ministries and Places of Worship

Local Student Serving Ministries

DiscipleMakers Christian Fellowship (at CCC)

DCF is a place to explore the person and claims of Jesus, experience authentic community, and engage the world with the love and hope of God. DCF has Bible Study every Wednesdays and Fridays.
https://www.facebook.com/DCFCedarCrest/
Instagram:@dcfcedarcrest
https://cedarcrest.dm.org/ 

 

Hillel

2238 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104

484-664-3270
hillel@muhlenberg.edu
Site
Hillel @ Home Site 

 

Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley (MALV)

Diocese of Allentown

The Diocese of Allentown keeps an updated list of other Sunday Masses being streamed from across the Diocese at: www.allentowndiocese.org/online-mass-services 

 

Places of Worship in the Lehigh Valley

Assembly of God

Christian Life Community Church 1665 Whitehall Ave. Allentown, PA 18104

(610) 434-2414

E-mail: millerej@usa.net

Website: http://www.christianlifechurch.org

 

Baha’i

Baha’i Faith of the Lehigh Valley (610) 861-5141 E-mail: contact@bahaliv.org

Website: http://www.bahailv.org/

 

Buddhism

Blue Mountain Zendo, 4116 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, PA 18017

 

Hindu Temple Society (Temple serving Hindus, Sikhs, Jains & Buddhists)
4200 Airport Road, Allentown
http://www.hindutemple-lehighvalley.org/
email: hello@hindutemplesociety.org
484-616-9001

Buddhist Association of the Lehigh Valley: PO Box 144 Macungie, PA 18062

 

Hinduism

Hindu Temple Society (serving Hindus, Sikhs, Jains & Buddhists)
4200 Airport Road, Allentown
http://www.hindutemple-lehighvalley.org/
email: hello@hindutemplesociety.org
484-616-9001

 

Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Temple ISSO, 2413 Sunshine Rd, Allentown, PA 18103

Website: http://allentown.issousa.org/

 

Baptist

First Baptist Church 1808 N. 9th St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 432-3414 E-mail: fbcaneil@fbcatown.com

Website: http://fbcatown.com/

 

Calvary Baptist Church 4601 Tilghman St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 395-5441 E-mail: calvaryb@ptd.net

Website: http://calvarybaptist-atown.org/

 

Christian and Missionary Alliance

Hamilton Park Alliance Church 2613 W. South St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 439-0333 E-mail: pastorham@netzero.com

Website: http://www.cmalliance.org

 

Episcopal

Church of the Mediator 1620 Turner St. Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 434-0155 E-mail: info@episcopalmediator.org

Website: http://www.episcopalmediator.org

 

Grace Episcopal Church 108 N. Fifth St. Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 435-0782 Fax: (610) 351-2454 E-mail: mail@graceallentown.org Website: http://www.graceallentown.org

 

Lutheran

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 1245 W. Hamilton St. Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 433-4271 Fax: (610) 433-9832 Email: info@christ-atown.org

Website: http://www.christ-atown.org/

 

Redeemer Lutheran Church 822 N. 19th St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 434-1291 (610) 434-5697

 

St. Timothy’s Evangelical Lutheran Church 140 S. Ott St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 435-6512

Website: http://www.sttimothylc.org/index.html

 

Methodist

Salem United Methodist Church 1401 Linden St. Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 432-2577 Website: http://salemumallentown.com

St. James AME Zion Church 410 W. Union St. Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 435-0480 E-mail: ttsweat@juno.com

Website: http://www.stjamesamezion.org

 

Non-Denominational Churches

Calvary Temple 3436 Winchester Rd. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 398-3222 E-mail: info@calvarytemplepa.org

Website: http://www.calvarytemplepa.org/

 

Lifechurch 1401 E. Cedar St. Allentown, PA 18109 (610) 434-3117 www.lifechurchlv.org

 

Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown 3231 Tilghman St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 395-3781 E-mail: office@fpcallentown.org Website: http://www.fpcallentown.org/

 

Lehigh Valley Presbyterian Church 31 S. 13th St. Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 439-0200

Website: http://www.lvpca.org

 

Services in Spanish

Iglesia Católica del Sagrado Corazón 366 N. 4th St. Allentown, PA 18102 (610) 434-5171

Iglesia Evangélica Luterna San Martin de Porres 36 S. 8th St. Allentown, PA 18101 (610) 432-3248

La Trinidad United Methodist Church 440 Turner St. Allentown, PA 18101 (610) 432-6858

 

Greek Orthodox

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church 1607 W. Union Blvd. Bethlehem, PA 18018 (610) 867-1327 E-mail: info@stnicholas.org Website: http://www.stnicholas.org

 

Jehovah Witnesses

Parkway Congregation 2050 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 435-5905

Website: www.watchtower.org

 

Judaism

Congregation Keneseth Israel 2227 Chew St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 435-9074 Fax: (610) 435-9076

Website: http://www.kiallentown.org

 

Temple Beth El 1305 Springhouse Rd. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 435-3521

Website: http://www.bethelallentown.org

 

Congregation Sons of Israel 2715 Tilghman St. Allentown, PA 18104 (610) 433-6089

Website: www.sonsofisrael.net

 

Congregation Sons of Israel, 2715 Tilghman St, Allentown, PA 18104 

 

Beit Simcha Messianic Fellowship, 1183 Grange Rd, Allentown, PA 18106: Rabbi Glenn Blank

http://beitsimcha.com/ 610-280-2011

 

Mennonite

Ripple, 1421 W. Turner St, Allentown, PA 18102

https://www.ripple-allentown.com/

 

Islam

Shia Ithna'asheri Jamaat of PA, 1500 Ridgeview Dr, Allentown, PA 18104

 

RGS Masjid, 2200 Industrial Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18017

 

Al Ahad Islamic Center
1500 Ridgeview Drive, Allentown
http://www.sijpa.org/
610-398-1900

 

Russian Orthodox

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church 980 Bridle Path Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18017 (610) 867-0402

Website: http://stnicholasrussianorthodoxchurch.org/

 

Unitarian Universalist

U. U. Church of the Lehigh Valley 424 Center St. Bethlehem, PA 18018

(610) 866-7652 Fax: (610) 866-4111 E-mail: uuclv@uuclvpa.org

Website: http://www.uuclvpa.org/