By: chaplainchristine | February 05, 2016

Every month Abiding will post a story written by one of it's own community about their ministry and work with Abiding, in the new "Meet Abiding's Community" section. This is a good way to see how this ministry affects, and is affected by the people who not only serve but who are served by Abiding. The month of may will feature our "Grub Goddess , the Soup Christian. Mrs. Fran Mazur.

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By: chaplainchristine | February 05, 2016

Calling all musicians [ie., organ, guitar, piano/keyboard, etc.] Abiding is looking for people who would be willing to spend a part of their Sunday utilizing their musical gifts while worshiping with us at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 731 Excelsior St., in Allentown.

Abiding is also looking for choir coaches. Especially if you have with experience with call and response or a capella singing. For more information please contact Abiding Ministries 412.481.1161


*We are also accepting new and or gently used musical instruments drums, drum sticks an reeds are appreciated as well. We would like to start an instrument bank for the children attending Grandview Elementary School. 

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By: chaplainchristine | January 25, 2016

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a laying on of hands healing technique thousands of years old. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words, Rei and Ki, Rei meaning universal and Ki meaning life force energy.   Reiki is energy that permeates and surounds all things.


Reiki is a hands on healing modality that works along side traditional medicine. If your life energy is low or if there is a restriction in it's flow, you are more vulnerable to illness and have difficulty getting well. Sometimes a Reiki practitioner can unblock the restrictions and infuse one with this energy and increase the body's ability to heal itself. It can enhance the immune system, detoxify the bodies systems, accelerate natural healing, reduce symtoms of stress and an...

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By: chaplainchristine | January 27, 2015

Suggested Reading List:

  • The Glass Castle , Walls, Jeanette (Scribner Publishing, New York, 2005).  This is a memoir of an adult child who was raised by eccentric parents (mentally ill?). It demonstrates function and dysfunction, human resiliency, and challenges many ideas about mental health, family systems and reconciliation, and marginal lifestyles.  This was a suggested read offering insight into mental illness and marginal behavior and their impact on relationships .
  • Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America , Yankowski, Mike (Multnomah Books, Colorado 2005).  The practical reflections of a Christian seminary student as he journal a yearlong journey as a homeless person. He leads us through the da...

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