CHAPEL, SUNDAYS AT 12:15 PM
This is a vibrant and energetic service, attended by an average of 60 adults and children who speak the Chin dialect found in many parts of Myanmar (formerly Burma). Worship leadership on any Sunday is shared by many of the members.
The sermon is offered by a Burmese elder (that is, a member who is an ordained leader of our entire congregation and has served on our Session). Music reflects both the strong heritage of the Burmese tradition and a clear Western influence as a result of past missionary presence in Burma.
Anyone is welcome to attend. Even those who may not speak the language will be inspired and come away with the sense that God is definitely present and active through the Spirit in the lives of this gathered community.
ABOUT THE BURMESE COMMUNITY
Through the work of First Presbyterian’s Refugee Resettlement Team, individuals and families from more than a dozen nations have found a home in the Lehigh Valley. The vast majority of them come from Myanmar/Burma and have their roots in the Christian faith. Of these, most speak Chin, but other Burmese members of our congregation speak different dialects.
Embraced by the FPCA faith community, those who speak the Chin dialect sought an opportunity to worship together in their own language, and began this service in 2013.