Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome in this place!
Our Mission: To Welcome All People, Share Christ's Love for One Another, and Help to Make Christ Visible in Daily Life
Jerusalem Western Salisbury
3441 Devonshire Road
Allentown, PA 18103
Church Contact Information
Office: 610-797-4242 or 610-791-4979
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Shared Ministry at Jerusalem Western Salisbury
What is a Shared Ministry Church?
Union churches were created in the 18th Century mainly due to economic conditions at the time. German immigrants to the Lehigh Valley area were predominately from Lutheran and Reformed traditions. Lacking funds to build churches, but motivated by a common language, members of the Lutheran and Reformed traditions worked together to build Union churches: one building that would be used by both traditions.
At Jerusalem Western Salisbury, the Lutheran and Reformed (now United Church of Christ) traditions have been sharing facilities and ministries for over 250 years. In 1997, the two congregations entered into a Shared Ministry relationship in order to further our "union bond." By equally sharing in leadership, staffing, programming, and worship areas of our ministry, we celebrate our partnership and its rich history.
As we move to the future, we hope to build on this rich heritage and find ways to share our resources in a common witness of Jesus Christ. Come join us in this journey!