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Participating churches of the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium will be remembering the lives of all those persons lost in the last year due to Covid-19 with a ringing of the bells on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at noon.  


Area congregations and communities have been deeply affected by the loss of loved ones because of the virus.  This is an opportunity to remember all who have gone before us and to recognize the difficulties that families have had to endure.  For many, services have been limited and memorials postponed, yet loved ones continue to grieve during this time of isolation.  The toll on the families and friends of those who have passed has been arduous with closure difficult during these months of limited gatherings of support. 


It is our hope that an audible ringing of the bells provides comfort to those coping with loss as we recognize the precious lives lost to this terrible disease, and to remind all who are suffering that they are not alone.


The Abington Ecumenical Ministerium has a rich history of helping those in need and currently includes the following churches:  Chinchilla United Methodist, Church of the Epiphany, Church of St. Benedict, Clarks Green United Methodist, Clarks Summit United Methodist, Countryside Community, Dalton United Methodist, Factoryville United Methodist, First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Our Lady of the Snows, Servant Church of the Abingtons, Trinity Lutheran, and Waverly United Methodist.  The Ministerium meets monthly to discern the needs of the community and explore new ways of working together to help those with physical and spiritual needs.  Additionally, the Ministerium welcomes new area partners in ministry.  


For more information, contact AEM president, Kevin St. Martin at or find us on Facebook.


AEM At a Glance

It is the intention of the churches of the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium to focus upon building relationships with each other across denominational lines for the purpose of offering each other support professionally, to give an ecumenical witness to our own congregations, and to share the message with the wider community that the theological differences that separate us are insignificant in comparison to the common faith which draws us together.