WHAT TO EXPECT
Visiting a new church for the first time can be intimidating. We know, we've all been there! That is why we love to make our guests feel welcomed and at home. To help make your visit as stress-free as possible, we've put together some helpful hints for you, along with some frequently asked questions and answers.
First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is located on the north side of Bethlehem, right on Center Street, with easy access to Hwy 22, downtown Bethlehem and the South Side. Our address is 2344 Center St., Bethlehem, PA 18017, and our telephone number is 610-867-5865. Click here if you need DIRECTIONS.
We have five worship services between Saturdays and Sundays. Three are contemporary in style in our Kirk Center and two are traditional in style, one in our Sanctuary and a communion service in our Chapel. If you want to get to know us a little more, listen to some of our LATEST SERMONS or MUSIC or READ OUR BLOGS.
Kirk Center Services
6 p.m. Saturdays
9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sundays
Chapel Communion Service
8:45 a.m. Sundays
10 a.m. Sundays
WHERE DO I PARK?
Parking begins to the right of the driveway and winds all the way behind the church. Parking for guests with disabilities is located directly along the front of the Sanctuary (west side of the building) with a ramp entrance to the building and electric doors. Additional parking is available along the first row of the rear parking lot, behind the building. An access ramp is also located in the rear to the left of the Sanctuary in the South Building. From the rear parking lot, you will also be able to access the North Building Entrance and the Kirk Center.
We also have fourteen spaces reserved for parents with small children. Look for the orange strollers painted on the blacktop behind the church near the North Building.
HOW DO I FIND MY WAY AROUND CAMPUS?
When you enter the building, you will be met by greeters who are here to welcome you, answer any questions you may have, and help you find your way around the campus. You may also check in at one of our digital kiosks located near the entrances in both the North and South Buildings to find the location of a service or class.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SERVICE?
At FPC Bethlehem, our WEEKEND SERVICES are an opportunity for you to connect with God as well as other believers where you will have opportunity to experience rich worship, deep prayer, and biblical teaching that is thought-provoking and applicable to your life. Be prepared to be challenged and encouraged.
Our worship services typically last about an hour. We recommend arriving early so you won’t feel rushed, and you will have time to familiarize yourself with where everything is, drop your kids off, and find a seat in the Sanctuary for a TRADITIONAL SERVICE or in the Kirk Center for a CONTEMPORARY SERVICE. Families are invited to worship together in either venue, but kids can enjoy their own fun, age-appropriate gatherings during our Sunday morning services. Click here to find out more our CHILDREN’S MINISTRY.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Dress comfortably. One of the things you’ll notice about FPC Bethlehem is that we are a very diverse church. You’ll feel right at home wearing anything from sandals to suits.
HOW DO I CONNECT?
If you're new to First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, or have been visiting for a little while, stop by the Narthex or Rotunda where you will meet a Welcome Team member who will be waiting to greet you and hear your story. You can also meet some of our leaders and find out about how you can get connected at FPC Bethlehem.
We are looking forward to meeting you.