Pack Your Bags & Get Out of Town!

This year, we have a lot of great retreats and short term mission trips. Register now and start packing your bags.


KIRK CAMP, JUNE 19–25, SWANZEY LAKE, NH

Kirk Camp is the ultimate, all-inclusive summer family retreat where you can explore your faith and draw closer to God, to creation, and one another. Meet other families in worship, Bible study, at meals, on the beach, on the court, or playing games. For accommodations, choose from modern condo units, New England-style lodge rooms or rustic cabins. No two rooms are alike but each provides a comfortable space to unplug and relax. Your fees include all of your meals—three hearty, all-you-can-eat meals made fresh daily. Vegetarian and gluten-free options offered upon request. CLICK HERE for more info and to register.


COSTA RICA short-term mission, JUly 8–16

Be a part of an eight-day adventure to Costa Rica this summer to continue to grow FPCB’s partnership with Capilla del Camino and work side by side with our mission partners in their local outreach. You’ll experience new life with Christ and experience the life and personal testimonies of local church members in a way you never could imagine. CLICK HERE for more information.

COST: $1,200
REGISTER BY: MAY 29, 2016


YOUTH MISSION TRIPS, GREENVILLE, TENNESSEE

Christ-centered. Life changing. Students and leaders use their time and talents to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. For more information, visit: www.fpc-bethlehem.org/youth.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: July 9–15, 2016
STUDENT COST: $350

HIGH SCHOOL: July 24–30, 2016
STUDENT COST: $350

If you are not able to join this mission trip, please consider purchasing FPCB Stock to support the Youth Mission Trips. CLICK HERE for more information and to purchase online.


PRIORITY ONE MEN’S WEEKEND @LAKE CHAMPION, SEPTEMBER 8–11, 2016

Join with other Christian men and disengage from the "busy-" ness of life—to discover and reflect on the meaningful priorities and true significance of your life. You are invited to spend a few days in a beautiful wilderness setting—away from it all—where you will experience an adventure for the mind, body, and soul. Your future is your greatest asset, and the choices you make every day will determine where it leads. Join us for a weekend experience that will change the rest of your life. For information and registration, visit: www.priorityone.org.

COST: $210 FOR EARLY REGISTRATION BY JULY 15, 2016


FALL FAITH FESTIVAL: October 24-27, mount bethel, pa

For more than 30 years, FPC Bethlehem family and friends have left their frenzied fall schedules behind for a few days of spiritual growth and relaxation. During the Fall Faith Festival’s inaugural years, participants traveled to quintessential New England to a retreat center in New Hampshire. Now, this retreat is held within one hour from Bethlehem at the Tuscarora Inn & Conference Center, a Christian conference center located in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains in Mt. Bethel, PA. This delightfully quaint conference center sits just across the road from the Delaware River and offers open invitations to spend time outside—delight in the colors of autumn, sit on the deck near the river, or doze in the sun on chairs placed about the property. Inside lounge areas reminiscent of our own homes invite us to curl up in a cozy corner to read, journal, or reflect. And coffee and tea are always available.

This year, we welcome Rev. Dr. Manuela Kauer as our Spiritual Leader for the Festival Retreat. Manuela will take us Walking with God as she shares from her journey on the El Camino de Santiago in Spain.

SCHEDULE
We begin our Fall Festival Retreat with lunch on Monday, October 24 and end with Communion and lunch on Thursday, October 27. In between, you will be served three plentiful meals a day plus snacks to assure that no one goes hungry. In addition to a daily time with Manuela and participation in a small group, you will have options for book discussion, light exercise, and massages. Evenings offer an Opening Night Special, a movie, and an evening of laughter as you view what the FFF Committee has prepared for your amusement. During the days, take walks along the Delaware River or within the grounds of Tuscarora. Take time for reflection, play games, or, even, nap. Join others in the dining room for lively conversation and laughter, day or night. There is also a room for Prayer Is..., transported to Tuscarora and set up for our round-the-clock use while there. And, every year, there’s a surprise or two.

This is an event for any adult who enjoys being around energetic, thoughtful, and like-minded Christians, who wants to get away for a few days. Register now for this year’s Fall Faith Festival (FFF) so that you, too, can join us at Tuscarora Inn, Mt. Bethel, PA to discover the lessons of the El Camino.

REGISTRATION
For more information visit CLICK HERE or you can conveniently register in Fellowship Hall through the end of May. Fill out a simple form in our brochure and provide a deposit of $100 to secure your reservation. If you would have a conversation about the retreat, please contact: Marcia Brown (610-258-2048) or Diane Owen (610-250-9385).