Growing in Faith Together

Hi!  We’re glad you’re here!

First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is a warm community of faith with an expansive welcome.
We pride ourselves on trying new things to deepen our worship experiences, nurture intergenerational relationships, cultivate spiritual growth, and build meaningful connections to create change in our community.  Our four core values help guide us along the way:

Christ-Centered  |   An Inquiring Faith  |  An Active Faith  |  Welcoming to All

You are welcome to join us in worship!

For Sunday, December 11:

“Holy Ground” contemporary worship service in Fellowship Hall, at 9 a.m. (in person only)

Traditional worship service in the Sanctuary, at 11 a.m. (in person and livestreamed
on the Watch page and on Facebook)

Weekday Preschool

Fall 2022 is off to a great start for the 2-5 year olds in our hands-on program! We are currently at full enrollment but click here for more information.


Classes – worship services – social opportunities – and much more! Check them out here.

Life Changes

We welcome your inquiries about baptism, weddings, funerals and Inquirers classes to join our congregation.

Get Involved at FPCB

There are many ways to connect with us throughout the seasons, even when we are limited in our in-person gatherings. Let’s engage!

FPCB in the Community

While we have been limited in our typical outreach activities, we have connected in new ways while looking ahead to future opportunities.

Welcoming to All

Our goal at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is to provide a warm, welcoming and inclusive opportunity to connect with God.  We understand that each person has a very personal relationship with God and connects with God in different ways.

Wherever you are in your faith journey, we want to serve as a Christian community that helps you
fully embrace your spiritual being,  develop a sustaining faith, and find purpose, meaning,
and joy in your life.

Congregational Mission

As a diverse and joyful community of Christ’s followers, we explore how God’s gracious love gives meaning to our lives and faith and inspires us to address the needs of our world. Through our worship, learning, and service, God fills us with purpose, compassion, courage, and hope.

Our Core Values:

Christ-Centered  |  An Inquiring Faith
An Active Faith  |  Welcoming To All 

Pastor’s Message: Dec. 2, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: THE POWER IS IN THE STORIES Earlier this week, a meme was circulating in pastor groups online that showed a video clip of a megachurch that had at least eight drummers practicing for a Christmas service in its worship space....

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2344 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

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Media Inquiries:

Carol Burns
Communications Manager
610-867-5865, ext. 238

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Senior Pastor/Head of Staff: The Rev. J.C. Austin
Associate Pastor for Formation and Justice:
The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton
Director of Music Ministries: David Macbeth
Weekday Preschool Director: Tracy Leszcynski
Rentals/Facility Usage: Pam Marth
Facilities Maintenance Manager: Kevin Konczyk

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