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

If you would like to join us in worship, we offer both services both in person
and livestreamed on the Watch page and on Facebook.

For  Sunday, December 5 – Communion Sunday:

9 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in the Kirk Center

NEW TIME! 11:15 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary 

Weekday Preschool

Fall 2021 is filling fast for 2-5 year olds for our hands-on program! We will help you create a schedule that works for your family.


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.

Advent & Christmas at
First Pres

There are many ways to connect with us during the Advent and Christmas season. We invite you to consider joining us in celebrating this very special season in the life of our church.

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

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: LOOKING AHEAD TO ADVENT This weekend is not only Thanksgiving weekend, but it is the beginning of both the season of Advent and a new church year. So I want to talk a little about why we celebrate Advent, how we will be doing it...

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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
Director of Business Administration: Oscar Mendoza
Preschool Director: Laura Hawk
Rentals/Facility Usage: Cristy Mette
Facilities Manager: Rebecca Angione

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