Letter to the congregation

December 12, 2017 FROM:               Session of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem PCUSA TO:                     Our members and friends RE:                     Ruling by Northampton County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Stephen Baratta on Property Ownership   Earlier today, Judge Baratta ruled on the question of exactly who controls the...

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Press release in response to Judge's ruling

JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF PCUSA AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BETHLEHEM BETHLEHEM, PA—Northampton County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Stephen G. Baratta today ruled that Lehigh Presbytery, acting for First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem PCUSA, is the recognized trustee of the property at 2344 Center Street along with...

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Christmas Joy Offering

The Christmas Joy offering is one of four special offerings of the PCUSA. Although the Joy offering has been around for many years, it is rooted in the 300-year-old tradition of assistance embodied in the connectional church at its best. It is not supported by dues, but by voluntary gifts....

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Gifts of Stock

Did you know that First Presbyterian Church PCUSA can receive gifts of transferred securities? You may have long-ago inherited stock or held on to shares that have appreciated to the point that the individual capital gains make selling the stock unattractive. You can directly transfer/deliver such shares of common stock...

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Year End Gifts

This year ends on a weekend so please take that into consideration if you plan to mail in any contributions. Maximum tax benefits depend on timing. The last date to complete many gifts is Friday December 29, 2017. To count as a current year donation, the Presbytery must receive your...

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Memorial Service for Barbara Hubbard

We extend our condolences to the family of Barbara Fri Hubbard, 91, of Bethlehem, who died peacefully Monday, December 4, 2017, in Kirkland Village. She was the wife of William H. Hubbard, II for 65 years. She is survived by husband, William; son, William H., III of Bethlehem; daughters, Nancy...

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Memorial Service for Kirk Flemming

Our heart-felt sympathy is extended to the family of Kirk Flemming, the son of Nancy Flemming of Bethlehem, and the late Ronald Flemming. Kirk is survived by his mother and beloved son Tal-Reese Flemming of Bethlehem. A Memorial Service to celebrate Kirk’s life will be at 11 AM on Saturday,...

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