Hearts and Minds

HEARTS AND MINDS will start this year in room 400 with an examination of Quaker author Philip Gulley’s provocative and engaging classic, “If the Church were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus.”  As Gulley notes, “It is apparent, after several millennia of experimentation, that the Ten Commandments we Christians all know and...

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Fall Education begins with Mark

On WEDNESDAY EVENINGS through October 24 from 7 – 8:30 PM in Room 178, the Rev. Dr. Steve Simmons will lead us through a study of Mark: The First Gospel. Although the gospel of Matthew appears first in the New Testament, scholars are in agreement that Mark, which dates from around 70...

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Pastor’s Message 8.31.18

This past Monday and Tuesday, I was with an ecumenical group of pastors who serve as Mentors for Macedonian Ministry clergy groups. As some of you know, Macedonian Ministry was founded by The Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell, one-time associate pastor here at FPCB, who played a pivotal role in connecting...

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SATORI Chamber Ensemble performance September 9

To kick off our 2018/2019 season of music, First Presbyterian Bethlehem is delighted to host the SATORI Chamber Ensemble on September 9.   Several members of the ensemble will join us for the 10:30 a.m. service, to be followed that afternoon with a concert in the sanctuary at 4 p.m. For the concert,...

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Pastor’s Message 8.24.18

A MESSAGE FROM REV. SUE BENNETCH Winston Churchill once said, “Kites fly higher when they are against the wind.” I remember so well flying a kite with my dad. Always the adventurer, he would add extra string, make a strong tail, and reinforce the frame so when the kite caught...

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Join Us for Breakfast on September 9

On September 9, as we return from summer and start our new year of Sunday school, what better way to begin than to break bread together? Join your church family for a cooked breakfast, prepared by the loving hands of your neighbors, starting at 9:15 a.m., in Fellowship Hall. If you...

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Pastor’s Message 8-17-18

A Message from the Rev. Dr. Steve Simmons Clichés die hard, and one of the most insidious things about them is that they can seep into our thinking without our even being aware of them (as with the tongue-in-cheek advice to aspiring writers to “avoid clichés like the plague”). That...

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Pastor’s Message 8-10-18

For the past 10 years I have been a fan of American Ninja Warrior (ANW). Hundreds of competitors, both men and women, try out over 15 weeks to become one of the 30 contestants who attempt to complete demanding obstacle courses that always increase in difficulty.  Their goal is to make it...

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Pastor’s Message 8.3.18

For many churches, summer is a time when the energy and activity levels “power down,” programs and committees go on hiatus, and things get very quiet around the church office. But not this one! In many ways we continue to be “powering up” around here. Worship attendance at both 9...

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