Campus Vision

 

We have begun an exciting journey to reimagine
the use of our church building
and the surrounding campus.

 

A NEW VISION FOR OUR CAMPUS

How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help?   Little children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.  –1 John 3:17-18

First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is shifting its missional focus to explore possible uses of our vast resources — the building and the wider campus — to meet our community’s critical housing needs.

Doing so will have significant, positive community impact, and it will also offer the church long-term financial sustainability to continue offering ministries of expansive welcome, cultivating spiritual nurture and community for all ages, and serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

As a result, we are working on two projects, the “Building Community” initiative
and the “Community Partnership” proposal:

 

The Creating Partnership project is focused on establishing a partnership with a
long-standing local nonprofit partner who will co-locate with the church in our existing facilities.  Adaptively re-using the South Building in this way will provide a consolidated location for our nonprofit partner to offer support services and housing security for the families.

Let's Connect!

 

Mail:

2344 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Contact Us:

610-867-5865
info@fpc-bethlehem.org

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 Justice and Community Impact:
The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton
Pastoral Associate for Formation and Compassion:
The Rev. Suzanne Trump
Director of Music Ministries: David Macbeth
Director of Church Administration: David Crook
Weekday Preschool Director: Tracy Leszcynski
Rentals/Facility Usage: Carol Burns
Facilities Maintenance Manager: Kevin Konczyk

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