Give flowers in memory or in honor of someone

Flowers beautify our sanctuary and enhance the worship experience. If you would like to sponsor a floral tribute in memory/honor of someone or would like to donate to the General Flower Fund, please contact Deb Philpotts, program coordinator at debphilpotts@gmail.com or by phone 610-393-4164. Reservation forms for specific dates are...

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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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Thoughts on Courage

In a daily devotion I read, a quote by Victor Hugo was highlighted, “Having courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. “ There has indeed been great sorrow...

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Stewardship Snapshot

What My Church Means to Me by Bruce and Judy Fritchman “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”  Exodus 20: 8-11 Just as God “rested” on the seventh day after calling the world and the heavens into being, He designed a day of rest and refreshment as a special...

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Stewardship Snapshot

What My Church Means to Me by Don Robertson When I reflect on those people who have had the most influence on defining who I am today, – other than family and close friends – there are four names that came to mind.  Each helped me understand myself and what...

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Our Challenging Way

By Chip Hardwick Yesterday I had the chance to preach and teach at Southminster Presbyterian Church in my hometown of Dayton, OH. I was glad to spend some time with family between events at the church. I preached about stewardship on Thank Offering Sunday, which supports ministry partners of the...

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The "Center" on Center

Last Wed I had conversations with two very different groups of people from our church who echoed the same sentiments: WE WANT OUR CHURCH BACK! None of those people are interested in FPCB becoming a narrow exclusive private club for people who all think alike but a place where they...

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Let's Talk …

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, we face an important decision – whether to remain a part of the Presbyterian Church (USA) or to leave our denomination to join the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). The decision we make together...

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