Preschool Registration Opens

The First Pres Preschool and Extended Care program is now registering for fall 2020. They are offering an informational session and Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. to learn more about their programming for 2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds. If you know someone who might...

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Jan. 26 Special Schedule

On Sunday, Jan. 26, we will gather as a community for a 10 a.m. Combined Worship Service, followed by our Annual Congregational and Corporate Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend this important meeting, at which we will address business of the congregation and corporation. It will conclude by noon....

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Students Assisted Financially

Two college students are the recipients of financial assistance from First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. Elizabeth Escott is the recipient of a $10,000 award from the Barry Brandt Educational Assistance Fund of our church’s endowment. This grant, which is awarded on academic standing and financial need, will be applied to...

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Pastor’s Message: Dec. 13, 2019

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: AN EXPERIENCE OF HOPE Advent has become an increasingly unusual season in the Christian church because it stands in significant contrast to the way in which the general culture prepares for Christmas. In terms of our theology and worship, Advent is not simply intended...

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Pastor’s Message: Dec. 6, 2019

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: GROWING IN STRENGTH This Sunday we will be receiving new members at both the Contemporary and Traditional services. It’s always a wonderful and special service when we welcome new members into the life and ministry of this congregation, and I hope you will all...

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Giving Tree

The second annual Giving Tree will be in place starting Sunday, Dec. 1 through Tuesday, Dec. 24 in Fellowship Hall.  As last year, you can purchase everything from a family of chickens to water systems for people around the world, where they are needed – this is a great way...

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Christmas Eve Services

We invite you to join us! #WelcomingToAll Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve services: 5 p.m.: Intergenerational Service (designed for all ages with elements of both traditional and contemporary music, including music by the Children’s Christmas Choir and Chancel Ringers Handbell Choir); child care available 7:30 p.m.: Traditional Candlelight Service (featuring music by the...

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Sunday, Dec. 1 – Special Schedule

FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1: THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT We will offer a Combined Worship Service at 10 a.m. in our Sanctuary, featuring elements of both our Contemporary and Traditional services. It is Communion Sunday, and all who would like to partake are welcome. The Children’s Christmas Choir will sing during this service....

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Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7 p.m. On Thanksgiving Eve, we gather together in worship to celebrate the many ways God has blessed us to be a blessing. This is a joyous service of music and praise, with heartfelt testimonials from members sharing stories of thankfulness.

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Pastor’s Message: Nov. 15, 2019

This Sunday (Nov. 17) First Pres is hosting an event by the Bethlehem Interfaith Group from 2:30 – 5 p.m. The event is focused on the theme of stories of immigration, and will include several people from different faith traditions sharing their own immigration story, an opportunity to reflect on...

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