Pastor’s Message – 6-14-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR J.C. AUSTIN: #AnActiveFaith We are now halfway through our sermon series about the Core Values Statement of First Presbyterian Church. Our first two weeks were on the values of us being a “Christ-centered” church, and being a church that is “Welcoming to All.” This Sunday, we...

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“Telling the Parables”

ANNOUNCING: “Telling the Parables” Wednesdays, May 15, 22 and 29 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parlor Jesus shared his parables, not as words on a page, but as stories he told in his own words, relating them to his experiences as well as those of his followers. Bible translators...

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Pastor’s Message 3-29-19

Over the past year, the Session and its committees have been working on a mind-boggling range of things to strengthen, focus, and guide our congregation into a new era of ministry together. This has meant everything from new worship experiences, to a new staffing design, to new initiatives for children’s...

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Community Lenten Suppers

As we did last year, we will be offering a Community Lenten Supper series, beginning Wednesday, March 13 through Wednesday, April 10. All are welcome. We’ll gather at 6 p.m. for a simple meal. This will be followed by a brief reflection, led by one of the pastors in our church, focusing...

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Pastor’s Message – 3-1-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR J.C. AUSTIN: Taking a ‘Do-Over’ As a child, I used to play a lot of wiffle ball in the backyard with neighborhood friends. If you don’t know it, wiffle ball is essentially baseball with special plastic balls and bats that allows you to play baseball in...

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Hi Neighbors: Spring Programs

On Monday mornings from March 4 – May 13, join other adults who come from all over the Lehigh Valley to learn something new and make new friends. SEE THE COMPLETE LISTING BELOW. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for fellowship time with coffee and light refreshments. Please plan to arrive by...

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Community Workshop: “Restorative Practices”

Restorative Practices Workshop offered at First Presbyterian Church Local author Robert Costello presented an informational workshop, “Restorative Practices: Changing Our Response to Wrongdoing” on Saturday, Jan. 26 at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. The workshop attracted about 50 adults from the congregation and larger community. Costello defined restorative justice and...

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Funds Available through McKnight Scholarship

Jim and Minnie McKnight were Presbyterian missionaries who served for 15 years prior to World War II in the Sudan region of Africa. Their family and friends established an endowed fund at First Presbyterian to honor the McKnights and to encourage individuals to participate in the life-changing experience of visiting...

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Adult Education continues with Interfaith Study Series

Lifting Up Our Hearts: Spiritual Practices Across Faith Traditions Wednesdays: November 7, 14, and 28, and December 5 (no meeting on November 21) 7:00 -8:30 p.m. in the Parlor Often when we hear the words “interfaith dialogue,” we think of discussions about what our various traditions believe, and about areas...

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