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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Blessing of the Animals

We had a great turnout of pets and their people at our “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, Oct. 21. About 25 dogs, one cat, and one guinea pig received the blessing. Many thanks to the volunteers and musicians who made it such a special occasion! See more photos on our Facebook...

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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 the Parlor, 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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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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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 7.20.18

As I mentioned in the sermon last Sunday, July 15 was the six-month anniversary of the start of the “new era” of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, when we officially reassumed administration of the church property after the approximately 18 months that the church was in schism. Since that date in...

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