Pastor’s Message: Feb. 19, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: INDISCRIMINATE KINDNESS As most of you have realized, music of all kinds is very important to me in terms of my life and faith. Music is one of the most powerful ways that I experience God’s gifts of beauty, truth, meaning, love, and power;...

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Pastor’s Message: Feb. 12, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: THE REAL MEANING OF LENT Friends, as I mentioned last week, we are coming up on the beginning of Lent, with Ash Wednesday happening this coming week. Our Ash Wednesday Service will take place at 7 p.m. via Zoom (see the details on page...

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Pastor’s Message: Feb. 5, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: REFLECTIONS ON COMMUNION This Sunday is the first Sunday of February, and so, as usual, we will be celebrating the sacrament instituted by Jesus with his disciples at the Last Supper before his arrest that began the sequence of events we recall every year...

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Adult Learning Opportunities

FPCB’s Discipleship Committee’s learning opportunities are always open to anyone interested in participating. ** On January 6 we presented “Creating Your Spiritual Family Tree”; if you missed it you can watch it here. You can also download the document here to print it. NOTE: The video begins with a short...

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Children’s Sunday School

Many thanks to our Sunday School teachers and friends for bringing our Sunday School experience to us at home! Please share this with a friend who may like it too. In addition to these prerecorded videos, we offer an “in person” Sunday School experience via Zoom, each Sunday between 10:15-10:45...

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Pastor’s Message: Jan. 29, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Preparing for Ash Wednesday Friends, it may be hard to believe, but we’re only a few weeks away from the start of Lent! Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is Wednesday, February 17. We are going to observe Ash Wednesday this year digitally,...

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Pastor’s Message: Jan. 22, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: CALLING OUR LEADERSHIP Friends, the Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is coming up on Sunday, January 31, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. At this meeting, we will hear reports from the Session, the Board of Trustees,...

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Pastor’s Message: Jan. 15, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: The universal call As you probably know, Presbyterians talk a LOT about the idea of “call,” of vocation; of being gifted and commissioned by God to particular kinds of ministry, and even particular place and contexts to which one is called. In two weeks,...

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Pastor’s Message: Jan. 8, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN “Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15) This comes from the Apostle Paul towards the end of his letter to the Romans, in a section in which he is giving a whole series of instructions to them about how...

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Pastor’s Message: Dec. 30, 2020

A MESSAGE FROM REV. SUE BENNETCH: The Spirit of Giving Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Col. 3:15 Dear friends, I would like to thank you for your generosity, creativity and support...

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