Pastor’s Message: 7-19-19

A MESSAGE FROM REV. SUE BENNETCH: Safe and Grateful FPCB’s Bereavement Support Group met last Sunday at our new location – The Eagle Room at Kirkland Village Marketplace. We enjoyed a nice lunch and the company of compassionate friends who shared their feelings, new insights, surprises and experiences as a...

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Pastor’s Message: 7-12-19

A MESSAGE FROM REV. SUE BENNETCH: Staying in the Distance Over the 4th of July I had the opportunity to spend some time with my family at the NJ shore. We had some very good beach days and took full advantage of them.  Once settled in “our spot” I noticed...

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Pastor’s Message: 7-5-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR J.C. AUSTIN: More on the Log College Project As I mentioned in this message last week, the Log College Project that we have been involved in for the last year through the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary, reached an important milestone this past...

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Pastor’s Message – 6-7-19

“All Together in One Place” by Rev. J.C. Austin This Sunday is Pentecost, the Christian holiday celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit to Christ’s disciples, just as he promised would happen, and which effectively created the Christian church as a movement. It’s a dramatic story that takes place in...

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Pastor’s Message – 5-31-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR J.C. AUSTIN: Living our #CoreValues For the month of June, I am going to be preaching a four-part sermon series called “#CoreValues,” based on the four Core Values of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem that the Session has codified. If you were at the Annual Congregational...

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Pastor’s Message – 5-24-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR J.C. AUSTIN: A ‘welcoming’ church Back when I was in conversation with this church’s search committee here about the possibility of serving as your pastor, one of the first and most consistent themes that I heard was that this is a church that is “welcoming.” I...

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Pastor’s Message – 5-17-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR SUE BENNETCH: Serving our church together One of my favorite books of the Bible is The Acts of the Apostles. It tells a wonderful and rich story of how the followers of Jesus were empowered by the Holy Spirit to go among their communities and tell...

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Pastor’s Message – 5-3-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR J.C. AUSTIN: On the Road Since Easter, I have largely been on the road (aside from Sundays!) for two major commitments that I’d like to let you know about. In different ways, they both have an impact on the ministry we are doing right here in...

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Pastor’s Message – 4-26-19

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR J.C. AUSTIN: Reaching Out to All Christ-Centered – In everything we do, we strive to follow Jesus Christ faithfully through the authority and insight of God’s Word and Spirit, to imitate Christ in how we treat others. Welcoming to All – Because our unity is in...

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