Pastor’s Message: March 1, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: THE STORY OF COMMUNION This Sunday, as with every first Sunday of the month here at First Pres, we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Communion in the Traditional worship service. In the Presbyterian Church, like most Protestant...

Pastor’s Message: Feb. 23, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: RECONNECTING WITH GOD “I feel kind of… disconnected from God.” “I want to be more intentional about my spiritual life.” “My faith seems too compartmentalized from the rest of my life, and I don’t like it.” “I want to learn more...

Pastor’s Message: Feb. 16, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: YOUR LENTEN PRIMER This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent, one of the most important seasons of the Christian year. But unlike Advent, which has some similar themes of preparation, the observance of Lent has a particular history...

Pastor’s Message: Feb. 9, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. SUZANNE TRUMP: CONSIDERING WHAT IS TO COME…Dear Members and Friends of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, As we come together on Super Bowl Sunday and celebrate the Souper Bowl of Caring we rejoice in our many blessings.  We will share...

Pastor’s Message: Feb. 2, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: ANNUAL MEETINGS RECAPFriends, thanks to all of you who attended last week’s Annual Meetings of the Congregation and Corporation of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. I thought it might be helpful to do a brief recap for those...

Pastor’s Message: Jan. 26, 2024

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: YOUR ATTENTION IS NEEDED Friends, I have some special and exciting news for you about our Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, which is happening immediately following the...