Our popular speakers program, Hi Neighbors, has returned for a series of interesting spring presentations.

Long-time coordinator Leslie Pohl has retired from her Hi Neighbors responsibilities, and we thank her for her dedicated service.

This time around we’re partnering with the folks at Meals on Wheels, who are assisting us with the scheduling of presenters, and to promote our program. Susan Wolf, a long-time attendee of our program, is also assisting with the scheduling of presenters. We thank them for their support!

Each program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall with a hospitality time. The presentations will begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome – there is no fee and no pre-registration.

We have scheduled eight programs, running through Monday, May 15. We will not meet on Monday, April 10 (the day after Easter). The complete schedule is on the back.

Please help us spread the word about these great programs! We look forward to seeing you!

Social time at 9:30 a.m.
Program from 10 – 11 a.m.
Fellowship Hall (use entrance on east side of the building – handicapped entrance on the west side; use ramp)

March 27: We’ll kick off with “Everything To Know about the Bach Choir.” Help us celebrate J.S. Bach’s 338th birthday – and the upcoming 125th anniversary of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Join Cheryl Dungan, Development Officer of the Bach Choir, for a history of America’s oldest Bach choir and a look at what’s to come.

April 3: Perhaps you’ve noticed a new building going up at 250 E. Broad St. The ground floor will become the home of the Bethlehem Food Co-Op, a new community-owned, ‘everyone welcome’ market, scheduled to open in late 2023. Carol Burns, a co-op volunteer (and Communications Coordinator at First Pres) will share updates about this exciting initiative.

(No program on April 10)

April 17: Come enjoy a morning with Dave Fry, beloved local folksinger, as he talks about his life in Bethlehem, reads excerpts from his new book, Welcome to Godfrey Daniels, and plays some music for us.

April 24: Rev. Peter Keady is the Founder of First Responder Chaplain Corps. After nearly 20 years in pastoral ministry, Peter saw a great need assisting first responders in emotional and spiritual care while training and mentoring ordained and lay leaders as chaplains.

May 1: Popular presenter Tom Repasch offers “A Spoonful of Sugar – Celebrating the Sherman Brothers’ Music in Disney Films.” This is an entertaining survey of music written by the Sherman brothers, including “It’s a Small World” and music from Mary Poppins and other favorites.

May 8: You know the name, but do you know the full range of services provided by Meals on Wheels? Chef packs, soups, weekenders, pet food, grocery shopping, Senior Food Boxes and food pantry pickups are some of the services available. Join Monica McCandless, Director of the Community Care Team, as she describes the current options offered and provides information on who can qualify and how to apply.

May 15: Neil Henann is a retired pharmacist and avid music lover – he’ll share “The History of Jazz: From Ragtime to Smooth Jazz” with our audience.

Questions? info@fpc-bethlehem.org