• Pastor’s Message 6.15.18

    “What’s the Deal With…the Benediction?” (part of an occasional series on aspects of being Presbyterian) A number of you have asked where I got the benediction with which I end every service. The simple answer is that it’s the one my pastor used when I was growing up. It goes...

  • Keith Brown to be Named FPCB’s First Pastor Emeritus

    First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem has announced that it will celebrate the long and faithful leadership of the Rev. Keith Brown by naming him Pastor Emeritus. It is the first designation of its kind in the more than 140-year history of the church. The church’s session declared that it was...

  • Bringing Our Loss to a National Light

    The tragic losses of celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, brings to mind a recent tragic loss in our own family, and the sensitive and insightful message that Rev. J.C. Austin delivered at the memorial service for our own Samuel Kenneth Plank. Those struggling with...

  • Pastor’s Message 6.8.18

    I’m frequently asked, “So how do you decide what to preach on?” There are a couple of good answers to that question, and at least two bad ones. The bad ones, of course, I make a point of avoiding: pick favorite Scripture passages to preach on over and over; or...

  • Food Bank Donations Needed this Sunday

    We all know support for food programs has been cut back, and STAR, the food bank associated with our partner UCC church in Bethlehem, is in dire need of food supplies for its clients. For the next two Sundays, June 10 and 17, please consider bringing a food donation of...

  • Dorothy Davies Memorial Service

    Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of Doris (Conrad) Davies, 84, of Hanover Township, who peacefully passed away at home, on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family. She was the loving wife of the late Robert “Bob” Davies, who died in 2017, and with...

  • New Summer Schedules for Exercise Classes

    IT’S A START FITNESS CLASS, run by Emilee Hajdu, will continue through the summer every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Middle School Step Room beneath the Sanctuary. Sessions are appropriate for all ages and focus on building flexibility and a strong core.  Cost per class is $10, and you...

  • Prayers and Squares on June 21

    Join us in Room 408 on Thursday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for two shared ministries hosted by our church whose participants come from a variety of faith backgrounds. We welcome knitters and quilters to help us create quilts and prayer shawls that will bring comfort to people facing difficult times....

  • Food, Fellowship and Game Night June 13

    The first of our monthly gatherings, will be a Fellowship and Game Night in the Kirk Center on Wednesday, June 13, at 6 p.m. Our fun will start with a potluck supper! “Protein” will be provided, and everyone else coming is encouraged to bring a side, a salad, or a dessert to share. We’ll...

  • Pastor’s Message 6.1.18

    Summer!!! I know school isn’t out yet, and the summer solstice (the official first day of summer) is even further away, but I’ve always viewed Memorial Day weekend as the “real” start of summer. So even though it was on the gray and cool side last weekend, my family and...