• Pastor’s Message 8-10-18

    For the past 10 years I have been a fan of American Ninja Warrior (ANW). Hundreds of competitors, both men and women, try out over 15 weeks to become one of the 30 contestants who attempt to complete demanding obstacle courses that always increase in difficulty.  Their goal is to make it...

  • Pastor’s Message 7.27.18

    When I was in high school, the movie Top Gun came out. If you’ve seen the film, you know it’s a flashy and adrenaline-fueled depiction of U.S. Navy fighter pilots training to be the “best of the best” at an elite flight school. Not only was it spectacularly successful in terms...

  • Mission Notes: La Entrata, Honduras

    By Leslie Pohl FPCB Elder Imagine for a moment that you have to walk two hours just to get to a doctor’s appointment.  Imagine for a moment that your children can’t go to school because you can’t afford their uniforms, books, or lunch.  Imagine for a moment that your cataracts are so...

  • Pastor’s Message 8.3.18

    For many churches, summer is a time when the energy and activity levels “power down,” programs and committees go on hiatus, and things get very quiet around the church office. But not this one! In many ways we continue to be “powering up” around here. Worship attendance at both 9...

  • Pastor’s Message 7.20.18

    As I mentioned in the sermon last Sunday, July 15 was the six-month anniversary of the start of the “new era” of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, when we officially reassumed administration of the church property after the approximately 18 months that the church was in schism. Since that date in...

  • Sing With the Traditional Service Summer Choir

    On July 22, August 5 and August 19, please consider coming to sing in Summer Choir. We will meet in the sanctuary at 9:45 a.m., for warm-up and rehearsal.

  • Game Night Thursday, July 19!

    Join us this Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the church when we will gather for GAME NIGHT! We will have games for everyone — adults, young adults, teens, children, and toddlers. We will provide pizza and drinks – please bring a salad to share, and your lawn...

  • In Memoriam

    We were all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem family. We offer our love and condolences to the families of:   Edward J. McCarroll, died on July 3. Service was held Saturday, July 14, in the Sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. His...

  • Hugs, Handshakes, and Heart Taps

    The Passing of the Peace at the beginning of worship is an expression of Christian love, unity, and reconciliation with one another.  For some, however, expressing those values through hugs and handshakes is not comfortable, and for others, close physical contact may pose a medical risk due to a lowered...