• Pastor’s Message: Feb. 7, 2020

    A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Leadership in Action This Sunday, there are two special elements happening in worship of which I want to make you aware. The first is that it is Scout Sunday. First Presbyterian has chartered Troop 302 for over 100 continuous years, beginning just six years...

  • Helping Hands Trip

    Calling ALL HANDS… to participate in a Mission Work Trip to Fayetteville, NC The Helping Hands Care Team of Lehigh Presbytery has scheduled its fourth mission work trip to Fayetteville, NC. The trip will take place between Saturday, March 28 – Saturday, April 4. Volunteers are needed to assist with...

  • Pastor’s Message: Jan. 31, 2020

    A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: An exciting new season for FPCB’s life Last Sunday, we held our Annual Congregational and Corporation meeting and made some very important decisions. First, we elected new Elders and Deacons to serve for the next three years in those crucial ministries of leadership and...

  • Preschool Registration Opens

    The First Pres Preschool and Extended Care program is now registering for fall 2020. They are offering an informational session and Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. to learn more about their programming for 2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds. If you know someone who might...

  • Pastor’s Message: Jan. 24, 2020

    A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Interesting – and exciting! As you hopefully know, this Sunday is our Annual Congregational and Corporation meeting, immediately following a combined worship service (with elements of both contemporary and traditional worship) at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. I have to admit, “Annual Meeting” is...

  • Pastor’s Message – Jan. 17, 2020

    A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Learning more about Baptism Last week I reflected on some of the typical questions that come up about the sacrament of Communion. I heard some positive feedback about that as well as some requests for something similar about Baptism, so I thought I’d do...

  • Jan. 26 Special Schedule

    On Sunday, Jan. 26, we will gather as a community for a 10 a.m. Combined Worship Service, followed by our Annual Congregational and Corporate Meeting. All members are encouraged to attend this important meeting, at which we will address business of the congregation and corporation. It will conclude by noon....

  • Pastor’s Message: Jan. 10, 2020

    A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Learning more about Communion Recently, we have had several opportunities, scheduled close together, to share Communion as a congregation. That also means that we’ve had several opportunities in which people have asked different questions about why we do what we do in celebrating Communion,...

  • Pastor’s Message: Jan. 3, 2020

    A MESSAGE FROM REV. J.C. AUSTIN: Practicing our faith Well, it’s that time of year again: with the new year comes the discussion of New Year’s resolutions. And the most popular resolutions never seem to change: lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, stop smoking, etc. Now, there’s nothing wrong with...

  • Students Assisted Financially

    Two college students are the recipients of financial assistance from First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem. Elizabeth Escott is the recipient of a $10,000 award from the Barry Brandt Educational Assistance Fund of our church’s endowment. This grant, which is awarded on academic standing and financial need, will be applied to...