Contemporary service cancelled today.

February 18th, 2018|

The 9 AM service is cancelled today because of the snow. The building will open at 8:30 AM and the Sunday school open house will begin at 10 AM; traditional service at 10:30 AM.

Installation of The Rev. J.C. Austin as Pastor on March 4

February 15th, 2018|

The Reverend J.C. Austin will be installed as pastor/head of staff of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem (FPCB) on Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. The installation service will cap a year-long national search, headed by FPCB and Lehigh Presbytery’s Pastor […]

Memorial service for Richard “Dick” Thompson is Saturday, February 10

February 7th, 2018|

Richard “Dick” Thompson, 87, died at home on February 4.  He and his beloved Froy were married 63 years.  Born in Rochester, PA, Richard was the son of the late C. Vance and Josephine R. Thompson.  He graduated from Lincoln High School (1948); from Antioch […]

Church closed Wednesday, February 7

February 7th, 2018|

Because of icy and snowy weather conditions, First Presbyterian Church Bethlehem will be closed today and reopen tomorrow. If possible, please stay home and stay safe!


Treble Choristers of Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys to perform on March 9

February 5th, 2018|

Photo courtesy of Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc.

The world-renowned Treble Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, led by Daniel Hyde, will perform at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem (FPCB), 2344 Center Street, as part of a concert tour in the Lehigh Valley. David B. Macbeth, Organist and Director of Music at FPCB, is pleased to announce that the world-famous choir will perform at the church on Friday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. The choir has a legacy of transcendent music and is the leading ensemble of its kind in the Anglican choral tradition in the United States.

Contemporary Service update

February 1st, 2018|

The Contemporary Service will be held at 9 AM in the Kirk Center Gym beginning this Sunday.

This Sunday is SOUPer BOWL SUNDAY!

January 29th, 2018|

On February 4, we’re hosting a Souper Bowl of Caring lunch in Fellowship Hall right after traditional worship.  Bring your friends and family for a hearty meal of soup, salad, and grilled cheese sandwiches to support Northeast Ministries Food Bank. A free-will offering will be […]

Give flowers in memory or in honor of someone

January 29th, 2018|

Flowers beautify our sanctuary and enhance the worship experience. If you would like to sponsor a floral tribute in memory/honor of someone or would like to donate to the General Flower Fund, please contact Deb Philpotts, program coordinator at or by phone 610-393-4164. […]

Register for Mission Trip to Summerton, South Carolina

January 29th, 2018|

The Helping Hands Care Team of Lehigh Presbytery is planning a mission work trip to South Carolina on April 14-21 to assist with the recovery efforts after heavy rains and flooding caused extensive damage to the churches and homes in that area. This will be […]

FPCB and Pastor J.C. written about in Bill White’s blog (Morning Call)

January 27th, 2018|

Bill White attended FPCB last Sunday and observed first hand the “new era” at our beloved church. His remarks capture the optimism flooding throughout the sanctuary as long time members welcome back friends and new faces! Pastor J.C.’s sermon struck a chord with Bill White, too.

Read the whole blog post on the Morning Call […]