An invitation to discernment…

January 23rd, 2018|

If you are someone who is trying to decide how to respond to the recent developments in the aftermath of the court ruling on the property of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, this message is to you. First and foremost, I want to invite you […]

Contemporary Worship

January 22nd, 2018|

Contemporary Worship service is on Sundays at 9 AM. The service is in the Kirk Center, but in the rotunda area on the second floor rather than in the gymnasium. While children are more than welcome in the service, childcare […]

Sunday School starts January 21

January 16th, 2018|

In addition to child care for infants and toddlers, we will begin offering a program for children, pre-k through grade 5, this Sunday, January 21 during the 10:30 AM service. These children will attend the first part of the service with their families and then […]

Heart for Honduras Immersion Trip 2018

January 10th, 2018|

WHO: Adults and youth (having completed 10th grade by June 2018 and accompanied by a parent) are eligible to attend.

WHAT: A one-week immersion trip to learn about economic, spiritual, educational, medical, governmental issues in Honduras by visiting homes, government officials, workplaces, health clinic, etc. Participants […]

New Worship Schedule and Sunday School

January 4th, 2018|

Starting on January 14, 2018, our Sunday traditional worship service will be held at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary. Child care will be provided for infants and toddlers (ages 1-23 months) on Sunday. Beginning on January 21, pre-K through grade 5 will leave with the teachers for music and activities in the Kirk Center […]

Discussion of Rob Bell’s book to begin January 14 at Hearts N’ Minds

January 2nd, 2018|

Beginning Sunday, January 14 our adult education class will study Rob Bell’s What Is the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything. Bell uses an insightful, inquisitive approach to explain why the Bible is so revered and what makes it inspiring […]

NYC St. Thomas School Choir to visit in 2018

January 1st, 2018|

David Macbeth, Director of Music Ministries announces:

It is with great excitement that I share the following news with you. First Presbyterian Church Bethlehem PCUSA will be the host congregation for a Lehigh Valley tour of the NYC St. Thomas School Choir from March 5-7, 2018!

During […]

A Pastoral Letter to Members & Friends of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem

December 22nd, 2017|

In the book of Genesis, there was a conflict between Abram and Lot; both of them needed great space to support their growing herds, so much so that “the land could not support both of them living together” (Gen 13:6). As a result, there was strife between the groups of herders, who fought over […]

Letter to the congregation

December 12th, 2017|

December 12, 2017

FROM:               Session of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem PCUSA

TO:                     Our members and friends

RE:                     Ruling by Northampton County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Stephen Baratta on Property Ownership


Earlier today, Judge Baratta ruled on the question of exactly who controls the church property at 2344 Center Street. The Judge upheld […]

Press release in response to Judge’s ruling

December 12th, 2017|


BETHLEHEM, PA—Northampton County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Stephen G. Baratta today ruled that Lehigh Presbytery, acting for First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem PCUSA, is the recognized trustee of the property at 2344 Center Street along with all […]