Presbyterian Giving Catalog

November 13th, 2017|

Small gifts. BIG impact. Looking for alternative gift-giving for the holiday season? When asked what you would like for Christmas, consider asking that a critically needed item be purchased in your name from the Presbyterian Giving Catalog.

The […]

Ellen Williams Ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament

November 13th, 2017|

Ellen Williams, who preached at FPCB PCUSA during the month of July, was ordained by the Presbytery of Carlisle Sunday, November 12 in her home church, Camp Hill Presbyterian. Don and Linda Robertson represented our church at a festive […]

Thoughts on Courage

November 8th, 2017|

In a daily devotion I read, a quote by Victor Hugo was highlighted, “Having courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. “

Stewardship Snapshot

November 8th, 2017|

What My Church Means to Me by Bruce and Judy Fritchman

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.”  Exodus 20: 8-11

Just as God “rested” on the seventh day after calling the world and the heavens into being, He designed a day of rest and refreshment […]

Stewardship Snapshot

November 1st, 2017|

What My Church Means to Me by Don Robertson

When I reflect on those people who have had the most influence on defining who I am today, – other than family and close friends – there are four names that came to mind.  Each helped me […]

Memorial Service for Paul VanNorman

November 1st, 2017|

We send our sympathies to the family of Paul Edward VanNorman, 81, of Center Valley, PA and Spring Hill, FL, who died Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Family and friends are invited to call 10 AM Saturday, November 18 at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem ECO, 2344 Center St., followed by the service at 11 […]

Memorial services this week

October 30th, 2017|

Our condolences to the family of  Lucille Watson, who passed peacefully on Saturday, October 28. Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM  on Tuesday, October 31 at the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, where friends may call from 10 AM until […]

On Who We Are, and What We Believe

December 8th, 2016|

  aboutfpcb-pcusavideo2 Pastor Bill Hess describes the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem PCUSA congregation--who we are and what we believe, in this December 2016 video.

On Stewardship, and the Significance of Tithing

November 29th, 2016|

Pastor Bill Hess discusses the importance of the 2017 Stewardship Campaign.

The Morning Call newspaper reports results of straw vote

June 9th, 2016|

BETHLEHEM — The Lehigh Presbytery has determined that there is not sufficient support within the congregation of the largest Presbyterian church in the Lehigh Valley to justify its break from the most visible national branch of the denomination. Read story on