Heart for Honduras Immersion Trip 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 […]

January 10th, 2018|

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New Worship Schedule and Sunday School

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 […]

January 4th, 2018|

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

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 […]

January 2nd, 2018|

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NYC St. Thomas School Choir to visit in 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 […]

January 1st, 2018|

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

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 […]

December 22nd, 2017|

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Letter to the congregation

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 […]

December 12th, 2017|

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Press release in response to Judge’s ruling


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 […]

December 12th, 2017|

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Court rules in favor of PC (USA) congregation at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem

Northampton County President Judge Stephen Baratta on Tuesday ruled in favor of the congregants of the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem who’ve remained loyal to the national denomination in a property dispute over who keeps the sprawling church property on Center Street.

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December 12th, 2017|

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Christmas Joy Offering

The Christmas Joy offering is one of four special offerings of the PCUSA. Although the Joy offering has been around for many years, it is rooted in the 300-year-old tradition of assistance embodied in the connectional church at its best. It is not supported by […]

December 10th, 2017|

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Memorial Service for Barbara Hubbard

We extend our condolences to the family of Barbara Fri Hubbard, 91, of Bethlehem, who died peacefully Monday, December 4, 2017, in Kirkland Village. She was the wife of William H. Hubbard, II for 65 years. She is survived by husband, William; son, William H., […]

December 7th, 2017|

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