Memorial Service for Kirk Flemming

Our heart-felt sympathy is extended to the family of Kirk Flemming, the son of Nancy Flemming of Bethlehem, and the late Ronald Flemming. Kirk is survived by his mother and beloved son Tal-Reese Flemming of Bethlehem. A Memorial Service to celebrate Kirk’s life will be at […]

December 4th, 2017|

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Lehigh Presbytery Helping Hands Mission to Summerton, South Carolina

Helping Hands came about as a response to Hurricane Katrina. The first five years were dedicated to helping the people of Mississippi recover from the storm. People with stable finances and insurance can repair and replace their dwellings in less than five years, but those […]

November 29th, 2017|

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Read the Morning Call article about our new Pastor J.C. Austin….

J.C., Tammy and Liam were warmly welcomed with an enthusiastic show of support from our congregation on Sunday morning. We are looking forward to this new chapter in our faith journey together.

Read reporter Sarah M. Wojcik’s carefully researched and well-written article about our wonderful news […]

November 26th, 2017|

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New Pastor Called

We are very pleased to announce that The Rev. J.C. Austin has been called to serve as the new pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem PC(USA). The past several months have been a journey of spiritual discernment and listening closely to the will of God for this […]

November 16th, 2017|

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Presbyterian Giving Catalog

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 […]

November 13th, 2017|

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Ellen Williams Ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament

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 […]

November 13th, 2017|

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Stewardship Snapshot

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 […]

November 1st, 2017|

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Memorial services this week

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 […]

October 30th, 2017|

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On Who We Are, and What We Believe

  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.

December 8th, 2016|

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The Morning Call newspaper reports results of straw vote

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

June 9th, 2016|

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