Jill Peters, Transitional Director

Wow! It’s already been a month since I joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church Bethlehem PCUSA as Transitional Director. I’m so impressed with our lay leadership, who so competently and graciously approach each new situation as an opportunity to serve God and to grow our community.

Their skills are many, yet they continue to actively look for others to join us in this magnificent adventure. Do you have a passion for or an interest in missions, discipleship for any age group, communications, or worship? Let us know and we will joyfully add you to the team. We will help teach you the basics and then encourage you to live out your sense of call right here in your church.

This is a very exciting time in the life of our faith community. We have so much to announce and about which to thank God:

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† We are hosting Kirkwood Day Camp for Children in August. (See more information in our newsletter, or, click the image at left to register).

† We are blessed to have Ellen Williams, a recent Princeton Seminary graduate, to bring the Sunday morning messages to us in July. Come out to hear her uplifting sermons.

† Children’s Chats began at last week’s worship service.

We are excited to announce a series of special Sundays in August featuring local leaders from our Full Communion Partners. Full Communion agreements allow for pulpit exchanges and other cooperative ventures that bring us in closer harmony with our brothers and sisters from other Christian traditions.

Our August preachers will include:

† Rev. Dr. David DeRemer, ordained UCC minister and faculty member at Moravian Seminary.

† Rev. Dr. Sam Zeiser, bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

† Rev. Dr. Betsy Miller, president of the Provincial Elders Conference of the Moravian Church’s Northern Province.

Please set aside the first three weeks in August for these fine friends who are coming to show their support of First Presbyterian Church Bethlehem PCUSA.

In my life as a church consultant, I’m in many congregations in a five-state area and I often find that Summer Worship is the most creative. Last Sunday’s extraordinary music by the Arnold family is an example of what I mean. Come and enjoy great messages, wonderful music, and the priceless opportunity to greet one another as we worship our loving God!

Remember to pray at 8:30 a.m. each day for God’s blessings on our community.

In Christ,

Jill Peters

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If you need transportation to or from our early service, please send an email to info@fpcb-pcusa.org.  Please realize that someone will arrive fairly early to pick you up, but we are happy to provide this service. Include your name, address and phone number on the email and someone will happily be in touch.