Knitters & Quilters Workshop
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Knitters & Quilters Workshop

Knitters & Quilters-- join us on the fourth Friday of every month to knit & sew prayer shawls & prayer quilts that are given to those who are ill, have a crisis situation, or are leaving the area.  We pray over the item before it is given to send prayers to the recipient.

Any quilter or knitter is welcome to join us.  Bring a sack lunch.  We take a break and have lunch together.

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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Summer Choir
Jul
1
8:00 AM08:00

Summer Choir

In July and August, be a part of the Summer Choir.  Practices will be at 8 am on Sunday mornings in the choir room at BECAHI.  All levels of ability and experience are welcome.  This is a great opportunity to try out being a part of the Sunday morning choir. 

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College Student BBQ
Jul
1
12:00 PM12:00

College Student BBQ

College Students-- Join us for a BBQ and backyard games at the Remeley house after church on Sunday, July 1!  This will be a fun time to re-connect and strengthen friendships with your brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Side dishes or desserts to share would be welcome!

There will be lots of fun backyard games. Leaders welcome to join in the fun.

4495 Kimberly Court, Bethlehem

 

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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Knitters & Quilters Workshop
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Knitters & Quilters Workshop

Knitters & Quilters-- join us on the fourth Friday of every month to knit & sew prayer shawls & prayer quilts that are given to those who are ill, have a crisis situation, or are leaving the area.  We pray over the item before it is given to send prayers to the recipient.

Any quilter or knitter is welcome to join us.  Bring a sack lunch.  We take a break and have lunch together.

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Last Day Women's Bible Study
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Last Day Women's Bible Study

Mondays starting June 11: 9:00-11:30 am or 6:30- 8:30 pm

Women are invited to attend bible study at our E Locust Street Campus Monday mornings or evenings this summer.  We will be studying “Gideon” by Priscilla Shirer.  This 7 week study will encourage you to recognize your weaknesses as the keys that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of God’s strength in your life.  

Please purchase your work book prior before the start of the start of the study.  Study books are available through Amazon.com or Lifeway.com.  

Child care is available with pre-registration by June 6.    

Click here to register.

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Last Night College Bible Study
Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Last Night College Bible Study

College students-- Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm beginning Wednesday, June 6, College Bible Study is back at the Crumpler’s home!  Bring your swimsuit if you want to swim after the study. The bible study will meet on Wednesday nights from *June 6 through August 1.  Please note there is no meeting on July 4.  

Crumpler's address: 255 Wedgewood Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017.  Registration is not required.  See you there!

 

 

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Feed Bethlehem Free Farmers Market
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Feed Bethlehem Free Farmers Market

We are excited to host the Feed Bethlehem Free Farmer's Market on the first Saturday of every month at our E Locust Street Campus August 4 through November 3!

We are partnering with America’s Grow-a-Row, to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the hungry in our community.  Volunteers are needed on the first Saturday over every month August- November to setup and serve at 521 E Locust Street.   

The Feed Bethlehem Free Farmers Market will also take place at various locations throughout the community every Saturday from late July through mid November 2018. CLICK HERE to download a flyer with times and locations.  

Volunteer signup link coming soon!

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday
Aug
18
8:00 AM08:00

El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday

3rd Saturday | 8-11 am | Hispanic Center

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for bi-lingual worship,  prayers, and pastries!  We gather together at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley with our Southside neighbors to celebrate the love of Jesus and extend hospitality to families as they wait for the food pantry.  Sign up to serve  HERE.

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday
Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday

3rd Saturday | 8-11 am | Hispanic Center

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for bi-lingual worship,  prayers, and pastries!  We gather together at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley with our Southside neighbors to celebrate the love of Jesus and extend hospitality to families as they wait for the food pantry.  Sign up to serve  HERE.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage 
Oct
7
to Oct 19

Holy Land Pilgrimage 

Join Marnie and Mark Crumpler for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land October 7-19, 2018.
As a part of the trip, we will walk the steps that Jesus walked in Jerusalem, we will see Bethlehem where Jesus was born, and we will travel to the Galilean area where Jesus taught and healed. Some of thehighlights will include a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, a swim in the dead sea, a visit to the Qumran caves, communion in the Garden tomb, where Jesus was buried and resurrected, and praying together in the Garden of Gethsemane. You will read the Bible with fresh eyes after this faith-shaping pilgrimage.

For more information including all the sites to be seen and the total cost of the trip, CLICK HERE to download the brochure, or contact Stacey Judge at 484-898- 8957 or sjudge@gracecb.org.  Space is limited.

CLICK HERE to register by JULY 17!

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Fall Faith Festival
Oct
22
to Oct 25

Fall Faith Festival

Join us for Fall Faith Festival, our annual adult retreat in the foothills of The Pocono Mountains, at Tuscarora Inn & Retreat Center! It will be a meaningful time of fellowship, personal renewal, and deep reflection on God’s word.  Attendees will learn and grow through experiencing God’s presence in community with their brothers and sisters in Christ.

Along with our daily spiritual program, which will be led by one of our Pastors, there will also be time to laugh, share, cry, nap, or just take a walk in the crisp fresh Fall air.  There will also be various programs throughout the festival, including exercise, massage, a movie night, and more!  Meals are served family-style in a cozy dining room.  

Click here to register.  The Deadline to Register is July 15.

If you have questions about Fall Faith Festival, please contact Marcia Brown, mkeb777@gmail.com, or Diane Owen, dowen@ptd.net.

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El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday

3rd Saturday | 8-11 am | Hispanic Center

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for bi-lingual worship,  prayers, and pastries!  We gather together at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley with our Southside neighbors to celebrate the love of Jesus and extend hospitality to families as they wait for the food pantry.  Sign up to serve  HERE.

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Family Movie Night & Cookout
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Family Movie Night & Cookout

Saturday, June 2nd, from 5 - 8pm join us at our E Locust Street campus for a family cook-out followed by Dr. Seuss short films in Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5 per person (under 2 years old are free) and includes dinner, movie, popcorn, and crafts. Please register by May 31st.

The family cookout will be moved inside in case of rain.  CLICK HERE to register.  

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Serve Day
May
5
8:30 AM08:30

Serve Day

Serve Day 2018 | May 5, 8:30 am– 1:00 pm
Serve Day is an inter-generational service day where our whole congregation is invited to step out in the community to serve alongside our local partners and schools to impact the city of Bethlehem in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  This is a great day for for our congregation to grow in fellowship, expand their hearts for the city of Bethlehem,and get to know our local mission partners and schools that are working with children/families that are in need.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Manuela, mkauer@eastern.edu. CLICK HERE to register.  

Will you contribute towards a simple gift bag to show our appreciation to the school teachers where we will serve during our Serve Day? 

Each $10.00 that you give will allow us to get one gift bag that will contain these or similar items: Thank you notes, Post-it notes, small hand sanitizers, highlighters, fun pens and erasers, clay pot with plant or seeds, and cookies or cupcakes.

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College Care Package
Apr
23
12:00 AM00:00

College Care Package

Investing in the next generation is a priority at Grace Church Bethlehem!  If you want to join us in sending some love to our College students this spring as they prepare for exams, please drop off homemade cookies on Sunday Apr. 22 at BECAHI in front of room 113, or Monday Apr. 23 by noon at our E. Locust Street Campus kitchen.  

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New Member Class | BECAHI
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

New Member Class | BECAHI

Our New Members Class connects you to FPCB-ECO and explains our vision, values, and history as well as our priorities for the now and the future. You'll learn more about our leadership and how we operate. At the end of the class, you'll also be given the opportunity to become a member of FPCB-ECO and explore ways to get involved in ministry.  CLICK HERE to register.  

Our next New Members Class is April 22 from 10-12:30. The class will be held at BECAHI.  Childcare is available by registration only.  

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Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Course | Evert Home
Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Course | Evert Home

We are excited to offer the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course again this spring. Last fall participants paid off $56k in consumer debt! The 9-week course starts Apr. 15 from 1:30–3:30 pm at the Evert home (in Bethlehem). 

Register today, and learn how to manage your finances in a God-like fashion, get out of debt, pay off loans, prioritize financial goals and move closer to the mind and heart of God in the areas of earnings, giving, saving, debt and expense.

The cost of the course is $100.

Deadline to register is April 8, 2018. CLICK HERE to register.

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Women's Retreat
Apr
13
to Apr 15

Women's Retreat

Step away for a weekend to renew, refresh and rekindle your spirit and soul as you dive deeper into God's Word, join in fellowship with other Sisters in Christ and enjoy the beautiful and relaxing setting that Spruce Lake Conference Center has to offer.  Truly an oasis for the body, mind and soul and one that you will not regret!

 

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Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course

The Emotionally Healthy Relationships Course teaches foundational skills "for building healthy churches where our love for one another is so distinct that the world will know Jesus is truly alive today."   

This weekly small group course will continue the development of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality in Relationships, by teaching vital skills, and delving into the practice of the day by day devotional, to draw participants closer to Jesus and to each other.  The course will take place from April 5 through May 31 at the home of Janet Valvik.  

The materials include the EHS Relationships Workbook, DVD, and Devotional.  Participants will need to order Emotionally Healthy Relationships workbook and Day by Day Devotional, available from Amazon.com, CBD.com, or emotionallyhealthy.org

Participation is limited to 12 attendees.  Register by April 3.  CLICK HERE to register.   

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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Holy Week
Mar
25
to Apr 1

Holy Week

Sunday, Mar. 25, you don’t want to miss our Palm Sunday services!  We will have a live donkey at our 9:00 and 10:30 am services as well as a petting zoo from 8:45–10:30am.  On Thursday, Mar. 29, at 7:00 pm, we will come together at BECAHI for Maundy Thursday.  And on Sunday, Apr. 1, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ at our 9:00 and 10:30 am services.  
CLICK HERE to register for the Palm Sunday Processional.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Mar
24
1:30 PM13:30

Easter Egg Hunt

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Our Easter hunt scheduled for Saturday has to be moved to this Palm Sunday morning, due to the conditions of the Lafayette field.  The hunt will be in the BECA gym on Sunday morning at 11:45 am. (after the 10:30 service). 

Please note: rubber soled shoes are required to be worn to go on the gym floor.

This is a FREE event, but registration by March 18 is required.  CLICK HERE to register.  

Donations Needed: 
• Bite-sized, individually wrapped nut-free candy
• Small items for Easter eggs  (e.g. stickers, erasers, superballs, etc.) 
• Monetary donations 

Donations can be dropped off to the Kids Ministry check-in desk (at BECAHI) on Sundays by March 17.   For more information, contact Denise Pierson-Balik at dbalik-eco@blue-mtn.org or 610-984-2202.

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El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday
Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday

3rd Saturday | 8-11 am | Hispanic Center

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for bi-lingual worship,  prayers, and pastries!  We gather together at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley with our Southside neighbors to celebrate the love of Jesus and extend hospitality to families as they wait for the food pantry.  Sign up to serve  HERE.

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

El Camino Fellowship, 2nd & 4th Wednesday

2nd & 4th  Wednesday | 6:30-8:30 pm | Hispanic Center

Our fellowship group comes together for worship and Bible study at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 East Fourth Street in Bethlehem, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We share prayers, God’s word, our questions, and a simple meal.  For more information please contact Pastor Manuela Kauer

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El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday
Feb
17
8:00 AM08:00

El Camino Fellowship 3rd Saturday

3rd Saturday | 8-11 am | Hispanic Center

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for bi-lingual worship,  prayers, and pastries!  We gather together at the Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley with our Southside neighbors to celebrate the love of Jesus and extend hospitality to families as they wait for the food pantry.  Sign up to serve  HERE.

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Ash Wednesday
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

This Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7:00 pm we will gather together at BECAHI to receive ashes and celebrate communion. You don’t want to miss this special time of reflection as we collectively confess our need for Jesus and seek to grow deeper in our faith during this season of Lent.  Childcare available. 

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Baptisms
Feb
11
9:00 AM09:00

Baptisms

Baptism is one of the most significant parts of our worship. Here at FPCB-ECO, we baptize both adults and children. In both types of baptism, God is at work in the lives of the one being baptized. Our next baptism is set for Feb. 11.  If you want to register for you or child to be baptised, please email ssmith@fpcbeco.org  

 

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Emergency Shelter (BES)
Feb
3
11:30 AM11:30

Emergency Shelter (BES)

EMERGENCY SHELTER (BES)

January 6-7; February 3-4; March 3-4 | Times vary | Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering

Our Community needs us!  This winter, you can make a difference to your neighbors in need by helping out at the Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering.  Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering is a faith-based partnership that provides a network of care and hospitality for the homeless in our community. From December through March, our congregation will help provide guests with a warm bed, dinner, and breakfast on the first Saturday of every month, and the last Friday of December, in the heart of Bethlehem at Christ UCC Church. 

It will take a lot of hands to run this single site.  Please prayerfully consider if God is calling on you to be his hands and feet here in Bethlehem this winter.  Sign up to donate a meal or volunteer at the shelter click here.

If you have additional questions, please contact Johanna Torres at johannalynntorres@gmail.com or Ann Miller at abmiller324@gmail.com.

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