Our goal at FPCB-ECO (formerly known as First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, ECO) is to draw people into a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ and to equip them to Know God, Love People, and Serve the World. We understand that each person has a very personal relationship with God and connects with God in different ways. We seek to serve these differing worship voices by offering distinct worship experiences all with the same message. Whether you prefer classic or modern, you will find a place at one of our weekend services to encounter God in a way that is comfortable and familiar, passionate and reverent.
worship LOCATION & Times
Bethlehem Catholic High School
2133 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Classic | Sunday, 9:00 am
This classic, liturgical service honors the richness and beauty of our heritage, centers around a Biblical message, and features the Chancel Choir.
Modern | Sunday, 10:30 am
Modern worship service features a contemporary music set, ancient liturgy, prayer and confession, inspiring imagery, and thought-provoking Biblical teaching.
-Enter the property from Madison Avenue, and turn right to follow the road through to the parking lots.
-You may enter the building through the auditorium or gym entrances.
-Please note: Lot 1 is reserved for Handicapped and Limited mobility visitors.
-We encourage those who are able to walk from the street to please park on Madison or Dewberry, so that we there is parking for visitors and first time guests. See map below.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Visiting a new church for the first time can be intimidating. We know, we've all been there! That is why we love to make our guests feel welcomed and at home.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SERVICE?
Our weekend services are an opportunity for you to connect with God as well as other believers. During worship you will have an opportunity to experience rich worship, deep prayer, and biblical teaching that is thought-provoking and applicable to your life. Be prepared to be challenged and encouraged.
Our worship services typically last about an hour. We recommend arriving early so you won’t feel rushed, and you will have time to familiarize yourself with where everything is, drop your kids off, and find a seat.
We love kids! Families are welcome to worship together, or kids can participate in our special children’s programming, which is available during worship services for infants–5th graders.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Dress comfortably. One of the things you’ll notice is that we are a very diverse church. You’ll feel right at home wearing anything from sandals to suits.
HOW DO I CONNECT?
If you're new, or have been visiting for a little while, stop by Welcome desk where a Welcome Team member will greet you and answer any questions you may have. You can also meet some of our leaders and find out about how you can get plugged in to our community.
MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS
Music is at the heart of the worship experience that, together with the Word, provides a genuine opportunity to encounter the holy. At every service, you will see that we are a strong local church with deep roots in liturgy and authentic worship.
SPECIAL SERVICES AT FPCB
Communion is served once a month at the classic and modern services.
We offer special worship services for World Communion, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Twice a year–in December and again in May–we offer two Services of Remembrance for families who have recently lost loved ones.