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A Christian Community focused on glorifying God by being:

Welcoming in worship

We warmly welcome visitors and all God’s children into our Sunday services, where strangers become friends every week.

Inclusive by intention

Our passion is in celebrating our diversity, from age to sexual orientation to race. We’re known for it – it’s our signature value.

Joyful in doing justice

We will stand with those oppressed by discrimination and poverty, and in helping them in concrete ways to overcome.

Steadfast in loving God and neighbor

This is our heartbeat – loving God with all we have, and serving ALL of our neighbors through creative ministries and outreach.

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Updates

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Position Announcement: Church Sexton

Church Sexton

The First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, Ohio, invites applications for the position of church sexton for up to 26 hours of work weekly on Tuesdays-Saturdays and Sunday. The position pays $11/hour. The sexton is responsible for all cleaning, maintenance, and minor repairs of the church building, facilities, and grounds, as well as unlocking and locking of the church building according to the building use schedule. A more detailed list of these duties, responsibilities, and work schedule  can be requested from the Church Office (419-352-5176).  Click Here for a detailed list of duties:   

To be hired, a successful applicant must pass a drug and background check. To apply submit a letter describing your relevant work experience, and include the names and contact information for 3 persons to serve as references.

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The Kindred Spirits Circle will meet Monday, November 12 , at 7:00 p.m. at the home of hostess Betty Long (13 Summerfield).  Pat Cochrane will lead the discussion of how God’s presence gives us courage, strength, and hope when on our own we would lose heart.

WWW (Wine, Women, & Wisdom)  – Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 13th the group will be watching the movie, “RBG” at Nettie Rose, 514 Yorkshire Dr., Haskins.  Please let Nettie you that you will be coming by contacting her at nettierose@aol.com or (419) 262-7889.

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 We Meet! – Please join us on Wednesdays for We Meet dinner at 6:00 p.m.! We will gather on Wednesday, November 14th. The Church & Society Committee and the Trustees will be meeting at 7 following the meal. Please indicate that you will be attending this week by emailing the church office with the number that will be attending.

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Jingle Jumble

Christmas Decoration

Re-Sale Event

Saturday, November 17
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.
m. in Fellowship Hall
(the day of the BG Christmas Parade)

For sale: gently used, well-loved Christmas decorations

Cold and hungry after the parade?

Hot soup, hot drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

Collecting used Christmas decorations!

The Jingle Jumble Chri

stmas decoration sale is returning this year on Saturday, November 17 (BG Holiday Parade day), 9 am-3pm. This event is one of the two fundraisers to support the choir’s choral scholars.

We are collecting donations of gently used Christmas decorations for resale at this event, so empty your attic or garage and bring your extra or retired decorations down to church.  Deliver your contributions (clearly marked for Christmas sale) to the Fellowship Hall starting on Wednesday, November 14 through Friday November 16.

We also need volunteer

s to help work the event (shifts of 9-12, 12-3 and cleanup starting at 3 pm), as well as contributions of cookies to sell as part of a light lunch.  If you have any questions about this event or would like to provide cookies or volunteer, please email or call Susan Dunn 419-352-1927 or Nancy Hess 419-806-4788.

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‘Tis the season of thanks giving!  Presbyterian Women has 2

 special offerings each year…the Birthday Offering in the spring and the Thank Offering in the fall.  The latter was started in 1888, suggested by a woman from Springfield OH.  Projects funded have traditionally been health related and 40% of the 16 chosen this year are health related.

        To contribute to this offering, there are envelopes on the PW table in the Fellowship Hall or you can make out a check to Presbyterian Women with Thank Offering in the memo line and put it in the offering or send/give it to treasurer, Alyce Platz.  Thank you in advance for your contribution to this Thank Offering collected du

ring this Thanksgiving season.

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Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the earth! The Annual Bowling Green Christian Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at First Christian Church (corner of Haskins & Poe Rd., BG) at 7 p.m.  There will be special music and the Rev. Andrea Curry will be preaching.  Offering of money or non-perishable foods/household supplies for the B.G. Christian Food Pantry.  This service is sponsored by the B.G. Ministerial Association.

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The annual Deacons Christmas Breakfast will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  The Breakfast benefits families in need in Wood County.  Families who attend will get a delicious hot breakfast as well as food baskets for each family, and gifts of toys or other items, books, and ornaments for the children.

                Consider volunteering for one of the activities listed below. Complete the form and place it in the offering plate or bring it to the church office. For more information call the church office at 419-352-5176; or David Hyslop at 419/494-4881 or dhyslo@bgsu.edu. Thank you!

***********Tear off and place in offering plate or turn in at church office ***********   

 

I/We can help with the following:

_____ Donate money to be used for food baskets (contents valued at $80) and  breakfast

_____ Volunteer to help:

           _____ Help fill food baskets Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:00 p.m.

           _____ Set-up on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 pm.

           _____ Work in the kitchen on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 am.

           _____ Greet and mingle with people on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 9 am.

           _____ Distribute food baskets on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 am.

           _____ Provide a ride for families without transportation after the breakfast  starting around 10 am on Dec. 8th.

Name (please print):____________________________________________

Telephone number: ____________________ day    __________________evening

E-mail: _______________________________________

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 Nursery –  Each week, we’ll have two people “on call” to leave the sanctuary and staff the nursery if the need arises.  This flexibility will help us to serve visiting families while still conserving our resources.  Please contact Gale Swanka or Miss Adriane to reserve an “on-call” week.  We appreciate your support of being a welcoming place for families with small children!

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday—Office Closed

Tuesday—9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday—8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday—9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday—9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Office is Closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30)

Deadline for weekly bulletin announcements and material to be emailed to church office is every Wednesday at 12 Noon. (unless noted differently in bulletins)

Deadline for monthly newsletter announcements and material to be emailed to the church office is the 4th Tuesday of each month at Noon. (unless noted differently in bulletins and by email) 

Did you know you can support the church just by shopping at Kroger?


It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card online, and select First Presbyterian Church as the organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your chosen organization every time you shop and use your Plus Card! There's never any cost to the shopper - Kroger makes a donation the church when you shop and use your Kroger Plus Card.   Imagine if more of us registered! Even if you think you’ve registered, please double check, as the number of families is lower than previously. Would your family like to help the church? It's simple and easy.


 Follow these directions: 
1. Go to www.kroger.com, sign in, click on "my account"
2. Scroll down to Community Rewards, click edit
3. For organization, First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green (Organization Number: 91930)
You may need to create an account, if you have not done so already. That's pretty simple - just follow the directions on kroger.com. Registering your card brings additional benefits. Kroger offers many instant win games, electronic coupons and Friday Freebies - an electronic coupon for a totally free item!
If you have questions, please see Lisa Lawson-LaPointe or email the church office for assistance.
Enroll today!


Hours and Contact

126 South Church Street

Bowling Green, Oh 43402

Office Hours: Closed-Monday; 9-4 Tues.&Thurs.; 8:30- 3:30 Weds; 9-1 Friday
Closed for Lunch-Tues.-Thurs. 12:30-1:30 pm
Church Phone: 419/352-5176;  Church Fax: 419/352-8808
Email: bgpresb@wcnet.org    Website:www.firstpresbyterianbg.org

We are a community of believers who worship and serve God in a changing world. Our congregation fosters relationships with Bowling Green University faculty, students and staff. We welcome and affirm persons of every race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, family status, economic status, and physical, mental, or emotional ability into full participation in our faith community.

“What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8