An open and affirming community where Christ welcomes all.


First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green

126 S. Church St. Bowling Green, OH 43402

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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 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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Mission Possible—Mission Possible will happen on Sunday, November 19 directly following worship!  During this hour, we’ll work together to create more chew toys for the dogs in the local shelters.  Please come and be part of this hands on mission and make a difference here in our Wood County area.

You are invited to the Bowling Green Christian Community Thanksgiving Service tonight, at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church (corner of Haskins and Poe Rd.). Deacon Daniel Brahier is preaching. We are asking those who plan on attending to bring a non-perishable food or money will go to the BG Christian Food Pantry.  It is sponsored Bowling Green Ministerial Association. Our own Josh Wang will be the accompanist and several of our choir members will offer a selection.



 WE MEET” – Join us on Wednesday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. to help create cards for the card ministry and then stick around for dinner at 6:15 p.m.  Once again this year we will have a sign-up board in the Fellowship Hall for those who like to attend the event to sign-up to cook one of the Wednesday evening meals.  We gather, pray, eat and enjoy each other’s company during this low key meal. Please indicate with a “W” by your name on the Fellowship Pad during the worship service or email the church office with the number attending. This aides in the preparing the correct amount of food for the evening.  Everyone is  welcome!_


The Men’s Group will meet on Saturday, December 2nd at 9 a.m. in the Green Lounge.  Eldon Snyder will be joining the group and sharing some of the interesting things he has learned from his life in the Sociology Dept. If you’ve never been to the group before please consider joining.  If you need a ride to the church call the church office and we’ll see what we can do to make that happen.


MARTHA’S KITCHEN –On Friday, December 1st, our church is on call to serve dinner at Martha’s Kitchen (United Methodist Church, BG). We are in need of volunteers for various jobs that need to be done.  We need help on Fri. afternoon (3:30-5) to help set-up and serve or (5-6:30) helping with the clean-up. . Please see or call Eniko Szentkiralyi at 419/352-1726 to help with Martha’s Kitchen. 


The Jingle Jumble Sale is back! Jingle Jumble, our Christmas decoration resale event, is returning this year on Saturday, November 18th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. (before, during and following the BG Holiday Parade.) Proceeds will support the choir’s choral scholars. You can drop off your contributions of gently used Christmas decorations in the Fellowship Hall from November 15th thru the 17th. We also need cookies to sell at the event as part of a light lunch. If you have questions about this event or would like to provide cookies, please call Susan Dunn 419/352-1927 or Nancy Hess 419/806-4788.



Messiah Sing-A-LongPlan now to attend our 2nd Annual Sing-A-Long on Sunday, December 10th starting at 4 p.m. here at First Presbyterian Church in our sanctuary.

Part 1 of G.F. Handel’s Messiah plus the famous “Hallelujah Chorus”. Featuring professional soloists and full orchestra. Refreshments will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Come help usher in the Christmas Season!



 (Our clothing recycling ministry)

*    This past Thursday was an overflowing day down at the shop – the shop was

        kept continually busy until 11:10 a.m.!  Our “sign-in sheet” was so crowded that

        a second attendance sheet was filled up with names of folks served.

*    Over 50 have signed up for the Deacons’ Christmas Ministry

*    We received a call from the daughter of a long time client and friend of the

        Deacon Shop. She reported her father was very ill – could she come in and sign

        up for a Christmas Breakfast for him? We said “of course”, but it was a reminder  

        of how important our Deacons Christmas Ministry is to so many.

*    Remember to look in the Church’s Newsletter for the Deacons Breakfast/Food

        Basket form and fill out on how you can help with this year’s breakfast/food

        basket. Drop the forms off in the church office or the offering plate.

Click here for at Deacons’ Ministry Donation/Volunteer Form


Community Thanksgiving Service will be at First Christian Church on Sunday, November 19th starting at 7 p.m.


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!

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, 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 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

Office Hours: Closed-Monday; 9-4 Tues.-Thurs.; 9-3 Friday
Closed for Lunch-Tues.-Thurs. 12:30-1:30 pm
Church Phone: 419/352-5176;  Church Fax: 419/352-8808

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