An open and affirming community where Christ welcomes all.

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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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We Meet Continues through the Summer! –  We will gather on Wednesday, August 15th at 6 p.m.. Also meeting that evening will be the Deacons Committee. Please indicate that you will be attending this week by writing a “W” next to your name in the Friendship Pad if you attend church on Sunday or email the church office if you plan on attending.  This will aid our cooks in preparing the correct amounts of food.



A relaxed evening of Music, Fellowship, Snacks and Vespers for ALL ages and Christian Faiths

Sun., Aug. 26

7:00 p.m. until Sunset

Outdoors at Peace Lutheran Church 1021 W. Wooster, Bowling Green (Indoors in case of rain)                                                                                                     Please bring finger-foods to share and a lawn chair or ground cover.    

                          This is the 6th year Evensong has been a fun, relaxed, joint event of the churches of Bowling Green.  It is sponsored by the Bowling Green Ministerial Association



            On Friday, August 17th, 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.

            We presently have some people making the main dishes, but we do need Jell-O or green salads and vegetable dishes. The committee is especially looking for those who would be interested in becoming part of the regular Martha’s Kitchen crew.  Thank you for helping feed the hungry of our community. Please see or call Eniko Szentkiralyi at 419/352-1726 to help with Martha’s Kitchen. 


These items are always welcomed by classroom teachers and will be collected in the office through August 17

To replenish student supplies that runs low:

Þ Yellow #2 Sharpened Pencils – Made in the USA, please and sharpened

Þ Boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons

Þ Large or Small Glue Sticks

Þ Dry Erase Pens (thick or thin, black or blue)

Þ Thick Crayola Markers

Þ Poly/Plastic Folders with and without prongs

Þ Pink/Beveled Erasers

Þ Pencil Cap Erasers

Þ 6×9 Plastic Supply boxes and/or shoebox size plastic boxes with lids

Þ Boxes of Tissues (they use these a lot!)

Þ Canisters of Clorox or Lysol brand cleaning wipes

Þ Small and Large Bottles of Hand Sanitizer


PW 2018 Rummage Sale

Fellowship Hall


Thursday Aug. 23, 9-3 pm

 Friday Aug. 24, 9-3 pm

Saturday, Aug. 25, 9-12 pm


Donation Drop-off Times

 Friday:             August 17 9-3 pm                                 Monday:           August 20 9-noon   

Saturday:         August 18 9-noon                                 Tuesday:          August 21 9-6 pm

Sunday:           August 19 11-noon                               Wednesday:     August 22 9-6 pm

Contributions of housewares, toys, linens, sporting equipment, etc. can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall according to the above schedule. If necessary, other delivery arrangements can be made by contacting Susan Dunn (419-308-3491 or Due to disposal issues, we will not be accepting mattresses, bed pillows, computers or TVs. As always, clothing should be donated to the Deacons Shop.

Volunteers needed are still needed for this event! Call Susan Dunn (419-308-3491) or Nancy Hess (419-806-4788) for more information. Clean out that basement now and help PW support many worthy missions and organizations.


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

126 South Church Street

Bowling Green, Oh 43402

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