An open and affirming community where Christ welcomes all.

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First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green

126 S. Church St. Bowling Green, OH 43402

Sunday Service Starts at 10:00AM

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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 find a deep joy in standing 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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Sr Awards & 1st Scripture Reading at First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Gospel Reading number 4 from service on June 4th, 2017

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The Presbyterian Women’s Annual Rummage Sale is coming on August 17-18-19 with drop off in Fellowship Hall Tuesday, August 15. Start “decluttering” your homes and donate to help support various missions.


July 9 2017 – Outdoor Worship Service

Our annual outdoor service has a new venue this year, with better accessibility and ease of use for everyone, from start to finish. The City of Bowling Green recently approved a land swap: the city will take the fenced-in lot on the west side of S. Grove Street, and the church will acquire the parcel to the west of the church, adjacent to our parking lot. Session voted to make use of this land, plus our parking lot, for the 2017 outdoor worship service and potluck. We’ll have surer footing for all, plus easier access to electricity, water, restrooms, and other resources.

Sign up in the Fellowship Hall to make a dish to bring. [Hotdogs, water, and tableware will be provided.] Also sign up to lend a pop-up tent, if you have any. And of course bring a chair, bug spray, sunscreen, and maybe a parasol [umbrella!].

Come be a part of the set-up team at 9am on July 9th.

Come and be part of a new worship setting.

Come and be part of our church family’s meal and fellowship. Come!


Migrant Camp Visit – The church visit to the Bloomdale Migrant Camp is on July 23rd. We invite church and community members to plan to attend the annual event that is so mutually uplifting. This visit is our opportunity to get to know and give thanks to the migrants from Guatemala, Mexico, and other Latin American countries for harvesting the food that lands on our tables. We can start collecting the following items for the migrants through the Deacons’ Shop:

Working clothes: jeans, tennis shoes, socks, long-sleeved shirts

Silverware and household items

Bed sheets and linens (do not need blankets during the summer)


Toys for children and babies (last year the workers were interested in such items & clothes for the children that were in Guatemala)   


Vacation Bible School – The Green Team is happening on Saturday, July 29!  We’ll have our one day VBS Blast from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  We’ll be focusing on the Earth and how we can be good stewards of our resources.  There will be music, drama, games, crafts and lots of fun!  We love having a great adult-to-kid ratio, so if you’re available to help with any portion of the day, please contact Miss Adriane.


Mission Support in Bowling Green

            The Salvation Army and United Way in Wood County are teaming up for the annual Tools for School campaign. The two nonprofits are working together to collect school supplies for Wood County students in need.

Local churches are being asked to collect specific school supplies for the collection drive. Please donate broad and thin-tipped markers, yellow highlighters, tissue boxes and scissors

The donation box can be found in the office lobby labelled “Tools for Schools Mission Project”.  The last Sunday to donate items is July 30th.


Last week a beam in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Adrian Michigan apparently collapsed and accomplished significant damage to the sanctuary, including the pulpit, the stage, and other items of the front of the building.  Insurance adjusters and structural engineers are visiting with the church, inspecting the damage and deciding what might be future options. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has been in touch regularly. Pastor Sarah Ross is leading well, along with an able Session. The church is worshipping at the Croswell Theater across the street, and making adjustments for their ongoing ministries, such as their first Health Fair! There will be unexpected financial changes. The Presbytery has set up a Disaster Relief Fund #2625 for the purpose of designated gifts for congregations in Maumee Valley Presbytery. Initially, donations will be designated for First Adrian.  Contributions may be sent to: Maumee Valley Presbytery, PO Box 638164, Cincinnati OH 45263-8164.

At the June 26th meeting, our Session authorized approaching our congregation for contributions to this project. And let us all keep this sister church – in which our Presbytery recently met – in our prayers.




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