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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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.


 “WE MEET” – Join us on Wednesday, November 28th  starting at 5:30 p.m. to help create cards for the card ministry and then join us for dinner at 6:15 p.m.   We gather, pray, eat and enjoy each other’s company during this low key meal. Please email the church office with the number that will be atteding. This aides in the preparing the correct amount of food for the evening.


First Friday for December – December’s “First Friday” will be held at El Zarape Restaurant in BG on Friday,  December 7 at 5:30 p.m. Contact Nettie Rose at 419/262-7889 or before December 5th.


MARTHA’S KITCHEN –On Friday, December 7th, our church is on call to serve dinner at Martha’s Kitchen (First United Methodist Church, BG).  Martha’s Kitchen is a weekly hot meal available to anyone in need. It is held at First United Methodist Church on Wooster St., here in Bowling Green. 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



The Deacons Mitten Tree will arrive in the Narthex on December 4th for everyone to decorate with new or handmade mittens, hats, earmuffs, scarves, and socks. We can use all sizes for men, women and children. We will leave the tree up until the first of the year and all of the donated items will be given out through the Deacons’ Shop throughout the cold winter months.


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 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: _______________________________________


 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!



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, 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.; 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

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