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.

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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ADULT CLASS – Join us in the next round of adult classes!  Sunday, April 23rd we’ll take a sneak peek at our next book, the bestseller titled The First Love Story:  Adam, Eve and Us by Bruce Feiler.  This is a revisiting of the Garden of Eden story with very fresh insights and perspectives.  After some refreshment time, we’ll gather in the east end of the fellowship hall for a brief preview, then get underway next week.


Spring is officially here and it’s time to think of gardening! Hurrah! On Wednesday, April 26th, following the We Meet meal, anyone interested in participating in the community garden is invited to come down to the Fellowship Hall to discuss plans for the garden at Presby Park.  Have questions? Contact Lyn Long at 419-352-8019.


PW Spring Gathering

All Women and Girls Invited

Ladies, break out your hats!  Tea and sandwiches will be served at the Presbyterian Women’s Spring Gathering on Sunday, May 7, after church.  Tea aficionado Betsy Maxwell, Linda Myer’s sister-in-law, will discuss tea traditions and her experiences with teas in England.  A short business meeting will be included and the Birthday Offering collected.  Please RSVP to Nancy Hess (419-806-4788 or




            We celebrate the completion of the elevator project!  This was funded by the Welcoming God’s Future capital campaign, and many thanks go out to all who contributed.  The lift is now much smoother and the cage doors are gone!  There are a few changes in the controls, so we welcome everyone to take a “test ride” with an experienced guide.


            We also celebrate the completion of our new sanctuary lighting project.  We have a new electrical control panel and our incandescent bulbs have been replaced with LED’s.  One result is that we can inexpensively turn our lights on in the evening so that the community can enjoy our stained glass windows.  This project was also funded by the capital campaign.

            The Welcoming God’s Future campaign fund is still open, and our Trustees have several planned projects that are unfunded at this point.  Details will be in forthcoming newsletters.


Every Sunday at 7 p.m., a group of BGSU students gathers to celebrate The Loving Inclusion That God Has Taught.  The LIGHT is a recently formed campus organization whose mission directly aligns with ours here at First Presbyterian Church.  We have a message and discussion, and a time for prayer. Heather Jordan is the faculty representative and has been working with students on campus Sunday evenings.

Interested in joining us? Come to 114 Education Building on Sunday nights from 7-8:30 pm. Want to help but can’t attend? College students ALWAYS appreciate the gift of good food.  If you want to bring a snack for the students when you attend church on Sundays, Heather Jordan will make sure it gets to the students for their meetings.  For more information, contact the group’s Faculty Advisor, Heather Jordan at or 330-734-8917.


We Meet – If you come to church on Wednesdays, you’ll notice good smells drifting from the kitchen.  Join us on Wednesday nights for dinner at 6:15 p.m. prepared by various members of our church family.  The kids get in on the action too, by not only helping prepare and clean up dinner but by making cards for members of the church family that can’t make it all the time.   The kids look forward to making cards and sending them and the adults enjoy receiving them and sometimes responding with a special note.  There’s always a need for more cards, so plan to join us!










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