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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Our Choral Scholars Dinner, which supports our program of BGSU students singing in our choir, is scheduled for Saturday, January 20th at 6 p.m. This event is a great opportunity to hear these superb singers performing different kinds of music while enjoying a delicious dinner! Our theme this year will be centered on American music of the early 1900’s. It will be a fun evening – make sure to put it on your calendars, and invite your friends!  The deadline to make reservations in Wednesday, January 17th.




            Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Potluck Brunch – Immediately following the worship service on Sunday, January 28th the church will hold its Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation.

            The Annual Meeting will be followed by a potluck brunch in the Fellowship Hall. All members, friends, and visitors are encouraged to attend the meeting and the brunch. 

            Please bring a food dish to share with everyone.   Casseroles, main dishes, potatoes, rice, pastas, vegetables, salads, breads, and desserts are all appropriate.   

            Set up will be Saturday January 27th at 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Volunteers are needed to help clean up after the meal. Contact the church office (419-352-5176) if you can help with the set-up or clean-up. Thank you!


“WE MEET” – Join us on Wednesday 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.   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 on Sunday during Worship or email the church office with the number that will be attending. This aides in the preparing the correct amount of food for the evening.


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