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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Help Wanted: Choir Director Position  

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We Meet Continues through the Summer! – Please join us on Wednesdays for We Meet dinner at 6:00 p.m.! We will gather on Wednesday, June 27th, following the meal the Congregational Care and Mission Committees will hold their monthly meetings. Please indicate that you will be attending this week by writing a “W” next to your name in the Friendship Pad.  This will aid our cooks in preparing the correct amount of food.


Beer and Hymn Sing

Sunday, June 24th at 6 p.m.


Stones Throw (126 E. Wooster St.)

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”, Ben Franklin

Make a joyful noise!

 All are welcome!

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green


1 Day Vacation Bible School

Join us for VBS this Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm! We’ll be exploring stories of friendship in the Bible, including the friends who lower a paralytic through the ceiling to be healed. All students and their friends are welcome!! Please RSVP to Miss Adriane by June 28th, Thursday.


Family Fishing Afternoon

Join us on Sunday, July 1st at 4 pm at the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve (29530 White Rd., Perrysburg) to go fishing! This is a free event for children 16 and under. Adults who would like to actively fish (not just help the kiddos) must purchase a fishing license.

            The Wood County Parks District is providing a ranger to educate and help us fish from the bank of the nature preserve. This is an event for all ages. Come and fish or just hang out and share stories of the “one who got away”. We want to hear all those tall tales! Space is limited so please let Lisa Lawson LaPointe know if you plan on attending.  Her email is or text 419.575.2416.



Sunday, July 8 at 10am

Our annual outdoor service will utilize both our rear parking lot and our new back lawn, with good footing, accessibility and ease of use for everyone, from start to finish.

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!].   Casual clothes will be the norm.  And we’ll provide a commissioning send-off for the crew we are sending to enjoy our largest church camp, Camp Rejoice at Kirkmont Center.

Come be a part of the set-up team at 9am on July 8! 

Come and be part of this wonderful worship setting!

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

And bring a friend to experience the casual side of First Presbyterian Church


Please keep in mind the Presbyterian Women’s Annual Rummage Sale is coming later this summer on August 23. 24, & 25.

No TVs, mattresses, computers, or clothes will be accepted.  Please wait to bring your donations to the church until the week prior to the event.  Contact Susan Dunn (419-352-1927) if you have questions or to make arrangements to bring items in early.


Tools for Schools

We are teaming up with the Salvation Army for their Annual Tools for Schools campaign and will be collecting supplies thru Sunday, July 29thSupplies needed are: spiral notebooks, composition notebooks, pocket folders, highlighters, protractors, rulers, glue and large pink erasers.  A box is in the   church office.


Camp Mail

OUR CAMPERS LOVE GETTING MAIL!! Even if it’s a simple note or card that says, “Thinking of You Today!”  Just that simple of a note lets them know someone at church is thinking of them, acknowledging that they’re at camp, or praying for them!  Please stop by the office this week and drop of your letter or card for our campersJ.


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