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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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LENTEN ADULT STUDY – Embracing an Adult Faith 

“Embracing an Adult Faith: Marcus Borg on What It Means to Be Christian” will be the basis for a five week adult study starts today.  We will skip February 25 due to the Chili Cook-off and then resume on March 4, 11, 18 and 25.  The class will meet in the Movie Cave after worship and refreshment time and will be a great opportunity for those who are seeking a richer understanding of issues in contemporary practice and theology. Participants will watch a 10 minute DVD presentation by the late Marcus Borg and then engage in guided discussion.  The pastors will serve as the facilitators for the class.


MARTHA’S KITCHEN –On Friday, February 16th, our church is on call to serve dinner at Martha’s Kitchen (United Methodist Church, BG). We are in need of volunteers for various jobs that need to be done.  We need help on Fri. afternoon (3:30-5) to help set-up and serve or (5-6:30) helping with the clean-up. . We presently have some people making the main dishes, but we do need Jell-O or green salads and vegetable dishes. The committee is especially looking for those who would be interested in becoming part of the regular Martha’s Kitchen crew.  Thank you for helping feed the hungry of our community. Please see or call Eniko Szentkiralyi at 419/352-1726 to help with Martha’s Kitchen.


Chili Cook Off! – Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off!  Bring a pot of your favorite chili and throw your recipe into the ring!  Sunday, February 25 we’ll fill the Fellowship Hall with tasty chili and vote with cash to crown the winners!  All money donated as votes for this event will be used for Camperships to send our campers to Kirkmont for Camp Rejoice and other camps!  Miss Adriane has all the details!


Hey Kids – Let’s Paint! – All children in grades K-12 are invited to a Paint Party here at the church on February 19 (Presidents’ Day) at 10:00 a.m.  We will be painting polar bears like the one pictured here.  Pastor Mary Jane will guide the children through a step by step process for the paintings.  All materials will be furnished, but please have the children bring a t-shirt or smock to cover their clothes.  (We will be painting with acrylics, and they don’t wash out.) In order to plan this event, we will need firm reservations by February 11 so all the necessary supplies can be acquired.  Please call the church office asap with your RSVP and get ready to have some colorful fun!


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