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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” – This class meets in the Movie Cave after worship and refreshment time and is a great opportunity for those who are seeking a richer understanding of issues in contemporary practice and theology. There is a 10 minute DVD presentation by the late Marcus Borg and then we engage in guided discussion.  The pastors will serve as the facilitators for the class.


Share Fair

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To everyone who made the “Share Fair” last Sunday a huge success.  The youth had a great time making items to sell and after they paid back their loan we were able to raise $841.00 for the One Great Hour of Sharing offering


“THERE IS A BALM IN BOWLING GREEN.” The Bowling Green Ministerial Association and the combined churches of BG present the luncheon series annually, this year entitled “A BALM IN BOWLING GREEN: Making BG a Healthier, Relationally Healing City through Faith.”  The weekly lunches are an opportunity for persons from BG’s diverse churches and community to gather in unity and get to know each other over lunch. The events are open to everyone: no reservation required. A free-will offering will be taken.

           Angie Bradford of the W.C. Senior Center will share how her work with meals on wheels is impacting people during this week’s lunch. The food will be prepared by the congregation of Dayspring Church. It will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N. Summit St. from noon to 12:50 p.m.


“FEED THE 5000” IN 2018 – Each year Wood County Area Ministries (WAM) collects food during Lent to help feed those who are in need in our community.  Each church is assigned specific canned products to be purchased and brought to their home church from Feb. 25th thru April 1st.   This year are church has been asked to provide canned fruit and vegetables.  There will be donation boxes in the Narthex and church office for donations to be dropped off. Please help to feed those in need.


Presbyterian Women are providing lilies for members of our church that would like to purchase one.  Potted lilies will be delivered to the church and available for pick-up after Easter Services.  You may order a flower in memory of a loved one or as a gift. For questions or ordering, you may call or e-mail Pam Orr at 419-353-2014 or  Presbyterian Women will not be making deliveries.


Worship Drama —This year’s Palm Sunday and Easter worship services include all our generations. Pastor Gary has created a drama that will take place over the two worship services and our students and adult readers will be a big part! Please be sure to mark your calendars for these special worship services.

Easter Egg Hunt — We’ll have our annual Easter Egg hunt for the children at the church following the Easter worship. Miss Adriane has plastic eggs that can be picked up and filled for the children to find. Eggs are in the office, so please pick them up and have them back to the church office by Palm Sunday, March 25th.

Potluck Easter Brunch There will be a Potluck following the Easter Service April 1st. Ham sandwiches will be provided by the Congregational Care Team. We are asking those planning to attend to bring a side dish and/or dessert to the potluck to share. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall to indicate if you are bringing a side dish or dessert. This will help to make sure we have an assortment of delicious items at the potluck.


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