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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Congregational Christmas Dinner We’re doing something a little different this year – a special pot-luck style Congregational Christmas dinner will be held on Wednesday, December 20th.  We’ll need main dishes, side dishes, vegies, salads, and all sorts of goodies!  If you plan on attending this very special dinner please call the church office (419/352-5176) with the number attending and what dishes you’ll be bringing!  Please have rsvps to the church office by Tuesday, December 19th. 


Christmas Pageant – Merry Christmas! 

Feliz Navidad!  Frohe Weihnachten!                      Joyeux Noël!   Buon Natale!

This year’s Christmas Pageant is about our international roots and the traditions that have carried us through.  It will be a fun pageant full of food and discovery!  We hope that you’ll join us for this very special event on Sunday, December 17 during worship.   

Sunday, Dec. 17th the Christmas JOY offering will be celebrated & received. Following the service, we’ll enjoy an International Christmas lunch. Bring and share cookies or light foods from the countries of your heritage.


The Deacons’ Mitten Tree is in the Narthex waiting for everyone to decorate it with new or handmade mittens, hats, earmuffs, scarves. Please include sizes for babies through adults, and let’s see lots and lots of color on the tree! We will leave the tree up until the first of the year and all of the donated items will be given out through the Deacons’ Shop throughout the cold winter months.


It’s that time of year again! Time to place your orders for your Christmas poinsettia that will be on display during the worship service.  This is a fundraising event for the Presbyterian Women and poinsettia’s that are not taken home will be delivered to a homebound members. This year there will be red poinsettias with gold foil this year.  The price is $16 per plant.  People can contact Pam Orr at or at home at 419-353-2014.  They will be available after the worship service on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th.   When writing a check, please make it payable to Presbyterian Women and write poinsettia on the member line



 (Our clothing recycling ministry)

*    This past Thursday was an overflowing day down at the shop – the shop was

        kept continually busy until 11:10 a.m.!  Our “sign-in sheet” was so crowded that

        a second attendance sheet was filled up with names of folks served.

*    Over 50 have signed up for the Deacons’ Christmas Ministry

*    We received a call from the daughter of a long time client and friend of the

        Deacon Shop. She reported her father was very ill – could she come in and sign

        up for a Christmas Breakfast for him? We said “of course”, but it was a reminder  

        of how important our Deacons Christmas Ministry is to so many.

*    Remember to look in the Church’s Newsletter for the Deacons Breakfast/Food

        Basket form and fill out on how you can help with this year’s breakfast/food

        basket. Drop the forms off in the church office or the offering plate.

Click here for at Deacons’ Ministry Donation/Volunteer Form


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