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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Position Announcement: Church Sexton

Church Sexton

The First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green, Ohio, invites applications for the position of church sexton for up to 26 hours of work weekly on Tuesdays-Saturdays and Sunday. The position pays $11/hour. The sexton is responsible for all cleaning, maintenance, and minor repairs of the church building, facilities, and grounds, as well as unlocking and locking of the church building according to the building use schedule. A more detailed list of these duties, responsibilities, and work schedule  can be requested from the Church Office (419-352-5176).  Click Here for a detailed list of duties:   

To be hired, a successful applicant must pass a drug and background check. To apply submit a letter describing your relevant work experience, and include the names and contact information for 3 persons to serve as references.


We Meet! – Please join us on Wednesdays for We Meet dinner at 6:00 p.m.! We will gather on Wednesday, October 24th.  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 meal.


First Friday for November – November’s “First Friday” will be held at Granite City, 2300 Village Dr. W. Ste. 130, at Fallen Timbers on Friday, November 2nd at 6 p.m. Contact Nettie Rose at 419/262-7889 or before October 30th.



Trunk or Treat – Mark your calendar and plan to join us for some Trunk or Treat fun! 

On Sunday, October 28, we’ll gather our vehicles in the parking lot and allow the children of the church and their friends to have some fun and some treats. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this fun event. 

Simple snacks and beverages will be provided.  Please let Miss Adriane know if you’ll be able to have your decorated (or not!) car available for this event.

Fall is here, which means: CHEESE BALLS! Once again, PW is selling Wood County Fair BLUE RIBBON Cheese Balls! That’s right; last year the Dried Beef won first place in the savory category, while the Cheddar was the champion of the vegetarian category. If there were more categories to enter, I’m certain our onion and horseradish would have won, too. They’re that good. Get your order in today! You don’t want to miss them this holiday season!

            Once again we’re offering horseradish, dried beef, onion, and cheddar

r in full size and the sampler packs. And, all packs are just $7 each.

            SPREAD the word and begin taking orders now through November 4. To place an order, simply 

scan the QR Code to access the electronic order form. Then, bring your mixers and roll up your sleeves to help assemble from 6-8:30pm on Thursday, November 8 and/or Saturday, November 10 from 9am until all the orders are filled. Contact Heather Jordan

 ( OR call/text to (330)734-8917 if you’d like more information.


 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!



Monday—Office Closed

Tuesday—9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday—8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday—9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday—9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Office is Closed for lunch from 12:30-1:30)

Deadline for weekly bulletin announcements and material to be emailed to church office is every Wednesday at 12 Noon. (unless noted differently in bulletins)

Deadline for monthly newsletter announcements and material to be emailed to the church office is the 4th Tuesday of each month at Noon. (unless noted differently in bulletins and by email) 

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.; 8:30- 3:30 Weds; 9-1 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