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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Updates

 

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.

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We Meet Continues through the Summer! –  We will gather on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m.. Also meeting that evening will be the Deacons . Please indicate that you will be attending this week by writing a “W” next to your name in the Friendship Pad if you attend church on Sunday or email the church office bgpresb@wcnet.org if you plan on attending.  This will aid our cooks in preparing the correct amount of food.

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Men’s Group will meet on Saturday, July 21st at 9 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall Lauren Rex will be sharing with the entire group about her recent trip to Iceland and its many fascinating fact.  You won’t want to miss either of these gatherings! 

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Migrant Camp Visit – The church visit to the Bloomdale Migrant Camp is on July 22 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. We will load the trucks and vans following the church service on Sunday, July 22 at 11:30 a.m.  We will be meeting in the church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. to leave for the camp. We invite church and community members to plan to attend the annual event that is so mutually uplifting. This visit is our opportunity to get to know and give thanks to the migrants from Guatemala, Mexico, and other Latin American countries for harvesting the food that lands on our tables. We are collecting the following items for the migrants through the Deacons’ Shop:

Working clothes: jeans, tennis shoes, socks, long-sleeved shirts

Silverware and household items

Bed sheets and linens (do not need blankets during the summer); Towels

Toys for children and babies (last year the workers were interested in such items & clothes for the children that were in Guatemala) 

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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.

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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 www.kroger.com, 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 kroger.com. 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
Email: bgpresb@wcnet.org    Website:www.firstpresbyterianbg.org

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