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

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We Meet! – Please join us on Wednesdays for We Meet dinner at 6:00 p.m.! We will gather on Wednesday, September 26th.  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 correct amount of food.

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ATTENTION ALL PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN:  As required, a copy of the PW budget proposal for 2019 has been posted on the PW bulletin board downstairs.  Please review and be prepared to vote on this matter at the October 7 Fall Gathering.  See you there!!!

Fall is fast approaching, so it’s time to think about the Presbyterian Women’s Fall Luncheon. This year we will do something different and have a brunch! Plan to join us at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 7th. Our program will focus on quilts that have been made in celebration or commemoration. A few of our members will share their quilt stories. We also invite everyone to bring their own special quilt and we will display it during the brunch.  Please RSVP to the church office. We hope to see you there!

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ADULT CLASS ON THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Please join the pastors after worship on Sunday, September 30th for an in-depth look!

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First Friday – Our “First Friday” fellowship dinner will be October 5th at 6 p.m. at LaRoes in Grand Rapids.  Please contact Nettie Rose at 419/262-7889 or nettierose@aol.com by October 2nd to let her know that you plan on attending or with questions. All are welcome to attend!

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BEER & HYMNS! In case you missed the first one in June our next Beer & Hymns Sing will be on Sunday, October 7th at 6 p.m. at Stone’s Throw Tavern here in BG. “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to by happy!” Ben Franklin.  Come one, come all and make a joyful noise!

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The fall gathering of Presbyterian Women in Maumee Valley Presbytery will be held on October 6th at First Presbyterian Church in Clyde.  Registration is at 9:15 with programming beginning at 9:45.  The cost of lunch & programming is $8.  Call Lyn Long (419/352-8019) if you are able to go and we’ll carpool.  Ginny McCook will be telling of her trip to Europe for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation tour. Those who attended the PW celebration in Louisville in August will be telling of their experiences there. Come and share fellowship with women from other churches in our Presbytery!

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PEACEMAKING SUNDAY – Sunday, October 7, we will receive the Presbyterian Peace and Global Witness Offering.  75% of the offering will go to peacemaking projects around the USA and around the world.  The other 25% goes for appropriate purposes decided by the local church.  Our Session has voted to donate this year’s portion to La Conexion, the Latino advocacy group with which we partner so often.  The particular purpose will be to assist in legal costs for local migrant workers and their families who have been or may be detained. 

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CROP WALK! Mark Your Calendars!!  Sunday, October 14th the Bowling Green Area CROP Hunger Walk welcomes both walkers and non-walkers of all ages to this annual event.  THEN make a donation to help work toward ending hunger one step at a time.  25% of the money raised will stay right here in Bowling Green to be divided equally between the Brown Bag Food Project and the Christian Food Pantry.

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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

 (heather.l.h.jordan@gmail.com) OR call/text to (330)734-8917 if you’d like more information.

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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!

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OFFICE HOURS

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 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