Hospitality Ministries

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green! There is no better way to make people feel welcome than through good food and warm fellowship. The Hospitality Ministry Team seeks to show God’s love in tangible ways at First Presbyterian, and to encourage our church family and friends to do the same in the places where they live and work.

Food and Fellowship

Coffee is served from 11:00-11:25 AM, in between the Sunday morning service and Sunday school. Please feel free to be our guest, say hello, and explore ministry and connecting opportunities in our Fellowship Hall, downstairs from the sanctuary.

At First Presbyterian, we delight in breaking bread together as a community. Please join us for delicious home cooked meals Wednesday nights from September to May served in our Fellowship Hall. Our Wednesday night dinners give us the chance to meet new people, build relationships, and serve each other around the table.

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Monday Books @2B – .The book group has finished “The Secret Chord”, by Geraldine Brooks and will next turn to “The Bible: a Biography”, by Karen Armstrong, on April 3rd. We also cleaned the church library [our adopted room in the Trustees’ lineup] and then had lunch downtown. We meet on Mondays at 2pm at Grounds for Thought. If you’d like to take part or need more information, contact Marcy St.John [mestjohn@yahoo.com -or- 419.352.8715].

Beers, Buds, & Bravado Group (BBB) will not meet in April due to the meeting night falling on Maundy Thursday. We will meet in May at Doc’s in Tontogany. More info in next month’s newsletter.

The Men’s Group will meet on Saturday, April 22nd in the Green Lounge at 9 a.m. Charlie Jones will be our speaker and will share with us some of his interesting and inspiring life experiences.

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The Ministerial Association of Bowling Green of which we are a part offers a simple lunch and meditation at noon on Wednesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N Summit St.. These are intrusive—we all usually have some plan for Wednesday noon—but wonderful, and help us get on the road with the Lord. This year’s theme is “Loving Our Neighbors

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Seder Meal – April 12

Our congregation will gather for a “Seder Meal” at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12th. This is a potluck fellowship/worship meal based on the tradition of the Jewish Passover. In our Christian version we will conclude with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. We will explore the roots of the sacrament, recalling the Passover meal Jesus was celebrating the night before his death. This will be very child friendly; in fact we will need children as active participants. Sign-up sheets will be available on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall.

Maundy Thursday – April 13

We’ll hold this special service in our chapel, which is the perfect setting for it. It will be an opportunity to slow down, reach deep inside and recall the original Last Supper and the events that followed. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday – April 14

The community Good Friday event this year will be a Sacred Music Concert held at First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. The Bowling Green Choral Society will offer “St. John’s Passion,” a major work by Johanne Sabastian Bach. Seating will fill quickly so plan to be prompt.

More on Good Friday—Please plan to take some time and explore Holy Week with the Good Friday prayer stations that will be available in our sanctuary and chapel.  They will be available from 9:00 am through 9:00 pm.

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We Meet – If you come to church on Wednesdays, you’ll notice good smells drifting from the kitchen.  Join us on Wednesday nights for dinner at 6:00 p.m., prepared by various members of our church family.  The young at heart and youth get in on the action too, by not only helping prepare and clean up dinner but by making cards for members of the church family.  The youth and some adults 🙂 look forward to making cards and sending them and the adults enjoy receiving them and sometimes responding with a special note.  There’s always a need for more cards, so plan to join us!

Handbells – Ring-a-ling!  COME BE A PART IN OUR NEW AGAIN handbell choir!  Join Josh on Thursday evenings at 6:15 p.m. to rehearse and prepare to play during worship.  The handbell choir had been on hiatus and we’re glad to have them in use again.  Adults and supervised children are welcome to be part of the choir and make a joyful noise!  Ask Josh for details on how you can be involved.