First Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green


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.


Bowling Green's Downtown District hosts a special day of Trick or Treat for the city each year.  This year, we are happy to announce that we'll be participating and meeting all the children and their families as they explore downtown BG on Thursday, October 30 from 4:00-6:00 We hope you'll plan to be here to greet families and pass out treats.  Please contact the office (419/352-5176) if you'll be able to help.

Time to get your order in for cheese balls!  Presbyterian Women will be making them on November 11 & 15 and they'll be available for pick up on Sundays November 16 and 23.  Kinds being made are horseradish, dried beef, onion and cheddar.  Price of each remains the same...$6.  Orders from relatives, friends and co-workers are welcome!  Don't forget to order several for yourself and as gifts.  Order forms are on the Presbyterian Women table in the fellowship hall. 


 
Capital Campaign Project - As you can see, we are underway with our stained glass window restoration project.  The windows are being removed a few at a time so they can be dismantled, cleaned, repaired and reassembled.  This project will continue over the course of many months.  The restoration is being performed by Bigelow Glass in Findlay, Ohio.  If you would like more information about the window restoration or the Capital Campaign Fund, please contact the church office.


We are excited to announce new (additional) hours for the First Presbyterian Church Deacons Free Clothing Shop
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In addition to our current hours -- every Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and the Deacons Free Clothing Store  will be open 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. every third Saturday of each month.  The hours will accommodate those who are unable to shop during the week giving everyone in our community access to the clothing they need for themselves and their families.  We encourage everyone to participate by receiving, donating, and recycling gently used clothing. Please come and shop every 3rd Saturday from 9:30 until 11:00.  The shop is located in the education wing of the church. There is an outside entrance with a sign. 126 South Church Street in Bowling Green.

Presenting the 2014 First Presbyterian Directory! Good things are happening everywhere in the life of our church, and a brand new church photo directory will help us learn who all our fellow First Presbyterians are. The 2014 edition will be done in-house, with coordination by the Hospitality Team. Using digital pictures, multiple photo sites, and a flexible schedule, we hope to be able to include virtually all our members, along with the contact information they provide. What we need in order to make this effort a success are some people to help organize and carry out the production process. Contact Marcy St.John [mestjohn@yahoo.com  or  419.352.8715] and volunteer for an enjoyable task!
 
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.
    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 (soprano43402@yahoo.com) or ((419) 575-2416) for assistance. Enroll today! 


 
 

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.bgpresb.org

 
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