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.


The four musicians who have the privilege of playing pipe organs in Bowling Green are planning a series of summer hymn sings that they are calling "When in Our Music God Is Glorified."

Each scheduled for 5 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon, the series includes:
· July 27 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church
· August 3 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church
· August 10 at First Presbyterian Church
An ice cream social or a time of fellowship with other light refreshments will follow each event and conclude in time for folks to enjoy the Sunday evening summer concerts at City Park.


Help us support our public school teachers by taking part in Operation Back to School.  Each year, we furnish teachers with necessary supplies that they would otherwise have to purchase themselves to help children who may not be able to purchase or replenish their ow supplies through the school year.  Supplies will be dedicated in worship on August 17.  Here's the list:


Yellow #2 Sharpened Pencils – Made in the USA, please.                                   
Boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons
Large or Small Glue Sticks
Dry Erase Pens (thick or thin, black or blue)
Thick Crayola Markers
Spiral notebooks - 1 subject
Poly/Plastic Folders with and without prongs
Colored Pencils
Pink/Beveled Erasers
Pencil Cap Erasers
6x9 plastic supply boxes and/or shoebox size plastic boxes with lid 

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 following the worship service the Mission Committee will host a Mission Dinner fundraiser, the net of which will go to mission projects that our church will support, especially with missions in which we can increase participation by our church members. The Mission Committee believes that the spiritual enrichment is a two-way street. Please join us on Sunday, August 24th!

We are excited to announce new (additional) hours for the First Presbyterian Church Deacons Free Clothing Shop.  

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 new 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. Target time for distribution is early fall. 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 [  or  419.352.8715] and volunteer for an enjoyable task! Also please look in the June newsletter for information that the church needs from each family.

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, 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 ((419) 575-2416) for assistance. Enroll today! 


Office Hours: Closed-Monday; 9-4 Tues.-Thurs.; 9-3 Friday
Church Phone: 419/352-5176;  Church Fax: 419/352-8808

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