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.


Adult Education Offering - January 25 and February 1 
“Becoming an Informed Member of a More Light Church”
  What DOES the Bible say and what does it NOT say about homosexuality and marriage equality?  If you’ve ever found yourself in a discussion on this topic - or even read the news lately - you might have found yourself wishing you had better answers to those questions.   The pastors will lead a class in the Green Lounge which will address these topics.  The “text” for the course is “What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Homosexuality” by Gene Robinson, and copies of this will be available for you.  As a More Light congregation, it is important that our members are well informed as to what the Bible has to say about topics that are increasingly affecting us all.

 
On Saturday, January 31st at 6:00PM the music program here at First Presbyterian will be hosting a "Choral Scholar Cabaret" dinner to support the scholarship funds that provide our Chancel Choir with talented section leaders from the BGSU College of Musical Arts. The meal will be spaghetti and homemade meatballs with salad, and dessert. Throughout the evening the choral scholars will provide entertainment drawing from a variety of genres and styles. A free will offering will be collected and all proceeds will directly support the scholarship fund that supports the careers of the talented young singers serving our church. Please plan to attend this fun evening of music, food, and fellowship! Reservations are requestedbgpresb@wcnet.org or 419/352-5176.

In Search of an iPod Nano!

Our chapel is currently under renovation, thanks to the Memorial Fund.  Members of the Memorial Fund Committee have put much thought and effort into the chapel decor and we thank them for their efforts.
One feature of the chapel in recent years has been the playing of soft music throughout the day.  The entries in the prayer book into the chapel have made us aware of just how often that space is used for meditation and prayer through the week.  Thanks to our Trustees, there is now a permanently mounted speaker system in the chapel.  We are in search of an iPod Nano through which to play music.  Two previous iPods have “disappeared” from the chapel, and the new one will be set up in a more secure location and the music will be piped in from there.  If you have an old iPod that you aren’t using, please consider donating it to the church for this most worthwhile cause.
 
For more information on events and happenings at First Presbyterian Church, please read our current month's Crier newsletter. 
It can be found by clicking on the Newsletter icon on the left.  Then just click on the month you wish to read.:)

 
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.

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

 
If you would like to read from the Bible, but don't have one, go online here:  The Bible contains God's word to us. If you don't believe this, maybe you could read with the idea that it is at least possible the Bible contains God's word.  http://www.biblegateway.com/