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.

Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  Sunday Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Youth Group Pool Party! All students 7th grade and up are invited to come have some summer fun at the home of Karla & Mike Geyman’s (1345 Sheffield Dr., BG) is TODAY from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Bring your suit and towel and we’ll bring the snacks!  Please let Miss Adriane (419/494-1343) know if you will be attending so the proper arrangements can be made.

The four musicians in town who have the privilege of playing pipe organs on Sunday mornings are pleased to announce a second summer hymn sing series titled, "Join in Glad Adoration." Each one-hour event is scheduled for a Sunday afternoon at 5:00 as follows:
  •             July 26 at First Presbyterian Church
  •             August 2 at First United Methodist Church
  •             August 9 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church
An ice cream social or a time of fellowship with other refreshments will follow each hymn sing and will conclude in time for participants to also enjoy concerts at City Park.

The church’s “Operation Back-to-School” project starts on Sunday, August 2nd.  This is a project in which we collect a list of school supplies for the teachers at our local primary schools here in BG.  Many teachers spend money out of their own pocket to help students acquire the necessary supplies. We would like to help alleviate some of that burden.  A list of supplies that will be collected has just been mailed out in the July/August issue of the Crier.  It can also be found on the webpage and on the Facebook page.  Collections boxes will be placed in the office lobby and the narthex starting Sunday, August 2nd.  Thank you for your continued support of this project.  [for a list of the supplies that we are collecting click here]

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! On Friday, August 7th, our church is on call to serve dinner at Martha’s Kitchen (which is held at First United Methodist Church, Wooster St., BG). This is a week earlier than normal.  We need volunteers for various jobs that need to be job in order to make this happen. The Mission Committee is looking for those who are interested in helping (maybe a young family or two, a single person, etc.) Please see or call Eniko Szentkiralyi 419/352-1726 to help with Martha’s Kitchen. Thank you for helping those who need our help the most and you never know, your smile may be the best thing someone sees all day!:)
Annual old-fashioned rummage sale! You know those over-stuffed drawers and closets at home? Well, there’s an “app” for that! It’s our all-hands-on-board rummage sale offering all kinds of household and recreational goods for purchase.  Money raised will support various church programs and mission projects – good outcomes. The key to a successful sale are good helpers and good merchandise, and you can be a part of this!
  • Weds. Aug. 19th 7 pm – Help Set-up tables in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Thurs., Aug. 20th 9-11 am and 4-6 pm – Bring sale items into the Fellowship Hall. During the school day, the Alternative School students will lend a hand. Anyone is welcome to donate clean, useable things. [Please take all clothing items to the Deacons’ Shop.]
  • Fri. Aug. 21 – Sort and arrange sale items.
  • Sat. Aug. 22 – 9 am until 3 pm – SALE!
    • 3 pm until? -  Pack up unsold/unclaimed items for delivery to Goodwill on Monday.
Please start saving plastic and paper bags for our customers’ purchases.
All kinds of help is needed: publicity [lots of ideas sought], donation of sales items, organization of sales tables, welcome, cashier, clean-up, delivery to Goodwill…and more! It’ll be the Tractor Pull weekend, which always brings in new visitors to our sale. Come help and have some FUN!
Let Marcy St. John know how you’d like to help [] or 419/352-8715] or leave your name and phone # with Tammy in the church office.

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.

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
Closed for Lunch-Tues.-Thurs. 12:30-1:30 pm
Church Phone: 419/352-5176;  Church Fax: 419/352-8808

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