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.

Clean FireOne Day Vacation Bible School – The theme is “Fire in the Bible – On Wednesday, July 1st, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. we will host our Bible school program. We will explore stories of FIRE in the Bible – including Moses and the Burning Bush; Shadrach, Meshack & Abednego in the burning furnace; the Holy Spirit raining fire down on the disciples and many more! Help Wanted - youth and adults to lead the children to each activity and help the teachers. 
Then at the end of the day we invite all of you to come to Presby Park for a wiener roast!  RSVP’s are needed - please call the church office (352-5176) or email (

The church’s annual outdoor worship service and potluck picnic on Sunday, July 5.  The outdoor service and picnic will be held in Presbyterian Park, across Grove St. behind the church. A main dish (grilled meats) will be provided by the Hospitality Committee. Side dishes and salads appropriate for a picnic are needed from the congregation as well as munchies and desserts. Also, congregational helpers are needed for set-up, food serving, kids’ activities, and clean-up, as well as providing “easy-up” sun shelters and lawn chairs.

The Mission Committee is organizing the 2nd annual outing to a local migrant work camp. This year’s event will occur on Sunday, July 12 from 5 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  We will meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. to caravan to a camp either in Rudolph or Bloomdale. All ages are welcome to attend. We will share a pizza dinner and play games outside.  We are seeking donations of the following items: Clothing (jeans, long sleeve shirts, tennis shoes); Household items (cooking pans, dining sets, and silverware); Food (rice, beans, flour, and tomato cans). These items may be brought to the church and placed in the designated box outside the church office. For questions contact Bob Vincent ( or Kristen Williams (

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 19 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
  •             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.
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

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.