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.



Advent Workshop - Join us on Wednesday, December 3rd after We Meet dinner to celebrate the first week of Advent!  This event is for inter-generational involvement. There will be prayer stations to participate in and a selection of crafts to celebrate the season.  Everything will be geared for all levels of participation: young to old, crafty to not-so-crafty.  It's a special time to spend with your church family.  Hope to see you there!
 
Christmas Vacation Bible School (VBS) - Our tradition will continue this year,  Christmas VBS will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m..  We'll gather children of all ages for music, crafts, games and story time, all centered on The Christmas Story.  It will be a great time for our youth and their friends to explore the story of Jesus.  Please RSVP to the church office (419/352-5176) by December 1 so we will have enough supplies and lunch for everyone.  Adult/older student helpers are required, so please consider spending the day with us!

The Deacons’ Mitten TreeThe Deacons are placing a tree in the Narthex the Friday after Thanksgiving for everyone to decorate with new or handmade mittens, hats, earmuffs, and scarves. Please include sizes of babies through adults, and let’s see lots and lots of color on the tree! We will leave the tree up for donations through December so all you knitters and crocheters will have time to make some special items. All of the items donated will be given out at the Deacons’ Shop.


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/