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.


We Meet - Wednesday, October 1st
The meal this week will be prepared by  Larry & Janet Sorrells.  Join us as we gather for an informal meal and some great fellowship time.  Please help our cooks plan for an appropriate number of meals by writing a “W” next to your name on the Friendship Pad in church on Sundays or email the church office at bgpresb@wcnet.org.  Thank you
 
Craft Time!
  Wednesday, October 1, the glue sticks and scissors will be busy!  Please join us to make some fall decorations and crafts at 4:30 pm at the church.  We'll have some fun and then wrap it up in time to go to We Meet dinner at 6:00.
 
Guitar Class has started!  On Wednesday afternoons we meet up at 5:00 to improve our guitar skills.  Everyone is welcome to participate!  We'll work on chords and a few songs during each session and then head down to We Meet dinner at 6:00.

It’s Time to “step-up” and take the “walk!” The CROP Walk will take place on Sunday, October 12th at the Kiwanis Shelter in Bowling Green City Park. Registration starts at 12:30 pm and the walk starts at 1 pm. This year Bowling Green and some 2,000 cities and town nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks themed, “Ending Hunger One Step At A Time.” 25% of the funds raised here will go to the Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry.  For more information about joining our church’s effort in “the walk” contact Cathy Organ at 419-695-7002 or Janet Sorrells at 419-575-5329.

Sunday School (formerly known at Jr. Worship) - A new and exciting curriculum has come to First Presbyterian Church!  We have chosen the Montessori-style program called "Children and Worship".  Each week we gather in our Sacred Space and learn about God through simple telling of the stories in the Old and New Testaments.  The class ends with a Joyful Feast, during which we share a snack and talk about special things in our lives.  This new program is designed to help the students learn how to worship with each other and build their personal relationship with God.  Feel free to come and see our Sacred Space, located off the chapel.

Friends and Followers
We've kicked off the year with a new Adult Sunday School Class (now called Friends and Followers) by sitting down with Pastor Mary Jane and Pastor Gary to talk about what it means to be "Presbyterian".  A small group gathered in the Green Lounge for a nice question and answer session.  This class will continue, as the calendar allows, through the fall.  The next gathering will be in the Green Lounge, on October 19 following Fellowship time.  Childcare will be provided by our Nursery Attendant, Daryl.

 
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.

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. 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 [mestjohn@yahoo.com  or  419.352.8715] and volunteer for an enjoyable task!
 
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

 
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