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.
 

It’s time for “We Meet” to begin!  We invite one and all to join us on Wednesday evenings as we grow in God’s love and fellowship. We meet is our weekly fellowship meal for the whole congregation. This week, August 26th, we will start with “Meet Me!” notes that will be sent to their special pal in assisted living. Each week, we’ll have card kits available to make prior (and during) We Meet and be sent to their Pen Pal. This will be a great way for us to reach out to our friends and to help the students learn how their special efforts make a difference in the church mission. The schedule for the evening will be as follows:
            6:00 p.m.         We Meet Dinner
            6:45ish             Children’s Choir with Mr. Josh – we have some great plans for our children’s music program this year.



Campus Fest – The church has again reserved booth space at Campus Fest 2015 on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at BGSU on the Union Mall. Campus Fest is an organization open house where BGSU and community organizations set-up display tables to distribute information about their programs, answer questions from students and staff, and encourage participation in their activities and programs. We will need volunteers to help set-up and staff our booth/table. Set-up will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, 9/3. We will need 2 or 3 shifts of volunteers, about 6-8 people in all. If interested in helping please contact the church office [419/352-5176].
 
Progressive Dinner – Save the date of September 19th for an enjoyable evening with other First Presbyterian Church adults, as we carpool over the roads of Wood County to enjoy a different dinner course at each of several homes. If YOU would like to host one of these courses – with food provided by the “guests” and delivered to your home – please contact Susan Dunn [419/352-1927], Marcia Young [419/351-6367], or the church office. Let’s prove how progressive we Presbyterians are!
 

Presbyterian Women News - SAVE THE DATE - All Women of the Church - It’s time for the annual “Fall into Presbyterian Women” Brunch. It will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. following worship in the Fellowship Hall

Needed: a few good men to help with serving and clean up for the PW Brunch on Sunday, September 28 after church. If you could help on that date please let Tammy know or call Linda Myers at 419-352-2053.

Weekend Meals & Snacks for Students – The Mission Committee will once again be making weekend meals and snacks for the students who attend the Alternative School here in our building. The “work” is simple: pack 7-10 bags of food on Weds. or Thurs. (takes about 20 minutes); check food inventory; pick up food from the BG Food Pantry or a supermarket. That’s it. No meetings. All communication is done via email.  The time commitment is small and the impact is huge. If you are interesting in helping the outreach project contact Libby Allen-Dachik at 419/494-4117 or allenda@bgsu.edu.

Trash Bags – The Deacons Shop is out of trash bags for their clients.   The bags are given to the patrons to place their clothes in when they come in the shop. The large bags with pull tie closures work the best.
 

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 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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