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.
On Sunday, October 4th, we will receive the Peacemaking Offering –- The Peacemaking Offering supports the peacemaking efforts of the church at every governing body level and provides an opportunity to witness to God's gift of peace in the world. Gifts given to the Peacemaking Offering through a congregation are divided in the following manner - twenty-five percent retained by congregations for support of their own peacemaking ministry; 25 percent used to support presbytery and synod peacemaking efforts; and 50 percent forwarded to the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Mission Agency so that it can continue to provide assistance and resources for congregations and other bodies of the PC(USA). Online gifts to the Peacemaking Offering are used on the General Assembly level. This year, our portion (25%) will go to support La Conexion de Wood County, the Lantino advocacy group with which our church is a partner. We provide space for their English is a Second Language classes and their large group meetings. They recently served as guides and translators when our church visited a nearby migrant camp with clothes, pizza and support.
Parents of students in Middle School and High School are invited to join the Christian Education Team on Sunday, October 4th, right after worship for a planning meeting. We'll be looking at the calendar to plan some events and discuss what direction the youth group should take. Please plan to be there! :)
Next Sunday, October 11, following the worship service is the Mission Fundraiser Dinner. Please come and enjoy a salad, pasta, and bread while supporting our local mission project, Wood County Habitat for Humanity. We are still seeking volunteers to help with preparations for the dinner. We need help with set up during service and/or clean up after dinner. Please contact Kristen Williams (765/717-8355) or Toni Walk (765/749-1911) if you are willing to help.
“We Meet” is in full swing! 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. The evening starts at 6 p.m. each week the meal. Following the meal there will be Children’s Choir with Mr. Josh. Please indicate by email the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you will be attending.
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.
SUPREME COURT CASE LITIGANT IN BG
Jim Obergefell's court case, Obergefell v. Hodges, was the landmark marriage equality case based in part on the status of Obergefell's relationship with longtime partner John Arthur. The couple filed suit in July 2013 when Ohio refused to recognize their Maryland marriage license issued a week earlier. Arthur died three months later from Lou Gehrig's disease. The battle continued, ultimately working its way to the Supreme Court. On June 26, 2015, the high court sided with Obergefell in a 5-4 ruling stating that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples throughout the United States.
Join this self-proclaimed accidental activist on the campus of Bowling Green State University on October 7, 2015. Hear in Jim's own words about his journey with John and their fight that resulted in civil rights and equality for over 200 million Americans. He will speak in the Bowen Thompson Ballroom. There is no charge but reservations are required at http://www.bgsu.edu/MeetJimO
Outdoor Movie Night
Please join us on Friday, October 9 for an outdoor movie! This is a family friendly event and will take place at dusk. Bring your blanket, chair and a snack and enjoy a fun time outdoors. Everyone is invited, so please bring your friends! Admission: one travel sized toiletry item per person. These items will be collected and used in our church's health fair.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: email@example.com Website:www.bgpresb.org
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