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.

  Sunday Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
" No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” - John 15:13  
Presbyterian Women:  Travel to Alaska at the BG’s Presbyterian Women’s Fall Gathering on Sunday, October 9 following the worship service. Michael Penrod will regale us regarding his recent Alaska trip. A brief business meeting will take place to approve the budget (which is posted on the PW bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall) and elect officers. Babysitting and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Tammy at the church office by Oct. 4 and let her know if you will need the babysitting service.
            We walk because we want to end hunger – one step at a time. Find some sponsors and even if you don’t have any sponsors, walk just to show your support. Join your friends and neighbors walking to help fight hunger and poverty both locally and globally.
            The CROP Walk takes place on Sunday, October 23rd at 1 p.m. at BG City Park, Kiwanis Shelter.  25% of the money raised will stay locally for BG’s Christian Food Pantry. There will be pizza, live music, and activities for everyone!  Sign-up or pick-up the information in the Fellowship Hall on TODAY or anytime in the church office during the week.
            Questions – contact Linda Myers at 419/352-8053 or

Outdoor Movie Night - Please join us on Friday, October 7 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 donated to the Food Pantry.

Calling all youth! We'll meet at pastor Mary Jane and Gary's for supper and discussion on Sunday, October 9 from 4:00-6:00 pm.  Please plan to attend this awesome gathering and share some great food, fellowship and discussion.  RSVPs are needed by Friday, October 7.

           At General Assembly, the two of us learned of a national network of “Earth Care” churches, who have committed to better stewardship of our world and environment through their church practices.   They have produced great resources and guides to assist churches and church members in this area.  Our church already takes these issues seriously – we’ve just completed an “energy audit” which is showing us how to use less energy to run our church.
We know this is a deep matter of the heart for some of you, and we’re interested in gathering a “green team” to help our church move forward.  If you sense a calling to be part of an FPC Green Team, please email or call either of us.  Revs. Gary and Mary Jane


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. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your chosen organization every time you shop and use your Plus Card! There's never any cost to the shopper - Kroger makes a donation the church when you shop and use your Kroger Plus Card.   Imagine if more of us registered! Even if you think you’ve registered, please double check, as the number of families is lower than previously. Would your family like to help the church? It's simple and easy.

 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 email the church office 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.