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  
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The Salvation Army and United Way in Wood County are teaming up
for the annual Tools for School campaign
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The two nonprofits are working together to collect school supplies for Wood County students in need. Local churches are being asked to collect specific school supplies for the collection drive. Please donate broad and thin-tipped markers, yellow highlighters, tissue boxes and scissors. The donation box can be found in our office lobby. The last Sunday to donate items is July 31st.
 
THIRD HYMN SING SERIES
This summer Bowling Green’s 3rd Hymn Sing series is titled, O God Beyond all Praising”.
Each one-hour event is scheduled for a Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. as follows:
July 31st at First United Methodist Church
August 7th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
 
 
Operation
“BACK TO SCHOOL”
 
As a way to say, “thank you” to our public school teachers in this Bowling Green community, we are gathering supplies for “Teacher Emergency Kits”. These kits would be filled and given to the teachers at our local primary schools along with a note of thanks and encouragement.
 
The particular items that will go into these kits are listed below (written by a teacher). You may wish to purchase these items yourself, or you may prefer to give a monetary donation.
These items are always welcomed by classroom teachers
To replenish student supplies that runs low:
Þ Yellow #2 Sharpened Pencils – Made in the USA, please
Þ Boxes of 24 Crayola Crayons
Þ Large or Small Glue Sticks
Þ Dry Erase Pens (thick or thin, black or blue)
Þ Thick Crayola Markers
Þ Poly/Plastic Folders with and without prongs
Þ Pink/Beveled Erasers
Þ Pencil Cap Erasers
Þ 6x9 Plastic Supply boxes and/or shoebox size plastic boxes with lids
Þ Boxes of Tissues (they use these a lot!)
Þ Canisters of Clorox or Lysol brand cleaning wipes
Þ Small and Large Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
A Collection box is located in the office lobby marked, “Teacher Emergency Kits” 

WE WILL BE DEDICATING THESE KITS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 14th.  We will pray for the teachers who will received them. Whether you choose to participate in this project or not, please join us in the coming weeks as we lift up all our schools in prayer – primary, middle, secondary and university.
 
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Saturday, August 20, from 9am to 3pm] is our one-day church rummage sale—for six hours it’s the best place to shop in BG!
 
You can help in a variety of ways to make this a success:
 
?Bring in items to sell. Drop-off is in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday and Friday [August 18-19]. Be sure your items are clean and usable. Please take clothing donations to the Deacons’ Shop.
?Bring in paper and plastic bags for our customers’ purchases.
? Tell your friends and your social media contacts about our sale.
? Help with the sale on Saturday. We’ll especially need extra hands around 3pm as we box and stow unsold items for pick-up by Goodwill.
 
Come enjoy yourself—as a helper or a shopper or both! Help to raise money for service and mission programs near and far!
 
--the Rummage Sale Team

 

 

 


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 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 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
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/