Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Iona Chapel

10:55 a.m. Sanctuary

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Future Sermons
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First Presbyterian Church

300 SW Second Avenue Gainesville, Florida  


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Online Contributions: The Budget and Finance Committee has just approved a quick, easy and secure way to make contributions to the church electronically.  The Pushpay program enables you to make contributions from your bank account, Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit card or debit card in as little as 10 seconds.  You  download the Pushpay app onto your smartphone, tablet, enter some information (one time to register) and you can then use your smartphone, tablet or computer for gifts to the church for general budget offering, capital campaign or “other” which would include any other donations, such as special offerings, fundraisers, etc.  You may make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring gift. 


Us this link to make online contributions    https://pushpay.com/pay/1stpchurch


The church pays a 2% fee on all donations.  To offset this you may choose to add 2% to your donation.  As always, your contribution information is secure and only available to the Business Manager.  Thank you in advance for your financial support to the First Presbyterian Church.




Live Online Service

(when available, Sundays at 10:55 a.m.)

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Souper Bowl Luncheon

The sermon title is Unity and the Scripture reference is Philippians 2:1-11. The Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in Iona Chapel with Communion or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Nursery care is available from 9:15-noon for families attending worship. Sunday School for children and adults begins at 9:30.

A live streaming audio of our worship service is available on our website www.1stpc.org, Click the play button under “Live Online Service” to hear the service. You may listen to a replay of recent services by following the appropriate link on the home page.

The television broadcast of our worship service will be on a one week delay each Sunday from 9-10 a.m. on WMYG Cox Channel 11, part of the GTN family of affiliates.

New Member Orientation If you are interested in learning more about the mission and programs of FPC, becoming a Christian or joining the church, come to the New Member Orientation with Dr. Bob. The first session was held on January 25 and the second session will be Sunday, February 1, at 9:40 a.m. in Iona Chapel. Please welcome our new members at the Souper Bowl luncheon after the 10:55 a.m. worship service this Sunday. We hope that you will join us in welcoming our new members.

Souper Bowl of Caring: Youth Connection is counting on you to join us Sunday, February 1 on Super Bowl Sunday for lunch. Over 20 different varieties of soup will be served. You are welcome to try one or five. We will serve for as long as there is soup in the pot. Donations for a Gainesville Community Ministries will be gladly accepted. If you can not stay for lunch, our youth will be collecting donations in a large soup pot at the door as you leave the church. We hope you will help us to help those who minister to the homeless and hungry. This is a nationwide event and has raised millions in the past few years. Please join us for lunch: you will not be disappointed. No reservation is needed.

Keeter Lectures February 7 and 8, 2015: Dr. Ruth Haley Barton is an award-winning author, sought-after teacher and conference speaker.  Ruth will be the speaker for our 2015 Keeter Lectures.  On Saturday, February 7 from 8:30-noon she will lead two lectures on Silence and Solitude.  Sunday, February 8, Ruth will lead our Christian Education hour in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. speaking on Sacred Rhythms.  Then she will preach at the 10:55 a.m. worship service regarding Life Together in Christ:  Experiencing Transformation in Community.


Dr. Robert Shettler, Pastor

Glorify God, Make Disciples and Meet Human Needs.
Acts 16:5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

First Presbyterian Church   300 SW Second Avenue Gainesville, Florida