Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Iona Chapel

10:55 a.m. Sanctuary

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

300 SW Second Avenue Gainesville, Florida  


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Celebrations of Advent and
Christmas, 2014

Tuesday, December 16
Advent Organ Concert
12:15 p.m. Sanctuary
Hyun Ji Son, Jason Joseph
and Mark Coffey

Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Worship at 8:30 a.m.
The First Advent: Proclamation
Luke 2:8-20
Worship at 10:55 a.m.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Service
Christ Is Born, Alleluia!
5:30 p.m. Pre-service music
6 p.m. Carols, Candlelight and
Holy Communion

The First Christmas Present
Isaiah 12:1-6
The service will conclude with
the congregation exiting into the night
by candlelight.

The December 14 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and the Christmas Eve Service will be available as live audio webcast at www.1stpc.org/index.html live during the services.

Sunday, December 28
First Sunday after Christmas Day
Worship 8:30 and 10:55 a.m.
The Day After Christmas
Luke 2:8-20

Nursery available at all
10:55 a.m. and both evening services



Live Online Service

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

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Sunday, December 14,  2014

Third Sunday of Advent

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 5 p.m.


Glorify God

The sermon title is The First Advent: People and the Scripture reference is Isaiah 40:11 and Luke 2:8-20.  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 all ages begins at 9:30.


A live streaming 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.


At 5 p.m. (Pre-service music begins at 4:30) the choirs and congregation will celebrate the Advent season with a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.  Come to sing and hear lessons and carols for Advent and Christmas showing the development of the loving purposes of God as seen through the windows and words of Scripture.  The meditation by Dr. Robert Shettler is entitled The First Advent:  Proclamation and the Scripture reference is Luke 2:8-20.  Nursery care is available.


Make Disciples


Meet Human Needs

Gainesville Community Ministry are at a critical need of food and financial resources.  At this time, they are in desperate need of all types of nonperishable foods.  Please check the Publix Buy One Get One special this week.  When shopping the BOGO at Publix, you can use 2 coupons even though you are only paying for one item.  Thank you to all who have helped to Meet Human Needs.  Please remember that the need is great year round.


PARKING! Free parking is available in our big lot, in the grass lot just to the east of the big lot and behind the Salon Syx building to the west of our lot.  Using these alternate parking spaces first will leave our parking lot available for guests.  Vehicles must park facing west on the north side of the SW 1st Avenue (the street behind the church) or you will be ticketed by the city.

PARKING FOR THE DECEMBER 14 AND DECEMBER 24 EVENING SERVICES.  The paved lot behind Salon Syx at the corner of SW 2nd Avenue and SW 5th Street is available for parking.  The first floor parking in the Continuum garage just west of the Bellsouth building will provide 28 parking spots on the bottom level, accessed from 2nd Avenue, from 4-7 p.m. on December 14 and 4-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  The small grass lot just east of our parking lot is available. It is not necessary to have a decal for any of these spaces. Please use these auxilliary spaces first and leave the more obvious parking for our visitors.


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