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 32601


Online Contributions:

The Budget and Finance Committee has 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.

Use this link to make online contributions:

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.



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Youth Sunday: Believe

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
Souper Bowl Sunday

The sermon title is Via Dolorosa Part Three: Jesus Words to Women and the Scripture reference is Luke 23:26-31. The Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Communion will be served at both services. Nursery care is available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for families attending worship.

Live streaming audio of our worship service is available on our website www.1stpc.org; click the play button under Live Online Service. If you are unable to join us Sunday morning, we invite you to visit our media archive on our website. Here you may watch or listen to this or other services at your convenience. Audio replay is usually available that evening with HD video normally accessible by Monday evening.

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.

Dr. Shettler is leading a new Sunday School class and explore several aspects of spiritual formation and spiritual growth, including: desire, silence/solitude, prayer, sacred reading, body and soul, self-examination, discernment for the sake of others, and the “Rule of Life.” The class will meet through March 13, 2016.

Souper Bowl of Caring: Join us next Sunday, February 7 for lunch. With over 20 different varieties of soup to sample you can try one or five! Donations for Gainesville Community Ministries will be gladly accepted by our youth in large soup pots as you leave the church. We hope you will help us help those who minister to the homeless and hungry. No reservation is needed.

Wednesday, February 10th is Ash Wednesday. Our Ash Wednesday service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. The service will be led by the staff, confirmations class, and the Cherub and Junior choirs. We will worship through Word, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and the Imposition of Ashes.

Church Cookbook: The Montreat Committee is very excited to prepare for our second Church Cookbook. Please choose your favorite recipes to share with your church family. Our categories include Appetizers, Beverages, Soups and Salads, Vegetables, Main Dishes, Breads and Rolls, Desserts, Slow Cooker and Miscellaneous. Return completed forms to a designated box, “Church Cookbook Recipes,” located in Gordon Hall on the long coffee service table. You may also return recipes by email to Joan Penland (jepenland@aol.com) or Susan Roland (slr3235@gmail.com). Deadline is February 20.

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. Free parking is also available with a parking pass from the city. A pass and a map of the available spaces is available at the church office. Using these alternate parking spaces first will leave our parking lot available for guests.


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