Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Iona Chapel

10:55 a.m. Sanctuary

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Future Sermons
Past Sermons

First Presbyterian Church

300 SW Second Avenue

Gainesville, Florida 32601



Visit the link below for more information about the Mission Week on the campuses of UF and Santa Fe:

If you were unable to attend The Open Forum with Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale on January 25th, you can currently watch a recording of it on the RZIM website:  click here for the video.  Please continue to pray that this evening would have an impact for Christ on the Gainesville community and beyond.

Online Contributions:

The Budget and Finance Committee has approved a quick, easy and secure way to make contributions to the church electronically.





Live Online Service

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

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A "First Presbyterian" App will be available soon to directly play our service.

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Watch our latest video

February 11, 2018
The Power of Story: Reluctant Witness/Unreluctant Witness


Watch the full service >   Watch on YouTube     Sermon Only > Watch on YouTube

February 18, 2018

The Power of Story: The Advocate

John 16:7-14


Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel with Communion or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  The Rev. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Nursery care is available from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for families attending worship.


Road Closure Reminder: The “Five Points of Life” Marathon will be held this Sunday, February 18. Please know that traffic will be restricted from downtown to UF, especially on 2nd Avenue and 6th Street. You will need to adjust your normal travel route and/or time to and from the church. To find out how the race route will impact your drive, visit http://www.fivepointsoflife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/v3_2017-FPOL-Race-Weekend-Map.pdf found on their webpage under “Marathon, Half-Mar­athon and Relay” and “Course Time Limit.”


Lenten Readings: We are recommending two options for you to draw closer to God in the Lenten season. The first comes from the Book of Common Worship. The Daily Lectionary includes morning readings from the Psalms and evening readings from the prophets and the New Testament. To access this list, click here. The second option is the book Day by Day: A 40-Day Journey with the Daily Office. Pete Scazzero, author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, promotes the importance of intentionally stopping to be with God more than once a day. The book is available in the church office for $9.99 or the Kindle version is also $9.99.


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


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.

Free parking is available in our big lot on Second Avenue, in the grass lot just to the east of the big lot, and behind the Salon Syx building to the west of our lot. 


Available by clicking the play button under Live Online Service above.

The worship service is 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. 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.