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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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.)

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday


The sermon title is Liminal Space:  His Tears and the Scripture reference is Luke 19:28-44. 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.


Devotion GuideWeek Four, March  22-29 The focus of our prayers this week is our response to God our Creator, His command that we love one another, and our desire to know His will. These passages from scripture may assist you to know your response.

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.” Colossians 2: 6-7 “As you therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” Isaiah 6:8 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’  Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’” Reflect on God’s blessings in your life and ask to be filled with the Spirit to know and do His will. 

Listen to the Lord for specific steps you are to take. Now commit your day to the Lord.  As we pray the prayer chosen for the capital campaign this week, let our focus be finding our response to God our creator, His commandment to love one another, and our desire to know His will.

Almighty God,Together, You have called us to be the body of Christ.  In Faith, we trust in You with all our hearts, acknowledge you in all our endeavors, with confidence that You will direct our paths.  For Tomorrow, we commit this capital campaign to You. Our prayer is that through the dedication of our resources, you would be glorified.

In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.



Dr. Robert Shettler, Pastor


Glorify God, Make Disciples of Jesus Christ 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 352-378-1527

Veritas Forum held February 19 and 20, 2015

Here are the links to the streaming for each night of veritas:

Thursday: http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/b4abf11f0b03410797571e87b6be53da1d

Friday:  http://mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/0c3b57f5d3554e4ebe2d7389119289c41d