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.





Live Online Service

Our next broadcast will be Sunday @ 10:55 a.m.

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Watch our latest video

October 14, 2018


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October 21, 2018


Hebrews Chapter 8


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


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.


Family Promise: This Sunday we begin hosting two families through our partnership with Family Promise. They arrive Sunday night and stay until the morning of November 4. Our efforts assure that homeless parents continue to work and that their children continue to go to school. We still have spots open for Dinner Guests/Evening Hosts and Overnight Hosts, especially in week two. Please contact Andreas VanDenend (a.vandenend@gmail.com), Fred Lundy, or Tammy and Troy Bleeker about signing up for a shift.

Nicaragua Dinner: Sunday, October 21 - Plan now for a pulled pork and bun, creole cabbage salad and macaroni and cheese dinner after church on Sunday. Tables will be set up to eat in or you can take your dinners to go. The suggested donation to benefit the Nicaragua Mission Trip is $7.50. Please order your dinner by calling the church office at 378-1527 or emailing Bev Vloedman at dvloedman@aol.com. 

LOGOS Fall Festival: Celebrate the season with us at the annual LOGOS Fall Festival! Come for LOGOS like usual on Wednesday, October 24 and enjoy special activities beginning at 5:45 p.m. in Gordon Hall: pumpkin decorating, pumpkin golf, a duck pond and more. Don’t miss it! We will still have dinner and families are welcome to join us as always! The cost is $3 per person/$1.50 per preschool aged child. 

Fall Means Sweetie Pies: A Sweetie Pie is a delicious pie lovingly made by volunteers and is a fundraising event for the Montreat Worship and Music Conference. They are made on Friday and Saturday mornings in the church kitchen from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Anyone can help; no experience is necessary. Carol Israel is happy to train you to roll, flute, fill and bake. Community is built over pie dough in the kitchen (ceisrael@cox.net). Enter through the church office on Fridays or through the Mary Gate on Saturdays.

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 10-11 a.m. on WMYG Cox Channel 11.
Part of the GTN family of affiliates.





Rev. 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.