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, April 19, 2015



The sermon title is Generous Living and the sermon Scriptures are Proverbs 11:24-25 and

John 6:1-15. The Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Iona Chapel with Communion or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Nursery care is available from 9:15 a.m. through the end of the 10:55 a.m. worship service.


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.


Together in Faith for Tomorrow: Sunday May 3, 2015 will be First Fruits Sunday, the day we are asking everyone to start their contributions to fulfill your campaign pledge.  Thank you for your ongoing generosity to the Kingdom of God through First Presbyterian Church. As of March 31, we have received 139 pledges totaling $1,317, 961.


New Member Orientation:  If you are interested in learning more about the mission and programs of FPC, becoming a Christian or joining the church, come to the New Member Orientation with Dr. Bob and Pastor Larry in Iona Chapel.  The second session will be Sunday, April 19 at 9:40 a.m. in Iona Chapel.  A reception to welcome our new members will be held after the 10:55 a.m. worship service.  We hope that you will join us in welcoming our new members.


PARKING UPDATE! 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 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