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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The city has begun giving parking tickets for parking in the wrong direction on SW 1st Avenue (the street behind the church)  Vehicles must park facing west on the north side of the street. 

NOTE:  If you park according to these regulations, you will have to turn around to exit as the alley is one way going north.  SW 1st Avenue is a two way street with no outlet on the west end - a dead end street.










Sunday, October 5, 2014
World Communion Sunday

                                                           Glorify God
The sermon title is Psalms for Life: Faith and the Scripture reference is Psalm 27. The Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in Iona Chapel or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Communion will be served at both services. Nursery care is available from 9:15-noon for families attending worship. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30.

If you are unable to join us, please listen on-the-air on WDVH 980 AM. We are broadcast live from 11 a.m. to noon every Sunday. The broadcast can also be accessed live from our website www.1stpc.org, click on “To listen live stream, click here.”

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.

Sunday, October 5, 2014 will be the final radio broadcast of our Sunday morning worship service. In light of changing technologies, the church has elected to broadcast our worship service over the internet, called live streaming. This can be accessed on the internet by going to our website, www.1stpc.org and clicking on the appropriate link

Copies of the service on CD are available to purchase for $2 ($4 if you want them mailed to you.) Please contact the church office, 378-1527, if you would like to have CDs made.

                                               Make Disciples
Sacred Rhythms Sunday School Class: Beginning Sunday, October 5, Dr. Shettler will facilitate the class in Sacred Rhythms for six weeks in room 201 at 9:30 a.m. This is the second offering of this class series and is an opportunity for us to focus on our own spiritual formation. The book and workbook are available in the church office during the week and will be available at the class for $20.

J.J. Finley Church Picnic: (1912 NW 5th Avenue•32603) It is time for our annual church-wide picnic at J.J. Finley. We gather at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, on the basketball court at the playground west of the school. This event is open to all ages. Bring a side dish, salad, dessert, or a beverage and your lawn chair. Hamburgers and hot dogs (and a few vegetarian burgers) will be provided. After supper, we will have a game of kickball until 7 p.m. RSVP to Vicki Sumner any time at children@1stpc.org or to the church office.

Concert: On Sunday, October 19 at 4 p.m. faculty members from the University of Florida School of Music will present an Organ Plus concert. Included on the program will be Fantasia in g by J. Krebs, Leslie Odom oboe; Fantasy on “Slane” L. Larsen,Kristen Stoner, flute; Abendlied und Gigue, J. Rheinberger, Janna Lower, violin and Speculum Vitae, F. Peeters, Lindsey Neumann, soprano. The offering will benefit the Choral Scholarship fund.

                                             Meet Human Needs
Gainesville Community Ministry is at a critical need of food and financial resources. At this time, they are in desperate need of all types of nonperishable foods. Please check the Publix Buy One Get One special this week. When shopping the BOGO at Publix, you can use 2 coupons even though you are only paying for one item. Thank you to all who have helped to Meet Human Needs. Please remember that the need is great year round.

PARKING! 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. Using these alternate parking spaces first will leave our parking lot available for guests. Vehicles must park facing west on the north side of the SW 1st Avenue (the street behind the church) or you will be ticketed by the city.

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