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.










The leadership of First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville has prayerfully sought God's guidance as they have considered the future expansion and ministry needs of the church.  Prayerful and thoughtful times of discernment have been dedicated to identifying and prioritizing needs as they relate to the church’s mission and needed growth.

Your input will assist Generis in advising your leaders as we consider your insights, thoughts and opinions. Let us all enter into a season of prayer during this significant time in the life of our church.

As part of our generosity assessment with the Rev. Dr. Tom Melzoni and his firm, Generis, we invite you to participate in this survey.  This is your opportunity to make your voice heard regarding the church and the Capital Campaign Fund.   It should take less than 5 minutes to complete.


Sunday, September 21,  2014


Glorify God

The sermon title is Psalms for Life:  Why? and the Scripture reference is Psalm 22.  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.  The Gordon Hoover Adult Sunday School class begins at 9:30 in Room 115.


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.


To our WDVH radio broadcast listeners,


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


To Listen Live Stream, click here
   (when available, Sundays at 11 a.m.)


Copies of the service on CD are available to purchase for $2 ($4 if you want them mailed to you.)  Please contact Vicki Sumner at the church office, 378-1527, if you would like to have CDs made.  We no longer copy onto cassette tapes.  If you now receive the bulletin by mail, you will continue to receive it.


Also, please be reminded of our television ministry each Sunday at 9 a.m. on Cox Channel 11.  This broadcast is a one week delay.


Make Disciples


Meet Human Needs

Gainesville Community Ministry are 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. street. 



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