Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Iona Chapel

10:55 a.m. Sanctuary

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Future Sermons
Past Sermons

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.

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.

Use this link to make online contributions:

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

Watch last week's service:

Sermon on the Mount
Transformational Wisdom

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

First Sunday of Advent


Advent Workshop 9:30 a.m.


The sermon title is Mary, the Model of Surrender and the Scripture reference is Luke 1:26-38.  The Rev. Dr. Robert Shettler will be preaching. Please join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel or at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Communion will be served at both services.  Nursery care is available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for families attending worship.


Live streaming audio of our worship service is available on our website www.1stpc.org; click the play button under Live Online Service. If you are unable to join us Sunday morning, we invite you to visit our media archive on our website. Here you may watch or listen to this or other services at your convenience. Audio replay is usually available that evening with HD video normally accessible by Monday evening.


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.


Advent Workshop Join us for the Advent Workshop at 9:30 a.m. on November 29th.  Breakfast, fellowship and assorted crafts for all ages will be available.  The Advent Workshop is free and no reservation is required.  We hope to see you there!


Joygift Breakfast  Our annual Christmas Joy Gift breakfast and pageant will be held next Sunday, December 6.  We serve a full breakfast beginning at 8:45 a.m.  A special Joy Gift offering will be collected to help students at Presbyterian racial ethnic schools and colleges and people who have given their lives to following the church’s call to mission via the Board of Pensions assistance programs.  The children’s Christmas pageant will follow the breakfast.  Please RSVP to Carol Israel at assistant@1stpc.org


Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols  On December 13th the Festival will be presented at 5 p.m., with pre-service music beginning at 4:30 p.m.  On December 20 the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held at the 10:55 worship service.  


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