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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Advent Reflections Devotional: The seasons of the church year are meant to teach us essential truths of the spiritual life.  The seasons offer us information about the spiritual life and also the opportunity to practice some of the key disciplines of our Christian faith and to do so in community.  The Advent season marks the beginning of the church year.  We offer Advent Reflections: Revive, Restore, Reveal  by Ruth Haley Barton as our Advent devotional this year.  They are available after worship in Gordon Hall or in the church office for $4 per copy.




Live Online Service

(when available, Sundays at 10:55 a.m.)

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Glorify God

The sermon title is Psalms for Life:  Who is God? and the Scripture reference is Psalm 139.  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. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30.


A live streaming 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.


Make Disciples

Sacred Rhythms Sunday School Class: Dr. Shettler will facilitate the class in Sacred Rhythms in room 201 at 9:30 a.m. through November 9.  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.


Veterans Day Concert: This afternoon at 4 p.m. Gainesville Community Band directed by R. Gary Langford, will present a Veterans Day concert in the sanctuary.  Included on this program are patriotic songs Sabre and Spurs, John Philip Sousa; The Blue and The Grey, Clare Grundman; Gettysburg, Arr. John Moss; American Salute, Arr. Douglas Wagner;  Unknown Soldier, James D. Ployhar and Hymn to the Fallen, John Williams.  The concert is a benefit for Gainesville Community Ministry. This is a downtown ministry supported by churches to help the needy in our community. Not only are non-perishable foods given to the hungry, but there are other services including dental care, assistance with utility disconnects, GED classes, Job Search Program, and career counseling. 


Advent Workshop on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30 in Gordon Hall.  Please join us for breakfast, fellowship and assorted crafts for all ages. We hope to see you there!


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.


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