Worship Opportunities

Sunday Services:

8:30 a.m. Iona Chapel

10:55 a.m. Sanctuary

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










Live Online Service

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

To hear a replay of this or other services click here

Sunday, October 19,  2014


Glorify God

The sermon title is Psalms for Life:  Assurance and the Scripture reference is Psalm 91.  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.


Our worship service is available on 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.


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.


Presbyterian Women will have their Thank Offering Luncheon on Sunday, October 19th following the 11 o'clock service. Dennis Reid, regional representative for Thornwell Home for Children, will be our guest speaker. All women are invited and may bring a guest. Reservations are required by Thursday, October 16th. Please RSVP to Beth Wood at Beth.6302@yahoo.com or call her in the evenings after 7:00 p.m. at 337-9687. We hope you will attend.


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 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