Proclaiming the love of Christ in the heart of Hastings since 1873

Thank you for visiting our website!

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship. If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest. When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

Our Mission

To glorify God as we share the hope, joy, and promise we are given through Jesus Christ. We believe that God is calling first Presbyterian Church to be a growing spiritual community in Central Nebraska by:

  • Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in worship, prayer, education, fellowship, and service; honoring the Presbyterian tradition while seeking new and creative ways to spread the good news

  • Inspiring and renewing people of faith for their individual service and leadership in the church and community

  • Teaching biblical truths that equip people of all ages and diverse circumstances for life in the world

  • Nurturing the spiritual friendships and fellowships that bind people and generations together

  • Reaching out to our community, nation, and world as a continuation of Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth.

Church Calendar


Boy Scouts Troop 200 Christmas Wreaths and More

WREATHS! - The troop is selling Christmas wreaths, cheerful bows and evergreen ornaments.  Perfect for gifts, festive decoration for your business or organization or to just to hang one on your door.  They can be delivered to you or you can have them shipped to...

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The Giving Tree

The tags are now on the Giving Tree!  The Giving Tree in the Memorial Room supports clients of Assertive Community Treatments, people with severe and persistent mental illness and living in our community.  Most are without family support and live on disability or...

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Poinsettias may be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one. The cost is $15 each.  Money raised over the cost will be donated to Salvation Army Utility Assistance Program, which provided $24, 627.75 towards utilities assistance in the last 12 months. Funds...

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Hands Around the World Store – Christmas Fair Trade Sale

Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Memorial Room, First Presbyterian Church Hands Around the World Store and Eternal Threads will join together for a Fair Trade shopping opportunity.  All of our products come from artisans who live in poor areas around the...

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Mark Your Calendar for FPC Christmas Caroling!

Mark Your Calendar for FPC Christmas Caroling!  It's fun for all ages! Outreach, fellowship, service, fun, and bonding--don't miss it! Sunday, December 11, 1:30 p.m. Meet in the Fellowship Hall, and then we'll carpool to various rest homes to spread warmth and cheer,...

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A Miracle at United Harvest

On Saturday, more recipients than ever were served at the United Harvest Mobile Food Pantry, jointly administered by the First United Methodist Church and the First Presbyterian Church.  Over 350 households representing 1046 people were provided with a variety of...

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United Harvest Volunteers Needed on Saturday, December 17!

United Harvest volunteers needed on Saturday, December 17! We need your help to keep our new ministry going strong! Volunteers should report to the Annex and can help in one or both ways: Help unload and organize the food (8:00-9:15 a.m.) Help distribute the food...

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2016 Go & Serve Bid Board

Supporting the Go & Serve Mission Trip Please help support the Go & Serve mission trip by donating to the Bid Board. Past donations have included:        Baked Goods            Christmas Decorations           Quilts/Blankets           Glass work       ...

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Upcoming Forum Classes

"Immigration and Human Trafficking:  Hidden Connections" A link exists between immigration and human trafficking.  Learn more about this link, what is being done to protect vulnerable individuals, and how you can become an advocate.  Sue Medsker-Nedderman and Kerry...

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Now You Can Watch Forum Classes On-Line!

Now you can watch Forum classes on-line! The Christian Education committee is proud to announce that equipment was purchased this summer which enables FPC to record and post Forum classes on-line.  This is a great way to catch up on important topics even when you're...

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