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

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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


“Thank You!” United Harvest Volunteers

"Thank you!" to everyone who volunteered at Saturday's United Harvest mobile food pantry!  On April 15th, more than 30,000 pounds of food was distributed to over 300 families in need, representing more than 1,500 people served!  If you're thinking about volunteering,...

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Installation of Rev. Greg Allen-Pickett

The Presbytery of Central Nebraska invites you to share in the Installation of Reverend Greg Allen-Pickett as Teaching Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Hastings. At this event, Pastor Greg will be formally installed as our new pastor. It will be a joyful...

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HC Spring Choir Concert @ FPC This Sunday

Hastings College Spring Choir Concert (The College Choir, HC Singers, Men’s Choir, and Spectrum) will perform at First Presbyterian Church this Sunday, April 23rd @ 3:00p.m. Admission is free.  A bake sale will follow.  Everyone is welcome!...

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April is National Donate Life Month

As of today, 118,000 people are waiting for a donor. A person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes, 22 people die each day waiting for an organ, and one organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. 95% of Americans are in favor of being a...

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“Thank You!” Easter Prayer Vigil Participants

"Thank you!" to the 43 individuals who participated in the Easter weekend prayer vigil!  Each hour from 8 p.m. on Friday through 8 a.m. on Sunday was covered by one or more members of our congregation praying from the chapel or from their home.   Thank you to Lanae...

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April Services – Come Worship with Us!

April 23 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Traditional Service,  Bring A Friend Sunday, High School Senior Recognition                  3:00 p.m. Hastings College Spring Choir Performance April 30 10:30 a.m. Traditional Service, Christian Education Volunteer...

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Join Us for Taize Worship

      Bring a friend and join us for Taize worship on the first Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Parlor!                                          Taize Testimonial: "Do you ever notice that it never seems quite enough to pray during Sunday morning              ...

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United Harvest Volunteers Needed on Saturday, May 20!

United Harvest volunteers needed on Saturday, May 20! We need your help to keep our new ministry going strong! NEW volunteer schedule: please choose one shift and report to the Annex at the start of your chosen time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon and 12 noon – 2:30 p.m.  Thank...

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Second Annual Long-Sleeve Shirt Drive

Bring your donations of new or gently used long-sleeved shirts to the basket in the Memorial Room.   Mission Committee thanks you for your help in protecting farm-workers against pesticides and heat...

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[email protected] in the Parlor

Looking for a welcoming group featuring provocative topics, engaging discussions, and insightful participants? Then join the "[email protected]" group every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. for donuts and discussion!

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Happy Nappy Diaper Collection

The fourth Sunday of each month is designated for the collection of diapers. Please bring a box and place in the basket outside of the Hands Around the World store. They are collected and distributed to those in need in the community, currently thru Catholic Social...

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Food Pantry Sunday, First Sunday of Every Month

First Sunday of the Month is Food Pantry Sunday. Bring your Food Pantry donation(s) and place in the blue totes in the Memorial Room. Hastings Food Pantry donations may be left in the blue totes in the Memorial Room.  Non-perishable needs requested by the Pantry are:...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know? Kili Wenburg is available for one-on-one spiritual direction appointments at no cost to church members and friends.  These 45-minute sessions provide the perfect space for looking more deeply and intentionally into one's life and faith journey.  A...

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