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


A New Mission Connection with SASA Crisis Center

A new mission connection with SASA Crisis Center Our local SASA (Spousal Abuse and Sexual Assault) Crisis Center has asked for our help in maintaining their newly remodeled donation room.  The new space is brighter, more spacious, and provides a more distinguished...

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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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Coming Soon: New Member/Inquirer Class

Coming Soon:  New Member/Inquirer Class Class will be held following worship on Sunday, October 23.   Whether you already know you want to join First Presbyterian, or whether you are simply considering it as a possibility, please make plans to attend this class that...

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Presbyterian Women Invite You….

Hastings, Nebraska August 26, 2016 Dear Ladies First Presbyterian Women of Hastings cordially invite you to be our guests at our annual Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, October 5th at 11:45 A.M.  Area Presbyterian Women have been invited, and we look forward to your...

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A Little Friendly Competition with the Methodists…

A Little Friendly Competition with the Methodists… Which church can raise the most funds (per capita) for the upcoming CROP Walk? Losing congregation provides donuts for volunteers at the October United Harvest distribution! Inspired by our work on the United...

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Hastings Food Pantry, Needs Updated

Hastings Food Pantry donations are accepted throughout each month.  Blue totes are located in the Memorial Room for you to place your items in.  Recently updated needs requested by the Pantry are: paper products, pastas, canned fruit, instant mashed potatoes, boxed...

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Upcoming Forum Classes

“Hunger in Hastings:  A Sabbatical Research Report and a New Solution” led by Dr. Jean Heriot, Hastings College; and Brian Winfield, United Methodist Church. Even with the Open Table, the food pantry, Catholic Social Services, etc., many Hastings residents...

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Hunger Sunday, Oct. 2 at FPC

On October 2, please join First Presbyterian Church family in observing “Hunger Sunday” with… your mind:  Come to the Forum at 9:15 to learn about hunger in Hastings your wallet:  Communion offering will go to Hearts and Hands Against Hunger of...

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CROP Hunger Walk, Oct 9 @ 2 p.m.

CROP HUNGER WALKS began in 1947 under the wing of Church World Services and for many years has raised funds to help provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs both locally and globally.  Our local Church Women United is...

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Calling All Food Pantry Volunteers!!

Volunteers will be needed to help unload, organize and distribute food for the 2nd United Harvest Mobile Food Pantry. Volunteers should arrive at the Annex Sat., Sept 24 at 8:30 a.m.; distribution will be 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Thank you for your...

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Red Cross Blood Drive-Thurs, October 13

Because the July 5 Red Cross blood drive far exceeded its goal, First Presbyterian Church is being recognized on the Red Cross Sponsor Spotlight. Thank you to all of the donors and volunteers who make these drives a success. If you haven’t been to one of our...

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