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


January 1 Communion Offering – Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings We offer help and encouragement for parents and families…licensed nurses answering your questions -- “It’s like having your own private nurse.” Child development assessments and weight checks by nurses so you know what areas of development need...

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United Harvest Volunteers Needed on Saturday, January 14!

United Harvest volunteers needed on Saturday, January 14! 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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Hastings Food Pantry

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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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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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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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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Please Pray for Members of our PNC

Please pray for members of our Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC): Jim Duval, Chad Murrell, Mike Karloff, Joan Shaw, Chris Junker, Pam Lay and Jeni Howard. 

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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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Letter from Scout Master of FPC Boy Scout Troop 200

Dear Presbyterian Faithful,       Hello from your Troop 200!  I am Thomas Kleinjan, current Scout Master of First Presbyterian Church's Boy Scout Troop 200 since 1936. I'd like to give you a few updates what the sponsorship of the church has done for our young men and...

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August Communion Offering – Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday Night Live is a four-part, midweek program designed for children and youth to come together and share in the many blessings of the Spirit and grow in their faith through Recreation Play, Bible Study, Worship Arts, and a shared Family Time meal! Our programs...

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PNC Letter to the Congregation

As most of you know, a new Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) has been formed combining three members of the former PNC with four new members.  As with our first PNC committee, we are charged and committed to finding the best pastor to lead and serve our caring,...

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