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


Relay for Life – Friday, June 2

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Adams County Friday, June 2, 6:00 - 11:00 PM Hastings High School Track  Relay for Life is the nationwide, signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is a community event in the fight against cancer, and as part of the...

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Summer Book Club Begins June 14!

Money and Possessions Meeting 12:00-1:00 on Wednesdays, beginning June 14, the Summer Book Club will read and discuss Walter Brueggemann's book Money and Possessions under the leadership of Dr. Dan Deffenbaugh. Order your copy from your favorite book seller today!  ...

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Hands Around the World Store (HAWS) Shelves are Restocked!

Come on in and pick up a bag (or two) of Café Justo coffee.  Feel free to also browse the fine selection of chocolate, textiles and jewelry. Items come from nonprofit, fair trade organizations dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans and farmers and their families...

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Come Meet Our Presbyterian Mission Workers

Jim and Jodi McGill have been serving as mission co-workers since 1995 working with the Church of Central Africa in Malawi in the areas of water/sanitation and health. Jim is a water engineer who has installed hundreds of water projects in sub-Saharan Africa. 3...

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GriefShare Summer Series

When a loved one dies, there is GriefShare. A summer series of GriefShare will be held at The Good Samaritan Village Community Center, 900 East E street. The 13 week series will begin on Tuesday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. Each session lasts 1-1/2 to 2 hours and includes a...

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May Communion Offerings – Open Table Sack Lunch Program

May communion offerings will be donated to FPC’s Open Table Sack Lunch Program. FPC is scheduled to assemble and provide the Open Table lunches through the month of July again this year. More than 5,000 sack lunches were assembled and almost 800 ‘special meals’...

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May Services – Come Worship with Us!

Upcoming Services - Come Worship with Us! May 14 Final Spring 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship, 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship with Handbells & HC Choir May 21 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship, VBS Commissioning May 28 10:00 a.m. Worship (not a typo) with final spring...

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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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FPC Scholarship Opportunities 2017/2018

FPC is proud to offer two scholarship opportunities for 2017/2018 school year: Ann Binfield Scholarship - This scholarship is for students attending a Presbyterian college or university. Amounts awarded are based primarily on need. Chip Essex Memorial Scholarship -...

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“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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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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