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

Announcements

Open Table’s Sack Lunch Program 2017

One sack lunch, per person, per day, no questions asked. Join our congregation in celebrating fourteen years of support for the Open Table Sack Lunch Program. Beginning Sunday, July 9th, we will be assembling 1200 lunches on each of the next four Sundays in Fellowship...

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Go & Serve News

You should have received our stock sales letter in your mail by now. IF you have not, please contact the Church Office. Your contributions to this are greatly appreciated. We are going to Charlotte, NC and the kids will conduct the Sunday service on July 30th. There...

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“Thank You!” United Harvest Volunteers

"Thank you!" to everyone who volunteered at Saturday's United Harvest mobile food pantry!  We served about 373 families by 1:00 p.m., which is almost an hour faster than some months. You all worked extremely hard in some warm conditions. Thank you to the Hastings Food...

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Be Sure to Visit ‘Hands Around the World Store’

Hands Around the World Store (HAWS) 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...

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Red Cross Blood Drive – Mon., July 3

Our next blood drive is Monday, July 3rd, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.  If you would like to donate or volunteer, contact Erica Brooks at 402-469-9285 [email protected]  You can also make an appointment to donate at redcrossblood.org.  PLUS it is our summer drive,...

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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 thru June.   Mission Committee thanks you for your help in protecting farm-workers against pesticides and heat...

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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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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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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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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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