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


Join Us for Wednesday Evening Bible Study!

Beginning February 8, Joe Black will lead participants in a study entitled "Grace and Gratitude," an exploration of the freeing power of God's grace and the importance and power of saying "thank you."  This study will be held in the Kessler Room, 5:15-6:45 p.m. every...

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Contemplative Prayer Retreat, March 10-12

Learn to rest in and connect with God through silence. This retreat is not led by nor exclusively open to Presbyterians.  It is an inter-denominational retreat led by Fr. Thomas Leitner, administrator of the St. Benedict Center.  FPC has a few spots reserved; contact...

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Collecting Crosses for the Cross Wall

Do you have a cross (framed, carved, pendant...) you could share for the "cross wall" (facing the Living Scrapbook Wall)?  Crosses received by the church will be considered to be on "indefinite loan" but can be returned to the giver at any time if necessary.  A...

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Bible@Breakfast in the Parlor

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

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Red Cross Blood Drive – Mon., April 10

Our next blood drive is Monday, April 10th, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. If you would like to donate or volunteer, contact Erica Brooks at 402-469-9285 or You can also make an appointment to donate at...

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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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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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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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