Proclaiming the love of Christ in the heart of Hastings since 1873

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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


Go & Serve Garage Sale Was a Success!!!

Thanks for all of your donations, coming to make purchases and continued support with your prayers. We had a great fundraiser. With both the garage sale and concession table we made $2.097.19. We are looking forward to our upcoming trip to Camp Courageous in July....

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In Loving Memory of Edith W. Farnham, 05/12/1920 – 05/21/2018

EDITH W. FARNHAM 1920 ~ 2018 Edith May Farnham, 98, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Willows Cottage with her loving family at her side. Edith was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, on May 12, 1920 the daughter of Christian and Mary (Carlsen) Jensen....

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FPC Canine Congregation To Meet Each Saturday This Summer

The canine congregation will meet at the Hastings dog park, south of GSV, from 9:30 to (about) 10:30 am each Saturday this summer. This is a time for fellowship among dogs of FPC and their human stewards. There is no cost and no need to make reservations. However,...

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Financial Peace University Class Makes an ENORMOUS Impact!

This spring’s Financial Peace University class may have been small but the impact on those families was ENORMOUS! In ten weeks our class accomplished paying off $16,000 in non-mortgage debt (representing 11.8% of their total debt), saved $16,882 and paid off 5 credit...

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PW Father’s Day Collection for Living Waters for the World

In honor and in memory of our fathers on Father’s Day this year, the Presbyterian Women will be collecting donations for Living Waters for the World (L.W.W.), a global ministry that provides sustainable clean water and fosters long-term, mutually beneficial...

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Work Shirts Needed for Proteus

According to Jody Stutsman, program coordinator for Proteus, there is a great need for long sleeve work shirts for migrant workers this summer. These shirts protect the workers from the sun and exposure to agricultural chemicals. While you are doing your spring...

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Summer Bible Study Schedule

FPC offers two regular weekday Bible studies: Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 7 a.m. During the summer, the Tuesday noon group will continue to meet as they have throughout the year. The Wednesday morning group will continue with their regular schedule through May....

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The First Presbyterian Church Mission committee would love to receive your gently used winter coats for our coat drive that will be held in October. Coats of all sizes are needed for Men, Women and Children. (Adult XL and XXL are in high need) Donations accepted now...

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Come Check Out ‘Hands Around the World Store’

Come on in and check out items for sale in Hands Around the World Store (HAWS)!  Pick up a bag (or two) of Café Justo coffee.  Feel free to browse the fine selection of chocolate, textiles and jewelry.   Items come from nonprofit, fair trade organizations dedicated to...

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Presbyterian Women’s (PW) Meetings

Presbyterian Women’s (PW) luncheons are at 11:45am on the first Wednesday of each month Feb.-May and Sept.-Dec.  A program and short business meeting follow the luncheon. All women of the church are welcome and encouraged to come for all or part of the meeting. Call...

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) Needs Your Support

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance prepares to send national response team to Texas Disaster Response August 28, 2017 Team to assess damage from Hurricane Harvey and catastrophic flooding By Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE – Hurricane Harvey may have...

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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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