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


Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, September 5, 12 noon-6 p.m.

With only 18 donors signed up and a goal of 28, our July 3 Red Cross Blood Drive was in trouble! I am happy to report that we had 15 walk-ins which helped us not only reach our goal, but exceed it with 33 total units donated. A big thanks to the Friedewald-Shoemaker...

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NEEDED: Scrapbook Skills

If you are (or used to be) a "scrapbooker," please consider sharing your skills to create a book showcasing each of the crosses on the 'Cross Wall'  (the wall in the hallway connecting the Fellowship Hall and the Memorial Room). This is a short-term opportunity to...

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Donations Needed for FPC’s Children’s Christmas Program

“It is pretty hard to create a "heavenly" stage, but we are going to try. Please help! We need a large number of pure white sheets and pillow cases for our Children's Christmas program, "Angels Aware". Please check your linen closets and local garage sales for old...

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United Harvest Volunteers Needed on Saturday, August 19!

United Harvest volunteers needed on Saturday, August 19! We need your help to keep our new ministry going strong! 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.  If you are willing and able...

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Summer Sermon Series, From Pastor Greg

This summer, Pastor Greg is preaching a Summer Sermon Song Series on songs from popular culture. Below is the tentative schedule. If you have a family member, friend or neighbor who likes any of these groups, songs, or music, invite them to church this summer!...

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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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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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