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

Announcements

GO and SERVE Needs your Help/Stuff!

The Go and Serve Mission Team will be holding a Garage Sale June 1st, noon-7pm, and June 2nd, 8am-2pm, in the FPC Annex. We would LOVE your donations of gently used items! We will take donations NOW until the days of the sale. Drop your items off in the church common...

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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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Our Pentecost Offering …May 27

From our pcusa.org website: A gift to the Pentecost Offering helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also addresses the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations wanting to make...

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American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Friday, June 1

American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Adams County Friday, June 1, 6:00 PM – 10:00 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...

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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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Coming Soon: FPC Summer Book Club

Do you know anyone in the so-called “Church Alumni Association,” that growing organization filled with former church members who are no longer motivated and inspired by traditional explanations of spiritual truth? Or do you sometimes yourself feel like a “believer in...

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Summer Sermon Song Series

Last summer Pastor Greg invited the congregation to submit secular songs they wanted to hear a sermon on. He preached on: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barry Manilow, The Beatles, U2, The Byrds, and a few others. The sermon series was a hit, so he is doing it again this summer! If...

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May Communion Offerings to the 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’ prepared last year. ‘Special meals’ required Wednesday afternoon gatherings, meal...

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CLEANING OUT YOUR CLOSETS??

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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