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



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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Red Cross Blood Drive – March 2, 2018

With the help of several walk-ins, we were able to exceed our goal and collect 27 units of blood at our March 2 blood drive. Thanks to all donors including Vicki Howard, Rich McKenzie, Daveta Brader, Tom Michalek, Harold Korb, Stephanie Brader, Liz Bell, Michelle...

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Easter Egg Hunt Candy Donations Needed

First Presbyterian Church will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 11:00am for children thru 3rd grade. Donations of individually wrapped candies and/or toys would be greatly appreciated. Drop off your donation in the common office area as soon as...

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Mark Your Calendars: Parenting Workshop on April 14

Children don't come with instruction manuals, but expert advice, instruction, and encouragement is on the way! Make plans now to attend (and invite any community parents you know) our parenting workshop on Saturday, April 14, 1-5 p.m. The workshop will be led by Dr....

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Houston Service Trip

An inter-generational service trip is heading to Houston, Texas March 18-24. Open to both college students and members of First Presbyterian Church, we'll travel by van to Houston. Once there we will partner with the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist...

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Join Us for Taize Worship

      Bring a friend and join us for Taize worship usually on the first and third Sunday of every month at 8:30 a.m.! (Please check our calendar on the front page above 'announcements' to confirm.)                                          Taize Testimonial: "Do you...

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Financial Peace University Series Begins February 20

Financial Peace University is open to anyone: couples or singles, young or "more experienced," just starting out or retired. Anyone who needs to clean up their finances or just wants to understand better how money works can benefit from this material. Managing our...

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FPC’s Annual Meeting held on Sunday, January 28

An annual congregational meeting was held following 10:30am worship service on Sunday, Jan. 28th. At this meeting, the 2017 Annual Report and the 2018 Budget were presented. Church Officers (Elders, Trustees and Deacons) were elected.  Attached is the 2017 Annual...

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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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Join the Mariners Moms Group!

Lunch, fellowship, learning, and fun!  Join the Mariners every 1st and 3rd Thursday, noon-1:00, in the Parlor.  Each gathering will include a brief devotion and then a robust discussion on topics related to parenting. Moms at any stage in the parenting journey and...

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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. 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 your reservation to your...

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Two Weekly Bible Studies Available

Both will study scriptures for the upcoming Sunday's worship service. Both will be led by Pastor Greg. Options: Tuesdays at noon (bring a sack lunch if you like); or               Wednesdays at 7:00 a.m. (breakfast is provided). We look forward to seeing you...

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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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