We are a gathering of Christ followers in Lexington, North Carolina, and we invite you to join us on the journey of faith.
Our Vision: First Presbyterian Church is a loving community in Christ where we Call People to Faith, Develop them as Disciples, and Send them to Serve.
The Gathering: 9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. (September - May)
Church School: 10:00 a.m.
Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Mail: P.O. Box 586, Lexington NC 27293-0586
Office Email: email@example.com
300 South Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
In September of 2010, we began “The Gathering” as a time for fellowship, food, and worship. When I looked at the calendar, I could not believe we have had four years of the Gathering. Time sure has flown by.
One major part of The Gathering has been the time of worship led by the Gathering band. Many people in the church have grown to love the kind of music shared in the Gathering and have asked if our church would ever consider expanding “The Gathering” into a full service of worship with more music.
Over the last six months, the Session has been considering exactly this possibility. A draft proposal lays out the vision for this service:
To offer a 9 a.m. contemporary worship service beginning in January 2015 targeted at those whose "heart music" is contemporary so that they might be more fully drawn into a time of whole hearted worship and experience the presence of the living Christ in a more powerful way. The byproducts of the new service will include a stronger vitality about the church and growth in the membership of the church.
What are some reasons for considering this service?
1) To provide a new entry point for those people looking for a church home who want a contemporary style of worship.
2) To respond to the desires of a number of current members who long to have a regular worship experience with a contemporary flavor.
3) To create options for worship both in terms of style and in terms of time offered.
4) To take advantage of the gifts and talents that we have been blessed by God with in the area of contemporary music.
5) To be obedient to the leading of God.
The Session is reflecting on three big picture questions:
1) In 10 years what will the ministry and membership of the church look like if we do not do this project
2) What will be the ramifications 5 and 10 years from now if we do add such a service?
3) What is God’s leading?
As the Session continues this time of discernment, they would like input from the congregation. You can help us by answering a brief 9 question survey which can be found at:
http://tinyurl.com/fpclexncsurvey1. Thank you ahead of time for your input.
Please be praying that God would grant wisdom and discernment to the Session as they seek to respond to God’s call in the life of our church.
Grace and peace.
Your friend and pastor,
What if I told you there was a simple way for you to grow much closer to God and in the process be empowered to tell others more about the God you love and be encouraged to be more active in serving others in Christ’s name? Would you be willing to try? What if I told you that it would take less than 30 minutes a week? Would that make a difference? (click on 'read more' to read on)
During the Summer Pastor Lee will be doing a series of sermons looking at the 10 Commandments.
These commands are not the restrictive rules they are made out to be. Instead, they are God's provision for living a happy and abundand life. Come and learn to look at the 10 Commands from a new perspective.
Aug 17, 2014
The Ten Commandments: Pillars of Community - "Do Not Steal #8"
Aug 24, 2014
The Ten Commandments: Pillars of Community - "Do Not Bear False Witness #9"
Aug 31, 2014
WOW is back! Women of the Word returns in September with a nine-week study from Beth Moore called "Children of the Day."
Is family life a challenge? Is work is driving you crazy? Do you know God has a purpose for your life, but can't figure out what it is? Know that your circumstances are not coincidental. And God's timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as she walks you through the truth of each verse of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In “Children of the Day,” you'll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns.
Ladies, mark your calendars and make plans to join us Monday evenings, September 8-November 3, 6:30-8:30 PM, or Tuesday mornings, September 9-November 4, 9:15-11:15 AM. Questions? Contact Katherine Team. To make childcare reservations for the Tuesday morning session, please contact Meredith Trout (336-248-2140, ext. 203).
Well, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) did it again and made a number of very controversial decisions at its latest meeting in Detroit. Before I explain what those decisions are, let me remind you of the structure of the PCUSA.
The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.
I am excited to announce a new way that First Presbyterian Church can help you develop as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We have partnered with RightNow Media to make available to you a large library of free video resources. It's essentially the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. You can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector. There are over 2000 videos from some great teachers including Max Lucado, Francis Chan, Bill Hybels, Andy Stanley, and more.
FaithHealth NC, a program through Wake Forest Baptist Health, is dynamic partnership between faith communities and health care providers. The mission and purpose of Faith/Health is to develop strong links between medical and faith communities in providing ministries of help and healing to individuals. In Lexington that partnership is between our own Lexington Medical Center and various churches. Our congregation, in fact, has covenanted to be a part of the FaithHealth program.
Several years ago, a number of people from our church took a Saturday to drive over to Madison, NC to observe the men of First Methodist Church cooking peanuts. We had tasted their peanuts and were interested in how they cooked them. Following that trip we searched for a cooker we could use to cook peanuts ourselves, but couldn't find one. We now have contracted with the Madison church to sell us peanuts wholesale.
NUTS ON A MISSION is a unique, delicious gift for your neighbor, a relative, or just for yourself! Contact the church office or Emmy Floyd to purchase. Each pint jar costs just $6.00, or pick up two jars for $10. A case of 12 jars costs $60. All proceeds will go toward missions.