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: firstname.lastname@example.org
300 South Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Our Fall Chicken Pie Sale helps us raise extra funds that can go directly and immediately to the local helping agencies we support. It is our hope for this sale to go beyond the membership of the church, so we encourage everyone to invite their neighbors, friends and coworkers to order pies.
Large pies (which can serve 6-8) are $13.00, orders of 3 or more are $12 each. (Please note price changes.) Small pies (which can serve 1-2) are $16 for a box of four pies (must be sold as whole boxes).
The pies are "Moravian-style" (meat only, no veggies). Order forms are available at the church or may be downloaded and printed here. All orders must be paid for and submitted by November 7th. Payment is due at the time orders are placed. Checks should be made payable to First Presbyterian Church.
Pies may be picked up Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and Sunday, November 16 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the church fellowship hall.
Money affects your heart. Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your stress level, your anxiety, and the health of your relationships. It is no wonder, then, that Jesus talked about the relationship between our treasure and our hearts.
For a four-week period beginning October 19, we will look at the many ways that our treasure (time, energy, money) affects our spiritual and emotional lives. Join us in worship starting October 19 as we begin our new sermon series called Treasure. We will explore Matthew 6 and Jesus' teachings on money, giving, worry, and more.
At the end of the four weeks, we will have an opportunity to make personal commitments of our offerings to God through our church in the coming year. We will receive commitment cards in the mail, and cards will be available on Sunday mornings. We will bring these commitment cards to worship on Sunday, November 9.
I hope that you'll join us in the coming weeks as we look at Jesus' teaching on how we can avoid some of the common pitfalls related to money, and how we can give our lives and our treasure to God.
Jesus cared about our hearts, so he talked about our treasure.
For four weeks (October 19, 25, Nov 2, Nov 9) we will explore what Jesus said and why, through words, images, sermons, readings, group study, and personal commitment. We will explore what we want to be investing in and what we actually are investing in. We will experience the power found in making God your treasure.
October 19, 2014
"Where Is Your Treasure"
October 25, 2014 - Guest Preacher - The Rev. Bill Sosebee
Back in August I shared with you the Session’s discussion about expanding the Gathering into a whole hour of worship. Part of their exploration was to develop a survey of the congregation to get input on the desire and openness of the congregation to such an endeavor. In addition, two informational / listening meetings were held to inform the congregation about the findings and offer an opportunity for questions.
Before I delve into the results of the survey, I want to reflect on the journey we have taken so far.
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning and joy of Christmas - Jesus Christ!
If you would like to participate, please pick up one of the brochures in the lobby outside the office area or in the Narthex (or download this form) and follow the directions inside.
Bring your shoe box to worship on Sunday, November 23, so we can together dedicate our shoe boxes to God's glory!
If you wish to participate but will not be able to attend worship on November 23, please be sure to drop your shoe boxes off at the church before November 23, as they will be collected after worship and taken to the regional collection site.
Please note that the suggested donation amount to help cover shipping costs is $7.00 per box.
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.