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.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)
Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mail: P.O. Box 586, Lexington NC 27293-0586
Office Email: email@example.com
300 South Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
We will observe the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 10. We will have a meal of soup and sandwiches at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, and our Ash Wednesday service will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. If you plan to dine with us that evening, please contact the church office (336-248-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 7.
This ecumenical Bible study for women returns Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m. (Evening Class) and Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 9:15 a.m. (Morning Class) with Jen Wilkin's "Sermon on the Mount." The study book costs $12. Bring your pen, a Bible, and a friend and join the Women of the Word as they seat themselves on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus.
Our Annual Church-wide Family Retreat will be held March 4-6 in Montreat, NC, with lodging available at the Assembly Inn and Reynolds Lodge. Our theme for the weekend will be "Miracles." If you would like to attend the retreat, registration is due by February 14. Brochures are available in the Lobby or Narthex of the church, or it can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here.
Many people over the ages have tried to define who Jesus was. Historical Jesus studies proliferated a number of years ago, and recently even T.V. commentator Bill O’Reilly jumped into this genre with his book “Killing Jesus.” As a person who likes history and is a follower of Jesus, I have found all of these books interesting even if I didn’t agree with their conclusions.
This coming Lent, I thought it would be helpful to look NOT at what others say about Jesus, but what Jesus said about himself. So in the weeks leading up to Easter, I will be looking at a number of the Jesus “I am” sayings. Here is the schedule:
February 14, 2016 - “Who Is Jesus? I am the Vine.”
February 21, 2016 - “Who is Jesus? I am the Bread of Life.”
February 28, 2016 - “Who is Jesus? I am the Light of the World”
March 6, 2016 - This is the weekend of the annual church retreat,
but our guest preacher Bill Sosebee will be looking at “Who is Jesus? I am the Good Shepherd.”
March 13, 2016 - Youth Sunday
March 20, 2016 - Palm Sunday - “Who Is Jesus? I am the Gate / Way”
March 27, 2016 - Easter - “Who is Jesus? I am the Resurrection and the Life”
I encourage you to join us for this journey of discovery as we head toward Easter! If you miss a Sunday, the sermons will be available on our website on the Tuesday following the Sunday given.
May each of you have a blessed season of Lent.
Your friend and pastor,
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.
February 14, 2016 - First Sunday in Lent
Who is Jesus? I am the Vine
John 15:1-11; John 7:37-39
February 21, 2016
Who is Jesus? I am the Bread of Life
February 28, 2016
Who is Jesus? I am the Light of the World
John 8:12; John 9:1
Our Annual Congregational Meeting was Sunday, January 31, 2016 following our morning worship service. During the meeting, our Ministry Teams presented their annual reports for the previous year. Your may view or download a copy of the report by clicking here.
A major study of giving patterns in churches have revealed that an increasing number of people are looking to make donations through online means. The reasons are clear: 1) People are paying many other bills through online portals, and they would like to do the same for the church; 2) Online giving makes it easy to give even when one cannot be at church.
A number of people give to First Presbyterian Church with “billpay” offered through their banks. An individual schedules a gift through the bank’s bill pay system, and a check is sent to the church through the mail from the bank. There are no fees associated with this method.
Others would rather give more directly through online giving offered through the church’s website. We now have the ability to offer this to those who would like to support our church’s ministry.
You will see on the right hand side of our website a box called “My Online Donation.” This offers two ways to give. The first is a “quick give” where you do not set up a donor account. The second way is to set up a donor account through the donor portal.
A donor account allows you to:
• to set up recurring giving which is automatic each week or month.
• to track your donations for the year which is helpful for tax purposes.
• to set pledge goals for yourself.
For those with smart phones, you can download the “EasyTithe” app from the app stores and give through your phone!
There are fees associated with online giving. For those who give online with a credit card, the church is charged a 3% fee (much like any retailer). For those who give through an ACH Debit (checking account) there is a .75% fee.
If you have any questions about setting up a donor account or online giving, please call the church office.
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Our thanks go out to all who have volunteered at Crisis Ministry’s Homeless Shelter for the coming year, whether in preparing and serving a meal or staying overnight. Men, there are still dates available for those who would like to volunteer to stay overnight at the shelter. If you would like to volunteer for an overnight stay on one of the following dates, or if you would like more information about volunteering at the shelter, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Samanta Henderson: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23.
Small groups offer a place to both grow in our relationship with God and in our relationships with other church members through fellowship and Bible study. If you are interested in joining or facilitating a small group, or if you’d like more information, please contact Blake Benton.
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.