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: firstname.lastname@example.org
300 South Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
With the arrival of Spring comes a fresh opportunity to commit your time and talents to the work of First Presbyterian Church for the 2016-2017 church year as we seek to “Call people to faith, Develop them as disciples, and Send them to serve.” We ask that everyone complete and submit the “My Commitment to God’s Mission” survey. Printed copies of the form may be obtained from the church office or downloaded and printed from our website here, or you may fill out and submit the form online by clicking here. Please note that the Personal Discipleship Plan at the end of the survey is meant for your own use and does not need to be submitted to the church office with the rest of the form. Our thanks to each of you for your willingness to serve.
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.
May 8, 2016
Holding On or Letting Go
Exodus 1:22-2:10; 1 Kings 3:16-28
May 15, 2016
It's Not Where You Sit, It's How You Serve
May 22, 2016
Macedonia on $20 a Day
May 29, 2016
The Path Through Suffering
June 5, 2016 - Last Sunday of Two Services before Summer Schedule
Ordinary People, Extraordinary Calling
Acts 15:36-41; Mark 9:33-37
June 12, 2016 - Summer Schedule Begins: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary
Make Me Salt, Make Me Light
Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 1:16-17
What a special day we had yesterday as we honored Jeanna Carlton for 20 years of service and Alma Carlton for 30 years of service. Each one, in their unique way, helps keep the nuts and bolts of the administration of our church going strong.
Jeanna is the first face and first voice many people see and hear. She presents a welcoming presence for our church. If you receive something in the mail from the church, you can be confident that Jeanna had something to do with it. Bulletins, Newsletters, Website, and phone tree messages all flow through Jeanna. She keeps the office humming!
You most likely will only see Alma on Sunday mornings in one of the back pews, but her unseen work is the oil that helps the gears of the church move smoothly. Anything financial or stewardship related is handled by Alma. Thank you notes for memorials, giving statements, financial statements, and checks all flow through her! She is meticulous and thorough!
God has blessed our church with an outstanding staff all the way around. They are committed to helping us as a church fulfill the calling we have been given by Christ. Each of the staff cares deeply for each of you, and together we will continue doing great things for the Lord!
The month of May will be filled with lots of activity here at the church. We will celebrate communion on May 1st; the Presbyterian Women will have their Spring gathering on May 2nd; on May 12th, we will have a dinner and speaker surrounding the topic of new trends in advance medical directives; on May 15th, we will recognize our graduating seniors; After 11 a.m. worship on May 29th we will have our annual Memorial Day Luncheon.
The member care team will be sponsoring Lay Pastor Training on May 22nd and June 5th immediately following worship. If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry or would like to find out more information, contact Emelie North and plan to attend our training sessions. There is no commitment requested until after the training sessions.
Please continue to pray for each other and the work of our church!
May the Lord bless each of you this May!
Your friend and pastor,
Everyone is invited to join with our Presbyterian Women as they celebrate the close of their year with their Spring Gathering on Monday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m. (please note the corrected time). Our guest speaker will be Lavinia Evans, wife of Rob Evans. She will share "Waters of a Preacher's Wife: Honest Reflections of the Past," some funny, some sad, and some uplifting. She is a delightful presenter, and all are welcome. The catered dinner costs $8 per person. Please contact Carol Beck, Susan Whitesides, or Rebecca Sullivan to make a reservation.
There will be an Organ and Piano Concert featuring local church musicians on April 17 at 3:00 p.m. at First Reformed United Church of Christ. Admission is free; an offering will be received for Meals on Wheels.
Please view the attachment for more information.
The Session and the Endowment Ministry Team of the Session would like to invite eligible persons to apply for a grant from the Winnifred Zimmerman Green Higher Education Scholarship Fund.
The Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of long time member Winnie Green to aid "worthy students of high academic achievement" with their college expenses.
The Session has established the following guidelines for the awarding of grants. (Click on "Read More")
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.
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.
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.