Time and Talent 2016: My Commitment to God's Mission

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.

Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering 2016

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.

I Finally Choose!

Ten years ago when the congregation was made aware that the Pastor Nominating Committee was going to present their recommendation for your new pastor, the big question on everyone’s mind was “who does he ‘pull’ for?” Was it Carolina? State? App? Surely not Duke!? You were assured that your new pastor did not have any North Carolina college loyalties. Ten years later, that is no longer the case.

After a long and involved college application and search process, my twins, Madison and Kinsley, have decided on Wake Forest University! We feel blessed that they were both accepted to Wake, and that Wake has recognized their academic aptitude with scholarships that made going there feasible and the decision easy. So from this day on, I am pulling for Wake!

Organ & Piano Concert Fundraiser to Benefit Meals on Wheels

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.

Our Amazing Youth!

I have shared this story a number of times; but after sitting through another wonderful Youth Sunday service, I though it would be worth repeating.

Back in 2005, when Brooke and I were looking for a new place of ministry, we visited many churches. Some were in Pennsylvania, others in Virginia, of course some in North Carolina, and one was all the way up in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Each church had good opportunities for ministry, and we felt that we could have a meaningful ministry in any of them.

As we were trying to make our decision, Brooke asked to meet with the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) of First Presbyterian to get a better idea of the ministry this church had with youth. She mentioned that not only were we looking for a place for me to serve as pastor we were also looking for a place to raise our children in the faith. The PNC invited Brooke to attend Acts Alive Sunday, and she was very impressed with the maturity of faith of those youth leading the service. For us, this was God’s word to us that First Church Lexington was the place for us. So we arrived with twin 8 year olds and a 4 year old as we began the formative years of raising our children.

Touching Davidson County with Love 2016

This day of community outreach will be April 16, 2016. Two project leaders from First Presbyterian are still needed. T-shirt orders are being taken through March 14.

A bulletin board for project sign-ups will be put in place soon outside the fellowship hall.

If you are interested in volunteering, need more information, or would like to order a shirt, please contact Jeff Davis.

Also, we are collecting the following items for the American Children’s Home:
Kleenex, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, paper towels, and bird seed.

Collection boxes will be placed in the Narthex and lobby of the church.

2016 Winnie Green Scholarship

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")

Ash Wednesday 2016

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 by February 7.

Women of the Word Winter/Spring 2016

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.

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2016 Family Retreat

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.

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