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.

Summer Sunday Schedule

Begins June 14th.
    Church School: 9:00 a.m.
    Worship in Sanctuary: 10:00 a.m.

Office Hours

    Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)
    Friday: closed (summer only)

Contact Us

    Mail:   P.O. Box 586, Lexington NC 27293-0586
    Phone:   336-248-2140
    Fax:   336-248-6626
    Office Email:   office@fpclexnc.com

Our Location

    300 South Main St.
    Lexington, NC 27292

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Ministry in Our Community

Here we are in the middle of summer, and I have been reflecting on the past year...since last July. We have accomplished much, and I wanted to highlight some of what our church did specifically in and for the community in the last 12 months. This list is in no particular order, but it illustrates our commitment to our community.

Monetary gifts


  • The following local organizations received a portion of $40,000 allocated for local support: Pastor's Pantry, Family Services Center, Cancer Services, Crisis Ministry, Prison Ministry, Davidson Medical Ministry, Life Center (Adult Day Care), Lexington Community Development Corp., Meals On Wheels, CHILL, Hospice, Grace Episcopal Sunday Meal for the homeless, & Communities in Schools.
  • In addition, the Minister’s Discretionary Fund helped more than 100 people for over $9500. This fund is used to help emergency needs of utility bills, rent payment, insurance, or other needs.
  • We also received over $1,400 for the 2 cents a meal offering which was sent to the hunger office at Salem Presbytery. Both Pastor’s Pantry and Crisis Ministry each received $2000 back from the Presbytery in hunger grants. Our contribution to the work of Presbytery was $14,300.
  • We also received over $1,200 for the various special offerings we had throughout the year (Souper Bowl, One Great Hour of Sharing, Peacemaking.)

In-Kind Donations


  • In the past year we gave 1434 jars of peanut butter to the Crisis Ministry food pantry.
  • Acts Alive participated in a canned food drive for Pastor’s Pantry. We don’t have the number recorded. We also started collecting green beans for Pastor’s Pantry.
  • As part of our Christmas Family Night, we collected canned hams for Pastor’s Pantry.

Time and Labor


  • In August 2014 and March 2015, more than 25 of our church members helped serve the Sunday lunch to the homeless at Grace Episcopal Church.
  • One Wednesday a month, our church provided the meal at the homeless shelter, and two Wednesdays a month members stayed at the homeless shelter as overnight hosts. The number of hours given to this ministry is estimated to be more than 230 hours.
  • As a church we once again participated in Touching Davidson County with Love, and more than 50 members worked on at least 4 projects.
  • A group of our church members became involved with an elderly gentleman in our community. Many projects around his house were accomplished, and one member began helping him with his doctor’s appointments and managing his financial affairs. This involvement lasted over a year. He has now moved to be closer to his family.
  • In the spring, I received a call from an elderly lady whose bathroom floor and walls were deteriorating. I shared this need with a member of the church who stepped up and spent more than four days repairing and rebuilding her bathroom.
  • And of course, our Acts Alive youth ministry continues the tradition of a week long work camp to help those in poverty and at risk.
  • I don’t have the exact numbers to share, but I know that members of our congregation volunteer their time for the mentor program at Community in Schools, stocking shelves at Pastor’s Pantry, helping at Davidson Medical Ministries, visiting at the Life Center, and many serve on boards of community ministries. (Click "Read More" to read more!)

Summer Sunday Schedule

Summer Schedule  
Beginning Sunday June 14th, we will begin operating on a “summer schedule” through the end of August.

Sunday School will begin at 9:00 a.m., and Traditional Worship in the sanctuary will be held at 10:00 a.m.

 
Following is the full list of changes that the summer schedule will bring:

  • The early service will “go on vacation” until September 13th when it will return for its official debut.
  • Sunday School will begin at 9:00 a.m. (June 14-Aug. 30).
  • The sanctuary worship service will begin at 10:00 a.m. (June 14-Aug. 30).
  • The adult Sunday School classes will be combined into one class.
    • We will have all Children's Sunday school classes through June.
    • We will NOT have Children's Sunday School at all in July or the first week in August.
    • Starting Sunday, August 9th until Kick off Sunday, September 13th, we will have a preschool class and the K-5th grade class will be combined.
    • We will return to our regular Sunday School classes and traditional schedule on Sunday, September 13th.

The Session made the decision to move church school and worship an hour earlier during the summer to encourage people to continue their church attendance on Sundays, at the same time giving everyone an opportunity to start their summer Sunday activities earlier.

Don’t Take A Summer Break from Faith!

I am so excited about what God is doing here at First Presbyterian. The month of May has just been spectacular in the life of our church. Our new early service is being well received; we had a number of enjoyable church wide meals; we recognized 8 senior high graduates of our congregation; and we confirmed 10 youth in the faith.

Sermon Schedule

July 26, 2015 - Guest Preacher, The Rev. Bill Sosebee

August 2, 2015 - Acts Alive Sunday
Come hear our youth report on this summer's work camp trip to Roanoke, Va.

August 9, 2015
Rules For the New Life
Ephesians 4:17-32

August 16, 2015
What Would You Ask For?
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14

August 23, 2015
Preparing for Battle
Ephesians 6:10-20

August 30, 2015
We Shall Not Be Moved
Psalm 15:1-5

Presbyterian Table - Summer/Fall 2015

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.

SCHEDULE:

Nuts on a Mission

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.

Right Now Media Library

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.

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